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Friday, August 9, 2013
I made several different batches of an all natural pomade, hair grease (hence the different colors). I wanted to oil my scalp with an oil that wasn't so messy but I didn't want a store bought pomade that is full of petroleum. I didn't measure anything I just melted coconut oil and mixed it with grape seed, castor, olive, and palm oil. I poured the combined melted ingredients into empty rubber band containers (reuse, recycle...lol) and refrigerated over night. The coconut oil and palm oil solidified the mixture creating a pomade/hair grease consistency. The oils are virgin and unrefined so the scent is very mild, almost non-existent. Palm oil is giving the orange/red orange color seen in the pictures.
Sorry no exact recipe, I am a "a little this, a little that" kinda gal. I rarely measure anything. lol
Excuse the dents, I had to check to make sure it was completely solid.
This batch turned out darker because I put more palm oil in it than the previous containers.
This concoction would work with pretty much any of your favorite oils, the coconut oil is what makes the whole recipe come together because the others are all liquid.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Its Summertime so the kids are home for the summer. We go swimming, to spraygrounds, sprinklers, and anything else we can play in to stay cool. During the week we keep our hair twisted/braided up and tucked away..then I take it down to style on the weekends. My daughters and I have alot of hair and its mandatory that we wear protective styles to prevent breakage and excessive shedding. Protective styles also help retain moisture and increases growth. I have added a video below on protective styles that has some good info. Check it Out!!
My hair was starting to look raggedy on the ends. I tried moisturizing and sealing the ends of my hair to no avail. That was when I knew my hair was overdue for a trim. I clip my ends every few months because frayed ends drives me nuts. Not only that but my hair grows so much faster when my ends are clipped.
When my hair was relaxed I preferred to cut my hair when it was wet. Now that my hair is in its natural state I detangle my hair and put about six chunky twists and clip off the dead hair. I know its not the best method but it works for me. lol... Some naturalistas blow dry their hair before clipping while other sistas go get their hair professionally cut.
You may need to clip your ends if:
* Excessive shedding
*If your hair breaks easily
*You style your often and wear your hair down often
*If you use heat on your hair often
My hair a week or so after trim.