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Blackstrap Molasses Deep Conditioning Treatment

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Sorry I’m late guys! For the last two weeks I was doing exams and for the weeks before that I was studying for them. But now, it’s summer!

Those exam preparations really took a toll on my hair. I was stressed, I wasn’t eating right and I had irregular sleeping patterns. I tried my best however to keep hydrated and drank as much water as I could. Also I only washed my hair once during that period and did a less than five minute conditioning treatment. I promised myself and my hair that I would treat it as soon as I got on break.

Below is a list of the ingredients I used and their purposes. Remember that this recipe is not limited to these ingredients. I just used whatever I could find in the kitchen that would help my hair. Use what you have and what works for you

1.Black strap Molasses

This dark, nutrient-dense natural sweetener  is a good source of minerals like magnesium, iron and calcium as well as copper and other trace nutrients. Though there isn’t a lot of scientific research on why molasses is so beneficial for hair, there are thousands of reviews stating that it keep grays at bay, makes hair strong like Iron man  (okay, maybe not that strong), gives hair shine etc.

2. Honey

Honey’s benefits for hair is more than likely not a new topic for you.If you have dry or damaged hair, honey can help. A natural humectant, honey attracts moisture. It’s also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of hair, encouraging hair growth. Honey is also an antibacterial and antiseptic hair softer that can help prevent shedding and scalp issues like psoriasis etc.

3.Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is a natural substance that has moisturizing and hydrating properties. It can be used in weekly hot oil treatments to add moisture to damaged or dry hair. The nutrients, such as carbohydrates, protein, manganese & vitamin K, and lipids in the oil helps it absorb better into the hair for treatments. There is a high vitamin E content in soybean oil so it will fight off free radicals while also being a helpful antioxidant for the scalp. This non-greasy oil is great for sealing your hair and ends and for usage as a base oil for essential oils. Soybean oil is great as a hot oil treatment, pre-poo , and adding to conditioners. Simply warm up 1/3 cup of soybean oil and apply to hair and scalp evenly. To use as an oil rinse, cover with a plastic cap, leave in for 30 min., and then rinse out with warm water.

4. Mayonnaise 

Soften straw hair and tame wild frizzy curls with mayonnaise! It seals moisture into dry hair cells, thereby hydrating hair and making it more manageable. The egg content and oils strengthen the hair shaft and gives it a glossy look. It also protects the hair from UV rays, the harmful effects of styling products as well as adding strength, structure and shine to hair. THAT’S A LOT OF STUFF!

If you want. you can add in other ingredients such as your conditioner or some other oils.

P.S.: I’M NOT A PROFESSIONAL. I’M JUST A TEENAGE GIRL WHO DID SOME RESEARCH TO HELP YOU AND MYSELF. DON’T USE THESE OR ANY ITEMS IF YOU HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS ALLERGIES!

I applied this treatment to my entire head after shampooing. I recently bought a shampoo brush to make this process more effective. I applied it to tiny sections and put my hair in mini twists at the same time. I was unable to steam my hair afterwards because my mom immediately called me and said we’re going on a beach trip. I went on that trip with my molasses scented hair. My biggest concern was that flies would come after me. EEWW!

My results after washing it out was shiny, strong and bouncy hair. Sorry I don’t have any pics.

Anyways, thanks for reading. Share if you smiled at least once or if you found this helpful.

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My Review on Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Legend Body Filler Hair Wash and Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Hair Cream Conditioner

Hi y’all, how you doing? Here’s a review on the Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Legend Body Filler Hair Wash and the Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Hair Cream Conditioner.

These products were recommend to me by a hair specialist who showed up at my school’s Girl’s Day and I decided to use them.

Firstly, I soaked my sectioned hair with water from the shower. I then applied the yellow Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Legend Body Filler Hair Wash. The aroma almost made me faint. This is literally the best smelling shampoo I’ve ever used. However, I’m gonna buy the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Kit. Their shampoo might knock Optimum Amla Legend Body Filler Hair Wash of its throne.

Anyway, back to the review. I applied the shampoo to my scalp in small amounts because it contains sulfates. It gave my hair the “clean but not stripped” feeling plus the amazing scent.

After the rinse, I applied the Optimum Amla Hair Cream Conditioner using praying hands.The smell wasn’t as good as the shampoo’s but I still loved it. I left it in for 3-5 minutes as instructed and my results were soft, defined and moisturized curls.

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Depending on where you’re from, this might not come cheap but I still recommend this product to anyone who is debating with her/his self about whether or not they should buy it.

P.S- this review was in no way payed for by the Softsheen Carson company.

Ciao now!

 

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Final review on “Taking Multivitamins for hair, skin and nails”

Not all the gummies are finished but I’m still ready for a final review.

Hair 

The comments I made in the previous review stay the same. If you haven’t seen that one yet , copy the link to check it out: Update on “Taking Multivitamins for hair, skin and nails”.

Skin 

I decided to give myself a favor and drink more water with this product. The results were great. My skin isn’t breaking out any more and life is now like how it should be. I kept drowning myself in water just to make sure.

Nails 

This is the area where the most dramatic changes occurred.My nails have never been this long and I can’t handle it. My nails hit the pen before my fingers when I write and they press the buttons on the microwave. Before I trim them down, I’ll show you a before and after pic.                                                                                                      

 Before        WIN_20160312_09_26_26_Pro                                                             

            After WIN_20160409_17_48_02_Pro

Hope you can see them clearly. Anyways, don’t forget that I wasn’t paid to do this review and there is no guarantee that you will get my results so the only way to know is to try it for yourself.Ciao now !

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Update on “Taking Multivitamins for hair, skin and nails”

As promised, here is a quick update on taking multivitamins for hair growth.

 

It’s been 11 days exactly since I started taking Nature’s Bounty hair, skin and nails vitamin supplement. It’s not something that I would buy again but that doesn’t mean that it is not working.

Hair                                                                                                                                                                   No significant hair growth now but my hair does feel a bit stronger. Most of the girls who did a review on this product say that shedding in their hair reduced. I never had any shedding issues but at least the product isn’t making it worse =)

Skin                                                                                                                                                                         My skin wasn’t perfect in the first place but I know that the new bumps I got were a result of this product. There were times that I did not drink the amount of water I needed which is wrong because the main ingredient (biotin) is water soluble (goes around the body via water). Not drinking water will make it cause stuff like this to happen. I highly recommend drinking tons of water when taking any biotin supplement.

Nails                                                                                                                                                                        After a week of taking these I realized a huge difference in the state of my nails. They grew longer faster and stronger. I didn’t put my nails in my mouth, ever, (give myself a pat on the back) so my nails were never tampered with in any way.

Any ways, this is my short review. Hope it helped, even a little bit. Ciao now!

 

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Taking Multivitamins for hair, skin and nails

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I saw these multivitamins in my local pharmacy and immediately became interested. According to the back of the bottle, I’m supposed to get” lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin”.

The biotin (main nutrient) is supposed to maintain healthy hair and nails. The vitamin C and E are antioxidants. Vitamin E contributes to skin health and vitamin C is for collagen production which forms the basis for healthy skin.

All that sciency stuff is true and all but when I looked at some reviews many reported getting breakouts because of the biotin but that can be corrected by drinking tons of water.                               WIN_20160312_09_26_26_Pro

Currently, these are my short and terrible nails. I don’t know if it’s OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) but for some reason, ever since I was younger, I couldn’t stop biting my nails. I’m 15 now and I do it less frequently but I want to completely stop.

It was hard to measuring my hair and take a picture at the same time but I’ll just tell you the measurements:

Front= 11″                                                                                                                                                             Crown= 12″                                                                                                                                                           Sides= 12″                                                                                                                                                             Back = 12″

As for my skin I don’t have any breakouts.

There are 80 gummies and it says to take 1 gummy 2 times a day after a meal.I’ll give you some updates and tell you if I would buy this product again. You could try this product when you want and give me your honest review. Ciao now!