Wednesday, 20 April 2011

My Weight Challenge! - Day 3



Hi everyone,

No hair talks today. lol

I thought of sharing with you what I am also up to concerning my weight. Well I weigh about 63kg and I am not so content with it so I have decided to embark on a 3 month challenge. The main reason I want to do this is because after giving birth, I still have some baby fat belly left and I want it off. I am able to do this because I have finally stopped breastfeeding which really went smoothly because of the method I used. I am willing to share with anyone who is having a hard time stopping breastfeeding.

What I have done is cut back on my food and exercise for 10minutes every day on my treadmill. I am not used to eating 3 times a day so I take my breakfast and eat some healthy snacks like low fat yogurt and fruits during lunch. I will try adding some nuts to it.

For supper I try to eat by 6pm because I read that it is where one has to start with if they want to lose some weight.
So if you are up for this challenge, leave a comment and follow the blog to see how I shed off my weight.

Sometimes you need others to be encouraged!

Target-57kg

Thanks for taking the time to read, stay blessed. MUAH!
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My First Fro Hawk

Hi guys,

Just to show you pictures of my first hawk. I had it done during the weekend.

How I did it:
Co-washed my hair with my Aubrey Organics conditioner.
After I used my unrefined Shea butter which I love because it defines my curls
Then I added my leave-in conditioner which is a mixture of kinky curly knot today plus some oils

With the twisting,
I did flat twists on my sides and braided the rest of the hair, allowing some of the hair to fall on my forehead.
The next day which was a sunday, I removed the braids and left the flat twist intact making it a fro hawk.

Thanks for reading. Show your hair some love. MUAH!






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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

My Natural Hair Regimen: Co-washing my Curls

Hi everyone, nice to have a chat with you once again.
Today I will be talking about the first part of my hair regimen which I know some find it a bit difficult to start a hair regimen. When I started transitioning, this was very difficult for me.
Well, my first regimen is conditioner wash (co-wash). I co-wash at least once a week and it’s usually after I do my weekly treatments.
How I Co-Wash:
The things I use are my Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle conditioner, wide tooth-comb (the ouchless type) and a small bowl. You have to know the conditioner that works for and checking ingredients on products is essential.
I start by wetting my hair with warm water in the shower and at the same time mix a little bit of the conditioner in the bowl with water. This process helps me to evenly cover my hair with the conditioner. I massage gently the conditioner to my hair and since my hair is short, I comb it through to seal the cuticles. I leave the conditioner in my hair for some minutes so the steam from the shower and the conditioner itself will work on my hair. After giving myself a good scrub, I rinse my hair very well with warm water and seal the cuticles again with cold water. I leave my hair wet because I believe my Shea butter works well in my hair when it’s wet.       
So after applying my Shea butter, I apply my leave-in conditioner before coming out of the shower.
Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you.
Please comment and follow this blog to read more!
Love your curls!                                               
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Monday, 11 April 2011

Tutorial: Moisturizing short hair with Almond Oil wmv

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Massaging the Scalp to Promote Hair Growth

Hello once again, thanks for stopping by.
Today I will be talking about massaging the scalp.
Massage is an act of kneading and rubbing the body or skin to stimulate circulation and relieve tension. The best way to massage the scalp is to put pressure on the scalp; this helps blood to circulate to the hair follicles, relaxes the scalp and body and helps to strengthen hair roots. Natural oils are usually the ideal oils to use during massaging of the scalp because they condition the hair and reduces dandruff which interferes with hair growth. Since I went natural, I have realised there is no dandruff in my hair because I used to suffer with dandruff when I had relaxed hair.
Some oils which will help with hair growth are:
1.       Coconut Oil – helps to slow  down the natural shedding of hair
2.       Almond Oil / Lavender Oil – reduces hair breakage
3.       Rosemary Oil – stimulates the hair follicles therefore producing new growth

Among these oils I have used Coconut and Almond oils for about 6 months now and I can attest to them.

For procedure in using your oils, please go to my blog under moisturising black hair.
Hope you had a great weekend
Enjoy your beautiful curls!
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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Pre-Pooing the Hair

Welcome to my blog once again, thanks for stopping by to read

I would like to take this opportunity to say that these tips can be used on relaxed hairs as well, just that when used on natural hair, there is a great result because there is no chemical going into the hair.

Today I will be talking about doing a pre-poo.

The term pre-poo means before shampoo so in other words pre- shampoo. The idea of doing a pre-poo is to prepare the hair for any harsh shampoos that will be put on the hair, the most common products used are natural and ayurevidic oils though some will prefer adding conditioners to their oils. It depends on the individual.

The products I use for my pre-poo are:
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil
Water if the hair hasn't been moisturized that day.

Procedure:

 I Damp my hair with some water

 Then apply the mixture of oils and massage into my scalp

The idea of massaging is that it helps to increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, it decreases stress and strengthens the hair roots thereby promoting hair growth.

After massaging, i tie my head with a plastic bag ( shopping bag) and leave it overnight. If you can't sleep with it, you can leave it on the hair for how long you want it during the day.

I wash it as with a shampoo and conditioner but normally just a conditioner does it all for me.

I put in my leave-in conditioner and do my twists or flat braids.

Hope you enjoyed reading.

Please ask any questions you have and follow this blog to read more.

Have a great weekend!
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