Do you wash your hair so infrequently that when wash day arrives you have product residue on your scalp and caked butters and oils on your strands?
Have you used multiple products during a styling session in order to make your hair achieve a certain look or feel, and while your style may have been on point, in the end you’re left with white flakes?
Other contributions to build up on your scalp include environmental pollution, hard water, regular use of shampoos and other hair styling gels, sprays, etc. Read more...(877 words, 2 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
What better way to kick the week off, than to drop a protein conditioning treatment recipe!
Protein strengthens the hair, can temporarily stop breakage, and if you color, manipulate, or flat iron your hair regularly, protein can really make a difference in the health and well being of your natural hair. Aim for a good balance of moisture and protein. I do this by alternating between a protein and moisture conditioner on wash day. I usually use Aubrey Organics Protein Conditioner and deep condition using rhassoul clay, altering between the two to maintain the balance. Because I like to use ingredients found in my kitchen, I decided to try swapping the Aubrey Organics protein conditioner for a natural alternative; yogurt! Previously, I’d used yogurt alone as a protein conditioner and was satisfied with the results, but still needed to DC my hair after the treatment. I found that with this recipe, no deep conditioning was necessary. Read more...(444 words, 5 images, estimated 1:47 mins reading time)
Sunday was beauty day; while I waited for my hair to deep condition, I decided to give myself a complete spa day by doing a facial at home.
There are many ingredients in your kitchen which can be used for a facial; below, I list my ingredients and why I choose to use them: Read more...(323 words, 1 image, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)
2 tbsp Bentonite Clay: Absorbs toxins, draws out blackheads, kills acne-causing bacteria, anti-aging benefits, exfoliates the skin (Don’t use metal bowls or utensils when mixing bentonite! It affects the composition and reduces its effectiveness)
Did I ever mention that I’m a bit of a wanna be health nut? 😉
Healthy Lifestyle Equals Healthy Hair too though, right? Having good health is very important to me. A few years ago, I decided I want to develop a healthier lifestyle, which included being more physically active, eating a healthier diet, reading food labels, cooking my own meals versus eating out, stopped relaxing my hair, putting natural products on my skin and in my hair, eating less meat, making healthy snack choices and more currently I am working on portion control. Read more...(942 words, 3 images, estimated 3:46 mins reading time)