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Bantu Knot Fail: A story told with photos..

 

 

 

 

ImageImageImageImageImageIn short… My hair was a bit TOO STRAIGHT, I need to find a method that allows the actual knots to stay, the fact they kept on unraveling was a bit frustrating, and I just said FUCK IT! (Excuse my french… Nah.. don’t excuse it..) It is now in a damn bun held together with bobby pins.. I’ll try again when I have my coils back! Until next time lovelies! Love your self and Life will be BEAUTIFUL! 

 

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Week 1 since the “Heat”

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It’s been EXACTLY 1 week since I’ve straighten my hair for a length check…. I have worked out… And indulge in “OTHER” activities with my significant other.. ^_^ I usually sweat HEAVILY in my head… My hair is still straight.. I can’t WAIT to immerse my hair in water so that it can revert.. I’m praying it does… I’m a bit concerned because it’s still straight… Should I be lovelies???!

Delicious Smoothie for Better Hair Health

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Hello my lovelies! As I get into the swing of this here blogging thing, I will try to come with new post DAILY instead of weekly! I really love sharing things with you about our hair, and the overall health of us as a whole. I’ve met ALOT of ppl who are clueless when it comes to the direction correlation of diet and hair health. Understand this… What you put into your body will have either a negative or positive impact on your hair.. Think of your body of as a temple, because it is just that. (Getting biblical, I’m not apologetic though) moving forward…. I myself drink a gallon of water per day and have been doing so for about 2 years now.. I sure to you all it is not that hard! Try to do this with lemon if the mere idea of water intake is just “BLAH” to you! LOL! SPICE THAT SHIT UP!! *does corny salsa dance*  I’m the QUEEN of veering off subject.. BACK TO IT SHALL WE! I will not get into the science of it and etc etc.. Because quite frankly, that’s a bit boring, and this is not the tone of this here blog post! Time and place for everything. I drink this here smoothie daily, and I can honestly say for a lack of better wording.. *clears throat* my hair is STRONG AS HELL!! And I want to credit that to this here drink! Give it a try, you’ll see the difference in your nails as well.. Quick to make. I personally LOVE my Nutribullet and magic bullet. Whatever works! Eating better is a bit pricey, I know sad but true.. America is a tad bit FUCKED UP! But that’s another story I will not go into.. LOL! Our bodies need Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Water, Protein, Minerals and Vitamins to be properly replenished on a daily basis. Here is a smoothie you can try that will incorporate all of those essentials:

1 cup of almond milk (Provides Protein, Potassium & Zinc minerals)
1 Organic Banana (Provides Vitamin A, B, C, E & Iron minerals)
1 Handful of Spinach (Provides Fiber, Protein and Cancer-fighting Antioxidants)
1 Handful of Kale (Provides Vitamin A, C, K, & Sulfur for Detoxification)
1 Tablespoon of Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds (Provides Omega-3 Fatty Acids)
1 Organic Pear (Provides Calcium & Fiber)
½ Cup of Ice

DRINK UP!!! ENJOY!!! BE HEALTHY!! GROW HEALTHY HAIR!!! Be it ear length or waist! Remember LOVE YOURSELF and LIFE will be GREAT!!

My Hair Regime

I started to make a vid on youtube about this, but I am VERY new to that and I don’t have a video editor program yet.. HOWEVER! My girl Jouelzy on Youtube had my EXACT regime! Here it is ladies! This is how I maintain length retention. For my water and oil mixture I use JAMAICAN BLK castor oil and water. The conditioner I use is “The Mane Choice” I have a 4a/4b texture however it works the same for my hair and yours! Happy growing my lovelies! Any questions on products I use PLEASE FEEL FREE to comment or email me!

Natural Skin Care DIY Cleanser

As more information comes to light regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare products, the desire to move toward natural alternatives is common.

Navigating the products available at the store can be difficult; many products don’t fully disclose ingredients and a number of brands marketed as “natural” are nothing of the sort.

This can be discouraging and stressful.

The best way I have found to combat this problem is to make my own products.

Thankfully, making natural skincare products is not as complicated as it sounds. In fact, many of the cleansers I am sharing with you today involve no mixing or measuring at all.

Making your own facial cleanser is a great way to avoid putting chemicals on your skin (and into your bloodstream). Plus, it’s likely to save you money.

 1. Honey

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The beauty of using honey as a facial cleanser is that there is no need for mixing or measuring! Just keep a bottle of honey in the bathroom cabinet and you’re set.

Honey can be used daily as a facial cleanser. It does an excellent job of cleaning skin and is extremely moisturizing; so it helps make skin soft and smooth.

Honey is an excellent cleanser for every skin type.

To wash your face with honey: For make-up free skin, squirt a small amount of honey (less than a teaspoon) into the palm of your hand. Rub the honey between your palms and then massage into your face. Wash off with warm water.

To remove make up with honey, pour a small amount of honey onto a wet wash cloth and sprinkle with a little baking soda. Use this honeyed washcloth to clean the face. Remove any residue with warm water. Follow with toner to get rid of excess dirt.

Honey can enhance your beauty routine  in many ways, including being used as a hair treatment.

Variations: Mix a little milk or cream with honey for a a cleanser especially suited to dry skin. For extremely oily skin, try adding a little lemon juice to the honey.

2. Oil

The oil cleansing method has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason; cleaning your face with oil makes skin soft and radiant.

Plus, it’s easy! Just apply oil to the face with your finger tips using circular motions. Let it sit for a few minutes, and wash off with warm water. For extra benefits, hold a warm washcloth close to your oil-covered face for a minute or two and allow the stream to open the pores.

Castor Oil is one of the most common oils used in the oil cleansing method, but other oils are well-suited to the task, and many custom mixes can be created by blending different oils.

3. Yogurt

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Plain yogurt is a great natural cleanser. It is rich in protein, lactic acid, and fat, which all help detoxify as well as clean skin.

Use plain yogurt or mix with lemon juice to create a cleanser with a more pleasing scent. To make a lemon yogurt cleanser, mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with approximately 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

A drop or two of essential oil can also be added to plain yogurt for a sweet smelling cleanser.

Use fingertips to apply yogurt to skin, massaging it to loosen any dirt or make up. Leave yogurt on the skin for a minute or two (if you have time), then wash off with warm water.

4. Cleansing Grains

Cleansing grains gently exfoliate as well as clean the skin.

Create your own cleansing grains by grinding almonds or oats into a fine powder and mixing with  liquid to form a paste.

Suitable liquids include:

  • milk, cream or yogurt for dry skin
  • lemon juice or water for oily skin
  • water, honey, peppermint tea or glycerin for normal skin

To use cleansing grains: gently massage paste into skin, avoiding the eyes. Wash off with warm water.

Other grains that are suitable for creating a gentle exfoliating cleanser are: cornmeal, ground sunflower seeds, baking soda, wheatgerm, and rice bran.

This type of cleanser needs to be made on an as-needed basis. However, the process can be expedited by keeping a jar of dry grains in the bathroom cabinet along with a small bowl and spoon for preparing the cleanser.

As you can see, it doesn’t have to be difficult to make and use natural cleansers.