Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My Tea and My Hair

I never thought in my wildest dreams that there is a relationship between my cup of tea and my hair! I mean, why would my thoughts even go there.. This I discovered when I was checking other things in the internet.  It was a good discovery but, then I wasn't  keen on giving it much thoughts or even trying it out. It wasn't my focus then.

So when it became my focus, I decided to embark on this journey of treating  my hair with tea. Well, its actually rinsing...rinsing my hair with tea! I actually tried out Assam tea as I have many types of tea at home -Green, Assam  regular Lipton  and others.

I tried it and guess what? I loved it! I loved the outcome of my hair and I would do it again and again!

I soaked about 6-8 bags of tea with 1.5litres of boiled water over night. I got ready and headed to my stylist. He was skeptical about trying out this treatment, this rinse. He told me, he had never heard about the rinse but if I am willing to use it then, he is willing to apply it.

Here I was, with my tea waiting to try out my discovery. I gave him the instructions on how to apply the tea. I went through my styling routine and behold when I was done, my hair was AMAZING!!  :)  Dark, shiny and very smooth. It even looked better than what you see on most hair products adverts. I was so excited and I was just proud of myself for taking that step!

That has been over 8 months ago and I have continually rinsed my hair with tea. It has remained, dark,with some highlights, shiny, strong, no breakage, dandrruff and itch- free.

It worked for me, that is why I decided to talk about it. I waited all this while to be sure of the effect on my hair. And I would say, I am very satisfied.

This is what you do..

Bring your water to a boil and add 6-8 bags of any tea. I use assam tea and it worked for me but, you can actually use any tea. The number of bags depend on your hair length  I have a long mane so I used about 6-8 bags but, if your hair is short, you can reduce the number of tea bags

You can go to your stylist or even try it out at home. Just  shampoo hair and rinse. Pour the tea  into hair and massage thoroughly to the tips. Wait for 30minutes before applying conditioner. After 30minutes, apply your conditioner and wait for another 30mins or you can even use the steamer if your conditioner is for deep conditioning. Then rinse and style as desired.

Let me know the type of tea you used and  if it worked for you.

Thanks.

"But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory; for her hair is given to her for a covering- 2nd Cor.11;15

"The hair is the richest ornament of women"- Martin Luther

                                   Linda Aliogo

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Oh Happiness!

Many a time, people think that when they are wealthy, healthy or achieve a particular milestone in their lives, then they are or can be happy.

But do you know what?

Immediately such goals are attained, they set new ones then move to the next goal they have set for themselves. They are anxious to met this new goal hence, its pursued with so much vigour! It looks like the previous achievement does not mean anything to them anymore!

 Some may say that's being ambitious. If that is the case, so where do you draw the line between ambition and happiness. Or perhaps,  in the quest of even understanding happiness and what exactly it means to us at different stages and times of our lives.

My thoughts in this poem...

We seek you in different ways
We hope to have you
We reach out for you
Oh happiness!

We seek you in our beliefs
We reach out for you in our thoughts
We look for you in our dreams
We yearn for you every stage of our lives
Oh happiness!

We put so much hope in you
We have so much faith in you
We have so much expectations from you
Oh happiness!

Who really are you 
Where are you
Are you real or not
Oh happiness!

Can we ever find you
Can we ever understand you
Can we ever be satisfied by you
Oh happiness!

Thanks.

"For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness"-Ps. 107: 9

"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible"- Augustine
                                         Linda Aliogo


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