Natural Hair Journey

How I Dye My Natural hair at home.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Time seems to always fly by when you are having a good time.

The past 3 months have felt like a week for me and I’m not too sure if someone is playing with time or time is just moving how it’s meant to.

If you are not subscribed to my channel on YouTube (Joan Miano), which you actually should be, you would have not had that I got a new job. Yep, your girl is now in the 8 – 5 train. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I am at an advertising agency and to keep it short & sweet, I am enjoying myself.

I’ll be sure to give y’all an update very soon.

Anyway, I finally got the time to colour my hair, it is nothing crazy, but we will get there eventually. It is going to be somewhat of a journey of me lightening my hair to the “perfect” blonde for me.

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As you know, I am a DIY kinda girl, so I chose to do it at home.

Here is the video on how I achieved my current colour and the products I used.

Products Used;

  • Inecto Plus Sunkissed Blonde.
  • Dark n’ Lovely Moisture Replenishing Shampoo.
  • Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner.
  • Saru Organics Hair Growth Masque.
  • Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner.
  • Saru Organics Shea & Avocado Curling Butter.

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Now that step one is done, I can’t wait for step two in about 2 months, where we even go lighter.

I hope you enjoyed today’s read.

Love,
Jo. ♥

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African Inspired Hairstyle

Simple is always best.

Hello!

March is over and I just don’t know how that happened. One second I’m freezing to death at Hairitage Chronicles, the next I’m planning my April calender. How? But it seems as though it’s something to get used to.

Speaking of, on the 10th of March I went for Hairitage Chronicles 4.0. A natural hair event that is all kinds of fun, from hanging out with amazing naturalistas to stocking up on your favourite natural products, dancing yourself away and just having a good old time. But for some reason that day just went from bad to worse and I was so close to calling it quits. My outfit was ruined, I was super duper late and it rained heavily.

Anyway, with the little excitement i had, I decided to create a simple African inspired hairstyle that I think came out just perfectly.

What do you think? Did it turn out well?

Let me know.

Love,
Jo. ♥

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Natural Hair | From Curly to Straight

My head has been feeling cold, naked and just empty.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

6th day of the 2nd month and let me just say, January came and went so fast, we can practically say that 2018 is coming to an end. Right?

Most of you have been so eager to see how I straightened my mane and today I am here to deliver. I’ve had my hair straight for a week now and I honestly miss my kinks, coils and curls. My scalp is honestly itching and I’m just so ready to wash my hair, but I need another week or two to play around with a few styles I’ve been wanting to do.

When my hair got this straight, I was so shocked because my hair is very stubborn and in the past, I’ve never been able to go this straight and now I attribute it to great products, good tools and a great technique.

Watch the video here to see my transformation.
Do you plan on straightening your hair?

Products used;
•Dark n’ Lovely Au Natural Moisture Replenishing Shampoo.
•Dark n’ Lovely Au Naturale Knot Out Conditioner.
•Mosara Kenya Deep Treatment Masque.
•Saru Organics Leave-in Treatment.
•Sheth Naturals Avocado Oil.

Love,
Jo

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Super Defined Twist Out ft Saru Organics

When that curl can be seen from miles away.

Hello! Hello! Hello!
Today is technically my 4th year as a natural, but your girl has a fresh cold sore and I’m not about to subject you to that in the pictures and yes, my hair is very straight. Out here looking like a totally different person, check out my instastory.

But, that is besides the point, today’s video is all about getting those defined curls with just one product.
If you know me by now, you know I’m not that much into defined curls because my hair is very frizzy and I love it just like that, but Saru Organics Curl Pudding came into my life and just gave me another reason to love both frizzy and defined hair.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to go from “crows nest” to super defined curls that have the hair gods singing. 😀

What do you think? Do you love the results? Let me know.

Love,
Jo. ♥

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Product Review | Saru Organics

Second week into the new year and I can fully say I am back on “WorkMode”.

Hello! Hello! Hello!
I hope the new year is treating you well, for me, I have been doing a lot of relaxing, chilling and amazingly enough, gaining weight, YES! More on this later. 😛

For today I introduce you to BAE #1, Saru Organics. 

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I’ve been a Sarulicious girl since day one and this is not me just blowing smoke, it was love from first application. Yes, I do have a favourite, but all the products that I have tried have not failed me whatsoever.

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Flat Twist Out using the Curl Pudding

Saru Organics is a Kenyan Brand made by a Kenyan for our African hair. It’s a fairly new brand, but let me tell you, it is making it’s voice heard. Just click on the video and just hear what I had to say, nothing but love for it.

Product & Price List;
The brand consists of both formulated products and pure oils/powders.

  • Revitalizing Clay Shampoo – Kes.500.
  • Leave in Treatment – Kes.700.
  • Curl Pudding – Kes.650.
  • Deep Condtioner – Kes.500.
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil – Kes.600.
  • Baobab Oil – Kes.500.
  • Avocado Oil – Kes.300.
  • Macadamia Nut Oils – Kes.300.
  • Moringa Oil – Kes.900.
  • Moringa Powder – Kes.250.

Rating;

  • Price; 4/5
    It is affordable (Kes.2,350) for all four main products and you have your wash routine sorted out from start to finish.
  • Quantity; 5/5
    Each item is 240ml and as I state, a little does go a long way. You will use the products for at least 3months (If you’re going through it like water :-D)
  • Smell; 4/5
    Other than the curl pudding and deep treatment having strong scents, it’s nothing that will put you off unless you have serious allergies. I just avoid using them when I have a cold.
  • Overall; 4.5/5
    As a brand and as a complete wash day package it’s a win for me. I highly recommend all her products, and if you’re looking for a starter kit, I suggest you give this a try.

Have you tried any of Saru Organics products?
Do let me know in the comment section.

Love,
Jo. ♥