So, FYI - I really haven't cooked anything recently, but I'm going to look through some cookbooks today with the hopes of cooking something DELISH tonight!
I have been running, and I messed with my hair recently. My running update is quick - so that first...I ran on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, about 3 miles each day, the majority of the run consisted of actual running more each day. Now, I can run 2.5 miles straight at a decent pace w/o stopping. WHOO!
SWITCHING GEARS...For my hair...check it out...
So, I did a braid set last week that actually turned out really cute (unfortunately, I forgot to take pics...sorry). So I like braids for protective styles, but not for events where I know my picture will be taken! So, I had an event to go to on Saturday, and I took the braids out Friday after 1 week of the braids.*DIGRESS - Taking those braids out took FOREVER* I was able to do a cute bang/fro look w/ the braid out look.
LOVED this look, unforch, the next day, the braid out crinkle was gone, and I ended up doing a cute flat twist up-do thing for my Saturday event (which I forgot to take a pic of too :/).
After Saturday, the twist up-do was okay (I don't think I did it tight enough), and I took it out and wore a
So, on Sunday it was about time for a co-wash (1 week since the last one) b/c whenever I wear a fro, my hair is moisture-depleted really quickly. I decided to take some inspiration from my FAVORITE BLOG, Black Girl Long Hair . The editor, L, suggested using banana for a deep condition, and she said it didn't work well for her (L's banana Review), however I REALLY liked the idea of putting banana in my hair (lol), so I did it anyway. My recipe:
1/2 cup water
2 tspns ACV
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp honey
In the end, I concur w/ L's review as I was picking banana out of my hair all day the next day and during the co-wash, but I can say the moisture I felt in my hair was AMAZING! After the banana conditioner I used another wash-out conditioner, then another leave-in conditioner both from Aubrey Organics and divided my hair up to total of about 8 big twists. I also added some castor oil to each twist section, before twisting. I went to bed and let it air dry. The next day, I did some really small twists to help get rid of the rest of the banana. The twists are super cute, and my hair is SHINING!
1. I'm running 2.5 miles now!
2. If you do a protective style, plan it b/c it should last more than 1 week.
3. If you want to use banana, you definitely need a mortar & pestle and some type of strainer to prevent the "bad stuff" from staying in your hair. Let's just hope we can still extract the "good stuff" using these tools*I may be investing in some tools soon as I like the idea of making stuff (Remember, I studied chemical engineering so I like mixing stuff together!)