Tuesday, May 29, 2012

First Henna Treatment

Hello Saints! Sunday night I had applied my very first ayurvedic hair treatment called 'Henna'. This treatment is one of many ayurvedic conditioning treatments that helps strengthen and improve overall health of the hair from roots to ends. Henna also helps premature greying and promotes growth of the hair. It is an all natural way to permenantly color treat the hair including the grey ones without chemicals. That is one of the other reasons I had applied the henna treatment outside of conditioning. I made my mix Saturday evening since it takes 12-24 hours for the dye to release. I applied the henna to my dry pre-oil conditioned hair Sunday evening prior to go going to bed and left it in overnite to let it do its conditioning and color creation. I used 3.5oz of Jamila henna, 1.5 cups of brewed green tea which I had added honey and lemon then mixed in some various oils. I rinsed it out Monday morning with water and conditioner only. No shampoo. There after I did do a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment with heat which is a must since henna can be drying to the hair.

New Hair Cut!

Hello Saints! Yes I took the plung and cut my hair. It is now ear length. It was just grazing my shoulders when I cut it this pass Thursday. Although it's supper cute, it is really taking some getting use to for me. Having short, 3 months post relaxed, 4a/b-ish type hair is really high matenance for me. None the less I keep having to tell myself it will grow back which it will. It will grow back now nice and even too. I pray I will NEVER have to cut my hair to this length again. (tearing up) It was not a set back by any means but a rather huge step forward is the ultimate care for my hair.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 21: 21 Day Hair Fast

Hello Saints! Well I did! I made it through a complete 21 days of zero hair heat styling appliances and styling gels or products. That's the first time I ever did some thing like this. I loved every bit of it. I feel my hair has gotten stronger. My newgrowth wasn't so difficult to amanage giving that I'm three (3) months post texlax. The hair fast gave my hair a nice break from all heat, the additives and various ingredients that are not always beneficial to our hair. You know how they can cause build up or strip the hair. I'm thankful I now have incorporated more hair products with natural ingredients so now I do not have too many concerns about the products that I put in my hair. Well now on to the next!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 14: 21 Day Hair Fast

Hello Saints! I pray all is well with everyone this day. I meant to make a post to wish all the mother's a happy Mother's Day but I was too busy taking advantage of this one of kind holiday just for us mothers.

Well, it has been 14 consecutive days since I have not used shampoo, hot tools and styling products. I have to say that I actually do not miss them. It did cross my mind to use gel to lay down my baby hair in the front then I remembered I am on a hair fast. That was about it and I was not bothered by it in the least. I'm going strong though! I have done the GHE (green house effect) every day faithfully. I did a dusting of my ends on Tuesday of last week. My ends are a true mess. I fried them prior to starting my hair fast because I neglected to check the temperature on my flat iron. It is all good though because I have decided to cut my hair.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Say A Little Prayer

Hello Saints. I pray all is well with everyone this day. Now let us pray...

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for bringing us safely and soundly to the month of May without danger nor harm. Lord please continue to bless us with your saving grace as we go throughout this month. Order our steps this day and every day dear Lord. Shower us with your blessings. Annoint us with your love. Dear Lord, forgive us of our sins this day. Please forgive us if we have said, done or thought anything that was not pleasing unto you. Let all things that we do be pleasing unto you. Renew a right spirit winthin each of us this day Lord. Renew our heart. Renew our mind please Lord. No weapon formed against us shall prosper in the mighty name of Jesus! We thank you Father God for our Savior Jesus Christ for sacrificing himself so that we too can be with You and the Son in the Kingdom of heaven. Thank you Jesus for having each of us on your heart on that rugget cross. We bind every hendering sprit. We rebuke the devower. Have your way this day and every day in our lives. We thank you Lord. We love you and bless your holy name for you are worthy to be praised. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!

As always, stay near the cross. You never know who you may meet there. Be blessed Saints! :o)

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award! For Me??? YES!

Hello Saints! I'm trying this again. Somehow I managed to delete this post yesterday. Anywho, I am proud and truly blessed that Sis Dany of onlymeDany awarded me with the 'One Lovely Blog' award. I actually swelled up in tears (I know I'm a sap *smile*). I met Sis Dany on the social network for hair Hairlista and she is  truly a woman of God and a prayer warrior. I know if I ever need prayer I can count on her to back me up. So a big shout to Sis Dany. Thank you pretty lady!!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Day 7: 21 Day Hair Fast

Hello Saints! Well it has been 1 week since I started my hair fast. I have faithfully not used any hair appliances nor styling products. It has just been various oils, water, my aloe vera mix (which has all pure/natural ingredients) and shea butter. I have not used shampoo of any kind. I have either rinsed my hair with water only or used my organic conditioner by Alba. I did the GHE (green house effect) every day from serval hours to overnite. All is going well and my hair is feeling tremendously moist and strong. I am not having any issue with shedding that concerns me nor breakage. I have 2 weeks to go! I will be doing a heavy protein treatment using Aphogee 2 Step once I complete my hair fast a few days before putting my relaxer in (I actually texlax though). Over the weekend I co-washed and wore my drawstring ponytail when I was out and about.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Day 3: 21 Day Hair Fast

Hello Saints! I'm at day 3 of my hair fast and I'm feeling pretty good. I know it has only been three days but I have been tempted to do a little something to my hair but I'm determined to make it through. Prayer is truly helping me. Although, to some my exemptions I have set for my hair fast is easy breezy to them. Although, I do not use heat on my hair daily and sometimes not even weekly but I have that option to do so if I please (with moderation of course *smile*). Now setting a hair fast and not use ANY hair tools?? Not even to do a cool air dry?? Yes I do need Jesus to give me strength (LOL). I have confidence in myself that I will make it through 21 full days of mainly water, oils and a plastic cap for my hair routine!

21 Day Hair Fast

Yes Saints for 21 days I will be on a hair fast. I know you may be thinking 'What's a hair fast?'. For the next few weeks I vow not to use any hair appliances (ie blow drier, flat iron, ect.) or styling products (ie gel, foam wrap, ect.). I will not even use the cool setting on the blow drier during the 21 days. Just complete air dry. The only thing that will be going on my hair is 100% all natural products, butters and oils. I will keep my hair in the green house effect *(GHE) also for the majority of the days and through the nights. I will let my hair air out throughout the day so it will not get a sour smell from the GHE. On days that I excercise I will rinse my hair with water only or with my all natural conditioner. When I have to go some place I will wear either my half wig or drawstring ponytail. No shampoo will be needed during this hair fast since I will not have any concerns of product build up. I will end my hair fast a day or so after I'm planning to relax my hair.