Showing posts with the label Herbs In Ghana

DIY Tea Hair Mist

The caffeine in teas have been acclaimed to be effective in controlling excessive shedding hence I decided to make it a part of our hair growth boot camp challenges. You prepare the tea mist the same way as a rinse except I add oils to the mist. If you can't do the mist, the tea rinse is equally effective. Tea  You can use green tea, black tea or any tea of your choice. I, usually, advice using 1 tea bag first to make sure your hair loves it before increasing the quantity.  I recommend brewing enough mist for 7 days use.  Benefits  Shedding Increasing hair growth  Increasing thickness  Reducing hair breakage  Moringa, amla, Brahmi, Aritha, lemongrass and a lot more teas or herbs can be used the same way. Start off with one tea at a time to determine which one works for you.  With black tea, you should use a moisturizing conditioner or deep conditioner if you use it. It tends to leave the hair hard sometimes. 

How To Treat Scab Hair

The solution to scab hair doesn't lie in deep conditioning daily; it's about keeping the moisture in the hair 24/7. How can you do this? Aloe vera, hibiscus leave in and rose water glycerin spritz sealed with cantu sheabutter gel oil. I began using aloe vera  early March and in a matter of 7 days, my hair was considerably hydrated.  At night, I massage fresh aloe vera gel on the hair then spray the hibiscus on the hair and apply a bit of Jbco oil mix. In the morning, I spritz with rose water mix, mix a bit of Mielle organics hair milk, Jbco mix and the gel oil and apply it to seal. The way I use these products vary on a daily basis but the key thing is that they are the products  that give me the result I want.  This has been my routine ever since I big chopped and that's what got rid of the dry hair. Get more details in the video here

3 Tips To Help You Choose Your Henna

After sharing ways to use henna on your hair , here are 3 tips to help you choose your henna. Since you've decided to dabble in henna , why not check which type is most suitable for your hair. I learnt a lot from my henna mishap (see here ) Based on these, I'm offering you 3 tips to help you choose your henna *** Avoid market henna. Let's be honest here. The market henna is obviously cheap so that's the first place you might be tempted to purchase your henna. What you should know is that there are different sources of the henna. Some are grown in the North, some are imported. It's very difficult to determine the source of your henna as you don't have the expert's eyes. In addition to this, market henna is quite grainy and leaves a bunch of left over grains stuck in your strands. It's also difficult to determine if your henna is body art quality. (Sheabutter cottage and have awesome henna). *** Be sure you are buying pure henna . Some Henna

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 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 o

Herbs In Ghana: Bay Leaves

Today's post brings out another common herb found easily in the market. It is mainly used in preparing soups and stews and has a very strong sweet aroma. Description Bay leaves are about 1 to 3 inches long and are oval with pointed ends. The leaves are shiny with dark green tops and are a lighter green underneath. For Dandruff For the divas searching for a remedy for dandruff, use Bay leaf tea. Boil a quart of water, the remove the pot from the stove and add about 3 teaspoons of crushed bay leaves.  Cover the pot and steep until cool. Pour some in the hair after shampooing and rinsing, and massage into the head for a few minutes. For best results, leave it in for an hour before rewashing hair.Each time you wash your hair you can use the bay leaf mixture as a soothing rinse that will help eliminate dandruff.  Bay Essential Oil Aides in hair growth Provides dull, lifeless hair with luster and shine. Curbs dandruff problems. Bay Oil Infusion Wash and dry all t

Herbs In Ghana: Garlic

--> Benefits Stimulates blood flow to the scalp and purges out toxins Makes hair stronger Shinier hair and less prone to breaking Alleviating dry hair and itchiness in the scalp area. For Hair Growth A. About an hour before bedtime, crush a garlic clove and rub the clove into the area of the hair loss. Leave the garlic juice on the scalp and then rub olive oil onto your scalp at bedtime. You will probably want to wear a shower cap to bed. Shampoo your hair when you wake up in the morning. Continue this routine for a few weeks. or   B. Separate the garlic into cloves, then peel each clove and squeeze in a garlic press. Collect the juice in a small bowl, measuring until you get to a tablespoonful. Mix honey into the garlic juice. Set the garlic/honey mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Garlic Oil Infusion  Boil water Peel the garlic and chop into small pieces Add Olive oil to the chopped garlic Place the mixture in the hot water for 30-45 m

Herbs In Ghana: Parsley

Description  Parsley belongs to the Umbelliferae family of plants with the Latin name Petroselinum crispum. The two most popular types of parsley are curly parsley and Italian flat leaf parsley. The Italian variety has a more fragrant and less bitter taste than the curly variety. There is also another type of parsley known as turnip-rooted (or Hamburg) that is cultivated for its roots, which resemble salsify and burdock.  Benefits Healthy scalps Stimulates scalpel circulation Acts as a hair conditioner Helps to balance the sebaceous glands Heals any scalp problems and boosts hair growth. For Shiny Hair Boil water in a pot on high flame. Put the parsley leaves in this boiling water for 20 minutes Pass this through the blender to get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your shampooed and clean hair the way you would apply henna paste. Leave this on your scalp for 1 hour. Rinse off with water. Don't shampoo your hair again. Scalp Lotion As a scalp lotion, par

Herbs In Ghana: Rosemary

Photo  A search through the net has revealed that herbs are useful in hair care. Some of the concerns of naturals in Ghana have been which herbs are available and where to purchase them.  The series, Herbs In Ghana , has been created to address these problems. Today, the focus  is on Rosemary.   Description  Rosemary is a dark green herb with needle-like leaves and pale blue flowers. It's native to Mediterranean areas, and the name means "dew of the sea" in Latin. The official botanical name for rosemary is "rosmarinus officinalis."It is a bushy type of evergreen that can grow six feet or higher and the tree contains leaves that are stiff and leathery. Rosemary has different uses but the concern here is on hair care. Check for other usage. Benefits This herb aids in: stimulating hair follicles for hair growth  slowing down or even permanently holding off premature hair loss and gray