For those of you who may not know, NYSC in Nigeria stands for Nigeria Youth Service Corps. It is a year of service to the country that can be undertaken after a first degree. Mine took place on the 13th of February 2014 and this is how I prepped my hair for it.

Two days before the event, I finger detangled my hair with Tresemme 24hr Body Volume Conditioner and left it to sit under a shower cap overnight. The next morning, I did a very quick wash (like in 15mins) because I was in a rush. I used Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Shampoo for this and it quickly helped me reduce the buildup that had accumulated on my scalp.

Next, I jumped out of the shower (literally), used Dr Miracles Curl care Leave in, Akuba Naturals Lemongrass Hair Butter and Coconut Oil to seal everything in. But because I was so pressed for time I rushed out without braiding or twisting my hair. Instead, I put it in a ponytail to keep it stretched and covered it with a satin scarf. Later in the evening, I put my hair in braids to stretch my hair further.

On the day of the POP (passing out parade}, I put my hair in a simple half up, half down style. This style is very convenient for me when I want to show off the length and fullness of my hair without having it in my face. The weather was really hot, windy and dusty at the same time but my curls pulled through without shrinking. See pictures below!