Sunday, January 26

Current Products-January 2014

These are the current products that I'm using as of today, January 26. Listed: shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, oils and stylers.
Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo x Herbal Essences Drama Clean Shampoo

VO5 Tea Therapy Revitalizing Conditioiner/V05 Herbal Escapes Balanceing Conditioner x Aussie Moist

Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol Deep Conditioning Creme for Damaged Hair

JBCO x EVOO x Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil x EVCO (not pictured)

Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme x Ishimma Hydration Butter x Eco Styler Gel

Monday, January 20

URL change

I don't know how "major"t this is, but I've just decided to change the url of this blog. I've been meaning to change it for a while, however, I'm not that gifted when it comes to coming up with good usernames and stuff like that.

The new URL is : tyeskinksandcurls at blogspot

Sunday, January 19

Why I Shampoo During the Winter Months

The last few weeks I've been seeing different articles saying how "horrible" it is to shampoo your hair during the colder/winter months and how "horrible" it is for you to shampoo your hair in general. Yes, I agree that shampooing your hair can end up doing more harm than good if you aren't using the right shampoo or using the proper techniques that work for your hair. However, I feel like I've found the right techniques and product that seems to be working this winter.

Let me start off by saying, that I haven't cowashed in months. I think the last time I did was in October..or November. I don't feel like conditioner alone can give me the clean scalp/hair that I need during winter. I use JBCO on my scalp (which is heavy and thick) and conditioner doesn't remove that from my scalp on wash day. I wish it did, but it doesn't. I've also been using oils and butters on the length of my hair when I do my twists because I'm trying to retain length and I've never really retained the length I thought I should have, so I'm trying something different. Again, conditioner simply doesn't remove that build up of products for me.

Every once in a while, I'll use Herbal Essence's Drama Clean clarifying shampoo like once a month (which I'm due for soon), but every week on wash day, I only use Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter shampoo. I would be lying if I said I didn't love this stuff right now. I prepoo with EVOO and Argan Oil before I shampoo, which aids in my hair not feeling stripped at all. Even if I'm being too lazy and don't prepoo, this shampoo does not leave my hair feeling stripped.

Everyone's hair is different, what works me for me, may not work for you. However, I would recommend at least trying it out and seeing how it works for you. If you don't love it like I do, add it to the stash of products that you use every once in a while when you need a back up. YES, this shampoo does include sulfate.

Salon Quality hair care system proven to moisturize your hair as well as Aveda Dry Remedy shampoo and conditioner. This moisturizing shampoo is infused with 100% natural almond and Shea butter, which are known for their rich emollients.  It replenishes as it cleanses leaving your hair well-nourished and beautiful.

Wednesday, January 8

Recent Pick Ups

I just wanted to share the hair related purchases I've made throughout the last..month I want to say. I'm in the process of using up products that are in my bathroom closet to make room for new (and tried and true) products.

Left to right: Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo, Pantene Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash, Pantene Truly Natural Hair Deep Conditioner, V05 Tea Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, V05 Herbal Escapes Balancing Conditioner and Aussie Moist Conditioner
Left to right: Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme, ORS Olive Oil Hair Masque Intense Treatment, Eco Styler Gel

Sunday, January 5

SALE alert!

I've been waiting to try this product out since I've first started seeing reviews about it and I just couldn't bring myself to pay over 10 bucks for it. I told myself "I'm just going to wait until it goes on sale somewhere" and low and behold, I found it on sale today at Walgreens!

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Hair Masque Intense Treatment for Heat and Color Damaged Hair (man that's a mouth full) is on sale at Walgreens. You only get the savings if you're a balance rewards card holder. This was originally $11.99, on sale for $3.69 and I saved $8.30. 

SO, if this is your deep conditioner, I would suggest that you had to your nearest Walgreens soon and check this out.