I found these two pictures on Naturally Beautiful Hair, a blog that I frequent quite often.  The artist is Ana Miralles. I just thought her work was so amazing and just had to share.

My Hair Today: Twist Out Braided Bun

I cornrowed the front and twisted the rest of my hair in individual twists.  I then untwisted the back and put it up in a bun.

Twists for Bed

I twist up my hair every night for bed.  This helps minimize tangles :)

My Hair Today: High Pony

I haven't done much with my hair for the past couple of months.  I've just kept it up in a high pony due to my busy schedule.

Zumba® with Heather: Back to School Dance Party


Pink Feelin' It Racerback on sale for $19.99. To order visit http://www.zumbawithheather.ne​t/Shop-Zumba-.html or just come to Dancin Motions School of the Art Monday - Thursday between the hours of 6:30pm - 7:30pm or on Saturday mornings between the hours of 9am - 10am
Orange Logo Cargo Pants on sale for $49.99. To order visit http://www.zumbawithheather.ne​t/Shop-Zumba-.html or just come to Dancin Motions School of the Arts Monday - Thursday between the hours of 6:30pm - 7:30pm or on Saturday mornings between the hours of 9am - 10am

Zumba® with Heather: The Ultimate Cardio Workout

Come join Heather and the Zumba® crew for and ultimate workout.  Come move it and shake it. Zumba® is the ultimate cardio workout with a mix of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Samba, and Hip Hop dance aerobics. A fun and easy way to burn calories!  Check out the new schedule. Visit www.zumbawithheather.net for more information.


The Best Workout For Your Body Type

We all have different body types and it's always good to know what exercises to do for those particular body types.  Here are some helpful exercise for different body types.

You're a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with our pear-friendly workout. 

Get your workout plan HERE.

You're stick straight with very few curves. Add more shape to your waist and sculpt your glutes with this workout plan for straight body types. 

Get your workout plan HERE.

Your bust and hips are larger compared to your waist. Add full-body muscle tone and shape up those arms and legs with this curves-a-licious workout. 

Get your workout plan HERE.


You have broad shoulders and narrow hips. Tighten your core, and add some shape to your butt and thighs with this athletic-body-type workout. 

Get your workout plan HERE.

The full article can be found HERE.

Arm Pit Length... Almost :)

My Hair Today: Wash & Go Puff

After styling my hair in pony tails and buns for almost a month I wanted to let my curls out.

My Hair Texture

Wet hair with no products

Wet hair with leave-in conditioner

I have looser and bigger coils more towards the front of my head.  The rest of my head is tighter more S-shaped coils.

Hard Water


My hair has been feeling rough and dry lately.  Even though I follow the same regiman of moisturizing every day and deep conditioning every week.  It doesn't seem to matter what products I use or that I use a clarifing shampoo weekly. 

After researching on the net, I believe it's because of hard water.  This is only because I moved to a new place earlier this year, and after a couple of months of using the water I noticed I significant change in my hair. 

Here are some effects of hard water on the hair:
  • Hair feels dry
  • Hair is resistant to color or perming
  • Dandruff or eczema of the scalp
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Colors fading too quickly
  • Perms appearing to fall out
  • Discoloration or darkening of hair
  • Hair lacks body and shine

To combat my hard water problem I have purchase a shower filtration system from Dupont.

DuPont™ In-Line Shower Filtration System – SS1050CH Series

  • Includes chrome shower head with filter cartridge that lasts up 6 months
  • Reduces odor, arsenic, chlorine and scale
  • Comes with a 60-day limited warranty

For more information on hard water please visit malibuc.com

Hair Books

I'm always looking for information on growing healthy hair.  I spend hours watching natural hair videos on Youtube and viewing natural hair styles on Fotki.  I also spend time on the internet researching about hair product ingredients, natural oil, etc...

I purchased Grow It by Chicoro and I also visit her blog.  I also purchased Curly Like Me by Teri LaFlesh and I visit her blog also.

These two books have helped me greatly in my hair journey.  Chicoro's book has taught me how important it is to protect and nurture the ends of our hair. 
Teri has shown me that I do not need to chop off my hair in order to maintain healthy ends. 

These two books are similar and different at the same time.  Basically they are both about preserving and caring for the hair.  And they have helped me greatly.


Found these pictures on Veer.com and I just could not resist :)

For more images visit www.veer.com

Sweet Almond Oil

Last week I ran out of coconut oil.  Instead of buying more I decided to try a new type of oil for sealing.  So, I went to Walmart and picked up a bottle of sweet almond oil.  I read somewhere that sweet almond oil made the hair soft and had good lubricating and conditioning properties.

The very first thing I did was smell the oil.  I loved the smell right away.  It was a very sweet, sugary type smell.  I use oils such as olive oil and castor oil in my deep conditioners, but I would never use these oils to seal moisture because I do not like the way they smell. 

Here is some information I found about the benefits of sweet almond oil on the hair from Buzzle.com.

There are many sweet almond oil benefits for hair. Many hair care products also almond oil in them, to nourish and care for hair. Almond oil greatly helps to nourish hair and smooth hair cuticles. It also makes hair strong, long and thick. You can use almond oil for massaging scalp, to increase blood circulation. And by applying it to hair, you can add shine to dull hair. As almond oil makes an excellent carrier oil, you can mix it with neem oil or tea tree oil and use it to massage the scalp, whenever suffering from dandruff. If you wish to control hair fall, then by regularly applying almond oil to your hair, you can greatly reduce hair fall.

My Daughter's Protective Style

Completed Cornrowed Pony

Moisturized and sealed ends with baggy

Phony Pony covering baggy to protect the ends of her hair

What I've Been Up To....

I've been preparing for the Body Attack Training coming next week. =D

  • Burn loads of calories
  • Tone and shape your body
  • Raise your overall fitness and stamina for high energy sports
  • Improve your coordination and agility
  • Develop strength through core conditioning work
  • Enhance your bone health and density
  • Increase your heart and lung capacity through a full-body cardio workout

Shoulder Length..... Maybe?

My Hair Today: Phony Bun

I haven't done much with my hair lately.  I've been looking for a protective style that will work for me and I think I've found it in this phony bun.  Since I exercise everyday protective styles such as twists and braids don't work for me.  I spend hours twisting or braiding my hair only to have it look fuzzy and just plain messy after a workout.  A wash & go would not work either as I really do not like to deal with the tangles.  So, I've just been pulling my hair back in a low pony, twisting the loose hair, bagging the ends for protection and placing the phony bun on top.   

Curl Envy



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