GROWTH

afro, growth, Hair conditioner, Home made, Jim+Henry

Excited to announce that my product is here: GROWTH is a blend of Shea butter and Rosemary essential oil, an exclusive blend proven to stimulate the scalp, repair, replenish, soften and heal hair to reveal a gorgeous crowning glory.


I am thrilled to share it with my followers: if you’d like some, let me know (!!!)


Results can be seen in all of my photos where I’ve tagged GROWTH, or my home-made product: this is what I’ve been working on, it’s finally here, and I can’t wait to spread the hair joy with others and help them realise how gorgeous their hair can be, naturally

Travel hair, Crete

Hair conditioner, Hair results, Holidays

I’ve been islandhopping lately…


Now is all that travel good for the hair? I’m not entirely sure, but I know it does get dry from the recirculated air on a flight, the mixed UK temperatures (standard) and then hot, wind-less temps when I step out of the airport into a new country. 

Sigh. Keeping your hair healthy let alone looking decent is an effort, but I’m determined to make it easier. As per, the practice is always more difficult than the method, and my recent trip really tested this theory: my twin sister and I were heading to Crete, Greece for a wedding, in the middle of July. Yep, this actually happened, sweat and all.


In a bid to keep my curls stunning, I packed my rich GROWTH leave-in hair conditioner, but I couldn’t bring my castor oil because I only brought my small carry-on. There wasn’t any need to worry however, because we happened upon some superb Cretan olive oil. My God it smelled fantastic. 

Okay so many people turn their nose up at putting runny olive oil on their scalps compared to highly-prized coconut, castor or shea, but it’s was a bloody dream. 

The locally-made oil was a bit thicker than the stuff I’d bought at home, and it softened my skin something ridiculous, so I put it on my scalp. 


The difference was unreal. My hair looked beautiful for the wedding, and even during a few salty beach trips my hair stayed gorgeous. I felt and saw the results the most however, when I came home and rinsed my hair after using it on my scalp for one week. My God, my hair was like silk. Literally silky soft to the touch. 

Olive oil: something from the Gods. Note, my sister and I also found wonderful organic brand too, it was just a smidge pricey for the amount you get, and the amount, with my hair, I’d use. Nonetheless a great hair oil, just a darn shame there wasn’t more of it. 


More travel hair tips coming as I mooch around this little earth. 

Tuesday feels

Hair conditioner, Work hair

So I had a rather frank conversation with my twin sister last night, who advised that I should follow my heart. It’s not so much my heart however, that’s pulling me in one direction, but my gut screaming at me. Do you ever feel like that?  
Sorry for the grain, but it’s a no-nonsense bun this morning. 

 Not really a hair post, but sometimes you need to hear the reasons behind the hair. 

The fear has gone. Thank God for love. 

At last

Hair conditioner, Hair results, Home made, Mornings, Three Blends

Y A A A S

  
Are you ever just like f*cking yes?! Because your hair is finally on bloody point? And it hasn’t taken days for it to look like this? No, it’s only taken one night, an evening, and the next day your hair is Bob Bob Ricard fancy? 

  
This morning I took my hair out and I was like damn, how, after one night – actually from 1.30pm the previous day, to this morning – of it being *washed and thoroughly conditioned, does it look like this? 

I was thinking how? How?! The answer: Three Blends. I changed the ingredients, mixed up the quantities and re-blended. Oh how I love the results. And I mean LOVE. My hair felt heavier with product this am, hence why it’s probably hanging around my shoulders tonight (massive f*cking yes to this).

  
It looks quite short and bouncy in the photos, but funnily enough it’s long and heavier tonight, which is another first. And it’s incredibly soft. I’m really impressed. 

  
YES. 

Oh, and, camera is on the way, promise.

And this dress was a present from my big sister, fits a God-damn dream. 

Happy Thursday

Hair conditioner, Hair results, morning, Mornings, Three Blends

Morning kids. Selfie in work. Unpolished. Casual. Hair is up, Three Blends working its absolute magic for tonight.     I’ve got the original blend in my hair and it smells bloody lovely. 
I added a little Jasmine and lavender for softness and scent, and when I put my hair up this morning it felt like silk! 

Note I did a tiny wash last night, put it up, slept on it and put it up again post-shower this am.

 
I’ll post the results, but absolutely loving this morning already. 

Love x

I know that you like it 

Hair conditioner, Hair results, Home made, morning, Mornings

Daddy … When I ask you please. You know when you have a song in your head? That’s Tinashe, boss.

  

So I washed my hair..and strangely enough I think it looks longer than before (I straightened it)? Strange because I trimmed it yesterday and strange because I bumped into a friend yesterday who I haven’t seen for months and she stroked my mane in complete shock and admiringly said: “Wow Tam I’ve never seen your hair so long!” Which made my night. 

  

  

Now I know you’re thinking right… so how precisely does she get it like that? I practice what I like to call the motion, which is just a hair rinse, castor oil on my roots and I use my own / a natural, organic hair conditioner. It sounds simple enough. 

  

But I’ve also started practising the oil rub-in-roots method. I don’t know the official name for this, but my twin sister mentioned it and I’ve done it twice in it two weeks. 

  

Admittedly, not a long enough period (nor often enough), to really yield any kind of result with my hair. But I think the pictures speak for themselves. 

Oh and apologies for looking half asleep in the photos this am, I’ve a cold I’m struggling to shake off. 

Cloak and dagger

Hair conditioner

I know I’ve been all cloak and dagger over the products I make to yield gorgeous curls. Apologies. I’m keeping quiet for a reason. Trust me. It’s coming.

  
In the interim, here are the three hair products I use when I’ve run out of raw ingredients to make my own. 

Akin, ahh this is the stuff of dreams. I usually buy this when I’ve just been paid because this stuff ain’t cheap! From £13 + a bottle, it’s a luxe buy, but it just smells so darn good and makes my hair feel lush. 

It has a buttery consistency that sinks in well, but mostly it makes my curls look and feel fantastic, soft, bouncy, but not too heavy. My only criticism is that Akin though not marketed at the Afro-Caribbean community, doesn’t add more oils that make Afro hair soft. But again, not their market. 

And there’s the more reasonable, but just as lush a product, Avalon.

  
I adore Avalon hair products, the shampoo is great, but it’s this Rosemary conditioner that makes my heart sing. It’s thick enough and heavily scented so my hair is both perfumed naturally and makes my curls look bloody lovely.

Admittedly Avalon conditioner because it’s quite thick, can take some time to sink into hair. But in talking 10 minutes. Can be annoying, but darlin when your hair is as thick as mine, you need a rich product. 

Sukin is another love of mine, typically found in WholeFoods, or online. 

I’ve found the Sukin hair conditioner texture a little fine at times (I only buy Protein and Nourishing), in terms of texture. And I’ve been adding a few ingredients to it to thicken it up. But when I’m not practising the motion I put this in my hair and it keeps it hydrated, smelling lovely and fresh, with creamy undertones that I love. 

Now kids, I promise, it’s coming.