HYDRATION OF THE HAIR

The most important moment of our girls routine.
As you know, our hair is very dry and this dryness prevents the sebum from circulating well and causes a slow growth. I will not go into details but I just want to make you understand how important hydration is or you will never see the fruit of your work because if your scalp, your roots and hair is not well hydrated it will always be tangled and you will feel like your hair is not growing. It’s just that they do not lie down but stay wrapped up with each other.

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Here’s a picture of my hair before moisturising it and its from three days after my deep wash and conditioning. As you might probably notice, my hair well clean, in twists (which I usually do after washing my hair). Ad: Picture taken a year post big chop.

You can hydrate your hair with several products that we all have at home. For example with water and glycerin; make this mixture and put in a spray and apply it section by section to your hair and be careful to leave it on your head. You can also in a spray or a bowl mix argan oil and aloe vera you apply it well on your hair and focus on the lengths. Aloe vera is really good, whether for the hair or the face (see my post on my hair growth secrets). You can even use it without oil.  I personally apply it to feed my hair; it has really helped with repairing dead skin cells on my hair (that can sometimes lead to dandruff) and keeps my hair shiny and conditioned.
Here are the two techniques I use and would definitely recommend. I will try others and in another article I will talk about the effects. But before we parted I wanted to tell you why you sometimes have trouble moisturizing your hair:
1. Either you use products that do not hydrate well so are not made for you
2. Either you expose your hair too much to heat
3. Either you use shampoos that dry your hair out. I just stopped buying different shampoos here and use only shea moisture products to wash my hair and that by myself.
4. Either you have a bad technique to maintain hydration.
What I do to maintain hydration is that just after my hydration I am bathing with oil. Of course I do not put a lot of oil just right. Then I will leave  20 mins in my helmet and then remove it and comb my hair. I usually put shea butter which is definitely my G!

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Gratefulness and Humbleness 

Hi guys,

So it’s been almost two weeks since I last posted. Sorry about that. As some of you might be aware, I have now resumed classes and its a whole new level. Postgraduate studies!

I started my Masters in Finance three weeks ago and trust me as scary as the course name seems to be, it fully carries its name and weight. I now have three hours long of lectures, with more individual learning, a lot of articles and academic papers to read, keep up with latest news, tutorials and seminars. Guys I have to submit a 20000 word dissertation by the end of the year. Should I be crying or laughing!

So far, I am not complaining but you know there’s never one thing you fully just engage with. I have my business to run, my job search to do (between applying for jobs, psychometric testing, phone and video interviews, assessment centres, CFA training, 24 hours seems a bit too short as every single second is accounted for. But well, one has to do what she has to do to get that life or to the position she aspires to be in.

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I haven’t been exercising. News or normal?  I can’t really tell, but I have been active. That’s what I can say. I wanted to join Tennis again this year but guess what, membership is now £100 and I have been asking myself whether there’s going to be some sort of Wimbledon on campus courts because I do not understand the exorbitant fee. The Guardian had said it all when they had classified my University as porch. Forgetting that not everyone’s bank account is porch, lol.

Last week, I caught ‘fresher’s flu’, typical cold, cough, sore throat that everyone (well most people) get at the start of University when all the viruses meet in lectures and parties during freshers (I missed my freshers week so I do not know where I got this from by the way). It made me feverish and quite tired but it’s all gone, almost, now, thank God.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well. Wherever you are reading me from, I hope you are making the most of your time, enjoying life and most importantly, seizing opportunities. I also hope that you are finding a way of getting that motivation, that inner strength and force that allows you to keep on top of your work and goals.

As I was writing this post, I was thinking, yes I am giving some updates and a random chit-chat about myself, but why not drop some light to all you readers. Well, I decided to explore the verse of the day on the bible app and I think I have come up with some fresh fruits to sweeten your days and week

No matter where you are, what you’re doing or how you got where you are at, as we set our minds on things above, shit still happens… Remain humble and grateful in everything you do. Every morning, you’re blessed to open your eyes and move your body. Live each new day to live as Christ and love as he did while giving praise to the Almighty God. We all are in different stages and places in our lives, which challenge us on so many levels. Yet the word of God is saying that those responsibilities are to be put at God’s feets so He can give us the grace to handle them. So that when it gets tough, we can stand and execute all unto the Lord. This is to get you out of your head and resist the devil trying to war for your peace.

Do not be discouraged and always seek for the David in you and know that victory is yours no matter the Goliath you can come across.

Till next time bees xx

19’s Observation.

 

WE’VE ALL SINNED! 

“everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence.”

Romans 3:23 GNB

In other words, or the way I like it to sound is which completely doesn’t distort the initial passage is:

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

All have sinned and all have fallen short.  Where then do we get the right to find ourselves better than another?  Where would we be able to say we were better because we were saved or because we were closer to God or sinned less?  Every person has fallen short of God’s perfection.  It doesn’t matter if one person got “closer” to perfection than another, because they too fell short.  God saved us apart from the law because we all are not good enough.  The “holier than thou” attitude is idiotic since we all are in the same depravity.  Who cares if one is less of a piece of scum than another?  We all are depraved sinners.  We all need salvation.  There is no reason why one would find themselves better than another when they realise that we all are depraved and unworthy.

Let’s pray:

Father God, I thank You for the Holy Spirit who fights fiercely on my behalf when I struggle with sin. Lord, make me sensitive to Your correction and sanctification while helping me to walk confidently in my salvation.  Remind me that You will have the final victory over my struggle with sin, because You are alive in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

NOT CONTENT TO BE AVERAGE

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20

I am not content to be average. I don’t like that word. I don’t want to be average. I don’t intend to be average.

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It’s true that in this life we go through challenges, we pass through situations, hardships… But God is above everything, because His power is above all powers.

God can, we can and let’s get this: The ball is on our court. Let’s be  bold, let’s dare to believe and be brave. We have that power because God has given it to us.

I recently read a post from Ashley Gulley  with the title No Guts, No Glory’ and it definitely relates to what I mean by not being content with average. Sometimes, we have to get out of our comfort zones, dare and believe that we can achieve all things because there’s a mightier and greater power in control. When you fully let go, and make God the wheel, you realize then that the actions of the Almighty aren’t just natural but supernatural. The power of God is unlimited. As for me, I decided to believe God is able. Yes he is, he can!!!

Nothing is impossible for God. And believe it or not, I come from far, very far. My journey will never be yours. The only thing I can say is that whatever promise God has made to us, it shall come true. Keep faith and never you limit God by your mouth. Control your tongue no matter the noise around your corner, make sure whatever comes out from your mouth is a blessing for your surrounding

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.

Mark 10:27. 

Stay blessed,

19’s Observations.