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!


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?

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, 23 September 2013

How To Make Carrot Oil

Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was great. I'm sure yours was too.:)
Some months back, I got a mail from a lovely blog visitor (yes, you all are lovely!!) asking me to post a recipe on how to make carrot oil. I promised her and just dumped it on the back burner.

So today, I'm here to tell how to do just that: make carrot oil.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Refreshing Watermelon Mask

Try this very, very refreshing facial mask. It's very effective and super hydrating. You'll love it, I promise!

You'll need:

  • 2 spoons of watermelon pulp.......*licks lips*
  • 1 spoonful of honey
  • 2 spoonfuls of lime or lemon juice

  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  2.  Apply the derived mixture to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  3.  Rinse with warm water.
Do this regularly and see your skin glow.

Later, beautiful people!


~ Neni ~

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

An Amazing Remedy To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Dandruff. Ugh! That stuff can be sooooo embarassing. The itching... The 'snowflakes' on the shoulder and sleeves... *shudders* I'm sure we can all relate.
Anyhoo, this stuff is ah-mazing. You should try it sometime!

  • 2 Aspirins
  •  Enough dandruff shampoo to wash your hair

  1. Dissolve aspirins in the shampoo. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Wash your hair. 

It also helps with hair growth so, it's a double whammy. lol

Good luck on this one!


~ Neni ~


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Dry Hands? Try This!

Afraid to shake hands with people? Scared of making gestures with your hands? We've all been there. We've had our days. Not to worry, this treatment will have your hands smooth and supple in no time!

1/4 cup course brown sugar
Baby oil to make into a paste

  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Using a hand washing motion, apply the mixture to the hands.
  3. Continue the washing motion for a minute then rinse off with warm water and pat dry. 
Now go on shake hands with everyone!

Good luck!

~ Neni ~


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Get Great Hair With Beer

Here is a very easy way to get beautiful hair. Beer acts as a great conditioner for your and gives it much needed shine.

What you need:
A can of beer
Olive oil  (half a cup)

  1. Mix the beer and oil together in a bowl
  2. Apply it to your hair until it is saturated.
  3. Leave on for not more than 30 mins
  4. Rinse off thoroughly.
  5. Style as usual.

~ Neni ~

Monday, 25 February 2013

Easy Way to Nourish Hair with Shea Butter

Look at the picture above. Don't you just love how healthy and moisturized her hair looks? I know I do. Remember that post on my hair story? Read it HERE . My hair now almost looks like hers...I said almost O! lol

Is your hair dry and brittle? If yes, you're not alone. African hair is characteristically dry and brittle but not to worry, that can be taken care of with good old shea butter! I just love shea butter; it's so invaluable.

Whenever I feel my hair feels dry in between my steaming sessions, here's what I do:
  1. Wash the hair with shampoo and conditioner.
  2. Towel dry the hair until it is just damp. You can also air dry instead.
  3. Apply a deep conditioner to your hair. Massage it into the hair roots and outwards towards the edges.
  4. Rub melted or softened shea butter into the hair. Apply it generously. *wink*
  5. Cover your hair with a two shower caps. If you don't have a shower cap, it's ok. You can use two soft polythene bags, you know those striped ones you are given when you buy provisions? Yeah, those!
  6. Leave on overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  7. Remove shower caps/polythene bags/heated cap. Wash hair with conditioner ONLY. Wash it as if you're using a shampoo. 
  8. Dry hair and style, plait , braid or whatever your choice
 This is working for me right now. I hope it does for you.

~ Neni~

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Hair Notes: Keeping it Natural (Well, Almost)

My hair used to be really thick, long and very dark in colour. At its longest, my hair was about shoulder blade length. I could plait it into a French braid without any hair pins or clips.*sigh*
You know that attitude you get when you realize you’ve got long hair, all of a sudden, you couldn’t be bothered with caring for your hair? Yep, that was me. I began using all sorts of shampoos and relaxers, especially the relaxers. Ah!! Relaxers can be very evil! Now I get the natural hair

One day, I realized that I couldn’t even pack my hair into a sensible bun. I simply took a pair of scissors and chopped off as much as I could. I headed to the hair salon and had it trimmed evenly.
I vowed thereafter to treat my hair the same way I do the rest my body: as natural as possible.

First, I decided to use hair relaxers twice a year and stick to one of high quality made for my hair type. Since my hair was so damaged, I started by using a heavy duty protein hair treatment to strengthen my hair follicles and the difference was very clear. I moisturize my hair regularly with shea butter and other natural oils.
My hair is looking much, much better. My hair has not gone back to what it used to be but it’s getting there. I know it will. 
Sorry for the plenty story. I just thought it might help someone out there.
 How do you maintain your hair and keep it looking healthy?? All hair stylists and experts, help!

~ Neni~
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