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Wash Day : The Coconut Oil Is Back

100% pure coconut oil

          This season has been the toughest on my hair this year. It's funny because Fall is supposed to be gentle on my hair, minus the shedding. It usually feels like winter by February because we live in the South, but this year has been different. We've had winter weather weeks after weeks. As a result of the bad weather, my hair has been dryer than usual. I moisturize my ends at least twice a day and keep them tucked in. Since coconut oil is so good at retaining moisture in the hair, I got me a big jar for less than $5.00. I will be using it to deep condition on dry hair and moisturize my ends.

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Pre-Poo: I used Pure Coconut oil to prep my hair for about 6 hours.

Shampooing: I washed the oil out with Matrix Biolage shampoo.

Rinse: I did a coffee rinse again to minimize the shedding.

The Wash Day ExperienceDeep conditioning: I deep conditioned with Africa's Hair Mayonnaise to help with the breakage.

conditioning: My hair felt and smelled a little funny after I washed the deep conditioner out. So, I applied my V05 moisture milk conditioner, rinsed it out, and the hair felt a little better.

Drying: I dried with a towel this time, too lazy to get a T-shirt.

Moisturizing and Sealing: I added a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil to my hair, followed by my Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner.

Hair of the week

Hair of the week

          The coconut oil made a big difference. The hair was very soft. The breakage is not as noticeable as last week. I am hoping that the shedding will stop too, sooner than later, I hope. I am not too worried about the shedding because it is normal this time of the year, but I am tired of cleaning the sink and my comb.

             Did you have a successful wash day?
 

Outfit Of The Week: The Hound's Tooth

Houndstooth shoes, Guess Shoes, Black and white outfit

           Hello beautiful people! How was your weekend? If you live in the US, I know you are so looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with your family. I have some tips here if you are trying to avoid overeating.  I had so much fun outside with the kids on Saturday. The weather was in our favor. I figured that it was the perfect time to have some pictures taken. Two of my neighbor's kids were playing with mine and they all wanted to take my pictures. I posed for them and it turned out that the best shots were the silly ones.
           I walked into my closet and grabbed my double breasted jacket, although I was not sure what I was going to pair it with. My black pants caught my eyes, and the look was almost complete. I thought about wearing a necklace because I had enough room for one, but changed my mind at the last minute.  I could barely walk in those 5" Guess heels, but they completed the look. What is Fall without houndstooth, right?
           I had a big Afro in mind for the hair, but it so happened that the twists left some curls for me to work with. I used Cantu Shea butter to add shine and softness to the hair. It turned out pretty good, but it did not last a long time with the wind blowing none stop.

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Did you do anything special during the weekend?


 

Fitness Friday: 5 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Thanksgiving

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          Thanksgiving is the day when we get together with family and friends to give thanks, eat good food, and crack jokes; or in some cases, find out what the cousin that we haven't seen in months has been up to. Some of us tend to overeat  when that day comes. One excuse that I hear often is, "Thanksgiving only comes once a year." Just because it comes once a year that doesn't mean you should turn into a turkey by stuffing yourself with all kind of delicious food.  If you plan on spending some quality time with your loved ones this thanksgiving ( instead of turning it into Black Friday), keep reading for some tips on how to avoid overeating.

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5 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Thanksgiving

1. Eat a protein filled breakfast. Your body tends to crave less carbs when it is satisfied with your protein intake. Eating protein in the morning will make you fill full longer.

2. Eat light snacks and  drink water. Water can trick your brain into believing that you are full.  Snack on healthy food and drink water instead of eating a big lunch.

Fitness Friday3. Have a glass of red wine. Red wine is known for suppressing appetite. One glass during dinner should be your limit. You don't want to miss out on all the fun. 

4. Eat a piece of pie (anything sweet) before dinner. While your body really likes sugar, your brain does a really good job at letting you know that you are less hungry after getting enough. I usually go with the sweet potato soufflé.

5. Enjoy small portions. We start eating dinner at around  4:00 PM at my house. I never skip the salad because it is healthy and low in calories. I fill my plate with some dark meat and some of my favorite sides.  I give my body enough time to digest the food, then go back for a second plate at 7:00 PM.

       These tips have stopped me from overeating year after year. I hope you find them helpful. 

How do you stop yourself from overeating during the holidays?
 

Wash Day:: Deep Conditioning With Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Deep Conditioner


         Hello Everyone! I decided to give Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Deep Conditioner a try during my last wash day. I read mixed reviews about it. But since my hair is as unique as my fingerprints, I decided that only I, can tell if it works for me or not. I've tried to mix my Organics Hair Mayonnaise with honey and regular conditioner to avoid protein overload, because my hair doesn't sit well with egg protein. I hope this product becomes a regular deep conditioner for me so I don't have to do all this work. One use is not enough for me to tell you how I feel about it yet. A review is coming soon.

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  1. Pre-Poo: I used my carrot oil to prep my hair. This oil has been so good on my roots. I figured that it would do the same to my ends.  Boy, was I right! I covered my head with two plastic caps, plus a warm towel. I started the washing process seven hours later. 
  2. Shampoo: I used Matrix Biolage to wash my scalp again. 
  3. Rinse: I did my coffee rinse. I applied it to my scalp only, left it on for about five minutes before applying my deep conditioner.
  4. Deep conditioning: Applied  Pantene  Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Deep Conditioner to my hair without rinsing the coffee out, a good way to wash out the coffee smell because this product smells pretty good. I waited 50 minutes before rinsing the hair. My plan was to leave it on the hair for only 15 minutes, but I was doing homework with the kids. I lost track of time.
  5.  Oil +Moisturizer: I added a generous amount of Avocado Oil to my hair after letting it dry for about 15 minutes. I braided the hair and went to bed 3 hours later.

Hair of the day

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The Wash Day Experience           I had  what I call a "Thank you, Jesus!" moment after I washed my hair on Monday. Even a day later, my hair was so soft. It felt stronger, too. It felt like my hair. Although I am not out of the woods yet with the breakage, I was happy and very satisfied with my wash day. Do you have a post about your wash day experience?  Come share it with us! Just click on the blue button and follow the instructions. Happy Blogging!
 
 

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