All posts tagged: afro hair care

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 …

Stimulating, Moisturising, & Nourishing Hair Oil Blend

If you have natural hair then mixing creams and oils is definitely not a new thing and since I am always trying out new oils, I came up with three different oil mix that can be used for stimulating,nourishing and moisturizing the scalp and hair strands. STIMULATING HAIR OIL (what you will need) Cold Press Avocado Oil Flaxseed Oil Hemp Oil Argan Oil Sweet Almond Oil Cold Press Castor Oil Vitamin E Peppermint Essential Oil ( just a few drops) Rosemary Essential Oil (just a few drops) Cedarwood Essential Oil (just a few drops) Tea Tree Essential Oil (just a few drops) Plastic/Glass Bottle This mix will help stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth by allowing blood flow  when it is massaged into the scalp. It can also help with dandruff or any other scalp issues. You don’t have to use all the essential oils listed, you can just use one or two because essential oils are very potent and it must be used responsibly. If you have a sensitive scalp, do a patch …

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 …

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 …