Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Winter Regimen

For the winter months I usually do a lot of moisturizing, wear my hair in buns, braid outs, roller sets and for this year I will be adding knit hats with satin hair tie under it. Keeping it simple for the winter. Oh and I will be washing once a week or every 2 weeks (cause I'm always on the go and don't want to be getting sick with washing my hair everyday).

Also I usually stretch my relaxer for 4 months in the winter (I will try my best to go the first week in January).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wonders of Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice

I've been drinking carrot juice since I was a little girl, my mom would fix it every weekend (Sundays). Its part of my culture so I'm use to the taste.

I usually drink a glass a day to help with my health, eyes, skin, and hair. I also make sure that my little ones drink a glass also.  Below I provide "The Wonders of Carrot Juice "
 
 
 
 
The Wonders of CARROT JUICE


Carrot juice, because of its many healthful benefits, is frequently called a the "miracle juice." A large number of people--throughout the United States and in all walks of life--suffering from various ailments have found that the inclusion of carrot juice in their diet has greatly improved their health. Countless others have found it to be a valuable "protective" agent in the building and maintenance of health in both children and adults, while its delicious flavor makes it popular with all members of the family as a beverage --plain or combined with other juices.

Gold mine of nutrients

Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin A that can be used in the daily diet. It also ranks high as a source of the other vitamins, especially those of the B complex. Its mineral content is equally rich, and includes calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, and iron.

Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin A that can be used in the daily diet. It also ranks high as a source of the other vitamins, especially those of the B complex. Its mineral content is equally rich, and includes calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, and iron.


SKINCarrots are regarded as the 'herbal healer' of skin diseases as they promote the repair of skin tissue. Carrot juice is a valuable source of Vitamin A, which is a major vitamin for skin health. Carrots are rich in antioxidants, including phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, which protect, nourish and moisturize the skin. Nutrition received from carrots helps to reduce photosensitivity to promote skin renewal and protect the skin from sun damage.Carrot juice acts as an anti-inflammatory and revitalizes and tones the skin. Cosmetically, carrots are used to treat dermatitis, eczema, rashes and wrinkles caused by free radicals.

HAIR
A daily glass of carrot juice gives vital nutrients to the roots of the hair, thereby preventing hair loss and actually restoring your natural hair color. Juices provide the vitamins, enzymes, minerals and trace elements which go into the formation of hair.

EYE
The vitamin A content of carrot juice helps to strengthen the eyes. In many cases where defective eyesight was noted--as during the war--the condition was overcome by fortifying the diet with fresh carrot juice.

TEETH
Vitamin A promotes growth of bones and teeth.

How to prepare
Preparing Carrots for Juicing. Wash carrots thoroughly in cold water, using a stiff vegetable brush. Scrape lightly, but do not peel, as valuable vitamins and minerals lies close to the surface. The juice should be taken immediately it is made, if at all possible. If not, let the juice flow directly into glass jars which should then be covered with screw-on lids. After pouring the quantity to be used immediately, keep the remaining juice-tightly covered--in the refrigerator to prevent loss of vitamin and mineral content through oxidation.



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hair Regimen and Products

Current Length: BSL
Aiming for MBL 2010

Current Personal Challenges: No Heat Challenge, bun challenge, Castor oil challenge
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Summer Regimen

Products – Motion, Cream of Nature, Nexxus product line Conditioners, Nexxus product line Leave in, S Curl No Drip Treatments – Aphoghee Intensive Keratin Reconstructor, ORS Hair Mayo Oils – Shea Butter Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Sweet Almond Oil *************************************************************************************
Sunday: Oil hairline & ends, style with no heat
Monday: Oil hairline & ends, wear hair up to protect ends
Tuesday: Oil hairline & ends, style with no heat
Wednesday: Oil hairline &ends, wear hair up to protect ends
Thursday: Oil hairline & ends, style with no heat
Friday: Oil hairline & ends, wear hair up to protect ends
Saturday: Wash & Deep Condition

Winter Regimen


It's pretty simple...


I wash 2x a week (once w/shampoo and the other with conditioner

SHAMPOO-
I wash my hair with Cream of Nature moisturizing Shampoo 1x a week.


DEEP CONDITION
I deep condition with ORS Hair Mayo Oils 1x a week

CONDITIONER-
I use a lot of different conditioners including Cream of Nature and Motion

I will be air drying overnight, so that I don’t have to go out in the cold with wet hair.

HEAT-
Flat iron only 1x a month w/ FHI (more only if a SPECIAL occasion)


Moisturize 1x daily
Clean Hair Weekly
Deep Condition 1x a week
Airdry always

Friday, September 10, 2010

Diet

This is what I have been eating for breakfast each morning, to aide in my weight loss.
1 Egg
1Yogurt
1 cup OJ
8-16oz water

I will post what I eat for lunch during the day and dinner at night.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hair

Well, this is my first blog post and I would like to start it off by talking about hair.

Well, I had a relaxer since I was 10 years old. My stepmother put one in my hair, because it was too hard to comb, and she didn't want to deal with it. So she relax my hair and I've had it since. Well, she and my dad got a divorce when I started high school when I was 15 and my hair broke off a lot, because I didn't know how to take care of my own hair and I was using the hot comb almost everyday. One of my aunt notice that our hair was breaking off and found somewhere for my sister and I to go to. Well, we went for about a year and my hair was going back and then we stop going because the girl that was doing my hair left. So I got braids on and off during high school and would get my relaxers done every 4 months or more by my sister once she learn how to do relaxer and braids, she practice alot on my hair. So that was my hair journey to when I met my husband.

My hair was a little past SL (shoulder length), I did not know what that meant until 2006, lol) and my sister was giving me a hard time when I need to get my hair done. So my fiance (now my husband) told me to go to the shop and get my hair done. So that's when I started back going to the shop.  So my hair that I know of was SL and sometime it will go a little longer, but I never track it.

This was after 1st baby (2004)
After 2 baby (2006)

The dye in my hair (I like it and all)

Well, in 2006 a year after I had my daughter (my second child) my hair fell off due to dye and stress. So on top of that I decide to braid my hair (Aug 2006) hoping that will help. I took the first set of braids out (Oct 2006) and got braids again, and took out the braids in Dec 2006. I wash, and did a protein treatment, and try to comb my hair, it was a hot mess (wish I had pictures). My hair was in knot up and I could not comb it out, this was the first time it happen to me. I was crying, so I call my sister to help me cut the knots out. My husband came home from work and was like what happen to my hair, I told him and he was like go and get your hair done by my stylist and why did I have my sister cut my hair.


After the big chop (ear lenght)

So I went to the stylist and she was like what happen to your hair! So she gave me a relaxer and shape (cut) it up since it was a mess. My hair got cut to just below my ear. So I went online (Dec 2006 (end)-March 2007) (got a relaxer in Jan 07 and Mar 07) and start to do searches about hair and so my hair journey start in April of 2007, when I was 1 month post and I decide not to get my next relaxer until June 15, 2007, since I was going to be in my Aunts wedding on the 16 of June. http://members.fotki.com/bluetebe/about/ (can check out my hair journey on fotki for 2007-2009)

I found out about blackhairmedia, naturalhairphotos, nappyedges, nappturality, ourhairjourneys message boards and was so impressed with all the information posted, I decided to begin my own hair journey.

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