Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Garlic Mix for Shedding

Hello ladies, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a very Happy New Year!!!


Garlic Powder
Since my last long stretch I've been having some issues with shedding and a little breakage.  At first I didn't really pay much attention to it, but my ends in the middle of my hair started looking thin to me. I decided to trim my hair a few months before I relaxed to even it up, so I went from MBL back to BSL.  However, I wasn't upset because health before length.  The shedding seemed to be excessive, so I started researching hair forums and Youtube for some help.  While researching and watching videos I ran across an oil mix used for shedding: garlic powder, olive oil, and Dabur amla oil.  I got a bottle and mixed a teaspoon of garlic powder with olive oil and amla oil (estimate the amount).  I let it sit for a day and then prepooed my hair covered with a plastic bag for an hour the next day.  I washed the garlic oil mix out and deep conditioned my hair for about an hour, then finished with moisturizing and sealing, then air drying.  I did not experience my hair smelling like garlic or being dry as some people have experienced.
I have to say that the shedding slowed down a lot and immediately.  My shedding was so bad that I could run my hand down my hair and it would have quite a few strands with the white bulb at the end in it.  It was way more than the normal amount, but after using this mix I'm only seeing maybe two to four strands now when I comb my hair or run my hands down it while moisturizing and sealing.  I am so relieved because I'm on a mission to thicken my hair and grow back to MBL.  So, if you are experiencing shedding, research some things to help stop it and perhaps give this mix a try.  Thanks for stopping by ladies and have a blessed evening!
Blessed Tresses 

Liebster Award

Hi ladies…I feel so honored to be nominated for this award by one of my newest friends in the blog world: Vienna @

How the Liebster Award works:
1. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger set for you.
2.  Choose 11 bloggers who you would like to give the Liebster Award.
3.  Create 11 questions for the bloggers you have tagged with the award to answer.

Vienna’s Questions

1.      What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

I think of a land filled with history, windmills, canals, and beautiful landscapes.

2.      Online or Offline shopping? Online

3.      What mobile phone do you have?  iPhone 4s

 4.      All time favorite TV-show?  Scandal (can’t think of anything old)

 5.      What do you tend to splurge on?  Purses, shoes, and makeup

6.      Favorite quote?  "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt!"~Abraham Lincoln

7.      Why did you start blogging?  To document my hair journey

8.      How many siblings do you have?  7

9.      All I want for Christmas is.....?  A great time with family

10.  What is your favorite scent? Sweet Pea (Bath and Body Works)

11.  Ever heard of the country Surinam? (lol that's where I'm from)

No, but I googled it to find out more (I’m a research geek lol)

My Questions

1.      If you could live in an exotic place, where would it be?
2.       What are your plans for New Year’s? 
3.      How are you wearing your hair right now?
4.      What is your favorite part of your hair regimen? 
5.      Why did you start blogging?
6.      Do you have a YouTube channel?
7.      What kind of mobile phone do you have?
8.      Where do you live? 

9.      Do you have any hobbies? 

10.  Who is an inspiration to you? 

11.   What’s your favorite color?

I Tag:
(if you've already been tagged and wish to answer my questions anyway you may do so in the comments)
I couldn't find anyone else who hadn't already been, if you read this and you weren't tagged and wish to do it, let me know so I can read your responses.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to take this time to wish all of my friends a wonderful holiday season.  Be blessed my friends!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Last Wash and Hair Update

Just wanted to share some pics from my last wash and length check (my hair is at line 9). I dyed my hair with Loreal's Healthy Creme Gloss Color in "Cool Chestnut Brown."  I was really pleased with the color.  I styled my hair in pin curls and later put it up in a bun.