A Naturalista’s Christmas Gift Guide/Wishlist

A Naturalista Christmas Gift Guide. A guide for persons looking to buy the perfect gift for a natural haired person/ naturalista. Marsha's Journey

Today is Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season has officially  began. It can be quite a task figuring out what to get people for Christmas but if that person is a naturalista worry no more because I have put together the ultimate guide for what to get the naturalista (s)  in your life. Side note- this list may or may not be the things that I want for Christmas…soooo u know if you are kind then hit me up for my address, wink!



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5 Months Post Big Chop Length Check and Hair Update

5 Months Post Big Chop Length Check and Hair Update. In this post I do a quick length check on my five months post big chop natural hair. I also share some pictures of my hair in its blown out afro state. Marsha's Journey

Hi there! I hope you are having a great Sunday or whatever day it is when you are reading this. Today’s post is just a quick catch up and length check on my hair.

So I did the big chop at 10 months post big chop on the 23rd of July I think…I can’t remember exactly but the end of  this week would make it 5 months since I’ve big chopped.



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How I Got Rid of Dandruff- Completely Natural, No Chemicals

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Hello everyone! Welcome back. Today’s post is short and quick but it is such an important topic because of the vast number of people who suffer from this condition dandruff. Without a healthy scalp I cannot expect to have healthy hair and so I have been on the quest to find the cure for my dandruff. I have tried creams, shampoos and even other natural remedies like Tea Tree Oil but none have work as well as Apple Cider Vinegar. And to think how cheap and accessible it is! If you are one of the millions who have tried chemicals and creams and shampoos to no avail, stress no more because I’ve got you. Watch the video tutorial below to see how I have used Apple Cider Vinegar to get my dandruff under control. You are welcome!


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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Wash and Go is Not Turning Out Right

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Every time I scroll down my Instagram feed I see beautiful naturalistas showing off the most perfect curly hair and I think how wonderful is it. But for every one of these posts there are a whole host of followers in the comments complaining about bad hair days and bemoaning the fact that their hair is not turning out like that. As I go about my day almost everyday I’m asked multiple times whether in person or online : “How did you get your hair like that?”; Followed by “how can I get mine to look like that?” After directing them to my blog or Youtube channel I usually ask a few questions to see what they are doing wrong and offer some specific solutions. And while everybody’s hair is different and no set of rules apply to everyone I have noticed many commonalities among persons who complain that their hair just doesn’t turn out right or is dry, frizzy, undefined etc. I have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons your wash and go is not coming out right and not to worry I will be offering some advice on how to fix these problems. So if your wash and go keep turning out wrong keep reading:



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How I Get Rid of White Residue and Crunch from My Wash and Go

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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:

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Cut Your Styling Time in Half and Still Get Defined Long-lasting Curls with This Quick Wash ‘n Go

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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.

Can’t even take a picture! Can I?

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.




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Combat Frizz and Get Popping Curls With This Protein Treatment on Your Natural Hair!

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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.

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Post Big Chop Natural Hair Wash Day Routine

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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.

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How to Maintain Healthy Natural Hair Without Overspending

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The most frequent question I get is “What do you use in your natural hair?” So obviously people are on a quest to find products that are going to have their hair looking it’s best. Today I am going to give you a guide for how to find these products without breaking the bank.



I recently did a more condensed version of this on my YouTube Channel. You may watch it now (video can also be found at the end of this post also) if you’re strapped for time or you prefer your advice in video form.  In this post I will be sticking to the five tips I mentioned in the video but I will be expounding upon them a lot more.

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Answering Follow Up Questions on my Defined Wash and Go Tutorial

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The wash and go has been my go to style since I did the big chop. I love the wash and go because it’s low maintenance and it allows me to show off my curls in all their glory. Once I do my hair at the beginning of the week I am set and good to go for the rest of the week.

Ever since I posted the first picture’s of my wash and go results on my  Instagram I have been getting request’s to do a video to show my technique.

Since the video has been published I have gotten some questions that I’m going to answer here for clarification.

Q. How long does my wash and go last?

A. My wash and go’s usually last for the 6 days between my wash days. It can last for a  longer or shorter time depending on how I treat my hair throughout the week. I play with my hair a lot and that helps to cause premature frizz, so if I can kick the habit I would pretty much have a perfect wash and go at the end of every week.




Q. How do I sleep to keep my curls intact?

A. I tie my hair with a silk scarf at night. So it keeps my hair intact.

Q. How do I refresh my hair in the mornings?

A. I do not refresh my hair every morning. I deep condition, apply a leave-in conditioner and seal with an oil before I apply my styling products when doing my wash and gos. This allows my hair to remain moisturised for a few days before it needs refreshing. I usually refresh on day 3 and every other day after that. To refresh I spritz my hair with a mixture of water, Aloe Vera Juice and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Products I Used to do my Wash and Go and Refresh my Curls:

I hope this helped clear up any question you might have regarding the wash and go. Thanks for reading!

 

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