Shea Moisture recently released a Manuka Honey & Mafura line (as well as a Jamaican Black Castor Oil line) that I’m sincerely in love with.
Manuka benefits for hair: aids in the regrowth of thinning hair, prevents dry scalp and build up and dope for shine and combatting frizz.
Mafura benefits for hair: Contains essential fatty acids that are known to strengthen, deeply moisturize and soften dry hair. Also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for a healthier scalp.
In other words? Your hair health, scalp health and growth are about to be on 10! I’ve been using the conditioner and deep conditioner once a week followed by the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass leave-in (finger raked into freshly washed, soaking wet hair) and then a layer of their Shea Yogurt Moisturizer on top, to seal it all in (Discussed this organic brand a few months back. Here)
Both lines were purchased at Target! The weather is changing up so this is my go-to healthy hair regimen for the cooler temps.
P.S. ALL of these smell like absolute heaven on earth. Seriously.
Have any of you tried these products? Thoughts?
6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Natural Hair
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and women. The acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner, cleansing agent and an effective germ killer.
As a result, apple cider vinegar uses and benefits for the hair include:
- Vinegar hair rinse
- Hair Herbal rinse
- Essential oil vinegar hair rinse
- Dandruff and itchy scalp relief
- Natural hair loss treatment
- Home Remedy for head Lice
Find the 6 all-natural rinse recipes here.
Co-Wash & Detangle Routine, Start to Finish, in UNDER 25 Min!
No more dreading wash day, no more wrinkly water-logged fingers, and no more hour long wash routines! I’ve finally figured out a quick cowash and detangle method to get me in and out of the shower with very little effort or fuss! This method utilizes a few simple products you probably already own in your home! It’s perfect for every natural, whether you have very little time to spare, you work out and exercise, or if you’re just sick of washing your natural hair! If I can cowash and detangle my thick long 4a natural hair quickly, in under 25 minutes, I know you can too! Give it a try and let me know how it goes! I hope this helps!!
7 Drugstore Shampoos & Conditioners That Are Silicone & Sulfate Free
The Natural Haven writes:
There are now a plethora of hair product lines aimed at naturals but they are mostly online or in select stores. In the future, it will be super easy to get probably any product. However, there are still many of us who do rely on drugstore products either for convenience or simply because they do actually work well.
Most naturals are picky about their products and top of this list is silicone and sulfate free products. Therefore, this list should help you!
Read more here.
DIY Clay Hair Cleanser (Healthy Shampoo Alternative) Recipe
"Here’s my basic recipe to make an all-natural clay hair cleanser. I’ve added just the bare necessities needed to make this amazingly gentle yet clarifying homemade shampoo! Hope it helps!"
Does your hair growth seem stunted no matter what you use? Are you struggling to keep your scalp moisturized and itch-free? Long, shiny and beautiful hair starts at the scalp! This video will show you my All-Natural Hair & Scalp Cleansing Regimen to help keep your scalp healthy and in turn help your hair retain moisture, length, fullness and shine. This 4-step beauty regimen will leave your hair looking lush and amazing almost immediately! You just need Unrefined Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, the White Camellia conditioner by Aubrey Organics and the Anti-Breakage Yucca Masque by Shea Moisture. Interested in hearing how and why? Watch the tutorial for more information!
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Finally back home so today was a much needed wash day! Here are the store-bought all-natural options for those of you not into DIY/kitchen beauty projects and those who aren’t fans of online shopping for hair products. I used the Aubrey Organics “White Camellia” set of shampoo (I personally cleanse with apple cider vinegar but this product is a great non-drying option for those who feel they need a shampoo from the store!) and conditioner. Both sold at Target and Whole Foods. I then used the Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner, also sold at Target. Once my hair was cleansed and deep conditioned, I applied the Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk (Target) followed by a finger-raked layer of Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Juice (Target, Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe) to add some shine, definition and to seal in moisture! All natural and healthy goodness! Don’t forget to keep the Aloe refrigerated. No filter on the pic so you can see my results! Now I’ll let it air dry in pigtails. Sleep on a satin pillowcase to avoid dryness and frizz. Tomorrow I’ll take down the pigtails and puff my hair out. Those were my exact steps to achieve the big hair in my 2 previous STL pics. I do all of this once a week. What are you using to cleanse and style your hair and where do you buy/order?
ACV Dandruff & Hair Clarifying TreatmentThe acetic acid found in the apple cider vinegar helps wash away shampoo/conditioner build-up and vinegar is a natural dandruff fighter. If you do try this, make sure to rinse hair thoroughly after the vinegar rinse.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
1 cup apple cider vinegar (you can substitute distilled white vinegar or lemon juice for this rinse).
2 cups distilled water.
A spray bottle.
Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray on hair after you shampoo and condition. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use more than once or twice a week.
I do this clarifying process once a month! It really clears out all of that product buildup from our daily use of hair products. I use this Bragg brand of Apple Cider Vinegar (also sold at Whole Foods and most healthy markets). After I clarify, I deep condition, to restore the moisture. Here’s a video tutorial I made last year. It helps your hair (and scalp) stay super healthy and beautiful! For all hair types and lengths. It’s also dope if your hair stops responding to your favorite products! It’s like a hair reboot!
Also, a few of you have complained about the after smell. If your hair still smells like ACV, then you used way too much or didn’t rinse it out thoroughly enough!