My mother is an avid henna treatment fan, she uses it on both her hair and nails. Not even once have I ever seen her nails clear of henna, and for those who know her you can also attest to that. Every last Friday of the month she’d give me the task of mixing henna powder and plain water in a bowl to form a paste, let it rest for around 30 minutes then she’d apply it on her hair from the roots upwards.
As promised today is when we get to unravel a few tips on how to take care of your grey hair and ditch the dye. You have to do extra work with maintaining your hair as compared to those with normal/ ordinary hair.
I dislike it when someone I’m not close to touches my hair. It’s nothing personal; it’s just uncomfortable for me. So back in primary school I stuck to one lady called Wangechi, okay maybe my mum did cause they were close friends and well I had to follow suit. Usually I’d go to her place and she’d wash my hair, straighten it and then do some 7-8 lines, I didn’t like having too many cause they’d give me a headache when I’d be undoing them.
It was finally here guys, the event I had been waiting for ever since I learnt of its existence an year ago. Hairitage Festival is the name. Cool combination ey? Personally I don’t think I would have thought of the name but Nurtured Knotts community did. As you can give a guess it obviously revolves around natural hair and much more than you can imagine. Beauty products, jewelry, fashion apparels and natural hair products was the sight to behold when I got to Jiweke Tavern along Ngong road, Nairobi on 11th March 2017.
Friday is finally here, as promised a preview of my wash day routine. The norm since I can remember is you had to go to a salon pay at least sh. 70/- to get you hair washed and then an extra amount to have it straightened or have the “full blow dry”.
You’d walk into a salon , a woman most times would say hi, ask what you want. You tell her, she then looks at your hair and concludes that it’s too dirty and needs thorough washing before straightening it. You oblige cause well, she’s the expert on hair and who are you to say no to her.
Once you go natural, you get bombarded by all this new information from the internet. You are as naïve and you do whatever it takes to get to your goal, you do as they say from A to Z. You research and spend so much money on products which won’t make any change on your hair whatsoever, then end up frustrated and angry when you don’t see any results. What I have come to learn is you don’t have to do as they say. Do what you like and stick to what works best for you and your hair.
Today is the day, as promised we are about to embark on the step by step process to basically help you all understand what I do to my hair. The compliments make me want to sleep in my shoes, that Kenyan joke never gets old. But it’s true, if it wasn’t for the all the love and the hate too I wouldn’t be posting all this right now. Just as a plant starts its life as a seed, so does the hair journey start from somewhere. We won’t get to step Z if we don’t understand step A and the perks that come with it, right? So let’s dig in, shall we?