Your hair, your pride

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I know you like what you see and you wishing you could go natural right?
It is not a bad idea to start transitioning.
What about those who have joined the movement and are still struggling? The time of struggling is over. You can also rock your hair whether short or long.

STOP STRUGGLING
Don’t tell me you planning to relax that hair again.
I understand that keeping a natural hair can be tasking but that’s because you are not giving it time and you not taking good care of it.
Your hair needs water which means you need drink lots of water daily. Also, it is good to sprinkle. I have a bottle of water mixed with natural oils and I sprinkle regularly just to keep the hair hydrated to avoid breakage.
You also need to limit the heat you apply to that hair of yours. For me, it is a NO NO to flat irons and hot combs.
Try and reduce the stress and also eat well: lots of protein would do.

ROCKING THAT HAIR
I know some of you say you don’t know how to style your hair, I also felt same but trust me it’s no big deal. If you want to rock your hair, you would have to limit protective styling. There are times I don’t want to be found on braids weave-on or even a wig, I just want to flaunt my hair and let it breathe and you can do same.
There are different styles, bantu knots, wash & go, pineapple, flat twists, high bun, twist-out, the regular afro…there are so many or you can come up with yours like I love to do.

SHAMPOOING
For me, I limit my use of shampoo except if it contains shea butter or olive oil if not, I prefer to co-wash: I usually heat up honey and mix with an oil of my choice and apply to my hair, leave it overnight and wash with conditioner and I am good. Lukewarm water is advisable when washing your hair.

HAIR PRODUCTS
There are so many hair products out there and it can be confusing on which to use but I prefer to stick to the natural ones : Shea butter, Olive oil, Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil you just name it and you know their benefits but what about banana?
Don’t give me that look, yes Banana
BANANA HAIR MASK (Honey version)
The recipe is simple’ all you need is
3 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoon of yoghurt
1 table spoon of milk (optional)
Blend the ingredients together, rinse your hair with warm water before applying mixture, leave the mixture for an hour then rinse out and co-wash. You can also add coconut or olive oil.
NOTE: Your hair is not alive so it can’t repair itself. You have got to do the work.

Don’t hesitate to drop your comments and tips.

Have a great weekend rocking that hair. Would sure love to see pictures. You could tag me on IG:pamsotuphotography

2 Responses

  1. victoria
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    Can you explain a little on the co-washing pls

    • Pamsotu
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      Co-washing is the same as conditioner washing instead of using shampoo on your hair and it’s better because most of the shampoos contains sulphate so when you wash your hair, it takes away all the oils leaving the hair clean but dry but that doesn’t happen when you co-wash.

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