Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quick Reviews on some products that I've used!

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So, today I posted this picture of my 8 month hair growth on FB in my Hair Chronicles Folder 
(I was re-doing my twists):

Along with pictures of my hair, there is also these pictures of products that I've used in the past and was to do a review on:

SOOOOOOOOOOO... Here are my reviews... Now, keep in mind that not EVERYTHING is going to work for everyone.  This is what I've tried and these were MY experiences.  I've had so many innocent bystanders as well as what I like to call "NATURAL HAIR NAZIS" tell ME what I should and should NOT do with my hair... As you can see, whatever I'm doing is working because my hair is striving, surviving and THRIVING!! :) -- I'm not here to tell you what you should and should NOT do with your hair, I'm simply telling you what has and has NOT worked for me. :)

Review Time:

Murray's Pomade -- Works in moderation. Depending on the style, it will help keep my edges in place. I rarely use it though.

Cantu Shea Butter products -- They worked for me at one time. I've since outgrown them and went to other things... However, they helped my hair become more manageable. This made my hair VERY soft...

Pink Oil Moisturizer -- Uhhhhhhh... Yeah... doesn't work for me at all.  Dries my hair out really terribly and makes it very UNMANAGEABLE!

Garnier Fructis Nutrient Spray -- That worked great for me. It helped stop my scalp from itching and kept it moisturized. Used it in MODERATION!

African Pride Olive Miracle Products -- Those were bought moreso for my youngest daughter, and her hair THRIVES on them. Her growth is astounding and her hair managability is amazing. I have used the products on myself (FIRST, of course), and they work well. 

Tea Tree Oil -- SENT FROM HEAVEN!! That stuff is amazing. My goodness!! ONE OF THE BEST THINGS SINCE SLICED BREAD!! Works wonderful!
Cholesterol Conditioner -- Straight from my childhood. It works like a charm!! I use it ONCE a month in to deep condition my hair.

Please note: -- If this is NOT what you would use on your hair because of silicone, sulfates or mineral oil that may or may NOT be in these products, DO NOT USE THEM!! Everyone's hair is different and thrives and survives on different things.  Know that WATER is awesome... (I use Sparkletts on my hair) and my TresCorn mix is beautiful (STILL!!!)

*I was NOT paid by the makers of these products to review their products.  I bought them with my own money and used them at my own risk.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Freestyling my NEED for the Lord!!

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Am I perfect?!?! Not even close... Do I make mistakes?? EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY DAY!! Do I claim to be on the up and up at all times??? NO... I sin like everyone else... However, there is one thing I KNOW:  I LOVE, ADORE & NEED the LORD in my life at all times.  Without Him, I'm nothing! --

Today, I starting singing this song... At church, it was on my heart so heavy that I had to go outside and worship MY GOD!!! So, I decided to share it with you guys.  It's imperfect, just like me... However, I pray the words touch you like they touched me! --

God's Blessings to you all!! <3

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Seek & Hide...

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You know, life will come at you like a barrelling train down an invisible track!  At times, we are ready for what it has in store, and at other times, we are caught off guard and confused as to WHY we are dealing with such strife and constant destruction and possible demise!  We are looking for answers and QUESTIONING any and EVERY thing in our lives.  We begin looking back over our pasts for something that may have triggered this mess that we have found ourselves in.  We go back as far as our childhood and see if we can 'remember' if we put our parents through some type of whirwind of foolery, and in turn we're in the process of REAPING what we have SOWED... --

Sometimes, we need to simply play a game of SEEK & HIDE:


Many times, GOD is simply letting us know that we MUST go back to our childhood ways and SEEK out our FATHER and find comfort in HIS protection and words.  There is no other way to get that armor of HIS that we need in life.  His ways are unflawed and unmatched.  Hiding in Him will prevent you from making further mistakes by trying to go by your OWN ways and 'rectify the situation'.  Let HIM lead, guide and direct your steps, tongue and attitude.

So often, we look to ourselves to fix problems and clean up messes that we made or that our families have made.  That is the incorrect answer.  For those of us that are parents, we always want our children to come to us when they have issues so that we can help them get through their situation AND so that we can shield them from further hurt, harm and/or danger.  GOD is the SAME way.  He wants us to SEEK Him out and HIDE in Him, so that He can do the same for us.

When we become adults, we tend to go on our own paths, forgetting what we were 'trained up' to do. 
(Train a child in the way they should go... They WILL depart from it, however when in a rut, PRAY that they go back to what they've been trained to do...That's my motto)
We need to ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS stay a CHILD in GOD!! He is our Father, AND a VERY GOOD one at that! :) -- As children, we LOVED to play games and just enjoy life... As adults, we need to LOVE to play THAT GAME and ENJOY HIM!!

Blessings to you all!

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