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

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 bun

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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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Kay Afro Alice Natural Hair Salon

Kay Afro Alice Natural Hair Salon

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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.

Havana bun

Havana bun

Havana twist

Havana twist

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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

Kay Afro Alice

Ti koze ak Afro Alice – Tout Enfomasyon Sou Alonj Kwochè (Crochet Braids / Interlocks)

Depi 4 dènye mwa nan ane 2014 la, youn nan penyen moun vin konnen, adopte e renmen ann Ayiti espesyalman nan kominote cheve natirèl la se alonj kwochè (sa yo rele ann anglè crochet braids oswa interlocks la). Kisa l ye? Ki avantaj li? Koman pou w pran swen l? Ki kote w ka fèl? Vin al gade ti enfomasyon sa yo ke map pataje ak nou. Kisa Alonj kwochè ye? Alonj kwochè se yon penyen ki pwoteje cheve lè li fèt jan l dwe fèt la.  Lè w trese cheve w ti kouri de dwèt oswa twa dwèt epi w itilize yon kwochè, yon epeng cheve oswa yon bwa alimèt pou w rantre yon lot cheve anba ti kouri a epi w marel sou ti kouri a yon fason pou cheve pa w nan repo epi cheve w mete a ou ka fè stil avèl.

Kay Afro Alice

Kay Afro Alice

Koman w mete l? Ti kouri a– Selon efè w vle cheve w ap ajoute a fè a, selon mezi cheve w genyen pou w mete a, selon rapidite w bezwen pou w mete cheve a, gen diferan fason w ka trese ti kouri a.  Fok tikouri a pa sere po tèt ou. Si cheve w yon ti jan fen epi mens, w ka ajoute yon ti kal alonj pandan wap trese ti kouri a, yon fason pou cheve a ka gen plis konsistans epi ka dire plis. Kwochè a– Selon tip cheve w pral itilize pou w mete kwochè a, longè alonj ou pral mete kwochè ak li a, selon si se yon cheve swa oswa yon cheve ki gen menm teksti ak cheve natirèl, gen twa fason w ka mare cheve a lè w fin foure l anba kwochè a. Ki avantaj alonj sa genyen? Pri– Pa rapo ak yon seri alonj oswa gref ki koute anpil kob, alonj kwochè pa koute anpil kob.  Cheve pou w mete kwochè a ka nenpot cheve alonj, kek tip cheve grèf e de a kat pakè cheve ap ba w bèl penyen. Pa egzanp, ann di cheve w konn met alonj lan avel la, w vle metel an kwochè. Chak pake koute w 35 goud ayisyen, ou achte 4 pakè fe w 140 goud epi w achte egwi kwochè pou 100 goud. Total pou w fè penyen kwochèw la koute w mwens ke 250 goud! Opsyon pou moun ki an transizyon oswa ki vle bay cheve l repo– Transizyon se yon faz ki mande anpil pasyans epi penyen ki pou fèw manipile cheve a mwens ke posib.  Yon moun ki ap fè tranzisyon ap jwenn bon avantaj pou li penyen konsa. Penyen an ka fèl 6-8 semèn.  Se menm avantaj la tou pou moun ki bezwen kite cheve l orepo pou li grandi oswa paske po tèt li two sansib.

Kay Afro Alice

Kay Afro Alice

Opsyon pou moun ki bezwen fè stil ak koulè – Gen moun ki ta anvi fè yon ti chanjman koulè cheve san yo pa met koulè nan cheve pa yo. Alonj kwochè se yon bon chwa pou moun sa paske li ka chwazi yon koulè ki fèl plezi nan cheve li ap achte yo epi lè sa li fè chanjman koulè san l pa chanje koulè cheve pa l.

Kay Afro Alice

Kay Afro Alice

Opsyon pou moun ki pa gen ase cheve pou li fè yon stil penyen li anvi fè– Gen moun ki ta renmen eseye fè yon stil penyen men cheve pa l two kout pou li fèl, le sa li ka itilize alonj kwochè pou li fè stil sa a.

Kay Afro Alice

Kay Afro Alice

Koman w jere cheve w anba yon alonj kwochè? Lèw fin mete alonj kwochè, ou pa dwe bliye cheve pa w ki anba l la.  W dwe netwaye, nouri epi pwoteje cheve w anba alonj lan.  Sa vle di fok cheve w lave, li idrate e li pran tout lot swen ki nesese pou li pwofite de repo a epi kontinye grandi.  Gen fason pou w lave cheve w anba alonj kwochè a san li pa rache.

Kwochè ak liy envizib - Kay Afro Alice

Kwochè ak liy envizib – Kay Afro Alice

Koman pou w antreteni alonj kwochè a? Selon tip cheve ou itilize pou w fè kwochè a, gen yon fason ki pi bon pou w antreteni l. Men ti konsèy ki valab pou tout tip cheve w itilize pou w fè kwochè: kenbe alonj lan idrate ak yon mous, yon leave-in ki fèt pou sa.  Lè w ap domi ak li, mare tèt ou nan stil anana, itilize yon mouchwa ki pa koton yon fason pou si w itilize cheve sentetik, li pa tounen plim plim nan tèt ou.

Kwochè Afro - Kay Afro Alice

Kwochè Afro – Kay Afro Alice

Eske w dwe natirèl pou w mete alonj kwochè? Non. Menmlè se yon stil penyen moun natirèl plis renmen penyen e se yon penyen etnik, moun ki mete texturizer oswa pèmanant ka mete l tou men jan pou yo pran swen cheve yo anbal diferan de jan moun ak cheve natirel pran swen cheve yo anbal.

Kwochè Twist out- Kay Afro Alice

Kwochè Twist out- Kay Afro Alice

Eske w ka itilize cheve grèf pou w mete alonj kwochè? Wi, si cheve a pa two swa e si li omwen 20 pous nan longè (sa k pral baw kwochè a yon 9 pous).Lè sa w koupe pati grèf la epi w itilize cheve a pou w fè kwochè a. Eske w ka met kwochè nan tèt timoun? Gen moun ki chwazi mete kwochè nan tèt timoun men an jeneral, li pa konseye pou ajoute cheve pou timoun anvan 8, 9 an lè tèt yo ak cheve pa yo fin devlope. Kote w ka achte egwi kwochè a pou w fè stil la? W ap jwenn egwi kwochè achte plizyè kote ann Ayiti tankou Kay Dupuy, Kay Janet PV epi Kay Afro Alice Delmas 19. Sa pou nou veye le nou pral mete kwochè yon kote? Akoz de gaye stil sa gaye sou mache a, anpil estetisyèn ak stidyo di yo ofri sèvis kwochè a men se devwa nou pou nou jije ki kote ki mete kwochè pou nou jan yo dwe fè l la pou cheve nou pwofite: 1- san dan kwochè a pa griyen oswa parèt lè yo rive nan mitan tèt nou 2- san tèt ou pa sere 3- ak tèt nou  lave e nou te fè swen apropriye pou cheve nou anvan 4- ak konsèy sou koman pou nou pran swen ni tip cheve nou mete a ni cheve pa nou anbal.

Alonj Kwochè - Kay Afro Alice

Alonj Kwochè – Kay Afro Alice

Kijan ou ka retire kwochè a? Pou w retire kwochè a, ou jis bezwen detrese cheve a. Amezi w ap detrese cheve a, alonj nan ap soti. Men atansyon, fok ou fe sa ak anpil pasyans pou w pa domaje cheve pa w.  Yon lot fason w ka retire l tou se koupe alonj yo epi detrese cheve a pou w retire ti bout ki rete yo. Ou ta renmen gen plis enfomasyon toujou sou kwochè, vizite Kay Afro Alice oswa rele nan 3315-2731 pou randevou pa w la.

Ki swen w dwe fè pou cheve w lè w fin retire yon alonj kwochè?

Apre w fin retire yon kwochè, ou dwe fè de swen: youn pou ki netwaye cheve a afon epi yon lot pou bal fos li bezwen. Pou plis enfomasyon, ekri nou nan afroalice@gmail.com

Annie Afro Alice