Saturday, January 04, 2014

Maryee's Working on Getting her Sisterlocks Back with Innutra UTurn

I'm Maryee! I've been natural most of my adult life! In 2002 I did the big chop, and in 2003, I got Sisterlocked by Imani Nash-Bey of Southern California. I fell in love with Sisterlocks from the day I saw them December 2000, while living in Sacramento, CA. And still love them to this day!

I always struggled with a thin crown since the late '90s and never went to a dermatologist, but tried a ton of "hair growth" alternatives...well, admittedly, I'm a hair care junky! That was another reason why I love Sisterlocks, because all those hair care products aren't necessary to have and maintain beautiful Sisterlocks. So in 2010, I stopped retrightening my locks. It was soo thin on top, I just decided to cut them out and start all over. I got my hair braided in various styles, but stress and still not maintaining my hair well, led to my hair literally disappearing a top my head and along the edges.

A little over a year ago I started wearing wigs, which was VERY new for me. I found a few wigs that were "becoming" of me and got on with it. I did quite a bit of damage along the edges before switching over to wigs without combs in the front and started paying attention to how I was handling my hair.

In January 2013 I finally went to a well known dermatologist in Dallas. He did a biopsy and the results that came back were devastating to me. He said there was too much scar tissue and that my hair would likely not ever grow back. He prescribed me his hair growth salve and gave me an injection shot on my crown and on both temples. I was religious in putting the salve on, still hopeful, but with little to no improvement. I kept my hair cornrolled and stayed in wigs to manage my busy schedule as a teacher, entrepreneur, and writer, among other things.

January 2013 was a new beginning for me. I began a weightloss, health and wellness regimen that helped me get my eating habits in check, toxins out of my body and my mood/metabolism back. I lost almost 20 pounds and have kept it off, dropping down from an 8/10 to 2/3/4, according to the brand today!! This was and IS the smallest I have ever been my ENTIRE life, and I'm 43 yrs old! I even reduced my anti-anxiety meds from 150mgs a day down to 25mg, every 4-5 days! I found that diet, exercise, and taking care of yourself made a big difference in killing off a lot of the drama that was going on in my life.

I moved on this past summer and began as an associate sharing health and wellness with a new company called Innutra...which means, Innovative Nutrition. The company officially "launched" in September and I was at the Inaugural event in Scottsdale, AZ September 7th. There they unveiled a new product called U-Turn. It is called "food for the skin". Promising to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as give you a temporary "face life". Any one past 40 should be salivating at that feature! LOL Well, they said it would help with hair growth and hair bumps along with other skin conditions folks struggle with. The thought that jumped into my head immediately was, MY SCALP!!! Anything that is damaged needs healing.  And that is what I was seeking.

I began using it around late September. My hair was cornrolled, so I would just and apply a little bit on my fingertips and massage it in the areas where I saw scalp. The area needs to be little damp/wet before applying.  I started to see "peach" fuzz and thought, "Is this stuff really working???" Very nervous, I stayed faithful to applying it in the morning and at night for about 6 weeks. I told my sister about it, and she took the bottle for her skin, because she scars VERY easily at the slightest pimple or acne blemish.  I didn't get to begin using it again until about 2 weeks ago when I opened another bottle.  I couldn't see the true results until I got my cornrolls taken down before New Years. It has helped me grow my thinning to "bald" crown back. I am beyond thankful for this product and amazed! The product I am using to grow my thin crown and edges back is called U-Turn! You can order it at retail or sign up as an associate to get it at wholesale pricing. Check out the Uturn brochure here!

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