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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I know this is a WIG that Nicki's rockin, but wouldn't this make a cute haircut?? Lately, I've been on this "bangs" kick, courtesy of Nikstar!! (Another natural hair blogger.)  Ironically, she's ready to grow hers out!  

Monday, November 29, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae

Is this NOT the perfect twistout? This is obviously blowdried. I can achieve this length or longer when I blowdry too.  I get it blowdried every time I get a trim.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a nice mix... it includes a nice remake of Aaliyah's "It's Whatever."  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New from my girl Carmen Rodgers!!! How fly is that haircut????

Saturday, November 20, 2010

TV Reporter Shares Her Natural Journey..... I love this!!!!!!!!!!!

My hair salon is in this video! Au Naturale! My stylist is Anita, the one with the locs, getting her hair twisted!!
Okay, so I have a hair appointment coming up and I need a trim. I always dread getting my hair trimmed because it always feels so short afterwards. I've been on the fence about my hair color. This week, I kind of feel like I want to keep it light! LOL I guess I won't know for sure until I'm in the stylist's chair!

Here are some of the hair cuts I LOVE!!!!!!!!! Also, I am definitely considering some bangs....

I mean, I have bangs, but they're long and slanted... I love how these cuts frame their faces. (Note: these pics were on, and

It's becoming abundantly clear to me that I have the kind of hair that grows OUT faster than DOWN. LOL The only way I see my length is when I stretch a curl, otherwise I would swear my hair is not growing at all.

This is pretty much the cut I have now....

I guess I better not cut too many layers in if my ultimate goal is THIS:
I'm guessing that must be about 7-10 years of being natural.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

How to Do a Thyroid Check |

How to Do a Thyroid Check |


Thyroid disease can have numerous symptoms, including unexplained weight fluctuations, dry eyes, anxiety, depression, infertility, menstrual problems, and fatigue. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has published information on how to do a thyroid check. This article passes along this important thyroid screening information. You will find that it is fast and easy to do a thyroid check, so check your thyroid now. A home thyroid check is not replacement for medical care; think of this thyroid check as your first step in screening for thyroid disease.

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    The first step in this thyroid screening is to have everything you need for it close by. You'll want to have a handheld mirror and glass of water within reach so that you can easily grab them when the time comes to check your thyroid.

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    To begin the thyroid check, hold the mirror in your hand. Place the mirror so that it shows the reflection of your neck. You want to be able to see the area between your Adam's apple and your collarbone.

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    The next step in how to do a thyroid check is to slightly tip your head back while still holding the mirror in position.

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    Now take a drink of water. As you swallow, look in the mirror at your neck. Check for any bulges or knots in your neck between the Adam's apple and the collarbone.

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    Repeat step 4 to double-check that there aren't any bulges or knots in your neck as you swallow the water.

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    The final step in doing a thyroid check is to feel for unusual lumps in the neck. Place one hand on the back of the neck, with the fingers holding the base of your head where the top of the spine is. Smooth your fingers along the back of the neck to the front center on one side, checking for lumps. Then do a check for lumps on the other side of the neck.

    If, during this thyroid check, you see bulges or knots or feel lumps on the neck, make an appointment with your doctor for further thyroid screening. Early detection of thyroid disease can make a big difference in the quality of your life!

Hey everybody!!! I haven't been on in a while because I had a bit of a health scare. I recently found out that I have an enlarged thyroid. Had to through a series of ultrasounds, blood tests, and a biopsy. Pretty scary!!! Anyway, all of the results came back negative for cancer and my thyroid is fine. (Thank GOD!!)I felt like my life had been on hold waiting for these results.

This year, I also found out that I am anemic and have asthma! My whole life, I've been pretty healthy, so this was a lot to take in at one time!So, now I'm taking iron supplements, vitamin d, vitamin c and a multi-vitamin. I'm not sure why I was so vitamin deficient all of a sudden. The only thing I can think of was that my bf and I had been trying to be vegetarians, and cut way down on meat. Maybe we had not been doing such a great job of supplementing it. So... this has all been a wakeup call for me.

In other news.... I'm definitely going to go darker with my hair. I think I have an appointment this week. I'm ready to look like myself again!! LOL By spring, I'll probably miss my light hair, but for now, my mind is made up. I'll post pics! Here was my hair last week: