Thursday, December 31, 2009

I decided to do my top 12 products for 2009. I had a hard time deciding the order they should be in and still Im not happy with it but I love them all. 

12. MTG. It gave me growth and thickness. 

11. Long Term Relationship Conditioner is the best co washing conditioner I have. Leaves hair moisturized and smelling good.

10. GVP Silk Remedy. I never had Chi Silk Infusion but I love this product. Smells good and leaves my hair feeling silky.

9. Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leavin. Leaves my hair feeling great in combination with the other aphogee products I use.

8. Aphogee 2 min is another good product that will move on with me into 2010.

7. Ahphogee Green Tea helps a lot with breakage. loves it.

6. Olive Oil Replenishing Pak is a great protein deep conditioner. Its the only one I use.

5.Creme of Nature Shampoo detangles my hair so well. I never thought detangling could be so easy.

4. Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment is the best moisturizing deep conditioner I use so far. It leaves my hair smelling god and feeling so soft.

3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil does the job when sealing in moisture. 

2. S-curl mosturizes so well that it will most definitely move on to 2010.

And the #1 product to "ME" .......drum roll

1. Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion is awesome. That silky feeling it gives my hair plus the moisture it provides. This product will be with me not just till 2010 but until they remove it off the shelves.

Well that's my Top 12 products for 2009. What is yours?     

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have a Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a safe and blessed Christmas. I am looking forward to seeing my kids faces Christmas morning and enjoying the Christmas feast. We have been playing Christmas songs all week. My kids really love listening to the Alvin and Chipmunks version of them.

What is your Favorite Christmas song?

Hey Diva's

I have not posted here in a lil bit, so I decided to post my plans these coming weeks. Well I think I'm going to relax my hair pretty soon. I was hoping to have it done before New Years but I'm not to sure about that. I'm going to use my trusted Precise relaxer normal strength. I am going to try to get may hair as straight as possible. I should have posted a pic of my pony yesterday but forgot. I will do it again and post the pic. It was just a very wild out of control ponytail. I had my edges tied down cause they are a mess and my bang was a braid-out. I didn't know what else to do with it cause it just has a mind of its own right now. lol. I did a moisturizing deep condition last week and plan to do a protein one soon.I also need to start back baggying cause my ends are getting a bit split. Once I do this relaxer things will be a little easier and manage.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Ladies and gents, I'm having a very "what I call" severe acne problem! Below is a pic of my left cheek. I'm having this problem on my right cheek and forehead also. Since my hormone balance has changed significantly, I have broke out very bad. Its really messing with my self esteem. Posting a pic here was very hard cause I'm embarrassed by it but I would like to show what I'm dealing with. Hopefully I will be able to compare a future pic of clear skin to this horrific one. I'm so use to having clear skin and for this to happen to me is keeping me down. As you can see dark spots appearing now. I need something that is inexpensive and is guaranteed to work. I was looking at Proactiv but there product bottles are only 1 or 2oz. That does not seem like much at all. Anyone know if that stuff really works? Have you tried it yourself? How long before you seen noticeable results? Do you know of any home remedies that will get the job done?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jane Brownie Points Flirt! Coconutty

I'm not sure If that's the name or not, but I'm looking for this product. Its suppose to compare to MAC Embark. I need something for my eyebrows and I see this Embark used a lot. Since I don't have the funds to splurge on MAC I was looking for the closest thing to it. I also read that the product might have been discontinued. If that's the case is there another product on the reasonable side that compares to embark? I went and bought Ardell Brow Defining Powder. I never tried this before I just seen it in Walgreen while I was looking for the Jane product. I just got it to try it out. I got the Mink Brown color. I never did anything to my eyebrows other than having them arched. So this will be a first for me.
Anyway let me know if any of you have any suggestions or know where I can find this Jane Brownie Points. Thanks! Until Next Time......

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize Product Review

Well I had these products for sometime now and I just used it for the first time today. Im going to keep this short. I used the shampoo and conditioner. My detangle process....Well there was none. My hair comb through pretty easy. After rinsing out the conditioner I applied Aphogee Green Tea and Pro Vitamin-Leavin. I then Applied Fantasia Heat Protectant Serum then GVP Silk Infusion. Im still airdrying after since 4pm this afternoon and its now 10pm. My hair feels so soft and fluffy. I cant keep my hand out my head. I like the Aveeno Nourish+Moisturizer cause my hair detangled so easy. Oh and it smells so good!
Until next time.......

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Products.....

I received some new products in the mail yesterday. I got them from doing a survey back in May. Yes four months later and they just arrived. Anyway, the products are a full size bottle of both Aveen Nourish + Moisturize Shampoo and Conditioner. Along with that I received two of both the 1oz bottles of the shampoo and conditioner. They also sent five double packs of Aveeno Nourish + Revitalize Shampoo and Conditioner. I love the way it smells. I keep opening the bottles to smell it. lol. On the back of both bottles it says almost the same thing. Here is what it says

Aveeno Nourish+Moisturize Shampoo - Whatever is in ( ) is on the conditioner bottle.
does much more than nourish and cleanse(condition) - it bathes(quenches) the driest hair witha fusion of gentle conditioners and moisturizers, giving hair silky new life. Scientific studies show that just three washes helps repair damage, providing the three key elements that give hair life - strength, softness, and shine.*

This exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS formula, infused with Nourishing Wheat Complex and Hydrating Oat Protein is designed to feed your hair - replenishing moistureas it targets the weakest part of hair - fortifying the hair shaft with protein where it needs it most.

Developed with a team of experts, including a leading dermatologist and hair stylist, our ACTIVE NATURALS formula harnesses the power of nature combined with advanced scientific methods, and is shown to give you the beatifully strong, healthy looking hair you desire and deserve. And because it's from AVEENO you can trust that it's gentle on color-treated hair

Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Dimethicone, Sodium Cumenesulfonate,Cocamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocomidopropyl Betaine,Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Glycol Distearate, Testrasodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.
May also contain Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
This product contains wheat protein

I have not use these products yet but will very soon if not tonight. I will post what i think about them in my next blog. If any of yall tried it please post what you think of it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Finally! Here is just 2 pics of my hair. one down and one in a pony. My hair is not as bone straight as i would like and I needed more than one relaxer cause my hair was way to thick and so much new growth. But all in all im satisfied. I need to clip my ends cause they look horrible. Anyway without further ado............

Friday, August 21, 2009

Glycerin Mix Update!

OK. I used it on my hair and my daughters hair today and our hair is still moisturized even after I wore my stocking cap and wig. I am so loving this mix! My daughter's hair is so soft! Her hair always soaks up whatever I put in it. I only added about three tablespoons of the WN lotion in it. I keep her hair in braids and ponytails. I could not believe how soft and moisturized her hair was tonight before wrapping her hair up for bed. I have found a new moisturizer and guess what! I made it!!! Tell me about a mixture you made that works wonders for you....Until next time....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Summer Heat and Its Downfalls!!!

When the temp gets in the upper 90's even hitting 100 is terrible. My hair has suffered from it tremendously. My hair gets incredibly dry and I get very lazy and the two don't mix. When I become lazy I neglect my hair. So I don't moisturize like I should. Even though I wear wigs they can cause you to sweat ALOT. The stocking cap does not help at all but I have to use it due to the combs snagging my hair without it.

Well I just made a mixture Im going to use on my hair until relaxer day. It consists of Glycerin, water, and Wave Nouveau Finishing lotion. I was going to add some peppermint oil, and Rosemary oil to it but the smell of peppermint was to over powering with only 5 drops so I decided not to add it this time. I just used it on my braids and my daughters hair and I can say dry no more! I did add a lil bit to much to my hair cause it started running down my Now I know just a few squirts is all I need. It feels ok but Im going to see how long it will stay moist before applying it again. If your interested in the measurement of each product let me know. Until next time....

Friday, July 31, 2009

Making a Lace Wig

I been wanting to do this for some time now. I only have one problem though, I dont know where I can get the lace from. I searched high and low, near and far to no avail. I have the ventilating needle, the holder, the foam head basically everything I need except one of main things and that is the french lace.

So Im asking anyone that knows where I can get official authentic french lace please let me know. I would really like to start making a lace front.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Can yall help me win this contest?

I entered to win a web cam on this YouTube channel and I need yall ladies vote for me to win the web cam. My name on YouTube is HairstrandzTV. basically all you have to say in the comment is I vote for HairstandzTV to win the web cam. I hope I win it though so I can start doing YouTube and blog videos. Tell people you know to vote for me also. I truly appreciate it! Thanks So Much!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

According to the Los Angeles Times: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion, city and law enforcement sources told The Times. He was 50 years old. He supposedly suffered cardiac arrest.

I will post updates as they come in.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Changing Up My Regimen

I'm going to start back using MTG for the last 3 months of my stretch. Well actually I will only use it for 2 months cause I don't want to use it to close to my relaxer date which is the second week in Sept. I want to see how much more growth I can get these last couple of months. I will be applying MTG several times per week, at least 3 days per week at night. This stretch is getting harder and harder but I'm on the home stretch and will not give up now. I just wanted to update on what I'm planning on doing through the rest of this stretch. See you in the next post!

Sally's Beauty Card

Do any of you ladies have one? I have always been asked if I had one when I visit the Sally's Beauty Supply store but said no and just paid for my items. I did not know it was only $5 and I thought they were only for people who are licensed cosmetologist. What I'm trying to understand is the example they have on the Sally's site where they show the card number and circle the last 3 digits and then says YOUR PRICE $3.89 each. Is that the amount that will determine how much you pay for a product no matter what the price or what? Does everyone have the same 3 digit number at the end?

Help me better understand this card and savings. If you can answer the 2 previous questions and the following including any other info you have on the Beauty Club Card by Sally's. I would really appreciate it!

***Sally Beauty Club Card***

* Do you have one? Which one, Basic or Pro?
* Is it worth having?
* How much are you saving on average with every purchase?
* Do you find yourself visiting Sally's more often since you had it?
* Do you still get the $5 certificate if you got the card from the store? Or is this just an online offer?
* How often are these certificates sent to you? What do you have to do to get them?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Flat Iron

I need to post this cause I'm in need to either more expensive, better quality flat iron or practice roller setting. During my process I encountered a snag with my flat iron that took out several stands of hair that i could not undo without breaking my hair off. I was trying to undo this for about 10 Min's until I realized that It was impossible.

The Flat Iron I was using is the only one I have which is the Andis Multi Heat Ceramic. This Iron gets my hair so straight and silky but the snagging is a big problem. I go through this snagging every time I use it but never loss this much hair at one time. I got this flat iron from Walmart for under $15 and it does straighten. Now I'm looking into getting a CHI, FHI, Sedu or Maxiglide. Since I wont be flat ironing anymore during this stretch so I have time to get a new one.

***What do you recommend?***

* Maxiglide
* Other ( Which one )

GVP Silk Remedy Product Review!!!

So what yall bee n waiting for.... The GVP Silk Remedy Review! What I will say right now is I cant keep my hands out of my ponytail! My hair feels so silky an soft and not at all coated or weighed down. I love love love this product! It is a very good product and I can honestly say I do not plan on buying the original CHI Silk Infusion anytime soon, cause this products works great! My hair smells great and feels wonderful. What I did when using the product after washing and conditioning are as follows.

* I shampooed with Creme of Nature(Red Label)
* Rinsed
* I then Conditioned with HELTR
* Rinsed
* After that I applied the Aphogee 2 min reconstucter and left it on for 10 mins
* Rinsed
* Then I applied my leave-ins and detangled
* I applied Aphogee Green tea and Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leave -in
* I then applied my new BFF GVP Silk Remedy
* I air dried half way then blow dried the rest.
* Finally I flat ironed and put it in a ponytail tied down and that's how my hair is right at this moment.

All I did for right now is wrap a satin scarf around my edges until I go to sleep so my pony tail is hanging down. When Its time for bed I will put my silk bonnet over my ponytail.

That's it ladies! I'm so glad I decided to try this product. Any questions ladies leave a comment. I love this product and its my staple

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Skinny Jeans

I have several pairs of them and love them! They frame my shape very well without being 'yeast infection gonna happen' tight. They can be worn with heels, or flats. I don't like to wear them with sneakers though. But sometimes I do. I'm a very casual, sporty girl so heels are not in my closet. I don't even know how to walk in skinny heels. I love the way heels look with skinny jeans with a cute top. But I would rather wear some nice sandals with the nice top instead of bust my butt trying to act like I know what I'm doing.

***What about you....***

* Are you wearing skinny Jeans this summer?
* What kind of shoes are you wearing with them?
* What do you consider the best way to rock skinny jeans

Today is WASH DAY!!!

During these summer months wash days are the best! I'm going to wash my hair then do my regular routine after wards including my new addition GVP Silk Remedy! I will post back in my review section on how I like it.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I took that trip to Sally's

I seen all the sales they were having but all I wanted was the GVP Silk Remedy! Well I got it and am taking my braids out as I type this. I know straightening my hair as hot as it is outside is only going to last for a day, maybe. But I have a question for you ladies.

***What do you do?***

* How do yall incorporate it into your hair prior to styling, applying heat etc?
* What gave you the best results?
* If you have ever used CHI Silk Infusion how do you compare the two?
* On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) How would you rate it?
* Would you recommend it to a friend?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wash and Go!!!

This is basically when you wash your hair and go! This is done by a lot of ladies. I always wanted to try this but I have very thick, coarse 4a/4b hair, and my hair will look a hot mess if it air dried without proper supervision. LOL!

***A Few Questions***

* What do yall ladies do that have thick, coarse, kinky hair to get a great wash n’ go?
* What Products do yall use?
* How do you wear your hair?
* What is the outcome at the end of the day?

Thanks for participating!!!

Wigs and the Summer!!!

I must say that wigs are not that comfortable to wear in the warmer months. You will most likely sweat more and your wig will look tacky. But I must say I love my wigs! They are the only protective style I could wear without my hair looking boring. I wore my wig this weekend for my sons B-Day and Memorial Day and It was OK, since it was not all that hot. I still have my box braids in my hair and I just braided them back, and threw my wig on along with my eye and face makeup and was out the door. I guess half wigs would be a better route but since I'm about 8 months post relaxer and if I sweat just a little my new growth will look like a jungle. I guess I'm going to stick to these box braids for the rest of this stretch.

***For the ladies that are wearing the wigs this summer***

* Are you wearing full or half wigs?
* How many weeks post relaxer are you?
* How are you managing your new growth, the heat and wigs from day to day?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sally's Sale!!!

Don't we love Sally's sales! Well I just found this out and wanted to pass it along. (Thanks KISS) Anyway all month long Sally is having a sale on the GVP-Generic Value Products(2 for $10), Mane and Tail(BOGO), and Aphogee(2 for $15)

Im more interested in the GVP cause I would like to try the GVP Silk Remedy, which is suppose to be the generic brand to Chi Silk Infusion. The Chi Silk Infusion is very pricy for such a little bit of the product. I heard so many good reviews about the GVP Silk Remedy that I want to try it. Spending $8.50 for 6oz instead of $15 for 2oz is well worth the try!

When I try it I will post a review on it. So look out for it!

Eyebrow Threading

I have always wanted to try this technique. It is considered the best method according to love to know website. Here is what they have to say about it.

Eyebrow threading utilizes thread that is twisted around the hairs on the eyebrows. Then, the thread is pulled sharply, and every eyebrow hair attached to it is removed. The result is a very straight eyebrow line. The hairs that are removed are done so by the follicle, so the clean-looking results can last up to a few weeks.

Most beauticians will agree that eyebrow threading is better for a person’s skin that using hot wax to remove unwanted facial hair. The skin near the eyebrow region can be very sensitive, and using wax on it can lead to break-outs, skin irritation, or even burned skin. Also, hot wax can cause the skin to peel or become wrinkled. This is why using a method of removing unwanted eyebrow hair that does not involve the application of any sort of heated substance or chemical is seen as beneficial.

Using tweezers on eyebrow hair is basically the same as threading the hair, but a pair of tweezers is only able to capture one or two hairs at a time. Also, when using a tweezers, there is no guarantee that the hair will be pulled out by its follicle. Tweezing eyebrow hair can be a time-consuming process, and cannot produce an even eyebrow line the way threading can.

Using a razor to remove unwanted eyebrow hair is not recommended. Razors do not remove hairs from their follicles, and they are often difficult to control. An eyebrow shaped with a razor will most likely look strange and full of stubble.

It seems painful but so is waxing. If the results last weeks at a time I need to find a place near me that does them. Do any of you get this technique done? How is your experience?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! I know there will be lots of cookouts, traveling and drinking, So if your doing any of the above please be safe! I'm celebrating Memorial Day and my sons birthday this weekend. I'm looking forward to these cookouts. Yes I'm planning on having several. There is nothing like the smell of charcoal coming from a flaming grill with some music playing in the background. I hope everyone enjoys themselves! Let me know how your weekend turned out.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


It goes to show how much craft supplies I have cause I found some clear stretchy cord! Just what I need to make some Beaded hair combs. If you have not read my previous blog post I was talking about making Beaded hair combs similar to hair zing. So all I need now is the hair combs. So I will post back once I find the right combs.

Beaded Hair Combs....

I have been thinking about making these for some time now. People any hair type could wear them. Whether your hair is long, short, curly or kinky. They will be double beaded hair combs similar to hair zings or hair hugger but with my own little twist. I have the beads....I have swarvoski crystal, pearls, seed beads and so many others. Since this is a hair blog why not make some hair accessories to bring in the summer! I need to get some hair combs...I was thinking clear. I have a stretchy cord but it is white I need to get it in clear. Once I get this going and actually finish one I will post pics of it here. So stay tuned for that!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I'm adding a list of Abbreviations that will be used. I don't want anyone wondering "what does that mean". So this will be helpful if that question arises.

APL * Arm Pit Length

BSL * Bra Strap Length

BSS * Beauty Supply Store

BTW * By The Way

CoWash * Conditioner Wash

EL * Ear Length

EVOO * Extra Virgin Olive Oil

HHG * Happy Hair Growing

HELTR * Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship

HTH * Hope That Helps

IMO * In My Opinion

JBCO * Jamaican Black Castor Oil

MBL* Mid Back Length

MTG * Mane Tail Groom by Shapley's

ORS * Organic Root Stimulator(Most of the time
I'm referring to the Pak) But I will make
sure I state which one I'm referring to.

PJ * Product Junkie

Protective Styles * When you style your hair and protect your ends is considered protective styling. Ex. buns, twist-outs, braid-outs, bantu knot-outs etc.

SEMC * Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol

SL * Shoulder Length

Slip * When the comb goes through your hair
with ease.

TIA * Thanks In Advance

WN * Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion

WL * Waist length

Baggy * When you moisturize your ends and seal with an oil and apply a plastic cap over your ends to lock in the moisture. This can also be done to the entire head.

Sealant *
When you seal in a moisturizer with some type of oil. Ex. EVOO, JBCO or another one of your favorite oils.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Review: Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment

How many of you are up on this product? Well I was just recently introduced to it and I must say WOW! I have tried my share of conditioners throughout my journey and I think my search for a Moisturizing Deep Conditioner has come to an end!

I used this product till it was all gone so i can give my review. So here goes.

Price: $4.59(or close) from Sally's Beauty Supply

Its Guarantee:

For hair as soft and smooth as silk

Is an intensive conditioning treatment for chemically treated hair. This moisturizing conditioner with Silk Protein, Moisturizers and Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5 will

*Rehydrate dry, brittle hair
*Restore moisture
*Improve elasticity
*Add body
*Leave hair soft and silky to the touch.

Salon Directions: Shampoo and towel dry hair. For best results use Silk Elements Luxury Moisturizing Shampoo. Liberally apply Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment ensuring that the ends are covered. Comb-blend for even coverage.

FOR INSTANT CONDITIONING: Leave on hair for 2Min's. Rinse well. Style as desired.

Leave on hair for 5-7 minutes (Use a heating cap if desired). Rinse Well. Style As Desired.

Water (Aqua,Eau), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum, Huile minerale), Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Panthenol, Cholesterol, Methylparaben, Silk Amino Acids, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylcloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiszolinone, Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Whew! Those ingredients names are something to type out!

Back to the review...

The Cons:

Its very thick and so is my hair and it takes a lot of the product to apply to my hair from root to tip.

The Pros:

*It smells yummy!
*It gave my hair that slip it needed!
*It softens my hair like nothing else!

It is a staple product!

Review: Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion

I wanted to do a review on this product. I have been using this product for a while now. I stopped using S-Curl to give this product a try.

Price: $4.49 at my Beauty Supply Store

Its Guarantee:

Quenches Dry, Thirsty Hair

Provides Long-Lasting Softness and Shine

Excellent for Permanent Waved and Natural Hair

This rich lotion contains a blend of silicone and humectants to provide shine, softening and moisture to natural and permanently waved hair. Apply as needed to maintain your WAVE NOUVEAU style.


SIMETHICONE, CI 16035/RED40. F.I.L. D8318/1

1. Apply the desired amount of lotion into palm of hand. Apply evenly throughout hair, massaging throughly.
2. Gently comb through the hair and style as usual.

For me there is nothing I don't like about it.

*It has a great smell
*Its very moisturizing
*It gives my hair a silky feel
*little goes a long way.

I will continue to use this product!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Small Update

Hello. Just wanted to update what I did to my hair. I added small-medium size box braids to my hair a week ago. There is no added hair extensions. I came out pretty well. I kept trying to take photos of the look but got so bust and kept forgetting. I washed my hair twice so the style is a little worn out now. Sometimes I will twist or braids them to have to wavy look, or I would wear them straight, and there is times i will bun them up. If I decide to redo them I will make sure i take pictures. I'm using my same hair regimen with these braids so nothing has changed. Except I moisturize more often now. Maybe 2-3 times per day. So that is it for now. See you in the next post.

~*~Let's Grow Healthy Hair~*~

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Its Here!

Well i added the Ruby Red Jazzing hair dye today and i think it came out well! Some strands are brighter than others due to previously dyed hair. I flat ironed and wrapped it so i will try to take pics of the out come tomorrow. My hair is so thick i had a very hard time wrapping it! My new growth reverted back a little after applying the Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion which made me mad. I applied it again and sealed my hair with extra virgin olive oil. I wrapped my hair the best I could and put my satin scarf on. I'm going to do a review on the Wave Nouveau soon along with another product so look out for that. See you soon.

~Lets Grow Healthy Hair~

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jazzing *Ruby Red*

This post was on my other blog but decided to add this one here. Yep I'm considering adding some color to my hair! I want to do it soon to avoid possible damage from the relaxer I'm getting in Sept. I'm thinking of an auburn color or maybe a little lighter since my hair is a dark color and might show up really well. I'm sitting here right now with Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol deep conditioner in my hair and will rinse it out in the morning. After i rinse that out i will put the Jazzing in and sit under my hooded dryer. I will then Shampoo with Kids Organics. I will rinse in the sink since i don't want to have dye stains all over my tub. After that I'm going to put Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment. I want all the moisture i can get cause I'm going to need it. I'm only adding color to a portion of my hair in the front. I'm ready for a change cause I'm so bored with my hair! I will post pics when i get a good shot of the color. Until next time Tah-Tah

~Lets Grow Healthy Hair~

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

15 Cornrows!!!

OMG! It took me over 2hrs to do 15 darn braids! My new growth and the length of my hair was getting so tangled in the process! I was getting so frustrated i wanted to start pulling and yanking! But I calmed down. I'm keeping these braids in for 2 months at least cause i cant go through this again anytime soon! I have 5 more months and I'm hoping i make it. I just couldn't believe how my hair was acting up. I know i should expect this, this far into my stretch, but these cornrows will help me finish this stretch. I didn't lose much hair in the process just a pea size ball of hair and that's good. I sprayed some surge on my hair to help detangle my roots. I will be washing my braids weekly with a DC like i been doing. Applying MTG and Surge, Moisturizing with Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion or S-Curl and sealing with JBCO. That's it! I just had to vent about what i just been through.

Its more than a trim!!!

Hey Ladies, I have some terrible ends. My hair needs to be cut. I say cut and not trim cause i think about 1-2 inches need to come off. I'm so pissed right now at myself. Every time I look at me ends i get disgusted. Its my fault cause before i came to this site I got lazy with my hair and didn't moisturized or wore scarfs at night. On top of that I reached my next goal of BSL and now i have to start over. I think i would have reached MBL or close by my next relaxer in Sept. I am so pissed off right now. I'm going to trim my hair myself cause i don't trust anyone else in my head with scissors in their hands. Right now I'm trying to decide if its best to do it on wet or dry hair. Ladies what you think?


I took my braids out last night and was suppose to DC overnight last night, but it took me 3 hrs to take out 15-20 braids! My hair was so thick and out of control! I was trying to take pics of my hair but the pics did not show the true thickness. I showed my hubby and he said my ponytail was thicker and longer than it showed in the pic so i guess i will have to wait until Sept to take some pics.

Anyway the whole point of this blog is that i used half a jar of the Mega Cholesterol just now trying to DC. My hair is so thick that I think if i DC like this again(with my hair out) I will finish this jar! I always used the DC with my hair in braids so I never used that much. But i like the feel of my hair when its out after using my products. When I'm in braids i not as fun! Am i the only one that uses so much product at one time!?! I'm glad the Mega Cholesterol is about $4.50 at Sally's and not $10.99 cause then i would not know what to do. My next DC will be in braids. I might not do it like this again for about 2 months from now. I will try to take pics of my new growth after i air dry.

For the ladies with really really thick hair do you use more of a product or even finish a product after only a couple of uses? What do you do to stretch your products? I think i will have to just DC in braids most of the time to stretch mine. Any other suggestions?

Chapter 3

I'm half way through my year stretch and wanted to post about the new products i have and tried.

I have started using the Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol and i must say it is the bidnezz!!! My new growth after 6 months post was so soft i could not believe it! I'm going to use that from now on cause nothing got my new growth and hair that soft in a long time. I DC with it over night and Shampoo with Creme of Nature and it detangles my hair so well. I'm going to DC with the Olive Oil Replenishing Pak(ORS)tonight and see what results i get and I'm going to use the Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment for about 5-10 mins and rinse out. Since my hair is in braids i don't know how soft it will get my hair if at all. But I'm going to use it anyway. I like to feel the results of products i use. I guess with the braids it helps me keep my hands out my hair. I miss my hair so much!

I have been using so much moisture this past 2 weeks i need to use ORS for a lil protein. All in all my hair seems to be doing OK. I have alot of new growth and i was surprised that it was so soft. Then when i twisted it to air dry my hair was so fluffy and the smell was great! I kept sniffing my hair! I just wanted to update how things are going. I'll chat with yall in my next post!

Im just adding previous blog posts

These posts are from another site i blog on. I just want to make sure yall know everything I have been doing during that time. So you will see alot of posts back to back.

Product Update

Hey Ladies! Yep the product junkie in me showed its ugly head yet again! But this time I'm glad it did because I'm loving these products. Yesterday i purchased two products that was recommended to me One of the products was Creme of Nature Shampoo( Red Label ). This shampoo detangled my hair great. My hair was still a little tangled but nothing like what it would have been with any other shampoo. This will be my staple shampoo from now on. The other product was Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol all i can say is WOW!! I did an over night deep condition with it my hair felt so soft when it was rinsed out. Oh and the smell was so wonderful. I rinsed the deep conditioner out and washed my hair with the Creme of Nature. Then i put Aphogee two minute in for about 5 mins rinsed that out twisted my hair so it could air dry and when it was dry it felt like butter. I'm going to do this process twice a week rotating with every wash the Olive Oil Replenishing Pak as a deep conditioner. I also bought the ORS in the bottle not Pack.

I braided my hair in some cornrows about 20. Added MTG moisturized with S-curl and sealed with Castor oil. I will do this process until my braids grow out.