Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
In the article it list seven steps for glucose control and I thought I would share this to help others that maybe facing the same issues in life. This could help someone that maybe border line diabetic or someone that wants to start eating healthier, getting fit or just exercising to be heart smart.
- Step 1. Healthful Eating: Build skills such as counting carbohydrate grams and measuring portion sizes as part of an eating plan that helps to manage blood sugar levels.
- Step 2: Being Active: Discover how physical activity helps you control blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, then design an activity plan that fits your life.
- Step 3: Monitoring: Learn how to use a blood glucose meter and other skills related to recording and understanding blood sugar results.
- Step 4: Taking Medication: Figure out how to fit your medication routine into your daily schedule.
- Step 5: Problem Solving: Understand how to recognize and react to situations that could upset your diabetes control, such as becoming ill with a cold or flu.
- Step 6: Reducing Risks: Realize why health problems such as kidney damage and heart disease happen and how they can be prevented.
- Step 7: Healthful Coping: Identify coping skills that will help you work through emotional lows and feel better in body and mind.
Friday, September 27, 2013
So far on my natural hair journey, I have learned that what works for someone else may not work for the next person. After watching many of my natural sisters' videos on you tube I have learned that every body's hair is different and however your hair grows out of your scalp, that's what God intended for you. I am no longer comparing my hair to the ladies in the videos or anyone else for that matter. I am enjoying my natural hair journey and learning a lot about me at the same time. I am happy with my hair now although when I first decided to go natural, I was not as confident about natural hair because I did not know how to take care of it or style it. I did not know what products to use or if expensive products were better the less expensive (cheap) products. My advise to those who are new to the natural hair world is take your time getting to know what works for your hair. Don't start with expensive hair products online because you can most likely fine some natural products at your local beauty supply store or Sally's Beauty Supply store that will work for you and spend a lot less money. My big chop 02/07/12
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I did small twist on my hair today. I did not wet my hair. I moisturized with coconut shea curl defining creme by Eden. This style took three hours. My plan is to wear this style for about two weeks. I hope it last. I hope everyone is enjoying their healthy natural hair journey. I sure am enjoying mine. It's a lot of work but its really worth it. I'm loving my hair....here's to being happy, healthy and blessed. Enjoy your day~~~
Here are a few pictures of my hairstyle.
A few pictures of my afro puff style....
My hair is really growing well and I love taking care of my own hair.....
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
My hair is growing but it seems to be changing. I noticed that it tangles more now that its a little longer. There are small knots at the ends of my hair. I cut them off but they keep returning. I'm trying to find a remedy besides cutting my hair. Does anybody have problem? If so what's your solution? How can this be prevented?
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Quick up-date for my natural hair journey, I don't shampoo as much. I shampoo once every 2 week or once a week depending on if I have product build-up. Two strand twist is my go to style. I'll leave my hair in twist for two or three days then wear a twist out style, still learning to styling my hair. It's a work in progress. I will continue to use TRESemme' hair products. As a leave in, I mix my conditioner, carrot oil and vitamin e oil with water. I will continue to use all natural Coconut Shea curl defining creme by Eden until it all gone. I'm sure I'll purchase more because I use it on my daughter's hair as well. To maintain my curl definition I twist my hair nightly. I usually don't use more curling creme. If my hair feels dry I will spritz it with water or my leave in mixture to dampen or moisturize my hair. This is what I have been doing to my hair for the past 3 or 4 weeks and so far this natural hair journey of mine is going okay. I am encouraged to continue my journey and I hope all my natural sisters out there are encouraged too. I'm still learning my hair and having fun at the same time.I love doing my own hair. Until next time, I hope everyone is happy, healthy and blessed!!Enjoy!!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
With the weather being really really hot, I didn't quite now what to do with twa (teeny weeny afro). Because it been so hot, I did not want to use a lot of product on my hair because the oils would end up on my skin and I have sensitive skin so that's not a good thing. Another thing, I have got to practice keeping my hands out of my hair. I like my natural hair so much til I'm always touching it because I love love love the way my hair feels.
So after I shampoo or co-wash, I use a leave-in conditioner, I use a small amount of oil, I never stick to the same oil. I may use olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, argan oil, tea tree oil, carrot oil, vitamin e oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, shea butter oil or herbal oil. I know, that's a lot of oil. When I first decided to go natural, I spent a lot of money on hair products, had I known how long these oils would last I would not have gotten them all at the same time but its cool because I have three daughters and I'm making good use of them all.
So lately, my go to hairstyle is the two strand twist. I have been using coconut and shea curl defining creme by Eden Bodyworks. It seems to be working okay for me but once its all gone, I like that its really light and it does not leave my hair feeling greasy or oily and it has a light scent. I'm not sure if I'll purchase it again or maybe I will for my girls hair. It works well for their sensitive skin. For the most part, I will keep my twisted for three to five days and where a twist out style, after that I will change it a little more each day with hair accessories if I do not co-wash. I use to co-wash daily but with weather being so hot I do not because it tends to dry much hair out so I try to do it once a week right. I am truely enjoying my hair journey and getting to know my hair and I'm learning more about me and embracing who I am, natural hair and all. I can't embrace my natural hair without embracing a healthier me so I have started my health journey as well and it is much needed because I am a type 2 diabetic and I need to take my health more seriously. There are many health issues in my blood line so I need to take control of my health. I hop everyone is happy, healthy and blessed!!! Have a great day!!!Here are a few pic of my hair post bc..
s/o to Kimberley Williams for the inchy scalp treatment... tip, thanks again
The tip was to oil my scalp with tea tree oil to help with dry itchy scalp...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
|bored with my hair....|
|relaxed and colored|
Today is my wash day with shampoo. I did not pre-poo this time. After I did my exercise for today which is my three mile walk. I wash and conditioned my hair with Cherry Blossom shampoo and conditioner by Organix. This is not a staple for me. I'm bought so many different hair shampoos and conditioners when I first did my big chop so I'm just using all the products I bought before purchasing any other hair products. I have bought the cherry blossom to stimulate scalp and roots and for shine.
After that, I let my hair air dry for about 20 minutes, next, I oil my scalp with Dr.Miracles Hot Grow. It has Aloe, Shea, and Jojoba oil. I used this for the past five months and I'm happy with this product and will continue to use it. Next, I put in my kimmay leave in conditioner. Then I did 2 strand flat twist with a part on the side, using a little gel.
This was my first flat twist and I watched a few videos on how to flat twist.This has been another day in my natural hair journey. Hope everyone is healthy, happy and blessed!!!
The link for the video on the Kimmay leave in conditioner can be found on youtube,kimmaytube or
Friday, July 12, 2013
My go to hair style is the two strand twist out. It's simple and easy and it doesn't take a lot of time. So far my night routine is twisting my hair in two strand twist all over my head, only moisturizing if needed then I put a small amount of coconut milk anti breakage serum on my end. I use the organix brand for now. That's what's been working for me. When I first cut my hair, I went out and bought too many products so I will not be shopping for hair products any time soon. I've mainly just been using my TRESemme' to co-wash and as a leave-in conditioner for split ends. It's working really well for me. These past five months my hair has gotten a lot thicker and healthier and I'm so proud of my natural hair. I would encourage anyone to give their natural hair a chance and if you don't like it go back to relaxers. I'm learning to have fun with my hair.It's all part of loving myself and being happy with who I am. Yeah, it's personal, embracing me. Embracing my natural hair. I hope everyone is happy, healthy and blessed!!! Enjoy!!!