Saturday, February 21, 2009

Avocado Hair Masque

Many factors can affect the way your hair looks and behaves. Like other parts of your body, the scalp has its own reaction to weather, stress, hormones etc, and dryness is often a symptom common to external or internal influences. This moisturizing hair masque is simple and effective, and can be made in minutes with ingredients from your kitchen cupboard.

The avocado fruit is rich in natural vitamins and essential fatty acids. It has deep penetrating properties, and is a wonderful natural stimulant for your hair. As with olive oil, avocado acts as a humectant, helping to hold onto and seal in moisture. Both offer thirsty hair a welcome handshake of friendly hydration.

Avocado Hair Masque

You will need:
1/4 cup of mashed avocado
1/4/cup of mayonaisse
Drizzle of olive oil

How to:
Using the back of a wooden spoon, or a hand blender, incorporate ingredients until smooth. Apply to your hair and cover with a shower cap for fifteen minutes. Wash hair with a mild shampoo.

Notes: Make sure to peel your avocado before mashing. Always test for allergies first. Be sure to throw away any unused masque, as it is not preserved.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sulfate Free Shampoo

Made with oils of coconut and olive, this mild and gentle shampoo will cleanse without stripping your hair of its natural and protective oils.

With an essential oil blend of geranium, peppermint and rosewood, this bottle is formulated for those with dry hair.

Our all natural sulfate free shampoo is free of chemicals, sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrance, and is available for normal, dry and oily hair. It is also available in naturally unscented.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ooh La, Panama

Made by hand, the Panama Canal was completed in 1914 and is about 50 miles long. Made by hand, the bar of Ooh La Lavender & Oatmeal was completed in 2008 and weighs about 4 ounces. I will leave it to you to decide which is the greater feat.

The above pic is the latest addition to the Manor Hall Around the World page. For those keeping count, Manor Hall Around the World now spans four continents, eight countries, ten states and Puerto Rico.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jojoba Oil

The woody shrub that grows jojoba seed is a slow grower, and lives for between one and two hundred years. Its properties of moisturizing amazement have been known throughout many ages. From the dry Sonoran Desert of North Mexico, stretching through California and Arizona, Native Indians used the jojoba seed oil in many ways, but its use for hair and skin has endured.

Though it is called jojoba oil, it isn't a tryglyceride oil at all... it is actually a liquid wax. Highly moisturizing and conditioning, it is a golden richness of extraordinary chemical makeup which mimics sebum, the natural oil released by human skin.

Hypoallergenic, non toxic, and carrying the natural antioxidant, vitamin E, the skin softening qualities of jojoba oil are exceptional. It penetrates the skin with ease, and is readily absorbed without any greasy after feel. It is non-clogging on pores, and with the anti inflammatory qualities of myristic acid, is a very useful oil for acne.

Jojoba oil is also good for the scalp and hair, working well in breaking down the build up of excess oil. It is also effective in breaking down product build up and the everyday pollutants that cling to the hair. Jojoba oil nourishes, conditions and adds shine, restoring dull and lifeless hair back to health.

Monday, February 2, 2009

It's that time of year again...

It's that time of year again, when mania reigns at the Manor. Big savings on all your favorites right throughout the store. Discounts of twenty, thirty, forty and yes... even fifty percent. Almost every product is on sale, and there's also buy one get ones up for grabs.

Bring yourself on over to the Manor and take a good browse around.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Soaper Bowl Sunday

Today's matchup, Almost Sunset vs. The Wrappers. Guess who won?