In 2009, my hair lost its luster and bounce, and way too many of its strands. This was due to aging, environmental damage and overall vanity (according to my grandmommy).
At that point, I decided to love on my struggling strands and dedicate my spare time to learning healthy habits that would hopefully return my hair to its glory. I started out with remedies my grandmother used on her hair and her clients. I also began researching alternative ways to grow and thicken my hair. I got obsessed and there were many sleepless nights of research. Eventually, I designed a regimen that was focused on what I was putting in my body by eating and what I was putting in my body through my scalp and skin.
This research and awakening lead me to try the Master Cleanse aka Lemonade Diet, which is considered a fad by some and just plain crazy by others. For me, the Master Cleanse was life-changing and yet another learning opportunity. I never knew how powerful a lemon could be to our bodies! For the record, growing up in an eccentric place like Los Angeles, full of hippies and spending time in the summers on my great-grandparents land made me a bit more health conscious from a youth. I knew my journey would eventually lead me to something like naturopathy remedies.
New Years Eve 2015 I lost my grandmother to lung cancer. I lost it all.
Interestingly, seeing someone lose all control of their health and their body made me feel like I wanted to get in control of my own. I started exercising and eating smaller portions of food. In March of 2015, I went on an intense detox guided by a holistic health practitioner named Ms. Neith. I learned about how the body uses food. How the body can heal itself of all kinds of wrongs and diseases with the proper foods (fruits and vegetables) and clean water.
I began to translate those naturopathic findings into my beauty regimen. Once I felt that I had mastered a few common issues we face with skin and hair I sought out to share with the world.