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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Product Review: Laila Ali Conditioning Cap

Price: $30
Purchased At: Wal-Mart

I bought this product on my birthday (April 12) and I was really excited to have it because I never deep conditioned with heat ever. I decided to wait a while before giving a review on this conditioning cap because I wanted to determine if I would get the same results each time I used it.

Promises: “Helps condition and restore dry or damaged hair in just 20 minutes”
-          Penetrating heat technology helps activate deep conditioners and henna treatments to restore damaged hair, leaving it soft and manageable.”

My Assessment: Whether in the process of doing a pre-poo or deep conditioning treatment, this conditioning cap is always by my side. What I do like about this conditioning cap is that the cord is long so that I can chill out on the bed and relax. It also has 3 heat settings which is Low•Medium•High. I honestly keep it only on the high setting. It gets really hot quick but cools off so that it doesn’t burn you.

Some things that I do not like about this conditioning cap is that it will not fit on my head all the way. Due to that cord in the back of the cap, it pushes away from the nape area so
sometimes it makes me feel as if my nape area is not getting the attention that it needs. I also want to mention that when I first used it, I thought that it wasn't working correctly because it got hot pretty quickly but it cooled off and I thought that it wasn't working properly or if I my hair wasn't going to be deep conditioned the way that I wanted it to be.
My results are phenomenal! Each time that I use this conditioning cap, I get amazing results. I apply the conditioner or oil on dry to damp hair. For my pre-poo, I leave it on for 30 minutes and for my deep conditioner, I leave it on for an hour. Once I take the cap off, my hair is nice and warm but my hair is very moisturized, soft, manageable and J U I C Y. But do not get me started on the slip. So this conditioning cap is defiantly a plus.

I will defiantly recommend this conditioning cap to others because it makes my hair feel really good.

Will I buy more of Laila Ali’s Products? Maybe but only time will tell due to school. I really have my eye on her over-head dry that is $80 but guess who can’t it now? Me!


But I will constantly use this product/conditioning cap until it dies on me.

Disclosure: I was not sent this product nor I wasn’t asked to give this review. I purchased this product with my own money. This review is my honest opinion.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hair Talk: Twist-Out Fail

Saturday was my mother’s birthday and I decided to wash my hair. You can view my last wash day here.  I’m finally getting on track to moisturize and seal my hair on a daily basis and that’s exactly what I did, late at night. I’m really tired of this pony-puff so I wanted to do another twist-out, hopefully thinking that it would come out right this time. You all know, well, if you’re new to my blog that my hair is shorter in the front and my ends frizz like crazy. But hey, it’s a learning process and I’m doing trial and error with protective styling.

The products that I’m using for my hair are Hollywood Beauty Olive Crème Hairdress, Coconut Oil (Extra-Virgin), Hair Clips, Wide-tooth comb and a lot of duck clips. The first thing that I did was part my hair in four sections and finger-detangled each of them. Starting from the ends, I applied the Olive Crème Hairdress and worked my hair up to my new growth. As I divided the hair within each section, I focused on my new growth to make sure that they’re getting some attention. I then used my wide tooth comb then proceeded with my Denman brush to fully make sure that everything is detangled. My hair was really soft, fluffy but moisturized.

I parted my hair into small to medium sized sections and began twisting. Since my hair does not like to twist at the end, I used duck clips to ensure that the twist do not come out in the middle of the night. Once I was finished with all of the twists, I added ECO Styler Gel Argan Oil (Red Lid) to my edges, lightly brush them and tied my hair up for the night.

In the morning, I was ready and eager to take these twists out. I added coconut oil to my fingers and palms and added them on the twists before taking the out. I slowly un-twist them then untwisted them once more so that I can get a fluffier look.
This was a complete #FAIL My hair was frizzy and you could not tell that all I tried to do a twist-out because it just looked like a big afro. I was so sad and I said forget it. Lol, I don’t know what to do anymore.

If you had this problem, please let me know so that I know I’m not the only one in this predicament. LOL. If you have any solutions, please let me know because I’m tired of this pony-puff .

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wash Day: Happy Birthday Mom

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Wash Day: July 19

For my new regimen, I changed my wash days from Saturday to Sunday since I rarely do anything on this day. But, I’ve been MIA so I’m just going to sum up everything that happened since my last post:
  •   My hair needed protein and it helped to take the tangles away from my last wash day which is posted here
  • My hair + rollersets do not mix! I might have to wait until my relaxer day to try to do a rollerset
  •  I straightened my hair with my flat iron instead which only lasted a few days due to the rain and I oiled my scalp
  • Yes, I was looking a complete mess. My new growth was so thick that one of my combs broke

So, I had to grab some of my products and turned Saturday into my Sunday’s wash day.
[1] Pre-poo: I used Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol + 6 Drops of Hollywood Beauty Sweet Almond Oil in each section. I had my pre-poo on for 30 minutes with heat using Laila Ali Conditioning Cap
[2] Shampoo: Aussie Moist Shampoo
[3] I decided to try an oil rinse just so that it can help to soften the hair as well as helping me to retain moisture
[4] I also added Aunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner for 1 hour with heat.
Babyyyy when I say S L I P! This oil rinse gave me life. My hair felt like butter afterwards and I didn’t want to take my hands out of my hair. I only had a few tangles but I detangled in the shower with a wide tooth comb and an alternative Denman brush. I didn’t have a lot of shedded hairs even though I haven’t touched my hair in a week.

[5] So, it was my mother’s birthday and we went out to dinner so I was running out of time to air-dry my hair. I decided to do the LOCO method since I would be using a blow-dryer.
L- Water that was already on my hair from rinsing the conditioner
O- Oil of choice: Coconut Oil
C- Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream
O- Oil of choice: Coconut Oil
I got super hungry so I decided to air-dry for an hour so I can make myself some lunch, help take out my sisters hair and find some clothes to wear.
[6] An hour later, I blow dried my hair with the cool setting and wore it in a pony-puff.

Have you ever tried an oil rinse? If not, will you ever try it?
The Wash Day Experience

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Just Purchased

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This purchase was just really random. Me and my father quickly ran to Fred’s to grab some laundry detergent and dish detergent. I went over to the Health and Beauty aisle and found the Conair Magnetic Rollers. The price was $12.95 but I noticed that something was wrong with all of the packages that they were selling. All of the metal clips were missing. So, I got this for half the price but I had to buy extra metal clips, which weren’t expensive. This was something that I really wanted because I want to try a new protective style since I’m tired of ponytails. My hair sometimes does not want to cooperate with a ponytail for the week. There are so many YouTube videos or blogs and I’ve seen a lot of beautiful outcomes. So, why not try to see if it works for me.

You see this relaxer right? Yeah, I’m almost 13 weeks post but my hair is going crazy. My ends look like they’re fried and I haven’t flat-ironed my hair in so long. My hair is shedding like crazy and don’t get me started on breakage. Ummph! I decided to buy this because I don’t know if I can take this anymore. This relaxer is in Normal. I bought the replenishing conditioner for this relaxer as well for a light protein treatment.

What was your recent purchase?

Wash Day: Tangle Mania

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I’m deeply sorry for this late post! My father’s birthday was over the weekend and there were a lot of things going on. I’m still trying to get into system of writing post all of the time. Bare with me please.

[0] I detangled my hair which was major trouble. Since my hair was really dry, it looked as if my hair was falling out. But, it was just shedded hair. There was no need to do a pre-poo treatment.
[1] I shampooed my hair in sections using Crème of Nature Sulfate-Free Moisture & Shine Shampoo. My hair gained back moisture and I was here for it. What I didn’t like about this shampoo was that I couldn’t tell if all the shampoo was rinsed out. I would massage my scalp and it would feel soapy and when I rinsed my hair again, it would still feel the same way.

[2] I used a towel to get the excess moisture out. I used coconut oil on my hair then used Aunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner. I deep conditioned with heat for an hour using Laila Ali Conditioning Cap. My review for this conditioner and the conditioning cap is coming soon!
[3] My hair was really soft so I rinsed it out with cool water. While detangling my hair, I had so many tangles that it was ridiculous. I would turn around to face the shower head and I noticed hair everywhere. It made me think if I should stop my stretch or put moisture into my hair.
[4] I air dried my hair using the scarf method and finger detangling my hair is the truth! My hair still was tangled after I made sure that my hair was 100% detangled in the shower. I am so tender headed right now. As soon as my fingers get to a tangle, my head starts hurting and I want to be done with my hair but I’m sticking it through.
[5] At 95-100% dry, I added Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Leave-in Conditioning Cream then sealed with coconut oil.
[6] Since my head was hurting so bad, I put my hair in a light ponytail and went straight to sleep.

This is my hair after I did my final rinse, cold rinse, and was preparing to air dry my hair. My hair was 100% detangled until my hair began to dry and all the craziness began!

This was day has me thinking about a lot of things. I really want to work on committing to M&S daily because dry hair is not the BEST hair. I’m thinking about ending my relaxer soon because my hair is shedding and breaking off too much. I also want to minimize tangles because I had enough of it. If you have any advice, please let me know.

How was your wash day experience?
The Wash Day Experience

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Relaxer Stretch Update

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How is your stretch?

In the beginning of my relaxer stretch, my hair was bad. I graduated May 24 and the day before I got an half-inch cut off because of my split ends. My hair was always dry no matter what I did so I was on the edge of giving up. Eventually I did and I was just so upset because I didn’t know what else I could do. I just didn’t have enough motivation. A few weeks later, I thought about starting all over and decided to restart my hair journey. It was going to be a full year on July 13 but that’s just an odd date so I wanted to restart it on the first of the month. Then, I reviewed my hair regimen and decided to start all over.


Make sure you look out for my post about the actual products that I used. I didn’t add it in my hair regimen explained because it was going to be too much to read at once so I’ll just make it separate.

Hair growth
Dry hair
Cannot fit in ponytail
Tangles easily
Shorter hair pieces in the front
Lots of new growth
Phenomenal shrinkage
I can air dry

There are some good things about this relaxer stretch as well as the bad but I’m trying to make everything right because I want my hair to be in great health. I’m getting good on moisture retention. I just have to wait on my short pieces in the front to grow longer so that everything will fit in a ponytail.
I am so happy that I reached 12 weeks post relaxer. I wanted to stop at 6 weeks but I stuck it through. I cannot wait to see what my hair will be like when I officially reach a full 20 weeks. My relaxer date will either be on August 30 or August 31. Either day will be fine with me because I just want to reach 20 weeks.

How is your relaxer stretch going? Are there any pros or cons?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wash Day

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Wash Day: 6/25/14 

This wash day was well needed because my hair was a complete mess and needed some attention. About a week ago, I decided to do a twist out since it’s something new. I kept up with it until I got really sick and didn’t want to do anything.

Bad choice of the year.

My hair was really dry so I decided to have a wash day. In these pictures, I am 100% texlaxed due to the big hair trim.

[1] I pre-pooed using an oil mix of simplicity oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil. I warmed it up then applied it to my scalp and hair then kept it on overnight. In the morning, my scalp was itching something crazy so I immediately washed it out with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo. I am a firm believer of using a pre-poo because my hair did not feel stripped at all. Just soft and clean.
[2] For my deep conditioner, I used Aunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturizing Conditioner. I watched Megan from ulovemegz and Whitney from prettywitty77 on YouTube talking good statements about this product. Although I know it may not work well on my hair, I purchased it from Dollar General to try it out. Once I applied it, it made my hair feel very sticky. Once I finished applying it all, I deep conditioned with heat using Laila Ali Conditioning Cap. After an hour, it changed my mind. My hair was really soft and this product really defined my curls, especially my edges.
[3] I rinsed the conditioner out with cold water and detangled in the shower. I lost a lot of hair since I haven’t detangled in 2 weeks.
[4] I usually do not like to air dry because my hair had too many tangles and would shrink badly. Many people would ask me if I’m natural. But, I found a way that might cause me to leave my blow dryer alone for good. After 4 hours, I added my leave-ins, sealed with coconut oil and detangled.
[5] My hairstyle was a ponytail.

Overall, I think that this wash day went really well because it was really different than my previous wash days before. I’m actually starting to like air drying since its low manipulation and my arms will not be tired for a while. Although, it takes a while for my hair to dry, it so much better than using a blow dryer because my hair gets chronically dry throughout the week. I also love this Aunt Jackie’s Moisturizing Conditioner.

How was your recent wash day? Have you tried Aunt Jackie’s hair line?
The Wash Day Experience

Just Purchased

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Even though I haven’t been doing my hair since I didn’t really have that “motivation” I still have been collecting on some things, recent things, and decided to do a Just Purchased series. I honestly have been running out of everything that I used either on a daily, weekly or bi-weekly period.

The places that I went to were: Dollar General, Family Dollar and Wal-Mart

Aunt Jackie’s: Curls & Coils In Control “Anti-poof” Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner
“Say goodbe to frizz, unrurly curls and lifeless coils. Define, shape and control curls, waves, coils and braid-outs while adding moisture, shine and natural conditioning.”

Hollywood Beauty Olive Crème Hairdress: No Petroleum Jelly that can weigh down hair and clog follicles. This light non-greasy formula enriched with Natural Oils and Vitamins A, B, C & E will add moisture to your hair leaving it soft and manageable. Apply to fingertips and gently massage throughout hair and scalp. Olive oil has long been used as a skin softener which you will notice on your fingertips and cuticles after each use. With regular use you should obtain the same results on your scalp.”

African Pride Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Formula: Anti-breakage miracle formula has extra virgin olive oil, African Shea Butter & herbal oil extracts make hair strong, shiny and manageable. Smooth creamy feather-light formula helps stop breakage, split ends and dryness. Daily use strengthens, moisturizes and conditions hair.

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Leave-in Conditioning Cream: An intensive dep penetrating leave-in cream conditioning treatment that is made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and other natural oils. When used daily, it helps promote strong, long healthy hair. Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without harsh ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty. Embrace your curly, kinky or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair. No mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicone, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, propylene, PABA or DEA.

ECO Styler Gel: Argan Oil (Red Cap): Ecostyler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel is formulated with rare oils from the Argan tree in Morocco. Our formula conditions and revitalizes the hair while adding brilliant shine. Like all of our styling gels, Ecostyler Moroccan Argan Oil is weightless and provides a superior hold.

What did you recently purchase? Is it new to your collection?

Mark of a New Hair Journey

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New Hair Journey?

Yes, I’m starting a new hair journey because there were so many things going on and I just wanted to start all over. My full year was going to be on July 13 but I felt as if it wasn’t a really good year for me so why not start all over?

If you’re thinking about beginning a hair journey, here is a simple definition of what a hair journey is all about. A hair journey is making the decision to start taking care of your tresses the right way from heat abuse or neglecting the hair. Everyone who makes the decision to start a hair journey does not have to come from a bad hair experience; some people just want to promote healthy hair or to make their hair longer.
If you’re beginning a hair journey, it does not mean you have to go natural. A hair journey is promoting healthy hair either if your hair is relaxed or natural.

I began my hair journey because I never knew how to take care of my hair. I knew what a flat iron was until I was in high school. I really wish that people actually told me not to flat iron my hair all the time because it was damaged. It was actually sad because I went to a technology high school and students who were in Cosmetology never told me that excessive heat use would cause damage. Anyways, my hair was always the same length and never grew. I finally went on YouTube and I got so many HAIR crushes. My first thought was, “I have to get my hair like this!” That’s when I discovered a hair journey.

What were your setbacks? Well, when I decided to do my hair journey, I noticed that my hair was really thin so I transitioned to texlaxed. Texlaxed is when people relax their hair but keep it on their new growth for a short period of time. It’s mainly to keep texture in your hair.
My set backs were chronic dryness, thinning ends, a bald spot, no moisture retention, a lot of shedding and breakage. At times, I actually wanted to give up and there were times where I didn’t do anything to my hair. But, I got motivated again and decided to start all over.
I decided to get a huge trim due to my ends that were thinning. SO, I went from shoulder length back to neck length. Since this cut, my hair is getting back to normal and I decided to take advantage of this time to start all over.

This is a picture of what my hair looks like now. One of the pictures is from my last relaxer when I was growing to my shoulder blade. But, don’t let the picture fool you, my hair needed a trim badly and it was uneven. The other two are from my graduation, the day after my hair cut/trim. Also, make sure you look at my new regimen posted here.

My Hair Regimen

Last Revised, July 1, 2014:

My regimen was changed due to many setbacks. I felt as if every time I tried to follow my hair regimen, something new always happened. I had a bald spot in the front of my hair, I was shedding and my hair was breaking off badly. So, I decided to revise it my regimen because nothing was going right. Before I revised it, I was not following it and wrote it in my diary and noticed a change so, this is what I do on a bi-weekly basis.

* Before you read my regimen, I am mainly focusing on adding moisture to my hair and making sure that I retain it. I will add protein to my hair when I notice that I need it. Also, this is what is working for me at the moment. Make sure that you do not copy my whole regimen because it might not work for everyone. You can look at it in reference and see if it works for you!

Sunday :
→ Pre-poo using a hot oil treatment for 45 minutes to an hour
→ Shampoo, twice
→ Deep Condition with a moisturizing conditioner for 45 min to 2 hours then rinse with cold water
Air-dry with no product using the scarf method
Add leave-in at 90-95% dry and detangle

Monday :
→Morning Mist which is my Aloe Vera Juice mixed with oils
→Moisturize and seal using a hair lotion/cream and coconut oil

Tuesday :
→Morning hair mist
→Moisturize and seal

Wednesday :
→Morning hair mist
→Moisturize and seal

Thursday :
→Co-wash hair using a moisturizing conditioner
→Air dry hair using Scarf Method
→Add leave-ins at 90-95% dry

Friday :
→Morning hair mist
→Moisturize and seal

Saturday :
→Morning hair mist
→Moisturize and seal

Others :
−Relax every 18-20 weeks
−Trim hair after each relaxer, if needed
−Scalp massages using coconut oil, JBCO and olive oil
−Clarify 1-2x/month
−Protective styling, bun or ponytail

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