Monday, 21 July 2008


My hair is constantly in braids these days as I find it easier to manage. However, this can play havoc on your hair with the constant tugging and can lead to traction alopecia. With this in mind, I tend to feed my hair with nutrients both internally and externally to help combat this.
My intensive treatment tonight took about 2 hours in total.
These are the ingredients I used - please read through:
  • 1 large avocado - I used fuerte as it is soft and very easy to puree
  • 1 x 400ml coconut milk - the only listed ingredients were coconut + water
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
I pureed the avocado, coconut milk and olive oil together. I split the batch into 4 parts and froze the remaining 3 in little pouches for later use.
I added the rhassoul to the batch I was using tonight and massaged it in my hair - not forgetting the scalp. This was done after I had shampoed my hair with authentic African Black soap.
The rhassoul mixture was left on my hair for 1½hours under a shower cap and a heavy towel for insulation. Rinsed the whole concoction out of my hair. My final rinse was the apple cider vinegar diluted in enough water.
My rather kinky afro hair is now soft, shiny, healthy and ready for the next set of braids.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Mama Mia, Pierce - Non si può cantare!!!

It was a relief to send the rascals away this weekend. It has been rather hectic here in Berkshire and I finally managed to organise some quality time for myself. As part of my plans, I dragged my DH to the movies. The last movie we watched at the cinema was The Bourne Ultimatum last year which was rather intense. This time round, I decided to go for something more humorous and starring one of my favourites - Pierce Brosnan.

The movie itself is "great" with a lovely performance from Julie Walters and Meryl Streep (who I refer to as the gorgeous female Michael Caine). I was somehow disappointed when dreamy Pierce started singing. It was a bit like Chas and Dave. Pierce, I know you read this blog so please please stick to the suave actor you are and give up the singing.

If you fancy a bit of humour, big heels, flares and lovely scenes of Greece, then this flick is for you.