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I’m a mixologist……and you can be one too

Product junkies will agree — you can spend hundreds of dollars testing out the numerous products available on the market, many of which are supposedly intended for natural hair use. However, breaking the bank is really not necessary for a healthy, strong and shiny natural. You already have key ingredients in your own kitchen and bathroom!

Creating your own hair recipes not only saves money, but allows for a more intimate relationship with your hair — you can gain a much better insight as to what your hair craves, prefers, or rejects with your at-home experiments.

Get creative! There are a few simple rules to follow to find your perfect concoctions:

Don’t mix too many things at once-Start out with simple recipes, say, mixing one main ingredient and adding a small amount of another. It’s much easier to determine what worked and what didn’t when your ingredients list is limited.

Create two-ingredient mixes and try them until you find a mix that works well on your hair. If it’s a “perfect” mix, continue using it! If it’s a “pretty good” mix, retry the recipe with the same main ingredient then alter the secondary ingredient until you reach perfection. You may find you need to reverse the amounts used, making the main ingredient the secondary ingredient.

If there is one particular ingredient you find most always works well on your hair, make it a staple for your hair recipes, adding it as a standard part of all your recipes.

Alter the way you apply the mixes to your hair. Try dousing your hair with your Super Yogurt Surprise while your hair is drenching wet in the shower. Does it work well this way? Try another time by making it a bit more liquidy and spritz it on your dried hair with a spray bottle. Perhaps your hair responds better to this application.

For ingredients, a general rule of thumb is if it’s ok to ingest, it’s probably ok to apply to your hair as well. Pureed fruit, honey, apple cider vinegar and many more items are great additions to homemade hair recipes.

Take note of what works for you and how it worked. Some recipes may be better for clarifying while others make for great deep conditioners.

Search and compare! If you’re a little timid about applying egg whites to your hair, make use of resources available to you before doing so. Search the Internet for your particular ingredients. You just may find others who have tried the same type of recipe and enjoyed success or experienced a nightmare.

Go beyond your kitchen! Many cities have well-stocked health food and natural stores with a huge selection of ingredients to boost your hair recipes. Experiment with essential oils (a few drops go a long way!), xanthum gum (a thickener, also known as xanthan), as well as conditioners and leave-ins you won’t likely find at department stores and drug stores.

Remember, a recipe failure is a good thing. It lets you know what your hair simply does not respond to well. The worst likely thing that can happen with the use of your homemade products is the need to wash your hair again, so get creative!

Note: Use of homemade mixes for coloring of hair is not recommended.

Article Source: www.ezine.articles.com

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YOUR INVITED: Oyin Handmade Event

Whether you have natural hair, relaxed hair or locs, Oyin Handmade cordially invites you to spend the day with us on Saturday August 29, 2009. We’ll have hot music to vibe to, independent movies playing in the media section, hand massage and on the spot hair analysis! Yep, no matter your hair type, length, and regardless of your age or gender, we’ll hook you up with what your hair (and body!) needs. Plus, there are hot tee’s, handbags, independent Black music, art and literature.

Oyin Handmade is launching a few new products, including Honey Water! This moisturizing mist for the body is simply delish and leaves the skin feeling well nourished. It comes in four scents, Black Cedar Fig, Coco Mango, Rich Almond and Original Honey Scent. Also, there’s a brand new cleanser, black soap cleansing gel. This unscented gel is deep cleansing, hydrating and it’s packed with antioxidants. Want to glow from the inside? Here you go! Plus, we are officially launching the 32 oz. bottles of the infamous Honey Hemp Conditioner! It’s about time, right? I can wax off a bottle of conditioner in no time, so this is definitely a must for me! I say this all the time, but I really wish I found this condish when I was still relaxed! It’s so jam packed with healing ingredients, it may have helped save my hair. Ah well, I have it now!

Here are the details!
Who: You and The Oyin Gang
What: The Honey Water Launch Party
Where: 2103 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD
When: August 29, 2009 2-5pm (The store is open from 12-7)
Why: Because we love you and your hair!

For more information on the brand, check out http://www.oyinhandmade.com.

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what is a FRO HAWK????




The fro hawk is a hairstyle that allows a person to wear their hair in a Mohawk style without cutting or buzzing the sides of their hair off. Most fro hawks uses hair twists on the side, cornrows or just pinning up the sides.

Fro hawks for kinky hair is a nice look especially if you wear your hair in a naturally curly hairstyle. Some of the more popular sports figures and fashion models can be found wearing fro hawks in various lengths, textures and colors. The Mohawk has been a style mostly seen on punk rockers and the like but has transcended to all hair types and genres.

Some fro hawk photos for men and women give some great mohawk inspired looks for those who want to take a chance on this trendy hairstyle. If you are not ready for a true commitment you may prefer the faux mohawk which basically lets you wear your hair in its original form once you are done with your fro hawk fantasies.

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ITS NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER.. CONTEST TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m hosting my first

Au NaturaleGive-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.

There will only be one winner but don’t fret I’ll be doing more give-a-ways soon.

Alright, now for the good part, the prize.

(1) bottle of your favorite oil, along with an orginial Au Naturalereceipe ( named after the winner) to include a body butter or hair butter ( your choice) using your favorite oil.

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Receipe: Aloe Vera Moisturizer Mist

Here is the receipe of my favorite moisturizer

Water
2 ounces Pure Aloe Vera Juice
2 ounces Coconut Oil or EVOO
1- Vitamin E capsule
1-2 tsp Glycerin or honey Quat
1-2 tsp jojoba Oil
2-3 drops of Rosemary EO ( or any EO of your choice) **optional**

Mix together in a spray bottle- Mist daily or as needed

** You can alter the amounts until you until you get the results you like***

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How do you use coconut milk in your hair??

How do you use coconut milk in your hair??

1. Coconut milk soaks. This involves no other ingredient other than
coconut milk coming into contact with your hair. You douse your hair
in coconut using the whole can and leave on your hair for about an
hour. I have not done this because most people comment that it is so
drippy while your are waiting that hour..but they do say it makes
their hair feel nice!

2. Coconut milk+Conditioner mixtures. I do this very frequently,
about every other week to ensure that I do not have hair protein
overload. I mix coconut milk with my moisturizing deep conditioners
(not protein conditioners because coconut milk is a protein
remember!!). The conditioners that I have had great success with
coconut milk are Lustrasilk Sheabutter Cholesterol (in the bottle)
and Proclaim Aloe&Shea all of which you can find at your Sally’s
beauty supply. I mix coconut milk with these conditioners and add
other natural ingredients including coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and
castor oil. You can change your recipes based on what your hair
wants. The general recipe for the coconut milk+conditioner mixture is
as so:

1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup conditioner
Mix all of these ingredients and let sit on your hair for about an
hour and rinse out! Strong fluffy hair for the rest of the week!

** Courtesy of Moni from Au_naturale@yahoogroups.com **