Wednesday, 21 January 2015

CANTU GOODNESS!!! hair products in Nairobi.

Hello y'all,

Hasn't it been ages!
Between taking time off to study,(which I am done with at least for now) and getting started on a new job,
and a new addition to my family, finding time to blog has been next to impossible.
Jo has however filled the gap well...Thanks Sis.

hair growth 15 months post relaxer

Last week I was in Nairobi Town trying to collect a few things that Joanne had requested so her friend could travel back to Germany with them for Jo.

I had to go into super cosmetics just to see what new goodies are being stocked
I went straight to my beloved last Isle and wooooow!I was blown away by all the Cantu Shea butter goodness!

Cantu shea butter goodness Super cosmetics Nairobi   

Cantu shea butter goodness Super cosmetics Nairobi 
Cantu shea butter moisturizing twist and lock gel Supercosmetics Nairobi
I'm sure some of you guys have seen and even tried some of these products.They have stocked most products specifically for Natural hair!!! and most prices per product are below Kes 1000.
Some for scalp treatment,some for twisting some for Co-washing etc....

Please share if you've used product from this new range of Cantu goodness!

PS:I'm currently 15months post Relaxer....Updates on my hair coming soon.

15 moths post relaxer. look at the difference between the relaxed and natural hair!

Thanks for reading!
Eva

Monday, 19 January 2015

God and me Monday: the lion's den

Hallo beautiful people, although my Monday is almost over I just had to share what is in my heart today.  I am going to take you back to the old Testament today. There are quite a number of prophets in the old testament but one of them really stands out for  me. He lived a very Holy life and depended on God despite the difficult situations that came his way.

Daniel was even put in a Lion's den and the lions did not touch Him.
Sometimes life throws hard balls at us and it is so easy to get discouraged and to want to give up. But taking Daniel's example we learn that with our God nothing is impossible. He is able to turn every situation around if only we put our trust fully in Him.
I pray that God will send His Angel to shut the mouths of any Lions roaring in your life in Jesus Name.
Scripture reference for today is Daniel 6


Thanks for reading and stay blessed.
Joanne

Monday, 12 January 2015

God and me Monday: Heavy bags


This is us wishing all of you God´s best in 2015!!
Every year we come up with resolutions of things we want to change or keep in our lives. Most of the time, we end up forgetting about the resolutions after January. That is why we are doing it different this year. We have made the decision to seek God with all we are.
Blogging has really helped us with our hair journeys so we are going to use this blog to share our journey with God in strong faith that you will also find encouragement in Him. 



I am so privileged to have the opportunity to do the first post .
I will start by sharing a dream I had on 2nd January 2015.
I my dream I was carrying a huge bag which was obviously too heavy for me, it was so big that I actually had to drag it on the ground. Then suddenly someone came over to me and said “That bag is way too heavy for you, let me carry it for you.” I more than willingly let Him carry the bag for me and I did not think about the bag again.
On waking up the dream kept bothering me. I kept wondering why I could not carry the that bag by myself, It just bothered me that I could not carry it. Later on during the day as I was doing my dishes, I heard a voice within me saying “You mean you have no idea who helped you carry that bag in that dream” Right then and there my dream made perfect sense. The person who carried my bag was Jesus! Immediately I googled up the scripture that says this exact thing and found;

Matthew 11:28 (New King James Version)

 Come to Me , all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

This verse has never been more alive to me since then. Sometimes we focus so much on our difficult situations that we forget about the one who can take the burden from us. Jesus wants to help us carry our heavy loads. I have given Him all of mine and I hope that you also find the rest that I have found by giving Him all of your Heavy bags.

God bless you!
Joanne


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My first flat twist out & Gahl length retention challenge ends.

I finally undid my braids at 5 weeks post installation. I had missed my hair so much. I thank God that there was no damage done to my hair and my hairline is still intact.
A week after undoing the braids I decided to give flat twists out a chance. So I went on you tube and Watched lots of videos on how to get a perfect twist out. I had tried them before but they just never looked like the ones I saw in the videos.  This time round I did things a little different. First of all I did the flat twists on freshly washed and conditioned hair. Then I detangled each section very well after applying a little cantu Shea butter leave in and coconut oil, these two products made detangling very easy for me.
I even improved on my flat twisting skills yay! I really love how this one came out and I cannot wait to perfect it.
The Gahl length retention challenge has also come to an end and I will be sharing my progress on my next blog post. I am really excited to find out how much length I retained in three months.
My selfies still have a long way to go(*wink*)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

I am back! with sad news and a new hairstyle!

Hi ladies, I am finally back after my long silence. Even though I don´t like sharing much about my personal life on the blog. I think it is only fair that you should know what kept me away for so long. On October 4th I got a call from my younger sister Eva that my nephew had passed away after being hit by a car that had lost control. My heart was broken because he was only 7 years old and he held a very special part in my heart. We had to say goodbye to him. Those of you who have children never ever forget to pray for them for you never know what kind of dangers they may come across. I hope you now understand why blogging was the last thing on my mind. 
See you in heaven baby boy!
 But I thank God for His healing hand. I miss my nephew everyday but I am glad that he is with Jesus now and that all of our hearts (me and my family) are getting healed everyday.

As for my hair, well I am still on the Gahl length retention challenge which ends on 1st December and I am really looking forward to see how much length I have retained.
My high Bun!

 My hair is currently in medium sized box braids which I had done in Nairobi. I have had them in for three weeks now and I intend to keep them in for another three weeks to five weeks. I am really enjoying the fact that I do not have to detangle my hair and I have not seen any knots in three weeks!! The lady who did them was not only gentle but she did them as big as I wanted them, especially on my hairline. I instructed to do them big so as not to pull out any hair. 

I have not washed my hair since having the braids done because they are so long and heavy and it is quite cold where I am so I keep wondering how they will dry up if I wash them. But I have been moisturizing and bagging my hair for a little moisture once a week. I hope my hair will not suffer too much because this is a major diversion from my usual routine.

How do you ladies care for your braids?

God bless you all abundantly for your continuous support. 
We really appreciate you!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Natural african hair and knots!!!!

 Since ending my long-term transition to natural hair, my hair care routine has been very simple. I basically just condition my hair, comb every two weeks and shampoo only when I feel the need to. But now I think that I will have to change a few things because my hair is full of knots!!!!
wash and go pony puff

I have decided to comb every time I wash my hair and I will be twisting or braiding my hair after detangling properly to help with the knots and tangles, my hair is very curly/coily and especially the curls in the middle of my head are tighter so the hair just knots easily. On many occasions the knots were so bad that I could not unravel them with my fingers so I ended up having to cut them off which is really bad because I am trying to retain as much length as possible.




Ladies how do you keep your hair from tangling and knotting? I will appreciate any tips you have to offer.

Stay Blessed!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Product review: Enliven gel wet hold

This is my first product review in a very long time!
I would like to review the Enliven hair gel wet hold (2). I am guessing that the higher up the scheme you go, the firmer the gel holds. Therefore number 5 would probably leave my hair hard when it dries up.
I have used this gel on my hair for about a month now and I cannot help but tell you all how much I like it. Let me list what I like about this gel.


Enliven Hair gel wet hold

  • It gives my hair a very smooth finish.
  • It keeps my hair and edges flat and neat. 
  • It has a very mild scent.
  • It does not harden on the hair. How awesome is that! my hair still remains soft even after the gel dries up.
  • It also does not flake, which means that I don´t have to worry about white residue being left on my hair after the gel has dried up.
  • The price is very pocket friendly !!!!
second day hair courtesy of enliven hair gel

Where to get Enliven hair gels in general:

I got my jar from Tuskys branch greenspan mall in Nairobi, Kenya but I am guessing that any tuskys supermarket has it in stock. If you know any other supermarket that stocks this gel please comment below. If you don´t live in Kenya and have seen this product stocked in shops in your country, please share by commenting below.
Price: a jar of 250 mL goes for 90 KES which is about 1.02 USD or 0.78 Euro

Picture taken at TUSKYS Greenspan mall Nairobi, Kenya


Have you tried out this product or any other gel that you really liked using on your hair? please share your experience with gels on the comment box below.


May God bless you abundantly!






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