June, 2014


Essential oils and hair loss: a scientific study

If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll notice that I like to use essential oils for my hair. The reason I do this because of a scientific study I found online. I think it was conducted in the University of Maryland. This is the link to the study and I’ve summarised it below: Objective: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy in the treatment of patients with alopecia areata. Design: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of 7 months’ duration, with follow-up at 3 and 7 months. Setting:Dermatology outpatient department. Participants: Eighty-six patients diagnosedRead More

You can make your own cleansing conditioner

                                  I have never really liked the way shampoos left my hair brittle and dry. My curiosity was piqued when KLP of Saving our Strands published a post called making your own co-cleanser. She described how you can make your own conditioner cleanser (or co-cleanser). Her recipe is one part shampoo: two parts oil: three parts conditioner. I mixed my first co-cleanser using a ‘cheapie’ conditioner, a few squirts of shampoo and apple ciderRead More

My experience with rhassoul clay

So, I decided to try out rhassoul clay on my relaxed hair. I dissolved about 75 g in warm water. As a true ‘mixologist’, I decided to turn it into a deep conditioning session. I mixed in my deep conditioner, aloe vera juice, my usual essential oils and, hempseed oil and avocado oil. My hair was dry when I applied it. The mixture was a little creamy and easy to apply. I covered my hair with a shower cap for about 2 hours. When I wanted to rinse it off, I noticedRead More

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