Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blue Algae Protein Mask DIY

After trying Camille Roses Algae mask I was tempted to find out what was in it so I could make it myself. I usually take the main ingredients in a deep conditioner and alter them to my likes if I find myself not wanting to pay for an item.

Dry Hair

I had heard of Algae in deep conditioners before from looking at Aubrey Organics .  I wanted to try It but never purchased it due to the price and size of the container. Its called AO  Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask.

IT claims :
There's no better conditioner for the hair than protein. And there's no better source of vegetable protein than blue green algae, made up of over 50% utilizable protein, all the major amino acids and a long list of vitamins and minerals. We combine it with organic shea butter, organic aloe and other moisture-rich herbals in this ultra-conditioning mask ideal for chemically treated or damaged hair.
Organic Blue Green Algae
High in protein & amino acids; strengthens hair fiber & tones scalp
Organic Aloe & Shea Butter
Restore moisture balance

INGREDIENTS INCI: Aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrolyzed rhodophycea extract, glycerin, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, aphanizomenon flos aquae (blue green algae)*, glyceryl linoleate, glyceryl linolenate, tocopherol acetate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, ascorbic acid, glycine soja (soybean) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene

$14.33 for 4oz


IT claims


This vitamin packed treatment is designed to stop breakage, strengthen hair fibers and promote growth! Blue green algae is composed of 50 to 71% Protein along with all the major Amino Acids. Our special formula is combined with  vitamins that are  excellent for cell growth and very beneficial to the hair as well as the scalp. It can also be used as a Pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. 

Ingredients: aloe vera juice, wheat protein, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter,jojoba oil, rose hip, green tea,blue green algae, panthenol, msm,and  biotin.
  BENEFITS: Decrease breakage, shedding and thinning hair. Restore moisture, strengthen fibers and promotes growth!

$17.50 for 8oz

I tried the Camille Rose mask and was very pleased with one use, unfortunely when I went to use it again the product had grown mold. It was in a closed closet but I guess the warmth we have been receiving over the last 2 months was stronger than the preservative. I decided to make my own mask using some of the key ingredients featured in each mask. I only used enough for one time as I didnt want it going bad on me.

My mix contained
2oz Blue Algae
2oz Amla powder
3oz Shea Butter
1oz Hemp Seed oil
1oz Monoi Tahiti Coconut oil
2 oz Aloe Vera Gel
3 oz Conditioner

 After all of the ingredients were mixed, I prepoo'd my hair with AO Rosa Mosqueta conditioner. Its a really nice conditioner that puts moisture back into the hair. I then shampoo'd my hair with the AO Rosa Mosqueta Shampoo because I wanted to start with a clean slate. After letting the shampoo sit on my scalp for a minute, I rinsed and then applied my Blue Algae mask that I mixed it. I was very creamy and easy to add to the hair.

NOTE: This stuff makes a mess just like henna does, so be prepared. Little blue green spots were all over my bathroom. I immediately wiped them up with a little cleaner. I wasnt sure if it would stain and I wanted to be sure.

As I was applying it I noticed that it soaked into my hair strands and the vivid blue green tinge started to disappear.

Once rinsed out after 20 minutes my hair felt strong. It wasn't a hard feeling but a pliable strong feeling to my strands. I immediately put a moisturizing deep conditioner on for a few seconds because I am protein sensitive and  algae is a type of protein

If your hair doesn't like Shea Butter and any of the oils you can also sub them out  for your favorites.
Happy mixing!

Friday, July 6, 2012

500th "likes"

 Our 400th "like" received a beautiful dress of her choice ($35) from Da Goddess Boutique.  If you bring the most  friends to our Facebook page and they tell us you sent them you could have a chance to win one of several items.

1. $35 value  for a dress/outfit from Da Goddess Boutique
2. $35 Gift Certificate to Qhemet Biologics ( to be purchased from Sage)
3.$35 Gift Certificate to Darcy's Botanicals
4. $35 value for earrings(s) to Sarenzo Beads

P.S Regardless of who brings the most folks , when we reach 500 there will be an additional prize!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sheabutter Cottage: Giveaway- CLOSED

Sheabutter Cottage is owned by a wonderful lady  I was blessed to "meet" on Nappturality. She is always warm and welcoming whenever a question is needed to be answered.  I have been grateful to have been gifted some of her wonderful products in the past and have to admit everything is stellar!.

Akua has graciously offered to sponsor us for a giveaway. This giveaway will run for two weeks.  In order to be considered for the giveaway  you have to be a follower of the blog and like A Happy Nappy Affair and Sheabutter Cottage on Facebook. When you like Sheabutter Cottage Facebook page, please announce that A Happy Nappy Affair sent you.

This giveaway is opened to our International Naturals as well. "Hooray"

* If you already like both pages, please still leave a note on Sheabutter Cottage page saying AHNA sent you

The giveaway  will be a gift pack including  Cocoa+Marula deep conditioner,

Whipped Shea:Oats and Lavender,

and a Babassu+ Cocoa shampoo bar

This giveaway will end on  July 20th, 2012 11:59 EST.

aqua, orbignya oleifera, sodium olivate, theobroma cacao, sodium cocoate, butyrospermum parkii, ricinus communis, cocos nucifera, hedychium spicatum, mangifera indica, trigonella foenum graecum

Monday, July 2, 2012

Natural by Design Cosmetics: Giveaway- Winner

 I want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaway, We  truly appreciate the time you took to view the post and like both pages.

The winner of the giveaway is Susan Blunt

Please send your information to me at You have 72 hours to respond

The next giveaway is for the overseas naturals, stay tuned

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