Thursday, April 28, 2016

TRANSITION OVER....100% FULLY NATURAL

Hi guys! I am pleased to announce I am 100% natural. I transitioned a little over a year and big chopped in mid Feb 2016. A minor setback occurred as a consequence of weekly heat usage. The views on heat usage to transition are understandably looked upon as negative but it was a personal decision; primarily because it was the easiest option at the time. However, deep conditioning religiously spared me permanent damage. The damage is primarily in the front of my head where a looser curl pattern is present. Stay tuned for upcoming product reviews.  I have a few progress pics below.....



Top pic: 50 % dry hair
Bottom pic:  Fully dry hair

The day after the BC (big chop). I did a conditioner only wash and go with suave naturals. I couldn't stop touching my hair when it was wet. Lol. Hence the frizz. But I gladly embace it!!



  Day 1 post big chop....My edges need work. Thank goodness I decided to go natural. My edges look chewed up, spit out and gone with the wind honey :)
 Day 1 post big chop...nape area. Again my edges need work. They gradually thinned out over time from improper relaxer application, tension from styles, and overall neglect.

DAY 3 wash and go pics  w/ curl enhancing smoothie and eco styler gel





Thursday, July 9, 2015

UPDATE!!! TRANSITIONING TO NATURAL

Hi everyone! I know its been a longtime since I have posted anything on this blog. I have been debating in my mind for about 2 years whether I should transition to natural or stay relaxed. I have now made the decision to fully transition to natural. Yayyyy! I am super super excited about this journey. My reason to transition to natural was simple. I wanted my hair to be as healthy as possible. Although you can have a relaxer and maintain healthy hair. My hair is healthiest in its natural state. I am currently 8 moths post relaxer. My longest stretch was 10 months. I plan to update this blog frequently with product reviews, hair tutorials, and updates with my transition. So stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Box Briads... 3 1/2 wks New Growth Pics

Hello, ladies allow me reintroduce myself......lol. It's almost been a year since I've posted on this blog. Crazy. But anyway, this year has been quite busy for me. Trying to get adjusted to my new profession and taking in classes again. But I'm back and wanted to show you guys my new protective style. Braids. Or as everyone I come in contact with calls them"Poetic Justice Braids" Lol. I've had them in for about 3 1/2 weeks. I did them myself. And I get quite a few compliments on them. I was suprised. But you know the saying............... You never know what you can do until you try :)

Check out the pics of my 3 1/2 weeks of new growth so far:





 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So far...So good





My computer has been broke for about a month now.....(should've gotten a MacBook Pro), but I'm back. I will be seven weeks post on tommorow and right now I have about a little over a half inch of new growth. Its really hot where I live so I've had to adapt my regimen because I sweat so bad (embarassing). I've been washing my hair twice a week with Elasta QP creme conditioning shampoo. I am in love with this stuff. It detangles like a dream and is very moisturizing. But best of all its sulfate-free!! I also deep conditioning twice a week after I wash. I let my hair airdry and throw some bantu-knots in and I'm good to go until the next wash. I try to keep it very simple. I personally think hair thrives off simplicity. I really haven't been combing my hair after I wash it because the products I'm using now are really working for my hair. Now I know some of you are like WHAT! I don't let two weeks go by without combing it because I have to get out the shed hairs. My deep conditioners (Kerapro and KeraMinerals) have really been doing most of the work for me. I'll rinse my hair with cool water and glide my fingers through my hair under the water and that helps alot too. I put my leave-in conditioner in my hair followed by an oil/serum, and then I gently smooth my hair with my fingers until its about 85% dry and then do the bantu-knots. Now I do have fine hair....so that, plus the products I'm using probably aid in easy detangling. I hope this continues up until week 12 in my stretch. If so, I might extend my stretch!!

How's your stretch going?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Relaxer Progress Pics! (10 week stretch)










These two pictures above are my relaxer results from 2/23/2012. I had to do a 2 1/2in trim to get rid of damaged ends. They are still a little thin, but are nothing like they were.











These two pictures above are the results from my recent relaxer on 5/2/2012. I cut about 1/4 inch off my ends to keep them even and healthy. I think I might have gained at least 1 inch. I still have a little thin spot in the middle but I plan to trim every relaxer to keep it under control. I just can't find it in myself to cut off another two inches right now.


*Will be posting a video soon. God bless!



Kerapro Restorative Treatment









I have heard all good reviews on this product. No, seriously I have. So I was estatic when I found out Sally's had the Kerapro products on sale 2 for $10 during the month of April. The original price is $10.99 for each product in the Kerapro line. I only purchased the Kerapro Restorative Treatment for dry to very dry hair(the deep conditioner). I washed my hair, and applied the product to my strands. The consistency is thick and creamy, but the product melts into your strands wonderfully. The smell has a perfume type scent, but its not overpowering. I put two plastic caps and a scarf on to trap the heat and left it on overnight. Let me just start off by saying I love this stuff. It made my hair and  new growth feel so soft and smooth (I'm 8 wks post). My hair felt stronger but extremely moisturized at the same time. Detangling was a breeze. What I really love about this conditioner is that the moisture it provides has a lasting effect on my hair for at least 4 days. I don't even have to moisturize everyday when I deep condition with this product. This conditioner is packed with many ingredients that are really beneficial for relaxed hair such as ceramides, amino acids, fatty acids, and keratin. I loved it so much I bought 4 more jars while they were on sale. You get 5 ounces of product in a jar for $10.99, which isn't alot but the results you get are so worth it. Whether this product is on sale or not I will be repurchasing again and again.


I give this product a 10 out of 10!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012