It’s been a looooong week. After working last weekend, I was puffed. So I didn’t do much to my hair over the week, and I didn’t take many pics either. I kept it simple. I didn’t have time to have my wash day on Sunday, as I was working. So I had to do it on Monday eve. I was so knackered on Monday morning, I just went to work without having braided it the previous night. So it had shrunken quite a bit, some people even asked me if I’d cut my hair, lol. So Monday was a lax day. On Tuesday I wore a high puff:
I wasn’t feeling myself, I was just testing the camera for our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign internal photos…really, I was. Thanks Jen for being my photographer!
On Wednesday I did two twist ups on the right side.
On Thursday I wore a twist up on either side and a front “pouf”.
I’m fast becoming a big fan of this style. It’s quick and easy and lessons how casual my fro can look for when I want to jazz it up a bit. By Thursday eve, my hair was still feeling really dry and matty and I think it might be because I chose to flat twist my hair on Monday after washing it. For some reason doing that sometimes doesn’t retain much moisture for my hair. But the hair colour might also be contributing to dryness so I definitely think I’ll have to do some more research into taking care of dyed hair. Anyways, in an attempt to rescue it, I took some time out to dampen my hair with my daily spritz and combed through sections before I braided them. Once braided, I massaged a bit of butter all over. Wrapped and slept. Worked like a charm.
On Friday, I wore it free fro. My hair was happy and spongey again 🙂
**NB: Watch out for my first video for this style!
Today, I repeated the side flat twists with a flower as my previous recording of the style hadn’t saved. So I did it again today, and LOVED rockin’ my brand new dress from my second home, Cotton On. I was meant to get this dress, it was on my list, was marked as R90 and while I was in the queue, saw on the tag it was named “Aisha”!! I was laughing and smiling all the way until I met the cashier, people must’ve thought I was crazy. It was meant to be! I love that dress even more now lol. Oh and did I mention I got it for a bargain R40?! Thank you Cotton On!
* Video of this style to come!
I've been visiting your blog for quite some time now and Saturday I decided to buy the daily spritz (advised by you on this blog) ingredients ( I added some of my special feeling hair gel to it and a spoon ofORS hair mayo , an a little bit of lavender water) , my hair feels super dooper soft and smells very nice. I hope it will help my fro grow as well.I like your fro in the 2nd row from the bottom. Hopefully mine will get the same volume eventually.I don't relax my hair anymore.
Another advice I am add to your blog is that : One needs to follow a very healthy diet , drink multivitamins (for hair)and drink loads of water as the hair products alone won't assist with hair growth.
Cheers mate for the lovely blog.
Love it sis, waiting for the video!!
It's already up on my channel 😉
U have an awsome hair girl, I like, I like, I like. For now I have braids.
I have bought the spritz ingredients already,but haven't mix them yet. My problem is that I don't understand the measurements of yo mix e.g (1 part).
Another thing that I'm interested in,is the ORS twist and lock gel. What do u use it for?
Thanks girl, the spritz works just as well if you have braids in, at least I find!
So the 'part' thing is really just ratios. So if you use 1 tablespoon as your main measurement (the 'part'), then you put 1 tablespoon of conditioner, and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice. Then you put 1/2 tablespoon of water (0.5 part) and 1/2 tablespoon of glycerin etc. It all depends on how big your spray bottle is. If it's massive, you could decide to use a cup as your main measurement and use the same ratios (1 cup conditioner, 1 cup aloe vera juice, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup glycerin) etc. It's funny you mention the ORS gel, I used it this morn and filmed it as my next tutorial only to find out at the end my camera had a tantrum and didn't record! But I'll be showing you how I use it soon 😉
Hope that helps!
honestly, i love your photos! so bright and happy! seems you work in a casual environment, my work place is so serious….suits and all, which i dislike. only day i can enjoy colours, casual outfits and wild hair is the weekends.
You guessed it, I do work in a very casual place – I'm in advertising 😀 So my fro and possibly crazy hair is very welcomed. Afro + Advertising + Aisha = meant to be!
Totally smitten with ur hair. I've been growing my fro for 2 years now. I've reached a point where I don't know what to do with it any more. I constantly have it hidden under braids or weaves. Which I find a bore lately. This weeks been the longest I've stayed with my fro. My fro's chemical free, but super straight from the blow drying it undergoes from the salon. Thought I'm gonna try out a dry perm this week, but after seeing ur hair, I think I'll just buy the products u use and try treating it at home. Thank u for the awesome blog.
Eza, your comment really touched me. I'm so excited that you're going to make a go for it and try treating your fro at home. Going natural isn't easy, especially if you don't even know where to start to find the right information for your particular hair type or geographical location. Thank you for reading, you really made my day 🙂