Monday, September 26, 2016

You don't need Permission

Why do we need to seek permission to be ourselves? Is it because we are socialized to seek approval? Or is it that we are not confident enough in our own decision making? Whatever the reason just know that you do not need approval.

Isn't it enough for you that you believe you are making the right decision? I often wonder if the reason seek seek approval and validation from others is because we do not trust ourselves. Stop wasting time waiting for people to tell you it's okay. Instead accept the fact you may make an error in judgment but that's one of the cost of taking awesome risk.

You don't need anyone's permission to
-change your job
-marry the one you love
-to make mistakes
-change your dreams
- to be happy

This is your rodeo,vso enjoy because it only comes around once. So the hell with consent!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wash Day -Refresh!

"I  misplaced my flash drive with all my blog post so this post is a little late"

So if you remember from my last wash day post I installed braids; I kept the braids in for four weeks before removing them.  To keep my hair moisturized during that time  weekly I oiled my scalp with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and moisturized every other day using  this method here. I must say it this is a great way to moisture and keep my hair moisturized.

After a month of not washing my hair here is how I went about getting my hair clean and prepped for a reinstall.

Prepoo- Once all the braids where removed I saturated my hair with my oil mix and detangled, after the detangling session I sprayed my entire head with diluted apple cider vinegar and further detangled.

Shampoo-  I then shampooed twice with ORS creamy aloe shampoo to ensure I get my scalp really clean and remove all the built up for my hair.

Deep Condition-  Deep conditioned with Ettenio  Moisture Fusion deep penetrating conditioner and Jamaican black castor oil for 45 minutes under my conditioning cap for 45 minutes. Once my hair was cool I rinsed with warm water to remove the conditioning mix and finished off with cool water to close the cuticles.  I then wrapped my head in a t-shirt to remove the excess water.


Leave-in and Moisturizer-   When my hair was about 80 percent dry I sprayed it with Crème of nature strengthen and shine and detangled and put it into five sections. I then applied African pride Shea Butter Buttery crème to the hair and Jamaican Black Castor oil to the scalp. I then did three two strand twist in each section and left to dry overnight. The next day I went and have cornrow braids install, I hope to keep them in for three to four weeks.



How was your #washdayexperience?