SO, I KNOW YOUR HAIR IS NOT NATURAL, BUT YOU WORE WEAVES FOR YEARS. WHAT MADE YOU REVERT BACK TO WEARING YOUR OWN HAIR?
I wore sew-in weaves for 10yrs straight and my main reason was my hair was growing very thin because it was not getting the treatment it needed to grow healthy. While having your hair braided up all the time does make your hair grow but, it also damages the ends which causes hair breakage. You have to allow your hair to breathe for a certain amount of time and receive hair treatments. I wanted my hair to be as healthy and thick as it was before I started wearing weaves.
DO YOU NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR HAIR NOW PRIOR TO WHEN YOU WERE WEARING THE SEW-IN WEAVES? IF SO , WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
There is a big difference. My hair has its original thick texture and no breakage. When I was getting my hair braided up in weaves I would leave some of hair out in the front and some in the back. Plus I would just perm that part of my hair which let me have two different textures and my hair was at two different lengths. The constant relaxing of just certain parts eventually broke off the front of my hair. My hair would grow very thin because of the constant damage. Now my hair is stronger and grows all at one length.
WOULD YOU SAY YOU DAMAGED YOUR HAIR AFTER WEARING WEAVES A LONG PERIOD OF TIME?
Yes but the main reason was I wasn’t taking care of my hair in between each weave. I should have taken at least 3-month breaks in between weaves to get my hair treated with conditioning, trims, and hot oil treatments. I truly recommend that if you get weaves you should only keep it in for 1-month tops.
Your hair does break off when you constantly braid it up.
WHAT WAS THE MAIN REASON YOUR WORE WEAVES?
There were several reasons now that I think about it. First it gives you that length you always want when you can’t grow it yourself and I was lead to believe that if you wore sew-in weaves your hair would grow because you are “giving your real hair a break” that is such a lie. Now that I know what I know now I wish I never would have put weaves in my hair. Your hair will grow if you treat it well.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY?
Well I have a short cut now so when I have a bad day I can either wear a hat or simply spike my hair up with spritz and have the messy short cut look works every time.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RELAX YOUR HAIR?
I relax my hair every 4 weeks. My hair is short now so I have to make sure the back of it is lying flat so I make sure my perms are done in a timely fashion.
DO YOU THINK YOU WILL EVER GROW YOUR HAIR OUT NATURAL?
I am not sure. I always said I would never go without a perm. I do agree perm does do a lot of wear and tear on your hair but I believe if you use them moderately you should be ok. I think if I get a very low cut I can go natural but I will do that later down the road.
DO YOU WORK OUT? IF SO, HOW DOES IT EFFECT YOUR HAIR?
Yes I do work out and I usually tie my hair up when I do and it usually doesn’t sweat at all. I put spritz on it prior to working out so everything stays in place.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE HAIR STYLE?
Yes my signature style is my side part in the front and short all the way around. I like my eye slightly covered to give a little style.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR HAIR THE MOST?
My hair is the healthiest it’s been in years. I love its texture now. My hair grows nicely and is manageable. I didn’t think my hair would ever recover from the damage I did to it but fortunately it did.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PRODUCTS/HAIR TOOLS THAT YOU JUST CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
My Mizani hair sheen is wonderful. I don’t like heavy oil sheen on my hair so Mizani gives my hair that clean finish that doesn’t weigh my hair down.
WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU, HOW YOUR HAIR LOOKS OR THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR?
I would definitely say the health of my hair is more important. I do not want to be 50 yrs old with 2 strands left on my head lol.
Regardless if you're relaxed or natural, what's most important is that your hair is healthy. I really believe that it's not always about the products you use on your hair but what you put in your body. Your hair is like a plant...you have to water it to grow. With that being said, drink plenty of water, exercise, and take care of yourself PERIOD!
Add both ingredients to a squirt bottle (one with a nozzle) and shake before use. Apply and massage into scalp the night before washing your hair.
Stimulates growth like you wouldn’t believe. Please NOTE, the cayenne pepper will REALLY make your scalp tingle so don’t be alarmed b/c that’s what it is supposed to do! Also, take caution when rinsing this mixture out of your hair. If it gets into your eyes, it WILL sting. I simply close my eyes when rinsing it out and open them once it’s all rinsed completely out of my hair. Unless you're that good, I guarantee you will forget this your first try at this and it will get in your eyes and it will sting. LOL. But you will learn quickly!
As with any hair growth stimulants, CONSISTENCY is the key and the only way you will receive results. Don't expect to see results right away. You should start to see results in about 4 weeks if you use it CONSISTENTLY, some see results sooner than that. Give it a try and after 4 weeks share your results! Or if you use this now or used to, share your comments! Stay blessed and beautiful.
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing". When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water,turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.Cinnamon and Honey Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.
Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES:Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.
ARTHRITIS:Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.BLADDER INFECTIONS:Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.CHOLESTEROL:Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.COLDS:Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.UPSET STOMACH:Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.IMMUNE SYSTEM:Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.INDIGESTION:Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.CANCER:Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.HEARING LOSS:Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!You might want to share this information with a friend, kinfolks and loved ones. Everyone needs healthy help information ~ what they do with it is up to them ~ share with your email buddies!!!!!