If you have oily hair, fine hair, frizzy hair, curly hair or you want your hair to grow, I’ve got a hair mask for you that you can make right out of your kitchen.  

  1. Oily Hair: Lemon, honey and apple cider vinegar. You need ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar, ½ a lemon, juiced and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply to your hair and leave on for 15-20 mins. This mask helps with very oily hair because the apple cider vinegar has vitamins and nutrients to clean up the scalp, while lemon is a natural astringent and honey is antibacterial, meaning they can treat dandruff and reduce itchiness. 
  2. Fine Hair: Egg white and half a Lemon juice. Let this mask restore volume using just two powerful ingredients–egg and lemon juice. Squeeze the lemon juice into the egg whites. The proteins found in egg whites work to remove any product build-up, and they’re rich in vitamins to boost shine and lustre. Meanwhile, the lemon juice eliminates excess oil and strengthen hair. The limonene compound found in lemons give people with fine hair that bounce they’ve been looking for. 
  3. Frizzy Hair: Coconut oil, Jojoba oil and peppermint oil . 2 tablespoon of liquid coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil, 5 drops of peppermint oil and water to dilute. Leave on for 30 mins. Say goodbye to those pesky fly-aways. Coconut oil and jojoba oil keep hair moisturized and hydrated to avoid that static, frizzy look. Peppermint oil enhances the mask by soothing any itchiness and reducing flakes due to dryness, not to mention it will make the mixture smell amazing. 
  4. Curly hair: Avo, egg, lemon and olive oil. 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half a lemon juice. Optional: Add 1 tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 30 mins. Give your curls some TLC with a hydrating mask. Avocado is a natural moisturizer—thanks to its fatty acids—that strengthens strands and makes it easier to run your comb (or fingers) through your hair. Eggs are packed with protein that can repair and nourish, and the lemon’s antibacterial properties reduce dandruff. Finally, the olive oil’s antioxidant components condition hair to be soft, shiny and healthy. 
  5. Good for Hair growth: 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Optional: Add 1 tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 30-45 mins. We don’t have to tell you how beneficial coconut oil is, but do you know cinnamon is just as helpful in combating hair loss? The spice has antioxidants and vitamins to stimulate blood circulation to your hair follicles. Aside from encouraging growth, it’s also antimicrobial, which means it can help with dandruff and remove any excess product build-up.

As I’ve scrolled social media this week, I’ve seen a been a stream of black blocks, with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackoutTuesday. It comes after George Floyd, a black man was killed by police in America last week.

As a white person, it’s very easy to look at the #BlackLivesMatter movement and believe it doesn’t affect you, or feel that it’s not your place to comment or get involved!
I’ve educated myself! Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti racist.

I want to continue to acknowledge my privilege, educate myself, show support, take action. I understand that I will never understand, however I stand…

So Bailey’s Hi-5 today is 5 Podcasts that can help us learn about race and racism.

  1. Code Switch breaks down race and identity and its impact on the world. Hosted by journalists of colour, this podcast uses storytelling to help listeners understand how race shapes politics, pop culture and many mediums in ways we’ve never realized. Each episode dissects race issues and cultural shifts, tackling the uncomfortable conversations head on.

2. The Stoop: Two journalists break down what it means to be Black.The Stoop shares powerful stories and celebrates the resilience of Black people. You’ll find an episode per month, but when you spend 30 minutes listening to one, you’ll know it was worth the wait.

3. Yo, is this racist? If you ever questioned a situation and thought to yourself, “Is this racist?” chances are this podcast has the answer. This weekly series showcases viewers’ submitted voicemails and emails (and of course answers the big question). You’ll be surprised by the honest submissions and laugh along as the pair tackles important issues head-on with humor.4. Invisibilia: deconstructs human behavior, beliefs and assumptions, each episode combines storytelling and science on topics of race, relationships and many more.5. The Nod: Learn about Black history that you might’ve missed in school. From the golden era of Black television to what you probably didn’t know about, Josephine Baker, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings dive into the many layers of Black life.

Along withbanana breadand homemade pizza, Dalgona coffee has become one of the hottest (or coolest) things to make during the Coronavirus lockdown. It’s creamy, frothy, delicious, and it uses items you may already have on hand: instant coffee, sugar and milk. You’ll just need a bowl and a hand blender or a whisk, and you’re on your way. 

Step 1: Let’s get the ingredients. 1 Tablespoon of Instant coffee (normal or decaf), 1 tablespoon of sugar or sugar substitute, like Xylitol in my case, 1 tablespoon of water and milk (dairy or nut milk) and a beater or hand blender, or whisk serious muscle power.  

Step 2: Add the instant coffee, sugar and water to a bowl and whisk vigorously (or use a hand blender if you have one to make it a much easier process) until the mixture becomes super thick. It should hold a similar consistency to whipped cream with somewhat stiff peaks; and turns a subtle golden-brown colour. 

Step 3: Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes. 

Step 4: Scoop the pillowy mixture on top of the cold milk or mix the two parts together if you’re looking for more of a latte situation. 

Step 5: Photograph it’s prettiness and enjoy! 

Seeing the world is easier nowadays thanks to technology. You don’t even need to get out of your PJs.

These tours actually exist and take you through the artsy hallways of museums around the world. They give you a chance to gaze at paintings and sculptures, and not worry if you’re standing in anyone’s way. Whether you’re wandering around sculptures, or staring at the details in a piece by Monet, you don’t have to feel rushed or wonder, “Should I give someone else a turn?”

These tours — which are totally free — are made for seeing the sights on your own time, and enjoying iconic pieces of culture from the comfort of your couch.

  1. The Louvre: If touring the sights of Paris is on your bucket list, then look no further than the Louvre’s virtual tours. They take you into the iconic exhibits and brightly-lit hallways, so you can see the remains of a fortress and Egyptian Antiquities up close. Grab a glass of wine and some snacks to make this experience feel extra special. Click here: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
  2. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is home to iconic portraits like the ones of Barack and Michelle Obama, among lots of other art. To see the portraits, simply head to Google Arts and Culture, and click on the yellow man icon. You can get pretty close to each work of art within this feature. Click here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-portrait-gallery?hl=en
  3. Take your couch travels into Europe with a virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This museum is entirely dedicated to art from Van Gogh, is a dream and worth exploring for at least an hour. Check out works like Sunflowers and Almond Blossom to really get a gist of this iconic artist’s style. Click here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en
  4. Works of art from every era come to life at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Discover the masterpieces right at home by clicking through the paintings on a virtual tour. Click here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum?hl=en
  5. Last but not least, if you adore everything related to nature, then check into a virtual tour of The National History Museum in London. This tour is serving major Night at the Museum vibes and will keep you entertained for hours. Click here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum

Who knew traveling could be done at home and be so fun?

 With Coronavirus being the global pandemic it is, we all want our immune systems to be in top condition.

  1. Go back to basics. It really comes down to fundamentals—the things your mom and grandma told you. Eat healthfully. Get plenty of sleep. Avoid stress (as much as possible). Don’t put your hands in your mouth (or nose). And for goodness sake, wash your hands! If you’re sick, don’t go to work.
  2. Choose your meals wisely: You are what you eat, you know? We should be eating more wholesome, nutritious foods that cover all the vital vitamins.
  3. Avoid processed foods: Processed foods lack nourishment and can take the place of nourishing foods that would support the immune system.
  4. Be wary of supplements. While it would be super convenient to be able to take a pill and stay healthy forever, doctors are warning against placing too much stock in supplements. However, with the Coronavirus around, you should take vitamin D if you are low or deficient, as low levels can affect your immune system. Take Vitamin C and Zinc and even Olive Leaf Extract.
  5. Take care of your gut. Gut health is all the rage right now, with increasing evidence linking your microbiome to brain health, emotional health, cardiovascular health and more. Your microbiome is also linked to your immune system. Get your probiotics in,fermented foods,  get enough fibre and drink loads of water.