About Me

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Hmmm, the ‘all about me’ page…now wouldn’t you all like to know!

To begin with, I have an ongoing relationship with life and humor! With the current society we live in, it is of paramount importance that one has a sense of humor or the sense to cultivate one. It surely won’t hurt and with all things considered…it always helps!

Don’t get me wrong now, it is not the ‘be all and end all’ of all of life’s challenges, however, it does make each obstacle easier to surmount…or so I have found.

Now, with that said, let’s talk more about me.

I am a mature woman who has lived in this world for more than half a century. I believe that life is what you make it and that one is never too old to learn…as the cliche goes. I have published a few essays, a book of poetry, and am currently working on a few books. I love reading and putting my thoughts out there – be it on paper or in our virtual world reality as technology has evolved to make it possible.

I am a proud mother of a wonderful nine-year-old daughter who speaks three languages and practices the martial arts of Judo, sings in a choir and studies music – her focus for now is on the piano and the harp. I am also instilling in this bright young mind the importance of truth, words, and independence. It is my belief that with these basic tools, life can be lived with much success and relish for each new day.

Over the last three to four years, I have taken a keen interest in natural products – their production and their usage with regards to hair. I think of Mother Nature and the bountiful goodness that she offers as resources.

I love to compile recipes and of course, mainly after ‘mixing and fixing’ and trying them out.  There is not usually a ‘one stop fix all’ remedy or solution. There are too many variables. One will see on my recipe page that all recipes can be customized to suit the individual’s need. And the only way to achieve this goal is to try different ways until one gets that AHA moment…and that feels good.

In addition to the DIY side of me, there is also the time organization side. I realize that even though I would love to make and use all things natural, there will be limitations to that extent.

One needs to consider shelf life, time to make and the viability of the product. At times like these, I usually purchase the product I need by avidly reading the label and feeling comfortable in my skin – and naturally, checking the price ticket so that I can decide if this is possibly better for me to make the time to DIMdo-it-myself. And with this in mind, there is also my pre-made page for hair products.

Well, all things in moderation, this is a little about me in a nutshell, the part which should give one an idea of my mission in compiling this website.

If you ever need any feedback or support regarding your natural hair journey, I would be more than happy to connect.

Simply leave your comment below and make sure you visit my site regularly as I am always updating it with the crazy “ideas” and “information” that I come across that I know you will find interesting.

Enjoy and remember, you only have one life to live, so make it count in any little way you can!

Thanks for visiting!

Namaste,

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Founder of  blackhairnaturalproducts.com

Email: michelle@blackhairnaturalproducts.com

18 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jolita

    Really lovely story about you. You mentioned your daughter and how many activities she has which is amazing and I think that , probably, she took this active lifestyle from you. I’m always impressed seeing that people write books, are reaching their goals and dreams. I get so inspired.
    Great work, and I wish you and your family blessed life!

    Jolita

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    1. Michelle

      Hello Jolita,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Thank you also for your compliment. It warms my heart that my story is inspring for you- thank you. I, too, wish you all the best with the life you live.

      Michelle

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  2. Anthony

    Hi, Michelle. Thank you for your sharing!
    I think my girlfriend will like your site. Because she wants to learn more about nature hair product. Because she sometimes complains about her hair quality. She has some white hairs even though she is less than 30 years old. I will recommend her to visit your site.

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Hey there Anthony, thank you for taking time to comment and thank you for the referral. Tell your girlfriend to visit as her time permits and I hope I can provide helpful information to her on her hair journey. Much success.

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  3. PatLemy

    Hello Michelle !

    Hair is, without doubt, one of the most important physical attributes as they have above all a great esthetic value. However, it is not only highlight them as often as possible. It is essential to take care of, especially if we want to avoid some of the most recurrent problems. In this case, hair loss is a common problem among both men and women. That’s why you are suggesting the use of natural products to strengthen and treat hair!

    So, I will recommend every woman to visit your site and thank you for sharing this!!

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    1. Michelle

      Hello there Pat,
      Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for the referrals. Yes,hair is big topic among one and all…though we sometimes try not to let it consume us. And so, like everything else, care is the only way to get the best results. Stop by anytime and I welcome your feedback.

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  4. Efi Azulay

    Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for sharing!
    I love to read this page because it looks like you speak from your heart.
    I admire the fact that your daughter speaks three languages, I also working with my daughter now to learn a second language and it is not going so well.
    Do you have some tips how to make it work?

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Efi, thank you for stopping by! Thank you for your warm words. Thank you for the compliment on my daughter. Hmm, language learning tips – the best one, as I think you might already know- is immersion. Surround her with the language on a regular basis and introduce words with the simple ones that she is already using. And in today’s world of the internet, there are also baby steps to language learning that you can find in the way of children’s games as well – if your child plays games on an iPad or tablet. That should get her going. My daughter does that and she ‘chats’ with the players in another language and she is always asking me, ‘how do I say this’ in that person’s language…after a while, I notice that she does not need my help so much. It does help. Good luck.

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  5. Tassie...........:)

    Such a beautiful piece about yourself, but I expected nothing less.
    Life is indeed what we make it and most of the times WE confine ourselves to our presumed “safety nets,” without giving enough thought to the impediment we create for ourselves.
    This deepens fear and prevents us from seeking different and better.
    With life’s fragility and lack of promise for tomorrow, sometimes we are jarred by the stories of others, and forced to become introspective.

    I have given fleeting thoughts to transitioning to natural hair. I don’t like to do my own hair and the last time I was natural was my pre-laxer days in the early 80’s. WOW!
    I love this because it is inspiring, real, selfless and educational.

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Thank you, Tassie for stopping by. Your thoughts on life and our ‘safety nets’ are ‘oh so true’. Ok, I know we all love the comfort zone of familiarity, however, what was once ‘unknown’ became our ‘comfort zone’. That said, just do diligent research and who knows, maybe one day, your new comfort zone will be caring for you natural hair…by yourself…and loving the journey! I hope my site will help you to find the resources you need on your potential hair journey. Come back and visit anytime.
      Michelle

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  6. Brittney

    Thanks for all the information. This will change how I care for my hair as fellas my 5yr old daughter!

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    1. Michelle Post author

      You are welcome, Brittney. I am glad that you found the information useful and can implement something to make your life or that of your daughter better. Come back occasionally as I update the site with new information. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Marcel

    Hello Michelle,
    Due to circumstances (grey and close to bald) the content of your well designed website will not be read completely by me. I guess I didn’t give mother nature the opportunity to nurture my crown. I had the pleasure to meet you a few times in the past and you have always been passionate of hair. Make sure you will never give up passion.
    And yes, you have lovely black hair but more important for me, you have a great sense of humor, you are intelligent and you are so easy to talk to you.
    Let it grow.

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Well, hello there Marcel, I hope things are well with you despite the ‘glitch’ – grey and close to bald – you had me reeling with laughter at that point! Mother Nature can still fix all that! Henna and indigo will color/cover your grey and there are a few essential oils that have been touted to re-open those clogged pores which stunt hair growth and which inevitably lead to balding. Maybe we can get you some more information on that, Marcel? Please let me know. In the meantime, thank you so much for stopping by. And thank you for the compliments that you have so lavishly bestowed on me – my character and my hair – I am humbled by your laurels.

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  8. Stephen Edgar

    Hi there Michelle!
    I have just finished having a good look through your site…
    Congratulations on the fine work you have done!
    I can see you have spent a lot of time doing your research…
    It is clear from the excellent information you have shared!
    For my part…I too am 50 + person and alas my hair doesn’t like me anymore!
    What more can I say? I think it’s too late…unless you have ant suggestions of course!
    Keep up the great work!
    Best wishes…
    Stephen Edgar

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Stephen.
      Thank you for stopping by!
      You have me rolling in laughter about your ‘hair issues’. LOL. I think that somewhere in life we might all find ourselves with certain things ‘not liking’ us anymore, especially when we have been ‘around’ for ‘a while’. LOL
      One suggestion I have for you – PLEASE do NOT wear a toupee or have a ‘comb-over’; I, for one, will have a hard time holding my laughter inside!
      Good luck on your life journey.
      Michelle

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  9. Helen Doyle

    Michelle great website. I have very fine hair and lots of it. It drives me nuts and I often think about dreadlocks. And then I shudder as I go on to think about getting the knots out of that if I wanted to revert. I have enough tangles right now!

    I use both natural and bought products. The bought products are as natural as can be. I don’t believe I can send you the link here but will do so via FB.

    Years ago a great friend of mine used many natural ingredients. Based on her information I started using honey as a conditioner. Now don’t get all sticky about that! As soon as the hot water hits your hair the stickiness disappears and my hair shone beautifully.

    Another hint I got from my doctor (who loves natural alternatives) is not to wash your hair too much. Stripping the natural oils is not good, your scalp dries out (no that wasn’t dandruff you had but dry scalp!) and you wash more because marketing leads you to this. A friend of mine gave up washing her hair with shampoo. She just rinsed it thoroughly with water every day. I tried this and after a couple of weeks my hair was at its healthiest. My hairdresser even told me this and was astounded when I told her what I was doing. Now a days my hair balances at one wash every week. AND boy this saves money.

    Keep up your good researching and content presentation and let the world know how to treat their hair.

    Ciao
    Helen

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there Helen,

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to voice your thoughts.

      Yes, I love natural alternatives to hair care. 🙂 I love honey as a hair care product as well as a skincare and detox tea drink – it a very versatile product…and of course, natural. Yes, it can be a sticky affair for you hair, however, it is so worth it when you have the time to use it as a haircare alternative.

      I have also heard, though not tried as yet, the water wash only haircare. I think it should indeed be a good thing. You are not stripping away the natural oils that your body produces. Even thinking, you could even take this a step further – not only washing your hair but your skin as well. I have heard of women having much success with this method.

      I appreciate your thoughts, Helen. And I wish you much hair health on your journey.

      Come back and visit.

      Michelle

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