My first hair wash in 2017


I decided to have my first hair wash in the year 2017.
Unfortunately, my coconut oil got finished. Likewise, I don’t have ripe banana nor avocado at my disposal. All these I need for deep conditioning before I wash my hair. What will I do, I thought.


I have castor oil, olive oil, honey, shea butter and my shampoo.I will have to use what I have to get what I want .

Therefore, I thought of what I will do. As God will have it, my aunt bought sweet potatoes. Immediately, my memory rebooted and I remembered I’ve been thought of potatoes usefulness for the hair.

“Give me out of your sweet potatoes”, I requested from my aunt. I never know you can eat potatoes sha, she replied.
Eat kwa!! Noooo, I want to use it for my hair. Hair ke? She was astounded. Then her curiosity began. She wants me to explain better. I told her not to worry. On Saturday, you will understand it better by and by, I told her. It’s quite funny to some people.



Let me quickly do a recap of the importance of potatoes to the hair .



Potatoes are known for containing Omega 3,fatty acid and vitamin A, C, K & E. the nourishment it provides to thirsty strands are
almost unmatched.
In addition to the potato the mask calls for some
full fat yogurt which is a great ingredient
because of its strengthening properties due to
the protein the additional moisture. The third
ingredient, honey , is a natural astringent and also
gives your hair a boost in moisture and enhances
the natural shine.


Finally , to cut the long story short , I washed my hair today .


The ingredients and measurements:
1 whole sweet potato
1 cup of full fat yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey/vegetable glycerin/aloe vera get

1)Peel, cut and boil your sweet
potato so that it is soft enough for mixing.

2)Once you have a nice tender potato drain the water
and add it to a food processor or a bowl using a
hand mixture to soften the potato even more.

3)Once you have mixed your potato, start adding
your other ingredients to create a paste or mask
for the hair. Blend the ingredients until the
mixture is smooth and ready for application



The mask itself might still be a little warm from
the potato and as weird as this may sound you
can actually apply the mixture at that warm
temperature as the warmth helps with the
conditioning process. When applying any mask it
is most effective to apply the conditioner to the
hair when it is separated into small to medium
A great way to apply the mask is very similar to
how you would apply a perm, section the hair
and start from root and apply the mixture to the
length of the hair.
Once your hair is fully coated with your sweet
potato mixture put a plastic cap over the hair
secure and add a towel over the plastic cap to
ensure that you trap the heat created from your
body and the mixture itself. Make and apply this
mask twice a month to help with shedding,
strength, moisture shine and overall hair health.


So , I finally washed my hair yesterday  through the procedure and application.My younger sister helped me  to weave the hair . She isn’t perfect though but she tried .


After weaving , I sealed with castor oil .

It’s amazing ,

It’s awemazing ,

It’s super amazing ,

Make your hair sweet by applying sweet potatoes, you can give it a try .


Author: Elizabeth Tolulope EgbeniyiHiya!!! I am Elizabeth Tolulope Egbeniyi, a natural health enthusiast, health and lifestyle blogger, plant scientist, teen coach, volunteer, baker, and most importantly, a child of God and kingdom warrior. I'm an ardent advocate of using herbs for healing and health. Welcome to my space.

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