12 Jul 2016

Finally joined the #bunlife club!

- T r a n s i t i o n e d: November, 2012
- S e c o n d C h o p: May, 2015 (stopped chopping somewhere in July/August)
- H a i r t y p e: 4C and Kinky
- H a i r c o l o r: 1b
- N a t i o n a l i t y: Dutch
- B a c k g r o u n d: Nigerian (Edo)

21 Jun 2016

Hello washday...

Quick length check after my coconut pre-poo, detangling, washing and now conditioning with some protein ps. back to the heatcap and its like a moisture booster.

I think I am around 11 months (since I stopped cutting my hair), but I havent been keeping track. It feels like I cut my hair only yesterday and look at where it is now. This baby just loves to be left alone. I wash my hair every 3/4 weeks and just keep it in a bun/puff and lightly spray with water and some oil every morning if it is not in a protective style. But I do this honestly because timeeee y'all, but... it seems to be paying off well. I can't wait for the coming year, as my hair is a lot thicker I've noticed. I definitely took on my mums fast hair growth genes, I just need her thickness too!

But yeah... Hi! I'm still on this amazing, wonderful journey of healthy hair growth. 
Health over length. Simplicity and Minimalism.

2 Apr 2016

Next day bantu knot out.

Unravelled the twists one by one and put them into a bantu knot. 20 mins. I remember how easy this style is and how I used to use it to get a stretched out look. Ready for the night out with the girls!

1 Apr 2016

Washday (evening) Donee :)

When you get told that your hair has gotten thicker! Its nice to get second looks at your hair photos as its easy not to notice the changes. I've definitely been focusing on HEALTH on this journey, now I can't keep up with the growth (LENGTH). I love my hair! I'll be recording a hair update video soon and will be sharing the key things in my regimen that have made my detangling alot easier compared to my previous journey - prepooing is one of them! Detangling is such an ease, yes, I can't believe I'm saying it. But when you combine Kinky Curly Knot Today (the best detangler for 4C hair/any hair) with coconut oil, you create superslip!

I love having my wash day on Friday night to allow my hair to dry overnight, for a stretched out look on a Saturday morning. I simply soaked my hair in coconut oil and applied my hot oil treatment and covered my hair for 30 mins. Then I detangled my hair. It was really soft, and the hot oil treatment will continue to work its way while I detangle my hair. Then SHAMPOO, Then CONDITION. I'm so glad my hair is long enough to do all of that in twists.

19 Mar 2016

After detangling...

Let me tell you - my hair was the most easiest to detangle ever experienced! I use my fingers only to detangle my hair now, and the picture at the top is what I was left with from the shed hair. Sticking to fingers only has taught me about my hair, and how to properly handle it, and remove knots and tangles. That pre-poo did the magic. Also, can you notice my hair has thickened up? I noticed I had a lot more sections to twist up. JBCO hot oil treatment is doing the work!

Once I twisted my hair up, I went on to shampoo and deep condition with my avocado treatment. Only one twist untwisted so it's fair to say my hair is at a good length. And it feels great to have the twisting done and ready for a stretched look tomorrow. I'll be doing kinky twists tomorrow as the two week break is complete. Protective style time!


Overnight pre-poo with coconut oil

Last night I soaked my hair in coconut oil and moisturised my scalp with my hot oil treatment (with JBCO) and I went to bed. Woke up this morning to supersoft hair. I don't even think I'll need a detangler, all that coconut oil goodness provides natural slip for detangling. I cant wait for a good avo conditioning treatment after shampooing my hair. Hopefully my hair is long enough to wash in twists without it all loosening and untwisted. UPDATE: yes it is ( see next post ) !

5 Mar 2016

Hair Update: New Growth!

Protective Style is Key

I recently uploaded a video on protective styles and in particular focus on my favourite option: kinky twists/mini twists. I had kinky twists in for four weeks and I took them down yesterday (07/feb-05/march). Let me just say... the new growth and thickness took me by surprise! My hair feels so much thicker, and LONGER. It's like it grew like weed in the last month. And, I gave it a trim before I twisted it.

Protective style is so key! Don't take the fact for granted. And I also believe that my regimen (hot oil treatment (JBCO + oils) and avocado deep conditioning) had a lot to do with the wonderful state of my hair. My hair feels amazing. I am still surprised by how much it grew! So this protective styling/avocado thing is a thing! This year will be all about that, more avocado and more protecting, less wash and go's.



Complete Winter Wash Day Routine ▸ Avocado Olive Deep Condition 

Hi guys! I have my wash day routine series on my channel, but I wanted to share my full winter routine (twa wash routine), from oil pre-poo, condition to shampoo! Enjoy x

4 Simple Winter Protective Styles For Natural Hair Growth 

Hey guys, in this video I share my best protective styles for optimum hair growth and thickness - especially during the winter season!