Rosewater – Nakumatt Supermarket – Kshs. 65
In order to retain your hairs length, it’s essential to get rid of those knots and tangles. I advice that, when detangling, start from the tips working your way down to the roots.
The reason I include rosewater in my spritz bottle, instead of using plain tap water is because it moisturizes my hair within a very short time, seconds actually, thereby making detangling so much easier and faster.
Alison’s Ideal Castor Oil – Naivas – Kshs. 65
Alison’s Ideal Olive Oil – Nakumatt- Kshs. 57
Naturals can swear to this, a pre-poo is extremely important.
Pre-pooing refers to applying an oil treatment to hair prior to shampooing and conditioning. I can tell you for free, it does wonders to hair, from making it super moisturized and protecting the hair follicle from those nasty chemicals in shampoos and conditioners to improving your hair’s texture and sheen.
I used to use super cheap shampoos and conditioners, evidence here, for the lame reason that, “hey! I’m gonna wash it off anyway! So why spend a “fortune”?” What I didn’t realize back then is that they were striping my hair of all its goodness while cleansing it.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a picture I posted a few days back on my wash-day, of an egg and avocado.
I’ll create a separate post on how I make avocado hair mask.
After cleansing my hair with shampoo, I apply a D.I.Y hair mask to my wet hair and cover it with a shower-cap for 30 minutes. When it’s done working its magic, I wash it off then condition my hair as usual, before giving it a last rinse.
I mostly air dry my hair after rinsing and wrapping it up with an old t-shirt to get rid of excess water, but sometimes, though I dislike it, I do visit salons to blow-dry my hair.
Parachute Coconut Oil – Yogi Enterprises (Eldoret) – Kshs. 350
I’m in love with the coco!… Coconut oil makes my hair so happy you guys!!! I’m currently using Parachute coconut oil, I got it recently due to all the hype it gets from the “natural hair community” and all I can say is that it totally lives up to its hype, for real, it’s the bomb.com! I use it once a week.
I also use Vatika Coconut Hair Oil, this particular one I use daily on my hair, unlike other coconut products, I can stand its smell, it has a pretty nice scent which I like. It also contains herbs which make hair very healthy.
In case I go to the salon, I often hand my stylist Venus pomade to use on my hair, then, on the daily, I’ll use Dark and Lovely Olive Oil Moisturizer to moisturize my straightened hair or Alison’s Chic Curl Activating Gel when making bantu knots.
The three pictures in this post show how my hair looks after an hour of washing, moisturizing and finger combing, basically what I would call “my wash & go.”
I try my best to do a protective hair style at night on my hair, before I sleep, this makes my hair a lot more manageable in the morning and if I do say so myself… On fleek!… Sorry, I just had to.