Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I am loving it! Being natural that is. For the past week I have been experimenting with two hair products that I mixed up myself. Since I put myself on a hair budget, hey I gotta do what I gotta do. . . with products that I already have and according what they already do , I mix them together to make them better.
The first recipe was a total hit with my hair, it leaves it feeling soft and fluffy all day.1. Silk Leave In Conditioner ( this amount lasts cause of my TWA)
- 3tbsp Cantu Leave In With Shea Butter
- 3tsp Cantu Shea Butter Super Soft Hair Silk
Mix, Mix, Mix however much you want!
My next recipe I probably use about twice a day, just to freshen up my curls
2. Shea Butter Hair Spritz
- 6-8 oz water
- 2 tbsp Organix Shea Butter Conditioner
- 3tsp Black Earth Products Healing Oyl
- Spray bottle
Remember what works for me may not work for you, just play around with the amount and see what you get. I got super soft hair. Good luck!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Four weeks ago Idecided to tyr Neutral Henna in my hair. I must say that stuff is amazing , I fell in love with it even though it looked like I washed my hair in mud. OMG! My hair totally responded well to it. I was thinking I will never use anything else again. Then, all of a sudden I see the words Cassia and Amla, now I am confused, did I miss something? What are they? I had to be nosey so I did a little research, I wanted to find out the difference in these three natural products. What did I find out. . . they are all basically the same thing, there is no difference, they are all totally good for the hair and do basically the same thing. So for all of you wondering the same thing, this is for you.
Henna and Cassia: Same difference. Neutral Henna is actually from the Cassia Obovata plant that helps condition and add shine to the hair. The neutral henna is colorless, that is nondying, and there is also henna that is used to add a hint of color to the hair. Henna/Cassia is a fine, green powder that really does smell like grass or green tea, when mixed with warm water it turns into a pastey substance and can be applied to the hair. Here is some info.
Keeps hair shiny and soft
Curl Enhancer and texturizer
Can be used once a month
Can be mixed with Cassia and Amla
Natural hair conditioner, thickener
Can be used once a month
Can be mixed with Henna and Amla
Natural conditioner, volumizer
Non dryingCan be used once a moCan be mixed with Henna and Cassia
Can be used as a facial scrub and toner
Known as Indian Gooseberry
How To Use:
- Mix Henna/Cassia with warm water.
- Apply to clean dry or damp hair from the root down (damp hair is better). A perm brush works great for application.
- Wrap hair in plastic wrap or put on a shower cap, let set for 1 hour.
- Rinse hair thoroughly, removing all residue.
- Repeat monthly for healthy, thick, shiny hair.
The only con is this stuff is seedy so it is a good idea to sift before using. Trust me or you will be picking seeds from your hair. Yes the application is a hot mess but the end result is HOT!
For more info visithttp://rainbowhenna.com/
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Price: Walgreens: $6.99 for 13oz. I have been using for three weeks and still have half a bottle, but remember I only use for co washes.
Would I Use Again: I will definitelely be buying this product again, as soon as I run out or catch it on sale again. Thanks Walgreens!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Two/Three Strand Twists: This is where you use two or three strands of hair and twist around each other all the way around until you reach the ends of the hair. Two strand twists are easy as are the strand twist but they are a little bit difficult to explain how to do. I like the three strand twists because they hold better than the two strands. I do three strands on my daughter because they hold her fine hair better. I found out about the three strand twist on youtube a couple of years ago, I will try to get a video uploaded on how to do a two strand twist.
Roller Set (Using perm rods): Farely easy to do, perm rods are the small colorful rollers with the elastic band on it. Using your favorite products wrap your hair around the roller, let air dry or sit under a hairdryer. After hair is completely dry carefully remove rollers and and seperate curls into about three sections. Beautiful curls!
Braids: Self explanatory. You can use your own hair or add hair extensions, whatever floats your boat. They can be individual or cornrows.
Flat Twists: Flat twists are much like cornrows except they are twisted using two strands of hair. Very simple to do with some practice.
Basically any hairstyle that keeps you from manipulating your hair is a protective style. Try which ever style makes you comfortable, is easy for you to do, and is easy for you to take care of for a few or several days. What ever style you try make sure you Rock It!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Today's Scriptur recalls the days when God called the Israelites to be circumcised. This physical cutting away of the foreskin symbolized that they were God's own, a chosen people. God would someday perform a circumcision on their hearts as well. Does your heart need a check up?
This thought coming to mind because I spent this past weekend, all weekend, being mad at my husband instead of enjoying my time off as a family. We finally made up this afternoon, after he apologized and I finally accepted it. OH the thoughts that went through my head. I had hardend my heart towards him alittle. But all is well now, can't let the little things upset a beautiful marriage. Circumcise my heart Lord.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Off the subject: I have been trying to post some videos I made but can't get the darn things to upload, they are not very long so I don't know what the problem is. If I finally get them up and you see them just know that they are from one week ago.