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HOLIDAY LEFT OVERS GREAT FOR YOUR HAIR!

What to do with all the holiday left overs? You can only eat them, but so many days in a row. Once the love of granny's sweet potatoes has faded, use your beloved left overs on your hair. Sweet Potatoes: High in vitamins A, B6, C, and D, these yummy delights are natural hair loss fighters and deeply moisturize even the coarsest of hair. Try This: In a small pot, cook 1 mashed sweet potato and 3 tablespoons of honey. Once warm, add 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. Apply from root to tip and place plastic cap on for 30 minutes. Voila! You now have a wonderful deep conditioning treatment! Honey: A natural humectant, honey helps you retain moisture for a long period of time. It also smooths...

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I’M NOT TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE EASY!

Hey remember that time when someone introduced you to a life of rainbows and butterflies and then handed you an easy button? Ha! Yea, me neither! This week’s Transformation Tuesday principle is simple: "I'm not telling you it’s going to be easy. I'm telling you it’s going to be worth it." See simple, sweet & to the point! Pull on your big girl pants & take care of business ladies! Everything is gonna be ok! The other shoe will drop, eventually. And if you can get past the feelings of anxiety & stress. If you can just HANG ON you will make it! This week is ALREADY amazing! Just waiting for you to put your signature on it & finish strong. You can contact Karlise Cureton via email for booking at damselnodistress@gmail.com....

LET YOUR NAILS BREATHE!

Let your nails be free in the air sometimes. Even though the nails are dead cells, they do need oxygen to grow. It is very important that you allow oxygen to reach your nails, which will make them stronger. Without proper oxygen, your nails could end up with disorders that could be costly to clear up.  Here are some helpful tips for your nails: Every now and then allow your nails to be free from any products (ex. Nail polish, acrylics, gels, etc.) Always keep your nails protected with gloves when doing work with harsh chemicals (ex. Dish detergent, laundry detergent, and home cleaning products). Use a product which is designed to provide oxygen to your nails. (Try this oxygen nail treatment by Julep http://www.sephora.com/oxygen-nail-treatment-P382335 ). Do not neglect your...

DON’T LET THE HOLIDAYS STRESS YOU OUT—FIND OUT HOW TO COPE!

As an advocate for mental health, I know first-hand how stressful the holiday season can be; with family schedules, buying gifts, grocery shopping for huge holiday dinner, working overtime to ensure you get the holiday bonus & making sure you attend all the holiday parties you RSVP'd to- the stress load can be INTENSE! The little voice within that tells you to "just hold on" could really get beat & battered before the fresh start of a New Year. To strengthen this internal voice I've gotten in the habit of practicing daily affirmations. Literally looking in the mirror and saying to myself "I am the captain of my fate" and "I am a wealth of energy and a source of knowledge" can be cheesy but truthfully it...

ARE YOU CHOOSING YOUR HAIR OVER YOUR HEALTH?

Have you ever took into account how the condition of your hair could be impacting your health? It may sound crazy to some, but not to others who are bogged down and even depressed over the health of their hair, so much it could be preventing you from exercising and effecting your overall wellness.   However, maybe you’re reading this article and thinking it doesn’t pertain to you because your hair is perfectly healthy, and in fact you could be touting the length and thickness of your hair. And perhaps the  the reason you don’t exercise is simply because of the hassle and stress of managing the after workout hair problems.   Well, I have news for you rather hair is in poor or good condition,...

GOODBYE FOOT ODOR & ATHLETE’S FEET

Summer is gone and now we are in closed toe shoes for cooler seasons, which can breed foot odor or even athlete’s feet. Foot odor may be caused by sweaty feet and rapidly growing bacteria. On the other hand, athlete’s feet is caused by a fungus (Tinea pedis) that gets into the upper layers of the skin of your feet of predisposed moist feet. It is contagious from contact with folks that have fungus, walking barefoot in public moist places such as health clubs, locker rooms, and swimming pool areas.  Here are some common symptoms and over the counter tips! SYMPTOMS: MOIST RED, ITCHY TOE WEB RASH (esp. between the 4th/5th toe web) and BLISTERING DRY,THICK, SCALY, CRACKED SKIN ALL OVER BOTH FEE (with or...

FIGHTING POOFY AND FRIZZY HAIR!

Hair problems seem to always come at the wrong times.  Your hair can easily fall victim to the environment or sweat. The excess of moisture is just enough to swell your hair so much that it poofs up, and for some not manageable.   We all know that getting your hair to look perfect for work or a special date, can be a tall order that causes frustration. Therefore, if you’re like many women, who feel they’ve tried every product in the book, but their hair continues to poof up and/or frizz, then this article is a MUST READ. Click on the link for products and tips to fight hair frizz. http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/07/frizz-fighting-products-that-really.html #Fabuloushairfridays...

Detox Your Mind

Ladies, today is Day 1 of detox. Detoxing what? Detoxing our minds, souls, lips, and bodies of our self- harmful, bullying thoughts. When we "oops" up, we oops. So what?! The second after that oops is new! It’s the time to tell yourself, "I handled that, so well", " I'm proud of myself", "I’m sure as heck won't do that again", and "I definitely deserve that new dress now!"  Just as if you're commending your kids or loved ones for "a job well done", baby girl...

HOW TO PREVENT A BAD HAIR WEAVE

The purpose of hair weaves are to enhance your style in a natural looking way.  This doesn’t mean you should neglect your hair, because “what goes in, must come out, sometime or another.” And when that happens, you want to have YOUR HAIR.  Many women have gotten weaves without doing their research, YES researching how weaves should be installed, is a MUST in maintaining the health of your hair and achieving a natural looking weave. If you’ve had problems with your tracks showing or edges balding by wearing weaves, you need WEAVE 101.   These are some weave tips to help you avoid a disaster: Make sure your cornrow base under your weave is not too tight, especially around the hairline. Make sure you wash your...