Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair 

You’ve decided to transition, congratulations 🎊. Now you’re wondering what next? How do I handle different textures on my head and when do I decide to chop?

Here are a few tips based on my journey:  Continue reading “Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair “

Skin deep

An update on my skin woes

If you’ve read my previous posts here and here you’ll know that I have acne prone skin. I’ve been suffering with acne since puberty. I was on heavy prescription medication in my first year of varsity and I hated it. The side effects were terrible. It left my skin dry , itchy, discoloured and no amount of vaseline could moisturise my lips. But I haven’t had a problem since then, aside from the occasional breakout, until this year.  Continue reading “Skin deep”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2

Its a continuation from  Part 1 of my trip to Bali, as promised. Still on day 2 of our visit, it was a packed day :). We visited one of the many water sports centres for an underwater adventure. Bikini clad, we jumped onto a speed boat which jetted through the water to a stationed post, behold our under water sea walk. I am not much of an adrenaline junkie so my nerves were already shell shocked from the speed on the boat. We were escorted off the the boat, onto a temporary platform floating on the water, where we were given appropriate gear (shoes and an oxygen helmet) and a safety talk. Continue reading “Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 1

I have not been able to write about Bali, (which I visited mid-way through June), until now, but I figured better late than never.😃. I’ve decided to split my Bali travel over 2 posts. My initial post was getting lengthy and I want you to read to the end.

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember that I was in Singapore and traveled from there to Bali, with friends. The flight from Singapore to Bali was less than 3 hours. Of course, Singapore is right up there with the world’s most developed, so landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Bali,  was a stark contrast. In actual fact, a comparison would be unjustified so I will not attempt it.

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Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro 

You’ve big chopped and are now faced with a styling natural hair dilemma. You’re in luck because its all smooth sailing from here. The best part about my TWA was…wash and go. My wash day routine was simple. I could wash, moisturize, rub my flat palm gently on my hair and I was ready to head out (not forgetting a popping lip colour). Continue reading “Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro “

Wrap it Up

I have a 3 day work week, yay. I wore head wraps for the three days. Mostly, because I didn’t want to touch my hair, while keeping my kinks tucked away in two strand twists. I had someone ask me if I was wearing a head wrap because I was having a bad hair day (LOL). That got me thinking about wrapped heads and choice, and here we are.

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My Current Hair Routine

Let’s get down to the business of natural hair- taking good care of it. This is in many cases why women are afraid to go natural. I’ve heard it all and I said it all , before I took the plunge:  ‘But it’s so hard’, ‘how do you get a comb through it?’, ‘it’s so sore’, ‘it’s so much work’ and and and… the good news is, it’s not true, none of it. What is true, is that my 4C hair is easily manageable.  At my current length I am using the regimen below for my natural hair care. It was most definitely less effort  when my hair was barely there, but I am loving each phase as I go along. So here goes.  Continue reading “My Current Hair Routine”