Fountain Products Up for Grabs at NoScrunchie

NoScrunchie are teaming up with Afrodeity and guess what!?  We are giving you the chance to WIN THESE PRODUCTS!

Real Black Jamaican Black Castor Oil and a Pimento & Mint Medley Bath Salts, by Fountain.
Double YUM!
All you have to do is follow Afrodeity  and NoScrunchie on Pinterest REPIN THIS PIN on your boards before the end of April! Simples!

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What you waiting for? Go to the NoScrunchie COMPETITIONS board on PINTEREST and repin that pin! Then hop over to the AFRODEITY PINTEREST PAGE and Follow! Winner announced 1st May 2013! (UK and EU only are eligible to enter and will have to be actively following both brands.)

Natural Caribbean
At AfroDeity we are passionate about all things Caribbean. As a Brits of Caribbean descent we are always keen to tell people about the wonderful things that come from the Caribbean and all the variety: whether it be flora, fauna, healing herbs, butters, people, architecture, animals or art.

AfroDeity is excited to showcase the healing herbs and butters from the Caribbean to the UK and EU. What was known to our ancestors as traditional bush medicines or teas are the natural products that I have truly found beneficial to my hair and skin.

We love to source new and exciting products inspired by natural ingredients that can be found there which are beneficial for both hair and skin.

Here is a short list of a few of our favourite Caribbean Inspired Natural Ingredients:

avocado oil

Avocado Butter (or oil):
Avocado Butter is pressed from the flesh of avocados. The high levels of vitamins   A, B1, B2, D, and E are important for helping restore the health of the scalp and treating dry roots. Vitamin deficiencies can be related to scalp disease that result in hair loss. Avocado can thus replenish this much needed vitamins to the hair. The high fat content in avocado helps in protecting hair by stopping it dying out, strengthening brittle strands and reducing the incidence of breakage. Using on hair adds moisture and shine and leaves hair feeling soft and more elastic.  As such in Avocado has regenerative and moisturising properties. Avocado is available in either oil or butter form.

Mango Butter:
Mango Butter is produced from Mango seed kernels. It is an excellent moisturising and lubricating butter, which can seal moisture into the hair and soften dry brittle strands, is excellent for sunburn and can repair heels on cracked feet.  It has a high level of antioxidants which makes it useful in skin care but because of it’s high level of fats and emollient properties it is also useful in hair care. Although mango butter  possesses many qualities similar to them, it has a higher level of fatty acids making it a more intensive moisturiser and is much softer in texture than shea and cocoa butter.

Coffee Scrub:
Coffee can be used to make Face and Body Scrubs.  It can be used to soften and add shine to hair, treat cellulite and as an exfoliant for face and skin. Coffee contains caffeine which is known to stimulate hair follicles. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is a popular blend found in coffee houses around the world.

Pimento Oil:
Pimento is indigenous to the West Indies and South America. Beneficial in the relief of aches & pains and can sooth, tone & moisturise skin naturally. It is also often used as a hair growth aid.  Its has many varies uses as a Analgaesis, Antiseptic, Antioxidant, Anaesthetic, Carminative, Relaxant and a Stimulant.

Black Castor Oil:
This is a versatile oil often called an all purpose healing oil and made in several countries in the Caribbean. Its main component ricinoleic acid is a fatty acid that makes up 90% of this oil. It has anti bacterial and anti fungicidal properties creating a barrier to infection and making it an excellent treatment for scalp conditions. In addition, Castor Oil also contains omega-9 fatty acids which provide nourishment and act as a humectant drawing moisture in the skin and hair and keeping it there. It is also known to give the appearance of thicker hair and help achieve stronger & longer hair by reducing breakage. Many swear by a regular castor oil massage on the roots or sparse areas of hair to thicken hair and help to regenerate new hair growth.

coconut oil

Coconut Oil:
Extracted from the meat of the coconut, the oil is sought after for its unique chemical composition which account for its antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties, Coconut also oil carries with it antioxidant properties and the combination of medium-chain triglycerides (predominantly lauric acid) helps prevent the loss of proteins generally stripped from the hair during cleansing. Used regularly, coconut oil can treat and prevent many common scalp conditions such as dandruff and lice.
We have even dedicated quite a few of our Pinterest Boards to things in the Caribbean we love!
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