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March 2012 it's growing back updates's Journals
(I HAVE ADDED AUYERVEDIC PRODUCTS TO MY ROUTINE- BECAUSE OF THIS I NOW PLAN TO TEXLAX 3 TIMES A YEAR APRIL,AUGUST AND DECEMBER)
I AM MAINLY USING HENNA-BI WEEKLY
AMLA POWDER-BI WEEKLY
AMLA ,JAZMIN,AND VATIKA OIL-ROTATION EVERY 2 DAYS.---I HAVE SOME OTHER POWDERS BUT HAVE NOT REALLY USED THEM YET.
NOTE- MY EATING HABITS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN MY PROGRESS. THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND MY CARE
-I EAT MORE RAW VEGIES NOW. I ALWAYS LOVED VEGIES BUT RAW WAS NOT BIG IN MY DIET (ORGAINIC IF I CAN). I USE BOTH MY BLENDER AND JUICER AND GO TO TOWN. I ALSO EAT ORGANIC APPLECIDER VINEGER, LEMON WATER AND RAW COCONUT OIL
NEW HAIR ROUTINE STARTING September 2008. I am making a few changes now.
1. I use ALMA and Vatika oil in my leave in conditioner (dominican cheapy) that is applied in small amounts daily.
2. I cowash(VO5 CONDITIONER) every 3 days and deep condition with protein , some times over night, followed by moisturizing conditoner.I ALWAYS AIR DRY NOW.
3. I use a pinch of baking soda OR SEA SALT mixed with cheapy dominican Rinse as shampoo to clean scalp as needed for build. I will try to wait every 2 weeks or more.
4. I will continue to use protective styles and attempt to not texlax again until DEC08/JAN09 or ever.
I now take SOURCE OF LIFE -muti vitamin and mineral supplement liquid and HAIR SKIN AND NAIL vitamins. i also take BLUE GREEN ALGAE IN POWDER FORM DAILY. I stopped taking all the others
only because this is easier to deal with and the ingredents are all natural. I believe in the KISS METHODOLOGY. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. :) :)
I continously try to simplify what I do.
I love dominican products and would love to try more Indian products.
I love cheapy v05 conditioners. ( Any kind). I love to mix with olive oil (that's an instant pre-poo or deep moisturizer).
OK LET'S SEE
-I wash hair 1-2x a week
- sometimes I pree-poo with the mix above or other oil and conditioner mixes
-I shampoo with CREME of NATURE (BEIGE BOTTLE -GREEN LABEL - Because it's sulfate free.) or cheapy garlic shampoo or Surge shampoo heavily diluted with water and a pinch of baking soda (to clarify)
-I condition with moisturizing conditoners, protein or both depending on the weather and condition of my hair. I deep condition every time for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- every 6-8- I used APHOGEE protein- Followed by a moisturizing deep condition.
I WEAR LOW MINIP- HAIR STYLES- PONYTAILS, BRAID OUTS, BRAID EXSTENTIONS-
I DON'T USE MUCH HEAT. I MOISTURIZE EVERY DAY AND DO SCALP MASSAGES. I ALSO BAGGY DURING PONYTAIL TIME OR OVER NIGHT PRE-POOS.
I DO TAKE VITAMINS. MULTI / V-E/ V-D/ V-C/ MSM/ BIOTIN/
BUT I DO A ROTATION I MAY TAKE MY MULTI AND V-D TODAY AND TOMORROW TAKE(OH YEAH) OMEGA 3 AND MY V-E AND MSM. THE THIRD DAY I MAY TAKE NOTHING. MY REASON IS BECAUSE THESE ARE SO MANY VITAMINS I DON'T WANT AN OVER LOAD. THIS CAN CAUSE NEGATIVE EFFECTS TO THE BODY. I ALSO DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND EAT HEALTHY.
THAT'S ABOUT IT. (ALWAYS CHECK WITH AN EXPERT WHEN TAKING SUPPLIMENTS- I JUST TRY TO SPREAD THE INTAKE OUT. RATHER SAFE THAN SORRY)
(THIS IS FROM Pokahontas I HAD TO SHARE IT) THANK YOU Pokahontas .....................
Pokahontas Cinnamon honey mask.
I love honey for my skin and hair. I have a really good honey mask for acne prone skin that I swear by. I try to do it once a week. It really clears and smooths my skin out. I notice a difference everytime I use it. Whenever I have a flair-up this is the first thing I run to.
-Honey kills bacterias that cause acne and kills bacterias in skin so wounds heals faster if there are any wounds. Honey is acidic, so it sucks up oil from underneath and dries up acne faster without irritations. tightens skin and moisturizes it.
-Honey is a natural antiseptic and is often used to treat and sterilize wounds. Although it's predominantly made up of various sugars and water, it is also full of beneficial vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other things that are nourishing to your skin. Plus, honey pulls moisture out of the air, infusing it into your skin, a process that helps prevent scarring.
-Cinnamon and nutmeg have been used for thousands of years as healing aids for various ailments including digestive problems. The properties of these common spices have also been found to help with acne care.
-Cinnamon is one of the oldest herbal medicines known and it's been used for thousands of years as an antiseptic, astringent, antifungal and anti-viral aid, among its many other uses. Its astringent and antiseptic properties have made ground cinnamon a common ingredient in at-home acne treatment products.
-Nutmeg is also often used internally to calm digestive problems, however, ground nutmeg serves as a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it reduces swelling, redness and irritation that is associated with acne. Nutmeg is also said to improve skin tone
-Lemon is rich in fruit acids. The fresh lemon juice has capacity to remove dead skin cells gently. It will also help to fade discolorations.
MY CINNAMON HONEY MASK:
3 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
dash of lemon juice (optional)
*If you use the lemon juice you will need to keep this mask refridgerated*
Mix this all together to form a paste. I like to refridgerate because it makes it stiffer and not as runny.....the coolness feels good too. Apply to your face for 30 min. then rinse and moisturize.
If you add the lemon juice you will need to refridgerate this but if not you don't have to.
Black Hair Care Products and Cancer
Please read this article about Black hair products and cancer in Black women.
FYI - spread the word, Be Aware. Even if you don't need this Information pass it on.
Lifestyles Report...Hair scare
By Debbie Norrell
At least two months ago WPXI contacted me to do an interview about ingredients in hair care products used by African-Americans possibly leading to breast cancer. I was selected because I am a 15-year Breast cancer survivor. I agreed to do the interview. However at the end of the taping I didn't know anything more about the study than before the Cameras started rolling.
Recently WAMO news anchor and New Pittsburgh Courier freelance Writer Allegra Battle did a story on this same subject and it was a feature On the May 9, 5 p.m. KDKA news. But at the end of these stories we still Did not have a list of the products. Battle gave me the list that didn't Make her feature during a recent visit I made to the WAMO studio's promoting the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. So many of my friends have seen the stories on television or read about this issue in the paper and they want to know which products to be concerned about.
However I wanted to give you more so I went to the Internet and looked for articles from the Center for Environmental Oncology and found one entitled: Why Healthy People Get Cancer: Center Examines Environmental Suspects (update Spring 2005).
The article stated, one of immediate research priorities of the new Center is the puzzling phenomenon of breast cancer in African-Americans Under the age of 40, who have nearly twice as much breast cancer as do white women.
The center will work with Silent Spring Institute, a Massachusetts based cancer institute, to identify suspect contaminants and ingredients in hair care products and other personal products regularly used by African-American young women and their mothers.
More recently, attention has turned to estrogenic compounds in hair care products used by Black women as a possible explanation for higher cancer rates in this population. I've started to carry copies of the list in my purse but we're going to share it with you right here. The list simply says: The following is a list of products that have previously been found to contain hormones:
Queen Helene Placenta crea m hair conditioner
Placenta revitalizing shampoo
Perm Repair with placenta
Proline Perm Repair with placenta
Hormone hair food Jojoba oil
Triple action super grow
Luster's Sur Glo Hormone
B & B Super Gro
Lekair natural Super Glo
Lekair Hormone hair treatment with Vitamin E
Isoplus Hormone hair treatment wit Quinine
Fermodyl with Placenta hair conditioner
Supreme Vita-Gro with allantoin and estrogen plus TEA-COCO>
Hask Placenta Hair conditioner
Nu Skin body smoother
Nu Skin Enhancer
The majority of these products contain placental extract, placenta, hormones or estrogen. As early as 1983 Dr. Devra Davis (epidemiologist and director of the Center for Environmental oncology, part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) and co-researcher Leon Bradlow advanced the theory that xenoestrogens, synthetic estrogen
imitators, were a possible cause of breast cancer.
Davis also says, 'most cases of breast cancer are not born, but made and the more hormones a woman is exposed to in her lifetime, the greater her risk of breast cancer.'
We need to be more cautious of the products that we use on our hair and our bodies and demand that more information about our health is shared.
CHECK THIS LINK OUT