Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Ok I'm back. Haven't posted in a good while but I'm trying. I washed my hair tonight since I won't have time to tomorrow. I have an interview and a church event tomorrow. I decided to bun it up this week until I got this interview that is. So tonight I'll be doing a flexi rod set then right back to buns on Thursday. Oh yeah tonight I did a prepoo with a mixture of my Lustrasilk cholesterol, Garnier Fructis Strength & Repair Instant Melting Conditioner, coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, olive oil, and glycerin. I don't know why I call that a pre-poo because I co-washed. Anyway I washed that out with my Vo5 clarifying conditioner kiwi lime squeeze I think thats what it's call. I don't think i even needed that because the mixture washed out really well and my hair felt so good. After that I DCed with my Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Conditioner and castor oil. My hair is still air drying but it does feel soft. I'm trying to put some moisture back in my hair because before I washed my hair the other day my hair felt so dry. Yet it had no reason to feel that way. So I'm almost convince my relaxed hair is porous.

I originally planned to flat iron my hair this week to see my growth process. I'm going to push that back 2 weeks since I'm going out of town then. Speaking of which I went to Sally's on Sunday. I picked up some hair clips, plastic shower caps, and FINALLY my Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Heat Protection Spray. I have no idea why I wanted this stuff as bad as I did. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations.

To be continued....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm not gone yet.

So I haven't posted much the last week and I apologize. I'm working out the kinks on my youtube videos. I did make another one, but I'm having problems with the volume. I did manage to finally get my shea butter. I love the smell of that stuff. I also picked up some more flexi rods and hair bun. So far I'm doing well on my castor oil challenge. I originally planned to start on the beginner one. Somehow I ended up on advanced. Which I technically wanted to do anyway.
One reason why I think I ended up on the advanced one, is because my hair has been feeling weird. Kind of dry like. I'm not sure if its because my hair may be porous or if it is because my hair just drinks up the moisturizer and oil. I'm thinking about getting some of that Roux Porosity Control Conditioner. If that happens to be the case.

I blow dried my hair on Monday. My cousin wanted to hang out and I was in the middle of my washing process so I had to dry it quicker then usual. I usually just let it air dry. I plan on flat ironing my hair out at the end of the month to see my growth process. After that I'll probably get some braids done. I really want to get twist but those are a lot more expensive.

Well that is it for now peoples.
Peace & Love

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'll try to make this quick~ +BIG NEWS!!!!

So I ended up washing my hair 3 times last week. I washed on Saturday because my hair just felt gross. I washed on Monday as usual. Finally tried my GVP Joico K-Pak Reconstructing Conditioner after I washed my hair. I left that on a few minutes longer then intended. Like 8 or 9 instead of the 5. Then I used my Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner. After all of that was done I applied my leave ins as usual. When my hair dried it was a bit crunchy on the top. I freaked of course. Started praying that I wouldn't have to go back and deep condition my hair. I was going to use my HB Carrot Creme to moisturize, but thought it would be best not to if my hair was going through protein overload. Which means my Profectiv Growth Lotion was out of the question to. So I ended up using my HB Olive Creme. Can you said life saver. I really love that stuff. I also applied my Castor oil to my scalp after I moisturized and sealed. So far I'm loving the castor oil. My scalp/hair sucks that stuff up. I planned to buy some Jamaican Black Castor oil but that was put on hold when I found out I'd be paying almost $20(shipping included) for it. So I'll just ride out on this little Walgreens bottle for a while.

Also last night when I was doing my hair I noticed something interesting. The hair near my nape seems to be a different texture then everywhere else. Like the hair near my forehead is like a 4a the crown is like a 4b. The nape hair is probably a 3c I guess.

Last night I decided to put my flexi rods to use. I have the 9/16" blue ones.
Here are the results:
I did it on dry hair by the way. First off let me say that I didn't have enough rods to do the back. I only purchased one pack of flexi rods. So I didn't have enough to do the back and just ended up bantu knoting it. When I took it down of course the left side was in it's own world. No matter how much I tried to fluff it out it just stayed lifeless. In the end I twisted the back up and called it a day. In my attempt to fluff it out and make it blend I combed out the right side of my hair. Which is why the curls aren't as defined on that side. All in all it came out pretty decent.

That is pretty much it for now. Peace & Love

OH YEAH! BIG BIG BIG NEWS! I got myself a webcam. I recorded the video and everything to put up on YT!!!!! BUT! Of course there is always one of those~ I, for some reason thought it had a mic built in. Well it doesn't so I have a video with no sound. So I'm just going to either A): Buy a cheap mic B): Buy another cheap webcam that has a mic. I haven't decided as of yet. Until then videos will have to wait. They are coming though :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The day I have been waiting for...

So I finally had my clarifying wash last night. I was supposed to do it Monday, but work got in the way of that. On top of that I was asked to come in the first thing the next morning. So when I did finally come home I went straight to bed.
So anyway let me get back to last night. After I ran some errands around 5 I applied my Burt Bee's Pre-Shampoo Treatment. I left that on until about 11:30. After I rinsed that out I shampooed with my Vo5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying shampoo. I washed with that twice. First time I just washed my hair all together. The second time I parted my hair in to 4 sections and left it on for about 3 minutes. When I washed that out I applied my Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle deep conditioner. Left that on for about 3 minutes. Then rinsed it out. I towel dried my hair and applied my leave ins(Elasta Qp H2 & Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer).
By the way I forgot to mention in my last post that I joined the Castor Oil Challenge at Hairlista. I'm starting off at the Basic Level and I'm going to try to work my way up to Advanced or Ultimate. Only thing is I don't know if I want to really wash my hair 3 times a week. Since I had intended to use castor oil eventually I went to Sally's when I first started my Healthy Hair Journey and picked up an applicator bottle. So despite all the castor oil application horror stories I've heard mine was a breeze. I love how soft my new growth is. I definitely may make the castor oil a staple.
That being said after this wash I'm in love with not only the castor oil, but with the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. Not only does my relaxed ends look good my new growth isn't feeling as rough as it usually does. This also could be contributed to the clarifying of my hair. None the less I'm am extremely happy with the results of last night.

Originally I was supposed to start using my Wild Growth Oil after I clarified my hair. Since I decided to join the castor oil challenge I'm unsure at the moment how to incorporate the WGO into my regimen. I may just mix it in with the castor oil and call it a day.
I'm also thinking about getting my hair braided. I planned to do that at the beginning of the summer but never got around to it. For some reason with my bantu knot outs and my braid outs my hair is starting to get tangled quite a bit. So I'm getting quite a bit of breakage. I want to do a protein treatment but I prefer to do those when I shampoo. My next wash day is a co-wash so I'll have to wait until next Monday. Well that is it for now. Peace & Love~