27 May, 2012

Hairstyle: Fish Tail

learn how to make a fish tail with DessyQT

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23 May, 2012

Glycerin In Hair Care: What It Does

Description
Glycerin is a sweet-tasting transparent thick liquid, which freezes to a gummy paste, and has a high boiling point. Glycerin can be easily dissolved in water and alcohol. Many other ingredients can also be dissolved into glycerin. If a bottle of glycerin is kept open, then glycerin will absorb water and will have a considerable amount of water in it. Glycerin comes from the soap making process. Vegetable glycerin is a food grade product, which is derived from vegetable oil.

Benefits
Apart from being able to return moisture back to dry hair, scalp or skin; glycerin is also used for hair growth.
Using glycerin one can greatly condition dry, frizzy and brittle hair.
If you are suffering from dry, flaky scalp then rubbing some vegetable glycerin on the scalp can greatly alleviate irritation. This is especially beneficial for Afro-African women, who have dry hair or flaky scalp issues.
Glycerin can be used by people who have dry and frizzy hair, and who have flaky scalp.
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22 May, 2012

Herbs For Hair : Aloe Vera

 There are several uses for Aloe Vera Juice.

Conditioner
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 Use 1/4 cup aloe gel
 1/2 lemon juice. Mix in a few drops of your favorite essential oil(s) for fragrance and extra moisture. Apply after shampooing, leaving it on for three to five minutes.
Overnight Treatment 
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19 May, 2012

How To: Create Pin Curls On Natural Or Relaxed Hair

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 Haircrush shows us how to pin curl on natural, transitioning or relaxed hair! When my hair gets to Armpit length, I'll be definitely doing this style.



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18 May, 2012

Protein and Amino Acid info for hair growth and loss

--> Do you know apart from Protein, Amino Acids are also vital for hair growth?
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13 May, 2012

Herbs: Lemongrass

Benefits
Protecting and strengthening your hair.
Hair Rinse
Make a lemongrass hair rinse using 2-3 teaspoons of dried lemongrass (or 3 times as much fresh herbs) with 1 cup of boiling water.
Let it steep for 15 minutes, strain out the herbs and use it as a hair wash or rinse (before conditioning unless you have oily hair) when it has cooled.
Oil Infusion
 Improvised double boiler:photo source
  1. Pour 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil into the top pan of a double boiler. 
  2. Do not cover the pot.
  3. Crush half a stalk of lemongrass, chopping if necessary, and place it in the oil. Do not let any water get into the oil or it will ruin the infusion. Don't wash the lemongrass before you put it in the pot. If it is still wet from the market, let it dry before placing it in the oil.
  4. Heat the double boiler until the water on the bottom begins to steam. Turn it down to a gentle simmer. Infuse the lemongrass in the oil for at least an hour, but the longer the better. Be sure to check on the water in the bottom pan to make sure it hasn't all evaporated.  
  5.  To use improvised  double boiler, select a large pot and fill it with 1 to 2 inches of water and place it over low to medium heat until the water begins to simmer. Choose a bowl that has a diameter larger than that of your pot and place it on top. Make sure that your bowl does not fall into the pot or touch the simmering water. Place your herb into the bowl and let the steam heat the bottom of the bowl). 
  6. Cool the oil down and strain the herbs through a mesh strainer.
Use the oil as a topical ointment or as a soothing massage oil.
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Reference:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/lemongrass-cleanser
http://www.ehow.com/how_5626716_extract-oil-lemongrass.html
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11 May, 2012

French Braid Fringe


What is a French Braid Fringe? We wear this style a lot during harmattan especially to protect the hair from dust, from drying out and from damage from lack of moisture. 

Though this hair style involves braiding, your hair dresser can easily install it for you in a matter of minutes. The fun part of this style is you can keep it for a whole week before redoing your hair. 
Check out this style by Shirleybeniang and be sure to try on your hands on it!

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10 May, 2012

Relaxed Hair Care Regimen On A Budget


Photo Source: Thirstyroots.com

College -{University, Polytechnic,Nursing or Teaching Training College}  is where the most hair changes (and hair experiments) tend to take place. But college can also be a good start for a healthy hair regimen. Need help with relaxed hair care on a college budget? Try this simple relaxed hair care regimen and styling tips for the college bound. Read on...
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09 May, 2012

How To Select Your Hair Products

When it comes to buying  hair products, it can be a nightmare, let this list guide you. These are what I found in the shops. The list will be updated as I find them.


Moisturizing Shampoos:
Creme of Nature Conditioning/Detangling (red, green & blue label)
AtOne Botanical Hydrating Shampoo
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo
Motions Weightless Conditioning Shampoo
Motions Lavish Shampoo
Mane N Tail Deep Moisturizing Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoos:
Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting Shampoo
 Pantene Pro-V Purity
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo
VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo

Neutralizing Shampoos:
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Creme of Nature Neutralizing Shampoo

Moisture Based Deep Conditioners:
Motions Moisture Plus Conditioner
AtOne Botanicals Reconstructor
Creme of Nature Nourishing Conditioner
Creme of Nature Moisture Extreme Conditioner
Pantene Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense Mask
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask

Protein Based Deep Conditioners:

light = can be used 1x/week
medium = 1-2x/month
heavy = every 6+ weeks

Vital Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise (light)
Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Pak Conditioner (light)
Creme Of Nature Conditioning Reconstructor (light)
Motions CPR Protein Reconstructor (light)
Mane N Tail Original Conditioner (light)
Creme of Nature Reconstructor (light)
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayo (light/medium)
Motions Moisture Silk Protein Conditioner (light/medium)

Moisture Based Leave-in Conditioners:
Sunsilk TLC Cream

Protein Based Leave-in Conditioners:
 Mane N Tail Original Conditioner (can double as conditioner and leave-in)

Source:
http://www.hairlista.com/forum/topics/list-of-shampoos-deep
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07 May, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

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I have received my first blog award, The One Lovely Blog Award from Guyanesesista of guyanesesista.blogspot.com. Thank you! So the award requires that I share  7 things that you guys don't know about me and then give this award to 15 fellow bloggers.
  1.  Am the first of four children.
  2. I love to keep fit 
  3. I wear glasses(not my favorite)
  4. I love fufu with any soup, Tuo Zaafi (TZ) and banku with okra
  5. I love eating fruits
  6. Wedge shoes are my favorite
  7. I was born on May 7 which was a Tuesday     
The other Lovely Bloggers  I choose to award are
I will add more when I get them.

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02 May, 2012

Scalp Massage For Hair Growth

One method for stimulating hair growth is scalp massages. How do you massage the scalp to maximize your hair growth? Shlinda1 demonstrates this.



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01 May, 2012

Know Your Protein (Part Two)

Protein products are popular in Ghana in particular for the reason that they help strengthen the hair. However, I've always stood by the fact that our environment leaves our hair prone to moisture loss more than protein loss. To make your hair soft and manageable, focus on feeding the hair with moisture based products.

However, there are times we also go overboard with the moisture products and would require a bit of protein to balance the hair.  The post on "Know Your Protein(Part Two) discussed the various protein ingredients that can be found in hair products. In today's post, shlinda1 provides more information on when and how to use products with protein.


What are your protein products?
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