Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Rice Water For Clear Skin And Beautiful Hair

There are a few things that can brighten  my day like a plate of steaming fried rice and chicken sauce. Oh my! My mouth is watering already...ugh!

Moving on...


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A Simple Olive Oil Hair Treatment

Olive oil treatments can offer dry or damaged hair with essential fatty acids and much needed moisture. Like commercial hot oil treatments, olive oil can give your hair softness and shine. It is gentle and natural, which makes it ideal for anyone battling dry hair, including children.

A warm oil treatment can be done after chemical processing or accustomed to help hair texture and condition after environmental damage. Naturally dry hair, such as mine, may especially take advantage of occasional olive oil treatments. And it has made a difference! I alternate this with the shea butter treatment I had posted about.

The key to using olive oil like a hair treatment is to make sure you use the appropriate olive oil. Cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil is the highest quality of all oil varieties. It comes down from the first pressing from the olives and is filled with monounsaturated fats and vitamins. A popular and affordable brand is Goya Virgin Oil which is sold everywhere.

  1. Try taking some olive oil in a microwave-proof bowl and heat it within the microwave for 30 seconds. Alternatively, you are able to dunk the bottle of olive oil inside a bowl filled with hot water or place a bowl of olive oil on the saucepan and heat it until warm. However, make sure that you do not overheat the oil otherwise you could burn your scalp.
  2.  Making use of your finger tips, massage the oil gently on your hair and scalp, beginning with the roots and going down to the tip of your strands. The aim is to soak your hair completely with olive oil. Rub the oil in your scalp until the oil is totally absorbed.
  3. Allow the oil to sit for thirty minutes before you wash it off. Since olive oil is thick and high in consistency, it might take some effort and a minimum of two washes to rinse completely from your hair.
  4.  Wash your hair with cold water after which lather your hair with regular shampoo and rinse. Now squirt more shampoo on your hair, lather and wait for three minutes for the shampoo to be absorbed by the hair. Rinse off with cold water and apply a good conditioner.
  5. Once done, towel dry your hair. Blow drying your hair would only help make it drier. Therefore, it’s best to air dry your hair for best results.

Hope this helps!!

~ Neni ~

Monday, 28 March 2016

Benefits of Orange Peel

Oranges are some of the best sources of Vitamin C, which as we all know is good for the health and skin care as well.Many of us usually throw out the peels when it comes to eating oranges; whether we’re making fresh orange juice, snacking on whole oranges or making a citrus-y smoothie. 
Orange peels are the thick finely-textured skin of oranges. They range from orange to green or yellow in colour. Since ancient times, orange peels have been valued for their curative properties.

Monday, 20 July 2015

A Moisturizing and Conditioning Hair Oil Recipe

There are many factors which are responsible for dryness and brittleness of the hair, such as humidity, swimming in the sea or a chlorine-treated pool or genetics/ethnicity.

As someone with typical African hair texture, my hair tends to get dry and brittle in texture if not properly taken care of.

Well, not to worry, with this hair oil recipe, your hair will always be in tiptop shape!


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Dry,Brittle Hair? Try This Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Homemade masks for dry, brittle hair are the perfect way to restore its lost moisture and shine without the extra cost of special hair care products or unneeded chemicals. Making it isn’t hard at all and it does not require any special skill, special products or take ages to prepare!

Monday, 26 January 2015

A Wonderful Rich And Moisturizing Avocado Hair Mask

Our hair undergoes quite a lot of things such as constant washing, pulling, braiding, chemical processing, heat application to name a few. Therefore, we should in the same vein, pamper it accordingly, right?

Well look no further, this hair mask is so rich and dense in nutrients and oils that will nourish and moisturize your hair in more ways than one.


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tips to Achieve Healthy Hair Naturally

I think most women will agree with me when I say that it is a constant struggle trying to maintain healthy hair. Some of the factors include environmental pollutants and unbalanced diets. We treat our hair with heat and various chemicals in order to keep looking pretty.
Therefore, in order to keep the hair looking good AND healthy, here are some tips to help you on your way.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Protein-Rich Avocado Hair Mask For Hair Volume, Growth and Moisturizing

Avocado is a staple in our fridges and pantry, and now we’re adding it to our hair routine. With egg yolk mixed in, your hair follicles have a wonderful boost of protein.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Nourish Dry, Damaged Hair With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil not only smells delicious, but is also the perfect light moisturizer for dry hair; not too heavy and not too light...just right!:)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It Works: Mayonnaise and Avocado For Damaged Hair

This mixture helps repair damaged hair strands if only you can get past the mayonnaise-y smell. I can, 
and I hope you can too! :)


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

2 Protein Hair Treatments You Can Do At Home

Do you know that hair is made of protein? Yep, true story.:) 
Everyday styling and environmental pollution can strip moisture out of your hair. The best way to put moisture and shine back  to your hair is  by getting a protein treatment.
 Protein smooths the cuticle of the hair, creating smoother strands and stronger hair. Protein treatments at the salon can be quite expensive. So, instead of shelling out on those pricey treatments every 4 to 6 weeks, why don't you make your own easily at home?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Beauty at Home: DIY Revitalising Hair Mask

Brittle hair? Check.
Dry and itchy scalp? Check.
More hair on your comb than on your hair? Triple check!

I'm sure some of us may have experienced one or more of the above situations. I know I have!
It got to a point I was dreading combing my hair and I loooove to comb my hair (weird, I know).


Friday, 24 October 2014

It Works!! Easy DIY Eyelash Growth Serum

There are so many products being advertised today that promise to grow and strengthen your eyelashes, but some of them can have some scary side effects such as permanent eye discolouration (yikes!!).  
Also, they can be very expensive!  Therefore, I would like to share this cheap but effective DIY eyelash serum with you.
Do this every night  for a month and you should start noticing thicker lashes! 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Potato Juice For Hair Loss

Are you dealing with hair loss?
Is combing through your hair becoming a nightmare? 
Not to worry, Neni's got you covered!
I have a special recipe to help you keep your hair on (sic)!!


Friday, 8 August 2014

A Very Effective Moisturizing Treatment For Dry Damaged Hair

This hair mask will change your hair forever!! Well, at least it changed mine.:)


Monday, 4 August 2014

Banish Dandruff With Egg Yolk

Yep, you read that right.

But wait, it kind of makes sense. I'll tell you why.


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Lemon and Olive Oil Treatment for Itchy and Flaky Scalp

Olive Oil


You'll need:

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 Tbsp water

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or cup.
  •  Massage mixture into damp scalp.
  •  Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. 

  • This treatment should be applied every other week.

    Good luck!

    ¬ Neni ¬


    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Revive Dull Hair With Easy Tip!

    Styling products can leave a film on the hair  that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but a product like salad cream/dressing can help reverse this damage.


    Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    A Simple but Effective Hair Strengthening Treatment

    It doesn't cost much to take good care of your hair and you can always do so with food items that can be found in your kitchen. This treatment is high in protein which will help strengthen and nourish your hair.


    Friday, 3 January 2014

    3 Easy D.I.Y. Haircare Recipes

    Homemade hair treatments like shampoo and conditioner can be as good as or even better than commercial bought ones. They are a more natural way to clean and condition, rather than putting your hair and scalp through a barrage of unnatural products.

    The live cultures and stimulating enzymes in homemade hair treatments make them unbeatable for bringing revitalizing your hair, for a fraction of the cost. Why waste your money on something that either doesn't work, or isn't as good as something you could make at home?

    So, the next time your locks need a lift, save yourself some good money by using any of these kitchen fixes.
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