I recently found the magic of Aromatherapy through essential oils. I heard about it many times before but I was never really interested in using or learning about it, until a friend of mine recommended it to me after I mentioned I was having trouble to fall sleep. I tried, and “oh, boy”, I fell in love. They not only helped me with going back to a full relaxed night of sleep, but with being more focused and overall healthier. For that reason I feel I should totally share this with you. So if like me, you are clueless about Essential Oils and its benefits, but are considering giving a try, here are some helpful information:
I understand is common for the majority of people to have lots of bad habits when it comes to morning routines. Trust me. I’ve been there.
But since I decided to make some small changes, and consistently started taking these 7 Morning Routine steps, I have more productive days, and my life in general just improved. So, here’s how to improve yours too:
1. Stay away from your smart phone on the first hour
If you use your phone’s alarm to wake you up, turn it off immediately after it buzzes. Just try to resist the urge to check social media or emails. Your mornings should be reserved just for you, so don’t waste your precious time being slaved to technology. You will have plenty of time to check it later. This means even disabling notifications on your home screen so you don’t fall into the temptation of that Facebook or Twitter update.
When it comes to protect your natural hair, you have to ask a question. Is your protective style really protecting your hair or harming it?
It might sound like a silly question but the truth is that a protective style is supposed to protect your hair by relieving your hair from the stress of the daily manipulation. Most people are not aware, but it is extremely important to know that how you install your protective style and also the hair practices that you adopt while wearing a protective style, matters a lot. Specially if you’re going for a long-term hairstyle. When a style is not installed properly or when your hair is not cared enough on a protective style, the result could be lots of breakage and damage to your natural hair.
I want to share with you 6 tips to help you to avoid damaged hair as a result of improper protective style installation, and hair care.
Yes, Aloe Vera! It is so accessible that sometimes we take it for granted. This magic ingredient will help and transform your Natural Hair journey. The benefits are endless. Since I discovered the benefits that Aloe Vera could bring to my Natural hair and to my health in general, I never stoped using it.
I personally use it in 3 ways: I drink a 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel, I use the plant’s gel to make my own hair mask, and I use a natural Aloe Vera based soothing spray on my hair and scalp. Let me start by telling you how those simple steps can help you rock an incredibly healthy natural hair.
BOX BRAIDS can be a great alternative if you’re in transition and wants an easier way to go through it. Or for those who want to change their look. I wore box braids when I was doing a hair transition and I loved. Even today, I still do iyt from time to time. When you choose to do box braids, there are a few things to keep in mind.
In this post I’ll give you tips can help you make the right decision, especially if you’re still afraid or don’t know anything about it.
1. Look for a good professional
Unfortunately not all people who claim thate they do box braids are really professionals. I suggest you look for someone with a good reputation, and who won’t do tight braids. Very tight braids can result in hair loss and permanent baldness. Especially in the front, which is a more sensitive area.
Today I will explain how your can discover your hair type so that you can better take care of them. For a long time in my life I didn’t know that there are several categories for the various types of hair, and that they are separated by numbers and letters. I went to learn that when I was in hairdressing school.
The well-known hairdresser Andre Walker, who has won an Emmy Award for his work as a hair stylist for Oprah Winfrey, – in addition to making the famous Halle Berry’s pixie haircut- created a chart explaining the different types of hair and today I I’ll pass on to you what I’ve learned.
The hair are divided into 4 types:
- Kink Curly
Each of these has 3 different textures. Knowing your hair type helps a lot so you can use products that will help your hair and you won’t spend money on products that won’t leave your hair the way you want.
Hair Type 1 – Straight
They can be A, B, or C, and range from thin / fragile to thick.
Type 1A is the thinnest and fragile. Type 1B has a mixture of thin and thick hair and type 1C is thick. The 1C is the hardest to style. You can use a babyliss and after 2 hours it will be flat again. Because they’re thicker, the scalp oil reaches the ends more easily, leaving it with lots of shine. A very common example of hair type 1C is Asian hair (smooth and thick).
Winter comes and with it the annoying scratching and so we start to wonder: do I have dandruff or my scalp is dry? Well today I will explain the differences between the two and share a great recipe for you.
Our scalp has micro scales that falls regularly, but that can go unnoticed when our scalp is healthy. Dandruff happens when there’s inflammation followed by itching, and those larger flakes that begin to fall. Three things can cause dandruff:
1. Fungi: your scalp has fungi that ingest the healthy oil from the scalp and release a substance called oleic acid that is potentially irritating;
2. You’re sensitive to oleic acid: some people are more sensitive than others and can develop dandruff while others do not;
3. Oily Scalp: When your scalp produces excessively sebum.
What happens is that the scalp becomes irritated and begins to itch, our body reacts by creating new cells and pushing the irritated ones out, falling off in the form those visible flakes in our clothes.
Like the skin on our arms and legs, the scalp may simply be dry, which can be less frequent than our skin, as our scalp produces a natural sebum to stay hydrated and protected. Even so, the scalp may indeed get dry.
In my journey to live a happier and more balanced life I came to know Ho’oponopono. After reading about the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them, I got very curious. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, creator of the updated Ho’oponopono version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH)
But what is Ho’oponopono? It is basically the power to heal ourselves by reconnecting to our pure zero state of love and accepting that we are responsible for every single thing that happens in our lives. Everything! When we accept all of our responsibilities and do what Dr. Len calls “cleaning”, we can align our vibration to the divine and have true inspirations, instead of simply relying on our limited beliefs generated from old memories.
For us it means a way to clean our bodies and mind from those negative memories and feelings that can only trap us and keep us stuck, blocking the universe from reaching our most pure state, which is the zero. When we are at “zero” we allow the divine in to transform and inspire us.
How will this help me?
Once you start to feel responsible for your life you’ll feel less of that feeling of hopelessness. You’re not an mere spectator in you own life. You can now control it. Who doesn’t want to feel that, right?
My baby shower happened almost two years ago… (Oh my God! Time flies). But a lot of people, between my friends, family members, and Youtube and Instagram followers, keep asking me for help on how to plan the best Baby Shower for their own. So even though it has been a while, it still feels fresh to me and I decided to make a post about it.
Today I’m gonna share with you guys all the steps I took to have an amazing and pretty low budget Baby Shower, and let me tell you something… Planning is everything. It makes your life much easier. Here are the steps:
About 10 weeks before
Determining who is going to host.
Will it be you alone or will you share duties with a co host? I luckily had help from my dear friend Dora and we planned everything together from the beginning to the end.
Setting the budget.