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    Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". Its uses are numerous and extend to its being used a form of natural medicine, natural beauty treatments, and so much more. Benefits of coconut oil: - Provides a nutritional source of quick energy. - Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth. - Reduces inflammation. - Supports and aids immune system function. - Promotes healthy hair and healthy skin. - Functions as a protective antioxidant. - Improves digestion and bowel function. What you will need to make yours:  - Mature coconuts - Blender - Cheesecloth - A bowl - Transparent nylon bag - Sieve - Pot and cooking spoon Directions: [img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/4552bcebb31f3618b2a76f1d6f6015f6_view.png[/img] 1. Break the coconut with a blunt object. 2. When done, use a knife to take out the coconut meat from the husk and rinse with water. 3. Then cut the coconut in thin slices to help your blender. 4. Put them in portions in your blender and blend with HOT\WARM WATER till smooth. 5. Pour the contents into your cheesecloth and then squeeze to get out the coconut milk. You can grind the coconut chaff a second time to get out more milk. [img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/ce18c53d532bb9f692a007032a66505d_view.png[/img] 6. Pour the milk in your transparent bag, tie it up and leave to settle for 4-5 hours so that the coconut cream can separate from the water. 7. After 4-5 hours, the cream would have risen to the top leaving the water at the bottom. 8. Take a pair of scissors and carefully cut the end of the nylon so the water could drip out. 9. When done, pour the cream in a pot and cook on medium/low heat and stir as you go till you notice the oil rising to the top. Keep on cooking till it dries then leave to cool. 10. When cool, pour the oil in your sieve to separate the oil from the dried cream. Pour oil in container of your choice and it's ready for use. Have fun making yours :blush:
    Hi Greetings !! So as I mentioned on my last blog ,I posted that I was in a new set of cornrows (braids) :smile: I decided that i'm going to be wearing protective styles for the time being.. 1. To prevent my hair from harsh wind damage 2. To save time 3. To gain growth Right now i'm still wearing my cornrows from last week and maintaining my hair underneath is simple. Since cornrows are already parted, it makes oiling your scalp so much easier. You can also use your fingers to oil your hair, but I use an applicator bottle because it goes faster. NB,, I make sure I mosturize bfr applying my oil to the scalp.... [attachment="208:view"]image.jpeg[/attachment] I usually like to keep my cornrows on just for two weeks, so what I do is for the first week is I apply oil (JBCO) around the edges twice a day initially because my scalp is sensitive and usually breaks out in little lumps. NB: For the first few days after you've put the braids in, you need to ensure that the edges that were more than likely pulled tightly are always moisturised. This will ease the pressure and stop the roots from being uprooted.... [attachment="209:view"]image.jpeg[/attachment] Also, I ensure my scalp never gets dry during my braids season. So I make sure I mosturize my hair daily as I do all the time with my hair. After I'm done, I rub Shea butter into the braids every few days. I also drink a lot of water to keep moisture in my hair and eat a lots of fruits and vegetables. A lot of people think that using all natural products will grow your hair..sorry boo boo, healthy hair starts from the inside... Now as from now, my goal is SL (shoulder length). As of today my hair measurements are between 5-7inches (I'm in that ackward stage - longer than a TWA but shorter than shoulder length). Here's a list of some of the things I will be doing to achieve my goal: 1. Deep condition as usual 2. Wear protective styles (care for hair underneath, oil scalp) 3. Eat a salad a day 4. Drink plenty water 5. Take 1 B complex vitamin everyday 6. Massage scalp daily (blood flow will get hair growing) AGAIN, THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS I WILL BE DOING TO MY HAIR. Be you, Be beautiful :heart_eyes:
    I don’t think I have to stress so much introducing coconut oil to you. We all have used coconut oil before. It is one essential oil that every naturalist must own. One major issues when purchasing not only oils but hair products generally, is identifying fake products from the original products. I have fallen victim of bad oil several times because I did not know how to identify good oils from bad ones. Today I would be giving the basic clues on how to identify good coconut oil. Since it is one of the most available and essential oils we all use. Firstly, if the coconut oil is branded the words “extra virgin oil” must be written on it. Why? When an oil is extra virgin it simply means that the oil was manufactured my cold press method. Which is the best way to manufacture any oil. It allows the oil to retain all the minerals and vitamins that were originally in the seed or fruit it was derived from. Next, if the oil is something you can taste, ensure you do. Pure coconut oil must have a pure coconut taste. It is as simple as that. If it has an irritating taste or you cannot even taste the coconut then it is not a good oil. The coconut oil must also have the same smell a coconut will have. This shows that it was cold pressed and derived from the coconut. Lastly, your coconut oil must have a clean clear look. This means it must not have tiny particles moving inside the oil. Or even a blurry look. If the oil is yellowish in color it must be clear. If it is transparent, it must be clear. Clear enough for you to see the other side of the container from it. Once the oil does not have that clear look, it means it has been adulterated or is just not a good oil. I hope I have been able to help you identify good coconut oil from bad ones. Next time you are shopping for coconut oil be sure to look out for all that I have mentioned.
    Good morning once again! After 4 weeks, after Ramadan, i finally really washed my hair last weekend. I started with coconut oil overnight treatment, onion juice for my edges, DIY deep conditioner (coconut oil, honey, egg, avocado, mayonnaise) and finally washed it off with my "Hawaiian shampoo conditioner". I tapped it with my towel stop the dripping water, didnt want it dry, applied my favorite oil, coconut oil from roots to top, then my homemade shea butter cream mix(sheabutter, coconut oil, fresh aloe vera juice) that's all. 1. Just took down my cornrows...don't laugh: [img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/07/506c689ed43825460d5b296b1c3f2bf3_view.jpg[/img] 2. After wash (Wash n go): Wot do you think? [img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/07/7da7155ce7fb4666ecca5bc6ceb2d672_view.jpg[/img][img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/07/ca57672c398eb2e6ef3f3ea273f72cef_view.jpg[/img][img]https://myafrohub.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/07/20971ede62cd7d11f30440dc45c24822_view.jpg[/img] That's me, i and my hair...:laughing: See you next week! Have a good week ahead. Bye.
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