Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The truth about my hair...

Folks always say my hair is beautiful...Thank you! And how can they get their hair like mine...sorry you can't. My hair is mine, just as your is yours. However...there are lots of things you can do to get your hair in great condition like mine. If you gonna try it...try it on a weekend. That way if this training fails you or you decide you can't deal...you can get back to what's normal for you before you have to report to work.

First things first, trim off any split ends you got. Then...stop using shampoo...you are basically putting some nice smelling dish detergent on your hair. Some folks say "concrete cleaner" which is true...same ingredients. And if your hair is curly...you never really get rid of it. Try this experiment...take a sponge....get it nice and wet...apply a single drop of dish soap to and
and give it a squeeze. This represents washing curly hair. Now rinse....rinse...rinse. Now squeeze...what do you see? Ya suds. So now
you gotta use something else to get rid of the soap...conditioner or creme rinse right?

What if I told you I haven't used chemicals in my hair since 2/8/2000? I use 5 basic items on my hair...4 of them live in the kitchen. What if I told you one of the chemicals I gave up is shampoo? YES ...shampoo is a chemical...compilation of them even.

Hey...if you want my hair...do what I do....no chemicals. Ditch that shampoo....buy a huge container of the cheapest conditioner you can find and use that as shampoo if you are just set in stone and can't change. This is called co-washing. It won't lather, obviously, but it will foam up and you will watch all the dirt go down the drain...while the hair gets clean and shiny. By the way...while washing hair...use fingers to direct hair in same direction...either toward front or toward back. Do not do that circular motion everyone thinks is effective...it causes tangles.

Co-washing is very healthy for hair, leaves is clean and moisturized and none of that detergent or petroleum in there. Also...whatever change you make...you aren't gonna see full results for about 3 weeks...takes that long for the chemical based stuff to give up and your hair to re-adjust.

Or wash like I do....baking soda...sprinkle it on your wet scalp...if hair is long here's a shortcut...part hair into 7 or 8 sections...clip
or twist. Wet the whole head of hair...then sprinkle the parts. Now untwist or unclip....and massage your scalp...with fingers pads not
nails ... adding water as needed.

This cleans your scalp and your hair. You can also do this if your hair is totally braided up. Let this sit for one min...in a pitcher pour 1/2
cup to 1 cup of vinegar {white, red, or apple cider (acv)...doesn't matter but I prefer the smell of acv} fill the rest with warm water. Directing your hair toward the sink and starting at the back...pour the acv water thru your hair. Don't be surprised at the bubbles...it's harmless...and it's the vinegar neutralizing and removing the baking soda. Massage your scalp while pouring. Then rinse...rinse...rinse.

If I need deep cleaning...I mix 2 tbs brown sugar to conditioner together and use that

Then here's where I really vere off course of the norm...comb hair...trim any tangles at ends...I only get tangles when ends split...so that's dust trim time. Use Crisco shortening mixture....[[buy yourself the smallest can label it "hair"....take a
knife and score thru to bottom and across to end...several sections...don't remove from can...into the scores pour extra virgin
olive oil ...or oil of your choice some swear by canola...anyway...to this...10 drops of peppermint oil is not a bad thing. Now gently stir....use the knife to score smaller sections to help blending if
needed. When it's nice and creamy...it's ready. If you live with a cook like I do... scoop it into a new container....[[old hair care or gel container or something.]] apply this to the hair about a tbs or 2...no more than that...ends first....then to rest of the hair. This is your conditioner. Twist, braid or comb thru...wrap with a silk, satin, or smooth scarf...that isn't cotton. Leave on until hair dries...or overnight.

In the morning....take down or wear a different scarf and go do what you do in a day. When you take the hair down...use your fingers. No comb at this point as dry hair and comb equals frizz. There should only be shiny, non greasy hair. If it's white or greasy...you used too much. I do this once a week. Also...esspecially useful for braided hair...plain olive oil in a spray bottle. Spritz the scalp instead of the crisco. That's it. That's all I do. No other products...none needed.

Also look up the following blogs:


Protecting Your Crown and Glory

The Feisty House

These girls got it going on! Everything I do to my hair...they do to theirs...and then blog about it. Which is a good thing...and saves me the trouble of doing it, cuz they got it all covered. Haha

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What's the diff between these 2 shots?

about 25 years......I haven't age much, huh! At least not in the shutter of a
camera anyway. Haha the first pic was taken in 1984 as a press release, the second was taken this morning as a whim. Haha
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Monday, November 29, 2010

The modified King Solomon ...unfurled!

I Love this...looser curls, more control for me. The trick is to untwist
or unbraid...and DON'T comb thru. Just let it fall where it falls.
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A modified King Solomon...

Instead of 7 braids, I have 10 freestyle twists...done on wet hair.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rest in Peace Leslie Nielsen...a tribute.

Copied from Yahoo! Entertainment

Leslie Nielsen of 'Naked Gun' fame dies at age 84

AP Sun Nov 28th, 2010 10:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES - Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
The Canadian-born actor died from complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home at 5:34 p.m., surrounded by his wife, Barbaree, and friends, his agent John S. Kelly said in a statement.
"We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in 'The Naked Gun' series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television," said Kelly.
Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York. With a craggily handsome face, blond hair and 6-foot-2 height, he seemed ideal for a movie leading man.
Nielsen first performed as the king of France in the Paramount operetta "The Vagabond King" with Kathryn Grayson.
The film — he called it "The Vagabond Turkey" — flopped, but MGM signed him to a seven-year contract.
His first film for that studio was auspicious — as the space ship commander in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet." He found his best dramatic role as the captain of an overturned ocean liner in the 1972 disaster movie, "The Poseidon Adventure."
He became known as a serious actor, although behind the camera he was a prankster. That was an aspect of his personality never exploited, however, until "Airplane!" was released in 1980 and became a huge hit.
As the doctor aboard a plane in which the pilots, and some of the passengers, become violently ill, Nielsen says they must get to a hospital right away.
"A hospital? What is it?" a flight attendant asks, inquiring about the illness.
"It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now," Nielsen deadpans.
When he asks a passenger if he can fly the plane, the man replies, "Surely you can't be serious."
Nielsen responds: "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."
Critics argued he was being cast against type, but Nielsen disagreed.
"I've always been cast against type before," he said, adding comedy was what he'd really always wanted to do.
It was what he would do for most of the rest of his career, appearing in such comedies as "Repossessed" (a takeoff on the demonic possession movies like "The Exorcist") and "Mr. Magoo," in which he played the title role of the good-natured bumbler.
Nielsen did play Debbie Reynolds' sweetheart in the popular "Tammy and the Bachelor," a loanout to Universal, and he became well known to baby boomers for his role as the Revolutionary War fighter Francis Marion in the Disney TV adventure series "The Swamp Fox."
Unhappy with his roles at MGM, he asked to be released from his contract. As a freelancer, he appeared in a series of undistinguished movies.
"I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent," he reasoned.
Meanwhile, he remained active in television in guest roles. He also starred in his own series, "The New Breed," "The Protectors" and "Bracken's World," but all were short-lived.
Then "Airplane!" captivated audiences and changed everything.
Producers-directors-writers Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker had hired Robert Stack, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges and Nielsen to spoof their heroic TV images in a satire of flight-in-jeopardy movies.
After the movie's success, the filmmaking trio cast their newfound comic star as Detective Drebin in a TV series, "Police Squad," which trashed the cliches of "Dragnet" and other cop shows. Despite good reviews, NBC canceled it after only four episodes.
"It didn't belong on TV," Nielsen later commented. "It had the kind of humor you had to pay attention to."
The Zuckers and Abraham converted the series into a feature film, "The Naked Gun," with George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson and Priscilla Presley as Nielsen's co-stars. Its huge success led to sequels "The Naked Gun 2 1/2" and "The Naked Gun 33 1/3."
His later movies included "All I Want for Christmas," "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" and "Spy Hard."
Between films he often turned serious, touring with his one-man show on the life of the great defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow.
Nielsen was born Feb. 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
He grew up 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle at Fort Norman, where his father was an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The parents had three sons, and Nielsen once recalled, "There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in."
The elder Nielsen was a troubled man who beat his wife and sons, and Leslie longed to escape. As soon as he graduated from high school at 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, even though he was legally deaf (he wore hearing aids most of his life.)
After the war, Nielsen worked as a disc jockey at a Calgary radio station, then studied at a Toronto radio school operated by Lorne Greene, who would go on to star on the hit TV series "Bonanza." A scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse brought him to New York, where he immersed himself in live television.
Nielsen also was married to: Monica Boyer, 1950-1955; Sandy Ullman, 1958-74; and Brooks Oliver, 1981-85.
Nielsen and his second wife had two daughters, Thea and Maura.

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No nails.

One nail broke, when to file it and noticed another nail was kinda
scraggy. But two short nails and 8 left long has no symmetry. So I took
out some clippers and evened them all out. So now I have no nails,
typing speed is back though hahaha. Don't worry they'll grow back within
the next 2 weeks...they always do.
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More knitted paper!

But gonna try something new...gonna wet it and spritz it with stiffen
stuff so see if I can permatize it....or at least that will be the
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Paper necklace

I love making these....which is a good thing since they can't be
cleaned...have to make another instead.
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Knitted paper...

Every now and again...I like to strengthen my skills by working on the
"impossible" and that challenge has always been knitting paper...what do
you think?
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Sister necklaces

Made for the two little sisters at church that stole my heart.
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Pippi Longstocking

One day I put my hair in 2 pony tails...thought nothing of it...I wear
it that way a lot...but becuz of the moisture in the air decided to
make it's appearance known in my tresses. My daughter caught it on film.
She said I looked like Pippi Longstocking. That was my favorite
character growing up so to me...that's a good thing.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Have a happy day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! May God continue to bless and protect you. Now put on some comfy clothes and get to eating!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010