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

November 13, 2014

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!

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33 comments

  1. I'm very sorry to hear about your nephew. I totally understand why you had to leave blogging for some time. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family.

    I usually keep braids in for about 6 weeks. I have issues with my hairline so I can't keep them in too long.

    Don't Touch The Hair

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  2. I am very sorry for your loss. May God give strength to you and your family.

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  3. Am so sorry for ur loss. May God continue to heal and strengthen ur family and may ur nephew RIP

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  4. My prayers go out to you and your family

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  5. My heartfelt condolences to you & your family!

    ION, your braids look really nice.

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  6. My sincere condolences to you and all your loved ones who had the joy of knowing your nephew.

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    1. Having him in our lives was really a privilege. We really thank God for those few years.

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  7. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

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  8. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew. Such a handsome young man. I will surely be praying for you and your family's continued healing.

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  9. my condolences....May God comfort you and your family.

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  10. So sorry for you loss Joanne. May God comfort you all and may his soul rest in peace. What a handsome little boy so sad!

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    1. He was indeed handsome. Thank you.

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  11. I am so sorry Jo . My condolences to you and the family , he was such a young boy and a free spirit my heart aches so much for the loss. may the dear Lord our father in heaven comfort you all you will be in my prayers dear and may your nephew RIP.

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  12. Such a young life gone too soon. May the good Lord rest his soul in eternal peace. May God give you and your family His peace that surpasses all understanding. May He comfort you and give you solace, during this difficult time.

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  13. Hi, i'm sorry about the loss of your nephew and i don't think you have to apologize for taking time away from the blogsphere to deal with things.
    You have asked how some of us take care of our braids, well instead of washing with this kind of weather, have you tried using apple cider vinegar to cleanse your scalp i find it easier. here is the link to the post i did on it, you can try it. http://traceymachio.blogspot.com/2014/11/cleaning-your-scalp-while-in-box-braids.html

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss girl

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  16. So sorry for your loss.
    Your braids are wicked though. I wore braids on and off while i was trasitioning and applied drops i got from my Dominican hairdresser to make my hair grow faster. I got around 4 inches of growth in 3 months. These are the drops i used http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221626151880?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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  17. hi there am sorry to read about your nephew, i hope you are dealing with it and are being comforted that you will see him again!
    please let me know where you had your braids done? I also live in nairobi and have been looking for a good hairdresser who won't pull my hair...

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    1. Hi Becca, thank you very much for your words of encouragement. The lady who did my braids was very gentle. please send me an email growafricanhairlong@googlemail.com and i will give you her contacts :)

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