23 Jan 2016

My week of hair 18/1/16

  • I did an avocado treatment this week and my hair feels so soft and moisturised after it. It's definitely a go-to treatment especially during winter. My hair just feels luscious after it. Note, to do it before shampooing as the bits can get stuck in the tresses but they do come out easily. I have not felt the need to overly moisturise my hair since I did my treatment which is just great.
  • I just spent last night doing mini twists in my hair. I actually LOVE doing them. I start out of boredom and by the time you know it I've done my whole hair. Still short though, but my scalp feels tight for once as I have not done any form or twists/braids since I cut my hair.
  • I will be sharing a video soon where I show you how to steam-moisturise your hair in the shower!

12 Jan 2016


Back to one of my old favs on Youtube! Her instagram is hairlicious!

My New Minitwists Inspiration

My New Minitwists Inspiration

Like Nap85, Kinkystyles1980 has a set regimen whenever she does her mini twists/braids. But I have been binge watching on her videos again and I just love the results and the way her hair looks so visually healthy and thicker in each video so I wanted to learn her regimen. Here's Kinkystyles1980 minitwist tutorial. She takes her braids/twists down, oils her hair and roots to loosen up the bottom build-up, then she deep conditions with her avocado treatment. She then washes, and conditions as she detangles.

This will be my new minitwists regimen the moment I reach that length. I'll get onto my avocado treatments after keeping my twists in for 4-5 weeks to rejuvenate my hair! Avocado Oil is what I always use in my deep conditioners, but the actual fruit does more wonders to our tresses.


Jennell B Stewart (BlakIzBeautiful) has a great video on mini twists and how she does it aswell. Check it out!


As you know, I have been following natural hair journeys on Youtube for over 3 years now, and I have my favourites - the ones that I love have been on youtube for more than 5 years and continue to this day bring out a new video here and there. One thing I know for sure is that their regimen was on point, they had fun taking care of their hair, were/are very knowledgable about natural hair care and their own hair and have grown own their long hair beautifully.

I think I have shared a long list of my favourite Youtube naturalistas but I have those naturalistas who are just amazing. One of them has always been Naptural85. Watching her old videos again is like therapy, and noting that she has not changed her regimen all that much is inspiring. Another natural, who I actually forgot about but got randomly reminded of, is Kinkystyles1980. This go-happy, natural has the most beautiful, long, thick and lucious kinky 4c hair. It's truly inspiring, I'm not sure why I didn't include her in my 4C Hair Inspiration Video. They both have their videos from when they started out on a twa, its so inspiring to see!

Another strategy that these two beauties have in come is their choices of protective styles - apart from  being dedicated to natural hair products and treatments such as the very popular Avocado/mayo/egg/yoghurt treatment (which is in my staple and has been recommended to me by a friend) - they are serious about their protective styles. Guess which one... MINI TWISTS! I can testify for my self that in my previous journey, mini twists have just been amazing for me and I was initially inspired by Nap85. BlakIzBeautiful is also another long-term youtuber who can testify to the benefits of minitwists - timesaving in the long-term, flexible in style, super easy to do!  The growth and thickness that would be visible after my take downs were amazing when I'd keep them in for 4 weeks. I cannot wait for my hair to be at that length again so I can put my hair into those twists. Check out my Youtube videos for more!


9 Jan 2016

My go to style... The puff!

My hair is at that length where I can put it into a bun and it feels amazing. Such a easy, go-to style. My wash and go' puff is what I do daily before going to work. No gel, just water and oil/butter. It's even longer when I stretch it out with a twist-out.