Tag Archives: Rosemary

Natural Hair & Tea Rinses

TeaRinseAre you looking for soft hair? Tea Rinse! Gentle Detangler? Tea Rinse! Hair that has a beautiful sheen? Tea Rinse! Moisturized Hair? Tea Rinse!  Reduced Shedding? Tea Rinse!

The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also incorporated these herbal infused teas as my base for my liquid leave when I moisturize my hair, using the L.O.C Method.

It’s very easy to incorporate tea rinses into your regimen, and can be used on natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair.

Beauty Day Sunday, Featuring Rhassoul Clay

Hello Beautiful 🙂

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

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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!

Natural Hair Essentials: Rosemary

Rosemary A.K.A Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rosemary has been used extensively since ancient times by many cultures, for various reasons including food enhancement, aromatherapy, health and medicinal purposes, religious and wedding ceremonies, as well as in cosmetics.

Fun Facts About Rosemary:

  • It is known as one of the “brain herbs” because it stimulates mental activity.
  • Archeologists have uncovered pieces of the rosemary plant in ancient Egyptian graves where it was apparently used as incense
  • In modern times rosemary is used by herbalists to assist with illness related to the gall bladder and the liver.

Beauty Day Details: Pre-Poo Oil Wash Method

Happy Humpday! This past Sunday was the first beauty day of February.

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I ended the last few days of the last week in a protective style. I jazzed it up with a colorful scarf.

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To begin, I normally start with an amla pre-poo oil wash. Last year, my local indian store relocated and I was unable to find out where they relocated to, which left me without my beloved amla. I prefer to purchase it locally rather than online, so until I find another local source for amla, I’ll have to make due.

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Leaves and Roots, Orlando FL

I was fortunate to find a store here in Orlando, that sells all kinds of herbs in various forms! I’m like a kid in a candy store when I go! The staff is very friendly, the prices are right, and most any herb you are looking for can be found here, with the exception of amla :).

I decided to experiment with the powder form of the extract of some herbs I’d been wanting.

What’s the main difference between the powdered and whole herbs?

Shelf life! Whole herbs have a longer shelf life (up to 2 years), while powdered herbs can last only up to 6 months.  A general rule of thumb is to substitute 1/3 teaspoon powdered or 1 teaspoon crushed for every 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs.

So, as opposed to using whole herbs or even essential oils for my

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!