Friday, January 13, 2012

Regimen and Products

I believe in keeping it as simple as possible when caring for my hair. When I say say simple, I don't mean that in a neglectful way at all. However, over the years I have learned that my hair thrives best with a simple regimen. The products I used have been working great for me and I'm sticking with them. Occasionally I will get the urge to try new products, but the PJ in me says "NO MAM!" However, I have been eyeing a few products that many ladies have been raving over and I just might give then a try. (If they are a reasonable price. LOL.)

ORS creamy aloe shampoo
Creme of Nature detangling shampoo

ORS replenishing deep conditioner
Aussie 3 minute miracle
VO5 Moisture milks (cowash)
Egg (as needed for protein)

Miracle 7 Leave-In mist

Garnier Fructis Nutrient Spray

One and only Argan Oil Serum
Silk Elements Heat protecting spray

*I wash every 5-7 days, Airdry 95% of the time, and I only detangle/comb on wash days.

I alternate between protective and low manipulation styles so I won't get bored. Two days out the week I will wear a  bantu-knot out for a low manipulation style. The rest of the week I will do updo's and buns to make the styles protective. What's your regimen?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Starter Pic/Little Hair Rant

  I thought I would would start the new year off right by taking an effort to seriously track my hair hair growth. Until about a year ago, I was never one to take pictures or see how long my hair had grown between relaxers. Now I'm on a hair journey so things have changed. Taking pictures is a great way for me to track progress while I'm on my hair journey. I am currently 4 wks post relaxer. My last relaxer was on Dec 7, 2011 and the photo shows my current length. I'm trying to reach brastrap by April. I can feel some new growth but nothing major. My plan is to stretch 12 weeks minimum but I might go a little longer to make it until April. Stretching out my relaxers has been beneficial to my hair. I have fine relaxed hair and stretching relaxers has really thickened my hair. My products haven't changed. I have used the same products for 1 year. I believe in keeping it simple. If you find a product and it works great stick to it unless it stops working for you. A lesson well learned from my days of product junkie and letting countlesss dollars go down the drain trying to find the next best thing. I'm not against trying new products and I will try them but most of the time they are on sale. Just keeing it real ladies. I will be posting my products and regimen soon.

Hello ladies. Welcome to my blog. I am dedicated to growing healthy relaxed waistlength hair. I love sharing tips, product reviews, progress pictures, and overall general progress. For all ladies who aspire to have healthy relaxed hair, let's embark on this journey together.