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Black Goddess Grains Face Scrub | D.I.Y

PhotoGrid_1449406554379Often times, the most beneficial and luxurious spa products are created using ingredients from the earth, crafted by mother nature herself!  More times than not, you can create these same products in the comfort of your own home! My Black Goddess Face Scrub messy, but has magical cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing powers that make clean up worth the effort!! Let’s get started!

 

What You Will Need:

  1. 1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder | Find this online or in a local herbal shop
  2. 1 tbsp cleansing grains | Recipe Here
  3. 1 tbsp hot water

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post|Texture Shots, Effortless Turban Look, & Misadventures with Hair Color

Type 4 Hair
Type 4 Hair

Check out the eye candy! Afro textured hair is so versatile; it’s one of my favorite things about having this texture. At different states, wet, dry, product, no product, the hair can take on a different appearance.

FF_Turban_AdI loved the way this headwrap design turned out! It took me about 5 minutes! Stay tuned for a pictorial next week.

HairColorCollage675X372Yep, you read that right; three hair colors in one week! Stay tuned next week for my sob story and see how I recovered!

Have a great weekend!

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post | Razor Burn, Oil Infusion, Roller Set

Happy Friday! In honor of Fridays, I’ve decided to do totally unnecessary posts that essentially are a wrap up of my week! Let’s go!

PhotoGrid_1401985526333I started out my week by trying for 4 days to contact my barber, with no luck. I was in a crunch and I really wanted to look polished so against my best judgement I went to another barber. *Hangs Head in Shame* Long story short, I’ll be more explicit in another post but after being unsatisfied with the job the barber did, I went and allowed my barber to fix her error. I ended up with a severe case of razor burn.

Tutorial: Son of a Bleach Jeans | DIY

BJ12Do you love the trendy studded/distressed/bleached designer jeans, but hate the price attached? Do you have jeans in need of an update? If any of these scenarios apply to you, check out this tutorial! This project is cost effective, while adding fashion value to your wardrobe!

Materials:

  1. Jeans or Jean Shorts: I’m all about reusing what I have so for me, old or thrifted jeans (which can be found for $5 or less at Goodwill) are used in this tutorial.
  2. Yarn or rubber bands:Depending on how you will disperse your bleach or fabric paint, this tool may vary.  Check out some options listed below

DIY Natural: Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment + Recipe

Happy Monday!

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.

Natural Hair “Stylists”: One Cautionary Tale

This is a really interesting tale of a young women who went in to have her natural hair styled; she was given a chemical treatment she had previously declined. Regardless of her request, the stylist added the chemical treatment to her conditioner.

Beauty Day: Featuring Homemade Herbal Black Tea

My Collection of Leaves and Roots
My Collection of Leaves and Roots

This summer, I have been experimenting with hair tea rinses! I’ve been using a variety of loose herbs to create teas, which traditionally I’ve done as a final rinse on clean hair. Recently,  I’ve been experimenting with different uses for the tea. So far, I’ve successfully used it as a remoisturizing spray, a final rinse, a pre-deep conditioning rinse, clay facial and finally, it’s one half of the liquid I use for my bentonite clay mix (I’ve listed my recipe below :)).

At Home Facial: Honey Turmeric Bentonite Clay

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.

Bentonite Clay, Tumeric, ACV, Honey
Bentonite Clay, Tumeric, ACV, Honey

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:

  1. 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)

Beauty Day Sunday, Featuring Rhassoul Clay

Hello Beautiful :)

I started this week off the right way and my hair thanked me!

I tried Rhassoul clay for the first time, and it’s definitely a keeper!

IMG_1475_Clay0After much research, I decided to give Rhassoul clay a try. I used a basic recipe of:

1/4 oz Liquid (Water or Aloe Vera Juice)

1/2 oz Rhassoul Clay

2 tbsp Oil (Optional)

I experimented this weekend with a few herbs that are great for moisture and growth. Horsetail, Burdock Root, Irish Moss, Marshmallow Root, Rose Petals. Check out the second photo in the slideshow to see my natural hair brew!

Weekend Project: How To Clean a Conch Shell

Conch Shell Before

When I was in the Bahamas, this conch shell was gifted to me by coconutdaddy1 (checkout how he acquires his coconuts). My knowledge of conch was mostly non-existent, except for the fact that here in FL, a lot of people eat variations of conch. I’d never tried it and when I found out conch was a slug, I had no desire to try it.

Upon receiving the shell, I was instructed to take it home and oil it. I waited two weeks to do something and by that time, the outer layer of the shell had hardened. I decided to tackle the project this weekend.