Patience is the Key When Transitioning

Whether you are a short term transitioner or a long term transitioner the key is to have patience either way you decide to transition. Short term transitioner you have to have the patience with your new cut and long term the patience you just get thru this transition without giving up.

Messy Up Do

Messy Up Do

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Soap for Skin Care

I've been hearing a lot about black soap and the kind I already had at my house at so many bad ingredients in it that I stopped using it.. It had too many ingredients that contained Sodium.... I could not pronounce half of the words.. I heard about this soap while reading about ladies doing the oil cleansing method.. My skin use to be so clear until lately.. Just one side of my face would break out and I get the ugliest blackheads.. The blackheads would appear to be gone on the surface but when I touch my face I could still feel the blackheads  under my skin.. So I decided to try the Oil Cleansing Method and some of the ladies were stating that the days the don't do this method they use black soap.  I picked up a bar from the BSS for $2.50 and this is a great investment for my skin.  From the 1st day I used this I could see my skin looking better it had this different look from it than what I get when I use other cleansers.  My skin looked clean.  Throughout the whole day my skin looked and stayed clean and this is my 3rd day using it and my bumps under my skin is already clearing up and now I am waiting for my skin to clear up.  Not sure if its the Oil Cleansing that is helping also but this soap is definitely a keeper in my book.

Pure Honey, Shea Butter, Osun (Carmwood), Cocoa Pod Powder, Plantain Peel Powder, Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Aloe Vera.

This company also sells shea butter and hair products..

Oil Cleansing Method

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Product Review on Yes to Cucumbers Conditioner

As usual I am always late when it comes to trying something that everyone raves about.  I must say this product was definitely worth the wait.  Cost of this product is $8.99 but if you shop around you can get it as Ross or other stores for $3.99.. I got in on a sale at Walgreens because I could not find the cucumbers at Ross only had Carrots.. So I got it for buy one which was $8.99 and get one 1/2 off.. Is it worth the price.  It really is but only if you are not using loads of conditioner like I do to help control my NG.. So if you are not  transitioning, a natural or relaxed who does not need a lot of conditioner then it is worth the price but like me and you have to use tons then you might want to shop around for a cheaper price.. Another thing I just looked on the bottle and my expiration date is 1/12/11 so I need to use that up b4 I waste my money and I know I had these bottle for 2 months already.. On to the review:

I love this product it makes your hair feel clean and soft and it helps on the detangling.. This product is running neck and neck with my aussie moist and I never thought another product could come that close.. I could finger comb my hair in the shower. I could even finger comb the part of my hair which is the thickest and always always need extra help when I detangle. . It left my hair so soft when I rinsed it out. I will most deft buy this product again

5 out of  5 stars

Water, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill Extract), Capsicum Annuum (green pepper extract), Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Magnesium Chloride, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica Seed Oil (broccoli), Benzyl Alcohol, Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract (spinach), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)

Flower Oil, Maris Limus Silt Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Triticum Vulgare Wheat Germ Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Peel Extract, Lactic Acid, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Dehydroacetate Acid

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Steaming on Dry Hair

I guess you can look at this as being a hot oil treatment only difference is instead of heating your oil up the steam will heat the oil up for you.

Hair Steamer - Hair Treatment w/oils


I've seen articles that state coconut oil and soybean oils are popular oils bring moisture to your scalp.  You can use any oil that you choose.  The oil is a very good way to lift up dead skin and leave your scalp and hair cleansed.

I finally got a chance to steam on dry hair.. I been seen a couple of you-tube videos and to be honest I never thought about it until I saw those videos.. So I decided to do it myself.. I used Hair Veda Vatika Frosting.  Applied it to my scalp massaged that in and also my hair.  I sat under my steamer for about 15-20 min.  Can't really say I noticed any major results for this but I do know detangling and co-washing went great.  I still ended up steaming afterwards also during the winter months I am noticing my hair seems to be drier.. I am working on that to get my moisture back.

If asked which one I perfer I would have to say steam on wet hair with DC and that is only because I've done that more.. I won't give up on steaming on dry hair and oil..