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Natural Hair Transition Progress

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while, you would know all about my natural hair transition (well if you didn’t know, you know now). So this is an update on my natural hair transition progress so far.

My hair has grown a lot longer and thicker since my last natural hair transition update. I am happy with how it looks, my hair has not looked this healthy in ages. My edges are back and they look amazing. I am really happy with the overall look of my hair. I think it is transitioning beautifully, and I am impressed.

 

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For those who wonder how I maintain my natural hair, here is how my monthly routine looks like:

 

Cornrows

I have my hair in cornrows for about a month. I do this because it is easier for me to treat and manage my hair, and I can still wear my wigs when I want, which is the best of both worlds for me. When I have my cornrows on, I moisturise with water and oil from a spray bottle every day and my T444Z Hair Food every other day.

 

Take  Off the Cornrows

Once I take off my cornrows, I deep conditioned my hair with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. I leave on for 30 minutes, then I give my hair a very good wash with Shea Mositure Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Restorative Conditioner.

 

 

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Moisturise

After the wash, I moisturise with water and oil from a spray bottle. I usually mix Olive, Argan or Coconut oil with the water to lock in the hair moisture. I am currently using Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Growth Moisturizer and I find it just ok. I won’t be using it again though because it has a very thick consistency which makes mixing with water a pain in the behind, and I didn’t notice any massive growth increase either.

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I also use my good old African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner every day to lock in even more moisture. I am so in love with this particular product. I think it is so effective.

 

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I usually have my natural hair loose for about 2 weeks before getting the cornrows done again. That time gives my hair some breathing space and the natural hair routine seems to be working fine.

I am yet to do the big/small chop and I doubt it will ever get done because my relaxed ends seem to be turning natural already. I will give it a few more months and see if I need to have a chop of any sort at all.

 

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What do you think of my natural hair transition progress?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Review: T444Z Hair Food & Argan Oil Therapy Conditoner

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You should all know by now that I am transitioning to natural hair. My hair journey has been topsy turvy for weeks now, but I am glad to say it is growing nicely and looking very healthy. I promised to share some of the amazing hair products I have been using, so here is a product review post featuring 2 of them – T444Z Hair Food and Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner. I have used both made in the UK products for months now and I am well impressed but before I tell you all about them, here is what T444Z has to say about the Hair Food product:

T444Z offers a holistic approach to improve a person’s hair. It is a plant-based product that was developed from natural ingredients extracted from the trees deep from the forests of Africa. In the interest of keeping it organic, T444Z has limited the use of preservatives.

Use T444Z for massive hair growth, volume and thickness. It also repairs hair lines, stops balding, dandruff, scalp dryness, itchiness and hair loss.

 

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. My hair became thicker, longer and healthier since I started using this hair food.
  2. It relieves the itchiness on my scalp.
  3. It has restored my hair-line.

CONS

  1. It is quite pricey at £16.99 but it is money well spent in my books.
  2. It has a strong minty smell.

Overall, I recommend this T444Z Hair Food to anyone struggling with hair loss, dandruff or itchiness. I have bought it a few times now and I would keep buying this product because it does the job. I bought this product on eBay, and I know it is readily available online ad in shops so have a look around. A quick Google search will put you on the right path.

 

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I had both the T444Z Shampoo and Conditioner but I ran out of the Shampoo some weeks ago and forgot to take a picture, so I will tell you all about that Detox Shampoo another day. Here is what T444Z has to say about this product:

The Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner is specially formulated to lock in moisture and seal the hair without weighing it down. The enriched conditioner increases the hair vitality, lustre and shine.

I used this product after shampooing. I divide my hair into 4 sections and massage the conditioner in, leaving in for 20 minutes (under a shower cap), then wash off. I did use only the conditioner once, in my first attempt to co-wash and I didn’t like the way my hair felt so I won’t do that again.

Here are my thoughts on this conditioner:

PROS

  1. It leaves my hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
  2. My hair feels very clean and conditioned.
  3. I like the packaging.
  4. I like the fragrance of the conditioner.
  5. I have noticed a massive difference in the length and thickness of my hair since I started using this conditioner, a few months ago.
  6. It is quite affordable at £18.74 for the Detox Shampoo (which is also very fab, cleans the hair beautifully) and the Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner. It is also readily available online and in stores. I got mine from Amazon.

I recommend these products. They fulfil all promises and worth every penny. Try them, your hair will thank you later.

 

 

 

 

Product Review: African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner & Olive Miracle Growth Oil

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I wrote about my natural hair transition journey the other day, and I mentioned how eager I was to review some cool natural hair products. Well, say hello to African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner & Olive Miracle Growth Oil…

I have used both products on my hair and daughter’s hair for a while now, and I have super impressed with them.

Here is what African Pride has to say about the Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-in conditioner –

This rich cream is both a conditioner and a styling aid. Naturals are able to replenish moisture to freshly cleansed tresses or use a dollop to restyle and add shine and fight frizz. Perfect for short-haired naturals, wash-n-go looks and use with Bouncy Curls Pudding.

I use this product as instructed – a leave-in-conditioner. I apply to damp hair, and add a bit of Olive Miracle Growth Oil as often as I can, I aim to do this every other day, when I have my plaits out, and so far I am winning.

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Here are my thoughts on the Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner:

PROS

  1. I love the colourful packaging.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. It is a great light weight moisturiser. It mositurises and detangles our hair perfectly.
  4. Our hair feels soft and looks shiny.
  5. This leave-in-conditioner has helped grow our hair edges. Our hair looks so healthy now thanks to this product.
  6. It is quite affordable at £6.95 on eBay.

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CONS

None

This African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner is the truth. I recommend it all the curly hair women, women transitioning to natural hair, women and children with short hair, and to anyone in need of a fab leave-in-conditioner. I have bought this product so many times, and I have referred it to family and friends, and the feedback has been the same – amazing. This African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner is the best leave-in conditioner out there.

Here is what African Pride has to say about Olive Miracle Growth Oil:

Our Strengthening Growth Oil can used regularly to help stop breakage, split-end and dryness. It’s also excellent for skin, body and nail health. This multi-purpose oil is perfect for dry hair, scalp and skin. It adds the perfect balance of moisture and hydration to tresses. Smooth onto your skin or directly into your hair. Can also be used as a hot oil treatment.

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PROS

  1. I love the compact packaging.
  2. I love the texture of the oil. It feels good on our hair.
  3. It moisturises our hair beautifully. I use it along with the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner and they blend well together.
  4. I love the smell of the oil.
  5. It is quite affordable at £3.97.

CONS

None

I love this oil because our hair loves oil, and it performs brillantly as promised. This is my first bottle but I know for a fact I will be buying this African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil again.

Overall, I recommend both products, they work amazingly well on our hair are definitely worth a try.

Have you tried any of these products before? Sound off in the comment section below please.

Thanks for reading.