Good Tool For Detanging Natural Hair


I love using a metal pic or comb for detangling my hair while dry. It doesn’t break, pull or put stress on my hair like a plastic wide-tooth comb when detangling.  A metal pic was the comb of choice for natural hair or afros in the 70’s. I just wanted to share this  information with you. Try it, it could help ease your detangling sessions before shampooing your hair.

Examples:

Detangling Natural Hair

Detangling Natural Hair

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Ear Candling  also known as Ear Coning is an alternative, ancient technique that has been around for centuries.  The ear cone is a hollow-tube  made from cotton or linen, coated with beeswax.  The end of the cone, outside of the ear is ignited with fire to withdraw toxins, wax, yeast, and other debris from the inner ear.  The treatment for each ear should  take about 10-15 min. Remember, these are not  regular candles that are purchased at the store or used in the home.

I had it done professionally  and trained to do the technique . I loved the warmth from the smoke entering my ear , it was absolutely amazing and soothing. Afterwards,  my ears felt  clean and refreshed. If you are interested and want more details, you can research, EAR CANDLING OR EAR CONING.

Check this YouTube Video out. Ear Candling actually works.

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Great Products For Maintaining Healthy Hair


Coconut Oil  Used For The HairGreat oil and moisturizer for the hair.  Absorbs into the hair cuticle easily without leaving a residue on the hair. This oil can be found in most health food stores. There are other brands of organic coconut oils available.

Sheabutter

Shea butter is a great moisturizer for the hair. It is  little heavier than coconut oil.  Great for twisting the hair.

rRosewaterGood for a leave-in conditioner. Also, it gives the hair a lovely rosy scent.

Tea Tree OilTea Tree Oil is a great anti fungal oil for the scalp and promotes hair growth. Never use this oil or any essential oil without a carrier oil. Almond, olive , coconut, and grape seed oil, and more.

TASTY AND HEALTHY TABOULI SALAD


This is a tasty and exotic salad  to try if you haven’t tried Middle Eastern food. I love the flavor of  the mint and olive oil.  It’s absolutely wonderful. Try it and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cracked wheat bu1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 English or hothouse cucumber

Preparation:

  1. Put bulgar in a medium bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water, cover, and let sit 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whirl olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender (or, pulse garlic in a food processor until minced, then add oil and juice). Add mint leaves, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Whirl until mint leaves are minced into the dressing and the dressing is more or less smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.
  3. Chop parsley leaves. Core, seed, and chop tomatoes. Peel, seed, and chop cucumber.
  4. Drain bulgar, if necessary. Pour dressing over the bulgar and toss to combine well. Add parsley and toss to combine well. Add tomatoes and cucumber and stir to combine. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve, up to overnight.

Tabouli is an excellent tasty salad  if you want to try something differnt and exotic. 

YOGA-TREE POSE


Try this simple pose today while watching television or listening to music. PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

I’m teaching Imani , my 23 month old daughter,  how to do yoga.  Maybe I will  take some pictures of Imani doing  yoga and post them on my BLOG.

This should be quite interesting. BABY  AND MOMMY YOGA CLASSES. Just a thought. Anything is possible.

Tree Pose

Tree Pose

Yoga Tree Pose

What Is Yoga?


Once again, I am sitting at my desk reminiscing over the experiences and benefits I received from yoga while living in Charlotte, North Carolina  some years ago. Boy did  I love it. The benefits were amazing. My mind was calm and body was relaxed. Yes, it was a little uncomfortable  and challenging at the beginning, because I didn’t know what to expect. Once I got use to the different poses, I became relaxed and  comfortable with my  body and performing the different poses and movements. Now I am ready to get back into YOGA again. It’s been a long time  since I practice the ancient art.

This is basic information that I am sharing, hopefully this will  intrigue you to try yoga  for your health and well-being. I will add more posts about yoga very soon  as I get more into it .

So lets look at how Dictionary.com defines yoga below.

yo·ga

1.

a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
2.

any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, especially a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquility, etc.

3. union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate

Basic Poses:

    

LAVENDER MINT TEA


Lavender Mint Tea

 

LAVENDER adds a pleasant but not too flowery contrast to the sweetness of  mint in this herbal tea that is refreshing hot or cold.

There are teas for all occasions: for morning, afternoon, and bedtime, teas  to soothe, and teas to stimulate. In recent years, our appreciation of tea has  expanded to include herbal tisanes (some of which are centuries old) and a wide  array of green teas, barks, and spices. Taking a break for tea or making a pot  to share with a companion is somehow very relaxing.

Lavender Mint Tea1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers or  1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves  or 2 teaspoons dried mint 1 cup boiling water

In a teapot, combine the lavender flowers and mint. Pour boiling water over  the mixture; steep 5 minutes. Yield: 1 cup.

Variation: For more interesting blends, add rosemary, lemon balm or lemon  verbena, and rose geranium.

Three ways to Make Iced Tea Brewed Tea.  Make tea approximately double strength and steep only 5 minutes. Pour into a  pitcher over an equal amount of ice.  (If you are using a glass pitcher, let the  tea cool before pouring it in.) If you sweeten the tea while it is hot, you’ll  need only half as much sugar.

Refrigerator Tea.Follow the procedure for sun tea, except  let the mixture brew in the refrigerator overnight. This method has two  advantages: When it’s done, it’s already cold, and no matter how long it sits,  it doesn’t get cloudy.

Sun Tea. In a glass jar or pitcher, place 1 teaspoon of  loose tea or 1 tea bag per pint or tap water (with sugar, if you wish).  Cover  and set in the sun for 1 hour or so. Timing is not critical – because the water  doesn’t boil, the tea will not get bitter.

There are teas for all occasions: for morning, afternoon, and bedtime, teas  to soothe, and teas to stimulate. In recent years, our appreciation of tea has  expanded to include herbal tisanes (some of which are centuries old) and a wide  array of green teas, barks, and spices. Taking a break for tea or making a pot  to share with a companion is somehow very relaxing.

Lavender Mint Tea1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers or  1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves  or 2 teaspoons dried mint 1 cup boiling water

In a teapot, combine the lavender flowers and mint. Pour boiling water over  the mixture; steep 5 minutes. Yield: 1 cup.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/lavender-mint-tea-recipe.html#ixzz2BCgIKQtN