Monday, 27 June 2016

How not to suffer another Hair Set Back!!

Hiya Ladies,
We are half way through the year, can you believe it?!!  How's everyone doing with their hair journeys, for those who are having a hard time, hang in there! Remember healthy and long hair is a product of a consistent and practical hair regimen!!


Here are a few tips to make sure there are NO SET BACKS in your future!!


NIP HAIR DISASTERS AT THE BUD- If you have for whatever reason had a weave in your hair for more than three weeks and you decide to take it out, know that you will need to give your hair a little extra TLC when you do take the weave out- an intense deep conditioning session, extra moisturizing and sealing,some trimming must all be done to restore strength and elasticity to the hair that was abandoned in a weave or if you are natural and colored your hair a rich blonde color, don't expect that the ends of your hair will remain the way they were when they were not colored, they will dry out- so you must have a moisture game plan to combat all that dryness if not YOU WILL SUFFER A SET BACK!!  


UNCLOG YOUR SCALP- One of the fastest ways to slow down your hair growth is clogging your scalp pores!! The hair cuticle relies on blood circulation and absorption of healthy nutritious oils and air for it to flourish...if you are using products that have petrolatum that just sit on your scalp blocking entry or an outlet, YOU WILL SUFFER A SET BACK!!


DON'T ROUGH UP YOUR HAIR SHAFT- I read somewhere and have used this example since then, our hair shafts are like roof shingles, each strand of hair is made of overlapping keratin, when you mishandle your hair either by rough combing, using elastic to tightly hold your hair, knotting your ends indiscriminately, YOU WILL SUFFER A SET BACK!!

DON'T FORGET TO TRIM ON SCHEDULE- So I was a victim of this, in 2014 I decided enough was enough, no more regular trims, I'm just going to allow my hair grow and my ends will do their thing and do their thing they did by breaking off right in the middle and leaving my hair in a disaster!!


I learnt the hard way and pretty much had to start afresh...so now I trim on schedule wait for it.........every month!!lol Basically at the start of the month I take a good look at my ends and snip what needs snipping( I will call it more like dusting though) but this I see has really helped my ends look better. So you can schedule a trim for every two months, three months etc depending on how often your ends need a trim but stick to it( this point is especially for naturals as I have found they hardly trim their ends) or else YOU WILL SUFFER A SET BACK!!

PROTECTIVE STYLES SHOULD BE TRULY PROTECTIVE- What's the point of having a hair style done that takes you back on your hair journey!!If you are doing anything to your hair from a simple bun to adding extensions or a weave, your 1st PRIORITY should always be your own hair and nothing else...if you need to sacrifice some of the style for the safety of your own hair please do....don't go letting a stylist convince you to relax just your hairline so that it blends better with a weave or telling you that she must pick ever strand of your hairline so the Ghana weaving looks good!! Give her a big stare down and let her know that YOU WILL NOT SUFFER A SET BACK!!


HEAT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND- PERIOD!!! If you need to use heat which should be hardly ever, you must use a heat protectant...we respect clients that come to Savvy and Chic and choose to air dry instead of blow dry, I have also taught my stylists how to blow dry with minimal heat, in sections and in optimal time. If visiting a salon, you can choose to allow the hair stylists blow dry your hair after you have air dry to like 80% so the exposure to heat is greatly reduced! Romance with heat and heat tools and YOU WILL SUFFER A SET BACK!!


Lol, those are a few of the most common issues I have found that cause set backs...like major 5 inches cut off type set backs that make you wonder if you were sleeping through the time the damage to your hair was happening...I have suffered huge set backs and they can be very painful so now I do all it takes to avoid them even if it means remaining on the same length for a little longer than I'd like...Let's ensure this year is a SET BACK FREE year shall we!!


Have a great week ladies, feel free to comment below if you have been dealing with any set backs so I can help!!

Abuja HAIR LISTAS- I'm coming to your city in August and I hope you can make it to my HAIR REHAB Session at Jungo 3.0!!! I will unveil venue and plans as the time draws closer, so excited to meet you all!!!!



Xxx
Dabs

Friday, 24 June 2016

Mitaire's 6 Months old hair update

Monday, 20 June 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW- HEMANI LIVE NATURAL HAIR OIL- Great for Pre- Poos.

Hiya Ladies,
Its been a while, been quite busy but I had to bring you ladies this review of a hair oil that I was sent a few months ago. its called- Hemani Live Natural Hair oil-





Ingredients- Mustard oil, Olive oil, Coriander oil, Jatamansi, Coconut oil, Alkanna Tinctoriat oil and herbs.



I have used this oil several times for pre- poos, for deep conditioning, as a scalp oil/sealant and of the three ways I have used it, I have found that the best way it works for me is as a Pre- poo oil because the oils are very rich in vitamins and fatty acids which boost blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles and it has quite a strong smell to be left in my hair.

How I use it- 
I simply pour a little in my palm and massage the oil directly to my scalp as I give my scalp a massage. Leave it in for about 30 minutes before I proceed to Dc or shampoo.


                               



The oil also comes with a cute tail comb, great for sectioning the hair as you apply the oil, you can also use it with an applicator bottle. 


If you are having dandruff and scalp psoriasis, over shedding, itchy scalp...I highly recommend this oil. It retails for N2800 and a little goes a long way. If you'd like a bottle, please feel free to let me know. 


Thanks for stopping by Ladies...my next post is Mimi's 6 months hair update!!! Have a blessed week.


Xxx
Dabs

Friday, 10 June 2016

SALON DAY OUT 2016- FULL SCOOP!!





Hiya Ladies,
How's everyone doing?!!!! Hope well!! Last weekend was my annual Salon Day Out event and I put my best foot forward and I really need to say a huge thank you to everyone that came and supported!!

I had the pleasure of seeing some of you and it was really nice catching up, without much ado here are pictures...























VENDORS

NUBIAN ROOTS





SAVVY AND CHIC HAIR BEAUTY








SAVVY AND CHIC WIGS
RONA WIGS






BEAUTY KINK


SIZELLE STORE

NAMASTE ORGANICS
BATH KANDY


TORIARA ORGANICS


WOW NAILS STUDIO



ALLURE BEAUTY STORE
SAY YU HAIR- OLAPLEX AND BRAZILLIAN BLOW OUT REP


BRAZILIAN BLOW OUT DEMO


MAKSINS HAIR/ SISI COLLECTION WIGS



NAIROBI



FASHION STRINGS HAIR ACCESSORIES

AWENI ORGANIC


SPECIAL ME ORGANICS
THE SHOW-

HAIR JOURNEY SERIES WITH UZO, EKENE, ADE AND TOSIN












NATURAL NIGERIAN on being a Naija Hairlista and using our Naija products to grow our hair-




BATTLE OF THE HAIRLISTAS-

Two teams- TEAM GLITZ MANE and TEAM MANE SQUAD!!

Started off with Kemi Lewis's challenge- She created a style on a model and the Hairlistas had to recreate it-



TEAM GLITZ MANE


TEAM MANE SQUAD








TASK 2- REINVENT- They had to reinvent this Lupita Nyongo's hair style-












There was a quiz session next focused on products by our sponsors MANE CHOICE AFRICA and the winners by just 1 point were;



TEAM GLITZ MANE!!!



NEXT UP- HAIR REHAB WITH DABS



Oge- After a month, her hair line looked much better!


Koyin Vera Cruz of Tresses consulted with them and examined their scalps



After a month of treatment I was so happy to see Yemi's bald spot had started closing up-
AMAZING RESULTS!!
THE WIG RUNWAY SHOW-



THE SAVVY CHIC COLLECTION


























ALL WIGS FROM THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!!!


THE RONA WIGS COLLECTION-









                           


THE MAKSINS HAIR SISI COLLECTION WIGS-












GIVEAWAYS-

















A great day was had!!! A big thank you to all who came and celebrated healthy hair with me, this event takes so much out of me and this year was particularly more stressful because I scaled it to a much bigger event space with much more on my plate but God is faithful!!!

I have a few giveaways for non- Lagosians as is my practice so stay tuned for that ladies...in the mean time, regular scheduled blog posts will be back on the blog!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Xxx
Dabs