Continuous baths were one form of hydrotherapy used in mental hospitals beginning in the early 1900s. This was derived from a German spa treatment where people would spend a few hours to even a few days surrounded by flowing water. A canvas covered the top of the tub so a straightjacket wasn’t needed. Sadly this method of treatment was phased out by shock therapy and chemical drug treatments.

Pamper your locs with an all natural hot oil treatment. I use olive & coconut oils. Heat for 30 seconds, just until coconut oil liquifies. (Be careful not to heat too long). Pour warn oil all over hair & massage into scalp. Cover and let sit for 30 mins. (Sitting under the dryer is optional) rinse and VOILA!!!!!

Product: Organix Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Mist 

Stars: ★★★★★

What you liked about the product: This product smells absolutely delicious and I don’t even like the smell of coconut. It’s a very light smell and fades a bit after spraying. Don’t worry - it doesn’t smell like sunscreen or spray tan lotion at all. Because it’s in a spray bottle it’s very easy to use and you only need a few light sprays to make it work. I’ve used it on both damp and dry hair and both are very effective. For dry hair it helps to get rid of any flyaways and adds a natural shine that isn’t greasy looking. For damp hair it really helps to lock in moisture and hydrate hair. It really helps damaged hair and adds some strength back into it. I’ve used it for about a week now and have already noticed a difference in how soft and shiny my hair looks!

What you didn’t like about the product: Just be careful when spraying it on as a little goes a long way. My mom tried it and she has finer hair and felt that it made her hair a bit on the greasy side even though I thought it was very lightweight. I will say that some of the Organix products can be a bit on the heavy side with oils, but this seems to be the lightest of the ones that I’ve used.  

Would you recommend the product: Yes

Where you purchased the product: Walmart

How much you paid: $5.75

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Product: Garnier’s Moroccan Sleek and Shine Oil Treatment

Stars: ★★★★★

What you liked about the product: I’ve been using it 2 or 3 times a week since Christmas, and my hair feels AMAZING! I bleach and dye my hair a lot so it was pretty dry and frizzy, but this product made it extremely soft and shiny. I feel as if it has literally repaired the damage, rather than just a temporary thing.

What you didn’t like about the product: As with all oil products, your hands will feel greasy after. But that’s all.

Would you recommend the product: Yes

Where you purchased the product: It was a gift, but Garnier products are sold at most drug stores and wal-marts.

How much you paid: I got it for christmas, sorry :(

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So far, so good:)

The doctor changed his mind about the phenol at the last moment, saying he was concerned it might damage surrounding nerves in places we don’t want it (bladder, colon, legs), and said he wanted to try one more drug combo first. So we ended up with more lidocaine and this time, added steroids. He also used four times the amount of medication than usual in my spine, so maybe that will help too. He said he would rather another physician do the phenol, and I was grateful that his ego didn’t get in the way of that.

So, for now, I have my fingers crossed that the added steroids will give me a longer period of relief. As usual, we’ll know within 24 hours.

Thanks for the well wishes and support!