Posts Tagged With: growth

Power of your words

Don’t empower negativity by letting those words out your mouth. Don’t empower the Devil. Speak positivity over your own life – every word will bear some sort of fruit. Every word you speak is seed and it will grow something. You choose what you want to grow. Speak the Word of God and His promises and truth over your life instead of doubt and unbelief.

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21 & Enjoying Sharing

The year leading up to my 21st birthday has been quite a challenge. It has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. So many things I never expected has happened for me and God has surprised me with amazing blessings. I have been through crazy things and still I have no clue where God is leading me. It has been like I am blind-folded and I’m just trusting God to lead the way. I really don’t know what lies ahead but I am sure it will be great…

The closer it got to my 21st, the more challenges came up and I have had to seriously seek God first in my life. But there have been amazing blessings and things I will reflect on in some posts later, but for now I just want to say how thankful I am for my friends and family and people I have met along the way. This past week – that is how long we have celebrated my birthday for, has been tiring and busy but so incredibly special and a time I will not forget. I did celebrate but I also learnt a few hard lessons, I made peace with other things and certain relationships, but also I got to grow and mature so much in this past year as well as in one week. We also went to Thithombo Game Farm to end it all off with my dad’s side of the family and all I can say is that it was INCREDIBLE. I loved every second of being back in the wild doing what I love and getting to share it with my sister and people I really love. Seeing my sister & cousin’s faces when I showed them how the Nyala’s could eat out their mouths or take food from their mouths and that they could touch the animals and form bonds with them…it was irreplaceable moments, as well as the clay fights we had at the waterhole and all the other things we did. I was so blessed by the experience and being able to finally share that with them so that they could see my stories in action.

All I can say is it was such a memorable birthday week, unforgettable and such a blessing. The peace, the stories, the jokes, the sounds, the beauty, the love, every single thing – I am thankful for.

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Eyelashes

So this was a question someone asked. Just what they could do to help their eyelashes grow.

Well here are a few things – you could brush your eye lashes, use vaseline on your eyelids, try lash accelerators(these are available in stores), put some olive oil on cotton & swipe over your lids – leaving olive oil on you lids at night(as you sleep), massage your eyelids, use lengthening mascara(I’m not sure that really works though), use vitamin E or vitamin E lotion & lastly a healthy diet filled with fruits and veggies.

Hope that helps
Xx
M

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Food & plants for hair

Someone asked me about food you could add to your diet which promotes healthy growing hair and then plants that are good for your hair. Well here’s the list.

Food to eat – Fish(rich in Omega 3), beans(rich in proteins, zinc, biotin & iron), eggs(proteins) or low-fat dairy products, nuts, carrots, dark greens, oysters, bananas & raisins.

Plants promoting hair growth – Aloe Vera, Fenugreek(also known as Greek Hay or Methi), rosemary, Reishi Mushroom(also known as Ganoderma Lucidum – a Chinese mushroom), Ginko Biloba, Safflower and then, Catnip.

Hope this helps
Xx
M

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Homemade Hair Growth Treatments – Part 2

11. Henna & Egg Shampoo
This is effective for hair growth & care. You’ll need natural henna powder, an egg, half a cup of lemon juice & a cup of water. Mix the henna, egg & water together until it has formed a paste & let it stand for an hour. Add lemon juice & blend again until the mixture is smooth. Apply the paste on your scalp & hair from root to tips. Leave it in for about 2 hrs or until completely dry or even through the night. Rinse with cool or lukewarm water & gently work the mixture out of your hair. Use once a month.

12. Oatmeal Hair Mask
Get half a cup of oats or more(depending on the length and thickness of your hair), mix it with 1-2 tbsp of almond oil & a quarter to half a cup of milk. Make sure your hair is tangle free & dry & apply the hair mask from root to tip. Leave it in for 15-20 mins & then rinse with warm water before shampooing. Use once a week.

13. Egg & Yogurt Mask
You need 1 egg, a quarter cup plain yogurt & a quarter cup mayo. First beat the egg until it looks foaming, add in the yogurt & mayo until the mask is smooth. Massage it into your scalp & hair, making sure every inch is covered. Use a plastic bag or shower cap to keep it from dripping & leave the mask in for an hour. Rinse with cool water & a very mild shampoo. Use it once a week.

14. Onion & Honey Treatment
This is helpful if your hair is thinning or you’re losing it. Juice one small onion & add a bit of honey. Apply the mixture to all of your head or just the spots where hair looks thin. Leave it overnight & avoid covering it(you can cover your pillow) & shampoo out the next morning. Use at least once a week.

15. Coconut Oil & Lemon Juice
This doesn’t just help strengthen your hair for fast growth but gets rid of dandruff quickly. Just mix one part lemon juice with two parts coconut oil & massage it into your scalp. Leave it in from 4hrs to overnight & gently rinse out with cool water the next morning. Use this once a week.

16. Garlic & Chamomile Tea Mask
This one is complicated but only because it has many ingredients. You need 1 tbsp of garlic juice, 3 tbsp chamomile tea(or a tea bag), 1 tbsp aloe vera gel, 1 tbsp honey, 3 cups of water & 1 egg yolk. Mix the garlic juice with the honey & place it in your fridge. Boil your water & tea for about 30mins, stirring now and then. While that cools, take your juice/honey mixture & stir in the egg yolk & aloe vera gel. Massage the mask into your scalp down to the ends of your hair & leave it for 20 mins. Wash it out with a gentle shampoo. After that rinse your hair with the chamomile & let it stay in. If you have the stamina for this process you could do it once each week.

17. Vitamin E Treatment
This one is easy if you have all the ingredients together. Have a bottle handy & combine a quarter cup of vitamin E oil & a quarter cup of jojoba oil. You can buy vitamin E capsules & either break them, press them or piece them to get the oil. Then add 15 drops peppermint essential oil & 15 drops rosemary essential oil. Cap the bottle & shake the mixture well. Apply this treatment to your scalp every night.

18. Essential Oils Treatment
This requires only essential oils. Mix 2 drops thyme, 3 drops rosemary, 2 drops cedar, 28mls grape seed & a tbsp jojoba oil in a tight bottle or bowl for storage & later use. Massage this mixture into your scalp every night.

19. Caffeine Shampoo
This requires caffeine powder. You mix 4 tsp into 230ml shampoo. You can also mix he caffeine powder in a spray bottle with 230ml water & spritz it on your hair 10-15 mins before showering. Don’t use this treatment more than once a day & if you start getting headaches, you’re using too much shampoo or spritz.

20. Mayo Massage
All you need is mayo & it doesn’t matter what kind. Make sure your hair is damp – not soaking wet – with warm water & basically rub the mayo into your scalp & down to the ends of your hair. Use as much or as little as you want. Cover with a shower cap or plastic bag to trap heat. Let it set for 20 mins and then wash out with a gentle shampoo or shampoo that has been diluted. Use once a week for dry, over-processed hair, twice a week for normal hair & once a month if you have oily hair.

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Homemade Hair Growth Treatments – Part 1

This has been a question, especially for girls who have cut their hair and need it to grow back soon. Either because they regret cutting it or have a special event coming up soon. So for some hair growth treatments that are homemade and don’t have any harsh chemicals in, this is the right place. Here are some remedies:

1. Curry Leaves & Coconut Tonic
You’ll need to get fresh curry leaves & some coconut oil. Boil them together until a black residue starts forming. Harvest this residue & use twice a week to replenish your hair, grow faster & fight gray hair.

2. Castor Oil
This oil is pretty greasy which means you may want to dilute it to avoid too much hassle. Just add it to your conditioner or mix with almond oil & massage into your scalp. You could also massage some castor oil into your scalp alone & leave overnight if you have serious receding hairline, bald or thinning hair. Use it once a week.

3. Vinegar Rinse
This helps restore your hair’s optimal pH value, seals cuticles to make each strand shinier, stronger & less prone to breakage & removes product build-ups that suffocate the scalp & slow down normal hair growth. Mix 1 part vinegar & 2 parts water together & use this mixture as a final rinse after shampooing.

4. Egg Yolk & Olive Oil Mask
This will make your hair softer, shinier, healthier & longer as it is filled with rich proteins, vitamins & super-nurturing fatty acids. Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tablespoons(tbsp) of olive oil, dilute by adding a cup of water & slowly massage this mask into your scalp. Give 15 to 20 mins to absorb all the needed nutrients & then rinse off. Use it once or twice per month.

5. Burdock Root Oil Treatment
This prickly purplish flower is jam-packed with nutrients & is good for your hair as it contains calcium, potassium, iron, vitamins & much more. It nurtures hair & helps battle some of the worst scalp problems – like inflammation, dandruff & skin conditions. Mix 1 teaspoon(tsp) of each – rosemary, basil & lavender oil, then mix in 3-5 drops of the mixture with 1 tsp of Aloe Vera gel & 1 tsp Burdock oil. Massage the mixture into your scalp leaving it on for as long as you want(the more hours, the better). Then shampoo & style your hair as usual using it at least once a week.

6. Leave-in Rosemary Treatment
This leaves your hair soft & stimulates hair growth. Mix 2 tsp of dry crushed rosemary leaves with 300mls water & then massage this mixture into your hair & scalp starting from the ends. As it is non greasy it doesn’t need to be rinsed out & you don’t need to wait til your hair is dirty to apply it. Use it after shampooing.

7. Banana Mask
Bananas are rich in potassium as well as vitamins A, E & C & calories which makes them perfect for hair growth treatments. Pick 2 soft, ripe banana, mash it into a paste & apply to your hair & scalp. Make sure the bananas are really well mashed because big pieces are hard to get out your hair. After applying, cover your head with a plastic bag. Wrap your head in a hot towel or use a hairdryer to help your hair absorb all the nutrients quickly. Use once a week.

8. Coconut oil & Avocado
This adds lustre to your hair if it’s dry, it gets rid of flaking & dandruff & keeps your hair safe from the sun, which can be just as damaging to your hair as your skin. Microwave the coconut oil for about 10 seconds, then massage 1 tbsp of it into your hair from the roots to tips. After that, massage the avocado into just the tips of your hair. The avocado could be replaced by avocado oil if you like. Leave this mixture on for 10-15 mins & then rinse with cool water before shampooing. Use once a week.

9. Almond Oil
Use if you’re trying to grow out your hair, soften it or strengthen it. Use about 1 tbsp or more depending in the length & thickness of your hair & massage it into your scalp, down to the ends of your hair. Leave for 15 mins or so before rinsing with cool water & shampooing. Use once a week for nourishment & twice a week if your hair is dry or damaged.

10. Nettle Hair Tonic
This is extremely effective but is complicated. It helps if you have thin hair – for growth & thickening of hair. You need 28g of nettle leaves, 2 cups of white wine vinegar & 2 cups of water. Place it all in a pan making sure it is non-reactive, let it simmer on the stove for about 2 hrs & let it cool before straining the mixture. Once you have strained the mixture, stir in 2 drops lavender oil & pour the mixture into a tightly sealed bottle. Shake it well before using & massaging it into your scalp. Use it every other day(or night).

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