MASK FOR SHINY AND MOISTURIZED HAIR

Ingredients you need:

1/2 tablespoon of conditioner (whichever you use)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil
1 cup of mixed fruits (whatever you have available and want to use)

MAS POU IDRATE EPI FE CHEVE KLERE
Preparation
Stir or blend the fruits. Then, add the conditioner to the mixture. Mix well then add the oil and mix it again.

Application
Wash your hair with your shampoo or cleanser of preference. Apply the mixture on your clean hair. Put on a plastic bonnet. Leave it for one hour. Rinse the mixture out with lukewarm water and lastly rinse your hair with cold water.

Results
Olive oil nourishes your hair scalp, moisturizes your hair and makes it shine. Coconut oil does the same and adding to it, prevents dandruff and bacteria and fights them too. Your conditioner will surely smoothen your hair.

Who can do it
Transitioning and natural individuals only can use this recipe. If you have permed hair, just mix olive oil and your conditioner to apply to your hair

Please make sure, the mixture is well blended to avoid flakes in your hair.

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

ALL IN ONE NATURAL HAIR MASK

COMBO HAIR MASK: MOISTURIZING – STRENGTHENING & CLEANSING

What you will need:
1/2 cup of flat beer
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 raw egg

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Preparation
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix them well.

Application
Wash your hair with shampoo or cleanse it then add the mixture to your hair. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it thoroughly.

Results
Beer restores damaged hair, gives it body and shine, make it thick and strong. Coconut oil moisturizes, nourishes your hair, prevents breakage, fights dandruff and split ends and makes your hair shine. Egg increases oxygen supply, improves blood circulation, fight dandruff, makes your hair moisturized and shiny.

Who can use this recipe
Natural, transitioning and perm hair can use the mask. It is very recommended for people fighting dandruff

The mask consistency is liquid, make sure you do not mess around while applying it. It’s a protein treatment and should be applied once a month (for healthy hair) and twice a month (if you have protein unbalance).

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

EXFOLIATING SCALP MASK WITH OATS AND OLIVE OIL

Our mask recipe for the week:

HAIR SCALP EXFOLIATING MASK

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Ingredients you will need:
2 tablespoons of oats
3 tablespoons of olive oil

Preparation
Mix the oats with the olive in a blender to avoid flakes in your hair.

Application
Apply the mixture to your hair scalp. Massage it in for two minutes and leave it for 15 minutes. Shampoo/cleanse and condition your hair afterward.

Results
Olive oil moisturizes and nourishes your hair and makes it shine. Oats is a great protein and fiber source for your hair and exfoliates the scalp.

Who can use this recipe
Any transitioning, permed or natural hair individual can use that recipe.

Please make sure, the mixture is well blended to avoid flakes in your hair.

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

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.

MAS CHOUBLAK

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.

Ti koze ak Afro Alice – Tretman Klere Ene (Henna Gloss Treatment)

Pandan mwen te sou yon gwoup cheve natirèl, yon pil medam t ap pale de eksperyans yo fè ak tretman klere ene epi koman li fè cheve yo grandi epi bèl.  Sa te vin fè mwen anvi konnen kisa tretman sa ye epi ki sa li fè pou cheve.  Mwen fè rechèch ak eksperyans pa m ak li e mwen vle pataje ak nou.

Sa li ye

Ene an kreyol, henna an anglè, henné an fransè se yon plant ki fèt nan peyi Iran ak Mezopotami. Yo pran fèy la yo retire ladann pou fèl tounen yon poud ki ka gri vèt, wouj oranj oswa nwa(lè yo ajoute endigo ladan) ke yo itilize pou fè tatwaj ak pou swen cheve.

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Kèk tip ene

Gen ene ki pa bay koulè sa yo rele Henné neutre la aloske ene natirèl la bay cheve koulè (li pa ka fè cheve a gen koulè ki pi klè, li toujou fè l pi fonse).

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Byenfè li pou cheve

Anplis de koulè ki pa nosif li bay cheve, li pwoteje cheve a epil bal fòs. Epi li goumen kont kap tou. Sa se sèlman kèk nan byenfè ene pou cheve.

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Atansyon! Si w pa fè aplikasyon ene a jan w dwe fèl la li ka deseche chevew

Kèk fason ou ka aplike l 

Ou ka fè pat pouw aplike sou cheve a, ou ka fè rens avèl, elatriye men jodi a nou pral pale de tretman klere ene a.

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Tretman total ene

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Tretman klere ene

Tretman Klere Ene a

Tretman klere ene se aplikasyon ene ki melanje ak yon rens oswa yawout san sik epi yon luil: trè souvan luil doliv oswa luil kokoye, ji sitwon oswa te vèt pou fè koulè a sòti. Li fè cheve a gen fòs epi klere, dayè se sak fè ann anglè yo rele tretman sa henna gloss.

Ou ka fè diferans ant pat ene nòmal la epi ene klere a (henna gloss)

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Men kòman ou ka prepare ene klere a:

1- melanje ene ak ji sitwon oswa te a epi kitel pou yonn oswa plizyè èdtan pou koulè a sòti.

2- apresa melanje rens ou vle a ak melanj ene a epi ajoute luil doliv oswa kokoye

3- aplikel sou cheve ki yon ti jan mouye pou pèmèt li byen penetre kitel nan tèt la pou yonn oswa 8 èdtan.

Cheve m aprè inèdtan kenz minit ak aplikasyon klere ene a

Cheve m aprè inèdtan kenz minit ak aplikasyon klere ene a

4- rensel epi fè yon swen pwofon.

Cheve pi fonse, klere epi soup

Cheve pi fonse, klere epi soup

 

Enfòmasyon nou poste yo pa oblije pèsonn pou yo eseye yo si l pa vle. Nou fè li pou kilti jeneral epi pou moun ka konnen diferan opsyon yo genyen pou yo pran swen cheve yo.

Annie

Afro Alice

Afro Alice Hebdo- Francesca Andre, Our Guest For This Week

The adventure is going on with Afro Alice and the guest to our forum for this week is Francesca Andre, a talented photographer and naturalista.

 1-           Tell us about you & FAP.

I am not sure what you would like to know but I will tell you the basic…I like to cook (small appetizers…) I am very persistent and lately I have become more disciplined. I also like to dance but for some reason I feel like I have lost my rhythm. I love music, Norah Jones, Gil Scott Heron, Salif Keita, Emeline Michel, Brenda Fassie, Hugh Masekela, Lauryn hill, Manno Charlemagne,Louis Armstrong, Cesaria Evora and so many more. I am loyal but I also know when to draw the lines, being the only child for such a long time thought me how to rely on myself as well as the importance of others.  I like being around people as much as I like being alone.   Francesca Andre Photography is my business/creative outlet.

Francesca Andre Photography

Francesca Andre Photography

 2-           When and why did you return natural?

 I went natural about 4 years.  I don’t really know why but it was after a break up with someone and I felt like shaving my hair was a way of getting rid of the bad energy.  There’s renewed strength whenever I shave my hair.  It is like I am giving myself another opportunity to start over and claim a new beautiful beginning!

3-           How did people surrounding you react to the change?

 I have shaved my hair before so it really wasn’t a big surprise.

4-           Who were your supporters? Your hairspirations?

My Friend Carine Eustache was beyond supportive and I will forever be grateful for all her support.

5-           What is your hair regimen?

I use vegetable glycerin, organic extra virgin olive oil and I mix it with water and put it in my hair. I don’t use shampoo.  I wash my hair with conditioner. Yet, to be honest, I need to take better care of my hair.

6-           What do you like most about being natural?

I feel free.  And even when I braid my hair with extensions, I don’t feel like I am hiding anything.  I feel proud.

7-           A message to the existing, upcoming and potential natural hair community?

 It is a journey….certainly a journey to self-love.  BREAKING the chains is not easy….be patient with yourself, be patient with your hair…and re-program yourself to love and embrace your hair.

4- FAQs about Individual/Box Braids

Individual/Box braids‘ trend is coming back.  You probably want to put some on.  I hereby answer some questions you may have about braids.

1-      How much time does it take to complete individual/box braids?

It all depends on the size, the length of your braid.  In general, it takes from 6 to 8 hours to complete waist-length Hershey’s-chocolate-bite-size braids.  Mine actually took six (6) hours.

My Individual Braids- Waist Length

2-      For how long can someone keep her braids on?

It is recommended that you keep your hair in braids not for more than six (6) weeks.  But, I have seen people keeping them for longer.

3-      How to maintain your own hair while in braids?

Dry shampoo once per week and do a full shampoo then condition with a cap covering the braids every three to four weeks.  From my own experience, I would suggest that you dilute the shampoo.

Daily spritz with water and one or more of your favorite oils and seal with any hair butter/moisturizing cream or oil of your choice.

Bag your hair before going to bed so that your roots can keep the moisture and your braids their beauty.

4-      How does someone prepare her hair before braiding?

Drink plenty of water to keep your hair hydrated.  Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove all residues.  Apply moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioning treatment or a hot oil treatment.  Get your hair cut to remove all damaged or split ends.

If you have further questions, please send at afroalice@yahoo.com or post on our Facebook page Afro Alice.

References: www.dailyglow.com / www.safarihairbraiding.com