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Apricot Kernel Oil

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Aroma: Faint.
Viscosity: Medium.
Absorption/Feel: Oily Texture.
Color: Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: The semi-oily texture of Apricot Kernel Oil makes it a good choice for use in massage and massage oil blends. It somewhat resembles Sweet Almond Oil in its properties and consistency.


THESE CONDITIONERS ARE IDEAL FOR CURLY HAIR. I CHECKED OUT EASYCURLS.COM AND FOUND THAT THESE WERE THE BEST DEAL

Barex Ultimate Relaxing Masque For Frizzy Hair
With its unique formulation including argan oil, passion flower and shea butter,Barex Ultimate Relaxing Masque is the perfect masque for rebellious, frizzy and curly hair without making it flat or dull.
List Price: $28.00

Oscar Blandi Riccia Curling Serum
Oscar Blandi Riccia Curling Serum is the ultimate product for curly hair, taming curls while keeping them natural and touchable.
List Price: $18.00

Alterna Life Curls Conditioner 12 oz.
Alterna Life Curls Conditioner delivers effective conditioning while fortifying dry, damaged curls. Eliminates frizz with LIFE Elasto-Complex.
List Price: $26.95

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $74.95

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 2 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $13.99

L’Oreal Professional Shine Curl Conditioner 5 oz.
L’Oreal Professional Shine Curl Conditioner is ideal for curly hair. This treatment is especially formulated to nourish and detangle your hair, leaving you light, supple perfectly defined curls.
List Price: $19.99

Curly Hair Solutions Slip Detangler 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Slip Detangler is a silicone free detangling leave-in conditioner that will instantly loosen hair knots, lock in color and eliminate flyaway hair.
List Price: $16.99

Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer 8.5 oz.
For soft, natural, sassy curls use Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
List Price: $18.99

Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein is a deep moisturizing treatment designed to protect and nourish your hair.
List Price: $29.95

Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave-In Conditioner 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave-In Conditioner smoothes the rough cuticles that are responsible for frizzy flyaway hair.
List Price: $18.99

Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner instantly detangles, making your hair easier to comb and more manageable.
List Price: $15.99

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $74.95

Alterna Life Curls Conditioner 12 oz.
Alterna Life Curls Conditioner delivers effective conditioning while fortifying dry, damaged curls. Eliminates frizz with LIFE Elasto-Complex.
List Price: $26.95

TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner
Boost that ego and save your hair! Ego Boost mends and protects dry, damaged hair from environmental elements, chemical treatments, shampooing and brushing.
List Price: $14.95

Citre Shine Color Brilliance Conditioner
Each Citre Shine product is infused with a burst of shine enhancing citrus extracts, vitamins and essential minerals to ensure healthy looking hair with lasting vibrancy.
List Price: $3.95

Jason Hemp Enriched Conditioner
This gentle botanical formula using Hemp Seed Oil and other natural extracts brings renewed vitality, shine and manageability to your hair. Jason’s Plant Extracts reinforce, repair and smooth the hair shaft to protect against environmental and heat styling damage.
List Price: $8.95

Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner
Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner instantly silkens, smoothes and perfects hair texture as it delivers incredible, mirror-like shine.
List Price: $6.50

KLORANE Pomegranate Conditioner
KLORANE pomegranate extract is rich in tannins and so highly astringent. This gives it the ability to fix color on keratin, so the color lasts even longer.
List Price: $11.95


Black Pepper Essential Oil

Properties: Digestive, diaphoretic, carminative, aperient, anti spasmodic, anti rheumatic & anti arthritic, anti bacterial, anti oxidant
Health Benefits: Aids digestion, increases perspiration and helps remove toxins from body, helps remove gases from intestines and does not let them form, acts as a purgative, cures spasm, helps cure arthritis and rheumatism by removing uric acid and other toxins, inhibits Bacterial growth, anti aging and neutralizes free radicals


Shingling was a term coined by Miss Jessie’s. These two styles involve using styling products to define your natural curl instead of using curlers or twists as a set.

To get the best understanding of this method go to these two links.

Miss Jessies Shingle Method
or
Author Terri LaFlesh’s Method


Thermal Styling
Solutions for heat damaged hair

Recognizing heat damage
• Hair texture fails to come back. This is most recognizable in individuals who do not have a bone straight relaxer or have no relaxer at all. Once you wash the hair, your hair should curl back up with either your original texture or some type of texture if you’re mildly relaxed. If you notice pieces of hair that are stick straight, chances are that these sections have been damaged by heat.
• Hair ends are fried and split. This is common with all types of damage.
• Very rough, dry and dull hair. This is due to the extreme heat zapping moisture from your hair.
While heat-based styling products such as a hair dryer, straightening iron, curling iron or hot rollers can make hair look good, their frequent use can cause damage over time. Signs that hair may be altered due to the heat include the presence of split ends, dryness or dull-appearing hair. The reason for this is that heat products can zap moisture from the hair, as exposure to heat products can cause the hair’s outer layer to expand and release trapped-in moisture, which leaves your hair feeling brittle or dry. While some damage, such as split ends, may be permanent, it is possible to reverse and improve some of the damage to the hair.

Use Safe Heated Hair Products
Throw away any heat styling products older than five years. As your heat styling appliances age, the temperature gauge becomes more likely to work incorrectly.

Additionally, you should use the safest forms of heated hair styling tools, which tend to be ceramic-plated. A ceramic-plated–preferable to ceramic-coated–straight iron or curling iron heats more evenly, preventing damage to small portions of the hair.

Use a Heat-Protecting Styler
Before using heat products, you should apply a heat-protecting conditioner, lotion or spray. These products strengthen the hair’s cuticle and penetrate the hair to prevent moisture from seeping out of the hair shaft.

You should also regularly use a conditioner, which will retain and restore moisture. Look for ingredients such as silicones, polyquaternium, amino acids, panthenol or mineral oil, which all have conditioning properties. Deep condition with a hair mask that contains products such as stearyl or cetyl alcohol, both fatty alcohol sources associated with repairing heat styling damage.

Follow Directions Carefully
Heat styling products do not always damage hair, but their misuse can result in problems and signs of heat damage. Make sure you read the directions of any heat styling product correctly and avoid a higher heat setting than is absolutely necessary. As a general rule, the thicker or more coarse your hair, the higher the setting. If your hair is very thin or fine, you should not have to apply a significant amount of heat.

Be sure to dry the hair to the point where it is between 80 and 90 percent dry and wait a few minutes before applying heat products. If the hair is still wet, it is more vulnerable to damage, yet blow drying it completely can often lead to excessive dryness.


Sunflower Oil

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Aroma: Faint and Sweet.
Viscosity: Thin.
Absorption/Feel: Penetrates Well and Does not Lave an Oily Residue.
Color: Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Sunflower Oil is considered to be an affordable all-purpose carrier oil. When choosing sunflower oil, strive to get unrefined oil.
A High Oleic Acid version of Sunflower Oil is produced from sunflower crops raised to produce higher ratios of oleic acid.


African black soap, also referred to as black soap, is made from harvested and air-dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and various oils and butters; coconut oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter and kernel oil. The plants used in black soap are dried in the sun and roasted in clay ovens to produce ash. The ash is added o water and filtered to produce African black soap. The roasting process produces a deep, dark brown color with black specs throughout, hence the name African black soap. African black soap is rich in naturally occurring vitamins E and A and antioxidants.

African black soap can be applied to the hair as a gentle cleanser; it contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, a lathering agent that strips the hair of its natural oils.

African black soap can be used to treat and prevent dandruff; the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties contained in African black soap are beneficial for prohibiting bacterial growth on the scalp and relieving minor scalp irritation. If you are experiencing excessive dandruff or itching of the scalp, please contact a trichologist, a professional skilled in treating scalp disorders.

African black soap can be converted into a liquid form when it is added to water for several hours. Add small pieces of the African black soap to a disposable container; cover them with water and leave them overnight. You can use the liquid form as you would the solid form


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