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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last call for the World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show!!!

Are you planning to attend?

Atlanta, Georgia - April 4 - 5, 2009

Visit the website by clicking here - "World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show"

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Hey Everybody, It's my 40th Birthday today.

I'm not doing much to celebrate today but heading to Atlanta for partying, shopping, and the World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show for the remainder of the week.

I'd also like to say Happy Birthday to fellow blogger Sunshyne at Hairlicious Inc. Check her out at http://hairlicious.blogspot.com/.

Anthony Morrocco's Lunar Haircutting Charts

Anthony Morrocco's Lunar Haircutting Charts
The Lunar Chart displays the 5 optimal dates each month for cutting and beautifying hair. Certain days are especially beneficial for a certain task and are noted on the calendar in red. In addition, there are dates each season of particular importance.

Note: Dates are calculated for Pacific Standard Time, Northern Hemisphere.

Best Days for Beneficial Haircutting

March 19 -21 - Spring Equinox — are the best dates to cut for spring.

June 18-20 — Summer Solstice — are the best dates to cut for summer.

September 3-5 — Fall Equinox — are the best dates to cut for fall.

December 3-5 — Winter Solstice — are the best dates to cut for winter.

2009 — Cutting and Beautifying Hair
Shown are the optimal days in each month for performing the tasks shown
at the top of each column. In addition, a particular day or days each month
is considered most beneficial and is indicated in red. The Equinoxes and
Solstices are bordered.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Second Henna Treatment

I just completed my second henna treatment using Jamila Henna.

I followed Curly Nikki's Henna Pictorial recommendations AGAIN. LOL

This time, I remembered to add the honey and eliminated the olive oil.

I mixed the henna with green tea (2 tea bags & 2 cups of boiled water).

I allowed the henna to sit for approximately 3 hours.

While the henna was releasing, I sectioned my hair using cheap natural conditioner mixed with extra virgin olive oil and put into sections.

I shampooed my hair using Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo.

I conditioned with Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose (my favorite).

I applied my henna in sections using an applicator brush. I coated each section both on top and underneath and stretched the hair from root to end.

Since I had planned a late night sleep-in henna treatment, I wrapped my head in saran wrap using two pieces that were long enough to tie after wrapping.

Next, I rolled a hand towel and wrapped into around the edges of my hair tucking the ends into each other.

Third I applied a shower cap.

Fourth, I tied my head with an cotton scarf (which I would never do on uncovered hair).

I'm heading to best and will post results and images in my fotki hair album later.

Again, the application process is not nearly as tedious as people have led me to believe.

Edited to Add:

I left the henna in my hair for about seven hours.

Rinsed with cool water in the shower.

Shampooed twice with Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo.

Added Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose, Honey, and Olive Oil for a deep condition.

After I got out of the shower, I sectioned using my shower comb and put into afro puffs using scunci elastic bands.

I added a shower cap, two satin bonnets, another shower cap, and tied with a scarf to use my body heat for the treatment.

I left the conditioning treatment in my hair for 30 minutes before rinsing.