[VIDEO] Deola of Omoge Mura shares her simple wash day routine

April 1, 2017

Wash day can be easy or difficult, depending on the person and situation. I’m a sucker for an easy wash routine. The shorter the better. Deola of Omoge Mura recently shared her simple wash day routine on her YouTube channel. I appreciate that she was able to check off the key steps to a great wash day.   PRODUCTS MENTIONED: Beautifully Crafted Hot Oil Treatment UrbanBella Non-Lather Cleanser Cantu Complete…


Tunrie’s Clarifying Washday Post

November 12, 2016

Hey guys! I finally got around to washing my hair! This is how it went down. Prepoo I started by prepping my hair for the wash by finger-detangling and sectioning into 6 parts. I reached for some carrier oil but I decided against it because my hair had enough oil and gunk from the product buildup I had going on. Cleanse I used Baudelaire Soaps, Loofa Mint Bar Soap to…


Wash day chronicles: henna ghee gloss

February 22, 2016

Haha! I know your probably wondering what’s wrong with me. Henna + Ghee + Conditioner(Gloss)? Well yeah, what’s the worst that could happen? Anyways, during the course of the week, I saw a tweet that psyched me. This was the DC combination: Banana + shea butter + ghee + henna + ginger And I thought, why not? I must confess, I’ve been very hesitant to experiment with henna beyond hibiscus….


Wash day chronicles: bentonite clay mask

February 13, 2016

I had these really nice bob braids installed in December. The harmattan was out in full force and I couldn’t cope anymore. So, I decided to do the next best thing – bob braids! During the course of last year, I noticed that I disliked long extensions. Anything beyond my shoulders is a no-no which means that this year, my protective styles will be all bob everything! Unfortunately, the life-span…


Product review: thermal cap for deep conditioning

January 12, 2016

I finally got my very first thermal cap a few weeks ago. I like to think of it as an early gift. It’s one of those things that I have always desired since the beginning of my natural hair journey and boy, am I glad that I finally have it. Like I captioned on my Instagram, Deep Conditioner bout to be LIT! Instead of a proper electric head steamer, I…


Washday chronicles by Ebun: henna gloss

January 10, 2016

As a henna head, I’ve gone from doing total strengthening henna treatments every month to doing it every six weeks. Imagine my surprise when I got a calendar notification on my last henna for the year. Yo! I thought that was six weeks ago? I had clearly miscalculated and had to decide whether or not to commit to a 6-hour treatment. Not exactly. I remembered that Glory on my Instagram posted something…


Wash day: first time with texlaxed hair

December 21, 2015

Hi guys, I hope the preparations for this festive season aren’t too daunting? I have decided to take things really chilled this Christmas. I am waiting to see what gifts I get from the office before embarking on any shopping. Smart innit?Today’s post is about my first wash day after texlaxing. My washday routine is pretty much basic: pre-poo, wash, deep condition and rinse out although I try to vary the…


Wash day chronicles: multani mitti and neem

November 24, 2015

At the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair, I was gifted free samples of Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle Worker as well as BioCare Naturals Shampoo and Curl Defining Custard by the good people of Hawaiian Silky because they had run out of the bottles. In a haste to try out this products, I co-washed my hair and applied Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 in sections. When I was done…


Wash Day Chronicles: Henna

November 19, 2015

This particular wash day is quite significant because it’s my last henna treatment for the year. I’ve been able to successfully incorporate it into my regimen without any hassles. Every six weeks, my hair accepts and embraces it. This is important because a lot of people have sensitive scalps coupled with sheer laziness that disagree with various hair treatments and it’s not easy to be consistent. The best thing is that…


Once upon a washday…

November 2, 2015

Today’s wash day is brought to you by the French public holiday. I changed up a few things to save time and avoid having a wet head of hair through the whole process of the wash. Adapting WestAfricanBaby’s method, I only needed a spritz bottle of water, my shampoo and my deep conditioner.I find that this helps me get done with washday faster especially now that my hair is longer…