A New Journey Begins For All of Us in 2020

Much Love to All My IslandKynkers

Hello My Dears,

I do wish you all a very good evening and hope each of you are not only safe but healthy as well in these times we are living in.

It has been a very topsy turvey year in 2019 and now even more in 2020 so its my hopes that this post can serve as a positive informative one. I am by no means any kind of expert, so of course, always do your research.

We will cover aspects, the first, the importance in keeping as healthy as possible so healthy eating habits. The second will be excellent foods to help boost our immune systems. The third will be what you can expect coming this year as now have more time to blog so exciting new ideas and posts coming, so please stay tuned.

 

 

FIRST – Healthy Eating Habits 

  1. Increase your daily water intake.
  2. Eat more vegetables that are locally grown.
  3. Eat fruit that is in season in the area where you live.
  4. Instead of fruit juices, swap out for your favorite teas.
  5. Try to make your own dips, sauces or salad dressings. 
  6. Bake or Roast your foods instead of frying or grilling. 
  7. Try to do less salt and add more herbs or spices to your dishes. 
  8. Limit daily intake of sugar or use alternative ones of your liking. 
  9. Replace unhealthy snacks with your all time favorite nuts or seeds.
  10. Enjoy preparing your meals and take time to sit down and eat your meals. 
  11. When following recipes, replace ingredients with healthier options if available. 
  12. If you can purchase fresh fish in your area, than try to eat once a week if affordable. 

The above can be found online under: “Healthy Eating Habits” on the following for your own personal research: FamilyDoctor.Org, HelpGuide.Org, Healthline.com, Heart.Org, BetterHealth.Vic, NHS.uk, CDC.gov.

 

 

SECOND – Foods to Help Boost our Immune Systems

Fruits Category

  1. Kiwi
  2. Oranges
  3. Mangoes
  4. Pineapples
  5. Grapefruits
  6. Strawberries 
  7. Watermelons
  8. Limes / Lemons

Vegetables Category

  1. Kale
  2. Carrots
  3. Broccoli 
  4. Sweet Potatoes 
  5. Collard Greens
  6. Red Bell Peppers 

Herbs / Leaves / Roots / Seeds Category

  1. Garlic
  2. Ginger 
  3. Flaxseed
  4. Turmeric 
  5. Chia Seeds
  6. Wheat Germ

Please click on the following links to see the benefits of foods mentioned above: TheHealthyChef, PCRM, MedicalNewsToday, Healthline, VeryWellHealth, OnHealth, GoodHouseKeeping, Health.

 

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THIRD – What will be on the plate for IslandKynks in 2020?

We will for sure be seeing more hair blog posts. This year will focus on more healthy fruits and veggies that can benefit us internally as well as a variety of herbs and oils used around the world used on our hair externally.  I am super happy and excited and any fruits that are native to your region that helps in this, please be sure to let me know and will do my research and feature. Will do once a week on Thursdays.

New Interview Features are coming in, there are a few more to posts this month. Beginning in the month of  May 2020 I will be conducting Interviews with ones Thinking About Returning Natural, the pros and cons, Ones who are Transitioning and their biggest challengers and Naturalistas both new and experienced, what where the best tips to help them to remain natural as the years go by. For sure an extremely fun and educational experience!!!

As you know, I have an Instagram account, IslandKynks, on which I will post every 3 days past posts and pictures, as my goal is to have both IG & WordPress in sync from May onward so when even if you do not have the time to read the full post here, you can catch an edited version of the same post on IG. We now have our own email so if you need to contact me in regards to any hair questions, please do at: islandynks@yahoo.com.

I also wanted to thank each and every single one of you for continuing to follow me after all these years, I know am terrible at keeping things updated but refocused and rearranged matters so I can have the time do sit down and blog here about natural hair as it is and will always be my favorite hobbies and appreciate your continued support during all these years and may you continue to enjoy each post and please so share with your comments.

The times are very difficult ones so may be continue to be a source of comfort and kindness to all those around us and each other. With technology it is so easier to be in communication so be sure to keep in touch with all your loved ones and friends. Do your best to keep informed and updated as much as possible and stay as healthy as you can. Take care my IslandKynkers and appreciate you all very much and wishing us all the very best!!!!!!!!

Isle of Azure

Interview with a Lovely Naturalista – Ms. Danni C

Ms. Danni C – Shrinkxkin

!!!!!!Welcome IslandKynkers!!!!!

Let us welcome Gorgeous Ms. Danni C and us learn from our beautiful jewel about not only her natural tresses but her awesome hair journey.

Enjoy My Dears!

4B/4C

Tell us a little bit of yourself, name, where you are from, your hobbies.

A: Hi! My name is Danni and I reside in Washington DC. I enjoy painting, photography, AfroBrazilian drumming, and of course... BLOGGING! 🙂

What made you return and remain Natural?

A: This is my 4th big chop (as of June 1st 2016) after 4 months of transitioning from texturizing my hair. I returned back to natural because I realized how much i truly loved my hair and I learned to appreciate my 4C hair.

Gorgeous in Every Way

Describe your Hair Care Maintenance for your 4C tresses.

A: My hair care maintenance is pretty simple and minimalist. I co-wash with a diluted mixture of Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle with Baking Soda, then I do a Clay Rinse, then I moisturize with Kinky Curly Knot Today and seal with Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I currently do this twice a week and usually style my hair in a wash an go. However, every once in a while I would switch it up to try as many hairstyles as possible.This is has been the best regimen for my fine 4B/4C Low Porosity Hair.

Can you name some of the challenges you have faced with your own hair?

So far, I have not had any issues. I think after 4 big chops, I should have something right huh? Hahaha. I think that by my moisture levels being up, it allows for me to have minimal issues.

 

Why do you truly love your Natural Hair?

I love my natural hair because it is versatile and it is apart of who I am.

Have you ever dealt with a hair tragedy, how were you able to recover?

I have dealt with a few hahaha. I have dealt with hair breakage that came out of nowhere, bad texturizing techniques, the list goes on! What helped me recover is really listening to my hair, staying natural, and just going with the flow.

How can girls learn to properly care for their own unique 4C tresses?

I will say to make sure that you learn your hair’s porosity and strand thickness. This can easily help you with what products will work for your hair and how much you can manipulate your hair without risking breakage. This really helped me out with my hair journey and saved me a lot of money on buying products.

Our Beautiful Girl & Her Awesome Natural Tresses 

Thank you so much for your Interview as it was awesome to have you here with us our Dear.

 

Thank you Dears for joining us and until next time.

!!!!!!!!Happy Healthy Hair Days to you All!!!!!!!!

Isle of Azure

 

 

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Ivy Sahara

 

!!!Hello Loves and Welcome Back to IslandKynks!!!

We have a very special feature today of a Beautiful Natural Hair Princess, whose name is Ms. Ivy Sahara.

Come, let us meet our Darling Little One.

We will find out about her hair care, fav products and how Mama takes care of her little ones gorgeous tresses.

 

 

A. Hello little one, what is your name and where are you from? 

A: My name is Ivy Sahara James, and I am from Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.

B. How much do you love your hair?

A: !!!!!I LOVE my hair!!!!!

C. How does Mommy help you take care of your hair?

A: My Mom spends a lot of time learning how to care of my type of hair. She makes sure to use good hair products for my age. My mom also avoids buying shampoos that are not for kids. 

D. What is your favorite style?

A: I like to wear it in many styles. but leaving it loose is my favorite.

E. What products does Mommy use on your hair?

A: My mom likes to use many products, but the one she prefers is Cantu Shear Butter. 

F. How long does it take to style your hair?

A: My mom takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour styling my hair, depending on the style.

G. What would you tell other kids your age to make them feel good about their hair?

A: I would say that I like their hair as much as I like mine.

 

Here are some pictures of our beautiful little one from a young age and present:

As a baby girl

Little Baby Ivy

Look at those curls!

Gorgeous Tresses

Thank you Ms Ivy for sharing your amazing story with us and added some unicorns just for you!!!

We can see just how much are you not only love your hair but the time and dedication your Mama also takes to take excellent care of your beautiful natural tresses, even when super tired after a long day or week of work, she takes the time to make sure you and your tresses are well taken care of, the love of a mother knows no bounds. 

So may this serve as an encouragement to all Mamas that work hard to maintain their beautiful kids natural hair. Don’t give up, its not easy but the future is your amazing child loving her or his natural hair and wearing their natural hair crown with love because their parents took the time and love to take care of their hair from a young age. You have help all around you, look for inspiration, ask questions, research, you will find the answers.

Thank you all for visiting and we do hope you enjoyed reading our feature, if you also would like your little one to be featured here on IslandKynks, let me know and we can make it happen, will be fun for you and fun for them!!!!!!!!! Just email me or DM via IG and we will work on so it comes out just perfect. 

Have a Great Evening Loves.

Isle of Azure

 

Smooches and Hugs to Ms. Ivy