September 28, 2016 by 20 views 3 likes
Dear Fam,
I'm trying out a moisturizing routine while I leave my hair out. Since I went natural I have tried to wear my hair out but it usually doesn't last even a week because my hair get so dry it looks like it's not growing at all. So I've always been doing protective hairstyles and wigs. With that I feel more comfortable that my hair is growing and keeps moisture much longer. But this time I want to try something different to see how long it's gonna last.
I washed my hair this weekend, and started this new routine below:
1. From my first morning - this Monday, I just spritz lightly and make the traditional natural hair puff.
2. In the evening, I will soak my hair wet in the shower and massage my scalp.
3. After this, I will wrap an old cotton baby wrapper - both of my boys used it, around my hear for....I don't how many minutes :smiley: till just when I feel like unwrapping.
4. Apply my mixed oils - Aloe oil & coconut oil.
5. Make my puff again and wrap my satin scarf or put on my satin cap to sleep.
6. In the morning, I spritz on hair and fluff it up with my wide tooth comb. And i'm ready to go! :smile:
Well, since Monday I've felt like my hair is not unmanageable b itself and it's not as dry i it used to seem before. GOD, I hope this works well :smiley:
See you next time
xxx
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu
Isn't that too much water. Maybe it's good for your hair type sha. Great writeup
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  • September 29, 2016
Kume Ozoro
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu shouldn't "too much water" be impossible with natural African hair? Especially when you aren't concerned with how big your hair appears - shrinkage, and are more focused on healthy hair.
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  • September 29, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Thanks Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu . Well...my hair gets softer when is wet and easy to take care of. And when i just big chopped, i used to wet my hair everyday.
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  • September 30, 2016
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu
I heard that too much water for the hair is bad.
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  • September 30, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Really? I also heard about water only rinse which at minimum you rinse your hair every other day with water only. And believe my hair is so thick and kinky. It's the only way can tame it for now
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  • September 30, 2016
Kume Ozoro
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu I heard the same thing too a while back. Looked into it and it's a false claim. The only time time daily use of water presents a challenge is when you're all about your hair looking real big or long. Water activated our coil factor and brings on what many call shrinkage. If ...View More
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  • September 30, 2016
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu
Water is definitely good. But you know, too much of everything.....
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  • September 30, 2016
Kume Ozoro
I think this routine is well balanced - a spritz & a shower in a day, in a tropical country like The Gambia is very much ideal for keeping hair & scalp clean, plus also giving the hair all the moisture it needs.
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  • September 30, 2016
Kume Ozoro
Fatou Bom Bittaye could you please take pictures on a daily basis for us. Let's see how your hair responds to this routine over the course of the period you'll be sticking to it. We could then compare before and after pics and maybe even track the progress of the results you get out of it. That thou...View More
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  • September 30, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Yea Kume Ozoro it is usually dry (too much sun) and dusty in The Gambia, so one need a lot of moisture to keep up.
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  • September 30, 2016
Kume Ozoro
Keep at it Fatou Bom Bittaye. Let the results be the judge :thumbsup:
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  • September 30, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Lol..Kume Ozoro you never cease to amuse me. Yes i will love to keep track of it because this routine is important to me b'cause i cant find a proper regimen for my hair type. But i seem to be having a problem with my USB calbe to upload photos. Will try to make it happen. Promise.
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  • September 30, 2016
Kume Ozoro
Nice! :smiley: Where there's a will, the heart will find a way. Thanks Fatou Bom Bittaye. You just might be creating a hair regimen for a whole lot of other beautiful Naturalistas who've got hair just like yours.
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  • September 30, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
:thumbsup:
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  • September 30, 2016
Fatou Bom Bittaye
You're welcome Kume Ozoro and thanks for the encouragement. Fingers crossed b'cuz am very bad at being consistent....:smile:
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  • September 30, 2016
Onyinye Olufunmi Nwangwu
Wow. Okay then. Kume Ozoro
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  • October 1, 2016
Kume Ozoro
:thumbsup:
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  • October 1, 2016