Hair rebirth! The answer to dry, frizzy and faded hair color

I was going to upload a blog on my weight loss and maintenance diet today as promised, but I suddenly uncovered a secret to having flawless hair and it cannot wait, I just have to talk about this, especially while I’m still feeling pumped up!

Taking care of relaxed hair

What’s the worst thing about the harmattan season in Nigeria 🇳🇬, most especially, northern Nigeria? Remarkably vicious, dry and cold weather.

For those of you who do not know what a harmattan season is; The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea.

Harmattan season in Nigeria
The weather can get this awful during these times, imagine your hair out at a time like this

One of my primary wake-up signals that we’ve entered”the season” is when my scalp starts to itch, my hair starts to break and feels grainy when rubbed against each other, and also, my hair color begins to take on a whole new color previously unknown to man. Indeed the climate here can make a woman’s hair go from this

New growths

To this

Black man with funny Afro

Today I’m going to be sharing with you the tricks I have discovered in these past few days on how to revive a head of hair that is already giving in into the harshness of the season. I have in mind that this would also work even during the offseason as the homemade hair mask and routine I’ll be sharing with you is one of the most potent hair color, moisture, and length protecting mask I had ever came across.Best shampoo and conditioner for relaxed hair This mask also works excellently for all hair types, relaxed, texturized, and natural. I, however, keep relaxed hair which is more prone to environmental damage.
So without wasting too much of your time, let’s get to it!


Best hair care products for relaxed hair
While I used two different types of hair masks (on different days though) I made sure to follow a rather simple hair care routine each day for 4 days. One of the ground steps in that routine, however, was using the hot oil treatment for my dry scalp as this eliminated the itching as a result of the dry weather. I also used rice water during this period to stimulate hair growth.Hot oil treatments for relaxed hairBefore treatments began

You will require

  1. Honey 🐝
  2. Egg white
  3. Olive oil (I often use the olive oil I had mixed with other oils when making my hot oil treatments)
  4. Lemon 🍋

I basically just mix all the ingredients together in a cup and apply it to my hair in sections. I then use a shower cap to induce a little bit of steam using my natural body heat

Best protein treatment for relaxed hair
I had added in a plastic bag because I couldn’t get full coverage with my shower cap

after that, you would want to rinse it out with a clarifying shampoo and condition properly
Hawaiian silky hair moisturizer
I used these moisturizers, however, I mix them all together with a little bit of water, avocado 🥑  oil, and coconut 🥥oil
Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioning cream
Tap on picture to buy the cantu leave in conditioner for $5
Subsequently, I apply my little moisturizing and sealing mixture to my hair in parts. After this, I had my hair tied in a Bantu knot against the next day treatment which was a rice water rinse.
Twist out on relaxed hair
Compared to how my hair was initially when I started, my hair was starting to regain its vibrancy If you noticed in this picture

after rinsing my hair with rice water, I let the whole thing sink in and I pretty much try not to touch my hair for two days though I do a rinse everyday till my next mask. on the fourth day, I mixed up this ingredients

  1. hair mayonnaise
  2. One tablespoon of Honey
  3. The leftover oil from my hot oil treatment

I apply all of this to my hair in small sections, I apply from the root to the tip then comb it out with a small comb. When I’m done I wrapped my hair up with a satin scarf and left it overnight.
The following day I just rinsed it all out with water then I applied a little bit of carrot 🥕 oil to my hair. (I did not apply too much as my hair already had a considerable amount of oil in it already)

Homemade protein hair masks
This is what my hair looks like the morning when I took out the satin scarf, my hair had never been sleeker than this, especially in a season like this, months after my last relaxer touch up

Protein hair mask for relaxed hair
After I had rinsed out my hair. trust me when I say it looks way better in real life, the results make me want to buy an HD camera for my blog!
Protein treatment for relaxed hair
in case you were wondering, for my hair mayonnaise I used organics by Africa’s best, I heard some people use actual edible mayonnaise on their hair, heavens knows I can’t use that!
Organics Hair mayonnaise
I’d rather use this instead. Click on picture to buy product


one of the very best things I would recommend for your scalp and hair during this season and any other seasons at all is the hot oil treatment (ideally you should do this once every week). this was one of the primary ways I was able to combat dry itchy scalp! it also promotes hair growth as it opens up the follicles.

  1. coconut oil
  2. Shea butter
  3. Olive Oil

mix all of this in a small bowl and heat using the double cooking method. That is, you put a little bit of water in a pot, put the small bowl containing the oil in the pot and heat on a stove till everything is melted

it should be hot, but not too hot to the point that you can deep fry a potato 🥔

Apply this while it’s still hot to your scalp in sections and massage. I also like to comb the oil through my hair to distribute it evenly through my hair.
So that’s it folks for my breakthrough haircare discovery of the week! Try it and tell me how it went. So till next time, stay on flick!

Published by 11th House

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