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DIY Honey Hibiscus Hot Oil Treatment

A combination of ingredients straight from Mother Nature for a luxurious experience.

Does your hair need a revival of shine, bounce, and that silky smooth feel without all the extra chemicals, dyes, and who know what? This Hot Oil Treatment is perfect for you! Made from ingredients found in the kitchen and outside; this is Mother Nature’s way of spoiling you with the luxurious and effective treatment your crown needs.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Raw Honey – Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws in moisture from the environment. Long lasting moisturization paired with its ability to add shine makes honey a perfect addition to this hot oil treatment!
  • 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive  – Olive oil brings the benefits of conditioning and nourishing the hair as well as sealing the hair strands to lock in all this MOISTURE and LOVE. It also deeply penetrates the hair making it very effective for softening the hair, strengthening the hair shaft, and providing nourishment to the scalp for hair growth!
  • 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil – Coconut Oil carries similar benefits of conditioning, nourishing, and sealing moisture into the hair as well as treating dry scalp, removing dandruff, increasing shine, providing softness, and promoting hair growth!
  • 1 Fresh Hibiscus Flower – Hibiscus is a great floral herb for the hair as it provides many nourishing properties that give the hair a silky soft texture, increase volume, add shine, treats frizz, and revives dull and dry hair back to life!

Instructions

  1. Create a double broiler by boiling 2 cups of water in a small pot then getting a large enough GLASS bowl to place on top of the pot.
  2. Allow the water to boil and the glass the heat up.
  3. Add both oils and honey into the glass bowl and allow it all to melt down while occasionally stirring the mixture. (During this step, be sure to check the temperature of the mixture with a finger so it does not get too hot)
  4. Once everything has melted and the mixture is nice and warm, remove the glass bowl and pour the mixture into a blender.
  5. Then, add your rinsed Hibiscus flower and blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
  6. One the mixture is warm and smooth, pour the mixture into a oil applicator bottle. BE SURE TO SHAKE THE MIXTURE WHEN NEEDED!
  7. Begin applying the warm oil on dirty dry hair, making sure to get the roots, ends, and to completely saturate the hair.
  8. Twist up the hair, apply a clear plastic cap, and a scarf to lock in the warmth and moisture!
  9. Go about your day as usual; completing errands, cleaning, or working.
  10. You can leave this Hot Oil Treatment in for at least 30 minutes, a few hours, or even over night.
  11. Then, thoroughly shampoo, condition, detangle, moisturize, and style the hair as usual!
  12. Hello luxurious, bouncy, shiny, and revived hair!

Try this Honey Hibiscus Hot Oil Treatment whenever your hair needs some love OR do this treatment once a week before every wash for HAIR GROWTH!

Nala Asa Shakur

Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.

Need a natural hair gel to style the crown? Try this Vanilla Rose Flax Seed Hair Gel!

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DIY Strawberries & Cream Hair & Body Smoothie

Made with ingredients straight from the kitchen for natural nourishment all over.

A delicious creamy smoothie; but, for the hair and skin!

Summer is approaching, which means we want to let out natural hair down and show off our healthy glowing skin! This hair and body smoothie is perfect for treating winter dryness and reviving our natural glow! The best part is, just like a regualr smoothie this can be made with ingredients already in your kitchen. When making DIY treatments, the ingredients and measurements can be altered to treat YOUR HAIR & SKIN the way you like it!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera is a miracle plant for the hair and skin! It soothes razor burn, bug bites, eczema, sunburn, dry skin, acne, dry skin, dry scalp, dry hair, split ends and much more! It’s the superstar of this smoothie for sure!
  • 1/2 cup of Coconut Cream ( I use Native Forest Brand) – Coconut cream acts as a natural moisturizer and conditioner.
  • 1/4 cup of Raw Honey – Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws in moisture from the environment. Long lasting moisturization paired with its ability to add shine makes honey a perfect addition to this smoothie!
  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive or Coconut Oil – a good oil brings the benefits of conditioning and nourishing the hair & skin as well as sealing the hair strands & skin to lock in all this MOISTURE and LOVE.
  • 1/2 cup of Fresh Strawberries (about 4 small strawberries) – Strawberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C which makes them good for boosting hair growth and glowing skin.

Instructions

  1. Wash & cut the outside leaf of the Aloe Vera on both ends and both sides.
  2. Then, cut as closely to the leaf as possible to retrieve only the clear Aloe Vera Gel from inside.
  3. Rinse and place the chunk of Aloe Vera Gel into a bowl of spring water for 20 minutes ( make sure the Aloe is completely submerged). This step is extremely important in order to remove the somewhat poisonous part of the plant called Aloe Latex (Yellow Liquid between the gel and the leaf) which can cause itching and extreme irritation to the skin !!!!
  4. Place all your ingredients into a blender & blend until you get a smoothie consistency.
  5. Hop in the shower, wash, & shampoo as usual.
  6. Apply the smoothie to CLEAN hair making sure to cover the hair from root to ends.
  7. Twist hair into two or more twist and cover hair with a plastic shower cap to trap the steam.
  8. Allow the smoothie to sit in your hair for around 10 minutes.
  9. While waiting proceed with shaving, a body scrub, dancing, singing or whatever you wish.
  10. About a minute before rinsing your hair, apply the smoothie onto the body and smooth into the skin.
  11. Rinse your hair and body very thoroughly making sure to get all of the smoothie out.
  12. Detangle hair whilst washing out the smoothie allowing the water and gravity to assist.
  13. OPTIONAL: If you have thin, fine, or straight hair you may need to do an extra shampoo to remove access moisture or simply reverse the steps by apply the smoothie first, then shampoo, and conditioner after. For my thick, long, curly, & kinky headed kings and queens a thorough rinse will suffice.
  14. Proceed with your regular hair and skin routine!

For my thick, long, and 3C/4A curly crown I proceeded to dry my hair with a microfiber cloth, massage my scalp with some castor oil, and apply a small amount of castor oil to my ends as well. I then moisturized my body and let my hair air dry for the remainder of the day!

This Smoothie made my hair and skin extremely soft and nourished. It left my wash and go hair so fluffy and bouncy yet deeply moisturized with a nice shine!

Nala Asa Shakur

Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.

Want to try a thicker creamier hair mask? Check out our DIY Avocado Deep Conditioner!