Hello curlies sorry for the long hiatus, I think I can speak for both of us when I say we’ve both been ridiculously busy with uni and work etc, but we haven’t forgotton about you lovelies!! How are you all and how are your CURLS?!
This curly haired beaut’s hair tip she kindly gave us…
“For hair of any shade, texture, length etc.. I believe the trick is NO HEAT ! I stopped blow-drying and straightening my hair years ago and it shot down to my booty in growth haha. That, and good conditioning ! xx”
Isn’t her hair amazing? This will be my hurrrr soon.
Failed braidout so I’m rocking my ‘fro
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Just after me and my cousin had the Brazilian Keratin “treatment”, I wouldn’t recommend it even if it did make my tresses easier to handle.
Why do we love it?
Aside from being absolutely yummy and instantly conjuring images of tropical islands in our mind, both coconut oil and milk leave your hair (and skin) feeling absolutely silky smooth.
Coconut oil has recently been hailed as “the miracle oil” because of its amazingly high content of Lauric acid (a medium chain fatty acid). You may be asking “but what does all this jargon mean to me?” Well let’s put it into perspective; the only other substance which has a similar Lauric acid content is breast milk which we ALL know is full of nutrients, anti-oxidants with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. So don’t you think it’s about time we let our hair reap the benefits of coconuts?
Here are a few ideas you might want to try:
Coconut Oil as an Anti-Dandruff/Scalp Treatment: Rubbing a little coconut oil mixed with a tablespoon of brown sugar onto your scalp as a pre-poo exfoliating treatment, will help to relieve itchy scalp and dandruff. One of the biggest reasons for hair loss/ extensive shedding is an unhealthy scalp. High volumes of Vitamin E, Caprylic acid, Capric acid and Lauric acid in the oil will ensure a healthy scalp for your curls to flourish!
Coconut Oil as a Moisture Sealer: Coconut oil is also amazing for sealing moisture into your wet hair. Putting a little on the ends just after you’ve spritzed or washed your hair will ensure that your ends don’t stay trippin’! It’s claimed to be one of the only oils which penetrates the hair shaft but those who are protein sensitive should use it sparingly.
Coconut Cream as a DC: Coconut cream is a fabulous DIY deep conditioner, combine with a few tablespoons of Extra virgin olive oil and a few tablespoons of molasses. Apply to your hair, put on a plastic bag and sit under a hooded dryer or go about your business. Rinse or co-wash out and… Voila!
And yet another one of our fellow curlies, HanHan :)
Ahhhh me after getting my hair done at Unruly Hair….. This was the BEST place to get curls cut and coloured :( and then it got shut done *sobs*
Yeah pure, unrefined she butter is the best… We get ours from the hair shop, but you can order it online @ http://www.pakcosmetics.com/Skin-Care/Skin-Moisturizing/Moisturising-Cream-and-Gel/African-Shea-Butter.html and they deliver internationally too!
Why do we love it???
OK so they taste great and I don’t know about you but I always suffer from the fear that I’m losing way too much hair for my own good. I remember when my dad was on Chemo they had him overloading on bananas and it’s only now that the penny drops. Potassium deficiency can cause hair loss and bananas are a great way to combat the loss. While the Potassium in bananas will rejuvenate hair growth, the Zinc will strengthen the hair to try and prevent any further loss. Oh and they help smooth and keep your tresses feeling silky soft… So I think it’s time we got down with bananas a little more often.
But let me warn you NOW, if you’re going to use them on your hair, DO NOT mix them by hand, unless you want to spend a few hours picking bits from your hair. Please, please, please use a BLENDER on a high speed and then pour it through a sieve (and if you can be bothered… blend it again) to make sure it’s super silky smooth.
So if you’re wondering how you can use it to keep your hair in check, here are a few ideas
Banana as a Hair Smoothie
Yep, this is definitely one the curlies with a sweet tooth. Blend two bananas with some natural yoghurt, 2tbsp honey, half a cup of coconut milk, add 1tbsp of castor oil & 2 tbsp of olive oil. Make sure you blend it until it’s ridiculously smooth, and put it through a sieve. Then cover your hair and scalp with the smoothie and let it set in for at least 30 mins and wash off. I recommend combing through with a wide tooth combed in the shower.
Banana as a Hot Oil Treatment
This is pretty simple just blend 2 bananas until they’re super smooth, add 2 tbsp honey, 2tbsp olive oil, 2tbsp almond oil & 1tbsp castor oil. Heat up the mixture and put it on your hair. Put a shower cap on and relax while all your hair gets beautifully nourished :)