Ok so I had a major gripe today when I went to go look for my typical lock gel. Organic root stimulator, which by the way I recommend all the twisters or even if your like me a twist in the fronters, to use. I contains a good amount of natural products and it doesn't have a mineral oil. Thus, I love this stuff. However, something that bothered me was that I went to 3 different CVS and a Sally's all located in the valley... The San Fernando Valley outside of LA to be exact, and I couldn't find my stuff. Like gag me with a spoon!!! Matter of fact now that I think about it there were no natural products on display which pisses me off thoroughly!!! What that tell me is were not their target demographic...Understandable but in the same way I went there looking for product I'm sure other women do to. One thing that bothers me about the valley in general is when I see all the sisters with weave bonded to their hair... but now I realize even if these sistas wanted to be natural they do not necessarily have the option to get the products they may need. I was especially angry going to Sally's and not finding it. I ended up going to a place in the more urban aggregated area and finding something comparable but still not MY LOCK GEL!!!! Urrggg that makes me mad!
Lock & Twist Gel™:
• Perfect for locks and twists.
• Adds both moisture and hold without build-up or flaking.
• Contains no Alcohol, Mineral Oil Hydroxide or Beeswax.
• Will not cause flaking or buildup.
• Best when set with a dryer.
And recipe of the post: Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies! Yummy!
* 1 1/2 cups flour + 1 tbsp
* 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp ground cloves
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1 tbsp cocoa powder
* 1/2 cup margarine
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup molasses
* 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 1/2 tsp boiling water
* 1/4 cup sugar
Whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cocoa in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat together the margarine and brown sugar. Add the molasses and mix well. Add half of the flour mixture and the baking soda mixture and combine well. Add the rest of the flour mixture.
Chill, covered for at least one hour. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Spoon dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll each ball in the sugar.
Bake 13-15 minutes, until surfaces start to crack slightly.