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Tuesday, May 22, 2018


By On 4:45 PM

Hello Naturalisters welcome on board, hope everyone is good and enjoying your natural hair!! Today we will be discussing about PROTEIN TREATMENT AND A DIY RECIPE.

Our hair is mainly made with protein and the protein is one of those aspects that keeps our hair healthy and strong.


■Restores protein

■Strengthens hair

■Reduces hair breakage

■Improves hair elasticity


Protein treatment is not to be done very often unless your hair is damaged from hair colouring, heat damaged and so on. Those who have high porosity hair can do it more often than someone who has low porosity hair. I've low porosity hair and do it every 2/3 months. Remember each one of us should find how often to do this treatment.




■Egg yolk

■Few drops of lemon juice

■Olive oil


After mixing everything together, allow it to seat for few minutes before applying.

■Your hair is freshly SHAMPOOED so is still wet

■If your hair is not divided into section proceed and divide in four or more sections

Aapply the protein treatment to each section

■Cover your hair with a plastic cap and then with a bonnet

■After one hour you can proceed and rinse out with warm water only

● Do a Deep Conditioning afterwards, because a protein treatment will make your hair hard.

Do you mind sharing what you use to do your protein deep conditioning?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Onion Juice Oil Recipe For Hair Growth

By On 5:31 PM

Onion has a lot of benefits for the hair. When you learn how to make onion juice for hair growth, you will find that it smells heavenly and your hair will love it.


Benefits of Onion for Hair

■Nourishes the hair follices

■Minimize breakage and thinning

 ■Anti-bacterial properties and help fight infections of the scalp.

■Reduces hair fall


■Ability to reverse the effects of premature greying.

■Provides healthy shine to hair

■Prevent Lice

■Thicken Hair

■Helps fight dandruff

■Improve blood circulation there by improving hair growth.

The smell of Onion Juice oil in the Hair is one thing that prevents people from using this natural hair growth treatment remedy, Adding essential oils to the onion juice after making it can help mask the smell of onion juice. Lemon oil and Lemongrass oil are one of the best essential oils for bad odor smell. They also have great benefits to hair. Lemon oil has antifungal properties that can help scalp control over production of oil and stimulate regrowth of hair. It also help clean the scalp by de-clogging hair follicles and prevent dandruff. Lemon grass contains citric acid, calcim, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin, and flavonoids. Lemongrass oil helps strengthen hair follicles and has antibacterial properties that promotes healthy scalp and produce healthy hair. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, do not use lemongrass oil.



■Yellow Onion has the most sulfur; key ingredient for benefits of onion)

■Chop Onion and blend it

■Strain the onion with a pantyhose or even a scarf or cheesecloth.

■Adding good scented essential oils are helpful in masking the smell. I like lemon, lavender or carrot oil.

■Apply only on the scalp

■Leave on for 1 hour (at least 15 mins)

■Shampoo hair and deep condition afterwards


■Slice 3 medium size onions, depends on the quantity of oil you need

■Put 1 cup vegetable oil in a small pan or pot

■Boil on low heat for 20-25 mins or until the onions started browning

■Allow to cool and Sieve with a cheese cloth.

■Store in your bottle, you can do a hot oil treatment, apply before styling your hair or massage your scalp with it.

Bonus Tips
Onion is packed with Vitamin C, Folate, Chromium and Quercetin. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties.

If you made Onoins juice oil would you mind sharing your outcome with us??
Would be delighted to read through and learn some few things.

Watermelon And It's Health Benefits

By On 6:44 AM

Today we are discussing about watermelon, alot of foods and fruits are relatively fun to munch and I tell you that watermelon is definitely one.

Watermelon is a colourful fruit that has heavenly sweet juice inside of it. It has so many nutrients that we can derive from it while consuming it, and has alot of water[92%] to keep us hydrated, likewise it is a low fat fruit.


So what are the benefits of watermelon? Well let's find out out below

■Watermelons are rich with so many vitamins, the vitamin A found in watermelon has anti-oxidant and helps to maintain our sight [eye]. The vitamin C streghtens our immunity, prevents cell damage, promote healthy teeth and gums, and heal injuries. The  vitamin B6 in watermelon helps our body to convert protein to energy and also helps with the brain functions.

■Watermelon has high amount of lycopen, a strong and powerful anti-oxidant which helps to eradicate heart disease and prostrate cancer

■Watermelon has potassium, which helps to maintain our body's proper electrolyte and the acid-base balance. It also help our muscle and nerve to fuction well, it lowers risk of high blood pressure.

■Watermelon has arginine, citrulline and amino acids. These help to maintain our arteries, blood flow and cardiovascular function.

The best way to eat watermelon is eating the red meaty found inside the fruit in order to enjoy and benefit from its rich nutrients. You can as well consume it in fruit salads, smoothies, or by juicing it. Watermelon is a summer fruit, which help us stay hydrated.


Friday, May 18, 2018


By On 7:58 PM

Deep conditioning is one important step during your wash day and our super thirsty hair needs it a lot.


- Reduce hair breakage
- prevents splits ends
- prevents hair damage
- improves hair elasticity
- keps color treated hair healthy
- adds shine to hair


It depends from your hair, some naturalisters deep condition every time they wash their hair once a week, some every two weeks. Check what your hair needs and dance according t it.
You can wash your hair every 7/10 days and deep condition every 3 washes aproximately.

Below Is A Simple DIY Recipe To Deep Condition


■2 Over-ripe banana, or use more if you have a full hair

■1 very ripe avocado

■Half cup of honey

■Few drops of vegetable glycerine or aloe vera juice

■Extra virgin olive oil, castor oil or argan oil


■Blend all the ingredients for a smooth cream

■Make sure your hair is freshly shampooed and still wet

■Divide your hair in four or more sections

■Apply the mix to each section very well especially on the tips and twist if your hair is long enough

■Cover your hair with a plastic cap and your bonnet to steam for an hour or more

■Rinse your hair with water only ( no shampoo) and apply your homemade hair cream or butter,

A deep conditioning gives better result on clean hair and not dirty dry hair.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Benefits Of HONEY FOR Natural HAIR

By On 1:39 PM

Alot of us add honey to our meals, honey is healthy and provides us with a whole host of medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic benefits. It's no surprise that this wonder food is sometimes referred to as Liquid Gold.

It’s use throughout history and has been well documented and this multipurpose product is used in most parts and in most cultures of the world. When it comes to natural hair care, honey is a popular ingredient in both manufactured products and DIY recipes.

Below Are Benefits Of Honey For Natural Hair

■Treats Dandruff

Incase you discover that shampoo excessively dry out your hair or that the fragrance of some hair oils are too gross to bear, then you should definitely give honey a try. A study published in the European Journal of Medical Research in 2001 concluded that the application of 9:1 of honey and lukewarm water mixture to affected areas relieved itching and flaking within one week, provided that the mixture was left on for three hours before rinsing. It was also found that 'skin lesions healed within two weeks and patients even showed an improvement in hair loss. The patients did not relapse even after six months of use.'
Honey possesses anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that keep the scalp free of bacteria and fungus and addresses redness and itching caused by the overgrowth of these microbes.

Naturally Conditions Hair And Scalp

Most naturalistas who are into diy have tried the recipe that uses olive oil and honey as the only two ingredients. This recipe is probably one of the most popular homemade deep conditioner recipes among naturals and is as simple as it gets. Some recipes call for a 1:1 ratio of the ingredients while others use the ratio of 2 parts oil to 1 part honey. It's really a matter of preference and the end result is hair that is softer, shinier and more manageable than before. Including honey to your everyday conditioner and deep conditioner is also a good beneficial practice.

Cleans Hair Follicles
The anti-microbial properties of honey get rid of impurities that can cause pore clogging so that hair growth can proceed unimpeded. Build up is removed from the scalp and so the hair is able to thrive. Even though honey on its own will not add volume to the rate of growth, it can create an environment where the conditions for hair growth is optimal.

Naturally Lightens

When you combine honey and water, small amounts of hydrogen peroxide are created and this leads to the hair lightening over time. Though the source of the peroxide is natural and the process of lightening occurs slowly over time, it is no different from the bleaching process used in synthetic hair dyes so care should be taken to ensure the integrity and health of the hair are maintained and damage is prevented.

Moisturizes Dry Hair

Honey helps to prevent dry scalp and remove buildup, becausd honey is a humectant, it draws moisture from the atmosphere into the strands to combat dryness and keep hair moisturized and manageable. Since it helps to remove buildup from the scalp, it relieves itching and combats dry scalp because buildup is not allowed to create a barrier between the scalp and the moisture and nutrients from products applied.

Increases Shine

Because honey is a heavy, sticky product it smoothen the cuticles of the hair strands. This results in a reduction in frizz and an increase in the natural luster and shine of the hair.
Combine 5mls of honey in 16fl Oz of lukewarm water and apply to hair as a rinse and watch and your strands become smoother and frizz disappears.

Most honey you see on the shop shelf labeled “Pure honey” are mostly adulterated. if you can’t get organic or unadulterated honey, do not use honey on your hair!!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hair Porosity And How To Care For Your Hair

By On 8:40 PM
Hair Porosity
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Firstly to determine hair porosity, take a cup of water and place clean, shed hairs inside the water. Wait for 30 seconds and do not touch the cup or hair. If the hair floats, it's low porosity, if it sinks to the middle of the cup, it's medium porosity and if it sinks deep inside it's high porosity.

How To Care For Your Hair Porosity Type

1. High Porosity

High Porosity hair is either a natural characteristic of hair or caused by damage. Because the hair cuticles are highly raised or chipped, high porosity hair absorbs and loses moisture quickly. This can make it difficult to care for hair and keep it moisturized, but there are some tips that can help.

■Close The Cuticle: After washing and conditioning, do a final rinse with an apple cider vinegar mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 parts of water. And before moisturizing and sealing, spray hair with aloe vera juice or gel to help close the cuticle.

■Use Heavier Moisturizers and Sealants: Opt for creamy leave-ins, and seal with heavy oils and butters, like shea butter and castor oil to help prevent moisture loss.

■ Do Protective Syles Using Your Own Hair: Avoid protective styles using extensions to help retain moisture in hair. Extensions, whether with synthetic or real hair, can pull moisture out of hair making it drier and prone to breakage.

■ Wash With Shampoo To Remove Build-up From Hair and Scalp: Hair retains more moisture when it's clean, so limit constant use of cowashes and cleansing conditioners to ensure hair is able to absorb as much moisture as possible.
5. Incorporate regular protein treatments in regimen: Protein treatments help to repair high porosity hair due to damage allow it to retain more moisture.

2. Low Porosity

Low Porosity hair, unlike high porosity hair, has tightly sealed cuticles making it difficult for water to even penetrate the hair. It's also prone to build-up since products cannot penetrate the hair shaft. To effectively care for low-porosity hair, check out the tips below.

■ Limit Protein, Silicones, and Heavy Oils and Butters: Because low-porosity hair is prone to build-up, you'll want to avoid all things protein, silicones, and heavy oils and butters. Make sure you read the label before purchasing a product to ensure that its free of these ingredients, or at least has them farther down the ingredient list.

■ Use Warm Water to Wash Hair: Heat helps to open up the hair cuticle making it possible for moisture to enter the hair shaft. When washing the hair, use warm water to help remove build-up that may be on or in the hair shaft.

Thanks for reading!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

How To Make Bentonite Clay Mask For Your Hair

By On 6:00 PM
Clay mask
Picture Source: Pinterest

Hello Naturalisters welcome on board, I will be very glad if some of few folks reading this post will contribute in the comment section. So let's get started

There are so many different recipes method online but well this is basically known as the basic, usually the same quantity of Clay, Vinegar and Aloe-Vera . You can always switch up the oils to whichever oil you prefer better and add more if you desire.


The Clay Mask Recipe

* 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay

* 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

* 1/4 cup Aloe-Vera Gel

* 1/2 tableapoon Olive oil

* 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil

You need plastic utensils, example bowl and spoon. You can double or tripple the measurements depending on your hair length, weight and thickness.


1. Measure clay into medium sized bowl

2. Add Apple cider vinegar and mix very well

3. Add Aloe vera and mix in

4. Add Oils and mix continuously till the clay is smooth

5. Saturate your hair with water, it should just be wet and not dripping wet.

6. Section hair into 4-6 sections

7. Apply Clay to your hair starting from scalp to ends of hair in a similar fashion to how chemical relaxers are applied

8. Immediately cover hair with a plastic cap and allow to sit for 35-45 minutes, please do not carry overnight or for long hours

9. Rinse well with lukewarm water or room temparature water, massaging hair and scalp to ensure all traces of clay are removed from the hair. When you think you have rinsed enough, rinse some more

10. Do a moisturising deep conditioning, follow with your usual leave-in conditioning treatment. seal in with oil and shea butter, then poceed with styling.

This treatment makes your hair curly, soft and shiny. It could last for days.


Bonus Tip
You can apply this clay mask on your face, it helps to tighten your face pores and eradicate some extra oil, dirt and bacteria which causes blackheads, acne and pimples.

Thanks for reading!!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Home Remedy Mixture To Get Relief From Cough

By On 10:47 PM

For the adventurous and self-regulating sort, here's a home-produced cough syrup recipe that thoroughly works. The ingredients are a mixture of spices and nutrients with no distasteful medicinal special effects -- no drowsiness, no understated mucous membranes, no cautions about by means of using machinery or driving.

It seems to offer result for entirely all kinds of coughs but exceptionally for that dried out hacky cough that keeps you conscious and hangs on time-consuming after the freezing is over.

It soothes a goaded throat and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. Well it tastes terrible but if you use, you will feel a bit more better.

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons water

Mix all together and take 1 teaspoon 3x daily.

The Benefits Of Each Ingredients

Ginger (zingiber officinale) has been an old herb and is basically useful for arthritis and bursitis, for the reason that it is herbal and natural anti-inflammatory. According to Home Herbal, by Penelope Ody,  Ginger is a herbal antihistamine. It is effective for chest congestion relief .

Cayenne (capsaicin) reduces pain, according to Herbs for Health, The equal substance that makes cayenne peppers chillis, relieves the pain by suppressing an element that carries the pain from nerves in the foucesd field to the brain. Cayenne pepper has been known to be warming and stimulating, it is an excellent frosty remedy and eases chills and will uniform slacken off the remaining ache from shingles.

Honey, will emit the pus and poisons out of wounds and it is of use for relief from colds.

Water is in all probability used to lessen the harshness of the mixture, but it's also useful as it helps in flushing the system.

Caveat Emptor
cough lingering longer than a week, with headache or fever, and any cough which is producing thick yellow or green colour mucous needs to be evaluated by a Doctor. One precaution that parents need to be aware of is never to give Honey to an infant and babies below 1 year,  but might be given if it's  pasteurized or boiled for 5 minutes.
 I won't recommned giving this mixture to a baby because of the powerful taste and more importantly babies with cough should be taken to a pediatrician for proper examination.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Check-out 6 Ways To Lose Some Pounds Without Dieting

By On 5:50 PM
Lose weight

Do you know that One pound of fat is up to 3500 calories. By shaving five hundred calories on a daily basis through dietary and exercise modifications, you'll lose a few pound per week. If you simply ought to maintain your current weight, shaving one hundredcalories on a daily basis is enough to avoid the additional 1-2 pounds most adults gain annually.

Adopt Few Of The Below Straightforward Easy Methods To See Result In No Time Without Dieting

Endeavour To Eat Breakfast Every Day

One habit that is common with alot of folks, that have lost weight and unbroken it off is eating breakfast every day. "Many folks assume skipping breakfast may be a good way to chop calories, however they typically find that they uptake a lot throughout the day, says Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, author of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to the New Food Pyramids. "Studies show people that eat breakfast have lower BMIs than breakfast-skippers and perform higher, whether or not at college or within the council chamber." attempt a bowl of whole-grain cereal flat-topped with fruit and low-fat dairy farm for a fast and wholesome begin to your day.

Choose Liquid Calories

Sugared drinks pile on the calories, however do not scale back hunger like solid foods do. Satisfy your thirst with water, club soda with citrus, skimmed milk,  or take a glass of wholesome and low-calorie juice to carry you over if you get hungry between meals. Take care of alcohol packed calories  that add up quickly, If you tend to drink a glass or 2 of wine or a cocktail on most days, limiting alcohol to the weekends may be an enormous calorie saver.

Go for Whole Grain

By choosing whole grains over refined grains like bread loaf, cakes, cookies, and pretzels, you add much-needed fiber and can stock up quicker. Therefore you are a lot more conscious eating an affordable portion, select wholewheat breads and pastas, brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn, and whole-rye around the bend.

Eat Small Portions 

If you probably did nothing else however you scale back your meal portions  by 20%, you'd shredd of some pounds. Most of the meal portions served at home and in restaurants are large, which you don't need.
Pull out the measurement cups to get a grip on your usual portion sizes, and work on paring them down. Get instant portion control by eating with little bowls, plates, and cups, says Brian Wansink, PhD, author of Mindless eating.

Make Sure To Take A Walk Daily

Acquire a pedometer, use it in your walking exercise routine daily till you reach 10000 per day. Do whatever it takes to be more active in your daily living. You can take you dog out for a walk, walk with friends and families.

Have Protein Meal And Snack

Adding a supply of lean or low-fat macromolecule to every meal and snack can facilitate and keep you feeling full longer, therefore you are likely to over eat.
Attempt low-fat yogurt, small nuts, eggs, beans, or lean meats. Experts advocate for small size frequent meals and snacks every 3-4 hours in order to keep your blood sugar levels steady and to avoid over indulging.

Hope you enjoy reading this post
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Homemade Detangler Spritz For Natural Hair

By On 10:16 AM

Hello Natural Hair Lovers, happy reading and I hope you find This Post Interesting, informative and Useful.

Spritz is a combination of items put in a spray bottle, to create a usually light mixture liquid spray. It can then be sprayed [spritzed] over the hair, and used as a leave-in, a detangler, or as part of your pre-poo routine. The main thing about them is that they are a spray treatment - hence the word 'spritz'.

The general recipe for a home-made spritz is a liquid plus an oil, in the bottle. Some people like to add a bit of conditioner [one with good slip, and moisturising properties instead of protein]. But there are dozens of combinations - you need to work out and experiment to find what works for you and your hair, according to its porosity and density (check in the files for how to find this out).

One of my favourite spritz is very simple
You will need
■ 50% aloe vera juice (AVJ)
■ a few drops of essential oils (EOs - rosemary, lavender and peppermint are good ones to start with)
■ 50% sweet almond oil

One thing to note is that I add in the EOs *before* I add the oil. This is because I want the benefits of the EOs to be blended into the liquid when it separates.

Benefits Of The Spritz 

■ It goes on at night to sleep in, to keep my hair nourished over night (I almost never apply a spritz in the day - I like to let them dry in case I want to do something like a twist-out the next day).

■ I use it as a leave in as my hair dries after washing it/before I moisturise... I'm actually doing this right now as I type. The aloe helps to impart moisture and lay down my cuticles.

■ It can be used to help lubricate my hair before I put on a pre-poo treatment and shampoo.

■ It works as a nice detangler, so I use it as the base layer when I am moisturising the hair, before I twist it up (and add other moisturisers).

If you have high porosity hair, then your hair might like aloe-spritz a lot because of it's moisturising properties, and the almond oil keeps everything lubricated without being too heavy. I find this spritz to be so useful, I can't see myself deviating from it for a long time to come

Few Spritz Recipes You Can Try:

Below are few ideas of combinations to try, always mix one part water and one part olive oil.

You Will Need

■ water + olive oil (2:1)

■ AVJ + grape seed oil + almond oil (2:1:1)

■ Conditioner + water + almond oil (1:3:2)

■ AVJ + avocado oil (2:1)

■ water + flaxseed oil + grape seed oil (2:1:1)

All of these can have some essential oils (a few drops) added as well. Remember to shake well before each use!

A Detangling Mix for Softer Hair

■ In a 480 mls spray bottle, fill in 120 mls with moisturizing conditioner [not protein]

■ Then add 60 mls of Jamaican Black Castor Oil

■ Fill in the bottle with water or Aloe vera gel but alow some space at top, you can add few drops of any essential oils of your choice.

■ Shake well to incorporate the mixture and enjoy your spritz.

For Application:

Once you're done and ready to apply it, take a small section of hair, shake the bottle and apply the mix to the section. You can then finger detangle or *gently* comb the hair, and the tangles should melt out.
Don't rinse off the mixture, just put the hair into a twist to keep it stretched, and move on to the next. This makes a great pre-poo treatment, and you can also use it if you're about to redo a style.
It could be used as a leave-in as well. And it's amazing as well if you're taking down braids/twists, it makes the process much easier.

Tips And Tricks

■ If you can get one, use a bottle with a trigger nozzle, or one with any handle like that. They are so much easier to hold, and spray over your whole head.

■ When you make any spritz, make sure you leave a gap at the top. This allows the ingredients to mix better when you shake them.

■ Make your spritzes in small batches. You don't want bacteria to grow on them. Keep them for a week maximum, store in the fridge if you can.

■ Be careful if you ever use coconut oil in any of these. As coconut oil can solidify easily, you might have to warm the bottle in order to spritz. This means it will go off easier, especially if you reheat it multiple times. And it might block the nozzle of your spray bottle if it solidifies up there.

■ Don't add in any powders or butters, these will also clog the nozzle.

■ You might notice that the 'liquid' part of the spritz will go down faster than the oil part; this is normal because the liquid is at the bottom, where the nozzle is. So it's important that you shake and then spritz to get a mix of oil and liquid to go up the tube.

■ Try not to use really thick oils, unless they're in a small quantity like in the detangler above. A spritz is supposed to be quite light. Making half of it with something like castor oil is probably not the way forward - it might not mix will, would sit on the hair, and also will probably clog your spray bottle!

■ The spritz will separate itself - this is normal, just shake it up and get going.

■ Spritzes work best when you keep it simple! You don't need to put every ingredient you own into it in order to get an effective mix.

■ There are absolutely no hard and fast rules on what you put in. These are just ideas, but you can make it your own!

Would you mind sharing your Spritz Recipes with us?
Use the comment Box.


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