I’m SORRY for being MIA these past months. I really hope you all forgive me. I’ve had a lot going on and I’d try to make up for the past months.
On a lighter note, I’m done with university! (YAAAAAAAAYYYYY!) Haha! So that means more blogging, I promise (till I leave for NYSC).
I’d just pick up from where I stopped, I also want to use this medium to thank you all for still checking the blog, patiently waiting for me to post something, God bless you all, I really appreciate, and yes I check my stats, haha!
This post will focus on how I took out my wool dreads/locs, my DIY banana – honey deep conditioner (nnneeevvveerrr doing this again!) and a quick length check.
So sit back, grab your favorite drink and get ready to laugh or cry with me!
– Cut the locs to a length far from your hair length but close enough to loosen quickly.
– If you have a conditioner you can spare (prefarably a cheap conditioner), apply generously to your hair from roots to the end of your hair length but my conditioner wasn’t available as at the time so I skipped this step.
– Since the locs are wrapped, unraveled each inversely. Do this till all the locs are out.
– Brush the hair to remove shed hair.
– Apply shampoo and condition the hair.
– Deep condition the hair, moisturize and you’re done.
Now for my Banana – Honey Deep Conditioner.
– Peel each banana and place in a bowl. I used four/five bananas, the small ones.
– Mash the banana.
– Add other ingredients.
– Mix properly.
– Apply to hair, wait for some minutes then rinse off.
I was supposed to keep this mix on my hair for an hour but 20 minutes down the line I decided to just wash my hair, I felt tired.
As I was washing, the worst happened. The banana was stuck to my hair. I mean STUCK. I used my Alberto VO5 conditioner to wash, twice, it didn’t budge. I couldn’t cry. I kept saying hay God! This one inch I’ve managed to add will now go down the drain? The devil is a liar! amidst tears. I couldn’t cry honestly. The tears weren’t dropping, lol. It’s not funny man.
I then sat on my bed, picked my mirror, looked at my hair and started picking out the banana, literally, one after the other. I used a rat tail comb for added help. After about an hour and half of removing the banana from my hair, I added coconut oil, whipped shea butter and did conrows, off to bed.
In the morning, my hair was quite stretched, I didn’t lose much hair from the horrible banana – honey deep conditioning mix but particles of the banana still stuck to my hair.
It was after I had experimented on my hair I read a post on African Naturalistas that Igbo banana should be used on the hair and not Yoruba banana but how are we supposed to know that? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Oh well, once bitten…
On a brighter note:
Hair before Locs – 2″ at the mid section, 1.5″ at the edges.
Hair after Locs – 3″ at mid section, 2.5″ at the edges.
I’d say that’s big progress. I wouldn’t entirely say the locs encouraged my hair growth but they helped, also with my TLC.
Have you ever used banana in your DC mix? Were your results like mine or even worse? Leave a comment, let’s talk!