Ways To Set a Regimen for Your Hair 

Hey guys. This is an old post. Somewhat. Today we’d be discussing hair regimen.

 We’ve all heard say “oh natural hair is stressful” “I don’t have time to take care of natural hair” and so on. And We all know handling natural hair can be really tiring and stressful to handle sometimes. So what should we do to fix this problem? We fix a regimen/schedule for hair care. So that we have time for it while it doesn’t affect our day to day life and activities.

Setting a regimen can be difficult at first but once you get consistent, it gets easy and it’ll be like brushing your teeth every morning. Plus once you know what your hair likes and needs, it also makes things really quick and easy for you.

So how do we set a regimen?
We look at our activities…like a 9-5 or 7/8-5/6 if it’s school or bank jobs or other jobs that require you to leave home early and come back late. If it’s that way, one should do most things at night so it’s easy to style and just leave the house in the morning. I’m going to give an example of a regimen below.

Daily Care
Night – moisturize (LOC/LCO) hair at night. Put hair in huge twists or braids or a band the hair (using Rubber or foamy bands to stretch), wear satin Bonnet and sleep.

Morning – massage a little coconut oil/palm kernel/almond oil in palms, then “untwist”, loosen, “unband” hair and style in whatever style you choose.

If you have issues styling, you could just do mini or tiny twists on Saturday/Sunday, carry the whole week. Only thing is you’d have to Moisturise and seal at night or in the morning.

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You can cowash (washing hair with conditioner only) once or twice a week and do a light moisturizing deep conditioning r honey and coconut oil right after. Wash with Shampoo and conditioner twice a month, protein treatment right after (once a month)  and a moisturizing deep conditioning (twice a month) too. This should be done on weekends, obviously. Prepoo should be done before wash day and hot oil treatments can be done once a week. Like Friday nights into Saturday morning. And also protective styles help manage your hair for you. Like braids, weaves, twists, crochet braids, locs. But it’s necessary to not leave in protective styles in too long as they may cause breakage and dryness. It’s also necessary to care for your hair while it’s in a protective style.

If you need a solid regimen, find out what your hair likes, stick with it, it gets really easy over time. Also you should take a mini spray bottle with you to work, so you can always spritz when necessary. Always wear a  satin bonnet or scarf at night before you sleep so it’ll prevent breakage and split ends also so you dont lose Any moisture that you’ve kept in your hair.

Natural hair doesn’t have to be a problem. Once you know your hair, everything else falls into place. I hope this has helped in some way. Any questions can be directed to the comments section or on Twitter (@Abebiorganics).

Until next time, peace, love and carefree hair. We all know handling natural hair can be really tiring and stressful. So what should we do to fix this problem? We fix a regimen/schedule for hair care. So that we have time for it while it doesn’t affect our day to day life and activities.

Setting a regimen can be difficult at first but once you get consistent, it gets easy and it’ll be like brushing your teeth every morning. Plus once you know what your hair likes and needs, it also makes things really quick and easy for you.

So how do we set a regimen?
We look at our activities…like a 9-5 or 7/8-5/6 if it’s school or bank jobs or other jobs that require you to leave home early and come back late. If it’s that way, one should do most things at night so it’s easy to style and just leave the house in the morning. I’m going to give an example of a regimen below.

Daily Care
Night – moisturize (LOC/LCO) hair at night. Put hair in huge twists or braids or a band the hair (using Rubber bands to stretch), wear satin Bonnet and sleep.

Morning – massage a little coconut oil in palms, then “untwist”, loosen, “unband” hair and style in whatever style you choose.

If you have issues styling, you could just do mini or tiny twists on Saturday/Sunday, carry the whole week. Only thing is you’d have to Moisturise and seal at night or in the morning.

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You can cowash (washing hair with conditioner only) once a week and do a light moisturizing deep conditioning right after. Wash with Shampoo and conditioner once a month, protein treatment right after and a moisturizing deep conditioning too. This should be done on weekends, obviously. Prepoo should be done before wash day and hot oil treatments can be done once a week. Like Friday nights into Saturday morning. And also protective styles help manage your hair for you. Like braids, weaves, twists, crochet braids, locs. But it’s necessary to not leave in protective styles in too long as they may cause breakage and dryness. It’s also necessary to care for your hair while it’s in a protective style.

If you need a solid regimen, find out what your hair likes, stick with it, it gets really easy over time. Also you should take a mini spray bottle with you to work, so you can always spritz when necessary. Always satin bonnet at night before you sleep so it’ll prevent breakage and split ends also so you dont lose Any moisture that you’ve kept in your hair.

Natural hair doesn’t have to be a problem. Once you know your hair, everything else falls into place. I hope this has helped in some way. Any questions can be directed to the comments section or on Twitter (@Abebiorganics).

Until next time, peace, love and carefree hair.

Please do let me know what next to write about. Ideas and suggestions are welcome. Also please follow our social media @Abebiorganics twitter and IG! 

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AVOCADO’S AMAZINGNESS 


Hi guys. Peju here. I know y’all missed me. Hope everyone is great and your hair is flourishing and also healthy.. 

To the post of today.. The last time I was here, I spoke about how I was experiencing terrible hair breakage and how I’ve been trying to treat it. Well oh well.. I am pleased to announce that my hair is no longer breaking… Wooooosshhhhh.. And it’s all thanks to that special fruit called AVOCADO! you see guys, I’ve never eaten an avocado and I’m not even sure why I started to use it on my hair but my gosh guys, it has done wonders for my hair. 

I started using avocados on my hair early in my hair journey and it was good for it. Soft manageable hair, no breakage, lush as hell.. Then I got lazy and also I stopped finding it at the market and then school came into play and so I started to use store bought deep conditioner on my hair. Big mistake. But anyway I’m back to using avocados. I’ll definitely use other things along with it but it has to be present in My routine. I did a one month avocado journey to see how my hair reacts. The first week, I used An overripe avocado, an overripe banana, honey and my oil mix. Will tell you what’s in my mix soon. Second week, I used an avocado, egg, honey and my oil mix,  this was basically a protein treatment which Is necessary. Third week I used an avocado, my store bought deep conditioner whose name I can’t remember right now  (i’m writing this at school, will check and take a picture when I’m home), my oil mix and honey. For the fourth week, I used an avocado, honey and the oil mix. Let’s get to it. 

First week. 

1 Avocado (overripe) 

1 Banana (overripe)

Honey – 2tsps

Oil mix – 2tsps

Do I need to explain the process of deep conditioning? Okay I used my aunt Jackie shampoo and vo5 rinse out conditioner to wash. I didn’t prepoo, hair wasn’t so tangled plus laziness. Blended all my ingredients together. Applied to my hair, root to tip, every corner. Covered with shower cap. And used my hair steamer. Let it stay an hour then I rinsed out thoroughly. Scalp was a little itchy, yes I suffer from itchy scalp. Used dark and lovely leave in and Abebi Organics hair batter to moisturize and seal in moisture. Itch relaxed.  Hair felt so soft afterwards. Had no issues combing. It felt so lush and I didn’t see much breakage. I was so happy. Styled my hair and went about my business. 

Second week. 

1 overripe avocado 

1 egg 

2 tsps honey 

2 tsps oil mix 

Blended and applied After wash and condition.

Let it stay for 30 minutes because I don’t want egg to fry in my hair.  

Thought my hair will be stiff afterwards because of the protein but it balanced out because of the honey and avocado and was actually soft. A little shedding. Hair texture felt and looked really good. Moisturised and sealed as usual. Also this time I used shampoo from Abebi organics and I noticed it was better for my hair as there was no itch and it actually softened my hair. My hair is usually stiff After wash with other shampoos but it didn’t feel that way with the shampoo. 

Third week 

1 overripe avocado 

A chunk of my store bought deep conditioner 

2tsps honey and oil mix


Hair felt really soft afterwards. No breakage. A little shedding. Easy to detangle and comb. Hair felt  fuller  and I think my hair even grew an inch. Texture was great. No limpness. No itch. I was happy. My hair was happy. 

Last week. 

One overripe avocado 

Honey and oil mix. 

Hair felt so soft and good I was almost crying. Oiled my scalp with my oil mix.  Also I did a protective style (braids) 2 days after this treatment and I enjoyed having someone else comb my hair. Usually I do it myself cos they make me cry when they comb my hair. But it was nice for someone else to do it. No pain or discomfort. Argh avocado is great you guys. There was also no breakage. I made sure to check when she was done. Safe to say I’m free from the bondage of breakage. 

I did this avocado journey in the month of April and I hope to do it again once I take my braids out. I’m going to find new recipes or experiment with new recipes that involve avocados and update you guys with the results. I’m so happy that my strong ass nappy hair is soft, lush and combable and she’s growing. I’ve decided to not trim again till December. Ima let her grow out. I hope this post helps someone that reads it here. Thank you guys for always reading my hair rants. 

I’ll be needing suggestions, comments and questions. If you want to buy anything from Abebi organics, their twitter and instagram is @AbebiOrganics. As always, peace, love and lush natural hair! 

My Hair Struggles 2


So I obviously have a lot to get off my mind. I’m just gonna ramble about the few other struggles I have. Need to put them down before I get lazy and forget again. Let’s get down to it, shall we? Also I’d love If you guys can share your struggles In the comments section and also tell me if you can relate with mine. That’ll be very nice if you guys indulge me. Please do. Thank you. 

Number one is.. Pulling my hair. I don’t even know if I should call it pulling or playing but I can’t seem to get my hands out of my hair. Once I’m in deep thought or I’m watching TV and my hands are free, they are in my hair scratching the scalp or pulling strands (this leafs to pulling out or cutting the hair), it’s a terrible terrible habit and IDK how to stop. It’s driving my crazy. Putting my hair in protective styles does help as it keeps the hair away from my hands for a bit but as soon as my hair is out, it resumes work. It’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to put my hair in protective styles all year but I’m also trying to deep condition regularly. Sigh. Struggle. 

Number two is.. Satin bonnets. This is so frustrating. The regular satin bonnets that every natural uses is no longer in Lagos I think. I can’t find it online and I can’t find it in casabella. They only have the scarf version which leaves my hair before morning. And then the other types I’ve gotten either let moisture leak or slack on time. It’s so frustrating. Atleast the regular one doesn’t slack till after 4/5 months. I need them back on the market. I hear they’re about 2500 now though. Imagine. From 800 naira. Struggle. 

Third one is, styling my hair. Man I used to be so good at styling my hair. I even got msgs asking about styles and how I style my hair but now it seems the spirit has left my body. I’m always so clueless as to how to or what to style my hair. And my twist out’s are now a huge struggle. Me that my twists outs used to be so dope and beautiful now it’s meh, always failing. What do I do guys?? I need inspiration I guess.. And commitment. I’ll work on it. 

Number four. Edges. My edges never stay laid. And Lord, do I hate edge control. And even with edge control, the stubborn hair still pops up after a few hours. Why please?  Is there a way I can make them stay laid without edge control? Lol. I was thinking of making flax seed gel to help. Haven’t had the time yet. I guess that’s my solution. 

People say natural hair is stress but to be honest, every hair type is stress. These are a few of my annoying hair struggles. Let me know yours in the comments section. If I remember more, i’ll edit this post and add to it. As always, slay! 

My Hair Struggles 

Hi guys. *coughs* this place is so dusty wow. Being a while. A long while. I hope you guys missed me. I feel like a fraud. How do I have a blog I don’t bother to write in anymore? This is so unfair to you guys. I am so so so sorry. My life is just a rollercoaster of different things right now. I’ll try my best to fix up. So yes.. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Since this is my first post this year, that is quite apt. Alot has happened since the last time I updated this blog. I’ll gist you guys now. I hope everyone’s doing well and hair is Flourishing? It’s a different case for me. 
Well since early last year, my hair has been breaking like crazy. I ignored it because I had school and didn’t really have time for it. So I just abandoned and felt.. Oh well.. It’ll stop breaking when it’s tired. Also I stopped doing DIY because school.. Didn’t have a blender, didn’t find the fruits I used at home Eg avocado in ilorin. I was so frustrated and just gave up. Deep conditioned with egg honey and coconut oil anytime I remembered to. 

In August, I got fed up. I needed a solution. And I had come home for a 3 month holiday. I started to DC every 2 weeks. I used coconut milk mostly in my routine, did little for my hair, softened it though, but the breakage persisted. In September I decided to start trimming. In December, it had reduced but it still persisted. I checked online what could be the problem. Stumbled on a YouTuber  who said she had to cut off coconut oil from her hair routine. My hair, apart from the breakage, dried out easily, didn’t hold in moisture, felt stringy and was tough. She explained her hair had these issues too so I could relate. She said once she cut off coconut oil, it reduced the issues. Voila! I thought I’d found a solution. So I quit coconut oil. 

If you know me well, you know Coconut oil is my thing. I soak myself In coconut oil. It was my hair’s breakfast lunch and dinner. It was really hard letting go, but I had to,  I had to. And it did help. For softer, less stringy hair holds in moisture, breakage reduced (I still trimmed every month) so I was happy. I’m still not using coconut oil in my hair. Although I got this deep conditioner AUNT JACKIE’S FIX MY HAIR INTENSIVE DEEP CONDITIONER, which contains coconut oil, got it in January so obv I was doing myself but I was going back to school and I knew I wouldn’t have time to DIY so.. I needed it. The deep conditioner was good for my hair. The breakage actually chilled. Of which I wasn’t dcing as often as I wanted cos my hair was mostly in protective styles but it did help. I was still trimming too. So right now, there’s no more colour in my hair and I’ve cut off about 7 inches which is sad but it’ll grow back 

So anyways, I’m home now and I’ve deep conditioned once with my avocado, banana, honey and mix of oils deep conditioner, no coconut oil involved and now, there’s hardly any breakage. I do want to continue so I’m hoping to get a blender before I go back to uni and look for where to find avocados over there. I’m deep conditioning again with an avocado tomorrow and this time I’d include an egg for protein (protein treatment is good once a month to strengthen the hair), my hair loves avocados.  I’m trying to be better at moisturising so my hair doesn’t dry out and break (I also stopped moisturising in school. Terrible)  my hair was amazing when I was obsessed with keeping it healthy and that’s what I’m trying to do again. Not going to let uni get in the way again. 

So I made my hair batter (you can order it) with no coconut oil, replaced coco oil with palm kernel oil (the one available for sale does contain both oils) and my hair oil too (this isn’t available to the public, you can order it, it can be custom made for you), they have really helped in the growth and health of my hair. You wont even notice I’ve been trimming. Lowkey transitioned. I’d still trim once every few months. It’s a necessity, to cut off dead ends so new fresh hair can grow. This has been my struggle for a year now and I’m glad it’s coming to an end. So so happy. I’m so sorry this is mighty long. I had a lot to get off my chest. 

Please feel free to share your hair struggles with me. I’d try to the best of my ability to respond and help any way I can. This experience has helped me learn new things about my hair and I’m grateful for that. I’d love to see your comments and suggestions. Look out! 

Have a happy rest of the week guys. Let your hair slay. You too x

TIPS TO REDUCE BREAKAGE WHEN TAKING DOWN YOUR BRAIDS 


Hey guys. It’s Friday!!!!! How many of us are turning up tonight? Please come and take me with you. Lol. Anyways today I want to drop a few helpful tips on how to prevent breakage when taking down your braids. Some of us may still experience breakage but these tips will help prevent them from being too much. So let’s get to it, shall we? 

1. Do not keep your braids in for too long. 4-6 weeks. 6 weeks tops. Know your limit. Keeping braids in too long weakens your own hair and in turn leads to it breaking. 

2. Condition your hair before the take down. Either use a leave in like dark and Lovely leave in or a rinse out conditioner like VO5. I’ll suggest a rinse out conditioner mostly. This helps softens the brittleness of the hair and reduces or prevents breakage. 

3. Loosen your hair with a rat tail comb. Don’t comb it out. The hair is already stressed from the protective style, don’t stress it more. 

4. Soften hair with oils or leave in conditioner when loosened, so they’re slippery and soft and this helps prevents (too much) breakage. 

5. Keep your hair and scalp moisturised. Also finger detangle. Do not use a comb to detangle. Work those fingers. They know your hair best. 

6. Prepoo and wash! 

I hope these few points have helped in some way. Please use these tips and get back to me with results. Drop your comments and suggestions. Ask any questions you like too. Till another time, peace… Love… And conditioned hair. 

WASH DAY HOME SERVICE 

Hi Guys. So we are starting a new project. It’s called Wash Day home service. We know how we working and schooling Naturals that only have time on the weekends and are so tired and stressed from the week’s work, have very little time for our hair or don’t put a hundred in our wash day routine. 

No need to worry anymore. Kinky Paradise is here to save you. We run a home service wash day routine, where we come over, help you with your wash day activity. You do not need to lift a finger at all. We have options of using DIY products for deep conditioning or using your own store bought products or even your own DIY from your kitchen. We offer scalp massages and oil rinsing too at a little extra charge. We’ll listen to your hair worries and problems and provide solutions. We are here to serve. 

We’ll help you prepoo, or hot oil treat your hair, detangle, wash, condition, deep condition, and also style. We are offering free Scalp massages to our first ten customers and also free hair tips. We’ll leave you very satisfied and wanting more. We don’t charge much. 3k for the basics. 500 for any extra thing you want. If we are using our products, 4k. And there might be transport cost depending on where our customer is. 500 for mainland excluding agege, ikorodu, ejigbo. 1000 for the island and outer mainland. 

If interested, please message or call 07010178529. Also our whatsapp line. You can also dm us on twitter @kinkyparadiseng. You can email for enquiries and questions kinkyparadiseng@gmail.com

Please repost and share. Tell everyone. Friends, family and even strangers.  Thank you for your continued patronage and support. We love you.

Kinky Paradise Skin and Hair Products 

Hi guys. Missed me? So I’ve been back to Lagos for two weeks now. Been working on new products for you guys cos I love y’all. Mostly skin products, surprising right? But I’ve taken a liking to taking care of my skin off late and I want to share them with you guys. This is the price list of my new (and old)  products and I hope you all do patronise us. God bless you. 

PRICE LIST FOR OUR PRODUCTS 
Coconut oil 50cl – #2000

                       1l.  – #3200

                        2l. – #5500
Mango body Blend – #2500

Cocoa body batter – #2500

Honey butter.         – #2000

Palm kernel body mix – #2000

Hair butter – #2000
Honey – 50cl – #1800

               1l.   – #3000
Palm kernel oil 50cl – #1800

                              1l – #3000
Turmeric black soap – #2000

Eucalyptus black soap – #1500

Regular black soap – #1000

Scented whipped Shea butter – #1500

Unscented whipped Shea butter – #1000

If you have any questions at all, feel free to mail us on kinkyparadiseng@gmail.com or leave a comment. Also, you can use the email to place your orders for our products. You can also place orders via twitter @kinkyparadiseng or whatsapp 07010178529. All the products and what they do are on our instagram @kinkyparadiseng, please do check them out. We’ll update as time goes on. If there’s anything you need please let us know. 

We are here to serve. Also we are doing a wash day home delivery service. It caters for your wash day needs, prepoo, detangle, wash, deep condition Etc you’ll not need to lift any finger. More details on it in our next post. 
Also promise to drop a hair post soon. Please share this post. Thank you, God bless. Till next time.