It is goal setting time! What goals do you have set for the coming year? This past year I rediscovered how powerful writing is in helping me to gain clarity around the things I should be doing on a daily basis to accomplish the goals that are most important to me. As a result, this year I made some pretty big strides in my personal life and in my business.
Now this is one I pamper myself with on wash day when I can use some special self care. The results are amazing and it smells so good. I'm excited for the winner of this next item. We're getting close to the end of the giveaway. The last day to enter is December 31st 12am CST. Make sure you've entered in one of three ways. The more you enter, the more chances you get to win more than one prize.
The first item up for grabs is my all time favorite moisturizer, Dudley's PCA. I have been using this moisture retainer for the past 20 years and have yet to find anything that compares to its ability to help my hair retain moisture. It works well on all hair types as a leave in conditioner. I like that is blends well with other products. Some leave in conditioners cause gels to roll up and create build up. I use it as an all over leave-in conditioner immediately after shampooing and to add moisture to all my styles in between shampooing. It is even lightweight enough to use on silkened natural hair.
It's giveaway season and I'm joining in the fun by sharing several of my favorite products for natural hair with seven winners at the end of this month. I am a natural hair stylist so I go for the good stuff. These products are gonna make you fall in love with your natural hair all over again. I'm giving away the top products and tools that I use to make natural hair easy for me and my clients. Here's what's included in this giveaway...
I like to hear my client’s stories about why they decided to go natural. I’ve heard everything from horror stories with severe hair loss to those just experimenting because they see the growth other’s have experienced.
Why did you go natural?
Hoping for longer hair? Do you need to eliminate your dry scalp? See how long you could grow your hair? Because you must choose between a relaxer and color? Why did you go natural?
More than likely you were moved to go natural for one or many reasons.
Tasty, easy prep one pot meal have this busy mompreneur's name all over them, especially during Fall. Nighttime comes fast this time of year and the last thing I want is to spend the last few precious moments of the day in the kitchen. It usually takes me some time to adjust when the time changes. The first couple of weeks leave me exhausted by the end of the day.
Planning quick and easy one pot meals helps me get a healthy dinner on the table fast with a little time left over to play. This recipe is one of my favorites because of it’s rich flavors and it includes two of my favorite’s chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Yum! Keeping Reading for this tasty recipe.
What is steaming?
Steaming natural hair is a method of deep conditioning that improves the health of your hair and scalp, creates more defined curls, detangles, and restores balance. All these benefits prevent your hair from becoming a ball of frizz at the thought of moisture in the air. To prepare your hair for steaming as a pre-poo, massage your favorite oil(s) into your scalp and sit under the steamer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Wash day is a big deal when you have natural hair. I find myself mentally preparing days before I even get started. The biggest question for me is "when will I have the time and the energy to detangled, shampoo, condition, detangle again and style my natural hair at the same time. Well, rarely do they all happen at once. In my natural hair regimen, each event has it's own special day.
The summer before I entered high school my mom finally allowed me to get a hair relaxer. I had been wanting so badly to wear my hair in all the trending styles. Up until then my hair was naturally curly, never altered, not even with the heat of a blow dryer. My hair had always been long, thick, and curly. Even though I wanted a relaxer, it was more out of the desire to fit in rather than hatred for my hair. I had always received positive messages about my hair while growing up.
Learning to love your natural hair goes much deeper than the surface. Wearing your natural hair becomes a journey of cultivating a closer connection with yourself. To make the journey more enjoyable, give more consideration to the transition. I learned of William Bridges work on Managing Transitions from a fellow creative entrepreneur. His definition of transition helps with understanding the struggle women experience when transitioning to natural hair.
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