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[ 4 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments ]
Soap nuts and Aloe

Castile Soap

Castile soap is not a brand; it is a soap that is made up of vegetable oil and lye instead of animal fat. The lye converts the oil to soap, a process that is called saponification. When the process is finished there is no trace of lye left in it. There are two types of lye used by soapmakers – sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide is used to make solid soap; potassium hydroxide is used to make liquid soaps. A combination of the two is used …

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[ 24 Oct 2011 | 5 Comments ]

There are several reasons why synthetic hair dyes are bad for your hair. Chief among them is the fact that they contain harsh chemicals that strip the hair strands and they contain some preservatives that should not be put anywhere near your brain. However, if like me, you would like your hair to be thick and healthy after a hair coloring process, here are some reasons for you to take the plunge, so to speak, and make your own homemade dye using herbs and other natural ingredients.
Reasons To Make Your …

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[ 16 Aug 2011 | 12 Comments ]

Conditioners are the holy grail for black hair because black hair needs moisture more than any other hair. You see, because of our curly hair texture, moisture does not readily travel to the ends of the hair like other hair types. Additionally, when we wash our hair with harsh shampoos we strip it of moisture and make a bad situation worse. Of course there are ways to get around this, you can pre-shampoo (pre-poo) with conditioner thus mitigate some of the harsh effects of shampoo or you can deep condition …

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[ 28 Jun 2011 | 14 Comments ]

If you were given five minutes to escape your house or your place of abode, what are the five hair must-haves that you should carry? I generally pitch this question to persons who are interested in growing long healthy relaxed hair and the answers would vary. The reason I ask is, you do not need more than five products  to maintain hair  growth at any one time. Some ladies stock up on a lot of hair care products and use them every day or every week and then complain that …