Monday, July 27, 2009

Silk Peptide Powder

It was time for me to deep condition and trim. I trimmed about 2" from my ends because it's been a little while since I've gotten around to trimming. I tried a new ingredient in my deep conditioner... silk peptide powder. I've heard of it, but never did purchase it before now. I will say that I loved the results. while my hair was masked with the deep conditioner, it felt so silky soft... I instantly fell in love. I purchased the silk peptide powder from the site:

Silk peptide powder is rich in amino acids protein which is easily absorbed by your hair and your skin and gives it a silky feel. In fact, it contains 18 amino acids that provide a great balance of moisture, shine and elasticity for your hair. The powder has a very silky feel to it and it is an offwhite colored powder. It also has a wonderful feeling in skin care products.
This product is perfect for your bi-weekly to montly protein fix for your hair. Add it to your deep conditioner mask and leave on your hair for 20-30 minutes under heat or 45 mins-1 hour + without heat. Over time it will help to strengthen hair, help with moisture retention and aid in stopping breakage because it helps with elasticity.
Make time to deep condition... your hair will thank you.
Ms. Naturesk
Excellence in Beauty!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Quick Hello

Hello my Naturesk Friends,

It's been a few days since I've made a post. I do have some great information to share with you, but have to dedicate some quality time to posting the details.

I'm currently planning a wedding and I'm sure you could imagine how busy I am. Please hang in there with me, I promise, I'll have some additional information for you in the very very near future.

In the mean time, please continue to send me your questions and comments. I always appreciate those.

Ms. Naturesk
Excellence in Beauty!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yogurt Treatment Hair Mask

I know it's been a while since I've put up one of my recipes and I've heard from a few people that have tried some of the recipes I published on the blog and wanted to see some more. So, here's another one that I like because I love yogurt for my hair and my skin. I like to eat it too :)

What you need:
1 egg yolk,
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon almond oil

What to do:
Whip ingredients together well. Apply to hair and leave for at least 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Benefits of the ingredients:
Yogurt is rich in zinc, calcium, lactic acid, protein, Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6 and B-12 and yeast. The nutrients will work wonders for your hair especially because of the protein, zinc and Vitamin B complex which are all nutrients that our hair needs to remain healthy. It also helps to calm frizz and soften dull looking hair.

The almond oil and coconut oils are great emollients.

Honey is a humectant that will help keep & attract moisture to your hair.

The egg yolk is a naturally filled with cholesterol.
Ms. Naturesk
Excellence in Beauty!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Get Natural Looking Curls Without Heat/Great Summer Hair Style

Have you ever seen people with the prettiest natural curls and wondered how you could have the same beautiful ringlets without using any heat? You would not believe how simple it is.

I'm currently 10 weeks into my relaxer and still going (although I'm so tempted to run out to get a perm), nevertheless, it's still better for my hair and scalp. As you could imagine, I have to be very creative with my hair at the moment. So, I decided to give my hair some soft natural looking curls/ringlets. Here's how you could get the same look (you could do this with wet or dry hair)...

If your hair is wet-
  1. Use your favorite leave in conditioner, setting lotion or a small amount of styling mouse.
  2. Part your hair from the front to the back, allowing for about 5-7 braids going to the back of your neck. Braid your hair from the front using only two-strand twists & secure the ends with barrettes.
  3. Let it air dry, preferable overnight.
  4. In the morning, release the braids one by one & moisturize the hair & scalp.
  5. Separate to add more body.
  6. Style as desired.
If your hair is dry-
  1. Dampen with a mist of purified water or your favorite leave in conditioner or setting lotion.
  2. Part your hair from the front to the back, allowing for about 5-7 braids going to the back of your neck.
  3. Let it air dry for at least 4-5 hours.
  4. Once dry, release the braids one by one & moisturize the hair & scalp if necessary.
  5. Separate to add more body.
  6. Style as desired.

I've attached photos...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

What's Your Hair Type?

I remember the first time I saw 3a, 2c or 4b describing the type of hair someone has? My thoughts were... what in the world could that mean?!?! I'm sure there are many of you that are thinking the very same thing right now. So, I thought I would share with you what these number and letter combinations mean.

First the number... Typically describes the texture of your hair in it's natural state.
1 - Straight hair
2 - Wavy hair
3 - Curly hair
4 - Kinky hair

Then the letter... Typically describes thickness of your strands
a - Fine
b - Medium
c - Thick

Sometimes trying to figure out your thickness of your strands may be easier for some, but not for others... or you think it's one thing when it's the next. Here's a simple test you could try... Hold your hair and make a pony tail, now wrap all the hair around one finger. How many times did it go around that finger?

1 time: thick
2-3 times: medium
4+ times: fine

Hope this helps. Until next time...

Ms. Naturesk
Excellence in Beauty!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

No more Itchy Scalp

When I launched this blog, it all came from my quest to find a solution for my itchy scalp I had for a few years and to ensure I always have healthy hair & skin. I had also experienced some issues with my skin and started mixing my own skin moisturizers at home and now my skin is doing so much better. So, I figured I better find some solution for my hair, like I did for my skin.
I tried everything under the sun & listen to advice from tons of people. It's not until, I really started doing some research and ditched my over the counter products, like I said I would, and started using organic products, some of which I put together myself, that I have finally seen some relief. I reverted to using some products and ingredients my mom used on me when I was just a little girl. I realized that I had to experiment & find out what really works and what does not.

So, my vinegar rinse was a big help for me in terms of itch relief. I also have not relaxed my hair in about 10 weeks, so you know I need a perm in the worst way... but I'm hanging on. Because I'm paying caring hair and paying so much attention to it, I can go longer than 8 weeks without a relaxer. I'll show you a pic of what my hair looked like with all the flakes & dryness (you can also see all of my new growth). I can't belive it got this bad, but it's alot better now.
I'm still using my concoction, to ensure that my scalp returns to its normal. I will keep you updated. I'm so elated to finally stop itching... YEAH!!!