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Protective Style & Castor Oil Week 1 Update

Good Morning Maicurlies,

Protective style challenge 1st weekIt has been a week since I started the Protective Style and Castor Oil Challenge setup in Napturally Curly.com’s forum.

How did my first week go?

It went really well! I enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have to do too much with my hair in the morning. I literally just fixed the top of my hair (I slept with a satin scarf which sort of helped keep down fly-aways). “Fixing” didn’t take long and I was out the door. My roots felt super soft and I only moisturized my hair 2 times the whole week.

What Did I do?

  • I washed my hair the day before the challenge started (which was the 21st September), moisturized, sealed and then let it air dry in twists.
  • Day 1 – First hairstly: After taking down the twists I massaged a little of my mixed Castor/Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil with Peppermint on my scalp, hairline and a  tiny bit to my ends. This is the style I did for the first 3 days.
1st style

I put my hair in a ponytail, made about 8 twists, wrapped them around to make a bun and held it in place with bobby pins.

  • Day 3 – I reapplied some castor oil mix to my scalp and hairline.
  • Day4 – I re-moisturized my hair with my leave-in conditioner, again massaged my scalp and hairline with the castor mix and also put a dab on my ends and changed my hair style to this:
I put my hair in a ponytail and then rolled my ends up and under towards my head. Using bobby pins I keep my ends tucked underneath.

I put my hair in a ponytail and rolled my ends up and under – towards my head. Using bobby pins I kept my ends tucked underneath and used a ribbon for a little added color.

  • Day 7 (yesterday) – Washed my hair and did a henna gloss;

I put my hair in twists to air dry, pinned them down for the night and will be styling my hair for the next 3 days!

Looking forward to the new week ahead!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

DIY Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil (Recipe 2)

Hey Maicurlies,

Here we go, my second Infused Oil Recipe 😀

Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil

Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil

I have previously written about using and making Hibiscus petals & powder for the hair and skin here and have listed (below) a few reasons why you might want to use the oil for your hair/scalp:

  • Helps grow healthy hair
  • Stops excessive hair shedding
  • Provides the hair with a boost of luster and bounce
  • Soothes scalp irritations
  • Adds a natural shine to the hair
  • Strengthens the hair
  • Helps reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties
  • Helps conditions the hair

Note – If you have light hair e.g. blond to light brown, the oil can darken your hair. Hibiscus oil is slightly acidic. Due to the fact hibiscus can stain, you might want to cover your workspace and wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained when making the oil.

Carrier oils:

Depending on the carrier oil you choose, you also get the additional benefit of that along with the properties of hibiscus. On my blog I have a list of different carrier oil benefits for the hair and skin.

I personally use Almond oil because:

Almond oil is rich in Vitamin A, B and E which is excellent for the hair and scalp. It is easily absorbed into the skin as well as the hair and therefore does not weigh down the hair nor clog up our pores. It is known to help sooth irritated scalp, reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties and gives the hair a natural sheen. It can be used as a conditioning agent, smooths the hair’s cuticle, reduces hair shedding and promotes growth.

Ingredients/tools:

  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Containers (I used 2 to make both forms of the oil)
  • Stirrer
  • Sieve
  • Lavender Essential Oil (optional – I used 15 drops)

For the hibiscus powder

  • 1/4 cup of hibiscus powder
  • 3/4 cup of Almond Oil (roughly)
  • Coffee filter
  • Rubber band (to close the coffee filter)

For the hibiscus petals

  • 5/6 hibiscus petals
  • 1.5 cups of Almond Oil (roughly)

Mixing Process:

 I have a video up on my process:
*NOTE: I am not a dermatologist nor a doctor. I provide this for informational purposes only so please consult with a professional before you apply anything new to your skin or hair. Should you be taking medication or creams from a medical professional please do not replace that with my DIY recipe – consult your medical professional first! If you are allergic to any of the ingredients I use do not use them. Do a small patch test on the inside of your arm when trying anything new before applying it all over your hair/skin. Always ensure to dilute the Essential Oils (EO) in a carrier oil as they can cause skin irritations if used undiluted. If you are pregnant you should NOT use any EO.

If you try this please let me know how it turns out. If you make your own Infused Hibiscus Oil I would love to hear from you!

P.S if you missed my Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil check it out here.

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

 

 

DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil (Recipe 1)

Good Morning Maicurlies,

I mentioned in my last post (here) that I am going to making a “mini series” of DIY Infused oils and here is the first. My DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed oil.

Completed product: DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil with Rose Essential Oil

DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil

So, why would you want to use Rose Infused Oil for your hair and/or skin?

Hair
  • Helps retain moisture
  • Provides Shine
  • Strengthens hair at the root
  • Protects against frizz
  • Gives the hair a boost of luster
  • Helps stimulate growth (when massaged on the scalp)
  •  Can help relieve psoriasis & dandruff – (consult your dermatologist)
Skin
  • Moisturizing effect on dry and chapped skin
  • Nourishes the skin to help retain moisture
  • Natural astringent
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – (with frequent use)
  • Can fight light skin irritations due to its antibacterial properties – (consult your dermatologist)
  • Soothing effect on lightly sunburned or sensitive skin – (consult your dermatologist)
  • Lightly fade acne scars and stretch marks – (with frequent use)
  • Improves the texture of the skin due to vitamin C

Depending on the carrier oil you choose, you also get the additional benefit of that along with the properties of roses. On my blog I have a list of different carrier oil benefits for the hair and skin.

I personally use Grapeseed oil because:

Grapeseed oil is easily absorbed into the hair and scalp without weighing down the hair or clogging up pores due to the fact that it is an extremely light oil. Those with fine hair (such as I) can use it without worrying about having greasy hair. It is known to help heal alopecia areata as well dry and itchy scalps (consult your dermatologist) and can help fight dandruff. It is great at  sealing and retaining moisture.

Ingredients/tools used:

  • 1/2 cup dried white roses (2x as I made 2 jars)
  • 1/2 cup dried red roses (2x as I made 2 jars)
  • 1.5 cups (roughly) of Grapeseed Oil (per jar)
  • 11 drops Rose Essential oil (optional)
  • Spoon
  • Stirrer
  • Sieve
  • Coffee Filter
  • Funnel

Mixing Process:

DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil With Rose Essential Oil

DIY Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil With Rose Essential Oil

I have a video up of my process (see below):

*NOTE: I am not a dermatologist nor a doctor. I provide this for informational purposes only so please consult with a professional before you apply anything new to your skin or hair. Should you be taking medication or creams from a medical professional please do not replace that with my DIY recipe – consult your medical professional first! If you are allergic to any of the ingredients I use do not use them. Do a small patch test on the inside of your arm when trying anything new before applying it all over your hair/skin. Always ensure to dilute the Essential Oils (EO) in a carrier oil as they can cause skin irritations if used undiluted. If you are pregnant you should NOT use any EO.

If you try this please let me know how it turns out. If you make your own Infused Rose Oil I would love to hear from you!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls