Showing posts from June, 2013

My Seven Essential Oils for a Healthy Scalp and Hair

Hey scholars! Since I went back to my natural hair, I have been very dependent on natural oils to keep my scalp and hair healthy. Although I am a product junkie (and proud of it!), I do enjoy making my own products or mixing up a combination of oils. Here are my seven essential oils for my natural hair journey.

Argan Oil:

This oil is great for elasticity and natural shine. It enhances your hair's elasticity which prevents breakage. It is also great for promoting natural shine without using silicone, petroleum, or mineral oil.

Avocado Oil: 

This is a humectant for moisture as well as natural shine. It helps to restore the hair. It is also great for locking in moisture without weighing your hair down.

Castor Oil: 

Want healthy hair growth? This is the oil for you. It is great for promoting growth by preventing breakage and damage. It is also great for deep conditioning. Other great results include fuller and shinier hair. I especially enjoy using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO).


Piña Colada Smoothie

Hey Scholars! It has been really hot outside! One way I like to cool down is to make my own smoothies. This morning I wanted a simple green smoothie. I decided to make a Piña Colada smoothie for two reasons: one, I was craving it and two, I need to get rid of my bananas. This particular Piña Colada smoothie is different than the ones I usually make. I usually use strawberries, but not this time. This is the one I made this morning.


Unsweetened Almond Milk (I do not measure the milk; just poured to my heart's content)
2 Bananas
Ground Flax Seeds (I just filled the bottom of the small Ninja Prep Bowl)
Baby Spinach (Again did not measure, however, I used about 4 handfuls)

The Process:

First I start out by using the small Ninja prep bowl to ground the flax seeds

Then in the Large Ninja Prep Bowl I add the Almond Milk, Baby Spinach, Ground Flax Seeds, and Bananas. I mix until all the ingredients are well blended.

The Final Result:

A very thick and delicious Piña Colada smooth…