Review On Some Amazon High Rated Hair Detangling Products

Detangling the hair with products is the ability to unravel any knot or snag with little or no breakage and without alteration to your curl pattern. Using hair detangling products is to help your hair feel soft and with slip.

Before i discovered this easy-go- to-method of detangling, i would detangle only on wash days when my hair is saturated with conditioner, that way it is easy to comb through my mass of hair without snap and snag here and there.

However in between changing hair styles with wash day still far off, and my hair is in a knotty, tangled and unmanageable state, at this point the best bet is a detangling product. Some products with detangling claim will help you experience a smooth detangling process without having to go the whole 10 yards of a wash day routine and give you that lush look and feel you want.

Some products you can try;

I went on Amazon to check out products that claims to detangle and i filtered by highest rated.  I picked 6 products from the lots that had 5 stars.

5 stars means that those who used the product reviewed it as capable to do what it says or do even better than it says. No less.

Below are the list of products i got;

1. Not Your Mother Naturals. Tahitian Gardenia Flowers & Mango Butter Curl Defining Detangler.

2. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra Moisturizing Detangler.

3. Black Vanilla (Moisture and Shine) 4 in 1 Combing Creme by Carol’s Daughter.

4. Taliah Waajid. The Great Detangler.

5. Kinky Curly Knot Today Detangler.

6. Cantu Coil Calm Detangler.

Below i will rate the products from  1 through 10, that is to say from Not so good product to great product for my hair.

Not Your Mother Naturals. Tahitian Gardenia Flowers & Mango Butter Curl Defining Detangler:

Claim: Detangles, adds shine and hydrate to enhance curls.

Direction: Spray on to damp hair. Comb through and style as desired.

Result: I did not like this product while using it and after i used it. I did not like the way the product made my hair feel. If i were to describe the feeling i will say starchy, so overall it is not a good product for my hair. I also did not like the spray bottle, it was hard to manage.

Rating: 3.5

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra Moisturizing Detangler:

I know this product says for kids but if it can untangle a knotty hair of a child why shouldn’t it detangle mine, right?

Claim: This mild moisture enrich treatment defines, detangles and tames children’s thick wavy hair without greasiness. Restores dry to dull hair.

Direction: Apply to wet hair.

Result: I liked the scent. It has this light and refreshing scent that makes you feel good that you are doing your hair, however the lightness didn’t make it look like it was going to work.

It helped detangle my hair but i had to use a lot  to reach my level of manageability.

It made my hair look juicy with a little hydration but if you felt my hair it lacks that slippery feel that agrees that my hair is moisturized.

Rating: 4.5

Black Vanilla (Moisture and Shine) 4 in 1 Combing Creme by Carol’s Daughter:

Claim: It is for dry, dull brittle hair. Easily detangles, moisturizes and enhances natural shine and preps hair for manageable styling.

Direction: Use on wet hair to detangle and add shine.

Result: While using the product i liked the way it made my hair feel and after using the product i liked the springy and hydrated way my hair felt and looked. The product had more slip.

Very good packaging that dispense product nicely.

Moisturized my hair. It gave my hair that luscious look.

However the product did not penetrate my hair fast.

Rating: 9.0

Taliah Waajid. The Great Detangler:

I was looking forward to trying this product because of the claim, THE GREAT DETANGLER. For such a huge claim you won’t blame me if i wanted my hair to melt like butter from start to finish.

Claim: It eliminates tangles on contact, softens hair and defines curl pattern. Stops breakage while combing curly, kinky, coily and wavy hair.

Direction: Use on wet or dry hair and apply liberal amount. Use fingers to work the product through the hair and to loosen tangles. Then use a medium to large tooth comb to detangle.

Result: The product did detangle my hair pretty well, however it made my hair feel heavy like it had a lot of product in it and yet it didn’t feel like it was moisturized. Overall it didn’t feel nice.

Rating: 5.0

Kinky Curly Knot Today Detangler:

Claim: You can’t get that comb glide through your hair, well knot today. This creamy conditioner is enriched with botanical extracts. It is designed to smooth and to remove knots, snags from thick curly hair.

Result: The product felt nice and creamy. It gave my hair a lot of slip and moisturized it.

Rating: 7.5

Cantu Coil Calm Detangler:

Claim: It smoothes coils for soft tangle free hair. Adds shine and moisturizes strands. Made with Shea butter.

Direction: Spray on to damp hair section by section. Comb through and style as usual.

Result: I like the smell of the product however the spray bottle is hard to manage.

The product detangled my hair very well but i wish it had a little more slip. Even though it out-rightly detangled my hair i could see that it lacked hydration.

Rating: 8.5

Conclusion

I hope this review will be helpful to you when trying to decide on a good detangler to use. However this is a review on how these products made my hair feel you might have a different experience.

If you have been using detangling products, let me know what you use and how it makes your hair feel? If you are yet to try one, why haven’t tried yet and which one will you like to try out?

Share your thoughts below in the comment section. I will love to read from you.

This Natural Remedy Helps With Dandruff

For some, dandruff is in their hair when their scalp is dry. For others it comes when their hairstyles are tightly done or when their scalp has been over manipulated. Either ways dandruff does not leave a good memory when it appears.

Two very common disadvantages of having dandruff are;

  1. Itchy Scalp: Whatever the cause of dandruff on your hair be sure that it will keep your scalp itchy and when you itch there is an urge to keep itching and itching. However, no matter how strong the urge is to itch, it is safer not to relent because the more you itch the more the dandruff.
  2. Flaky Scalp: The appearance of flakes usually means dandruff is building up. This flakes are quite obvious and hard to hide. Most times it appears dusty and can be quite embarrassing.

However, these are some ways you can avoid dandruff are;

  1. Keep your scalp well oiled, this will keep it from being dry because you know dry scalp equals dandruff.
  2. Avoid very tight styles because when the scalp is over labored it brings out dandruff.
  3. Wash your hair at least once a month to keep your scalp clean.
  4. If a product causes your hair to be flakky wash your hair as soon as you notice to avoid build up.

Natural remedy of removing dandruff;

  1. Blend 1clove of ginger, 1/2 clove garlic and 1/2 clove of onions with apple cider vinegar.
  2. Divide your hair into small portion.
  3. Apply the blended paste unto the scalp of your hair. Be sure to reach every nook and cranny.
  4. Wear a shower cap, so that the mixture can be well infused into your scalp.
  5. Wash with a shampoo and conditioner after 1-2hours.
  6. Do this again after 2 weeks.

Conclusion

What happens when you mix oil and something powdery together? …. Exactly!So the key to fight dandruff is to regularly keep you scalp clean and well oiled.
Let me know in the comment section; have you struggled with dandruff before? How were you able to rid yourself of it? Looking forward to reading from you.

Key Practices In Making Your Hair Healthy And Full

The way my hair tangles. The way it is a disaster to put a comb in it. Those headaches. When it is dried, how it looks and feels, very indescribable. How many times have I said I’m tired of this hair. How many times have I said why haven’t I used a relaxer yet?!
Urgg the horror! Yet our hair is a blessing!
You see God is perfect and everything he does is perfect. He gave us our hair, so it means our hair should be one of the definition of our beauty, so it is perfect.
It is said that God will never give you more than you can handle. So if your hair is work then you are equivalent to the task.

How can you handle your hair like a piece of cake?

Learn about your hair; Knowing your hair will help you conquer the horror you feel towards it. Knowing your hair will show you it’s best sides. Knowing your hair will help you wear your crown in all her glory without you feeling embarrassed.
How do I know my Hair?
Start a regimen: you may say what does it even mean to start a regimen?! Now this is what it means; there are various types of treatment for our hair

  1. Deep conditioning treatment: This is when you apply one or more conditioners to your hair and leave it on your hair for a period of time.
  2. The protein treatment: This is when you apply protein rich products on your hair to build the strength of the hair shaft and also to avoid hair thinning.
  3. The hot oil treatment: This is a long term viability to infuse moisture into the hair. It also helps in strengthening the hair shaft.
  4. Apple cider vinegar treatment: When you have product build up and you are not in the mood for a shampoo, then hello apple cider vinegar (ACV). An ACV treatment reduces itching of the scalp and removes flakiness.
  5. Shampooing: This is the washing of the hair with shampoo.

These are my preferences.

Now this is how a regimen will look like;

Deep Conditioning 

You might want to stick to one conditioner for a period of 6months. That is you will do this treatment once every week. You will definitely start to notice the advantages and disadvantages of that condition and how it benefits your hair or don’t.

The protein treatment

This can be done once every month or in two months, it will depend on the state of your hair. You can use mayonnaise, egg, avocado e.t.c to achieve this.

The hot oil treatment 

This can be done once in two weeks or in a month. It also depends on the state of your hair.

Apple cider vinegar

ACV doesnt have to be done within a particular timeline. Whenever you feel the need to do an ACV rinse, go for it.

Shampooing 

You can shampoo once in a month or in 6weeks. In the interim you can wash with conditioners.

Once you’ve started a regimen STICK TO IT you will start to know what process works for you and then what doesn’t. When to do a process and when not to do it. What products works for you and what doesn’t. What ingredients in a product works for you and which won’t suit you.

How do i know if a product works for me?

Look closely at how your hair feels after each activity. How does it feel when you comb through with your fingers or with a comb. Is it soft and easily managed or does it snag and snap?

Conclusion

How do you take care of your hair?Apart from infusing moisture to your hair to improve its state there are other little things you should be doing that helps it. Like they say little drops of water makes a mighty ocean;

  1. Wear a satin cap before sleeping; yes girl, you don’t want all those juiciness enriched in your hair being snatched by your pillow. Except you are using a satin pillow case.
  2. Use a wide tooth comb or a teaser brush; it will ensure less breakage. Always start combing your hair from the tips of your hair, then work your way carefully to the roots.
  3. Don’t forget to massage your scalp even when you have a protective style on. The scalp is where the hair grows from you want to be sure it gets the necessary tender loving care.
  4. If you notice split ends at the tips of your hair then you will need to get a trim. Split ends snags the rest of the hair and causes it to break. You can either trim it yourself or go to a hair stylist.
  5. The best form of moisture is water. Just like the plants our hair needs water to grow. Spray it with little drops of water every day and it will keep flourishing.

I hope you can relate to this article and find it interesting. Write your thoughts below I will love to read from you. Thank you.

Five Tips And Tricks To Washing The Natural Hair

I remember when I started my natural hair journey I hated wash day. It was a real struggle to wash that thick mass (if you know what I mean). My hair will be so dry my fingers would hurt while navigating through it, there will be a lot of hair snapping here and there and the breakage uggh..I would cringe when I know wash day was coming.
I knew by all cause that I have to make wash day work.
Here are a few things that helped me make wash day feel like heaven:

  1. Know how well or not a product works for you: I was one of those people who use to think that pricey equals good for me, or good advert on tv equals good for me or even because the bottle is colourful and very attractive the product should be good for me. You will never catch me in a store reading the ingredients on the bottle or acknowledging the consistency of the product. When I started knowing my shampoos and conditioners my wash day became jolly.
  2. Know my hair: This may sound too cliche but it’s true. For example coconut oil is a product advertised by many to be the go to product. Don’t get me wrong I love me some coconut oil but my hair does not receive it well as an all the time product. For my hair to love it I have to limit usage to once in 2months.
  3. Everyday should not be washday: I remember those days when I was figuring my way through this natural hair journey. I will use shampoo a lot, a whole lot. Geez! I thought I was doing the right thing but I was wrong. I eventually started to realize that and limited usage to once in 6-8weeks. In between I would stick to only a conditioner (co-wash).
  4. Split ends: wowzer! Who would have thought that something as minor as that could result to a hectic wash day. Glorious was the day when I started letting those split ends go. I trim my ends hair once every 6months. Split ends causes hair to tangle and will eventually lead to breakage.
  5. Washing in sections: This will help reduce the work. When you wash your hair in sections you will be surprised at how easily your hair will be managed. It will also help reduce tangles or knots and make you accumulate less time in washing your hair.

Conclusion

The key to a jolly wash day is consistency in moisturizing your hair because if your hair is moisturized it has qualities like luscious, healthy and soft. There are so many ways to input moisture one of which is hot oil treatment. I will do another post on other ways moisture can be incorporated into the hair.
How do you find wash day? Do you enjoy it or do you cringe when you know wash day is coming?Comment below, looking forward to read from you.

Five Ways To Grow Your Hair Effectively

Raise your hand, If you are like me that wants your hair to grow and also retain that growth. I know a lot of us do!
However the notion of having a long hair, has held our minds prisoner. Due to this we do the reverse – we discourage hair growth. You may be wondering how?
To show signs of hair growth the ‘yes’ box must be ticked to these questions –
Is my hair full of moisture? and
I’m i consistently trying to keep my hair healthy?
Now some people equate long hair to mean healthy hair and that is the beginning of a doomsday scenario. Don’t get me wrong I know there people who are blessed with long hair genes. However luscious, glowing and general healthy hair takes work. Long hair is good but the ultimate goal is healthy hair and they in no way mean the same thing.
Here is a full retrospect of how I was held prisoner by the thought I want a long hair; 4 years ago I cut my hair because I wanted to start a new hair journey without including relaxer in it. You see I had a FULL, LONG relaxed hair and i needed my hair to have those qualities again sharp sharp! So I was doing the very thing that was slowing my pace in achieving a long hair but of course I had no idea;
  • I will hang on to split ends because the thought of cutting my hair for any reason was unacceptable. Your girl wants long hair! What I did not know was that with split ends I could never achieve long hair. Split ends can occur in any part of the hair but because the ends of the hair are the oldest part of it they are majorly prone to that area. Split ends are the fraying of the hair due to dryness and they lead to hair breakage. So you see why I needed to trim those ends.
  • I will buy products based on the fact that it claims “helps to achieve long hair”. I will not check if it has ingredients that will dry my hair thereby exposing my hair to breakage. No, your girl is mesmerized by the thought of long hair she is not looking past it.
  • I will do every YouTube tutorial that says “do this and you will have a long hair”. Even if I just did one yesterday I will do another one today. I did not know that over manipulation was hindering growth and when growth is hindered long hair is far-fetched.
The five ways to achieve effective growth are;
  1. Moisturize hair: when moisture is infused adequately and consistently to the hair it responds by growing robust and adding more length.
  2. Trim split ends: This is because split ends tangle up with the rest of the hair and cause it to break.
  3. Avoid over manipulation of the hair: This will help you keep new growth.
  4. Know your oils: When you study your hair you will know when to use which oil and when, for example adding castor oil to your hair regimen will help strengthen your hair shaft thereby making it retain growth and thickness.
  5. Massage your scalp: This will keep the blood cells in the region active and make the hair shaft prone for new and steady growth.
As soon as I started realizing to set my priorities right, things started falling in place. I started to understand that caring for my hair in the right way will give me a healthy hair and if I have that, I am definitely on my way to a long hair!
Do you have a long hair? Did you incorporate a healthy habit to achieve your long hair?
Share your thoughts down below, as always i will love to read from you. Thank you.

 

Hair Style Inspiration For Natural Hair

TWO STRAND TWIST

Raise your hand if your hair is natural and you have never done the two strands twist before? I’m sure nobody’s hand(s) is up because at some point or all the time the two strand twist comes to play.

REASONS TWISTS ARE DONE

  1. RESEMBLANCE TO LOCS: One reason that makes me do it almost all the time is it’s resemblance to locs. I love locs but I’m not ready to commit to locking my hair, I still like the idea of breezing my fingers through my mane. So two strands twisty locs to the rescue.
  2. ITS VERSATILITY: Twists are known to be versatile, you can wear them as twist or you can twist them out. In either phase there are multiple styles that can be generated.
  3. IT NEVER FADES AWAY: Another good thing about the two strand twist is that it is not restrictive of age. When twist are done on little girls it is usually decorated with beads to beautify her hair. Boys wear their without the beads, and yes twists are not gender restrictive.
  4. THE OLDER THE BETTER: Two strands twist are like fine wine, the older it gets the better it looks. So it’s a style you can wear if you want to look good but are not ready to keep changing hairstyles. Like the case of after birth, I made the twist and carried it for 6 weeks because in between diaper changing, bottle feeding and sleep hunting who had time for salon visits, obviously not me. However the older it got the better looking it got.
  5. TO STRETCH YOUR HAIR: Natural hair and shrinkage are two best friends. As they say shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair. Making two strand twist is a good natural way to stretch your hair. When looking to run away from heat the race is towards two strands twist to get the actual length of your hair.

CHIC BANTU KNOT

I created this chic style that involves two dutch weaves in the front half of my hair. The first dutch weave was created to form an L-shaped pattern and the second dutch weave the same but with a smaller L-shaped pattern.

The other half of my hair which is the back side, has mini sized bantu knots. As you will learn in the video below bantu knots is simply turning your plaited hair-strand(s) into knots.

The combination of the two patterns resulted to this very chic style.

WARRIOR BRAID

Warrior braid is one of the oldest hairstyle that has stood the test of time. One thing for sure that keeps it going strong is its simplicity yet it carries this embodiment of beauty.

This hairstyle has proven to be great for any condition or situation. As a hunter, if you going to hunt and you throw in a warrior braid you don’t look out of place Or as a cook or a horse rider or a ballerina or ever a musician. All these professions are different and of different categories yet this hairstyle stays constant.

CONCLUSION
Two strand twist is that kind of hairstyle you can refer to as all-in-one. When you dress up to go to work, it’s a hairstyle that will make you look cooperate, yet after work when you go to have a drink or two with the girls, your hair still comes rocking and guess what, you still don’t look out of place.

Have you done two strands twist before? What do you think of it? Is it something you still wear? What makes you wear the two strands twist?

As always let me read your thoughts in the comment section. Looking forward to read from you. Thank you.

5 Reasons Why We Wear Heels

Heels are one of those fashion statement that I have a Love-Hate relationship with. You know those fashion detail we watch on TV, or see in a magazine or see in the streets and take a second look. Yet there are some heels that can be so uncomfortable that you want to change quickly to sneakers or flat slippers.
Each time I see a woman wearing a pair of 4 inch #jimmychoo stilettos or a pair of #Zara platform heels, I ask myself what is making me smile; Is it the graceful nature the woman is walking or the way, as she passes, heads are turning to stare. Some reasons heels are worn are;

TO PORTRAY SENSE OF AUTHORITY

When I wear heels it gives me a sense of,’I can do anything and talk to anyone’.It gives you that confidence because when you feel you look good, you actually look good and then do great. Confidence is what we need to take the next bold step, it amazes me how wearing a pair of heel does the trick, makes you feel like you can conquer the world.

TO ORDER YOUR STEPS:

When a pair heel are worn have you noticed that the way you walk changes. Your gait becomes more improved. You take more caution when walking whilst also being in control. You strut. Your hip moves in agreement. You look more attractive.

TO GET MORE MALE ATTENTION:

It’s not like a guy won’t notice us if we wear flat shoes haha, but I know what happens when I walk into a room with my #egoofficial savage faux fur heel, heads turn, women gasp, men stare, some smirk. So I guess heel helps to get an attention.

TO MAKE US MORE FEMININE:

With heels; hips sway more, strides are more articulate and poise deportment is achieved. Heels have a way of reminding us that we are women *wink wink*.

TO APPEAR TALLER IN HEIGHT

This should have been my number one point haha

Conclusion

When you choose to wear a pair of heel, wear one that is right in size, that way it looks and feels right.However, one thing for certain, with heel you never lose, you either win or you learn.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section, do you wear heel? What makes you wear it? I will love to read from you.

How To Make An Idea A Reality

Making an idea a reality is dependent on you. These are some key points i came up with that will help turn your idea into a reality;

  1. Preparation is key: Whatever it is you want to achieve. Do you want to be a photographer? Or a fashion mogul? Research on it, do your findings, know what it takes. if, requires you to study then study. You will be surprised at the amount of information you can get on Google. Pinterest as well. I remember when my son turned one month I wanted photography inspiration on what to do, so I went on Pinterest and boom the ideas were over flowing. So be prepared, stay prepared you never know when an opportunity will come running by, you don’t want to be caught  unawares, you want to be ready. After all it is said that success is when opportunity meets preparation.
  2.  I believe in myself: you know that preparation is futile if you have no trust in your capabilities. Whatever it is you are going for doesn’t have to be perfect, start from where you are and it will grow into perfection. Experience they say is the best teacher. What distinguishes a professional from an amateur is Experience. So imagine if that mentor you see in the limelight did not take the first bold step because she did not believe in her strength. She did not think she was enough. Just imagine. The first step to anything is for you to believe you can do it. Little doses of effort is what matters to exceed your expected height. Leverage on your strength and be a master of it. Your belief determines your action and your actions determines your reality.
  3. Positive mindset: It is one thing to believe in yourself it is another thing to believe in the process. Sometimes what stops you is not your doubt in yourself it is your doubt in the process. From the word go you already doubt that it will work. Having a positive mindset will definitely turn things into a positive outcome. Believe your goal is achievable.
  4. I weigh my possibilities: The other day I was on the phone with a very close friend, she is an interior designer, she wanted to know if I thought it was a good idea to send her designs to some celebrities. And I said, yes girl go for it! My babe knew as well that it was a great idea, but she was worried her designs will be rejected. So this is what I told her, I laid out the possibilities of the outcome if she goes ahead with the proposal, they either say yes, or say no or not even respond to you. And from these outline I only see a gain no losses because if they say no or don’t respond you will assume you didn’t send the mail. Now what if they say yes. Whatever you choose to do weigh your options, “I’m I going to win by doing this or I’m I going to lose” it’s always good to be open to all the possibilities so that no matter what you get, it will not hinder you from taking the next step. Know that even when you receive a no or a closed door it should not stop your shine. if, is an investment you are looking to doing, speak to your financial manager to know your options or even if you are caught between going to school or investing your time in a business, weigh your options. Always exhaust all your possibilities before making a choice. But make a smart choice.
  5. It’s okay to be scared: whenever I’m in a border-line space “can I or can I not”, for example let’s say I’m a poet but nobody has seen my work, because I’m afraid people will see it and not like it, what makes me eventually take the plunge is l tell myself this great poet, for instance William Shakespeare who is widely regarded as the greatest English writer and the worlds the greatest dramatist or Emily Dickinson who wrote unique poems, they would not be known today as great if he/ she had kept their work for themselves because they were afraid the world will not like it or accept it. You know, when I mentally picture a great man or woman as a novice in the beginning it makes me realize that it’s okay to be scared or unsure in the beginning in as much as you don’t stay scared or even if you are still scared just do it scared.

My Laparoscopy Story

This is the continuation of discovery phase of the fibroid in my womb.

When we were told our only option was an operation obviously my husband and I were super scared but we kept our faith strong through prayers.

The doctor scheduled us for the operation a month and 1 week from that day. We were given some medicines I was supposed to take 3 days before the surgery and also a meal plan.

According to our doctor, Laparoscopy type of operation is done in the abdomen or pelvis with small cuts. Healing is usually very fast but as humans we cannot help but think the worst. Haha!

The d-day finally came. We got to the hospital a day before, I was given 2 liters drink that will help clear my stomach. The drink (i can’t remember the name) made me go to toilet from that night up until the time for the operation on the next day. I wasn’t suppose to eat anything on that day so I didn’t. I was cut in three places on my left lower abdomen, right and the in the center. Before the operation I was given through intravenous a sleeping medicine. So I only woke up after the operation.

The healing process

When I woke up, I remember feeling so thirsty, as in my throat was so patched. I don’t know if it is because of the medicine i was given or the fact that i went to toilet so much. I was feeling an uneasy pain in my abdomen region, the reason is not far fetched since i just had an operation. However i was given intravenous drip that helped over came the thirst because i was not allowed to drink or eat until i made air, it also made the pain subside.

I slept well through the night. In the morning after i made air i had breakfast (at about 11:30am). Later that evening i walked around and also went to pee by myself. By the morning i was discharged.

From thence healing went smoothly. I didn’t feel any other pain and was up and about in no time. The stitches plaster were taken off about two weeks after the operation.

About 4 months after the operation i got pregnant. hurray!

My advise to you: if fibroid is your truth or waiting to get pregnant, do always follow the advise of our doctor. However keep you faith strong and stay positive. I know how hard the wait before pregnant is. My mom kept saying to me; don’t put your mind on getting pregnant, take your mind off it and baby will come. Ah, i remember always praying to God that; Dear Lord, this is what mom says, however please bless me with my baby because i cannot stop thinking about him/her.

Those times were hard for me and i’m sure it is for you but don’t lose your faith, stay strong, stay happy and keep speaking to God, He listens.

Thank you for taking the time to read through. I will love to read from you, please share your thoughts below.

The Discovery Phase Of The Fibroid

It was around 3pm. I had just finished watching my favorite program THE REAL DAYTIME SHOW #therealdaytimeshow . As I got up from the cushion the remote control fell, in the same instant i bent to pick it, I felt this numb pain in my right lower abdomen, I thought nothing of it because in the past I have felt such a pain but it never lasts more than 10 minutes. So I went about my duties for the day. But by 10pm this pain had not stopped. I told my husband about it, he as well didn’t think it was a big deal but advised I drink more water before we go to bed. However i couldn’t sleep.

In the morning we had to go to the hospital to see what was causing the pain. The pain was occurring after every 5 seconds.

The doctor did a scan and informed me that there was Fibroid in my uterus and that was what was causing the pain and advised I see a gynecologist. I thought the worst of the situation, I was so shattered, thank God for my husband he is my strength.

We visited a gynecologist the next day. The pain had stopped by now. The doctor examined me through an ultrasound, then said he sees 2 fibroid in my womb. I was like 2 2 2 two? He tried his best to allay our worries and gave us some medicine that I will take for 3 months. He said this tablet will help shrink the fibroid thereby enabling me to conceive. Hmm I had mix feelings but obeyed and took the medicine daily for 3 months. My husband also googled some natural remedies that could help in shrinking it, he came up with beet root, honey, orange, ginger, garlic and apple cider vinegar. I blended everything together and drank 3-5 glasses daily.

At the end of the 3 months we went back to the gynecologist, he did a scan to check the state of the fibroid and to our surprise he informed us that it has reduced by a considerable amount therefore it is possible that we will be able to conceive within the month. You have no idea how excited we were. We went home and started trying and trying and trying. But no luck. 4 months later still no luck. By this point we were really worried with a lot of questions on our mind;
1. Did the fibroid really shrink?
2. Okay let’s say like the doctor said the fibroid reduced considerably! So then what is causing the delay?
3. Even though there are two fibroid that has shrunk considerably will there be room still to accommodate a baby?

Ah we were so worried. To allay our worries we agreed that it was better to visit another gynecologist without giving him our history to see if his analysis will agree with the other gynecologist. We saw another gynecologist as agreed. I was scheduled for a scan a month later however in the interim I was supposed to do vaginal swab test and I and my husband will do some blood and urine test. Sperm test was supposed to come after the scan.

On the day we were scheduled for the scan we went to the hospital with all of our hopes flying high and our fingers crossed because almost 7 months ago we were excited when the gynecologist told us we were good to go for pregnancy now we had no idea what this gynecologist would say.

I laid down on the scanning bed took up my blouse, then I put my right hand over my eyes, oh my world I didn’t want to see the doctors expression when he was performing the scan. He did a two way scan, on my stomach and then through my vaginal. After the scan the doctor sat I and my husband across from him and informed us that there was no way I could conceive without a surgery (laparoscopy) that there were 3 large fibroid in my womb. We were numb. A surgery?! And then 3 fibroid?! I couldn’t understand what was going on or understand why fibroid keep increasing?! Apparently fibroid grows!

My husband and I agreed however that we should do the surgery.

In my next post I will write all about the Laparoscopy procedure. So stay tuned 😊.

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