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Hi Ladies! I am sooooo excited about the new Cantu Shea Butter line for naturals! There are several products, but I have only tried the curling cream.
I used the curling cream to do my twists after a wash. Of course I ended up adding olive oil and I added macadamion nut oil (I have recently been using this oil instead of coconut oil. I love it!). Anyway, it blended very well.
After putting it on my hair, I noticed how it defined my “slinky-like” curls. I also noticed how it elongated my twists. The final test to know if I will make this my new staple product is when I take my hair down. If my hair is moisturized when I take the twists down with minimal tangles, then it will definitely be a keeper. I will let you know.
The next product I am sooooo excited about is the Creme of Nature shampoo with Argan Oil. I am definitely making this my new staple shampoo. Remember, I only use a shampoo every two washes (click to check out my hair washing routine). I noticed an instant difference with this shampoo.
The shampoo left my hair soft and moisturized! Also, it is sulfate-free : ) I think there is also a conditioner. If so, I may try it out. If I do, I will definitely let you know. . .
For more information about the hair products I use, please check out my hair products page.
Ok, I have been on a "no heat" hair challenge since December 9, 2011. I know some of you are wondering what in the world does a no heat challenge have to do with a length check? Well, I was suppose to straighten my hair December 9, 2012 to compare the growth, but I didn’t. But, however, I still wanted to do a length comparison to see the growth. Keep in mind, I have had to cut the top and sides several times due to improper care, so there won't be a big difference. I have also trimmed the back several times. I think I have learned some better handling techniques (such as finger detangling, tying my hair down each night, and using products that better moisturize my hair). Anyway, see the comparisons below.
*Remember, my hair is flat ironed in the 2011 pics. My hair is curly in the 2012 pics.
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Please don't laugh too hard at my video below. I look and sound really ridiculous! I wanted to try something new : )
2013 Hair Goals
My hair goals for 2013 are quite simple. I will be focusing on the sides of my hair and my troubled areas. I want the sides to grow longer and thicker. My overall goal is for my sides to eventually catch up with the back. I know some of you may be wondering how in the world will the sides ever catch up with the back. Well, I really do not care for the back to get any longer, so, I will either continue to trim the back, OR, I will do a major cut in 2014. I don’t know !!!!!!
Anyway, I will continue to use very little to no heat. I am a firm believer that HEAT IS NOT MY FRIEND! Now, just because it is not my friend, does not mean that it is not your friend. There are many naturals that use heat with no problem.
2013 Health Goals
This year, I really want to become a stronger runner. Last year was not a good running year for me. I broke my foot in February while training for the Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon. Also, I had surgery on both of my feet during the summer. I am still working to regain my longevity and speed.
I want to work more on toning. For some reason, I do wayyyyy more cardio than toning. Could it be because I absolutely HATE doing pushups and squats? I am hoping to be more consistent with toning.
Finally, I want to cut out one of my “pig out” days. A “pig out” day is when I eat whatever I choose (Please click for more information on “pig out” days). Currently, I have two “pig out” days a week, which are on Saturday and Sunday.
What are some of your hair and health goals for 2013? Please share!