BELLE BAR ORGANIC NIGHTTIME MOISUTIRIZING HAIR CHALLENGE 2019 DIY RECIPIES
While we venture into the colder months of Fall & Winter, our hair craves more and more moisture. And as we know, dry and brittle hair begets breakage while moist and flexible hair and ends beget length retention. Most of us cannot conceive how much a nighttime regime can benefit our hair journey because most times we either fall short or we don’t do it at all. Welcome to the Belle Bar Organic Nighttime Moisture Hair Challenge! Here is the DIY Recipies if you are participating in our challenge as a DIY'er.
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Fresh Organic Ingredients
Fresh Aloe Vera Leaf - Aloe stores a hefty amount of water inside its leaves. In fact, if you look at the label of some of the most natural shampoos, they sometimes list aloe instead of water as the first ingredient. Aloe is healing, like water, and it can penetrate the hair strand and give the shaft the nutrients it needs. Aloe helps to close the cuticle, which leads to increased shine and decreased friction between curls. Aloe has effective sealing properties that give your hair a healthy appearance. Smoothening your hair can be of great benefit to naturals because it can help curls to glide past each other instead of tangling and knotting.
Dried Herbal Powders
Sea Kelp - is also thought to strengthen hair and prevent breakages thanks to the vitamins and minerals contained. Sea kelp is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, plus zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, copper and potassium. It also contains a 10 times higher concentration of calcium than milk
Parsely - It contains a high amount of vitamin A, C, K, silica, iron, calcium, and flavonoids – each of these nutrients is important for healthy hair growth. An excellent conditioner, parsley adds deep moisture to dry brittle hair to create a smooth texture. The silica and flavonoids in parsley help soothe irritated scalp conditions like dandruff, decrease breakage and add luster to dull hair.
Rosemary - is a well-tried hair and scalp conditioner. It nourishes, slows down hair loss, promotes hair growth and helps against dandruff.
Peppermint Leaf - has antiseptic properties and the ability to kill bacteria which may enter our scalp, thus providing a healthy environment in which hair can grow. Peppermint stimulates blood circulation to our scalp, which allows our hair to receive more nutrients and, consequently, grow stronger and faster.
Hibiscus - a gentle cleanser (slightly on the acidic side of neutral), and a conditioning herb that helps decrease hair shedding by strengthening and conditioning the roots, increases shine, creates volume, promotes hair growth, and helps with scalp disorders.
Calendula Flowers - is often used to hydrate dry scalps, remove dandruff, and improve the condition of the scalp. With its regenerative properties, it helps the hair follicles grow abundantly allowing for a thicker mane, and the antioxidants help protect the hair and scalp against cell-damaging free radicals. It is believed to promote stronger hair by the increase of collagen production and circulation in hair follicles.
Amla - If you are a regular victim of unmanageably frizzy hair, then Amla is the hero you’ve been looking for. Frizzy hair can be a sign of dryness and Amla helps by restoring moisture to it. It also removes the dead cells and strengthens your hair in turn. With regular treatment of Amla, you can easily get rid of those unmanageable, frizzy strands
Apple Cider Vinegar - Not only can apple cider vinegar rinse unwanted dirt off your strands, but it can have seriously positive effects on your scalp health. Not only does your scalp have an acid mantle like the rest of your skin, but the acid mantle needs to be maintained, which means keeping a healthy pH balance.
Avocado Oil - lighter than most other oils. This means you can apply avocado oil to your scalp and throughout your hair without worrying about build-up, weighing down your hair, or clogging your pores. Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Due to its ability to penetrate the hair shaft, this rich moisturizing oil can reach the cortex of the hair, allowing the hair to feel conditioned, nourished, and healthy with each use. Extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidant vitamin E, vitamin A and helps heal dry flaky scalp, also known as dandruff.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil - The rich nutrients in Jamaican black castor oil, such as vitamin E,omega-6 fatty acids, and omega-9 fatty acids, help moisturize hair and treat related problems like itchy scalp and dandruff.
Grapeseed Oil - It protects against moisture loss. Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, a type of omega‑6 fatty acid. Research has demonstrated that when applied to the skin, this fatty acid can help combat dryness by providing protection against moisture loss. This may is good news for a dry scalp.
Strengthen Tea (Yields 1.6 ounces)
5.6 teaspoon -Kelp (dried herb)
2 teaspoon - Amla (dried herb)
2 teaspoon -Apple Cider Vinegar (powder)
In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix
Store in a 3 oz jar in a dry cool place
Moisturizing Oil: (Yields 2oz)
6tsp - Avocado Oil
4tsp - Extra virgin Olive Oil
2tsp - Rosemary (dried herb)
In a medium, pot add 4oz of water
In a glass bowl add oils and Rosemary
place the glass bowl in the pot of water (use a double boiler if you have one)
Infuse by simmering for 30mins
Strain into an empty jar
Store in a cool dry place
1/2 of the fresh aloe vera leaf
2 ounce of water
1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil
Using 1/2 aloe leaf cut open and scoop out the gel
Add grapeseed oil to the water
Blend and strain 2x with a cheesecloth
Pour mix into 4 oz spray bottle
Store in the refrigerator
only last for a week
Moisturizing Butter: (Yields 2oz)
6 teaspoon-Shea Butter
1.5 teaspoon -Avocado
1.5 teaspoon -Black Jamaican Castor Oil
3 teaspoon -Calendula flowers (dried petals)
In a medium-size pot bring 4 ounces of water to a boil
In a glass bowl add the avocado oil, black Jamaican castor oil, and calendula flowers
place the glass bowl on top of the water
(use a double boiler if you have one)
On a low flame simmer for 15 minutes (you can prepare this mix overnight)
Add shea butter to bowl to liquify
When melted strain and refrigerate
When solid take the mix out of refrigerator then whip for five minutes or until fluffy