Monday, 25 November 2013

Newly Natural | Thoughts, Texture & Length

I had some time at the weekend and wanted to share my thoughts on my transition thus far, including my starting length as a 'newly natural'!

Blogging will commence on Thursday as I have a busy start to the week at work!

Have an amazing Monday!!!

Here's an inspirational quote that brightened up my morning:

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!
Milton Berle

Avec amour…


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Out With The Old, In With The New

Hello Dears !!!

I've spent so much time with my hands in my hair over the past week I've completely forgotten to blog about my new journey, hair texture, thoughts etc. If anyone is asking, I am still in love and very much so happy with my transition decision. I honestly cannot remember the last time I had such effortless wash days, I'm literally in and out in less than 30 minutes, and folks that includes doing the other bath/shower formalities!

I held out on buying any new products during the last year of my transition so my clear out was pretty impressive. I discovered I have a weird obsession with keeping empty bottles! Explains why one of my shelves began to give in!

Of course what I am really trying to do here is justify my splurge on a whole new hair product wardrobe! I couldn't help it, but in my own defence a good 70% were products I had run out of and previously used. The likes of Shea Moisture and Kinky Curly however are newbies so you can definitely expect some upcoming reviews!

I'd love to know if there are any absolute musts you think I'm missing, I still have some belated birthday gift requests to make so why not right?!!
Out With The Old

Avec amour...


Friday, 15 November 2013

It's finally Here... My Transitioner Chop!!!

I can't believe I've done it! To think that the two years would actually come, honestly it's crazy! I've decided not to ramble in this post because I have so many more posts in the pipeline and so many new things to share with you! I didnt take as many pictures as i would have liked to because it was my birthday and I soent the most part of the day on my phone! 

What I will say is thank you so much for the love and support in getting here! I'm excited about sharing the rest of the journey with you all! Of course I recorded to moment! Video below...


Avec amour...


Monday, 11 November 2013

Have You Tried - Essential Oils: For Glowing Skin & Encouraged Hair Growth?

I don't think essential oils are given enough credit when it comes to how beneficial they are to the scalp, hair and my recent revelation... skin!

Their properties range from being soothing and calming to antiseptic, healing, antibacterial, antidepressant regenerative, the list really does goes on. Their uses are just as impressive as their properties and dare I say even more widespread! Night time pillow drops, scented bath water, scalp oil, facial oil cleansing, body cream, oil burning... don't mess with me I'm an essential oil groupie!

You'll be happy to know essential oils are also great when it comes to encouraging hair growth due to their 'stimulant' nature. I'd especially recommend them for those whose hairlines need a bit of a kick up the behind to grow and somewhat thicken out already!

 Here are some great mixes that you can treat your scalp to! Plus one skin treat thrown in for the oil cleansing lovers!


Hairline & Scalp Stimulator
70ml Jamaican Black Castor Oil infused with Cayenne Pepper **
30ml Coconut Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Bay leaf essential oil

*I go by the 1% essential oils to 100ml formulation which means approx 25 drops of essential oils. 

** I use 1tspn of cayenne pepper and infuse it in the Castor & Coconut oil for a few days and then sieve the pepper out]

Castor Oil - moisturising, conditioning, soothing, used to promote thicker hair growth
Coconut Oil - conditioning, penetrative, softening
Eucalyptus - stimulating, antibacterial, promotes ceramide production thus increasing hair elasticity
Lavender - decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Bay leaf - stimulating and helps control dandruff


Facial Oil Cleansing Mix 
*If you haven't already tried this please do! My skin absolutely loves this!*

50ml Castor Oil 
20ml Wheatgerm Oil
10ml Rosehip Oil
20ml Sweet Almond Oil
7 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Tea tree essential oil 
10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
7 drops Bergamot essential oil


Castor Oil - moisturising, conditioning, soothing
Wheatgerm Oil - antioxidant, soothing, high in vitamin E
Rosehip Oil - full of vitamins, antioxidants, helps correct dark spots
Sweet Almond Oil - moisturising, rich in vitamin E
Lavender - 
decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Tea tree - antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral
Eucalyptus -  antibacterial, promotes ceramide production thus increasing elasticity
Bergamot - antiseptic, antibacterial, helps regulate oil production


Relaxing Hair Hot Oil Treatment
50ml Argan Oil
50ml Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
12 drops Sandalwood essential oil
13 drops Lavender essential oil


Argan Oil - nourishing, rich in omega, omega 9, vitamin E, conditioning
Coconut Oil - conditioning, penetrative, softening
Lavender - decongestant, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Sandalwood - healing, helps retain moisture, calming

Extra tips: for the extra stimulant and invigorating kick to any products be it shampoo, conditioner, leave in... you can add a few drops of essential oil

Also please try and stick to just a few drops of essential oils in any of your mixes as too much can cause unwanted irritation.


P.s. I buy my oils from Sheabuttercottage or Naturallythinking

Avec amour...