Monday, February 20, 2012
Lastly, what I did to my hair this weekend...I washed it on Sunday and did my Protein/Moisture Mix and I think I'm going to slow up on how often I'm doing it just a little bit. As of now my plan is to do it at 2 weeks post, 7 weeks post, and again at 9 weeks post. Just trying to make sure that my hair doesn't experience protein overload. I
I am 4 going into my 5th week post and since I have done this protein treatment every week I will not do it again until the week right before my relaxer.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
- Full BSL
- Continue DCing twice a week
- Remain consistent with my regimen
- Continue to minimize breakage
- Grow out areas of hair that experienced breakage from self relaxing attempt
- Take even better care of new growth
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
. They are high in vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.
2. They are a good source of vitamin C. While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer.
3. They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year. Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight. You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder (or SAD, as it is also called), which is linked to inadequate sunlight and therefore a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin Dplays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.
4. Sweet potatoes contain iron. Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy, but iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein, among other things.
5. Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function, yet experts estimate that approximately 80 percent of the population in North America may be deficient in this important mineral.
6. They are a source of potassium, one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals. Like the other electrolytes, potassium performs many essential functions, some of which include relaxing muscle contractions, reducing swelling, and protecting and controlling the activity of the kidneys.
7. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.
8. Their rich orange colour indicates that they are high in carotenoids like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which is the precursor to vitamin A in your body. Carotenoids help strengthen our eyesight and boost our immunity to disease, they are powerful antioxidants that help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging. Studies at Harvard University of more than 124,000 people showed a 32 percent reduction in risk of lung cancer in people who consumed a variety of carotenoid-rich foods as part of their regular diet.2 Another study of women who had completed treatment for early stage breast cancer conducted by researchers at Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) found that women with the highest blood concentrations of carotenoids had the least likelihood of cancer recurrence.
9. There are versatile. Try them roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can add them to soups and stews, or grill and place on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad. I enjoy grilling them with onions and red peppers for amazing sandwich or wrap ingredients. Puree them and add to smoothies and baked goods.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html#ixzz1mCyBTj4c
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html#ixzz1mCy3mQXx
Saturday, February 11, 2012
- Someone else's hair regimen will not necessarily work for me. When I first started I jumped on every long haired girls bandwagon and tried their products and was greatly disappointed when I wasn't left with hair that looked like their's.
- Every new hot product isn't going to magically make my hair grow!
- Every person's hair does not grow at the same rate. I've seen ladies who've gone from ear length to BSL in 2 years. In my personal journey that's not the case. I am going on year three and I have gone from ear length to almost a little past APL. I'm currently working on reaching BSL by December 2012.
- Concistency is key to any hair journey. I have not always been consistent in my hair journey and because of that my hair has suffered. I am currently doing my best to remain consistent. My hair has been thriving from that.
- Self relaxing is not for everyone. I tried it. All it left me with was breakage that I am still recovering from.
- If something works for you don't change it!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Because of my workout schedule (5-6 days a week) I'm washing my hair twice a week
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
- 8 squirts of Aussie Moist
- 5 squirts of Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
- 2 squirts of Roux Porosity Control
- 1 squirt of honey
- 1 squirt of aloe vera jelly
- 1 squirt of honey