Wash day Sunday 27th April

IMG_0400Ow boy my hair needed a wash. I’m not the type to wash my hair two times a week, but sometimes I think it is necessary.

I started off with a wash. I used Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo. As always I wash my hair in 4 sections. During the wash I detangled my hair with my fingers. When I was done, my hair was really fluffy, and the funny part is I still don’t know if this shampoo is a KEEPER!!

I couldn’t  find my t-shirt so I dried my hair with a towel. After that I let my hair air dry for a little bit (15 minutes) and then deep conditioning with KeraCare Intensive Restorative Masque. It was my first time using this product and so far so good. I’m not really familiar with masque conditioner, but the texture of the product  feels light, like a normal moisturizing cream.  I deep condition for a hour without heat. My hair was soo bouncy- fluffy- soft when I rinsed out the conditioner. It was just hairlicious !!

In the beginning of my hair journey Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream was my BABY and lately I have been neglected it. In sections I applied the leave-in and gently detangeled my hair with a shower comb. I really concentrated on my problem areas, my ends, edges, crown and nape. I pinned my hair up for it to air dry. In the evening my hair was still damp, but I had to moisturize my hair before I went to bed. I applied ORS Hair Lotion on my hair and didn’t use an oil to seal – laziness -.

Cantu Shea Butter why did I ever leave you??
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Relaxer: April 5th ’14

1. 2014-04-05It was time to relax my hair. I said the last time I wouldn’t stretch my relaxer more than 16 week, but damn it man I stretched for 25 weeks. There is nothing wrong with stretching your relaxer for so long, but I wanted to minimize it to 16-20 week. The last time I relaxed my hair I was 31 weeks post… yup 31 weeks.

I decided to relax my hair because it wasn’t manageable for me. The struggle was real when I tried to style my hair.

The week before I did a protein treatment to prepare my hair for the relaxer.

It’s time for the creamy crack !!!

[1] I always prep my scalp for the relaxer. I part my hair in small section. Then I apply Vaseline on my scalp only. I grease my scalp because a Lye-relaxer is harsh on the scalp. Yup I said it!!  I’m also thinking of switching back to a No-Lye relaxer. I will tell you why in a different blog post. But yeah.. after greasing my scalp I apply the relaxer on my new growth only. When the relaxer is applied I smooth out the new growth with my fingers. I only use my fingers to smooth out the new growth.

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Wash day 29 March 2014

It’s been tooo long !!! My laziness is getting worse and it shows. My hair is screaming for some TLC. Last week I haven’t been moisturizing each night and sleeping with a scarf. I have noticed that my hair is really weak, so I decided it was time for a protein treatment and I’m also planning to relax my hair… soon. Thinking about it ‘when was my last protein treatment?’ I had to look it up ‘ohw snap .. the last time was in December ’13’.  My goal is once a month – shame on me –

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After pre-poo

PRE-POO

I started off with an oil treatment as my pre-poo. I used Jamaican Black Castor mixed with peppermint oil on the scalp. In section I massaged the oil on the scalp. I made sure that I gave my problems are some extra love. – I will write an article about my problems areas and how I take care of it- . when I was done with my scalp, it was time to apply my pre-poo oil mix (Coconut Oil x Olive Oil) on the hair. I covered my hair with a plastic bag and on top of that I placed a scarf for some heat.

I pre-poo for about 2 hours, I didn’t mean to. I was Cinderella for the day, so I had to cook diner for the family.

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February shopping goods

Last month I did some shopping. I wrote a post about my wishlist for 2014 and I finally bought the products I was longing for.

February goodsThe products from left to right:

  • Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Conditoner 385 ml (Store Afro New Creations, €10,95)
  • Mizani Botanifying Conditioning Shampoo 250 ml (webshop haarproductshop.nl, €13,63)
  • ORS Olive Olive Hair lotion 680 ml (Store Afro New Creations, €9,99)
  • Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath Shampoo 250 ml (webshop haarproductshop.nl, €15,56)
  • Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In H2 Conditioner 237 ml (Store Afro New Creations, €6,95)
  • Mizani Moistufusion Silk Cream conditioner 250 ml (webshop haarproductshop.nl, €17,74)
  • Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo 385 ml (Store Afro New Creations, €10,95)

The ORS Olive Oil Hair lotion is a hair moisturizer staple the rest are all new products.

                                                       Let’s explore
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Cut cut cut 16 February ’14!!

 The last time I trimmed my hair was in March’ 13. I was in shock when I looked up the date. This year I need to do better. I’m slacking with my regimen and it’s really showing. My problems are that I have uneven and thin ends.  The only way for me to correct it, is to cut my hair.

blog 2014.02.19 productsSaturday night before I went to bed. I prepped my hair. – Off course I washed my hair in the afternoon. See my recent post ‘wash day 15 February ’14’.-  I already applied Granier Fructis Nutri 3 leave –in when I was done washing my hair. I will say that my hair was about 50% dry in the evening. I sprayed Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-in Conditioner all over my hair. I use this leave to give my hair some strength because I planned to flat iron my hair. I then used ORS Wrap/Set Mousse. To protect my hair I used John Frieda Frizz Ease serum. Two pumps of this product is just enough. I styled my hair in a low bun, put a scarf on and I was ready for bed. I didn’t apply any heat on my hair.

blog 2014.02.19 result after blow drying rightblog 2014.02.19 result after blow drying

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