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check out this de-frizz hair treatment by Cherry Lola. I think I may try this sometime.

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This is a video from highlytextured. love her.

I love this girl that’s allĀ I have to say, oh and that she is such an enabler. šŸ™‚ She reviews so many products that you can’t help but want to buy them. Check out a few of her videos. She has a youtube account, a fotki and a blog.

I came across this company on Etsy way back in January, favourited there site and left it at that. But lately I have been hearing alot more about them Empressri did a review on them last month I believe, and I have browsed there website. I gotta say Im seriously interested.

check out Empressri’s youtube video below.

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pics d.b at etsy

I had never heard of banding until I came across a post about it on Mane & Chic’s website.

What is Banding

Banding is a technique used to stretch and loosen the curl pattern of naturally curly-kinky hair. Wrap scrunchies, stockings or ouchless elastics down the shaft of wet hair, let the hair air dry, take of the elastics and then style the hair

Now I have not personally used this method to stretch my hair, but I am very interested in trying it out as an alternative to blow drying.

Here are some youtube videos for more information.

I came across this by way of another blog, loved what she was saying and then promptely put it aside in my head. BUT, then I came across Jrkemp86 who is trying the conditioner method. Which is essentially using minimal shampoo to wash just your scalp (as it should be) then you rinse that out thorougly, then you go in with a cheap conditioner and “wash” your hair with that ( yeah this part is pretty much co-washing) then you put a bit of conditioner in your hair and leave it in, yes regular condtioner.

I tried this once (before I came across her (teri) website www.biracialhair.org and for the first time ever, in my life my roots were not a tangled dry mess. I love it.

check out her website, its got tons of information,the how-tos and a conditoner breakdown- what she recommends and which ones flopped.

I’ll post the youtube video of jrkemp86 too.

TĀ here is more to making henna than simply adding water to the powder. Many people who use henna regularly recommend that you had some moisturizing ingredients whether it be oils or conditioners. If you use henna for colourĀ  then you need to let it sit so that the dye can be released, most people let it sit overĀ  night and then apply the next day. The average time they leave it on is 3-4 hours but you can do less.

Examples of what people have used are: apple cider vinegar, hair cholesteral,honey etc.

Some times henna is done not for the colour but just for the moisturzing and strengthening properties, a person may do what is calledĀ a henna gloss.

Henna Gloss…

*Henna powder
*Strong tea
*FULL FAT Greek yoghurt
*Aloe Vera gel
*Conditioner
*Blackstrap Molasses
*neem powder
*A sprinkle of paprika powder
*A sprinkle of tumeric powder
*A small glug of castor oil

Ā from jaxjair.blogspot.com

Ā 1/2 Tsp ground cloves
2 Tbsp Henna Powder
1/2 Tsp Amla Powder
Brewed chamomile tea
1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
3 Tbsp Aubrey Organics Blue Chamomile Conditioner

Directions:

Combine ground cloves, henna and amla powder then add lemon juice and enough brewed tea to form a smooth paste resembling yogurt consistency.
You can leave this mixture on for as little as 30 minutes or longer

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