Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products - The 12 Days of Christmas Sale

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all getting excited as it is the eve of Christmas and what better way to usher us into Christmas than with a wonderful sale.



As a prelude to the official launch of our Wura's Secret Hair Growth Products you can order 2 Wura's Secret Hair Growth Products and get 8-12% off both products. Our products eligible for the Sale includes the Hair Growth Oil - Extra Strength, Moisturising Hair Conditioner, Hair Moisturiser, Detangler, Dandruff Control/Anti-Itch Oil, Hair Growth Oil for Kids, Hair Moisturiser for Kids and Detangler for Kids. To order please send us an email at wurassecret@gmail.com.


Kindly refer to this post here to find out more about our products and you can click on the products tab on this blog for a full list of all our products.


I am also truly delighted to share the news that I was featured in BN Fro Friday on Bella Naija where I shared details of my hair journey and how I was inspired to start making our Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products. I tried to make the feature as helpful as possible so please do follow the link here.

TONKA, xoxo



"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps..means a little bit more! - Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

"The New Beginnings" Hair Growth Challenge – Winners Announced

Hello everyone I am so glad to be finally posting the winners of the Hair Growth Challenge. I must say that I am so delighted that many lovely ladies were able to benefit from it and gain longer and healthier hair which was the entire premise of the Hair Growth Challenge. Thank you to everyone who sent in their entries and followed through to the end of the Challenge. For anyone who was not fully able to take part in the Challenge please watch this space because I am going to be doing more giveaways and Hair Challenges which will feature our Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products.

After considering the various entries I decided to select 3 ladies whose pictures will be featured on this blog post and to also give a consolation prize to the 1st Runner Up to show my gratitude to everyone who took part in the Hair Growth Challenge, so now there will be two winners instead of only 1. You would recall as part of the rules of the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge the winner was to receive a full size bottle of our Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil – Extra Strength Formula. The 1st Runner Up however will also receive trial size bottles of our Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil – Extra Strength Formula and our Wura’s Secret Hair Moisturiser, so that person has the benefit of trying out both of our products.

Now without further ado let us get to the 3 winning entries. Drum roll please…………………The winner of the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge is Peace Nwaokocha.

The reason Peace won is because she followed all the rules of the hair growth challenge especially with regards to how the pictures were to be sent and her hair also showed a tremendous amount of growth. Here is an extract of her lovely email:

”Good morning Wura, hope this message meets you well? Felt I should share my latest hair pix. I self-texlaxed yesterday and I'm sooooooo happy with the result. I'm passed BSL now...Yippee!!! Even after the 6 months challenge, I still maintained my hair regimen...now see the result *dancing*. Thanks a lot”



Now I will announce the 1st Runner Up, drum roll please …………………….. The 1st Runner Up of the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge is Ikekwem Tinaqueen Ayomide.

She emerged 1st Runner up because her lovely hair showed vast improvement in growth and most especially thickness. Here is an extract of her lovely comments on our facebook page:

Sorry its coming late ma'am...Here are the results of my hair...Following ur prepoo, deep conditioning and stuff.. all too much to explain...Here ma'am am really grateful our genes don’t have long hair but here I am rocking mine. Its natural... and I hope I win that growth oil... I badly need it..
Thank u ma..#Kizzez..yar d best


Finally the 2nd Runner Up, drum roll please ……………… is the lovely Ghanaian Emprezz who blogs at http://www.ghanaianemprezz.com/ If  she had a Lagos delivery address she would have won something as well however it is my intention to make future giveaways open to more people.

She emerged as 2nd Runner Up because her hair has come a long way and is now at neck length when at the beginning of this Hair Growth Challenge she had only just cut it.


I would sincerely like to thank all my blog readers for taking time out to participate in this Hair Growth Challenge. I am very happy about everyone’s awesome results which just goes to show that if we care for our hair it will grow.

Please don’t forget to leave any comments you might have. Congratulations to all our winners!

TONKA, xoxo



"You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will" - Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Styling and Growing my Hair using Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products

Hello everyone, I am very happy to be doing this post because this is where I announce that my Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products will finally be available to everyone soon. We are currently working on making sure this happens really soon so please watch this space. I will be creating a lot of posts on our products in the future and I just might have another giveaway in store for you all.

My Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products are formulated using all natural ingredients incorporating the various techniques I learnt from my Grandmother Wura whose secret traditional recipes inspired this hair product line. So for everyone who calls me Wura that is not my name as I blog as Tonkabelle and I always make sure to sign out using this name. However from now on I would like to be known as Tonka.

These Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Products inspired by my grandmother’s many hair treatment recipes have played a very fundamental role in the growth of my hair and so I am truly overjoyed to be able to share these products with you all.

Anyway more about that in future posts, for now I just want to share some pictures of the product samples and one of the hair styles I created using Wura’s Secret Hair Products to style my hair, more specifically the hair growth oil and hair moisturiser. Enjoy!





Do let me know if you would like a tutorial on this look. I would also like to know how your hair has been faring lately and how you have been wearing it.

TONKA, xoxo



"The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? - The Holy Bible, Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Dying Hair with Henna & Indigo

A lot of people might want the option to change their hair colour; a healthier alternative to dying hair with a chemical dye could be henna and indigo. We are all aware of the issues that are associated with hair dyes, now this is not to say that there are not a lot of people with long healthy dyed hair. However some other people may want a more natural alternative to hair dyes which may not require extra maintenance and care for their hair and this is where henna & indigo come in. Also for those with relaxed/texlaxed hair dying your hair with henna & indigo might be a healthier alternative as opposed to a box dye where your hair will be exposed to two chemicals both the relaxer and hair dye. Henna & Indigo are readily available In Nigeria as well as in other Countries for example in Nigeria you can get Henna & Indigo from Konga, the Sizzelle Store and many other shops.

I personally have been toying with getting my hair dyed with henna & indigo because I want dark black hair like I used to have. Henna & Indigo are plant-derived naturally occurring pigments that can dye the hair while still actually imparting the hair with numerous benefits. Henna is a plant that contains a red-orange dye molecule. It acts as a conditioner to the hair; it gives the hair shine and also has excellent strengthening capabilities. Indigo is a plant derived from the dried and powdered leaves of “Indigofera tinctoria” it contains a dark-blue dye molecule. Indigo adds strengthening qualities to the hair, it also possesses anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Indigo cleanses the scalp, restores the natural PH of the scalp and promotes hair growth. To identify authentic indigo powder it should be green in colour and smell like frozen peas. When mixed with water a blue gaze forms over the top. Also when you place wet indigo powder on a piece of paper or cloth, blue dye should leak out.

I am currently contemplating dying my hair with henna & indigo


Colour Information

Henna used on its own will give hair a reddish tint

Indigo used on its own will give hair a bluish blackish tint

Indigo mixed with Henna will give a medium to deep brown hue

Indigo applied over the top of Henna Treated Hair will give a glorious black colour

Amount of Henna/Indigo to be used – General Guide

100 grams (1 box) – Shoulder length Hair

200 grams (2 boxes) – Medium Length Hair

300 grams (3 boxes) – Long Hair

I will be highlighting how you can use Henna & Indigo together to get your preferred Hair Colour

Mixing Indigo with Henna for a Medium to Deep Brown Hue

Prepare the Henna by mixing it into a paste with some warm water and letting it sit for about 12 – 24 hours in a cool dark place by which time the dye would have been released.

Then mix the indigo into the henna paste until you get a yoghurt like consistency. If you feel it is too thick, you can add some warm water.

Allow the henna & indigo mixture to sit for about 15 minutes.

Next section your dry or damp hair and begin to apply the henna & indigo mixture as you would a relaxer or hair dye thoroughly coating all your hair strands. Be sure to protect your hands with gloves and drape a towel over your shoulders to prevent staining during application. You can also put some Vaseline around your hairline and ears to prevent staining.

Cover hair in a plastic cap and leave on for about 1-6 hours. You can also leave the mixture in your hair overnight to get a really dark effect. Also using an extra cap or scarf would produce more heat allowing faster dye release.

Then proceed to rinse your hair to remove any residue. Next you can do a light deep condition with a moisturising deep conditioner. (Rinse your hair, do not apply shampoo as this will strip your hair of the colour which needs about 24 -48 hours to oxidize.

You can repeat this process every month to maintain and improve the colour.

Note: The higher the proportion of indigo you use, the darker the brown will be.

Applying Indigo over Henna Treated Hair for a Black Colour

This is an excellent method for covering grey hairs, for this process you will need to apply Henna to your hair first before you can follow up with Indigo.

First you will prepare the Henna by mixing it into a paste with some warm water and letting it sit for about 12 – 24 hours in a cool dark place by which time the dye would have been released.

Then you will apply the henna as you would a relaxer or hair dye thoroughly coating all your hair strands. Be sure to protect your hands with gloves and drape a towel over your shoulders to prevent staining during application.

Cover hair in a plastic cap and leave the henna in your hair for about 1-4 hours. Using an extra cap or scarf would produce more heat allowing faster dye release. Then rinse.

Next mix indigo with warm water until you get a yoghurt like consistency. Optional tip – You can add a teaspoon of salt per 100 grams of indigo for a darker colour. Allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes.

Next section your dry or damp hair (previously hennaed hair) and apply the indigo paste as you would a relaxer or hair dye thoroughly coating all your hair strands. Be sure to protect your hands with gloves and drape a towel over your shoulders to prevent staining during application.

Cover hair in a plastic cap and leave on for about 1-8 hours.

Then proceed to rinse your hair to remove any residue. Next you can do a light moisturising deep condition, do not use a protein deep conditioner.

Points to Note:

It is important to use indigo almost as soon as possible after mixing it as the release of colour starts immediately.

When washing out henna and indigo be sure to thoroughly rinse your scalp to prevent any dye residue from settling there.

Do not use shampoo for 24-48 hours after treating hair with henna & indigo.

You can do this henna & indigo colouring process over a two day period if it is more convenient for you.

If you have a lot of grey hair which you want to cover up it may be advisable to do more frequent henna and indigo treatments in the beginning so as to maintain the hair colour.
Then as time goes on you can reduce the frequency.

In your attempt to cover up grey hair do not use indigo alone as this will make the hair still grey in colour and will not give any noticeable improvement or worse, grey hair may turn blue.

You can repeat this process every month to maintain and improve the colour.

To get good colour indigo it is advisable not to mix it with anything else apart from water.

Henna & Indigo may cause your curl pattern to appear looser over time.

You can also do a conditioning henna treatment where you allow the henna to fully oxidize before you mix the conditioner in or a henna gloss treatment where you apply the conditioner to henna from the start.

You can also mix your henna with about 3-4 green tea bags, water with lemon juice or orange juice or vinegar as opposed to warm water alone.

When buying henna and Indigo be sure to buy Body Art Quality.
    
Indigo used on its own does not tend to dye hair properly, it is best to use it mixed with henna or on henna treated hair.

After dying your hair with henna & indigo you may want to switch to more gentle shampoos to preserve the colour.

Do not use metal utensils when working with henna & indigo always use plastic or glass containers.

Thank you all for reading this post on dying your hair with henna & indigo. If you have experience with dying your hair with henna & indigo please share your method and results. I will also love to know if any others are willing to try this method of dying hair. Please don’t forget to leave any questions or comments you might have.


Forgive me my loves, I am currently trying to sort through the Hair Growth Challenge Participants and will be making the announcements shortly. 

TONKABELLE, xoxo



"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert, Dune

Monday, 14 November 2016

Product Review – Lotta Body Moisturise Me Curl & Style Milk + Wash Day Results

Hello everyone just wanted to share this product review of an awesome product I have found recently which is the Lotta Body Moisturise Me Curl & Style Milk. I have recently started using this product in conjunction with my own brand of moisturiser the Wura’s Secret Hair Moisturiser and I must say I have gained good results from the Lotta Body Curl & Style Milk.



On the product bottle the Lotta Body Curl & Style Milk is said to contain Coconut & Shea Oils. It has 3 main product claims which are clearly stated in front it defines curls, tames frizz and adds moisture and brilliant shine. Another reason why I like this product is because it is clearly stated to be for people with relaxed and natural hair.

The Lotta Body Curl & Style Milk is said to deeply hydrate hair from the inside out, leaving hair soft and nourished with brilliant shine. It moisturises dry, frizzy hair for springy hydrated curls. It also detangles, conditions and controls curls while adding brilliant shine, body and bounce.

Product Instructions: Apply to damp, towel-dried or dry hair. Distribute evenly through hair with fingers from roots to ends. Style as desired.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water (Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Cetirmonium Chloride, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-37, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, PEG-150 Distearate, Ceteareth -20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Acetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Coumarin, Limonene, Dizolidinyl Urea, Methylisothiazolinone

Pros

It can be used on all hair types i.e. whether your hair is natural or relaxed. I think this is important as I like when products are meant to cater to all hair types and do not place unnecessary restrictions on certain hair types.

It acts as a good hair moisturiser and keeps your hair feeling hydrated over a long period of time.

If you have coarse hair like me, it would help to soften your hair slightly.

It gives good curl definition.

I really love the dispenser top it makes the product extremely easy to use.

It can be used for all hair types and I particularly recommend it for those with low porosity hair (in fact regardless of your hair’s porosity I do believe it would work well), it does not contain a lot of protein.

I quite like packaging of this product; I think the Lotta Body line is being responsive to what its customers want.

It is also at a reasonable price point.

Cons

It is slightly thicker and creamier than I would have liked but I suppose this is necessary when it comes to ensuring your curls are well defined.

Rating – 4.5/5 (Very good) I definitely recommend this product

Now on to the wash day results, here I took a picture of the voluminous bun I put my hair in after it was done air drying in two plaits/braids. After washing and deep conditioning my hair. I let it air dry using only the Lotta Body Curl & Style Milk. I also applied my Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil to my scalp and used it to seal my hair.



If you have used any other Lotta Body Products please share your experience with them or if you have any other good hair moisturiser recommendations I would love to hear them.


I will be announcing the winner of the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge in my next post which will be up soon, so if you want to win this is the final call please refer to this post here for more details.

TONKABELLE, xoxo



"You are only limited by your own imagination" - Benny Bellamacina

Monday, 24 October 2016

Relaxer Update

Hello loves, I am back with a relaxer update. I know it’s been a while since I last blogged and I can attribute this to a combination of trying to juggle everything all at the same time, anyway I am going to be consistent with posts from here on out.

I really want to encourage everyone who still wants to qualify to win in the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge to send in their before and after pictures to get a chance to win the fabulous prize. To win please send your pictures to wurassecret@gmail.com It would be also nice if you can share details of your breakthroughs, observations, comments on how you followed the rules whilst doing this Hair Growth Challenge and any other information you would like. To find out more on how you can qualify to win please refer to this link.

Now let us get into the relaxer update. I started off my relaxer day prep the night before I was to get my hair relaxed. I used my Wura’s Secret Detangler to go through all of my new growth as well as my entire hair, making sure I detangled in sections. I had to pay particular attention to the roots of my hair because that was where I had the most tangles. I spent a total of one and a half hours detangling my hair. When I was done I applied some V05 Silky Experiences Shea Cashmere Moisturising Conditioner throughout my entire hair and sealed with Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil. I then put my hair in about 5 twists.

I got my hair texlaxed on 21st October, 2016, at this point I was exactly 13 weeks post relaxer. I found my hair to be quite manageable during this stretch and I think something which helped was wearing my hair in two braids for about a week as a protective style towards the end of my stretch.  I used the Crème of Nature Argan Oil Relaxer in Regular Strength to texlax my hair. I find that this relaxer is milder on my hair than the ORS one so I have decided to use it or the ORS one depending on which is available to me.

I got my hair texlaxed at the Savvy and Chic salon owned by Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow. If you are yet to check out her salon please be sure to, as they do an awesome texlax.

The stylist before applying any relaxer on my hair put some oil around the perimeter of my head. Then she divided my hair into two sections and applied the relaxer to my new growth. I asked her to put the relaxer on my edges last so that they would not be too over processed. I had the relaxer in my hair for a total of 30 minutes and this got my hair texlaxed. Now the reason why the relaxer was left on my hair for an extra 15 minutes, as the standard texlax time is 15 minutes is because my hair is very coarse, low porosity and does not take too easily to relaxers.  The Stylist thereafter applied conditioner to the ends of my hair to prevent relaxer run-off when my hair was being washed.

The relaxer was then rinsed off with water and then my hair was washed twice with the Crème of Nature Neutralizing shampoo. I used a mixture of the Crème of Nature conditioner that came with the relaxer, Wura’s Secret Conditioner and ORS Replenishing Conditioner to deep condition my hair, I went underneath the steamer for a total of 10 minutes.

After the deep conditioner was rinsed off, she sprayed my hair with some detangler I forget the name and proceeded to detangle my hair. She then applied some Hawaiian Silky Moisturiser and ORS Serum to my hair and blow dried my hair straight with a brush in like a brush chase method.

Then she sealed my hair with some Savvy & Chic Shea Butter. She also applied my Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil to my scalp. See the results below:



She did a slight trim of my ends to get rid of some scraggly ends. However I have observed that as more of my hair is texlaxed, the weaker the relaxed ends look so I might cut them all off later but until then I am going to continue babying my ends. I have been thinking of doing a longer term protective style – let’s see how it goes and please watch this space.



I hope you all enjoyed my relaxer update, it would be nice to know how your hair has fared and any protective styles you are thinking of doing.

PS. Please don’t forget to send in your pictures for the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge I want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to win.

I am so ecstatic that this Blog has reached 500,000 views and I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making this possible and now it’s on to 1,000,000 views.

TONKABELLE, xoxo



"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning" - Mahatma Gandi


Saturday, 17 September 2016

The New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge is Officially Over

Hello everyone, I am so excited to announce that the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge is officially over (the end date was the 14th of September, 2016). I would like to thank everyone who participated and I hope you all experienced tremendous improvements in the health and length of your hair. Please share your experiences in the comments section below I would love to know how you fared.



Now that the Hair Growth Challenge is over I would like to encourage everyone that took part especially those resident in Lagos to send in their before and after pictures to wurassecret@gmail.com for a chance to win our Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil.  To qualify to win don’t forget to like our facebook page. I will leave a 2 week window period open to give anyone who wants a chance to win ample opportunity to take their pictures.  Depending on how many entries I get there may be more than one winner. Also please note that I may publish some of the photos on the blog as well when I announce the winner. I look forward to receiving your before and after pictures. I will also love to hear about your breakthroughs, observations, comments on how you followed the rules whilst doing this Hair Growth Challenge.

For everyone who took part in the Hair Growth Challenge, who are not resident in Lagos, Nigeria and therefore not eligible to win the prize; you can also still send your before and after pictures to wurassecret@gmail.com I will really love to hear about your breakthroughs, observations, comments on how you followed the rules whilst doing this Hair Growth Challenge and I will definitely be sure to make the prize winning part of the next Hair Growth Challenge open to more people.

I will also be posting my own before and after pictures and sharing details of how my hair fared during the New Beginnings Hair Growth Challenge in a future blog post so please be on the lookout for that.

TONKABELLE, XOXO



"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day" - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The proper ways to detangle Hair to prevent Breakage

Hello everyone forgive my hiatus on the blog I am back and thought it important that I share the proper ways to detangle our hair to prevent breakage. Now black hair is not usually straight and varies from being curly, wavy or kinky. As a result, detangling our hair improperly might result in breakage, split ends, damaged cuticles, etc. I therefore created this post to share the proper or healthier ways to detangle our hair, these tips apply to those with relaxed, texlaxed and natural hair and I bring them to you after I have experimented with different methods of detangling my own hair. 



Now let us get into the tips:

Never detangle dry hair: Whenever you are faced with a situation where you have extremely tangled hair, it is important that you avoid detangling on dry hair. If you attempt detangling dry hair without the aid of any product whether you use your fingers or a comb, you will be sure to get a lot of breakage.

Be sure to use a product with loads of slip: If you have hair that is tangled or matted you would need a product that will provide your hair with loads of slip/lubrication so that it can make the detangling process easier. A lot of people use various products which work best to detangle their hair. In my own case I use either my Wura’s Secret Moisturiser or a cheapie conditioner to detangle my hair. Other products that can be used to detangle hair include natural oils, hair moisturisers, detanglers, etc. Some ladies with natural hair wet their hair with water first and then apply a product for slip and detangle that way. It is simply about finding out what works best for your hair.

Do not underestimate the power of finger detangling: Our type of hair has loads of bends and curves so combs might not be the best tool to use especially at first when your hair is extremely tangled. In a situation where your hair is extremely tangled it is advisable that you first use your fingers to get as much knots and tangles out as possible before you go back in with a comb.

Be sure to use a wide tooth comb to detangle: It is important never to detangle your hair with a medium tooth or tiny tooth comb trying to make your hair smoother as this would only result in breakage. Rather detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb to prevent excessive breakage as this is the best tool for detangling our hair. You can also use a wide bristle brush such as the Denman Brush.

Detangle starting with your ends first: You can detangle starting with your ends first and then go up a quarter of an inch at a time, bit by bit, till you get to the roots this will help to prevent breakage usually caused from detangling the hair from root to tip.

You should detangle hair in sections: Detangling our hair in sections is an ideal way to prevent breakage. For extremely tangled hair it is best to work in at least 6 sections to ensure that you adequately detangle your entire head of hair. Simply take a small section of hair detangle thoroughly and twist or plait it or secure with duck bill clips, hair clips or bobby pins to separate the detangled section from the remainder of the hair, repeat until you have done you entire hair. This process is a gentler more thorough way of detangling our hair as opposed to detangling it all at once.

Above all be patient and gentle when you are detangling your hair; never be in a hurry to rush through.

Now it is important I list some ways to avoid having tangled hair to begin with:

Avoid tangled hair during wash day: It is very common for our hair to get tangled whilst we are washing and deep conditioning so we may find that after air drying our hair we are left with very tangled hair. To avoid this, make sure that every step of the way during the wash day process you are detangling your hair. So for example if you do pre shampoo treatments be sure to detangle whilst you are applying your pre-poo of choice. Then when washing your hair be sure to wash downwards instead of wringing the hair or bunching it up, you can also lightly finger detangle at this point. When deep conditioning, after the conditioner has been left in your hair long enough you can detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb under running water. You can also work in sections. Towel dry or t-shirt dry also in one direction and never wrap the hair up to avoid tangles. Also when air drying be sure to employ methods such as bunning or air drying in pony tails to avoid tangles. If you can make sure that at each step of your wash day, your hair is being detangled, the result would be smooth, silky detangled hair.

Be careful when you are stretching your relaxers: When you are stretching your relaxers you need to make sure you apply a lot of moisture to your hair, most especially your new growth to prevent the tangling and matting of your hair. So products that might work for your relaxed hair may not work as well for your new growth.

Try to detangle your hair at least once a week: In a situation where you are not wearing a longer term protective style it is advisable to make sure you detangle your hair at least once a week even if it is with your fingers alone. This will help to prevent any future tangles.

Avoid protein overload: We all know that it is important to deep condition our hair, however deep conditioning with protein conditioners can result in matting and severe tangling of the hair when the protein in the hair is excessive, i.e. protein overload. This tip especially applies to anyone with low porosity hair. It is therefore important to balance out protein and moisture deep conditioners.

Thank you all for reading my post on the proper way to detangle our hair to prevent breakage, please leave any questions, comments, tips that might have worked for you in the comment section below. I have loads more exciting future posts in store please watch this space.

TONKABELLE, xoxo



"We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking" - Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday