Friday, June 28

Current Colors

Today marks a week since I got another dye job. My straight hair barely lasted a week because it was hot and my roots were just a mess, so I pre-pooed with coconut oil last night. Earlier today I shampooed my scalp with Suave Almond and Shea butter shampoo, conditioned with Aussie Moist and deep conditioned with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Deeep Conditioner for about 35-40 minutes then added more Aussie Moist conditioner and left it in. I loved the way my curls were defined so I decided to let it "air dry"... At least that was my initial thought! I ended up diffusing and I am in LOVE with out it turned out...minus my heat damaged front. No more heat this summer unless it's diffusing :)



I'll have to get a really good picture of how my color turned out. The lights in my house are horrible, and it's currently raining so I couldn't step out in the sun even if I wanted to lol. I'm very pleased with how my color turned out though, not to bright and not too dark!

Thursday, June 27

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Thursday, June 20

Product Review: Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme



Description: Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme helps to:

  • Soften and Nourish Curls- Silken Waves
  • Elongate Kinky Coils- Tame Frizzies
Dry, brittle, thirsty hair stunts natural growth.  To help ensure locks reach their full growth potential, refresh and hydrate your mixed textured hair every day with Moisture Butter.
Moisture butter helps maximize the styling options of mixed textured hair by helping achieve softer, more defined curls, healthier looking elongated coils, or simply silky-smooth hydrated hair.

Directions: 
Quench your curls everyday with Moisture butter-reviving curl softness and bounce - Rub 1 Tbsp of Moisture Butter between your palms.  Working section-by-section gently finger comb Moisture Butter from roots to end to hydrate and redefine your natural texture.

Styling suggestions:
To achieve a 2 strand twist, apply Moisture Butter to damp or dry hair, twist each section. The amount of hair twisted determines the size and length of the curl.  Air dry, blow dry with diffuser or dry under hood. Either leave as is or untwist in sections for a fuller look.
To smooth hairline edges, a pply a small amount directly to temples to help reduce daily dryness and breakage.  Apply a small amount to ponytails and afro puffs to hydrate, smooth and control frizz. 

Custom Blends: 
Mix and Match products to create your own personal blend perfect for you!

For your unique curl nourishing experience: 
  • For less weight with greater curl definition, mix a small amount of Curl control with Moisture Butter. Mix together in the palm of your hand and apply to hair.
  • To boost shine with increased heat protection, add a few drops of Shine and Silken Oil with Moisture Butter. Mix together in the palm of your hand and follow directions.
Can I just start off by saying that there is A LOT of information printed on the label of my jar. My goodness. I thought I was going to get finger cramps typing all of this! Anywho, I first bought this product when I was in Orlando after I took my second sew in out.. I didn't wanna buy Shea Moisture because it was more expensive and the WalMart down there rarely had any Shea Moisture in stock, so I picked up this jar. I'm not quite sure how much I paid for this, but I know for sure that it wasn't more than like 6 bucks. When I first started using it, I paid absolutely not attention to the directions (as usual). I would wash my hair, distribute it through my hair, seal and throw my hair back in a bun for work. A few days ago, I got my trim and grew tired of my straight hair so I washed and did a curly puff.

That night, I parted my hair in 4 sections, spritzed my hair with water so that it was damp (not soaking wet), distributed this product to the section, sealed with a bit of coconut oil and twisted it up. I'm not sure if the size of my twists had anything to do with my result, or if it was the product itself, but can I just say that my I had the best twist out I've had in a while. Even my heat damage in the front had a curl pattern! I wore my hair down the day..THAT'S how good the twistout came out lol. Here it is Thursday night and I still have good curl definition in the back of my hair from that twist out. My heat damage has a bit of curl left as well, however it's in a ponytail currently because I don't like when my hair starts getting frizzy..and I'm getting my color tomorrow, so I decided not to waste any more product.

I'm going to revisit this product and method again but with smaller twists so I can know for sure if the size of my twits played a role.

The packaging is pretty cool I suppose.. The consistency is kinda thick but still moves when you turn the jar upside down or to the side.. The smell..is..a mix between like a pineapple smell and something else. I can't really put my finger on it. I don't mind the smell at all, I'm actually finding myself enjoying products that smell like fruit. That may not be the case when it gets hotter and the bees start attacking lol.

Rating: 8/10 -- The jury is still out for further reviews. 


UPDATE: I've used this with larger twists and the results are still the same. I like using this and sealing with coconut oil. It keeps my hair defined and soft, as well as lengthens the time between restyling. I'm giving this product a final 9/10. A nine for the simple fact that the smell bothers me nose sometimes :)

I'm hoping to try more products from this line to see how it works out! 

Sunday, June 16

Summer 2013 Products

Doing the same thing I'm doing last summer, except without the pictures...I haven't reinstalled Photoshop on my new laptop yet. 

Shampoos:
  • Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo -- Cutting down my use of this shampoo to only when I absolutely need to cleanse my scalp
  • Suave Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo -- I had a really good outcome from my wash this past weekend..plus I have a full bottle, so I might as well use it up right? 

Conditioners:
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration -- I feel like I should buy some more, but I already have more than enough conditioners
  • Aussie Moist Conditioner -- My favorite to use during the summer!
  • TRESemme Naturals Conditioner -- Using up
  • TRESemme Smooth and Silky Conditioner -- Using up
  • V05 Conditioners -- Any, not sure what kind I have here though..Using these for co-washes

Deep Conditioner:
  • Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner --- Revisiting again!

Detangler:
  • Mane N Tail Detangler -- In desperate need of more of this! I'll make my final decision after I try out Kinky Curly
  • Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In/Detangler-- Haven't used yet, will be doing a review for this.

Styling Aids:
  • Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk--Working on a product review
  • Pink Eco Styler Gel --Need to reup..I have other gel that I can use in place of this though...that needs to be used up.
  • Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme -- Working on a product review

Oils:
  • Coconut Oil -- Using as a pre-poo once a week before my washes. 
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil -- For thickness and my edges!
  • EVOO -- Mixed in with JBCO to combat the smell and to thin it out a little

Hair Dyes:
  • Loreal Feria Intense Medium Auburn Cherry Crush R57 -- Seen this when I was in Orlando and instantly fell in love.. I have a feeling that it may not be "bright" enough for me though.
  • Loreal Feria Deep Burgundy R37 -- The same burgundy I used last year.. Gave me just enough purple that I wanted.
If anyone has any questions about any of my products or how I use these products, please do not hesitate to leave a comment! I'm excited to see how success this summer can be as far as hair growth (and health) goes. Yeah dying my hair isn't a "healthy" practice, but there are naturals out there with healthy color treated hair, and that is my goal! 

Also, I need to find a good protein treatment, if anyone would like suggest any? Thanks :)

Saturday, June 8

Much Needed

Now that I've moved back to my hometown and don't have to "hide" my hair in order to follow guidelines, I have taken a vow to take extra good care of my hair this summer. With the summer time comes heat (of course), which means a product rotation, less manipulation (hopefully) and wearing my hair down, out and wild.

Just a few updates:

  • The products that I used for my weave (because I said I would say what I used) were Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner and I totally forgot what kind of mousse I used smh. That was the first time that I actually went through a full can of mousse lol. The hair was pretty good. Near the end of it's run, it got to be annoying and a little on the thin side (compared to how full it was when I first installed). But that was expected. Again, I expect all weave to shed. That's just met. It didn't shed as much as my first install, but it did shed more noticeably near the end before I took it out. 
  • I plan on getting a trim within the next 2 weeks while my hair is straight. I figured I would get a trim before my color so that when I go get my color, I won't end up with my hair all chopped up and uneven again.
  • I plan on getting new color at the end of the month (surprise surprise) and I'm trying to decide on what colors I want to get this time.. I'm not out of my red/purple stage..just have to decide on the shade of red I want. I've never been this excited to get color.. My color now is a rusty..tannish brown when it's curly.. and reddish brown when it's straight.. But the only color that matters is when my hair is curly because I wear my hair curly 90% of the time now.
  • I have a few (3) new products that I'm in the process of trying out, so I should have product reviews on them soon.