NOURISHING HAIR MASK WITH HIBISCUS

We usually share our natural hair care recipe on our Facebook Page every Friday.  But, to accommodate a broader audience, we are sharing the recipe of the week on the blog both in Haitian Creole & English.

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Ingredients you will need:
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of coconut milk
3 tablespoons of hibiscus powder

Preparation
Mix the hibiscus powder with the honey in a bowl. Then, add the coconut milk to the mixture. Stir well.

Application
Cleanse your hair with your sulfate free, paraben free and silicone free shampoo or cleanser. Apply the mixture all over your hair and massage it to the roots. Leave it for one hour than rinse your hair.

Results
Coconut milk moisturizes and makes your hair shine. Honey is a natural humectant and smoothens your hair. Hibiscus increases circulation in your scalp, prevents split ends, soothes the scalp, thickens and defines your hair (look at the picture). After the mask, your hair shines, is defines and manageable.

Who can use this recipe
Any transitioning or natural hair individual can use that recipe. For permed hair, use the powder with your conditioner for better results.

Where can you find hibiscus powder
If you are in Haiti, you can find it at Kay Afro Alice or at Onaturell. If you are abroad, you can look for it at any ayurveda store online or at your site.

Please make sure, the mixture as the proper consistency not to create a mess on your clothes or in your surroundings.

Don’t forget to share pictures of how you used the recipe with us.

We wish you all a nice weekend and look forward to sharing another recipe with you next Friday. For suggestions, please email us at afroalice@gmail.com.

Kleren, Ronm ak Cheve Natirèl

Nou souvan tande kèk moun di alkol pa bon pou cheve, anpil blog menm sitel kom youn nan engredyan nou ta dwe veye nan pwodui n ap itilize pou cheve nou.  Epoutan, yo di ronm ak kleren bon pou cheve.  Kisa ki eksplike sa?

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Gen tip Alkol 

Gen twa kategori alkol: alkol ki gen chèn kout, alkol ki net ak alkol ki gen chèn long.

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Alkol ak chen kout yo se alkol yo itilize pou fè pwodui pou ki sech rapid le yo fin aplike yo sou cheve.  Yo se move alkol paske yo fe cheve yo sèk.  Pami alkol sa yo, nou jwenn SD Alcohol 40, Ethanol, SD Alcohol, Propyl, Propanol ak Isopropyl

Alkol ki net yo se alkol yo itilize pou konsève pwodui oswa pou ede cheve a kenbe idratasyon (humectants). Benzyl Alcohol ak Propylene Glycol se kek egzanp alkol ki net.

Alkol ki ak chen long yo se alkol ki soti nan bet, nan plant, nan luil.  Yo itilize yo pou bay pwodui plis konsistans, pou idrate cheve epi pou pemet luil ak dlo kapab rete ansanm nan yon pwodui (emulsifiants). Men kek egzanp bon alkol sa yo: cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, lauryl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol.  

Kèk Bwason ki gen alkol bon pou cheve

Gen bwason ki gen alkol nou renmen konsome anpil ann Ayiti ki bon pou cheve. Byè bon pou cheve paske li gen bon jan vitamin ladan ki bon pou ko nou epi pou cheve nou tou tankou vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B8, B9 ak fè. Alkol ki ladan an pa yon alkol endistriyel, se yon alkol ki soti nan plant.  Etandone li plen ak pwoteyin ak vitamin, li idrate cheve a, li bal fos, li fe l maleyab epi li fel grandi. Ronm ak kleren tou bon pou cheve. Yo gen sakawoz, kalsyom, mayezyom, potasyom ak fè ladan yo.  Ki byenfè yo pote pou cheve?

Byenfè Ronm ak Kleren pou cheve

Ronm ak kleren soti nan sik kann ki genyen sakawoz, kalsyom, mayezyom, vitamin B1, B2, B3, sa ki idrate, nouri epi bay cheve a fos.  Yo bon tou pou goumen kont kap nan po tet la.  Epi yo fe cheve a klere.

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Koman w ka itilize yo

Ou ka itilize yo nan vaporizatè w melanje ak lot bagay pou w idrate cheve w. Ou ka fè mas pou cheve w ak yo tou.  Osinon ou ka mete yo tranpe ak lot engredyan pou w pase nan cheve w.  Le w bezwen diminye gwo odè zonyon oswa ji zonyon w ap mete nan cheve w, ou ka itilize ronm oswa kleren pou sa.

Ki diferans ki genyen ant Kleren ak Ronm

Pandan Festival du Rhum en Haiti ki te fèt nan mwa ki sot pase a, nou te pran yon ti tan pou nou mande yon seri pwofesyonèl nan domèn nan, ki diferans ki genyen ant ronm ak kleren.  Yo toulede soti nan sik kann, yo toulede fet menm jan. Sel bagay kleren fet selman ann Ayiti, yo pa rafine l oswa divize diferan alkol yo, li rete nan eta orijinal la. Ronm nan fèt ann Ayiti ak nan lot peyi epi li rafine epi yo ka ajoute epis pou ki mete yon diplis nan gou a.

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ATANSYON: Gen ronm ki fet ak etanol endistriyel.  Si w itilize l, l ap seche epi kase cheve w.

Nan jou k ap vini yo, n ap pibliye resèt swen ou ka fè ak kleren oswa ak ronm.

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ITILIZASYON KALALOU OSWA OKRA KOM JEL POU CHEVE AK MAS POU PO

Eske w te konnen ke gen jel natirel ou ka itilize pou w boukle cheve w ?  Ladan yo, genyen lalwa, rakèt epi genyen kalalou tou, sa yo rele gombo oswa okra a.

Kontrèman ak lot yo, se prepare pou w prepare jel kalalou a.  Men de fason w ka prepare jel kalalou a epi efe l sou cheve:

Premye Fason
1 – Rache kalalou a nan yon veso
2- Mete dlo nan yon veso
3- Mete kalalou a fe yon ti bouyi nan dlo a
4- Lel fin redui, lap bay jel la.

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Ou ka konseve l pou twa jou oswa yon semen nan refrijeratè.

Dezyem Fason
1- Rache kalalou a
2- Mete dlo nan yon veso
3- Kite l kalalou a tranple nan yon tikras dlo, lap bay jel la

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Ou ka konseve l pou de twa jou nan yon refrijerate.

Men efe li sou cheve a:

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Pandan map chache plis enfomasyon sou jan w ka itilize kalalou pou po, mwen jwenn sit Lola Zabeth la ki esplike tou koman nou ka fe mas pou po avel.

Lè w fin retire jel la, po ak grenn kalalou a ou ka itilize l pou w fe yon mas kap nouri epi adousi pow. Jis metel nan yon blende ak yon ka vè dlo epi pase l nan figi w, kitel pou yon 15-30 minit epi rensel ak dlo tyed. Po figiw ap swa epi fèm.

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Pwodui Lokal Cheve M Damou

Katran de sa, lè mwen te fenk tounen natirèl, sa te mande m pou m vwayaje oswa veye lè yon moun ap sot lotbo dlo pou m te ka jwenn kèk pwodui enpotan pou m pran swen cheve m.  Men, granmesi anpil medam ki ap retounen natirèl e kek lot ki kreye bonjan pwodui pou pran swen cheve ak ko, cheve m kontan 🙂

Men pwodui lokal cheve m vrèman damou:

Chanpou oswa netwayan pou cheve:

1- Digo Chanpou Revitalizan (Conditioner Shampoo) ke Ayacaona fè.  Lè m fin lave cheve m ak chanpou sa, mwen pa bezwen itilize peny pou m demele chevem, li gen bon sant toutpandan li pa two santi bon. Li fè cheve yo soup e mwen pa menm bezwen itilize rens apre.  Nan mwa k ap vini yo, mwen ap poste yon videyo ki montre jan chanpou sa fe cheve m.

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2- Rhassoul Mudwash ke Onaturell fè. Li gen bon odè, li fè cheve a soup epi li boukle l.  Se sèl netwayan mwen ka fè stil wash and go avèl.

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Benduil:

Tretman luil ak myèl pou repare cheve Akvy Naturelle fè a.  Mwen gen cheve ki sèk anpil e mwen renmen mete koulè nan cheve m. Grasa benduil sa, mwen kenbe cheve m yo ansante epi byen klere. Lè m fin fe yon kenz minit ak bone plastik nan tet mwen ak benduil sa, chevem tankou cheve tibebe.

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Jèl oswa krèm pou boukle cheve:

Shingu, jèl pou defini cheve Ayacaona fè a. Li vreman bon. Yo pale de peny pou w defini cheve a men mwen pa menm bezwen peny pou sa, depi m pasel, cheve m defini poukont li.  Li nouri cheve a e leum metel , mwen pa oblije mete luil pou cheve m klere.

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Lèt Kokoye ak Kabrit ke Kreyol Essence fè. Mwen pale plizyè fwa sou blog la deja sou efè pwodui sa nan cheve m.  Mwen renmen l anpil paske li revitalize cheve a, li fel klere epi li bouklel. Si w ta renmen we sa m te ekri sou li deja an angle, gade sa. Mwen te fè yon videyo sou li tou

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Luil maskreti

Luil maskreti ak chokola Kreyol Essence lan.  Se apati de lè mwen dekouvri pwodui sa mwen mete luil maskreti nan tèt mwen paske menmle se yon bon luil, ode a te fe li difisil pou mwen sipotel.  Grasa chokola a, li gen bon lode e mwen menm metel sou po m.

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TANPRI PA BLIYE

Mwen gen tip cheve ki grenn e ki soup (3c/4a).  Pwodui sa yo ka fè cheve pa m byen epoutan li pa fè cheve tout moun byen.  Atik sa pale sou pwodui ki ale ak cheve PAM.  Se eksperyans pou w fe pou w konnen ki pwodui ki plis ale avew.

Yon lot bagay anko, mwen pa afilye ak youn nan konpayi sa yo ki fe pwodui mwen sot site la yo e yo pa peye m pou mwen ekri atik sou pwodui ke yo fè. Pwodui sa yo se pwodui swa moun fè m kado, swa mwen achte.

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Krèm pou penyen epi Ekran pou Solèy pou Cheve – Salerm 21 Leave-In Conditioner Silk Protein

Prentan gentan la e ete a pa lwen.  Li fè bon kidonk nou tout anvi mache, al nan lanme epi pran bon ti van deyo a. Lè konsa soley la cho, se sak fe Salerm 21 Leave-In Conditioner Silk Protein se yon bon krèm pou penyen le konsa.

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Sa moun ki fe pwodui a di sou li:  Ou ka itilize l pou w idrate cheve a, pou w fe tretman pou li epi li pwoteje cheve w kont klorin (klorox yo mete nan dlo pisin yo), soley ak dlo lanmè.

Sa mwen panse de li lè mwen fin itilize l: Pwodui a bon anpil.  Mwen itilize l chak jou pou m pwoteje cheve m kont fredi ak soley. Li fe cheve a maleyab, klere epi soup anba menm.  Mwen gen cheve ki sek anpil epoutan krem sa rive kenbe yo idrate pandan 14 èdtan!  Epi le mwen bezwen demele chevem, krem sa se yon pwodui mirak!  Li vreman bon epi li pa koute chè.  Si w achte l sou amazon, lap koute w 14 dola ameriken, si w achte l sou sit salerm nan menm, lap koute w 10 dola ameriken. Si w ann Ayiti, wap jwenn li pou 700 goud ni la Sirène, ni kay Janet Beauty Supply Store.

M gen yon lot zanmim ki gen cheve ki red anpil ki itilize l e li santi cheve l ramoli avel.

ATANSYON! Pa bliye, pwodui ki byen mache pou kek moun pa oblije mache pou tout moun.  Men bon! Si w pa eseye, ou pap konnen!

Du Choco Dans les Cheveux / Chocolicious Hair

J’adore le chocolat: le gout, l’odeur, la texture, la couleur!   C’est un vrai délice!!!!!  Vous imaginez donc ma joie quand je découvre et expérimente les bienfaits du chocolat pour les cheveux naturels 🙂 Je compte bien partager avec vous un masque capillaire à base de chocolat pour vos soins, mais d’abord, vous devez savoir pourquoi vos cheveux apprécieront le choco.

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Les bienfaits du chocolat:

1- Il est riche en magnésium, très bon pour la lutte contre la chute des cheveux

2- Il rend les cheveux beaux, éclatants, volumineux et les fait grandir

3- Il contient de la riboflavine, de la vitamine A, des protéines et de la thiamine.

4- Utilisé de manière fréquente, il noircit les cheveux

Masque capillaire à base de chocolat pour rendre les cheveux malléables et souples:

Melanger du yaourt grec a du chocolat et des huiles telles l’huile de coco et l’huile de lavande.  Appliquer sur des cheveux fraichement lavés puis mettre un bonnet en plastique et laisser penetrer les cheveux pendant 45 minutes.  Rinser abondamment les cheveux.

Résultat? Des cheveux éclatants et doux.

Rien ne vaut l’experience. C’est déjà le weekend.  Vérifiez donc les bienfaits du chocolat pendant vos soins capillaires!!!

 

I am chocolaholic.  I just lovvve chocolate: the smell, the touch, the color! Sigh!  I got over the edge of my seat when I discovered I could use it on my hair too.  Let me share with you its benefits for the hair and how can you do a chocolate mask.

Benefits of chocolate:

1- It is rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps to combat hair loss

2- It can add vibrancy, shine, volume and promote healthy hair growth.

3- It contains beneficial nutrients for your hair such as protein, riboflavin, vitamin A and thiamine

4- When used frequently, it darkens the hair strands.

Chocolate Hair Mask for more softness and manageability

Mix greek yogurt with chocolate and oils like coconut oil or lavender oil.  Apply mixture to freshly wash hair, put on a plastic cap and let it sit in the hair for 45 minutes then rinse toroughly.  You will see shiny, luscious and soft curls.

The description is nothing, experience it.  This weekend is the opportunity to do so during your weekly treatment.  Enjoy

 

Source: Black Girl Long Hair

 

An Alternative to Shampoo: AIA Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner

A lot of naturalistas don’t use shampoo in their hair regimen and find baking soda or apple cider vinegar or bentonite clay to be a better alternative.  I have recently discovered another great alternative: As I Am Coconut Wash Cleansing Conditioner.

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What the company says about it:

Enjoy a Fresh New Start.
Remove Product Residue. Preserve Moisture.

You already know it and your hair can feel it! CoWashing is the way to cleanse your hair most of the time. This light no-suds conditioning cream gently removes residue including all of the things you’ve used to style and maintain your coils and curls. Now it’s time for a sparkling new beginning.

This cowash is different from any other because it contains a special blend of natural ingredients that work to promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level.

My personal review of it: 5 stars!  I LOVE it!!!

  • Great price: $8.00 for a 16 oz container
  • Great ingredients: phytosterols (great for softening and conditioning hair), coconut (conditioning, shining and moisturizing effects) and more.  No parabens, no silicons, no sulfates.
  • Great smell: it reminds me of a coconut drink or smoothie
  • Great effect: your hair is so soft that you can just finger-detangle it.  Your roots are shining clean.
  • Personal preference: I’d prefer that it be in a pump container or normal conditioner bottle.  The content is not as thick as general deep conditioners but not as thin as a conditioner.  Therefore, it sets a mess around when applying it as you can’t do that under the shower.  Well… as I said, that’s just a PERSONAL preference note.

My tutorial on how to use it in Haitian Creole:

You can purchase it online at http://www.target.com or http://www.asiamnaturally.com or if you are in the States, you can purchase it at your local beauty supply store.

If you have any suggestions, comments you’d like to share, please contact us or comment below this post.