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June 4: Moisture “Mane”tenance Secrets

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So far, the challenge has been awesome! Today, it’s all about moisture secrets! On wash days after a deep condition (with hair sectioned, of course), I usually apply:

1) Liquid leave in: I add the following to a spray bottle- aloe vera juice, water, olive oil & a bit of creamy conditioner.
2) Creamy LI: Add giovanni direct leave in, and
3) Seal with my Shea Butter cream mixture.
**Sealing Tip: Apply sealant (butter, cream, or oil) from the bottom up; this ensures the oldest, most fragile stands get more product**

Roots Only: Castor Oil Scalp Challenge

I was just inspired by a twitter user to put myself on a castor oil scalp challenge for the duration of my time transitioning.

For this challenge, each week I will oil and massage my scalp with castor oil. I hope to gain at least another inch by my June 30 BC.

I plan to experiment with the castor oil application by using this baby:

This product intended for reapplying color to the roots of hair but my idea is to use it to apply oil to my scalp. It would make the application less arduous and less messy. I’m going to pick one up today. I’ve seen it available on Amazon.com,  in walmart and CVS.

DIY: Flax Seed Gel for Natural Hair

Happy Fierce Friday!

Last week, I blogged about the benefits of flax seeds for the hair.  Being the DIY-er I am, I decided to try to make some for myself. When I was relaxed, I never used gel simply because I thought it made the hair hard, flaky, and would dry the hair out, which would eventually mean breakage, so I’ve never used gel for the most part. Since I’ve started my transitioning journey, as my hair has grown longer, my styling options have increased. I can do high buns, which are an easy go to protective style for me, however, my fine hair makes it difficult to achieve a sleek bun without the addition of styling aids to combat the fuzzies, as I call them :).

Natural Hair Essentials: Castor Oil

I’ve decided to do a segment on oils that have been essential to my transition. Granted, I have not tried ALL oils, BUT I will share my personal experiences with the oils that I have used.

A favorite of mine has been castor oil.  As a child, I remember my mother using a castor oil grease in our hair.  I remember her saying it was good for the hair.  As an adult, and transitioner who maintains her own hair, I have been able to give reason to the claim that it was good for the hair, as well as see the benefits up close and personal!