Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

Mayo

I will say this conditioner is not something I like to do  but I know that mayo is great as a conditioner for hair. I remember trying this a long time ago when my hair was dry and desperate and I couldn’t stand the smell and took forever to remove the smell. BUT I hear it does amazing things so I’m sharing.

After washing your hair, apply a good amount of mayonnaise to your hair. Rub it through your hair like you would a conditioner. The amount that you are going to use really depends on the length and thickness of your hair. After you have applied the mayo all through your hair with either a towel or shower cap so that the mayonnaise can penetrate the hair follicles. You leave the Mayo on your hair for about 30 mins or so but you can leave it in for as long as you can tolerate the smell in a day. Lastly you can shampoo or just rinse it our thoroughly (for those who no longer use shampoo) but I really think some kind of shampoo is best for getting this mixture out. If I’m wrong about that let me know.

Now this is a very basic Mayo treatment because mayo has been known to do great things by itself; but people also mix olive oil with their mayo hair conditioning treatment. I have also found egg, mayo and olive oil mixture as a great hair treatment. But I think that it may ne unnecessary to add egg and olive oil because Mayo is made from egg and oils and there is even a Mayo with olive oil in it but I’m no expert so if you know something I don’t et me know. I just can’t get past the smell of it on my hair.

This treatment is said to help with breakage, split ends and dry dull hair. Your hair should feel soft and shiny after this treatment. Let me know how it works.

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I won’t even ask for snow..

I adore Mariah Carey! She has always been MY number one diva forever and for always. So instead of posting the classic “All I want for Christmas,” I decided to post this modern twist that she performed on Jimmy Falon a couple weeks ago. I thought was super cute plus it includes my favorite group The Roots so it’s perfect. Out of all the holiday songs I chose this one because well it was the first one that came to mind. Christmas was never a big Holiday in my house but I do enjoy the Holiday season because I always get tosee my friends and fam that I don’t get to see often. I could ask for a world of things (material) but I only wanted one thing (non material) and I got it so I’m good! 🙂 I hope you all have everything that you want for the holidays.

Happy Holidays
-Vinegarandwater

Oatmeal and Honey Scrub

Oats

I have heard for years that Oatmeal made a great mask but I didn’t know it could make a good scrub but I guess when you think about it a little it all makes sense. I love scrubs. Oatmeal is used for many skin ailments such as acne prone and oily skin. Oatmeal is known to have good exfoliating properties and this will help to get out the daily toxins off the skin. It is also known to have skin lightening effects and thus it also helps to improve the skin tone and texture. I used to hear a lot that oatmeal can help calm irritated or sensitive skin.  Nothing is better to me than fresh smooth skin. And because it is easy for our skin to become dry during this cold season I thought I would post a scrub so we can all get rid of the dead skin ans start fresh.

Facts about oatmeal

The healthiest type of oatmeal is made from whole-grain, steel-cut oats, also known as coarse-cut or Irish oats, because they are most nutritious. The more common “rolled oats” are steamed, flattened and lightly toasted. “Instant” oatmeal is pre-cooked. Read more

So for this recipe you wet your face with a warm washcloth then apply the mixture to your face. Let the mixture dry, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth and voila! New smooth soft skin! Don’t forget to moisturize ladies fresh skin is the easiest to dry out. remember to avoid your eyes.

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp ground almonds

It’s All Been Done Before But Should We Still Be Doing It??

Old Crisco

A lot of women are using Crisco in their hair. Yes Crisco. When I first heard this I thought it was a little weird but I do remember hearing about Crisco being used outside of cooking. So it’s not really a new thing but it is trending right now. I was confused at first because I thought people stopped using Crisco. It was never in my house growing up and I was told by an older friend of mine that when it first came on the market it was made with lard. I couldn’t find anything that said Crisco had lard in it but I do know the formula has changed over the years. Some people are not completely sold on using Crisco in their hair and I’m not either but as I learn I am willing to at least experiment.
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I have watched a few videos on Crisco for hair and I am a little hesitant about is some of the mixtures that I have found. We have to be careful when mixing because UNLESS we are chemist we don’t really know the chemistry of some of the ingredients we are mixing. Sometimes I think we know that we have had worse things like alcohol and mineral oil in over the counter products so we are ok with mixing “natural” or what appears to be natural ingredients. Sometimes I am concerned about the “natural’ things that some of us are mixing. Women are using Crisco to flat-iron their hair and that I can see the reason and benefits of. I think it’s better to coat the hair while flat ironing to prevent heat damage the way we used to in the 90’s. I’m not saying use that old school red styling wax but I’m pretty sure it was always better to coat the hair. Hair burns at 451 degrees and most flat irons go to 450. Be very careful with heat styling. Coat your hair; you will regret it later if you don’t.

Women are also using Crisco as a curling cream. I love curling creams but the OTC products are full of unnecessary ingredients and some are expensive. So this sways me towards trying Crisco even more. I have seen a couple of YouTube videos where “napturals” mixed Crisco, hair gel, olive oil and conditioner (that you would normally wash out) and whipped it in a blender, to use as a butter cream for twist and braid outs. That particular mixture confuses me because I don’t understand why oils need to be mixed with something that is made of vegetable oils. Crisco is very greasy. I also don’t understand why a conditioner that you would normally wash out needs to be in a mixture you plan to leave in. I’m not knocking these recipes because the women who use them say it’s the best these are just things that I am confused by. Of course you do things to fit your hair type. I did find a recipe on a website that I thought was pretty good and worth trying.

I believe this recipe came from a lady name Meisha who wrote to natreview but I like this recipe because it doesn’t have a lot of extra ingredients in it.

Nat Review

DIY Curling Cream
While styling gels are fine and have their purpose, I have found myself leaning more toward creamier stylers. For a while I was using only conditioner for my wash and gos. Conditioner works fine and leaves my hair feeling soft, however it isn’t something that left me with lasting results. After a day or two I would need to restyle my hair or risk it tangling. This curling cream gives my hair a soft hold that lasts for a few days and helps keep moisture in my hair. Here is the recipe:

1. 3/4 cup aloe vera gel
2. 1/4 cup crisco
3. 2 tbsps grapeseed oil
4. 1 tbsp castor oil

Using a hand mixer is best for thorough whipping and a smooth consistency.

*For an extra moisturizing boost, you can add 1/4 cup of a moisturizing conditioner.

This cream isn’t just for wash and gos. It also works well for twist outs and braid outs. Right now this is my go to styler. Hopefully someone else can find it useful too!

Now the newly natural website has answered so many of my questions. It list ingredients it answers the questions like will my hair smell like fried chicken? So if you have any concerns about using Crisco this website should help you understand what it does for naptural hair.

http://newlynatural.com/blog/2012/01/my-adventures-with-crisco/

Havana Twist (Take 2)

This is my second time with Havana twist. The first time I really only kept them in for a week or two. I liked them but I only liked them in a ponytail. This time I made my sections smaller and my twist fuller. I really like the way they came out but now it’s so full I can’t put them in a bun. So I’m thinking the next time I will make them smaller with three strands and smaller sections. I have a lot of hair so when I usually get my hair braided it’s a lot of braids so I guess I shouldn’t expect anything less with the twist. I had a hard time sleeping with my hair in a silk bonnet and I don’t want the hair on my neck so I will have to find another way tonight. I really like them this time around though. I love that the hair is reusable!  The first time I only used 2 packs, this time I used 4. I hear your supposed to use 7 but that seems heavy or maybe I’m missing something idk.

Aloe Vera For Everything

Aloe

 

I know that a lot of Spanish-speaking countries live by the power of aloe vera when it comes to hair care and skin ailments. Belizeans love this stuff. I heard that aloe vera heals scars and burns quickly. I know that scars are something A Lot of us struggle with and it is the hardest thing to get rid of. Some of us spend nights crying because we can’t see past the scars on our skin. Some of us are convinced that we are ugly because of scars and that leaves deeper scars on our minds and spirits. Scars are a hard thing to overcome and I don’t have a surefire solution because if I did honey I would bottle it up and sell it! But I have heard great things over time about the power of aloe on scars. “People have used it for centuries to treat skin infections, burns, wounds and other kinds of skin conditions. Due to its soothing, moisturizing and healing properties, aloe vera gel can be applied to scars to help the skin repair itself as well as lessen irritation.” Read more http://www.livestrong.com

I know people to just find an aloe vera tree and cut a piece of it off and just start squeezing the gel directly from the plant onto your skin.
Aloe not only heals scars but helps prevent acne you can rub the gel on the affected area twice a day. I read that you would see a difference in as little as one week.

Learn more: Here

Aloe is very good for dry hair. I found a ton of information on different hair products that have aloe vera in it. I have a list of hair care uses for aloe.

Oil
A little bit of Aloe Vera oil on your scalp stimulates the blood circulation. It removes the stress and gives you the feeling of being fresh again.

Gel
A little bit of Aloe Vera gel on the areas of the scalp where you are losing your hair, stimulates new hair growth. As I indicated earlier, Aloe Vera contains enzymes that stimulates new hair growth.
Aloe Vera gel also stimulates the growth of existing hair. The gel is most effective if used at the first sign of hair loss.
Beside stimulating hair growth, Aloe Vera is also a good treatment for greasy hair and dandruff. Aloe Vera gel contains no preservatives or coloring agents and is easy to apply.

Shampoo
Aloe Vera shampoo helps you in eliminating dandruff. It also prevents hair loss and nourishes your scalp making your hair healthier. Your hair gets soft, shiny, silky, smooth and thick. Use Aloe Vera shampoo every day if you like, as Aloe Vera has no side effects.

Conditioner
Hair, when exposed to chemicals, gets damaged. Off course it is better to avoid these chemicals as much as possible. Also if you are suffering from hair loss, the easiest step in this, you can control by yourself. Instead of chemical conditioners, you can use Aloe Vera conditioner. Aloe Vera conditioner is a natural product. Aloe Vera conditioner for silky, soft and smooth hair.

If you do not want to use ready-made
All of the hair information was provided by http://www.aloeveraforhair.org/

Uses: Scars, burns, razor burns, skin irritations
Warning: Do not use on deep wounds
Pros: It soothes the skin
Cons: It’s sticky

The Liebster Award!

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I’m new to blogging and WordPress. This blog started out a couple of months ago as an assignment for a class that I am now enrolled in. I have always wanted to start a blog and I was advised by too many to start one but I never did. I was even hounded by a mentor to start one for a year but I never did. So I laughed when I read the syllabus of this class that required me to keep up a blog.  I have to say I have enjoyed blogging and the many blogs and bloggers on WordPress. I have over blogged the amount I was supposed to and I will continue blogging after this class is over. The bloggers on here have been so helpful honest and sweet and I am so happy to be nominated for the Liebster award. I am also happy so that I can nominate the bloggers that I have enjoyed sharing back and forth with.  Thank you to beautyfashionlifexo.wordpress.com I really appreciate it.

Here are the rules: The person nominated must answer the 5 questions given by the person who nominated them AND tell 5 random facts about you. Then, nominate 5 blogs with fewer than 200 followers then make sure to tell them you nominated them. Ask the people you nominate 5 questions of your own. Optional: proudly display the Liebster blog award icon on you blog! You Can’t nominate the person that nominated you.

Questions for me:

1. If you were stuck on a desert island, what one make up product would you want with you? I don’t really wear makeup but you can never go wrong with just a basic clear gloss especially if you’re stranded.

2. What is your favorite skin care brand (drugstore or high-end) and why? I stopped buying skin care from drugstores but I guess I would Have to say Burt Bees

3. Do you prefer your eye shadow bold or neutral? I’m usually all for neutral but I love the bold colors as well. I’m not a makeup girl but the makeup these days really makes me want to try the colors the next time I get spruced up. (New Years Maybe)

4. What is your favorite lipstick shade? Right now it’s red. I’m thinking of a bright red for New Years Eve.

5. If you could only use one make up brand, what would it be? I don’t wear makeup but I always wanted to try Bare Minerals.

Random facts about me

New Years is my absolute favorite holiday and I’m so excited that it’s that time again

I don’t like squash or beets

I want to meet President Obama and have lunch with Michelle Obama for girl talk

I love concerts

I wish to travel to India, China, and Mecca

My Nominees

Natural Hair World

Forever Black Effusion

MyPolyvorefashions

Curlly Naptress Blog

 Natural Hair Lovers

Questions for my favorite bloggers

If you could have dinner with anyone tonight who would it be?

Who was your celebrity crush in high school?

Who is your style mentor?

If you could spend New Year’s Eve anywhere in the world where would it be?

What was the first song you learned all the words to?

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