Avocado Oil

This is the third post in a series about natural oils and their benefits for your hair. Read about castor oil here and sesame seed oil here. And today I’ll do one about avocado oil (and yes, we do have cold pressed avocado oil for sale so hit us up in the comments, call/text/whatsapp us on 0725466132 or email us on Afroliciouske@gmail.com. Go on😋😋)

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Avocado oil is extracted from the pulp/flesh of the avocado fruit. You can do it yourself. Wikihow has a link where you can make one with coconut cream (definite plus for your hair πŸ™‚ and oilypedia has a nice one too. You can even use spoilt avocados so they don’t go to waste. Try it and share your results with us!

The best results for your hair will be accomplished if you use cold pressed avocado oil. For an oil to be considered cold pressed, the extraction process temperature must not exceed 49Β°. Here’s a blog with how you can cold press avocado oil at home.

So what are the benefits of avocado oil for your hair?

-It contains a very high level of monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols (higher than extra virgin olive oil) to moisturize, nourish and strengthen your hair strands.

-It contains Vit E and K which promote hair growth and reduce split ends when massaged into your hair. It is a light oil and is easily absorbed by your scalp

-It’s a great carrier oil for your essential oils eg rosemary and thyme so if you like having some scented essential oil in your spritzer, this is your go to oil.

-It contains antioxidants eg Vitamin E that protect your hair from harmful UV rays, and stimulate hair growth.

You can use avocado oil for a pre poo, as a sealant, to improve the slip of your conditioner, to massage into your scalp or to improve the shine of your hair.

Has any of you girls tried avocado oil? Do I lie? Share! We love hearing from you. And would love to sell you some even more 😁😁

Warmest Regards,
M.

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Is That Solange?

We metΒ  on the street outside Alliance and she looked so much like one of our favourite naturalistas Solange Knowles, we had to take her picture πŸ™‚

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Here’s a picture of Solange that I got from urbanbushbabes.com

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They do have the same bone structure. Am I right or am I right?😎

Marion Kalai, 20

Btw, that link contains a rant from Solange about people, more specifically naturals, being all up in her hair (pun!) about her hair. I agree with the first comment on the article and do not agree with the policing of people’s and especially womens’, bodies or hair.
Do you, boo💅💅

Post protective styling

Four awesome months of natural hair πŸ™‚ I’m so proud of my little fro.It’s made so much progress.The length,texture and general health of my hair took so long to master,can’t say I have fully done so either but it’s a journey and since it gives me so much joy, I’m overly optimistic and excited about it.
So,since my last post where I got a protective hairstyle for my hair,I’ve taken it out and I have to say,I love the progress my fro has made.It’s no longer a TWA( boo hoo). It’s longer and more fabulous.Here is a pic.

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See that? That right there is the result of a 1 month 2 strand twist with braids.My hair was so dry though( I’ll put up a post on what products Ive used since) especially the back part which had the braided cornrows? Lord have mercy.I was back to steelwool hair.It actually made me straighten out my beautiful front curls to this:

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Not so bad actually though I still missed out on rocking my curls like Marion’s here. I mean,look at her gorgeous mane.I was simply awed.
After I undid my hair,it took me a couple of days to wash and DC it because I was waiting for a product I wanted to try out which I’ll do a review on by next week.The product is ORS replenishing conditioner which I got from Uganda.Details in my next post πŸ™‚
xx.
S.