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How I take care of my daughter’s hair

By Jolly Every now and again I get asked what I do with my daughter’s hair who is eight years old. Spoiler alert, it is pretty simple. She does not trust salons so I do her hair most of the time but there are one or two other people she  occasionally trusts. Cleansing To cleanse her hair I combine an inexpensive conditioner with shampoo to cleanse her hair.   I wash her hair weekly or every two weeks. Fortunately she  spends less in the sand than she used to.  I work my fingers through her hair and mix the conditioner and shampoo and add a bit of apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the mixture. I apply it to the hair and rinse it.  After this I use a good conditioner on her hair.   She sits with it for a few hours and we wash it out. This also  detangles the hair. Next I moisturise her hair. Moisturising  On days that I have not washed her hair first I spray on Asili Rosewater Mist (this is pure rosewater) or use a good moisturiser. This is followed by a nourishing oil which nourishes and protects her hair from drying out.  If you do not have a good oil check our shop to have a look at our products such as hair and skin butter which has shear butter and castor oil and also beeswax for sealing moisture. Sealing The Princess in Person Sealing helps lock in moisture. Depending on the area you live in glycerine will either seal moisture or dry your hair.  When I visit the coast, where my parents live, I use glycerine on her hair and then plait her hair.  I live in a [...]

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Natures Beauty Box

The link between hair, nails, skin and nutrition is not always an obvious one. With all the creams, ointments and procedures to get you skin looking younger,  plumper and firmer it is easy to overlook one really important thing. Your body needs good nutrients to feel, perform and look its best. And sorry ladies, good nutrition includes drinking plenty of water. Starting with hair and nails, did you know that your body does not view hair and nails as ‘critical’ for existence. When you deprive your body of good nutrition it looks to cut back on what it apportions to your hair and nails. Starved of what they need our nails chip, flake and break. Our hair loses it ability stretch and bounce back, sheds and snaps easily. Skin starts to look and feel dry and tired. Losing its elasticity as well as glow.  So how do you eat for optimal skin, nail and hair health? Go for organic Whenever possible eat organic food. Pesticides, hormones and harmful chemicals have been associated with serious dread diseases but in addition they have also been linked to reduced nutritional content. Take this one step further and go for locally produced. This is less likely to be sprayed with harmful chemicals or modified for shelf life and good looks. Eat the fresh rainbow A diversity in fresh vegetables and fruits ensures that your body gets what it needs and leaves enough for a glowing healthy skin, stronger nails and hair. Pump up the veggies Most people find it much easier to eat a variety of fruit then vegetables. Juicing is a great way of ensuring that you do not fall prey to nutritional insufficiency. Limit processed foods The [...]

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