Friday, 19 November 2010

Look what I found!

I was looking in bondlink when I saw the Africa's best herbal oil. I scanned the ingredients and decided to buy it as it wasn't expensive. Upon closer srutiny, the oil contains VERY good stuff. Look at the ingredients list: soybean oil,walnut seed oil,kiwi fruit extract,olive oil castor oil,sweet almond oil, vit e,safflower oil,calendula extract,yarrow extract,cucumber extract,carageen extract,ginseng extract,sage extract, comfrey extract,aloe extract and fragrance.
It says a blend of penetrating oils for bath body hair and scalp. I'm not a fan of SOY, but I'm making an exeption bc it's the carrier oil in this blend. My husband uses this on his skin, but I just rub it in my hair after washing it. I'm sure it'll make a good hot oil treatment.

And I went to the Ghanaian shop in Hatfield. I found this WEST INDIAN CASTOR oil. You know how I feel about castor oil. It's good for every occasion. Plus there are raves about Jamaican castor oil so it wasn't too expensive.... I bought it. It's going in my spritzes. Folks, I've been getting more and more requests for my home-made coconut spritz. People swear it's making their locs not only soft, supple and moisturised but getting super growth too. My daughter and I use it everyday and I can honestly say it accounts for me avoiding loc breakage and has helped dem locs grow like weeds. I will do a post on the product, prior to it going on sale to the natural hair community. Actually, anyone can use it...but more on that later.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

My new son-in-law & boys

My new son-in-law

More hair pics

Photos above are 2 days after the wedding. Crinkles are a lot looser. Below, wedding photos.

Arashia's locs.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Civil Ceremony 12th Nov 2010

I just had to show de back of de dress lol !!! But Ara's dress was a DREAM.

Paul and I

The boys

The happy couple

Let the photos do the speaking. Today was the day my daughter got married in a simple civil ceremony. It was decided that they should have a civil ceremony followed by a church wedding in Jan. It went well and we had a lovely meal at the K2 in Hemel with it's tropical garden. God's sorted out the venue (for the wedding) and given us access to a picturesque church and Hall. We discovered it costs half as much if you have a church renewal/confirmation of vows as opposed to having the official bit in the church. It also solves the problem of having to live in the parish or attend the particular church for at least 6 months. You don't need to live in the parish or even belong to the church to do it! So Ara and Suru made the right choice in going with a civil first. It saved them a whopping £300 or more. I doubt people are aware of this. Folks jump through hoops trying to get married in a particular church. Well if they just did a civil, they can pretty much have their blessing in any church. They just change the wording of the vows slightly to reflect the fact that you're already married, and you are reaffirming your vows to each other. Everything else remains the same and it's a great deal cheaper.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Arashia's 1st marriage ceremony looming and I had to do the decent thing and retighten my hair. Well thank God I was forced to do it. The back is in a right state! I've had to do so many repairs. It really isn't a good idea for me to go too long between reTis. (if you have SLs/microlocs, it's asking for trouble to leave reti for long periods). I thought about doing the front and getting a consultant to do the back. But the guy's travelled and won't be back till tues, and Ara is booked in to have hers done. Judging from the amount of growth she's got, it'll be several hours. I won't get a look-in. Her civil ceremony is on Friday. She gotta look good more than me, so I'll just do mine the best I can.
So guys, my baby girl is getting married y'all!!! She and fiancee are having a small civil ceremony at the registry on friday morning followed by a meal at the Posh K2 indian restaurant in Hemel (courtesy of Grandpa-Just family). The wedding is planned for January. I'm busy sorting out venues, bridesmaids dresses, food etc etc. A lady wedding planner has offered her services free of charge, but I haven't used her yet. I wanted to at least get the venues booked first. If anyone has ever planned a wedding, do give me tips. I'm negotiating this purely by His grace. All my wonderful friends have offered their help and I'm truly grateful. I feel really blessed, the way they ALL willingly, without ANY hesitation offered to help. I pray that God will bless them - Anne, Seiwa, Eni, Helen, Ayeley, Mama Alice, Brenda, Denisia...(too many to mention) and that I too will be able help them when they need it. I'll try and put a pic up of the locs at the back. And of course pics of the ceremony, which is just phase 1. I remember laughing bcos my niece got married 4x. She had the 'knocking' ceremony, civil ceremony, 'engagement' ceremony(which is actually traditional Ghanaian marriage) and a white wedding...phew! So Arashia is getting married 2x. Till then....hugs to all friends and well wishers. xxx

Friday, 5 November 2010

T444Z (all natural hair growth product)

w T444Z is the hair product I was referring to, in an earlier post. This is an ALL natural growth aid. It contains: aloe, herbal extract,rose oil, chamomile, menthol, rosemary leaf extract, castor oil, peppermint, papaya extracts, vitamin A, carrot extracts,Shea butter and essential oils.
This is what it says on the jar: for massive hair growth, volume and thickness. Repairs hair line. Stops balding,dandruff,scalp dryness,itchiness and hair loss.
Directions: apply T44Z massaging into the scalp. Apply to the whole head once a week. For damaged areas, such as bald patches and hair-line, apply daily.
Now we all know of products that claim to work miracles on restoring/repairing hair so I always take such claims with a pinch of salt. But I was sold on this b'cos my friend Eni actually knows a lady whose bald patch grew hair using this. So we went all the way to Luton to buy T44Z off someone. When I saw the ingredients, I thought this can't be bad, it's got all the stuff I would normally use to try to stimulate my scalp. As usual I haven't been consistent in using it. And quite frankly, using it everyday is out of the question. I'm going to try for 3x weekly, instead of the once in while if-I-remember-method. I wish I could tell y'all that I got some dramatic results. But I can feel tiny hairs on my scalp where there was none. Who Knows if it's T444Z? It's def God though cos I'm praying. But Maybe this stuff's helping. I know some of you readers have had, or are having a serious battle with alopecia/hairloss. This post is for you, and anyone who finds themselves in this perplexing situation. You don't know why it's happened, what you did wrong,or whether your ancestors left you this nasty calling card. Whatever it is,There's hope. Even Genetics can be changed for the better by the power of God...and I think this is a product worth trying. I'm trying to source it and sell it too, so watch this space.