My beautiful kinky coily hair

In pursuit of being a good wife, I had bought a can of coconut oil to surprise my husband with Swahili rice. I must admit that my pregnancy really liked the scent. He also had a bottle of olive oil on the kitchen counter. I am not discussing some special European recipe here. I had just moved to Denmark. My first google search was for an African kinky hair dresser. Of course I found one, however, I did not know what to do with her. I ended up purchasing an Indian hemp hair food from her. Indian hemp on coily hair during winter was a nightmare.  Oh, she gifted me with sugarcane pieces too.

When I left Kenya, I had Afro kinky braids from my very creative hairdresser. Of course time had to come when I had to undo my beautiful hair. In fact, from Kenya, I hardly stayed with a protective style for more than two weeks. I get really bored with the same hair style. Here I was, in a foreign land with a foreign husband who understood nothing about African kinky coily hair. My hair has never been chemically relaxed. However, I never got obsessed with the natural hair movement. Well, not until I moved to Europe.

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More than ever before, I found a reason to be proud of it. I felt beautifully different. My hair was noticeable from a far. I remember the first time I tried Jumbo crotchet braids on my head, I got more attention than when I was single, sexy and young. Probably marriage and motherhood is that good after all. Anyway, after that first trial to do my own hair, I never turned back. I researched on how to take care of my beautiful kinky coily black hair in a calcium filled water country not to mention the extreme weather patterns that threatened my hair moisture.

One beautiful evening, my husband had left for movies with his friends. The winter was so cold for pregnant me to accompany and furthermore, I was not ready to be bored with football and political talks. Therefore, I opted to stay indoors and make my hair. I had bought x-pression braids from my then new hairdresser which I had divided as I had seen my Kenyan hairdresser do. My intent was to braid that night but my coconut and olive oil presented me with a better option.

Since I did not have much product to play around with, I only smeared the the two oils into my hair and put on a headscarf. No sooner had I covered my hair than the baby started his gymnastics in my womb. The wash night was suddenly postponed.  I was very impressed with the texture of my hair the next morning. My husband had accidentally bought a tressemme tea tree conditioner which I used on my oil filled hair just before shampooing. Thereafter I applied some olive oil and twisted it to avoid tangling and over shrinking.  I never looked back after this. This has always been my wash routine, except when I am deep conditioning or doing a protein treatment.

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However, sometimes I apply leave in cantu repair conditioner which makes my coils and sometimes curls look rather more defined and smarter.

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