Today was wash day. I did another protein treatment. I think I will ease my focus on protein and try to maintain balance. TR's hair has corkscrew coils but when I comb or pull the hair, the curl stretches and just hangs straight. I read that protein is needed when the curl does not spring back. Today's concoction included 1/2 of a banana that i had frozen. I boiled it to thaw it. It was super easy to mash and remove the clumps Pre-treatment. I used honey, coconut oil, EVOO, 1 egg and avocado. My avocado did not ripen after 6 days in a brown paper bag in the fridge. I had to mash and blend it and it never got mushy. I had to pick clumps of avocado out of TR's hair. Ripe avocados only from now on!
I left the smoothie in her hair for 6 hours and then washed and conditioned, oiled it, put moisturizer in and did 3-strand twists. Happily her hair is now maintaining its curls.
I used the smoothie on my hair and it was great. It was almost as if it straightened and detangled my hair. sadly I have no one to style it for me, so it's been sectioned and braided and left to air dry.
I gave up meat this week and besides weight loss, I feel like my skin looks good. I need to get exercise so my skin won't sag with the weight loss. Its not good (IMO) to be slim because if you are sick a week, you have no fat reserved. I made roasted eggplant this week. The kids gave it a thumbs down and Mr. A laughed. He dislikes eggplant. He also dislikes quiche and other egg based dishes. He likes meat, but I think meatless meals should be on the menu at least once a week.
I feel like as a black woman, there is a fence some other expect I should fit into. The fence is not in my yard, at my house, not in my neighborhood, city, state or even stratosphere. But as long as my choices work for me, I won't be fenced in simply to be in a crowd. I don't like crowds. A huge reason I like self-employment is the ability to handle my personal business during the times when masses are at work.