73 Weeks Post Relaxed- Wash Day + Twist Out

73 weeks post relaxed

I decided to transition for as long as I could for various reasons. I wanted to give my self a lot of time to get used to managing my natural hair. I am used to having my hair long, so a big chop might have been too shocking for me. Most wash days, I discover a new way to handle my hair. At 73 weeks post relaxed, I discovered that sectioning my hair into 8 places did a lot of good for it. The deep conditioner sank into every strand of my hair when I applied it. I was also able to detangle properly and easily.

My Wash Day Products

Pre-poo: Coconut oil & Olive Oil

Shampoo: ORS invigorating Shampoo

Deep Conditioner: Creme of Nature Strengthening Milk Mask, Honey and  Olive Oil

Sealant: Grape Seed Oil

How it Went

Prepoo & Cleansing: I applied a mix of coconut oil and olive oil to my hair in sections. i covered my hair with a shower cap for 40 minutes. I mixed my favorite shampoo with some water in a bottle and soaked my scalp in it. The minty feel is really amazing.

Deep Conditioning: I needed to pamper my 73 weeks post relaxed hair, so I added honey and olive oil to my deep conditioner. I applied my deep conditioning mix in 8 sections of my hair and covered with the shower cap for 2 hours. I rinsed it off and used my newly acquired microfiber head cap (review coming up shortly) to dry.

Leave-in conditioner: I am yet to buy a leave-in conditioner. So I used a DIY leave-in conditioner and sealed in the moisture with grape seed oil. I then twisted my hair into 8 chunky twists and silently prayed that the twists outs will come out well because I did not use any holding product.

The next day, I took out the twists, fluffed them out and styled them with hair pins. At 73 weeks post relaxed, my hair is long enough for me to hide the straight ends of the previously relaxed hair.

73 weeks post relaxed


What was your last wash day like?

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Overnight Hair Growth- Is it possible?

overnight hair growth - long Nigerian hair

Hi guys. Trust your week is going great. I was going through the web as usual for any useful content about hair care & growth. While at it, I saw Nadege’s blog post about how to grow your hair overnight. This is the kind of title that excites me. I opened it and there it was! With a simple pre-poo treatment, a lady achieved overnight hair growth by more than an inch. I couldn’t wait to see the ingredients she used. I prayed silently that it was not going to be any of those ingredients we don’t have in Lagos. My prayers were answered. She used 2 eggs,  grape seed oil and coconut oil. I am definitely trying this method this weekend. I can’t wait!.

Good thing about this is that coconut oil & eggs are actually protein that are quite good for the hair.  But you have to be careful about protein overload. Grape seed oil is also healthy too for the hair..

The steps she took:

1.Cracked the eggs & added 4 tablespoons of grape seed oil and mixed. Then applied it all over her hair.

2. She then put her hair up in a bun and wrapped a transparent kitchen foil on it & left it for 1 hour before rinsing it out.

3.She applied coconut oil all over her hair and wrapped the kitchen foil on it. She slept in this overnight.

When she checked the length of her hair the next day, she had grown more than an inch of hair. An inch of overnight hair growth is big deal because this is the growth most ladies will achieve in 2 months.

There were a number of testimonials from those that said it actually worked. See below:

overnight hair growth - long Nigerian hair


You can watch the video to see how she did it..

Nadege’s blog post: http://bit.ly/2dhccc6

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Hair Care when Wearing Wigs- 4 Tips

Hair Care when Wearing Wigs - 4 Tip

A lot of people assume that when you wear a wig, you finally take a break from handling your hair. This is not entirely correct. You still need to take care of your hair under those wigs. I have been able to maintain hair length by wearing wigs. This way you don`t have to manipulate your hair all time. if you don`t take care of your hair under those wigs, you might experience hair breakage or hair loss. It is important to have hair care routine when protective styling with wigs.

Hair Care when Wearing Wigs

Moisturize & Seal Regularly: I usually spray my hair with my DIY leave-in conditioner every morning just before I take my bath & at night before bedtime. Because my hair is in cornrows under the wig, I seal in moisture only on wash days with Shea butter.

Wash Days: You don`t have to neglect washing your hair because it is under a wig. Wash day is not only to remove the dirt in your hair, it also helps you to deep condition & maintain a healthy hair. Every 2-3 weeks, I usually unravel the cornrows I have beneath the wig & wash my hair. Once I am done, I do new cornrows.

Hair Care when Wearing Wigs - 4 Tip
Cornrows . Source: Google free images

Wig Caps: Placing your wig directly on your hair without wearing a wig cap can cause breakage, The wefts & tracks in those wigs may rub against your hair & cause split ends. Cotton wig caps dry out the moisture in your hair quickly. Using a silk wig cap helps to reduce the moisture loss.

Braid or Cornrow your Hair under the Wig: Not only does this make the wig sit well on your head without bumps, it also prevents your hair from being matted under the wig.

What`s your hair maintenance routine under wigs?


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Moisturizing Oils for DIY Leave-in Conditioner

moisturizing oils

Hello! Last week, I experimented with a DIY leave-in conditioner using some oils as well as glycerin. My hair felt great, but for some reasons, it dried out very quickly. I came across an article his week which mentioned that some oils are best for moisturizing while others are best for sealing. This is due to certain components (fatty acids, molecular structure, etc) in these oils. This could mean that some selections of moisturizing oils for DIY leave-in conditioner would be perfect.

Top Moisturizing Oils for DIY Leave-in Conditioner

Coconut Oil: A lot of hair enthusiasts are in love with this oil. Personally, I use it when pre-pooing. It has the capacity of penetrating the hair. However, it should be used with water when doing the DIY. This is because, not all of it gets absorbed into the hair, some might still sit on the hair.

Moisturizing oils

Olive Oil: Prior to now, I used olive oil as a sealant because of the shine it gives. I mixed it with my deep conditioner sometimes too. However, it is a moisturizing oil. Like coconut oil, it works best when mixed with water.

Moisturizing oils

Palm Kernel Oil: It is said that  this has the capacity to penetrate the hair, although sufficient research has not been done on it. Palm kernel oil has a nutty smell. Women in some parts of Nigeria applied it on the skin of babies. Now I know that it is also beneficial for my hair. In case you are looking for it in Lagos, it is called “Adi Ekuro”.

Avocado Oil: I have not used this oil before.However, internet sources claim that it has the ability to penetrate into the hair. I would like to experiment with it someday.

Moisturizing oils

Now that I know the top moisturizing oils for DIY leave-in conditioner, it is important to know the best oils to use when sealing in moisture. They include Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Grape seed oil, Jojoba oil.

Which of these oils do you use?




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First Attempt at DIY Leave-in Conditioner

DIY Leave-in conditioner

Hi ladies! How is the new week going? I had my wash day on Sunday and I did something new. Prior to this week, my leave-in conditioner was the Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1. I bought it because a friend raved about it. I noticed that whenever I used it, my hair felt really soft but looked dull & weighed down. I discontinued the product. Since I no longer have a leave-in conditioner, I decided to surf the web for a DIY leave-in conditioner.

I was excited when I saw lots of DIY leave-in conditioners recipes to try out. There were so many ingredients to pick out from as well, such as coconut oil, aloe vera gel, olive oil etc. I did not have all the stuff they recommended for a recipe, so I created mine.

DIY Leave-in Conditioner Ingredients


Castor Oil

Olive Oil



  1. Poured some water in my big spray bottle
  2. Added a few drops of glycerine
  3. I then added the one teaspoon each of castor oil and olive oil to the water
  4. I shook the bottle to mix the contents together. Applied to hair
  5. I did not use the entire content in the spray bottle. I intend to use the rest during the week.

DIY Leave-in conditioner


Did my Hair Love the DIY Leave-in Conditioner?

Yes! Yes!! My hair was quite soft & shiny when I was done applying it. It remained soft while I did my chunky twists as well. *Fingers crossed*.  I hope this newly found miracle leave-in of mine lasts long too.

DIY Leave-in conditioner

Have you tried DIY leave-in conditioners? What was your experience like?




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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


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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69 Weeks Post relaxed Hair – Wash Day

69 weeks post relaxed hair - long Nigerian hair

Happy new week ladies! For many, Fridays are for `turn-ups` & hanging out with friends. For me, it is wash day for my hair. At 69 weeks post relaxed, I seem to need a third hand to handle the thickness of my hair when washing it. I now section my hair in 4 places for better washing. I also gave twists out another try this week using Eco Styler Gel.


  • ORS invigorating shampoo
  • Crème of Nature Hair Masque
  • Heat Therapy Wrap
  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1 Lean in Conditioner
  • Eco Styler Gel

69 weeks post relaxed hair - long Nigerian hair

How it went:

Cleaning: Due to the thickness of my hair, I sectioned it into 4 places. As usual, I mixed my shampoo with water in a spray bottle before apply it on my scalp. Instead of scrubbing your hair with the shampoo, use your fingertips to clean your scalp. When you rinse the shampoo, it will clean the strands of hair.

Deep Conditioning: I made sure I used my fingers to detangle my hair once I applied my deep conditioner in it. The deep conditioner made detangling easier. Instead of deep conditioning overnight, I used my Heat Therapy Wrap instead for about an hour. I then rinsed off with warm water. I used cold water for my final rinse.

69 weeks post relaxed hair - long Nigerian hair
Prepping my hair for wash day

Moisturizing & Sealing: While my hair was still damp, I applied my leave in conditioner in the 4 sections I initially did. I am currently experimenting with the Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1. It contains mineral oil which many hair enthusiasts have criticized. Well, it is its advantages and disadvantages. I will do a review on it next week. At 69 weeks post relaxed, I need all the moisture I can get. I then sealed in the moisture with olive oil.

Twists Out & Bun: I used Eco Styler gel on the twists. However, it did not hold well like the one I did last week. Even the curls were looser compared to when I used Africa’s Best Curl Styling Gel.  After a day, I styled my hair in a bun.

69 weeks post relaxed hair - long Nigerian hair


69 weeks post relaxed hair - long Nigerian hair

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