- Ewe-Dzomi ((literally meaning heated oil) and Amidze (meaning red oil). If you want to know the difference in the two, check here.
- Fanti Ngo mon
- Twi – Abe Ngo
- Ga- Mutsuru
*Because you beautify my head
*You allow my hubby to pass his hands through you
*You are part of what God gave me
*You tell me your wants and needs
*You grew even when I neglected you
*You stay on my head once I care for you again
*You make me smile each time I see you
*You reward me with different shades of styles
*Because I can care for you 90% of the time
*Because I get pleasure from touching you
*You have become healthier to the admiration of my haters
Each time I handle my hair, I say something positive about it even when it doesn’t act right.
Do you say these words to your hair?
Yeahhhhhhhh!!!! Finally, AfroDiva of AfroDivaDiaries has set up a youtube channel to discuss hair care in Ghana and am all for it.
I’ve tried locating ladies who are in Ghana and are youtube hair vloggers but to no avail. If you know of one, let me know but for now, AfroDiva has set the pace. It’s so different caring for hair in this part of the world and it will be good if our readers can identify with the videos they watch.
On this note, I say congratulations to my partner, AfroDiva and urge you to support by subscribing to the channel- Afrodivadairies. Here’s her first video for those who want to know the products she uses on her natural hair!
Yesterday, I carried out the first part of the September Deep Conditioning Rendezvous. Here we go!
I was supposed to co-wash before applying the Dark n Lovely Ultra-Cholesterol but just as I stepped into the shower to co-wash, I recalled that the first time I used this product, I had co-washed with one of my conditioners before application. The hair came out feeling a bit hard implying that I had too much protein; the conditioner is probably protein based. So I put the conditioner down and just rinsed the hair with water.
I applied the DL cholesterol for the stipulated 7 mins and rinsed out. Let me borrow some terms; the hair felt soft, butter like smoothness, light, am out of words! I was completely taken aback with the results! Truth be told, I hadn’t used any Dark n Lovely product before I went natural. I used this cholesterol treatment when I was natural to stop breakage and a few weeks ago when I wanted a cheaper alternative to the ORS Replenishing Conditioner. I absolutely loved the end results so am sticking to this technique especially since it has replaced the week day co-wash!!!
I was asked by one of my BLMGirls if I won’t have a protein overload. Well, during my first stretch, the only product I had was the ORS Mayonnaise which I used every week. I didn’t have breakage or severe shedding during the 13 weeks. I, only, chose to try a combination of moisture and protein deep conditioners to see how it works. It is from this experience plus the ORS replenishing conditioner results that I finally decided a little protein will do my hair a lot of good. Aside this, I use a moisture based deep conditioner (Queen Helene Cholesterol) EVERY weekend so I believe it will work out well.
Because I won’t carry out the rest of the rendezvous, I got my hair corn rowed for wigging for the rest of the month. I’ll deep condition the hair whilst in this style.
Oh! I nearly forgot. During my rounds yesterday, I mustered courage to venture into one of Max Mart centres around Legon ECG( People kept saying their products are expensive). I needed to stock up on sunflower oil and because I had a difficult time locating one in the markets, I decided to take the bull by the horn by going into a no-go zone lol. When I entered, I went to the oils section and they have a variety to pick from- grapeseed oil, corn oil, sesame seed oil etc! The price of the sunflower oil was the same as the market one. Curiosity got the better part of me so I scanned through each of their sections. They even have a discount on most the hair products which means that these were cheaper than those at the mall.
*Granier Fructis hair products
*Heads and Shoulders
Now, I have another shop to rely on.
Stay tuned for more updates!!!!
Sometimes I feel like we Africans have lost our sense of identity, we don’t know who we are anymore and much of the blame is put on the indomitable force called Globalization which has lead to the infiltration of western culture.
I once attended a workshop my firm organized for some local Community based organizations and there was a heated debate when one participant remarked that we ladies present were Euro-Africans. I was really upset by that comment and nearly told him to tell his wife that she was Euro-African. But after a while ,I think I agreed with him to an extent because these days we have a lot of Brazilian-Ghanaians, Peruvian-Ghanaians and so on and forth. You know what I mean right (the Brazilian Hair craze that hit Ghana recently- but that’s another story).
Who am I?
As a Ga, every year in August we celebrate Homowo. Homowo literally means “Hooting at hunger”.It is celebrated to remind my people of their victory over a great famine which they experienced in the Olden days when they were migrating from their ancestral homeland to occupy their present area of settlement, Accra. As the famine came to an end and they had a good harvest, they hooted at the hunger for which they had suffered. Hence/the name “Homowo” which means hooting at hunger.There is also another version.
|kpokpoi mixed with palm kernel soup|
This has caused a lot of commotion between the Christian community and the Ga Traditional authorities as some churches do not understand why they should obey the dictates of the traditionalists. Even, traditional prayers have been cut out of our independence day parade activities.