Natural Hair

Hey everyone this post is for da ladies or men with hair. Natural hair can get ridiculous especially when you go buy hair products. Somehow the likes of sheamoisture and Cantu have popularized themselves as the go to natural hair products.

I had been looking for hair conditioner for my daughters and I ended up finding Cantu rinse out for N3,000. You can imagine my irritation when I grudgingly carried it to the counter and purchased it.  My girls hair is growing, but as is typical with most mixed/multi race children the hair is never enough for you to do much with before 2. One of my daughters, the bands might slip off her head if I attempt those “puff puff” things. Another one we may end up with one decent puff in front and a scary mess in the back. My mom claims I was “baldish” till I was 2. 

Anyway long story short- I went to braid my hair and ran into my old running partner from like 2013…we ran the London Marathon together that year. I remember going into a random store looking for hair products and found Emily Millionaire. And it made a difference in my hair. It was after I ran out I switched to shea moisture and co. I had recommended emily to her for her edges. I went natural in 2014, and I had stopped using Emily by then. She saw my BSL length and started screaming.  So we asked the hairdressers if they knew anywhere to buy emily…one of the girls said yes so she went and bought us some.

Now the small Emily Millionaire cream is about N500 to N600 while the big one is about N800 to N1,000. If you read the ingredients, this thing is locally made with organic products and smells nice. Did I say beyond affordable? It’s like a well kept secret…we stay running after expensive sh*t when the local products do the same or even better.

So being the junkie that I am, I will attempt steaming my hair with it in addition to using it as a leave in conditioner. I am also using it on my girls. If your hair is a bit dry I recommend mixing with a natural oil of your choice- coconut maybe. If you want real hair growth, mix with castor oil and hemp oil.

Don’t say I have never done anything for you oh. See how I shared this one. 

No Emily Millionaire did not pay me, matter of fact I will gladly be an ambassador for them, so if you have their contact just give me a holler.

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18 Comments on Natural Hair

  1. Miss pynk, where can I find hemp oil. Or better still where can I find hemp oil to make for myself

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  2. FavouriteShades // July 20, 2017 at 16:05 // Reply

    Yeah, all these natural hair products,cantu & co can be a bit pricey. My cantu shampoo finished and i have been dragging my feet to bring out over N2,000 to buy another one. I asked google and popular vote was that Dudu Osun black soap(costing N120 or so)(melted with preferably oils) can be used as substitute, Yet to try it out tho.

    Emily millionaire, here i come, thanks for sharing Miss Pink

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    • Black soap on it’s own is clarifying so it might leave your scalp feeling very clean. As for shampoo- maybe mixed with a little aloe vera or honey or glycerin might help for moisture. The oils might leave ur scalp feeling greasy. You also dont want oil sitting on your hair before you get a chance to moisturis.

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  3. Ps Ms Pynk….do you recommend this emily millionaire for deep conditioning? I just might try it.
    I just found one natural made in Nigeria shampoo -el glittaz…the imported sulfate free brands are getting too expensive esp since I have 2 daughters whose hair I need to take care of.
    If anyone knows any affordable leave in conditioner too…pls share.

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  4. Oh…just saw where you recommended this as a leave in. I find emily millionaire products a bit too heavy for leave in.

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  5. Thanks for sharing Mme. PYNK. Emily millionaire for President!
    lol

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  6. Emily millionaire is just one easy product for hair and it is fantastic, I totaly forgot about it for a while until i started having dry scalp,it is a life saver. Sheabutter and oil works perfectly well too, i decided to make my own hair pomade since the ones i lay my hands on keep drying out my scalp.

    @Favouriteshades dudu osun soap is #250 now and it is very good.

    @Iyanu you can ask those women that sell coconut oil or better still substitute hemp oil with coconut oil, it works for hair growth too.

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  7. Quirkymoi // July 23, 2017 at 18:29 // Reply

    Can I use this for relaxed hair. I need a saving grace as my edges is receding….

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  8. Quirkymoi // July 23, 2017 at 18:53 // Reply

    Ignore typo biko

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  9. I had that Emily Millionaire tucked somewhere in the house. It’s out now, and I’m using as ‘prescribed’ by you. I was discouraged by it’s thickness but thanks to you, coconut oil came to the rescue. :).

    Once I ran out of hair shampoo for my daughter, and used black soap(the unadulterated one sold in brown paper) and it turned out well. (Tried it myself too.) I use D and L leave in conditioner, Shea butter, sunflower oil, coconut oil and hair wonder for my daughter. She has texturised hair.

    I relaxed my hair in late March and have been managing it nicely but I don’t think this natural thing is for me, though. Just trying to reduce relaxer applications.

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    • I relaxed my hair first week in March.

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    • Enjay me self I need to go and find Hemp oil and castor oil. Meanwhile the blacksoap shampoo thing jave you tried black soap mixed with aloe vera or glycerin? I want to try that. The shampoo still goes into my girls eyes so I am holding off on black soap for then. Natural is a lot of work in terms of finding what actually works…3 years on I am always looking for what works

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      • Not yet. For your cuties, try washing with less lather and head tilted back. When my daughter was younger, I made her sit on a chair in the bath, this position makes it easier.

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