shea nuts
The shea tree is found in the tropical regions of Africa. Shea nut oil is created during the production of shea butter from cold pressing the nuts of the shea tree. More shea butter is produced during extraction than...
walnut oil
Walnut oil is another oil in the nut oil family alongside almond oil, macadamia nut oil, kukui nut oil and hazelnut oil. The oil is extracted from English walnuts, which are aka Persian walnuts. It contains polyunsaturated fatty acids,...
ripe hazelnuts
If you’ve ever experimented with colouring your hair, you know one of the challenges ladies face is keeping the colour in for as long as possible in addition to retaining moisture ensuring the locks don’t dry out. This depends...
argania spinosa
This is the first installment in a series of articles that will cover shampoos and conditioners with natural oils as part of their ingredients. My top 3 moisturising shampoos and conditioners with argan oil, reviewed below, are great for curly hair,...
wheat germ oil
I have gushed about the benefits of wheat germ oil in 2 previous articles – 5 Ingredients for the Best Pre-Poo with Oils and Abi’s Regimen. I love the way the treatment makes my hair feel afterwards and it...
vitamin e oil
Vitamin E oil is an active ingredient in many skin and hair care products, and for good reason. It is a versatile and healing product, which can be utilised for a significant number of hair and skin issues. It...
sunflower
I just love sunflowers. They’re so beautiful and bring a smile to my face for no obvious reason :). The oil is derived from the seeds of the beautiful sunflower, a yellow flower from the asteraceae family. The taste...
soybean oil for hair
Soybeans were part of my family diet when I was growing up but I hated it for reasons I can’t remember now. I did everything to avoid eating it. Eventually, my mum gave up trying to force feed it...
sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are quite common as toppings in burger buns, sandwich buns, bagels and other culinary dishes but another useful property of the seeds is the oil derived from it. This oil is most often used as an enhancer...
safflower oil
Colouring hair, even when done correctly, tends to lead to a plethora of problems such as dry hair, breaking hair and allergic reactions among other complications. A safe way to colour hair is through natural methods such as henna...

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