Showing posts from May, 2012

Hairstyle: Fish Tail

learn how to make a fish tail with DessyQT

Glycerin In Hair Care: What It Does

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.

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.

Herbs For Hair : Aloe Vera

There are several uses for Aloe Vera Juice.


How To: Create Pin Curls On Natural Or Relaxed Hair

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.


Protein and Amino Acid info for hair growth and loss

--> Do you know apart from Protein, Amino Acids are also vital for hair growth?
Read on...

Herbs: Lemongrass

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
Pour 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil into the top pan of a double boiler.  Do not cover the pot. 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.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 …

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!

Relaxed Hair Care Regimen On A Budget

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.

1. Have a budget in mind. Right from the onset, you can make a list of what you'll need for the semester. If you wish to wear extensions, you can then a braid spray and hair oil will be a great addition to your regimen. This will keep your hair moisturised until you take down your hair style. Choose what you need only. Wanting and needing are two different concepts. What does your hair need? If you are looking at wearing your hair during the semester, the basics are shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner and hair mask with oil for your sealing. These are basics. Any other product will be an addition, which isn't necessary.

2. Plan …

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 Co…

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.

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?