Hello and a warm welcome to my blog! I'm Naa from Ghana living in Beijing, China...and yes, I'm a natural...and im lovin' it.. ;)!
Big chop: 26/03/2012
Embrace your natural beauty- afro chica
ever since i big chopped an started my natural hair journey,i have been confronted many times by this new hairstylist (Justine) who took over from my fave hairstylist Bella to relax my hair. today was one of those day when i went over to get my braids done. she literally looked at me and told me she will wash my hair with relaxer cos my hair is too hard. when i decided to leave she called me back saying she was just kidding.
After i told her to co-wash my hair i made hair dry my hair till it was ina good condtion to braid. And this is where the story begins:
she used the wrong comb for my hair i had to stop them and use a wide tooth comb to detangle the knots myself.
when the hair was dry she continued to manhandle my hair with the wrong comb and laugh at me, telling me she warned me to relax my hair.
i mean who will use a small comb for a big afro knky hair? i told her to spray water onto the hair to keep my hair moist… and she wouldn’t listen.
she had the gut to tell me the pain wasn’t from the comb but rather my hair….
THIS IT! I’M NEVER GONIG BACK TO THAT HAIR SALON ANYMORE!!
oouch my head still aches
what is your daly workout routine like?
warm up: jumpping jacks
crunches, reverse lunges, calf raisers, yoga stretches and sometimes toe touches. :) but i do have some rest days every 4 days
» Asked by Anonymous
HERE ARE THE EXERCISES IN ORDER
1. Alt. Toe Touches
2. Oblique Twists
3. Alt. Elbows to Knees
4. Switch Kicks
5. Oblique Rockers
6. High Knees with Elbows
do 10 reps of each exercise. Repeat 3 times.
Do these exercises 2-3 times a week. As you get better, increase your reps :)
sleek & slender abs with karena! repeat 3 times
tipsy warm up - standing with dumbbells to your side, rock back and forth keeping your hips stationary, activating the core muscles warming them up for your workout.
knee up crossover - standing with one hand pressed above you, and the other one to your side (dumbbells in hand) twist to one side, lifting that knee up while bringing your elbow down to meet in front of you. return to standing and repeat.
cat crunch - in a plank position, begin with arching your back and pulling your knee towards your face while contracting your abs. fully extend your leg back, using both your abs and your low back moving as slowly as possible.
cinch it - in a plank position slowly rotate your hips side to side while keeping your shoulders in line above your elbows on the mat. be sure to touch your hip on the ground before changing direction!
plank kicks - hold a plank position for a 5 count, then lift one leg slightly up and hold for 5, kick it out to your side and hold for 5, then bring it back in and hold for 5 before dropping it back down to the ground. repeat for each side.
tabletop crunch - a 3 part crunch move, begin on your back with your legs in tabletop position. with your dumbbell in your hands, crunch up and place the dumbbell on top of your shins being careful not to let it fall. slowly lay back down before crunching back up to take the dumbbell and lay back down extending your legs straight out in the air!
basic crunches - on your back, lift your shoulders off the ground by contracting your core.
the butterfly - sitting up balancing on your bum, slowly flutter your legs, bringing one heel to the ground while the other is lifted up to eye level and alternate!