Thursday, November 29, 2012

Product review of TRUE CRAZY, SEXY, COOL, CURLS Pre Poo and Milk leave-in conditioner!





Hiya,

I saw these two products at Ebeanor supermart for N900 each (I think), I looked at the ingredients listed and decided to give them a try. It was interesting that one bottle was specifically for Pre pooing( which involves treating your hair with oils and conditioner or any concoction you like for a while before your shampoo your hair!) This gave me the impression that the manufacturers are with the 21st century program of black hair care which encouraged me even more to try them out.





Let me list the ingredients in each bottle(quick tip, the larger in quantity an ingredient is in a product, the higher it is on the ingredient list, so if water is first on the list then the product contains mostly water)





The pre poo bottle contains; water( which is great!), Aloe leaf juice, hydrogenated castor oil, grapeseed oil, macadamia seed oil, glycerin, Acrylates copolymer, olive oil, sodium hydroxymethylglicinate, fragrance, mongongo kernel oil and argan oil. 



The milk leave-in conditioner(whose spray bottle mouth I love!!) contains water, dimethicone copolyol, stearyl alcohol, a few more  sodium demithi tongue twisters, hydrolyzed milk protein, argan oil, olive oil, Salic alba bark extract, red algae extract, vinefera seed extract!!



As you  can see from the lists above, aside from the odd cones and sodium hydroxy stuff, these products are packed with really great ingredients and most of the great hair oils are at the top especially in the pre poo product. 



As I mention earlier I love the bottle mouths;







The Pre poo bottle has an applicator mouth for precise application and the milk leave-in has a really cool mist spray mouth which I will be reusing for my hair spritz concoctions when the product finishes!



I have used the leave in conditioner almost everyday since I got it, In fact it's quickly taking the place of my mane and tail detangler. I've used this product to smooth my edges, detangle knots and generally make life easy for me while I stretch my relaxer, still love my mane and tail detangler though but this leave in comes a close second especially because it is  the same consistency as the detangler; watery, light and moisturizing!






The leave-in (on my palm) is so light and moisturizing!

The pre poo I used on my hair over night from root to tip and covered my hair with a shower cap. I followed it with a hair treatment and my hair felt great. Soft and manageable, will definitely be repurchasing it. The consistency is also like a light conditioner;





Have any of you tried this product before, I had never heard of it before I saw it on the shelves but now I have tried their two products(they had a whole range of curling pudding, gel etc) I recommend them. I am also extremely excited to announce that  most of the products from the November imports are here!! I cannot wait to share with you guys all the products that were brought in, some for some lovely readers, some for myself (yes, yes I cannot get enough) and some for SHOP NHCG!! So excited!!



Have a great night!! Come by soon



Xxx

Dabs 






Saturday, November 24, 2012

WEEKEND TREAT; YOGHURT AND GELATIN HAIR MASK



Hiya,

I know this is coming late, please forgive me, my lappie packed up on me imagine and using an ipad with blogger  is impossible especially when you need to upload pics! So I am borrowing my Hub's own.



Anyways, this weekend I decided to treat my strands to a conditioning mask (which I later found contains protein) containing Yoghurt and Gelatin;







Yogurt is not only the creamy base of your conditioner, but is a gentle cleanser, working to clear the pores of your scalp and promoting hair growth. Yogurt is also naturally high in lactic acid, an element that will help to shine and smooth tangled hair, making it easier to comb, leaving your hair soft and beautiful.



Gelatin is often used as a strength and growth aid in supplements and hair treatments. It is taken from collagen, which is found in the bones, skin, and cartilage of animals. It's protein-based and most commonly taken from cows. Its protein is  hydrolyzed protein that can penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen hair strands.



I was able to get a recipe from a blog I found called PEDAHEH. Here is a linkhttp://pedaheh.blogspot.com/2012/05/gelatin-protein-treatment.html



The first thing I did was boil some water and add two packs of the gelatine(which should be unflavored) to the hot water and whisked;









Then when I noticed some thickening, I poured the gelatine into a blender, added plain yoghurt and Apple cider vinegar and blended them all together;









As usual I gave the mix a taste;




Not bad!!A bit tangy thanks to the ACV so I skipped giving my son any...





Finally to the mix I added some grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil. The mix became thick, stiff and airy like 


whisked egg whites...














I shampooed my hair first because I just came back from swimming and had to get the chlorine out of my hair, waited for my shampooed hair to dry out so the treatment will be better absorbed and went ahead to apply the treatment which I have just washed out after an hour... my hair feels strengthened for sure since I have time on my hands Ill go ahead and condition my hair with Aphogee 2 Min reconstructor conditioner so that my hair gets that extra conditioning it was yearning for.. Hope you all get to try this treatment, if you want stronger strands then this treat is for you!!





Anybody treating their hair this weekend? feel free to spill!!





Stockist;


Knox Gelatine(unflavoured)- N390 @ Spar/Park n Shop


Plain Yoghurt (unsweetened)- N150 @ Gravitas supermart- any good grocery store should have this.





Have a great weekend!!





Xxx


Dabs












Thursday, November 22, 2012

NHCG gives Thanks!!











Today is Thanksgiving day in the US, I am seriously beefing my siblings who are enjoying all the turkey and yum stuff that come with this day but the most important part of the day is reflecting on the many things to be thankful about in our lives, from family to health to the basics of having a roof over your head, clothing on your back and food to eat. To countless others these things we take for granted are a huge luxury!!







I am also hoping you all are thankful for this blog Naija Hair Can Grow because I am very thankful to you all for the support, every post I have written, every feed back I have received, those who have patronized SHOP NHCG, those who are going to, every one who believes in this blog and has helped spread the word, THANK YOU.  My gratitude remains in the fact that finally, I am helping people think differently/positively about something even if it's just hair... I hope to keep inspiring, keep motivating and keep hammering into your ears that NAIJA HAIR CAN GROW!!





Below are a few pics I dug up from 2009/2010 just as I started my hair journey! You can see the stark difference between these pics and my hair today, gives me every reason to be thankful on this thanksgiving Day! Enjoy...














































Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Salon profiles for Studio 6 Salon & Spa and Pride and Joy Salon & Spa!



Hiya,

I have finally after all this time been able to put up salon profiles for 2 new salons I decided to checkout in Lekki Phase 1. 



I decided to merge the two salon profiles because I have a lot to say about one and little say about the other...Read On







Let me start with Studio 6, Salon and Spa
Address; 11B Fola Osibo street, Lekki 1






This is the salon I have little to say about. Why? Well because I got to the salon with my hopes high because it looked new and fresh but then I got inside and what did I see? Recycled stylists! I was stunned, the salon was full of almost all the stylists from a salon I have profiled here! I couldn't even hide my surprise, I called out to one of the guys and said were you not the one at so and so salon? He said yes oh, we are all here!!



At that point I decided nope, I cannot subject my hair to the same old stylists I had to endure at the salon they were before. I was disappointed to say the least but I didn't want to be such a quick judge, may be they had undergone some form of re-training...



So I decided I'll get my nails done, at least it will allow me have a feel of the salon. I was taken upstairs in a secluded room just for manis and pedis (you guys know I am not a fan of such seclusion, it's usually quiet and lonely especially when you are the only one doing your nails)  Well let me tell you this time around I was anything but lonely oh!! The guy that did my nails( with great reluctance, I don't like guys in salons, it's just uncomfortable allowing some strange guy touch your hands, hair is manageable-maybe its just me being an uptight married woman) well this guy could TALK!!! My goodness! 



He was willing to say anything and I mean anything!!






I took this pic while he was doing my nails and chatting away, its darkened for anonymity 



I asked him about his previous place of employment and he told me he was at yet another salon I have profiled but the madam's wahala was too much!Lolz then he proceeded to tell me that his new madam(owner of studio 6) got the salon as a present from her hubs( sweet!). I asked him how he got the job, he said he was passing by one day and said to himself-I will work in this salon some day and that's how he came there when they were recruiting. I asked if he was tested in anyway he said he has qualification from a cosmetology school where he paid N200,000 for the tuition-hmmm. Then he went ahead to talk about his girlfriend, mum and everybody in Nigeria!! I was just given free entertainment! I told him I was a blogger and would blog about my experience and he begged me to say good things so I was thinking I am going to leave the salon with the best acrylic nails I have fixed in my life since he knows their rep is on the line!!



I paid N4500 for the nails, with such a price tag you should be guaranteed top notch service but not this time!! My dear readers you will not believe that I got home that evening and by the next morning 2 of the acrylic nails had fallen out!!! I just paid 4500 for those nails!! I couldn't believe it! So I went back there, luckily it was a Saturday( had the nails done on Friday) by this time 2 more had fallen off! The manager was nice, she simply said they will be redone! I was taken to another male nail guy, he seemed more cool until this other guy came and they somehow roped me into a discussion about men and being faithful! Nail guy no 1 was going on about how it isn't possible blah blah... He wasn't even bothered that I was getting the nails redone, he blamed it on the fact that I came late and he was getting ready to close then blamed the glue for being old glue( excuses, excuses) his colleague even said I was lucky I came the next day that if I came later than saturday I'd have had to pay again!! Had to pay for your shabby job? I'd have loved to see that happen! 



Anyways, I endured the chitty chat and was glad my nails were done when he finished! His nails were short and neat just the way I like it












But sadly in about 8 days these nails started falling off, the middle and the pinky fingers fell off first; can you see my sour attempt at covering them? 







I used to fix nails in Uni and those nails used to stay for at least a month until I start begging them to fall off, why must Naija things always be subpar!





To cut the long story that was supposed to be a short story short, I was not impressed with Studio 6's salon especially the nail guys!! I really wish salon owners can be passionate about not only making their salons look good but about the quality of service. This salon looks good; see pics below but the service had me wanting more... 








salon floor






waiting area-love the color!!






facials room





 I am thinking, if you are going to charge high prices for services and your delivery is not up to par, your clientele will dwindle and stylists of now a days who seem quite fickle minded will leave you once there is a sign that there are fewer clients coming and there is a new salon where they will carry their crap salon practices and ruin the new salon and leave to a newer salon and the cycle continues...



In sum, based on my experience at Studio 6 salon and Spa, I will rate them a 5/10.



I humbly advice that salon owners should focus more on the craft of owning a salon than the business of owning a salon...my next salon profile is about a salon that I just have a strong feeling that the owner has to be about the craft of owning a beauty establishment...



Let me introduce you guys to Pride and Joy Salon and Spa!!













Address;

Corner building on Niyi Okunnubi Street off Bisola Duro Sinmi Etti Drive, Off Admiralty road, Lekki Phase 1. As soon as you drive in to lekki, its the 2nd turning on the right you cannot miss it!



So I was driving home and I spotted from the window of a building, huge bright chandelier lights, I took a closer look and realized the building housed a salon, spa, interior decor shop and boutique. I mentally made a date with the salon.



One  Saturday, I went to the salon armed with cash because I'm thinking there is no way this salon will be cheap...NO WAY! I decided I'll get my hair steamed. I walked in and the attendant downstairs ushered me upstairs, as we walked up and my eyes roamed around all the beautiful lights and decor, I made the mistake to ask her if I could take pics for my blog! You know how Nigerians are, when you acknowledge them, it gives them the power to make life difficult( case in point LASTMA). Anyways, she said a big fat NO. I said I have a blog and I want to let people see how beautiful this place is and she said they don't allow people take pics here, I'm thinking how many people have come here saying they want to take pics here or you just made that rule up right now  in your head!! So I asked to see the manager so I could explain, of course conveniently she said the manger was not around and even if she was around she would not let me take pics... I refused to allow the attendant dampen my mood because there were going to be pics taken one way or the other!!lol



Got to the hair salon section, the fittings in this salon are really gorg!! It's the kind of room you'd see in a French mansion boudoir!! White crisp fittings, a very large wide window that allows so much light in with white airy chiffon drapery, clean glass open shelves displaying all their Kera care and Morrocan oil products and clean purple towels with their logo monogrammed on them, neat white drawers, the cutest egg shell style pedicure station... I could go on!! In fact you need to see this salon for yourself!!




sneakily took the pic of the egg shell style pedicure station when no one was looking!



So how was their service oh Dabs!! Well the first thing I noticed is the salon was filled with grown women( yay for women) stylists in neat spa style purple uniforms, I did see just 1 male stylist...one of the ladies came up to me and asked what I was there for, I told her I came to steam my hair then I asked her how much(I always ask first- read this post  to find out why) she said N3,000 with my products!! Frankly I was surprised! Was bracing myself to hear N7000. 



Then she went ahead to prep the.... Steamer!! Not a dryer that serves as a steamer, was very pleased about that. I stayed in it for about 45 minutes with a mix of Shea moisture's hair masque and Organix hair mayonnaise applied from root to tip.




yeap took another one, I am allowed to take myself a pic!! (spy the dangling chandelier behind us)



When the timer went off, I got my hair rinsed out (not shampooed) as usual I decided to get a roller set.-









see me in their super clean toilet trying to get a picture- what I do for you guys :) 






The stylist was receptive but initially tried to do things her way till she realized she had to do them my way! I had her oil my scalp with grapeseed oil, and when she whipped out their beloved tail comb I said please ma, use this big comb, she said but it is too big, I said I want it like that, I don't mind, saw her make a face but she quickly got her act together. Then I asked politely to detangle my hair myself, her fellow stylist made a comment about me wanting to do everything myself and my stylist said that's why her hair is long :), glad that I eventually got her on my team!! 



The roller set results came out good, I just took the rollers off and finger combed as usual, she helped me take the rollers out,  walked me to my car insisting on carrying my salon bag and asked me when next she should expect me and told me her name. 



THE RESULTS;










Yay no more Inverted V!!!









My overall experience at Pride and Joy was very good! I will rate them a solid 9/10 and will definitely re-visit.  I also read about them on a popular make up artist's blog and she said their spa treatments are divine! I'll definitely check their spa out, can already imagine the opulence! 



So I have come to the end of these salon profiles, they are an honest re count of my personal experiences at the salons and in no way a personal vendetta or otherwise on any salon. I do not know any of the owners of these salons and objectively profile them so readers can know what to expect if they ever decide to visit the salons. I also hope that salon standards will be raised as a result of my salon profile endeavors. If you have visited any of these salons, please comment below and let me know how your visit went... Did you have a different experience? I am all ears!!



Recruiting... Be a NHCG SALON SPY GAL for the chance to get a NHCG t shirt for free!! Simply write about your experience after visiting any salon in Nigeria, take pics and send to my email, you must state the good, the bad and the ugly without being  vindictive. I will review the write up and if its cool, post it up and send you a tee!!  You can write anonymously if you'd prefer!! So what are you waiting for ladies, get your salon spy shades on and lets whip these salons into shape!! :)



Xxx

Dabs

Sunday, November 18, 2012

WEEKEND TREAT COCONUT MILK/ BANANA/ CONDITIONER SMOOTHIE UPDATE

Hiya,

How was the weekend y'all!! Did anybody try out this weekend's hair treat? Well I literally have the smoothie on my hair in a shower cap as I type this! This weekend was packed with activity; a wedding, baby dedication and my parents came into town for a surprise visit!! So I did not have time for my hair till today, had to squeeze out time to give it that needed treat!!



And this treat was such a hit in my household for very different reasons, READ ON...



I blended two ripe bananas and a can of coconut milk in a blender till smooth;









and then I decided to taste it and it was YUM!! Pina Colada in the making!!



 



THEN I decided to let my son have some and that's how I caused wahala!!He wanted more and more and more! LOL (see him downing every last drop)



So it was with great reluctance that I took the remaining mix and added hair conditioner to it







Oh and by the way, I found Herbal Essence HELLO HYDRATION in Ebeanor for N850(I think)







Finally I applied the mix to my hair;







Its been a few hours since the smoothie was applied, pause let me go wash it out and come with a pic...













Not bad, I will say the feel I get from my hair tells me that this smoothie is more like a protein treatment than moisturizing thanks to the coconut milk because I thought my hair would be softer but its a bit crunchy like how it gets when I put protein in it so next weekend I definitely have to go purely moisturizing with my weekend treat to keep the protein moisture balance but my hair smells WONDERFUL right now ( far cry from last weekend's fenugreek smell disaster)thanks to the coconut ( far cry from last weekend's fenugreek smell disaster, if you like the smell of coconut, you'l love this).





I am going to air my hair out now and then I should be done.. so you see its not as complicated as many think!! Did anyone try out a weekend hair treat? How did it go? Spill!!








Have a great HAIR WEEK!!  





Xxx

Dabs


Friday, November 16, 2012

WEEKEND TREAT MENU 2-COCONUT MILK , BANANA AND CONDITIONER HAIR SMOOTHIE











Hiya, so it's that time again for a weekend hair treat and this time I will be doing a fruity based conditioning hair smoothie made from Coconut milk/banana /hair conditioner.





Okay, before I tell you all why I choose these ingredients, you need to know what I found out when I was deliberating using SOY MILK in this smoothie instead of coconut milk which I had to settle for. 



I assumed soy milk was good for hair growth like with most natural plant based products only to stumble upon various articles that stated that Soy Milk Indeed SLOWS down hair growth because it may contain too much iodine in it, which can occur due to the manufacturing process and contamination with by-products, and apparently excess amounts of iodine slow down hair growth. (google this if in doubt) They are other adverse effects I read Soy milk can cause but all that is for another post.





So needless to say, I have decided to go with good'ol Coconut milk which contains a unique blend of natural fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals that have the ability to strengthen and fortify cells, and this includes hair cells.



It is rich in protein, essential fats, iron and manganese and these are the elements that are valuable in growth and maintenance of healthy hair, as well as preventing hair loss. When applied topically to the hair, coconut milk provides quick positive results. Hair gets noticeably softer and hair loss diminishes instantaneously.- Livestrong.com



Banana's  contain amino acids that help protect hair from environmental damage and citric acid that makes hair shiny and manageability, it can also be used to curb dandruff(which is good for people dealing with that)






Instructions



Simply blend a banana in a blender until smooth, add the coconut milk and hair conditioner to it and mix till smooth.



you can tweak the mix by adding oils to the mix or an egg if you'd want to up the protein.



Apply the mix to your hair from root to tip.



Then cover the hair with a shower cap for an hour or more



Finally rinse the mix out with cool water to seal your cuticles.


I will put an update post up after doing this weekend treat- it should go well but we'l see. Keep me updated if you partake too. Sorry this post is coming up late, will work on having future weekend treat menu's get posted earlier!!


Have a great weekend Y'all!! Oh and if you are looking for hair company this weekend, try and make it to the NATURALS IN THE CITY event hosted by Natural Nigerian and Co. More info HERE unfortunately I cannot attend this time because I will be at a wedding.



Xxx

Dabs







Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Theory of Terminal Length and Why we can ALL have at LEAST BSL length hair!!



Hiya,

So this post is going to give a lot of naysayers something to ponder about and give NHCG believers more boost!!



Let me start off with the conversation I had with my sister when I started the blog. 



Minx- 'Oju are you not giving people too much hope with this your blog? Is this hair matter not all about our genes?As in some people are born with natural abilities to have long hair and others aren't?'



Me- 'I don't entirely think so minx, while genes have their role to play, I have seen too many hair guru's before pics and you'd have never guessed they could grow long healthy hair. In any case the blog is all about bringing the best out of your hair;if it's full, healthy and neck length after all the TLC, so be it, at least you put in the effort.'



Now that was my position on that issue till LAST WEEK!!

As the avid hair researcher that I love to be, I was browsing through the web and came across THIS article and let me tell you my excitement cannot be contained! 



Let me break down the article to you in my own Naija way so that you can see for yourself Korokoro that we ALL( Black, African, Naija, kinky, Z pattern hair) can have hair that is AT LEAST Bra-strap length long!! 











It's a bold stance, but you will see where my confidence comes from, READ ON...





Basically the writer starts with the explanation of the term 'TERMINAL LENGTH'  which is the time from which a strand of your hair sprouts out from your scalp, goes through the 3 hair phases-(anagen-the growing phase, catagen- the intermediate stage and telogen- the resting stage)  and naturally falls off(sheds). 



The usual terminal length time is from at least 2 years to at most 6years.



Now the length of time your hair takes to reach terminal length be it 2 years or 6 years is decided by your genes. Most people from African decent are within the 2/3 years range while ladies from Caucasian, Asian decent have a longer span of 4/6 years.



So that part we cannot do anything about! 



But you have to think, what does 2/3 years terminal length do for you? Why is that most ladies seem to have stunted growth?- Why are so many ladies at the same hair length for forever?



Okay lets do the math, the first question we should ask ourselves is this;



How many inches of growth do I get each month? For most people it's about 1/2 an inch 



Then you will ask yourself, so how many inches should I grow in a year? For 1/2 an inch of hair that's 6 inches in 12months.



Now if that's the case, how many inches should you grow when you reach your terminal length in 2 years(that's the minimum) -12 inches of hair which is pretty much about BSL hair!!!



Sorry for dragging you through a math class but I want you to see for yourself that getting 12 inches of hair in 2 years should not be a big deal at all and that's for even 'slow growers', ladies who supposedly don't have 'the hair genes'! it should be the standard, as in EVERY NAIJA GIRL SERIOUS ABOUT THIS HAIR ISSUE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE BSL LONG HAIR FOR REALZ, FOR REALZ!!



So the issue then becomes, if the numbers add up so easy why is it that most ladies are not seeing the 12 inches of hair on their heads; if you have been with me on this blog long enough you can guess why! It's the same reason I got the inverted V!!



You see when you start taking care of your hair, formulate a hair regimen, protect your ends etc, you are not going to reap immediate benefits, the ends of your hair which have suffered from all the years of neglect cannot automatically become healthy,  your TLC to your hair would have prevented further damage but the ends most likely have to get trimmed off before they split and break off themselves and depending on how bad the damage is, it may take another few years before you can fully retain the 6inches a year.



Looking at my hair;that's where I have been in 2012 from the start of this year I have cut out about 6 inches of my hair( I cut out about the same amount last year) meaning I was unable to retain the growth due to the pervious damage from color treated over processed ends, When I look at my hair now from root to tip, its worlds apart from in 2009/2010 and I believe I am done cutting and now ready to reap the fruits of my diligent TLC to my hair without any more interruptions.



For me, the interruptions in my healthy hair journey have been damaged over processed ends but for many others its damaged ends topped with that nagging voice that says this is impossible, similar comments, assertions and believe that this is impossible, there is no way and I mean no way they can grow long hair down their back!! That's for mixed chics or girls from Rivers State( that's the reaction I got at my last salon visit; the salon lady goes 'where are you from?' I say 'Rivers State', then she goes 'ah ehen una get hair for that side na!!" Really? Have you seen my many cousins, aunts and even my Grandma's hair?, now there could have been a lady sitting by me hoping her hair could turn out like mine and that statement could have totally discouraged her if she didnt fit the criteria of being a 'Rivers girl!!'. How Wrong!



So am I saying we can have butt long hair like Indian ladies? Maybe if your terminal length is 6 years that's 36inches of hair before it falls off but most likely not but you can have BSL long hair for sure, do you get me? Which Naija girl will not be satisfied with BSL hair!!



 I am throwing the ball in your court ladies, the year is almost over, we have experienced our ups and downs with our hair and you have till December to decide what you want to do to/ about your hair, do you need to get a severe cut so you are left with stronger healthier ends? Do you need to go natural because relaxers are messing with your hair? Do you need a relaxer  because being natural is not doing much for your hair? Decide because come the 1st of January 2013 the NHCG 6inches growth challenge will begin!! 



and its gonna be worth your while!! I will keep you all informed and updated about the challenge but just know that you will receive all the support you can get from this platform and we all together will show those naysayers that whether na Igbo hair or na Delta hair or na Yoruba hair or Hausa, Calabar, Kalabari, Ishan hair- All na Naija hair and it can grow!! If you believe this notion then Ill see you In January by God's grace and We'l grow some hair!!



Stay tuned, I am coming up with all those posts I promised to put up about salon profiles and product reviews!!



Xxx

Dabs


Sunday, November 11, 2012

WEEKEND TREAT MENU UPDATE ( FENUGREEK AND HAIR OILS)

Hiya,

If you participated in this weekend's hair treat show by raising your hands!! Well this post is just to update anyone who didn't participate on what to expect if you ever decide to try out this treat!!



First off, let me sound a WARNING!!!! If the smell of maple syrup or strong smells in general is not your thing, run farrrrrr away from Fenugreek!! WHAT!!Right now I am a walking head of maple syrup and it is not fun!!My hubs liked the smell of my hair and so did my friend when I asked them to smell my hair but they are not the ones stuck with maple syrup smelling hair dangling round their faces!! OK RANT OVER!! Let me break things down!



So I decided to take the ground fenugreek seeds and soak them in water as I instructed and thought they would just melt into a paste but nope this is what happened;



The ground seeds just absorbed the water and had a wet grainy feel to it, so I decided to add conditioner;







The conditioner changed the texture a little bit but it still wasn't pasty enough because this is the mess that happened when I applied the mix on my hair;






SEE MY FACE? Confused.com!! So I decided then to go to the website where I read about fenugreek paste and it is then I realized... I WAS SUPPOSED TO BOIL the seeds!! Boiling them would have made them soft and of course it would not have been hard to make them a paste!!



My bad!! It was too late to go back so I covered my very messy hair up with a nylon bag and then a shower cap and hung out for an hour!!



Then washed!! Washing was torture!! Not on me, on my bathroom pipes!! I tried to avoid clogging but I am not going to be surprised if I have to call a plumber in at the end of the week, thanks Fenugreek seeds!!



Anyhoo,  I proceeded to do an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse since I hadnt done one since I got a relaxer, then I did my twist out which I rocked to church today;












This week, this twist out will be redone a couple more times but I will bun the ends!! DID ANY OF YOU PARTAKE IN THE WEEKEND HAIR TREAT OR ANY HAIR TREAT AT ALL? HOW DID IT GO?





I am going to post the Salon profiles I promised in a few days so stay tuned ladies and welcome on board to all new followers of NHCG!! You will not regret your decision!





Xxx


Dabs