Products

Coconut oil

From what I’ve read up about it, and learnt myself, I can tell you that Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition products for hair. It helps promote healthy hair growth, providing it with a shiny complexion. It’s not as heavy and greasy as Shea butter, and it feels and smells great.

A regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is “free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry”. This stuff is simply amazing. I use it on my wet or dry natural under growth. It helps moisturise and brings out the curls giving them more shine and definition. Coconut Oil works wonders when used to deep condition the hair. Smooth a little over dry or damp hair, cover with a cap and heat for 15-20mins and then wash out and you’ll see and feel the difference. It’s also an excellent skin moisturiser and softener. My mother used it a lot when I was younger. I had forgotten about it completely until recently.

There are different types. Various products contain coconut oil, different brands use it in their shampoos, lotions, conditioners etc. I prefer 100% natural coconut oil. It’s smooth, and solid but melts at just above room temperature. It also smells pretty nice.

If you want to know more about its uses which include; weight-loss, hair and skin care, massage oils, and conditioning, just look online.

This is probably the best natural hair and skin product I have come across so far.

Shea Butter

God’s gift to man for hair and body. Those of you who have read the post about the food fiasco experiment will know that I have had a couple of bad experiences with this stuff. The main problem was that I used too much of it.

I use it on my skin most of the time instead of body lotion because my skin is extremely dry. Shea butter helps seal in the moisture and adds a healthy glow. It’s a natural fat extracted from the nut of the Shea Tree. It has natural properties which can protect the skin from the Sun’s damaging UV rays.

I use Nigerian Shea Butter, it’s solid and needs to be warmed to soften. It’s thick and greasy. It nourishes and protects hair and skin. It increases the suppleness and softness of the skin and adds softness and shine to the hair. It is also said to reduce the appearance of blemishes, stretch marks and scars.

Similar to Coconut Oil, Shea Butter can also be used to deep condition the hair and to moisturise a dry scalp.

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  1. Hey. Love ur posts…and hair!
    Talking about 100% coconut oil and shea butter, where can i get some from? Or do u know any alternative factory product?
    Thanks

    1. Thank you, I asked my mum to send me both from Nigeria. I don’t know where you are, but you can get coconut oil from boots, superdrug, and holland and barret (here in the UK). You can also get it from most black hair shops and/or health food shops. Shea butter you can purchase online. I don’t know how they sell it though. Cantu Shea Butter Leave in conditioner is nice, shea moisture is also meant to be good. Just go to a black hair store and look for products that contain them. Hope that’s helpful xx

      1. I bought 1kg of unrefined shea butter from http://www.enaissance.co.uk. Found the site through my big sis cos I’m kinda into natural products these days. My facial skin is atrocious & I’m trying to fix it. I figured using shea butter as a body moisturiser couldn’t hurt either (used to use it in Nigeria & l Loved it). So as part of natural progression I’m trying find good stuff for my hair as well. 4 the record my hair is texturised cos I simply couldn’t manage it natural & absolutely can’t stand it relaxed. 🙁
        Quick question though, I found coconut oil on the site I mentioned but now I’m a bit confused. Should I be buying liquid fractionated coconut oil, solid virgin coconut oil or solid refined organic coconut oil? :s
        Thanx 🙂

        1. Any of the above. It’s entirely up to you. Take care using them in your face if you are prone to acne or any other skin irritations though. For some people they aggravate the conditions. Shea butter etc is nice for hair and skin. Just remember less is more!

    1. I can’t really recommend products because different products work for different people, textures and hair types. It also depends on where your based and the type of things you’re looking for. If you go to my home page, along the side in the menu, products should be one of the category tags. A list of posts where I’ve mentioned products I use or have used should be there. Hope that helps a little!

  2. I love the smell of coconut oil, and it’s an amazing extra bonus that it’s got so much nutritional value. Do you use it during winter as well? I don’t like the way it hardens so easily and so use olive oil instead

    1. I use it mainly on my scalp in the winter. You’re right; coconut oil can harden the hair when it’s cold outside, but as soon as you step indoors and the temperature goes up, it softens again. The trick is to only use a little on your hair.

  3. I love cocunut oil. I was going back and forth between coconut and oilve oil. I’m not sure if you have heard of a woman named Talisha Berry, but I had a pleasure of meeting her while at a conference for work in Portland. Talisha shared her book tips with me and also allowed me to sample her new hair growth product which includes a blend of organic essential oils. I lie to to you not, my hair has grown 4 inches and is so healthy and that was just 3 months ago! My hair is coarse and very thick and I was suffering from breakage. I would definitely recommend you ladies to check her out. She promotes hair tips and secrets on natural and relaxed hair. Her YouTube channel is: http://www.youtube.com/talishassecret and her website is TalishasSecret.com
    ~Vanessa 🙂

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