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[ 3 Jan 2013 | 36 Comments ]

It is a part of my hair regimen, I have suggested it on this site all the time, no doubt you go to the stylist and she’ll take up a hank of your hair and say tut-tut, you need a hot oil treatment, but have you ever wondered- why do I need a hot oil hair treatment? What is it about hot oil on my head that is so important to the overall health of my hair? Well here are some reasons:
1. The use of hot oil treatments has a …

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[ 10 Sep 2012 | 18 Comments ]

Olive oil is well sought after for dietary as well as beauty purposes because it is so nutrient rich. In the carrier oils it is ranked very highly with coconut, avocado and castor oils. It is a very powerful carrier oil because it contains the emollient squalene which is very penetrative. Squalene penetrates deep within the hair follicle and does not leave an oily feel behind. Besides its penetrating quality which is a god send for dry haired ladies, this oil contains vitamins A and E which also repairs …

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[ 8 Aug 2012 | 22 Comments ]

A couple weeks ago in the middle of my scalp felt really tender, I endured the tender feeling until I went into my cosmetics cupboard and saw my bottles of oil. The peppermint oil screamed, use me– use me. So I did, I put a drop on my finger and gently massaged it into my tender spot. It tingled for a bit, that nice ‘pepperminty’ tingle and then I went about my business. The next day, the tender spot was barely noticeable, I applied a drop more and after doing …

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[ 11 May 2012 | 26 Comments ]

Coconut oil needs no introduction as a superior oil in hair care; there have been so many anecdotal reports about the effects of coconut oil on hair that I am sure that you might have one too. Coconut oil works because it contains a slew of nutrients that are very good not only for the body but also the hair. These nutrients include more than ninety percent of saturated fats, protein, Vitamin-E and Vitamin K and minerals such as Iron.
Coconut Oil Hair Benefits:
The molecules in coconut oil are very small and this …

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[ 10 May 2012 | 158 Comments ]

Castor oil is liquid gold for hair, it was used thousands of years ago by the Egyptians for healthy hair and it is still around today because in the 21st century it still works like a charm, for not only hair but also the skin.
Castor oil is thick, golden in appearance and is the by-product of the castor plant. A plant that is not without some controversy because of certain toxic compounds which can be found on the surface of the castor bean.
Why is castor oil so special? It contains …

Hair Food, Milks »

[ 30 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments ]

Coconut milk in hair is nothing new for most people, it is much more common to use coconut milk in hair than other nut milks like almond and soya or animal milks like goat or cow. In fact there is an overwhelming love for coconut on a whole for hair care that I am sure that for some persons this article is familiar ground. Coconut is a super hair food because of its rich protein content, and minerals, it also very high in fats and produces a very rich oil …

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[ 29 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments ]

Almond milk is a good alternative to milk to drink and to use in the hair. The milk is achieved by mixing water with almonds, grounding it in a blender and straining. As simple as that and you will have milk. This milk can be used as a substitute for animal milk like cow and goat in the diet and also in hair preparations. Almond milk is high in potassium, magnesium, protein, fatty acids, calcium, zinc, Vitamin A, E, selenium and manganese. All these nutritious goodies are quite beneficial to …

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[ 27 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

Goat milk is another milk for hair, it contains many  of the same nutrients when compared to cow’s milk, however, it is lower in fat. Goat’s milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, vitamin B2 and potassium and it is very highly digestible. Even persons with lactose intolerance find it easier to take goat milk in moderation without any problems at all. Overall, goat milk is a tad bit more attractive to drink than cow’s milk because of it high digestibility, high absorption of minerals like iron and …

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[ 26 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments ]

I am sure you have heard about Cleopatra bathing in milk for a smooth, unblemished skin and you have heard how fortified with vitamins and minerals milk is and how wondrously silky your skin will feel if you use it. Some of you may have even been using yogurt as a base for your homemade conditioners and you find that your hair responds pretty well to it. Well, yogurt is fermented milk; most times the base used for yogurt is cow’s milk.
Organic cow’s milk contains a host of nutrients including …

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[ 25 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

It is well known that milk is used in several beauty treatments and is quite nourishing to skin. It turns out that the same benefits that milk imparts to skin can be useful to the hair if used externally. Milk as we know is a whitish liquid that contains proteins, fat and various vitamins and minerals that is produced from mature female mammals to feed their young. It can also refer to liquid, such as coconut milk, milkweed sap, plant latex, or various medical emulsions, that is similar to milk …

Hair Food, Teas »

[ 24 Apr 2012 | 27 Comments ]

Green tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, according to the United States Department of Agriculture green tea has a high flavanoid content. Though this content may vary in different tea products. Green tea is said to be cancer fighting and and disrupts the production of harmful bacteria.
Why are we interested in green tea rinse for hair?

Green tea stimulates hair growth and combats hair loss. The antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that is present in green tea is said to stimulate the hair follicles.

Green tea is very …

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[ 23 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments ]

Black tea is a product made from the camellia sinesis plant. Black tea leaves were once green tea leaves, which were blown on, withered and then oxidized. Studies indicate that the compounds contained in black tea – theaflavins and thearubigens – not only contribute to black teas distinct flavor and color but also provides numerous health benefits, such as cardiovascular health benefits, lower prevalence of diabetes and cancer prevention.
Why are we interested in black tea for hair?

Black tea contains 2% to 4% caffeine, and in recent years various studies have …