Tag Archives: Belly Dance

Recycled Style: Twist-N-Curl UpDo

Happy Friday! This week I wore my hair in a twist-n-curl. My goal was to achieve at least 3 day hair and a restyle on day 4.

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French Rolled the back and pushed up the front

Here’s what actually happened with the style:

  1. Monday and Tuesday: My hair looked great :)
  2. Wednesday and Thursday: By Wednesday I’d had enough sleeping pretty so I used an elastic headband to push my hair into a high curly crown

My Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Hair Challenge

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Colorful Salad: Veggies and Nuts

Did I ever mention that I’m a bit of a wanna be health nut? 😉

Healthy Lifestyle Equals Healthy Hair too though, right? Having good health is very important to me. A few years ago, I decided I want to develop a healthier lifestyle, which included being more physically active, eating a healthier diet, reading food labels, cooking my own meals versus eating out, stopped relaxing my hair, putting natural products on my skin and in my hair, eating less meat, making healthy snack choices and more currently I am working on portion control.

Balancing Natural Hair and Extracurriculars

In an earlier post, I posted information about a belly dance group, A Magi Belly Dance Company. I have been dancing with this group since at least 2009. Recently I was able to get a hold of some pictures from a wedding event we participated in called Weddings Around the World.  It was an event that hosted wedding vendors.  We performed as a part of the venue entertainment, as well as to advertise our Goddess Bridal Parties.  Goddess Bridal Parties are an alternative to the ordinary. Anywho, I was going through the pictures and looking at my hair. Again, I am 15 months into my transition, so my ends are still relaxed…I really wanted to know how well my hair held up during a performance.

Surgeon General: Women Choose beauty over health

That’s right ladies!

“Surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin recently warned attendees of the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia that women who skip exercising in order to protect their hairstyles should focus more on their health.” According to the Surgeon General, “on average women spend way more on beauty products than health care: $540 a month on hair products, make-up, and fake tanners, compared to $360 on their physical well-being.”
Read more here

Extra Curriculars

Everyone could use an extra curricular activity or two. What are yours?

Check this group out!

A MAGI Temple, School of Belly Dance Ethnic Dances & World Beat, run by the lovely and vivacious Melanie LaJoie in Orlando FL, is an amazing place for women of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc, to work out, socialize, and enjoy a good time!

A MAGI books their professional soloists and troupes for:

  • Area Theme Parks
  • Conventions
  • Special Events
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Fairs
  • Charity Events & more