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7 tips for anyone considering BOX BRAIDS

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.

7 tips for anyone considering BOX BRAIDS

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.

2. Get ready for a nasty little pain

Even if the professional doesn’t do tight braids, you may still experience some pain in the scalp. This is due because of the weight of hair added to yours, and it happens mainly at bedtime. I suggest an advil (it works for me) while the braids are being done. If you still feel pain after 2 days, it’s a sign that the professional has tightened too much. You should warn her, not to do it so tight next time.

3. It will take time

Get ready to sit for hours while the braids are being done. It’s always better to get it done on a day off and when you have no important commitments. It can take between 5 to 12 hours, depending on the thickness of the braid, and the speed and experience of the professional.

7 tips for anyone considering BOX BRAIDS

4. Choose the type of material to be used before the day of braiding.

When it comes to Box Braids, you have a few choices when it comes to choosing the material. The most common are: Jumbo (synthetic hair) – This is one of the most used by those that want Box Braids, because it’s lighter, not too bright and looks more natural. Kanekalon (synthetic hair) – This is also very popular, but much less used than Jumbo. It looks a bit artificial, it shines a lot, it weighs more, it tangles and it it falls aprta as it ages. I don’t recommend this one. Wool – That’s right. Wool knitting. It is also widely used by Brazilians. The advantage is the variety of color options, and also because its light. Line – Many people prefer this one because of its lightness.

My favorite is undoubtedly the Jumbo. I would not trade for anything.

5. Detangle and condition your hair before doing the braids

The better conditioned your hair is before putting on the braids, the better the results. Clean, hydrated and brushed before starting the braids. I suggest a blowout before doing the braids. It helps the placement and decreases the risk of pain, also preventing your hair from “twitching” out of the braids as time goes by. If you do not know how to blowout your hair, , simply use the dryer and a wide toothbrush, and go slowly stretching. It does not have to be perfect.

6. Do not stay more than 3 months with the braids

For me the ideal is 2 months, but if you have to keep them longer, don’t go longer than 3 months. In addition to the aesthetic factor, one of the main reasons for using Box Braids is hair growth, so if you spend a lot of time with them, you will run the risk of breaking your natural hair, ruining the reason why you decided put use box braids.

7. Conditioner, YES!

This fallacy against the use of conditioner on the hair while you have braids, because they’ll slip, should be stopped. Specially if you have type 4 hair, it needs a lot more moisturizing than the other types of hair. Not using conditioner will leave your hair extremely dry, which increases the risk of breakage. Besides, as I mentioned, don’t wear the braids for more than 3 months, and by the end of that period, if the braids are slipping a little, well, better to slip a little than you losing your natural hair.

Leave me your opinions and comments. Have you ever done box braids? What’s your experience?

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What’s Your Hair Type?

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:

  • Straight
  • Wavy
  • Curly
  • 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

What's Your Hair Type?

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).

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Learn the difference between dandruff and dry scalp

Learn the difference between dandruff and dry scalp

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.

Dandruff

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.

Dry Scalp

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.

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Brief Intro to Ho’oponopono

Brief Intro to Ho’oponopono

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?
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How to Plan the Best Baby Shower on a Budget

Baby Shower

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.

Baby Shower

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.

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Why I started meditating

Why I started meditating

Today I want to share with you the reasons why I started meditating and all the benefits that this amazing practice has been bringing to my life.

I actually started to get serious about it after I started practicing Yoga everyday, as part of my morning routine. I basically had the idea that meditating was something impossible for me because I could never clear my mind from my thoughts. I tried to practice a few times before but I always ended up quitting because it was too hard, and to be honest with you, I had no idea of what I was doing.

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7 Feng Shui tips to attract more love into your life

7 Feng Shui tips to attract more love into your life

Today I’m going to share with you 7 Feng Shui tips to attract more love into your life, bringing more romance and passion to it. You maybe wondering why things are so tense between you and your partner, or if your single, why is so difficult to find a new love. Maybe all you need to do is to pay more attention to the way things are set in your house, more specifically in your bedroom. I understand that can be a little complicated when we have no idea on what to do to attract the love and passion energy flow you deserve, but don’t worry. I’m here to help and share what I personally did to start attracting more love and passion to my own marriage. And let me tell you something. It works!

7 Feng Shui tips to attract more love into your life

Remove clutter from your bedroom

This first tip to attract more love into your life, is also one of the most important ones in my opinion, because it will help attract not only love, but it can also attract the money flow as well. Clutter should be removed from your entire house. It only accumulates bad energy. You should also remove dirty clothes, and keep your bedroom always organized and clean.

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6 personal tips on how to be productive working from home when you have kids

That’s the question: how to be productive working from home? A lot of people just imagine that working from home is always easier than actually commuting to a work place. It could be, but if you’re not careful you might let distractions interfere in your productivity. That can be even a little more challenging when you have kids.

As I learned how to become a more organized person, I had to adapt working from home with my new reality of being a mom, and I successfully did it by applying this 6 tips that I’m about to share with you.

Regiane Rosa

It really works and it has tremendously helped me to be productive and organized. So, here they are:

1. Wake up early before your kids and have a morning routine

If possible, wake up even before your spouse, if you have one. I personally wake up at 5 a.m. Being up at this time allows me to do things that I find essential for a productive day, without interruptions. It’s my moment. I get up immediately after my alarm sounds. That way I don’t get lazy and discouraged to get out of my fluffy bed. I then, brush my teeth and wash my face. After that I start my breathing exercises followed by meditation. That takes me about 20 minutes and I start my yoga class. When I finish exercising, I read a book for about 40 minutes and when that is over I go over my schedule for that day and see if I need to do any adjustments. I find my morning routine being one of the most enjoyable moments of my day. I totally recommend it!

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How to attract money with simple attitudes that bring good energy into your home

Fen Shui is an ancient Chinese science that studies the influence of environmental energy on people’s lives.

This technique believes that by decorating and organizing the environment in the best way, you will attract good flows from the universe and the Earth, and you will have positive returns in your life, including finances. For this, it is not necessary to have much money, but to be able to thrive within your reality.

It is not necessary to make major changes or acquisitions to apply this philosophy in your home.

Attract Money with the Feng Shui Technique

1. Get rid of what you no longer use

Make room for new things and allow positive energy to circulate. Take a day to drop what you no longer use or bring back memories that don’t do you any good. Donate, sell ​​or throw away everything you no longer need. When you hold to something you don’t need for fear of letting it go, you are doubting the universe’s ability to provide you with what you need. By completing this task, you will be releasing the flow of prosperity into your life.

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First-time mother

Hi everybody!

How’s everything going? TGIF and I hope you had a fantastic week. My week was good, although a bit tiring because I’m back in school and the return is always a bit complicated, even more now in my condition, where stairs are becoming a bit of a problem, but it was great to be back and feel active after my brief break.

Anyways, today I want to talk a little about my pregnancy. Those of you that have been following me for some time and watch my channel probably already know that I’m pregnant (link here for those who don’t know my YT channel).

My fertilization was in vitro (here is the video where I explain how it was, in portuguese) and I was very lucky, because I know of some cases where women have to try a few times before being able to achieve the dream of being a mother.

So, how’s to be a first-time mother? Well, a lot of good things has happened since we decided to get pregnant: I remember the joy I felt when we confirmed the pregnancy and the expected date of birth; the questions I began to ask myself that I had not previously even considered: “Can I drink coffee?” (Yes, moderately or up to 200 mg per day), “Can I work out?” (Although recommended in general, it’s always best to ask your doctor), “Are cell phones and microwaves safe?” (Yes, they’re safe), among many other issues that begin to afflict first-time mothers like me.

What about the physical changes that included tiredness and drowsiness, nausea, and sensitivity to odors? Yeah, I went through that, too. Not great, not at all… Emotionally -and I remember it very well- in addition to being very happy, I had a feeling of surprise and shock: “Do I really have a little baby in my belly?”.

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