Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
If you haven't seen Good Hair you must watch it. For all
the creamy crack lovers of the relaxer it might scare you back to nappy and not straight. I have many women come up to me and ask how did I go natural. When I went natural I decided being natural was the best thing for my hair to grow. I had dyed my hair every color you could imagine. I had the weave, the short hair, the braids, and so much more.It was time for a change to wear my own naturally beautiful hair and love the hair God gave me. So you may be reading this and scared to go natural. I find it amazing we are scared of something that's ours since birth. Natural hair is different but you still can achieve many styles. Ladies considering going natural here are somethings you should consider and know before going natural.
- You don't have to cut off all your hair to go natural . Natural stylists offer many transitional hair styles so you will have length after you cut off the relaxed hair.
- Natural hair can be very manageable with the right conditioners and combing techniques.
- If you want your hair to be straight while natural there are many ways you can do this without perming the hair with chemicals.
- Different hair styles are unlimited with natural hair. Twists, cornrows, braids, weaves, curls, locks, and so much more you can achieve with natural hair.
- Find the right Natural Hair stylist that has knowledge on natural hair care.
- Natural hair needs maintenance. You will still need to get your ends clipped and proper care received to make it grow.
- If you choose to bleach your natural hair make sure you keep it hydrated and conditioned. Natural hair bleached easily becomes brittle, dry, and will break off if not treated properly.
If your local in Baltimore here are some all natural hair salons to check out:
Na'Klectic: Natural Hair Gallery-www.naklecticnaturalhair.com 410-889-0287
Daniele Johnson (Salon Itarah)- www.itarah.org 443-447-4685
Mesha Bazemore (Ebony's Braidery) She also specializes in natural hair care for little ones
www.ebonysbraidery.webs.com 313-407-6348( she is local in baltimore!)
Happy to be Nappy, Kinky, Free of chemicals and naturally beautiful!
-Peace & Many Blessings
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
In front of the mirror we stand looking at all of our imperfections. The mirror holds no lies to our belief. At times the image you see in the mirror you are well pleased with the results of a hairstyle, makeup, or skin care product you just used. What about those days when you just don't feel pretty? In your skin you are the ugliest thing standing in front of the mirror. I guess you start from the root of what is making you feel ugly. Is it the extra pounds you gained over the years, pain from verbal abuse, your hair is not done, your spirit is low, low self esteem...the list could go on. Right now in this meantime of the ugly blues you just don't feel like you. All I can say Mamas is I've been there many times before. My advice is to try not to dwell there and do things that make you feel better. Reading your favorite scriptures from the bible can help up lift your spirit . Giving your self some much needed pampering always helps the ugly blues. Buying a little something from the store can make you feel special. Take out time to take care for yourself. When being a mother you truly are the one taking care of everyone else and before you know it your the one looking a mess. Take care of your self Mamas and sometimes put yourself first.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
If your a stay at home mom like me I know you understand the life of a routine. It mainly consists of taking care of the house, kids, cleaning, shopping, doctor appointments, and so much more. The schedule seems jammed packed with things to do but the activity of the mommy schedule is repetitive. You go in circles hoping for something exciting to be added to your day. Well ladies I have some simple solutions to spice up your mommy routine. Check them out...
- Make play dates with other friends with children.
- Have Date Nite with your husband once or twice a month.
- Create a "Mommy Circle" with mothers you know and keep it once a week.
- Start a book club with friends and meet up every month to discuss the book.
- Exercise at home or have an exercising buddy to workout with during the week.
- Join a Dance Class...choose a type of dance you would love to learn.
- Join a Cooking Class...find new ways to cook food. You can get together with friends once a month and cook together.
- Art and Crafts are always fun. You can do these activities with your kids or alone.
Have fun ...
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
It's winter and my hands are in need of some TLC.
I constantly have my hands in water. The combination of water, soap, and cold air equal rough reptile hands. I'm sure right now you might have the same problem. Follow this cure for hydrated and smooth hands.
- First scrub your hands with some type of scrub. Sugar scrubs work great on the hands.
- Then soak your hand for 5-10 minutes in warm olive oil. You can use grape seed or apricot oil as well.
- Rinse your hand of with warm water and pat them off with a towel.
- Hydrate your hands with a thick cream or butter like Shea butter, Coco butter, or my favorite Healing Butter(www.wisdomholistic.com)
Some other extra things you can do to prevent dry hands are...
Always keep a small container of cream or butter next to the sink or in your purse.
Wear gloves while cleaning around the house. My sister told me Playtex Living Gloves fit close to the hands and have a no drip cuff.
Use a sugar scrub on your hands twice a week.
Treat your self to a professional manicure.
Use hand soaps that contain moisturizers in them. Bath and Body Works has hand soaps that have hydrating oils in them that don't strip your skin of its natural oils.
Get a paraffin bath for the hands to give your self treatments or go to a nail tech that can give you the paraffin treatments.
Hope your hands will be cured today!