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.
4 Scientific Reasons To Try Tea Rinses For Natural Hair
"Tea rinses are growing in popularity within the natural hair community. Green tea and black tea are generally widely available and therefore are also the most frequently discussed. Could there be some science to tea rinsing? I decided to investigate and discovered some interesting reasons as to why a final rinse with tea after washing hair may possibly be beneficial.”
Read more here.
My new healthy hair obsession is this Alikay Naturals line. 100% natural and 90% organic 😍 Every single product smells fresh and summery! Perfect for all hair types. I met the owner, Black Onyx, and we were discussing how cool it is to see more and more healthy beauty brands on store shelves. Her line is now at Target and you can also check them out at alikaynaturals.com She didn’t ask me to post about it but I just had to because my hair responded so well! I used her Lemongrass Leave-In on freshly washed and soaking wet hair, followed by her Shea Yogurt Moisturizer. During my wash process, I used her Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner and my hair felt like butter. (Watch my Healthy Wash & Go Regimen to see my exact styling process). These ingredients are all so clean and rich, continuous use will most definitely strengthen and lengthen your hair. Check them out if you’re looking for new healthy products to try! Support brands that care about your health!
Have any of you tried the line?
3-Easy To Make Homemade Deep Conditioners For Natural Hair
"For some of us, going natural did not stop with our hair. It continued with a move towards mixing our own “natural” products. While numerous recipes exist on the internet, few are actually both simple AND effective in meeting the needs of our natural hair. If you are new to making your own products or are a current mixtress searching for an easy-to-make recipe that actually works, you can start with these homemade conditioners, which are my three favorites"
Read more here.
Another way in which I use oils in my haircare regimen is in my deep conditioning treatment. I usually deep condition before I wash, as it makes the wash process a lot easier and quicker.
In my deep conditioning mix, I use:
2 parts Coconut Oil +
2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil +
1 part Jamaican Black Castor Oil +
3 parts conditioning treatment
DIY Homemade Deep Conditioner For Protein Sensitive Hair
“If you’re protein sensitive, please remember to test a small hidden patch first before committing to the entire head. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, so please use caution as every woman reacts to various ingredients differently. Bananas and coconut milk contain a small amount of protein. However, some protein sensitive women love using bananas and/or coconut milk to condition. Some, do not and cannot handle ANY amount of protein. So please test a small amount to figure out where you stand. This mixture is not “Protein-Free” but is geared towards those who have “Protein-Sensitivities” based on ingredients that have been recorded to work well.
My new favorite DIY homemade deep conditioner for protein sensitive natural hair! I made it specifically for my viewers with protein sensitivity, but it works amazingly even if you’re not protein sensitive! My dry natural hair was extremely moisturized and shiny after just one application! Definitely give it a try! Whether you’re natural, relaxed, have a protein sensitivity or not, you’re sure to love this mixture! I hope it helps!”