EPISODE 8 WHEN FOOD AND CULTURE ARE RELATED TO YOUR HAIR
WHEN MY HAIR BECOME COMPLETELY NATURAL ,SOFT AND EASY TO CARE. IN THE same time I was spending SOOO lessssss money because All I need was in my kitchen. So when I was doing my FOOD shopping It was also for my hair. Eggs, olive oil, vinegar and honey when I discovered that it was better than my basic conditioner or rich cholesterol. Everything was just fine until I had to travel to my country, Cameroon.
IN the beginning I wasn’t worried because I knew I will find eggs (fresh and organic), and honey (sweet and organic) at a very cheap price and for the vinegar I was planning to use lime juice even if it would give me some dandruff. BUT the olive oil it was so expensive over there. (the price of a month of frozen fish and you can’t spend this money on your hair with people who have very little to live with) . AND because I was so satisfied with my hair texture I didn’t want something who can ruin it, NO WAY.
It had been so difficult to get where I was . So I decided to find an equivalent of olive oil. I asked to people and they all said to me, olive oil was the BEEESSST in the world blah blah blah…….
THEN I realized that most of the time people think that everything in Europe is THE BEEESST even when most of the natural resources come from AFRICA. In my mind I thought I need just to find an oil with a light texture like olive oil so I used cotton oil. In Cameroon we cook everything with it. IT happened to have the same effect than olive oil, my hair loved it. BECAUSE my hair were entirely nappy, long and thick at that time (I was natural since two years), I need a very thick oily substance for the mask. THAT’S when my grand-ma told me that when she was young THEY WERE USING PALM OIL TO SOFTEN THEIR HAIR.
I was surprised because I told her that I never see someone around us using it She replied me that people now prefer to used ” the white people products”.
PALM OIL in Cameroon is used for almost everything for cooking, natural healing and beauty treatment, it is the oil ,especially the one made traditionally by excellence and also the one people can afford because everyone know someone in the village who produced it. IN Europe it has a very bad reputation despite the fact that it is the most used in food and beauty industries. BUT in Cameroon nobody believed it. EXCEPT for the hair, people use it for everything. I used the palm oil as a conditioner mixed with a yolk.
For a mask that I keep overnight, I mixed it with honey and yolk. IT REALLY makes my hair very soft. SOMETIMES I just put 2 table spoons all over my scalp and my hair, do the massages then leave it for more than hour or sleep with it. Then I wash my hair very easily the day after. IT IS like my hair had eaten and the oil washed out most of the dirt. THEN I only have to put the conditioner.
IN CAMEROON I DISCOVERED A LOT OF OLD RECEIPES.
EPISODE 9 MAKE PEACE WITH MY HAIR AND HOW INTERNET CHANGED MY HAIR LIFE