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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by ferhyntorlah(f): 12:02pm On Apr 03, 2015
tchidi:


I tried using coconut powder to get milk, added lime to it and.... mehn! my hair curled up so bad, I couldn't comb it. cry cry cry
Of all the things I've used on my hair, coconut milk and egg were the worst! My hair no just like them.
WOW! Different strokes for different folks! Why don't you try making your own coconut milk? Did you allow it to sour before applying on your hair. The essence of adding lime is to make it sour so as to loosen the curls. Try making your own coconut milk. I think the culprit is the packaged coconut milk you used.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by hurricaneindia(f): 12:06pm On Apr 03, 2015
tsdarkside:
just let it be...dont do nothing....i just let it grow,not caring what people say...now i have very long rastas.. i like my hairgrin grin grin

and you are a woman...your own will grow even more beautifull.... wink wink wink

and even when you thiink its not that beautifull in the start,just cover it,like a muslim woman till its long enough..

dont be ashamed...the people that dont like natural black hair,are those ones that have self-hate in their hearth...

GET THE WHITE-PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR MIND.AND YOU WILL SEE,WHITE-PEOPLE ARE INFERIOR COMPAIRED TO US.....
She did not say she is ashamed or inferior, she just needs management tips!

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by onyinyeegoodnex(f): 12:15pm On Apr 03, 2015
smiley My dear carry your hair like that,don't mind what people are saying about it. I'm on my natural hair and I'm proud of that.

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by kikibabe(f): 12:21pm On Apr 03, 2015
grin lol [b][/b] guess am the only lazy ass here who couldnt read d post frm the beginning till end.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by champion3: 12:25pm On Apr 03, 2015
corektchic:
U need a leave in conditioner. It makes ur natural hair very easy to maintain. Like the one I use , u spray a Lil water on ur hair before application. U can do dat every day. It's abt 1k but I've used it for 3mnths now. It's called soft textures.
Pls which everyday supermarket did you get this conditioner.?
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by goodgood2(m): 12:59pm On Apr 03, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Sorry I don't know how to attach photos between paragraphs on Nairaland. Complete post is at http://www.naijasinglegirl.com
I read everything you wrote. It wasn't easy. Reciprocate with a kiss. I love seeing ladies with natural hairs.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by dejavuh0007(m): 3:35pm On Apr 03, 2015
I suggest u barb ur hair low cut and let it grow anew.. I love girls wu barb
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Nobody: 5:24pm On Apr 03, 2015
And I thought ladies were going natural nowadays?

Cutting off the relaxed part and grooming the roots naturally (with natural stuff) without using relaxers.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by AdimGreat(f): 5:25pm On Apr 03, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Warning: This post is long but an interesting read all the same.

As at last year, my relaxed hair was bra length long. My routine was pretty easy. I had a relaxer every 3 months, I washed my hair once in 3 months, never deep-conditioned, used soulmate hair cream and my signature style was a bun. Days I wore my hair out, I was the object of admiration. Everyone wanted to know my 'secret formula' on why it was bouncy, long and fine textured.

It all started when I stumbled on some flattering photos of girls rocking their natural hair on Instagram. I was blown away.
Please note the first time I ever had a relaxer in my life was the
year before I got into the university. Before then, I grew my natural
hair four times (past shoulder length at one point) but my parents
always had me cut my hair for one reason or the other.
My mom was my personal stylist. On days she took me to the salon, people never believed my hair was fully natural. In essence, my natural hair texture was soft, wavy-patterned and very manageable.

So you see, it was only natural I assumed if I cut my relaxed hair and join TeamNatural (no pun intended), my hair was still going to look amazing. During my transition period, those who knew me in reality begged me not to cut my hair so I was confused. Some days, i told people I was only stretching my relaxer while I told others I was transitioning.
During this period, my hair
experienced massive breakage and if there's is one thing I can't stand, it's unhealthy hair! I was combing my hair one evening when I suddenly grabbed a scissors and instructed my sister to cut off my 5months post relaxed hair. She thought I was joking until I ran the scissors from my forehead to my nape. That was the beginning of my natural hair journey.
My friend in diaspora told me so long ori (shea butter) was still in abundance in Lagos and water was free, my hair was going to be just fine.
I went to bed after my big chop and when I woke up the next morning, not only was a combination of shrunken natural hair with early morning face an eyesore, my hair was dry, hard and brittle. Same thing happened every other night. Experts online said it was because I was not sleeping with a satin scarf.
The day I tied a scarf, my hair was dry as usual in the morning and I found the scarf under the bed when I was sweeping. I never woke up to find the scarf on my head no matter how tight I tied it. On the other hand, those satin caps that makes one look like a prophetess are rare to find. Each time I enter a random shop to request for it, the bush sales girl either gives me a shower cap, a lacy net, a hair net or she just stares at me like I asked for snow.
Day time is no different, once the water I spray on my hair dries, the hair revolts by becoming 10 times drier. AC-rooms are currently off limits for me.
As for my cheap wigs aka protective styles, it wasn't long before they began deteriorating...
I resorted to braids.
The first time I went to braid my hair. I tied a scarf while I negotiated with the hair dresser. When we eventually agreed on N4000 for tiny braids, I gave her the money to help me buy attachments while I watched her baby. As soon as she left, I took off the scarf and ran my fingers through my hair.
Good Lord!
Honestly, if I were in her shoes, I wouldn't touch my hair with a 9 foot pole. The hair was so dry that I was certain it needed drones to braid my hair. I had to steal water from her baby's feeding bottle to soften my hair. As usual, my hair got worse as soon as the moisture evaporated even after I sealed it with stolen pear's baby's oil.
When the woman returned to see me without my scarf, she stood by the door and said if that's the thing I expect her to dig her hands, she won't collect anything less than N5000 even if I were her sister. I'm not even going to mention the unbearable pain I felt each time she parted and tugged my hair. I had to beg her to forget I asked for tiny braids and make big braids. (I'm sure naturals reading this are mad I'm not using the word 'install'. Sorry!)

Talk about INSTALLING braids, they no longer come out as neatly as they used to be when I was retouched. My braids currently defies gravity, making it look like I have horns and the only way to counter this is to pack them into a bun all the time. (How do I fix this?)

Once, I tried that thing they call bantu knots and by the next morning, my hair was looking like rat ate some portion with patches everywhere.
My hair has simply refused to look anything like the photos I see on Instagram.
And when natural hair girls talk about twistouts, fingercolling etc. I'm just in my seat like

What are these ones saying.

I don't even know if my hair is type3, type2, type1 or A4. All I know is my natural hair is type-comb-breaking.
To worsen matters, I can't afford all
these fancy products other girls are putting in their hair.

Except,

Ecostyler: I applied ecostyler gel on my way out one afternoon and as I walked past a shop with mirrored doors, no one told me to run back home to wear my wig. My hair frizzled, dried and tangled badly when I was washed out the gel.

Edge Control: I've never been able to achieve that perfect instagram hairline. Each time I apply edge control, my hairline automatically turns white making it look like I applied an excess of sure deodorant on my forehead.

D&L Leave in: Excellent detangler for a natural on a budget. It feels great and alters my hair texture for one hour or so. After this, my hair gets very dry except I keep applying.


Organic Mayonnaise: Honestly, I don't know what this thing does for me though I use it every month. I just added it to my collection so my products won't appear scanty. It was cheap too. LoL


Virgin Olive Oil: I used to have one among the crew but it finished recently. My pastor gave it to me during crossover service in church and despite the fact that it was anointed, my hair was still dry!


Coconut Oil: Homemade. My family is starved of coconut rice because of my hair. This is where all the coconuts we buy ends up.


Water: All thanks to water, I've rocked my natural hair out from my house to VI which is quite a distance. I stored it in a smaller bottle where I sprayed subtly at Gbagdaba and at CMS when the traffic lasted too long. I also sprayed it at my host's office when he went out briefly. Water is great but the terrible itch that comes with it is not beans oh. My scalp is dandruff prone which makes it very sensitive to water especially when I am wearing braids. Once, I had to excuse my date at silverbird cinema so I could take off my wig and scratch my head peacefully in the toilet.
I no longer use water since I got the leave-in.

ORI: This is the only product that works perfectly for my hair. It just had to be local ori of all things! The cheapest hair product! Na wa o. Does this mean my hair is ajepako?


Have I also mentioned my hair grows like that of Jimmy Neutron of cartoon network, making it look like I have three heads because my bigchop was not properly done. Now I keep doing minichops weekly and microminichops daily. I even have a tiny handy scissor in my wallet to rid myself of straying hair strands.

Talk about home remedies to make my hair more instagrammable. What has this hair not eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner from groceries to junk food?

I have mixed ori with egg white and milk.
I have mixed hot ori with coconut oil and olive oil. Do you know a mixture of these 3 is equal to castor oil?
I have mixed coconut oil with coconut milk.
I also get tempted to beat an egg on my head in anger whenever I open the fridge.
A popular natural hair blogger rinsed her hair with beer and when a commenter asked if malt was fine, she said yes. That's how this hair drank Guinness Malt for dinner that day. I even mixed mine with peak milk. Very soon the hair will say it wants Orijin.
The other day someone said my hair was smelling like salad. This was due to the amount of fresh mayonnaise I used as conditioner.
I have also used the juice from ugwu leaves to rinse this hair. (Vitamins treatment)
I did the famous sugar solution rinse. God blinded soldier ants to my hair that night.
It's left for me to rinse my hair with maggi water or chicken stock. That's protein treatment right?

My mom is having her last laugh cos she was against me cutting the hair.
Been asking her how she managed my hair when I was much younger but she has refused to bulge although I'm still on the lookout for the famous cocosheen of the 90's
I'm definitely going to return to TeamRelaxed but that will be when my hair is long enough to pack into a bun.
In the interim, how can I make this hair more 'manageable and instagrammable? Please don't mention any expensive product. I'm currently waiting for the price of bentonite clay, cantu and custard to drop so I can buy them. One of the reasons I went natural was to save money now the reverse is the case. I'm considering a texturiser. Is it advisable or is what I'm going through just a phase every natural girl passes through?
Hi NSG, pls can I share this post on my blog?

I'm considering going natural too but I think the stress is much. For now I remain team #relaxedhair

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Irshittabey: 5:28pm On Apr 03, 2015
my sister transitioned her to natural hair without cutting her hair, she just stop relaxing her hair and her hair is now natural,soft and long .the only thing she used is shear butter.My roommate did the same thing she didn't have to cut her hair. It took them about 12 to 24 months to get the desired natural texture. They don't have all this trouble you described. As for me I have never relaxed my hair before.

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by XtraSmooth404: 7:02pm On Apr 03, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Guys please I need y'all to vote for my blog at Nigerian Blog awards. I got nominated in 3 categories. No11, 18 and 27.


http://www.nigerianblogawards.com/vote2014.php
Hi...Love what you're doing. You got my votes for the three categories.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Nobody: 7:25pm On Apr 03, 2015
Lolcheesy grin @Ajepako hair. Maybe Op should start feeding her hair some pizza and champagne cheesy

IMO, hair texture differs and what works for A may not work for B.
I relax my hair twice in a year and I don't have issues cos I have very light-textured Fulani hair.

Also, I chatted offline with Nkem8'8/Oguguaa' and she told some stuffs to use to maintain natural hair.

I treat my hair to avoid breakage and to gain volume. I use a mixture of these:

ORI (gotten from herb-sellers)
Coconut oil (same as above)
Mayonnaise (edible)
Olive oil
Raw eggs
Honey.

I mix thoroughly then apply to my hair, cover my hair with a scarf and shower cap then wash off after 1-2 hours.
I style with D&L leave-in, then seal in moisture with water and olive oil when I don't have D&L.
This works for me like magic as my hair stays soft for 6-8 months without relaxers.
Can't go completely natural just yet since I don't have the time to fuss over hair endlessly.

#Naijasinglegirl, you got my votes for the blogs awards. I'm sure you will 2/3 if not 3/3 of the nominations.
Kudos.

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by betterpikinn: 7:49pm On Apr 03, 2015
ginawest:
dis gal z so funny....especially d part where u gave it hair malt n milk..

well,use Igbo(dat leafy stuff dat pipu smoke)....it works very very well buh b very careful wen buying it o.
See fine girl but with no b***** sad
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Peacefulness: 8:53pm On Apr 03, 2015
Girl you are funny, i laughed till tears rolled out of my eyes. Cut my hair but the experience is not funny at all. Though i have not been following the treatment regimen. My hair is very coarse and strong, tried the protein tx, spritz once in a while. But, i reserve my comment. Still hoping to meet fulani women that sell hair stuff. Is not easy for people with coarse hair i must confess
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by aiibee(f): 9:47pm On Apr 03, 2015
Funny post
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by BizBloke(m): 12:44am On Apr 04, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Guys please I need y'all to vote for my blog at Nigerian Blog awards. I got nominated in 3 categories. No11, 18 and 28.


http://www.nigerianblogawards.com/vote2014.php

Done!

Best success.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by tsdarkside(m): 9:32am On Apr 04, 2015
hurricaneindia:

She did not say she is ashamed or inferior, she just needs management tips!

i said,white-people are inferior compared to us...

btw..if you are not black,its better you ignore me,i am none of your bussiness... angry angry angry
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by jslimz(f): 1:09pm On Apr 04, 2015
standd:


Also, I chatted offline with Nkem8'8/Oguguaa' and she told some stuffs to use to maintain natural hair.

I treat my hair to avoid breakage and to gain volume. I use a mixture of these:

ORI (gotten from herb-sellers)
Coconut oil (same as above)
Mayonnaise (edible)
Olive oil
Raw eggs
Honey.

I mix thoroughly then apply to my hair, cover my hair with a scarf and shower cap then wash off after 1-2 hours.

This works for me like magic as my hair stays soft for 6-8 months without relaxers.
Can't go completely natural just yet since I don't have the time to fuss over hair endlessly.
Please how often do you do this in the six months? I try to stay for six months, but can't manage my hair till then. Four months tops it for me. And I found out that ori makes the four months easier.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Nobody: 4:03pm On Apr 04, 2015
jslimz:

Please how often do you do this in the six months? I try to stay for six months, but can't manage my hair till then. Four months tops it for me. And I found out that ori makes the four months easier.

I use the treatment whenever I notice my hair is starting to tangle, like twice in 3months or once in 2months. I treated my hair twice this year already before applying relaxer for the first time since September last year.
But like I said before, my hair is really soft and long, I am working towards increase in volume. My hair shrinks even when I add only water so it's pretty manageable.

Then you can mix water plus olive/coconut oil in your spray bottle and apply to your hair before you go out. This will help you seal in moisture as the hot and dry weather condition is not helping at all.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by jslimz(f): 6:37pm On Apr 04, 2015
standd:

OK, thanks. I have volume already, it's length I'm working on now. I have a spray bottle already, with water, olive oil and amla oil. My hair also retains moisture.

My difficulty is working through the new growth when it exceeds 2 months after relaxing. I'll try your treatment, one thing though, whole egg or just white?
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Nobody: 8:53pm On Apr 04, 2015
jslimz:

OK, thanks. I have volume already, it's length I'm working on now. I have a spray bottle already, with water, olive oil and amla oil. My hair also retains moisture.

My difficulty is working through the new growth when it exceeds 2 months after relaxing. I'll try your treatment, one thing though, whole egg or just white?

I think you shouldn't use egg at all since you don't need volume increase, just work on breakage and adequate moisture.
The treatment should soften your hair until you are ready to have relaxers again. Then you can also get D&L leave-in conditioner.
Ask your hairdresser to make hair treatment for you( I dunno what they mix in there but it's slightly peppery). Make sure your hair is not excessively dry and try braids more cos I know it increases length( if you are able to curb breakage)

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by jslimz(f): 7:52am On Apr 05, 2015
standd:


Thanks a lot. I'll do as you say.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Noelle01: 2:54pm On Apr 05, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Sorry I don't know how to attach photos between paragraphs on Nairaland. Complete post is at http://www.naijasinglegirl.com

Interesting post
My hair is exactly like yours...almost. If I make twist outs... twist outs o, the thing will look like basket mouth's hair. And as a churchy somborry, I cannot carry that kind of something on my head. I found out that twists works for me tho. Just normal twists, apply conditioner as you make em. If your hair is indeed what you say it is, then ur twists will look like you locked them. With this point of mine, I hope u look instagrammable
BTW y'all can like to read this natural hair something too
https://damitwinkle.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/the-struggle-natural-hair-wahala/
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by headprofiler(f): 9:55pm On Apr 06, 2015
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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by bukatyne(f): 11:32am On Apr 23, 2015
dynamicbuzz:
Just relax the hair, everyone should do what makes them happy. My hair is not relaxed though, barbed mine as at 10 months ago and i love the fact i made that decision. My relaxed hair was beautiful, everyone loved it but i would pick natural hair over relaxed hair any day. That afro thing is what makes me happy. I don't have power for all those twist out, braid out, sleek edges etc things that all these team natural girls like doing. i don't spend much on products either, i just use water, damatol, gentelle conditoner and shampoo and they are cheap to buy. A friend of mine couldn't handle her own natural hair and she used baby texturizer, the hair still looks really good still.

I cannot handle my hair too cheesy

Used texturizer and it is still 'natural' grin
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Filashade(f): 12:34pm On Apr 23, 2015
Naijasinglegirl:
Warning: This post is long but an interesting read all the same.

As at last year, my relaxed hair was bra length long. My routine was pretty easy. I had a relaxer every 3 months, I washed my hair once in 3 months, never deep-conditioned, used soulmate hair cream and my signature style was a bun. Days I wore my hair out, I was the object of admiration. Everyone wanted to know my 'secret formula' on why it was bouncy, long and fine textured.

It all started when I stumbled on some flattering photos of girls rocking their natural hair on Instagram. I was blown away.
Please note the first time I ever had a relaxer in my life was the
year before I got into the university. Before then, I grew my natural
hair four times (past shoulder length at one point) but my parents
always had me cut my hair for one reason or the other.
My mom was my personal stylist. On days she took me to the salon, people never believed my hair was fully natural. In essence, my natural hair texture was soft, wavy-patterned and very manageable.

So you see, it was only natural I assumed if I cut my relaxed hair and join TeamNatural (no pun intended), my hair was still going to look amazing. During my transition period, those who knew me in reality begged me not to cut my hair so I was confused. Some days, i told people I was only stretching my relaxer while I told others I was transitioning.
During this period, my hair
experienced massive breakage and if there's is one thing I can't stand, it's unhealthy hair! I was combing my hair one evening when I suddenly grabbed a scissors and instructed my sister to cut off my 5months post relaxed hair. She thought I was joking until I ran the scissors from my forehead to my nape. That was the beginning of my natural hair journey.
My friend in diaspora told me so long ori (shea butter) was still in abundance in Lagos and water was free, my hair was going to be just fine.
I went to bed after my big chop and when I woke up the next morning, not only was a combination of shrunken natural hair with early morning face an eyesore, my hair was dry, hard and brittle. Same thing happened every other night. Experts online said it was because I was not sleeping with a satin scarf.
The day I tied a scarf, my hair was dry as usual in the morning and I found the scarf under the bed when I was sweeping. I never woke up to find the scarf on my head no matter how tight I tied it. On the other hand, those satin caps that makes one look like a prophetess are rare to find. Each time I enter a random shop to request for it, the bush sales girl either gives me a shower cap, a lacy net, a hair net or she just stares at me like I asked for snow.
Day time is no different, once the water I spray on my hair dries, the hair revolts by becoming 10 times drier. AC-rooms are currently off limits for me.
As for my cheap wigs aka protective styles, it wasn't long before they began deteriorating...
I resorted to braids.
The first time I went to braid my hair. I tied a scarf while I negotiated with the hair dresser. When we eventually agreed on N4000 for tiny braids, I gave her the money to help me buy attachments while I watched her baby. As soon as she left, I took off the scarf and ran my fingers through my hair.
Good Lord!
Honestly, if I were in her shoes, I wouldn't touch my hair with a 9 foot pole. The hair was so dry that I was certain it needed drones to braid my hair. I had to steal water from her baby's feeding bottle to soften my hair. As usual, my hair got worse as soon as the moisture evaporated even after I sealed it with stolen pear's baby's oil.
When the woman returned to see me without my scarf, she stood by the door and said if that's the thing I expect her to dig her hands, she won't collect anything less than N5000 even if I were her sister. I'm not even going to mention the unbearable pain I felt each time she parted and tugged my hair. I had to beg her to forget I asked for tiny braids and make big braids. (I'm sure naturals reading this are mad I'm not using the word 'install'. Sorry!)

Talk about INSTALLING braids, they no longer come out as neatly as they used to be when I was retouched. My braids currently defies gravity, making it look like I have horns and the only way to counter this is to pack them into a bun all the time. (How do I fix this?)

Once, I tried that thing they call bantu knots and by the next morning, my hair was looking like rat ate some portion with patches everywhere.
My hair has simply refused to look anything like the photos I see on Instagram.
And when natural hair girls talk about twistouts, fingercolling etc. I'm just in my seat like

What are these ones saying.

I don't even know if my hair is type3, type2, type1 or A4. All I know is my natural hair is type-comb-breaking.
To worsen matters, I can't afford all
these fancy products other girls are putting in their hair.

Except,

Ecostyler: I applied ecostyler gel on my way out one afternoon and as I walked past a shop with mirrored doors, no one told me to run back home to wear my wig. My hair frizzled, dried and tangled badly when I was washed out the gel.

Edge Control: I've never been able to achieve that perfect instagram hairline. Each time I apply edge control, my hairline automatically turns white making it look like I applied an excess of sure deodorant on my forehead.

D&L Leave in: Excellent detangler for a natural on a budget. It feels great and alters my hair texture for one hour or so. After this, my hair gets very dry except I keep applying.


Organic Mayonnaise: Honestly, I don't know what this thing does for me though I use it every month. I just added it to my collection so my products won't appear scanty. It was cheap too. LoL


Virgin Olive Oil: I used to have one among the crew but it finished recently. My pastor gave it to me during crossover service in church and despite the fact that it was anointed, my hair was still dry!


Coconut Oil: Homemade. My family is starved of coconut rice because of my hair. This is where all the coconuts we buy ends up.


Water: All thanks to water, I've rocked my natural hair out from my house to VI which is quite a distance. I stored it in a smaller bottle where I sprayed subtly at Gbagdaba and at CMS when the traffic lasted too long. I also sprayed it at my host's office when he went out briefly. Water is great but the terrible itch that comes with it is not beans oh. My scalp is dandruff prone which makes it very sensitive to water especially when I am wearing braids. Once, I had to excuse my date at silverbird cinema so I could take off my wig and scratch my head peacefully in the toilet.
I no longer use water since I got the leave-in.

ORI: This is the only product that works perfectly for my hair. It just had to be local ori of all things! The cheapest hair product! Na wa o. Does this mean my hair is ajepako?


Have I also mentioned my hair grows like that of Jimmy Neutron of cartoon network, making it look like I have three heads because my bigchop was not properly done. Now I keep doing minichops weekly and microminichops daily. I even have a tiny handy scissor in my wallet to rid myself of straying hair strands.

Talk about home remedies to make my hair more instagrammable. What has this hair not eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner from groceries to junk food?

I have mixed ori with egg white and milk.
I have mixed hot ori with coconut oil and olive oil. Do you know a mixture of these 3 is equal to castor oil?
I have mixed coconut oil with coconut milk.
I also get tempted to beat an egg on my head in anger whenever I open the fridge.
A popular natural hair blogger rinsed her hair with beer and when a commenter asked if malt was fine, she said yes. That's how this hair drank Guinness Malt for dinner that day. I even mixed mine with peak milk. Very soon the hair will say it wants Orijin.
The other day someone said my hair was smelling like salad. This was due to the amount of fresh mayonnaise I used as conditioner.
I have also used the juice from ugwu leaves to rinse this hair. (Vitamins treatment)
I did the famous sugar solution rinse. God blinded soldier ants to my hair that night.
It's left for me to rinse my hair with maggi water or chicken stock. That's protein treatment right?

My mom is having her last laugh cos she was against me cutting the hair.
Been asking her how she managed my hair when I was much younger but she has refused to bulge although I'm still on the lookout for the famous cocosheen of the 90's
I'm definitely going to return to TeamRelaxed but that will be when my hair is long enough to pack into a bun.
In the interim, how can I make this hair more 'manageable and instagrammable? Please don't mention any expensive product. I'm currently waiting for the price of bentonite clay, cantu and custard to drop so I can buy them. One of the reasons I went natural was to save money now the reverse is the case. I'm considering a texturiser. Is it advisable or is what I'm going through just a phase every natural girl passes through?

I understand what you mean.

My mom has been relaxing my hair since the age of Nine and finally one day when I was fed up of having two different types of hair on my head (perm and natural curly hair) after about 2 months without perming and since I hate the acid that goes on my head I said enough was enough am going natural So I read some stuff online like you did and waited for 5 WHOLE MONTHS for my hair to transition back to its natura state and it was still how it was before (natural and permed at the same time) so I did what u did. I cut off all the perm bits off and now my hair is really short but not too short or too big.

The day i cut my hair was the day I was going to church and I didnt know what to do with it? I was clueless as my hair was short and u cant do anything with it but I must say everyone at church was really shocked coz my hair was short and afroish. Everyone was commending me for it saying how it suits me or can I touch your hair please?

I didnt knwo I would get so much attention. Loll

Anyway, I wanted my hair to look really shiny as well as curly so I went online and searched for products I could use in the UK.

But I came across a lot of videos on Youtube mostly on Cantu Shea butter products for Black people.

I must say this, I LOVE CANTU SHEA BUTTER SO MUCH!!!!

The smell alone is so hmmmmmmmmm. Gossh. I love it!!!

I always use either the Cantu Shea Butter Leave in conditioner with one of my olive oil or Cantu Shea Butter Cocunut Curling Cream with my olive oil. Never use any of the Cantu Shea Butter product with another of its products together as it will become flaky. Also do not put too much of it (even though I do but I add my Organic olive oil to it)

Now my hair is so nice. So SHINY and Curly and when I come next to u, you will be smellign coconuttongue

But I am going to cornrow my hair sometime next week (once I have gotten an approval from my manager to take to days off. He is taking his time as usual. Busy chatting on skype!!)

So yh... dnt worry about your BIG CHOP!!!!! There are other people out there who are in the same boat as u and trust me. U will notice your hair growing and u would love the texture of your hair. U can also try a product called Kinky Curly (am not sure if they sell the products i mentioned so far in Naija but its worth a try)

So go to an hair shop and look for Organic products that make your hair shine if you cant find the products I mentioned.

Ur hair will look like Chidinma's hair in no time (mine sorts of look like that but am getting there)tongue

Good Luck!!!!

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Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Teephar(f): 9:58pm On Apr 23, 2015
my room mates are also #team natural hair ... am actually planning to join the team
one has dis very soft kind of hair. she doesn't even comb it everyday and its always exposed . she doesn't have any hair care product she uses my hair cream. (that bad)
The other room mate has this thick black and tough kind of hair. she is always on braids. she uses hot comb and stretcher to make the hair straight
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by icequeeTM(f): 1:38pm On Apr 30, 2015
my hair used to be very coarse ,thick and full but now its limp and breaking very bad..i noticed this about two yrs ago when i stared using profective mega growth relaxer,now am on my way to being bald...i ve ori but dont know how often i should be applying it,also is it bad to apply and leave in,organic mayonnaise because i ve been doing that for like two months now
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Chinum: 3:59pm On Apr 30, 2015
Filashade:


I understand what you mean.

My mom has been relaxing my hair since the age of Nine and finally one day when I was fed up of having two different types of hair on my head (perm and natural curly hair) after about 2 months without perming and since I hate the acid that goes on my head I said enough was enough am going natural So I read some stuff online like you did and waited for 5 WHOLE MONTHS for my hair to transition back to its natura state and it was still how it was before (natural and permed at the same time) so I did what u did. I cut off all the perm bits off and now my hair is really short but not too short or too big.

The day i cut my hair was the day I was going to church and I didnt know what to do with it? I was clueless as my hair was short and u cant do anything with it but I must say everyone at church was really shocked coz my hair was short and afroish. Everyone was commending me for it saying how it suits me or can I touch your hair please?

I didnt knwo I would get so much attention. Loll

Anyway, I wanted my hair to look really shiny as well as curly so I went online and searched for products I could use in the UK.

But I came across a lot of videos on Youtube mostly on Cantu Shea butter products for Black people.

I must say this, I LOVE CANTU SHEA BUTTER SO MUCH!!!!

The smell alone is so hmmmmmmmmm. Gossh. I love it!!!

I always use either the Cantu Shea Butter Leave in conditioner with one of my olive oil or Cantu Shea Butter Cocunut Curling Cream with my olive oil. Never use any of the Cantu Shea Butter product with another of its products together as it will become flaky. Also do not put too much of it (even though I do but I add my Organic olive oil to it)

Now my hair is so nice. So SHINY and Curly and when I come next to u, you will be smellign coconuttongue

But I am going to cornrow my hair sometime next week (once I have gotten an approval from my manager to take to days off. He is taking his time as usual. Busy chatting on skype!!)

So yh... dnt worry about your BIG CHOP!!!!! There are other people out there who are in the same boat as u and trust me. U will notice your hair growing and u would love the texture of your hair. U can also try a product called Kinky Curly (am not sure if they sell the products i mentioned so far in Naija but its worth a try)

So go to an hair shop and look for Organic products that make your hair shine if you cant find the products I mentioned.

Ur hair will look like Chidinma's hair in no time (mine sorts of look like that but am getting there)tongue

Good Luck!!!!

Can this cantu shea butter coconut curling cream be used on a relaxed hair?
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by icequeeTM(f): 6:08pm On Apr 30, 2015
i bought abuba eke(python fat) and native black soap,will mix it with red onions.hope it works
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by Rute(f): 6:10pm On Apr 30, 2015
Team natural all the way mine is 12 months today and I'm loving the texture it was hard at first but I'm learning to manage it.

By the way I follow yo blog you are a good writer.
Re: My Natural Hair Wants To Kill Me Before My Time by headprofiler(f): 7:58pm On Apr 30, 2015
Popularly known as manshanu in Northern Nigeria and clarified butter/ghee in other countries, manshanu is a staple in the Fulani community.

manshanu has so many uses:

It is used to cook.

It is used a laxative.

It is used as a body cream and also for the hair.

Let's talk about hair. Most African natural haired women have a problem of hair breakage because of the curl pattern of the hair which is mostly 4b and 4c. Thus making women to look for chemical wonder products that will make their hair grow.

Have you ever wondered why the Fulani women have very long hair? Have you also noticed that the Indian women has strong and healthy hair?

I watched an Indian movie and saw how a woman slathered manshanu on her ends religiously. Also, the fulani women use manshanu daily.

manshanu moisturizes the hair and strengthens it, thus preventing breakage. Used regularly, it makes your ends clump together thus preventing split ends.

How can I use manshanu?
It can be used as a deep conditioner. You can heat it a pot of boiling water till it melts and use on your hair to steam.
It can be mixed with other natural hair products (honey, shea butter, eggs, aloevera...) for deep conditioning also.
It can be used as a heat protectant before flat ironing your hair.
It can be rubbed in the hair daily ( paying attention to your ends)

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