What You Need To Know About Rosewater.

September 5, 2014

  I’ve been seeing Rosewater around the inter webs a lot for a while now especially in the natural hair community. Well, as usual my curiosity got the better part of me and I thought I should check it out. But before then, sometime ago, whilst shopping looking for an alternative toner, I stumbled on Eden’s Glycerine and Rosewater for Toning and Moisturizing (which I later got to know was not…

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Get to know your conditioners

August 27, 2014

So I’m pretty sure everyone has at least some kind of conditioner in their product stash but I just thought I’d do a post on getting to know your conditioner. During the wash process, positive and negative charges are released. For example when you shampoo especially with a sulfate shampoo, it passes negative charges through the hair and because the hair is dead (as per it has no living cells),…

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Update on ACV and Baking Soda: can apple cider vinegar clean hair?

July 28, 2014

Oh yea, you know when I started out researching on natural hair, I liked the idea that our kitchen staples could also double as amazing hair remedies but a recent update has got me thinking that maybe kitchen staples should stay in the kitchen. Remember when I showed you guys my stash, yup, I’m pretty sure you must have spied the baking soda and apple cider vinegar there (ACV). For…

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9 facts about hempseed oil

June 26, 2014

Hemp oil or hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavour. The darker the color, the grassier the flavour. Refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. It is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive element…

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Oils that penetrate the hair

June 25, 2014

I always like to add oils to my conditioners and I don’t just add for the sake of adding. There are 3 major types of oils I add to my conditioners: essential oils, ceramide-containing oils and penetrating oils. I’ve talked about essential oils in different posts. I’ll be talking more about the ceramide-containing oils soon. Today, I just want to outline oils that penetrate the hair. Coconut oil: It has the smallest…

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Essential oils and hair loss

June 11, 2014

If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll notice that I like to use essential oils for my hair. The reason I do this because of a scientific study I found online. I think it was conducted in the University of Maryland. This is the link to the study and I’ve summarised it below: Objective: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy in the treatment of patients with alopecia areata. Design: A randomized, double-blind,…

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Aloe vera juice and hair

June 5, 2014

When I started my hair journey, I think I used aloe vera juice on my hair once but I didn’t like the way it made my hair feel. I recently reintroduced it to my regimen: now, I add aloe vera juice to my deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner. My hair has been feeling smoother for the last couple of weeks…in fact smoother than it has been since I started my…

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So, what is the fastest hair growth product?

May 13, 2014

To be honest, I dont know which aid works fastest but the following are ingredients you can look out for in hair growth products. I regularly use some of these products but at the end of the day, results vary from person to person. 1. Eggs. You can jazz up your favourite protein conditioner by adding eggs. There is no need to use heat when you use eggs to condition…

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Ayurveda 101: Knowing your Clays

May 8, 2014

Hey guys! So, I finally got the strength to do this post….it may probably need to be sectioned cos’ I am going H.A.M on Ayurveda! Alright, so my friend Ekene, who I ‘famz’ a lot here got some ayurvedic clays & wanted my opinion on the ones she got. In the middle of our discussion, I realized something… Mind-breaking..really, astonishing. I realized that technically speaking, most ayurvedic clays particularly the…

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What is apple cider vinegar?

April 19, 2014

Yesterday, I talked about grapeseed oil. Today, it’s going to be apple cider vinegar (ACV). Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Its acidity is close to that of natural hair. It’s a good conditioner, a cleaning agent and also an effective germ killer. Benefits: ACV: makes hair shine, regulates pH of your shin, removes stains from teeth, soothes sunburn, An all-natural…

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