My pleasure, love. I hope you find something nice. It’s hard fitting the right jeans when you have hips & a butt, so I can only imagine the footwear struggle!
Don’t texturize it, love. It’s rough because you’re not using the right products. Think of it like your skin. When you’re ashy and itchy it’s because your lotion isn’t right or you’re not moisturizing enough! Next time you’re in a target or walgreens, pickup the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque ($9.99) and start deep conditioning your hair, once a week. Also, grab the Curl Milk or the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and start moisturizing your hair properly. Watch youtube videos, love. Those will help you on your journey to understanding your natural hair.
Some of my fav youtubers: KinkyKurlyQueen, Taren916, HairCrush, Kimmaytube.
These 2 articles seem pretty helpful. Combine the advice of the first one with the options offered in the second one:
12 Tips for Safe Weight Gain: http://allwomenstalk.com/12-tips-for-safe-weight-gain/
50 High Calorie Foods: http://allwomenstalk.com/high-calorie-food-list-get-fat-fast/
I typed your shoe size into the Shop Style browser and 242 pages of shoes popped up! Hopefully you’ll find something you like. Here’s a link:
This article will give you a breakdown (pros & cons) of some alternatives to cow milk. My personal fav is almond milk.
Makes 2 small smoothies
6 oz plain Greek yogurt (I use 2% fat)
2 tsp plain yogurt (I use 0% fat)
2 small Persian cucumbers or 1/2 of a large English (seedless) cucumber, roughly chopped
2 tsp agave nectar or honey
Juice of 1/2 lime
3 mint leaves
Pinch of black pepper
2-3 ice cubes
How to do
Combine everything in a blender, and process until smooth. Voila, done, finished.
My stylist at Devachan salon had the most incredibly full and shiny curly hair. I asked her regimen and she told me she didn’t use any shampoo. I was using all natural shampoos, at the time, but figured cutting it out completely might give me different results. I tried the modified regimen for an entire month and immediately saw the difference. Less frizz, more shine and, with time, rapid growth and crazy fullness! I was sold. Haven’t looked back since. After some research, I learned even the natural ones have certain drying agents that interfere with your hair’s full potential.
I love questions like these. A sick track on youtube called “Red Skin Girl” by A Tribe Called Red.
Hey, girl! <3
What other products are you using? Like leave-ins or creams? Those are the ones causing the buildup. Maybe they’re too heavy for you? I used to have scalp issues until I started deep conditioning once a week, using my steamer and sticking to all natural products. Also, before you cleanse your hair, deep massage your scalp with either jojoba or coconut oil. Leave it on your scalp for a good 30 min (under a cap) then cleanse as usual! Let me know if that helps!
Edit* It’s also important to not be too heavy-handed when applying leave-in or moisturizer! Too much product, daily, will always cause hella build up.
I can’t tell you these scars will completely go away, but using the right products and techniques will help minimize their appearance. Your bodywash should be all natural. My two current favs are by Shea Moisture: The Coconut & Hibiscus Bodywash as well as the Raw Shea Butter one. Make sure and use those shower gloves or a loofa, every time, to remove dead skin.
A great, all natural, moisturizing mixture for skin that i’ve seen work miracles, time and time again, is melting (equal parts) raw cocoa butter/shea butter/coconut oil/vitamin e. Use this, twice daily. Deep massages in the trouble areas.
Internal health is equally as important. Make sure you’re drinking A LOT of water. You’d be surprised how much it helps.