April 2010 I had a bad experience with a chemical relaxer (perm) which resulted in my scalp being badly burnt.
This was such a crazy experience for me…I’d been perming my hair since the age of 2 and I had NEVER experienced anything like this before
Finally after much deliberation I went to the hairdressers to get my hair cut and shaved, Id be lying if I said I didn’t cry. It felt as though my femininity had been stripped away!
After having my hair cut, I carried on perming my hair even though perm had damaged it in the first place, I refused to believe the damage caused by the perm was permanent. I had a lot of growth at the front but the back refused to grow, which led me to back to the hair dresser to get my Mohawk cut off and start over
Eventually when I realised the back of my hair wouldn’t grow unless I stopped perming it I took matters into my own hands and just cut the whole lot off!
And it pains me to say that I will not be going back to creamy crack any time in the foreseeable future! LOL x
No matter how much you anticipate something its always much different when you actually have to experience it first hand.
July 14th 2010…the day I graduated from University
It was a day that I had been eagerly waiting for. I can clearly remember dreaming up my perfect dress ,heels,the way I’d style my hair but most importantly not falling over when going up to collect my degree(!)
Once all the excitement had died down, the parties had stopped, the gifts and money stopped flowing and the congratulations were no longer in order, I got a rude awakening that I’d actually have to work a 9-5 job.. which meant giving some-one 7/8 hours of my time each day!!! what?! *scream* Like I said before you can never fully know what something will be like until you are in it or have had a preview of what it will be like
Cant I just be a free spirit doing what I love and make money from it and have time to serve God fully?! Wait…YES I CAN, and others are doing it too
The thought of this alone is making me wanna rip my hair out(lol). I am a creative person and being stuck in an office in front of a computer is NOT where I’m supposed to be…So where am I supposed to be, I hear you ask??
Well… join me on this tumblr journey and we’ll find out together
We’re strangers on this Earth Psalm 119:19 – So with God’s teachings and his guidance we can literally be all that he created us to be.
Essential oils that I use for my ‘fro
Carrot oil – I love this oil, its so light smells great and gives my hair a lovely shine.
Extra virgin olive oil – Amazing oil!! I always use this before I shampoo or condition my hair after I’ve taken out braids or a weave – leaves my hair feeling great and acts as a de-tangler, well for me anyway!
Coconut oil – I love using this oil for hot oil treatments as it leaves my hair feeling strong and moisturized.
Castor oil / Jamaican black castor oil – I use these oils for my ends and the back of my hair as it is thin from chemical damage and I am seeing the thickening effects of these oils. Yay!
Jojoba oil – This oil keeps my hair very moisturized as my hair is prone to getting dry. I reach for this when my hair is feeling dry and crunchy lol
I have recently purchased sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil so I will give a review once I’ve used them. I’m really excited to use them!
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)
Wow, the above scripture is speaking volumes to me right now.
We all worry that’s just the truth, we allow the burdens of life to weigh us down and make us lose sight of what it actually means to have faith in God. From worrying about our jobs, money, health, friends, children etc…
By doing this we move away from being enthusiastic hopeful Christians to Christians who worry and whose countenances are constantly downcast.
” I do believe, I just worry sometimes, that’s not bad is it?”, that’s what I’m sure some of you are saying.
Its not bad to worry sometimes, we’re human, but by constantly worrying or doubting we’re telling God that he doesn’t have the ability to change our situation and worrying is a better solution.
If we truly believe that God is the author and finisher of our faith, that he is the one who knew us before we were formed and that he makes everything work out for our good then we will replace with worrying and doubt with prayer!
As Christians we are supposed to be full of joy as our victory is sure in Christ !
I purchased the lancome teint idole ultra and a lipstick at the end of 2011 and I received a bunch of free products.
The Lancome Hydra Zen is one of the free products that was in my bag of goodies. I was a bit sceptical as I have crazy sensitive skin, so much so that even water makes my face itch. We’re now in 2013 and I am still using the sample size of this cream and it was amazing! It really soothes my face and leaves it feeling soft and supple, a little definitely goes a long way. If you have sensitive skin like me or looking for a product that helps sooth your skin I would recommend this!
God hears you!
It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24 NKJV)
The above scripture has given me so much life tonight!
I received some amazing news on Thursday which has changed my situation for the better. For the past year I have literally been crying out to God and the way he answered my prayer was crazy! I had been toiling in prayer, crying, worrying full of anxiety and then God stepped in and turned everything around. The answer I was searching for came with such ease that I still cant believe its true! Lol
Over the past year I drew so much strength from the bible and in scriptures there are many instances where he answered prayers with such ease where the situation seemed impossible. One of the main scriptures I found hope was in 1Sam.1:12,13 where God heard Hannah’s cry, spared her shame, took her out of depression, answered her prayer and blessed her with an amazing son!
“The above example and many other examples in the bible are for our benefit. They were placed there to stir up our faith, and propel us towards communicating with the father like they did. Now, knowing that your heavenly father hears you, even before you call, be free to go to Him with your requests today. If He hears you, then you know He will answer you.”