Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Basic Natural Hair Care Tips

Hi Natural beauties, sorry no mane matters today but I have something you all would like especially for natural hair newbies.

Thanks to the natural hair movement, going natural from relaxed hair is norm. Almost everyone is going natural or should I say, returning natural.
Natural hair is beautiful and fun but if rough handled, it could lead to a lot of shedding. It is really delicate and tangles easily. Most times, people get frustrated as they find it difficult to maintain. The impression they have is that natural hair is a lot of work. But, once you get to figure out the basic rules, it would be easy to manage.
So here are few tips to help you in your hair journey;

MOISTURIZE HAIR DAILY: Moisture is all what natural hair craves. By moisture, I mean water. Moisturising your hair daily is the only way to keep it shining and soft always. This could be done by mixing water and glycerine with any natural oil or leave-in of your choice in a spray bottle. It could also be done by using any moisturising hair butter or cream. But if it does not contain water, it’s not a moisturiser. Water is important.

LESS MANIPULATION: Avoid putting hands on your hair too often as this causes breakage and thinning of hair. To maintain your natural hair, low manipulation and protective styling is neccessary. Don’t loosen a weave today and install another tomorrow. Give your hair time to breath.

Natural hair strives more when in protective styles such as braiding, up-dos and wearing of wigs which helps protect the hair and retain length. Avoid using combs, but if you must do, use wide-tooth combs. However, finger combing should be done more often.

AVOID SULPHATE SHAMPOOS: Sulphate shampoos leave hair dry. They strip the hair of needed moisture and natural oils, thus drying it out. It’s best to use a Sulphate-free shampoo instead
CONDITION AFTER EVERY WASH: Conditioning is a must for natural hair as it helps to soften hair overtime. You should always condition your hair after every wash. It is very important because it makes hair more manageable and strengthens it. It also minimizes breakage and excessive shedding. This can be done once or twice a week.

SEAL YOUR ENDS: Shea butter is the perfect sealant for natural hair. Take a dab of it and apply to the ends of your hair. It would help retain moisture and prevent split ends. You can also use castor oil. It is thick and protective.

Natural hair is beautiful and requires some efforts on our part to flourish. So, I hope you find this tips helpful

Until next time

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

My Last Visit to a Hair Salon! Natural Hair Woes.....

Happy Tuesday Ladies! Today I just wanted to share with you why I made the decision to never go to a Hair Salon again. Over the years, I decided to take the time out to learn and study my hair so that I would not have to rely on anyone else to help me take care of it. This video will help you understand why it was not a difficult decision to make.....

AN Hairline Challenge: My Natural Hair is not reacting to Castor Oil

Hello Naturalistas, 

I trust your week is off to a great start. Do have a wonderful week ahead. 

How has the challenge been? I have had to start putting my Castor Oil in the morning because of the Oil Patches  on my pillow case (So much a girl can endure) and I notice that the process is becoming easier. My only challenge this week is that I am 'Monitoring' my hair so closely it feels like this Castor Oil 'thing' is not working. Which brings me to what I want to talk about today and also this;

We got this comment on the last post

I decided to give my robust response here *chuckles*.
I researched on castor oil and I saw alot of debate. There are people that are swearing by it and people that also claim it doesn't do it's 'magic' on their hair and here is my conclusion; We are different and so is our hair and we react differently and for Mosunmoluwa, I don't even think that's her issue and here are a few things I would suggest if you are in her shoes:

  •  Stop Obsessing and breathe; It's serious but it's not that serious. Biko breathe! 
  • Take care of your hair overall; Not just testing out this Oil or that Oil because at this point you need to take proper care of your hair. Shampoo, Deep condition on a regular and Moisturise and I think you will see better reaction on your hair when you are trying out these Oils. 
  • Give it time; Your hair is harsh today and it's not just one deep conditioning that will help with that but several over time. It will get better with time as you stick to your regimen. 

And if you are like me on this challenge and are already obsessing and worrying about weekly changes. Breathe and celebrate the small edge that is growing back, keep at it and let the progress however little encourage you.

So, We are celebrating Progress ;
Contestant #2 after 2 weeks
Contestant #2
What will you say to Mosunmoluwa?

P.S: If you are owing me update pictures, I am waiting o *side eye*

Monday, 5 October 2015

Diary of an Honest Naturalista: Week 122

I went to an event last week. I was particularly looking forward to that event because I felt something good will happen to me… err, well, not really. So it was a three day event or so, and I was following their updates social media with the attitude of it’s-their-thing, that was until I saw that they were going to give out some freebies on the last day.

Basically, the vendor manufactures ‘organic’ hair and skin products, and she publicised her session on her Instagram page. She talked about how she was going to give loads and loads of freebies to all who attended. I looked at her products online, and saw how exotic they looked, and started salivating instantly. I must have these freebies, I told myself. The packaging was just too good to resist. It didn’t matter that I had to pay N2000 to get into the event, and the vendor’s speaking session wasn’t going to happen until 6.30pm. I psyched myself up, and I fell for my psyched face flat.

I got to the event in the afternoon, paid my money, wore a little patience, and stayed through the whole run, including hers which ended around 8.00pm. I was waiting for her to mention the freebies during her session, but she never did, but I didn’t give up. I believed the giant packs on her table were for us once the session was over.

When the whole thing was done, I lingered around her table and that of other vendors, perking my ears for the word ‘freebie’ but nothing dropped. I finally took the intiative to directly approach her table, and ask for the price of her products. Maybe if they saw that I was committed, they would select me for the much-advertised freebies.

Lo and behold, the cheapest item on her table was N7000. I almost screamed, but had to control myself. Her products were so tiny, mostly in 100ml bottles and jars. I wondered if diamond had been grinded into powder, and added to the products. I picked them up, admired the lovely packaging, and noted that they were produced for her outside the country, but still… tiny products ranging from N7000 to N8000? I was waiting for the person who had enough sense to buy her products, all the while hoping for the freebies.

At this point, I began to suspect that the whole freebie matter was a scam, and I didn’t like the idea that I had fallen for a scam. I mean, I paid N2000 to come to this event that didn’t even add anything to my life, and waited all night through a session of people telling us how to dress to interviews, all for what? A scam?

I then heard someone mutter under her breath “I thought they said there would be freebies.”

I saw this as my opportunity to strike “I thought so too. Why don’t you ask her?” I nudged.

“Ha, no o. I can’t.” The lady protested.

“Just ask, and let’s hear what she says.” I pressed on.

The lady gave me a what’s-the-worst-that-could-happen look, and took the plunge. “Hi, you mentioned that you would give freebies.” She smiled, and said in a very polite manner.

The business owner/CEO/Speaker returned a confused look. “Freebies?” She asked, like she had not heard such word before.

“Ha, I am in trouble.” I thought to myself. I wasted my time and money for nothing.

“Yes, you said you were going to give out freebies today.” My lady acquaintance said.

“Really? No, I don’t think so.” She kept her clueless face on.

“Yes, you posted it on your Instagram page.” The lady said as a matter of fact.

Knowing she had been caught red-handed, there was no need to keep up the clueless-face act. She turned to consult with her assistant. Maybe she wanted us to think it is her assistant who announced the freebies, and therefore should take the fall. Anyway, as for us, we were waiting for our freebies. We were promised freebies, and we must get freebies.

After about 20 seconds of CEO to assistant consultation, the CEO pointed us to the basket of samples, and told us to take our ‘freebies.’

We looked at the basket, which we had not noticed before. I had never seen such ‘samples’ in my life. The lotions were so tiny that they were not even enough to moisturise two hands, talk less of a whole leg or even the whole body. I wondered how many samples I would have to take to see successfully use this product at a go. I knew my acquaintance was thinking the same thing because we both eyed the basket, and walked away at the same time.

Bill Cosby Disdain
I am not surprised that no one patronised her. Her products were tiny and expensive. I assumed that she was catering to the high class of Lagos.

I am not really one for beauty or hair events, and I left the event very sour that day. I don’t know what was most painful. The time wasted, the money wasted, the fact that she acted clueless, the fact that she tossed out pitiful looking samples, or the fact that I fell for the scam. But one thing I know is this, I would never fall for such again. I am now wise.

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African Naturalistas Hall of Fame - September 2015

It is that time of the month, where we appreciate all our readers, followers and commenters. You are far too good. Thank you for sticking with us. We wouldn't be a successful hair care blog without you all.

Because you are numerous, and we can't possibly mention you all, please accept our appreciation as we take time out to mention and love up the following people

The people appearing in the picture below are the Top 5 commenters of September 2015 as at 11.59 pm, 30th September.

Thank you Ellen Atulomah, Aurora Jennifer, Oreoluwa Adeyinka, Charisatosh, and Idy Ekanem

We enjoyed your presence and numerous comments and suggestions on the blog throughout the month of November. You made us laugh, think, and reflect. Our blog is far better because of your presence on it.

And with that said, we all at African Naturalistas stand up, hold our heads high, raise our hands as we applaud our African Naturalistas Hall of Fame Star for the month of September

Crowd Cheer
Congratulations Ellen Atulomah. Here's your official badge. You can upload it on all your social media platforms, blog, and even as a blog widget.

You have won the bragging rights for a whole month, and African Naturalistas Shampoo and Conditioner, which we would ship to you after contacting you for your address.

And that's it for the month of September. It has come and gone. Remember... Only you determines who appears on the African Naturalistas Hall of Fame for the month of October. Remember the rating drops and increases everyday. Personally, I can't wait to see how it pans out. Something tells me it will be a whole different ball game. Let it begin.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015


Most times when I watch an hair styling video, the stylist emphasizes on making sure your booby pins are well concealed or hidden!
Trying to make your Bobby pins invisible can be stressful, challenging and takes lots of skill.. Today, on DIY LOUNGE, am going to show you how to make your Bobby pins too cute to hide, thereby saving you from all the "tuck it in and hide it like this"!

                    THINGS YOU NEED
 - Bobby pins
 - nail polish
 - foil

    pick out some of your favourite nail polish and your nail hardener.

    Spread your foil paper on a table and put your pack of Bobby pins on it( do not remove the pins from the pack )
    coat the pins twice with the nail polish and leave to dry
    After it must have dried, coat the pins once with your hardener and leave to dry
    Remove from pack and your Bobby pins are ready to use

You really do not have to strategically hide your Bobby pins anymore, you could just coat with some of your favourite nail polish or even sprinkle some glitter and your Bobby pins too cute, you wouldn't feel good hiding them..

Your questions and feedbacks are highly,
So, see you at the comment section!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Help! My Child's Hair is Not Growing

Help! My Child's Hair is Not Growing
By DiscoveringNatural
Do you feel that your child's hair is not growing, no matter what you do?

Have you heard the phrase: Hair is always growing but the issue is....

In the video below, I identify 5 reasons why it might seem that the hair is not growing... or your child is experiencing hair loss

Watch below or click here:

Friday, 2 October 2015

Demystefying Propelyne Glycol

Hello hello ladies!

We are continuing with the Demystefying series! Today i'm talking about propeplyne glycol. This post is going to get a bit more sciency and technical so that you can better understand this ingredient.

What is propelyne glycol?

Propelyne glycol is an organic chemical compound that is created through the hydration propelyne oxide (basically adding hydrogen to propelyne oxide) and its chemical structure is C3H8O2 . It is found in almost all cosmetic products ranging from shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers to body lotions and soaps. You will even find it in food! It also goes by the names of propelyne glycone, 2-hydroxypropanol, methylethy glycol, 1, 2 propanediol, propane -1, 2-diol, PEG  (polyethylene glycol), and PPG (poly propelyne glygol). It is a colourless, odourless liquid and is completely water soluble.

What is Hygral Fatigue?

You know sometimes, I feel like such a newbie when it comes to [natural] hair terminology and different methods of hair care. I can hardly tell you the difference between the Curly Girl Method and the Maximum Hydration Method and the Ooh-La-La-I'm-Making-This-Up Method :p

Anyways, sometime ago, I was going over my blog reading list and I noticed in someone's comment, she complained about hygral fatigue. I went "huh?" And so off I went to find out more about it.

hygral fatigue, african naturalistas, natural hair

The definition of Hygral Fatigue is: when the hair shaft swells excessively in the presence of water, and contracts during the drying process. The hair shaft undergoes constant expansion and contraction, which causes the cuticle to lift. This in turn changes the uniformity of the hair shaft and can lead to splits. Some of the causes include using only moisturizing conditioners without protein, constantly doing overnight DCs or leaving them on for too long... some sites I read even said washing your hair everyday can lead to hygral fatigue.

How do you know if you have it? A possible sign is when you stretch a strand of hair and it doesn't snap back into place... basically, low elasticity. You can also check for signs of splits in the middle of your hair shaft. 

How to prevent Hygral Fatigue
Ensure that you balance your moisture treatments with protein treatments. Additionally, prepooing with oils like coconut or olive, helps to prevent your hair from swelling too much when wet. You can also do more air drying after washing your hair, as using drying tools can cause your hair to dry too quickly, causing fast contraction of your hair shaft. 

I don't know all the answers obviously, but if you're wondering, you can always check out the African Naturalistas Hair Clinic for answers to this and other hair issues.

Have a great weekend,
Berry Dakara.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Finghair Tips Thursday: Hair Care

Spotlight: Teyonah Parris' Natural Hair At The Emmys

Hello everyone!

If you're anything like me, you might have been religiously screening the red carpet of the just concluded 67th Primetime Emmy Awards for natural haired celebrities.

Of course, they did not disappoint most especially the uber stylish,ever repping, Teyonah Parris.

Can we just take a minute to appreciate this woman's glorious and volumptous mane?


These pictures made me so happy that I had to share.

You can now proceed to make new hair goals.

Love, knots and kinks

 Photo credits 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

'Going Natural was the only way I could feel good about my hair' Mane matters with Kasie

Hello Naturals, 

It's the last day of the month and few hours to Nigeria's Independence Day. It's gonna be a work-free day for some of us. Happy new month in advance.

Anyways, meet today's mane matters feature, Kasie 

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I’m Chito Kasiemobi Obiefune, a 300'l student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, studying Information Technology. I love to read,write,cook and play with my hair

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
I love natural hair because of it's versatility. I love to think that I can do anything I want with my hair, you know, leave it out when I want to and not be scared it might turn out bad. I think this was one of the reasons that made me turn natural.

When/why did you decide to go natural?
I became a Naturalista on the 22nd of April 2015. Relaxing my hair all the time was beginning to tell on me, I was losing my edges and having major breakage.Whenever, I ran a comb through my straight hair, lots of hair would come out with it..Going natural was the only way I could feel good about my hair.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for about two months,the cut out the relaxed ends. During this period, I was skeptical about cutting my hair,but I had a sweet friend who encouraged me to go ahead.I took his advice and finally brought it down.Right now I'm so glad I did.

What was the experience like? 
Oh the feeling I got after cropping my hair is something I cannot explain.It made me wonder why I was scared in the first place.I had a new look,and I totally loved it..coupled with the fact that people around me kept telling me how good I looked still with me short hair..My whole fear vanished after that.

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
My biggest fear was that I'd look like a boy and that my hair might not grow the way I wanted it to....right now those fears are gone.

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
Oh yes! I wash my hair with Misty Wheat Oil and Egg Protein shampoo and condition with misty hair conditioner. Anytime I want curly hair, I apply Series Activator Moisturizer Gel. I also love my Olaedo shea butter and Virgin hair fertilizer.

What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
So far, I haven't had any emotional struggle.

Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
I'm definitely in it for the long haul. Who'd want to turn her back on this?

There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?
One day when I decided not to comb my hair,my friend told me I looked like a mad woman..I just laughed and told her she had to grab spiritual must definitely have a thing or two to say, but with time,they'd come to appreciate it.

What's your must have product and accessory?
Shea butter, leave in conditioners and my tiny scarfs are definitely my must haves.

What is your go-to style?
My go-to style is leaving my hair as it is....maybe when my hair is longer, I'd come up with something else.
What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Just go ahead and do it..let go of your fears...the end justifies the means.

Where can we find you?
You can find me on instagram: Chi_obie facebook  Chito Obiefune.

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Till then

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

AN Hair line Challenge: Why use castor oil for your Natural Hair

Hello Naturalistas, 

I hope you are having a great start to the week? I am excited because I have hairline updates but first, I want to share on why we are choosing to use Castor Oil for our Hair line challenge. 

Castor Oil is a pale yellow Oil obtained from castor beans. It is filled with proteins, minerals and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which makes it very useful oil on your Natural hair journey. 

Castor Oil's rejuvenating properties helps the stimulation of blood flow circulation in your scalp which increases the flow of nutrients there by helping your hair grow. For optimal results make sure to massage the scalp at the least 2-4 times weekly. 

Other benefits of castor Oil
  • Regrows thinning Edges
  • Helps eliminate dry scalps and split ends.
  • Softens the Hair 
  • Reduces Hair loss
  • Minimizes Hair damage
  • Treats Dandruff
  • Gives your natural hair that shine.
  • Overall natural hair care
However; The down side for me is that Castor Oil is too thick and can get gummy. To solve this it is diluted with Coconut Oil or Olive Oil whichever works for you. But seeing the result after one week I can't even complain. 

Where can you get it? We have in the Our Online store or you can get from a pharmacy. 

 2 Weeks Later...
We have just 3 people participating in the hairline challenge officially and I woulda loved to see more people participate but alas. We would be bringing updates as time goes on. In the meantime all the behind-the-scenes contestant what has your observations been?

Revisiting Shunned Natural Hair Products: Cantu Leave In Conditioner.

  Happy Tuesday Ladies! Have you ever completely shunned a Natural Hair Product only to revisit it and find that it actually works wonders for your hair? When we first go natural, a lot of us are continuously tempted by the constant and steady flow of new products in the market that cater to the broadening Natural Hair Market.
  Along the way, you find your 'Yes', 'No' and even 'Maybe I can try again Products.' One such product for me, that firmly landed in the 'No' Category was the well renowned and acclaimed Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner.....

Monday, 28 September 2015

Diary of an Honest Naturalista: Week 121

This week was a mix and match of bitter and sweet. It started with the horrible experience of the evil traffic from Monday to Wednesday, and then ended with two days of rest in which I totally refused to lift a finger.

Monday morning was the worst. I spent five hours in the bus caught in traffic. Unfortunately, I did not carry a portable mirror in my bag so I had no idea of how messed up I was looking when I got to work.

On entering the office building, I greeted the security guy, who replied me with a strange look, but I assumed it to be his reprimanding stares for my lateness, so I just ignored it. I couldn’t be bothered with such fickle things in my state.

Immediately I got into the office space, I heard a dramatic scream from Yemisi.

“What happened to you?”

I was taken aback shortly before answering “Nothing. I was caught up in traffic for 5 hours. Can you imagine?”

“No, I mean what happened to you. You look like a mess.”

“Ehm, didn’t you hear me. I said I was in traffic for 5 hours. I am extremely tired. I even had to get down from the bus after a while, and walk a distance under the Lagos drizzles.”

“Is that why you look like this? After all, half of the women in this office were caught up in the same traffic too. Your hair looks like it was pulled all over by a lion.”

“Really?” I instantly touched my hair to understand what she was saying.

Without any further argument, she whipped out a mirror. “See for yourself.”

I always left my house with shiny well-moisturised twists looking good enough to eat, but ended up at work with something in between the strands of a mop stick and a mass of tangled wires.

What I saw was enough to make me faint!

“Oh my gosh. I can’t believe I have been walking all over looking like this. People must think I am mad.”

“Of course you are mad. How can you look like this?”

“I swear, my hair was very okay and good-looking when I left home.” I tried to defend myself. “Ha, see how this hair just disgraced me.”

I immediately ran to the rest room, and took a very look at myself, all the while absorbing the strange looks everyone was giving me.

First of all, several sections were stiff and standing up straight, rather that the fallen shiny state they were previously in. In my state of exasperation in the traffic, I had run my hands through my hair enough to roughen them and tangle them around one another. There were some visible white flakes. Obviously some of these foreign hair products weren’t manufactured with Lagos stress and traffic in mind.

I just stared and stared, and after about 3 minutes, I just burst into laughter. I think I had just had enough for the day, and I was really going mad for real.

I took out a hair ruffle from my bag, and packed my twists in one section. My edges were terrible that way, but I didn’t give a damn. The day was already over.

Who cares about beauty or looking good mehhnnn? On such a day as this, making it out in one piece is the real miracle. Lagos, thank you for transforming me to a confirmed mad girl.

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African Naturalistas Hair Clinic goes Online!!!

We have good news for all our readers. After the extremely long wait, caused by incompetent web designers....

African Naturalistas Hair Clinic Website is now ready. You can check it out at or by clicking here

You can now book all your appointments to see the Trichology practitioner online. 

Our current services include
  • High Frequency Treatement
  • Indepth Scientific Consultation
  • Personalised Hair Regimen Development
The details of these services and what they entail are on the website, and once you pick a date on the booking calendar, the prices for all the services come up.

We will be introducing more services in the hair clinic before November is over, by the grace of God. But in the mean time, don't forget that we treat/manage over 50 hair shaft and scalp disorders.

There are three ways you can book your appointment to see the trichology practitioner

Click here to my your booking (my most preferred)
Send an email to
Call 08091377699 

I know many of you have healthy hair and scalp, but we all know that one person whose hair needs professional medical help, please send that person to us, by telling them to call us or visit our website on You just might be saving someone else's self esteem or even life.

Don't wait for tomorrow when you can do it today. Visit our Hair Clinic online now. 

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Sunday, 27 September 2015



Fish out that old Alice band, tired beaded neck piece, old black material and let's make something beautiful,chic and fun!!!!!!
                            Things you need
    - beads
    - plain black material
    - glue
    - a pair of scissors
    - old Alice band

                                    DIRECTIONS :::

            Wrap your material around the Alice band, cut out the excesses and secure with a glue like this.

            Apply your glue on a small part of your Alice band, place your beads on that part.

             Repeat step 2, till you have covered all the parts you  want covered

 Enjoy rocking your beaded Alice band.
                             Have a favoured week

Your questions and feedbacks are highly
Appreciated! So, see you at the comment


Shrinkage and Natural Hair

In this video, I will discuss some ways to deal with shrinkage in natural hair.

Click here or watch below:

Friday, 25 September 2015

Demystifying Fatty Alcohols

Hello Hello Ladies!

 I got so much positive feedback on the Demystifying Cholesterol post that i'm considering doing a "Demystifying" series on various ingredients or products people want more information on. This week i'm taking a look at fatty alcohols.

When purchasing products we are often warned to avoid alcohols as they are drying to your hair. However alcohols can be categorised into two sections, good alcohols and bad alcohols. I want to elaborate more on the good kind you want in your products; fatty alcohols.

What are fatty alcohols?
Fatty alcohols are chemical compounds consisting of chains of carbon, hydrogen and hydroxide. They usually stem from  plants, animals and can be synthetically produced. They are distinct from all there other alcohols ( and the bad ones in particular) because are composed of 12 or more carbon  atoms which makes these compounds oilier, hence the term "fatty".

Tea Rinse for Natural Hair - My experience

Tea rinses are commonly talked about in the natural hair world, and a lot of natural hair bloggers exclaim the benefits of tea rinses (Reduces shedding, Makes hair softer, Helps hair grow, and Adds shine). We even have a very popular post about them here. I had never done a tea rinse until 2 weeks ago on an impromptu wash day.

I was deep conditioning my hair with my African Naturalistas Deep Conditioner, when I decided to have a cup of tea. I like to use my DC time to relax and I find tea to be very calming. Usually, I would simply throw the tea bags away, but this time I decided to put them to good use by doing a tea rinse (another way to use your tea bags is to let them cool and place over your eyes for a few minutes).

Anyway, I used regular tea, and left the tea bags in hot water for about 30 minutes while my DC was on.

After I was done with the DC, I shampooed it off, and used the now cool tea water to rinse my hair. From what I read, you can either rinse and leave the tea in your hair, or you can rinse again with water after a little while. I decided to rinse and leave it in, because I'd noticed my hair had been shedding quite a bit. Well, I don't know if the results are supposed to be immediate, but I still had quite a bit of hair come off (I hadn't detangled in 3 weeks, or before washing).

The hair was soft though, so I liked that. Funny thing happened - my comb started to shed too while combing after the whole process!

I've had the comb for years though, so I think it's time to move on.

My hair's been cornrowed and placed under my clip-ins since then, so I don't know if it's still shedding as much or if the tea rinse worked.

I would suggest that before you do a tea rinse, research the topic first. If I had done that, I would have DC'd AFTER the tea, not before. Discovering Natural has a video on Black Tea Rinses which I'll leave below, and she says that consistency is key - she does hers twice a month.

Have a good weekend,
Berry Dakara.
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