So, you may now know that garlic scalp treatment has become my new favourite and I now use it on every wash day in one form or another. Late in 2013, I noticed I had lost a lot of hair due to excessive shedding and I blamed it all on Post partum shedding and this was mainly along the nape and temple of my head. But, somehow I noticed that I was losing quite a lot of hair on my crown as well. Let me confess. I was always scratching on this spot and it is all because it felt itchy and when it is itchy you scratch right. Well that left me with a scalp that was highly inflamed and I started losing hair. Not sure if the itch was due to dandruff or just inflammation due to some other causes. So I read on numerous sites on natural remedies to treat the scalp so that I can arrest excessive hair shedding and grow healthier hair. Remember, I am on a Healthy, Thicker, Longer #HTL Hair Challenge. Garlic was the first I thought of trying out and I have been using it for about 3 months now and I can already see a lot of new growth. Garlic being the main thing I have changed in my scalp regimen, I can only attribute the new growth to it. Let me dwell more on how it works on the scalp to produce more hair.
As discussed in a this post, garlic is very beneficial to our hair when applied topically as well. It smells quite a lot and it is up to you to decide whether you would want to add garlic to your hair care regimen. There goes the warning so don’t you say I didn’t warn you. For persons like myself, who enjoy garlic in food or even ingesting it raw, the heavy scent is not a problem so deciding to use garlic was not that hard. Felt bad for my family because they have to put up with me smelling garlic for some hours every week or even twice a week. Anyway, such is life.
My answer to this one will be YES, YES and YES. I also thought it was not that important to use a leave-in conditioner after washing my hair and little did I know that was the deal breaker to my quest for longer healthier hair. Need I say more?
There are a lot of DIY hair treatments around and after being natural for over two years, I thought I had tried them all. I am quite a junky when it comes to trying these home made treatments and once I read about them and the benefits, I always want to try it out. apparently, I had not tried the black tea rinse until recently. And the reason I tried the black tea treatment or rinse rather for my hair was because I felt that my hair was still shedding from post-natal effects. So in a bid to arrest that, I saw on a number of blogs about the benefits of doing a black tea rinse which included just “what the doctor ordered” and who was I to deny these benefits to my mane. So I tried it out. For those who do not know the benefits yet, let me dwell on that just a bit.
So Winter is finally over and we are well into spring. Is your face looking all dull and ashy with totally no glow to it? What with this hypocritical weather? One day it is all sunny and lovely and the next day wakes up cloudy and windy. Anyway, no need to dispare. Today I want to share with you an easy recipe that will help your skin to recover from the harsh winter weather and this windy September we are having. It’s a facial scrub. Yey! Now let’s get on with it.
As I promised, I will be doing videos time and again to show you how I do certain things like home treatments, hairstyles and other things concerning my hair and skin as well. I am not an expert on these areas but I have learnt quite a lot of things along my journey and I really want to share them with you. There are some things, techniques and practices that I feel you will grasp better once you watch me do them and thus the reason for these videos.
Below is a tutorial on how I mix my protein hair treatment. I have been using this treatment for almost three years now which means I started using it even on my relaxed hair with amazing results. I introduced it to a few friends who are also now hooked on it and the body and shine is just awesome. Hair also becomes stronger leading to less breakage. I also noticed less shedding using this treatment. I have posted a recipe for a protein treatment before but it did not have any avocado oil and this one has. Works the same and am sure you can add other oils of your choice as well.