Hello my lovelies! Welcome back to Marsha’s Journey! I enjoy posting about hair and beauty and fun adventures but some days I like to take the plunge and talk about some deeper topics that are very important and that might help you my readers in other areas of your lives. Today I will be sharing my mental health story and how meditation has helped me to heal. So deep breathe…here goes!
Monday was National Hero’s day here in Jamaica a national holiday marked to celebrate the lives, sacrifices and legacies of our National Heroes and Heroine. I had been home all weekend and just couldn’t fathom the thought of lying around for a third day so my fiance and I decided to take a trip to Holywell Recreational Park. This would be our second time going there so we had a good idea what to expect and boy were we looking forward to it. After being in the city commuting to work day in day out and working in an office the idea of being out in nature was irresistible.
Holywell Park is a beautiful nature park nestled in the Blue and Johncrow Mountains above Kingston. Aside from the breathtaking views of Kingston it offers crisp cool fresh air, misty mountain trails that wind their way along the mountain range revealing new treasures of exotic flora and fauna at every turn and enough serenity to have you feeling rejuvinated and refreshed.
In my last post I shared a quick method of doing my wash and go. Since I did the video tutorial I have been getting questions about the white residue as well as whether my hair is crunchy after it dries.
Consequently I went ahead and recorded a video showing my hair when it’s dry as well as how I get rid of any crunch. Have a watch:
If you have been looking for a quicker way to do your wash and go but still get defined beautiful long-lasting curls then keep on reading! My signature wash and go that gives me the most defined curls on the planet is time-consuming to say the least. Using that technique, it takes me roughly 1 hour to do my hair. That is a big chunk of time especially if you are a mother like me or hell just an adult who has a million things to do.
Some weeks ago I was going out for a family day out but my hair wasn’t looking very hot so I decided to wash and restyle it the morning of the day I was going out so I needed to come up with a way to do my wash and go the quickest way possible.
My hair has been fully natural now for about two and a half months. Since I did the big chop I have been doing moisture based deep conditions once a week. I do not have a benchmark against which to judge whether my hair is doing great or not. However, what I know is that my curls are not clumping the way I would want them to without product in my hair. See exhibit A below- very frizzy.
Based on this observation and a little research I have decided to incorporate a protein deep conditioner into my routine. I know there are other things like Clay and Henna that might be able to remedy this issue but I need to do some more research before I start reaching for those Ayurvedic products. Plus I have prior experience using protein while on my relaxed hair journey so I inherently felt comfortable giving protein a try before anything else.
In picking a protein treatment I decided to forego my all time favourite ORS Hair Mayonnaise to go with something I always wanted to try but never did: the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment.
Hello! Today I am sharing what I am doing to make sure that my natural hair is the healthiest it can be. I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel where I show the steps in my wash day and so this post is to give some more context to that routine.
Since I did the big chop I have been immersed in an experimental phase of trying to figure out a routine for my hair. If there is one thing I have learned from my relaxed hair journey is that a routine is essential to have a healthy head of hair.