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November Essentials: Natural Hair Products I’m Loving

Natural hair products - long Nigerian hair

November is here! This could also mean harmattan is here. You may need to switch your natural hair products to meet your hair needs for this new month. Let’s check out some my natural hair November essentials:

1. Jamaican Mango & Lime Coconut Leave-in Conditioner: This product completes my wash day. My hair gets really soft as soon as I apply this product on it during my wash days. Because it is actually quite thick, I mix it with water in a spray bottle before applying it.

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2. Tree of the Field Unrefined Coconut Oil: A lot of people swear by coconut oil, but I have not been so lucky as it makes my hair too hard when I use it as a moisturizer. But I discovered a better way to use coconut oil. It works perfectly for my hair when I pre-poo. Using coconut oil for pre-poo strengthens my hair against the harsh effects of my shampoo.

Natural hair products - long Nigerian hair

3. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream: One of my latest favorite natural hair products is this. My twists out have way more definition since I started using this curling product. It came as a gift and it has done a good job to my hair so far.

Natural hair products - long Nigerian hair

4.Olive Oil: This has been my go-to hair oil for a while now. I love the fact that it does not smell strong and it is not too heavy. During my wash day, this is the oil I use to seal in moisture into my hair. Lest I forget, it also does a great job at adding shine to my hair.

5.Ouchless Bands: Considering that I bought them for N300, they have been super useful to me. They do not snag my hair as other hair bands. This is because they do not have the adjoining metal that other bands have.

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So tell us, which natural hair products have made your journey an easy breeze this October.

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Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Hello! I can only guess that as you are reading this post, you already have a jar of Hair Wonder Treatment Cream in your house. I had lots of friends who advertised this product to me. I have seen in on the major online stores in Nigeria. I went to the popular & ever-crowded Eko Idumota market over the weekend and I saw at least 2 women hawking this product. I became so curious that I bought one for myself. So, let’s move on to the Hair Wonder Treatment Cream review.

Ingredients: One of the reasons lots of ladies on a natural journey have been flocking towards this product is because it claims to have only natural ingredients in it. It contains Shea butter, coconut oil, lemon grass, etc. See the remaining ingredients below:

Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Claims: They include hair growth, anti-dandruff, hair loss treatment, moisturizing, etc. See the rest below.

Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Price: I purchased mine for N500, but i had to pay a delivery fee of N200. Total came to N700.

Consistency: This product is neither too thick or too runny. It is somewhere in the middle. It reminds me of the consistency of the regular hair creams you find in the supermarkets. However, it melts & becomes a bit runny when the weather is really warm.

Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Smell: The smell is a bit hard to define. I could perceive lightly shea butter and a mix of most likely the other ingredients.

Does my hair love it? My hair has an open relationship with creams & butter generally. For the Hair Wonder Treatment Cream, I applied it very lightly on my scalp. For me, using too much of it makes my scalp too much.

Other uses: If I intend to use Hair Wonder Treatment Cream long term, I will most likely use it as a sealant during my wash days.

Reviews on Nigerian online shops:

Hair Wonder Treatment Cream Review

Have you used Hair Wonder Treatment Cream? Did you notice any improvement on your hair? Please share with so we can all learn.

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ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review

Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017. Today’s product is one of my favorite protein deep conditioners. I started using it at the beginning of my hair journey, and I have stuck with it since then. Anytime I noticed that my hair remained dull & lifeless no matter how often I deep conditioned, I quickly turn to my ApHogee Keratin treatment. As soon as  I am done with it, my hair is restored to life. I use it every 6 weeks so that my hair does not become unnecessarily hard. Below is the Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review.

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review.

Price: I bought 8oz at N2,800 last year. However, due to the current inflation, it is currently sold between N3,800- N4900 on online stores.

Product Claim from ApHogee’s Website:

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor is a powerful, one step treatment that should be used for home use, between salon visits.  This concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins does wonders to restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment.  It is recommended on tinted, bleached or relaxed hair.  ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor helps repair damage caused by chlorine and hard water.  Apply on clean hair in shower and rinse to treat brittle hair with cuticle damage and moderate breakage.  It soothes irritated scalp and may be applied following each shampooing until the healthy condition of the hair is restored.

Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review
ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor applied to hair

Consistency: It is semi-thick & not runny.Little goes a long way with this product.

Does my hair love it? Ah! Of course. Only that I have to do a moisturizing deep conditioning session afterwards so that my hair is not to hard.

Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Review
Dried & moisturized hair after using the product

How long does the product last? I use this product every 6-8 weeks. Most times, I use an 8 oz bottle for an entire year.

Will I continue to use ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor? It is officially my staple product for keratin treatment.

Ingredients:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Behenamidopropylamine Behenatem Stearolkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocodimonium Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Hydrolzed Mucopolysac Charides, Sodium Coco Collagen Amino Acids, Wheat Germ Fatty Acids, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Squalane, Avocado Oil, Acetimide MEA, Panthenol, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sulfur, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium 10, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium, Chloride Phosphate, Tallowtrimonium Chloride, Nonoxynol 10, Cocoyl Sarcosine, Sorbitol, Fragrance, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Ever tried ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor? Please share your thoughts.

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Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

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Product Review- Magic Hair Drying Cap

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Ever heard of a magic hair drying cap? Well,  I was on the Jumia website when I stumbled on the Magic hair Drying cap. I was really curious to find out what was exactly magical about this product. I was not just sold on the word `magical`, I was attracted by the fact that it is a microfiber towel and it does not excessively dry out the hair. It has been said that regular towels can excessively dry out your hair and even the friction can cause hair breakage.

Material: Microfiber.

Price: The price was N580. I paid a shipping cost of N200. That is a total of N780.

Instructions:  These were provided on the back of the pack.They are quite easy to follow as well.

magic hair drying cap - long Nigerian hair

Does my hair love it? I wore the cap after rinsing out my leave in conditioner. I was surprised it covered the volume of my hair. It did not excessively dry out my hairl.

magic hair drying cap - long Nigerian hair

Concern: There were purple turfs coming out of the cap which stuck to my hair. I am not sure if this is normal with all microfiber fabrics.

Will I continue to use Magic Hair Drying Cap? I will most likely use it interchangeably with my cotton t-shirt.

Ever dried your hair with a microfiber fabric? Please share your thoughts.

 

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ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo Review

ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo Review

In the past, I have used lots of shampoo from various brands. Some made my hair too dry, others had a funny smell I hated. I remember a particular brand that claimed to detangle hair, left my hair in a hot mess when used. When I decided to buy my next shampoo, I made sure I paid attention to the ingredients in it. Immediately I saw “no sulphate” on the bottle of ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo, I quickly grabbed it. It also contains mint & peppermint

Ingredients:

Many products have the usual scientific jargon. Here’s how the ORS website describes the ingredients:

Peppermint: offers cleansing, moisturizing, and soothing benefits. Aloe Vera: rich in allantoin, vitamin A, vitamin E and essential fatty acids that support the regeneration and balance of moisture. Aloe Vera counteracts skin irritation and protects against environmental influences.

Price: I bought it for N1,000 last year. However, due to the current inflation, I bought it for N1,500 two months ago.

Consistency: This shampoo is quite thick. I usually mix a part of it with water in my spray bottle before using it. This way I do not use more than enough. #MoneySavingTip

Does my hair love it? Yes! Yes!! I like the tingling minty sensation in leaves on my scalp. After shampooing with this product, I usually look at my scalp in the mirror. It is always so clean. It also  makes my hair easy to detangle. It lathers really well too.

ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo Review

Does it contain natural oils? Yes it does. It contains coconut oil, Olive fruit oil

How long does the product last? Due to the thickness and length of my hair,a bottle usually lasts about 3 months for me. Remember that I also wash my hair every two weeks

ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo Review.

Will I continue to use ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo? Of course I will. It does not dry my hair out. It does a good job at cleansing too. Lest I forget, the smell is quite nice.

Ever tried ORS HaiRepair Invigorating Shampoo? Please share your thoughts.

 

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