Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wash Day

038[1] Pre-Poo: Sectioned my hair off into 5 sections. Slathered Avocado Oil onto each section and detangled then slathered Tresemme Naturals and then braided each section. I put a plastic cap on my hair for about and hour then rinsed

[2] Shampoo: Lathered twice using Nexxus Therappe Shampoo.

[3] Condition: I was running low on Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie so I doctored it up the night before by adding a mix of Tresemme Naturals, Marshmallow Root Powder, and Aloe Vera Gel  just to get me through Wash Day. I put it on one section and immediately said “this is not going on any other section of my hair!” I immediately rinsed it out and that section felt so rough and brittle so I thought I could bounce it back with a another lather from Nexxus but, that was not the case. I ended up applying Roux Porosity Conditioner for five minutes to each section and rinsed which helped my hair immensely. I happened to scrap the remaining bit of Black Vanilla Conditioner to apply to the rest of my hair left it on for 10 minutes and rinsed.

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[4] Leave-ins: Applied safflower oil to my wet hair followed by Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In

While I would have loved to give you “curls for the girls” I was just not feeling it. I absolutely hate wearing anything that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep, I work out everyday and I refuse to spend hours on a style that is only gonna last one day. So my roots were put into flat two-strand twists and the length of my hair was in braids. So it was a two-strand twist that turned into a braid, hopefully you get the idea.

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Just call me Wild Thang! In hindsight, I should have twisted my whole head but I had no idea on how to secure the ends. I really like that my roots looked like little spiral curls.018

How was your Wash Day?

Any tips for getting a perfect twist-out?

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

30 Days of Moisture| Overcoming Workout Hair with the LOC Method

There are tons of benefits from having a workout regimen--- you can get a super hot bod and overall you just feel much better. Working can be fun and it helps relieve stress, the only draw back is the sweaty workout hair. The sweat from working out leaves my hair completely dry! Seriously, it is crazy! After the sweat dries my hair feels like straw and I do not have time to cowash my hair every time I work out.

Here’s how I bounce back after intense work out sessions using the LOC method:

(L) I made this great refresher using Aloe Vera Gel, Water, and I tossed in some essential oils-- Grapefruit oil and Peppermint oil. I store it in the refrigerator and when its time, I lightly mist my roots, because they feel the driest. 046

(O) I rotate between Safflower oil or Grapeseed oil, you can use which ever oil you prefer. I would prefer using a lighter oil.

(C) To seal it all in, I use either Pura Body Naturals MuruMuru Moisture Milk or Cantu Leave-in Conditioning Cream039

The LOC method never seems to fail and it helps deliver must needed moisture to my hair. If I workout in the evening I use this method and put my hair in four braids. Using this method, I can get away with 2 days without moisturizing and sealing my hair.

Does your hair get dry after a sweaty workout?

if so,

How do you boost the moisture in your hair?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wash Day| Smooth Sailing

[1] Pre-poo: Divided my hair into four sections and slathered a sample size of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Conditioner and then applied avocado oil and braided each section of my hair. I allowed it to sit for 30 minutes

[2] Shampoo: Lathered my hair twice with Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo050

[3] Tea Rinse: Sprayed a mix of Green Tea, Marshmallow Root Powder, Aloe Vera Gel, Grapefruit Oil and Peppermint Oil directly to my roots and allowed it to sit for about 10 minutes.

[4] Conditioner: Applied Tresemme Naturals on top of the tea rinse. Allowed it to sit on my hair for 30 minutes and rinsed with cool water.

[5] Leave-Ins: (L) sprayed a mix of Aloe Vera Gel, Water, Grapefruit Oil and Peppermint Oil, (O) Safflower Oil, (C) Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream.

This week’s Wash Day theme is all about “Smooth Sailing,” washing my hair in braids not only eases the day by keeping the tangles at bay but it also helps stretch my roots. Honestly, my hair is still in the four braids. I have been out of commission due to a summer flu, hopefully I bounce back for next week’s theme.

What helped you keep your hair smooth this week?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wash Day| Tried & True

My hair and I have not been on the best of terms since I started working out. My hair has been dry and this new growth has been hard to tackle so I was dreading this wash day until I came up with the idea of washing my hair in braids. This week’s Wash Day theme is all about using your Tried and True products. My Wash Day can never go wrong with using Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie and the Shampoo.022

I prepared my hair by lightly misting a mix of Aloe Vera Gel, Water, and grapefruit essential oil in to my hair. I put my hair into about 20-something braids the night before my wash day.

[1] Pre-poo: Slathered Avocado Oil on my hair and then applied Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask. I covered my hair with a plastic cap for about 40 minutes and rinsed.

[2] Shampoo: Lathered twice with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Shampoo.

[3] Tea Rinse: Sprayed a mix of green tea, marshmallow root powder, aloe vera gel, and a few drops of grapefruit oil (my new fave essential oil) and peppermint oil into my hair and allowed it to sit for about 20 minutes. (did not rinse it out)

[4] Deep Conditioner: Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie. Allowed it to sit for 40 minutes and rinsed with cool water

[5] Leave-Ins: Annabelle’s Leave-In Conditioner, applied Herbal Essence Split End Protector on the last 4 inches of my hair, and sealed with a whipped Shea butter

Washing and drying my hair in braids made this wash day super easy, and I got a cute braid out, which is my tried and true hairstyle. I simply love the texture I get!

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How Was Your Most Recent Wash Day?

What products do you count on to make your wash day a little easier?

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wash Day

September is here and I just love the themes for this month! The first week is all about trying a new product or technique. I opted to try out Carol’s Daughter Olive Oil Infusion, I had it for a while but never used it. This product  is all about softening and detangling hair in an effort to aid in relaxer stretching, and at 15 weeks post I can use all the help I can! 039

I began by parting my hair in 4 sections:

[1] Pre-poo: Carol’s Daughter Olive Oil Infusion Softening Hair Oil and detangled my hair then I applied the Detangling Hair Smoothie. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and left it on for an hour.

[2] Shampoo: Used Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Shampoo. I lathered twice because the scent of the ylang ylang from the Olive Oil Infusion was unbearable!

[3] Deep Conditioner: I mixed Tresemme Moisture Rich conditioner, coconut oil, Aloe Vera gel and a few drops of grapefruit oil. I applied the mix to my hair and covered it with a plastic cap for two hours.

[4] Leave-Ins: Sprayed my hair with Crème of Nature Strength and Shine Leave-In Conditioner and sealed with a whipped Shea butter recipe I found.

Overall, this was a good Wash Day. The Olive Oil Infusion was okay besides the scent, it was very strong! But the technique something simple that you can recreate at home by just using your favorite oil and conditioner and a plastic cap to lock the moisture into your hair. I’m glad I got it for free because its not something that I would buy. I hope You all had a great wash day!

What new product/technique have you tried with your hair this week?

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