How I Grew My Hair an INCH in ONE WEEK || The Inversion Method

So, tomorrow is Valentine’s day. I have really been struggling with what to post. It’s not as if I didn’t know what to post, I have already scheduled my posts for the month (it’s amazing how organised my blog is compared to the hot mess of a whirlpool that is my life- but I digress).

The thing is almost every blog was doing valentine this valentine that…. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed reading some of them, but valentine has never been a big deal for me whether I was a single pringle or a couple at the time.

So I didn’t have want to do anything very valentine-y but my God the pressure😦, I was already about to cave but I told myself

“ADA BE TRUE TO YOURSELF”

So this post will be what it was initially supposed to be about LOVE. Love for that beautiful mane on your head. Sorry for the rambling now lets begin.

If you remember my hair regimen post, I mentioned that there were some things I would like to try on my hair. Some hair growth tricks and the Inversion method was one of them and I finally did it.

So I will be telling you what exactly I did, how I did it and my results.

THE INVERSION METHOD

Basically the gist of it is you massage the oil of your choice into your hair while your head is in an inverted or upside down position.
This is to be done for 7 days and is supposed to give you an inch of growth.

However, I modified my own method a bit.

1. I combined coconut, castor and olive oil.

2. I boiled some water, put the oils in a bottle and put said bottle in the water to get the oil mixture warm.

3. I sectioned my twists into 3 and massaged each section for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Then I massaged my whole scalp for 3 minutes.

4. Finally, I inverted my head for 5 minutes.

I did this for 7 days and the pictures below show my results. I should probably have measured them to be sure it was exactly 1 inch but I don’t know why I didn’t.

MY RESULTS

I think there was some growth probably close to 1 inch so I know the method works because, I didn’t use any other products during the 7 days.

WOULD I REPEAT ?

To be honest guys this was really stressful and if not for the fact that I wanted to blog about it I would have quit at day 3.

I think I will do it again maybe later in the year.

So what do you guys think, are you going to try the Inversion method?

Yes? Then please let me know your results

No? Why not?

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A Simple and Truthful Guide to Making Coconut Oil 2

Hi guys, welcome to part 2 of our epic journey to make Coconut oil, because we are smart 🙋. ​Check out Part 1.

I realized something on my journey to make the oil, I got 3 other awesome products,I will highlight them as we go on.So here are the rest of the steps please enjoy.

Step 6:Blend the chopped Coconut flesh.

Here you have to eyeball things,the coconut shavings will not blend on its own so you have to add water, not too much though.So when you blend it, you get a goopy mess not a watery one.


Step 7: Sieve the results from step 6.

For me this was the fun part. You can use whatever you want as far as it can sieve things. Me, I used a white handkerchief, which I place over my bowl and poured the goop over it.
After which, I squeezed the handkerchief  with my hands until all the water came out. This is the first product :COCONUT MILK.

Coconut Milk

Step 8:Refrigerate the Coconut Milk for 24 hours.

This part also requires discretion. Some sites recommended as little as 5 hours ,however,I preferred the 24 hours so that it could separate properly.
Now for the sad part, some sites recommended leaving the milk in the fridge. While some said leave out in the open. I divided it  in half and put one in the fridge and one in my room.

One did not go well, the one in my room fermented and I had to throw it away 😭, I shed a few tears.
I had only about half of my milk to work with, which affected the amount of oil I got.

Step 9:Separate the coconut butter from the coconut water(?).

Now after 24 hours, you will see a top layers of pure white and a buttom almost colorless layer. The top layer is the second product :COCONUT BUTTER.

Coconut Butter

The lower layer is the third product :COCONUT WATER (I don’t know the name,  I am guessing).

Step 10: Heat the butter to get your OIL.

Now the coup de gras, take the butter, and get yourself a pot, preferably a non-stick one. Put it on low heat and start frying the butter while stirring it continuously.

I fried the one in the picture below for about an hour. Fry until you can see small brown ball like residue(this stuff is edible, I don’t know what it is sha).

Separate your oil into a container, don’t cover it until it cools down completely though.
So this is my final product. Bear in mind that this is from less than half of my coconut milk. If you make yours you will get at least twice this.

I really think that the whole experience was worth it. I shall  be making another batch soon,now that I am wiser.

Any questions you have please ask in the comments and I shall answer.
Also please do tell me when you make yours.

A Simple and Truthful Guide to Making Coconut Oil

My Oil money Troubles 

“OIL”all naturalistas love it.

Sooooooo, I love reading DIYs and I especially love telling myself that I will do one of them.Anyway, this week I decided to start a new hair regimen (more on that another time).Naturally,i needed oils and they don’t come cheap.

Castor oil has burnt a hole through my very shallow pockets 😢. Thank God for being a Christian because olive oil is never scarce over here 😁.

Aryan oil is super expensive and difficult to find. Well,  coconut oilet’s be honest is the happening oil now.

Epiphany

I was going to buy some but I told myself, I said self; this coconut oil thing is makeable, so just try and do it ,besides you only need coconuts, so myself said ok so here it is.

I guarantee that all the information presented here is 110% real. So are the injuries (I am not a very careful person 😖 ).

Step 1:Buy coconuts (Obviously)

Since this was my first time I decided to use only 3 coconuts and not overwhelm myself.Use ripe coconuts only.

Step 2:Break the shell of said coconuts.

This should be done outside as the shell is hard, small pieces can cause injuries if you step on them.

I recommend using a small cutlass to bash the coconut open (or you can slam it on a concrete floor, whatever works for you, I don’t judge).

Step 3:Remove the flesh of the coconut.

This is the difficult part, I recommend using a blunt knife.

Start from the edges and gently push the flesh of the coconut away from the shell. Please be extremely careful, this was the site of my first injury.

Step 4:Wash the coconut flesh.

If you took my advice and broke the shell outside you probably have some dirt on your cocconut’s flesh. Not to worry just rinse it up and it’s as good as new.

Step 5:Grate/Chop the coconut flesh into bits.

Okay, now if removing the coconut flesh was difficult, this part was exhausting. First of all some people use knives to chop their coconuts in bits. When I did that it came out uneven and I looked like it would take forever. Plus I was really worried that the large and hard coconuts will destroy my blender.

When I used the grater on the other hand everything was smoother. It took waaaaaay less time,but my arm still hurt after a while sha and I was sweaty 🙇. WARNING : Be careful with the grater this was the site of my last 3 injuries.

So, I think I will stop here for now, because my hand hurts from all the injuries and typing . My epic tale continues.