Thursday, 30 July 2015

Deep condition with avocado fruit

Hi friends,
It's being 7 weeks post-relaxed my hair. Today I am deep conditioning my hair with avocado with other oils. Before I start, let's talk about the nutrient benefits of avocado to our hair.

Avocado for hair growth

I did a little research online and discover that avocado fruit has what our hair needs to stimulates hair growth as well as prevents excessive hair loss. They repair damage hair or dry hair by acting as a moisturizer to soften the hair strands. Avogado are known to contain vitamin B and E.

Recipe used in avocado deep conditioner

  • 1 avocado fruit

  •  Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Argan oil
  • Honey

  • Mix honey and other oils together and warm slightly.
  • Add the avocado into the oil mixture and blend until I achieved my desired consistency.

  • I shampoo my hair with VO5  2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner.

  • I swap my hair with cotton t-shirt to absorb excess water for 10 minutes.
  • Applied the avocado mixture the same way I apply my relaxer but in this case from the scalp to the hair tip.

  • Cover my hair with a shower cap and allow to sit for an hour without heat. You can use steamer for a fast deep conditioning for 30 minutes.
  • I wash it off with a generous amount of water, condition with ORS detangling conditioner.
  • I dry with a cotton shirt to absorb dripping water for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to air dry throughout the night.
My hair feels so soft and silky. Sorry for not sharing the after pix because I was so tired and had to sleep. I am happy to be able to manage my new growth once again. I hope you'all will try this one day. For others who had done this procedure will agree with me that avocado is a good natural moisturizer not only for our hair but can be used for our face or skin. Hope you enjoyed today's deep conditioning. Do have a blessed day. Takia

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Benefits of moringa oleifera for your hair and health

Hello dear,
I want to shopping mall to get few goceries and came across moringa leaves tea. I remembered I read about it from another hair blogger here . 
Moringa oleifera is known to contain

• 92 Nutrients and 46 Antioxidants
• 36 Anti-Inflammatories
• 18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids
• Nourishes The Immune System
• Promotes Healthy Circulation
• Supports Normal Glucose Levels
• Natural Anti-Aging Benefits
• Provides Anti-Inflammatory Support
• Promotes Healthy Digestion
• Promotes Heightened Mental Clarity
• Boosts Energy Without Caffeine
• Encourages Balanced Metabolism
• Promotes Softer Skin
• Provides Relief From Acne
• Supports Normal Hormone Levels- source

Moringa to boost hair growth 

Moringa contains several bioactive compounds like Moringine, moringinine, oleic acid, thiocarbamate, and isothiocyanate glycosides, all of which can improve skin and hair texture.  Researchers have already managed to isolate one compound from Moringa called Purisoft This compound is present in concentrated form in Moringa extract and it has been shown to improve skin and hair health.
Moringa supplements are available in varied forms including capsules, powder, teas, and oil.  Moringa helps in hair growth by proper circulating of oxygen and other vital nutrients. Vitamin plays a key role in building body tissues which reduces hair loss. Since moringa is rich in vitamin it promotes hair growth by making scalp healthy and dandruff free.
Moringa oil is considered as the natural supplement for a healthy hair, regular massage with this oil promotes hair growth, restricts dandruff growth and prevents split ends by supplying sufficient minerals and vitamins for the growth of hair follicles.
Side effects
Moringa is possibly safe when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. These parts of the plant may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis and death. 

I am happy to be able to purchase the moringa tea and hope to give it a try and watch out for the increase in my hair growth in the next 20 days. Hope you get yours? Take care and have a fabulous weekend.