2.15.2014

IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS...

London, UK

Lemon by morberg, on Flickr
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 by  morberg 

Hello, lovelies! How was your week? Hopefully great! Today I wanted to share with you a new trick that I tried for my natural hair who helped me a lot. 

In the last couple of days, I experienced itchy scalp and hair built up, even with freshly washed hair. In that moment I knew that I had to clarify my hair and scalp. 
What clarify means? Clarify natural hair is a specific type of hair wash where one removes "buildup". Clarifying essentially strips the hair bare naked, removing all products, minerals (from water, usually hard water), sebum or dirt/grime. Hair in this state is without applied moisture such as from conditioner or leave-ins or oils. Clarifying removes what's on the surface of hair strands, leaving your hair completely clean. As you remember I already shared a tip to clarify afro hair -here- with a natural ingredient. Today we talk about lemons. Yes, lemons!
Lemon has a high concentration of citric acid that is proven to clarify the scalp and fight dandruff from the roots of the hair follicles. All I did was adding to 3/4 of warm water 1/4 of fresh lemon juice and leave it on my scalp and hair for 20 minutes. 
In the end I rinsed it off under warm tap water at first, with a cold rinse at the end. I instantly felt the "clean hair effect" and shiny hair that I was looking for! I can't believe that was THAT EASY to have natural cleansed hair.
What do you think about it? Did you ever try the lemon juice rinse? I can't wait to read your comments!

2.05.2014

MOKO - AFRO HAIR CRUSH of the MONTH

London, UK
Moko -aka Diane Nadia Adu-Gyamfi- is a 22 yo British soul singer from New Cross in South London. Her music is a mish-mash of the soul, gospel, and house record she heard as a child in the 90s. The Brit electro duo Chase & Status asked Moko to co-write and sing their big summer hit Count on me. In March 2013 she self-released her debut EP, Black, where we can find the powerful and breathtaking song Freeze
As you probably already noticed, Moko can be easily recognized for her long hair tied up in two afro puff. The first time I saw her pictures I was hypnotized by her unique hairstyle and voice. The least I could do is to dedicate her space here on my blog!
   


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