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Good Things To Come…

Yesterday I went into Köln for eine Tasse Kaffee and had the plan to go with my camera. Like I said once, it’s not an eye popping beauty that captures the very essence of life(wait, what?) but it’s my bid to try photography. Who knows, I may be good at it.

Once I arrived the Bahnhof I realized I forgot it and then I was tempted to go back for it but then again remembered that I forgot to charge it. So no skills acquisition took place in Köln.

I did try to get a photo of the movie billboard at Ehrenfeld(check featured image) but because I had to zoom, it was a crap attempt. I couldn’t very well hang by the tracks for a better picture…which dangerous as it is, it does sound adventurous…a picture by the train tracks.

So, I just discovered a much better afro shop while in Ehrenfeld….note that when I say better I mean cheaper…it does cost me 10€ in train ride as opposed to 4€ to Sindorf but hey, it’s not a daily affair so it’s a win win.

Anyways I managed to stock up on Gorgeousness‘s favourite naija food, got a bag of crayfish which I found to be a whole lot cheaper than where I used to buy from, other spices, plantains(another fave), and a pack of short bread cookies of which I came upon a recipe and I’m inclined to try it.

I also got really tempted to buy afro kinky hair for my crochet trials but I had already spent more than I wanted….so enough lamenting to Gorgeousness should produce a pack or two!!

I looked at all the good hair products but surprisingly did not buy any. I want to start a no shampoo, no product care routine for the next one year and see how that goes. With this new regimen, I know I would have to school myself on certain must dos like wearing a scarf to bed.

Twas a minute to bedtime and I scrambled off the bed in search of my satin scarf, scolding myself about going bald if I sleep without it and Gorgeousness said to me: “For decades, women haven’t been wearing scarves daily to bed and they still have hair!!!”

Men, so intelligent, yet so clueless…

So on Tuesday 12th August (hope that’s right) I did my last shampoo washing and didn’t use any products at all. I asked him if it felt different as opposed to using products and he just shrugged which is a euphemism for no difference. See what I said? Clueless.

A group I’m a member of is starting the no products challenge in September and I guess it’s unfair of me to start now but I need to get used to the idea of no dudu osun, no oils, no ori, nothing and this is my way of slowly walking into that gypsy-like lifestyle come September 1.

Should be interesting though, but hey, before the discovery of shampoo it must have been just water abi?

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  • Hair! Its also my struggle! I have given up on my hair but not on my gals. In fact, they have to go natural because of the damage to their permed hair and we are happier because its easier to manage. Would be braiding their hair this weekend after trimming off the dead ends.
    I would try the no shampoo approach when they do the next wash, and see how it turns out.
    Thanks for visiting my site.

    • You are welcome!! I don’t know if I would do the no shampoo with kids cos we know how they play and are not bothered about what gets in their hair cos Mama would handle it. Maybe skip no shampoo for them? Or do more research on it

    • Sorry you caved in Lol. It can be a bit daunting yes I agree but I promised myself another five so let’s see what happens then!!

  • Could you please tell me more about the no product challenge sounds interesting.

    • Well the idea is to not use any products at all…oil, conditioner, leave in, nothing just water. Washing too with only water for three months. This basically involves massaging your scalp daily to help distribute your natural sebum. And to I think its called scrinch I’m not sure but it is a method where you slide your hands down your hair while washing.

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