Coffee hair

11. September 2018 grooming 0
Coffee hair
Coffee has beneficial oils that make the hair shiny. So, I’ve discovered a use for that left-over cooled down coffee brew. It tints my virgin hair as a free bonus. Virgin hair is┬áchemically unprocessed. Meaning no bleach, dyes, or perms. When my hair was chemically processed, hard water gave the ends an unwelcome damaged ombre ...

Baking Soda Scrub

09. September 2018 grooming 0
Baking Soda Scrub
Using plain, dry baking soda as a gentle scrub releases pores, oil and dirt from the skin. This is a simple remedy used by at least one cosmetic company as a primary ingredient ‘facial scrub’. The discovery is not a new idea, actually. For oily skin, the gentle scrub tightens my pores. The sensation is ...

Shampoo bars

24. June 2018 grooming, therapies 0
Shampoo bars
Re-purposing used soap is interesting. I’m enjoying do-it-yourself coffee scrub bars. The latest batch, shampoo balls. I used glycerin soap, coconut, almond and vanilla Dead Sea bath salt with coconut cooking oil spray. It took some tinkering; this turned out better using stove top simmering heat and a portable mixer. Instead of alcohol, I used ...

Hair porosity

10. August 2017 grooming 0
Hair porosity
Soon as I get an opportunity to take this quiz on hair porosity, maybe I’ll understand. Hair can be confusing. Here’s the link to Porosity 411 by SheaMo… Now I have curly waves with low-maintenance barbie-doll hair. Once a day, I’m pouring cold left-over coffee over my head just to see what happens. Not sure ...