Three Products you should try on your Natural Hair Part 3

The third and finally product is also for maintenance and is paraben and sulfate free. It is a water based product as well. I use this every time I wash my hair or when I change hair styles. It adds moisture and makes my hair soft. It also helps detangle my hair. It is very lightweight and does not cause build up.

The third and final product is a leave in conditioner. EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Refresh and Renew Leave in Conditioner is the third and final product you should give a try. It does exactly that. It refreshes and renews your hair. The less products I use, the better my hair does and the less often I have to wash it. I bought this conditioner almost 9 months ago and it is almost finally gone. It is supposed to be used daily but we wear a lot of protective hair styles and I use this in between. I don’t blow dry my hair often but when I do, I make sure I use this conditioner and some Avocado or Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Leaves my hair looking and feeling great and never greasy or oily.

EDEN Bodyworks has a great product line for your hair whether you are all natural like me, or your hair is permed. The Coconut Shea line is what I use in the Spring and Summer and I am going to start using the Peppermint Tea Tree line up next. You can mix and match or just stick to a specific kind. You can order this product in a set or by itself. I also use the EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Hair Masque Treatment which is a 15 minute deep conditioner that works excellent and smells even better. You can find this product and most of the other products on this site at Amazon if you can’t find them at your local beauty supply store.

My hair is growing and in my next few post, I will be listing what I use to help it grow and remain healthy. I will also be doing other product reviews as I experiment with what is going to benefit my hair the most. EDEN makes good products that I like but so does Jane Carter and what about Elucence? These are some of the products I found and will write about in the future. If I am not doing my hair, I am doing my daughters’. I try to use kids products on her hair which is also growing and we both stretch our hair. Maybe that helps it grow. We keep our hair braided for the most part and avoid heavy products and heat. I wash my hair once a month unless it is necessary to wash it more. I am trying every three weeks for me and every two weeks for her. So far, so good. And my ends have not been trimmed yet.

Raising Awareness?

I have been trying to raise Dystonia Awareness but most people are not really interested in learning what it is and how it would affect their health. How many people see the word Dystonia and actually look up the meaning or wonder what it is. Most doctors can not diagnose it and you end up being diagnosed with other illnesses by mistake. I was diagnosed with MS which everyone has heard of but even I can’t remember how to spell it. Probably because I took the shots to treat it for two years and was then told by the Neurologist at the time that I didn’t have it. 7 years later, I am diagnosed with Myoclonic Dystonia and Occasional Tremors. Makes good sense to me. I have less control of my muscles than I did 10 years ago which means whatever I have is progressing along very slow.

I decided not to go to the Urgent Care because of the weather and my ride simply didn’t want to drive in this snow just so they could tell me the same thing the doctor said. Rest and elevate my feet. Watch what I eat and go light on the salt. I am not monitoring my blood pressure yet and I haven’t started any new medications. The soaking brought the swelling down a lot plus not being on my feet today or yesterday. I am not really even supposed to be sitting here typing this because the swelling can be caused by sitting to long. As far as Dystonia Awareness goes, I am raising a bit of awareness everyday but I do take a break from all the medical problems to focus on other things. Like raising my child and keeping our appearances up to the best of my ability.

I am using the laptop right now because he is gone and I only needed to use it for a hour before I play Mortal Kombat XL. I can prop myself up in the bed to play. It is cold with fresh snow on the ground. I don’t have to go to another appointment until Friday so it gives me plenty of time to rest, soak, and elevate through out each day and maybe by the time of my appointment, I can get my feet in them boots. I am the type of person who exercises by doing the stairs all day and I still am but not as much as normal and I am using half my speed making sure that I don’t step the wrong way and fall on the stairs again. I fell and twisted my ankle on the stairs last year and that hurt more than this does. This is more of an uncomfortable feeling and they seem to leave stuff in the walk ways as if they don’t remember that I can trip over it.

I am not focusing on the Dystonia right now because of the constant swelling in my feet, ankles, and part of my legs. It only really hurts when I try to bend the ankles or someone steps on my foot. There is no more swelling anywhere. Not even in my eyes right now. The marijuana helps with the pain and also helps with sleep. Some types work better than others. I am currently using THC instead of CBD for now and I am still using my pipe to smoke it. Such an easy way to do it and helps me dose myself. I am not really a recreational smoker or social. I am learning but I am aware that if it is not grown right or they use chemicals on it, it could have a negative affect on my muscles. It has happened in the past before I started to go get everything from a grower or the dispensary.

Nothing from that dispensary taste good or like it should but they keep the prices low since they are in the neighborhood. I am going somewhere else with better quality than them soon. I am also looking for something to help me sleep or relax the muscles. No more attacks since my last post about them which means that the cannabis is working. If I do have another attack, I know I don’t have to travel far for relief and on a good day, I can go a little bit father away to get better quality. And better tasting clean smoking marijuana. You can not imagine how many people try to sell me something through Twitter but they don’t have real pictures. If I was and I am going to sell something like that to anyone, I would definitely have a picture that is current and that I just didn’t do a Google search to find an image off it to trick someone into buying. So called weed men on Twitter seem to not understand this and they just grab an image off Google and DM you that waste of time picture that I can download myself. I sure hope when doing business on Twitter of this nature that you are being careful because these people are only out to get your money and once they get it, all you can do is complain. After all, they are not really using their real name. Some don’t even have enough sense to hold a conversation with a potential client but they love to spit that game like they can suck the credit card number out your pocket. I just have learned to ignore those DM’s now.

The laptop is more fun to use because of the keyboard. I can also see a lot better what I am typing on here than the new tablet. That AT&T Primetime tablet is really nice. Especially since it was free and you only have to pay $10 a month to have one of your own. It has the speakers on the front instead of the back which is a plus and it takes amazing pictures. The battery life is good fresh out the box and all you do is sign in to your Google account to get all your apps on the new device and then connect it to or discover other devices. It was an easy set up. It came by delivery in a timely manner. I have switched from the laptop to the tablet but I am able to continue where I left off. The prediction of the next word you might type is good and it has auto correct already on it. There really isn’t much that I had to do to set it up and I was able to turn the tablet into a phone just by following the very simple instructions on the screen. I fixed the settings for the keyboard and found what I was looking for. I wish this tablet would automatically put a period at the end of a sentence but my phone can’t even do that. I am using G Board by Google. You can really customize the way it looks and feels when you type. 👍

Zippos are for life?!?!

I use the old wind proof wick and flint kind of lighter. My Zippo was supposedly broke and I couldn’t get a spark let alone a flame. I replaced the wick but not the flint. Then I replaced the flint 6 years later after cleaning the ash from the old flint out with something like a tooth pick and the spark came back. I had already bought another one because I thought since the wheel had stopped moving, the lighter needed to go back to Zippo for repair. I was ready to fill out the form but I wasn’t sure if my printer was working. I watched a few YouTube videos about DIY repairs and came across a video of a man mentioning something about the ash left over from the old flint would keep it from working and you needed to remove it. Technically, you can use a stick from a broom to do this. And that is what I used to push that ash out. You can see it if you look very closely. It looks just like black ashes.

After I cleaned my Zippo, I put the new flint back in and it is working fine. I gave one away because I don’t need two. I like to change the outer part as long as the inside works properly and I am not a collector. Just a fan. I like to light whatever I smoke with a Zippo. Especially cigars. Maintaining a Zippo with the wick and flint is very easy once you watch a few how to’s. It was working good one day and it stopped so I clipped the wick even with the chimney and it still had no spark. I figured it was simple and when it quit working, I blamed it on the person who kept using it instead of buying one of his own. Who also doesn’t know how to fix them or maintain them when it wasn’t really his fault. He was using it too much and the wheel got stuck. All this requires you to do is take the screw out and adjust it. While doing this, you can change the flint if you need to. As far as unscrewing the screw, just use the outer case of the lighter itself. Doesn’t scatch it and saves a little time.

When you smoke, you need your own lighter instead of asking people for a light. With all the money I spent on gas station lighters that only last a few months, I could have developed a collection of lighters by now. Just like a collection of shoes or coins. I like to change it up according to my mood. Today I still love to use the red one but I do like this Butterfly. It was one of the first Zippos I had and means the most to me. You can use this post for yourself or share with a friend. A good Zippo is about $30 or less sometimes and it is guaranteed either way. Fix it yourself or send it back for the lifetime guarantee. And it has to be an authentic Zippo lighter or the warranty does not apply. You should buy yours from Amazon or Zippo itself. Both websites have some beautiful ones. I want a torch lighter next. It is better for a pipe and really wind proof. Best for the weather here where I am in the Winter since it is windy.