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Hi luvs,

I know I’ve been MIA for a while…September has just been a tough month for me.  A lot has been going on in my personal life.  For those of you who follow me on instagram and facebook, you’ve probably seen  some of my posts.

I had some major renovations going on in my home and then right in the middle of that I had to travel to California (By the way I’m still here and will be here for a month or two)…

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But none of that compares to something that has completely shaken my world…

A very close friend of mine, my childhood BFF has lost her battle with cancer. She was only 32. She left a 1 year old baby girl.

Words can not even begin to describe how I’m feeling right now… I am HEARTBROKEN. I have no words….

All I can say is please keep her, her baby girl and family in prayers.

This weekend October 4th also marks 11 years since my father passed along…

These two events intertwining just make this time of the year that much harder for me…

I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.

God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart.

Because of this I feel like the world is conspiring for me to take a break…but I’ll be right back…

If you’ve left me messages here on the blog, email, facebook or youtube and I haven’t responded please be patient with me…I will take the next couple of days/weeks to slowly catch up with everything….

When I’m ready I will come back to blogging and youtube….

If you want to keep up with me I will be a little active on my instagram page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Love Always,

XOXO

Dee

 

 

 

 

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Hi luvs,

Hope you’ve been having a great week so far, the weekend is coming YAY!!!…You know what else I’m excited about? Another Max Hydration Feature :) Today I’d like to introduce Rosa, Enjoy :)

How long have you been natural?

 

I have been natural since Dec 2012.  That was when I did my 2nd big chop.

 

Why did you decide to go natural and what has been your experience so far?

 

The reason why I went natural was because I grew tired of my relaxer and it was damaging my hair.  I saw a few women with natural hair and thought it was so beautiful.  It wasn’t until I saw my sister go natural that I decided to do the same.  The first time I did it was in 2005.  I assumed that my hair texture would be like my sisters, but it wasn’t.  At that time, there was very little information on natural hair. I had no idea what I was doing and became frustrated with my hair.  I ended up getting a texturizer.

 

The second time I big chopped I was more prepared for the journey.  I wanted to see my hair’s true potential.  Social media helped me tremendously.

 

What is your hair type texture, length etc?

 

My hair is black, thick, type 4, low porosity, and 2 inches past my collar bone, and tightly coiled.

 

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What are some of your struggles (if any) being natural before MHM?

 

Before MHM, my hair was dry and lacked definition.  I also had a difficult time styling my hair.

 

How did you find out about MHM and why did you decide to give it a try?

 

The funny thing is I started doing this method and didn’t even know it lol!  I saw a Youtube vlogger doing some of the steps.  I liked her results so I decided to research it.  That is how I ran across the term MHM.

 

How long have you been doing MHM?

 

About a year.

 

What are your experiences with MHM so far?

 

From day one, I’ve been pleased with the results!  My coils have more moisture, definition and are really soft.  It is inexpensive and easy to follow.  My hair loves it :)

 

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Your views/experiences and maybe other people’s view of your hair before and after MHM.

 

People, regardless of gender or race, love it.  I notice that I get more compliments and questions about my hair after doing the MHM.  “How did you get your hair like that? or What is your nationality?” are some of the questions I’m frequently asked.  Some people even assume I went to the salon or had a chemical treatment.  I receive so many question that a woman suggested that I launch my Youtube channel, which I did.

 

Some advice to anyone who is considering trying it for the first time or to other naturals in general.

 

I would recommend doing your research.  Understand that what works for one natural may not work for the other.  Don’t be afraid to try new things.  There is a plethora of information on your hair type.  Learn as much as you can about YOUR hair, do what works for you and enjoy the ride :)

 

My Youtube channel is Rosal 180.  I post quick, easy to follow tutorials on how to style and maintain Type 4 hair.  Please watch and subscribe :) And last but not least, make sure to check out Youtubers documenting their journey with the Max Hydration Method!

 

Thank you Rosa for sharing your journey with MHMIt’s great to see someone who has been doing the principles of the regimen for about a year now. This is very insightful for the rest of us :)

If you enjoy the max hydration features and would like to share your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to me over email at msdeekay2012 at gmail dot com.

Much love & Blessings,

XOXO,

Dee

 

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DIY flaxseed Gel

Hi luvs,

If you follow me over at instagram and facebook then you know that I’ve been experimenting with DIY Flaxseed gel. I’d been using KCCC from the beginning of my MHM journey but then when iherb ran out of stock…I was forced to experiment :)

I took the opportunity to try making some Flaxseed gel…I thought this would be a great experience for me as I always get questions about DIY gel and conditioner recipes.

The great thing about DIY is of course the cost effectiveness…the con is, it does take a lot of time and experimentation to find the right recipe that will work great for your hair.

In my case of course, I also have to hunt down ingredients for most of these recipes…but I’m up for the challenge and will be experimenting with DIY’s so I can share with you luvs my own experiences. But before I do try them myself… I will be sharing the recipes here on my blog and will follow up with my own experiences and possibly Demos once I do give the recipes a try.

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First wash and go with Flaxseed Gel

My own experience so far with Flaxseed gel was that I loved that it dried pretty quick as compared to KCCC but when it dried it did leave a crunchy feeling that I didn’t really love. I have to note however that I only added vitamin E oil to my mixture as it was the only oil I had on hand. I do know that the results for Flaxseed gel largely depend on the recipe and ingredients…so I’ll need to experiment a bit more to get the right feel for my hair.

Enter the title of today’s post :)

Today’s recipe was shared by some lovely ladies over on instagram @natural_beauty1975 and @naturally50 Both ladies say this is the best Flaxseed gel recipe they have tried to date:

“The Best DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe Ever “:) Recipe Instructions:(per @naturally50 )

Combine in pot, boil on medium/low heat 12-15 minutes
3 cups of water (I used distilled),1/4 c of flax seeds, 1 tsp of irish moss, 1 tsp of burdock root, 1 tsp of marshmallow root 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp of lemon juice
Strain( I use a strainer and a whisk) and add
1 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp oils( 1 used 1/3 tsp JBCO, 1/3 tsp sweet almond oil, 1/3 tsp jojoba oil, 1 tbsp of EVOO), 1 tsp vitamin E oil, drops of essential oil
This yields 12 ounces of gel. Let cool and Freeze in ice cube tray and can use the cubes as needed.

I’m still hunting for the irish moss, burdock root and marshmallow root before I give this recipe a try. If you do give this recipe a try please leave a comment and let us know how it goes.

To all my DIY mixtresses out there :) If you do have your own recipe for either conditioner, gel or even clay that you’d like to share you can leave it in the comment section or email me at msdeekay2012 at gmail dot com coz I’d sure love to hear it and I bet others would love to too :)

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Much love & blessings,

XOXO,

Dee

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Hi luvs,

It’s time for another Max Hydration Feature…YAY!!! Today, I’d like to share with you Curly Meema’s story, Enjoy :)

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How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for over 16 years.  I wore dreadlocks for 12 of the 16 and had to big chop on Nov 18, 2013 due to traction alopecia.

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Why did you decide to go natural and  what has been your experience so far?

I wore a jheri curl for many years and loved the fact that it was so easy to care for.  I stopped having the texturizer put in my hair 17 years ago when the last treatment fried my hair.  I then shaved my head and started looking for other easy wear hairstyles.

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What is your hair type texture, length etc?

My hair is a combination of 4s (4a, 4b, 4c).  It is very thick in the back and sides and very thin in the crown and front due to traction alopecia (per the dermatologist).  It has always been dry and difficult to work with.

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What are some of your struggles (if any) being natural before MHM? 

My hair has been very hard and dry and my scalp is very sensitive.  I am allergic to mango, apricots and peaches and many of them are in hair care products.  I seemed to have most success when I initially big chopped because I co-washed my hair daily and styled with a little eco styler gel.  After my hair reached about 4 inches, the method that I was using didn’t seem to work.  I started washing my hair once a week and styling using the “shingling” styling method.

How did you find out about MHM and why did you decide to give it a try?

I was googling “dry natural hair” and came across Ms DeeKays Youtube.  I remembered how much I loved my hair when I was co-washing it every day so the regimen made sense and I was already styling my hair with gel but the wrong one…

How long have you been doing MHM?

I’ve been doing MHM for roughly 6 weeks.  I did my first Cherry lola treatment on July 18, 2014

What are your experiences with MHM so far?

The initial results were very motivating.  My hair was very manageable although it was very time consuming so I could not do the entire regimen daily.  I do not feel comfortable in wigs so I needed a way to take care of my hair but still wear it in public.  I have good days and bad days but am starting to have mostly good days.  I’ve now modified the regimen to suit me and my hair seems okay with the modification – at least for today.

Your views/experiences and maybe other people’s view of your hair before and after MHM.

I get compliments from everyone.  My husband has been on this agonizing journey with me and likes what my hair is doing now.  I get questions all the time regarding my regimen and products.

Some advice to anyone who is considering trying it for the first time or to other naturals in general.

Porosity is REAL and you should know what your hair’s porosity is before starting your journey.  Don’t expect a stranger (and that includes professional hair dressers) to know more about your hair than you do.  When you go to the doctor, you explain your symptoms and discuss your options before treatment begins – this should also be done in professional hair salons.  I paid a lot money for a professional and ended up with traction alopecia.  We both saw my hair thinning and rather than take matters in my own hands, I trusted her to help fix it.  I believe that my hair has its own personality and it will let me know when I am treating it well.  Pay attention to what you do and the things that you change and watch how your hair responds.  Don’t expect to get the same results as everyone else that’s doing the same thing – you’ve got to modify it and make it your own.

Thank you CurlyMeema for sharing your current progress with MHM so far and good luck with the rest of your journey :)

I really enjoy putting these features together and I hope that they help others who are also on the journey or planning to start MHM.

 

If you’d like to share your own max hydration journey with the rest of us don’t hesitate to reach out to me over email at msdeekay2012 at gmail dot com.

Much love & Blessings,

XOXO,

Dee

 

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green tea curl glaze max hydration method family coupon code

Hi luvs,

Hope you had a great weekend :) I have some great news to share with everyone…As ya’ll know Green Tea Curl Glaze Gel is on the MHM approved product list.

Well, I’m excited to announce that Green Curly, is now offering a 5% discount on all of their products to the MHM family. All you need to do is use the coupon code: GCMHM5  on your purchase. (Please note that you cannot combine this coupon with other offers.)

Green Tea Curl Glaze Gel

About the product from the official website:

Green Tea Curl Glaze will provide long lasting hold and:

  • define texture
  • eliminate frizz
  • lock in moisture
  • add brilliant shine

 Green Tea Curl Glaze is an all-inclusive product designed to style and yet highly nourish each hair strand. Organic green tea extract is the key! It polishes each hair strand so that the gel will adhere well and define the curl. It will dry quickly, memorize and hold your style without making hair feel stiff nor sticky. Our special blend of hair enriching botanicals will combat frizz, decrease bulk, reduce shrinkage and smooth and add shine to hair strands. With continued use, Green Tea Curl Glaze will restore and maintain hair’s moisture balance yielding longer and stronger hair.

Green Tea Curl Glaze is pH balanced, non-toxic and rich in botanicals. It is free of silicones, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and phthalates. Green Tea Curl Glaze is cruelty free, chemical free and environmentally friendly.

Ingredients:

Botanical extracts of horsetail, marshmallow root, neem leaf, nettle leaf, olive leaf and slippery elm root in purified water, organic green tea extract, aloe vera, agave nectar, pectin, lavender, lemon and lime essential oils, natural fragrance

If you want to know more about this product before making a purchase, Aaron did a review on it, you can check out his views in the video below:

To learn more about Green Curly You can connect with them below:

Website: Green Curly

Facebook: Green Curly

Twitter: Green Curly Co

YouTube: Green Curly

Google + : Green Curly

Pinterest: Green Curly

Have you tried Green Tea Curl Glaze Gel  before? If you have please let me know your experience with it in the comments below :)

I wish you a blessed week :)
Much love and Blessings,
XOXO,

Dee

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