SheaMoisture Hair Care Review!

Here are a few of my favorite SheaMoisture hair products!

Hello Sunshines!

So today I wanted to share a few hair care products that I have been *slightly* #fangirling over lately.

I have a serious obsession with Shea Moisture products all of sorts! Its bad. I am a total product junkie and I have no shame admitting that, whatsoever! Their products are all natural and organic ingredients which is something that I have been wanting to slowly convert all of my products over to. So considering I typically need a lot of products to help tame my crazy, curly hair I figured that was a good place to start.

I am a die hard fan of their Coconut and Hibiscus hair product line. Now, obviously I have very curly hair and a lot of it, but it is actually it ranges from fine to medium in thickness. This line is specifically for thick, curly hair but I have found that it works wonders on mine. It isn’t very heavy but it keeps it moisturized, and it smells AHH-MAZING! You can usually count on me grabbing the Curl & Style Milk, Hold & Shine Moisture Mist, and the Frizz – Free Curl Mousse. The Frizz – Free Curl Mousse gives me a little extra definition on my curls while also making them super shiny, and the Hold & Shine Moisture Mist is my go-to for my second and third day hair to revamp my curls and add a little extra shine.

I also enjoy their Protein Free Leave-In Detangler from their Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity line. Now for those who don’t know, porosity refers to how much or how little your hair absorbs moisture. Low porosity means that your hair typically repels moisture while high porosity means that it easily escapes (this is an extremely toned down version of the in’s and out’s of hair porosity – for a more in-depth explanation, this website does a great job of breaking it down: http://www.naturallycurly.com/texture-typing/hair-porosity). Now, I can’t even lie to you guys and say that my hair is low porosity, because, in all honesty, I have no clue what porosity my hair is! Don’t judge me. However, I do know that this stuff works miracles on my hair like Jesus does in our lives! Although I did learn that a little goes a long way. The oils are in this product are very moisturizing and it is easy to deceive yourself into thinking that you need a lot of product. TRUST ME: YOU DON’T.

I recently picked up their Tahitian Noni & Moni Smooth & Repair Shampoo and Condition. These products have a really nice, soft scent and they are formulated to help smooth uneven textures and control frizz. One of the things that I really love about these products is how the shampoo doesn’t make my hair feel rough and stringy after washing. Normally shampoo strips my hair of everything and it leaves it feeling as if I had straw for hair. But I have noticed that this shampoo leaves it feeling soft and conditioned. The conditioner itself has great slip and really helps to keep it from getting tangled so easily. Now I have only had these products for about 2 weeks, and I usually, only, fully wash my hair once a week, and I rinse it about mid-week to re-style. So I haven’t noticed a huge reduction in the amount of frizz overall; but I have noticed that it is much more manageable when I style it after washing.

These are just a few of the products that I have been using recently, but I would love to hear what SheaMoisture products you have been loving! Are there any other brands that you would recommend? While my bank account might not like the suggestions, I would love them so leave a comment below!

Until next time sunshines! Stay bright 🙂

XOXO,

Kat

 

 

Where do you stand?

Have you ever left from church on Sunday feeling totally refreshed and ready to face the week ahead of you?

Me. Every week.

But something was wrong. I would feel amazing on Sunday, inspired by the message I had received and by the end of the day on Monday I would have forgotten what I had just learned the day before! I was being told to live my life for Christ, always doing what would please Him but then I would get angry with the person who cut me off in traffic, would gossip with my co-workers about the boss, and I wasn’t even attempting to crack open my Bible.

And then it hit me. Hard. Right in the gut.

Our Pastor was preaching on this notion many of us tend to hold about standing on middle ground. As I was listening, I was thinking to myself “oh my gosh this is an awesome message” and then my stomach sank. He was speaking right at me!

In Matthew 12:30 Jesus says “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters”. So in plain English: either you are for Jesus, or against Jesus. Which further translates to: you either live your life fully for Him, or you don’t. It’s as simple as that. It’s either one side or the other, there is no MIDDLE GROUND. However, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t like to make things complicated, right? I can attest to that. I act one way in church, and then completely different once I leave. We want to say we are believers, but then we pick and choose how we act as Christians.

NEWS FLASH: this is not how it should be. If we are truly committed to living our lives for Jesus Christ, then we should be doing so 100% of the time. Not 95%. Not 99.9%. But ALL the time. This means we can’t pick and choose when we exude the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. We must make decisions for daily living based on our faith, but these decisions MUST be informed. Meaning, we have to receive the information given to us in the Bible. Which also means that we actually need to READ the Bible. What a concept.

Trust me, I was just as shocked as you are. But you would be amazed at what you discover in that amazing book. Not to mention, we will uncover something new every time we read it. It’s packed full of information for practical living according to God. I have really committed myself to doing my Bible study first thing in the morning because, not only does this set the tone for the day, but it also helps to keep me focused on the overall goal: living my life for Christ.

But you are probably sitting there like okay Kat, I get it read the Bible, but what if something comes up and I don’t know how to handle it in a Christ-like way? Have no fear. This was the same question I asked too. Well if you look at James 1:19-26 says that we should be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (Verse 19). So we need to apply this to our lives, if you find yourself are in a situation where someone is acting crazy then listen to what they are saying, pray about the situation, give it a little time and then calmly address what happened. Anger is useless and will get you nowhere, as you will see in James 1:20 where it says “for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires”.

Whoa. Put a fork in me because I am DONE. All the times that I have gotten angry over the DUMBEST and SMALLEST things makes me ashamed to even think about it. But it doesn’t do us any good to get angry. If we would all just think before we speak or took a breather instead of getting angry, I think we would all have fewer regrets – am I right?

Here’s the bottom line: there is no middle ground when it comes to living your life for Christ. You either do or you don’t. Now, assuming that we are all living our lives for Christ, we must all be informed so that we are armed with powerful teachings as we go about our day to day business. The way we will become informed is by reading God’s Word: the Bible. We must read His Word and pray over situations that may come up so that we can handle them correctly. Not only will we feel really good about ourselves for living in accordance with God but others will see how we are acting and they will begin to see how our relationship with God is truly transforming us! MIND=BLOWN.

Leave me a comment below! I would love to hear how you handle the craziness that life throws at you and your favorite Bible verse that helps you to stay focused on God during those situations?

Until next time and always remember to “Be the Light”

XOXO,

Kat