Natural Curly Hair Care Routine

Hello reader! Thank you for visiting my blog. Before you read about these products, I wanted to give you the opportunity to read about my updated haircare recommendations. I wrote this blog post a long time ago, and have since found products that are FAR better than this one. Read more here

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Soooo…here it is! Everything I use on my hair aside from my Tangle Teezer and towel (I’m not showing you my Tangle Teezer, it looks like a dog chewed it…nope, just my hair). You can probably see a theme here, which is that I try to use products that are as natural as possible. Something you might not know about conventional hair care products is that they often contain ingredients that are illegal to put into skincare. The idea being that you can’t absorb stuff from your hair into your bloodstream, so they’re ‘not as hazardous’. I’m hardly one to preach though because I don’t even know what the ingredients of the last product are, I just use is because its works so well! So anyway, lets get on with it… Continue reading

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Miracle Curly Product: Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hair Milk

Hello reader! Thank you for visiting my blog. Before you read about this product, I wanted to give you the opportunity to read about my updated haircare recommendations. I wrote this blog post a long time ago, and have since found products that are FAR better than this one. Read more here

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Big news. Its taken me quarter of a century, but I think I might have PERFECTED MY HAIR CARE ROUTINE. And when I say that’s big news, I really mean it. For me, my hair has been a nightmare from the day it started to grow (ok so given the fact that I was bald until I was a toddler maybe I’m exaggerating the length of time, but not by much). I’m going to make a more detailed post about my new hair care routine later on, with all the products I use, but for now I just wanted to share the most recent one, because this one is had such an INCREDIBLE effect that I had to share it right away. Don’t ask me why I photographed it next to my lavender, because all I can tell you is that I’m rather proud of my decorative arrangement and it was just sitting there when I went to take the photo.

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Thank you Palmer’s, for your Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk, because my hair has literally never been this soft or shiny. Almost as soon as I smoothed it onto my wet hair I could feel the difference I’d been looking for. My hair stayed smooth as it dried, it didn’t frizz, and its really shiny. Being curly, thick, frizzy and dry, my hair can’t be washed often so keeping it soft while avoiding build up is essential, and this has helped to keep my hair in incredible condition for FIVE days. Absolutely unheard of. Its a very soft cream, that absorbs really easily, which is exactly what I need because I have to use water to form my curls (more on that later) so combing product through my hair isn’t an option. Afro, curly and dry hair will soak this up with relish, it’s just gorgeous. Smells deliciously coconutty too (you know how sometimes coconut stuff can be a bit disappointing? This is NOT one of those times).   Now, are you ready for some hair? …

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No, not even taking a selfie for my blog will get me out of my fleece hooded poncho when I’m in it. It’s got pockets for heaven’s sake. I will post some clearer pictures of my hair when I do the post on my full routine so you can actually see the result. But this was taken yesterday, and I washed it on Saturday, so you can see how well the curls have stayed.

The best thing about this Coconut Oil Hair Milk is that I got it on offer at my local Sainsbury’s for under £3! Normally £5, which is still an absolute bargain for such an amazing product. Even I only needed a couple of globs for my whole head (trust me, I have more hair than you do) so it’ll last for ages – Thank you Palmer’s!

Silkskin Pillowcase

I’ve just moved to London, and have spent the past few days trying to absorb as much of the city as I can.  Of course this involves visiting lots of shops, and Harvey Nichols was high on my list, as I’ve actually never been there before. I had a beautiful walk from Kensington High Street along  Hyde Park and past the Royal Albert Hall. Harvey Nick’s definitely didn’t disappoint – I was particularly impressed by the fact that there’s a guy in a top hat who opens the door for you. How sweet is that? Ok, so, onto my purchase…

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Having very curly, frizzy and thick hair, I encounter seemingly endless issues when it comes to putting my damn head on a pillow and waking up with my style intact. Apart from a couple of lucky mornings where I must have somehow risen from the bed and slept in the air, my curls are always destroyed come morning. Which is frustrating because it takes three hours for my hair to be anywhere near dry after I wash it, plus if I wash it more than every four days it turns into a haystack. That’s where this bad boy comes in…

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Those are some pretty lofty claims right there on that packaging. Lofty and a little exciting – though to their credit I don’t think I’ve ever actually been frizz free so I won’t be holding them to it too strictly. All I want is to wake up with hair isn’t framed by a massive floppy halo. As for the pillow itself, I love it. It has a really interesting feel to it – nothing like a normal silk pillow where you feel sweaty and like you’re about to slide off it all the time. It feels a lot more like cotton, or (and trust me, this is actually not as weird as it sounds) like really, really soft skin. I guess that’s where the name comes from! It doesn’t make you feel sweaty at all, and when I woke up my skin felt great, really soft and a lot calmer than normal.

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As for my hair – I am impressed. Even though it had been blown around all day in the wind and then frizzed up in a club all night, I still woke up with soft curls, and MUCH less frizz than I would have done normally. I’m looking forward to seeing how my skin and hair get on as I keep sleeping on it! I really recommend it to anyone who wants to improve the condition of their skin and hair, especially if, like mine, yours can be quite high-maintenance.