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If I could give you information of my life it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His service what He has done in her. And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing. I have worked hard, very hard, that is all; and I have never refused God anything.
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I WON! Pelumi’s Favs Christmas Giveaway: Darren Scott Salon

A while back I entered a competition on Care For Your Hair (good website, check it out http://www.cfyh.co.uk/) and I won :-D

I won the Darren Scott Salon experience worth £65 which includes: a Consultation and a personalised treatment and finish!

So when I’m back in London over the summer I’m going to get my hair done. So excited because my hair definitely needs it, haven’t been to the  a professional in ages!  Plus there a few extra goodies I don’t know about hehe!

Will definitely post pictures when I get it done!

http://www.cfyh.co.uk/2013/12/21/pelumis-favs-christmas-giveaway-darren-scott-salon/ 

New year, new products

New Year, new products

No more silicone, sulphates, mineral oil!

Made a few changes…

Leave in conditioner/moisturiserGiovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner (bargain from www.nombox.co.uk). Bye bye cantu shea butter

Shampoo -   Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Shampoo (Holland and Barrett - £5.49) Bye bye Tresemme shampoo

Conditioner -  Tresemme Naturals Condition

Oils - Coconut oil (hair shop 3.99) or Extra virgin olive oil .Bye bye mango and lime oil

When using heat on my hair need to get…

Heat Protectant - Naked Heat Defender Heat Protection Spray (£5 from boots)

Also asked mum to get some to bring back some RAW SHEA BUTTER from Ghana!

Do you loose allot of your braids in the shower?  Does your hair get dry
rot beneath your weave?  I get allot of questions regarding how to handle 
braid and weaves.  Should they be washed or left unwashed until they
are removed?  Those are the many concerns some of you have.  

If you are wearing braid or a weave your hair needs to be washed and 
your scalp must be cleaned.  However there is a way to do so.

Read this blog post to learn the 6 steps she always follows…

Thursday 3rd January 2014 - Marley Braids

I know I said I’d wear less braids but from now until march it’s so cold in Newcastle (plus I’ve always wanted to try marley braids and these last 5 months of uni are gonna be hetic for me).

So put some chunky marley braids in, used about 3 packs (£4.99 each), Love them, they are so light on my head!

Hopefully i’ll be able to rock the updo style rather than the high bun I always do lol for my friends 21st this month. 

Might take them out for 14th feb and leave my natural hair out until 1st of march. I also have to go to hair dressers one of these days and trim my hair. Have crazy split ends.

takinginfinitybeyond asked:

I don't know if you know this or if you know more than I do about the henna . . . BUT once you dye your hair with henna you have to let it grow out before you dye your hair . Henna can cover dye strands but dye can not cover henna without there being a weird reaction . ( I work for LUSH and that's what I was told about henna ) Let me know if you've learned or heard differently . . Happy New Year .

Thank you so much for that information never knew!! Do you know how long it takes for the henna to grow out? Happy New Year to you too. :)

2014

Things I wanna do…

Hair
-leave my natural hair out more
- less weaves
- less braids
- instead wear natural looking wigs (since it’ll be easier to wash, condition & moisturise)
- dye hair with caca rouge henna
- summer dye hair light brown (maybe)

Products
-try to use sulphate, silicone ans mineral oil free products (hard but possible)
1. Shampo - back to using body shop moisture shampoo
2. Conditioner - can continue to use tresemme naturals or body shop conditioners
3. Leave in conditioner - Try Giovanni Leave In conditioner (bye bye cantu shea moisture…once it’s finished lol)
4. Start using raw shea butter. Need to get family to bring some back from Ghana!

Know any sulphate, silicone and mineral oil free products in the UK let me know. :-)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

So new year’s eve went to church. It was AMAZING! Love entering the new year praising Jesus! 

As I was getting ready took my hair out of twist (hardly any definition). Mum said my hair looked nice out (top pictures) didn’t feel comfortable…not use to that hairstyle just yet. So as usual put my hair in a high puff! :-D 

This evening I shampooed my hair. Couldn’t be bothered to condition and wash the conditioner out so applied Cantu Shea Butter leave in conditioning repair cream straight after my shampoo and put it into twist to dry over night (might just have to do that all the time much more convenient).

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So new year’s eve went to church. It was AMAZING! Love entering the new year praising Jesus!

As I was getting ready took my hair out of twist (hardly any definition). Mum said my hair looked nice out (top pictures) didn’t feel comfortable…not use to that hairstyle just yet. So as usual put my hair in a high puff! :-D

This evening I shampooed my hair. Couldn’t be bothered to condition and wash the conditioner out so applied Cantu Shea Butter leave in conditioning repair cream straight after my shampoo and put it into twist to dry over night (might just have to do that all the time much more convenient).

Mineral Oil?

Mango and Lime Island Oil - whoops this product is majority mineral oil! Didn’t think anything of mineral oil…but been reading mineral oil isn’t great for your hair but also been reading many naturals use it (for sealing). As someone said “do you boo boo do you” lol If it works for your hair it works! 

The ingredients are a combination of the following oils: Mineral Oil, Castor Oil (Ricinus Commonis Seed Oil), Carrot Oil (Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil), Jojoba Oil (Simmoondsia Seed Oil), Olive Oil (Olea Europaea Oil), and Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternitolia Leaf Oil).

Have noticed my hair drys out very quickly, and that’s probably because of mineral oil and not using sulphate shampoo regularly to get rid of the oil! Just bought a new one as well but got rid of it knew I should’ve just bought coconut oil. Holland and Barrett to do their penny sale so I’ll’ll go and buy some soon. 

Any advice and view on mineral oil let me know! :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-frY1d6ZLXQ  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9omEafvBBj0 - like these videos