Cotton Curls – Natural Hair Roller Set Tutorial


I saw this cute Natural Hair Roller Set Tutorial in my Facebook news feed. Check it out.

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Bridget Denise Webb

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Today’s Inspirational Quote


Recognize and enjoy the “now” moments in your life.
Sometimes we spend alot of time worrying about our “tommorrow(s)” that we fail to enjoy our “today(s)”. – Bridget D. Webb

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – Matthew 6:34 (KJV)

 
 
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Bridget

LOVE A Word That Comes And Goes…©


We have all said it to someone, signed a birthday or Christmas card expressing these words of sentiment towards someone within our lifetime. In our good-byes we utter it.  We declare it in public settings.

But how far from the truth those words are in our relationships one toward another.

Someone told me about a situation where they told a particular person that they loved them, and that person replied back to them, “I think you like me but I don’t think you love me.”

This wasn’t a dating relationship, it was actually between two women, whose relationship consisted of being members of the same church at one point in time of their lives.  The person who told me this could not understand why this person would respond in such a way to them, They thought that it had something to do with them attending another church…and maybe that played a part in it but I have a pretty good idea why….You see TRUE LOVE…bears fruit…And the fruit of TRUE LOVE is detailed below. What we call love is so far from the truth (the Word of God), and some of us have become accustomed to what is actually considered to be a type of endearment or liking…not LOVE.

Love doesn’t mean agreeing with you all the time  OR being in your face all the time…..

Love however is:

Patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no records of wrong
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
It always protects, always trusts, always preserves
I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

So remember this the next time you start to say these words to someone…Remember the weight of what you are saying to that person.  This is just not a favorite scripture for a wedding ceremony, this is an attribute that we are to exhibit in EVERY relationship we have.

We don’t have to like a person…their ways…their attitudes…..what they do…what they say..BUT…we are commanded to LOVE them…regardless of how they treat us or act toward us….Yep..that even includes those who you would consider your enemy.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

“Beloved Let Us Love One Another” 1 John 4:7-8

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Bridget

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Some days, His grace is great; other days, His grace is sufficient, but everyday, His grace is amazing. – Joel Urshan

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Today’s Inspirational Quote


True beauty radiates from the inside—>out! – B.D.W

Paper Bag Curls! No Heat Method! Check it out!


My older sister and I used to roll our hair with paper when we were younger. It is highly probable that some of my younger sisters did this too. My mother introduced us to this method. She was born and raised in the South, maybe it’s a southern thing.

Check it out the video below! You can achieve beautiful curls by using a PAPER BAG with NO HEAT involved!

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Bridget Denise Webb

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Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. ~ Faith Davis

Today’s Inspirational Quote


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Product Review: SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner©


I absolutely love organic all natural products!

Whether it’s for hair, skin, face, body, food, etc., I love it!

Not to say that I don’t or won’t use anything that isn’t organic or all natural, because I do. BUT in general, I usually lean toward organic all natural products!

Being a naturalista: a female with “au naturel” hair (french for natural) , I research different products, styles, and hair care techniques for au naturel hair care. In my researching, I came across an organic all-natural hair care product with certified organic ingredients called SheaMoisture®.

First let me give you a little history about the SheaMoisture® product:

Per it’s packaging,

Established in 1912 by Sofi Tucker

Sophi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone

By the age of 19, a widowed mother of four

Sold shea butter, black soap and homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside.

Her grandchildren now carried on her legacy by providing consumers with certified organic products and certified organic skin care products.

Isn’t that great! I just love the entrepreneurial spirit that Sofi Tucker had! I totally identify with her entreprenuialism.

Here’s what I tried from the SheaMoisture® product line:

ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURE RETENTION SHAMPOO w/Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter

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ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER RESTORATIVE CONDITIONER w/Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter

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These two products are for dry, damaged hair and work to heal, grow, and strengthen hair.

I have naturally curly hair. SheaMoisture® supplies a certified organic product geared towards curly hair, however, I chose the Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & the Restorative Conditioner because I LOVE SHEA BUTTER!

Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer for my hair. I was already using a shampoo and conditioner (I will do another review detailing the brand) that had shea butter in it and wanted to continue with the cycle of using it in my hair. Needless to say, the SheaMoisture® Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention & Restorative products work great in my hair. I am pleased with the results.

Per it’s packaging,

SheaMoisture® has NO:

Parabens

Phthlates

Paraffin

 Gluten

(I didn’t know gluten was used in hair products.)

Propylene

Glycol

Mineral Oil

Synthetic Fragrance

Animal Testing

PABA

Synthetic Color

DEA

Animal Ingredients

Sulfates

Isn’t that great!

SheaMoisture®  has:

Sea Kelp

Argan Oil

Shea Butter,

My Results

When I first used the shampoo, I noticed the difference in the way it lathered up, the reason being it doesn’t contain the sulfates and other ingredients like other non-organic – unnatural products do. It definitely smells great, which is a plus, and it gently and thoroughly cleanses the hair.

With the conditioner, I am used to using creamier – heavier conditioners in my hair, therefore, I am adjusting to the lightweight feel of the conditioner. However, it works great and can be used as a leave-in conditioner and aids in the detangling process. I used it as a leave-in conditioner when I wore the Wash and Go style (See pic below.)

Last but not least, you are probably wondering how much does this product cost and is it worth it! Let me ease your suspense and quench your curiosity by telling you in comparison to similar products on the market today it is inexpensive but well worth it’s price of $9.99! Yes, $9.99 a piece for the shampoo and the conditioner. (Prices may be different at the time of reading this post.) You can find SheaMoisture® products in your local Target Store or order online at SheaMoisture®

I would highly recommend SheaMoisture® products and if the Lord wills, we shall live, look forward to trying the rest of their product line. Be sure to check out the pics below and leave your questions and comments as well!

Au Naturel Rocks!

Please note: The products listed in this review were purchased by me and I am in no way affiliated with the companies or brands listed in this review.

UPDATE: As of 3/15/2011 SheaMoisture® products are NOW available in Walgreens!!!

UPDATE as of 11/12/2019: SheaMoisture® products are available at some grocery stores and Amazon (To purchase click the picture below.):

 

Bridget Denise Webb “Wash and Go” style using Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo w/Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter, SheaMoisture® Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & the Restorative Conditioner and Eco® Style Olive Oil Gel

Effective 11/12/19:  This blog post has been edited and additional content added.

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Bridget Denise Webb

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