My regimen [Updated]

My regimen [Updated]
I’ve had to update my regimen to suit the climate here in Shanghai. My washdays are simpler, less frequent and I’ve added heat to my regimen.

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Crochet braids for protective styling

Crochet braids for protective styling
Summer in Shanghai…there’s nothing like it! The humidity is such a hater it wont let me be great. I decided not to fight this battle this summer and just keep my hair in some kind of protective style.

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I love my hair

I love my hair
I've worn some kind of fake hair almost my whole life. Weaves, wigs and braids. They were my beauty crutch. I loved having long flowing hair and they made me feel beautiful.

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Natural Hair and Water Sports

Natural Hair and Water Sports
Recently, I travelled to The Philippines. I went scuba diving, snorkeling and paddle boarding. I posted the pictures on my social media and a lot of people wanted to know one thing, "How did you manage that with your hair?"

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Detangling Natural Hair Made Easy

Detangling Natural Hair Made Easy
One of the challenges of natural hair is detangling in a very efficient way such that you do not lose much hair from breakage. Removing shed hairs and knots should be the only outcome. However, this is easier said than done.

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Hair Resolutions for Chinese New Year!

Hair Resolutions for Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year in a few days and I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions because I end up not sticking to them then feeling useless at the end of the year!

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Prosana Update

Prosana Update
A while ago I wrote a post about Prosana hair and nail booster. A few people have since asked me for an update.

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Incorporating heat into my regimen

Incorporating heat into my regimen
I’ve decided to incorporate heat into my regimen because the humidity in shanghai has defeated me and with my new work schedule, I just don’t have the time to detangle and manage my hair every day.

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5 reasons why you should pre-poo

5 reasons why you should pre-poo
Pre-poo is a way to condition and moisturize your hair before you shampoo because shampoos are known to strip your hair of its natural oils.

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Black Tea Rinse For Less Shedding And Thicker Hair

Black Tea Rinse For Less Shedding And Thicker Hair
There are a lot of DIY hair treatments around and after being natural for over two years, I thought I had tried them all.

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Good Hair Today!

Good Hair Today!
Inside the BEST salon in town!

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6 ways to add garlic to your regimen

6 ways to add garlic to your regimen
As discussed in a this post, garlic is very beneficial to our hair when applied topically as well. It smells quite a lot and it is up to you to decide whether you would want to add garlic to your hair care regimen.

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Tips for wash day

Tips for wash day
Wash days need not stop your whole world. Agreed? But they often do and it is not funny. To help you (and myself) not to dread washing your kinks, I came up with a few tips that if followed, should make your wash day more or less like any other day...

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How to get the perfect twist out with KeraCare

How to get the perfect twist out with KeraCare
For a silky, shiny and well-defined twist out that lasts a couple of days, try using KeraCare products and follow these steps;

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5 benefits of protective styling

5 benefits of protective styling
If you've done any research into promoting hair growth, you've probably heard of "protective styles." You know which hairstyles are considered protective, such as braids, weaves, twists and buns. But are they really necessary?

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How to promote hair growth and prevent breakage during winter.

How to promote hair growth and prevent breakage during winter.
Winter is creeping in and the air is getting drier.

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Oils for Natural hair

Oils for Natural hair
You don’t always have to buy fancy, big name hair products for your hair. Sometimes, the best products for your hair can be found in the kitchen.

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Great hair, skin and nails in a bottle!

Great hair, skin and nails in a bottle!
I’ve heard so much about Biotin and its benefits that I went out and got myself a bottle of 60 capsules from Clicks for R110.00!

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Benefits of Aloe Vera

Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and other micronutrients which are beneficial to the hair and scalp.

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Conditioning Beer Rinse

Conditioning Beer Rinse
My boyfriend always laughs at the “weird” stuff I put on my hair. Apparently everything in the kitchen ends up on my head. The weirdest thing he doesn’t know I do is what I do to his beer.

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How to travel with natural hair

How to travel with natural hair
In my attempt to travel light and airline restrictions, I once found myself in Morocco without my hair care products. My hair wasn’t in a protective style like how I normally travel, it was the middle of summer, 45 degrees and the air was super dry.

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How to grow long healthy hair

How to grow long healthy hair
There is still no scientific way to accelerate the growth of hair. But there are a number of ways to stimulate healthy hair growth, as well as a range of conditions that should be avoided if you want your hair to grow faster.

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How to moisturize natural hair; The LOC method

How to moisturize natural hair; The LOC method
Water is important to our hairs health; drinking it and directly putting it on our hair. Our hair is made up of approximately 10-15% water and it can easily absorb and lose this water. This is why moisturizing and sealing is important.

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How to go Natural

How to go Natural
Now that you’ve made the decision to go natural, there are two ways of going about it; do a "big chop" (cut off all of your relaxed hair and start from scratch) or slowly "transition" from relaxed to natural hair (grow out your relaxer)

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For Beginners

For Beginners
So you’re a new natural and you’re not quite sure what your hair needs to grow thick, healthy and strong? Look no further, the list below has everything you need to know about the products your natural hair needs

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Simple protective styling

Simple protective styling
What's the deal with protective styles? Many women with long hair swear by them. They insist that keeping their hair's ends up and out of sight helps them to retain length. So is it true?

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Natural Hair Tools

Natural  Hair Tools
Now that you’re natural or transitioning, there are some tools you’ll need in your hair regime that will make your life a lot easier.

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Protective Styling for Optimal Hair Growth and Retention

Protective Styling for Optimal Hair Growth and Retention
Hair growth ultimately occurs by a twofold process: Hair Emergence and Retention.

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How to use olive oil on natural hair

How to use olive oil on natural hair
Olive oil is a fantastic conditioner for hair, but there are many other things about this essential oil that make it a great go-to for hair care.

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Benefits of Coconut oil

Benefits of Coconut oil
Extra virgin coconut oil is my Holy Grail product. The day I discovered it changed my life forever! I use it for EVERYTHING!

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