"How often should I relax my hair?" is a question I always hear people asking. In order to determine what schedule you should use, you need to take into consideration your hair and you. This article will look at 4 factors to help you determine if your relaxer schedule is fine the way it is or if it should be adjusted.Factor #1: New GrowthOn average, people like to get their relaxer touch-ups every 8 weeks or every 2 months. Hair typically grows about a 1/2 inch a month. Waiting till you have at least an inch of new growth before relaxing is a good idea to consider. This will ensure the chemical is only applied to the new growth and allow enough room for it. If you only let ¼ inch of hair grow before getting a touch up, you run the risk of damage.Factor #2: Hair TextureYou hair texture may also dictate how often you want to get a relaxer touch up.Chemicals in relaxers are able to break down fine hair pretty easily. You stylist will have to be very quick with apply the relaxer in … [Read more...] about How Often to Get a Relaxer Touch Up
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Some would say that relaxed locks are damaged already. This is not the case, relaxed tresses have been chemically altered so cannot be treated the same way that a natural mane is. It is easy to tell the difference between healthy and damaged relaxed locks. The damaged strands will be dry to the touch and extremely fragile. It will fail an elasticity test miserably, snapping with little force whether wet or dry. Damaged strands will also look dull with a reddish tint rather than natural black colour. The ends also tend to be frizzy with a multitude of split ends.Heat damaged natural hair, although stronger than the relaxer damaged locks; it will still be weaker than its healthy counterpart. The easiest way to tell that it has been heat damaged is that the curls do not return or look loosened and uneven when wetted and allowed to air dry. This will usually happen on the ends of the strands as this is the oldest and therefore the weakest part. It will also have many split ends.There is no … [Read more...] about Managing Heat Damaged Or Relaxer Damaged Hair
Lotteries are not only the number games that you have to play with your luck. In fact, your life is likewise a very crucial type of lottery. There are times when you feel like you are all alone battling with the trials that life has heaped on you. At times you feel so depressed and you perceive that the world is crumbling right before your very eyes.When your outlook in life is badly wounded, you will eventually be left miserable all throughout the days. This must not push you to the limits. As the cliché often tells you, there is always a window opened whenever a door is closed. As long as you take a positive view of life, you know for certain that you will be able to overcome all of life's difficulties.Personal growth and development systems must then be your asylum. If you feed your mind and your heart with nothing but the positive values, you are certain to win the lottery in life. But if you do the other way around, then you can expect yourself to drown into misery. More … [Read more...] about Personal Growth and Development Systems – What Will You Get From Them?
You may be wondering what our dreams have to do with personal growth. Everything! You see, our dreams are an ancient communication tool with our soul - through our subconscious mind - directing us, coaching us, guiding us to what's most important for US. It's not for others - it's like your own personal life coach right inside of you, dedicated to you and what you want most in life!What Messages Are We ReceivingWe filter over 60,000 thoughts each and every day. Unfortunately, 90% of those are repetitive thoughts - the same ones we had yesterday ... errands to run, choosing what to wear, our route to work, what to eat for lunch ... you get the picture. With so much 'noise', it's easy to see why we don't receive our deepest and most profound messages while going through our daily lives.That begs the question, "How do we receive our messages and guidance?" Through quieting the mind. This can be done with meditation, (which contrary to uninformed belief, IS simply quieting the mind, not … [Read more...] about Using Dreams For Personal Growth
Balance is essential for personal and professional growth. It enhances every important aspect of life.In the words of Josephine Rathbone, "If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life."However, anyone with a hectic schedule and many responsibilities will agree that achieving balance is not as simple as wishing for it. It requires a plan.Begin with Your PrioritiesWhen seeking balance, we begin by asking, "What is most important at this time, and what needs to change?" The key is to make an intentional choice for a more balanced life, first by looking at what could be possible. When we are in balance, we feel as though we have that choice, that we are in "the driver's seat", and we can choose to see from new perspectives.Some folks prefer "living in the fast lane", enjoying the most active life possible. Others are at the point where they want to slow the … [Read more...] about Balance Your Life for Personal and Professional Growth