Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Flax Seed Gel

This weekend I decided to take a trip to my local natural food store to pick up some new goodies! I picked up flax seeds and Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera. And because the weather is warming up and like many naturals that wash and go season is approaching, so I decided to make flax seed gel! Flax seed gel is a great all natural alternative to Eco-styler and a cheaper option than kinky curly.

Things you will need:
*Flax seeds of course;)
*Tights or very thin socks (to strain your seeds)
*Tongs
*Aloe Vera (optional)
*Essential oils optional
For a video on how its done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWaH8GIbLrM

Recipe:
1 1/2 cups of flax seeds
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil

My Finished product:


Here is a picture of me using the gel for my wash and go. My hair was still damp, and I used Shea moisture curl and Shine conditioner as a leave- in, which explains why the tips of my hair are white. But the color was gone after about an hour.

For those of you ladies that don't care for wash n gos I also used the gel for a twist out. It gave it amazing hold and shine! I even got second day hair without re twisting:0





I Love flax seed gel so much, I will definitely be making it during the warmer months, and maybe even during the colder. What I like about this gel is that it is actually moisturizing and it had great hold, which is hard to find nowadays. I highly recommend that you make it and try it out for yourselves it truly is worth it.

XOXO
Teenage Naturalista







Monday, March 18, 2013

Shea Moisture Review+ Updates

Shea Moisture Review: Curl and shine conditioner and the Extra moisturizing Transitioning Milk + Updates


Sorry I have been gone so long, but with basketball season (btw we won a new England championship!:) and mid-terms I was very busy and didn't have time to post anything. However I am on spring break so you all should expect more frequent posts. Also I am very glad to announce that I am now have a instagram! You can now follow me @aironlin. I promised that I would be giving a review on some of the new products  from Shea moisture so i wanted to use them long enough to give a thorough enough review.
Now lets move on to the review shall we.....

 

First up we have the Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk...phew hats a mouth full

I  used this product like I used the oyin hair dew, as a basic moisturizer for everyday use. Now If you already own the conditioner from the Raw Shea butter line then I don't see a reason to purchase this. The only difference between the two is that the moisturizing milk is 8oz and the conditioner is 12oz. Also the milk is thinner and favors the consistency of the curl and style milk from the coconut and hibiscus line. It also has a light Shea butter smell that inst over powering. I recommend this products for finer haired naturals that found the Shea butter conditioner to heavy.

I was really excited to try the Curl and Shine conditioner because I absolutely adored everything in the coconut and hibiscus line. The main reason I bough this conditioner is because I was looking for a curl enhancing smoothie alternative that didn't contain glycerin. I use this product as a leave-in for my braid outs and it works amazing. If you are like me and cant use glycerin in the colder months but love the curl enhancing smoothie I highly suggest this conditioner. Although the curl and style milk doesn't contain glycerin it comes in a smaller bottle for the same price as this conditioner and has a thinner consistency.


Overall I was pleased with my purchase, however I don't think I will be purchasing the Transition milk again because I would rather buy the Shea butter conditioner or deep treatment mask.

Adios, until next time

Teenage Naturalista
(P.S. Don't forget to follow me on instagram for pics of my hair and everyday life:)