Hello my readers!??
Today, I am celebrating 10 years of monthly flow. Yep, since 2007! So, you can see am not a small girl. I don teyyy for the game.? And so to celebrate, I have written this article, dedicating it to all the young and beautiful girls, who are new to this.
Hello young girl! It took me 7 months to arrange this post for you. Please click “Continue Reading” and see what I’ve put together. Thank you! ?
So, you have just started your period. You’re too shy to tell anyone. So, you started surfing the internet aaaaaand BOOM!!! You found yourself here on hadizafrench.com
Welcome! You are at the right place!!?
You see, I was born in the middle 90s. And any girl born at that time, will tell you. We didn’t have this opportunity. We didn’t have Google or anything like that. We knew very little. But now, you girls have everything. You’re so blessed.?
I was 11 when I started my period. I was in Libreville, Gabon. I didn’t even tell my mum. I knew exactly what a period was. So, I took care of it by myself. Besides, I had enough money to take care of myself. So…?
Let me tell you, my sweet friend. How you treat yourself on your period, is very important. A girl on her period should be treated like a queen, like a baby. If no one treats you like a queen, you do it yourself and forget them.
So, before your period starts, always make sure to have your sanitary pads. Now for your pads, you want to use only the best. Don’t use pads of the past. Pick a pad with a long-lasting protection, for both day and night. Me, I use ALWAYS Infinity on the first and second day. From third day till whenever, I use ALWAYS Maxi. ALWAYS is a great brand for you. It’s better for you to buy Infinity or Maxi, because these both have more coverage, and a leak guard protection that can last up to 10 hours. For a school girl, this is good news. Let me just show you the ALWAYS Infinity. This is how it looks. Infinity is made with flex foam, so it absorbs more and yet, you don’t feel any weight or even notice you are wearing a pad. Choose Infinity if you want ‘Leak Free’ nights. There are other types of ALWAYS, but I think Infinity is the latest formula. One other good thing is that, there are up to 18 pads inside. So, you can use one pack for 2 cycles. I use a pack for like 4 cycles, because I only use it for Day 1 and 2. The remaining days, I use ALWAYS Maxi. Let me show how this one looks. I fell in love with this one, because it is a jumbo pack of 45 pads. It is so soft and I never stain with it. It absorbs faster. So you see, just buy enough pads like this and keep in your room. You won’t need to buy pads in 5-6 months. It’s even more economical.
Also, for your everyday in between, you need liners. Yes, liners for your panties for you to be always prepared. Let me tell you, you may one day go to school, not knowing your period will come. If you’re wearing a liner, it can help you to not stain. I use ALWAYS Dailies for this one. The liners are up to 50, which is great. ALWAYS Dailies has 3 formulas. There is Sheer, Thin and Xtra Protection. I have tried them all, but I prefer Xtra Protection. It is very soft, unscented and has leak guard barriers to help keep you dry. The liners have adhesives that are Edge2Edge to keep the liners in place.
So now, when you wake up, take your hot detox tea. This, you must do every morning. Click here to see how to make that tea. After your hot tea, you go to the bathroom. Get naked and sit on your WC. Use a PH Balance Intimate Wash to wash your vagina very well. I always recommend VAGISIL. Hahahaha?? Somebody’s gon’ say:
“Hadiza, keep quiet. When you started your period 10 years, did you have anything like Vagina Wash?” ?? Lol! Wait, I didn’t know anything like that. But am sure there was something else. Well, it’s been 10 years. I can’t remember??
So as I was saying, there are other types like LACTACID or ORIFLAME. But, I think VAGISIL is great. It’s the only one with LactoPrebiotic. This one, you can use it every time you are on your period. Also, use it every time you poo. Yes, if you poo, press a little and use it to wash the area very well. Use either a tissue paper or one of those small square-shaped white towels to dry yourself. And to enjoy your VAGISIL, make sure you have something like this thing in the picture below. I don’t know the name. But, see the picture. You can tell me the name in the comments section. Some people call it shower, but I don’t see how it’s a shower.
TIP: When you’re on your period, wear a pant that is a little bit small for you. This will help hold your pad, and keep it in one place, making it difficult for you to stain. If you use a big pant, it will be too free and you may easily stain.?
After you wash, leave the WC and bathe. Bathtub, shower, water in a pocket… just bathe. After the bath, use your anti-perspirant. Apply your feminine powder under your breasts. Sprinkle this powder on your pad before wearing it. You know sometimes, heat can make you sweat around your thighs. So, you also should always sprinkle this on your panties and pantie liners first, before wearing them. Your feminine powder must be 100% Talc Free. An amazing brand for you is VAGISIL. There are other brands too. But, like I said before, VAGISIL is great. Let me show you how The VAGISIL Feminine Powder looks.
When you’re done wearing your clothes, go for breakfast. You can eat noodles. Your noodles should not be plain. You’re on your period, you need plenty of veggies. There is a great indomie recipe for you. Click here and see how you can make that. You can also eat something like this_ After you eat, go to school. You can go with AMSTEL MALT, and drink it when you’re in school. You also need to drink a lot of water. Don’t joke with water. While you’re in school, don’t be afraid of leaks. You have the best pad. When you are back from school, go to the bathroom. Change your pad, bathe and wear a new one. Don’t pull your pad, fold it and drop it in the trash. Let me use a food coloring, and show you how to dispose it. Let say, this is your pad. (Am not saying your blood will be all over the pad like this o. I don’t know how I managed to get it all over. Even my hands got a share?) So, this is your pad?Hold it at the edge and open it. Pull out the absorber and flush it. Then, you’ll be left with the nylon.
This nylon ?? is what blocks toilets. That’s why they usually say: “don’t flush your used pad”. But, now that you have discovered this secret, you can flush. Now, the leather should be washed properly with soap. Then you can throw it away. This can be in your bedroom for years. Nobody will perceive anything, because it’s just a clean leather. It’s even cleaner than anything else in the trash.
After this, go and eat. Your lunch should be rich too. It should contain your 5-A-Day. Look at the plates below. For Carbohydrates, there is yam/rice. Proteins, there is kidney beans. Plenty of veggies: you have cabbage, pumpkin leaves, carrots and many more in this plate. Once you have water and maybe water melon, you have a complete 5-A-Day.
Let’s say towards 6pm, you can have a glass of fresh orange juice. I have shown you how to make your own fresh juice, click here to see it.
Later, if you feel like eating anything, you can do cornflakes/choco cereals and yoghurt or something like that. You should also have a simple salad before you sleep. Now, you can change your pad, bathe, drink a lot of water and finally sleep. Tomorrow, you repeat the same steps you took today. Hm? Trust me, there is no better treat.
Okay girls, that is all for this article. Am happy you read it. You can share it to your Facebook and Twitter friends. And to my bigger friends who have also “teyyyy” in the period game, you can contribute to help the little girls who will read this article. They need to hear from you.
If there is anything I did not mention, that is very important to the period girl, please help us by putting it down in the comments section. We will be very happy to hear from you.
If you have any questions or need more light on any part of this post, you can click here to see how to contact me.