All posts filed under: My Natural Hair

Favourites + Effective Natural Plant Oils For Hair And Skin

Carrier Oils/Base Oils are natural plant/fruits oils, pressed from the leaves or seed of such plant. Usually, plant oils do not have any strong concentrated aroma unlike essential oil, however some type of oils like neem oil, marula oil, olives etc, have distinctive smell, also carrier oils are not prone to evaporation because they are less volatile unlike essential oil. The best plant oil is unrefined, cold pressed, and organic.That been said I don’t always buy the organic oils, as long as its pure and unrefined, I’m good. Carrier oils are important for health and beauty. They not only help the skin absorb essential oils better, they moisturise and protect the skin from damage caused by external environmental factors. Using natural oil is a really fast way to get antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins on your skin tropically and I’m obsessed with them it’s not even funny, I’m always mixing/blending with essential oils to use for my skin, hair and face. These oils are just a few new ones I’ve just started using and not so new …

Dark, Rich, Moisturising Hair And Scalp Oil

This is a very simple oil blending recipe. It is very dark, thick and smells like earth and amazingly nourishing to hair & scalp. It is choked full of vitamins and anti-oxidants that will nourish, moisturise not only hair but also the skin. All these oils are natural and unrefined. However, alternative oils like extra virgin oil, safflower oil, almond oil, black seed oil, emu oil, neem oil, peppermint essential oil, rosemary essential oil, cedarwood essential, etc, can also be used to replace any of the ones listed below. The Recipe Tamanu Oil (15ml) Pumpkin Seed Oil (15ml) Unrefined Hempseed Oil (10ml) Organic Unrefined  Avocado Oil (5ml) Black Jamaican Castor Oil (15ml) Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional-5 drops) You Will Need The Oils Measuring Spoons/Digital Scale 50ml Bottle Funnel Bits And Pieces Pumpkin seed oil contains vitamin A, E and zinc and omega-3&6 which are essential fatty acids that enhances the health of hair and scalp whilst promoting growth. It has also been shown to protect hair follicles and increase shine. Tamanu oil is a very …

Rhassoul Clay Hair Wash

I’ve been using Rhassoul clay to wash and cleanse my scalp for a few years now, basically since I’ve been back to my natural hair and that’s a bit over 3 years. I can’t really remember what or who made me try it but I did and loved it! so I stuck to it. And I have never tried any other clay on my hair since this works just fine, infact I don’t intend to at least for now. Why You Should Try Rhassoul Clay Rhassoul or ghassoul clay is a natural mineral mined in the atlas mountains since the eighth century. It is formed by natural geothermal process and volcanic activity. Rhassoul clay is gentle and moisturising. It contains silica, magnesium, and potassium which are essential to strong and healthy hair, skin and nails. It helps in detoxifying, clarifies and it cleanses through adsorption. It helps in improving the texture of hair and skin. I have 4c afro kinky hair with very tight curl pattern, and my hair basically becomes wavy anytime I use …

Tingling Scalp Treatment Oil

One of the best thing about mixing and blending your own oils/butters is that you know exactly what is going in, you are able to play around with recipes and measurements and also trying out new oils/butters. It is just so much fun learning and reading about natural oils/butters. I recently came across this recipe online at http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com while I was looking for the best oils for dry, itchy and scaly scalp. I had been dealing with a really terrible scalp issue as in itching and stuff, infact my scalp was getting a little tender because I could not keep my fingers out of my hair. I needed and wanted something intense that I can feel on my scalp (Tingling) and this blend did exactly that. The original recipe used Arnica CO2 extract and babassu oil, since I did not have the two, I replace the arnica with rosemary essential oil and the babassu with coconut oil. THE ORIGINAL RECIPE Coconut Oil 60ml Babassu Oil 45ml Argan Oil 15ml Black Jamaican Castor Oil 7.5ml Anica CO2 …

Vanilla Rose Hair Serum

I love mixing and blending oils and seeing what works and doesn’t for my skin and hair. I came across infusing oils with vanilla pods and coffee very recently, I wonder why I never thought of that though, anyway it caught my attention and I decided to infuse some Madagascan vanilla pods in sweet almond oil and sunflower oil. I did this over a period of two to three weeks but you can just heat up the oil and pods for a few minutes, allow to rest for a while and your infused oil is ready  or you could actually infuse for a period of 4 to 6 weeks, which is what am doing right now. It all a personal choice. To Infuse; I got a bottle, added the vanilla pods, poured in my oil and kept it in my kitchen cabinet for two to three weeks. This oil infusion inspired my hair serum, since the idea was to blend the vanilla oil with other oils for a sealant, I decided to add a little …

Hair and Skin Coconut Cream Souffle

This creamy souffle is just a thoroughly whipped natural butters and oils, Its is light, fluffy nourishing and very moisturizing, something for the hair and skin. I wanted to make a moisturizer that is hassle free, all the ingredients are readily available, price friendly and that was light enough for the my skin during summer and just heavy enough to tame my mane. The oils and butter I used are suitable for both hair and skin. My Recipe Coconut Oil 250g Cocoa Butter 50g Shea butter 50g Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil 50g Castor Oil 20g Argan Oil 20g Lavender Essential Oil Vitamin E Oil (A few drops) Hand Mixer How To Melt the cocoa butter, I melted mine in a microwave but you can use a double boiler. Pour the rest of the oils and butters  in a bowl or mixer and whip until you reach a consistency that you like, Pour into a jar or jars and your all over cream souffle is ready to be used. Thanks for reading and please …

Moisturising Natural Hair: The Loc Method.

Dryness is a major thing that I deal with everyday and I think most people with my hair texture can relate. My hair is very coily (4c)  and so all the natural oil  that is supposed to travel from my scalp to the shaft/tip of my hair is unable to due to the shape of the strands, and this is the major cause of  the dryness. I don’t have any scientific knowledge on hair at all, but what I know for a fact is that dryness leads to breakage and this means you are unable to retain length and hair feels brittle and lifeless. I have learnt that there is nothing you can do about your natural hair texture except learn how to make it more manageable, love it and accept it. However one thing that has really helped me with the manageability of my hair is the use of the L.O.C method, what this means is LIQUID.OIL.CREAM in that order or a modified way you choose to do it. LIQUID: Water/Leave-in-conditioner. This is the …