Friday, February 6, 2015

Hair Babble: M&S After Heatless Blowout

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Hey guys! This is my first Hair Babble post of the year and I’m so excited! I forgot to mention that it has been a month since I got a trim and my hair is growing! My schedule has been a little crazy so I could not take a pictures. But, this weekend, I will try to remember to take a picture since I really need to update my Current Length portion of my blog.

But Monday I washed my hair (check the post here) and instead of doing my normal wash day routine, I wanted to do a heat-less blowout because I miss my hair. My hair still felt a bit tangled and my scalp was really sensitive. I felt as if my hair needed some strength so I decided to M&S tonight. I’m not doing the L.O.C method until my next wash day so I’m only using 2 products.

Products Used:

African Pride Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Formula (Check it out here)

Shea Butter

Paddle Brush
Since my hair still felt a bit tangled so I gently detangled with fingers. It began to hurt a bit so I decided to use a protein based moisturizer. A good thing that I noticed with this moisturizer was that it doesn’t have any bad ingredients (i.e. Mineral Oil or Sulfates). It’s legit.

What i also noticed was that it helped to melt the tangles away. My hair felt very moisturized and a little went a long way. But I will not use this moisturizer everyday because it is protein.
But, I’m still loosing the same amount of hair that I lost from my previous wash day. I’m not liking this so I’m going to add Simplicity Oil to my edges and nape. Tomorrow, I will use JBCO to my scalp to see if that will help.

These are the results of my hair the following day: My hair was really soft, smooth, very moisturized and did not feel weighed down. Plus, my hair was not tangled any more due to the help of my paddle brush.

I’m so excited to have this new section on my blog! Look forward to more post like this on Fridays!

Have you ever tried African Pride Moisturizers?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wash Day: Clarification Day @ 22 Weeks Post

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Hey guys! I’m so sorry for the late post but I had a big test to study for so Sunday was not a great day for me. Monday afternoon, my hair was going through it so I decided to grab my products and run to the bathroom.

Well, lets start with my hair before I washed it. I’ve been very tired lately so I did not moisturize and seal my hair for 2 days. Big MISTAKE. My hair was really dry, crunchy and I could not manage to touch it. It was hurting that bad. I thought that I needed another protein treatment but I just did that last week so I do not want any protein overload. What I did think about was doing something that I haven’t done in a while, clarify my hair.

I thought that clarifying would be a great choice because my hair has been acting weird. I did not pre-poo my hair because I’m getting rid of all of the product buildup since the last time I clarified my hair, which was a really long time.

I went in the shower and let my hair soak under warm water as I
massaged my scalp to lift up any dirt and/or buildup. I used Suave Naturals Clarifying Shampoo. Within sections, I shampooed my hair. The shampoo really made my hair feel soft until I rinsed my hair out and it felt stripped. I wasn’t too upset about it because I am clarifying my hair of any oils. After washing my hair, I grabbed Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner. I was planning on rinsing this out and go deep condition but I was feeling a bit lazy so I stepped out the shower and just deep conditioned with that conditioner. About an hour later, I rinsed it out in cold water.

For the past few days, I did not detangle my hair so that was a major pain killer. I caught hell just trying to do that. Since I wear glasses I thought that I lost a lot of hair but compared to days where a lot came out, it was a breeze in the wind. I rinsed this out under cold water. I have to find a really good deep conditioner because it seems as if nothing is really working for me anymore.
For the longest, I’ve wanted straight hair for the longest, but I’m really scared to straighten it because of my set back that happened in November. I only blow dried my hair but I neglected it so much that I had major buildup and my hair was falling out. I’m still recovering so the next time I will straighten my hair with heat will be in April when I turn 21!

That’s when it came to mind where I could do a heat-less blowout. I did this with these simple steps:
  1. Applied a scarf to lay my edges down
  2. Tied my hair into 6 small ponytails to aid into straightening my new growth
  3. After a few hours, moisturized and sealed using shea butter and BB Oil Moisturizer
  4. Detangled with a paddle brush
  5. Air dry until the morning
  6. Style as desired.

The way that I styled my hair was section my hair in the front into two parts, twists them then pinned them up. My hair has always been shorter in the front versus the back. Since I haven’t straightened my hair since September, this would be the best way for me.

Results: My hair is still kind of tangled but I can manage with it. I’ve learned this week that I need to M&S on a daily basis because it will hurt me in the long run if I don’t. I do need to find a really good deep conditioner that’s within budget because I cannot afford an expensive conditioner at the moment.

How was your recent wash day?

The Wash Day Experience