Often 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!
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1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder | Find this online or in a local herbal shop
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.
I loved the way this headwrap design turned out! It took me about 5 minutes! Stay tuned for a pictorial next week.
Yep, you read that right; three hair colors in one week! Stay tuned next week for my sob story and see how I recovered!
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!
I 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. Read more...(404 words, 5 images, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Do 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!
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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.
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
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)
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. Read more...(488 words, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
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 :)). Read more...(512 words, 4 images, estimated 2:03 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)
I started this week off the right way and my hair thanked me!
Rhassoul clay really impressed me! It’s something that I plan on incorporating into my hair regiment probably twice monthly, in between my once a month Bentonite Clay cleansing and conditioning treatment, and my Aubrey Organics protein deep conditioning treatment. If you are a DIY Natural, like myself, I’d recommend that you get in the kitchen and start mixing clays. Your hair will thank you! Read more...(118 words, 11 images, estimated 28 secs reading time)
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. Read more...(367 words, 7 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)