Rise of the ‘fro

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the title (I think), but I thought it was catchy, so hey! :p. Throughout this week, I’ve been very brave with my hair; no wigs, no weave, nothing! Just my natural hair. I didnt think I could pull it off but I just couldnt stand the thought of installing another weave in this heat. Here’s a breakdown of what I did with my hair throughout the week:
Monday: Wash and go, didn’t do anything special, just my normal moisturizing using my water and glycerine mixture, I’m thinking of removing glycerine because I read somewhere of negative effects, but I haven’t noticed anything yet with my hair so I’m sticking with it in the mean-time. After spraying, I use my profectiv leave-in strengthner cream, apply my shea butter and olive oil mixture and I’m good to go! I had to spray my hair thrice during the day because the sun here is totally insane.

Tuesday: I didn’t have any classes or work to attend to so I was basically jobless throughout the day, I decided to put my joblessness to good use by doing bantu knots on my hair. I started with damp hair, parted my hair in sections, applied my Vitale olive oil moisturizer, profectiv leave-in strengthner, Source 4 Value Aloe Vera enriched Curl Activator(which has anti-frizz properties) and twisted away; twist the hair to create a long spiral then wrap it around itself and tuck it in or secure with bobby pins. I had about 20 knots in total.


Wednesday: I applied olive oil to my bantu knots, unravelled them and wore them throughout the day, I had to spray my hair like thrice throughout the day too.

Thursday: My most frustrated day; I decided to carry my one day old bantu knot out to do a course registration, I just sprayed my hair and added shea butter. “Didn’t you know you were coming to school? why do you look like a mad person? If you dont have comb, come and carry comb from my office and comb this hair immediately!” The ground did not open up to swallow me, I didn’t have any disappearing magic spells, I couldn’t cry in front of my course-mates either. I just carried my bag, went to the toilet, combed my hair into a ‘fro which I had to pat down amidst swearing in languages I didnt know I could speak.

Before and After

Friday: Wash day! I’m doing a hot oil treatment today (hopefully; if my laziness allows me) which I would blog about in my next post. Although I’m not crazy about having waist-length hair, I just want healthy hair but my hair is growing !

Sidenote: Y’all that get positive comments/reactions like all the time, how do you do it? Uggh. Yes, I’m jealous.
Have a fab weekend !