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HEALTH & HAIR

We care about our customers and their natural way of living! 

Here are pk we don't just talk about how great our products are, but we educate our customers on the importance of using safe ingredients. Here are commonly asked questions when buying products.
  • Price shopping?
The prices can somewhat effect peoples decision when buying products, but it shouldn't be the main reason with deciding. 
  • How would you decide when selecting commercial or natural products for your family? 
Listen up parents, start looking at labels on your personal products. Why?  You would be amazed on how there are so many toxic ingredients in commercial bought products. If you cant pronounce the names on the labels, why are you buying them? 
  • Skin patch test? 
Although products are labeled natural you should perform a skin patch test. Also, be familiar with different types of natural ingredients that may work good on your skin. Your family deserves at all times to know what they are putting on their bodies. 
  • Allergies?

Even when it comes to our natural ingredients some of us can still find ourselves with curiosity of reading labels in search of a pesky ingredient we find ourselves allergic or sensitive too. In an effort to make the whole thing less complicated. We've created a list on our site with our product ingredients.   

  •  You cant eat it? Does that mean you cant put it on your skin? 

What? Many ingredients, for instance, gluten, can’t be absorbed through your skin so although you may be allergic to consuming it unless you put it around your mouth that gluten ain’t getting in. That being said, some people develop a skin reaction separate from their internal allergy. Check with your doctor or any store associate before buying a certain type of products. Don't worry, here at pk we have you covered and will answer any questions you have about products. 

 

Do you remember the day you finally did the big chop? I know I do! That day forever changed my life and my self confidence. Looking back, I attempted to grow out my natural hair back in 2013, but I wasn’t ready. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, I was in a different place; I grew out my natural hair for 9 months, but then I opted to get a relaxer instead of going through the chop process. I was insecure, overweight, and lacked the faith I needed to trust God in this process. Fast forward to August 2015. Seven months after growing out my hair I decided I was finally ready to chop my hair regardless of the results. When I finally looked in the mirror I cried!!!!! It lasted for a good 10 minutes. Finally, after I pulled myself together. I said to myself well, there’s no turning back now, I’ll just have to embrace that short hair and carry on. I prayed about it and told God to help me get past being superficial and help me to learn how to love who I am as a Christian woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, sister and friend. After a couple days I loved my chop and everything about who I was no matter what anyone had to say.
The first three months after my chop were the easiest months of being natural. I literally just co-washed my hair every couple days, added some moisturizer to it, sponged it and was on my way. After about month five, I was at that ugly phase where I could easily go and get a trim to keep it short, let it grow or just perm it. The struggle was real y’all. I was so indecisive. Sometimes we feel that the easiest solution is not to deal with it and to just go for the perm, but in the long run it just prolongs the process of staying on that healthy journey you’re trying to fulfill. My poor husband had to deal with all this. But believe me, he supported me the whole way. Finally I decided just to leave it alone and let it grow. That’s when I decided to learn how to properly care for my hair. By this time my hair was constantly dry, coarse and couldn’t do a proper twist out to save my life. Youtube, Sally’s and my local beauty supply store became my best friend. I watched so many tutorials you would think that I was taking college classes. I developed my own regiment from what worked for me from the different videos I watched. The key to maintenance in natural hair is finding a good moisturizing hair care regiment that works for your type hair and sticking to it. Be PATIENT!
I’ve been natural now almost three years and it’s been a roller coaster. I had heat damage, color damage, bad trims but I stay faithful because I’ve learned and am
learning from my mistakes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m human and there are days that my hair pisses me off. It’s unmanageable and uncooperative, but those days I just put my hair in time out with my infamous puff and keep it moving. I also stopped seeking validation from people. When you care what people think about you and your hair thats when you become a prisoner. You’re never going to please everyone. What really matters is how you feel about yourself; your spiritual, physical and mental health. Everything else will fall into place.
When caring for your hair be cautious of the products you use. Read labels and do your research. Chances are if you’re using a product and not getting results like you’re looking for it’s because the product you’re using is not feeding your hair the proper nutrients it needs. Don’t disregard the product the first time you use it either, give the product a few weeks to show it’s results. Some of the popular products on the market actually can dry out the hair making it harder to care for your hair. Black hair needs and craves moisture. Purpose Kollection hair butter, hair & scalp oil is made with natural ingredients such shea butter, grape seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, aloe vera, rice bran oil, and black cumin oil. Whipped with faith, love, passion, and a desire to keep your hair and skin healthy, Purpose Kollection products thrive on feeding moisture not only into your hair, but onto your skin.

 

 

New Beginnings!

Hello PK Family! My name is Valerie Edwards. I’m a 34 year old wife and mother of two on this incredible healthy life journey. As a child growing up with a Caribbean upbringing, I’ve always struggled with my weight. I never really knew how to eat a balanced diet and I absolutely detested working out. I couldn’t stand running and only did it when I had to take a Physical Fitness annual evaluation for the Army. In fact, I remember, many years saying that I would rather starve myself then the exercise. I ate sodium rich foods, fast food, sweets and juice and had one big meal a day and thought I was eating appropriately for “my figure”. Oh my, things have changed! God knows how to turn someone’s world around to shed the light on the changes that needed to be made in order to improve their quality of life.

In 2014, after turning 31 and losing my grandmother to cancer, I decided I wanted better for myself and my family. I prayed about it, and asked God to help me get my health together so I can be a healthier wife and mother for my family. I didn’t know quite where to start, but I knew something had to be done. My weight was up and down, my face kept breaking out, I was always exhausted and unmotivated. My husband convinced me to give boot camp a shot. After trying that out for a month, I realized that I couldn’t afford it, so I signed up for a gym paying $10 month. Although I didn’t know anything about working out, I knew I needed to find some motivation to start. Thank God I have a good support system. The Lord was slowly answering my prayers. I had friends give me some pointers and advice on where I should start. Thats when I discovered Pinterest, and I started to get very familiar with YouTube, and BodyBuilding.com I looked up workouts, low carb recipes and how to stay consistent in balancing my diet and exercising. About six months later, after doing just cardio (mainly running about 3-4 times a week) my husband introduced me to weight lifting and I became obsessed. I read magazine articles, internet articles, books and googled as much as I could on weight lifting and meal prepping healthy meals. I lost about 15lbs and felt amazing. My almighty Lord and savior is always working for my good. My skin cleared up and I felt happier and exuded more pride and confidence in myself. The results kept me motivated. I fell in love with this Valerie.

In summer of 2015 I decided to chop off my relaxed hair and start from scratch with my natural texture hair. I went through so many products to figure out which products were best for growing my natural hair. After months of reading and researching about what products I should use to grow healthy hair, the common answers all talked about living a healthy life and being patient. Eat healthy, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water and plenty exercise. I made sure to continued to eat healthy because not only was it helping me lose weight and feel more energetic but it’s also helping me to grow my hair quicker and healthier. The only thing I had to do was practice patience and enjoy the ride.

The journey hasn’t been easy. I’ve had good months and bad months. On top of being a wife and mother of two, I am also a full time employee and a part time soldier. Every now and then I’m also a student. Finding balance and staying motivated is the toughest part of my journey. I have to combat schedule changes at work every six months and readjust my life according to those schedules. However, whenever I feel like throwing in the towel, I remember what I felt like when I started this journey, a little less than four years ago, and I know that I never want to look or feel that way again. I’m constantly learning about ways to keep me and my family healthy and applying it to our daily lives. Reading labels on products are key. Whether it’s food, skin products or hair products, the one thing you should do is be aware of what goes in or on your body. I choose to join the Purpose Kollection family because they understands the needs of the hair, skin and body. I love the fact that the plant based products are made to fortify, nourish and moisturize your skin and hair. Whether you desire healing from eczema, or to use as a daily protective regiment; anything made by our founder of Purpose Kollection has you and your family’s best interest at heart.

Stay tune for my upcoming articles to help with your HAIR, HEALTH AND YOUR OVERALL WHOLE BODY!