Thursday, January 24

It's Weaving Time!

It's no secret that I've been looking to get a sew-in done for like EVER. I haven't really "pursued" getting one because I don't really like the hair that's offered in beauty supply stores and a lot of the places I see online selling hair want $100+ for one bundle of hair and ain't nobody go time fuh dat!

That is...until I came across Ali Express! I received 3 bundles for 118.80 and free shipping. I order a 14/16/18 inch since I'm going to be in the Florida "heat" and didn't want to be weighed down with a lot of hair. It's "Peruvian Body Wave" and I love it even thought I haven't installed it yet lol. Of course I have pictures ^__^


Shipping was via DHL. Yes I had to sign for it,  but they called and told me when they were outside so I thought that was nice lol. I've never had anything delivered via DHL before. The vendor I bought from had pretty excellent shipping times. I order on Friday the 18th and received the hair Wednesday the 22nd. If I'm not mistaken, this particular vendor doesn't process orders on Saturdays.

All 3 bundles were placed in the regular long plastic packing that a lot of beauty supply store hair comes in..minus the cardboard.

All 3 bundles. The longest one (18 inch) is a little thinner and frizzier than the other 2 bundles, but that was expected considering the longer you go, the thinner the bundles are gonna be. I'm sure the frizz will go away once the hair is washed. 


All three bundles had their lengths written on the sticker as pictured above.

The label around the top says "100% Virgin Hair (Peruvian Hair)"

Close up with flash.

Close up no flash. Under the light it's a dark brown color. 

I plan on getting this hair installed either tomorrow or Saturday and I'll do an updated post with more details after that. So far so good, can't really complain. The seller had excellent communication with me because I told her that I was on a time crunch (I fly out to Orlando Sunday). Y'all good customer service is the way to my heart and my business. If you don't have great customer service, I will spend my money elsewhere and I'll tell everybody I know about bad customer service lol. No shame in my game! 

Vendor: Beautiful Queen Hair Shop located in China 

Wednesday, January 2

Updated: Current Products

New year = new hair goals and "new" products.
In June, I posted the products that I would be using or trying to get rid of( View here ). Looking back now, I seen that it was a CRAP TON but a lot of what I was using was because it was the summer time and I was going to be wearing my hair out and curly a lot. Now, it's winter time and cold so I won't be doing that much to my hair. Because I have new goals as far as my hair goes, I'm currently using products that I feel will help me get on the right track.

Shampoos:
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo - I use this on my scalp once a week after I deep condition with coconut oil.
Herbal Essences Drama Clean Refreshing Shampoo - This is used after wearing my hair straight. Definitely leaves my hair feeling clean.

Conditioners:
TRESemme Smooth & Silky Conditioner - My mom bought this for me by accident, I don't really have any issues with it so far, so I still continue to use it.
TRESemme Naturals Silicone-Free Conditioner - Still loving this stuff! The only thing about this now is, when I use it for a while and wash frequently, when it dries, it dries white and flakes. So I switch between these two conditioners in order to prevent that from happening. 

Oils:
Jamaican Black Castor Oil - Used for sealing and massaging my scalp. I'm still trying to get my edges back to wear I want them, especially since I have some damage from my Senegalese twists.
Coconut Oil - This is the only thing I deep condition with now. A little goes a long way, which ultimately ends up saving me money saying that I have a lot of hair and it's thick. I've had this jar since maybe June or July? And I still have quite a bit left. I only use this as a sealant in the summer time because it gets hard in my hair in the winter because of the cold. 
NOTE: I'm also using EVOO as a sealant as well, but I mix it with my castor oil so I decided not to include it  in the picture.

Moisturizer
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie - It's "heavy" enough for my hair in the winter time, so I'm deciding to continue to use it all year round.