Natural Hair DIY Product Feature – DIY One Step LOC Moisturizer by Ms. Hadassah Agbaps

!!!!!!!!!!EXCLUSIVE DIY RECIPE by MS. HADASSAH on ISLANDKYNKS!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!JUNE 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to our Second Natural Hair DIY Product Feature:

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DIY One Step LOC Moisturizer Recipe for Natural Hair 

 

L.O.C. means Liquid, Oil and Cream 😀
This shows the order of application of products to keep hair moisturised for longer. Moisturised hair equals softer hair, hair less prone to breakage, hair less prone to splits/knots and to put it simply, happy hair. Less breakage equals more length. So with the L.O.C. method, you first apply a liquid such as water, then seal in with any oil favored by your hair and then apply your hair cream/butter/pudding/styler.

For many naturals, this method helps retain moisture in the hair for up to two days after application. It’s really effective and you can tweak it by putting the hair cream after the water and sealing all with oil. The downside to this method is that it’s like so many steps and when you’re in a hurry, you won’t have the patience to spritz with water, seal with oil and layer the hair cream on top of that…..case study: ME!

My hair type is 4b/c, high porosity, fine stranded, medium density.
Everything seems to be against me in the moisture/length retention department. Add that to unwillingness to spend hours on my hair and you can see how I needed to find a solution fast!!! I got to the drawing board and tinkered with some of the hair products available and found a formula that combines the L.O.C. three step method in one easy step…..just apply to dry hair and ends. Period. Ready?! Here goes.

You need:

  1. Clean Water (I use bottled water)
  2. Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream 
  3. Oil

* I use a mix of coconut, olive and castor oil. You don’t really need a mix. One type of oil is sufficient. *

In about 100 ml of clean water in a bottle, I added 2 tbs of Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair cream and 1 tsp of oil and mixed thoroughly. It will form a lotion which you can dilute with more water until it’s a consistency you like. That’s it! Simply apply to hair, style and go. *Note: For hygienic reasons, please use up the mix in three days or less.

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Live Beautifully. Naturally.
Hadassah.
www.nappilynigeriangirl.com

😀 Thank you for reading my dears and if you try this recipe, do let us know by posting comments below, Enjoy Beauties 😀

‘Isle of  Azure’

Natural Hair DIY Product Feature – DIY Flaxseed Gel by Ms. Victoria Sallie

!!!!!!!!!!EXCLUSIVE DIY RECIPE by MS. VICTORIA on ISLANDKYNKS!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!MAY 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe for Natural Hair by Victoria Sallie

DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe for Natural Hair by Victoria Sallie

Welcome to our First Natural Hair DIY Product Feature:

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DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe for Natural Hair 

My favorite DIY for my hair probably has to be my flaxseed gel.

What I Used:

  • 1/4 Cup Flaxseed
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Avocado Oil (from Queen of Curls)
  • JBCO
  • Aloe Vera Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Wig Cap
  • Plastic Tongs
What I Did:
  1. Combine the flaxseed and water in a pot and let it boil for 10-15 minutes. I continued to stir sporadically so that the flaxseed didn’t stick to the sides or bottom of the pot.
  2. In the meantime, I took a wig cap and placed it over the lid of the container that I was going to use. In Naptural85’s video (which was my inspiration) she used cheap pantyhose, which I didn’t have so I improvised.
  3. I waited until the top of the mixture was thick and white. Then I slowly poured the mixture into the container. I used plastic tongs to strain the rest of the gel from the flaxseed. It got a little tough towards the bottom, but I was able to squeeze out the majority of the gel.
  4. I added a few oils to my mixture: Coconut, avocado, castor, and aloe vera oil. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have added coconut oil because it solidifies under 75 degrees and this mixture has to sit in the fridge. I also want to use Vitamin E next time, because it’s a natural preservative.
  5. I let it sit in the fridge to cool for a few hours.
I really like the consistency, and I think it’s so cool that I made my own gel! This is supposed to last for 3 weeks, and it’s A LOT of gel, especially for 1/4 cup of flaxseed. Like I said, this only costs about $4 and the flaxseed can be reused. I haven’t used it yet, but I’ll be making a few tutorials over the next few weeks and I’ll let you guys know how it works.

😀 Many thanks for reading my Loves, if you try this recipe, do let us know via comment below, thank you and Enjoy 😀

‘Isle of  Azure’