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How I made carrot oil...

Hiya Messycurlies!

I made my carrot oil yesterday.
Carrots are not only good for eyes but helps to strengthen hair and grow it.

Now anytime I write a post I do my research. Last year I made my homemade amla oil and I used a bit of curry leaves too. It didn't come  from nowhere- it's from researching and testing then coming to a conclusion of yay or nay...

So the benefits of carrot oil besides the beta- carotene-

They rich in antioxidants and nutrients
Contain a multitude of vitamins
Moisturises  skin and hair
Stimulates hair growth and lots more...

What I did:
I used two carrots but ended up using one carrot which you will see in the video.
I washed, peeled then grated the carrots.
On the lowest heat setting (which is one)
I placed the carrots.
I used peanut oil because it's what I had on hand. Use any oil that you have eg. Olive, almond, grapeseed, avocado etc.
I poured the oil to cover the carrots.
Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.
Afterwards when it cooled  I poured the oil a…
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As far as I can remember I've always loved playing around with words. In high school I fell in love with poetry. I vividly remember writing love letters for my class boys to their secret admirers or girlfriends. I secretly enjoyed it...😆

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When the ugly lies start to invade my thinking I remind myself that I'm loved by God who numbered the hairs on my head!

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My smile
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Masks the pain
The words
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My joys, fears
all my hopes
And dreams
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 Titles describe content-
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Of my life,

Struck down-
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My faith
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Does being different make you weird?

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Do your friends  think you weird because you don't go out to bars and get drunk or
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People who are different or stand out don't really care much about what other people think or say about them.
Living your life like everyone else is boring kind of  -like spaghetti noodles!

I remember when  I did the Big Chop and my hair started to grow. My hair looked worse than the hair of a coconut and I knew this, anyway  people  stared and they snickered. Honostly -you live in total freedom once you stop being bothered about what people think of you. Like who got time for that?
I felt uncomfortable at first but soon got over it. I was being me. I  was being true to myself. I actually believe that what makes you different becomes your superpower-

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The other day I was refreshing my wng and noticed the thickness of my hair. Thickness was one of hair goals I set for myself a year ago.

 My hair grows well when I'm on a consistent routine, anyways  an idea of doing a hair  challenge sparked!

I seriously believe that simple is better. Give your hair what it needs and you're  good.
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Check out the guidelines for the challenge I 
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Let me get the ball rolling.
Length - neck
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I have thick hair.
 Low porosity
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Everyone can join in the more the merrier so we can motivate and encourage each other...
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I love Apple cidar vinegar...Here's why!

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4 tablespoons Honey
1teaspoon Cinnamon powder
Fresh lemon or lemon juice
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DIY flaxseed gel...

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I've never been one for gels cos most gels I've tried  left my hair 'kliphard' and dry. Besides that I could never get wash n go's right anyways.

It took me like forever to try the Flaxseed gel and gal I'm converted!
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I applied the gel on dry hair section by section. This way every strand is coated. My curls popped instantly. My hair was super soft with a nice sheen to it. Instant wash n go - whoopa!

It can be used for twists, plaits, puffs

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Always store in the refrigerator. Use an air tight container. Play around with this recipe the options are endless.
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