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Removing Lint From Loc’s

Few things look worse in locked hair than lint. What causes lint to build up in locs? It could be a particular product causes your hair to absorb lint like a sponge. Pillow fibers might cling to your locs at night. Your towel lint might be having a party in your hair. Whatever the cause, you want to get rid of it.

Commercial products that remove lint

A good clarifying shampoo might be all your hair needs to remove lint build-up, especially if you don’t have much to contend with. Here are a few products that get locked hair lint-free:

Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo ( from website)

This fast-acting clarifying shampoo deep-cleanses with just one application and rinses clean to leave hair shiny, bouncy and full. Herbal extracts deliver beneficial nutrients quickly and reduce drying time for fast and easy styling.

The Lemon Drop is made with an aloe base and is packed with essential oils geared toward soothing oily hair and scalp – lemongrass, lavender, cedarwood, and aloe. It can be used as a clarifier to get rid of product build-up. It can also be used for teen and mature locs.

Invigorates and refreshes the scalp with cooling Peppermint Oil
Deeply cleanses and removes product build-up and daily toxins, without stripping away essential moisture
Restores your hair to its original shiny, healthy state.
Has Rosemary Extract to deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to hair and scalp. Has Moisturizing Marine Extracts (Algae, Carrageenan, Spirulina and Seaweed) to provide hair and scalp with nourishing hydration
Helps to smooth, soften and boost shine.

Natural remedies to get rid of lint

Apple cider vinegar rinse – An apple cider vinegar rinse works as a natural hair cleanser by gently removing build-up. The rinse can produce a shine because apple cider vinegar naturally closes cuticle scales found on the hair shaft’s surface.

Create an apple cider vinegar rinse by combining:
* 1 cup distilled water
* 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

*Optional* add 5 drops of lavender, rosemary, lemon , sage or rose essential oil to the basic vinegar rinse recipe.

Pour the mixture over your hair as a final rinse after you shampoo. You might have to do an apple cider vinegar rinse a couple times before you see results.

Baking Soda – This is a powerful way to remove lint from your locs. Baking soda works as a clarifier, leaving your locs squeaky clean.

Make a baking soda clarifier by combining:
· 1 tablespoon baking soda
· 1 cup water
Pour the mixture over your hair, squeezing it into the hair and focusing on troublesome locs. Massage it into the hair for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Bentonite Clay – No, it will not build up in your locs. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly. Bentonite clay pulls chemicals and metals out from our bodies, like a magnet. When applied to locs, bentonite clay pulls dirt, lint and product build-up from our hair. When you apply bentonite clay, be sure your locs are freshly shampooed.

Mix equal parts of the following in a non-metal bowl with a non-metal spoon: (If you use metal, you will activate or de-activate certain properties in the bentonite clay)
· Bentonite clay
· Apple cider vinegar
It is normal for the mixture to sizzle. If you think the mix is too thick for you, use a few drops of lukewarm water. The consistency will be creamy. Place the clay directly on your locs, and leave it there for about 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly. The lint will come to the surface and easily be removed.

Tweezers – Use tweezers to perform surgery on your locs. Carefully remove lint from wet locs with the tweezers. (Some prefer using a pin or a straightened paper clip). Make sure you actually have lint to begin with! If the stuff on your locs disappears when wet, you have build-up. If the fuzz remains, it’s lint. Go for the tweezers. Be careful you don’t thin your loc out. If it becomes too weak, you will have to cut or repair the loc(s).

How you can prevent lint from getting trapped in your locs
· Wear a scarf at night, when cleaning or doing other chores that might get your hair into close contact with cling-happy fabrics.

· Use dark-colored towels when drying your locs. Light colored towels can shed lint into your locs.

· Avoid products with petroleum in them, hair butters and creamy conditioners because these substances attract lint and other unwanted residue on your locs.

· Stay away from hats and scarves that shed, like angora or wool.

· Check your locs from time to time for lint. It is easier to remove lint off the surface of your locs, rather than having to remove embedded lint.
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Product Review – Carols Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

Manufacturer: Carols Daughter

Type: Tui Hair Smoothie

Size: 8fl.oz

Price: $18.00-$20.00

Rating: 1 out of 5

Attributes: ( from Carols Daughter.com)

Detangles, moisturizes and protects your hair

Tames and detangles

Is rich in fatty acids and creamy butters for intense conditioning

Has Nutrient-rich oils of Olive fruit and and Sunflower Seeds to boost shine.

Has Shea and Cocoa Butters to provide moisture and help protect hair from dryness and brittleness.

Has Rapa Seed Oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3

Has a fragrance cocktail of Guava, Mango and Passion Fruit

PLUS, it has NO Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil or artificial color

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Amodimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Bourbon) Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aspartic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-37, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

The Good: (scent) the scent was very “tropical” and lured me in to proceed. Outside of the scent and the fact that I received this product FREE at a product swap my “good” was limited.

The Bad: (consistency) the smoothie was very thin and runny. I could pour it out of the jar. I think the packaging could be better. A product that thin should be in a squeeze tub, not a jar (IMO). I didn’t see any “results” but I didn’t see any reverse behavior with my hair either ( dryness, brittle, or limp hair that other reviewers have complained about.)

The Ugly: (price) $20.00- TWENTY AMERICAN DOLLARS?? RI-DAM-DICLIOUS!!!- nuff said!!!!



Overall: The only CD product I’d ever tried was the Loc Butter and Marguerites Magic. I was happy with the loc butter ( click her for that review), the Maragruite Magic was so-so ( I purchased that for my daughter when she was relaxed). I was happy to be able try another CD product with out emptying my purse. Thank God for product swaps!!!!!! This product was a huge disappointment- so much so that I wanted to give it back to the person that gave it to me at the product swap ( I will be swapping this at the next meet up- T-R-U-S-T). Had I purchased this product- it would have been returned for a full refund. Maybe if CD market it differently, repackage the product, re price the product- it would do better ( well, I guess- that would make it a “new” product” :o). This one needs to go back into the test kitchen. **Note** I make me own hair smoothie with (1) jar of stage 2 banana baby food (.49), raw honey ($3.99) cream of coconut (milk)(1.99), avocado (.79) ( put it all in a blender, mix well, apply to hair, leave on .30 minutes with a heat cap for deep conditioning treatment)- Similar CONSISTENCY as the CD product, and my hair is left feeling soft, moisturized, and shiny for a fraction of the cost!



Have you tried Carol’s Daughter’s Tui Hair Smoothie? What did you think?


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Au’Naturale Product Premier Party

Au’Naturale by Miss Sixx is a hair and skin care store specializing in high quality, natural and organic based products all handcrafted by Miss Sixx. New items will be premiered along with your fvorites that have been ” remixed” for the spring and summer. We can all have a girly chat and a drink while we browse and sample hair and skin products – and there will even be a prize draw for some freebies! Prices start from only $5 but there are also more exclusive products which would make great gifts for someone special.

Some of the items available for sale are:
* Hair Oils
* Hair Butters
* Loc Butters
* Loc Oil
* Au’Naturale Shampoo
* Mommie-to-be and Baby Butters
* Whipped Body Butters
* Body Scrubs
* Tub Teas

Date: April 24th
Time: 3pm-6pm
Address: Will Supply Upon RSVP- send email to naturale24.7@gmail.com ( this event is will take place in Howard County, Maryland)

– Free Hand Pampering
– Raffle Give-A-Way Every Hour
– Complimentary Wine/Daiquiris/Hors d’oeuvres

Mother’s Day is coming up…Shop for a Perfect Gift !!

Ladies…An Event You Don’t Won’t To Miss!

Please bring a friend if you’d like – I look forward to seeing you there!

Miss Sixx

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**Special** Any two for $20- donation to Haiti Emergency Fund


Au’Naturale prides itself on giving back to the community and participating in relief efforts. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has impacted Haiti, I have come up with a special containing our best selling products. You may choose any two items listed on this page at the discounted rate of $20.00- that’s right- two items for the low cost of $20.00-that’s a saving of up to $3 if purchased separately. In return, Au’ Naturale will donate $3 from each purchase to the Haiti emergency fund. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuNaturalebymzsixx)

Coconut Creme Custard

Coconut Creme Custard is a hair moisturizer creme that is suitable for most types of hair, It is light enough to use every day and never leaves hair feeling heavy and just like all our all natural products, there is never any product
buildup. Made with organic shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil this custard is perfect for use on every member of your family.

It is recommended for use daily on wet or dry hair and scalp or as needed.

Great for wash and go hair!

Chemical Free, Paraben Free, 100% Natural

Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Almond Oil, and Vegetable Glycerin

Healthy Hair Elixir

Mz. Sixx healthy hair elixir is multi-purposed. It can be used daily as an emollient hair and scalp dressing, and is excellent for use on all hair types. Use it to add natural shine to natural, straight, relaxed, or curly hair. It is at it’s very best, when used as a deep penetrating hot oil treatment. This combo of safflower oil, avocado oil, castor oil,and vitamin E masterfully blended with essential oils to help moisturize the hair while encouraging hair growth.

Organic Coconut Loc Butter

Loc Butter is an exceptional styling aid great for maintaining locs or on any natural twist style you may choose while providing a desirable hold and a satin sheen.

~ Chemical Free, Paraben Free, 100% Natural ~

Made with Organic Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Almond oil, and Essential Oil

Loc & Twist Oil

This all natural oil blend consist of extra virgin olive oil, apricot kernel oil, almond oil, castor oil, safflower oil, blended with essential oils and vitamin E. This oil blend will give your loc’s added shine and help it to retain moisture with a heavenly lemon scent.

As with all hair and skin care items, should irritation occur, discontinue use.

*******************$5.00 Flat Shipping *******************

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Now Seen on Etsy!

I’ve finally done it… (yippee!!!!) After many request from family and friends to purchase some of my Au’ Naturale products -I’ve finally jumped out on faith and opened an Etsy page (http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuNaturalebymzsixx)
Etsy is a place where you can buy and sell anything handmade. New items will be added weekly. Take a few minutes and check my Au’Naturale items. All items are:
Parben Free
Chemical Free
100% Natural

Wishing everyone a Mery Christmas… Stay Beautiful… and Au’Naturale…..

Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.

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My Love Affair With Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter





I’m continuing my love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter. It smell deliciously luscious,and its light, yet moisturizing. Check out my latest hair style with the help of my sister-friend LaDonna McLean. She created this up-do for me to show off my lovely head of loc’s..