Monday, May 16, 2011

Springtime Love: 200 random giveaway Update

 We are just one shy of 200 followers!  Im super excited and cant wait to see my blog continue to grow. I enjoy as much feedback as possible . This spring has been a doozy, the weather across the world is giving us something to watch in the news.   Please be safe whereever you are and god bless.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Queen Helene is jumping on board the Natural train

 I was reading on NaturallyCurly as usual and saw a thread about some new Queen Helene products.  I will be keeping an eye out in my local beauty supply stores to see if I can catch any.

Queen Helene Royal Curl Stay Clean Shampoo is gentle enough to use daily, but effective enough to use less often – depending on your hair’s texture. A shot of sea kelp extract gently boosts the cleaning action, while super nourishing mandarin orange extract and antioxidant green tea add restorative moisture and defend against harmful heat and humidity. It is sold in12 fl. oz. bottle.

The Royal Jelly in Queen Helene Royal Curl Moisture Rich Conditioner powerfully removes frizz, defines curls and smoothes waves. Our moisture-rich complex of jojoba seed oil, olive fruit extract and green tea antioxidants delivers luxurious shine and ultimate softness while defending hair from heat and humidity. It can be used as a rinse out or leave in conditioner. It is sold in12 oz. bottle.

Queen Helene Royal Curl Curl Shaping Creme naturally tames frizz, define curls and smoothes waves. Pure aloe vera gel and agave nectar quench hair’s thirst without grease, while powerful green tea antioxidants and intense moisturizers defend against damaging heat and humidity. This quick absorbing formula delivers long-lasting silky hold, unbelievable bounce and outrageous shine. It is sold in 15 oz. jar.

Queen Helene Royal Curl Smoothing Oil hydrates locks, smoothes over frizz and prevents future breakage. Pure corn and meadowfoam seed oils plus powerful green tea antioxidants and intense moisturizers humectify the delicate hair shaft and defend hair against damaging heat and humidity, giving your hair great softness and shine for days. It is sold in 4 fl. oz. bottle.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rooibos a nice surprise

 I have been drinking rooibos tea for a little over a year, however I have not been consistent with it. I purchased some African Bush Tea and finally used that up over the last month, and then I started on my Get Growing Tea that I still had, well silly me looked at the ingredients closely and realized that it too had Rooibos in it as well.  Then today I was looking at a recent hairline that I purchased from and it looks like she is offering a product with Rooibos in it.  Well shucks if that isnt a sign I dont know what is. I have been faithfully drinking my rooibos tea for a month now and look forward to reaping some of the benefits.

By now you are probably wondering what exactly is Rooibos. Well Rooibos is  colloquially known as 'Red Tea' (although not from the actual tea bush), is a naturally caffeine-free herbal plant that grows only in South Africa. The rooibos bush (pron: 'roy-bus') grows only in the Cederberg Mountain range of South Africa. It was first noted by botanist Carl Humberg in 1772. A century later, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant, realized its marketing potential, and in 1904 began offering it as an herbal substitute to tea. The difficulty of shipping tea during World War II boosted demand for Rooibos, which began to be referred to as 'Red Bush Tea', or simply 'Red Tea.' In Japan, Rooibos is believed to aid longevity, and is known as Long Life Tea.

 It is also said to have medicinal properties. Rooibos has anti-carcinogenic and antimutagenic effects. Rooibos tea is used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. Consumption of rooibos tea may relief fever, asthma, insomnia, colic in infants and skin disorders. Rooibos extracts are used in ointments against eczema. In South Africa it is very common to give rooibos tea to babies who suffer from stomach cramps (colic's) Rooibos is the only known source of the phytochemical aspalathin. In vitro and animal studies have indicated that quercetin and luteolin help to prevent cardiovascular disease, some cancers and stroke. Rutin has been associated with the maintenance of blood vessels walls.  There also have been some reports that rooibos speeds up hair growth, now that remains to be seen.

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