Finally- the braids are out!

My braids are finally out!  I had planned to be done by Sunday but it didn’t work out so I had to finish off this morning.  It looks like I lost quite a bit of hair from shedding and breakage.  I know its all the hair I shed over the 8 weeks I was braided […]

I’m undoing my braids

I am in the process of undoing my hair.  I started a few days ago after first washing and conditioning the braids.  The reason I washed and conditioned before starting to undo the braids was to remove any dirt / dust.  Though I started undoing my braids a few days ago I am not even […]

Meet Mwedzi

I came across Mwedzi while browsing the internet.  Her name is mentioned in many forums when members list women with hair that they admire.  What struck me initially was that her name means ‘moon’ in Shona.  When I got in touch with her asking (ok begging!) to do a feature on her hair I learnt […]

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!  I decided to take a break from blogging and social networks during the festive season to spend time with family.  I hope you had a great holiday and I wish you all the best for 2012.  I’m now back and feeling refreshed. Today is the blogs one year anniversary.  I began blogging […]

Beginner Wednesday – Conditioner Washing

Conditioner washing (or co washing) is simply what the name suggests – washing the hair with conditioner.  It is quite a popular practice especially with women with natural hair and those who work out regularly.  Co washing helps the hair retain moisture especially if you like to wash your hair often and want to avoid […]

Product review – Organic Root Stimulator Anti-Itch Scalp Oil

I thought I would do a review of a product I started using about 2 weeks ago.  The product is Organic Root Stimulator Anti-Itch Scalp Oil.  I have used it before on my daughter who spends about ¾ of the year with her hair braided.  I use this product on her scalp occasionally if it […]

Ethnique Hair and Beauty Show 2011

I went to the Ethnique Hair and Beauty Show in Kliptown, Soweto yesterday.  It was my first hair show so I didn’t really know what to expect.  When I arrived I immediately realised it was a very small show.  I was able to walk around the room and view the stands in less than 30 minutes.  […]

Hair update – 12 weeks post relaxer

I am now just over 12 weeks post relaxer.  I am due for a relaxer but since I have just had braids done I will have to put this off for a few more weeks. I have had the braids for about 3 weeks now.  I have managed to wash the braids every week as […]

Beginner Wednesday – Why is my hair breaking?

In today’s post I will just list some of the most common reasons why we encounter hair breakage: Overlapping relaxers.  Remember to only relax new growth and wait at least 6 weeks in between relaxers to avoid overlap.  Overlapping relaxers causes over processing which leads to breakage. Dry hair that is not getting enough moisture.  […]

Beginner Wednesday – Have you heard about baggying?

Today I thought I would talk about something I am yet to try.  It’s called ‘baggying’.  Baggying is beneficial when you have really dry hair and are struggling to keep it moisturised. To baggy you apply a small amount of a water based moisturiser to your hair and then place a shower cap over your […]