New Color

You know it’s probably not a good day to get your hair done when the sky has that brooding, I hate you and I’m gonna murder your hair appearance. I have curly hair. Really curly hair and it’s ultra-fine which is an incredibly rare texture for curly hair. So when humidity strikes, it is time to break out a bucket of humidity control hairspray.

And sometimes that doesn’t even work.

I braved the foreboding clouds anyway, however, and made my way to Studio 2121 here in Little Rock, where Taylor Mayhood broke out a new color for my ill-tempered locks. I wanted to go a little darker with maybe a slight hint of red. Taylor mixed an ashy chestnut color with a deep mahogany.

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At first I thought the color might be a little too dark for my pale, white-girl skin but I think it was just a shock to my system because it is a bit of an attention-grabber. I think the contrast actually works nicely.

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Taylor put some pretty waves in my hair and as she worked with it, she made a comment about how healthy my hair was and that she could tell I took care of it. This was shocking indeed since my hair has always damaged easily. I try to keep it moisturized, don’t wash it every day, and am very particular about the products I use in it. I also acknowledge that nutrition plays a vital role in healthy hair. So putting collagen powder in my coffee every morning has definitely helped to improve the strength of my hair.

 

 

I do have kind of a recipe I use in my hair to make sure it doesn’t fry from all of the heat styling I use on it. Some of you may laugh but some of the products that many people of color use are fantastic for hair, especially if it tends to be dry. I use Africa’s Best Herbal Oil first to provide moisture to any damaged ends. I then spray It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner generously on my hair and finish it off with Matrix Miracle Creator. After I blow-dry my hair with a large round brush and either straighten or curl my hair, I touch up any dry spots with Bedhead’s After Party Smoothing Cream.

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And what am I wearing?

https://bit.ly/2sPZWZ2 (Black blouse, comes in 4 colors)

https://bit.ly/2Jt4bnu (Whisper Tee)

https://amzn.to/2y2Oe25 (Beadhead After Party)

https://amzn.to/2y2eREr (Matrix Miracle Creator)

https://amzn.to/2MlksbR (It’s a 10 with Keratin)

https://amzn.to/2Mkgdxx (It’s a 10 without Keratin– lower price)

https://amzn.to/2y4oZwh (Africa’s Best Herbal Oil)

https://amzn.to/2t6HCu7 (Collagen- reduced price)

Wild in the City

One of my favorite places to go for a run is less than a mile from my home in West Little Rock. You would think I have been transported out of the metropolis that is Little Rock into some kind of wilderness but no, parks like these are plentiful in my city. Arkansas is a beautiful place. They don’t call it “The Natural State” because of unshaven armpits.

This specific park is called Two Rivers. There are three fantastic pedestrian bridges that cross the Arkansas River in Little Rock, and this happens to be prettiest one with some of the most lush, resplendent trails. I mean just check out those trees. IMG_1836

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Someone please remind me that I should probably use the restroom before I take my daily jog. I’m not sure if I ran down the trail or… danced. It was painful.

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Despite my pain-induced choreography I managed to complete a slow jog. I’m not a fast person. I have tiny legs and sort of resemble an albino pygmy but I’ve been using a great app called Couch 2 5K that has been given me a pretty good workout. The app paces you so that you aren’t completely and suddenly overwhelmed with an intimidating workout that you couldn’t possibly finish. What did I do today? Well let’s check my Fitbit Versa.

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Awwwww yeah.

But now comes the other (usually) painful part of my day: the aftermath. I’m in my thirties and am already suffering from joint pain so I’ve been taking this little product for the last couple of months. I cannot begin to tell you how much it has reduced my joint pain. It’s also fantastic for muscles, skin, hair, and most importantly our brain.

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This is a totally grass fed, pasture raised product and is COMPLETELY tasteless. That means you can put it in your coffee or tea without tasting anything. It’s been a great addition to my bullet-proof coffee every morning.

Bullet Proof Coffee Recipe:

  • 8 oz of coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of grassfed butter
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Scoop of Biooptimal Collagen Powder

Put it in the blender for a few seconds and it comes out like a lovely whipped latte. Great way to start your day!

Commissioned Links

https://amzn.to/2IKjCXk (along with a $2 off coupon!) Biooptimal Collagen Powder

https://amzn.to/2rPE8vY Fitbit Versa Smartwatch