Beauty

Keratin and Rice Water Treatments Part 2 (Update) | Healthy Wisdom Wednesday

In today’s Healthy Wisdom Wednesday segment, I will update you on how well the keratin treatment has worked on my 4C hair. Also, I want to introduce you to the rice water hair treatment as well.

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Healthy Wednesday Wisdom | Eczema

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If you suffer from Eczema or any other type of dry skin condition, then you are going to love today’s topic! Discover how I keep my skin even and moisturized without using all the chemicals most doctor’s prescribe to “cure” eczema. Below are the items I discuss in this podcast. Trust me, you’re wallet is going to love you!

T​hanks so much for listening to today’s podcast. My goal is to help you both spiritually and physically. If this podcast has been a blessing to you, please check out my other website starengu.com. I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my online courses can be of help to you.

My courses are geared to teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

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African Black SoapShea butter

Black Soap Shampoo Recipe

1.)  Get an old water bottle

2.) Fill it up halfway with VERY warm water

3.) Tear up chunks of the African Black Soap and place it into the waterbottle.

4.) Shake up the water and soap mixture.

5.) Let it sit for like 30 minutes or until the majority of the mixture is liquid.

6.) You can place in drops of your favorite oils. I like to add tea tree because I LOVE that tingly feeling and it’s great for stimulating your scalp.

Healthy Widsom Wednesdays – Keratin Treatment

Healthy Wisdom Wednesday Keratin Treatments Hustle in Faith

Hey ladies! In today’s podcast, I discuss why I finally made the decision to get a keratin treatment. I’ve got some fight the power type of curls, so I was looking for a way to make my hair more manageable. Needless to say, when I discovered the keratin treatment I was beyond excited.

I’m so excited I found my new hairstylist China McNeal. She has been doing keratin hair treatments for a long time. China has been a hair stylist for over 20 years and owns a very popular chic hairstyle salon called ChiHairImports.  You can learn more about her journey through entrepreneurship by listening to Starengu’s podcast.

I can tell you firsthand she is absolutely amazing! You can learn more about her, her business, what inspires her and so much more!

If you have enjoyed this podcast, I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my online courses can be of help to you.

My courses are geared to teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

See you in the next podcast!

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The Curl Revolution Chicago Book Launch Party

The Curl Revolution Launch Party

Christmas came early for me this year because I got to attend the Chicago book launch party for Michelle Breyer’s new book, The Curl Revolution. 

In case you aren’t familiar with Michelle Breyer (seriously, where have you been?!), she is the co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com. Words cannot begin to express how much the NaturallyCurly site has helped me.

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Michelle Breyer and me

I have fight the power type of curls aka a mix of 4B/4C hair. Today, there are a lot more products, style tutorials, etc. geared towards helping Type 4 curls but it hasn’t always been this way.

When I was a kid, I remember hating my hair in its natural state. I went to a predominantly white school, so needless to say, my hair was yet another way for me to stand out when I wanted nothing more than to fit in with the crowd. I got a relaxer when I was around 13 so my hair would be more “manageable.” That relaxer sure didn’t leave me feeling relaxed!

In fact, quite the opposite. Every time I got a relaxer I had to deal with an irritated scalp. I kept telling myself to, “You have to get used to this, so get it together. ” I had talked myself into thinking the irritation and pain I experienced from the relaxer was like some weird sort of character building exercise.

Obviously, I know better now. Looking back on this decision to get a relaxer makes me laugh because I played sports. My hair still ended up into a weird half straight, half afro type of deal which often left my hair even more difficult to manage than had I just left it in its natural state.

I did this for several years.  However, in 2008 I started developing very dark dry scaly patches on my neck and behind my ears. It absolutely freaked me out! I didn’t know what was going on so I went to a dermatologist. She then proceeded to tell me that the relaxer had triggered an eczema flare up. My dermatologist (who also happened to be African American) told me that I needed to go natural or get used to this being a possible side effect from using a relaxer.

I distinctly remember sitting in her office on the verge of tears because I never knew how to do my hair. That was the whole reason why I got the relaxer. I asked my dermatologist what I should do and she told me that I needed to grow out the relaxer and wear protective styles.

I left the dermatologist’s office feeling so incredibly depressed. I didn’t know how to do my own hair. Plus, I was on a budget so going to the shop was not an option. I already knew my hair type would most likely get charged extra. Everything I saw on TV was geared towards white women with straight blond hair or encouraging Black women to get a relaxer. If I was going to do this natural hair thing, I had no choice but to embark on my natural hair journey all by myself.

Little did I realize that I was not alone. NaturallyCurly was one of the first sites I found that provided me with the ability to connect with other curlfriends, find products and styles that would work with my hair type. NaturallyCurly literally introduced me to a whole other world that  I NEVER knew existed.

Learning how to do my own hair was definitely a learning curve (heck, I’m still trying!), but at least I had curlfriends that I could share my frustrations and triumphs with in a forum that catered to our needs.

NaturallyCurly Hair Products

Santa knew exactly what to bring his favorite curlfriend!

NaturallyCurly played a significant role in my natural hair journey so I definitely wanted to express my love for NaturallyCurly at The Curl Revolution Launch Party. As soon as I walked into the party, I was instantly greeted by Michelle and fellow curlfriends. It was so nice seeing that many curlfriends with various curl types in one room!

I got a chance to meet Michelle and express my gratitude for the NaturallyCurly’s site. Michelle was super nice and of course has beautiful curly hair! She was genuinely interested in gaining more feedback for the site and allowed us the opportunity to exchange stories only curly haired girls would understand. During the event Michelle  explained to us why she created NaturallyCurly and wrote the Curl Revolution.

As if this event wasn’t already amazing, I was not expecting the amazing goodie bag that they NaturallyCurly gave us. The goodie bag we received was like hitting the jackpot. DevaCurls, Aunt Jackie’s, Ouidad, Curlformers, etc. are go to brands for curlies.

I’m very happy that I got a chance to attend this event. Regardless of what curl pattern you have been blessed with The Curl Revolution book was meant for you.

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