Friday, October 29, 2010

Product haul! Been awhile

I don't have the dough to really do any damage when I'm buying prods but every now and again I treat myself or running out of stuff gives me a lovely opportunity to try something different. Well, last night I spent some quality time in the BSS and here's the result:

Something old: My BSS now sells JBCO! I have wanted to join my Listas on their JBCO Challenge but have been lazy to take the train to Harlem to get some but lo and behold I saw they have it in my BSS now :-D for like $3 more but I won't complain! Welcome back to my regimen old pal.

Something new: A new moisturizer! I went in thinking I'd just get my wave nouveau but I started reading the backs of the different ones they offer looking if maybe something new may be good for me and ended up with this. I think the ingredients looked okay and mineral oil wasn't the 2nd or 3rd ingredients like so many of the other moisturizers. This is a little thicker than my WN but I'm thinking since it's winter, it may be better.

Something borrowed: Soooo, I've been on the hunt for a replacement heavy protein. Since I didn't do much research, I just borrowed from my knowledgeable lady Sunshyne's list of heavy protein prods (which includes: aphogee 2 step, nexxus emergencee and keraphix, and mizani kerafuse for all interested). I have Mizani kerafuse and I'm just not in love. It is SOOOO thick (think mud) that it is a trial to apply and I just don't feel confident it's getting anywhere.

Something blue: Nothing blue hahaha except me maybe when I went to the register and found out my Mane n Tail condish (for my cowashes) was over $6.49. I kindly put it back. He's nuts....I can get 2 of that for $7. Crazy man.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Been awhile...1 week post pics

So one week and one day after my relaxer, this is what I did:

-hot oil treatment with carrot oil
-shampoo with neut & chelating poo
-Sedal ceramides
-rollerset, dry, and wrap

So, yes, my hair still needs some protein. Gonna find some this weekend...I really don't wanna do aphogee 2 step (too much!) so PLEASE LEAVE ME SUGGESTIONS. I won't get it till Friday. Emergencee keeps coming to my mind, anyone recommend? Last resort, I'll be heading to the hair tips/product reviews on Hairlista & KISS for my suggestion.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Relaxer update!

Yes, I made you all wait 3 days but I didn't take pics till last night because it was my friend's birthday weekend. It was fun! You will notice my hair has no bump to it and that is because I was in such a rush on Friday to get my relaxer done Yerena had to roller set on the HUGE black rollers = straight hair. But I'll be hooking myself up this weekend. Oh and yes, I am claiming BSB which is supposedly between shoulder blade? I'm not even sure. I just want to claim something since it's been so long about half way between APL and BSL??? Hahaha

I pin curled last night (too small so my ends were super curly this morning) - pony tail. Wish I had something to pin it up and protect the ends.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Roots galore

I promised pics from my final wash. My hair finally got some shampoo (clarified) - details of my wash are in the post below.

Bigger so you can see roots...

Just check the roots out. I air dried for a few hours then went under dryer for about 25 mins. Cross wrapped and ended up with dead ends, no bounce but my hair honestly couldn't be wrapped. I wrap maybe 4 times in each stretch. Total. I don't love wrapping.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lesson learnt lol

Bantu knot outs aren't as easy as they look. So I tried my first bantu knot out on 9 weeks post hair Fri night because I wasn't up to washing (gym Sunday and needed to do protein for my relaxer this week). OMG my roots! So first, I couldn't even part the sections, then I guess I didn't secure it properly because none of the ends were curled. So I had to abandon the whole plan for another time. Any tips? Feel free to let me know.

Disclaimer: excuse the mess! It was laundry day and we were sorting, etc but I wanted to grab some shots for you all. Oh, and these are iPhone photos so details may be sketchy.

I do have other pics from this weekend but I'll post when I have time. I'll tell you what I did though. I didn't have any 2 step left and didn't realize so I had to use my Mizani kerafuse instead for my protein. So here's what I did: clarified with CON, porosity for 1 min, DC for a couple hours with Mizani kerafuse, conditioned with my sedal ceramides then rollerset. It took me forever to detangle and rollerset. But I did it. Couldn't wrap the rollerset (roots lol) so I did a cross wrap instead. Rocking the banana clip today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My 9 week ponytail

1 week to relaxer...yay!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Spreading sunshine...

First of thanks thanks thanks to Lady Vogue over at Diary of a Hair Obsession for the nomination! I am honored! Plus, as a Jamaican, you know we love sunshine :-D

Here goes...

“The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blogosphere”

The rules for accepting this award are:-

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award onto 10 bloggers (some places say 12).
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Ok, here are my nominees:

Blogs that introduced me to my hair journey (before I was brave enough to write a blog):

Hairlicious Inc


Then those ladies that have really helped me along the way with inspiration, style ideas, hair care information, & lots of support:

Hair Gurl

Happy Hair Journey

Maven Madonya

My Healthy Hair and Beyond

Relaxed Long Way 2 Grow

Relaxed Hair Health

The Royal Transformation

Then last but my no means least, some new followers whose blogs I'm becoming acquainted with...welcome!


My Long Hair Journal

Shoulder Length and Beyond