My next hair experiment… GINGER TREATMENT!!!!

So I’ve been doing some more digging around for literature on herbal remedies for hair loss and regrowth, and today I finally came across the spice Ginger roots! “Now why am I not surprised” I thought as I read through the articles. The tingling sensation one would get once its been applied to the scalp is enough to force those lazy follicle back into action.

Anyway, I’ll be testing some of the remedies along with some other Garlic and Onion remedies I’ve found once I take me weave down… Wish me luck! 🙂

Now worries, you’ll get a status report… but I imagine that will come say a week or two from now.

Henceforth its “LESS Ginger in my beer and MORE of it in my Hair!!!”… 😀 … BTW- you can find the articles on the remedies I’ve read up on below:

  1. Ginger Hair-Grow Scalp Treatment Formula
  2. Ginger Treatment for Hair – LIVESTRONG.COM
  3. Ginger Treatment for Hair – eHow Style
  4. Chinese Recipe to Prevent and Reduce Hair Loss

Please feel free to share if you have any home made remedies of your own.

Cheers! 😉

Death of a wig

😦 Its a sad day people!

I took the time to wash and condition one of my wigs today that resulted in an epic FAIL! 😦

This wasn’t its first wash- I haven’t the foggiest idea what went wrong this time… I even used cold water for crying out loud so why the tangle?! 😐

I’m totally in the dark right now! 😮 I have 2 other wigs in urgent need of a wash…So if there’s anyone out there with genuine tips on how best to care for wigs PLEASE drop a few liners or better still send me links to a blog about wig care…

NB: THIS IS NO JOKE ….The continued existence of my remaining wigs hangs in the balance of your comment!

Thanks! 😉

lost but never forgot! ;)

Dear wig, you may be lost but never forgot! 😉

My Hair Journey so far…

Hello there! 😉

I know its been A WHILE, but guess what! I’m still too lazy to write, so I have made a little video and a picture gallery in form of a slide show (below) in order to fill you wonderful people in on all my hair accomplishments since my last post 🙂

Watch and enjoy! 🙂

INTRO (V-Log)

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Hair Story Pictorial:

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I do hope you enjoyed that … Holler if you will- I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Cheers! 😀

Celebrating my fro! :)

I had a good hair experience tonight.  I finally stepped out in a Fro and pips just LOVED it! 🙂 Wasn’t quite sure just what to expect but in the end I turned out to be a show stopper :D.. A famous singer here in my country, Yinka Davis,  actually told me I looked stunning! 😀

Well I’ve made this video as a sort of celebration of the night and also to encourage all my Alopecia sisters out there.

…We are who we are with or without our manes… Even with scanty ones to! 😉

Please Excuse Naomi

Ok, so I said I was sleepy, which I actually am but I promised myself and a blogger friend of mine that I would write about this today.

Meet Naomi Campbell. She’s a hot and sexy SUPER super-model, she’s rich and famous and according to the latest gist by the media ….she also suffers from Traction alopecia.

A friend and I were chatting after she had been on my blog and read about my ordeal when Naomi’s name came up. At some point during the conversation my friend says:

“I don’t understand why she won’t cut that thing off! She’s a model after all so her going bald will just look like a fashion statement”.

RRRRRRRrrrright! E easy like that abi? 😀 …. Well I want to tell you that its so NOT!

I still remember that faithful day of the BIG CHOP like it was a few hours ago. I walked into the first Unisex Beauty Parlor I could find that day but before that the memory of stopping by a hair accessory store to buy a wig strikes me :D, anyway back to the salon! … I approached a female worker in the ladies section of the salon and told her I wanted a hair cut, she gave me a funny look and asked whether I meant a trim and then I told her I wanted it all off. I can still remember the weird look she gave me :D… You see unlike dear Naomi, my hair loss was well hidden right smack in the middle of my supposed long and lush crop of hair. All I had to do was wear a ponytail and I was your everyday girl 😉

At first she thought I wanted a low cut but when I made it clear to her that I was going for “smooth as a baby’s butt” she paused. I actually had to undo my hair and show hair the hot mess on my head before she agreed to offer her assistance. Finally she referred me to the men’s section and told me which of the barbers would best handle my case.

I can still remember his name “Wale”. Believe it or not I had to go through the same scenario as at the female section, but being the one to handle my hair Wale felt very confident that he could find some way round cutting everything off, even when he saw the huge patch I had been hiding he would not accept defeat… What a sweet guy! 😉

The Moment of Truth! Clippers to Hair!:

Wale was sure that  a low cut and a style that would hide my problem would do the trick. However, the moment his clipper ran down the middle of my head he had no choice but to accept defeat. It was now obvious that I so needed to go bald and so looking at me through his mirror he said:

“It will be alright, don’t worry. If you are fine with a bald look I’ll take your phone number”

I laughed of course 😀

With my heart in my mouth I watched as Wale took off every strand of hair from my head and half way through he paused and looking at the reflection of my half done look he asked for my number 😀 😀 😀

It was all scary and yet very exciting. He was done and then I proceeded to bringing out my newly purchased wig, but Wale totally refused for me to wear it. He saved me that day. That look just might have become “Me” if I had stepped out of the salon that day with the wig on my head, but instead with the encouragement of Wale and the rest of the people in that room I was able to step out onto the street, and with my head held high I made my way home.

Sounds like a happy ending doesn’t it? Well that was only the beginning my dear reader, the beginning of many challenges. I battled with depression, low self-esteem and then I also had to listen to people talk good or bad about my look. It was a trrrrip!

Now lets go over my friend’s statement again shall we:

“I don’t understand why she won’t cut that thing off! ….”

Well I most certainly do! I understand  the feeling of shame, embarrassment; the fear of being seen as different, less sexy, odd or even sick … I’m not even a public icon so you might want to turn the emotional frequency up by A LOT when it comes to our super model here.

So please excuse Naomi if she’s decided she’d rather hide her receding hairline and have it show once in a while in her photo shots, and if you still have a problem with this, kindly try stepping into her shoes. Maybe then you’d know where it pinches… 😐

Update from an Alopecia Sister- Video edition!

Hi 🙂

Sorry for being so quite here… just been up to so much besides trying to grow my Mane 😉

I’m too lazy to write but I’ve done one better! 🙂

Here’s a video letting you know the progess that’s been made on my hair so far. I hope this encourages you 🙂

Cheers! 😉

My Risky December’s Experimental ME

Well its been 3 years since I let anything but my hair on my head, but yesterday I decided to put some extensions in…. AND IT WAS PAINFUL!!!

Had forgotten how the phrase “Beauty is pain” applies so well to the life of a woman. 😀

And here it is!…

THE NEW LOOK for December 🙂

Frankly I kinda miss my low cut hair…. Even a girlfriend of mine that’s been dying to see me in a weave passed the same comment tonight 😀

I’m suppose to have this load on my head for the next 2 to 3 weeks :|….Well here’s to holding my breath till the end of December! 😐

….Now if you’ll excuse me while I go get some Pain Killers for the nagging headache this thing is causing!

HOW DO WE WOMEN DO IT?!!!! 😦