Health & Beauty

Never Skip This Step In Your DIY Protein Treatment!

As I stuck my fingers into my coils I noticed that my hair felt a bit fragile. It was as if the pressured breaking point was on the low end, and it made it difficult for me to feel comfortable with manipulating my hair into any style. That is when I realized that I desperately needed a protein treatment, and had not had one in a very long time. My hair was not at all happy about my laziness,………. shame on me! Not having a protein treatment in a long time is NOT healthy hair compatible.

How to Pre-Poo [Beauty Tips by Coily Hair Care]

What is Pre-Poo? It is the process of applying an oil and/or conditioner to your hair prior to the cleansing process. Pre-pooing can be accomplished with the use of an oil, a conditioner, or a combination of both. The purpose of applying these substances to the hair is to protect the hair from being completely stripped of all oils, and to enhance moisture and/or conditioning during the cleansing process.

Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cake

This is my quick go to cake that I make when a last minute desert is needed. You can try different fruit combinations such as Apple pie filling with a spice or caramel flavored cake, blueberry or blackberry pie filling with lemon cake. The choices are endless! You can make it a large Bundt pan or make mini Bundt to give as gifts.

Enjoy!

Mommy Lady Cakes & Desserts

Recipe: Bananas Foster Cake

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Bananas Foster, it’s an awesome dessert, where sliced bananas are cooked in a bubbling pan of dark brown sugar, butter, rum and cinnamon and served over ice cream.

The Dashiki – A Symbol of Africa

For some people, wearing an African dashiki is a tradition in Black History Month. This probably is the reason why dashiki sales soar so high during February. Dashikis are directly associated with Africa, and instantly recognizable as an African look. In Nigeria and many other African countries, dashikis are worn for comfort in the hot climate. In America, the African dashiki sends its own message.

TASTE OF AFRICA FASHION SHOW

THE FIRST ANNUAL Taste of Africa Fashion Show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on May 19, 2012 will feature Spring collections from Congolese fashion designers, as well as African art and food. The annual event will empower African girls by sponsoring educational programs that teach sewing skills to girls in Africa. This year, the event will benefit The Georges Malaika Foundation’s School for Girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

5 Ways to Burn More Fat & Tone Muscle With Weight Training

MANY people have the impression that the only benefit of weight training is to build muscle mass and get big. The truth is however, that weight training in its various forms is also great for burning fat and toning muscle.

Even if you’ve never been to a gym or are opposed to the idea of lifting heavy weights amongst a crowd of sweaty guys please shelve your skepticism and read on.

HIV/AIDS: THE RISKS OF BREASTFEEDING

BIBI is dead; her body was found in the bushes yesterday.” Emeka, my husband had announced dispassionately after he got off the phone.
“Aha… …! I responded noncommittally without a flinch and cradled my frail little girl tighter to my chest.
You could have imagined by my impassionate response that he could have been announcing the weather or else we were the strangest or coldest couple that you know.

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011

The theme of World Malaria Day 2011, Achieving Progress and Impact, highlights the successes of the past decade, as well as remaining challenges to achieving near zero deaths by 2015.
Five years ago, malaria killed nearly one million people each year—most of them children. In Africa alone, the burden of the disease cost the continent $12 billion a year in lost productivity.

50 million people lack clean water to drink in DRC

Some 90 per cent of the DRC’s rural population is dependent on groundwater and springs for drinking water

An estimated 51 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – or three quarters of the population – have no access to safe drinking water, even though the country holds over half of Africa’s water reserves, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new study released today.
The country’s troubled legacy of conflict, environmental degradation, rapid urbanization and under-investment in water infrastructure has seriously affected the availability of drinking water, UNEP said in the study, unveiled to coincide with World Water Day.

Office Weight Loss

The office environment does not generally lend itself well to helping a person lead a healthy lifestyle. Long periods spent sat down at your desk or in meetings with biscuits, crisps and fizzy drinks only a short walk away at the vending machine. However, you don’t have to give up on being healthy just yet so put down that custard cream and read our 7 tips to helping you stay trim in the office.