You know how you learn something new about yourself every once in a while? Well recently I’ve learnt that I like putting gold (plaited) things in my hair. And from the looks of it many ladies out there love it too.
I remember when I put the picture on the left on Instagram, it had over 40k likes across many natural hair pages. I spent quite a number of months answering questions about where I got the head piece from. For the record I got it from Asos but I had my own ideas of how I would wear it.
I was stocking up on my hair products a few weeks back when I stumbled on some gold hair clips which I thought would be fun. They cost £2 and because you get what you pay for they all broke after my niece and I wore them once. I went shopping at H & M recently and saw these hair clasps which were more study and were still really cheap. 10 for £4 cheap.
I decided to pimp out my bun with them but they aren’t as flexible as the first set I bought so it was hard to tighten them in my hair and they occasionally fell out. So my hunt for gold hair toys continues.
What are your favourite hair accessories??
My next post will be all about our edges. I have written two posts about this already but now realise I need set out more facts about it. For some reason I’ve received quite a number of questions about edges lately so I know its time to revisit it.
Happy hair journey and see you soon
Learn | Change | Grow
It’s been a little while. I know.
I hope you have all been well. I usually don’t tend to give too much about my personal life away -aint nobody got time for that – but because I know things have been unsteady for the last month on the blogging front I thought I should let you know why.
I moved countries.
I moved back to the UK in March and as you can imagine, things will be a bit disrupted whilst I settle back in the swing of things. I will off course keep trying to keep the Hairducation going regular and helpful blog updates.
Being back in the UK has been a bit of a shock for my hair and I’ve had to make a few adjustments in my hair regimen.
I am still using the same products but I have to moisturise and seal a lot more often than I did in Lagos. The cooler weather and the fact that I now live in an area with hard water which can be very drying to hair and skin are the reasons why I’ve had to double up on how often I moisturise my hair.
Besides this, its business as usual with my hair. I may experiment with one or two products now that I have much easier access to them. So there may be a few product reviews coming up soon.
How is your hair doing? Have you made changes to your hair regimen recently?
My next blog post will be about diet related. It has just occurred to me that one of my all time favourite things to eat may be one of the things that contributes to the health and length of my hair.
Find out what it is by coming back soon.
Happy hair journey
Learn| Change| Grow
Thanks to Solange Knowles, beaded braided hair styles are popular again.
I decided to create a hair style inspired by her for the February updo of the month post. I certainly wasnt going to braid all of my hair but I decided to somehow incorporate the trend into an updo. I ended up with this bun and 4 box braids combo.
I was concerned that the beads would feel heavy but suprisingly it was comfortable however I only had the style in for a few hours so i am not sure what it would feel like after a day or two. When I moved or walked around the beads would crash againt each other and were a little bit noisy…and for some reason I enjoyed the noise.
I actually really loved the style and I am looking forward to texlaxing in a few more weeks just so I can wear it again.
Happy hair journey ladies
Learn | Change | Grow
Last year, I forced myself to get out of my hairstyling laziness/rut by starting a bun of the month series.
I tried to come up with simple and easy to do bun hairstyles each month that were different from the everyday super plain ones I usually wear.
The bun of the month series went down well and this year I’ve decided to start an up-do of the month series.
Now here’s the thing….. I love up-does…. but I love them more on other ladies. I actually do like creating them but the reality is that I will probably keep wearing my buns or faux bobs when I have my hair out because I prefer them for myself. I’ll probably save the up-does for special occasions.
And on that note, here is the first up-do of the series.
Please look past the facial expression and focus on the height of the style :)
I absolutely loved how much height the front/top of the style had (thanks to my new growth and all the texture left in my texlaxed hair). I don’t know how I managed to forget to take a picture of the back of it. I’ll do better ladies, I promise.
Please come back soon for the educative post about how scalp massaging boosts hair growth.
Learn | Change | Grow
And somehow we find ourselves at the end of another year.
God has been good and we are blessed to make it to this day. I have a lot to get off my chest about 2016 which I will do in a separate post because I didn’t want to write it in a rush.
This short post will be the final of the bun of the month series that I started this year. It’s no secret that I am bun obsessed due to my chronic hair styling laziness but I decided to push myself a teeny tiny bit and at least come up with some not so basic buns for this series.
So you may know I promised you an epic bun finale this month…. well I failed ladies, yes I failed….. well maybe not completely.
I felt inspired by the many gravity defying styles I had been seeing on the likes of Lupita and blogger/vlogger Chime Edwards and decided to create my own version…..which I did.
Unfortunately I created the style on a day I had many appointments and didn’t have enough time to take decent pictures or get the style to look neat enough before I had to dash out. I figured I would recreate it in December.
The effects of harmattan, dry and brittle hair!!!! this and a lot of new growth made styling a tad bit difficult. Ps I have clothes on in this picture, my hairs just covering it :)
When I finally got round to it in December the change in weather (harmattan) and a LOT of new growth meant my hair was not having any of that. My hair is supper stiff and just not compatible with styling at the moment.
As a very small compensation I do have one of the blurry pictures I took of the gravity defying multi bun.
My final bun of the month therefore is a somewhat basic two-strand twist bun. I hope you’re not too disappointed.
As we end 2016, I have to say thank you all so much, for your attention, your time, your messages, your kindness and positive vibes, for being a part of my journey and allowing me to be a part of yours in this small way.
Here’s to happy hair journeys in 2017 but more importantly, to happy and healthy lives.
Learn | Change | Grow