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Nail progress report week 4

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

My bi-weekly nail progress report:  I chipped my left hand ring finger nail Saturday morning while searching for plants at Home Depot.  

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Three Month Braid Challenge

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Hello everybody I am still on course with this challenge YAAY!  I've had my hair in small braids for one month, three weeks, and four days!  I know it is totally because of prayer, the right conditioning process/products, and the amazing Heutiful hair steamer.

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Sesame Street Song: I Love My Hair

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

This is one of the cuties videos I've seen in a long time...this Muppet is singing my song!  Thanks Afrobella for sharing!!

Cynthia

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Nail progress report week 2

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Things are growing along just fine!  My method is still on point, and once again I've managed to keep my manicure for two weeks YAAY!  This technique is a proven science for sho yall...just watch my nails grow!  Continue reading to see how I manage to do this, and after today, I will post an article titled Nail progress report bi-weekly with photos and any new developments, so stay tuned and watch my nails grow!!

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BGLH Fall Meet Up!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Today was a beautiful day, and we had a wonderful time at the Black Girl with Long Hair Fall Meet Up!! 

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Black Girl with Long Hair Fall Meet Up!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Black Girl with Long Hair Fall Meet Up!


Hello everybody one of my favorite events will be going on this weekend!  The Black Girl with Long Hair meet-up will take place this coming Saturday October 9, 2010, from 11 am to 3 pm.

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Ready set lets grow!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Here we go!  I am back on track with my nail game and ready to grow. :) 

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Nail update

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

This post will catch you guys up on my nail status.  

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Huetiful Hair Steamer

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Huetiful hair steamer...you need one in your life!


Hello everybody! I apologize for the gap between posts, but trust me I have been busy!!!

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Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Mixture for Natural Hair Styles

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

I will give step by step instructions on how I whip up my shea butter, coconut oil concoction! 

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Seven Myths About Natural Hair

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Hello everybody I had to share this excellent article on The Truth about Natural Curly, Coily, Kinky Hair.  This article clears up not one, but seven misconceptions about natural hair.

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JAZ JEWELZ

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Jasmin Mitchell is the creative independent freelance jewelry designer behind JAZ JEWELZ!  Her jewelry creations are made with semi-precious stones, precious metals, wood, leather and other materials.

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Black Girl with Long Hair Meet Up!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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BGLH Meet Up Chicago!

This week I posted articles of just a few all natural vendors who will be at the Black Girl Long Hair Meet Up this Saturday!  I attended the last BGLH Meet Up and picked up some fly jewelry, excellent hair products and connected with many happy nappies!

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Leila Noelliste founder of BGLH

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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It brings me great pleasure to present to some and introduce to others Ms.Leila Noelliste, founder and editor of Black Girl with Long Hair.  BGLH is a website dedicated to celebrating natural hair.

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Stef-n-Ty

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Urban chic clothing for women

Stephanie Dickey and husband Ty Dickey are the creative owners of Stef-n-Ty.  Their business was established in Brooklyn, NY but is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.  This charismatic couple also lived in Chicago for a couple of years.

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Poetisa's Palette

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Skin so soft, so beautiful it is worthy of poetry


Paula Willis is the creator of Poetisa's Palette on Chicago's South Side.  Poetisa's Palette is a skin care company that utilizes nature's gifts to make fresh skin care products.

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Pretty Afrika Designs

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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As Pretty As Africa

Sandra Aya Enimil, an energetic co-owner of Pretty Afrika Designs create original pieces of jewelry and accessories.

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Empowering us!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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Together we can make it happen!

Showcasing a rocking mane always brings me great pleasure but this week will be an extra special delight! 

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Dove for men

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Dove created this specially formulated product line for men to fight skin dryness and provide a deep clean men want.  

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Get ready the Dove+Care giveaway is almost here!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Are you comfortable in your skin? Check out this Dove commercial it made me LOL!  There is nothing more pleasing than a clean cut great smelling man!  So guys stay tuned you don't want to miss out on this blog candy giveaway!

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Sister loc update!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Freedom le'moi aka Free was featured in the mane conscience loc's section in November.

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Hide your hair challenge update: part II

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Hello ladies I'm excited to post this article and thrilled to report my hair is flourishing!  I had such great success with this challenge I've decided to extend it until June.
  

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The total you

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

The spirit, soul and body have to be properly aligned for anyone to achieve balance in their everyday life.  Understanding that they do exist and how each flow, is just the beginning.  Then nourishment must to be applied to these areas daily.  My focus is to shed light on these areas in order to bring harmony to all three.  I will share product information, scriptures, tips and ideas that will strengthen and build up the total you!

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The necessary basics

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Listed below is some of my favorite all natural foundation products.  These items can be purchased at any local grocery store or neighborhood health food store.  You won't go wrong purchasing any of these products.

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Daily dose of sunscreen

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Springtime is here and summer is upon us let's get ready for fun in the sun!  Remember to apply sunscreen daily especially if outside for more than 20 minutes.  Apply it on the areas not covered by clothing like your face, neck, and arms.  The SPF's number refer to the product's capability to shield or block the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays.

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The many benefits of shea butter

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Shea butter is one of my favorite all purpose moisturizers.  Not the chemically altered kind but unrefined raw shea butter.

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Silky smooth skin that glow.

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Vitamins A, B and E are vital nutrients for hair, skin and nails.  Here's a short read on the role of vitamins and minerals.

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Pedicure, manicure, I have a cure!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Today's topic is all about feet!  Now before you go gathering up all those fabulous sandals let's take a look at those heels and toes! :-)  I am not trying to be funny here, but I'm surprised at how many women I've already seen walking around with unsightly crud on their heels and chipped polish on their toes.

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The mane attraction featured on CLTV's Garrard McClendon Show!!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

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I am so excited the mane attraction was featured this evening on CLTV's Garrard McClendon Live Show! 



Peace out,

Cynthia :D


The Indie Wed event featuring ododooriginals!

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

Today I had the fabulous opportunity to interview Hamira aka Lesley, one of the hair goddesses of Fotki.

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