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A’Yianah-She So Fly!

Style: Protective Up Do

Complete: 1 Hour

Products Used: Shea it Aint So ( new to product line up) and Peppermint/Clove Scalp Oil (new to product line up)

Tools Used: Rat tail comb, my fingers

Reason for style: Protective Style for the week

How To Achieve style: On freshly washed and conditioned hair, section hair into two parts (1) for the corn rows in the back, (1) for the twist/braid out. Take the back section and corn row upward – make 6-8 cornrows- twirl the ends into bantu knots. The remaining section in the front- apply product and braid as if you were doing a braid out- BUT roll the hair on rollers to the scalp. Allow hair to “air dry” over night. Remove rollers, apply oil of choice or shea butter to your hands and undo each braid. Once all rollers and braids are removed, “finger”style- apply flower to the side or back. Wrap hair with a satin scarf or bonnet at night

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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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Oils For Hair Growth


Oils have been used throughout history to preserve the life and vitality of hair. Their stimulating, insulating and coating properties make them invaluable in hair care. The proper use of oils can help support hair growth.

What are Oils?

Oils are hydrophobic, or water-repelling, substances that trap moisture within the hair shaft. Water like essential oils applied to the scalp increase blood flow and nutrients to the area.

Functions

Oils promote hair growth in two ways: scalp stimulation and protection of pre-existing strands. Essential oils stimulate the scalp skin to encourage hair emergence. Heavier oils aid growth by fortifying the entire shaft against breakage. Reduced hair breakage over time produces longer hair.

Essential Oils

Peppermint and rosemary oils are scalp-stimulating essential oils that promote growth by controlling the overproduction of sebum, our natural skin oil. They increase scalp circulation by creating tingling sensations on the skin.

Carrier Oils

Jojoba and sweet almond oils are heavier oils that closely mimic the structure of sebum. Carrier oils like these are used to dilute lighter essential oils to reduce scalp and skin irritation.

Fixed Oils

Coconut and castor oils are heavier oils that promote hair growth by reducing hair breakage along the shaft. These softening oils also impart pliable strength to the length of the hair.

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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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Shealoe Hair Smoothie

RECEIPE: Shealoe Hair Smoothie recipe for loc’s, fro, twist-out care and maintenance

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp shealoe butter
2 Tbsp tea tree oil
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp jojoba
1 tsp vegatable glycerin
1 tsp 100% aloe vera gel
5 Vitamin E capsules
5 drops of peppermint Oil
10 drops of lavender Essential Oil (or oil of your choice)