Saturday, 13 June 2009


I have a very simple "KISS beauty" regime which is basically, keep it simple and short.
With the rascals out of the way this morning, I decided to treat my crowning glory to adwengo. Adwengo is unrefined palm kernel oil in my native language. I love the nutty caramel oil which is fantastic in hair products.
Here is the recipe I made up:
45g melted unrefined palm kernel oil (PKO)
25g Jamaican Black castor oil (JBCO)
12g fresh root ginger
5g fresh garlic
2g nettles
1 medium egg yolk - I was in a hurry to separate this that I forgot to weigh it :(

1. Blend the garlic and ginger together
2. Add the nettle - blend
3. Add the JBCO - blend
4. Add the PKO - blend
5. Add the egg yolk - blend till smooth

Love your hair

The texture was just how I wanted it - not too thick, not too runny.
I used my fingers to scoop this concoction and massaged it onto my dry afro hair (not pre-washed) making sure that each strand as well as my scalp was covered.

I used a shower cap to help retain heat on the scalp whilst I went about my housework. The concoction was left on the hair for 1 hour. However, for the last 15 minutes, I decided to have a facial steam (as I have been nursing a nasty cold). I rinsed the concoction out before cleansing the hair with rhassoul shampoo bar. I did not need to apply any conditioner or any butter afterwards.

As with most afro nappturals, I have very thick hair but "suffer" the shrunken afro after wash. My hair measures 5½" when stretched and this was ideal amount for me.

Nice and thick hair
Try it and let me know how you get on with it. This recipe is ideal for all types of hair. The ginger tingles the scalp without any burning sensation but everyone's scalp is different.

You can add essential oils to the mix but I don't mind the scent of this mixture.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


My fingers seem to be used to the delete button these days with the rise of scam e-mails aka spam. There was no exception though when I received this e-mail. I know it looks so official and you would panic if you thought someone was trying to register a similar name to your business. I would advise that you "Google" the e-mail address before responding to any such e-mails.

This is the end bit of the e-mail: Tel: +852-2297-9279
Fax: +852-2297-9209

..... and whilst editing this post, I received another e-mail which also gets the delete button treatment:

I know we all want to sell but if you have managed to get my details, why don't you bother check the website. The funny thing about the above e-mail is that the whoever is sending it is in India and not Australia - ehm!