Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hello everyone...I just want to take this time to wish you all a "Happy Thanksgiving!!!" Remember to give thanks in all things, every situation, good times and bad...we always have something to be thankful for. God bless you all in this holiday season!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
To update a little: I ended my stretch at 32 weeks and it was very successful. I really think I could've went longer, but decided to go ahead and relax since I had some free time to do so. All during my stretch I had no trouble with handling my new growth or anything. I decided to up my air drying instead of using the blow dryer weekly. So, I ended up blow drying maybe twice a month instead of weekly as normal. I air dried using the scarf method (thanks Sunshyne) or by putting my hair in a braid or bun to dry. I decided not to flat iron unless I had church or somewhere else to go that I wanted my hair straight.
Overall, in order to maintain my new growth I made sure to deep condition weekly for at least 45 minutes or longer with a cap on. I made sure that I moisturized and sealed either every day or every other day to make sure my ends were taken care of. Right now my main focus is making sure that my ends are healthy and that I maintain any growth that I have. My hair did grow and once again was at MBL, but I trimmed since it had been 6 months w/out one. So, I am about a 1/2 inch from where I was, but I'm cool with that because I have decided to focus on health before growth. I believe they go hand in hand and I will see the amount of growth I want as well. I am also using Jamaican Black Castor Oil to aid in thickness and growth as well. I think I will try to stretch again for at least 4 months if not 6 months~my main goal is to cut down the amount of relaxers I get each year.
That's all for now...take care my friends and have a blessed evening!
Friday, June 26, 2009
1. It's been 20 weeks since my last relaxer and I am trying something new by stretching until I start graduate school in August. I wanna see how far I can go without any problems to determine how I can cut down on the number of relaxers I get per year or possibly go natural without the BC. It's looking good so far and I am actually able to manage the new growth without any problems~no breakage or anything so that's a plus. I will continue with my staple regimen as well and keep you posted. Please feel free to share any stretching tips you may have.
2. Lately I've been getting back into the makeup scene by watching lots of videos and purchasing some different products to try out. One of the products on my must have list is the new 88 warm palette (coastal scents)~I love the colors and I really want to try this out. Now I just need to step out the box and actually try the things I have purchased. I don't know why it's so hard because I used to get up everyday and faithfully put my makeup on. Have you got some makeup tips? Please share I would love to know "-"
3. I graduated on May 9th with my BS in Sociology and have been sort of relaxing for the summer and looking for a job. So far I haven't found anything, but am searching none the less. I am confident that there is something out there for me in my field so I am keeping a positive attitude about this.
That's all for now...please take care and be blessed!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Subject: Saved & Single (Author Unknown)
What makes you think that just because I am an
Attractive woman of Godly intelligence
That I'm incomplete without a mate?
Who told you that without a man
From my life? And if so, What would that be?
I love myself
And more importantly
I love the Lord
He told me that when I delight in Him,
He will give me the desires of my heart
I have everything I need according to His riches in glory.
Now, how's a man going to get to know me
When he doesn't even know who he is in the Lord
See my Father told me I'm above a ruby's worth
And a gem does not seek; it is sought.
I'm single and that's all right with me
See, it's not that I oppose relationships
It's that I detest co-dependency
As a woman, I know it is not my role
To chase after any man
Esther 2:14 says that I am to wait on my king and when
My Lord does not intend for me to be needy or desperate.
I am to be Cherished, Relished, Valued, and Honored,
It's not my job to convince him
Or Convict him of that,
My mate will already know it
And consistently show it
And he will stay on his knees daily
Not just to adore me
But to praise the Lord for
The virtuous woman he has found
So, when you see me by myself,
I'm not alone
I know what I have coming to me.
I'm single and saved, and right now that's all I need to be!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Hey ladies, I was walking through Wal-Mart hair section of course and I noticed that they are now carrying Chi silk infusion. I have never used this product so I am not sure if it's the entire line or not, but there seemed to be quite a few choices. Anyway, for all of you who do use this product it is now available at Wally World. As for the price (around $23.00 I think), I would say it's close to what the price was when I saw these products at Trade Secrets. Maybe some of you who purchase and use Chi silk infusion can let me know if the price is right if you see it at your local Wal-Mart. Have a blessed day until next time...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hey everyone! I just wanted to share some great books that were given to me by a family member who uses aromatherapy oils for health and personal enjoyment. (The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood and Aromatherapy for Everyone by P.J. Pierson and Mary Shipley). Here are two great books recommended as a place to start your journey. Each oil listed is followed by information on therapeutic and essential oil applications. Check them out and let me know what you think. Both books are available on Amazon. Enjoy til next time...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
In the department of new products: I tried Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum and I really like it. It has a wonderful scent and the shine is just beautiful. Now do I like this better than the Hask Pure Shine Serum? I can't really say that I like one any better than the other, but I do like the smell of both of them better than Biosilk. Now, I gotta try Chi and see how it compares. I also got a new flat iron and I love it....Corioliss SXE Hair Straighten Iron. My hair is silky and shiny after using this iron. I will try to add some pics soon...until next time~Many blessings in your hair journey!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today history was made and I am happy to be a part of it. I am so overwhelmed that words really cannot do my feelings justice. The message for me and my household is clear; we can do anything and everything~no limits to what we can achieve.
Let us keep the first family and his cabinet in our prayers. God bless!!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
--Extra Virgin Coconut oil
--Vitamin E oil
--Dabur Alma oil (after my 2nd use I love this)
--Hot Six oil
--Hask Pure Shine Serum (love)
--Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum (love)
--Let's Jam Heat Styles Straightening Cream
--Aloe Vera Gel
--Smooth 'N Shine Polishing Conditioning Gel (don't use)
--Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade (don't use)
--Double Protein Dark Styling Gel (don't use)
Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Collection: (Staples)
--Amino Clarifying Shampoo
--Moisture Boosting Shampoo
--Moisture Boosting DC Treatment
--Amino Plus Protein DC Treatment
--Moisture/Protein Balance Leave-in Conditioner
--Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion
--Hair Growth Oil
--BB Castor & Aloe Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion
--BB Foam Moisturizing Wrapping Lotion
--Elasta QP Mango Butter Moisturizer
--Luster's Pink Glosser
--Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion
--V05 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie Shampoo (horrible)
--V05 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner (good for prepoo)
--Tresemme' Vitamin E Moisture Rich Conditioner (good for prepoo)
--Pantene Clarifying Shampoo
--Dark 'N Lovely Protein Intensive Conditioner
--Motions Neutralizing Shampoo
--Right On Curl Activator Moisturizer
--Palmer's Hair Success Mink Oil Sheen w/Vitamin E
--Beautiful Collections Darkest Brown Semi-Permanent Color
--Pantene Relaxed & Natural Oil Moisturizer
--Pantene Relaxed & Natural Conditioner
--Pantene Relaxed & Natural Conditioning Wrap & Set Lotion
--Black & Sassy Finishing Wrap Sheen (gives nice shine)
--Black & Sassy Thicker & Richer Sassy Shine
--ORS Replenishing Pak (love)
--Smooth 'N Shine Therapy Silk Fusion Critical Repair Reconstructor (haven't used yet)
--Matrix Essentials Sleek Look Miracle Reconstructor (free gift~haven't used)
I think that's everything lol!!! I'm tired I gotta go to bed now.