Prepoo Hair Mask

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2010 by fancee

I came home last night feeling really tired, and my hair looked just as tired. Actually it looked very greasy and I knew the next day was wash day. I decided to make myself a prepoo hair mask from the following ingredients.

Ingredients

3 Tbls – HoneyPenjagaan Rambut

3 Tbls – Cheapie Conditioner

2 Tbls – Coconut Oil

1 Tbls – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cap full of Eucalyptus Oil ( Optional – I use this because of a dry flaky scalp I suffer from)

Instructions:

  1. Heat up the honey until it’s a very loose liquid
  2. Add the EVOO and Coconut oil while honey is still warm
  3. Add the cheapie conditioner and let the mixture sit and cool down
  4. Mixture will become thick like a pudding
  5. Apply the mixture to the hair ends and work your way up to the roots in small sections
  6. Cover hair with plastic cap for a couple of hours or overnight
  7. Rinse, shampoo and condition as usual

Oh my word! When I rinsed this mixture out my hair was so soft and my curl pattern was seriously defined. I decided to leave my hair curly instead of doing a roller set, which was my first intention. My hair is feather light and the curls are really defined.

Let’s talk about the benefits of each ingredient listed.

Honey

Honey in a jar

Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair. Honey also acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing process in wounds, scrapes and burns. It also adds lustrous shine to dull hair.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Since ancient times, Mediterranean people have used olive oil to hydrate, regenerate and soften their skin, as well as strengthen and hydrate their hair and nails.  To make your hair shinier, silkier and more lustrous and even help heal dandruff, massage some olive oil into your scalp and hair, then cover the hair with a plastic cap for at least 30 minutes.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus has a clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive smell, is pale yellow and watery in viscosity. A few drops of eucalyptus oil either applied directly to the scalp or mixed with shampoo can be used to stimulate the blood flow to the hair and help revitalize dull or shedding hair.

There you have it. I urge everyone to try this prepoo hair mask and treat your hair to a little TLC. Have a good hair day!

January 18, 2010 Length Check

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 18, 2010 by fancee

Hey, Hey, HEEEEY!

I took my sew in weave down last night so that I could wash, condition and length check today. It was a long process, but my hair felt amazing when I was done. I clarified and deep conditioned with my usual ORS products, but this time I added extra virgin coconut oil to my deep condition. I covered my hair up with a conditioning cap and a silk scarf and proceeded to sit under my dryer for 45 minutes. The hair fanatics of youtube kept me busy while I patiently waited for my deep conditioning to end.

My hair was so freaking soft when I rinsed and towel dried my hair. I couldn’t keep my hands out of my curls. Next I applied my Infusiu

m 23 repairologie leave-in along with my Sebastian Potion 9 wearable treatment. I sectioned my hair in two and plaited both sides. It was back under the dryer for another 45 minutes as I waited for my hair to dry completely.

Once my hair was dry, I applied my Chi Silk Infusion to my sections as I got ready to flat iron my hair for my length check. It took forever since I do really small sections. I am in desperate need of a dusting, which I may buckle down and do tonight before I moisturize and seal. Check out my length!

I have a good 2 to 3 inches to go before I hit full bra strap length. I believe that I will achieve that as long as I keep my hair in the protective styles for at least another 5 months. I also want to work on the thickness of my hair, but castor oil is too much for my hair. The build up is crazy and it weighs down my fine strands. I’m going to do my research on thickening hair and hit you good people up with the truth.

Overall I am happy with how things are growing. I really want to get better and better at moisturizing and sealing while my hair is weaved up. I may even try some half wigs soon in order to have better access to my ends nightly. I don’t know…I’ll think about it.

I’m signing off to do some research. Have a good hair day!!

Update on Protective Style Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 13, 2010 by fancee

So, I’m 9 days into my challenge and I am very happy with my routine. Yesterday I woke up feeling like my hair needed some serious TLC. I clarified with my ORS Uplifting Shampoo and deep conditioned with ORS Replenishing conditioner. Check out how I use them in my regimen https://goodhairdiaries.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/my-hair-regimen-as-of-october-1-2009/. I sealed the conditioner in with coconut oil. Don’t forget that I still have my sew in and I treat that hair exactly like the one growing from my scalp. I find that the weave holds up for much longer, and I don’t use expensive hair at all. I cover the hair with a conditioning cap and my satin bonnet.

When I rinsed my hair in the evening, I was so amazed at how soft it was. I blow dried my hair on cool making sure that my braids got dry first. Then I flat ironed my roots only and set my entire head in rollers for bed. I took the rollers out and this is what it looked like before I finger combed. I blanked out my face cause I really looked jacked without my moisturizer and make-up. Anyway, my hair was soft and shiny and the curls were pretty bouncy. I want to give the curls time to drop so that they dont look too hectic.

 

I think that I will leave this particular hair in for a max of another week. I want get a nice wet and wavy hair so I can put my flat iron to rest for the rest of my challenge. I will just blend my natural curls into the weave and make it look natural. Stay tuned for a length check when I change my hair and maybe a video. I’m trying to build up enough courage to do a video. Anyway, I will try to get another picture in later on today when the curls drop.

Have a good hair day!

Hair Challenge – Protective Style 2010

Posted in Challenge on January 4, 2010 by fancee

Keeping your hair in a protective style has been proven to help retain length through minimal manipulation. This challenge is all about leaving your hair alone so it can grow long and strong for 2010. Lets grow and retain 6 inches of hair!

RULES

  1. Hair must be in a protective style at least 5 days a week
  2. Direct heat pass 2x a month
  3. Clarify once a month
  4. Castor Oil on scalp after clarifying
  5. Protein treatment once a month – followed by a moisturizing treatment
  6. Hot oil treatment at least once a month
  7. Deep condition at least once a week
  8. Moisturize and seal daily
  9. Baggy ends nightly (depending on protective style)
  10. Light dusting AS NEEDED! (The point is to retain your length, so you dont want to cut an inch off of your hair at any point)

STARTING POINT

 

 

 

Sorry the photo isn’t with my back facing you.

My hair in the back is just about 4 inches from my bra strap in this pic.

 

 

 

 

My starting protective style will be a hair weave. Pics will come soon as I am in the middle of doing it right now. I plan to leave the hair in until March 4th if possible. This will require me to take really good care of the hair so it doesn’t look ragedy. I’ve mastered the art of washing and deep conditioning the weave. Yes, I deep condition my hair weave as I would my own hair. It comes out silky soft and happy. I will take an update picture of my hair after uninstalling the weave. We will see what my new protective style will be after that. If I see a lot of progress in my hair I will reinstall.

Have a good hair day!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2010 by fancee

 

 

MAY THIS YEAR BE FULL OF COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES AND ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES…  

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

 

I’m so sorry…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 by fancee

So sorry to have been away for over a month. I have been so busy with life that I had no time to chat about my favorite subject. Anyway, I have hair updates and plenty of things to chat about before Christmas. I hope everyone had a slamming Thanksgiving even though we don’t celebrate that in SA.

Chat later…

How your diet can affect your hair

Posted in Diet, Education, Exercise, Growing long hair on October 26, 2009 by fancee

Just like your body, your hair also needs a balanced diet to stay healthy. There are many hair issues that can be solved with some simple changes in your diet. Let’s explore these…

Dry and brittle hair:

Dry and brittle hair is a sign that your diet lacks essential fatty acids. By including plenty of good sources of essential fatty acids in your diet you can give your hair back its strength and lustre. So where do we find these fatty acids?

  1. Oily fish such as:
    • Tuna
    • Sardines
    • Trout
    • Salmon
    • Herrings
    • Mackeral
  2. Seeds
  3. Nuts
  4. Olives
  5. Avocados
The goal is to eat four servings of oily fish a week. Sprinkling flaxseed oil and pumpkin seeds in your food is another great way to get your essential fatty acids. To keep your hair well hydrated, be sure to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water ever day!

Another nutrient important for hair strength and growth is trace mineral silica. Silica is vital to the strength of hair, and can stop hair breakage, unfortunately many of the foods we eat in the western world lack this mineral unless you are eating organically. So whenever possibly try to choose organic produce. Foods that are rich in silica are:
  1. Rice
  2. Oats
  3. Lettuce
  4. Parsnips
  5. Asparagus
  6. Onion
  7. Strawberry
  8. Cabbage
  9. Cucumber
  10. Leek
  11. Sunflower seeds
  12. Celery
  13. Rhubarb
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Green leafy vegetables

Greasy and Limp hair:

Greasy and limp hair is a sign that your diet lacks vitamin B. Foods rich in vitamin B are:

  1. Whole grains
  2. Nuts
  3. Seeds
  4. Dairy products
  5. Eggs
  6. Wheatgerm
  7. Legumes
  8. Green leafy vegetables
These are all great sources of B-complex vitamins. Also steer clear of oily foods where possible.
Thin hair that may be falling out:
Thinning hair or hair loss may be a sign of iron deficiency. Be sure to eat plenty of iron rich foods, such as:
  1. Red meat
  2. Eggs
  3. Legumes
  4. Wholegrain cereals
  5. Dried fruits
  6. Green leafy vegetables
Since hair is composed mostly of protein, your hair will most likely respond well to the addition of high protein foods such as meats, eggs, cheese, seeds and nuts. These protein-rich foods can help reinforce the hair follicles and prevents the hair from falling out. There is some evidence suggesting soya protein helps stimulate growth, so switch to soy milk and include some tofu, miso and soy beans in your diet.
Vitamin E is found in green, leafy vegetables, nuts and grains and can also help hair loss. Hair loss can also be a sign of thyroid dysfunction. To stimulate the thyroid gland, eat foods rich in iodine such as seafood and kelp. Also including iron and B vitamins in your diet will help. Stick to a diet rich in antioxidants – fruit, vegetables and tea – to help slow the ageing process in general.
Foods and Vitamins to stimulate hair growth:
Foods – Your hair will most likely respond well to the addition of high protein foods such as meats, eggs, cheese, seeds and nuts. Fish has good protein as well as essential fatty acids and natural oils.
Vitamin B – Green vegetables, beans, sunflower seeds, nuts and peas.
Vitamin C – Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, melons and berries.
Vitamin E – Avocados, rice bran, nuts, dark green vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
Vitamin A – Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, cantaloupe and apricots.
Vitamin K – Seafood, dairy, figs, asparagus, broccoli, lettuce, brussel sprouts, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, oatmeal, soybeans, wheat, yoghurt, egg yolks and liver.