All posts tagged: 4c hair

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 …

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 …

DEEP CONDITIONING HAIR MASK

In this winter period and with the  UK hard water, it is very hard to get away with just conditioning natural hair or any hair at that without a deep conditioning treatment especially after using a shampoo, so I came up with this recipe after reading about some of the ingredients and the benefits they have on hair. I have to say I am was very pleased with the result I got from using it as a pre-treatment before washing my hair and also as a post-treatment after washing my hair. My hair seems softer and easier to manage. So this is it and I hope you try it. THE INGREDIENTS Raw Cosmetic Grade Cocoa Butter (77g) Raw Organic Unrefined Shea Butter (177g) Olive Butter (36g) Goji Berry (1tablespoon) Olive Squalane (2 teaspoon) Wheatgerm Oil (1 tqblespoon) Blackcurrant Oil (1 tablespoon) Avocado Oil (1/2 tablespoon) Flaxseed Oil (1/2 tablespoon) Cyclomethicone (1 tablespoon) D-panthenol (1tablespoon) HOW TO Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler or microwave ( This may take a while). After melting the …

Lavender Infused Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatment is a way of deep conditioning the hair because it allows the oil or oils to penetrate deep into the hair shaft, preventing dryness and breakage. It also helps in treating scalp issues like dandruff and flakiness. Hair dryness is something every coily,curly, Afro textured hair person or persons will struggle with(including me) and this is so because the natural oil from the scalp that is supposed to travel to the tip of the hair to moisturize it, cannot do so due to the  coils and curls. Hot oil treatment can be done by the use of one oil (olive oil), or a blend of oils with the addition of essential oils (olive oil and tea tree oil,peppermint,lemon grass etc), or a blend of multiple oils and essential oils. The application is a personal choice based on what you think your needs. If you don’t mind a little bit of oil  in your hair then you can do the treatment after washing,  however if you are not a fan of oily hair …

Shea Butter Hair Moisturizer

Having natural hair (almost 2 years)  has made me realize that lightweight hair  products will do little to nothing for me and this is no fault of the hair products, but the thickness and my coily strands are the main culprits. My hair always needs a  little bit of weight on it either  for moisture or styling. Although I don’t style my hair in any elaborate way but just putting it up in a puff or leaving it out free takes a bit of work (I don’t mind this at all). One thing that has helped me with this is the use of raw unrefined Shea butter (And no it is not over rated). Shea butter on its own does very well with sealing in moisture and getting my edges under control but the texture and smell can be a little bit of a put off. However, adding oils and essential oils improves the scent and texture and makes it more easy to use.That been said I don’t make my Shea butter mix because I …

Discovering Hemp Oil….and yes its my first blog post!

Hello! since this is my first blog post I thought I should write about something I’m really excited about and that is my Afro hair. I went natural a while back and discovering what my hair feels like again without chemicals is just a really good feeling for me. So without further ado, let me introduce you to an oil that has been making my hair really happy these days……..HEMP OIL. Hemp oil is not the same as ‘marijuana’ although they are both referred to as ‘cannabis sativa L.’, they are scientifically different, the hemp oil does not contain the compound THC that gives the high in marijuana. It is a rich dark green oil with a very nutty and clean scent to it and gotten from the seed of hemp. Hemp oil can be found as cold pressed ,unrefined and organic or  refined, it all depends on preference, however it should be noted that the lighter the hemp oil the less value and nutrients it has. Cold pressed unrefined hemp oil can be bought …