Sunday, 2 October 2011

Haul Hauled Recent bagged Products


I was excited to have received from a good friend of mine in the USA a package contain nothing other than the famous Shea Moisture……., In the pic, I have the following Shea Moisture Products:

Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & IMAG0798Shine Shampoo

Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk

Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie


Then I walked into one of our local BSS one afternoon and lo-and-behold, I spotted the Creme of Natura Argan Oil line.



CON Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo

CON Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment


S.N. I’ve used the intensive treatment before in the packet, but I have to use several to get enough throughout my hair, I was overly excited when I saw it in the 12oz bottle here  yayyy.


I will be reviewing each of these products in depth later so stay tune and keep checking for reviews on the above products and others :).

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Meet the World’s Biggest Afro Record Holder!


Spotted in one of our local newspaper couple of weeks ago ‘The World’s Biggest Afro’.

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According to Guinness World Records, the largest natural afro in the world belongs to a 36-year-old woman from New Orleans named Aevin Dugas.

Dugas, a social worker, is proud to hold the prestigious (and totally groovy!) world record, but as always, with greatness, comes great responsibility … like making sure (1) her fro doesn’t block her eyes so that she can see while she’s driving, and (2) she doesn’t get her fro caught in doors, trees, her earrings and anything else in its path, including drinks at the club.

Okay, all of these things happen on a regular, but who cares? This woman have an afro sitting on her head that has a circumference of 4 feet and 4 inches (the size of a small child)!

“It is problematic because when I’m driving I can’t see,” she says. “So that’s a problem. One time I slammed my hair in a car door getting in. It gets caught in clubs. It might get caught in someone’s drink. It gets caught in my earrings a lot. It tends to hook on things, like trees, when I’m walking by… It can be kind of problematic, but I still wouldn’t change a thing about it.”

But the best thing about having a 4-foot wide afro?

Aevin says with a smile: “It provides the perfect pillow. I sleep very well.”

See … there’s a silver lining in every cloud!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hair Peace: A Natural Hair Anthem


My views: I love the clip, I think we need to embrace not only our hair, but our features, shapes, colour of our skin. Be confident in our skins……not just say but live it, be it, feel it, believe in it. Just be who we are truly, without a shadow of a doubt. We are in fact a strong, resilient, bold, fierce, others fear us and want to be like us! Why not embrace the true inner us outwardly.

I love the poem and enjoyed the clip.


Now what are your thoughts on this Essence YT on ‘A National Hair Anthem’ by Essence?

Vitamin: MSM


Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2. It is also known by several other names including DMSO2, methyl sulfone, and dimethyl sulfone. This colorless solid features the sulfonyl functional group and is considered relatively inert chemically. It occurs naturally in some primitive plants and is present in small amounts in many foods and beverages and it is marketed as a dietary supplement, although its benefits are disputed.

MSM is structurally related to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), but the behavior of these two is different. DMSO is a highly polar solvent and an excellent ligand, with water-like dissolving properties whereas MSM is less polar and less reactive. MSM is also a metabolite of DMSO

Supplementing MSM:

MSM is present in many foods such as raw fruits, vegetables, milk, and some grain products. MSM is very fragile and processing and cooking deplete foods of their MSM content. This is all the more reason to add it to your supplement regime. MSM is a water soluble mineral and any excess is flushed out your system.

MSM is sold in powder form either in loose form or enclosed in capsules. MSM is also used to help treat other ailment from joint stiffness to allergies.

MSM also has a cleansing effect on your system.

You also need to consume enough water to make sure that you a fully hydrated. The water usually helps speed up the elimination of the toxins MSM sweeps out. There are no known harmful long or short term effects of MSM supplementation.

MSM Benefits for Hair & Nails:

The benefits as for as hair and skin are concerned from MSM supplementation are softer skin and hair, improved texture of skin and hair, and improved growth. Since MSM adds sulphur to your body, a lot of people notice a softer and smoother texture of hair.

Many also experience increased growth and density.

MSM is a good supplement to take for overall health and cell regeneration.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

The UK Hairlista Meet Event

There is a group on Hairlista that consist of a lot of UK ladies, there are an amazing bunch I must say. Funny, Cheeky, Ambitious, Intelligent, Smart, Diverse and Stylish are some of the words to describe the women that are part of this group and meet up. Considering, the UK ladies are the minority on many hair site as our counterpart the Americans are the majority to any given hair care platform.
And so with that being said a UK meet was organised and held in London. It was a nice turn out and an awesome and an amazing group of women that came out.
The event took place on September 17th, 2011.
There was a giveaway quiz, there was product swaps, products being sold, entrepreneurs, those that had the business up and running, sharing hair tips and where we can find products etc
We teased each other, laughs, jokes with each other, share experiences and told of various stories etc IT WAS JUST a BLAST
It was really a nice turn out and a lovely experience to be under one roof with such awesome ladies and sharing our experiences, idea and point of vews with each other.
There was food {BBQ Chicken, Curry Mutton, Rice, Jollof, Drinks, Cakes, Snacks, Wine etc}.
It was a well done meet :)!

Here are our group of ladies and the event, enjoy picture heavy :)!
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This concludes the UK ladies meet up, hope you enjoy reading and seeing the pics as we sure did have a great time, stay tune for more events :).

Mid Month Prize Give-away


I am having a prize give away this month to get things rolling. YES you read right another prize give…….,


We are giving away ‘three’ no one but ‘three’ 4oz Safi’ Avocado Butter.

 Ingredients: Raw Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Sodium Lactate, Fragrance.

RULES: I am going to keep this simple as make the requirements the usual. You will need sign up to follow my blog and recommend to a friend, get them sign up too. If you recommend to sign up, in your message please state the blog follower who recommend my blog to you.

Finally just post a short message below as to why you would like to try this hair butter.

Winners name will be put into a box and names will be selected that way.

This prize draw will run from September, Sunday 18th, 2011 and end on September, Saturday 24th, 2011.Winners will be announced no later than September, Sunday 25th, 2011.

Please note that this give away is open ONLY to UK and European residents only.

MIA: Missing In Action…….. I am back


I have been missing in action, but I am aiming to keep up with my blogging from now on.

I have a few new things coming shortly which will images[2]be announced accordingly, I will also be doing a mid month prize give away so stay tuned for that.

I was busy helping to a UK hair event meet up, which was just absolutely AWESOME! I will be making a post some time this week along with pics and further details of this event.

I have some products reviews and pics of some recent hair goodies I got my little hands on. Will be updating you also as to where I am in my transition to natural hair :).

With that being said please stay tuned for regular updates :).

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Transitioning: Growth & Texture SHOTS!

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These are close up pictures of my texture and growth on the left side of my head, by the end of June 2011, i will be 15 months post texlaxer.

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Right side of m head and growth and texture shot; sorry about the bad lighting, but it was the best I could do, I tend to be able to get good shots and lighting at times and another time, it is blah.

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These are right side and middle of my head, showing texture and growth again.

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Side and very front of my head, showing both growth and texture of hair. Mmmm it seems like there is less NG at the front of my hair, but when I wash and apply conditioner it shows a little more NG. There is a lot more texlaxed ends at the front, so that maybe my issue also, texlaxed hair weighs on the natural texture.

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This is he side of my head showing the NG and the rest of the texlaxed hair that need to be cut off in due course.


Again front of my hair showing NG a texture, same thing here, it looks as if there is less NG, but when air is washed and has conditioner it shows up more NG. Again I think the texlaxed hair is weighing on the natural.


Again sorry about the lighting in some of the photos, it also give the impression that I have colour in my hair, there is no colour in my hair. I use henna but on naturally dark hair the red hue does not show up as how the lightening gave the impression there is colour in my hair……Hope that makes sense.

Hope you enjoy my hair update :).

L@@kie: Goodies I got from the USA!


A family member is visiting us from the USA and they bought me some awesome goodies as they know I love me some hair products and they are aware that I am transitioning. I am pleased, I will be on a product testing path and will bring you some reviews in the future to come :).


2x 8.5oz Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
2x 8.5oz Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Shampoo
2oz Giovanni Smooth as Silk Xtreme Protein Hair Infusion



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Avanti Silicon Mix  Bambu Nutritive Hair Treament
Baba de Cacacol hair Lo0see Treatment
Crece Pelo Natural Phitoterapeutic Treatment
Baba de Caracol Seda Integrada Treatment


These did not come from the USA, found these in our TK Maxx here, awesome buy and find :).


1x 33.5oz (1000ml) Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner
1x 33.5oz (1000ml) Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner

Monday, 6 June 2011

New Growth & Texture Shots!

I have been playing in my hair, I like the feel of my coils, coils and kinks and so I decide to show them off some. I have been taking a few pics of my napps each time I get the chance to. So here are few texture kinks :).






















I am not claiming any ‘hair type’ as of yet until I BC, which will not be until March 2012. Although I did a mini chop. That is to rid the texlaxed hair some. My hair is growing nicely and I am pleased. I am hoping to be say shoulder length by the time I BC, if that is not wishing for too much LOL, well will see. Hope you like the texture shot I managed to capture :).

Fenugreek, Amla Powder & Henna Mix


I will be sharing more of my herbal and henna mix with you guys. I have so many different experiment mixture. I have tested out that gave me good results.

Here is one I did this week, it consist of Fenugreek, Amla Powder & Henna.


My first ingredient below is 1 1/2 tablespoon of Fenugreek Powder (pic. on the left). I love this powder so much, it can be used to cleanse the hair and scalp, it is meant to help promote hair growth. One of my other love for his powder is that it can be used to stretch the volume of your henna or herbal hair mixture. So in fact you can use less of your other herbal powders and get the same benfits all round.

(Pic. on the right) I added 1 1/2 tablespoon of Amla Powder, I love Amla Powder so much, this is one of the first when I discovered ayurvedic hair care. This powder has so much to offer in both hair care as well as skin care.














Final batch of ingredients in the (pic below), the last ingredient added was 2x50g of Neha Herbal Henna. It is my first time using this henna, I bought too packet on my last visit to ‘Green Street Indian Market’. Love that market it any girl market if you are into ayurvedic hair care, it is cheap and and you are spoilt for the choice of henna, herbal hair powders and Indian hair care conditioners.


So to recap the ingredients in the glass dish about are 1 1/2 tablespoon of Fenugreek, 1 1/2 tablespoon of Amla Powder and 2x 50g of Neha Henna Herbal Powder.

I then began mixing in 1 cup of cooled down boiled water gradually, in the end I end up using two cups of water to get a nice smooth batter consistency.

I then covered my mixture and let it sit until the next day.

Here is the part I made a mistake, well I just forgot to take a pic of the final mixture LOL sorry and then it got worst, I did not even took pic of the product in my hair. I got so caught up in doing my hair and completely forgot that I was going to blog about it.

Anyways after all the fact I then remember and I took a few picture after I washed the powder mixture out and blot dry my hair…., go figure :rolleyes: L@@k at my texture popping, lward I am so excited and enjoying my transitioning. I am excited and nervous all at the same time to meet my texture. Not that I forgot it was like as I was not allowed to get a relaxer until I was about 16-17yrs old.  But still, I know I have a lot to learn about my texture, taking care of my hair and finding out which products may still and may not work for my natural texture once I am completely natural.















I had to deal with the ‘Haunt of BCing’ too early lol. I am sure you remember my last post, well BC was still haunting me. I just could not rid the urge to get rid of the telaxed ends. So guest what I did, I went ahead and did a little cutting//BC some hair off and it WORKED! It helped to quench the desire to axed it all off before my 24 months mark.

Not only did it help with the haunt of BC early, but it made a huge difference in detangling, combing my hair and doing any form of styling, well the main style for me at the moment is twisting my hair after wash day.


Hope you enjoy this little blogging, apologies for lack of pictures, will do a lot better from here on out :).

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