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Hair Care 101; Hair Products

Here is the list of products I use or have used and that I recommend! I will also be doing a post on Hair Tools, which will show the combs, hair dryers, irons, etc. Shampoo: Finesse Volumizing Shampoo - I love this stuff! Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo - I use this only to remove buildup once every 2 weeks ( twice a month usually ) Conditioner: Finesse Moisturizing Conditioner Leave-in Conditoners: Garnier Fructis Sleek n' Shine leave in conditioner - this is my miracle product! I've used it for about 2 years now and love it. For the first few months after my perm in 07, this is all I used on my hair! I would wash my hair and then put in the leave-in and let it air dry. Gels: Suave Sculpting Gel - I use level 10, but have tried 8 and 9 in the past. It is alcohol free and inexpensive and works great! It doesn't flake either. Hairsprays: John Freida FrizzEase Moisture Barrier Hairspray - don't use too much, it holds very well but if yo

Our Personal Convictions; Part 1

I'm supplying this information to back up with evidence what we believe about the issue. The intent is meant to show the "why" we believe what we do. We hold life sacred, in case you haven't noticed, this is a Christian website! My husband and I have certain personal convictions that we don't force on anyone else but are things we got from the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us over the years. I'm not entirely sure where my church stands on these issues as I have never heard them addressed in a service but maybe they have been, I don't know? Either way, we practice these things and hold them to be true. With that said......I hope to make this as plain as possible so we don't have to go over this every time I mention these things on this blog and have people jump to conclusions and categorize us into their little box lol. Issue #1 Birth Control We are against Birth Control pills. I think they are a device of abortion. Medical Science has

Hair Care 101; My Hair Story Part 9

In Part 8 , we left off at March 2008 ( 1 year after the perm ) with my hair at 30 inches and 4 inches of new growth that year. From March up until August, I had to work with my hair to try and disguise the fact that part was straight and the other part permed. I continued to have to use gel and a blow dryer to get it to look right, it was still very dry, and I would also straighten it sometimes and then curl it with a curling iron or hot rollers as shown in the photos below: I did the above for months, until it dawned on me that I could just straighten and/or curl JUST the permed part and leave my new growth untouched ! So I started to do that, leaving my new growth and scalp alone and my hair grew rapidly and the condition of my new growth is black, shiny and silky. Also, I started using the leave-in conditioner again and letting my hair air dry more often, even though my curls from the perm aren't as t

Hair Care 101; My Hair Story Part 8

We left off in Part 7 talking about the perm I had gotten in March 2007 ( probably my last perm ). My hair was ok for a year or so after the perm. I had used Garnier Fructis Color Treated ( color treated shampoo/conditioner's work for permed also ) Shampoo and Conditioner and then the leave-in and that was it! No gels, no blow-drying, etc. Then, my hair started to get drier and break off more. I had no idea why it started to do that as I was doing what I had always done. ( I will tell you what caused this in future posts as I found out ) My curls were not as curly anymore either because once curls are dry, they usually have a hard time holding the curl. Curls that are moisturized show the best curl, just ask someone with curly hair! I had no clue what was causing this, and I had to start using gel in my hair (alcohol free) and then blow-dry my hair holding the hair scrunched as I dried it to get my hair to look right. So I did this for months and lost inches, but luckil

Proverbs 31 Woman or Proverbs 32 Woman?

Proverbs 32 1 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. And she will remind you of that worth every day until death do you part. 2 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. If he does she will remind him of how worthless he is or has become. 3 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. That is unless she is scorned and then all bets are off. 4 She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight. But you must tell her how much she is appreciated and daily is recommended. Otherwise delight turns into bitterness. 5 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar as long as it isn't too far and takes too much of the day. 6 She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens. So when she is cranky by the time you get home... you need to understand. 7 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. Then s