Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Henna Cream

I'd been threatening to dye my hair with henna again. My husband found Surya Brasil henna cream on iherb and got me a box. Back in 2008 I had a run-in with henne hair colour which left my hair brittle. I cant say for sure if henne caused me the problem bc I had used a protein condish before...anyway, I was a bit wary. As you probably know pure henna is the best/ safest. If you are using a premixed henna you must scrutinize the ingredients list carefully. After researching the ingredients I came to the conclusion that although it contains other stuff, the dye would be safe enough in my hair. I checked the reviews and most gave it 4 1/2 stars. The only downside is that it does not last. However it's safe to reapply. So I gave it a go last night. Seeing I only had 1 box,I only did only my roots and hairline.

I was pleasantly suprised to find my greys covered. How long it will last is yet to be seen. It was super easy to apply. I left it on for 2hrs even though it says 40 min. Being a gentle henna based colour, it can be reapplied frequently without fear of damage. As I said before, pure henna pure body quality henna is safest to use. I have both henna and indigo powder but I've put off using them because it's so messy to use,long preparation time and so so hard to wash out ..and I'm not sure how great coverage will be. I may yet use it, but for now this is easy.
These are some of the claims: Hypoallergenic,dermatologically tested, vegan,colours while conditioning and revitilizing your hair,based in principles of ayurveda,formulated with a botanical comlex of 15 herbs&fruits. Won't harm your hair or health.
It contains Henna,arnica,guarana,acai,jua,aloe vera,brazil nut , essential oils, preservatives etc
I must add that it seemed loc-friendly ie easy to apply, easy to wash out, no bits and gung getting into the locs.
Well, so far so good.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Yes it's a man doing ma sisterlocks!!

Well, in a previous post I hinted that I was wanting someone to help sort out my locs(especially the front hairline). So I found George, the ONLY male consultant in the UK and distributor of all things SLs. He is located in Hemel hempstead which is 15 min away from me(how cool is that?). He installed his wife's locs and is meticulous about his work. (It must be great that your consultant is also your husband haha). I prob scared him with my DIY efforts, and overgrown locs but he took it like a man LOL.
So ladies, if you are in this part of the world, there's a consultant at your doorstep. He is listed on the SL website: George Graham
Tel:0788 6488 035
George and his wife are very pleasant and really made me feel at home. His wife even fed and watered me with some lovely tropical smoothie concoction- freshly made. So there you have it.
Not to say I have abandoned DIY. But I will check in every few months to be pampered. To be honest, I shd have done this sooner bc it's been very hectic putting my sons through GCSEs and I barely had time to do my hair. I would DIY but was constantly distracted with one thing or another. Things have eased up now so I can safely carry on...once George is finished in my head I always say never say never.
This was our 1st session(which included some repair work). IT WAS RAINING CATS AND DOGS OUTSIDE!!

Friday, 15 July 2011


I have 100 followers of my blog and I want to thank each and everyone of you who have followed me on my musings, God testimonies, foodie posts, hair struggles and triumphs. Without you I might have stopped blogging, but each time I hear someone tell me that my blogged helped them, I'm encouraged to carry on. So this post is to say THANK YOU. You might not be a follower, but you still check me out. I appreciate you all.
God Bless xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hairs hairs and more grey hairs

Take a look at the state of my hair. Don't get me wrong, they are doing fine and the roots are stronger than ever. However, the greys won't let up. They refuse to stay in a lock. I should be thankful bc some are sprouting in between locs and the top of my head is looking ok with all the growth. I'm now thinking of enlisting the help of a loctitian/consultant to sort things out, at least in the front section on my head. I'll take care of the back. The grey is mostly in the front. But before I go to someone, I want to try henna again. I saw this lady with hennaed sls at the recent SLs/loc hair event and it was absolutely be-yu-ti-ful.

My other idea is this: I would really like to go semi-freeform ie go 12 weeks between reTis. Once I get all the runaway hairs safely into their locs, wait 3 months or near enough before the next reTi. Is that even workable? Will the hairs just slip out again??

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Body butters liquid black soap and stuff...

Some of my hand-made butters, skin creams and liquid black soap. These are going to a craft stall at my friends fund-raising event for her daughter. She(daughter was selected after a very competitive process to attend Li po chun college in HongKong, which is a United world college headed by Nelson Mandela and Queen Noor of Jordan. She's fund-raising to supplement her part scholarship.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sesame soup

This is my 1st attempt at making Sesame soup. A dish from northern Ghana. It's similar to the Groundnut soup( I have the recipe on my blog). Traditionally the sesame seeds would be roasted and pounded into a paste, the soup is accompanied by millet balls - This dish is called Tuo Zaafe or T-Zed. I found this recipe on, she suggested substituting Tahini. The tahini I used says lightly roasted creamed sesame seeds and I used chicken. I ate my soup with 'Omo Tuo' rice balls. If you're interested in African cuisine especially Ghanaian, head over to her blog for some very interesting Food. I'm Ghanaian and yet I'm learning a lot from her.