Current Hair Info

Current Relaxed Length: blunt Full SL
Current Curly Length: 1/2 inch all over
Current Stretched Curly Length: 1 inch all over
Last Relaxer Date: January 19, 2015
Next Relaxer: May 2015
Last Trim: February 21, 2015

Current Hair Length

Current Hair Length
February 21, 2015

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Hair Goals 2015

Hair Goals:

Keep hair rodded for a month
Braid out for a month
Updo for a month
Sew in for a month
Braids for a month
Reach full APL
Graze BSL before 2016


Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Goals Recap + July Goals

Hello everyone!!! I am back with a recap on my June goals. June 1st was my birthday, so I started my birthday month out right with a good wash and hot oil treatment. The pix of my hair are not good ones. 
My hair was very flat due to being one week post. It takes a while for my hair to lose that limp. So I suffered with flat hair for a couple of weeks. 
This pic is from two weeks post relaxer. Here, my hair is starting to thicken up. 
Finally at 3 & 1/2 weeks post, my hair starts looking promising. Lol. So it takes while for my hair to look how I want it to look. Back to the goals, I wanted to 1) do hot oil treatments with every wash and 2) use up two large bottle products. 

Here is the recap: 

Hot oil treatments:
I am so proud to say that I successfully use HOT with every single wash. I would mix up my olive oil, castor oil, grape seed oil and a small amount of kemi oyl to make up my mixture. I would baggy with the oil on my hair. In regards to how it worked on my hair, my hair did not have the shine I was looking for afterwards. My hair looked very dull and lack luster. I was disappointed but continued to use the HOTs in case of better results. In the end, I did not see any benefit from using it. However, I am proud of myself of setting a goal and sticking to it. So, I am ok. 

Products:
I tried extremely hard to use up products. I even began to be a little heavy handed. But I was only able to get rid of one funky bottle of moisturizer. I didn't even put a dent in the other products. Lol. But before I admit defeat, I had a young cousin come into town for a visit. She talked to me about how she is about to big chop and begin a natural journey. So, I gave a little insight into naturals and told her that she would enjoy wash and go styling. Also, I gave her 3 brand new bottles of herbal essence conditioner to get her started. I was extremely happy to see three additional bottles go. Even tho I did not use these products, my load has lightened up lol. So, I will say that this goal is a successful one. 

Since trying to get rid of the products, I have only introduced one new product to my stash. I will continue to rid more products. Also, those three bottles will not count for the six I am trying to get rid of. So I have five more products to part ways with before August 1st. 

I am proud of myself for doing a great job in June. July is hours away and I have my  newest goals ready. 
1) flexi rods with every wash
2) castor oil everyday and night

My mother will also be incorporating castor oil this month. We are trying to grow, people!!!!! She will be getting a relaxer in about two to three weeks. I will be doing an extensive post on her journey thus far. It's been a rough one. Lol. I can't wait to share it.  

Thanks for reading, ppl. I will be back this week with a post on my stash. I have been considering doing one and I believe that I am going I do it. I am also going to do a post on my coupon corner. It's going to be a two for one!!! 

I cannot wait to debut that post!!!! See you at the next one! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Two Moisturizers purchase today!!!

Hello again. I am coming to you with a very short post. Today I went to my local BSS and purchased two moisturizers. Today I grabbed Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango butter and Creme of Nature Argan Oil Oil Moisturizer. I believe that I am about to go 3 weeks trying these moisturizers one by one and I plan to give a review on my experience. I will start off with the Elasta QP and my mother with experience the CON. Look out for that upcoming review. Until next time. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On The Search for a Good Moisturizer

Hello, ladies. I am coming to you today because me and my mother are having a great deal of trouble keeping our hair moisturized. Unlike my mother, I do baggy sessions, and my hair is still crunchy, dry and lackluster. Also, my DCs are starting to become more and more dull. I have been between a few moisturizers: ORS moisturizer, One and Only Argan Oil moisturizer, Dark and Lovely moisturizer and African's Best Moisturizer. These three are not helping me. The only one that may give my hair a little life is ORS. Other than that, I am ready to chuck the other ones out the door.

So, I have decided to try to new moisturizers. I have already eliminate the ones listed above. I am trying to find something new. My mother and I are trying to retain length. So, these are the ones that I will be trying out:

1. Crème of Nature
2. Dr. Miracle
3. Bee Mine
4. Mizani
5. Elasta QP
6. Cantu

We are desperate!!! We are about to lose our minds, lol. Along with the search for a better moisturizer, I am also looking for a better DC for our hair. The ones that are at the house about to get the boot soon enough. I have already thrown away one moisturizer. I am serious about my growth now. I believe that I have gotten my hair healthy enough where I should be seeing serious length growth. However, not having a great moisturizer and a great DC could really bump me down, and I am not ready to have to start over building a hair regimen AGAIN. SO, I will keep you updated on my purchases and I will be doing reviews with each new moisturizer I try at this point.

Thanks for reading. Wish us luck!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

First Saran Wrap Roller Set

Yes, I performed my very first one on June 8th. I had a retirement party that I was going to, and I wanted to wear my hair straight. So....since I am still on my no heat kick, I decided to try this out. I was extremely nervous, because my mom kept telling me not to do it because the Saran Wrap would melt to my hair. Lol. But I have gotten under the dryer with plastic caps and grocery bags lol. So, I was pumped. Ok, here is the method I used: 

1. I prepooed my hair with various warm oils and covered my hair for 20 minutes.

2. I rinsed my hair and shampooed with my Salon Care. 

3. I DCed for only 20 minutes with a cheapie conditioner. 

4. I sprayed my hair with setting lotion and began roller setting my hair. 

5. After all of my hair was rolled, I sat under the dryer. Dryer time totaled at 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

6. After my hair was dry, I took the rollers out and combed out the curls. I took a small amount of moisturizer and oil and applied it to my hair, concentrating on the ends. Then, I proceeded to wrap my hair. 

7. I wrapped Saran Wrap snugged to my head and sat under the dryer for 15 minutes. I allowed the Saran Wrap to cool before taking it off. 

In the end, my hair was flowy and straight. I had body and my hair looked healthy. My hair was a bit dry for my taste, so I am going to try it again with a better moisturizer. Other than that, I am very happy with these results. This will definitely be a hairstyle for the books. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Wash day on Week 3

It's been a while. I haven't even posted my birthday pix yet. Soon to come, soon to come. I have been working and very busy with grad school, so posting has been a bit of a challenge. However, I have found myself able to wash my hair after a long week of work. This week, I taught my kids how to step dance. This meant a lot of moving around and sweating. So my hair got the short end of the stick this week. My ponytails were yucky and stale looking. Also, my hair was snapping in several places this week. I knew it was time for a DC. So today I: 

1. Shampooed with my Salon Care
2. Did a Queen Helene hot oil treatment 
3. DCed with HE Honey Be Strong 
4. Conditioned wash with my Nexxus 

I tried air drying in the house, but it was not working. I had to run an errand for a family member. 20 minutes in this Alabama heat and my hair went from dripping wet to 90 percent dry!!!!!!! My hair airdried naked. After it was dry, I applied a little liquid moisturizing leave in and my One and Only Argan Oil Styling Cream and flexi rodded my dry hair. Two hours later, I was full of curls. I am teaching art this week to come. Hopefully, curls can survive 60 kids and paint. 

Thanks for reading. 

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