I’m a lucky chica
And I’ve just got to tell ya
That I love this herb endlessly
Because hair grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me…
Really that’s how I hear the Edison Lighthouse song, which was produced long before I was born. As you can probably tell from my posts I love oldies music and though I have butchered the line above the emotions are so true. I did a search for rosemary on this site and I mention rosemary a lot! It must be love. I have the plant in …

Have you ever heard of using tea rinses for hair? It is the same thing as using unsweetened herbal infusions on your hair to penetrate the hair strands thus giving the active ingredients in the various tea mixtures a chance to nourish the hair. There are numerous tea infusions that can be used on the hair, usually if the herb is used as oil or has other benefits for hair, then it can be used in its raw, steeped form.
Herbs like rosemary, stinging nettle, burdock root and even peppermint can …

The thing about avocados is that they are not very attractive to look at on the outside; some of the species have a rough skin with lumps and bumps along the way. However, this vegetable validates the term “beauty on the inside”. Avocados are a rich source of Vitamins A, E, K, C, B6, potassium, protein, copper, oleic acid and folate. Nutritionists agree that it is a complete food, and it is chockfull of the good fats.
The fatty goodness of the avocado is what makes it so attractive for the …

Pumpkin is a year round vegetable but is found abundantly in the fall. They are used for Halloween, the pies are a must for some households for thanksgiving, they are very popular in soups in winter and they are everywhere in the farmers market in the latter part of the year.
The beauty about pumpkins is that they can last for up to six months when bought whole and it is sold in a can in those months when you can’t get it. So this is one vegetable that is good …

Papaya is a nutrient powerhouse, not only that it is beneficial to hair and skin in both its ripe and green state. Papaya is rich in proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Beta Carotene, enzymes like papain, which breaks down tough meat fibers and so many more ingredients for healthy hair growth. Papaya also helps to maintain the hair’s natural sheen, softens the hair, helps to restrict dandruff and stimulates hair growth.
How to use papaya for hair?
For hair the riper the papaya, the more useful it will be for …

Let us discuss the fats of life, three of them to be exact and the effects that these three have on the hair. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are vital to every cell in the body, including your hair and skin.
Why are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Essential For Your Hair?
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the primary fatty acid in omega-3, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are converted from ALA. Our systems do not produce the three fatty acids so we need these three from our diet.
They are extremely important …

Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Some people got to have it,
Hey, hey-hey-some people really need it.
Hey, listen to me, y’all do thangs, do thangs, do thangs – good thangs with it- yeah …
Why Do You Need Honey?
Honey is a healing agent. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and composed of nutrients like minerals-magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate), vitamins (such as B1, B2, C, B6, B5, B3), trace elements (like copper, iodine, and zinc) as well as amino acids. Because of its rich store house of nutrients, honey is a very useful beauty …

Raw eggs contain a significant concentration of essential proteins and other nutrients. As a matter of fact, one egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. Additionally, eggs  contain naturally occurring vitamin D. Vitamin D is gotten naturally from the skin’s exposure to sun.
The accolades do not just stop there for eggs; this particular food is very good for the hair. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of the high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals that it contains. Many people …

When you have a ripe banana or two in your house, the last thing you might want to do is to think about using it in your hair. Most persons love to eat their banana not wear it in hair. However, banana is a known hair and skin beauty aid. It is rich in natural oils, vitamins, potassium and carbohydrates. It helps to soften the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity; this makes it a perfect ingredient for preventing split ends and breakage. Additionally, banana can control dandruff, encourages …

Hemp seed butter comes from the cannabis plant. Not to worry in its industrial state it is non-hallucinogenic and drug free. If you use it on your hair and you see that your hair is glossy and thick, you are not hallucinating; the hemp seed butter is really very good. Hemp Seed Butter is deep green in color and similar in feel to Shea Butter, and it has a mild, characteristic aroma. It absorbs quickly into the skin and does not leave a greasy feel. Out of all the butters …

Are you feeling up to trying the hemp butter for yourself? Well here’s a standard recipe, you can embellish it all you want but these three ingredients should provide a fabulous conditioner for your hair.
Ingredients
1/4-cup hemp butter (or hemp oil)
1/2-cup shea butter
10 drops essential or fragrance oil
Instructions:

Melt the shea butter and the hemp butter using the double boiler method. If using hemp oil melt only the shea butter, then add the hemp oil.
Allow mixture to cool for about 20 minutes. For rapid cooling put melted butters in the freezer.
Whip the …

This recipe I am personally trying today! I will leave a note in my hair diary if anything outstanding happened to my hair. My hair needs a protein treatment, hence the use of egg, you can try it without egg if your hair does not need the extra protein. I will try this again with pictures for you to see but in the meantime here’s my chocolate recipe.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
1 egg whipped
2 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons Conditioner (I used Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, 13 Fluid Ounce)
Method:
Add chocolate to …