Salsa on2 Week 2

I have been practicing what we learned from last week even if it was only for 5 or 10 min here and there.  So far so good.  I am having trouble hearing the clave and identify whether it’s 3/2 or 2/3 in the music still though.  Hopefully with time, this won’t be an issue eventually.

2nd week material in class:

  • Reviewed 3 2 Son clave 1&4 6 7
  • 2 3 Rumba Guaguanco clave.
  • Worked on cross body lead, right turn, copa.I like it that Alyssa focuses on where we should look at what count, how to use our hip movement to help with turns, when to shift weight, when to not committing our weight so that we would always be ready for the next move the lead is throwing at us

Someone had spent time to do this chart and for me, it’s VERY helpful so here it is.

Son and Rumba clave


Aloe Vera Hair Mask

I have been trying aloe vera hair mask for the past month.  In the last couple of years, I have been using natural home made products whenever possible.  Don’t get me wrong.  I do still use drug store/department store products.  I am not an all-organic extremist, yet. 🙂

Aloe vera has a lot of health benefits.  A search on Google on aloe vera benefits will yield tons of results so I am not going to repeat them here.  I will concentrate on the hair growth benefits as that is what I have been testing on my hair.  Aloe vera is full of natural vitamins and enzymes that can directly promote healthy hair.  I started this mask to see if my hair will grow faster.  I usually cut one leaf directly from the plant and slice off the white teeth on both sides of the leaf.  After the white teeth have been removed, slice the leaf into two halves right in the middle of the gel part then rub the gel directly into scalp.  Massage the scalp for 30 min and leave it be for another hour before wash it off.

I will do an update in a couple months.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take a before picture when I started this process.  🙁

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera