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One of the biggest problems that I have trouble controlling mentally and physically is my eating habits. I like to eat as do most people. And though I don’t eat poorly, I don’t always eat balanced either. I don’t always get the right amount of fruits, veggies, whole grains, protein. or dairy. It’s not just about focusing on one area of food, its about balance and having the right amount of each food group. Check out Choose My Plate for more info about balanced eating. All of the nutrients that you receive from your balanced diet directly affect your hair. A poor, imbalanced diet can stunt hair growth, cause hair breakage and cause thinning. In particular, you hair needs: Protein and Biotin – for strength, a deficiency in these can make hair brittleVitamin A and C – to help produce sebum (you body’s natural oil)Omega-3 fats, Selenium – for a…

So clearly this is not a video….having some technical issues this week. Anywho…on to the check-in for this past week! My water intake was much better this week! I really had to track it and limit my juice, which was a bit difficult because it was Employee Appreciation Week at my job. And with employee appreciation, comes lots of junk food….and will power. It was as struggle to eat well, but I managed to get in 3 fruits and veggies a day!! YAY ME!!! I would like to say that I killed working out this week!! I met my goal of 3x a week and on the 3rd time (Saturday), I worked out for 2 hrs!! Please believe that I am sore from it!!! Working out is still a struggle for me but, I will conquer it! And now for my favorite part of this challenge…my hair!!! All of the…

So if you’ve watched my last video, you will notice that I HATE WATER! Its plain and flavorless, but I need it. My body needs it and my hair needs it! Your body is make up of about 60 – 70% water and you lose it constantly. When your body is depleted of water, most people will notice that he or she starts to get a headache or become light-headed. I know for me I get headaches and I can’t figure out from where it came. It usually occurs because I haven’t had enough water. Now when it comes to hair, moisture loss is a common occurrence that can be tough to manage sometimes. In the summer, it can be extremely hot and heat evaporates water. In the winter, it can be extremely cold and windy, which makes the brittle and dry. Spring promotes frizz with the excessive rain. So I’m assuming…

Hey everybody!!! Here is my Week 1 Check-In for the Gurlish Curls’ Curl Boot Camp!!! My successes this week feel in the categories of protective styling and eating more fruits and veggies!! My struggles feel under water intake and exercise. These 2 components are key for healthy hair and a healthy body. Please feel free to comment and tell me about your successes and struggles for the week!

The first hump to over come anything new, be it a new job, hobby, or meeting new people, is getting started.  This is usually the hardest part of it all.  There are so many things racing through your mind about whatever challenge you are undertaking.  “Will it work? What if I fail?  I am going to fail?  I’m afraid, etc…”  Well here’s the thing, you only fail if you don’t try.  So my tip for this week:  GIVE IT A SHOT!!!  What do you have to lose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? EVERYTHING!!!  Set a small goal for yourself and work towards it.  There is nothing stopping you but you.  And trust me, I am talking to myself right now.  I have the hardest time controlling my negative thoughts, but with prayer and self-control I’m trying to think more positively about everything, especially with this challenge! Best of…

So the summer is upon us…pretty much…and my hair is already starting to take a beating. I know that some of you all are having or are about to have the same issue. Dry ends or dry hair in general, breakage, seeming lack of growth….these are signs that something needs to change!! So I am proposing a hair boot camp. A concentrated, focused amount of time and energy to get the results that you want. But…summer weather is not the only culprit in this battle of health, oh no…YOU ARE! Many say that you are what you eat, and what you put in, you get out. My question to you is what are you putting into your body??? Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating fruits and veggies? Are you taking multivitamins? Are you taking care of yourself? Realize that you can’t focus on the hair alone, the body…