Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Why I Decided to Embark on This HHJ


So some morning after class, I decided to go to the library to do some studying. Before I start a study session, I check Facebook, thesun.co.uk, and Bella Naija. Yep, as I was going through the posts on Bella Naija, I saw a post about a full blooded Nigerian girl with MBL and was shocked. I always imagined that length like that was only possible for African American and mixed girls, so I asked myself why my hair was not as long or even close, and decided to go through her blog. From her blog, I discovered lots of new information.

I learnt that to gain such length, I have to retain what I currently have. I also learned that even though I had braids in or a weave, I should wash, condition and moisturize my hair underneath as frequently as I would if my hair was 'free'. Furthermore, I discovered the art of different protective stylings to do while I had my hair 'free'. I aslo learned that I NEED to sleep with a satin or silk scarf/pillowcase in order to retain moisture.

Yes, as you can imagine, these were 'common' knowledge to most girls but me. I became a youtube addict. I started researching all things relaxed, hair growth and the likes.

So, here I am, with my new 'addiction' if you may. I call it an addiction, not in a bad way, but in a good way. This is because I really to get attached to something I am determined to achieve. For instance, last year, I was determined to lose weight and I did just that (13kg lighter). Some saw my little habits that led to my weight loss (constantly checking my weight) as addictive, I saw it as motivation? Now I look at 'researching and learning about hair' as my new motivation.

Thanks for reading and join me in this journey.
Dumebi. :)


Hey guys,

First of all, I am new to blogging, so excuse me if I make any newbie mistakes. I decided to create this blog to keep track of my healthy hair journey, and share with you all, what I will be doing and not doing during this journey.

A little about me and my hair?

I am a full blown Nigerian Igbo girl studying in the Netherlands. I truly have no clue about my hair type, but if I am to guess, I would say I am either 4b/c. My current length is somewhat shoulder, just touching shoulder blades? My craze about hair length has been going on forever, but my dedication to achieve it just started this month. My current goal is BSL as I have recently learnt, which means, Bra Strap Length.

So yea, with dedication, patience and God, lets see how far I can go.

Thanks for reading and join me in this journey.

Dumebi. :)