Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The down side is I watched my weight go UP and Down through out the year....One big roller coaster that I want off of....This cant be healthy for my body or heart....Big wake up call before the holidays...Traycee Don't gain that extra weight I gained last year during this time of year...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I did some reading and I came up with a regimen...I kept it simple...If I'm lucky I can get these Cornrows to last a month ...
I have been using my self moisturizing spray 2x a day( ingredients list in earlier post) And I have never had braids that are so so soft....I love it..
I'm 9 weeks post relaxers so this will help me stretch a little longer....I have always gotten really good growth with braids...The problem I always had was retaining the growth after I took out the braids...
So I'm excited because I have mastered how to retain my length...
Regimen in braids
1x a week spray scalp with watered down shampoo....
Rinse braids with water in shower...Using hose to only wet scalp and head ..Not the length of braids...
Spray braids with leave-in conditioner / Infusion 23
and my moisturizing spray
Tie down with scarf
Spray morning and night with moisturizing spray..
Cover with oil
Wear Satin scarf at night and during workouts
Gnc Women's Ultra Mega Vitamin
Super B-Complex with vitamin C & Folic Acid -
Helps Convert Food Into Energy Supports energy production
Helps offset the wear and tear of stress
Assist homcysteine metabolism
Specifically the B's are responsible for the health and maintenance of nerves, eyes, digestion and skin, as well as the processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein, growth, the production of hormones and digestive enzymes, prevention of anaemia, maintenance of the sex glands, sebaceous glands and bone marrow.
provides Sulfur that is a building block for joints, cartilage, skin, hair, and nails, and methyl groups,
that support many biochemical processes in the body and energy production
Biotin is also known as Vitamin H or B7...It helps skin , and hair health..It is important for metabolism of carbohydrates,, proteins and fats
Fish Oil Omega-3....Great source of protein
Doesn't have high saturated fat that fatty meat products have
Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people and those that are high risk of cardiovascular disease
Reduces the risk of :
And sudden cardiac death
proven to reduce all forms of depression and mood swings
Younger looking skin, thicker shinier hair, and healthier more flexible joints
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
When I tried the Aussie Leave-in I was disappointed because I love the Aussie Moist line...And the Aussie 3 min miracles .....Sorry but this leave in was crap....Sorry ...But I knew it came in a spray...But it was literally like water...It did nothing for my hair...Nothing...
The Neutrogena Triple Moisture I had heard so so many reviews on this stuff all positive...So I was excited about trying it...Well its a light creamy texture and it felt great in my wet hair...But after air drying I would ended up with a dry poof braid out...I tried it again to make sure it was the leave in and the same results...
So two leave in's and I hated both....So that I would not waste anymore money...I took a small spray bottle and mixed half and half of the Aussie Leave in and the Neutrogena Leave in and mixed in some Glycerin.....And it came out great....Thank God for Glycerin....I have been using it to spray my new growth and it has been working great....
So I was on another hair site and one of the ladies...Who has beautiful hair I might add....Said that she had went to Costco's and purchased the their Kirkland Brand Conditioner and how cheap it was and how much she loved it...
So I said this may be my answer to my problem....See I have been using way more conditioner since my hair is growing so much...And joining the K.I.S.S. Deep Conditioning Challenge
I am buying even more conditioner
So I ran down to Costco's to give it a try...Here is a little bit about it for $6.99 you get 2 40 oz bottles....So that 80 oz's for $6.99...Not Bad.....I hope I like it...
KIRKLAND HYDRATING CONDITIONER
"Moisturizes, strengthens, and revitalizes Jojoba Protein with Rosemary and Golden Seal Extracts
Kirkland Signature Hydrating Conditioner strengthens hair and restores vitality with pure Jojoba Protein and natural marine, plant and botanical extracts. "
Purified Water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol, cetrimomium chloride, behentrimonium methosulfate, stearalkonium chloride, propylene glycol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) extract, algae extract, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) protein, polyquaternium-37, fragrance (parfum), decyl oleate, citric acid, methylisothiazoinone, methyl paraben, propylparaben.
Hope I like it...Review coming soon
Saturday, November 15, 2008
When I look in the mirror
When I see the slight slant of my eyes I see my cousins
When I smile... I see my mother's mother....
she had the same annoying voice...
I miss you Grandma
When I see my forehead and my long face and my light caramel skin ....I see my Aunt So So
When I see the mole/beauty mark over my mouth on the left side ... I see my Sisters.. Who all have one..
When I see my hands , my feet , the curve of my hips, and the curve of my behind....I see my Mother
Not vain beauty...
But I see beauty because I see all the women that I love
Some are still are here with me
I see love ..
I see me...
Unfortunately ..... I have the flu...Myself and my two youngest children......
Im sorry but because I was sick all day yesterday too... My emails are all ready back up.....Its hard for me to stay on the computer more than a few minutes because my head hurts so bad......Please allow me a few days to get caught up on emails...
Please be in prayer for my 9 year old Anthony who is asthmatic...He is really having a hard time with this virus...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My husband...Who I call the General....Is not corporating.....He is not feeling the scissors at all...Not bangs , not layers , not anything....So I have some convincing to do...He wants me to grow it as long as I can....He loves hair...
So ladies....This is a touchy topic to most women....But I want to hear it all...How much influence does he have ?????
Does his opinion about your hair matter or do you just do you....And its what you like because its your head...
Or do you compromise because you care what he thinks????
Monday, November 10, 2008
So this weekend my Husband and I drove up the coast a couple of hours to Santa Barbara...It was so nice to get away from Los Angeles....Nice to not see a familar face....Nice to have a break from the kids even though all of our conversations drifted back to them....The drive up was so nice...Driving up the coast with sun roof open was so relaxing...A chance to appreciate California in all its beauty....Our hotel was off the shore.....Right across from the ocean....And it was such a pretty view from our balacony ...Seeing the sun rise and set off the ocean was beautiful..Just a few pics..
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Look what I found at Walmart ....Conair Classic Style Brush .....Detangle & Style..For Everyday brushing and styling all hair lengths...Cushion base flexes for stress free styling ....Gently untangles and lifts hair for volume...
So I'm learning I love Conair Brushes...I loved this one as much as the Conair n Color...This brush was easier to use because of its shape and size...It untangles my wet and dry hair very easy and without losing any hair at all...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Today Nov 2nd is our 6th Year Wedding Anniversary .... Its funny how something as simple as a date on calender can spark a fire....(We go out of town this Thursday to celebrate..We rearranged our already set plans to make sure we were here to vote next week)..
After celebrating again this morning....Something says Traycee...Touch your hair..When I touched my hair I was horrified...My hair felt like hay....It was a dry tangled mess...It was bad ..I felt like crying.....Not only had I had my fun... but I passed out after and did not cover my hair or check the damage...The last thing on my mind was my hair..
Trying not to panic...I grabbed my Aloe Vera , Rosewater , and glycerin mix...Spritzed my hair really well...I then put a little Aussie Moist conditioner through my hair , covered it in Shea Butter and got my shower comb and carefully went to work..It took me about 30mins to detangle my hair....I lost a small hand full of hair in the process....Could have been worse it I had panicked...Thank God for patience...
Problem Fixed...Now if I can figure out what do with these rug burns..Hahahahaha
So question ladies..How beauty obsessed are you ??? Do you stop in mid action and say wait let me cover my hair?? Is he allowed to pull a pony tail every now and then ?? Are you like me and anything goes and I will deal with the damage later ??