Things To Know Before Going Natural Hair | Black America Web

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Things To Know Before Going Natural Hair | Black America Web.

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A Woman’s Worth

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True!

Black Zulu

WomansWorth

I was attempting to do a mini photoshoot with myself to get a new profile pic and for some reason, this image spoke to me. I see the very essence of a strong black woman – passion, self-respect, self-acception and pride. If only we can all see that what men sees us as worth is a fair measure of the value we place on ourselves.

Have a lovely weekend Curlies xx

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Welcome Home Jesus

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…and He did just for me! Amazing.

Afrophire Magazine

he-is-risen-webToday’s Scripture: When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 NIV)

I vividly remember the day he left home. The time had come for him to fulfill is priestly duties. His time of service had arrived just as the priests of old whose lot had come up to serve in my courts. In my heart I knew that he was well prepared to fulfill the mission I had given him. As he slowly walked to the door, he took a glance back and smiled. I could see the look of both passion and courage in his eyes as he lovingly said his goodbyes. It all seemed quite strange because we had never been apart since the beginning of time until now.

One day while teaching his disciples, I heard him say, “If you have seen me…

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My ‘Ultimate’ Castor Oil Challenge – First Update!

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Hiya! Today I’m doing my first update one month into ‘my ultimate castor oil challenge’! So far, so good. I must say that a few days before I started the contest officially I started applying Castor Oil to my roots just so I start getting used to oil application to my roots everyday…

When I started ‘my ultimate castor oil challenge’, my intended regimen was:

  1. Apply Castor Oil to my scalp everyday, paying attention to my temples
  2. Quick massage after each application
  3. Co-wash once a week to remove excess oil, otherwise
  4. Wash once every two weeks with Dudu-Osun soap
  5. Have Castor Oil rinse once a month
  6. Deep-condition my hair once a month

Actually, I tweaked it a bit, sooooo this is what my regimen has actually been:

  1. Applied JBCO to my scalp every morning (7 days in a week) and every evening (at least 5 out 7 days in a week)…too much oil huh?!…concentrated on my temples.
  2. Quick massage after each application
  3. Had a protein treatment, once a month, with Honey and Castor Oil
  4. Deep conditioned, once a month, with Mayonnaise and Castor Oil
  5. Co-washed every Saturday (after the treatment or conditioning)
  6. Had Castor Oil rinse once a month
  7. Washed with Dudu-Osun once a month (after the Castor Oil rinse)

So these are photos of my first update…

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So far, I’ve been impressed with the results I have – especially at my temples, I see new growth. I’m hoping to get better results by my second update.

I’ve read about other people taking supplements to aid hair growth. Apart from the supplements I had been taking long before I entered into the challenge – Forever Bee Pollen and Forever Absorbent-C, I actually refused to take anything because I want to see what ONLY Castor Oil can do to my hair, it’s the ‘Castor Oil’ challenge afterall, aint it? So, I’m sticking to only castor oil for now…maybe after the challenge, I will enter into the growth challenge and then incorporate some of the growth aids that I have in my kitchen that I recently found out works well in hair growth.

Have you done this challenge before? What has been your experience? Please share – we all learn from experiences…

Yellow Igbo Girl’s thoughts on natural hair in Nigeria

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Babe, you captured it all. I couldn’t have said it better with all these details. I plan to rock my natural hair and I don’t care what people’s opinion are, after all they are entitled to it. I natural hair is what GOD Himself gave me (I am fearfully and wonderfully made) and I plan to enjoy this heritage. Thanks for such a detailed post!

COILY HEAD OF HAIR

Re-blogged from Yellow Igbo Girl’s blog

My Afro is going to be one year, in september. And I’m super excited to have reached this point.
And as much as I want the long luscious hair, I also want to enjoy my hair, so I’m not afraid of the dye bottle at all at all.
Anyway,I’ve gradually been planning my move back to Nigeria, permanently. And one of the things I considered, was whether I could survive with my natural hair, in these parts. And I made a few observations:
1. Nigerian Hair Salons are anti-natural hair: The moment you walk into a salon, to make your natural hair, the first thing they’ll ask, is if you’re ‘deeper life’.
Next thing, they’ll go ‘Aunty, this your hair too hard oh. E too plenty oh. You no go relaz your hair’?
I remember when I first went natural, and didn’t know the…

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My ‘Ultimate’ Castor Oil Challenge

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I read about “Castor Oil Challenge’ for the first time on BlackZulu‘s blog. After reading positive comments and seeing the photos shared I decided I would be in this challenge.

Today is the first day of ‘my ultimate castor oil challenge’. Now I’m so excited about it because I’m so looking forward to the ‘ultimate change’. My intended regimen during this challenge (for the next 3 months) is:

  1. Apply Castor Oil to my scalp everyday, paying attention to my temples
  2. Quick massage after each application
  3. Co-wash once a week to remove excess oil, otherwise
  4. Wash once every two weeks with Dudu-Osun soap
  5. Have Castor Oil rinse once a month
  6. Deep-condition my hair once a month

During this period, I also plan to use ONLY CASTOR OIL as my growth aid. I would definitely use shea-butter but without my usual oils (olive, argan, jojoba, coconut, tea-tree) mixed in it.

These are my pre-challenge photos…

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The first update will be on May 1, 2014.

SO, let the challenge begin….. (drums rolling)

My first Oil Rinsing!

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I had my oil rinse on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in preparation for ‘my Ultimate Castor Oil Challenge’ which begins on Tuesday, April 01, 2014.

How I did my oil rinse:
1. I washed my hair thoroughly with water and Dudu-Osun soap
2. Rinsed
3. Covered my hair with Castor Oil (Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil), and massaged for about a minute
4. Applied conditioner (Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse) over the oil , then detangled
5. Waited for about 30 minutes (or more – I think)
6. Rinsed
7. Applied leave-in conditioner (Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner) and shea-butter (original form), and left to air-dry

I decided to twist my hair the following day so that it would be easy for me to apply Castor oil to the roots of my hair during the challenge. While twisting my hair, I noticed that my hair had retained moisture, which is what I’ve always wanted. I plan to do this once a month after the challenge!

These are the pictures of the products I used:

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Thanks for sharing the tips Zu!