Friday, April 10, 2009

Me and my sweety

My husband for a long time. Trying not to tell my age, lets just say married over 20yrs. This was taken on vacation in sunny Florida. This is my favorite pic cause we was on vacation visiting friends who moved to Florida a few years prior. I love Florida

Ron J

My son . Ron Jr. As you can see he goes to Michgan State and all the current pics he sends me have the gang sign. LOL Only Michigan State peeps know what that mean. Please Ron stop sending me pics with the gang signs! This is his last year in college. He is a sweetheart.

Meet Jasmine

My grand daughter. She loves to pose and take pics.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Natural Hair vs Relaxed

I love both. I just love anything hair. Right now I'm relaxed with Just For Me regular no lye. After being natural for 15 years I jumped into the relaxed world for a change. I been relaxed since 1-08. I haven't regretted the change cause I appreciate all things hair. The things I'm doing different this time around is air drying instead of blow drying. I love the way my hair looks. Due to me jumping on bandwagons when I first found the boards my hair is thinner than I would like. My goal of thicker head of hair will take about 5 years. I will meet most of my short term goals before then but my ultimate goal will take time. I'm a low maintenance type of person. I like to do less as possible so air drying is good for me and my hair!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


My skincare regimen is so simple cause I'm still trying to find out how I can get that silky smooth complexion. I have Seborrhea dermatitis, also known as seborrhea or dandruff, causes flaking on the face and scalp. For years I tried using products for dry scalp. WRONG!!!!!! Just think about it Flakes are dry. It seemed right to look for products for dry skin. In reality the dry flakes are caused by oily skin, a build up of oil is the perfect place for yeast(the scales sometimes red scales) to grow. YUCK. Well all you need to do is make the environment for the yeast to grow uncomfortable. Proper hygiene plays an important role in treatment. Frequent washing with soap gets rid of the oils in the affected areas and improves symptoms. Sunlight inhibits the growth of the yeast; therefore exposure of affected areas to sun is helpful. More of a reason to move to a sunny climate. The main medical treatments are anti fungal shampoos and topical steroids.
These are the products I use:
Noxzema to keep face from being oily
Dial White tea and Vitamin E Get my face squeaky clean
Baby lotion is the only moisturizer I can use and not cause breakouts.

Some more info that might be helpful

How is seborrheic dermatitis treated?
The treatment of seborrheic dermatitis depends on its location on the body. Treatment also depends on the person's age. Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp (dandruff) in adults and adolescents.
Dandruff is usually treated with a shampoo that contains salicylic acid (some brand names: X-Seb, Scalpicin), the prescription medicine selenium sulfide (brand names: Selsun Blue, Exsel) or zinc pyrithione (some brand names: DHS Zinc, Head & Shoulders). These shampoos can be used 2 times a week.
Shampoos with coal tar (some brand names: DHS Tar, Neutrogena T/Gel, Polytar) may be used 3 times a week. If you have dandruff, you might start by using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, and then use it 2 or 3 times a week.
When you use a dandruff shampoo, rub the shampoo into your hair thoroughly and let it stay on your hair and scalp for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. This will give it time to work. If the shampoo alone doesn't help, your doctor might want you to use a prescription steroid lotion once or twice daily, in addition to the shampoo. Seborrheic dermatitis of the skin creases in adolescents and adults. Steroid lotions may be used in adolescents and adults.
Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp (cradle cap) in babies. Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in babies is treated with products that are not as strong as those used in adults. You might start with a mild, nonmedicated baby shampoo. Brushing your baby's scalp with a soft brush, like a toothbrush, can help loosen scales or flakes. But be gentle when massaging or brushing your baby's scalp--a break in the skin makes it vulnerable to infection. If a nonmedicated shampoo doesn't work, talk to your doctor about switching to a shampoo that contains tar. Or your doctor may recommend a prescription shampoo that contains 2% ketoconazole (brand name: Nizoral). Seborrheic dermatitis of the skin creases in babies. Gentle steroid lotions or creams may be used to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the skin creases of babies.
Out of all the shampoos listed. Nizoral is the only one that really controls my Dandruff

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My motto

Just thinking about my motto on the hair boards "TRYING NOT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL". I realized the wheel already exist. Why was I doing something different that was already working. hmmmm Just food for thought.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Yeah I'm feeling like I'm neglecting my blog already! I'm working on my new website featuring all the reading material that makes me tick. I absoultely love to read. I have an extensive collection of various types of books. I really want to share some of my readings with you. I'm into anything self improvement. I love to learn and never ever going to stop. One of my fav books that will be featured on my new website will be

Its about looking at yourself and figuring out who you need to forgive to move on. A lot of illness is the result of holding on to anger we should have let go! I recommend buying this book. You will be thrilled on what you discover about yourself.

More hair

Thinking about products I use for my hair. I kinda went over board buying products. Never again. Lesson learned. I use Treasures Perfect Blend to Deep Condition with. It has really changed my hair for the Best....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

All about haircare

I'm feeling like I'm finally progressing in my haircare. I'm about a inch away from BSL(bra strap). A little history about me and hair. I've done it all. I think I got this haircare thing totally covered. I've been into haircare since the 80's. Yeah I got the jericurl and everything else. I dyed blond and back to black. I permed, relaxed, natural, weaved it up, braids. You name it I did it. No really I did it myself. Yes I went to stylist especially to get the nice asemetrical cuts, bobs, shaved.... but for the most part I've always liked doing my own hair. I would say 95% of the time I was in control.
Thats why when I found the boards I jumped right in. I was searching cause I goofed up on putting a dye in my hair and I could tell that I overdid it.
This is the fotki I created

The thing is I was a little too excited when I found the boards! I totally abandon my own haircare that had been working for me forever and started listening to different people using products that worked for them. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ended up with a hot mess full of almost no hair. I then started coming back to my sences and doing what worked for me before the boards. Then I started brainstorming and started thinking about everything that I learned along the way. I learned a whole lot and now I'm really thankful for all the ladies who gave me great tips to get myself back on track. My advise to new ladies starting this haircare thing: START OFF SLOW, USE WHAT HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR YOU AND SLOWLY INCORPORATE NEW THINGS. IT WILL WORK FOR YOU.

My diverse me

Hello this is my first blog. I'm wanting my blog to be about the wholeness of me. To share not only one thing but all things that makes me happy. I love to cook, read, and started a hair care journey with a lot of beautiful ladies on the web. I will try to balance my blog out and try to focus on being whole. Just think of me as the Martha Stewart of blogging. I admire her and we have a whole lot in common cause we good at everything!