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Product Review: Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish from Anita Grant

5 Jul

Description from the company website:

Our Rhassoul Deep  Condishes contains Unrefined Black Cocoa Butter & natural Soya based Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) which helps to  guard scalp & hair from free radical damage. When hot liquid is added to our  Rhassoul Deep Condishes, it swells & increases its surface area like a  highly porous sponge.  Attracting & trapping toxins into these open porous  spaces so that when it comes time to rinse the Rhassoul Deep Condish from your  hair the toxins are eliminated and you’re left with detoxified fluffy soft  tresses.

So instead of a Hot Oil treatment why not detoxify your scalp & hair.

5 Things I Love About the Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish:

  1. It was easy to mix following the easy directions on Anita Grant’s website
  2. Excellent ingredients including rhassoul clay, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey
  3. Left my hair extremely soft and feeling very moisturized
  4. It smells great, and it left my hair with a nice light scent (It’s banana scented and has a bit of a chocolate smell)
  5. Can be mixed with your choice of liquids and herbs

My hair has been very dry because I’ve been lazy with it recently. I hoped that this treatment could help to revive it, and it exceeded all of my expectations. Here’s what I did:

  • To mix, you need a hot liquid. I chose to mix with coconut milk. This was one of the suggestions on Anita Grant’s website, and I love coconut milk. You may recall I use it in my Henna recipe.
  • I warmed the coconut milk
  •  I added the heart and used a fork to break it up
  • I stirred until it was a mud-like consistency
  • I left the clay on for 45 minutes
  • Then I rinsed well

My hair felt great afterwards. I didn’t even need a leave-in. I’ve had my hands in my hair all day. This is great for anyone looking for a deep conditioner that gives great results. I would especially recommend it to those who are experiencing dryness. Check out Anita Grant’s website for this and other items made with high quality ingredients.

Thanks to Anita Grant for giving me the opportunity to try this product!

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Bentonite Clay Hair Cleanser Recipe

5 Jul

Laura shares her recipe for a bentonite clay hair cleanser. She also uses this recipe as a face mask.

What You Need:

1 part Bentonite Clay

1 part Water

1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix together well and use.

If you have a recipe you’d like to share, please send it to naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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Avocado Deep Conditioner

3 Jul

Laura shares her deep conditioner recipe. Read below:

What You Need:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp of castor oil
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of olive oil

If you have a recipe you’d like to share, send them to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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Flaxseed Gel Recipe

21 May

Candice writes:

Decided to try my hand at making my own flaxseed gel and the results were great. Here is the list of ingredients and the steps used to create this natural hair gel:
Things you will need:
1 container of Golden Flaxseed
1 pot
Strainer
Stocking ( knee high)
Mixing bowl
Measuring cup
Aloe vera gel
You may also use the following oils: castor, jojoba, olive, coconut, almond
Essential oils such as: lavender, tea tree,
Step 1: Bring 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of flaxseed to a boil on medium heat. Be sure to stir the mixture often. When you see the white froth forming on top of the mixture, turn the heat off and continue to stir for about 5 more minutes.
Step 2: U will want to stretch the stocking in order to pour the mixture into it. Do this while holding the stocking over your strainer to catch the seeds. Allow the gel to drain into your mixing bowl. U will need a pair of tongs to squeeze and force the gel from the stocking into the bowl.
Step 3: Once you have drained all the gel possible from the seeds into the mixing bowl, you now begin adding your oils. I added 1 teaspoon of each oil to the gel and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera. I then added about 8 drops of lavender oil for scent and about 3 drops of tea tree oil ( use your own discretion as to what essential oils you would like to add).
Step 4: Mix ingredients well with a wire wisk or spoon. Refrigerate mixture for about 5 to 10 minutes to allow it to set.
Enjoy your natural flaxseed gel! It can be used on wash and go styles as well as twists and twist-outs. You may want to keep your gel in a cool, dry place. Also, you can save the flaxseed you used for the next batch after you run out of gel.

Thanks for sharing your recipe, Candice. If you have a recipe you’d like to share, please send it to naturalbyl@gmail.com.

Whipped Hair & Body Butter Tutorial

20 May

Sheenalyoung shows how to make a whipped hair and body butter with her guest Hank Chen. Check out the other videos on her channel.

If you have a recipe you would like to share, please send it to naturalbyl@gmail.com

Amla and Brahmi Paste Recipe and Tutorial

10 Apr

The last time I went to buy henna from a local Indian grocery store, I also purchased a few other ayurvedic powders including amla and brahmi. Amla can be added to henna to tone down the red color and to prevent curl loosening. I decided to use the powders without henna.

According to Hesh, Amla:

– Promotes hair growth
– Controls hair fall
– Cures scalp infection
– Controls premature graying of hair

According to Hesh, Brahmi:


– Cools the scalp and induces sound sleep
– Controls dandruff
– Makes hair long, dark, Dense & lustrous
– Strengthens hair roots

I followed the directions on the boxes. They both said to mix with hot water. First I emptied the amla into an empty container.


The box doesn’t say how much water to add. It says to add until it’s the texture of yogurt. I added the hot water 2 oz at a time and mixed until I got the desired texture. I used 6 oz. of water.

Next, I added the brahmi powder to the mixture.

I used 6 more oz of the hot water. I still added it 2oz at a time and mixed in between each pour.

Then I followed the instructions on the box and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before using. I put my hair into four sections and applied the paste to each one. When I finished applying, I twisted my hair up into a bun so that I could cover with my plastic cap (I need to get one of the clear caps from Celestial Crowns so that I can stop going through so many of these small disposable ones).

This paste did not take very long to rinse out. I followed with a deep conditioner. One thing that I noticed right away was the fullness of my hair after rinsing and it was easier to detangle. This is a treatment I’ll do again.

What I Used:

  • 100g of Amla
  • 100g of Brahmi
  • 12 oz of hot water

Use more or less of the powders depending on length of hair. Use more or less water to achieve the desired texture.

Have you tried amla or brahmi? If so, how did you use it?

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Submission Request: Homemade Hair Recipes

8 Apr

For all of you who like to DIY (do it yourself), I am looking for your homemade hair recipes. They can include homemade deep conditioners, leave-ins, shampoos, henna recipes, cassia recipes, spritz, tea rinse, etc… Please include photos if you have them. Send all submissions to naturalbyl@gmail.com. Thanks!

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What’s In Your Spray Bottle?

30 Mar

Recently I have been experimenting with a lot of different spray bottle combinations. I’ve also been looking online for new recipes. Some people use plain water, and some use mixtures involving several different ingredients. I usually keep a few different bottles so that I can have different mixtures. What’s in your spray bottle?

If you have homemade hair or skin recipes to share, send them to me naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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Homemade Shea Butter Mix from Mysteek84

22 Mar

Mysteeka84 shows how she makes her own shea butter mix. It has great ingredients!

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LINK: The Best Henna Treatment Recipe

19 Mar

Natural Nina tried my Henna/Coconut Milk Recipe, and she got great results. Check out her site and her post. You’ll also find a great deep conditioner recipe that she created. I am definitely going to try it.

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If you have homemade hair recipes that you’d like to share, please send them to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com.