Coffee hair

11. September 2018 grooming 0
Coffee hair
Coffee has beneficial oils that make the hair shiny. So, I’ve discovered a use for that left-over cooled down coffee brew. It tints my virgin hair as a free bonus. Virgin hair is┬áchemically unprocessed. Meaning no bleach, dyes, or perms. When my hair was chemically processed, hard water gave the ends an unwelcome damaged ombre ...

Shampoo bars

24. June 2018 grooming, therapies 0
Shampoo bars
Re-purposing used soap is my idea of fun. I’m enjoying my coffee scrub bars. The latest batch is shampoo balls. I used glycerin soap, coconut, almond and vanilla Dead Sea bath salt with coconut cooking oil spray. It took some tinkering; this turned out better using stove top simmering heat and a portable mixer. Instead ...

Hair porosity

10. August 2017 grooming 0
Hair porosity
Soon as I get an opportunity to take this quiz on hair porosity, maybe I’ll understand. Hair can be confusing. Here’s the link to Porosity 411 by SheaMo… Now I have curly waves with low-maintenance barbie-doll hair. Once a day, I’m pouring cold left-over coffee over my head just to see what happens. Not sure ...

Coffee curls

08. August 2017 grooming 1
Coffee curls
Last week (August 2) I permed my hair with braids. Securing the ends with perm wrappers and rubber bands, the Jheri Redding One ‘n Only acid perm worked well. I waited five days to wash it out. The smell lingered even after the wash. Tiny waves are locked in. This took a lot of do-it-yourself ...