Hair Blues- No Moisturiser x Fairy Knots!

Good morning, my people! How are things? Good good, I hope? I know, I know its been a while since I posted anything. I can’t say I’ve been busy. Just adjusting to the proper academic schedule at the law school and though I haven’t really invested myself into it yet, I can tell you that it is not beans. It’s really demanding but not impossible. Really demanding is good 🙂

I’ve been rocking my hair the same as I was the last time I posted. Same routine- detangle, moisturise, seal, fluff and go. I’ve also been drinking at least 2 litres of water a day sha, because you know, moisture works from the inside too.
The harmattan is really present with us here, and my hair and skin have been really crispy! Not so bueno. But, there’s one thing I want to be dry right now, it’s my nose! I’ve had this annoying cold for five weeks, been on two different prescriptions- been swallowing meds for 3 weeks and also taking the usual precautions. I don’t know what else to do at this point!

I ran out of moisturiser two days ago! I’m in a village-town, so I don’t know, I’m not keen on running around trying to find a product. I doubt I’d be successful. Sha sha, my hair has been super dry. I’ve been going on with my routine (minus moisturiser) but apparently, just water isn’t enough for my curls. At least, not in this weather. I miss my yummy Cantu like crazy! On the bright side, I’m going home tomorrow for the holidays (yayyy ^.^). Home to my wonderful family, home to my city, home to moisturiser!

My second problem- FAIRY KNOTS.
Fairy knots are single strand knots, a common experience with tightly coiled hair. Like a single strand of your hair just knots. Because hair strands are so thin, it’s practically impossible to try to untie the knot (?) And even if it were possible, you can’t do the same for every single hair strand with fairy knots. And I’ve also found that when some strands break, the broken bits curl/knot themselves halfway down other strands. I think I’m done fiddling with my fairy knots because every time I try, I end up breaking off the hair after the knot point. Okay. Problem identified. What am I going to do?

I think I’m going to stretch my hair soon, do a protective style- braid it, or get it threaded (haha yes I said threaded! I’ll be back to this in my next post). The fairy knots arise as a result of the curling/coiling so I imagine that stretched hair won’t be so knotty. I’m still doing my reading on the phenomenon so I’ll get back to you guys and let you know how it goes.

If you have any tips on coping with fairy knots, or any secrets on staying moisturised without being overly dependent on daily moisturiser, please kindly let me know in the comments. I also want to know your hair/weather blues. What seasons does your hair like? Let’s talk!

Till next post, be happy and safe!
xx

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