Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vlog #3: Weight-loss and Hair!





So I'm taking phentermine and going to the gym for 10 days to see how much weight I could lose with exercise. I also want to try freetress equal Brazilian bundle hair.



Start weight 181.8

Saturday, April 25, 2015

How I Prep My Curly Hair At Night





So if you have curly hair it is a task to maintain. It is definitely going to take some Maintenance. So what I like to do is prep my hair the night before for the morning. This is what I do to keep my curls in tack.



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Friday, April 24, 2015

Watch Me Do My Hair: Glue Down Lace Closure on Quick Weave





So I didn't like my leave out, so I decided to glue down a lace closure. The glue that I used was BMB Super Lace Glue for Lace wigs. I didn't follow the directions so it didn't work as good as it could. Then I also used 30 Second glue.  After it was all said and done, I was pleased with the results.  Check it out!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Watch Me Do My Hair: Quick Weave with 1 inch Leave out (Attempt)





Hey Guys in my New "Watch Me Do My Hair" Segments you will get to see the raw deal of me doing my hair, good, bad, and just plain UGLY lol. In this segment I was attempting to do a quick weave with one inch leave out. It didn't work out to well lol. Oh well, enjoy! and stay tuned for the next segment where I fix my mistake.


Monday, April 20, 2015

I Stopped My Hair Loss!....Well, so Far...

So, I have alopecia, well, I used to. So far, I don't have it anymore. Which is great. But in the back of my mind there is always a fear that it will return. You see, I actually have a right to feel this way. I believe it was in 2008 when I really took notice and saw that my hair was falling out at the crown. The pattern was, I would have burning, itching, pain, and then my hair would fall out. In 2013 it got to the point where I was Bald. I mean George Jefferson bald.  There was literally no hair in the middle of my head.  I was devastated. I really thought that my hair would not grow back and I was going to be bald for ever. So after I dug into a deep depression, I decided that I was not just going to lay there and give up.  I would find a solution as what I did with most problems in my life. So I did my research and I have discovered that pumpkin seed oil blocks the dht hormone that causes hair loss! I also discovered that biotin treats alopecia! Check out my video below for all the details.

                               

So after that, turns out my hair has still been fine.  I have been alopecia free for three months and I am elated!  I mean I feel truly blessed because I thought that there was no hope for me. Check out my three month growth and results in the updated video below.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Black Hair Breakage


Hair breakage is no foreign language in the African American hair care community.  It seems like every day your hearing of close family members and friends surrendering to the scissors to undo the damage they have done to their hair. This crisis leaves many black women (and men) wondering what did I do wrong?  Why is my hair breaking off? How can I stop the epidemic of black hair breakage?

Well, a part of the reason you’re asking yourself these questions is because of improper education of black hair care.  It’s not your fault, well at least not all of it is.  You see, many of us are told that African American hair should only be shampooed every 2-3 weeks, and that combing a no lye relaxer through your hair is a good method to get your hair at its straightest.

Well, I’m sorry to tell you that those hair care methods are the sole purpose as to why your hair is damaged and is breaking off in the first place. The truth is: you should never comb a no-lye relaxer nor any type of relaxer through your hair once applied. Here’s why. The chemicals in the relaxer are made to permanently straighten the hair, so there is no need to comb the chemical through your hair. The chemical or relaxer when applied to your hair is already altering hair bonds which are weakening your hair in the process, so when combing the relaxer through your hair, you are actually weakening these hair bonds even more, which may later cause hair breakage and damage.

And if your stylist has ever combed a relaxer through your hair once applied, well, you need to find a more educated stylist, point blank. Unless of course you want to end up completely bald. 

As for shampooing your hair, completing this hair care method every 2-3 weeks in the hopes that dirt will actually make your hair grow is a major no no. Your scalp is as sensitive as the skin on your face. Now really, could you imagine only washing your face every 2-3 weeks? Disgusting right?
 And if you can imagine not washing your face every 2-3 weeks and are actually OK with it, well maybe I have a couple of doctors to recommend you to.

 Anyway, back to the matter at hand, you must at least shampoo your hair every 2-3 days, and if you are a workoutaholic like me, you must shampoo your hair every time you work out hard enough to break a sweat, and if you’re not breaking a sweat while working out, well maybe you’re just wasting your time. But if you are like myself, you work out hard enough to break a sweat, DO NOT shampoo your hair every day with shampoos that include sulfates.

Sulfates dry out your hair and cause hair breakage especially when used to that extent. If you’re not sure which shampoos include sulfates, READ the label.  Or just opt for the organic shampoos which are the best for your hair anyway.  Examples of organic shampoos would be Burt’s Bees or the Jane Carter Solution products. 

Shampooing your hair every 2-3 days or every time you break a sweat also applies to you sistas’ who sport braids and loc’s. If you can’t, won’t, or just plain downright refuse to shampoo your mane every 2-3 days or per workout sweat (once a day), then cleanse your scalp with a natural cleansing astringent or sea breeze. This is an excellent way not to get your loc’s wet while still maintaining a healthy scalp. 

So if you are serious about growing your hair and stopping hair breakage, following these simple tips will have you on the way to long, beautiful, and healthy black hair. 

1. Shampoo and Condition your Hair 1-2 times per week(if you don't workout 2-3 times if you do by co-washing) with an organic products
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2.  Deep Condition your hair with a Protein based conditioner, either under a hair dryer for 20 minutes with a cap, or with a cap only for an hour.  I recommend Organics Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise.

3. Moisture your hair as needed.  I recommend products such as Organic coconut oil, olive oil, and Shea butter. 

4. Stop using Relaxers!  The damage from relaxers is sometimes beyond repair.

5. Take a Multi-Vitamin or Hair Vitamin. (Hair Skin and Nails Vitamin, HairFinity, Biotin)



Following these steps along with a healthy diet will give you optimum results to stop hair breakage and promote hair growth.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Regimen To Prevent Hair Loss

So lately I have been having problems with the middle of my head. My last post on this was actually literary my last post that I did on my blog. And how ironically that when I have decided to start blogging again consistently, its about my hair loss.


So I never really did an update on my last post but here goes. I actually did go to the dermatologist to see what was going on with the middle of my head and why it kept breaking off. Turns out (which is not a big shocker) I have a form of alopecia. Now I did not get a formal diagnosis of which kind of alopecia mainly because I was supposed to have some blood test done and then go back to rule out any other illnesses. But my mother passed away in August 2014 and that was the month that I was supposed to go back and really did not feel up to it. Plus to be honest, I didn't really want to waste any more money just for them to tell me what I already knew. Which is I probably have
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia which basically in damage to the follicle and can result in scaring of the scalp. But really, who am I to self diagnose? I mean it could be related to stress, my diet, heredity, anything. But I do know one thing, I have a plan to see if I can fix this.  I mean, I don't just want to give up. Its really not in my nature.


Soooo Here is the Plan.
1. No more flat irons in my head. This way I can avoid heat damage and even damaging my hair follicle further
2. Shampoo my hair once a week. So far I will be using ORS or Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting Shampoo.
3. Moisturize my hair Daily. I am going to use natural ingredients such as Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, and A leave in mixture and Spray my hair with it day and Night.
4. Treat the damaged area with ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) Temple Balm.  This product is suppose to create blood circulation to the follicle to promote hair growth.


And I have to admit. Since using the ORS Fertilizing Temple Balm, it really calms my trouble area down because it usually itches a lot. But when I use this product, I don't feel the need to scratch my hair which causes more damage.


So this will be my regimen for a while and I will defiantly let you guys know the results. I will also be wearing wigs. I don't want to wear braids because I don't want any pulling on my hair and also I need my hair to be out so that I can shampoo and treat it effectively while I am going through this.


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