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

MAS ZE

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

NNP- Bezwen Esansyèl Tout Kalite Cheve Natirèl

Nou tout gen cheve nou natirèl men nou pa gen menm stil cheve, ni cheve nou pa gen menm istwa, bezwen menm kalite swen men gen twa bagay ke tout cheve nèt bezwen ke l te grenn, kel te siwo. Ekip Afro Alice la rezime sa tout cheve bezwen nan twa mo ki fome yon konsèp: N-N-P. Kisa NNP vle di? Ki fason pratik yon moun ka konsidere konsèp sa yon fason pou yo pran swen cheve yo byen pou li ka ansante, pouse epi byen bèl?

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N-N-P rezime sa tout kalite cheve bezwen pou yo rete ansante, bèl epi pouse e li vle di Netwaye / Nouri / Pwoteje cheve w. Pou w rive fe sa, sa mande lanmou ak pasyans. Ann dekotike chak grenn lèt yo.

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N-NETWAYE

Pou cheve w ansante, fok li netwaye. Netwaye cheve w gen ladan:

1- Sote pwent cheve w- yon fason pou pwent ki tchaktchak yo pa mare lot branch cheve w epi kase yo epi pou cheve w ka pi djanm

2- Eksfolye epi klarifye po tèt w- yon fason pou w retire tout salte, ekse pwodui ak selil ki mouri nan po tet la pou k la byen pran lè sitou le w fin fe yon penyen ki te bouche po tet ou oswa ki pat two pemet ou byen lavel

3- Lave cheve w- Pou w retire kras, swe, pousyè, lot salte ak ekse pwodui nan cheve w, fok w lave yo chak semèn ak chanpou oswa netwayan ou itilize ki apwopriye pou w fe sa.

Eske NETWAYE cheve se pa yon bagay tout moun dwe fe ke w gen cheve siwo, grenn? Ke cheve w long oswa kout? Ke cheve w ansante oswa bezwen amelyore?

Nou tout dako TOUT MOUN AK CHEVE NATIREL bezwen NETWAYE cheve yo.

Pa janm sispann netwaye chevew.

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N- NOURI

Pou cheve w ansante, bel epi grandi fok li manje (oui fok ou nouri l). Nouri cheve gen de pati:

1- Nouri cheve w pa anndan
“Cortex” se dezyem kouch cheve w e li responsab pwopriyete ak briyans cheve w. Pi bon kote pou w komanse travay pou cheve w bel e byen fome se nan manjew paske anplis de jenetik se sa w manje jan w viv ki pemet cheve w gen bon pwopriyete epi soti nan po tet ou djanm. Depi cheve w fin kite po tet la, ou PA KA CHANJE PWOPRIYETE cheve w yo, kidonk. jan w manje, bwe, domi, fe spo, jere laviw gen enpak sou chevew. Pou cheve w bel fok ou konn sa w dwe manje ak sa w dwe retire nan alimantasyon w.

2- Nouri cheve w pa deyo
Cheve w bezwen idratasyon ak pwoteyin pou l rete djanm pa deyo.
Premye bagay cheve w bezwen pou l bel djanm se dlo. Cheve w menmjan ak yon plant, depi l pa jwenn dlo, li red, li sek, li pret pou kase. Se komsi cheve w boude paske w pa bal manje. Toujou idrate cheve w. Cheve w bezwen bonjan pwoteyin tou pou li rete djanm epi gen fos. Se balans de bagay sa yo kap fe w konseve longe cheve w omaksimom pandan tout faz devlopman cheve w la. Pou wkonn ki vale idratasyon ak pwoteyin cheve w bezwe, tès sou cheve mouye ak tes powozite ap ede w. PA NEGLIJE pran swen chevew. Yon ti benduil, yon ti dlo, yon ti masaj fè yon diferans! Fe efo a, ou pap regret

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P- PWOTEJE

Cheve pase twa faz nan lavi l, pou w prezeve l plis nan faz devlopman an e pou w ka sere maksimom longè pandan tout sik lavi cheve w yo, fok w pwoteje yo. Cheve w bezwen de tip pwoteksyon:

1- Pwoteksyon kont yon seri bagay nan anviwonman an tankou reyon solèy yo, pousyè, fredi, imidite, sèl lanmè, dlo klowoks, dlo ki gen kalkè, dlo pisin. Menmjan w pase krèm pou ki bloke reyon solèy yo le w pral ekspoze lontan nan soley la, menmjan tou gen krem ak luil pou ki fe sa pou cheve w yo. Lanati, jaden w ak kizin ou gen bonjan solisyon pou ede w pwoteje bel ti cheve w yo.

2- Pwoteksyon kont bagay ou itilize pou w fe stil men ki ka koute w longè, bote ak sante cheve w. Chalè ki depase 155 degre Celsius nan fè, nan sechwa, elatriye domaje lyezon pwoteyin cheve nou yo e sa pa ka repare. Penyen sere oswa rale cheve yo jiskaske yo soti ak tout pye(bulbe en francais), kite cheve yo mare jiskaske w pa ka jwenn bout yo anko, domi ak yo tou lage epi san yon bonè oswa yon sak zorye ki fet pou sa, itilize pwodui ki plen engredyan ki pa bon pou sante cheve w(koulè ki pa apwopriye pou cheve yo pa egzanp), move abitid tankou toujou ap rale cheve (hand in hair syndrome ann angle) se selman kek nan bagay ki ka fe w fin redi fe cheve w yo vini epi se wou anko ki pa pwoteje yo ase ki fe yo pral tonbe. Bagay ki di lew fin pase yon lane, de lane ap pran swen chevew, yo bel, yo founi, yo klere epi yo ansante. Epi pou tet yon chalè fè ki twop, yo komanse tonbe!

Si w pa pwoteje chevew, netwaye ak nouri w te nouri yo a se te lave men siye atè.

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Cheve ki long, ki ansante, ki klere epi bèl pa maji! Li don men li gen efo tou ladan e nou garanti w kelkeswa tip cheve w genyen an, kelkeswa moun ou ye, si w pratike N-N-P, cheve w yo ap grandi, yap bel epi yap long. Eseye epi wa bannou nouvel.

Ak cheve natirel, ou bel grasa ‪#‎NNP‬ sou baz lanmou ak pasyans.

Annie Christine Emilcar

Afro Alice

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

Pour des tempes plus garnies…..

Un peu partout en Haiti, nous rencontrons des femmes revenues au naturel qui souffrent d’alopécie au niveau des tempes. Vu l’envergure du problème, nous allons partager avec vous les conseils de Sabrina Perkins, une Américaine promouvant les cheveux naturels aux Etats-Unis dans son article sur ce sujet.

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Au menu d’aujourd’hui, les causes de l’alopécie au niveau des tempes, la liste des choses à faire et à éviter.

Les causes possibles d’alopécie au niveau des tempes
Les causes de l’alopécie peuvent être multiples par exemple la crème relaxante, les rajouts, le vieillissement. On peut aussi compter la grossesse, le post partum, les operations chirurgicales, la perte accélérée de poids, le stress, l’hérédité, les maladies chroniques telles la drépanocytose, les déficiences immunitaires, les maladies du cuir chevelu comme la teigne, les dermatites séborrhéiques, la malnutrition ou la mauvaise nutrition et les manipulations excessives du cheveu.

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Les bons gestes pour traiter ou éviter l’alopécie aerata
– Masser le cuir chevelu pour augmenter la circulation sanguine. En effet, le sang nourrit les follicules pileux et leur apporte de l’oxygène, ce qui favorise leur pousse.
-Utiliser des huiles qui favorisent la pousse pour le massage du cuir chevelu. On peut citer: l’huile de palma christi, l’huile de romarin, l’huile de vitamine E, l’huile d’avocat, l’huile de coco, etc.
-Eviter l’application des produits cosmetiques sur la zone affectée
– Améliorer sa nutrition et ses apports en vitamines.
-Utiliser un tais d’oreiller en soie ou en satin pour éviter les frictions qui engendraient la casse et pour préserver l’hydratation dans les cheveux

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Les gestes à éviter pour des tempes plus garnis
– Eviter les coiffures trop serrees
– Eviter les colles, adhesifs et bonnets pour perruques qui restreignent la respiration du cuir chevelu
– Eviter les bonnets en satin trop serrés causant une tension sur les tempes
– Eviter le brossage ou l’utilisation des gels au niveau des tempes. Laisser les tempes au repos pour favoriser la pousse des cheveux.

Annie Christine Emilcar

Preventing & Treating Thin Edges – The Causes, Dos & Donts

We decided to share Sabrina Perkins‘ tips in her article about avoiding and treating thin edges with you all because we’ve noticed how frequent it is for Haitian natural women to have thin edges.

We will go over the causes of thin edges, the dos and donts.

Here is a list of possible causes of thinning edges: perm, weave, aging, pregnancy, postpartum, surgery, hypothyroidism, permanent illness like iron deficiency, scalp conditions, improper food intake and excessive styling of hair.

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The does to avoid and treat thin edges
– Massage the hair scalp to increase blood circulation as blood flow brings nutrients and oxygen to the scalp, which aid in growth.
-Oil massage the hair with growth oils like castor oil, rosemary oil, Vitamin E oil, Avocado oil, coconut oil, etc.
– Avoid the edges when applying makeup or skin care products
– Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase or with a satin or silk bonnet to retain moisture in your hair and avoid hair breakage

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The donts for fuller edges
– Don’t wear tight hairstyles
– Don’t use glues, adhesives and wig caps (they prevent your scalp from breathing)
– Don’t use tight satin bonnets
– Don’t use brushes and edge control gels. Leave your edges alone.

Annie Christine Emilcar

Afro Alice

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.

The Current Most Trendy African Hairstyles

As a natural hair enthusiast, I keep a close eye on the evoluating world of natural hair and afro textured styles and based on my observation during the past three months or so, below are the current trendiest hairstyles in the natural hair community.

1- Faux Locks

Faux locs are protective styles performed with yarn or marley bulk hair or regular kanekalon hair to achieve dread locks. They are great options for people who want to try the dread look without having to actually lock their hair and people who are thinking about locking their hair and rock them as the “trial look”.  Whether your hair is permed, texturized or natural, you can wear faux locks.  The look became even more known when Disney Star,  Zendaya Coleman, wore faux locks to the latest Oscars and sparked one fashion critic who insinuated prejudices about her look.

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Faux locs on curly hair

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2- Crochet Braids

Crochet braids are protective styling performed on flat twisted or cornrowed hair where a latchhook is used to insert the braid under the braided hair to create the do.  They are great transitioning styles. They are a great alternative for people who want to wear another hair color without coloring their own hair and they work great to achieve fuller hairstyles.

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3- Havana Twists

Havana twists are medium-sized or big chunky senegalese twists created with Marley bulk hair or any  full afro textured braiding hair. They look great, do not take time to do and take down.

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4- Ombré Hair Coloring 

The Ombré hair coloring is applying color gradually to your hair ends.  It looks better on medium to long hair. You dye your ends with a brush that gradually distribute the color with different highlights.

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Which one of these looks have you already tried?

Annie

Afro Alice

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