New Year, New Toy, Better Hairducation

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Hello Ladies,

One of the many ways I intend to improve Hairducation this year is to make the blog more fact or science based.
When I started my hair journey years ago, scientific facts about hair directed what I did to my hair and time and again with my clients I can see that science works.
I believe that the more scientific facts I am able to share with readers, the more value I will able to add to their experience of Hairducation as a blog. I want you to come here and truly learn and in 2018 I intend to improve the quality of how you learn.
And how do I plan to do this? Meet my new toy; a 5,0MP hair and scalp tricoscope which is able to magnify hair x 200. I have wanted this bad boy for such a long time and I am glad to finally own one because I still love learning about hair and being able to see it up close and personal is such a trip.

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How will this improve Hairducation?  I will be able to provide evidence of how good and bad hair practices affects hair by showing you actual images. I can show you the facts, rather than just talk about them. Pictures are far more convincing than words alone. Rather than having to draw a single strand knot or split ends or trying to describe a clogged hair follicle or the bulb you see at the end of a shed hair, I will be able to show you actual images of them. Am I the only one who is excited about that??????

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At this point I should say that some people, myself included, find magnified pictures of hair really creepy to look at. When I first used the scan, I couldn’t even look at the screen straight on, I’d turn my head away from the screen and look at it with the corner of one eye, the images made my skin crawl 😊
I am used to it now though and you’ll get used to it too, I hope.  These types of images will not be in every blog post so you won’t be inundated with them. I’ve taken a few images (of my hair) which I have shared below.

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Check out the broken hair in the top right hand picture….

 

The picture on the right is of a single strand knot I found in my hair. I wrote a post on single strand knots a while back and had to use yarn wool to explain what they looked like …..not anymore. I can show you the real thing now : )

 

Are there any types of magnified images you would like to me to take and share or is there a particular way you would like me to use the machine on Hairducation? If yes drop your requests in the comment section.
My next post will be an educative one about long term hair care planning. That is something that is very easy to do, very helpful on a hair journey and many ladies don’t do it. Come back soon

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Lade

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11 Comments

  1. Babalola yinka
    January 16, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Wow!!! It is so exciting. Am looking forward to more things like this.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 1:14 am

      Lol!!!!
      That’s good. I am looking forward to sharing

      x
      Lade

  2. Babalola yinka
    January 16, 2018 / 9:45 am

    And please can you check into the ‘how to care for black hair’ section. Its not displaying the contents.

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 1:56 am

      Hello Yinka

      all the contents are there. If you “hover your mouse over the How to care for black hair” a drop down menu will appear and then you can click on the items on the drop down.
      Hope that makes sense.

      x
      Lade

      • Babalola yinka
        January 17, 2018 / 9:09 pm

        Yes, thanks a lot

  3. Emy
    January 16, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Hey Lade, i enjoyed reading this blog and it’s exciting (and a bit creepy)😂😂 to see hair strands so up close and personal. I’m 21 weeks post relaxer after my first encounter with rehairducation😎.. I love your new wave for this 2018….. I would love to see pictures of hair before and after deep conditioning. And also new growth before relaxer and the texlaxed hair after getting the relaxer…

    • Lade
      January 17, 2018 / 2:02 am

      Hello Emy

      I am glad you enjoyed the post and are excited about the toy. The creepiness fades I promise you. Your ideas are literally what I have in mind so thank you because now I realise I am probably heading in the right direction of what to do with the trichoscope. I am a bit concerned that it is not advanced enough to capture all I would like it to but I know that it will certainly be an asset to the blog.

      21 weeks post!!!!! girl!!!!! well done, I hope you are managing the stretch well and not experiencing too much breakage as a result. When do you plan on texlaxing?
      x
      Lade

      • emy nkrumah
        January 20, 2018 / 12:47 pm

        “Amen” to the creepiness fading🙌. Personally, I don’t think i have to read many blogs to conclude that this blog is one of the most detailed and meticulous i could find around. And this trichoscope is just going to throw in more flavour and color to an already exciting glass of cocktail! And to think you are thinking along the line that I was is super exciting too.
        The stretch hasn’t been a piece of cake, I must confess. What I plan to do better in the next stretch is to reduce manipulation to the barest! And patience all the way.
        I’m texlaxing this weekend. Wish me luck😊.. cheers to rehairducation😍😍😍

  4. Dauryne
    January 17, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Hey Lade,
    Thanks for all the posts. My girlfriend and i started operation waist length hair and your site is a Godsend.
    The machine has got me excited and i would love to see what split ends actually look like…though am sure blessed a you are you don’t have any :) but it would be great to see how the products work to seal them too.
    Thanks <3

  5. Timilehin Abayomi-Sadiku
    January 18, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Oh yessss. I definitely want to see what hair would look like when you do different practices to it. Like dipping a stand into warm water versus cold water and how the cuticles react. Or what they looked like right after washing versus right after deep conditioning… Lool details details! Yes I’m excited

  6. AnnabelCh
    January 31, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I’m excited about the new toy! Yay!! I would love to see split ends up close and freshly trimmed ends.

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