Yay! Hope you enjoyed refreshing old posts with me for May. I’m going to be posting my updated hair care regimen. I cut my hair (before picture at the end) because it was hard to manage as I got very busy, however, I managed to grow about 5 inches from January to June. This regimen is subject to change but this is what works for me currently as a busy professional in the Nigerian (Lagos) climate, with 4b/4c hair, high-porosity and high-density hair trying to retain length. So stick around if you are a busy naturalista. Continue reading “My Growth Retention Hair Care Regimen as a Busy Professional”
Moringa powder is gotten from the dried leaves of the moringa plant. It’s necessary to differentiate between the benefits of the leaves, seeds, flowers and powder. Although from the same tree, they have their uses. The leaves, which the powder comes from is the most nutritious part of the plant.
Moringa powder is a rich source of many nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. In fact, they have many more vitamins than the richest sources such as carrots, oranges and milk.
Hair grows from the follicle, or root, underneath the skin. The hair is ‘fed’ by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, which gives it the nourishment it needs to grow. Between starting to grow and falling out years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. Every hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.
Thankfully, the natural hair community has evolved and we have lots of women deciding to proudly rock their God-given hair. However like with every community, there are myths, stereotypes surrounding our hair.
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Drinking milk is good for the health because milk contains important nutrients which are beneficial. However, apart from its health benefits, milk also serves as a beauty ingredient as well. It hydrates and replenishes the skin making it glowing and radiant.
For this style, I decided to bring out my inner child, with a touch of Fulani. The middle was sectioned first, tied and rolled up, then banded together. Notice the middle is a flowery style. The side that falls down to my face has straight and zigzag braids. It has no name, it’s just awesome creativity!
Didi is an ancient Yoruba braiding style. There two types of didi, didi adimole and didi ologede. I recently did the didi adimole and the hairstyle I chose for is suku. Suku is a hairstyle where the hair is braided up. Suku looks like a braided bun or pineapple. So the hairstyle is basically suku didi adimole. Previously (last year) I did the other type, didi ologede and choosing suku as well, however, this type is called suku didi ologede popularly known as suku ologede.