naijacurls:

DIY All-Natural Whipped Shea Butter

It was time to make more of my homemade shea butter mix. Whipped shea butter is my number one staple product in keeping my thick, coarse hair very moisturised and I also use it to keep my skin super soft and supple. I’ve been asked quite a few times on here about what that mix consists of, so I finally got around to it and share it! I also decided to try the ivory shea butter as opposed to the yellow variety this time. I have found that the ivory shea butter is a lot less greasier than the yellow, and it is much, much less grainier. This was also my best shea butter mix by far. The texture is smooth and creamy, with a thick consistency—like cake batter. I love it!

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup raw unrefined ivory shea butter
  2. 1/4 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil 
  3. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tbsp jojoba oil 
  5. 1/2 tbsp of grapseed oil (optional)
  6. 1/2 tbsp castor oil (optional)
  7. 7 drops of rosemary essential oil

Tip: If you do not have an electric mixer, you can whip the shea butter manually with a spoon (like I did) or a hand mixer—but the key thing about this is that you must make sure that both the coconut oil and the shea butter are at room temperature (ie. shea butter feels soft, coconut oil is somewhat melted) to make stirring everything easier. 

I hope that helps!


naijacurls:

I was tagged in the "six selfies where I felt the most beautiful" by aroyalmind and thatkidwiththenaps

I honestly used to hate taking pictures and smiling back in the day—during the days where I picked at every single flaw I thought I had (including my overbite). But clearly, that isn’t the case anymore :-)





Teyonah Parris

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thepoetspace:

nomoremrnicespice:

Little dudes with big hair appreciation post. I’m ready for cutting off lil babies hair to not be a thing anymore.

After his 1 year mark haircut, I won’t be cutting my son’s hair until he asks me to.

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lullabysounds:

i spent 20 minutes of every class taking selfies: an ode to my last yr of college 

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uknaturals:

@mingfoster the cuteness!
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Q
Hello,when I 2 strands twist my natural hair the ends looks okay, but after 1-2 days they look frizzy. What does that mean?
Anonymous
A

naijacurls:

Hey! Frizzy anything indicates loss of moisture and/or oils. Dry ends or even the length of the hair that is dry has the tendency to frizz up. Here are a few solutions:

  • Make sure to saturate the ends with product when twisting, and then  just before you reach down to the very ends of your hair, twirl/coil your ends around your fingers to keep them from unraveling.
  • If you are doing the twists as a protective style for a couple of days or even for a week or so, ensure that you are moisturising your ends to prevent any moisture loss. Our ends are the oldest parts of our hair, and thus need extra TLC. 
  • If you have tried the above already, and your ends still get fuzzy after those 1-2 days, that may indicate that you are in need of a trim. Check to see how your ends appear, especially when in twists—as that can tell you a lot. Are they thinning out? How do your ends feel/look?

Hope that helps :-)