Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DETANGLING MADE EASY

There is nothing as tiring -and sometimes painful- as detangling your kinks after 1-2months of protective styling. You take down the extensions/plaits looking forward to seeing what little length you must have gained during the period, but then you notice a lot of build-up at the roots. So what do you do? You pour lots of conditioner and/or oil on your hair and begin taking apart hair strands that are clumped together. Not only does the exercise feel like life is forcing you to learn divine patience, but you are disappointed by all the short hair strands that are falling off as you work through all the knots.

MY NEW SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM: MANSHANU!!
2 weeks ago, I bought a bowl of manshanu from wuse market for N500. The plan was to use it as a dc protein treatment after washing with a shampoo but detangling a small section of hair took 2 days and I decided, in frustration, to try something new.

 

 

HOW TO
I smoothed on some manshanu to a little section of hair until it felt soft and then loosely twisted it. A few minutes after saturating all my hair with the product, I noticed that it was really easy for my fingers to pass through the knots without much of a problem (nice!). I then went on to take out the shed hairs with a wide tooth comb which was just as easy. No pain, no time wasted.
If there is one thing I love about manshanu is that it has got SLIP. This makes detangling so much easier and faster!!
I left the product on for another 30 minutes and washed it off afterwards.
Detangling has never been so easy and breakage was minimal

  Hair is soft and manageable one week after  treatment
On Sunday I tried the same process on my Mom. If there's one thing I know about her regimen is that she never washes her hair or puts anything liquid on it without properly detangling it first. When I offered to try manshanu on her hair using this method I could tell that she wasn't really buying my 'gist' but fortunately she let me work my magic.
During the process, not one "careful!'' was uttered. Instead I got a "what exactly is this?" and "how did you find out about it's uses?"
Answer to question 1:It is magical manshanu.
Answer to question 2: Out of frustration and I'm still learning about it.
The major lessons I have learnt during my hair journey are that one should never be afraid to try new things and short-cuts do make life easier (not all the time sha *_^).

NOTE:A little goes a long way. Apply too much and your face and neck will be full of oil in no time.
Storage: Manshanu should be stored in a refrigerator
Ready for use? If your manshanu is solid and sweating as seen in the picture opposite don't use heat to melt it. Rather, let it seat for 30-45mins (depending on how hard it is) and it would return to its original state.

12 comments:

  1. This looks really good. I'd love to try it

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    1. Hi Sandra, please try it o, I will love to read another manshanu review :)

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  2. Hmmm. Do you know if it's easily available in Lagos?

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    1. Hi Berry,
      Getting manshanu in Lagos can be hard work o but lucky for us I have just found someone who you can buy it from. Please send an email to turvy5882@yahoo.com and don't forget to share your results after you use it :)

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    2. Hi, I'm in Lagos and also wondered the same thing. Where to get it. I'll send a mail to turvy5882 also.
      Cheers

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  3. Love this idea. Which part of the market can i get it? Will love to get some asap.

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  4. Where exactly in wuse market can i get it?

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    1. Do you know where Muslims pray in the market? Not far from there,you will see a group of Fulani women under umbrellas selling fura da nunu (forgive my spelling if it is wrong ^_^). Ask them for fresh maisanu (as pronounced).

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  5. Hello, please what is maisanu?

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    1. Hi Misivese! Scroll down, Ms Jemimahnaa has the answer you are looking for. For a little bit more info read... http://deepbrownkinks.blogspot.com/2012/02/missjay-tells-us-what-man-sanu.html

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  6. Mansanu is awesome!! I discovered it a while back while surfing the net. i'v used it to steam and loved the result, can also use as prepoo. Manshanu is raw cow milk fat mostly used for cooking or eating ready made food, i cant stand the smell for long though.

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    1. Lol at the smell, you are not alone on that one. Me, I don't care sha. As long as it is fresh (smells a little like yoghurt when it is fresh) and it is giving me results, I am good :)

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