I am currently in the process of transitioning my hair from relaxed to natural. This means that it needs a LOT of tender loving care because it is really fragile right now.
I have been trying a few deep conditioners to see how they will work out. I need something that adds in moisture and strength so that my hair can make the transition well.
Today I tried out the Smooth N Shine Olive and Tea Tree Oil Deep Recovery Conditioner. The directions say to work it into clean, wet hair and leave on for one minute, then rinse out.
I am doing deep conditioning treatments so I am leaving it on for longer. I washed and rinsed my hair then put the conditioner on and covered the hair with a a plastic cap.
Sometimes I will apply heat to the covered hair to help the deep conditioner work or I can leave it on without heat and just go do a few things like clean the house so that my body heat can work its magic.
I did not really like the tingly feeling when I put the conditioner on but that was due to the tea tree oil. It was not unpleasant, I just don't really like the minty feeling on my head. When I first put the product on my hair it did not instantly soften the tangles.........I went ahead and finished my shower and went back to comb through and it worked a little better.
It still did not glide through as easily as the coconut oil conditioner but it was still better than some others that I have used.
After taking the plastic cap off and rinsing my hair out the wide tooth comb was able to glide through the hair with no problems. My hair feels nice and soft and the tangles from washing came out easily. I am pleased with the results of the conditioner even though I don't like the minty feeling.
I will use this conditioner in the future because it really works!!!!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I have received a few comments on the popular posts about my dark armpits. I also got some direct messages on this topic as well.
Many readers asked why I don't just stop using antiperspirants (and deodorants) because they contribute to my dark underarms.
Well my title says it all.
Not just a little bit.
I can start to sweat straight out of the shower from just walking across the bathroom and into my bedroom.
I sweat even when it is cold and I have goosebumps.
I just sweat all the time.
If I don't use antiperspirants I will sweat even more so that is just not an option for me right now.
I even sweat when using the clinical strength antiperspirant.....although it works the FIRST day.
I was given this gel thing that was supposed to help reduce the sweat but it did nothing. I attempted to not wear antiperspirant when I shower at night and then only apply when I shower in the morning.
All that happens is I wake up sweaty!
So unless someone who sweats a lot finds a way for me to stop sweating then I will continue to just have nasty black armpits.
And no I cannot afford Botox shots in my armpits!!!!
Monday, April 15, 2013
So women's shoes have been getting crazier and crazier. One of the latest trends is the heel-less high heel....if there is such a thing.
I just saw these shoes and there is a a video showing someone actually walking in them. Click on this link and scroll down to the right and play the video.
These shoes are INSANE and I really do not think they can be safe for walking but if you like them then grab your pair today. Personally I think they are a fashion DON'T!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
You hear all this talk about how sugar is bad for you...and in excess it really can do some damage. What we don't often hear about is how bad too much salt can be as well.
Check out Bob Greene's blog for how to cut back on salt in five easy ways.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Today's fashion sale is a wraparound watch from Lulus.com
This gorgeous watch is on sale now for $25 and adds a touch of class and elegance to every outfit.
The studded stars add a bit of edge to your sweet look and give you a little bit of a daring look to any outfit.
This is a fun watch and it is a great price so why not check it out today!!!!
Posted by Diva In Training
Friday, April 5, 2013
If you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills you MUST know about the crazy Brandi Glanville.
Recently she has been in the news again for some of her revealing dresses. Brandi is quite a character and I must say that I just LOVE her!!!
She wore this to the Oscars and caused a stir.
Now honestly I am NOT a fan of THIS dress. The part around her bust looks awkward but the rest of the dress is amazing.
Then she got in trouble for wearing this.
Now this one I adore. Yes it does reveal some cleavage....ok a LOT of cleavage but it looks great.
The color is HOT and if I looked like that when I was 40 I would rock it too.
Do your thing girl.....there are people who hate you and then there are those of us who LOVE you.
Brandi sometimes says things she should not say....but hey we all do. The thing I love about her is that she is STRAIGHT up with what she says. She does not fake things to tell people and that is refreshing.
Monday, April 1, 2013
It can look like it takes a lot of work to look great every day and sometimes it does. But you can make your beauty routine take a little less work if you take the time to do one simple beauty ritual every day.
Divas have great looking teeth and one of the easiest ways to get that look is to whiten your teeth. I personally use Crest Whitestrips every year to whiten my teeth and the results last all year long.
I get the strips a few months before my birthday in July and I apply them every other day until the box is used up. I get beautifully whiter teeth for only a few minutes every day and then I don't have to think about it for the rest of the year.
One thing I do EVERY day is to make sure my face is clean before I go to bed. Even if I have been lying around in bed all day (and took a shower in the morning) and don't shower before bed I will wash my face before I hit the sheets.
I also make sure to MOISTURIZE before going to sleep so that my face stays nice and moist while I sleep. This allows for deep penetration of all the skin goodies in my face cream and I wake up with dewy, moist skin.
I have horrible, flat nails that break and do not grow at all. I do not wear fake nails and since nail polish seems to flake off my nails in two days I opt for clear polish.
I make sure to reapply my nail polish every three days and completely take it off on the weekends to allow my nails a time to rest.