Ayurveda 103: Multani Mitti

[WASH DAY] Multani Mitti Mud Mask + Tips For A Successful Wash Day
June 16, 2014

Hey guys. So the next ayurvedic powder to be discussed is Multani Mitti, otherwise known as Fuller’s Earth. I wrote something simple about it in Ayurveda 101: knowing your clays. For starters, this powder is more for the cleansing part.. it does a good job of getting grit out and giving the pores great TLC. It smells okay compared to shikaikai *insert gag here* which you really shouldn’t use alone….


What is a cleansing conditioner?

June 9, 2014

I have never really liked the way shampoos left my hair brittle and dry. My curiosity was piqued when KLP of Saving our Strands published a post called making your own co-cleanser. She described how you can make your own conditioner cleanser (or co-cleanser). Her recipe is one part shampoo: two parts oil: three parts conditioner. I mixed my first co-cleanser using a ‘cheapie’ conditioner, a few squirts of shampoo…


How to do yarn wraps

February 17, 2014

As a follow-up to Tunrie’s post, My experience with Yarn Wraps as a protective style, I found a lot of videos describing how to do yarn wraps. This is one of the many I found: Enjoy!


DO IT YOURSELF – Make your own facial cleanser

January 20, 2014

Hi people! So you went shopping and bought that Kaygee ‘mist’ lipstick??? Or the House of Tara foundation for that flawless look??? Or that gorgeous suede Sleek pressed powder?? And you forgot to get a cleanser!!! ‘How on earth am I going to get this makeup from my face before I sleep?’, you ask yourself.. Well let’s get you fixed on getting the perfect cleanser using olive oil and aloe…


How to use heat on hair without damaging it

December 30, 2013

How to use heat on hair without damaging it is a question a lot of ladies often ask. Pic source 1. Use heat tools as little as possible. Prevention is better than cure! 2. Cleanse your hair before using heat. 3. Deep condition with a mild protein-conditioner. Flat ironing can break down hair keratin so it’s best to boost your hair’s protein before using one. 4. If possible, use a…


Moisturizing straightened hair

November 5, 2013

I’ve been carrying my hair relatively straight for most of the week: I achieved this by first roller setting my hair and then wrapping it. Please see my last wash day for more details. At the beginning of this month, I made a personal decision to moisturize my hair every day but I was a little bit clueless on how to moisturize my straight hair without making it go puffy…


Tips on how to take a weave out of your hair with minimal breakage

September 12, 2013

Hi people… been a while…. so sorry about being out of touch: I’m in the process of a major family change so all my time has been taken up with that. Anyways, I had to come out of hiding to respond to a little concern of one of my friends and blog readers. She called me yesterday complaining that she lost a LOT of hair while taking down her weave….


The Art Of Flexi Rods

August 17, 2013

Flexi Rods a.k.a bendy rollers are my latest hair obsession. The results are amazing. The waves and bounce I have achieved this week even drew compliments from my colleagues. Natural, Relaxed or Transitioning, here is a protective hairstyle option that will save you a fortune. You get a fun, flirty and gorgeous hairstyle. And the good news, is that you can sleep with it. No headaches and don’t forget to wrap a satin…


Sealing with JBCO

June 6, 2013

Sealing with Jamaican black castor oil can help preserve your hair’s moisture levels. Its high viscosity can help prevent water loss from your hair. Especially if your hair is perpetually dry. You can use Jamaican black castor oil diluted or undiluted. Diluting it is a good idea if you have a sensitive scalp or your hair is fine or thin. If you are going to be using it diluted, it’s…


Air dry relaxed hair, no frizz

May 21, 2013

Air drying your hair is the safest and most healthy way to dry your hair. It is however the most boring way and takes the longest time to dry. To make it more exciting, you can rollerset it, do a braid out or a twist it. If you’re just doing a normal air dry, it’s so important to get a good smooth finish so your hair doesn’t make you look…