I’ve always been vain and I care a lot about the way my hair and skin look. To be completely honest, my culture and background do not help! Nigerian women are beautiful with flawless radiant skin, and they put a lot of effort into their outward appearance. Since I am Nigerian, what can I say; my appearance comes first! However, in the past 2 years things have changed, especially after meeting my husband, he’s an advocate for natural beauty. But what is natural beauty?
You’d never dream of washing good wool or cashmere sweater with just any old detergent, but most people don’t think twice about applying shampoo to the priceless fibre that’s sitting on their head. 2 The problem is that shampoos have a dirty little secret…they contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate, which are foaming agents found in dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. 2 Sure they are great for pots and pan...because they cut out grease! Your hair on the other hand, needs to preserve its natural oils to protect it, and your scalp. Stripping them away deprives hair of necessary moisture, amino acids, and antibodies, and thus makes it look dry, dull, and lifeless. It also does the same thing to your skin!
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This is WizKid & Skales first time to Canada. The press conference though slated for 7.00 p.m. did not start until 9:15 p.m. but it was well worth the wait! Clad in a red T-shirt [with a small animal print patch pocket] and a pair of blue jeans; Wizkid looked both casual and CHIC. His signature shades, no surprise, stayed on all night. He confessed that he'd been looking forward to touring Toronto and made sure to thank his fans for his continued success.
Product Reviews: Coko Butta: Whipped Butterscotch Smoothie is a 100% all natural hair & body cream for extra dry skin & flaky scalp. Its retail price is $10.00 for a 4oz jar. Whipfinity: is white in colour and has a light creamy consistency. It is a Shea butter based whip for both your hair & skin. Hand dry hair towel is super soft, super absorbent micro-fibre that instantly absorbs water for a frizz free natural styled look.
The first ingredient in detangling hair is patience.
Our fingers are next and probably the most ignored tools!
When we use our fingers to detangle [unlike a comb or brush] we can feel the knots and tangles easily. So always begin with your fingers and then follow with a comb or a brush. Like any other styling tools, hands must be kept in good condition. Your fingernails should be smooth and snag free, and your hands should be soft, moisturized and callous-free to prevent hair damage.
It is estimated that 65 percent of women who dye die their hair do so at home. (1) Many at home colouring kits have a high concentration of chemicals, which can put your curls at risk. Using Henna means choosing a risk free alternative to chemical dyes because Henna...is a plant. Unlike most synthetic dye’s dies; 100% Body Art Quality [BAQ] Henna does not damage hair, it can be safely incorporated into any hair care regimen, plus it can be done as often as you desire!
Are you looking for a toxic free hair dye? Do you have more than just a few grey hairs? Do you experience dryness from Henna? Then keep reading! The tradition of Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of holistic healing that originates from India. (9) My first introduction to Henna was through a good friend The HodgePodge Files. She highlighted the use of Cassia Obovata & Amla powder to condition & strengthen the hair; hence I decided to give it a try. I’m so thankful I did!
How many times have you heard people say natural hair is difficult to manage? or “other people’s hair may grow, but mine won’t.” I’m tired of natural hair so I’ve decided to relaxit." "What’s the best way to permanently straighten my hair?" There are so many questions about curly hair that need answers, but do not despair; thankfully, there is a wealth of information online, in books and on you tube to assist. If you are on a journey to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair I want you to understand that growth will not happen overnight, but it will come. Furthermore, your hair will not reach its full potential until products full of petroleum, waxes and silicones are no longer clinging to your strands.
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When did you go natural and why?
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