REMEDY 1 – EGGS

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Hello friends,
I trust you have had a productive week so far? So, here is the thing, the dry season is almost over and we can begin to sigh in relief due to the fact that our hair will be relieved of the effects of the harsh weather on it. In lieu of this, I shall begin to reveal/ present (as the case may be) the remedies to regaining and maintaining healthy, beautiful and of course, long hair.
I therefore present to you, EGGS.

Eggs are more than just a staple food to eat at breakfast or to use as an ingredient for baking and what have you. Their high protein and fat contents can be used for hair treatments. Since at least the 1940s, women have applied homemade egg hair treatments and used shampoos containing eggs (like the one I use at present) to make their hair softer and silkier.
So, be it plain egg white or egg yolk, you are on an adventure to discovering just what this “high in protein” food can provide your hair.

STEPS
1. Mix 1-2 eggs (depending on volume/length of the hair) on unwashed damp hair.  For oily hair, use egg whites while for dry hair, use egg yolk (I will be explaining in subsequent articles the reason for this, so watch out).

2. Massage into scalp and hair, from roots to ends. To avoid injury, massage as gently as possible for a period of 5-7 minutes. This should be done to enable the cuticles open up while the application is going on.

3. After massaging, cover hair with a plastic cap (shower cap) and leave for 30 minutes or more.

4. Rinse off with cool water and wash your hair as desired.

NOTE: Proper and consistent use of eggs on your hair (which could be at least once a week) will promote texture, softness and natural shine. The protein in the egg encourages hair growth and strengthens the strands.

I found out that when I tried this treatment for the first time, my hair texture was different. It felt softer and I also noticed that after some days, my hair wasn’t breaking as much as it used to (trust me, my hair breaks like it’s no one’s business).

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my hair after the 1st egg treatment

This is just one out of other uses of eggs on your hair. Watch out for more articles in subsequent weeks.
So, why not try out this remedy and let me know how it works for you.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think and also go through former posts if you haven’t done so.
Do have a pleasant weekend ahead.

MoNaRemedies

Washing Your Hair The Right Way

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DIY way of washing

Hi girlfriends,
Hope y’all had a productive week?
This article is a guide on how to wash our hair the right way.
Is there a particular way to wash hair? some may ask, well there is. Your hair is at its most vulnerable when wet and if precautions aren’t taken while washing, you might be doing your strands more harm than good.
I know most people don’t have the time to wash nor do they even wash their hair themselves, but this guide will go a long way in helping out whenever you want to take out time to do so.
African hair loves water, trust me. You can never feed it enough so, there is nothing like over washing. It only becomes “too much” when you always shampoo the hair. Most times, you could just spritz your hair with water – it’s also a part of washing.
The steps to washing your hair the right way are listed below:

• Wet the hair thoroughly with warm water. Most people don’t do this, they just pour a little water on d hair and go straight to shampooing – this is very wrong. You need to wet the hair thoroughly to open up the cuticles and remove some dirt.
• Shampoo from roots to end. The root hairs are younger and oilier while those at the ends are older and drier.
• Use medium vertical strokes when shampooing as this increases blood flow to the scalp and stimulates growth. Friction while shampooing can damage the hair cuticle which can lead to breakage or frizz, while circular motions cause tangling.
•  After rinsing out the shampoo, squeeze out some water from the hair and then put in the conditioner. For oily hair, apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends as the natural oil from the scalp is already concentrated there. For dry hair, apply the conditioner from roots to ends.
•  Rinse out with cold water as this shuts the cuticles tight, sealing its outer layers. This causes it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine.

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Note: Shampooing just once is enough before conditioning, except in cases where the hair is very dirty.
” Over-pooing” can strip the hair of its lustre.
Always give time for your shampoo to work by allowing it to sit on the hair for 3-5 minutes.
The longer the conditioner stays on the hair, the better it is absorbed so don’t rinse off the conditioner immediately after applying it on the hair. Leave the conditioner on the hair for 7-10 minutes and then comb through before rinsing out.

I hope with this tips, you will cultivate the habit of handling your hair well while washing. So, on your next visit to the salon, enlighten your stylist on this if you feel he or she has been doing the wrong things.

Remember to always drink lots of water to help detoxify your body system and help stimulate hair growth.
Have a blessed weekend.

MoNaRemedies.

Before We Get Started…

So, how did I end up starting a blog on hair care?
You see, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my hair (will get back to you on what that means).
Not an ardent fan of weaves or wigs, i.e. I’d prefer always showing off my permed, natural hair (excuse the cliché), instead of artificial weaves.

So, here I am in a new place, (serving my fatherland in Northern Nigeria), and the weather isn’t even helping hair matters. Then, harmattan sets in, my hair breaks off, I start having dry, itchy scalp – maybe even dandruff, hair develops split ends, becomes frizzy, brittle and dry.

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                    Split Ends

At the slightest touch of comb on my hair, ouch! I’ve got strands of my hair coming off and I’m like “what the…!” My once beautiful, thick, healthy hair ended up becoming a shadow of its former self and I’m like “oh well! I go repair the one wey damage remain”. But every time I look in the mirror and see my tresses, I lament because I can hardly believe what I see.

So, the research commenced:

• How do I heal my hair and prevent further damage without having to break into a bank?

• How do I get to remedy that which is left of my hair, without having to go to a stylist –  who wouldn’t by the way be patient enough to give my hair the attention it deserves or match up to my expectations (like I said, I’m a perfectionist. Its either it is or it isn’t)?

In the wake of this new resolve to salvage my tresses, I sought for home-made remedies that had nothing to do with chemicals i.e., just botanical stuff (nature has blessed us abundantly, hasn’t it?) and I wanted these procedures to be DIY (Do It Yourself), so that I could take out time to undergo the treatments to my satisfaction and monitor my progress.

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               Natural Remedies

So, my journey to hair repair and maintenance began with me as my first student. Then I thought to myself, if I can benefit from this, so can a ton of others facing the same issues with their hair just like me.

Therefore, whatever tips I’ll be revealing to you is something I have tried on my hair and I will do my best to give you my own observations and results.

My hair is already on its journey to recovery.

Most of these tips are DIY (Do It Yourself), while most of the ingredients are things you can find in your kitchen/pantry.

Let us begin, shall we?

Things You Should Know…

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Hair is defined as a protein filament that grows through the epidermis from follicles deep within the dermis.

Length-wise,hair can be divided into three parts:

(a) THE BULB, a swelling at the hair base which originates from the dermis.

(b) THE ROOT, which is the hair lying beneath the skin surface.

(c)  THE SHAFT, which is the hair above the skin surface.

SOME BASIC FACTS:

* The cuticle is a single layer of cells arranged like roof shingles.

* Human scalp hair normally grows at a rate of 0.4mm /day.

* Human hair grows faster in warm weather because it stimulates        hair growth.

* African hair grows slower and is more prone to damage as compared with the Europeans.

* Trimming your hair does not actually influence hair growth, rather it prevents split ends.

*It is commonly accepted that emotional distress, especially that
caused by verbal abuse, etc. often is a contributing factor to a slower hair growth rate.

As a general rule, it is easier to maintain hair than it is to regrow; however, the treatments that would be discussed in subsequent articles may help prevent and /or repair damages done to the hair.

Please, drop a comment.

Thanks,
MoNaRemedies.

Source: Disabled-World

Welcome to Mother-Nature Remedies (MoNaR)

file0014Hello friends,

It a pleasure to welcome you to Mother-Nature Remedies (MoNaR) Blog .

Here, I will take you on a journey of caring for and repairing (if damaged), your hair using all that nature has offered in abundance.

You will be amazed at how much u can nourish your hair using fruits, oils etc and sustaining the body and texture of your tresses that will be the envy of others.

Who says African – precisely Nigerian – hair can’t be soft, silky and yes, Long?

Why not join me as we explore together Mother-Nature’s secrets to having a healthy hair.

Remember, the key to a Be-You-tiful(beautiful) you is being confident in yourself.

Let’s get started, shall we?

MoNaR…