Sunday, 22 October 2017

Get Rid of Dry, Itchy, Flaky Hair in Minutes using ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse)




Hey lovies,

Have any of you struggled with dry, itchy, flaky scalp at times? Having dry, itchy, flaky scalp can be very embarrassing and also very irritating and uncomfortable as well. Dryness and irritation can be caused by a lot of different reasons. (see blogpost: 10 Reasons Why Your Hair Is So DRY!)

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy home remedy that gets rid of all the dryness, itching and flaking and brings your hair and scalp back to life and it works in a matter of minutes! Yassss Hunty! 😄 Check out how  you can get a clean, refreshed and moisturized scalp by clicking the video/link below!



How I Eliminate Dry, Itchy, Flaky Scalp in Minutes using ACV

Bonus Tips: 

1. For the ACV Rinse to really soak in your hair, you can use a shower cap and cover your hair with the mixture for about 5 mins, take off and leave hair open for about a minute before washing out.

2. Use semi- warm water to rinse out hair. 

Your hair is now ready for shampoo or you can just jump straight to the conditioner, it's entirely up to you. I hope this method works for you. If you try it, please let me know about your experience. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below.  Thanks for stopping by, Peace and love!

@SimpleeMelz

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bentonite Clay Mask on my Natural Hair - #NaturalHairCare

Benefits of Bentonite Clay/ACV Mask on Natural Hair.

Hey guys,

I did a clay wash or what some may call it, a clay mask on my hair last Sunday(Mother's Day), no I'm not a mommy as yet but I felt like treating myself a lil' 😄 and I loved the results. I have been doing clay washes every now and then to revive my hair when it is dull, dirty or to add moisture back to my hair strands. I added Apple Cider Vinegar to a few spoonfuls of the Bentonite clay  with a tad bit of water to make this mask easier to apply. This is so worth the time. My hair thanks me for it!☻



Bentonite/ACV Clay Mask 

Benefits of Bentonite /ACV Mask include:


  • Hair and Scalp Detox - draws toxins from 
  • Clarifies hair
  • Balances pH of hair
  • Anti - dandruff
  • Aids in keeping scalp conditions at bay
  • Moisturizes hair
  • Assists with hair growth
  • Strengthens hair


Check out my Clay Wash Experience on 4C Hair:



It's a CLAY WASH Kinda Day:





Mini Length Check.... 
 Shrinkage is Real....

Did I mention this clay mask is good for your skin too?
At Home Facial! 😄↓↓


All Rinsed Out:

Loving the Shine! 



#MoistureOnFleek

Curls be Popping!!! 




Do you do clay masks on your hair? How did it work for you?
Leave a comment below, let me know if you tried it.




NOTE: Do not leave this mask on your hair too long as it can dry it out. This product is not meant to cure any serious ailments. Please do your own research before using this product. If you are pregnant or nursing; suffer from any illness or have serious scalp conditions please check with doctor or dermatologist before using. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

10 Reasons why your hair is so DRY! NATURAL HAIR WOES


Hi lovies,

I haven't posted in quite a while on my blog, but today I would like to discuss an  issue that a lot of us naturals may have experienced sometime throughout our journey or are currently experiencing, and that is the dreaded issue of DRY Hair, and I'm not talking about a once in a blue moon issue, but continuous episodes of  dry hair. Don't we all hate that? If we leave this problem to continue without addressing it we may end up with terrible breakage, split ends, thinning and eventually hair loss.

There are many reasons why our hair may be dry, but today I will share with you 10 REASONS!

1. NOT drinking enough water.

2. Use of Shampoos that contain Sulfates.

3. Sleeping on cotton pillow cases, not sleeping with a satin bonnet/ hair tie.

4. Excessive Heat Styling.

5. Lack of Deep Conditioners

6. Protective Styling for extended periods (Neglecting Hair while protective Styling)

7. Product Buildup

8. Not using the  correct Moisturizing method to suit our hair. (LOC vs LCO)

9. Over exposure to elements/weather: leaving our hair out in the winter, sun exposure etc.)

10. Illness, Lack of Essential Vitamins and Minerals, Scalp Conditions etc.


In the video below I briefly explain these 10 points, and what you can do to curb the causes of dry hair and give suggestions on moisturizing methods!





If you are doing/experiencing one or more of the reasons mentioned above, do NOT loose hope! If the cause identified falls within numbers 1-9 above, there are ways to combat or prevent dry hair, If the cause of your dry hair is one mentioned in number 10 then it is recommended that you see a doctor or a dermatologist for help.

Questions to ask yourself: 
Do you have dry hair? 
Have you unintentionally cause your hair to be dry?
What Moisturizing Method (LOC, LCO) do you use on your hair?
Are you ready to stop the habits that are potentially damaging to our hair?

Please comment below if you know of any other reasons / causes of dry natural hair and what have you done to improve the situation? I would love to hear from you.










Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner [on 4C Hair]


I returned to my natural hair journey in a few years ago and I am quite aware of the struggle to figure out what products will work for your hair types, sometimes you gotta "lose to win" (trial and error) with products. However, reading a good review or seeing the product working on a similar hair texture/type can really help.
***Please note that even though you have similar hair textures to someone else, it doesn't mean that you will have the same experience as that person! With that being said I will begin my review of this awesome leave-in that has been working for my hair for the past few years.

The Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner



My PROS

1. It is affordable compared to some other popular leave-ins
2. Rich and creamy consistency, great for those who love heavier leave-ins
3. Smells great...coconut scent.
4. Awesome for detangling, melts away tangles.
5. Leaves hair soft and manageable.
6. Keeps in moisture once hair is followed up with a good sealant.



My Cons
1. May go on a bit white-ish and may leave your hair dull if your hair is not freshly washed.
2. Can  easily lead to product buildup if used with a heavy sealant.


This has become one of my staples and I will continue to use it as long as my hair tolerates it :) cause ya'll know she can have a mind of her own sometimes ;)

For a video review including consistency and more click link below:







All in all I think the pros of this product outweighs the cons, so I would recommend it to persons with Natural hair... (4C hair). I hope this helps someone who is considering trying this product!

Where to buy?

ONLINE:       

LOCAL: BEAUTY SUPPLY STORES

*** This is not a sponsored post,I bought this product with my own coins...

***This post contains affiliate links.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Goddess Garden Organics Products (4 Products): 1st Impression Review



Sample Set sent to me from Goddess Garden Organics

As I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle, these products were perfect for this because they are all natural products. These natural ingredients heals and protects your skin from sun damage and even skin cancer. I had the opportunity to try these products free of charge and I am so grateful to Goddess Garden for sending me the samples. I will give a general list of pros and cons of the products; and I will also include a small list for each individual product below that I found while using them.



GENERAL PROS AND CONS


PROS:

  • All natural
  • Certified Organic
  • Non-Nano
  • Reef Safe
  • Non GMO
  • Bio degradable 
  • Alcohol Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Non toxic
  •  Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Prevents sun burn and skin damage
  • Heals/repairs skin
  • Protects from skin cancer
  • Variety of products available for kids and adults.
  • Product sets available e.g. "Sun Repair System Morning Set"
  • They use safe ingredients that a great for skin: Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Oil, Green Tea, Coconut Oil, Immortelle essential Oil  just to name a few.

CONS:

  • Strong Earthy Scent (The Facial Sunscreen had the strongest scent for me)
  • Some products (sunscreen) can be a bit sticky
  • A bit more expensive than your typical drugstore products (but they are all natural products so it's worth it!)
  • Some products ships only in the United States. (You can probably try a Skybox if you live outside of the US, or have a someone bring it for you! )



I did a video review on my Youtube channel, be sure to check it out here: 





                                        DEMO VIDEO of me using these products:




Goddess Garden Organics Facial Natural Sunscreen (w. Broad Spectrum SPF 30)







PROS:

  • Includes all pros listed above.
  • White-ish color faded into my skin after a while.
  • Creamy texture - not runny.
  • Water resistant.
  • Can be used with makeup.


CONS:
  • Sticky consistency
  • Goes on white-ish on my skin.
  • Face was a bit firm when it dried
  • Strong scent (lasted a while)
  • The need to reapply every 40 mins.
Ingredients List:

ACTIVE: Zinc Oxide (19%), INACTIVE: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum *CERTIFIED ORGANIC


Goddess Garden Organics Erase the Day Mineral Removing Cleanser



**One of my faves.


PROS:

  • Includes all pros listed above.
  • Smells awesome.
  • Cleans off all impurities. 
  • Leaves face feeling fresh and clean.
  • Face feels smooth after wash.
  • Cool, refreshing feeling after use.

CONS:

  • None that I can think of.

OTHER:  (Not sure if these points can be considered good or  bad, but I can live with them.)
  • Consistency  and smell reminds me of African Black Soap Cleanser.
  • Doesn't lather.

Goddess Garden Organics Dream Repair Sun-Repair Night Cream 






PROS:

  • Includes all pros listed above.
  • Smells nice.
  • Consistency of a creamy moisturizer.
  • None greasy.
  • Went on clear... blends nicely into skin.
  • Face feels supple throughout the night into the morning.

CONS:

  • None that I can think of.


Goddess Garden Organics Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer (w. Broad Spectrum SPF 30)










PROS: 

  • Includes all pros listed above.
  • Delicious winning 2016 Best Suncare Award winner
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Two-in-one: Sunscreen & Primer.
  • Smells ok.
  • Easier to apply on face than normal sunscreen .
  • Goes on clear and blends nicely into skin.
  • Face feels firm and very smooth.

CONS:

  • Need to reapply after at least every 2 hours.



PRODUCT INFO CARD 


Goddess Garden uses safe minerals: Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide


For more info on these products head on over to their website: http://www.goddessgarden.com

Special thanks to Lauren and the Goddess Garden Organics team for sending me these samples to try.

Please note: I was not paid for this post, I was sent these products free of charge for the purposes of review!

***Post contains affiliate links

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Word of the Week #4: "Who do you worship?"


Hi guys, so last week I had a very profound dream and I wanted to share it with you guys. In a nutshell God basically showed me that there are things in my/our lives that can easily replace Him. These things include material things, celebrities, significant others etc., but He wants back His place in our hearts!

MAIN BIBLE SCRIPTURE:

✔️ Exodus 20:3-6 -  'And God spoke all these words:“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." King James Version 

OTHER RELEVANT SCRIPTURES:

✔️ Jonah 2:8

✔️ 1 John 5:21

✔️ 1 Cor 10:14

✔️ 1  Cor 16:25

✔️ Ps 92:1

Be sure to check out those verses in your bible, do your own bible study so you can be aware and be guided.

Awesome Study Bible I use:  

Be sure to check out my YouTube Video below as I share a very interesting dream/vision I had from God and what He really desires from us his creation.







It is my prayer that if we are on the dangerous path that we stop right now and ask God's forgiveness, ask him to help us put Him first in our lives, and make sure that He receives our undivided attention, worship and respect every day of our lives.
Why not make the choice to worship Him today? After all, He deserves our best, our first, our everything. He asks us in His WORD to "Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all other things shall be added unto us!" I guarantee if you put Him first and everything else will fall into place.

**Post may contain affiliate links

Sunday, 26 June 2016

My First Ever YouTube Giveaway (CLOSED)


GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!

It's GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!! 

Celebrating 100+ Subbies and my 1 year anniversary of being a YouTuber :)

Well lovies, there's a lot to be thankful for... I can't believe a year has passed and to top it off more than a hundred of you beautiful people wanna grind with me and hear what SimpleeMelz has to say. 

First of all, God must be praised cause without Him, I wouldn't be here. I can't thank you (my subbies) enough for your support and for sticking with me throughout this year. I have been wanting to do this (start a Youtube channel) a while now, but I was a bit skeptical because of what persons may think or say... but thank God I finally mustered up the courage. 
And look at where I am now!!! I have grown so much, from crappy lighting and filming on my tablet to a new and improved filming situation. A big thanks to my hubby for appreciating my work and investing in my dreams. I still have a lot to learn and a lot more ideas for my channel but for now I am grateful for every opportunity, blessing, friend, subscriber and view. I look forward to you continued support in the future.

THANK YOU!!! 
You still have some time to enter...
GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 1ST 2016!

Check out the awesome prizes you can win:

Winner #1:

 

Winner #2:

      




Best Wishes to you!!!