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IS YOUR HAIR SHEDDING or BREAKING OFF?

Hair loss is a very frustrating process especially for women of color as our hair is our 'Crown and Glory'! However, it does help if you understand the difference between hair shedding versus hair breakage. Really carefully look at the types of hairs that are coming out. Are they of equal/same length or different/various lengths in your comb, brush, or the bathroom floor?  If all the same length, the hair is shedding, meaning that the hairs are coming out from the root on the inside of the scalp. If the hairs are of unequal lengths, your hair is breaking off at different areas of the hair strands on the outside. WHAT CA-- USES EXCESSIVE HAIR SHEDDING? It is normal to shed hair from the root (white bulb on the...

WhatsCookinKJ: Lettuce and chicken salad w/ pear dressing.

This salad is all about the dressing! It takes the place of heavy caesar dressing to a light fresh pear dressing.  ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: Dressing 1/2 large pear peeled, cored, and diced 1/2 cup extra light virgin olive oil 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Salad 4 cups lettuce of your choice 1/2 cup pear peeled, cored, and diced 1/3 sliced almonds (optional) 1 avocado diced 2 (4 ounce) grilled chicken breast DIRECTIONS: For the dressing: In a blender or food processor blend together diced pears oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth. For the salad: Put lettuce, pear, avocado, almonds (optional), and grilled chicken in a bowel. Toss with dressing and serve. COOK’S NOTE: Adding parmesan cheese will make the dressing creamier. #WhatscookinKJ ...

5 TIPS TO LONG HEALTHY NAILS

Your nails grow about one-tenth of an inch a month, which seems like a long time when trying to grow your nails. Use the following useful natural techniques & treatments to learn how you can have stronger & longer nails without chemicals. Nails do not grow faster by using vitamins and naturals treatments, but they will help keep them stronger, which keep them breaking. Many times long nails are inherited. What that means if your mother and grandmother have longs nails; you will have a better chance at having longs nails. TIPS Be sure that your diet is rich in vitamin A & B complex. Some foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low fat dairy products are high in vitamins and this will help in the production...

HOW TO GET GOOD SLEEP EVERY NIGHT

Are you having a tough time sleeping? Or maybe you don’t have time to sleep? Perhaps  the stress of everyday life is interfering with your sleep? Whatever category you fall in, it’s time to zero in on what’s actually impeding with your sleep time. Sleep deprivation is known to lead to weight gain, aging skin, and chronic illnesses like diabetes. Therefore, I make sure I’m in bed no later than 11pm and up at 7:30am during the week. And I must say instead of feeling grouchy I’m typically a happy camper waking up. I implore you to make it a priority to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep and see how that changes your mood in the mornings. There other daily regimens that help me...

BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH A GOOD HAIR DAY

Are you having a “good hair day”? Sounds kinda silly but, really are you having a good hair day? Do you ever realize that when you are having one of those days where your hair is ‘layed for the gods,’ your confidence and overall attitude are heightened? Yes, we all like to believe that “what’s inside counts the most” but let’s be real, good health, hygiene, and appealing appearance positively impacts our lives. Our sense of attractiveness is strongly connected to confidence and positive self-esteem. We associate it with feeling in control, and hair is one way most of us can be and feel in charge. Remember, Gabrielle Union in ‘Being Mary Jane’ wouldn’t even go to her job as senior anchor because she didn’t have...

WANT A GOOD WORKOUT – AIM HIGH WITH LEG LIFTS

Here's a fun ending to any leg workout!  High leg lifts force you to work on balance while engaging your core and working your legs. You can do these at home with a low chair or an end table.  Be sure to engage your core muscles as you lift your leg high to clear the obstacle, try to move fast while performing this exercise. Perform a total of three sets, 20 repetitions each set.  As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at aveigle@hotmail.com Aquí está una diversión interminable para cualquier entrenamiento de la pierna! Ascensores de pierna le obligan a trabajar en el equilibrio mientras usan la participación de su núcleo, también trabaja las piernas. Usted puede hacer esto en casa con una...

FASHION STYLES WORTH BORROWING FROM ZOE KRAVITZ

Lets just to say Zoe Kravitz was born with a unique sense of style. Her mother is Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet and her father is infamous rock musician Lenny Kravitz; both have a fashion appeal that’s memorable. However, Kravitz is setting her own trends that go from rocker style to straight glam. Click on the link below to see all her styles you can easily pick up. View Zoe’s short edgy hair styles, clothes, and shoe selections and make it work for you. http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/photos/2014/03/10-style-cues-to-steal-from-zoe-kravitz.html#!060812-fashion-beauty-dime-zoe-kravitz   #Womancrushwednesdays...

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO — USE EYE CREAMS

Whether you're dark or fair skin, 18 or 30 years old, using an eye cream is the secret to helping you age gracefully. You may think you’re too young to think about wrinkles, dark, and puffy eyes, but think again. Skin experts say eye creams keep the skin moist so that fine lines don’t show up as much. The point is keeping youthful looking eyes will keep you from looking older than your age. My favorite cream is Suzanne Somers’ anti-aging organic eye cream. I put it on in the morning and at night. Because your eye area is sensitive and delicate, I like to be extra cautious of what goes on that area. Since Suzanne’s products are toxic free, I don’t have to worry about...

Wild salmon with a lemon basil sauce

This is the perfect spring time dish, light and fresh. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 4 6oz wild salmon fillets 1 cup fresh basil 1/4 cup plus 3tablespoons cup light olive oil I lemon (squeeze) 1/3 tsp crush red pepper Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a blender or food processor blend basil, oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, until smooth. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.In a large non stick skillet heat 3 tablespoons of oil, then add salmon fillets cook 5 to 8 min on each side cook more or less until preference. Top each salmon fillet with sauce and serve. COOK’S NOTE:  The salmon can also be roasted for 10 to 12 minutes in a 400F oven. #Whatscookinkj ...

PREPARE YOUR NAILS FOR SPRING

Spring is here! Spring is here and colors are brighter. There are some popular colors for this spring. Some of the colors that are in for spring 2015 are scuba blue, aquamarine, strawberry ice, and Tangerine. Those are just some nice names for colors that are blue, pink, and orange. Bright colors are complimentary to the beautiful flowers that are growing this spring. So when you think about your nail colors this spring think of the beautiful flowers growing. #Manicuremondays ...