Monday, July 27, 2009

Bun Video

***This is from yesterday but I failed big time. Eventually, I had to post it on youtube because it was too big to attach here...I need a lesson on how everyone gets video on their blog***

Ok, so I had no help so I just did it myself really quickly this morning. It is little more than a minute. The light wasn't on either so I apologize for the darkness but I think u can see everything you need to...if not, I'll redo it.

Since there is no audio, I'll tell you what I did:
*sprayed edges with Motions Nourish Leave-in to smooth them
*moisturized and sealed with wave nouv and my new carrot oil
*my ponytail holders soak in a ziploc bag in hot6oil so they dont snag my hair too badly
*secured bun with bobby pins

Finished sensible and turned on the light.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Erhmm, I am not understanding how to use this bumpits

I don't think I have enough hair. Will have to review some other time. the medium one always shows and trust me it doesn't look good showing...the small one is ok but it is damn small lol..I will return to this after my hair has been relaxed.

So I gave in and shampooed with Aussie Moist...sometimes I just crave a reg shampoo but I did it only once. As Pocahontas says, the shikakai leave the hair feeling odd. Filmy maybe? Anyhow, did my 2 min protein and DC for about 3 hours with the Lustrasilk.

I'm glad I did this. I do NOT like the look of my hair wet. I know I have fine strands so this us usually not too bad but it's seen better days. I'm going hunting today for castor oil to incorp in my pre poos and DCs.
Had a dermatologist appointment Sat at 8 am so I rocked the curls...just pinned them back

Then for church I came back (abt 8:30), wrapped, and fell asleep. I don't feel much new growth from last time so Idk about the growth. Doesn't matter to me anyway. Once I'm back from vacay, I'll be more focused.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Why am I tempted to try henna again??!!!!! Don't I learn? Thing is, it made my hair so thick and nothing else has managed to do that. I know I know. I had that horrid experience BUT the first time wasn't bad at all.

The difference between the 1st and 2nd time was 1) different henna & 2) I sat under the dryer. I think if I revert to the first henna, and don't sit under the dryer, I should be ok. Don't you think? Also I think for safety sake, I'm going to double up on the conditioner proportions to make it relatively heavy on the conditioning and light on the henna.

Please share your views...there's still time to knock some sense into me if necessary.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Organics Carrot Oil with Tea Tree

I got this instead of my normal hot's ok. Idk what else to say. Seems to do a good job plus I don't mind the smell. It isn't heavy. Has consistency of medium weight oil just like hot 6. Of course it not only has carrot oil in it...has a bunch of other oils (no petrolatum). When I do my hot oil tx I'll let you know how it worked...

Soybean Oil - Glycine Soja , Carrot Seed Oil - Daucus Carota Sativa , Fragrance - Parfum , Castor Seed Oil - Ricinus Communis , Propylparaben , Jojoba Seed Oil - Simmondsia Chinensis , Olive Fruit Oil - Olea Europaea , Walnut Seed Oil - Juglans Regina , Tea Tree Leaf Oil - Melaleuca Alternifolia , Tocopherol , Kiwi Fruit Extract - Actinidia Chinensis , Safflower Seed Oil - Carthamus Tinctorius , Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract , Achillea Millefolium Extract , Cucumber Fruit Extract - Cucumis Sativa , Carrageenan Extract - Chondrus Crispus , Matricaria Flower Extract - Chamomilla Recutita , Thyme Extract - Tymus Vulgaris , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Sage Leaf Extract - Salvia Officinalis , Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Ok, now for all you ladies. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTON THE BUN VIDEO. It's just that since I can't do it solo and I didn't take advantage of my friend 2 weeks ago, I have to wait to ask someone to record it for me. Luckily, that night is tonight. I'm sure it would look better on newly relaxed hair but this should still be helpful.

Here is my bun today

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol

I needed to DC my hair badly. I washed it twice on the weekend and no DC. Not good. So I went to the BSS (beauty supply store) trying to find some prods on my recession no garlic cond since this bss sells it for $25 and the one in NYC has it for $17....I'll get that early August I think in time for my relaxer. I dislike the DPR-11, I still have some but it is so stiff and thick. So I decided to find the Silk Elements cholesterol from my wish list. They don't have it. I decide on a very cheapie ($2.99) cholesterol from Lustrasilk and wished for the best.

My review: I used the Dr. Bronner's and did one quick shampoo, then applied in sections, and sat under dryer for about 30 mins. My hair felt great...nice and smooth while washing it additional shedding. I only finger comb prior to washing and don't detangle till I'm rollersetting with the leave-in (NTM) and hair detangled fine. I like this. The consistency works for me. It's not very thick at quite runny but seems like it could also co-wash.

Because I have an in-built doubt of cheapie stuff, I'll incorporate one hot oil treatment before I relax on Aug 7th.

Since I don't detangle till I'm styling now, I don't really take good wet pics but Miss Alexis made me curious about my APL status and this is the best way to see it since it is always bunned or curly it seems.

Fresh out the shower, no detangle or leave-in so a little clumpy..mayyyyyybe APL???

Tried to pin curl lol
Crazy style...bun tomorrow lol

My small curls did get lots of compliments Sunday and Yesterday....I may do them again this weekend

Monday, July 20, 2009

Where have I been?

NOT taking care of my hair, that's for sure lol

I washed last weekend Sunday night after a long, grimy day, and put my hair in a bun to airdry then forgot about it all week. Too lazy, and too busy. Whats worse, I put conditioner on it Wed in the morning and bunned, convinced I would wash it Wed night. Didn't happen.

****sorry for some of the sizes...too laxy to fix****

Wed grime
Finally Friday night, with my hair smelling and feeling grimy, I co-washed and air-dried.

It was smelly...I go to the gym at least 3 times per week. I am embarrassed lol

My Sat bun & then heading to bed I put that bun under a scarf which fell off like 5 times during the night...don't know why I didn't use the bonnet

Then because I had dinner with some ladies I went to high school with, I washed again on Sunday. Curls made it through the night into Monday but something will probably have to be done tonight as I have another event to attend Tuesday. These things keep popping up when I'm on the wrong side of a relaxer lol.
Fresh curls before I separated them

Not so fresh at work this morning...DC in order tonight...30 mins under dryer. Need a conditioner though as I only have DPR 11 at home at the moment

what a lot of pics!
~the end~

Monday, July 13, 2009

As messy as it gets...

I need to video the real one. My hair is currently air drying, I think a bun tutorial is in order tonight or tomorrow morning.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I couldn't handle the mess so I fixed it

I co-washed, roller set my hair....had to fix the mess. Besides, needed a cool down from a rough day yesterday. So two nights in a row.

yes, yes, I know. My room is a mess.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Frustrating hair day

So, last night I co-washed w HE LTR. No DC, just put the NTM Daily Cond in while I showered then did my plaits for my braid out. Got up this morning on time, no rush. Got dressed, fixed lunch then began pulling out hair at about 7:20...pinned up the front like I usually do with the braid/plait out - it was a little damp but I still had to do what I could with it - took a pic of the back to post this morning and was like HELL NO...looked so weird! No matter what I did, I couldn't get the spaces to disappear so I tried about 3 different ways of pinning it up and just eventually gave up and dragged it into a ponytail. Lost some hair in the process but not a big deal. This entire thing cause me to leave my apt at 7:45 and miss my bus. So I had to stand out in the sun for 20 minutes. No shade. Ahhh, when I got in to work I snapped pics of my ponytail and you know what? It doesn't look so bad.

*****Bun video scheduled for taping on Thurs*******

Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekend hair

Well you already saw my bun yesterday but before the hair was a bun, it was a MESS lol

I tried to do a twist out really quickly Sat morning after DC overnight (DPR-11, honey, oil) on dry hair (then washed with HE LTR condish) and it was a big flop. Hair wouldn't dry after 35 mins under dryer so I gave up, sprayed my hair with my motions leave-in nourish and put it up.

Will try again Tues night but will air dry overnight so hopefully better luck.

Can you see my face?? lol. It must be the country (translation: backward/old fashioned) Jamaican in me that makes me sooo afraid to show my face in interland. Bear with me.

*******BUN VIDEO COMING********

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I was dying to wash

Tuesday, as soon as I landed at JFK and made it home, no matter I had been traveling all day and had work the next morning, I needed to wash. I was just annoyed at how lazy I'd gotten about my hair.

So co-washed with Wen, then 30 seconds with the porosity, 2 minutes with Aphogee re-constructor, and DC with DPR-11 only with heat for 20 mins (cooled it off for abt 10 mins). I didn't detangle in the shower. Instead I chose to cover with t-shirt for about 10-15 mins, then apply HE LTR leave-in and detangle. Almost nothing came out. Tied with scarf, pinned up a plait and was on my way.

Wed bun - oh, btw I am back to protective styling

Today's bun

Been snapping pics and not posting

Was in Chicago this past weekend...did a few cute-ish up-dos and a kind of length check.

Had it done at the hairdresser before leaving. Unfortunately I was in a rush and had to have it blown after rollersetting instead of wrapped (had work then class then airport) so it was flat and straight hence all the up-dos.
Another style

Did some pin curls overnight then wrapped it for abt 15 mins...gave it more life. This is the end of the day (around 10pm) had more body earlier. I see good progress.