All posts tagged: natural hair care

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …