Going by the natural hair rule that says “Shampoo once a month and condition every week.”
Let’s do a simple math analysis, where;
In a month of 4 weeks,
Shampooing rate = once a month (1)
Conditioning rate = four times a month (4)
Bringing us to the conclusion that within a one month duration, the average naturalist uses a conditioner 4 times as much as she uses a shampoo.
This 1:4 ratio is the reason why whenever I try to define shampoos and conditioners in terms of their usage frequency, only one phrase comes to mind “Shampoo is to milo as Conditioner is to milk.” People who lived in boarding houses will better understand this phrase.
It goes without saying that our shampoos are being underutilised and so, below, asides the conventional use for washing hair, I’ve shared a few other ways you can maximize your shampoo usage.
Brushes:These include both make up brushes and hair brushes (I’m guilty of this one)
Hands and Feet: Mild shampoos can be used in the place of pricey hand wash liquids. Also adding a few drops of a non drying shampoo to warm water helps to soften your cuticles for a pleasant manicure experience
Body Wash: If you ever run out of shower gel, feel free to improvise with a mild shampoo. It won’t kill you, provided that the listed ingredients are cruelty free
Shampoos can also be used as:
cleaning agents for mirrors and;
dish washing liquids 😒 (I’m not about to try this)
Apart from washing your hair,
In what other ways have you put your shampoo to good use?
Which of the options listed above have you experimented with?
Which one(s) do you think you would consider?
Which one(s) would you never attempt?
I’ve never been one who pays special attention to my edges. On the contrary, I struggle to keep my edges from uniting with my eyebrows. Don’t start to envy me just yet, there’s more.
About 3 months ago, I noticed my edges were falling, fading, balding, whatever else that describes passing away. I grew really worried and decided to look into my hair care routine in a bid to figure out what could possibly have gone wrong.
At this point I had to drop a few habits and adopt some others.
How did I fix it?
Reduced manipulation around my hairline
Stopped using my edge control gel
Stopped wearing my hair in high puffs
Started massaging the affected area twice a day with my handmade coconut oil and raw shea butter
Applied onion juice to the affected area on wash days
Although my hair is short now, there has been noticeable progress in less than one month.
If you regularly visit social media sites, you’ld have come across loads of cute natural hairstyles and most times, you just don’t know which ones to wear or not wear.
In the past, I’ve had to go an entire week with my hair in a puff just because I couldn’t decide on what style to put it in. Now, to help narrow your options, here are a few factors to consider before you style your hair;
Profession: nine out of ten times, because style has a language of its own, your appearance speaks volumes about you more than any certificate(s) and/or skill(s) would ever do. If you’re a doctor for example, you don’t want to style your hair in a way that would make your patients second guess your professional ethics.
Personality: like a mirror through which people can see without having any direct contacts, your hair style can affect your personality in so many ways and whatever message you send out there is totally on you.
Preference: in my opinion, a person’s preference should override every other factor because there’s a good reason why they prefer certain hairstyles to some other hairstyles, especially if it makes them comfortable.
Occasion: an inappropriate hairstyle could alter one’s appearance if it doesn’t suit the occasion for which it was made. I mean, who wants to rock chunky twists out on their wedding day? Anybody 🙋 ? Lol..I thought not.
Just a few pictures for you below;
In your choices of hairstyles, make your comfort a priority because multi personality is NOT a disorder.