Meagre Life

Effort is all that I give you,

you reward me meagrely,

I’m so drained, so low.

Filled with nothing but regret and hatred…

 

How can you be so against me, you belittle every effort I make.

You tend to forget, you and I are one!

Here I am pouring out my affections to a cynical lover, a proud person you have come to be.

 

See how I nurse you, feed and raise you, 

yet in your quest to hurt me and tear me down, you overlook that we are one.

 

Oh self tell me how I have wronged you?

Self I do nothing but care for you, yet you refuse to love me

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Hydrating Honey Deep Conditioner

My hair was pretty dried out from that Dr. Miracle deep conditioning  which left me unimpressed and hating my hair ( well the feel of it not the look) so I needed to find something that would bring the moisture back and now that  Winter is coming to an end  and the weather is getting warmer, what better time to start using humectants again? 

Now which humectant to use? I decided on honey because of it’s antibacterial and astringent qualities, I needed this because my scalps been flaking. If I had banana’s I would have also added them, I’ve read somewhere that the potassium in bananas can rid your scalp of dandruff, oh well.

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Ingredients:

                  4tbs of raw honey

                  8tbs of olive oil

                  4tbs of any cheap conditioner

 

Directions:

  1. Whip out a bowl and a spoon (preferably one you’ll use exclusively for DIY hair and body projects)
  2. Add olive oil  (if your honey has crystalized consider warming your oil first) to the bowl followed by 3tbs of conditioner
My bowl is stained from hair dye

My bowl is stained from hair dye

      3.  Mix the conditioner in then  add the honey one spoon at a time

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  4. Add in the fourth tablespoon of conditioner and that should make your mixture nice and creamy

This is what the final product looked like

This is what the final product looked like

I didn’t use up all of the deep conditioner, so I decided to mix up the remaining mixture with some cocoa butter and I love the smell of this whipped butter.

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Thanks for reading!

Product review: Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer

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I’ve seen Dr. Miracle products in the True Love magazine (it’s basically in every issue) during my last Dis-Chem trip, to restock my arsenal of natural hair products I came arcoss this sample pack and I knew I needed to get it, it was below R30 so it was worth a try..

The ingredients are: Water deionized (aqua), Polysorbate 20, Aloe Vera Gel, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose, Polyquaternium -10, Allantoin, Wheat Germ Protein, Panthenol, MenthoneGlycerin Acetal, Menthol, Isopulegol, Menthoxypropanediol, Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil (Tea tree oil), Biotin, PEG- 40 Hydrogenated castor Oil, Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E, Thiamine etc….

What the product claims to do: “My follicle healer nourishing packet is your weekly treatment to feed, stimulate and energise your hair follicles. this is a vital step for having healthy growing hair and a healthy scalp. Nourishing treatment turns dry lifeless hair into soft shiny manageable hair. Energizing Complex continues to work after you stop feeling it.”

From the active ingredients (the first five) I only recognised two off the bat, that being water and the aloe vera gel, the other three ingredients didn’t really impress me much, Polysorbates, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose are used as emulsifiers and I don’t know what Polyquaternium. I’ve used 100% natural products in my hair, that I’ve made myself and that worked well, so I was excited to use this and see the result!

Product instructions: I’m too lazy to type them up so I’ll just summarise it, for best result use one of his shampoos, then apply the Deep Conditioner (DC), cover hair with a plastic cap for 30-45 minutes without heat and 5-10 with heat.

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My crazy hair

My crazy hair

What I did: I used the dark and lovely oil shampoo on my scalp, rinsed it out thoroughly then applied the DC to my hair followed by a plastic bag, after an hour I rinsed it off, applied my cheap conditioner because my hair felt dry

My thoughts: Mmmm, I’m not a fan instead of giving me “soft shiny manageable hair” it gave me dry to the touch lifeless hair…. Now my hair has been f=dry here and there but never so dry that it was crunchy, I couldn’t bear to touch my hair.

I will say this although my hair was dry it looked fuller, the individual strands looked bigger than before, now they weren’t thick but they honestly had doubled in size, I actually had to double check because my thin strands tend to “cuddle” up with one another making them appear thick.

Styles I rocked: I was going for a twist out at first but it came out so dry they I had to twist my hair up, The following week I soak my hair applied some olive oil and rocked a wash ‘n go, which looked dope due to the fullness of my hair, the wash ‘n go later turned into a twist out… The hair was more manageable after a week of doing nothing to it except spritz it with water and seal it with olive oil

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Would I use it again: I would, I’m not crazy about it but I loved the way my hair looked once I got over the crunchiness of it, I certainly will not be using it anytime soon, maybe next year sometime or even December this year.