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1.Aloe VeraAloe vera is well-known for being a great skin care remedy for minor burns and skin irritation. This desert plant is not only medicinally beneficial, but it is an optimal cosmetic ingredient when used in skin care products or on its own. It is packed with active compounds that benefit the skin. It nourishes, moisturizes, and protects- everything you could want in a skin care product. Aloe is ideal for mature skin. Aloe improves levels of collagen when applied topically and ingested. Plenty of healthy, new collagen is essential for preventing sagging skin and wrinkles. Good for: Fighting bacteria, helps to rebuild new tissue, protect skin cells from damage, skin-softening, antiwrinkle
2. SheaShea butter is extracted from the nut of West Africa’s wild karite tree.Shea Butter doesn’t clog pores or block hair shaft. Revitalizes
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It seems like this year will be a better year in terms of sticking with my new year resolution of blogging as regularly as possible…yaay! lol.
Today, I will be sharing my transitioning experiences of my hair edges. i am sure many of you are wondering what the heck I am talking about. As you all know, I began my transitioning journey from relaxed to natural hair about 5 months ago and so far, it’s been filled with mixed emotions for me. Sometimes, I think about how I would really love the polished look that relaxed hair gives but when I think a little harder and with a little dash of positivity, I feel better about my decision to go au naturel.
As I stated in the paragraph above, it is a big decision to decide to go natural because you don’t only have to change the physical appearance of your hair, but you also have to keep up a strong conviction that you are making the best decision (which of course you are) for your hair in the long run. Relaxers contain harmful chemicals that not only damages the hair robbing it of the essential oils and proteins that protects the hair but also lead to hair breakage and hair loss ultimately.
From my transitioning observation, I have found out that the front edges of my hair were actually being thinned out by relaxer (I had no clue) but since I stopped relaxing, I have noticed a fullness around my edges that i hadn’t noticed before. It turns out that I actually have really pretty edges but it was damaged due to over processing with relaxer treatments. This is proof enough that relaxer is very damaging to your hair edges and may cause irreversible damage to your scalp it not discontinued.
What am I getting at? Well, it’s pretty simple. If you are still relaxing and think that you don’t have hair at your edges, why not stop and see if the relaxer is actually the cause of this! Your hair might just surprise you like mine did me.
Do this and be on a path to naturally beautiful hair like Elle Varner, Janelle Monae, this gorgeous sister who I don’t know, lol, and all the amazing naturalistas out there. It’s will be a difficult journey, but it is totally worth it if you give it a try.
Bye guys and remember to stay organically beautiful,
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Happy belated new year my beauties. I am so sorry that I haven’t been blogging so often these days but I have made it my new year’s resolution to not be nonchalant about my blogging.
Still on the topic of new year resolutions which I fully intend to keep *fingers crossed*, I have also decided to stop relaxing my natural hair and stick to the fully organic growth coming out from my pretty little head. Yes, you read right, Vivianne is going Natural……Heck yeah, I am becoming a naturalista! So stoked! I havent been this motivated by anything since I started taking Guitar lessons last year.
Being a naturalista however, is by no means a walk in the park because we Africans are blessed with really curly hair that isn’t only very stubborn but also unmanageable (seems like it has a mind of its own), If………………Yes, there is an If. If you do not know how to manage it. There are secrets to managing African hair that doesn’t only make it feel great but also look fantastic. I am gradually discovering those secrets in my transitioning journey.
Fortunately for me, I am blessed with a looser textured hair and I believe that I am one of the lucky Africans who have looser textured hair and maybe, just maybe it wouldn’t turn out to be such a bane in my life. LOL!
Reasons why I decided to chop off all my relaxed hair and start all over.
- I noticed that anytime I chemically processed my hair, even with the mildest of relaxers (Organic Root Simulator), my scalp always got burnt.
- Split-ends ravaged the tips of my shoulder length relaxed hair and made it very weak.
- I was always wearing extensions (We African women love us some weaves) so in essence, there was really no need to chemically damage my hair.
- I have never really grown out my natural hair in my life, so I am keen on knowing what it looks like
- I am not a crowd follower. I believe in finding the healthiest and best methods that would suit my beauty beliefs(Organista).
I am now 5 months post relaxer, and so far, it hasn’t been rough. I hope it doesn’t get rough. And if you are still relaxing, it’s okay to. Always do what makes you happy.
Here is a tip for women who want natural hair, but don’t know how to begin: Start the transition today, it only gets easier. Embrace your God-given texture and show the beauty inside you that has been locked away.
NB: going natural is not for every one. some curly hair types especially in the ‘4’ categories (would be talked about in the next post) are really difficult to manage. If your hair falls in this categories, please, by all means go on with the relaxer.
If you want something milder than a relaxer, why not try getting a texlax (would be talked about in future posts) or a texturizer.
My journey to fully natural hair began 5 months ago…………………you can begin today.
Stay organically beautiful,
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- My Journey to Naturality…Again (lorielle3636.wordpress.com)
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