Deep Conditioning Day

New deep conditioning application method for my year, 2017.

Advertisements

I came across a YouTube video where the individual was explaining the process of her new deep conditioning method and how it drastically changed her hair quality and and increased length.  What she shared in a nutshell was this; she changed how she deep conditioned her hair. In the past she would not use heat in the conditioning process, just product, leaving it in the hair until its time to wash it out.  But she discovered that applying heat do add substantial benefit to the hair. Heat actually allows the hair follicle and scalp to open up for all the healthy ingredients to penetrate deep within. These are necessary to help the human hair grow thick, healthy, strong and long. What she realized was that after applying her deep conditioner and then steaming her hair with the use of a heat cap/steamer the results were amazing. She experienced not only a change in the quality of the hair but also healthy growth.

I decided to try the process with the goal of experiencing the same results. This calls for some dedication to this process, but I am sure and hoping it will be worth it. In the past I used the simple method of deep conditioner, oil and a hair plastic cap or wrap. It went well, especially when I did the oil treatments; my hair was SUPER SOFT. OMG!!!!! But it’s time for a little change, and hey Change Is Good now and again.

I so far have done this once. About an hour ago I deep conditioned my hair, please note, it was not done with the heat cap method; I was just too lazy this evening. Sorry!!! 😦 But Hey !! I did the hand massaging method to stimulate the heat in my scalp/head and yes my scalp was Hot!!! and it felt good too. !!!!

Below will show the deep conditioning steaming process:

Here I sectioned off my hair and applied the deep conditioning and oil treatment. Sectioning made it easier for me to manage the hair.  (Right Side View)
Here I sectioned off my hair and applied the deep conditioning and oil treatment. Sectioning made it easier for me to manage the hair.  (Left Side View)
After applying the treatment I covered my hair with a plastic wrap. Yes an actual plastic wrap. (Hair treatment on a budget) Besides doing this not only save you some cash but it gets the job done well too.
After wrapping the hair I had my “steamer” set-up and allowed it to steam my hair for 30-40 minutes. This here isn’t an actual steamer, it’s more like a hair dry but it was what I had available at the time.
This is what my hair looked like after being steamed. The heat from the dryer circulated around my hair and made it really moist. So I am confident that my hair follicles were opened and magic began.
I then had the treatment washed off with warm water. I used warm water because it ensures that the product is completely removed and opens up the scalp again. I also separated each plat to ensure they were all thoroughly washed. I wanted absolutely no product in the hair. I gave each section a second rinse but this time with cold water. This was done to close off the hair follicles. Once this was done well, I took the time to insert a three strand plat for each washed out section. It looked pretty clean and it was very manageable. No Tangles!!!
This was what it looked like after the whole process. I dried them all together with a t-shirt, leaving them slightly damp. Then I applied my Cantu leave-in repair hair conditioner to each section, installing three strand twists before going off to bed.

This process did not feel one bit overwhelming at all. It’s something I intend to continue as long as I have the time. I will work with this method for the rest of the year in expectation of some positive results; hair growth, thicker hair, strong and healthier hair.

P.S

To attain positive and healthy results we must put in the hard work. Rome wasn’t built in a day but they never gave up until their vision was fulfilled. In every thing we put our hands to we must work hard if we want excellence!!! Excellence is not a gift. It must be pursued!!!!

 

 

I am not a captive to Fear, Worry, Anxiety or Doubt

This is a 21 Day Devotional Fast I am currently doing from the YouVersion bible.com app. It has been every encouraging so far and I particularly loved this devotion which has given me more insight into living in faith with God.
The devotion is quoted below.

Devotional

“In the famous narrative of David fighting Goliath, David needed one single shot to Goliath’s forehead. So the question follows, why did David pick up five stones when he only needed one? Generally there are two camps of thought; one camp says that David lacked faith; and another says that it was because Goliath had 4 brothers. The first is refuted because David already had experience fighting “both lion and bear” (1 Sam. 17:36), and he openly declares faith prior to the battle declaring, “The LORD… will deliver me” (1 Sam. 17:37). Furthermore, while scriptures do mention the death of ‘the brother of Goliath’ (1 Chron. 20:5), there is no biblical evidence that David actually killed the others.

Perhaps another view of the five stones was that David was simply being adequately prepared for the fight ahead. Extensive planning, thorough preparation, and acquiring enough resources to complete a task are not the opposite of faith because the task still requires faith to complete. In fact, it was faith that led David to the battle, but David ensured that he had the tools to execute, and gave all honor to The Lord when he was victorious. It is commonly believed that preparation is the opposite of reliance on the Holy Spirit, yet we observe from this account that The Spirit works powerfully in our preparation as well.

Reflection:
Imagine yourself in the next coming year reflecting back on this year because it was the best year you have ever experienced. Allow your imagination a few moments to fully probe that possibility. Identify three major feelings or achievements that come to mind. Ask The Father/Holy Spirit: What do I need to overcome in order to achieve those possibilities? What needs to change in my life today? How can I best ensure those changes become a reality?

Prayer:
Jesus, thank you that your Spirit empowers and prepares me to pursue the life you have created me to live. Thank you that you are currently interceding for me to not be held captive by fear or just simply ‘I am not a captive to fear, worry, anxiety or doubt, and thank you that whatever happens this year, you get all the glory. Thank you for supplying me the grace and strength to pursue you and all that you have for me. –Amen”

 My Personal Encouragement

This is a powerful devotion to help us pursue life with Purpose! Hope it helps you walk in Faith and manifest positive changes into your life.

Remind yourself that “I am not a captive of fear, worry, anxiety and doubt”. Christ is always interceding on our behalf because it’s His desire that we live out the life which has been predestined for us! A life of Victory, Power, Purpose, Hope, Wealth, Success…  Remember we are reminded that He did not give us the spirit of Fear! But what He gave was the spirit of Power, Love and a Sound Mind! When we think of this deeply, He has equipped us the necessary tools to pursue our dreams and purpose effectively!

Don’t be confused by that evil spirit of Fear, Doubt, Worry or Anxiety! We can do All things through Christ because He is our Strength. He has already gone before us to prepare the way, now He is just waiting on us to jump in it! Don’t let Fear cripple you from Jumping! Just JUMP! God is basically waiting on us to Just JUMP . But we are holding unto our comfort zones with our dear life and we expect God to move the mountains and manifest His power! No !!!!!! You need to Move first! His manifestations become activated when we step out into the water, the great unknown! So if you want to see God breakthrough for you, Obey Him today. Obey Him Now! Trust Him! If He is speaking to you today harden not your heart and walk into your new season with faith and trust in God!

You want God to manifest His power? Then start to move! Walk towards that Red Sea and make the first move and then you will see the power of the Lord activated right before your eyes.

He’s waiting on you!

Blessings, Peace & Love

Live Out Life with Purpose!!!!!