Why I started blogging

Hi everyone, I just thought it would be an awesome idea to give you a bit of insight as to why I started this blog and of my intentions with it going forward.

I had a hair blog 5 months after starting my hair journey – I needed a place where I could document all that I was doing with my hair and I felt that a blog would keep me on my toes with respect to that. I also wanted to take lots of pictures to track my progress visually. Continue reading

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[off hair] What’s in my bag?

wpid-fontover_2015723151211776.jpgI have seen this tag floating around and I thought it was quite cute and fun. I waited and waited to be tagged, but nope – so I am doing it anyway because I am a rebel like that. So I decided not to do my entire handbag, just one of the little bags within my bigger handbag where I carry all my beauty things to keep me looking fresh throughout the day. I carry around a lot of stuff – I never want to be caught unprepared and I am quite lazy to unpack my bag so I end up carrying all my junk around.  Continue reading

Hair steaming – the cheap way

Earlier this week while I was doing my random wish lists for all the extravagant things I want in life – I decided to add a hair steamer on my list. Reason is at that moment my hair was feeling dry after my previous wash day, and generally when I am deep into my stretch, I find it hard to keep my new growth moisturised a few days after wash day. I had read about steamers and how they are the best at infusing moisture into one’s hair.

I headed off to my best friend – the internet to search for steamers. As far as I know hair steamers are generally expensive and aren’t readily available off the shelf in SA. One thing led to another which led to another, and I found myself thinking…can’t I use a clothes steamer for my hair? That set off multiple light bulbs in my head – and true to my experimental nature, I had found a cheap-ish steamer online which was perfect for my experiment. Continue reading

Wash Day | Weave takedown

I took down my weave this past weekend and gave my hair a much needed wash. After the horrendous experience I had the last time I took down a weave, I knew I had to make some changes this time around. On Friday night, I was lucky enough to have someone to help me with the removal of the weave – and my helper was super gentle, so that process was seamless. However, I did have parts of my hair that were intertwined with the fake hair that I had to gently separate.  Continue reading