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May 27, 2017 0
  Hi there, my name is Kenya! I am also known as PowerInYourCurl on YouTube and Instagram.   I have been natural for eight years, and throughout my healthy natural hair journey I have come to learn that a fantastic salon appointment begins at home. I can remember years ago, when I was fresh to the world of healthy hair care. I would dream about going to the salon with dry, damaged hair, and then that one appointment would turn all of that around so that when I left, my hair would be healthy and full of life. After a few disappointing visits to the salon, I had to accept the fact that this simply is not true. Think of a hairstylist as an artist and your hair as a canvas. If you give an artist a canvas that is a little beat up and ripped up in some areas, even if the artist paints the most beautiful picture on the canvas, you would still be able to tell that the canvas was not in the best condition to start. Now on the other hand, if an artist paints that same picture on a canvas that is smooth, has no rips or tears and maybe it isn't perfect but it has minimal damage; this second portrait would be brighter, bolder and the overall look would be more polished than the previous portrait. It is important to take care of your canvas at home so that when you go to the salon the final portrait will turn out even better than you imagined! To help you maintain the best canvas that you can, I want to share my top five tips to get and keep healthy hair in between salon visits.

     1.Deep Condition every time you wash your hair

Think of deep conditioning as feeding your hair. You should be consistently feeding your hair nutrients and moisture in order for it to thrive and grow.

2.  Detangle your hair gently

I know it can seem like our hair is resilient to anything and can stand up to any abuse, but in actuality, our hair is very fragile. To minimize breakage when you are detangling your hair take your time and go through your tangles gently. I have found that finger detangling is best at minimizing breakage for me but you can also use a wide tooth comb and start at your ends and comb your way up to the roots.    

3. Use quality products

  Using hair products that do not contribute to your hair's health will only hinder your hair from reaching its maximum potential. I recommend using organic and natural hair products because the ingredients can feed your hair nutrients that help to keep it healthy.    

4. Trim your hair consistently

  You may not have to trim your hair yourself if you frequent hair salons often, but for me, I must trim my hair on my own from time to time because I only visit salons about once every year to year and a half. Even though I am not going to a salon, I still stick to a three-month trimming schedule so that I am getting rid of any split or dry ends throughout the year.    

5. Protect your hair

  Rubbing your hair against materials that cause friction leads to breakage and dry hair. Be sure you are always tying your hair up in a satin or silk scarf/bonnet before bed. Even when you wear hats or beanies, you want to protect your hair by having a silk or satin barrier between your hair and the head covering. Hope you find this information helpful!   Please feel free to ask all the questions we will both be happy to answer them!
Dear Mother… thanks for being you!
May 11, 2017 0
This Mother's Day, I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Just know that you are appreciated for your selflessness and unconditional love. I also wanted to share with you, my lovely mother, and other mother figures in my life. My mom is one of the strongest women I know! She's not only a single mother, but she's also a business woman. She always displays strength, kindness, and love. I wish that each and every one of you could have the good fortune to experience just a piece of her. She is my rock and she also defines the strongest part of me. Mom, I love celebrating you everyday and thank you for your continuous love. Your kindness has kept me humble, and your strength has given me life. I can only hope to become half of the woman you are today. I would also like to give a special shoutout to my aunt, who's like my second mom and helped raise me. She is a free spirited person, with a great sense of humor, but yet so strong. She took me in at a young age, gave me tough love, and made sure that I learned what's really important in life. One of the biggest lessons I learned from her is how to carry myself as lady. I love you auntie! And thank you for your unconditional, tough love. And I want to wish my sweet, soft spoken, and loving mother-in-law a Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for taking me in with open arms and making sure I'm always okay. I love you ma! I hope everyone enjoys their Mother's Day, and remember to celebrate the special mother or mother figure in your life!
Ethiopian Tea Remedy!
May 4, 2017 2

Tea Time in Ethiopia..

photo credit-Nahom Tilahun    Ethiopia is known for its coffee, but tea is also popular in our country.  One of my fondest memories as a child in Ethiopia, was tea time over the weekends. We used tea time to relax and just talk. During that time, so many great memories were made with my friends and family.  Many years later, tea time is still important to me and my family, so I wanted to share three simple tea recipes and instructions on how to make some of my favorite teas.    Recipe 1 1-whole green cardamoms  2-whole cloves  3-cinnamon sticks with a little bit of ginger (optional)  Recipe 2 Fresh ginger tea 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root  1/2 cup of boiling water  1/2 teaspoon of sugar or honey  Did you know, fresh ginger is helps with illnesses such as a cold or flu? The next time you feel sick, you should try it. My other favorite tea is dry thyme leaves tea. To make this tea, just bring water to a boil and then add a pinch of thyme leaves. To enhance the flavor, you can also add a teaspoon of honey. Another great tea that I like to drink is mint tea. Just like the above tea, bring water to a boil and then add a few mint leaves. This tea is so fresh and tasty.  As a bonus, all these teas have amazing benefits for your health.  Try one and let me know which one is your favorite.  
April 26, 2017 0
     Sometimes, it's not all about big hair or long hair. The simplicity and the creativity in a hairstyle can say it all. Knowing what fits you is the key. Think about the shape of your face and what suits you best. What color works best with your complexion? Believe me, it makes all the difference; it's about taking a picture to your stylist and showing your stylist exactly what you like, so he or she can use the picture as a starting point to create a custom style just for you. It's also important to collaborate with your stylist, so he or she can provide you recommendations that will enhance the look you are seeking. All in all, trust your stylist.... we work better when we know our clients believe in us.
Color, Easter egg inspired, Hair
Easter egg inspired!
April 14, 2017 0
  Just like dyeing Easter eggs, some dye their hair to match their favorite Easter egg colors. Here are some of my favorite Easter egg inspired hair colors. Which one is your favorite? Photo credit- Aveda

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