Probably the grossest thing we have going on with the female body, wither its three days or seven we all dislike to see Aunt Flow come to town. Whats even more gross is how much money we spend on pads and tampons.
I am a seven day person and I have what I thought was a heavy flow. I literally purchase every size of tampon plus pads just to get through a cycle. Its disgusting to me how much money I spend on that stuff, like insurance needs to pay for at least half of the cost for pads and tampons b/c we certainly need them to get through life, am I right about it!?! Any who I remember a year or two ago a friend an I were talking about Diva Cups. during that time I was certainly grossed out about a cup and blood and just everything about it was gross even the price. Well... needless to say I tried the diva cup during my last cycle lol. Its was the grossest yet intriguing experience. To know more keep reading....
So the day I decided to use the cup I went to my local target and low and behold the cup was actually on sale! it was $4 off but $4 is $4 lol. The cups normally retail for $37 but I got one for $34. it was very easy to use. Now you have two options. Cup size 1 or 2. Cup size one is for women UNDER 30. Cup size two is for women 30+ and/or who have had children. I was very confused because Ia a little over 30 but I have never had children so I wasn't sure which cup I should get. I reluctantly picked up cup size 2 because of teh age range and I kind of wonder should I have gotten size one instead.
Straight out of the package I boiled the cup in hot water for five minutes. I of course waited before using it but when I did use it so that it wouldn't feel so rough I ran it under luke warm water to lubricate it. Insertion was very simple but removal was very traumatic for me simply because the rim of the cup is so thick I felt EVERYTHING (I used tissue to help with removal because Im a germaphobe like that). Other than that my experience with the cup was great. I will spare you ALL the detail but I did stop using it after the fourth day b/c the removal was just too much discomfort for me. Tampax is making a cup and I definitely will be trying that because they have taken all the positives and negatives of the other cups that are out on the market and have made a super cup! Oddly enough I am excited about the Tampax cup because Tampax is the leader of the period world and they do not have that suck thick rim like the diva cups.
Have you tried the Diva cup before? Have you thought about trying a cup of any kind? Maybe You use another brand of cup such as Lunette, Venus, Lena? Lets talk about your experiences below!
It been's a long time I shouldn't a left you, without a dope blog to vibe to. Lol, just testing out my rapping skills. I think I'll stick to planning events. Anyway I am sorry for leaving you hanging but I will address that in a different blog.
So lets get into why you are here Part 4 of the hair blog length retention! I am personally on a quest to grow my hair to elbow length. One thing I will say that is key in length retention is getting your end clipped and baby(ing) those ends. I went on a two year no heat hair journey and when I got my ends clipped I only lost an inch no more than an inch and a half of hair because I made sure to always moisturize my ends. I am currently starting a three year no heat journey, I will let you know how that goes in future blogs.
Next, protective styling. I use to get sew-ins, braids, twists and things like that but I began to think how is that really helping my hair grow? The tension of pulling your hair for braids that might last a month or two depending on how well you take care of your hair. Sew-In's OHEMGEE braids are tight, then sewing the hair onto the braids, then don't add the net. forget sleeping for a few days sis, lol The folks of yesterday use to say pulling the hair makes the hair grow but in reality you can get traction alopecia, from folks who are not aware of how tight they are pulling your hair. Crochets are not the best form of protective styling either BUT it is somewhat of a better than those mentioned above. This spring/summer season I am rocking mini twists with my own hair. I am loving the ease of the style from beginning to end its a two hour style and can last for maybe two-three weeks if you know how to take care of your hair.
Now should you decide to join me in a no heat journey and you want to get a protective style such a braids and stuff. After washing and conditioning plat your hair. You can do two plats or do maybe six-eight individual plats. Let the hair dry over night and pick it out the next day or whenever you are getting your hair done. Using this method will be give you the blow out look without all the heat.
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