How to transition successfully

 

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Hi hair lovers!!!

If you do not want to do a big chop, then transitioning is a good option when going natural. The journey is very lengthy and it has highs and lows, but when you know what you are doing and you are having the right products for your hair then it will be smooth sailing.

 

What you must know is that during the transitioning process you will deal with different textures of hair, there will be your natural hair and the relaxed hair. Where these two textures meet is the demarcation line, where there could be a potential for breakage.

 

To minimise and stop breakage while transitioning, you can follow these following steps:

  • Moisture retention – since you will be dealing with two textures, most of the time our natural hair is prone to dryness. Find a good moisturiser that is paraben and sulphate free. Incorporate a good moisturising routine.
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  • Protective styling – protective styling can be anything you want to do to hair that minimises manipulation to your hair, while it is best to implement this step but you must always remember to take care of your hair even while its in the protective style.
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  • Conditioning –  regular conditioning is very important to maintain the strands elasticity and moisture, and for also manageability. Deep conditioners must be use at least weekly in your hair regimen, leave-in conditioners must be use after washing your hair and whenever your hair feels dry and thirsty.
  • No heat – try as much as you can to stay away from heat like blow dryers, flat irons. If you have to use heat, always use a heat protector.
  • Lastly – Patience – it took you time to reach the length your relaxed hair is, so it will take time to see results

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Do you incorporate any of these steps in your transitioning phase?

Love Lebogang

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Product review -BioLife Biotin

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Hi hair lovers!!!

 

On the 1st of May I started my growth challenge, which includes using bioting as my growth aid. Biotin has many benefits like growing your hair thick and also helps with your metabolism.

The product advises that you must take 1 capsule per day after a meal. I did according to the directions for the whole of May. In June I upped my dosage to 2 capsules per day, which was not bad for my skin unless if I forget to stick to my 2 -3lts of water a day.

Product details:

  • Hair: Promotes hair growth, keeps hair strong & healthy, prevents breakage.
  • Nails: Strengthens brittle nails.
  • Skin: Relieves rashes & dermatitis.
  • Metabolism: Helps the body to process fats, carbohydrates & protein. Supports healthy, sustainable weight management.
  • Blood sugar: Helps to keep glucose levels steady, preventing blood sugar spikes.
  • Energy: Alleviates lethargy and mild depression.

BioLife Biotin is preservative-free and suitable for vegans.

Directions

  • Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care professional.
  • Store below 25°C.

Warnings

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding moms should consult a medical professional before taking this supplement.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients

Biotin 5mg (5000mcg)

 

Pros:

  • Thicker hair, my hair is now thick which is a bonus for me as I used to relay mainly on henna for this volomous look,
  • Less breakage,
  • My nails are much stronger now

 

Cons:

  • Breakouts when not consuming enough water.
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I will continue to take the biotin capsule until the last day of my challenge, I don’t think I can take pills for the rest of my life. I will have to continue incorporating healthy meals and an exercise regime.

New Month New products!!!

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Hi hair lovers!!

 

Just when I thought the product junkie in me is dying out, I finally got my hands on hair products which are made in South African. The products are made by a beautiful lady Karabo. I first saw her  feature on Frochic. The best part is that she’s from Limpopo, whoop whoop.

 

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She has three products which is a shampoo, conditioner and a moisturising shea butter. The products are sulphate free which means my hair will not be stripped off its natural oils. I will be trying these two products and will give a review soon on them.

 

What new products have you purchased?

Love

NKM

December Product Stash

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Hi hair lovers

The product junkie in me came alive this month with products I purchased online from Faithful to Nature, and Natural Moisture. I mostly purchase my oils from Faithful to nature, but this time I wanted to try out new oils. In my stash I bought grapeseed, jojoba oil and the usual which are castor, Avocado, and coconut oil.

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I purchased the African black soap, indigo powder and Shea butter from Natural Moisture. I really needed the indigo powder because I bought the Henna powder from Faithful to Nature last year, but I am not in favour of the red colour it gives. Hence the indigo to return my original colour.

I will be doing the Black soap review soon.

 

Which product have you purchased this festive season?

Love

NKM

Hot oil challenge

Hi Hair lovers!

I have joined the hot oil challenge which is started by Jen of just grow already and Jay of Relaxed Thairapy.

 

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So now last week I went to a Natural hair salon Urban Zulu which is in down town Jozi. The hairstylist washed and conditioned my hair. He then warmed Olive oil by NatMoisture, I sat under the hooded drier.

After rinsing I noticed that my hair was much stronger and full of elasticity, even during the drying process I did not loose much hair. Its three days now since the treatment and my hair is still moisturised.

I have also noticed that I have less to no knots and my ends are no longer crispy like before. I will definitely continue using the treatment.

 

Have you used the Hot Oil Treatment? How did your hair feel like?

Love NKM