Monday, 31 August 2015

ASK DABS SEGMENT- LCO METHOD, 6 WEEKS BOX BRAIDS, SAVING MONEY AND TIME.

Hiya,
How's everyone doing? Hope well...if you follow a me on Instagram, I have to apologize after promising to put up a wig post on the blog over the weekend but unfortunately I'm on a short vacation and only came along with my Ipad and for some weird reason my Ipad can't pull up pictures stored on the camera roll!! Bloggers out there, any of you experienced this before?  What's the solution, please share below if you have one.

Anyways moving along, I decided to put up an Ask Dabs post that wouldn't require pictures, basically I'm sharing mails and replies I've gotten recently, if you've asked any of the questions below, hope my answers help.

First Up;

From Dadah-
Hi there. My sister introduced me to your blog and I and my family are addicted! However, since I started, my hair has detoriorated badly. It is now so dry, stiff,and very matted. I do the avocado mask,LOC EASE,shea butter moisturising, all to no avail. My hair worsens by the day. It is natural and was shoulder length. I bought pure coconut oil, but none of the products advised have been useful. I have used aloe vera, honey, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, avocado,none worked.  Any words of wisdom?  Thank you.

Dadah.

Hi Dadah,
Thanks for your mail, from your mail, I'm hearing a lady who is trying to figure out what works for her hair which is fine but if you try too many things at a time too soon you do not allow your hair enough time to adjust to the effects of the products/remedies being tried. My advice is to try the LOC EASE method one more time, I actually adjusted the method more to the LCO method, try a liquid based product like a detangler, leave in conditioner or aloe Vera gel, cream which is a water based moisturizer with a thicker consistency that will help keep the hair moist and then seal with a light weight oil like olive, grape seed or  coconut oil. Try this day in day out for a month and feel free to get back to me. You might also need to trim your ends as they might be dry and full of split ends, for deep conditioning since you are dealing with dryness, just stick to a cholesterol based conditioner for starters and see how your hair responds.

Regards,
Dabs


From Hannah
Hi Dabs
Please advise me urgently.  I just loosened by box braid of about 6 wks old. It's so tangled that I cannot comb it. I have sprayed detangler, used the glycerine and water mixture, put leave in ... but still I can't comb through. What can I do. Don't want my hair to break off.
Thanks.

Hi Hannah,
Thanks for your mail. I think the extensions were kept for too long, I don't know what you ended up doing but next time that happens you can apply conditioner directly on the dry knots and tangles and allow the hair to absorb them and spritz water on the sectioned hair while you detangle gently with a wide tooth comb. As a general guide avoid keeping extensions in your hair for more than a month to avoid tangles.

Regards,
Dabs

From Daniella-
 Hey Dabs...my name is Ella and I am a huge fan...been following your blog since late 2013...been trying to follow the hair advice...I used to have APL hair..but now it barely grazes my neck...I've suffered massive hair loss since I started my journey and I don't know why...plsssss I need help...need to know where I am getting it wrong....am a student so that means I have very little cash to spend on hair stuff and I also have very little time as I am a medical student...I find it hard sticking to a routine because I mostly come home exhausted and immediately sleep off...what can I do differently Dabs?...I want hair like yours someday.

Hi Daniella,
Thanks for your mail...you raise two very major common issues which are time and money. Luckily there are many ways to save time and money when on a hair journey. If you look in your fridge, there are quite a few things in there you can use to deep condition your hair- check this post I wrote ages ago on this...http://naijahaircangrow.blogspot.com/2011/07/open-your-refrigerator-it-will-reveal.html. Another advice I would give is to master reading ingredient labels, forget the fancy bottles and popular brands, it's what's inside that matters, you can read through this post to know how to read these labels and choose what works for your hair- http://naijahaircangrow.blogspot.com/2012/02/10-things-to-know-about-pityriasis.html. The brand or price should be your secondary focus as a cheaper conditioner can work as great as an expensive one. Finally try and purchase economy or large bottles of products, my huge tub of Cantu Shea butter which I currently use will definitely last me till next year!! Larger bottles may cost more but you are sure to have them for a while saving you money. As regards time, you don't need to spend that much time getting your hair done, focus on the basics and try hair spritz with spray bottles, they make everything quick and easy.


That's all for now, hope my replies help and I promise to put up the post about the wig as soon as I get back or a solution. Can't wait to share pictures of my new wig! Love it!! Oh and for those interested, the SEPTEMBER IMPORT WINDOW opens tomorrow, for hair/beauty orders, please send me an email- daboju@yahoo.com and I will respond ASAP.


Have a blessed week people!
Xxx
Dabs



Wednesday, 19 August 2015

MY FACIAL SPONGE FROM THE SEA BED





Hiya,
Its been a while since I put up a post on my beauty page!! Ive had quite a lot of people comment on what I do to my skin especially my face to keep it clear from acne and spots. While I have to credit a chunk of the way my skin is to genes from my Dad's side, I still make the effort...

Friday, 14 August 2015

Hi Ladies,
If you follow me on Instagram you'd have seen that I shared a link for a collabo video I did with Berry Dakara showing in detail my faux locs technique called INSTANT FAUX LOCS... Well below is the video for those who didn't see it;




Enjoy and send me pictures if you ever get to try it out, if on Instagram, just use the #Instantfauxlocs if you put up a picture, will appreciate it!!

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!!

Xxx
Dabs

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

NEW WIG ALERT!!! And It's HEAVENLY!!!

Hiya,
How's everyone doing? Hope well!!

I'm here with a confession guys, I put this pic up on the gram and had people thinking it was my hair when in fact it's a wig called HEAVEN!!!





It's by Freetress and I absolutely love it! It's a lace front wig and though it is not human hair, it feels and looks like how relaxed hair will look say after a rollerset.


I bought it after I read numerous reviews on how great it looks and how natural it looks and couldn't resist....you guys, I'm going through my wig phase all over again but this time I'm focused on getting practical natural looking, easy to style wigs that DON'T COST AN ARM AND A LEG...After I was silly enough to buy the RPG Show Beyonce Wig which I have barely worn, I resolved to only buy affordable wigs moving forward and this wig is just all that I have listed above!!


Once I got it over the weekend, I took the lace off, the parting is very deep and natural looking, all I did was use a bit of concealer on it, didn't have to tweeze it...





Wore my wig cap and VOILA!!

Look at the layers in the bang!!!



It's from the 'SHAKE N GO' Collection so I don't even have to brush it in the morning, I literally just shake and keep it moving!!! It makes for a great every day wig(Protective style), if you work in a conservative office, maybe not in this color which is more like a purplish auburn...it comes in regular colors like 1b, 2, 4, and 1b/30(highlights) and more...

I wonder who comes up with these names for the wigs because this one is quite apt!! Other wigs I'm eyeing have names like Brezzy (not Chris Brown- *wide grin*), Riley (which I just ordered, can't wait to share here), Vienna, Mitzzy and the list goes on....someone stop me! LOL As usual wigs can be brought in when the monthly import window opens.

Thanks as always for stopping by!!

Xxx
Dabs


Friday, 7 August 2015

NEW POST ON THE INTERIOR DECOR WITH DABS PAGE!!- NEW SAVVY& CHIC HUB REVAMP!!

Hi People!!

Finally updated the INETRIOR DECOR WITH DABS PAGE
If you are into those sort of things please feel free to check out my revamp...the new hub went from;



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Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Xxx
Dabs

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

JULY TEXLAX UPDATE

Hiya,
How's everyone doing?!! I'm back with my 3rd texlax update for the year, I couldn't wait to get my hair texlaxed this time around because at 11 weeks my new growth was crazy thick!! 

This time, I used Hawaiian Silky relaxer;

I did the half/half method as usual and washed off the relaxer at 12 minutes on each side but was surprised that the hair processed really quickly. 




But all is still well as my hair looked and felt great at the end, as for my nape hair? It's still going strong...so far I have retained 2 full inches this year inclusive of all the trims and dusting I do, that's not bad at all. Started at line 4, hair is landing on line 6( Sorry for the blurry pics)



My ends still need regular trims but because they are fully texlaxed ends they look all fuzzy and natural hence the unequal look until I use heat which I am not keen on...

Loved my edges!!


This time around I focused on my edges...really wanted to have them sleek for a while...

In all, my hair feels great and well on its way to healthy length retention!!

Who else texlaxed recently? feel free to share...


Xxx
Dabs


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

GIVEAWAY TIME!!- BLOGVESSARY GIVEAWAY FOR NON-LAGOSIANS!!

Hiya,
How's everyone doing? Hope well!! I've finally gotten all the goodies I have to give away to you my dear Non- Lagosian resident readers of this blog (you must be resident in Naija though).

Basically how it will work is that as I list the available products up for grabs, if you are interested, send me a mail ASAP choosing from the products up for grabs(only one offer per person) and I will collect delivery details from you- Terms and Conditions apply!! 

P.S All products will come with a Savvy & Chic Satin Sleep Cap for FREE!!


Without much ado these are the products up for grabs;




1. Silk Elements invigorating scalp conditioner.

Was N2500  Now FREE!!


















2.  NOW Apricot oil-Was N2000  Now FREE!!




















3. Kinky Braided Bun Was N2800  Now FREE!!




















4. 2 BOTTLES(To 1 recipient) OF RANSOM PURE COCONUT OIL Was  N2000  Now FREE!!


5. NUTRESS SULPHATE FREE SHAMPOO- 
Was N2000  Now FREE!!












6. HAWAIIAN SILKY 14 IN 1 LEAVE IN- Was N2000 Now FREE!!
7. 2 CROTCHET NEEDLES (to 1 Recipient)- Was N3000 Now FREE!!








8. TRESEMME NATURALS CONDITIONER WAS N3000  Now FREE!!




































































9. FROM SLEEK COSMETICS (To 1 Recipient)- NEUSKIN REVEAL EXFOLIATING NIGHT CREME- Was N1500  Now FREE!!
AND THE LIGHTNING IN A JAR!! WAS N2250  Now FREE!!






That's all for now beautiful people!!! If you'd like any of the products listed as stated above, please send me an email, each of the 9 offers made are up for grabs *as a package, meaning you cannot mix or match so please choose accordingly- MAY THE FASTEST FINGERS WIN!!!



Xxx
Dabs

P.S GIVEAWAY CLOSED! ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AWAY!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MAILS AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!