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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Setback #2

Yes, you read right, my 2nd setback!

I did not want to flat iron my hair until I got my next touch-up so I went to a salon to get my hair roller set and everything that can go wrong went wrong.

Monday, 15 December 2014

September 2014 Relaxer Touch-Up

Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 14 Weeks Post

Hi everyone, I’ve been MIA for quite some time but I promised myself to get this post in before the end of the day. I have no idea what is happening in the hair world at the moment since all I’ve been able to do online is pin a few pins on Pinterest from my phone. My health is not 100% so this is going to be short.

Monday, 23 June 2014

June 2014 Relaxer Touch-Up

Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 14 Weeks Post

I was not very patient with my hair while detangling this stretch, a long weekend was upon us and I had a lot of activities planned so I decided to end my stretch rather than risk another setback due to impatience. For this touch up I followed my usual steps before using the Affirm FiberGuard Conditioning Cream Relaxer System, which is to

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Being Me - Blog Tag

I love blog tags; it’s a great way to learn a little more about the person behind the blog. I was tagged by the beautiful Tiki over at Grow It Girl, thanks again Tiki! She has a drool worthy head of waist length texlaxed hair named Cherrelle, to know more about Cherrelle plus learn some great fashion and beauty tips check out her blog HERE! OK, lets get to it

Friday, 23 May 2014

Product Review: Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk


Price:
TT $110 for 8oz

Claims:
Our handcrafted milk is blended with natural oils, butters and milks. This leave-in daily moisturising cream will provide shine, lasting moisture and decrease shrinkage to enhance the driest hair.

Monday, 5 May 2014

9 Proteins You've Got To Know For Healthy Strong Hair



My hair loves protein but knowing the type of protein your hair love can make a difference between soft silky hair and dry brittle hair that will break if you just think to go near it! Check out this list of proteins and their benefits I did for The COCO Magazine!  

Protein is the building block of hair; it’s what gives hair its strength and structure. Hair is mainly comprised of a protein called keratin. Every time we manipulate our hair it loses some of its protein, this is something that cannot be avoided, for this reason, we need to replenish what we lost through the use of protein treatments and conditioners. Proteins are not only used to strengthen the hair, some proteins act as humectants, they attract moisture to the hair, others also condition the hair. It is in your best interest to pay attention to the type of proteins in your hair products; this can help you determine which type of proteins your hair loves best. You may come across the word "hydrolyzed" in front of a protein name while going through the list of ingredients, this means that the protein has been broken down into smaller molecules to better penetrate the hair. Take a look at some of the most common proteins found in hair products and their benefits.
 
Protein
Benefits
Silk Amino Acids
  • Increases elasticity

  • Increases shine

  • Smoothes cuticles

  • Helps retain moisture

  • Softens
Keratin
  • Rebuilds

  • Replaces amino acid cysteine

  • Smoothes cuticles

  • Increases moisture

  • Increases tensile strength

  • Helps shield and protect from wear and tear
Collagen
  • Increase elasticity

  • Helps retain moisture

  • Increase body
Silk
  • Increases elasticity

  • Conditions

  • Softens

  • Smoothes cuticle

  • Increases shine
Wheat
  • Thickens

  • Attracts and retains moisture

  • Increases elasticity
Oat
  • Thickens

  • Smoothes

  • Softens
Milk
  • Increases moisture

  • Increases elasticity

  • Conditions
Soy
  • Helps retain moisture

  • Smoothes cuticles

  • Increases shine
Vegetable
  • Conditions

  • Increases moisture

  • Increases shine


There is no need to fear the use of protein since it is beneficial to our hair. Always follow the instructions on the packaging when using protein treatments or conditioners. It is also necessary to follow-up with a moisturising treatment when using hard protein treatments.

Monday, 28 April 2014

5 Tips To Help You Stretch Your Relaxer



One of the most common practices amongst relaxed hair ladies on a healthy hair journey is relaxer stretching. Relaxer Stretching refers to lengthening the time between touch ups. This helps to

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Wash Day Experience! Lova's Wash Day

Tuesday 22nd April 2014


This is what we started with; she had plaits/cornrows in the front and two strand twists in the back, she didn’t pre-poo since we started late.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Product Review: MoroccanOil Hydrating Mask



I love the MoroccanOil deep conditioners; check out my review on another one of my favourites, the hydrating mask. Read my review over at The COCO Magazine!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Healthy Hair Journey: 2 Years and Counting!

Earlier this week, 15th April, marked 2 years since I have been on my healthy hair journey and I can honestly say than I am not “over the moon” with where I am at. I fully expected to be

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Product Review: MoroccanOil Restorative Hair Mask


I’ve been using MoroccanOil products long before I started my hair journey, one of my favourite products in the line is the restorative mask.

Price:
US $34 for 8.5 oz or US $47 for 16.9 oz
 
Claims:
The reconstructive formula, rich in argan oil and vegetable protein, penetrates deeply to rebuild hair’s strength and restore elasticity.
 
Directions:
Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair and comb through. Let penetrate for 5-10 minutes. Rinse and finish with conditioner. Use 1 time weekly. Less frequently as hair improves. No heat required.
 
What I Think:
I love when my deep conditioners come in a tub or jar rather than a bottle, this makes it easier to get every last drop out of the container. This restorative hair mask is off white in colour and smells like a bag of mixed nuts (the ones with the shell still on), the scent does not linger after use. This product is extremely thick which I also love. When applied it absorbs after a minute or so. Each time I use this deep conditioner, I used it with heat for at least 30 minutes, it rinsed out clean leaving no residue. This conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft yet strong, which helps to keep my hair’s moisture protein balance in check.  I consider this a light protein treatment since I am able to use this weekly with no negative protein effects. I don’t ever feel the need to follow up with a moisturising conditioner. I will highly recommend this restorative hair mask.
 
Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan Oil), Canola Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceteareth-20, Acetamide MEA, Caryocar Barsiliense Fruit Oil,  Steareth-2, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG-Propyl Silanetriol, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isopropanolamine
 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014

March 2014 Relaxer Touch-Up

Tuesday 11th March 2014 Touch-up at 14 Weeks 3 Days Post

This is my shortest relaxer stretch to date. My plan this year was to do 12 week stretches to see if my length retention would be better with shorter stretches but time did not permit. For this touch-up

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Know Your Ingredients: Types of Alcohol In Your Hair Products


This is an article that I wrote for Coco Magazine that was published last month, unfortunately I missed it since I am now catching up on my reading. If you haven’t already, read the full article here! Don’t forget to follow the Coco Magazine on facebooktwitter, pinterest, youtube and instagram!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Texlax Your Way To Thicker Hair!


So you are probably thinking; what the bees is she talking about? What is that, a new product or is she making things up?!

Friday, 31 January 2014

Is It Too Late To Wish Everyone A Happy New Year?!

I don’t think so but some may disagree lol. Sooooo........What have you guys been up to? How is everyone enjoying the New Year thus far?