A Natural Hair Relaxer
Coconut Oil the Solution
The overcast sky matched my sombre mood. I was having a terrible hair day and tried to get an appointment at the local Hair Salon. Unruly and frizzy hair that is unmanageable affects the mood and productivity of a person. My locks were really getting on my nerves. Meanwhile, I was surfing the net looking for a hairstylist, I stumbled onto a natural hair relaxer. And found the answer to my problem at a fraction of the cost. Coconut oil is the main ingredient, it has numerous benefits beyond its nutritional value. The Coconut palm is also known as the 'tree of life'. Millions of people have used it for thousands of years.
Lets get started ...
Do not use the microwave it breaks down the nutrients, its an unnatural heat. I use coconut cream it's a pure liquid. But the coconut milk is okay it will thicken during the making of the relaxer. Local supermarkets and health stores stock coconut oil, there is also an organic variety. But keep to the recipe it works - it worked for me I've got nice soft curls. Its true about feeling confident, productive and a little bit powerful, its a case of look good feel good. Others have complimented me favourably - that's when you know a good job has been done. I didn't want to go with straight hair I like my hair with a bit of a curl. I'm extremely pleased with the finished result and saved - $NZ4.00 against $NZ450.00 at the salon. The following video has directions on how to make the relaxer ...
Apply, Heat and Wrap
Apply the relaxer to your hair covering every strand of hair. Wrap your hair with a plastic hair cap or plastic shopping bag. I use cling wrap its a tighter wrap and your scalp keeps your hair heated and a heated towel - microwave, wet towel, for 1-2 minutes, and cover the hair cap with the heated towel. This process takes one to two hours - two hours is preferable. Coconut oil rich in lauric acid penetrates the inside of the hair shaft and relaxes the hair strand. The cap and towel time for me was one hour. This was my first relax and I did not want to lose my natural curls to straight hair. My curls are softer and my hair is much more manageable. Afterwards shampoo and condition your hair, use sulfate free products. Blow dry and style your hair or let it drape naturally. Gorgeous!
Maintenance for Curly Hair
Curly hair is prone to dry and brittle hair. Shampoo your hair to once or twice a week. Shampoo strips the oils from your hair, and you need to retain the moisture and oils in your hair. Sulfate free shampoo is ideal for curl hair, its important to condition your curls it will need all the moisture it can get. Coconut oil is an excellent choice. After a shampoo and condition do not rub a towel over your hair it will cause your hair to become frizzy. Lock in the moisture with some leave in conditioner.
Maintenance for Straight Hair
Most straight hair styles are popular. And some women go to great lengths to keep their hair straight with the use of irons everyday. It is recommended to shampoo hair once or twice a week. But is is advisable for straight hair to shampooed and conditioned twice a week and condition daily to manage strands easily. Use leave in conditioner sparingly so that your hair will not look limp and greasy. If you want volume and shape opt for a layered cut; if your style is short to medium. Get regular trims this will remove old growth or your hair will become wispy and thin.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”
- Coco Chanel
Maintenance for dry hair
The most effective fair treatment for dry hair is coconut oil. It is outstrips any hair product. Coconut oil is free of chemicals it will not aggravate sensitive skin. It works extremely well for repairing damaged and dry hair. Coconut oil also keeps hair nourished, strong, protected and reduces hair loss. Coconut oil can be found at grocery stores, health stores and there is a organic variety. Look forward glossy hair with less breakage, dryness and split ends.
And so ...
Well I've had a productive day, more importantly I've saved some pennies along the way. And I will look presentable at my appointment tomorrow. They say that beauty is within and to a point that's true. Get the total look and its a winner. I visited the tropical Island of Rarotonga, when I got there it was dark. Next day I got up early in the morning to take a walk on the beach. I came across a coconut lying on the ground, I picked it up and ran back to show my husband I was sooo excited. But later that morning when we went out there heaps of coconuts all over the place. The locals won't touch them - they like the baby coconuts.
Well my hair is softer and relaxed; and my lashes are longer. Feeling good.
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