Haircare Tips that Works For Me

Asalam Alaykum lovelies. Here I am sharing haircare tips that really helped me repair and grow my hair. Before getting on a haircare journey, it is necessary to analyze your hair so that you can get the appropriate products. Furthermore, once you get the product made for your type of hair, it is important to check whether your hair respond to it positively or not. In fact, it happens that a product is designed for your hair type but it won’t work on your hair and it can take months for you to find the right products that will make wonder to your hair.

As for me, I have African hair type. My hair is coarse and thick. The three major problems I have are dryness, dandruff and itchy scalp. Below you can find the tips that helped me handle my hair.

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1) Oils

To oil one’s hair is a must when dealing with dryness. There are several oils provided to us by God and some oils work best for specific hair types. As far as I’m concerned, olive oil, coconut oil, black seed oil and almond oil are what work best for me.

Olive/coconut/almond oil are used to bring moisture to my hair while black seed oil soothes my scalp itching.

I oil my hair once a week and leave it for at least one hour under a plastic bag.

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2) Salt scrub

Before using salt scrub I used the sugar one but I found it was too mild for my scalp condition. It did not soothe the itches I felt on my scalp nor did it remove the “oily dandruff” I had. Well, I must also say that I did not use the sugar scrub on a regular basis maybe that is why I did not see any result.

Anyway I shifted to salt scrub and I must say I LOVE IT. The one I use is made of ground salt, olive/coconut oil and lemon juice. I do not feel any itches on my scalp after using it and my scalp breathes again and feels clean. I love that sensation!

I apply the salt scrub once a week and will do it until my scalp itching is gone.

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3) Essential oils

Essential oils play an important role in my haircare routine. Peppermint, tea tree and ginger are my favorite.

Peppermint has antimicrobial properties, it stimulates the scalp and help in removing dandruff.

Ginger essential oil is an antiseptic. It also helps in hair growth because it stimulates blood circulation. It can be used as a treatment for hair loss, dandruff and split ends.

Tea tree has anti fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antibacterial properties. It removes dead cells and prevents head lice and dandruff.

From the day I have combined the above essential oils my hair feels great. I do not have much split ends, my hair is not as dry as before and my scalp feels refreshed.

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4) Apple cider vinegar rinse

Apple cider vinegar rinse is such a darling. Indeed, did you know that shampoo have a pH level different than our scalp? So to restore the pH of our scalp apple cider vinegar rinse is a very helpful tip. From the time I used that technique my hair became thick, shiny, it also soothed my scalp. Just wow!!!

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5) Shampoo: avoid harsh ones!

Many shampoo are loaded with chemicals that irritate and are aggressive to our scalp. And when the scalp is “in danger” it respond negatively thus leading to hair problems.

Some of the harsh ingredients that you should avoid in a shampoo are: ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, polyethylene glycol, PEG, DEA, parabens, alcohol, formaldehyde, dimethicone, lanolin, petroleum, mineral oil. These ingredients cause scalp irritation, they can lead to hair loss while parabens affect your hormonal balance.

For more info about the dangers of harsh ingredients in your shampoo, you can check out this link.

6) Deep condition!

After my shampoo, it is important for me to deep condition my hair as it restores the moisture I lost and it helps in preventing hair damage. After deep conditioning, my hair feels soft and is more manageable.

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That’s all I do. Well, by reading you might have the feeling that there are many things to do but in reality it is very easy. And what about you? What are the tips or natural remedies that work best for your hair?

Baking Soda Can Help You Cure Cancer

Salam (Peace) everyone! Ok I know that after having read the title of my article you are thinking I am lying to you – well I am not! Once I shared with you an article entitled The Root of Cancer where I stated that Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg found out what contributed in the development of cancerous cells. The “culprits” are an acidic environment and the lack of oxygen.

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In today’s society, we tend to have an unhealthy diet and most of what we eat decreases our body pH level. A cancerous cell cannot live in an environment full of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) helps to transport oxygen into the blood vessels and it releases oxygen into the cell tissues. It consequently increases the pH level. That is how baking soda will prevent the development of cancerous cells. To learn more about the amazing role of baking soda, read the following article Baking Soda: The Nightmare of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

From last year, I have discovered many things that some doctors/scientists either hide to us or are ignorant of. There is nothing such as an incurable disease my dear friends. Also, it is important for us to change our diet because our food IS our medicine. This is one of my battle to let people know the truth about what is hidden from us and how big companies (food, cosmetics …) are poisoning their consumers.

The Root of Cancer

Cw3j0x16While some scientists act like “We don’t know what causes cancer neither do we know how to cure it”, Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg ( a Nobel Prize winner) found out what makes a cell become cancerous.

According to him, cancerous cells develop in an acidic environment (acidosis) and they do not need oxygen to live (hypoxia). Dr Warburg said:

Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits into H+ and OH- ions, if there is and excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of OH- ions, then it is alkaline.

“All forms of cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other.” “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”

 

It is high time scientists stop fooling people. And there are good news I saw an article where people who suffered from cancer got cured just by changing their diet and they gave up in chemotherapy. In sh Allah I will share the article.

Dangers Found in Cosmetics!

Online you may have come across “before and after pictures” of make up professionals and celebrities. What is striking is how damaged their skin is. Indeed these women wear make up most of the time because of their job but also because they always want to display a perfect physical appearance in front of others. They probably ignore the fact that make up is full of chemical ingredients. I read an article stating that with time these toxic ingredients can cause cancer and fatal illnesses. Some cosmetics even contain chemicals that disrupt the good function of the hormones.

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Below is a list of the most commonly used chemicals that we should avoid when buying cosmetics.

1/ Lead Acetate

Lead is a highly toxic metal associated with neurological and organ toxicity. It also can play a role in cancer development.

2/ Mercury compounds

Mercury is a very toxic element that can be absorbed through the skin, which in turn can cause damage to the brain. There is some controversial scientific evidence that links mercury exposure to autism in children.

3/ Triclosan

Triclosan is a compound commonly found in anti-bacterial products such as soap, lotions, and toothpaste. Triclosan overuse in society is thought to be one cause of the increased rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria.

4/ Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that occurs naturally at low levels, but is commonly used as embalming fluid to preserve bodies after death. Higher levels of this compound can be irritating to the skin and exacerbate asthma. Use products with formaldehyde in a well-ventilated room, and keep them away from children.

5/1,4 dioxane

Low levels of 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of chemical manufacturing, are found in many cosmetics. 1,4-dioxane induces cancer in rats, and exceptionally high levels may cause organ damage in humans. Avoiding products with these ingredients: PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, polyethoxyethylene, and polyoxynolethylene. They may reduce your 1,4-dioxane exposure.

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6/ Coal Tar

Coal tar is a known human carcinogen used in dandruff shampoos, hair dyes, and treatments for psoriasis. An exposure to coal tar can increase cancer development but also the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight which can cause sunburns and skin cancer.

Used in anti-dandruff shampoos, hair dyes, and treatments for psoriasis, coal tar is a known human carcinogen. By causing DNA damage, exposure to coal tar can increase the likelihood of cancer development. Coal tar can also increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight, increasing your susceptibility to sunburns, and potentially increase your chance for contracting skin cancer.

7/ Phtalates

Dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP) belong to a class of chemicals known as phthalates: common cosmetic additives found in hairspray, nail polish, soap, shampoo, and perfume.  According to the FDA, phthalate exposure from cosmetics is safe for humans, but others feel exposure may cause health risks, including potential harm to an unborn child.

8/ Parabens

Parabens were developed to stabilize creams, and they are now used in nearly all skin care products. Recently, researchers have found that there may be a connection between paraben preservatives and both breast cancer and male reproductive problems.

9/Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol is an alcohol. It is manufactured synthetically from petroleum or from corn. Propylene glycol, which is used as a wetting agent, is an active ingredient in industrial anti-freeze. It may cause kidney and liver abnormalities and even damage cell membranes.

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Sources: Healthline.com | Cbn.com | Dailymail.co.uk

Do not Drink Coca Cola | Use it as a Household Cleanser Instead

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I had done some research about Coca Cola which I rarely drink from the time I was pregnant. I got to know that Coca Cola and other soft drinks are poisons to our body. Why?

1) Coca Cola has absolutely no health benefits for your body. It is held responsible for diabetes and obesity around the world because of its high sugar and caloric contents.

2) Coca Cola contains phosphoric acid which  reduce the amount of calcium in the bones. It has been proven to destroy bones by contributing to osteoporosis and to destroy teeth too.

3) There are food dyes and other chemical additives in Coke products that are known to be carcinogens.

4) Aspartame, now known as AminoSweet, has been linked to numerous diseases and health problems. Michael F. Jacobson, the Executive Director of Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI), issued the following statement :

Aspartame has been found to cause cancer — leukemia, lymphoma, and other tumors–in laboratory animals, and it shouldn’t be in the food supply.

 

5) Coca Cola  has a level of acidity which is very close to the acidity level of a battery. To have a better idea of its danger, consider the fact that battery acid is 1 pH and pure water has a pH of 7. I bet that know you won’t really want to drink Coca Cola.

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Coca Cola is a big danger for our body but there is a good news, because of its acidity level you can use it as a household cleaner!! Below are some tips on how Coca Cola can help you in cleaning your house.

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1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.

6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.

11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
15. Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.

16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

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I hope that this article will make you think twice before drinking Coca Cola or any other soft drinks. Many of us ignore what today’s foods really contain because those who make these foods pay big amount of money for us not to know. May Allah help all of us to stop consuming what is bad for us. Amin

Try “Jin Shin Jyutsu” when You Are Nervous!

Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine is based on a different geography of the body than Western medicine. An invisible circulatory system made up of pathways called meridians carries life energy (chi or lei) to every part of the body. When these pathways are disrupted or blocked, the ciruclation of life energy is compromised and health problems and/or pain occur.

Many energy pathways run through the fingers. When we harmonize the fingers, we can begin to harmonize the entire ciruclation of life energy in our bodies. The finger holds are very easy. All you need to do is hold a finger on the left or right hand with the other hand. It’s a way to instantly feel more relaxed and at peace.

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You can do Jin Shin Jyutsu anywhere. No special equipment is required. All you need are your own two hands. Jin Shin Jyusu is a way of accessing the body’s own capacity to heal itself by harmonizing and balancing itself.

1. Hold your THUMB for a few minutes with your other hand to eliminate WORRY and DEPRESSION.

Also helps with: digestion, stress, tension in head, shoulders and lungs.

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2. Hold your INDEX FINGER to eliminate FEAR and SELF-CRITICISM.

Also helps with: jaw, teeth, gums, constipation/digestion, bursitis/tennis elbow, backaches.

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3. Hold your MIDDLE FINGER to eliminate ANGER and IRRITABILITY.

Also helps with: general fatique, eyes/vision, nursing mothers, headache in front of head, indecision.

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4. Hold your RING FINGER to eliminate SADNESS and GRIEF.

Also helps with: respiratory functions incl. asthma, skin conditions, ringing in the ear, excessive mucus, negative attitude.

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5. Hold your LITTLE FINGER to eliminate ANXIETY.

Also helps with: heart conditions, bloating.

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CONVENTIONAL MILK: Its dangers!

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Yesterday morning I had read an eye opening article at Foodbabe.com on the dangers of consuming conventional milk. Until yesterday I always thought that all the milk available on the market were healthy and full of good nutrients for the body but reading that article was a shock to me.

It has revealed that most of the milk were unsafe and controversial for the following reasons (not all listed) :

1) The food given to cows are modified (GMO) and damages their health

2) Cows are thus given a huge amount of drugs (not good for them)

3) The pesticides and herbicides used on genetically modified cows food end up in the milk we drink and goes into our body

4) The companies producing conventional milk spend record-breaking amounts of money to prevent people from knowing that their milk contains GMO

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Maybe this means nothing to you but to me it means a lot. All this angers me because :

1) Companies don’t hesitate to lie to consumers. They put things that are dangerous not only for the animals and for the humans. It is a total lack of respect especially when it is thanks to their consumers that they earn money ! Furthermore I hate the fact that many animals are ill treated just because they are animals !

2) Because of what is given to the cows (GMO, drugs…), the more we consume these products the more the chance of developing diseases are high !

I invite you people to try to change your food habits in sh Allah. It is not only in milk that dangerous ingredients are found. On Foodbabe.com, you will find tons of articles warning you on what to avoid and they offer you alternatives to what you are used to consume.

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 May Allah keep you in the best of health and imaan. Asalam Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu✧˖° © Fateema Abdullah