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Happy New Year!!!

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 3:01PM by NaturallyJustMe 0 Comments -

Happy New Year everyone!

I know that I have been missing in action lately, I have just been really busy and haven't even had a chance to think about my poor little blog.....but those days are hopefully behind me, and I hope to start posting more frequently again.

So as far as my hair goes, I have been experiencing a good amount of growth lately (see the pics below)..

October 2010 Twist Out

January 2011-Twist Out

As far a regimen and products that I have been using, I decided back in mid October to try something new. That something new was as follows:

Weekly or every 7-10 days

Pre-poo with olive oil and a cheapo conditioner
Remove shed hair and section into 4
Shampoo in 4 sections using the barrier method
Remove shed hair
Rinse with lukewarm water
Apply conditioner to each section
Detangle each section and subdivide 8 sections
Rinse with cold cold cold water
Air dry until about 75% dry
Apply leave-in(kimmaytube) to each section and either braid or twist

Twice a Month
Deep condition for 30 minutes under a hooded dryer

Nightly

Mist my hair with a combination of distilled water and a little bit of conditioner.

In doing the stuff above, what I have noticed is that I'm not losing a lot of hair, my hair is retaining length, and it is staying moisturized. I haven't posted a length check since September, but I will be soon which should show even more the growth/length retention.

As for my hair resolutions for 2011, I would like to see my hair grow at least 4-6 inches this year, I plan to keep up with my regimen, and to drink more water and eat better. What are some of your hair resolutions for this year?



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Have You Heard...

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 1:52PM by NaturallyJustMe 0 Comments -

It is my distinct pleasure to bring to my blog family one of my favorite up and coming artists, Kashan.

Soulful, driven and talented, Kashan, fuses the vibes and sounds of jazz, soul, and R&B to create simplysoulmusic. Simplysoulmusic is the soundtrack to your day off, at home, or in your car. His music reminds you that good music is still alive. Calling on musical influences such as Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, and countless others, Kashan's style of storytelling in his music stirs up your soul with lyrics out of this world, and inspires dreamers, lovers ,and leaders to change the world around them. As a young kid, growing up in rural west Tennessee, Kashan used music as an escape from shyness. He would lock himself away in his bedroom and become immersed in the finger snaps and rhythms, the drums and guitar; beaten and strummed by soulful lyrics of love, lust, deceit ,and pain. These songs not only inspired him to dance, but triggered in him the desire to sing. The music also brought forth a dormant talent for poetry and lyrics, leading him to focus his writing towards poetry and songs of experience, travel ,and self assurance.

Having traveled to various countries spreading his music, Kashan now resides in NY, doing his thing!! Which includes the release of his first CD "Shades of Kashan". So if you are in the mood for some head bobbin, shoulder swaying, and mind elevating type of music, look no further. Pick up this CD, (http://www.reverbnation.com/kashanmusic), you will not be disappointed.

If you don't believe me, check it out now...

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Courage is Beautiful....

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 12:00PM by NaturallyJustMe 0 Comments -

As we all know, this October represents the 26th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And because of this many of you like me, have participated in various activites and fundraisers in hope of raising awareness and funds for a cure.

I recently received an email from the folks over at Creme of Nature discussing their partnership with and organization by the name of Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB) . Just to give you a little bit of background about the organization, LGFB, helps women look their best as they face cancer and cancer treatment by sharing makeover tips, complementary cosmetic kits ,and offering a supportive circle.

Essentially, LGFB, offers a step-by-step makeover learning session led by cosmetology professionals using products donated by the cosmetic industry. Each two-hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques and professional advice on how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats, hairpieces, and other accessories. Patients at various stages of treatment receive personal attention; take home instruction booklets and complimentary cosmetic kits in shades that match their skin tones.

I encourage you to check out the LGFB website (http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/) and see how you can become involved in such a noble cause.



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Are You a Mixtress???

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 6:03AM by NaturallyJustMe 0 Comments -

Are you a self-proclaimed mixtress?? If so what are some of your favorite creations?

For me, I have mixed so much stuff, from body butters, to hair butters. I have even mixed up stuff for my special guy to use his hair.

Recently, I mixed up one of my favorite youtubers famous leave-in (http://www.youtube.com/user/kimmaytube)...check it out, it is wonderful...



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Protective Styling....

Mon, 10/18/2010 - 2:46PM by NaturallyJustMe 0 Comments -

With the winter season vastly approaching, the talk about protective styling in the natural community is increasing. For the newbies, protective styling is essentially a way that you style your hair with the intent of protecting it from, lets just say the elements. There are many different types of protective styles, from braids (with your hair or adding hair), twists, wigs, buns, etc. The overall goal with protective styling is little to no manipulation, and making sure that you guard your ends.

For me, I usually stick to my twists, which sometimes I vary in size....Generally, I twist my hair up and leave it up for at least 5 days, and then I will wear a twist out for another couple of days, and then wash and start all over again.

Will you be doing any kind of protective styling this fall/winter? If so what will be your staple style?



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