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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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/

You Don’t Have To Run To Sally’s

So some of us are trying to gradually stop buying over the counter products for different reasons; Some of us are trying to save a dollar to splurge somewhere else, some us are just tired of products that don’t work.  Then there are those of us who know that the best things are homemade like… peach cobbler and hair conditioner.  You don’t always have to run to Sally’s Beauty Supply. These are some things that I have substituted for over the counter products or some things that I have heard about that are great subs.  We don’t always have to run to Sally’s sometime we can just run in the kitchen and find what we need for our beauty products. These subs are for hair products but I’m working on something for our other issues. It’s Saturday night so here are some tips just in case your girls call for an unplanned night of bar hopping and you’re looking a little unprepared. Lol! Iv’e been there. No panic and no need to run to Sally’s.

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Flaxseed Gel Review (Take 1)

So I promised I would tell you what I thought of the flaxseed gel once I used it so here we go. Yesterday I used it to slick back my pont tail and it did a lil somethin’ somethin’ but not enough plus I had a few other things in my hair so I said I would not post about it until I used it on fresh hair. So last night I washed and conditioned my hair. Then while it was still damp I applied shea butter, jojoba oil. I sectioned my hair into six parts and detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb. Then I applied the flaxseed gel. The flaxseed gel’s consistency is slimy. There’s no other way to describe the texture but it does not sit on the hair like slime.  It does feel like gel once you work it into your hair. I ended up with that wet gel look opposed to the wet puppy drying out look. (I hope I’m not being confusing. I should have done a video instead.)  Then I braided down each section and covered it with a silk bonnet.

So its morning and I was anxious to see the results and my hair feels soft and the gel did have a hold but it’s not that Eco Styler strong hold.  My braid out looks ok in the front but it looks poofy in the back. There are places in my hair where the hold feels stronger like in the very front there I can feel the gel but it’s still not crunchy.  Now to be honest it didn’t anything miraculous but I’m not giving up on it.  My hair hasn’t been responding to anything lately.  I think my hair is depressed and I do not know what to do to make it happy. I’m thinking a trim will make it smile a little.

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 This is what it looked like right after I took it down but it has poofed out a lot while typing. But I still like it.

Pros: It is natural, doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy, doesn’t flake, and has a slight hold, you can add your own oils and scents that work for you.

Cons: the hold may not be enough for you, feels like slime (better if you put it in a squeeze bottle), NOT like Eco Styler (A con for some)

I will make another batch soon. This conversation isn’t over lol! I just need to pick up some things to make it a little better and I think I will get some aloe gel and to see if that changes things. I do recommend you try this for yourselves it may work wonders for your hair type. You don’t know till you try.  I’ll be back with more on this. It’s all trial and error.

A funny thing happened….

Ok my friend called me and said she was getting dressed for church and had trouble with her flax seed gel. She put her gel in a squeeze bottle (which is best).  Then when she squeezed the gel in her hand,  as she lifted her arms up to apply the gel to her hair the gel slid off of her hand off of  her hair and ended up down her shirt. I am sharing this to help you understand the consistency. When I say it’s slimy it is the truth lol! I forgot to mention that my gel ended up on the floor and the sink as well due to the slipping and sliding. I also did not put the gel in a squeeze bottle so I was scooping. Save yourself use a squeeze bottle. Trial and error!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff (The Yuck)

My introduction to apple cider vinegar was through a friend who had a friend that was overweight and lost weight with ACV. After that I didn’t really hear about it anymore. Later I found out that Apple cider vinegar is a product from the fermentation of apples from apple and it usually has an amber color to it.

I have been enlightened about the things it can do for me. I recently had a very dry scalp that resulted into flakes (yes I know.. Yuck). So to remove the yuck, I used ACV mixed in water because I remember reading online that it would help with dry itchy and flakey scalp. This stuff was aaaamazing! There wasn’t even a sign I ever had a problem after one usage. Now if your situation is severe you will have to do it a couple time to really get rid of the issue. ACV is great for many things and I have done my research just to inform you of the things it can do for you as well. First I will give you my tried and true remedy for that Yuck on your scalp. Ok so I found instructions on the Dr. Oz website because I don’t use measurements.  I just do what I think is a good amount but for you I will give you something better to follow.

According to the Dr, Oz website

Mix a quarter-cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter-cup water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spritz it on to your hair and scalp, being careful to avoid the eye and ear area. Wrap your head in a towel. Leave on for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, then remove the towel and wash your hair. Try this treatment twice a week as a natural alternative to anti-dandruff shampoos that contain harsh chemicals.

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/kitchen-cures-your-doctor-can-not-live-without

Pro’: It WILL clean your scalp

Cons: It makes your hair squeaky clean and that isn’t good at all. Your hair needs oils so when you do this it is very important that you moisturize you hair after you get the yuck off of your scalp. Your hair will break off if you leave it dry.

The other con is the smell. It may not bother you but I don’t care for it.

There are a ton of other uses for ACV click the link below and be enlightened

http://www.naturalnews.com/035997_apple_cider_vinegar_remedies_health.html