Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time to make a change. some of you may or may not know...I made the decision to go natural. But ever since I decided to transition, I've experienced some serious breakage. So I went back to the drawing board, to figure out what I could do to better the health and improve the length of my hair.

1. Cut down my use of heat I know this probably the main cause of my hair breakage. I flat ironed my hair even more since I've been transitioning (and yes, I used a heat protector). I know, i know,....a big NO NO. So from now on I will only use direct heat once a month.

2. Before I use any direct heat, I will do a protein treatment.

3. Anytime I flat iron my hair, I will wear it straight for two weeks. During these two weeks I will continue to moisturize and seal as usual. In addition, I will use leave in conditioners as needed. After the two weeks, I will shampoo (this will be the only time I shampoo) and follow up with a deep conditioner.

4. I will co-wash and deep condition every week unless I flat iron (as stated above). Air dry only (this will be tough for me).

5. Protective Styling : Buns, braid outs, braids, twist/twist outs, roller sets etc.

6. Moisturize and seal every night. And cover with satin or silk scarf.

7. Biotin or MSM Supplement for growth??? I don't know if I will do this or not....if I do I will take a very low dosage. I'll keep you updated on this.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

L.A. Candy

I've really been into books lately, and I wanted to get a book different from my usual pick. So I thought a nice drama-filled book would be good. I can admit to never really being a Lauren Conrad Fan, but not for any particular reason. Even though I may not have been a fan, I thought if anyone should know about drama, she would. A few weeks ago I was at Wal-Mart just browsing through the book section and I picked up and purchased "L.A. Candy"(paperback) for about $9.00.

Sadly, I'm the type of person who gets hooked into reality shows, and thats what this book definitely reminds me of. I absolutely loved it! Lauren Conrad also has a second book for L.A. Candy called "Sweet Little Lies" which I can't wait to buy. I wish I could tell you more about it, but I don't want to spoil it for you.


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God Bless!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK; Elf All Over Cover Stick

Elf All Over Cover Stick

The Good: I recently brought the Elf All Over Color Stick in "Light". The first the I liked about this product is it only cost me $1.00 online. I've also seen it in Target as well as the Dollar Tree. I can honestly say that it conceals very nicely, especially under the eyes. The Bad: The consistency is very creamy as well as thick, so I wouldn't recommend using this as foundation because it would definitely look too cakey. THE UGLY: I'm sure all of us have experienced a breakout due to trying a product. Well...what I experienced with this product was more than just a bad breakout, it was a monster!!! (just so you get the full idea). I ended with thousands of red bumps around my eyes.....even on my cheeks! My skin felt extremely itchy! It took about four days to go away with proper care and treatment. It was a pain to go out in public, so I made sure I wore a big pare of shades to avoid all the staring. To all my ladies who have sensitive skin, I do not recommend trying this product. So my only advice to you is to TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Product Review: Jerome Russell TEMP'RY HAIR COLOR

Soo....out of curiosity I wanted to see how my hair would look with a touch of color. When I went to my local beauty supply store, I came across this Jerome Russell spray on hair color. I thought to my self "why not"!!!??, so I purchased a can in "Honey Blonde" for $2.99. When I arrived home I was sooo excited to try it. I figure I would just add some colors to my bangs. Shake, shake, shake!!! sprayed it and my reaction was WOAH!!! More came out then I wanted. With this spray can it was very difficult to have steady control, so when I sprayed it would just shoot out everywhere....and I mean EVERYWHERE! I had this stuff all over me, which I expected but not to this extent. If you're a person who loves putting your fingers through your hair (or your spouse does), then I would not recommend buying this product. I say this because the color will simply rub off on your hands. I wasn't blown away with the results, but what more can you expect from hair color in a spray can! Also please keep in mind that you do not get that much product (2.2oz), so if you plan on spraying your entire head (which i would never do) I recommend you buy a few cans.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Messy Bun

After I co-washed my hair, I air dried until my hair was about 70% percent dry (damp). I moisturized my hair with Cantu shea butter leave in conditioner, and put my hair into nine single braids. I left then ends of my hair unbraided, and added a small flexi rod on the ends of each braid (yellow size). Add satin scarf then go to sleep. When I woke up I took the flexi rods off, and I rubbed a little coconut oil on each braid as I unraveled them for shine. After that I separated my hair, and gel my edges. I added two single bands  to hold my edges down, then I put my hair up in a pony tail. Last I pinned the pony tail in different sections of my hair until I got the desired look.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hair: Setback

So I've been putting off this length check for the longest because I knew the results would not be good. This is a result of leaving a protein treatment in too long. As you may or may not know, too much protein can cause a lot of damage to the hair. I beg you please do not make the same mistake I did. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. A lot of my hair broke off in the back, and my ends are severely damage. After I took this picture I trimmed about an inch of my ends which puts me back at a little passed armpit length. I don't feel sad about it, because a badly needed a treatment. Going back to the basics.