Friday, 25 December 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Same ol Same ol!



Just another regular wash day. I shampooed with this shampoo one of my aunt’s gave me called Miss Beauty it’s made in South Africa. I would not recommend it I think I will give it back to her or something. I realized much later that it is actually a neutralizing colour indicator shampoo as well. It does not lather well, quite flat, has no scent I had to pump the bottle several times to get a good lather so no thank you I will not be using it again. The packaging was not appealing to me for lack of a better word but I have been disappointed by products in beautiful appealing packaging before so I usually try not to let the packaging dissuade me from purchasing or trying out a product. That being said manufacturers please bear in mind that packaging is it, so make sure that your product actually does what it says and comes in an appealing packaging as well; human beings are very visual the better the packaging the more inclined they are to want to try it out. Shampoo done I conditioned with Organics conditioner as usual; I am hooked on this conditioner I need to switch it up for my next wash before it gets too used to my hair. I haven’t gotten round to doing a proper deep conditioning treatment with products meant for that specific purpose since my touch up. Been running up and down, job hunting, running errands etc so I just let the regular conditioner sit on my hair for a little while before rinsing out.
 
Conditioner I highly recommend! Shampoo is a no no for me
So I am sitting here post t-shirt blotting, air drying my hair as I type this post. Honestly the way this conditioner leaves my hair feeling I don’t see the need to apply any leave in conditioner post rinsing so I simply applied coconut oil to seal in the moisture and let it air dry that way. My hair feels as soft as a feather pillow seriously. Since it is early evening my time I will just leave the scalp oiling with my amla/castor oil mix and moisturizing for tomorrow; I have done it this way severally and my hair is still usually soft and feeling moisturized the next morning.  And now I am hungry so off to make some veggie stir fried noodles and then resume my job applications, till next time ladies adios! And it just hit me that today is my actual 3yr blog anniversary! Happy anniversary Crowning Glory many more to come:)

My go to styles these days are 80% buns 20% braidouts they are just so user friendly:)
The Wash Day Experience

Monday, 2 November 2015

Touched up finally!



So I finally caved in and touched up at almost 32 weeks post, longest stretch so far! I used the same relaxer like I did last time.
 
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I self relaxed/texlaxed and strangely enough the process was much easier than previous times this time round. I detangled and then sectioned my hair into four parts unlike my usual three and quite honestly I prefer four sections to three. Much easier to work around. I based my scalp, hairline, neck and ears with the scalp protecting gel that came with the kit and then proceeded to self relax. I started off with a rat tail comb and abandoned it after the second application and used my hands instead I work faster with my hands as opposed to a using a comb, I smoothened using my hands as well. The entire process application, smoothening and wait time took about fifteen minutes. I rinsed it off and then neutralized using the neutralizing shampoo that came with the kit. I can’t remember how long I took rinsing and shampooing but it was quite long I don’t mess with residue relaxer so I had to make sure it was all out before conditioning. Conditioning done I rinsed off and then t-shirt dried, applied my leave in, coconut oil and then blow dried on medium heat. I will do a proper intensive deep condition in a few days I was out of time this time; so much to do so little time.
 
Results!
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The Wash Day Experience

Monday, 12 October 2015

DIY Conditioning Cap!


My hair and I are yet to decide on whether to touch up or get a long term protective style. I actually went two weeks without washing my hair the horror! It all boiled down to good old laziness nothing else until my scalp could take it no more and started itching like crazy so I finally had to wash it. Still living the bun life and loving it, low maintenance and hardly any manipulation. On wash day I took my bun down and detangled slightly and then,
Shampooed twice with liquified African Black Soap click here to see how I liquiefy mine,

And then conditioned with,


I am yet to find a conditioner that can rival this one. Great slip and smells great! The comb just glides through my 30 plus weeks post hair. I only had issues in sections where I did not detangle properly pre shampooing. Conditioner applied I let it sit on my hair for a while since I had to prepare a quick meal that had to go somewhere so I decided to cook first then rinse later. I wrapped cling film around my hair, scarf on top of that and proceed to make the meal. Later while in the midst of wrapping the food with tin foil I had the bright idea to wrap it on top of the cling film and then tie a scarf sort of like a DIY conditioning cap so I did exactly that (after wrapping the food first of course) and let it sit for maybe 20 more minutes. So it was a layer of conditioned hair, cling film, tin foil and then a scarf. I actually saw some conditioning caps that I liked at my local Beauty Supply Store last week I may just pick one up next time I pop in. Hair conditioned I rinsed it off and then t-shirt dried till damp applied my leave in conditioning cream and then let it air dry. I made four large jumbo braids later and oiled my scalp with my Amla/Castor oil mix the next morning since I did not want to stain my pillows with oil seeing as I washed my hair in the early evening. I really need to make up my mind on what to do with this hair in the next week or so my new growth is like a wild bush!

The Wash Day Experience

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Taking Stock: One!




I have been reading a lot of these taking stock posts on some of the blogs I follow and decided to do one as well. I am not sure how often I will be doing them or if I will even do more at all but here goes for the first one….Research tells me that this lovelyblogger started the “Taking Stock” posts way back in 2013 and quite a number of bloggers have joined in since then.

Making: room for some awesomeness coming my way
Cooking: a lot with wheat berries (whole wheat grains) these days
Drinking: lemon water
Reading: Maya Angelou’s “The Heart of a Woman”…second time round almost a decade later
Wanting: more than I could possibly afford right now
Looking: at my computer screen and TV at the same time
Playing: nothing
Wasting: plenty of time right now…not good at all and very unlike me
Sewing: nothing but I was gonna hem a trouser that does count…no?
Wishing: I could take the pain away for a dear dear sister friend going through a really tough time
Enjoying: my own company
Waiting: for someone to reply to my text message
Liking: how my hair smells; I just washed it:)
Wondering: if I should have a smoothie or not
Loving: these Plimsolls/Plimsoles I recently bought
Hoping: to travel more next year
Marvelling: at how fast the year has gone gheez slow down already!
Needing: a new phone, a tablet and a vacation not necessarily in that order
Smelling: my hair
Wearing: sweatpants and a tee
Following: the comments on this controversial post on my Facebook newsfeed
Noticing: how beautiful Hawaii is (I am watching TV:) I need to visit
Knowing: that joy comes in the morning
Thinking: of my dear dear sister friend going through a really tough time right now
Feeling: like making a smoothie but I am too lazy to get off this couch plus I don’t feel like washing out the blender this night. Done touching water for the day
Bookmarking: my paypal page; don’t ask
Opening: my browser
Giggling:  right on track with these TV people
Feeling: warm and cosyJ

I really had fun doing my very first taking stock post!  Initially I was not going to do the entire list but only pick what spoke to me; customize to suit my current mood but I found myself typing away without a break:) I would definitely do one again.