Saturday, 24 July 2010

Moisture and oil for a week

Hello people,

you wouldn't imagine what I just discovered. I have the funniest scalp/hair ever in the world. My scalp dries up so fast I even thought I was sick. After oiling it looks all beautiful and glossy but that lasts a maximum of 3days (If I sock it in oil). I know choosing the correct hair oil is a problem many ladies all around have. Some oils cause dandruffs while others make you itch and the wierd ones make your hair drier. I guess I have only been using the wrong ones that make you itch and your hair drier through out my life.

Last week after my retwist with honey, (nowadays I do the sweet locks a lot, very refreshing) I decided to try something new that I hadn't tried before on my hair, it doesn't hurt to try and anyway, I had used the worst available so nothing new was really going to happen. My mother swear to the power of Glycerine, for the kenyans, remember the glycerine with a bluish purple cover called Ideal that the ladies used to use to "dilute" their Lady Gay, yap that's exactly what I used. After the usual retwist and the locks were dry, I decided to oil my scalp with glycerine. I'm not usually a fan of liquid hair oil but, I know glycerine on it's own when used on rough feet, it moisturizes and makes the feet supple and soft. You can use glycerine on your skin without lotion, or use it to dilute your lotion and you'll see the difference between with and without. I've used glycerine most of my life, I kind of graduated to glycerine after i have the softest skin you'll ever meet, though there are times I thought I'm now a grown up and should try a way other than that my mother taught me and one time I used some lotion ( I won't mention the name to avoid a lawsuit cause I've seen it advertised on CNN and Ebony for years as the solution to black skin). I used it for 2 months and by the end of the 8th week, my skin was soo rough like a sisal bag, and it was soo itchy and painful....I did a glycerine treatment for a week and my skin was back. I think I'll stick to glycerine for my hair also.

I have heard about jojoba oil, coconut oil, aloe gel and shea butter being great for hair, I'm yet to use them but I sure will tell you after I have.

In other news, my babies are officially shoulder length after 29 months.  Did you notice the curls? I tried curling it by braiding and undoing the braids after about 24hrs, but I have to improve the technique.


  1. I love glycerin as well! Coconut oil and aloe are nice. Shea butter, eh, you gotta be careful with that stuff when using it on locks, it will cause a lot of buildup and leave your locks dull and filmy if you use it to retwist your locks. I think it works better on the skin than it does for hair, but that's just my experience hehe.

  2. Thanx Nessessary for the tip on shea butter. I think it'll take time though before I use coconut oil not unless I can find some that's refined and doesn't smell as much as the pure one.

  3. I totally agree with Necessary about the shea butter. I tried the organic root stimulator shea butter lotion and I began seeing buildup. Maybe its just this particular brand but am definately NOT using that stuff again! Am thinking of trying olive oil next cause its the most readily available. I will see how it goes.

    Cee you are amazing. Your blog has saved my 18 month locks!

  4. Hi Anonymous,

    I'm happy I could help. I was thinking of trying shea butter out but from what you guys have told me, I think I'll stick to my olive oil and glycerine.

  5. Glycerin is good for locking your hair.......


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