How I Treat an Itchy Scalp

February 4, 2015

There are three ways I treat my itchy scalp – which I hardly have: I’m almost always conscious of my scalp, products I use, build up and whatnot. So when I start itching even after cleansing, I know something’s wrong somewhere. Overtime, these three practices have helped alleviate my itchy scalp. Depending on the intensity of the itch, I sometimes do all collectively and so far, I’ve had no issues….

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Tips on Preventing single-strand knots (SSKs).

December 31, 2014

Hi guys!!! I’ve missed you so! So today we’re on the matter of singuuuu strand knots.. Yea, they could get so freaking annoying and if you are reallly reallly attached to your hair length, one (or more) of these tips on avoiding them may not sit right with you but oh well, we’re just here to help… *cheeky grin* Single strand knots happen when your hair strand basically makes a…

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Edges of Glory

December 28, 2014

Yes, this title was inspired by Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory… Haha!! 😀 Well, if you’ve been following our Sizzelle blog, you would know how much we value our edges, yes, we did the Hairline challenge and it went amazing… Bottom line is we love our edges of glory… Lol.. But sometimes, it’s easy to sacrifice your edges for some neat looking Ghanaian braids (Woizo! to our Ghanaian readers.. :D)…

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FAQs Friday – How can I thicken my relaxed hair?

November 28, 2014

Q: I try to be an ardent reader of your posts as you have relaxed hair like mine. I’ve seen improvement in terms of length of my hair but I can’t say the same for the fullness/density. So what do I do/use to increase the fullness of my hair? Thank you. Answer: Hi. Hair thickness is based on i) the number of hair strands you have on your scalp and…

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Letter from a transitioner

November 21, 2014

Letter: Many people had said it won’t be easy but I still started the journey anyway. The road has been kinda tough. First it was a battle of conditioners, this or this………now it’s choosing the best protective style that will keep my hair from breaking. I’m tempted to do a big chop real quick but I’m emotional about losing the length I have already grown. My  mum reminds me everyday that…

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Tips for dealing with a sensitive scalp

November 5, 2014

Your scalp is sensitive to touch. It aches. You’re dealing with dandruff and you burn badly from a relaxer touch up. I suffer all of these things and I’m getting an upper hand at getting free from it so I’ll share some tips with you. 1. Accept that your scalp is soft and you should take very good care of it. 2. Before touch ups, apply petroleum jelly or any…

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#SIZZELLEHAIRLINECHALLENGE is over – Sorry for the delay in posting results! Vote for the most improved hairline.

October 11, 2014

Please forgive my tardiness and laziness in putting up this post. I sincerely apologise. Firstly, I was waiting for some of the ladies who started off to send in their ‘end’ pictures but I’ve found out that many of them dropped out along the way. Secondly, I’ve been pretty busy with so many things. Plus, I dreaded having to edit the pictures and do this post. Since I am so…

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What is hair product buildup?

August 18, 2014

 Product buildup is basically a gradual accumulation of products on the hair strands. Your hair will look flat and also feel as if it’s coated. Even when your hair has been freshly washed, it will still look dull and dirty with no shine. In addition, your hair might be difficult to style. What happens is that the accumulated product doesn’t allow necessary moisture, oils and other nutrients to penetrate your hair. When…

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Essential oils and hair loss

June 11, 2014

If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll notice that I like to use essential oils for my hair. The reason I do this because of a scientific study I found online. I think it was conducted in the University of Maryland. This is the link to the study and I’ve summarised it below: Objective: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy in the treatment of patients with alopecia areata. Design: A randomized, double-blind,…

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Hairline challenge June 1st – August 30th, 2014

May 30, 2014

I did a ponytail last week and I noticed that a little corner of my edges had ‘chopped’. I wasn’t so sure and I let it slide. However, when I was washing my face before bed a few days ago, I saw it properly. I have decided to take some time to pamper my edges and hopefully, it will fill out again. My ‘Suspect offenders’ Hair bonnets Scarves Hats My…

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