All posts tagged: natural hair

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 …

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 …

Natural Hair Conditioning Treatment

If like me you have the type 4 natural hair texture (http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types) then you will understand how important having a good detangler can be, however getting a good detangler is not the easiest thing so i came up with this concoction after using each ingredients separately and loving the result. Not only was I able to get all the knots out of my hair easily but my hair felt amazingly soft, shiny and very well conditioned after each use individual and also together. This is so easy to make and everything you need is probably in your kitchen cabinet. What you will need: Applicator Bottle: Because its easy and less messy and makes measuring easy. Honey: For its softening and smoothing properties and natural antioxidants that is really good for the scalp. It also prevents moisture loss. Coconut Milk: Very in high in protein, which is amazing for hair growth and general health of the hair. Coconut Oil:It is rich in lauric acid and also contains protein. Coconut oil is one of the few oils …