Lately when i have been washing my hair a lot of it has been shedding or when i twist it quite a bit of hair falls out im kinda worried i read on the UrbanBushBabe blog an article on herbal tea rinses (black tea rinses) reducing shedding there was a lot of positive testimonials from a few ladies. And the lady herself who wrote this article Nikisha tried and tested it on her own hair and said it did wonders for her hair i dont know but im willing to try to stop this problem that has now become one priority item on my wish list at the moment .
even though i am a hair virgin in the sense that i have little knowledge of looking after natural hair i am very careful and i do ample amount of research and read a few reviews before using a product.Here are the staple oils that play a big part in my hair care regimen at the moment they are extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil . So far i have been using them in my pre shampoo mixes hot oil treatments and moisturising sprays so far so good and i use coconut or grapeseed oil as a sealant sometimes but my favourite has to be the grapeseed oil . I find that it moisturises my hair better you can buy any of these oils from your local food, hair or health store even online here are the benefits of each oil on the hair
Extra Virgin Coconut oil
Moisturizes the hair by helping it to retain moisture content that is why it is widely used as a sealant enhances the hairs natural shine strengthens hair fibers making it stronger smooths and nourishes the hair.
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Nourishes, moisturizes , conditions improving the hair texture good when massaged on dry scalp as it contains antioxidant vitamin A and E which helps in healing the scalp so it can also be used to treat dandruff.
Jojoba oil is also good for dandruff the oil is similar to the natural sebum of the scalp the natural oil that the scalp produces moisturizes.
Nourishes hair and smooths hair cuticles making hair thicker and stronger adds shine to hair prevents hair loss.
This light oil is easily absorbed gives hair a natural shine without leaving it too greasy can also be applied to the scalp strengthens hair promoting hair growth smooths hair cuticles so can be used as a sealant also.
Even though you are supposed to seal your ends like every day or every other day to lock in moisture i find that when i do that my hair is very greasy and gets dirtier quicker so i have just opted to oil my hair when it feels dry . But every other day i do lightly mist it with my spray mix 1/4 water 2 tablespoon coconut oil,teaspoon jojoba and almond oil , 1 tablespoon olive oil , 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil. Or i lightly mist my hair with water then i apply about 2/3 pumps of blended beauty curly frizz pudding as my hair can get very dry sometimes but i mostly use the pudding on wash days after conditioning to twist my hair.
Oils/products i would like to try next
Alikays coconut milk conditioner
alikays black soap shampoo
pure shea butter
I can't really write down a hair regimen as im trying out different things to see what my hair wants and needs but at the moment i co wash with Aubrey Organics Rose Mosqueta conditioner and i use home made recipes for my conditioning and hot oil treatments and i do a bentonite clay treatment once a month . The products that i have mentioned above you can find on the following website www.blackonyxworld.com I think the first thing i will buy is the black soap shampoo and the shea butter bare in mind im trying to keep my routine as simple and as organic as possible . But there is no harm in trying other things is there ? ...well i will keep you all posted
Last week of June ....can't really remember the day but that is when i went for the big chop to be honest it was not a complete cut because i just cut off the straight bits to be honest .For so long i tried to reverse the damage i did to my hair but just didnt work so went for it i have had long hair for like since i can remember so imagine how i felt after it was all done.Surprisingly my BF loves it im so chuffed and i got a positive response from friends and family alike but my mum was't happy such a drama queen lol Everything was going through my mind how will it look will it suit me anyway a month and bit later i'm so loving it surprisingly it has grown a few inches :) can't wait to get length though i have been streaming through other natural sistas blogs, youtube pages and sites i know i have made the right choice. The evolution of Christelle the begining of a journey