Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Hair Regimen

Winter Hair Regimen

Yes, I’m going to try a winter hair regimen! I wanted to try a winter regimen because it’s something new and my hair is drying out. The last time I did mini-twists, I m&s daily using my favorite trio: Water + Shea Butter + Hollywood Beauty Olive Crème Hairdress. That was my all-time favorite trio because it helped my hair to stay moisturized, soft and very manageable. It helped out a lot because I didn’t use a lot of product.  The few weeks that I had them in, my hair has been moisturized very well.

I also realize that when I shampoo and condition my hair using the same name brand, it helps my hair out as well.

I did some research about a winter regimen and everyone says to protect your hair at all cost because the air is really dry which will dry up the hair as well so I wanted to change up my regimen a bit to see if it will help out my dry hair.

This regimen will last from December- February/March:
  • ·      Hot oil treatment: when needed
  • Shampoo session: every 2 weeks
  • DC- 1x a week
  • Protein DC- when needed
  • Co- wash- 1x a week
  • M&S- everyday
  • Scalp Massage- every 3 days

I will mainly focus on keeping my hair hydrated since my hair is always dried out. My main sealant will be Shea butter except during hot oil treatment sessions. I will be using my coconut oil for that. As for dc my hair, my main goal is 1x a week but if I need another session, I will do another.

Have you ever done a winter regimen? Will you start one this year?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wash Day: A Very Serious Night

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I’m baaaaaaccckkkkkk! I deeply apologize for the delay on blog posts but I honestly had a lot going on in my life. I went back to school for my Bachelor’s Degree and I’ve been struggling with grades since I kept getting sick majority of the times. But with GOD on my side, I managed to get on the Dean’s List for the term. But, lets get back to this hair!

Before Thanksgiving break, I blew out my hair for low maintenance during finals week. I kept the blow out in for 2 weeks straight. And that’s when everything went to Hell. My hair was really oily, it became itchy and on some spots on my scalp there was caked dandruff. But, I kept neglecting my hair because I was really tired. One night I became fed up and ran to the kitchen sink. I did my normal routine but I started crying (lol not really) because my scalp became really sensitive. I needed protein.

After washing my hair, a few days later, I did mini twists so that I can put moisture back into my hair since it felt dry. When I came back to school, I ended up taking them out because they began to look bad and I still had dandruff.  So, I ran in my shower room with my products, tools and began washing my hair.

[1] The first thing that I did was wet my hair and massaged to scalp to lift off any dirt and dandruff that was caked on my scalp. My hair felt so good and didn’t feel weighed down after I applied warm water to my hair. [2] I grabbed Aussie Moist Shampoo because I haven’t used it in a while and I wanted something with sulfate in it so that I know that my hair and scalp is squeaky clean. My hair was in 4 sections while this step was applied.
[3] I then used Aussie Moist Conditioner immediately after shampooing my hair. [5] I then t-shirt dried my hair for a few minutes and my hair felt back to normal. My hair was curly, went back to a fro and just really felt light and fluffy. [6] I used the LOC method using: Aloe Vera Juice + Water Mix; “Shea” Butter and any conditioner. For a style, I just did twists for a twist out.
I massaged it on my scalp, put on a shower cap then proceeded to do my business in the shower. I lightly detangled my hair in the shower which was the longest process because I had so many tangles and knots in my hair that it was ridiculous! Thank GOD that I bought a hair drainer because it was going to be A LOT of hair down the drain.
So, I learned my lesson. I will NOT be blowing out my hair for a very very very long time, I’m going to try to M&S my hair on a daily basis and I’m going to make sure that I keep up with my hair.

Once again, I’m so sorry that I was gone but now I’m back and plus I’m going home next week!!!!!

How was your recent wash day?
The Wash Day Experience

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Relaxer Touch-up: August 14

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Is it that time of the year again? I finally ended my stretch at exactly 20 weeks post relaxer. This stretch has been really rocky for me, trust me! But all of the good things happened to me at the end of my relaxer stretch. The relaxer that I’d used was the Crème of Nature Argan Oil from Morocco in Normal. Let’s just say that I was eager but very nervous of this touch up. I was very nervous because I wanted to see if I had any growth, if my hair would be different, etc. I was just really ready to do this.

[1] I based my scalp using Vaseline around the perimeter and on my scalp. I do this so that I will not get any burns on my scalp since we’re working with chemicals. I noticed that my new growth was very thick. (a) I then applied Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner on my length, making sure that my hair doesn’t overprocess.

[2] I added the activator to the relaxing crème with a few added drops of coconut oil.

[3] I know many people do the half method but my preference is to add it on my new growth at once. Some of the bloggers or videos that I’ve read and/or watched did the half method but their hair was way longer than mines. My goal is to apply and smooth at 15 minutes maximum. I officially made it with 3 minutes to spare. So, I decided to smooth. I had a lot of texture left!

TBH: My hair felt like it was burning because previously I accidently scratched my scalp. As soon as I felt the burning sensation, I ran to the sink and rinsed it out with warm water.

[4] After neutralizing with the shampoo within the kit, I applied ORS Replenishing Conditioner for 15 minutes and rinsed out with warm water. I noticed all of the texture and shine.

[5] I then applied the CON Intensive Conditioning Treatment for 3 hrs 45 min. I kept it in for so long because my father wanted me to go to the store since I’m leaving very soon. I’m going back to school the first week of September. When I got home, I noticed my hair and it really caused me to always stick to this relaxer because my hair has never been shinier than ever!! When I took off the shower cap, I stared into the mirror and literally asked, “Is this my hair?”

When I previously used this relaxer back in April, my hair has never felt that way before. Remember, this was around the time when I just wanted my hair to grow and not really caring about maintaining it. Now that I restarted my hair journey, I realized that my hair made a major U-turn and now its looking better than ever.

[6] I t-shirt dried for 15 minutes and I was a big poof ball. It turned into a huge straight puff ball. LOL. I tried to rollerset my hair and didn’t really know what I was doing. I should’ve been watching more videos on it but everything went out of my head because I was really excited to try it out. Since it didn’t work, I used (a) Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Cream; (b) sealed with coconut oil; (c) applied Aussie Hair Insurance Heat Protectant.

[7] I blow dried with warm air and let my hair breathe by tying it up for bed and waiting in the morning to flat iron.

I can tell that the overall health of my hair is improving so far.

[8] The next late afternoon, I used Fantasia IC Heat Protectant Serum to each section of my hair and proceeded to flat iron. I seriously need another flat iron! Now I can tell how healthy it is. My ends look way too dull and the roots of my hair are way shinier.

During my relaxer stretch, I’m going to continue to moisturize and seal daily and making sure that I incorporate more water in my hair. 

The Wash Day Experience

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wash Day: Prepping for Relaxer

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It has been a long time since I’ve cleansed my hair with an actual shampoo. I’ve been mainly incorporating moisture in my hair by doing co-washes and deep conditioners. I shampoo my hair every two weeks but during this whole time, I’ve yet to experience product build-up. But, this wash day, it was mandatory to wash my hair since I’ve been constantly moisturizing and sealing my hair, co-washing and all the other craziness. I’m so happy that this stretch is coming to an end because school is about to start and I want a fresh look!

I pre-poo my hair using coconut oil on my scalp and twists overnight. It left my hair feeling very soft. I washed my hair using Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo. My hair did not feel stripped, just very soft still. I mainly focused the shampoo on my scalp and let it come down my hair as it was being rinsed out. Some of my twists were unraveling but I’m going to take it out during the week for my relaxer.

I’m proceeding to do a medium/hard protein treatment so that my hair can be strong enough for my relaxer process. The protein treatment that I’m using is Africa’s Best Hair Mayonnaise. When I used their relaxer kit years ago, their hair mayonnaise never smelled as strong as the big container does. The smell was very weird but not so pungent that I didn’t want to use it. I deep conditioned with heat using Laila Ali Conditioning cap for about an hour. After rinsing it out with warm water, my hair still was feeling soft.

It was around three in the morning after I rinsed it out. So, I immediately grabbed Aunt Jackie’s In Control Conditioner and applied it on my hair. I’m doing this so that I can get a balance of moisture and protein.
I decided to leave this conditioner on overnight because I was soo tired. I know you’re wondering why I decided to do it so late. The reason why is because I had a lot of things to do during the day and I wouldn’t have time to do anything. I was thinking that it wouldn’t take me so long to wash my hair but obviously, I lied to myself.

In the morning, I rinsed it out under cold water and the results were the same. I t-shirt dried my hair then added my trio of water, Africa “Shea” Butter and Hollywood Beauty Crème. Since my hair is already in a style, I just added gel to my edges to lay them down and let my hair air dry. Since it’s really hot in Charleston, it took about an hour and a half to dry. Here is a picture of the final results of my hair:

How was your recent wash day?
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Relaxer Preparations

Instead of having to write this long blog post about preparing for a relaxer and relaxer day, I just decided to do a picture for you guys. My prep for my relaxer day is really simple. Please tell me if you like this picture idea or not.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wash Day: Mini Twists

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Whew! I know it’s been a long time since I posted a blog about my wash day. I’m here to explain it all. Here is a post where I talk about why I haven’t posted a Wash Day blog in a while. Trust me, it’s something that you do not want to miss out on. Lol. Okay Tamara, get to the point! I have my hair in mini twists until my relaxer day for low manipulation styles. I’m really trying to get used to it. So far, it has been going great for me! Here is a post where I talk about my hair accomplishments and challenges for this relaxer stretch.

Today is going to be a DC day since I’m going to cleanse my hair Saturday to prep for my hair for my relaxer day. I’m going to post “How I prepare for my relaxer” up soon so please stay posted for it! Can you believe that it has actually been close to 3 weeks since I last cleansed my hair with shampoo? Make sure you check out my last post! The crazy thing about it is that I haven’t experienced any product build-up. But, that will be the maximum time where I will go without washing my hair with shampoo.

Lately I have been watching one of my new Natural ladies on YouTube, Naptural85 on how she maintains her mini twists. There are a lot of videos on how she maintains it so, I’ll just link you to her channel. But, my hair is in need of some moisture so I’m going to add a bit of conditioner. Just to tweak it up a bit.

Products Used: Keep in mind that I only used a bit of conditioner in each section so that it will be easier to rinse out the next morning.
I divided my twists within sections and sprayed my hair with water, added coconut oil then the conditioner. It’s just like how I’ll moisturize and seal my hair but added some plastic wrap and a shower cap so my natural body heat will steam my hair to better moisturize it. This has helped me out a lot since I do not have the money to buy any steamers, although I really want one, especially the Huetiful Steamer. I did decide to leave this on overnight. Sorry that I didn’t have any pictures before I put the shower cap on, it was really late and I just wanted to lay down in bed.

Results: My twists felt really soft. Since I’ve decided to put the mini twists in my hair, it has been taking well to all the moisture I put into yet. I do moisturize and seal my hair 2x a day and it seems to be working well for me!

I rinsed out my hair with cold water since my hair has been steaming overnight and allowing my cuticles to open. I t-shirt dried my hair for 15 minutes and my hair was well moisturized. Comparing it to my other wash days, I made me know that moisturizing and sealing 2x a day really helps my hair out a lot. I proceeded to do the L.O.C method since my hair still had a bit of water on it. I used Water, Shea Butter and Hollywood Beauty Olive Crème. I have been using this trio a lot and it helps to aid into keeping the moisture in my hair.

Since my hair is already styled, I do not have to do anything special to it besides laying down my edges so I’m air drying.

It only took up to two hours for my hair to completely dry.

How was your recent wash day?

The Wash Day Experience

Protective Hair Style: Mini Twists

I couldn’t find ANY protective hairstyles for my hair. A lot of people recommended me to different routes but it seemed as if nothing would work for. I thank everyone who gave me their advice, it really meant a lot to me! I was watching Naptural 85 Mini Twist video and I decided to try it out. And viola! There you have it. This is time consuming but I’m keeping them in until the week of my relaxer. Here is a post where I talk about my hair goal accomplishments and challenges from this stretch.

I started off with 100% Naked Air dried hair OMG! The reason why I haven’t been posting lately because it took me a long time to get the bananas out of my hair from my last wash day which  didn’t post since it was a disaster.

Alright so, I wanted to try out something new which was a banana hair mask. I have used bananas in my hair before so I decided to give it another try since I’m not in school for the summer. So, I blended the banana until it was very smooth, added some honey with some coconut oil, avocado oil and grapeseed oil. The mixture had no lumps in it at all. It seemed as if my family did not know me until I decided to start deep conditioning my hair. I was being asked to do a lot of things so I eventually had to deep condition overnight. In the morning, I went to rinse out my hair and I noticed that my hair was dry. I wrapped my hair in plastic wrap and a shower cap for extra protection and it stayed in place during the whole night. I didn’t understand what was going on.
So as I started washing my hair, I felt dry clumps of bananas in my hair. I was so upset that I rinsed out the mixture the best way that I could and then added Renpure Originals Coconut Cream Conditioner to my hair and detangled. As I was trying to air dry, my hair, my father sent me on a quest to do something for him. So, then, my hair was 100% dry and I gave up for the night. I tied my hair up then went to sleep.

Let’s just say that before I began this protective style, it took me a very long time to get the excess dried banana from out of my hair.

Products Used: I decided to use the L.O.C method since my hair had no product in it whatsoever and I wanted that extra moisture.
  • Water
  • “Shea” Butter
  • Hollywood Beauty Olive Crème
I started off into small sections and moisturized and sealed to help me get any more dried bananas out of my hair. This was a very long process for me because I only had time to do it during the night because I help take care of my niece while my sister is at work. This literally took me 3 days to twist. But a lot of people tell me that it looks really nice and this is the only protective style that I have done where it is easy to keep up with and doesn’t unravel throughout the night. I’m thinking that mini twists might become a staple protective style for me until my hair grows or I find something new.

Happy Hair Journey!


Relaxer Stretch Goal Completed

I remember that I tried to do monthly goals but each month, they were thrown out of the window because I either forgot, I was busy or just sick. But here is the good news: I finally made it to my four month post relaxer goal on August 12. I never thought that I wouldn’t make it because I’m still learning my hair and trying to get it back to health.

I know it’s been over a year since I decided to take care of my hair but I had some set backs. There have been times where I didn’t moisturize and seal up to weeks or didn’t maintain my hair during the week. The worse of all, if I did moisturize and seal my hair, there would be times where I didn’t sleep with a bonnet. I know it’s very bad that I didn’t and it’s causing more damage to my hair but hey, I’m not perfect so please don’t judge me. :)

There have been some good times and bad times during this goal:
  • I suffered a lot of split ends leading to breakage. But, I ended that around graduation time where I got a major trim.
  • I did notice that my hair is getting thicker because my hair was really thin in the beginning of my hair journey and now, it’s thicker and looking healthy. Even in my pictures, there is a difference in my hair.
  • Protective styling was the worst for me! Each time I did a protective style, it would go horribly wrong. My protective style would only last for a day or two but once those days are over, I have to either co-wash it or find another style of choice.
  • During the end of my stretch, I decided to start my hair journey over which was the best decision. I was highly ignorant to healthy hair in the beginning. All I wanted was to find out which products were best for my hair, how to maintain it. All I just wanted was for my hair to grow out long.
  • I incorporated moisturizing and sealing 2x a day. Another good decision that I made because moisturizing and sealing once a day was not working for me. I began moisturizing and sealing in smaller sections and when I sprayed my hair with water and grab for the oil to seal it in, it would feel dry. Now that I moisturize and seal 2x a day, my hair stays moisturized.
  • Washing my hair bi-weekly was really good for me. In the beginning, I mainly used sulfate based shampoos. My hair use to feel really stripped until I started using a pre-poo where my hair would be clean but still soft to the touch. Usually in a week, my hair is still moisturized, soft and it doesn’t have any product build up. I also shampoo my hair bi-weekly because I incorporate co-washes and deep conditioners throughout the week to up-keep until the next week.
  • My last thing I want to mention is that I loved the fact that I’m working on incorporating moisture in my hair. Mainly all of my products are moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners and daily moisturizers. I’ve decided to do that because my hair doesn’t stay hydrated, it’s always drying out, etc. I do get protein conditioners but only when needed. I’ve seen and read so many things about when to determine that the hair needs protein so I’m well aware of incorporating protein in my regimen.

My next stretch will be from August 30 to December 20* (Depends on my hair). Here are my goals for this stretch:
  • Keep my hair hydrated
  • Think of protective styles that last for the month
  • Baby the crown of my head
  • Make sure that I’m properly taking care of my hair

My stretch is ending soon on August 30 so make sure that you stay close for another Relaxer touch up!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wash Day: Protective Style Ideas?

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This wash day was very hectic for me. My wash day began on Monday but sadly I got really sick so I had to continue on to Tuesday.

[0] Detangle ha within 4 sections. My hair was really dry so I had a lot of shedding so I thought it was time for a protein treatment.
[1] I grabbed my Ion Hard Water Shampoo and washed my hair within sections. I can admit my hair felt a bit stripped but it was still soft. I didn’t get any tangles because I stretched out my hair as I shampooed my scalp.
[2] I then proceeded to get my Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breakage Strengthening Deep Conditioner. I then grabbed some Grapeseed Oil and added some of it inside of a bowl. I warmed it up in the microwave for 15 seconds then applied it to my hair.
Side Note: For those who do not know, this is a protein based conditioner.
[3] My original plan was to leave the conditioner on for 3-5 hours, but I got really sick so I just left it on overnight. In the morning, water from my hair was dripping down my face a bit. My hair feels really soft and manageable.

[4] I washed it out under cool water and detangled in the shower.
[5] I t-shirt dried for 15 minutes then added my leave-ins using the L.O.C Method. The products that were used are my hair mist, coconut oil and Garnier Fructis Leave-in Cream.
[6] I air dried using the scarf method then proceeded to blow dry using cool air because my hair is different lengths in the front.


Here is a difference of the way my hair looks in natural light versus flash? Is there a major difference?

P.S.: Does anyone know what I can do to make my hair in the front grow because no matter what do, it stays the same. It’s even causing my ponytails or any other protective styles look a mess in the take down process.

How was your recent wash day?
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Aloe & Eucalyptus Oil Hair Mist

From my last wash day post, my hair felt really weird like my hair still felt really dry and brittle while it’s still under running water. As I was reviewing my regimen, I totally forgot that I wanted to try out hair misting to keep my hair soft and moisturized during the day. In the morning, my hair is usually dry and sounds crunchy. My usual hair mist would contain aloe vera juice and water but I found a website that made me decide to change it up a bit.

My hair mist was inspired by Tamara F. of The reason why I said “inspired” is because the hair mist that I followed, I didn’t have all of the products that she used such as the Lavender Essential Oil. Her initial hair that I followed was her Aloe & Lavender Moisturizing Mist. I changed the name for mines since I used a different essential oil: Aloe & Eucalyptus Morning Mist.

Benefits of Hair Mists:
-Moisturizes hair
-Soften dry strands
-Aloe Vera helps strengthen hair
-Coconut oil adds moisture to dull hair.

To reference Tamara F. morning mist, the exact ingredients, it’s located here. Here are my ingredients that I used

  • Water (1/4 cup)
  • Aloe Vera Juice (1 tbsp)
  • Coconut Oil (1 tbsp)
  • EVOO (1 tbsp)
  • Almond Oil (1 tsp)
  • Vitamin E (1/2 tsp)
  • Eucalyptus Oil (2-3) the regular Eucalyptus oil was too strong for me so I used Simplicity oil which contains Eucalyptus oil
  1. Add the distilled water into your container/water bottle
  2. Add the oils
  3. Add the Aloe Vera Juice
  4. Mix it up until well incorporated
  5. Store in the fridge

When I first used it, my hair sucked it up really quickly but it made my hair feel really soft and manageable. I guess my pH balance was way off and the aloe vera juice helped it to go back in place. I will only use this product in the morning then proceed to my regular moisturizing and sealing for the night.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Renpure Originals: Coconut Cream Conditioner

So, I just bought this product from BI-LO for $4.79. I was just roaming around in the hair aisle and noticed this line that I never heard of before. It had a sale so I decided to buy it just to try it out.

One thing that I absolutely noticed about it is that it contains no sodium chloride, sulfates, dyes, harsh salts, parabens or gluten. Another good thing about it is that you do get your money worth because this product is filled to the top.

Since I haven’t heard of this product before, I checked out their website here: They also have many other hair products that I also wish to try out as well.

The conditioner seems legit so I cannot wait to try it out but only when I clarify my hair because it’s been a while since I did.

Have you ever tried Renpure Originals products?

Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Moisturizing Conditioner

Price: $5 for 9 oz/260 mL
Purchased At: Dollar General
Promises: Enriched with Shea Butter and Olive Oil

Say goodbye to frizz unruly curls and lifeless coils. Define, shape and control curls, waves, coils and braid outs while adding moisture, shine and natural conditioning.

For amazing softness, deep conditioning and greater manageability use Aunt Jackie’s In Control as often as needed. Perfect as a restorative and reconstructive conditioning treatment or as a co-wash, In Control gives vibrancy to dehydrated, brittle, dull, dry-looking hair and softens for easier combing and styling. Curls and waves become more elongating and smoother coils, twists and braid-outs become touchably soft and more defined and heat-styled hair looks silky and frizz-free.

Ingredients: Aua, Glycerin, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Butrospermim Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lanolin Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcool, Propylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone PEG-8 Laurate, d-Limonene, Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, Linalool, Amyl cinnamic aldehyde, Lilial, Panthenol, Soluble Collagen, Tocopherol, Benzyl alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cinnamic alcohol, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, Hydrolyzed uinoa, Cl 42090 (Blue 1)

My Assessment: I apply this conditioner with coconut oil to either dry or damp hair. I use the Laila Ali Conditioning Cap for an hour. My results were amazing! I had a lot of slip and my hair was really juicy. To be honest, since this conditioner has a thick consistency, I use coconut oil first on my hair so that the conditioner can slide on easily.

This is an amazing product but I feel as I’m paying a lot for a little amount of product. For 9 ounces, I’m paying $5 but for 14-15 ounces, I found out that it only cost about $8. There is a major different and I’m kind of on a budget since school is coming soon.

Other than that, I love this conditioner. It gives my hair what it needs; it makes my hair soft and manageable. I was about to get 4 uses so far and I’m already hooked.

Would I buy this product again? Yes, girl but I’ll either buy it online or at a beauty supply store to get it in a bigger size.

Product Review: L'Oreal Power Moisture Moisture Rush Mask

Price: $5.99
Purchased At: Wal-Mart
Amount: 8.5 fl oz/250 mL
Promises: Moisture Rush Mask instantly infuses moisture into every strand. Locks in intense hydration without weigh-down. Transforms dehydrated hair into silky, soft and manageable.
  • Advanced treatment with hyaluronic
  • Our system infuses moisture deep in the hair fiber
  • Up to 10x more moisture

Directions: After using Power Moisture Shampoo, apply to wet hair and massage through ends.

Ingredients: Water, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Quaternium 87, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Candelilla Cera (Candelila Wax), Trideceth 6, PEG/PPG/Polybutene Glycol 8/5/3 Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Arginine, Glutamic Acid, Linalool, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, Serine, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Sodium Hyaluronate, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Sodium Hydroxide, Green 3 (Cl 42053), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140), Blue 1 (Cl 42090), D158085/1

My Assessment: I apply this conditioner to damp hair after I washed it wash it with shampoo. This conditioner has a very sweet, floral smell which on some days can be overwhelming but I can manage. I use the Laila Ali Conditioning Cap to deep condition for an hour. After that hour is up, my hair is very soft, manageable, and my curls revert back. Some people say that the smell of the conditioner stays on their hair for a few days but it doesn’t with me. Once it has been rinsed out with cold water, the smell goes away especially with my leave-in conditioner, and oils.

Other than that, I really do like this conditioner, I only use it about twice a month because it does contain protein within this conditioner. I will defiantly recommend this conditioner to someone else but please use the conditioner for your hair health and not because I said so.

Wash Day: Short but Confusing

My hair is not in need of a wash because I’m going to clarify very soon so there was no need to manipulate it too much. So, I decided to just deep condition, again. I didn’t want to do the usual so I decided to grab my JBCO and my honey and try out a honey deep conditioner.

[1] I boiled a small pot of hot water and added it into a bowl where my JBCO and my honey can sit. Both of the bottles constantly sat in the bowl of hot water as I applied it to my hair.
[2] Within sections, I damped my hair so that the honey can glide on easily. The JBCO just went on my scalp so that I can massage it in. I didn’t feel like being under the conditioning cap so I grabbed a plastic bag and deep conditioned for at least 45 minutes.

Results: My hair was really soft, even though it was sticky and I had a little slit. I did notice that my hair was really feeling a bit rough which has not happened to me in a while.

[3] I rinsed out the honey and JBCO with warm water so that my cuticles can be raised for the conditioner that I’ll be applying which is the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner. I let it sit for 5 minutes then rinsed out with cold water to close my cuticles.

While rinsing out the conditioner, my hair felt really weird like before when I washed out the honey. Even though my hair was under running water, it still felt dry and brittle. Could this mean that I need protein? I do have high porosity hair but it confused me because my hair was acting as if I have low porosity hair.
I do not have pictures of my hair after I rinsed it out since I was in the process of taking care of my niece!

[4] I added my leave-ins and proceeded to air dry then put my hair into a ponytail.

This wash day was short and confusing. Has anyone had this problem before?

How was your recent wash day?
The Wash Day Experience