Nyenzo’s Natural Hair and Skin Store

Natural, natural, natural. Natural products are being promoted in every imaginable way. There is no doubt that natural products that go in and on our body are better for our health than the commercial stuff with all those chemicals. I have eaten natural food for a while and I love it. I hardly ever got sick (maybe once every few years), I felt energized after I ate instead of sluggish, and the food was absolutely delicious. That’s right, healthy food is delicious! I dare anyone to taste my healthy cooking and say it’s nasty. My inside was straight, and I finally decided to do something about my outside: my hair and my skin.

Let me first say that yes, I am a black woman, but there is a misconception that only black woman should use natural hair care products. The truth is that women of all kinds can benefit from using natural products. So if you are noticing problems with your hair and you can’t figure out what to do, maybe you should switch to natural. I noticed long ago that the commercial products, whether it was cheap or expensive, left my hair feeling dry and stripped down. What I learned is that those products have different types of alcohol and chemicals in them that are a no-no for hair, and that is what made my hair feel this way. I asked a friend of mine who does hair to recommend some good natural products to me and she referred me to a store in Raleigh, NC that only sold natural products for hair and skin. I did a Google search, came up with a place called Nyenzo, and decided to go to their shop. For those unable to make the trip, they also ship products from their online store at http://www.Nyenzo.com. I had such a good time that I came up with the idea to write this review as I was driving home.

Great experience

I had the best experience imaginable in dealing with the cashier. She was very friendly, personable, and had an excellent knowledge of the products. She knew the difference between products that appeared to be identical and gave me her experience using the different products for herself and her kids. It never makes sense to me when I go to a store or restaurant and ask an employee how they like certain products, and they say they never tried it. Why would I try something that the employees themselves won’t try?

You can have the best products in the world (and they do have some great stuff), but it means nothing without good customer service. The one thing that I cannot stand is when people go through so much trouble to start their own small business and then allow it to fail because they did not know the work that was involved. They do all that research and then fill out the endless forms to get permits, loans, licenses, and property; they obtain merchandise, furniture, and the tools that they will need; they advertise their products via the internet, television, radio, flyers, and magazines. And after all of that work, they get lazy after the first day. They allow their friends and family to hang around their establishment just for fun, are uninterested in catering to their customers, and keep jerking their hours of operation around to make sure they don’t miss the latest special on Dr. Phil (okay, I do love Dr. Phil, but you’ll know what I mean).

In addition to the superb customer service, I also like that the store was very well-organized, clean, and there are samples for the customers to try. And yes, they do have a shopper’s rewards program and they send you coupons for your birthday. This store just cannot get any better!

The Verdict

I am a new customer for life of Nyenzo and I recommend everyone to give them a try. Their sample for the coconut crunch body butter felt great on my skin and still has that wonderful aroma even after washing my hands, and the sample for the black castor oil hair food made my hair glisten. I bought both of these products and I already know that I will be back for more. If you can make the trip, their address is 916 Rock Quarry Rd. Suite 115; Raleigh, NC 27610. If not, check out their online store at http://www.Nyenzo.com. If you have any questions at all, give them a call at 919-649-1063 or email them at info@nyenzo.com. After trying their products once, I’m sure that you will be a customer for life, too.

When it comes to living a natural lifestyle, I wouldn’t go back for anything. I just want to thank Nyenzo for helping me to get my outside as natural as my inside. I recommend as many people as possible tojoin me in my campaign of going natural. Do your research and seek help from professionals who can help you to make the transition. Even many medical doctors are prescribing a natural life and natural remedies, and Lord knows that most things that Dr. Oz says about being healthy involves going natural to some degree or another. Come on, jump on the natural bandwagon and you’ll never look back, and that is today’s tip from Flo.

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Waiting In Line

Lines – the true tester of one’s patience. I hate lines so much that I make a point of looking to see if the service I need can be done online. The worse lines are still at the DMV and the bank, but I am thankful that most of those things can be done online or through the mail. However, the one thing I still find myself standing in line for is food, especially when I am at work. This brings me to the reason I decided to write this blog entry.

Two days ago on Monday I had just got my food and paid for it without any problems. I was going to be working until late in the evening, so I decided to get lunch, a few snacks, and another plate for dinner. This meant that my dinner plate would need to be covered with plastic wrap, so I stand behind the person using the wrap, thereby forming a line.

When she is done with her plastic wrap, some guy comes and eases right in front of me, and gets his plastic wrap. He didn’t acknowledge me at all and acted like I wasn’t there. Then he proceeded to take way longer than it should take a person to pull off a piece of plastic and wrap the plate. But wait, he wasn’t done yet. He then pulled another piece of wrap off. I really would not have cared as much if he would have quickly pulled the plastic off and gone about his business, but he took forever in plastic-wrapping time.

I don’t know why I didn’t say anything to him. Last week I had no problem telling a lady that I was next in line when we were checking out. She was trying to put her fruit up to be loaded on the scale next, but I had something that needed to be weighed on the scale so I politely told her to move it. Then she says, “Oh. Were you in front of me,” and I said yes. So I’m not sure what held me back from telling this idiot that I was next in line for the plastic wrap.

I know some of you are thinking, ‘Flo, it’s just plastic wrap. Let it go,’ but it’s not just about the plastic wrap. It truly is the principal of the thing. For one thing, he is a man and I am a woman. What happened to those days when men were concerned about women going first, especially if she is before him in a line? Such a thing would have never happened just a few decades ago. Now, men have lost all respect for women, and that is not restricted to cutting women in lines.

This isn’t the first time a man has cut in front of me in a line. This time I was at my local grocery store. I wasn’t the only one waiting in line in the self-checkout isle, but I was next. Then this guy walked right past all of us and went straight to the next available machine. I didn’t say anything that time either, and neither did the person working there who was supposed to be preventing such things from happening. However, the woman behind me did say in a very audible voice, “So much for chivalry.” I laughed at her bold words and hoped that the man not only heard them, but knew she was talking about him. Indeed, what happened to chivalry?

Then there was another time within the last two months where I was back at the same grocery story waiting at the customer service counter because they charged me about $6 too much for broccoli. Not only was the line long, but it was moving ridiculously slow. It seems like everyone chose that day to to play the lottery scratch off tickets and send or receive a Money Gram. Anyway, not wanting to wait in the line, an old lady went straight to the counter and asked if she could be served. The employee said that she had to wait in line and couldn’t cut. Honestly, I was so happy that the employee said that because Lord knows what everlasting task she was there for.

What is going on here? I really do believe that the woman that tried to go in front of me at the cafeteria truly was mistaken but what excuse is there for two men and old lady who blatantly disregard the rules of a line and headed straight to the front? The plastic wrap man couldn’t say he didn’t see me because I was standing close enough to the woman getting plastic wrap that there is no way he could not have seen me. The man at Kroger couldn’t say he didn’t see the line because there were about four people waiting. As for the old lady, that line was visible from the other side of the store.

I am about to say something very controversial, but I think cutting in lines boils down to a feeling of entitlement. Things are so bad in this system that we get to a point where we can’t take it anymore and we try to come up with an excuse why the rules don’t apply to us, and the rest of the people feel entitled because they truly are used to everything going their way. For example, black people feel entitled because they have been historically downtrodden, white people (especially men) feel entitled because they are used to getting their way, women feel entitled because they have been historically belittled in comparison to men, some old people feel entitled because they are used to people letting them get discounts and otherwise get their way, some old people fee; entitled because they never have anything go their way, children feel entitled because most of them have not had proper childhoods for whatever vile reason, rich people feel entitled because they are used to getting whatever they want on a silver platter, working people feel entitled because they are not able to enjoy the pittance of a check they bring home, poor people feel entitled because they would like to have something go their way for once. All social, religious, racial, national, ethnic, and economic groups have people within them that feel a little more entitled than the rest making them bold enough to cut in line.

If this is a little too complex for you, let’s bring it to the home front and say that the people who feel entitled were not raised right. Even young children can have the makings of being a rude monster in the making. I’ve come across three and four year-olds who will not say hello, goodbye  or even thank you. Those are simple things that kids their age can be trained to say. And what do their parents do? Many times they just laugh the awkward situation off and say he must be sleepy or hungry or have to use the bathroom. The truth of the matter is he must be rude. Parents need to nip such things in the bud. It also not very common to hear older kids thanking their parents for their allowance or for a tasty dinner.

All of this information is what I got out of that dummy cutting in front of me in line on Monday. So if you ever find yourself confronted with a line when you are rushing or just hate standing in lines and want to cut, remember this: Everyone else in the line has things that needs to be done, too. Your time is not more important than ours, just as our time is not more important than yours. In a world where people are unfairly treated throughout the country and the world, let’s show a little civility by respecting the line and exercise a little dignity, grace, and respect for others. That is today’s tip from Flo.