Sweet Almond Oil

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The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. Sweet almond oil is obtained from the dried kernel of sweet almonds.

Almonds are a rich source of oil, the highest component being monounsaturated (oleic acid,an omega-9 fatty acid), linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and some saturated fatty acid.

The sweet almond oil has a slight odour and a nutty taste.

💫BENEFITS FOR HAIR

✨It is a great sealant for all that good moisture for your hair.

✨Due to it’s high content of saturated and mono unsaturated fats, it penetrates the hair shaft pretty well and will act as a good moisturiser (not as good as EVCO or EVOO, though)

✨Contains Vitamins A, B and E as well as omega fatty acids that promote hair growth and prevent breakage.

✨Adds shine to hair and really does give it a silky feel.

✨It’s also a good heat protector so apply it to your hair before heat application to prevent heat damage.

💫BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN

✨Sweet Almond Oil is a good emollient, and can be used to lubricate the skin during a massage session.

✨It removes dirt and dead skin while moisturizing your skin. This makes it ideal for makeup removal and a great oil for your sugar or salt face scrub.
You can use it for chapped lips, too.

✨It prevents and relieves sunburn.

✨Reduces dark circles under the eyes. For best results apply the oil before going to bed and allow it to work while you sleep. Do this for a couple of weeks and you’ll be sure to notice a difference.

How do you use your sweet almond oil? Wanna try it out? We have some on sale. Call/text/whatsapp us on 0725466132 or 0707644850 for your order. Free deliveries in the CBD 🙂

Have a wonderful week

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Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque Review

Hi everybody. New Product review. I got me some Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque for my DC (we have some in stock, 2000 for a 340g tub)

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I have been using the ORS Replenishing Conditioner for my DCs and while I do not have any complaints, I was pretty excited to try a new product out when my bottle was over.

Ingredients
Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Certified Organic , Argan Oil , Vegetable Glycerin , Emulsifying Wax , Sea Kelp Extract , Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) , Essential Oil Blend , Avocado Oil , Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle) , Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) , Hyssopus Officinalis Extract , Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract (Sage) , Equisetum Arvense Extract , Soybean Oil , Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil.

The ingredient list was what made this product attractive to me. Water is first, then Shea Butter and Argan Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, all really good for moisturization. And you know this kinky hair loves moisture.

Also,

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The product claims to be an all-natural intensive treatment masque that deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. Perfect for transitioners.

I sectioned and washed my hair with the As I Am Coconut Cowash and rinsed out. Then I applied the Masque to my sectioned hair and slept in a black plastic cap for intense conditioning.

When I first opened the product I did not like the smell but having it on my hair, I quickly changed my mind. It smells a bit like the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Leave-In and Intensive Conditioning Treatment whose smells I love. I think that must be the Argan Oil smell? It’s delicious.

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The product has great slip so is great for detangling. It got on my hair easily and I really didn’t need to use that much.

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When I washed the product off my hair, it didn’t feel particularly moisturized. I actually thought it felt a little dry. But the curl definition was amazing. I mean really amazing. Like, Wash-and-Go amazing.

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So would I recommend this product? Definitely, if only for the curl definition. I will use it again next week and hope for better moisturization results. Maybe my hair just needs to get used to it. Will share if I have any luck with that.

Have you used the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque? How did it work for you? Any other Shea Moisture products you’ve tried? Share with us. We love hearing from you.

I was going to try and goddess braid with my hair but that proved, uuumm, difficult so I just twisted my hair with Afroliciouske Shea Butter. This is the current situation. Sitoki kwa nyumba. Lol.

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(I’m getting quite good at twisting my hair so it’s become a go-to style for me. And the Shea Butter always leaves my hair feeling super soft and with really nice curls and waves that last up to a week) I’m hoping to get some stretch on my hair and try the goddess braid again.

How are you wearing your hair this weekend? Send us a photo at afroliciouske@gmail.com. We still want to feature you on our IG #FCF Afroliciouske

Love,
M.

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Beautiful Textures Wash and Go.

10 years later, I’m finally getting around to doing a review on the Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding and Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Cream. I’ve been using both products for a while and I love the curl definition they give me. They’re also great for me because I have about three different hair textures, which is always a pain to style uniformly.

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I’m extremely lazy about my hair so I love the simplicity of a wash and go. To begin I washed my hair with the As I am coconut co wash and detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb. Then I combined equal parts of both products and applied to my hair while it was still dripping wet. I tried parting it, then got tired halfway through so I styled it, pulling the hair towards the direction I wanted it to lie. I put my head under the shower and then shook my head to separate the curls.

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Since I was in a rush, I went to a nearby salon and sat under the dryer for 10 minutes and I was on my way. Quick and easy.  I love the curls and they come without the crunchiness gel leaves. Plus it takes me back to the good old TWA days. The style lasted me a week. All I did was spritz it with my mix of water, jojoba oil and leave in conditioner, shake the curls out and it was as good to go.

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If anyone has any other creative ways to style wash and gos, hit us up on our Instagram and FB pages Afroliciouske and be sure to tag us so we can try them out too.  🙂

Happy Valentine’s day. xoxo
J.

Protective Styling No.100004th

Hey girls! How are the Fros?

I decided to do a protective hairstyle because I want a ‘fuller’ hairline (see pic below)
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After doing my research (we take this very seriously😁😁) on the internet, I found the perfect style. I’m a big fan of cornrows because they are really gentle on the hairline, which is almost never the case with braids and weaves.
Side note: I’ve heard good things about crochet weaving and braiding but I haven’t tried myself. Will be sure to try it soon and share my experience with you girls. Have you tried it? Tell us about it or send us a picture. We love featuring protective styles on our IG (afroliciouske) , too.
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Gorgeous, right? I thought so. So the next step was to find a braid that would give me a neat twist out and cornrows. My salonist adviced me to get the ‘Xpression’ braid by darling..
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When I went to the stores, one pack was 300 and something. I really wasn’t willing to pay that much since I needed 4 braids. So I went West African:):)
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I got this long Nigerian Xpression braid that I’m completely in love with😍 Matter of fact, we decided to stock it so you can order yours for just 250/= What’s even better? You only need 3 of these to achieve the hairstyle. Feel free to order on 0725466132.
Have you seen the length?
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Just too dope!!

How am I taking care of my hair? I’m making sure to oil my scalp with a mix of jojoba oil , avocado oil and sesame seed oil right after spritzing with a little water+conditioner mix. I do this twice or thrice a week.

What’s your go to protective style? As always, we love hearing from you. And getting your pictures. afroliciouske@gmail.com
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xx
S.

Bantu Knot Out Using Afroliciouske Shea Butter.

So I attempted my first Bantu Knot Out on Sunday. Followed my usual regimen; Cowash and DC then used Afroliciouske Shea Butter for the Knot-Out.

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For good definition, it’s best to style wet hair and take it down when hair is completely dry. Monday morning came too soon and the middle of my hair was not quite dry but the front and the back were (thankfully)
One thing this natural life has definitely taught me is how to roll with the punches. It’s helpful that people generally think our hair is ‘different’ (read ‘weird’ ‘untidy’ or ‘is that deliberate?’)and I guess I should be thankful for a work environment that ‘permits’ me to wear my hair out, though it’s strange that work places would allow so many poorly maintained weaves (disclaimer: I have nothing against weaves. I have been known to rock one or two in my time) but balk at natural hair.
I liked the front but the middle was really frizzy and just would not lie down (you can kinda see it in the pics)

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Decided to use a small, plain, black Alice Band to force it down and went to work. I think it looked nice. Thoughts?

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How do you wear your natural hair to work? In our campaign to put Kenyan Naturals on our IG and on the internet at large(haha), kindly send us photos on afroliciouske@gmail.com or #Afroliciouske. We’d love to feature you.

Also, follow us IG:Afroliciouske and have a lovely week!

xx,
M.

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