Well, right now I certainly have a lot to be positive about. I know this blog is for hair and I do try to keep it seperate from family issues and happenings, I have started a line of all natural lotions and perfumes. I had a store ask for samples of my products! It's not a huge nation wide chain but this store is in 6 states and has almost 30 locations! This would be a huge deal to me! I am sure that when they get the samples and see the quality and care I put into every bottle of lotion they will put them in the stores!
I am also very greatful for my kids. I have 3 wonderful boys and a precious daughter who means everything to me! I love my boys dearly but having a girl is just so much fun. She's just starting to walk, will be turning 1 in less than 2 weeks and is just so stinking adorable!
Next month my oldest will be going into second grade and my second in Kindergarten.
I have a lot of friends in my neighborhood, live very close to a wonderful park, and within a few hours of some of the country's most beautiful national parks.
I am very greatful for my family's health. My kids all LOVE thier vegies! It's normally the meats that I have to fight them to eat! They know at a young age the importance of eating healthy foods and geting good exercize.
Right now though, most importantly, I still have my home! (because of a terrible mortgage company we've had a few close calls.) Maybe it's not as nice and fancy as what other prople have, or as I would like it to be, but it's mine! There's nothing a few plants outside and a few gallons of paint can't fix!
I can't end this post without mentioning my husband either. He really is a wonderful man and father.
Ok, so for the challenge, My favorite (for a baby) is the side pony and the water spout. You'll have to forgive my photography today because Maddie is just have a traumatic time this week! You see, she's being weaned and is not doing very well with it. This is day 2 and she is still refusing a bottle but at least she is eating more foods! I'm sure she'll get over it by the end of the week (I hope anyway!) but she's just not giving it a good start!
Anyway, she's basically got it in her head that if she can't nurse then she won't let me do her hair, or get good pics! Now back to the do's.
First we have a side top pony. You can also twist it under like this. Then there's the waterspout option. See this face? This is her "don't touch me, don't look at me" face!
My favorite option on the water spout though is to half way pull through the last loop on the pony and fan it out like this:
We're going to start a hair do challenge. Every week I will give you a hair do assignment, when completed just email the pics and any explanations if needed and I'll post them!
The challenge for this week is to see how many different do's you can come up with using only 1 pony tail. I'll post my favorite baby do's later today but I'd love to see what everyone else can come up with!
Ok, for those of you who don't know me personally I am big into natural products right now. All 4 of my children have severe eczema, the oldest child I have been told may be more psoriasis rather than eczema. Myself, I am very limited to the commercial products that I can use due to allergies to the ingredients. So, when ever I recommend a products, it's something that I would and do use on myself and my kids.
Over the past few months I have actually been making my own lotions, all natural. You can find them here. Because of those lotions (alone with natural soaps) all my kids, even the oldest, finally have that baby smooth skin!
So, now to the curl slime. I call it slime because, well, it looks like slime! Now, before you get all grossed out by the idea of using Flax slime in your, or your child's, hair you've gotta try it!
You need: Flax Seed, you can get it at just about any food store. Boil 1/4 cup flax seed with 1 cup water till it's nice and slimy See the slime oozing off the spatula?
Drain Use the slimy juice as a curl gel! It fells no slimier than putting hair gel in wet hair.
Does need to be stored in the refrigerator. Should be able to be stored for about 3 to 4 days.
Maddie's big brother has BIG curls! This is what he looks like with nothing in them. We've tried using curling products but they actually made his curls even more unmanageable! We've just been adding water but when it dies this is what it goes back to.
After adding just a small amount of Flax Slime to his dry hair this is what we get And the best part is that his curls stay like this all day (until his nap that is).
I've even been using it on myself lately because I have semi curly hair (the hairs on the top of my head are straighter while the hairs underneath are more curly) and I LOVE it! I now use it every day and don't feel like I have to pull it back to go out.
Also THERE'S NO CHEMICAL BUILD UP! If I go to sleep with it in I wake up to my hair actually softer than it was the day before!
(I know this sort of looks bad, yeah, she's by the edge but I'm right behind her. See my feet?) Notice her mess? That's how I keep her entertained while I do her hair. Needless to say, I no longer sort the hair bands by color and size. And here's her pretty smile! You can either do both water spouts even in the middle or spice it up by doing it on the side this hers.
I can't come up with a good name for this one. It's pretty simple, just a bunch of water spouts! I did 2 water spouts with the top of the head and one on each side. Very simple. Took about 5 minutes on my wiggly baby. I did use the comb to make the parts straight but she's to wiggly that she had the parts messed up before I could even get the elastics in!
Here's the best pics I could get! She's so fast i had to put her in her crib to contain her enough to get a few shots!
Semi Top view
Side View, notice the little waterspout on the side.
Another top view The back. Notice that I left the hair in the back down.
There's so many different hair blogs out there now that it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with them all! Many of the dos that I do are variations, or very similar, to dos that someone else has already posted.
I don't want to steal someone else's dos to take credit for something that I didn't think up either. So here's my "fairness pledge". If I ever post something that you have posted on your blog before (or know someone else that has) PLEASE feel free to leave a comment with the link! I hate when people do my dos and then claim that it was all their idea!
One more thing, if you have a hair blog and want me to link yours, I'll be happy to! just send an email to kristiceron at yahoo dot com with your blog link, and please, be sure to return the favor by linking mine to yours! I typically check my email every day but will get it linked asap.