Most Moisturizing Braidout Ever!

Last night I oiled my hair with Tropical Traditions Gold Label 100% Coconut Oil. Chile let me tell you what I added to it to get the most moisturizing braidout ever!

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Ready?! The Blue Magic Hair Grease! Remember in a past post I shared with you all that it was a great sealant ? I had to show you all I wasn’t pulling your leg. Why go out and pay all that extra money for something you can get at an affordable price right in your neighborhood? Everyone might not agree with me ,and choose to still order and pay high shipping cost for a brand name .That is fine, I’m just simply sharing what I found for cheaper and is more accessible. 
I made sure to run the coconut oil over each strand of hair pulling down with a closed palm. Sure enough my hair started to wave, it honestly don’t take much for my hair to curl or wave , water and conditioner will do the trick , sometimes only water.  If your hair is a bit more reluctant then you might want to add something on top of your oil for hold. Anyhoo, next I put the Blue Magic Grease on top using the open palm technique and braided.

Just because I wanted to I added my castor oil mixture to my scalp in the areas I feel need to be attended to. From there I braided and put on my satin hair bonnet.

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Nice shine, fantastic definition! Love it!  Try it out for yourselves, and let me know how it worked for you.
                                                  Love,
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Soreness Of The Scalp (Chemo And Natural Hair Care)

 

One of the most frustrating things cancer victims have to go through is the loss of their hair. Along with the loss, is pain and tenderness of the scalp. This pain is due to the chemotherapy medicine damaging the hair follicle cells.  It is suggested that before you start chemo it is best to shave off your hair. Shaving off your hair helps ease the pain of the scalp when chemo begins. I wish I followed these suggestions when I started chemo because I wouldn’t have suffered such discomfort. All I did was cut my hair down low into a TWA. Several weeks after I started chemo, my hair began to come out in clumps. Along with that came the pain and tenderness.

Laying my head on a pillow was very painful. Satin scarves, bonnets and pillow cases didn’t help either. While getting chemo one day at the cancer center, I was going through a basket of knitted caps that were donated by local volunteers and knitter. I selected several caps and tried them on to see what would fit me. It turns out they were just perfect for my sore scalp.  I then wore them all the time. What a relief to lay my head down in comfort. To get some relief from the soreness I would rub aloe vera  gel fresh from the plant unto my scalp. I would mix olive and jojoba oil to keep my scalp well moisturized.  This also helped with the soreness and made my scalp soft.

The pain and tenderness does eventually go away with time. One thing to remember; our scalp is an extension of the skin on the rest of our body. The same way we buy numerous skin care products to pamper our bodies is the same way we should pamper our scalps.

Below are two images of women who have lost their hair to cancer.

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Love, Peamy