Hey, y’all. It has been a really long minute since I wrote something in this space. Somehow we got busy and forgot that this baby exists. Afromapenzi is back, with a kind of, sort of BIG bang though!!
I have been on a roll to PS (protective style) my hair these past few months. I was getting bored with my hair, so I needed a lot of change. Thankfully, the protective styling period has helped my hair immensely with regaining body and volume. All this is a story for another post. But keep it here people.
Let’s get back to the whole point of this post…
Apart from getting bored with my hair and PSing, I had really wanted to try the color out on my hair. I was thinking of permanently dying my hair and seeing the reviews on dyed hair made me doubt myself a number of times. The colours I’ve seen look so gorgeous on people and I was tempted. Tempted enough to start shopping around for colour.
I went on a rampage y’all, went to Super Cosmetics to look for some and I saw some cans of temporary colour, but I found them too small because I’d use it for only one use and I wanted something that would last a while.
I then got a number for someone who sold colour in a tab. She sold Mofajang colours and I was excited that I’d get to try something different. It was scary because my hair has always been black and I didn’t know what to expect.
Anyway, the plan was to put some of the colour on my twists but that plan didn’t work. After taking my twists out my hair stayed open for two weeks and so I first washed my hair then set out to dye it. I took the colour blue as it was daring and out of my comfort zone and very different.
The dye needs moisture for it to apply well on the hair. After washing, I wrapped it in an old t-shirt and then went ahead to apply the L.C.O (leave-in, Cream and Oil). The hair was still damp, and so it applied very easily. It has a waxy feeling on the fingers, which I find surprisingly smooth. When it is applied to the hair it just glides on. For maximum colour one needs to really coat the hair with more of the colour.
I only wanted it on my ends because hey, I was still going to work so it had to be very subtle.
On applying the wax, I put my hair in six Bantu knots, for it to dry. Since I’d washed my hair late, it was 80% dry by morning but it did not bother me since my go-to style- the puff would save the day.
Here’s what I noticed with the colour once it was dry on my hair:
- It did not come off on my fingers, even when I undid the knots. The flakes that a few YouTubers talked about, I didn’t experience. When the hair dried, still flakes were not visible.
- I couldn’t stop my fingers from playing in my hair because it felt silky soft.
- The colour lasted an entire week!! Yes. I let the colour stay on for an entire week, no fuss, no muss.
- There was a day I didn’t sleep with a bonnet but it didn’t get on the pillow.
- On Friday morning, I applied a second coat for more effect (for the weekend). It was done on damp hair still, but this was in the morning as I was leaving for work. The hair was still held in a puff and still in shape.
- It came off in one wash. Just as it says on the pack. I got in the shower and just as the water ran down on my hair, the colour ran out as well. It was perfect while it lasted.
Mofajang has a variety to choose from, so you won’t be disappointed with the choices. Have you used any temporary colour before? Let me know in the comment section how it worked for you.