Friday, January 30, 2015

Staying Fit While Pregnant!!

We all know the importance of keeping your body fit and healthy. For me personally it has intensified since being pregnant. You're not only caring for you but also the little person growing inside that needs to grow and flourish in a healthy way. *please consult with you midwife/doctor as far as physical activities. As for me I lost so much weight in the beginning I was advised to take it easy and increase time and intensity as time progresses.  Now being seven months/29 weeks pregnant I find effortless ways of exercises for example taking a brisk walk around the neighborhood, I also look to you tube as well as pinterest for third trimester pregnancy workout *many of these I do with my little ones. I try my best to do some type of physical activity at three times a week for 15-30 minutes depending on how I feel.
Quick tips to keep in mind. Listen to your body, Don't push yourself to hard especially in your final trimester. Drink and have plenty of water. Workout partner are always a great idea in case of emergencies.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wash Day- "Simplicity'

My wash day was pretty low key, you all know that "simplicity" is my middle name.

I opted not to pre-poo this week I went straight into deep conditioning on dry hair. Using shea moisture masque. Sat under the dryer for about twenty minutes, I usually go for at least thirty but I couldn't take the heat. I was so ready to be done.

I also decided not to shampoo, I'm sure you're noticing the pattern by now. After DC I rinsed and squeezed excess water out using a t-shirt

Applied my leave in and oil and air-dried using scarf method

Once dry I decided I wanted to get jazzy that day with a few curl, so I went hunting for my caruso roller. The curls out beautiful but it was a rainy day so they didn't last long below is what I ended up with=)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wash Day: Princess G's Waist Length Hair

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About 1-2 weeks back I washed, blow-dried and flat ironed my daughter's natural hair and I wanted to go through the process and results with you guys. This was my second time ever straightening my daughter hair, it's something we plan to do annually around Christmas time for a little extra fun and trim if needed.

Being that we would be seeking a straightened look I decided to use a shampoo and conditioner that claim to aid in smoothing the hair. Did it work on her natural tresses? Let's see!

I started by detangling and pre-pooing her hair in six sections using the kinky curly knot today mixed with distilled water. (note: I never handle her hair when dry, I always have a spray bottle of some sort within arms reach)

Next I proceeded to to shampoo wash her hair using the Kera Mineral Shampoo followed by the deep conditioner. She sat under the hooded dryer for 30 min with a shower cap. (note: her hair remained in the six sections during the entire process)

T-shirt blotted each section before adding Tresemme heat protectant, Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Reconstructorizer, and Kera Mineral Leave-In

 Blow dried on warm setting. Flat iron hair on about 375 degree. (note: her hair is extremely thick at the crown so I had to increased the iron to 400 for that section only) As you can see she loved the results. I had to reassure her that her curls would come back after we wash her hair (after being asked continually "Mommy are you sure my curls will come back after we wash my hair) She LOVES her curls and I wouldn't have it any other way.

The Kera Mineral products worked just okay on her hair. I really didn't see a difference from what I used last year from this year. Our hair goal for December 2015 is a healthy full hip length.

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