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Reveal: My Real Hair

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I like wearing hair extensions but I am also passionate about taking good care of my Natural Hair. I have always had "good hair" or that is what people always tell me. What I know for sure is that growing long black hair takes a lot of time and commitment. I am originally Nigerian and I have been relaxed since I was 14.
I relax my hair every 4 months (3 times a year). I use Soft & Beautiful Just For Me Kids Relaxer. This is the same relaxer I have used since I was 14 and I continue to use till date.
For the past year, I have been too busy to dedicate a lot of time to my natural hair and it shows because I am experiencing a lot of shedding, breakage and I have split ends. I also think wearing weave extensions led to a lot of breakage because the extensions were directly sewn onto my hair.

So I am making a brand new commitment and starting my Hair Growth Journey over and I pledge to take care of my hair and get back to my hair care routine. This routine includes deep condi…

DIY: First Time 3/4 Wig (U-Part) using Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions

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There is a first time for everything :)

I watch Youtube videos daily and after seeing a number of videos on 3/4 wigs, i decided to make a 3one for myself. I was looking for an alternative to regular sew-in weaves since sew-in weaves are too damn itchy. After a week I already want to take my weave out.

Making a 3/4 wig is time consuming and I have to give myself kudos for my 1st attempt. It did not turn out perfect but i was satisfied with the results. I messed up a little in the front but I found a way to patch it up and it still turned out pretty. My friends raved when they saw my hair, they thought I got the extensions sewn in and were surprised when i told them it was a 3/4 wig.I actually think I will stick to 3/4 wigs from now on.

I installed the Virgin Brazilian Hair from my previous post on a spandex cap.This hair is the bomb!! This is my 3rd install and I have never had better hair. Everyone thought I installed brand new extensions. It has minimalshedding and does not tangle at…

Best Affordable Products for Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions

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If you invest in virgin hair extensions, you have to use  the right products in order to get the most out of your investment. I am narrowing it down to the products that worked best for me. At first i assumed pricier products would be better but Nexxus products made my hair frizzy and harder to manage so I decided to try more economical brands.

1) Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
This is essential, avoid using any shampoo or conditioner. It has to be a MOISTURIZING shampoo and conditioner.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1 Shampoo + conditioner & Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner. .
OR
 Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner

**Tip: I co-wash my virgin hair extensions at least 2x per week. I shampoo once a month or less to clean my hair. When I shampoo, I use the 2 in 1 shampoo+ conditioner followed by the moisturizing conditioner and it leaves my hair buttery soft. Do not the 2 in 1 Shampoo + conditioner on its own.**

2) Leave-in-conditioner
A l…