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Want to make your detangling a little easier? Try Anita Grant’s Original Rhassoul Condish

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Years ago, when I first decided to stop relaxing, one of the names being kicked around the natural hair forum boards was Anita Grant.  Based in London, UK, mixologist Anita Grant has been making all natural hair products for a while.  So I decided to order a few items and my order included her famous Rhassoul Condish blocks.  I think it took about 2-3 weeks to get my package as it was coming across the Atlantic, but I am not sure what the shipping times are like now.

Anita Grant Original Rhassoul Condish

Fast forward some years later and I realized that I still had 3 blocks in my refrigerator!! So one evening, I gave my hair a little extra TLC.  The condish block is made primarily of organic Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan) but also contains some very moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter and honey.  The clay is supposed to fortify hair, protect it from free radicals, detoxify the scalp and improve manageability.

So I followed the instructions on the website, and used a glass bowl and plastic fork to prepare the mixture.  Due to the high mineral content of the clay, they may interact with metal.  I used one cube of Rhassoul Clay and added enough hot water to create a loose paste.  It took about 10 to 15 minutes to break up the cube with the fork.  It looked like Milo or chocolate milk.  I have used coconut milk instead of water, but surprisingly this Caribbean woman had none in her apartment! :-/

The Condish! 1 cube

Mixing the condish with hot water

So I cleansed my hair in the shower and squeezed out the excess water.  I divided my hair into quarters and applied the Rhassoul mixture.  I made sure that I got it on my scalp and throughout my strands.  It did not drip and it dried quickly on my hair, but I wrapped it in some plastic wrap and left it on for 30 minutes.

My hair before the treatment. An old twistout.

The clay in my hair, after 30 mins

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Love of the moment: Otse Lab Cinnamon Clove Exfoliant. Getting that skin ready!

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Summer is at our doorstep, so I’ve been paying a little closer attention to the skin on my body.  A few months ago, my sister and I went to Atlantic Antic, which is an annual street fair in downtown Brooklyn, highlighting some of the various talents and business that resides in the borough of Kings.  Stores on Atlantic Avenue opened their doors, there was food all around, clothing, art and I even saw Eddie “The Sheik” Kochak and his band perform!

We stopped by this booth with had beauty products in really attractive packaging! I was instantly drawn! Body scrubs and butters in mini mason jars and batik lids!

Otse Lab Cinnamon Clove Exfoliant – in mason jars!

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