Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Quick Product Review: Palmers Coconut Oil Protein Pack




I purchased this product on a whim from my local Walgreens for $2.00. I was at my fiance's house, and I was out of conditioner. (Lol. Yes I keep two sets of hair products for my house and his). I pulled out my bantu-knots that morning and sprayed them with more hairspray than I needed. (Ok, alot of hairspray). I know thats a big no-no, but I had church and an important dinner later that evening so I needed my style to hold. I knew my hair needed some extra TLC after all that hairspray. I washed my hair with CON ultra moisturizing shampoo for the second day in a row and used this product. I heard some good reviews on this product and was excited about giving it a try. Now, let me just say that my hair is NOT protein sensitive. I dc for about 30 minutes with this product. It smells like coconut, lol. I like the smell, but it may be a bit overpowering for some who do not particularly care for the smell of coconuts. The cosistency is very thick. Actually its a little too thick for my liking. The product didn't melt into my like my other deep conditioners, which means I had to work the product into my hair. I didn't like that at all. After I rinsed the product out my hair it felt slightly stronger, but coated at the same time. I didn't like that either. It didn't give me good slip at all. I just thankful I'm only 4wks post, so detangling isnt really an issue for me right now in my stretch.  My hair had bounce and shine, but I don't know whether to attribute that to the product or just the health of my hair in general. All in all this product did not work well for my fine relaxed hair. I WILL NOT be repurchasing.


Monday, March 19, 2012

ORS HAIRepair Nourishing Conditioner







I had to give a review on this wonderful product. Let me start off by saying I love all of ORS conditioners. I think they really cater to the needs of relaxed hair. Their moisturizers...ehhh not so much. But anyway, I picked this product up at my local BSS for $1.99.  I did my usual wash routine and proceeded to use this product. When I opened the package I could smell a faint scent of bananas, which didn't bother me because I love bananas. The consistency is a little on the thick side. It's a tad bit thicker than the replenishing pak. When I applied it to my hair  it just melted right in. I dc for twenty minutes with heat. I rinsed the product out my hair and my hair felt sooooo MOISTURIZED. I think this product is a bit more moisturizing than the repleshing pak. It left my hair shiny, bouncy, moisturized, and easy to detangle. Even if you didnt like the replenishing pak, I would still recommend giving this product a try because you might like it. I plan to buy at least 5 more of these.  I just wonder how it will work on my new growth when I'm 3 months into my stretch. I'll just have to wait and see...............


Has anyone else tried this product? How did it work for you?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 HAIR GOALS





We are in our 3rd month of 2012 and I have yet to set hair goals for this year.  Yea, i know I'm late. Lol.  But I’m very serious about gaining back the length I had to cut off last relaxer. I want to be a healthy BSL. My ends don’t have to be perfect, just healthy.



       My hair goals for 2012:

       1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
              (for hair and skin)
      2.    Eat more fresh, fruits and vegetables
       3.       Exercise for 30-45 min at least 3x a week
       4.       Maintain full, healthy ends
       5.       Reach full BSL by Dec 2012


My hair goals are few, I know.  But I’ve got my actual wash routine and regimen down pretty good. I think when I incorporate healthy diet, exercise, and regular trims into my regimen then my hair will thrive. I’m rebooted and ready.

                                                   What are your hair goals for 2012?


Setback and Trim.......

I relaxed my hair on Feb 20. I was looking forward to touching the top of my brastrap and I did. But my ends were something serious.  I knew the cause of the damage came from three things:


1.       Not cutting away the 1-2 inches of damage I had left from by trim at the start of my hair journey in Jan 2011

2.       Scalp burns on the nape of my neck

3.       Not drinking enough water


I decided to cut about two inches off so I can be a healthy BSL by my birthday in June . (fingers- crossed). Here are some before and after pics of my damage and trim





BEFORE









AFTER

Monday, March 5, 2012

Giving it my all

Currently I  have 4 subscribers to this blog. I wanted to take time out to thank all of you for subscribing. I really appreciate it. But I want to put more time into my blog because this blog is the documentation of my hair journey. I want more subscribers for feedback and tip-sharing but I know I have to put in more time..........which has really been none. So I plan to start blogging at least twice week to help this blog flourish.

                          If you want a plant to grow then you have to water it, right?