Thursday, July 22, 2010

Migraine, Limp Hair and More On Shea Butter Allergies

Well, I have a blaster of a migraine today, so this entry will be a quickie. My migraines are definitely related to the weather. I can predict a thunderstorm with amazing accuracy judging by how a migraine feels, and I knew when I awoke this morning that we're in for some thunder and lightning.  The weather office agrees, it seems.

Today is one of those days where my hair is limp and lank. I think in this case the cause is that I put just a bit too much oil on my ends last night when doing my light bedtime oil and brushing. An extra two drops can make all the difference.  Less is more when it comes to every day oiling, as I've mentioned before.  I guess I wasn't keeping track of my drops.

However, my hair does feel soft, and it's days like this that I am so happy to know a few rock solid updos that hide the fact that I'm having a bad hair day. I never oil my bangs, so they look just fine.

I was discussing Shea Butter yesterday, and I have had good results with it on my hair and skin.  I have very sensitive skin and some eczema, on which I use Shea Butter happily, but according to this blog entry by Ktani, it is a more common allergen than what I wrote yesterday, so I'm adding this link as a caution.

So if you do purchase Shea Butter, make sure you get a small size the first time and do a patch test before slathering it all over.  As I mentioned yesterday, it is not recommended for use by people with latex allergies and it goes without saying that it's a no-no if you have nut allergies.

I myself have a severe peanut allergy, but peanuts are not nuts; they are legumes.  While I can eat other legumes, peanuts cause anaphylactic shock in me.

In any case, Ktani has quite extensive information there.  It's always best to be informed.

So, that's it for today. Not much new happening here, and I am going to relax and do what I have to in order to get rid of this migraine.

Love to all. 'Til tomorrow.


  1. Sorry to hear that you are dealing with a migraine. . We desperately need rain here in Niagara, so I am hoping your prediction is right. The air is heavy and the skies are overcast.........I'm tempted to go outside and do a rain dance! I wish you a wonderful, headache free Friday!

  2. I so hate that you deal with these blasted headaches so constantly. But really...can you send that storm here? We're in dire need. We get the predictions, even saw a drop or ten yesterday, but no real oomph to them. They are forecasted today. Woke up at 5:00 a.m. to 80 degrees and high humidity already. Sigh...

  3. I hope your migraine has gone away.


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