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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 4:05pm On Dec 03, 2017
tatacherie:
My honey bunny rocking her twist out and natural Afro
#teamnatural#

Awww omg this is so freaking adorable!!!

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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by tatacherie: 6:54pm On Dec 03, 2017
lovelygurl:


Awww omg this is so freaking adorable!!!
Yea..thanks Ma'am
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by expozey(f): 7:03pm On Dec 03, 2017
lovelygurl:


If it's getting fuller and thicker, that means it's growing but you're just not seeing it. I have a feeling it's cos of shrinkage. You'd be surprised at the length if you decided stretch it out

Yes it shrinks a lot. Thanks for the reply
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Ephhay(f): 4:20pm On Dec 05, 2017
lovelygurl:

Done cheesy
I will like to join the WhatsApp group too.
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by jaeon(f): 7:06pm On Dec 05, 2017
I started my natural hair journey a year ago, I have a thick and full hair though coarse but recently I do loose a lot of hair, I don't make my hair anymore only had my hairdo twice from start.. I do use naturals like onions, honey, egg, aloevera, name it..What do you think can stop my hair loss?.
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by hypnotic(m): 3:48pm On Dec 06, 2017
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 8:31pm On Dec 07, 2017
jaeon:
I started my natural hair journey a year ago, I have a thick and full hair though coarse but recently I do loose a lot of hair, I don't make my hair anymore only had my hairdo twice from start .. I do use naturals like onions, honey, egg, aloevera, name it..What do you think can stop my hair loss?.

I think the emboldened is the reason for your hair loss. Try doing more protective styles. It's all about balance, taking care and protecting
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Hannysmilez(f): 10:53pm On Dec 11, 2017
Wheeeew! This thread is Absolutely Amay-zing!
I'm a 'hairthusiast',lol. My sisters nd me literally make our own products which are a combo of other products,plants(lmao,yes)nd other weird stuff. I take really good care of my hair nd all buuuuut...its too much for me.

I have all three types(b in front,c in the middle nd a at the back) ,its really long nd full(product of genes nd the all the products I've slathered on it)that sometimes its over the whole place and I can't get fresh air. I can literally feel my scalp sweating(if there's anything like that).
I also try to not use direct heat on it so straightening isn't really an option.
I dedicate a whole day to washing,combing nd styling that I literally have sore arms by the time I'm through.
Do you have any idea of what I can do to tone down the bulk of my hair? I love my afro,but a girl's head gotta breath.
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 9:26am On Dec 30, 2017
Hannysmilez:
Wheeeew! This thread is Absolutely Amay-zing!
I'm a 'hairthusiast',lol. My sisters nd me literally make our own products which are a combo of other products,plants(lmao,yes)nd other weird stuff. I take really good care of my hair nd all buuuuut...its too much for me.

I have all three types(b in front,c in the middle nd a at the back) ,its really long nd full(product of genes nd the all the products I've slathered on it)that sometimes its over the whole place and I can't get fresh air. I can literally feel my scalp sweating(if there's anything like that).
I also try to not use direct heat on it so straightening isn't really an option.
I dedicate a whole day to washing,combing nd styling that I literally have sore arms by the time I'm through.
Do you have any idea of what I can do to tone down the bulk of my hair? I love my afro,but a girl's head gotta breath.


Oh my God. I completely forgot to answer you, I read it and thought I'd reply back when home but it totally skipped my mind, which I'm extremely sorry for.

Maybe try sectioning it into four sections while washing, deep conditioning etc. That way you'll be able to concentrate one one section at a time and it's way faster than everything being a wet mess
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Hannysmilez(f): 3:39pm On Jan 01, 2018
lovelygurl:


Oh my God. I completely forgot to answer you, I read it and thought I'd reply back when home but it totally skipped my mind, which I'm extremely sorry for.

Maybe try sectioning it into four sections while washing, deep conditioning etc. That way you'll be able to concentrate one one section at a time and it's way faster than everything being a wet mess
Oh! It happens.
That's something,I'd try it next time. Thank you
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 4:28pm On Jan 01, 2018
Hannysmilez:
Oh! It happens.
That's something,I'd try it next time. Thank you

You're welcome cheesy

And happy New Year

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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Hannysmilez(f): 11:18pm On Jan 01, 2018
lovelygurl:


You're welcome cheesy

And happy New Year
Thanks. Happy New Year to you too!
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Nobody: 11:26am On Jan 05, 2018
lovelygurl:
Whatsapp Group "Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair

Anyone interested in joining a whatsapp group should feel free to send me a pm and then her/his( cos we do not want to be a sexist cheesy) number. I would not post it here directly for safety's sake.

The Group

♡ will act as a motivation to anyone interested, since we'll be sharing our hair journey with each other and also be pushing ourselves
♡reviews of products will be shared, in order for you to have an idea if a product is/not going to work for you
♡hair videos/hair style ideas will be posted on my whatsapp status
♡names of naturalistas on social media, who you can follow will be listed


Note:
I'm not up for drama. What happens here on Nairaland stays on Nairaland, in other words I don't care if aunty Bose has beef with aunty Ife here on Nairaland, as long has you don't bring your wahala into the group we are fine.


Tina1223

Awwww thanks my darling I have been offline for a while now cause of phone issues thank God am back now pls kindly add my number to the group can't access my mail for now 08117935069
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Yonce(f): 2:22pm On Jan 05, 2018
Hello everyone I'm new to the naturalista world.

I currently tried a wash and go using water, leave-in, curl enhancer and Eco stying gel. . . It came out well, my curls popped and all but I'm lost as to how to properly preserve the curls at night so I can rock em tomorrow and how long before I wash all the products off my hair?
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 8:21pm On Jan 05, 2018
Yonce:

Hello everyone I'm new to the naturalista world.

I currently tried a wash and go using water, leave-in, curl enhancer and Eco stying gel. . . It came out well, my curls popped and all but I'm lost as to how to properly preserve the curls at night so I can rock em tomorrow and how long before I wash all the products off my hair?


If your hair is short, part into 3 sections and bond it like in the first picture

If your hair is long, do the pineapple method like in the second picture.

Then cover with a satin cap

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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Yonce(f): 11:38pm On Jan 05, 2018
lovelygurl:


If your hair is short, part into 3 sections and bond it like in the first picture

If your hair is long, do the pineapple method like in the second picture.

Then cover with a satin cap


Thank you so much
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by JuneOctober(f): 9:00pm On Jan 06, 2018
I have forgotten this thread oo. I saw your "small chop" pictures tongue and found myself here. shocked Your curls left me jealous sha.

Anyways, I'm still transitioning. 6 months in and I'm trying to build a solid regimen and listen to my hair.
grin Around the time you did your big chop, I went to get braids oo. The thing no gree me so I opted for something that will you know free me.
Crazy me, I actually chop a very very small part of hair to see what it will look like. cheesy I didn't want to be shocked after the big chop. And I think I have a 4a/3c hair, but predominantly 4a grin
I went natural because I was fed up of perms even though it was kinda long and I wanted to explore my hair in it's natural state.

Nice and lovely thread. Encouraging women to embrace their natural texture. I can't wait to big chop when the time is right.

@Lovelygurl
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 8:52am On Jan 07, 2018
JuneOctober:
I have forgotten this thread oo. I saw your "small chop" pictures tongue and found myself here. shocked Your curls left me jealous sha.

Anyways, I'm still transitioning. 6 months in and I'm trying to build a solid regimen and listen to my hair.
grin Around the time you did your big chop, I went to get braids oo. The thing no gree me so I opted for something that will you know free me.
Crazy me, I actually chop a very very small part of hair to see what it will look like. cheesy I didn't want to be shocked after the big chop. And I think I have a 4a/3c hair, but predominantly 4a grin
I went natural because I was fed up of perms even though it was kinda long and I wanted to explore my hair in it's natural state.

Nice and lovely thread. Encouraging women to embrace their natural texture. I can't wait to big chop when the time is right.

@Lovelygurl





Awww grin lol.

About the solid regime, I think you should be doing a lot of protective styles, since you're still transitioning.

My transitioning regime had been

Braids as a protective style. I took them off at 6-8 weeks because they got frizzy very fast (usually I leave them up to 3 months grin. I'm lazy like that lmao grin)

When I took them down, I'd always leave rhem for 4-6 weeks, deep condition, moisturise etc

I know people always say protective styles are the best for those who are transitioning. Yes they are but I felt my hair grew the longest and fastest when I took the braids down and deep conditionined every week.
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by JuneOctober(f): 11:05am On Jan 07, 2018
lovelygurl:


Awww grin lol.

About the solid regime, I think you should be doing a lot of protective styles, since you're still transitioning.

My transitioning regime had been

Braids as a protective style. I took them off at 6-8 weeks because they got frizzy very fast (usually I leave them up to 3 months grin. I'm lazy like that lmao grin)

When I took them down, I'd always leave rhem for 4-6 weeks, deep condition, moisturise etc

I know people always say protective styles are the best for those who are transitioning. Yes they are but I felt my hair grew the longest and fastest when I took the braids down and deep conditionined every week.

My hair also respond well when I deep condition and do all that stuff which is why I rocked my transitioning hair for like 5 months before getting braids. grin And yes, this braids will stay for 10-12 weeks on my hair. I am lazy too grin
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by MystiqueReine(f): 3:33pm On Jan 23, 2018
lovelygurl:
Whatsapp Group "Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair

Anyone interested in joining a whatsapp group should feel free to send me a pm and then her/his( cos we do not want to be a sexist cheesy) number. I would not post it here directly for safety's sake.

The Group

♡ will act as a motivation to anyone interested, since we'll be sharing our hair journey with each other and also be pushing ourselves
♡reviews of products will be shared, in order for you to have an idea if a product is/not going to work for you
♡hair videos/hair style ideas will be posted on my whatsapp status
♡names of naturalistas on social media, who you can follow will be listed


Note:
I'm not up for drama. What happens here on Nairaland stays on Nairaland, in other words I don't care if aunty Bose has beef with aunty Ife here on Nairaland, as long has you don't bring your wahala into the group we are fine.


Tina1223
I hope it's not too late to join the group pleeease
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 6:12am On Jan 24, 2018
MystiqueReine:

I hope it's not too late to join the group pleeease

Oh know, just send a pm cheesy
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by MystiqueReine(f): 8:00am On Jan 24, 2018
lovelygurl:


Oh know, just send a pm cheesy
Can't send an email right now lemme just drop the number here thanks
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Yonce(f): 10:58am On Jan 24, 2018
Hello everyone.

Please I wear alot of wigs cause I rarely have time to style my hair. My hair's always in cornrows, please is there a particular regime I can adopt to aid hair growth and maintain length?
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by whiteraven(f): 1:04pm On Jan 24, 2018
Hey lovelygurl.
I am natural but having problem with breakage. I have a very weak hair and it's 4c. It's hard for me to retain length due to breakage. I would love to be added to your whatsapp group. Thanks
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by AgbenuAnna(f): 5:31pm On Jan 24, 2018
My hair after washing with Vo5 shampoo and conditioner.
What's my hair type ?
5 months in d journey
Sending a pm to join the group

Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by lovelygurl(f): 9:53am On Jan 27, 2018
AgbenuAnna:
My hair after washing with Vo5 shampoo and conditioner.
What's my hair type ?
5 months in d journey
Sending a pm to join the group

It looks like 4c and a little bit of 4b in the back
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by AgbenuAnna(f): 2:50pm On Jan 27, 2018
lovelygurl:


It looks like 4c and a little bit of 4b in the back
Thanks I appreciate
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by toliz: 6:49pm On Jan 27, 2018
lovelygurl:


Oh know, just send a pm cheesy
Please I will like to join the whatsapp group. I just sent you a pm.
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by FashionTrend: 9:53pm On Jan 27, 2018
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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Paula2018(f): 11:16pm On Jan 27, 2018
Check out Nigerian YouTube Channel where you can get tips and advice on how to grow your natural hair long and healthy smiley


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL09M3rW0yg

lovelygurl:
So this thread is going to be all about natural hair aaaaand I'm so excited.

African natural hair is often seen as a pain in the ass. Something difficult to take care of which is the reason most ladies relax their hair because it's easy to maintain.
Some don't even know of another option and the struggles go on and on and on. Thin edges, not being able to retain length, not having full hair, breakage etc. In order to make things better, you relax your hair again not knowing that is actually making things WORSE and the endless circulation continues.

Well the last few years blacks have been trying to embrace their heritage and embrace the black beauty and also finding away to maintain the African kinky hair!

By embracing your natural hair, believe me your hair is going to get fuller, longer, healthier and shiner.
Motto: Yes black hair can freaking grow

This thread will be all about the natural hair. The different hair types, hair porosity, how to grow your hair faster etc and what relaxer does to the hair and why you should stop


Update: Every weekend


Oh and feel free to share what you use, what works for your hair and your diys. Also feel free to ask/a series questions. We are a natural hair community grin

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Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Paula2018(f): 11:16pm On Jan 27, 2018
AgbenuAnna:
My hair after washing with Vo5 shampoo and conditioner.
What's my hair type ?
5 months in d journey
Sending a pm to join the group


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL09M3rW0yg
Re: Embracing The Beauty Of Your Natural Hair by Paula2018(f): 11:21pm On Jan 27, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GondXhdGO7U

lovelygurl:
Natural hair dictionary


Porosity: describes how the hair absorbs moisture. Your hair can be
high / medium / low in porosity.



Pre poo: necessary before shampooing. You do this by using an oil (which is chosen according to your hair porosity) to finger detangle and massage into your scalp. This helps minimising breakage and stripping of your scalp's natural oil. After detangling, wear a shower cap and let it sit for at least 15-30 mins for the oil to penetrate every strand.




Detangling: removing the tangles and knots of your hair. This is achieved by using your fingers or a WIDE tooth comb (if it's not wide, you are going to pull all your hair out). The best and easiest way to detangle is by serperating your hair into 4 sections and then carefully using your fingers to remove the knots





Shampooing: washing your hair with a shampoo. Make sure it's your scalp that you concentrate on because that's where the build ups are. It's your scalp that has to be clean. Dividing into four sections helps the hair not to tangle when washing.
Once a week for low porosity hair and medium porosity hair . Every second week for high porosity hair.






Clarifying shampoo: Only for those with low porosity hair. It's used once a month to clarify the scalp because low porosity hair is prone to more build ups.






Co washing
: Washing with a conditioner instead of a shampoo. Beneficial for those with high porosity hair . Since people with hair porosity hair shampoo every 2nd week, you can co wash in between those weeks.






Note: Everybody's hair is different so 'listen' to your hair. If you find out that shamppoing your hair every 2nd week makes it feel dry then shampoo every 3rd week or once a month but co wash in between






Deep conditioning : Extremely important! Helps moisturise the hair, soften it and strengthen it. It's done after washing. Apply a conditioner (which is chosen according to your hair porosity) to every strand of your hair (you apply just as you would apply a relaxer). Wear a shower cap and let it sit for 30 mins before washing it away.
If your hair is low in porosity , you have to deep condition with INDIRECT heat. After conditioner is applied, wear a shower cap, put a warm towel on it and wear another shower cap so the conditioner will be able to penetrate every hair stand (since the cuticles of low porosity hair are closed, it's very difficult for moisture to get in)





Proteins: Proteins in conditioners are very good for high porosity hair because they help lock in moisture.
Medium porosity hair should avoid not using too much though. Too much moisture causes hair strands to weaken, which causes breakage. So it's best when you just use a conditioner that contains protein once a month
Low porosity hair should avoid proteins because it makes their hair bristle or straw like





Sealants: are e.g Leave in conditioners, hair milk and oils. They seal in moisture and should be applied when the hair is DAMP (not soaking wet & not dry) and after washing your deep conditioner off





Moisture: = Water. So make sure the first ingredient of every hair product you buy is Aqua/H20/Water






LOC Method: For high porosity and medium porosity hair




LCO Method: For low porosity and medium porosity hair




LC Method : For low porosity hair




LO Method : For low porosity hair



L= Liquid (you can keep in a spray bottle and mix with a leave in conditioner/hair milk)
C= Cream/Leave in conditioner/hair milk
O= Oils (use oils according to your hair porosity )





Protective styles: help protect the hair from harsch weather and breakage, also helps grow the hair e.g braids, twists, bantu knots etc. A protective style should be removed after 4 weeks to 6 weeks so you can take care of your natural hair. If you don't build ups will occur which can lead to breakage





Big chop: Cutting all relaxed/heat damaged hair off




Transitioning: Phase of letting your natural hair grow out and gradually cutting the relaxed ends off





Trimming: Should be done if you notice your ends are getting thinner













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