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A Great Way to Treat Your Face

This treatment is suitable for both men and women. But we acknowledge that it has not been proven scientifically. But many health-conscious people and beauty blogs are into it.

I got into homemade beauty treatments because of my two daughters. I wanted them to treat their skin without damaging it.

Rice flour, Egg and Coconut oil

An egg white face mask is good for treating acne, dry, oily and pallid skin.

I have to admit some of my homemade beauty and hair treatments haven’t always gone down well with my daughters 😂. I have been banned by my girls from making a particular hair gel.

They were  embarrassed when gnats were attracted by the gel. They came home from school yelling and telling me how much they hated my homemade products. So if you are using any homemade beauty or hair products on your kids make sure they don’t leave your house without first having tried them out for a reasonable amount of time.

And always  do a patch test on any homemade or purchased beauty product to make sure you (or they) are not allergic.

If you want to read about what hair products my girls banned me from using  why not leave a comment to request it. And if I get ten or more responses I will write a post about it (and whilst you are about it, please click to subscribe.)

Now, before you use the face mask I recommend that you:

1. Cleanse your skin with a good cleanser to remove any build- up of dirt or other nasties.

2. Exfoliate with your usual exfoliating product.

Here’s how to make your homemade egg, vaseline and rice flour face mask.

Whisk together in a clean bowl 1 tbsp of  coconut, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of rice flour.

Now

1. Apply the mask to your face using a face brush or your hands

2. Leave the mask on your skin for about 10-15minutes.

3.Give your face a quick rinse with lukewarm water to open your pores and to finish with quick splash of cold water to close the pores.

4. Pat dry.

5.Moisture your face as usual.

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Banana hair-mask treatment

Have you got some overipe bananas that nobody wants to eat? Don’t throw them away. My kids love their fruits including bananas, but from time-to-time some gets left too long. When a banana or two is left over that is when I get to treat my hair.

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My Afro hair is very dry, but a good  banana hair- mask provides it with much- needed vitamins B6, C and also potassium.

Bananas are known to be really good for treating your hair and scalp. They also good for preventing and controlling dandruff.

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I like to give my hair a good banana hair-mask treatment in the morning before having my shower.

All you need to make one are some overipe bananas, and, if you are feeling adventurous, you can add olive oil and coconut oil.

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Here is what to do:

1.Put the bananas in the blender ( adding the olive and coconut oil, if desired) Blend until it turns into a paste.

2. Apply the paste to your hair with a brush or your hands.

3.Wrap with a shower cap or cling film.

4. Leave to dry for about  20mins

4. Rinse your hair and condition as usual.

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Do you know how to increase followers on WordPress? Part 2

This is the continuation of my earlier blog. 

Another thing that is recommended to increase followers is social media. I don’t have Facebook or Instagram. But I do have Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. They are linked to my WordPress account so all my posts get shared there automatically.

When I was running my business, word- of- mouth was how I got my clients. I also went businesses networking. Meeting people face- to- face and doing voluntary jobs got me clients. As a single mum, I wanted to make effective use of my time. So when I met someone I would let them know about my business. I didn’t let shyness stop me. I would ask them if they could make use of my services. Some said ‘yes’ some said ‘no’.

I wasn’t shy, but I was authentic.
It is the same with social media. Building an authentic relationship with people will help you reduce the amount of hours you spend on social media.
You are not going to become viral in one article. It takes dedication, patience and authenticity.

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Do you know how to increase followers on WordPress? Part 1

With so many people blogging nowadays and so much amazing content out there, how can a new blogger on WordPress get followers?

I’m still learning and I would like to get more followers, but how? I like to write my own thoughts. Original content is important to me. From my recent research on blogging it seems you need to post regularly at first in order to be  successful. This worried me because I didn’t want my followers to be overwhelmed by my blogs in their inbox.

I thought about the problem and decided that the way forward was to post short content and publish it twice a week.

That way my followers were not snowed-under, and it gave me time to think about my blogs. A win-win situation. So, if you are new to blogging you might like to consider that.

The second piece of advice which I think is worthwhile is use your own images and photos. WordPress does have some free-to-use images,

and I have used them occasionally, but I think it is far more interesting for your followers if you use your own. That way your followers are tasting something of your life and experiences.

And then you have to decide the title of your post. This is a difficult one. You don’t have to decide straight away. Read through your post and think what title would reach out to me if this was some one else’s blog?  The answer will come to you. My answer usually comes when I have left the article for a while.

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Don’t use baking soda for hair removal

There is quite a trend online about using baking soda for hair removal. Is it safe? It doesn’t necessarily follow that because baking soda is a cooking ingredient that it is a safe bet.

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If you have ever used it on your skin or hair you will know it can remove build-ups of oil, soap or other products that you have on your skin already. It can also be a good exfoliant when used with caution. It can be helpful, for example, in getting rid of dry skin from your scalp or lips.

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The question you need to ask yourself when venturing into using baking soda for hair removal is this: just because baking soda can be a good exfoliating agent, does that mean it is a good hair removal agent?

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I have used baking soda to clean my oven and kitchen worktop, but I think using baking soda on your skin has some level of risk. Even though baking soda can be a good cleaning agent, I would tread carefully when it comes to using it on your skin. It can dry it out.  Baking soda may damage your PH balance which is about 5.5 and Baking soda PH is about 9. It is a strong alkaline.

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So far as removing unwanted hair is concerned, I have tried it. It doesn’t work for me.

I know the attraction of baking soda is that it is cheap, but my recommendation is to shave or use a hair removal cream or learn to wax your unwanted hair.

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How to get people to comment on your blog posts.

I have had my domain name thelittleafricanbeautyroom.com for more than three years. I started my website because my clients asked for it, and they wanted a way to contact me easily as I am very well known for changing my contact numbers.

So, reluctantly, I got one. However, I didn’t do much with it. It was just there doing nothing. As most of you have learned from my recent posts, the coronavirus has caused me to close my beauty business. I specialised in waxing treatment. I made the difficult decision to close the business because I didn’t want my treatment room becoming a place of transmission for the virus. So, I closed the business and changed my phone number. I was disappointed, but one positive to come out of this is that I decided to develop my website by blogging.

Believe me, blogging is a lot harder than the various online tutorials say. You have to set up everything, write the blog  (and if you have writer’s block  it may be a few weeks before you publish anything.) And then when you have worked so hard on creating and writing that article or content that you think is such a masterpiece and you publish it, you have to get people to read it and leave comments to help you improve on your next post.

I found getting people to visit my website was hard. Then getting people to like my work was harder still, and then getting anyone to leave a comment was still harder.  But giving up isn’t an option for anyone who is interested in sharing valuable insights with the rest of the world.

So how do you get anyone to leave you a comment? Be honest with yourself and your readers. Ask them to give you an honest opinion so you can learn and make your writing better next time.

So I am asking you to leave your comments on my blogs. If you think a blog is a load of rubbish just say it. But if you like and appreciate it, say that as well. And please give your reasons for either viewpoint so I can learn.

 

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Tips for ponytails

I love ponytails, especially in the summer months when I really don’t want to be wearing wigs all day long. ( I wear wigs in the winter and ponytails during the summer. For me it makes perfect sense.) Ponytails are practical and make a fashion statement that you are stunning even when you are wearing baggy clothes. My Afro hair is short so I have different lengths of ponytail extensions. You can get them through the links below.

I think every woman knows how to do a basic ponytail, but if you need something extra here are some tips:

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1. Comb your hair (if it is Afro hair you will need to moisturise it. ) Put a hair band around your wrist. Pull your hair with one hand and with the other tie the hair together.

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2. If you want to use hair gel use it now to prevent runaway hairs.

3. Take your ponytail hair extension and clip it or wrap it around your own ponytail and you are ready to go.

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What do you need to start your beauty business from home? Part 2

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2: Think about the procedure you’re going to offer.
I offer to wax, massage mainly because these are the treatments that my clients book me the most. In my area, not many female therapists do waxing treatments to male clients for me; it’s no problem, so I do get more male clients for waxing.
I hear a lot of clients telling me about the experience of going for a waxing treatment, and they believed after attending their appointment that the therapist wasn’t qualified. Think about what qualifications you have? What treatment you would enjoy doing over and over.

 

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Waxing and massage treatments are what I enjoy doing so I don’t do many manicures, pedicure or other treatments I was trained to do at the beauty school. I know these plenties of nail salons in my area and other high-tech salons so competing with them on treatments that weren’t my strength wasn’t going to produce for me. I tried when I first got into the beauty world, and the frustration wasn’t worth it. It’s going to be your business try to make as enjoyable as you can, and that alone will motivate you in the long run.

 

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You need to think about what range of treatments you want to offer. How much are you are going to spend and are you going to be able to get your money back from the products and equipment consumed? What equipment do you need? When I first started my beauty business from home, I got carried away and bought so many kinds of stuff I didn’t need. I wasted so much money.😭😭😭 With many bad experiences, I got to learn about running my business from home, I started to reduce my expedite. Are you going to get business insurance?

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Write a list of the treatments you are going to do and what equipments you will need. Get a few types of equipment to beginning with work use these few types of equipment for six months before buying loads more stuff; it will save you a lot of money and headache in the long run.

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Men’s Reaction to Intimate Waxing

When I first started male waxing; it was all about removing unwanted chest or back hair; for gym-goers or summer bodies.

But in recent years I have noticed an increase in intimate male waxing being advertised everywhere, for this reason, salons and self-employed beauty therapists like myself are getting enquires from more confident male clients who know what they are booking ‘male intimate waxing.’ The internet is full of information about the various intimate waxing treatments available out there: back sack & crack (BSC), male Brazilian/ Hollywood.

My clients sometimes know more than me, but one question I get asked by men who contact me for waxing is; does penis waxing hurt?  Yes; intimate waxing will hurt. The pain will depend on various factors, but I have noticed men who are experiencing depression at the time of receiving waxing seem to struggle to cope with it. Even there; they have had waxing in that area before, the pain seems to be unbearable when they are struggling with personal or work-related problems. Compare to when they visit my treatment room when they state of my is in a happy mood.

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Hair Free Body Experience; Waxing

If you have any questions or want to share something about your waxing experience, feel free to share it on the comment below.
Somewhere in between childhood and our teenage years, we had very little concern about how our body hair would affect our confidence. We look at the gorgeous celebrities magazine photos laying on the sunbeds or wearing fabulous bikini or swimwear that we would love for just one second try on ourselves, but we have one big problem; for some of us, our body hair make us so conscious we avoid wearing specific outfit, the hair in our body for some may be very coarse and no matter how many times we shaving or how many times we use the hair removal creams it just grow back within a few days, the frustration leaves many us to not bother and wear clothes to avoid the embarrassment of showing off our beautiful bodies to our partners.


Before I started getting waxing, I was scared, but I couldn’t cope with the frustrated of having to shave my legs every few days and scratching the area I had cut. When I go for a waxing treatment for me it’s a therapeutic experience; I get to chat with my therapist and waxing is painful, yes but when I look at my smooth legs; I feel like a million-dollar lol the only drawback I have when it comes to waxing, was my dark skin complexion it is sometimes difficult for some therapist spot all the hairs that need removing, so when I get home to get cleaned up I sometimes spot some hairy bits, it’s what inspired me to focus waxing others with darker skin complexion.
Here is why waxing is one of the best ways to remove unwanted hair:
Waxing is an effective way to pull your unwanted hair from the roots which shaving, supermarket hair removal creams currently don’t, getting your unwanted hair waxed means that it would last longer than just a few days. I like I say to my clients the speed in which the hair will grow back will depend on each person and the area that they had waxed; generally speaking, your unwanted hair would grow back between 2 to 6 weeks.
In my opinion a few hours of waxing pain is totally worth it especially when you will be walking around hair-free for that long and it’s will boost your confidence when you go to the gym if you had chest hair removed and want to remove that t-shirt (guys) or wear a cute bikini by the pool (ladies) are better options than shaving every couple of days. When you wax your unwanted hair, it does a few things to your skin, it removes the top layer of dead skin cells which exfoliates and leaving your skin smooth.
I would love to say that waxing isn’t a permanent way to get rid of your unwanted hair, but I’m not a scientist all I can say is that your hair after serval waxing treatment would grow less than before.
If you have any questions or want to share something about your waxing experience, feel free to share it on the comment below.

Thank you for reading this blog

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