Friday, October 31, 2008
When I dropped my oldest off at school...There was a rainbow... two of them that crossed each other....It was very pretty...What a beautiful way for God to remind us of his promise...
I got home and grabbed my favorite thigh high socks( I have a ton of these..Thigh and knee ..They are so warm) and cute pj's ... Snuggled with a blanket and drunk some tea...Enjoying my alone time before its time to pick up the kids
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Well a month or so ago I added some glycerin into my Aloe Vera and Rose Water Mix.....My hair became over moisturized and I stopped using the glycerin....
Well with the weather changing and its getting cold I need the extra moisture....So Glycerin was put back in the mix....I have been spritzing with it for the last couple of days and it has been working great..
Before you email me...Here is the bottle and the mix I used....
Starting at the bottom
First line from the bottom is where I filled the Glycerin to
Second line from the bottom is where I filled the Rose Water to
I filled the bottle up to the top with Aloe Vera Juice....
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For some reason now when I'm around meat I get extremely nauseous...Tonight I made some rotisserie chicken ...And as I was cutting the meat to make plates for the kids and was so so nauseous...
I just wanted out the kitchen..... My Sweet Husband went to SanSai Japanese Grill and got me some food to go ....
Fried shrimp , zucchini, and fried green beans
My stomach is flat, I can wear my jeans again.....I feel so much healthier ...I'm glad I made the change
Last week I stocked up on my conditioners so I had just a few thing left to pick up....
And here is today's check list
1 Gallon of Aloe Vera Juice
2 8 ounce bottles of Rose Water
2 Jars of Coconut Oil
2 Bottles of Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave in
2 Applicator Brushes
1 small spray bottle for spritzing
1 Conair N color brush..Yes another one....I lose brushes for some strange reason...So now I have two ...a pink on and a purple one
That's its....I'm a done till after January....People ask how much do I spend on oils and products....Because I buy to last me about 3 months or more....I spend about $80 every few months .....Alot cheaper than what I used to pay ....$55 dollars a week going to the salon and more when I needed a relaxer or trim....So Im staying with Do - It -Yourself Hair Care...Theres no telling what they would charge me now
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If its not one thing its another....
All the ladies suggested that I try the Denman brush...Well I was at Sallys today and saw the very famous DENMAN Brush....And this brush cost $8.99 .... So I stood in Sally trying to make up my mind to buy this brush...I have never spent $10 for a brush.. After taxes that is what I paid..... I'm hoping when I try it tomorrow I will like it.....
- Ideal for smoothing and styling
- Suitable for all lengths and types of hair
- Smooth, round-ended pins for gentle styling
- Ergonomic handle for balance and comfort
- Hygienic and durable
So I went to CVS after to pick up my fathers medicine....I always find my way to the hair aisle in every store....I noticed that they had products from the Aussie line that Target doesn't carry`...Imagine that...Hahahaha...So far I have been loving their Moist Line...I still want to try the shampoo...But I'm not buying anymore shampoo till I finish the bottle I have..Today I bought the Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner
Married to its job. Burning the midnight oil. Any way you put it (which should
be in your hair). Hair insurance leave-in conditioner spray is always
hard to ward off hair-related accidents....
My Review Coming Saturday for this as well
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ok .......So I just finished making myself prepoo and now I'm making myself write this blog...Its just one of those nights...I am so tired and sleepy....
Well Sat. I did a little shopping...I knew I was low on conditioner .....But Saturday after I shampooed I went to get some conditioner....And can you believe that every bottle of conditioner in the house was emptied ???...I was so so hot...How does something like that happen ??...So I tucked my wet hair in a bun and off to Target I went....This is what I bought..Also they were out of Nexxus Headress leave in so I have to go back for that but Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship leave-in (my second favorite leave-in) will do just fine for now...
Looks like a lot...But that is about a month and 1/2 worth of conditioner (not including the Vo5 Moisture Milks I co-wash with)...I go through a lot of conditioner ( The longer and thicker your hair grows ..The more product you use)...Sounds expensive but I am saving our family so much money...I used to get my hair done every Friday...$55 a week..Relaxer $75.... So $50 every 2 months in conditioner is really cutting back and saving
Now shampoo thats different..I have been working on one large bottle for about six months...This is Y.....I shampoo only 1x a week...And I am a lather once lady....I do this so my hair doesnt get stripped....And it works for me....
I bought two brushes for detangling wet hair....Both Conair...I like the pink the best...What I did was after I deep conditioned I rinsed and applied my leave in and coconut oil ..Then detangled...The pink conair brush glided through my hair and removed any shedded strands..... I loved it...Im on the hunt for the perfect brush..
I will be back tomorrow and update this post with the names of the brushes...Sorry Ladies
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Honey is consider a natural Humectant ..Which means it attracts and retains moisture..
It holds onto water molecules
It attracts moisture from the air
It is high in vitamins and minerals
Aides in glossy and healthy hair
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Todays Braid-Out Pony...Tomorrow Its going in a bun..
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm so tired....
Here is how my day usually goes...With 4 Boys
Child : Mom
Me: Just a minute baby....
That would drive anyone crazy ..That and are we there yet...
Then there are the..
- Breathing Treatments during the middle of the night ( Thanks to California Fires..That time a year again)
- Trying to figure out what I'm going to feed folks..( Its morning...And they wake up saying ..Whats for dinner tonight ?)
- A recently turned 5 year old that sneaks in our bed in the middle of the night...( That now sleep walks )
- 2 Teenage boys in the house ( I could go on and on about that one)
- And working on K.I.S.S. around the clock
- I spend more time washing clothes than I do anything else..
I'm the chauffeur
The Hygiene specialist (Did you brush u teeth..Did put on some deodorant..Go clean your ears...Get back in there and Lotion those legs)
The Boo Boo Kisser
The Tear Wiper
The List goes on and on
Not to mention I'm on the PTA..And I start back to assisting teachers in class room so many hours a week (of volunteered time) this week
All this and still find time to work out and keep myself looking like the girl my husband fell in love with
Its so hard to get up in the morning lately...And I am so thankful when I get those few hours while they are at school.... I remember feeling this exhausted when they were younger..I love my boys and couldn't imagine life without them but Mommy needs a vacation
The first week of Nov. is my Husband and I wedding anniversary....Well the plan all year was to leave town for a week.....But then election day landed on the 4th of Nov. so that is more important...So our week is going to be cut short to about 4 days....I can't wait....I need the break..
My husband and I are goers and are very active..But this trip we planned a little different..It is circled around spa treatments , room service, and romantic activities...We both need the down time and the alone time
Saturday, October 11, 2008
10. Protects hair
9. Helps Retain Length
8. Keeps Hair Moisturized
7. You can look sophisticated
6. You can look Chic
5. You can look Classy
4. Give yourself a formal look
3. You can look sexy
2. SAVES TIME
Drum Roll Please.....
1. I love taking down my bun and taking off my glasses at the end of the day and transforming into this sexy creature..Lady by day ..Lover by night...Hahaha
Top 3 Things I hate when I see buns...
3. Looking Ghetto
2. Scrunchies around buns
1. Sculptured Baby Hair
Question # 1
How do I achieve the most growth ?
Question # 2
How to I treat itchy scalp or dandruff ?
And guess what ....I give the same advise for both....Let me show u
First tip :
If you want growth ...Start by keeping your scalp clean so that your pores can breathe ...( Same for itchy scalp and dandruff)
KEEP YOUR SCALP CLEAN
This treatment I am about to show you is used to stimulate growth, treat itchy scalp, and rid dandruff and lice
Here is what I have done for months and I'm adding back to my regimen for growth ....
Coconut Oil (optional)
Rosemary Oil( Do not use Rosemary Oil if pregnant)
Treatment is used as a prepoo overnight..Can be done before a Co-Wash or Shampoo...
There are no measurements because it has to do with tolerance...Peppermint , Rosemary and Eucalyptus Oils all give a cooling and menthol feeling...Start of with maybe 5 to 10 drops of each to test tolerance in your conditioner
Part hair in small sections...Cover scalp and apply to hair down to the tips...Cover with plastic cap and cover that with a scarf...Use a old pillow case..In the morning rinse and shampoo or co-wash hair..
I recommend doing this at least 2x a week ...( I will be doing this 3x a week)
Here are the benefits of each oils...
Peppermint Oil ....
Gives a cooling effect ..Removes dandruff and reduces itching and irritation, and stimulates growth (never apply directly to skin /always mix with something)
Promotes hair growth and is also used to remove and treats dandruff DO NOT USE ROSEMARY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT (never apply directly to skin/ always mix in something)
Eucalyptus Oil ...
Antiseptic which helps to get rid of dandruff. Stimulates blood circulation on the scalp, and encourages hair growth ( never apply directly to skin/always mix in something)
Coconut Oil ...
Conditions the scalp and stops fallen hair
When I started my hair journey I had major scalp issues...Bad dandruff and seriously itchy scalp...I saw results immediately...It cleared up all my scalp issues and it got me from Armpit Length to Bra-strap in a few months..And my hair thickened up... So I'm going back to the basics....
So research your oils...Your essential oils all do different things and you can work them into your regimen...To fit your needs
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Then I styled my hair...So I decided to go with a medium high bun and head band.......I might wear a different color head band tomorrow ...After the pics I tied it up...And jumped in the shower...All ready for bed..And one less thing to do in the morning...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
We both threw on some jeans and went to the movies and hung out...( I know ..I felt guilty too)..Since we were just chillin ...I threw my braid-out in a ponytail...
I love love the way I look like I have a tan in this picture..Anyways ..Here's my braid out ponytail..
Saturday, October 4, 2008
As all of you know I have already fallen in love with Aussie Moist Conditioner...So I was excited about trying their 3 min Miracle Re constructor and 3 min Miracle Moisture Treatment...
I have to say it worked like a miracle..Hahaha..I loved it..And you know I usually have awful results with re constructors and protein treatments but not this time that was not the case
Here is what I did...
I prepooed overnight using Aussie Moist Conditioner mixed w/coconut oil...Then the next afternoon I rinsed and shampooed with Goldwell Kerasilk Shampoo and applied Aussie 3 min
re constructor and plastic cap for 3 mins...
Rinsed and I could feel the difference in my hair it was amazing....It felt stronger to the touch ...yet very soft and not really hard....I then applied the 3 min Moisture Treatment with a plastic cap for 3 mins and rinsed ....My hair is so soft its ridiculous...
I loved it .... The Trio is now apart of my staples.... Also I love the fact that the Re constructor is a light treatment and is light enough to be used daily for those who hair needs it and the protein (damaged hair)...And my hair smell Delicious
Oh and I almost forgot the best part ..... Its so affordable...The large bottle of Aussie Moist was maybe about 5 dollars and the 3 min conditioners were about $3 each at Target
So in search of my silk rollers ....I found these rollers by Scunci at Target and they are not bad....Now what type of material it is ...I don't know...But the cloth that covers it is so soft..My only concern about these rollers is it drying out my hair..So I will keep u guys posted on that..
Scunci Pillow Rollers
- Soft Waves
- Extremely easy to use
- no pins required
- Damp to Dry Hair
- Comfortable to sleeping
- Quick and easy set
- Comb a light setting lotion through clean, damp hair. Then , wrap a section of hair around center of roller
- Hold hair in the center of the roller and roll tight toward scalp.
- After hair is rolled, fold ends of roller up and twist together.
- Keep rollers in until hair is dry . Then unwind rollers, finger comb and mist hair with spray.
It was interesting to read you can do a set with them...I will try this one day..But last night I just used them to curl the ends of my braid-out
I actually really liked this...They stayed on all night and it gave me a really nice curl the next morning...And my braid out looked very natural on the ends...
I loved them and I will be picking up another pack at Target next week
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Well anyways..The cravings for meat have completely gone away..And I don't think twice about it anymore...So that is good...So with my change in my diet and work out plan I have lost a total of 12 pounds..Yay !!!! Almost can fit my jeans...I can pull them all the way up and zip them but I cant button them up...So I am almost there...Hahahaha
Today for lunch ..I had Subway with my Son......I got the Veggie Salad...With Oil and Vinegar instead of the salad dressing..