OohMy Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the versatile blogger award by Asia from www.foreverasiam.com I sincerely appreciate it. Her blog is very robust with lots of information regarding natural hair as well so I now consider her my sister-in-blog. (Feel free to use that)

I started this particular blog as a way to give back to a lifestyle that I’ve lived for ten years as a journey into a new hair choice of Locs. I am in the very early stages of this blog so to be nominated for anything means that someone is reading, and for that I’m grateful. This blog started as a way to keep all the tips & tricks I’ve learned in one place so that when my friends and family had questions they’d get an answer they could keep track of. However, after the¬† first few international hits, I’m working on building a team of experts.

Now, moving on to the rules of this award. Here is what you have to do, if you are nominated:

Nominate 10 fellow bloggers relatively new to blogging Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award Share 7 random facts about yourself Thank the blogger who has nominated you Add the Versatile Award picture to your post.

OohMy Random Facts:

1. I’ve got OCD and 7 is one of my numbers so I’m grateful that’s the requirement.

2. I’m a jewelry lover, but I’ve curbed my collection as a result of losing so many pieces in my multiple moves around the country.

3. I have two favorite colors, Blue and purple.

4. I once had a dog named Hannibal that was a Jack Russell Terrier.

5. I’m a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (I had to put that next to the 5)

6. Reading and writing are both my hobbies and profession.

7. I make a mean pound cake, thanks to my Grandmother’s recipe.

My Nominations:

Britney’s Beauty Tips

The CoF

MakaiSalon

Flux and Flow

Again, I revert back to the fact that I’m new, so I’ll add a few more people as I get around and read more.

Thanks again to Asia @ www.foreverasiam.com I hope to keep it Versatile ūüôā

 

 

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What’s The Deal with Shea Butter?

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Vitellaria paradoxa (shea tree, karité), eastern Burkina Faso (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone tells you to use Shea Butter… Why?

Vitamins A, E and F are present in shea butter. A and E help nourish the scalp, while the fatty acids found in F both protect and revitalize the hair. This product protects against split ends, weather damage and keeps the hair shiny and smooth.

Raw Shea is best for your hair, however I suggest a whipped version that uses olive or grape seed oil as a carrier to thin out the paste. In certain styling situations, un-whipped Shea may cause difficulty in achieving certain looks. Breaking up the paste allow you to not only stretch the product, but the consistency is a bit more manageable in my experience.

There are many products that boast intense moisture, but Shea is top of the list in overall benefits. Don’t forget, the fact that you are avoiding chemicals like parabens, methylparabens, EDTA¬†and a host of other additives found in many over the counter products you are creating the optimal enviornment for growth without excessive breakage….or alleged cancer causing agents.

There are many products that contain a host of inorganic additives, read the labels and do a quick Google search on anything that seems out-of-place. Most of this journey is about discovery so ask questions when things stop making sense.