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My Deep Conditioner Receipe


**Picture is after hair was DC and styled twist out**

Most of you know that I use very little commerical product on my hair. 97% of the items I apply to my hair, most of you have in your kitchen. I was making an egg white facial mask and didn’t want to discard the yoke ( food is too expensive to disgard stuff). So I thought I would whip up a quick deep conditioner for my hair. The mixologist in me was experimenting and this is what I came up with.

1 egg yoke ( you can use the whole egg if desired)
1 tbsp of Raw Honey
2 tbsp EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 tbsp spoons of your favorite conditioner ( I used Garnier Fructis Haircare Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment)

Directions:
Beat (egg)yoke with a fork, add the remaining ingredients, mix until everything is well blended.

Substitutions:
* Feel free to substitute the olive oil for any natural oil of your choice.
* Add more oil for extra dry hair (e.g. 1 tablespoon).
* Add more honey for hair that needs more sheen (e.g. 2 tablespoons).

Instructions for Use:

* Section hair into 4 segments.
* Generously apply evenly to hair, from root to ends concentrating on ends
* Smooth hair into a protective style (e.g. braided ponytail, or bun).
* Put a conditioner cap or heat cap over hair
*let sit for 30-60 minutes
*Rinse, style as desired

Have you experimented with making homemade conditioner(s)?? I’m very curious to hear about your experiments and favorite homemade receipe- Lets talk about it!

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Product Review: Target Brand Eye Make Up Remover

Product: Up & Up (Target Brand) Oil Free Eye Make Up Remover

Price: $3.50

Description:
Effective & gentle
Removes even waterproof mascara
No oily residue

This dual-phase 100% oil-free liquid activates when shaken to gently whisk away even waterproof eye makeup without any tugging, pulling or stinging. Your skin is left feeling clean and fresh with no oily residue. Aloe and cucumber extracts soothe skin.

On a recent shopping trip at Target, I found the Up&Up (Target store brand) Eye Make-Up Remover which said it was comparable to the Neutrogena brand on the label. I checked out the ingredients and it has the same formulation! It works so great its ridiculous! 1-2 swipes with a cotton pad removes everything off my eyes and its gentle enough to rub across my face for any residue my towelettes leave behind! Its also great at removing makeup reside and glue from lashes, allowing you to get multiple usage from 1 pair of lashes. It didn’t burn and the skin around my eyes actually felt moisturized.

I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! This is my first experience using an eye make up remover product. I normally use Vaseline or EVOO ( extra virgin olive oil) to remove my eye make up. I’ve recently become obsessed with eyeshadow-the brighter the color the more I want to pack on ( lol..lol..) and lashes ( squeals) I love the look natural eye lashes gives me. I just feel so sophicated and flirty. Since suffering from so many skin issues I’ve become a skin care product junky. My skin is urber sensitive, so I will only try something once, if it start to burn, itch, or cause any other irritation- I’m D-O-N-E. I will defiantly purchase this product again, and include it as a staple in my skin care regime.

Have you tried any eye make up removers? what was your experience? Lets chat!

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My Wavy Loc’s





Friday evening, I tried a new maintenance routine on my locs and I must say I was happy with the results. I first did a Evoo/ Honey pre shampoo treatment ( same as a hot oil treatment- added raw honey to the Evoo mixture, sit bottle in a cup of hot *not boiling* water, shake, the apply) onto dry hair before I shampoo’d, covered with a plastic cap for 45 minutes, then shampoo’d with Au’Naturale Hair Wash, and Conditioned with Au’Naturale Hair Mask). I then started to re twist my roots using Au’Naturale Lemon Honey Twist & Loc Souffle,I secured a couple of locs with a clip on the ends, then braided 3-4 locs together and secured the ends with a small rubber band. I continued this process throughout my head, and covered my head with a silk bonnet and went to sleep. ** total twist time 45 minutes!!!**. I allowed my hair to “air” dry ( avoiding the hooded dryer- I was afraid that the dry heat would strip the moisture I had gained from pre washing my hair with oil and honey- I hope you can see how moist was loc’s were in the pic of my loc’s at the root). I took the braids down Monday morning before work- and the results were BEAUTIFUL- a head full of wavy loc’s.. This was the fastest I ever re twisted my hair and I didn’t have the aches and pains of the clips on my scalp (I’m very tender headed and the clips usually hurt my scalp). The roots stayed twisted and I maintained a good amount of length. I was very satisfied with the results and the time spent to obtain this style. ** Now lets see how long it last**

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My Pipe Cleaner Curls




I LOVE pipe cleaner curls!!!! Finally a low mainteance style that provide me longlasting curls. If you thought about giving yourself a straw set to create cute spiral curls, this style is for you. The pipe cleaner curls work well to create spiral curls in locs! So, if you want, curly dreadlocks, this is a style for you!

Things you’ll need:
• Pipe cleaners ( I purchased mine from Michael’s Craft Store)
• Shampoo ( Au’Naturale Hair Wash)
• Conditioner ( optional) ( Au’Naturale Hair Mask )
• Setting lotion ( I use Lotta Body- diluted w/ distilled water in a spray bottle)

Step 1
Prep the pipe cleaners- take the pipe cleaners and fold in half, leave a loop at the top and begin twisting the remaining ends. I initially twisted 50 to get started.

Step 2
Wash and condition your hair

Step 3
Towel dry your hair, but do not dry it fully

Step 4
Apply setting lotion, Take a pipe cleaner and roll up small sections of hair damp from the end to the root

** On traditional locs most people do 2 locs per pip cleaner, if you have larger loc’s – like myself- I suggest 1 loc per pipe cleaner** Fold the ends of the pipe curler up and twist it around to secure the pipe cleaner in the hair.
Continue rolling until the entire head is complete.

** If you aren’t re- twisting your roots-You can divide your hair is half and make two ponytails- apply the pipe cleaners to the exposed ends and rolls up to the band holding the pony tail- that will also give you added length and a “not so tight” curl**

Step 5 * optional*
Mist hair once all over with the setting lotion or a moisturizing mist ( 1 part distilled water, 1 part EVOO, couple drops of peppermint oil, and couple drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil- shake well)

Step 6
Sit under a hooded dryer and allow hair to dry completely (I sat under the dryer 1 hour) – You can also allow the hair to air dry. The longer you keep the pipe cleaners in the better- a friend of mine (Doni) kept hers in the entire weekend!!!!

Step 7
Remove the pipe cleaners by pulling the pipe cleaners straight down (do not unravel)

Step 8 – REVEAL YOUR CURLS
You will have a head of beautiful spiral curls in your locs, dreadlocks, or natural hair. The curls will drop as the days/weeks go by. My locs maintained its curly state for 3-4 weeks.

** Stay tuned- this weekend I will attempt pipe cleaner curls on my daughter 2-strand twist**

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Trader Joe’s Peppermint Castile Soap is da bomb!!!!!!!!

Trader Joe’s Peppermint Castile Soap

Features All Natural

Body Wash
Children’s hand soap
Cleansing
Fragrant soap
Hand Soap
Hydrating soap
Liquid Soap
Mild soap
Moisturizing soap
Multi purpose soap
Organic
Paraben free
aromatherapy

I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Peppermint Castile Soap for about 3 weeks. Not only is it very affordable – under $3.00 per 16 ounces, but I love the fresh peppermint aroma and the lather it produces. BONUS!! It’s mild enough to use as a facial wash, body wash AND a shampoo. This product is also mild enough for use with babies and children. I like it so much I actually wish I’d known about it years ago. Trader Joe’s Peppermint Castile leaves me feeling clean and invigorated after my shower.

Upon further research of Trader’s Castile, I found you can use this soap for numerous things: to make a natural household cleaner, to make a natural bug and spider repellant, for washing delicate clothing and for shampooing pets. I haven’t yet tested these other uses but am planning to soon.

RECEIPE:
Peppermint Patty Shampoo

8 oz Trader Joe’s Peppermint Castile Soap
2 tablespoons of safflower oil or Evoo
2 tablespoons of organic honey
1 tablespoon of jojoiba oil or vitamin E oil

Pour all indgreidents into a bottle, shake well to mix all the products, shampoo hair as usual. ** shake well before each use, store in a cool, dark cabinet**

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Nappy Hair Cleansers

Nappy Hair Cleansers

Most of the ingredients in these recipes can be found in your refrigerator. Recipes with perishable ingredients may require refrigeration since they do not contain preservatives. These recipes are quick to make and will save you time and money. As with ANY recipe, you may have to play with the ingredients a little bit to suit you. These are hair cleansing recipes that are simple, natural, and beneficial for ALL hair.

Castile Moisturizing Shampoo

1/4 Cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
1/8 Cup Vegetable Glycerin
1/8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup Water

Mix ingredients. Shampoo as usual. Note: I must say this is my favorite recipe. It cleans my hair without stripping it, leaving it moist with a lot of sheen. This is NOT a thick mixture. However, a little goes a LONG way.

Hair Clarifier Recipe

2 Tablespoon Shampoo
1 Tablespoon Baking soda
1/4 Cup Water
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix water and baking soda together until there is no ‘grit’. Add shampoo and stir to even consistency. Wash hair as normal. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp area. Rinse well with warm water. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.Condition and style as usual.

Hair Clarifier Recipe

1 Tablespoon Baking soda
1 Cup Water
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix water and baking soda together until there is no ‘grit’. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp area. Rinse well with warm water. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine. Condition and style as usual.

Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifier

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cups distilled water
2 Drops Sage Oil (this is optional)
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix ingredients together. Shampoo wash or conditoner wash as usual. Rinse conditioner. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage mixture thoroughly into scalp area. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Brown Sugar Hair and Scalp Cleaner

1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
3 Tablespoon Conditioner

Mix ingredients together. Wet your hair and scalp. Use your fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp in small circles. Rinse well. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Lemon Scalp Cleaner

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
5 Tablespoons Conditioner

Mix ingredients. Massage into hair and scalp. Rinse well. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Lemon Clarifier

2 Cups Warm water
1/2 Cup Lemon

Mix ingredients together. Wet hair thoroughly. Massage into hair using fingertips (not nails). Let sit for 8-10 minutes. Rinse well. Apply your normal conditioner, for shine.

oz = ounce
tsp = teaspoon
tbs = tablespoon
c = cup

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Contest Time….1 Day Left- Au Naturale FREE Give A Way

I’m hosting my first

Au Naturale Give-A-Way

The rules are simple:

1. You must be a follower of Au Naturale by Miss Sixx
(http://missnaturale.blogspot.com/)

2. Answer the poll question on the the left side of the page ” What is your favorite oil”.

3. You must leave a comment including your e-mail address

**US residents only!!**

The winner will be picked randomly on August 4th, 2009 & I’ll post the winner on August 5th, 2009.