I fell in love with a video I saw on using Shea butter on natural hair a few months ago and decided to do some research. I’ve been using Shea butter for a number of years on my hair but found that it was too think in it’s natural form. This video encouraged me to try wiping it with a hand blender with added oils for optimal results on my hair. I began to look into oils that benefited hair growth and skin care and made my own blend. After months of experimenting, I’ve been able to master my body and hair products, and I’m ready to share it with all of you! Talk about turning your hobby into your hustle, I’ve suddenly turned into a #naturalista DIY maven! I’ll be getting into body scrubs as well but I decided this would be the perfect time to share my products with the world.
Whipped Shea Body Butters
- Unscented – For those with scent allergies
- Lavender Vanilla – My most popular product, the Lavender calming scent mixed with vanilla properties makes it the perfect go-to body butter
- Shea Cocoa Nut – This oil is a favorite among men. This natural oil is a combination of Shea nut oil and cocoa oil with a dash of fragrance. The subtle scent is perfect for both men and women.
- White Musk – Frangranced with the Classic Musk scent, my newest product is perfect for the cooler months.
Visit www.etsy.com/shop/AmaniNaturals for more information and to place your order. Orders in Toronto can be placed via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
I never had a reason to explain my hair. I don’t care to, until this month and more importantly this weekend.
I never had a reason to explain my hair. I didn’t see the need to until this month and more importantly this weekend. I started my natural hair journey over a year ago. I had no idea what I was going to do with my hair. I knew I wouldn’t be the type to do the Big Chop and rock my fro but I was ready to get back to the basics. What ignited my natural hair journey was the harsh amount of the chemicals used on my hair causing it to break at a rate that was unbelievable. In other words, my hair was falling out. I was met one morning with a section of my hair missing, near the center. Before panicking I tried to cover it up by combing over sections of my hair. I then went and took tests to rule our illness, disease etc. At the end of the day, my hair could not handle a perm and being colour treated.
Over a year a later, I’m wearing my natural hair and I’m proud of it. I never understood the pressure or negative comments natural sistas got until I was met with it yesterday. My hair, is my hair. Your comments are your comments and they should then stay right there….WITH YOU. The old saying, think before your speak applies in this situation. After neglecting my hair over two days, to make sure it stayed straight over the thanksgiving weekend to accommodate company, I extended my wash day until today. Damn…my hair feels good and great. With all its kinks and curls. And no, I didn’t have to break a comb off in my head. Good hair is HEALTHY hair!
My big brother nearly made me cry the other day. I was walking around the house with my silk scarf on trying to cover up the fact tomorrow would be a wash day and he told me, I don’t have to cover up my plats or twists to accommodate him. Free up!
I never felt more appreciated!
This in no way means that people who make these comments are bad people or mean people. I’m simply voicing my concerns and opinion about your language when it comes to MY hair. I chose to blog about it because I needed an outlet that wouldn’t judge me. This might be my only rant about HEALTHY hair or I might make this habit. Who knows…
To all my natural women out there, tek yuh forward!
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