Are 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. Read more...(396 words, 6 images, estimated 1:35 mins reading time)
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!
After 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!Read more...(352 words, 15 images, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
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: Read more...(454 words, 4 images, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
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.
Happy Humpday! This past Sunday was the first beauty day of February.
I ended the last few days of the last week in a protective style. I jazzed it up with a colorful scarf.
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.
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 Read more...(599 words, 7 images, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
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! Read more...(625 words, 4 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)