19 Jan 2013

My Hair: Faux Bun

A woman's hair, is her crowning glory; A gift from God, to be kept pure and true

I totally believe that I have been given a lot of hair by God because He knew that I could take care of it.
It is a shame that it has taken me this long to realise this but now that I have, I intend to keep it that way.

After over 20 years of having relaxed hair, I decided in February 2012 to go natural. After 10 months, I must say that this has been an adventure.

After loosing my 4th braids (I have the 5th one on now), I decided to chop off all traces of relaxed hair and try out a faux bun.
This is how it turned out.
my no makeup face on. How do I look?
People always wonder how I manage my hair when it is not in a protective style, especially as I am still relatively new in the natural hair game; well, I 'stumbled' on this product and it has changed my life.
It makes my hair soft, manageable, easy to comb and also provides moisture to it.
The only down-side is that I am unable to do any weave or twist-out styles as the hair becomes too soft to curl back on itself.

My natural hair sisters, what do you use to keep your hair soft and manageable but still healthy looking? 
I would also love some tips and tricks on how to do twist-outs as my arms always hurt every time I try.

5 comments

  1. I am going natural I'm in the transitioning stage right now and not really loving it lol. I have a protective style Bantu Knots but I can't wait to see my curls. Your hair looks nice.

    -Laideetam.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Laidee. I was impatient to see a full head of curls too and that was why I cut all the transitioning hair off as soon as I saw lengths of curl peeping under, lol.

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  2. Wow...its like we are totally in d same shoes on the hair issue, it'll be one year without a relaxer for me next month and am yet to big chop, my hair is in braids now though, to keep the hair soft and manageable,I deep condition...I made use of yoghurt once and just left it in my hair for about an hour and when I washed it out, my hair was shiny and really soft or you can make use of avocado pear honey a lil olive oil for your deep condition.(Some times I feel quite lazy and use just conditioner for my deep condition, avoid products with sulphate)
    I find that steaming my hair makes it really soft and manageable too and after washing and conditioning I rub in some shea butter/coconut oil. If you a weary of the smell of shea butter, you could try whipping up your own shea butter and add a lil essential oil(check out the videos on youtube,trust me,whipping shea butter is so worth the effort).
    If you need the hair to be managable and soft on the go, you could get a spritz bottle, put in a few drops of your conditioner(leave-in is good)in the bottle, a little olive oil, or any oil of you choice and then put water in the bottle, so when you need your hair to feel really soft/you want to comb your hair and it feels really dry,you could spritz your hair with this mixture and voila...all soft and shiny.(Wow,I did say a lot,lol)
    .......Thenigerianscorpio.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow...its like we are totally in d same shoes on the hair issue, it'll be one year without a relaxer for me next month and am yet to big chop, my hair is in braids now though, to keep the hair soft and manageable,I deep condition...I made use of yoghurt once and just left it in my hair for about an hour and when I washed it out, my hair was shiny and really soft or you can make use of avocado pear+honey +a lil olive oil for your deep condition.(Some times I feel quite lazy and use just conditioner for my deep condition, avoid products with sulphate)
    I find that steaming my hair makes it really soft and manageable too and after washing and conditioning I rub in some shea butter/coconut oil. If you a weary of the smell of shea butter, you could try whipping up your own shea butter and add a lil essential oil(check out the videos on youtube,trust me,whipping shea butter is so worth the effort).
    If you need the hair to be managable and soft on the go, you could get a spritz bottle, put in a few drops of your conditioner(leave-in is good)in the bottle, a little olive oil, or any oil of you choice and then put water in the bottle, so when you need your hair to feel really soft/you want to comb your hair and it feels really dry,you could spritz your hair with this mixture and voila...all soft and shiny.(Wow,I did say a lot,lol)
    ...Thenigerianscorpio.blogspot.com

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    1. O wow, a lot information Mofe (yes you said a lot, lol)
      Thanks so much. I have decided to be more committed to my natural hair this year so I am soaking up all the information I can get.

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