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How to Manage Natural Afro Hair

I have been keeping my natural hair for almost 2 years now, and the journey has been like a roller coaster ride. Some days, I get so sick and tired of the high maintenance nature of my natural afro hair, I feel like relaxing it. But then, I stop and remember why I decided to keep my hair natural, and that keeps me going.

 

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If you have been following my natural hair journey, you would know all about how unhealthy my hair was, which was the reason why I decided to keep my hair natural, free from chemicals.

My hair is now very healthy, and it is growing like weed, but it is so difficult to manage. Which is why I wear it in protective styles most times, and pop a wig on, which helps it grow.

 

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I have learnt many tricks and tips when it comes to managing my natural hair. I have a very coarse hair texture, so it is extremely difficult to manage my hair, but what works and what doesn’t.

Here are a few tips that work for my hair and may work for yours –

 

Moisturise everyday

I moisturise my hair everyday with water and Almond Oil in a spray bottle. I have a very dry scalp, and my hair tends to lose moisture very quickly, so using just water does not help. The Almond Oil helps soften my hair and retain moisture, which is great for my scalp and growth of my hair.

 

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Use a Deep Conditioner once a month

I use a deep conditioner once a month. This helps strengthen my hair, and leaves it shinning.

Use a Leave-in Conditioner

I use a Leave-in Conditioner everyday I have my afro out and twice a week when I have it in a protective style. It softens my hair, making it easy to manage, and it also helps in the growth.

 

 

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Wash every week

I wash my hair every week with Shea Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. I make sure I leave the conditioner in for about 15 minutes before washing it out, which helps to soften my hair.

 

Wear my hair in protective styles to sleep

I never go to bed without putting my hair in a protective style, making sure to tuck in the tips.

 

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These tips have helped me in the pursuit of the Solange fro.

Do you have any tips or tricks that have worked for you to share? Please sound off in the comments section.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

 

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Giveaway: MAC Amber Eyeshadow

Hey beauty lovers! I have a makeup giveaway I know you would love. I am giving away this MAC Amber Eyeshadow to 1 lucky winner.

I am a lover of MAC cosmetics, I think most of them are quality and my makeup  bag can testify to that. And so I thought to share the love my giving away this amazing looking MAC Amber Eyeshadow x 9.

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I love this MAC Amber Eyeshadow palette so much, I even got an extra palette for myself.  I think the colours would look good on me. I can’t wait to play around with it and tell you all about it as well. I will be reviewing this palette on the blog at some point so look out for the review post.

This eyeshadow palette features a colour wave of amber hues that offer countless shade combinations, which is amazing. It provides an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night, and for different seasons.

The saturated, soft and smooth hues are all packaged in one compact for easy portability. The shades- Cozy Grey, Kitties, Georgia Peach, Ricepaper, Creative Copper, Cork, Don`t Tell, Aromatic, Pepper Please, all sound very funky! 

The rules of the giveaway are below –

  1. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram
  2. Retweet this post.
  3. Leave me a comment stating your Twitter name, and why you like this eyeshadow palette.

The giveaway is open to all UK residents, 18 years and over. It ends at 10pm on Wednesday – 17th May 2017. Please remember to leave your Twitter name (very important) so I can find you.

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by 18th May. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

Good luck to everyone. Many more giveaways to come, so keep your eyes open.

Have a lovely day xo

Product Review: Original Source Shower Gels & Boots Botanics Eye Roll

I bring to you some products I have been using lately. I have been using these Original Source Shower Gels & Boots Botanics Eye Roll for weeks, and I can’t wait to tell you all about them, especially the shower gels.

 

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I have used all the Original Source Shower Gels, and I do love every one of them, but these three right here are my favourites – Lavender & Tea Tree, Vanilla & Raspberry and Lemon. I am also very fond of the Mango Shower Gel, but didn’t get to photograph it.

Here is the product description –

Original Source is made with natural plant extracts and authentic fragrances found from all aspects of nature.

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. 100% natural fragrance.
  2. Tested on humans, and not animals.
  3. Very affordable at £1 each.
  4. Easily accessible at Boots, Asda, Superdrug, Morrisons, and many other stores.
  5. They all smell amazingly good, and lather quickly.
  6. I love the simple packaging.
  7. Feels great on my skin, and leaves it feeling clean and soft.

 

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CONS

None.

I can’t fault this Original Source Shower Gels. They are the real deal, and there is a flavour for everyone, I think there are about 13 flavours available. I will be buying these again for sure.

 

The Boots Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll is another product I have been using recently. Here is the product description:

 

This lightweight gel is quickly absorbed to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

The fragile under eye area feels immediately cooled and refreshed, while hyaluronic acid provides much needed hydration to dull, delicate skin.

Hibiscus is nature’s brightness booster and a wonderful hue of pink.

Natural AHA’s from the flower act as mild exfoliators to help leave skin smoother and brighter.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It feels great on my skin. It calms the eye area.
  2. It is nicely packaged, and easy to carry around.
  3. It is quite affordable at £4.37 for a 15ml tube.
  4. It is tested on humans, and not animals.

 

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CONS

  1. I am unsure about this product. I have not noticed any major difference in my eye are.

It does relax my eye area, so I may buy it again but I am still unsure about it.

 

What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these products before? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below please.

Thanks for reading.

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