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Prairie Inspirations Newsletter - Volume III, Issue IV

Friday, March 31, 2006 Comments (0)

Greetings to all Mothers and their progeny, I wish you well.

In this month’s newsletter you will find health links that struck me as information a Mom of any age can use, benefit from a customers question about her fragile, dry hair and take a closer look at the wonder of some American ponds.

I hope you enjoy each of the sections.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day!
Christine

Christine@dakotafree.com

 

A Favorite Quote
"All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
President Abraham Lincoln

 

For Your Health
I have been surprised as research verifies just how much sex affects our health. Female or male is often the determining factor in what diseases we develop, the symptoms we experience, the treatments we receive and even our response to those treatments. You can learn more here:
womenshealthresearch.org

Healthy Families, Healthy Environment -an educational campaign aimed at giving you the tools and knowledge to protect your loved ones from environmental health threats.
healthy families

A personal blog with current information on the mercury content in fish and some wonderful recipes:
beyondsalmon.blogspot.com

 

Answers to Your Questions
“My hair is dry, brittle and breaks off easily. Would your soap help me?”

Pure Prairie Soap makes an excellent shampoo bar and may be of help to you. Whether it would make a significant difference in the condition of your hair depends upon the reason for your dry and fragile hair.

Common reasons for the problem you describe with your hair include: using hair products containing harsh or drying ingredients, frequent or improperly administered perms, hair color and other hair treatments, daily use of styling aids like curling irons or strengtheners, poor nutrition and chronic illness.

If your dry and brittle hair is due, even in part, to using hair care products with drying ingredients, then Pure Prairie Soap is for you. The liquid shampoos I have used were drying compared to this bar soap and now that I use Pure Prairie Soap exclusively on my hair I seldom need a conditioner.

By using Pure Prairie Soap instead of a liquid shampoo, you will also completely avoid the preservatives, sudsing agents, dyes, fragrances and detergents they normally contain.

Follow this link to find out more about Pure Prairie Soap:
Pure Prairie Soap

In addition to making the switch from liquid shampoos to Pure Prairie Soap, I have other ideas to help you manage your fragile hair and improve it’s condition:

  • Work at improving the nutritional quality of the foods you eat and your general health. Positive changes will eventually be reflected in the health of your hair as well.
  • Focus on washing your scalp, not your hair; your hair will still be cleaned in the process. Rubbing, twisting or stressing your hair will only make the problem worse.
  • Use a gentle blotting motion rather than rubbing aggressively with a towel to dry. Let your hair dry naturally, whenever possible, rather than using a mechanical dryer of any type.
  • Never brush wet hair as hair is more fragile when wet than when dry; use a wide toothed comb instead.


To learn more about caring for your hair, I suggest you read through some of the pages on “The Long Hair Site”; a website run as a support for women with longer than average tresses. Considering the collective experience of these women, they have a wealth of knowledge to share with us whether our hair is short, long or somewhere in between:

Healthy hair contrasted with damaged hair (includes pictures):
Healthy Hair

Recipes for home-made conditioners, rinses and treatments start midway down this webpage:
Homemade Treatments

Good informational page on preventing split ends that crosses over into how to best care for your hair:
Hair Care

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