AliExpress Haul

What comes to mind when you hear people say they shop from AliExpress?

If you think of not good quality products, you aren’t wrong. I used to think like you until i gave it a try. I would say its the first online shop I turn to when I need something, well it depends on the product though :).

I have bought couple of products from there for the past year and I am happy with what I receive, even though some seller or store over there don’t have quality products, I have a way of spotting the good quality ones.

In this post I have gathered links of some of the products I got from there. There links will take you straight to the sellers I bought the products from.

NB: All products linked are products I have bought for myself and I recommend them. the quality of these products are great and comfort is also guaranteed.

 

Ombre pointed pump Ombre pumps

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Small crossbody bag Small Crossbody bag

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Ribbon Straw bag Ribbon straw/ratten bag

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Slide heels slide heels

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summer two piece swim suit two piece swim suit

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Ankle strap high heels Ankle strap high heels

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12 constellation coffee mug with spoon  zodiac sign coffee mug

 

Gym set Women gym set

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Yellow 2 piece set women two piece set

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Long Sleeve Yoga Set women gym/ lounge set

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Cotton Push Up Bra Cotton push up bra

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Bralette Bralette

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My favorite natural hair products

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Over the years there have been tons of natural hair products in the market, this has made a lot of girls confused about which products to get. They have been wondering which product will work for them and grow their hair. To be honest, since I started my hair journey, I have used only a few products and I have been using them over the years. Even though products aid in our hair journey, in my opinion I think we should not focus more on the products but how we handle our hair, what we put into our bodies before considering the products to use.

A lot of people ask me the kind of products I use for my hair, I must admit that I use the basic products and today I am going to share with everyone what I have been using since I started my hair journey.

I have used this shampoo since I was relaxed, transitioning and natural. I noticed that after washing my hair with it,it replaces it with moisture and shine. It cleans your scalp from built up products

I started using this organic shampoo and i run out of the cantu shea butter moisturizing shampoo. It soothes your scalp and leaves some moisture in your hair. Some moisturizers rips off your hair of its nature moisture but this replaces some moisture after cleaning your hair. All ingredients are organic and it also contains tea tree and aloe leaf extract.

Conditioner is another must have natural hair product. I use two conditioners depending on how my hair feels. I used this conditioner when my hair needs some thickness. The smell is great and leaves your hair soft and shiny. This conditioner is blended with Vitamin B7 bioton. It infuses nutrients into your strands and also the collagen and hydrolyzed wheat protein creates an appearance of thicker, fuller and healthier looking hair.

I also use this conditioner for deep conditioning my hair. It repairs damaged hair and helps restore moisture

It is important that after washing your hair you apply some leave-in conditioner to your hair to provide intense moisture into your hair. Applying it also makes your hair manageable when de-tangling. This leave-in conditioner is great for damaged hair, dry hair and repairs split ends.

This is my current leave-in conditioner. It instantly moisturizes your hair, defines curls and controls frizz.

These are the products I have been using. What are the products you use and how has it helped your hair?

Food that helps nourish your hair

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Did you know there are foods that can help together with your hair product grow your hair? If you did not know then this post is right for you.

Many girls have been longing to grow long healthy hair, they will buy all the expensive products, get on their protective hair styles and all they are supposed to do to get their hair to the length they have been drooling about but in the end notice that nothing happens. This makes growing hair very frustrating to them and making them believe that natural kinky hair doesn’t grow.

You should remember that, just like the other parts of your body, like your skin and nails are affected by your diet, so as your hair.

Incorporating diets with vitamins and nutrients like iron, biotin, B vitamins, proteinĀ  improves and promotes your overall hair growth. You must consider diets that contains much proteins because protein is very important when it comes to achieving healthy Hair, nails and skin.

So if your are looking into growing your hair or improving your hair’s health, below are some of the foods you have to add to your diet along side your hair products and other healthy habits.

  • Eggs

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Eggs are rich in protein, zinc and iron. You can eat your eggs in several ways. Eggs can be boiled, fried and added to other dishes .

  • Salmon

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Not only is salmon delicious but it also contains Omega-3 fatty acids which is essential for your hair, it provides your hair with its natural oil and gives it a shiny and healthy look.

  • Nuts

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You can snack on your nuts or eat them with your salad or oatmeal. Nuts such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts and a lot more, are a rich source of biotin.

  • Avocado

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Avocados also contains some fats which helps and prevent hair loss and breakage. It strengthens your scalp and adds shine to your hair.

  • Chia seed

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Another source of omega-3 fatty acids is Chia Seeds. Chia seeds are very tiny and it is great to add them to your smoothie or oatmeal.

 

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How drinking a lot of water benefits your hair

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You’ve probably heard countless times how drinking a lot of water is beneficial to the body and that the body is made up of an average of 60% of water. This is to tell you how you should make drinking a lot water part of your daily life. Many of studies have stated that we need at least 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day for a healthy life style and for the body to perform its best.

Drinking of water has a lot of benefits and also does magic to the overall health of your hair.

Benefits to hair

  • When you are dehydrated, your body has less fluid or water and it affects the health of your hair. Your hair becomes weak, frizzy and prone to breakage. Less water in your body also causes your hair to lack volume and shine. Now you know why upon all the products you use, your hair faces all these problems. Make drinking of water a habit. when you do this, the products you use in your hair will work even better.

Someone might say, but i drink a lot of water. Yeah that might be true, but what is a lot of what to you. Don’t expect one or two glasses of water to work magic for your hair. I know how sometimes we are so busy that the day goes by and we realize we haven’t even sipped a drop of water, ouch too bad. Making drink of water a consistent habit can be a bit difficult to incorporate in our daily routine.

Here are some of the things you can do to make drinking water fun and a habit.

  • Drink from a bottle

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I don’t remember the last time a drunk water from a glass, unless i’m eating out or probably forgot to carry my bottle along with me. I have a couple of bottles I use for drinking. This makes it easier to track my water intake and motivates me to drink more. Getting yourself a water bottle will help you make sure you are getting the recommended amount of water everyday. Some of the bottles comes with measurements.

  • Drink water first thing in the morning

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First thing you want to do in the morning when you are out off bed is to grab some water. I noticed whenever I do that I feel energized and fresh. Do this before eating anything else.

  • Eat a lot of water rich fruits

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Did you know that most fruits contain a lot of water? If you find it difficult to make drinking a lot of water, then you can add some fruits to your diet. Fruits like water melons, oranges, pineapples, plum, peach, grapefruit have great amount of water in them. You can blend your fruits into a juice or eat it as it is. Another thing is you get extra nutrients from consumption of the fruits as well.

  • Add flavors

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Infusing some flavors into your drinking water can be fun. You can add some berries or fruits and herbs. Strawberries, Lime or lemon, mint leaves, cucumber, Pineapple and just a few to mention. These are also packed with a whole lot of healthy benefits.

 

With this I hope you will be able improve your water intake to help your hair bloom in all the seasons and you have now understood how important water is to your hair. Make drinking of water fun and your body and hair will be smiling at you forever.

How much water do you drink in a day? And what is your favorite way of drinking it? Write your comments in the box below.

 

Simple Natural Hair Night Regimen

As we rock our natural hair in all the styles we can, there are times when we feel like getting some braids or other hair styles that will protect our hair for a while to save us from all the natural hair troubles. Sometimes we like to free our hair as well . If you want to rock your natural hair for sometime, you have to take good care of it, else you will experience some kind of breakage.

It is important that your take care of your hair when going to bed but i have noticed that most people ignore that or they do not have any idea about it. This is why I have decided to share with you some simple natural hair night regimen to protect your hair from breakage whiles you go to sleep.

Relax, grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy reading!!!

Items needed

  • Moisturizer or Leave-in conditioner
  • Satin bonnet or Scarf
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Water
  • Oil (Shea butter, coconut oil) or your favorite oil

Steps

  • What is your next day style

Knowing the style you would like to wear the next day will make it easy for you to decide what style to put your hair in before going to bed. If you want a twist out or Braid out, then you want to put your hair in twists or braids. The choice you yours.

  • Moisturize

So depending on what you want to use to moisturize, you can decide to use a moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner. Spray some water in your hair and begin de-tangling by separating your hair with your fingers (finger de-tangling) before using the wide tooth comb to reduce breakage. Apply your moisturizing product and use the wide tooth comb to remove all tangles and also to distribute the product evenly and apply oil to seal in the moisture. Remember to work in sections.

  • Style your hair

Now that you have moisturized, it is time to put your hair in the desirable style, being it twist, braids, bantu nuts or a bun.

  • Wear your hair bonnet

Another important thing you have to remember is to wear your satin bonnet. Even though you have moisturized your hair, it will be of no help to go sleep on a cotton pillow case, it will dry up your hair and cause breakage or split ends.

Now that you are done with your night time regimen, I hope you have a “Goodnight”!

What do you do to your hair before going to bed? Leave your comments below

How to deep condition natural hair (simple method)

Do you feel your hair is dry and brittle? When was the last time you had a deep conditioning treatment or have you ever done a deep conditioning treatment?

Deep conditioning should be part of your regular hair care regimen as a natural hair girl, because of the benefits your hair will achieve from it. It will add shine to your hair, add moisture, strengthen your hair strands and many more benefits.

Here are some simple steps on how to deep condition your hair

  • Wash your hair

The first step to deep conditioning your hair is to clean it from built up products and dirt. When your hair is clean, it is easier for products to penetrate through your hair and achieve the benefit of the product. Use your favorite shampoo or the one that works best for your hair.

  • Add deep conditioner

Now it is time for you to add your deep conditioner but first you should know what kind of product you are putting in your hair. If you aren’t sure of the best products you can try out a few and then later figure out which one works best for you. If you want to be extra, you can add some oils or eggs to your deep conditioner. There are also some homemade or DIY deep conditioners you can make at home.

  • How to apply

Cover the whole of your hair with the conditioner. If your hair is long or thick, it will be best if your section your into about four to eight parts and apply the product to each of them, the comb your hair from tip to scalp and not vice versa and remember to use a wide tooth comb. Combing your hair will evenly distribute the product to your hair. Then when you have applied the product, now put your hair into twists.

  • Wear a plastic cap

The next step is to put on a plastic cap, this helps lock moisture into your hair and also keeps your hair warm to open up your hair follicles so the conditioner can penetrate through it. It will be great if you apply some heat whiles you have the plastic cap on. You can sit under a dryer or use a hand dryer depending on what you have. I usually sit in the sauna for about 15 minutes. You can keep the plastic cup on for about 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Rinse conditioner from your hair

After you’ve had the plastic cup on for the required time, you can rinse your hair. Remember to rinse your hair with cold water not hot, this is so that the nutrients from the product will still remain in your hair.

Yaaaaaayyyy, now you are done deep conditioning your hair, isn’t it simple.

You may ask how often you should do this, well I do mine on every second wash day or when I feel my Hair needs it. So you choose.

Enjoy reading and hope you will be doing a deep conditioning treatment on your next wash day.

Natural hair essential tools you need

Have you decided to join the natural hair gang yet or you are already in? If you have decided to join, welcome and if you are already in hope you are enjoying it. For the sake of those of you who have joined or are joining the team, I like to share with you some essential tools needed in order to make your hair journey fun and hair easy to manage and maintain.

That is why I have put together in this post, some of the tools you will need. Sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy reading.

 

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Combs are very essential when it comes to managing your kinky natural hair, you might be like, of course who doesn’t know, yeah that’s true everyone one knows we all need combs, but have you thought of the right kind of combs to use? If yes Great!, if your answer is no, I am here for you. Wide tooth De-tangling comb is your number 1 comb to consider, it makes de-tangling less painful and also reduces breakage. Rat tail comb is another must have comb when it comes to parting of your hair and you want a defined line.

Another important thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is a satin bonnet or scarf. Using a satin bonnet when going to bed would keep your hair moisturized and also give you a better looking and healthier hair and keeps your hair in place. Some people also opt for a satin pillow case and that is fine too if you only want to retain moisture in your hair.

This plays a role when deep conditioning your hair. plastic caps, when used during deep conditioning allows your hair to hold in moisture, because heat from your body or specifically your head helps open up your hair follicles to absorb ingredients from your deep conditioner.

These are great if you love to rock your afro big. It makes fluffing your hair easy.

Every now and then, as a natural hair babe, it is important to oil your scalp and do your hot oil treatments. Applicator bottles are very handy for those because of its pointed tip.

A spray bottle is a good tool for spraying water into your when de-tangling or moisturizing your hair. You can mix some moisturizing or conditioning products with water and spray your hair with it. Think about how easy this sounds.

When buying hair bands, look out for the metal free ones. This is because, those ones with metals will snag your hair and cause breakage.

You know how annoying it can be when you want to work with one section of your hair but the rest of it want to join, that is why you need hair clips to keep those sections you aren’t working with away to make your work much easier.

Hey don’t forget your scissors, you would need them to trim splits ends.

These are some of the tools basic but required tools I personally use to maintain and manage my hair, if you have any favorites I have left out, please share in the comment box.

Have a great natural hair journey!!!!!!

 

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