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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

DEEP CONDITIONING MUST HAVES


1.) Fat
When looking at moisturizing deep conditioners, you really want a conditioner with lots of "fat" in it! Okay, what do I mean by fat? You need a moisturizing deep conditioner that contains lots of fatty alcohols. Fatty alcohols are "hair friendly" alcohols, unlike the alcohols found in finishing sprays which are often drying to the hair. Common fatty alcohols include substances like cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, and myristyl alcohol.

2.) Humectants, Emollients, and Conditioning Agents
Humectants are substances that draw moisture from the surrounding air to the hair! Common humectants, emollients, and conditioning agents you want in your moisturizing deep conditioner are propylene glycol, sodium lactate, sodium PCA, hydantoin, glycerin, polyquarternium, glyceryl stearate, centrimonium chloride, and other natural waxes and oils.

3.) Silicones
You also want a moisturizing deep conditioner formula with a few silicone ingredients, or "cones." Silicones have gotten a bad reputation in many healthy hair care circles as scalp clogging, hair coating, moisture defeaters. However, all "cones" are not bad and many are quite useful. "Cones" actually help with your ability to effectively detangle your wet hair. Much of the sleekness and softness we get from rinsing out our conditioners is thanks to those pesky "cones"! Now if you are conditioner-washing the hair regularly (or washing the hair without shampoo), you don't really want to deal with "cones" too much. Silicones will build up on the hair without your shampoo's surfactants there to assist with removal.

If your moisturizing deep conditioner is silicone heavy, you should consider clarifying the hair at least once or twice per month.Now obviously if your ingredient list on your moisturizing deep conditioner reads like this: Ingredients: water, cone, cone, cone, cone, cone.... There is a problem. A conditioner whose ingredient list reads this way is not deep moisturizing your hair. It is merely applying layers of slick silicones to the cuticle, giving you an awesome shine and making your hair a dream to detangle. Unfortunately, such a conditioner will eventually lead to dryness from a lack of moisture being deposited within the strand. If you use a conditioner like this, use it as a final conditioning rinse after you've already gotten your main moisturizing deep conditioning done. Some "cones" leave more 'breathable' layers on your hair than others.

Amodimethicone and Cyclo-____ (any kind of 'cone') are the most stubborn "cones" to remove from the hair shaft. These "cones" often need to be completely clarified away.

AVOID
So what ingredients should you avoid in your moisturizing conditioners? You should basically try to stay away from moisturizing deep conditioners that contain petrolatum, mineral oil, heavy proteins, and other heavy oils. These conditioners will only coat your hair.

Other Moisturizing Conditioning Products
The same principles that apply to moisturizing deep conditioners also apply to your moisturizing leave in conditioners and water-based moisturizers. You want WATER, FATS, HUMECTANTS/EMOLLIENTS, and just a little detangling support from light silicones. A little mineral oil in your moisturizing deep conditioner is passable since much will be rinsed away, but avoid it in your water based moisturizers and leave in conditioners if possible.

FIND THIS AND OTHER HELPFUL INFO HERE:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/83046/audrey_sivasothy.html

Monday, July 28, 2008

JILBERE CONTOUR SERIES

SO, I REALLY NEED TO DO A SEARCH AND DESTROY.. AND THESE ARE THE ONES IM THINKING OF GETTING... I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT SHEARS, I JUST KNOW I WILL NOT USE THE KITCHEN SCISSORS.. I AM AFRAID I WILL START SNIPPING AWAY AT MY RELAXED ENDS EARLY THOUGH.. WE'LL SEE.. FOR NOW THEY ARE S&D SHEARS, NOT BC SHEARS!!!

YOU CAN GET THEM @ SALLY BEAUTY FOR $14 WITH YOUR BEAUTY CLUB CARD...

Friday, July 25, 2008

PARIS HILTON CAN CAN


SO I GOT A SAMPLE OF THIS AND I TRIED IT ON... ITS JUST OK NOT REALLY GREAT ENOUGH TO WOW ME.. BUT I'D WEAR IT IF I DIDNT HAVE ANYTHING ELSE... MAYBE IT WILL GROW ON ME

FROM PARIS HILTON'S WEBSITE: Can Can is a fun, flirty and fascinating fragrance from Paris Hilton. This flirtatious and tanzalizing scent is remarkably feminine. In general, it is a sophisticated sensual fragrance with a provocative edge!
Can Can opens with the vibrant notes of clementine flowers, blended with cassis and nectarine. The ‘naughty but nice’ floral heart blends orchid and orange blossom. The dry down brings harmony, with soft musk, amber, and woods.
Top note: Clementine, Flowers, Cassis, Nectarine
Middle note: Orchid, Orange Blossom
Base note: Soft Musk, Wood, Amber

ESCADA MOON SPARKLE

ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS LET ME USE HER LOTION, AND THIS WAS IT.. BY 6 THAT EVENING MY NEW OBSESSION HAD ARISEN.. ITS #1 ON MY LIST & I LOVE THIS!!! IT LINGERS AFTER YOU LEAVE THE ROOM, BUT NOT IN AN OVER-POWERING WAY.. ITS REALLY GIRLY AND SEXY.. I LOVE THIS... WHEN I WEAR IT I FEEL SO BEAUTIFUL.. STRANGE HOW A SCENT CAN CHANGE UR MOOD!!!

FROM THE ESCADA WEBSITE: Introducing a new hit fragrance. Moon Sparkle is the essence of summertime, to be enjoyed year round. It’s a luscious mix of irresistible sweet red fruits and delicate florals, infused by a sensuously smooth base of creamy woods.
Moon Sparkle Fashion Fragrance combines fruity overtones with floral undertones to create a fragrance that is as fresh and enticing as the starlet who wears it.
The top accord of this enticing designer perfume is one of cool and refreshing notes. Sweet strawberry and juicy blackcurrant is blended with sharp citrus cocktail and ethereal red apple to create alluring overtones that conjure the sensual aura of sexy summer nights.
With the flirty floral notes of the fragrance, the middle accord symbolises delicate vulnerability, yet powerful provocation. A combination of sweet pea and freesia is fused with intoxicating jasmine and pure rose.
Beneath this fruity floral overtone of Escada Moon Sparkle lies a light muskiness. Intoxicating raspberry and exotic sandalwood combine with dry amber to create seductive undertones which reflect a more mysterious side.
Style: Sensual. Irresistible. Romantic.

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

WELL IM REALLY FEELING THIS FRAGRANCE.. I GOT A SAMPLE AT MACY'S A FEW WEEKS AGO.. AND WELL, IM TRYING TO GET MY GROWN AND SEXY ON NOW CONSIDERING I'LL BE 24 THIS YEAR.. AND I NOTICED THAT I LOVE IT WHEN A WOMEN IS DRESSED TO THE 9'S HAIR IS FAB AND SHE SMELLS AMAZING... UP UNTIL RECENTLY I WASNT REALLY INTO SCENTS, I ACTUALLY WOULD EVEN BUY UNSCENTED DEODERANT.. ANYHOOS IM TRYING TO BUILD A SET OF AT LEAST 5 FRAGRANCES THAT I LOVE... THERES ATCUALLY 2 OF THESE, SO DONT GET THE WRONG ONE!! MY BOYFRIEND SAID IT SMELLED "MATURE".. I KNEW WHAT HE WAS GETTING AT, AND IT DOESNT SMELL LIKE AN OLD WOMAN TO ME.. i LOVE IT!!!

FROM THE CHANEL SITE: CHANCE Eau Fraîche, the newest incarnation of the unexpected fragrance, now takes on a sparkling freshness. The unexpected floral bursts with a lightness and zest as notes of citrus, Water Hyacinth and Jasmine Absolute are highlighted and energized with woody notes of Amber of Patchouli and Fresh Vetiver.3.4 oz.
Waves of freshness collide with floral notes and merge with sensual, sweet and spicy elements.Surprising femininity, energy, daring, a hint of sexiness and delicious naughtiness. CHANCE is a fragrance drawn like a tightrope above the unpredictable. It's a fragrance that calls exciting what others might call dangerous.
With Top Notes of Citrus, Teak Wood and Jasmine, Middle Notes of White Musk, Pink Pepper and Fresh Vetiver and Base Notes of Amber of Patchouli, Hyacinth and Absolue of Iris,

REGIMEN UNTIL THE BC

I WILL
CO-WASH DAILY
BUN ALL THE TIME
DETANGLE WEEKLY
AYURVEDIC TEA RINSE 3 TIMES WEEK
BAKING SODA RINSE 2-3 TIMES A WEEK
MOISTURIZE WITH HOMEMADE SPRITZ (GLYCERIN, WATER, ALOE VERA GEL)
SEAL TWICE A DAY WITH EVOO AND CASTOR OIL
DC AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK
KEEP MY MOISTURE PROTIEN BALANCE IN CHECK
TRY DC'ING WITH STEAM
TIE HAIR UP AT NIGHT
TAKE CENTRUM MULTI VITAMIN


I WON'T
DETANGLE RECKLESSLY
EVER LEAVE AUSSIE MOIST AGAIN
USE DIRECT HEAT MORE THAN 4 TIMES UNTIL I BC
BRUSH EDGES, (USE SCARF METHOD INSTEAD)
TRIM

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CANTU SHEA BUTTER LEAVE IN

SO THIS IS WHAT I USE WHEN IVE OVER-MOISTURISED MY HAIR... AGAIN A PRODUCT WITH NO MIDDLE GROUND AS FAR AS REVIEWS. YOU EITHER LOVE IT OR HATE IT. INSTEAD OF AN ACTUAL PROTIEN CONDITIONER, IT GETS THE JOB DONE AND DONT HAVE TO USE IT THAT OFTEN... IM SCARED TO DEATH OF PROTIEN OVER-LOAD, AND THIS KEEPS THINGS NICE AND BALANCED...

CLAIMS: Stops and mends hair breakage
Leaves hair soft, shiny, and manageable
Formulated for severely damaged, dry, or coarse hair
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream is an intensive deep penetrating leave in cream conditioning treatment that is made with pure shea butter and other natural oils to stop and mend breakage, repair split ends, and add manageability and shine with every application.
When used daily, Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream helps promote strong, long healthy hair.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream helps...
stop and mend hair breakage
repair split ends and reduce frizz
protect hair from heat damage
hydrate and moisturize with shea butter and natural oils

BACK OF THE JAR:
Directions:
Daily Styling - Apply to towel dried hair. Work a generous amount of product into hair beginning at the roots to the tips. Comb through for even distribution. Do not rinse. Apply more to longer hair at the ends or problem areas.
Leave In Treatment - Apply as directed for "Daily Styling" just after shampooing. Re-apply and cover with a plastic cap overnight for maximum absorption and intensive conditioning.
Frizz Free Hair - Apply daily to split ends or damaged areas. Comb through and let dry naturally.

Ingredients:
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1 PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Warnings:
Wait 24 hours after hair coloring to apply any styling or conditioning product.
Avoid applying any styling or conditioning product directly on new growth.
Always remove or neutralize chemical treatments before applying any styling or conditioning product.
Hair burns, keep away from flames.
Keep out of reach of children.

SET YOU BACK: $4.99

Large Satin No Damage Elastics



CLAIMS:
Satin yarn won't dent or damage hair

Slides out easily

No Metal Parts

Available in Black and Brown


SET YOU BACK: 34 PIECES 2.99


I'VE USED THESE FOR YEARS.. AS YOU KNOW RUBBER BANDS ARE A NONO!!! GET A PACK TODAY

CURLS WHIPPED HAIR CREAM


OF COURSE THIS IS SOUTHERNTEASE'S DOING, SHE MAKES ME WANNA TRY EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN, GOOD THING I HAVE A BIT OF SELF CONTROL. HER REVIEW WAS SO WONDERFUL... NOT SURE WHEN I WILL PURCHASE THOUGH.. BUT I WILL POST A REVIEW WHENEVER THAT IS.

CLAIMS: This thick, and ultra rich whipped cream has a warm vanilla cream fragrance that makes you want to eat it! It provides SUPERB curl definition, frizz protection all while providing moisture and sheen. Enriched with natural oils, exotic butters and nourishing extracts and botanicals. This heavy cream will elongate your curls, naturally. Also works great as gel substitute to smooth edges, slick hair, and to hold twists and locs in place. Emulsify in your hands before applying for best results.

BACK OF THE JAR: Purified Water, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cocoa Butter, Polyimide-1, Glyercin, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil, * Gardenia Essential Oil, Tahitian Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Plumeria Oil, Olive Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Centillica Asiatica, Panthenol, Octyl Palmitate, Polysorbate-80, Soy Tocopherols, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glyercin, Fragrance.

Key Ingredients Breakdown:
Organic Sunflower Oil - a light oil which is high in linoleic acid, Vitamins A, B complex, D, and E, as well as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, and phosphorus.

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice - Vitamin rich moisturizer (B1, B2, B6, C, Choline, + 18 amino acids.

Shea Butter - Ultra rich emollient that provide intense conditioning from cortex to cuticle.

Tahitian Coconut Oil & Gardenia Essential Oil -Rehydrates hair, and restores shine and bounce. It is scientifically proven that Monoп de Tahiti has a repairing effect on dry and damaged hair. Results of the study carried out in the research and experiment laboratory EVIC-CEBA on 4th December 1998.

Avocado Oil - One of the most penetrating oils and is very moisturizing. Rich in vitamn A & D, as well as lecithin (for hair growth), potassium and chlorophyll. Natural sun screen.

Plumeria Alba Flower Extract - Strengthens hair.

Centillica Asiatica - Improves gloss and shine.

SET YOU BACK: $17 FOR AN 8OZ JAR ON CURLS.BIZ

LASHES






OK SO, I ALWAYS GET ASKED IF MY LASHES ARE FAKE IN PUBLIC BY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE... ITS BEEN HAPPENING FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER... THE SHAPE OF THE BRUSH DOES PLAY A ROLE IN THE OUTCOME.. MAKE SURE ITS A THICK BRUSH WITH LOTS OF BRISOLS... THERES NO REAL SECRET AND THE WAY I ACHIEVE THE LOOK IS WITH 2 MASCARAS, ONE NEVER HAS GIVEN ME THE DESIRED EFFECT... I JUST MAKE SURE 1 IS LENGTHENING AND 1 IS THICKENING... I DO ABOUT 2 COATS OF EACH, LET THEM DRY FOR A FEW MINUTES AND AND THEN CURL ONCE.. THATS IT THATS ALL!!! I LOVE THE FEELING OF LOOKING UP WITH ONLY EYES AND THEY TOUCH MY BROW BONE.. IF NOTHING ELSE I LEAVETHE HOUSE WITH MASCARA, AND LIP GLOSS

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FANTASIA IC GEL W/ SPARKLE LITES

I HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS GEL FOR MAKING CURLS APPEAR LESS FRIZZY AND MORE DEFINED.. I REALLY WANT TO TRY IT AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL BECOME A STAPLE PRODUCT.. IT DOESNT HAVE ALCOHOL WHICH IS VERY DRYING TO OUR ALREADY DRY HAIR.. WHICH IS A PLUS.. I'LL REPORT BACK WITH UPDATES ON IT..

BACK OF THE JAR: Purified Water Aqua , Glycerin , Carbomer , Triethanolamine , Aloe Vera Gel , Dimethicone Copolyol , Tocopherol Acetate , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Polysorbate-20 , Benzopehonoe-4 , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Disodiium EDTA , Fragrance

CLAIMS:
The greatest shine on earth!
Aloe, Vitamins and Wheat Protein.
Alcohol free.
Non-flaking.
With hair protective sunscreen.
Hair Polisher Styling Gel gives great body, manageability, volume and shine.
Perfect for blow styling, roller sets, molding, sculpting, lifting and other styling techniques.
Polisher Gel smoothes curly hair for a more natural, hair styling look.
Defies gravity, conditions and hold hair styles all day.
Not tested on animals.
For professional use.

SET YOU BACK: $4-5

Denman Classic Styling 7-Row Medium Brush #D3


IVE READ OF A FEW NATURAL AND TRANSITIONING LADIES USING THE BRUSH FOR SMOOTHING BUNS BACK, AS WELL AS DETANGLING IN THE SHOWER. IVE EXPERIENCED INCREASED SHEDDING LATELY AND THIS IS SUSPOSED TO CATCH THE SHEDS, WHICH CAN CAUSE KNOTS. ITS REALLY NO MIDDLE GROUND WITH IT, EITHER YOU LOVE IT OR YOU HATE IT... I'LL BUY ONE SOON AND REPORT BACK WITH DETAILS

CLAIMS: Denman Classic Styling brushes are available in a variety of sizes to suit all hair lengths and types. The famous Denman anti-static rubber pad provides maximum grip and control during blowdrying for smoothing, shaping and polishing the hair.

BACK OF THE BOX: IDEAL FOR SMOOTHING AND STYLING SUITABLE FOR ALL LENGTHS AND TYPES OF HAIR SMOOTH, ROUND-ENDED PINS FOR GENTLE STYLING ERGONOMIC HANDLE FOR BALANCE AND COMFORT HYGIENIC AND DURABLE CONSULT WITH YOUR HAIR STYLIST TO ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS

SET YOU BACK: $8.99 @ SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY

UPDATE: I USED THIS BRUSH LAST NIGHT AFTER WORK... AND IT REALLY DOES DELIVER... EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE.. IT REALLY DOES SMOOTH THE HAIR DOWN, AND CATCH THE SHED HAIR. I STILL CANNOT GET OVER HOW SMOOTH MY HAIR IS.. AND WHEN YOU BRUSH IT THROUGH ITS VERY MASSAGING.. I MAY START DOING SCALP MASSAGES WITH IT.. GO GET ONE

CHI IRON

I BOUGHT THIS IRON AFTER I COULDNT AFFORD TO GO TO MY STYLIST ANYMORE, I SAW HER ONLY ONCE EVERY 3 MONTHS BUT STILL I LOVED HER FLAT IRON.... IM A COLLEGE STUDENT AND HELL I FIGURE IF I CAN DO IT MYSELF, WHY NOT? SO I GOT THIS 1" IRON ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO AND IVE LOVED IT EVER SINCE. IVE USED CERAMIC IRONS BEOFRE AND I ALWAYS GOT COMPLIMENTS ON MY HAIR AND QUESTIONS OF HOW I GET IT TO FLOW.. WELL THIS IRON REALLY SMOOTHED MY HAIR IN ONLY ONE PASSING OF THE IRON INSTEAD OF MULTIPLE.. THAT AND I DONT USE PRODUCT WHILE IRONING (THATS THE BIG SECRET), OH AND MY AUNT WHO IS A BEAUTICIAN SAID SHE NOTICES I DO SOMETHING WIERD WITH MY WRIST. IT DOESNT HAVE A HEAT SETTER LIKE MOST IRONS DO, BUT I THINK THE LONGER YOU LET IT SIT THE HOTTER IT WILL GET.. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS, AND I JUDGE WHETHER OR NOT ITS READY WHEN THE RED LED LIGHT STARTS FLASHING. THE FIRST TIME I USED IT (AFTER A GIRL THAT IRONED HER WEAVE) THAT SUCKER WAS TOO HOT AND BURNED SOME OF MY HAIR OFF.. SO BE CAREFUL... I REALLY LIKE IT THOUGH.. AND IF (GOD FORBID) IT EVER WENT OUT I'D GLADLY REPURCHASE!!!

CLAIMS FOR THE ORIGINAL IRONS:
Original (Best seller)
Versatile
Squeeze sensitive
302-356 F or 150-180 C in only 6-10 seconds
Saves energy - CHI is only using 20-25 Watts of Electricity

SET YOU BACK: $75-120 DEPENDING WHERE YOU SHOP

HAPPY STRAIGHTENING

FROMM HAIR SHAPER BLADES #106




I USE THESE BABY'S TO KEEP MY BROWS THICK AND ANGELED JUST THE WAY I LOVE THEM. i OF COURSE WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE NAIL SALON DEBATACLE WITH WAXING AND A FEW YEARS AND A FEW TEARS LATER, I FOUND A GREAT WOMAN AT THIS SALON CALLED LEE'S NAILS LOCATED AT: 4802 ALMEDA RD HOUSTON, TX 77004
(713) 520-6488‎ TO DO THEM FOR ME, HER NAME IS LINDA. SHE DIDNT HAVE A PROBLEM NOT USING THE WAX AND USED THE STRAIGHT EDGED RAZOR INSTEAD.. WHEN TIMES GOT HARD AND I DIDNT HAVE THE $5 TO PAY HER, I DID THEM MYSELF AND THEN I MOVED AWAY AND JUST SIMPLY KEPT THE SHAPE SHE GAVE ME BECAUSE I LOVED IT SO MUCH!! IVE VOWED TO NEVER LET ANYONE TOUCH MY EYEBROWS FOR ANY REASON. BEFORE FINDINGLINDA, I JUST DIDNT DO ANYTHING TO MY BROWS FOR ABOUT 3 OR 4 MONTHS AND FINALLY MY THIN, BARELY EXSISTANT BROWS FULLY GREW IN AND I LET HER START FROM SCRATCH. LOVE IT!!!

I GET THEM AT SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY.
A BOX OF 10 WILL RUN YOU $5.29
$4.92 WITH BEAUTY CLUB CARD

Monday, July 21, 2008

ORGANIC ROOTS STIMULATOR OLIVE OIL REPLENISHING CONDITIONER

I USE THE CONDITIONER FOR DC'S WHEN I NEED A LITTLE PROTIEN ITS VERY LIGHT... MELTS TANGLES AND MAKES MY CURLS POP...

BACK OF THE BOTTLE:
Deep Penetrating Conditioner.
Helps restore, moisturize, & rebuild damaged hair.

After shampooing with olive oil creamy aloe shampoo, apply a generous amount to hair and comb through for thorough distribution.
Place a plastic cap over the hair and sit under a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes or let remain on the hair for 45 minutes to 1 hour with plastic cap without heat.
Rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
Use either the olive oil wrap/set styling mousse, which is great for wrapping or roller setting; or use the olive oil incredibly rich oil moisturizing hair lotion for blow drying.

WHATS IN IT: Water Aqua , Soybean Oil Glycine Soja , Glycerine , Olive Oil Olea Europaea , Hydrolyzed Collagen , Quaternium-80 , DMDM Hydantoin , Amino Silk Acid , Dimethicone Copolyol , Orange Oil Citrus Aupantium Dulcis , D'Limonene , Panthenol Vitamin B5 , Dimethicone , EDTA , Chamomile Extract Anthemis Nobilis , Sage Extract Salvia Officinalis , Nettle Extract Urtica Dioica , Rosemary Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis , Aloe Vera Gel Aloe Barbedensis , Yarrow Extract Achilea Millefolium , Kiwi Extract Actinidia Chinensis , Polyquaternium-37 , Trideceth-7 , Triethanolamine , Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans , Methylchlorosothiazolinone , Methylchlorothiazolinone , Yellow No. 6 CI 15985 , Yellow No. 5 CI 19140

SET YOU BACK: $12 FOR THE 24 OZ BOTTLE
$1.30 FOR THE 1.75OZ PACKET

SUPPORT AT HOME

WELL MY SO HAS A THING FOR LONG HAIR.. WHEN WE FIRST MET MY HAIR WAS CUT IN LAYERS WITH THE LONGEST ONE BEING ABOUT APL.. FAST FORWARD 3 YEARS AND WE MEET AGAIN MY HAIR IS A H.A.M. TO SAY THE LEAST... THE COLOR I HAD WAS GETTING TOO EXPENSIVE SO AFTER HE SAID HE DIDNT CARE FOR IT MUCH I WENT AHEAD AND DARKENED IT CLOSE TO MY NATURAL COLOR... HE SAID IT WAS TOO DARK.. FAST FORWARD 1 YEAR LATER I LIGHTENED IT WHILE HE WAS OUT OF TOWN AND UPON SEEING HIM, LOW AND BEHOLD ITS TO "REDDISH" ( IT WAS LIGHT GOLDEN BROWN) SO FAST FORWARD 1 MONTH.. I FOUND LHCF AND BEGAN TO GROW IT OUT.. FAST FORWARD 5 MORE MONTHS WHEN I DECIDE TO GO NATURAL.. ALL THE WHILE HE'S COMPLAINING THAT HE WANTS ME TO COLOR MY HAIR TO MATCH MY ROOTS AGAIN BECAUSE IT WAS GROWING OUT SOOO MUCH.. I IGNORED HIM.. AND TOLD HIM OF MY PLANS TO NOT USE CHEMICALS AT ALL... JUST GROW EVERYTHING OUT ALL TOGETHER...

HES BEEN KINDA OF DOUBTFUL ABOUT MY TEXTURE, BUT HES SEEING MORE OF IT AND HE KEEPS SAYING HE'S TOTALLY SUPPORTIVE OF ME GOING NATURAL..

SO THIS WEEKEND I TOOK MY BUN DOWN AND WAS HEADING TO THE SHOWER AND HE COMES TO ME AND GIVES ME A HUG AND SAYS "OOHHH I LIKE THIS PIECE OF HAIR RIGHT HERE" SO IM LIKE "COME SHOW ME IN THE BATHROOM" WE GO IN AND HE HOLDS IT UP AND HES LIKE "THIS IS PRETTY." SO WE STAND THERE FOR A SECOND AND HE SAYS "IF YOUR HAIR LOOKED LIKE THIS WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHY WOULD YOU EVER PUT COLOR AND RELAXERS ON IT" SO I EXPLAIN... THEN HE SAYS "YOU NEED TO GO TO A PROFESSIONAL AND TELL THEM TO CUT THIS MUCH OFF" (STOPS AT THE COLOR LINE) AND I SAY "WELL I CANT DO THAT NOW BECAUSE MY HAIR WOULD BE TOO SHORT", HE THINKS ABOUT IT AND AGREES... LATER I THANKED HIM FOR SAYING THOSE THINGS TO ME..

I ALWAYS READ ABOUT LADIES WHO GO THROUGH THIS TRANSITION WITH THEIR HAIR AND THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO BE AROUND EVERYDAY ARENT SUPPORTIVE... IT SUCKS BECAUSE I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS ALREADY TO HAVE TO ROCK BUNS EVERYDAY AND WORRY ABOUT YOUR EDGES LAYING DOWN, AND COMING UP WITH CREATIVE STYLES THAT LOOK DECENT..

BUT IM GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE ONE I LOVE.. LOVE MY HAIR.. THANKS BABE!!

38th WEEK OF TRANSITIONING

SO THIS IS THE 38TH WEEK, FOR MY TRANSITION..THINGS ARE GOOD SUPER GOOD...EXCEPT.ONE.THING... I NEED TO GET AHOLD OF A DENMAN PRONTO!!! IM SHEDDING A BIT MORE THAT USUAL AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE TO GET ALL THE SHED HAIRS OUT BEFORE I START HAVING KNOTTING ISSUES... THE DAILY CO-WASHING IS STILL GOING GREAT I'VE BEEN AT IT FOR ABOUT 5 WEEKS.. AND I THINK ITS GROWING.. THAT DAG-ON Y SHAPE IS BACK, BUT ITS ALL GOOD.. I'LL EMBRACE IT... ITS AMAZING TO ME HOW QUICK THAT THING GROWS BACK THERE..

I WAS ON lhcf THIS WEEKEND AND ONE OF THE MEMBERS POSTED A THREAD ABOUT MOISTURE BASICALLY MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE OVER ALL APPEARANCE OF THE HAIR... AND I CAN CONCUR COMPLETELY AFTER I TOOK MY MICROS OUT MY HAIR LOOKED A h.a.m., IT WAS NAPPY, COURSE, RESISTANT TO EVERYTHING, NONE OF MY USUAL FIXES WERE WORKING... NOW THAT I HAVE MY MOISTURE LEVEL BACK IN CHECK, ITS ALL GOOD, VERY VERY GOOD, IN FACT.. SO I AGREE THAT SOME OF THE WOMEN WHO COMPLAIN MAY ACTUALLY JUST HAVE COURSE RESISTANT HAIR, BUT I BET IF THEY GET THE MOISTURE LEVEL PEAKED, IT WOULDNT BE AS BAD AS THEY THHINK IT IS.. JUST MY THOUGHTS...

Friday, July 18, 2008

OCM




I LOVE THIS!!! I INTIALLY CAME ACROSS THIS WHILE LOOKING FOR A NATURAL WAY TO CLEAR UP BLACKHEADS... THEN I FOUND A VERY HELPFUL SITE THAT EXPLAINED HOW TO DO IT.. THERE IS ALSO A VIDEO TUTORIAL...IT HAS REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY SKIN, iVE BEEN USING IT FOR ABOUT A MONTH...

MY COMB

i LOVE THIS COMB AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED TO ME BY SOUTHERNTEASE.. IT WORKS GREAT FOR DETANGLING MY 38 WEEK POST TRANSITIONING HAIR RIGHT NOW!!! I LOVE IT!!!
IT COMES IN 4 COLORS: PINK, PURPLE, GREEN, & WHITE
SET YOU BACK: $2
GET IT FROM: SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY

JUNE UPDATE::::

SO THIS IS WHERE I AM THUS FAR 9 MONTHS OF HAIR CARE 7 MONTHS OF TRANSITIONING... HAD A SET BACK FROM NOT DETANGLING PROPERLY... LESSON LEARNED.. MOVING ON

AUSSIE MOIST CONDITIONER

I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS CONDITIONER.. I USE IT FOR EVERYTHING.. CO-WASHING. DC'ING, LEAVE-IN... EVERYTHING

BACK OF THE BOTTLE: Conditioning agents hydrate thirsty, dry locks and rinse away clean, leaving hair manageable. Accented with Australian Aloe it gives thirsty, dry hair a long and quenching drink for silky hair. So your hair walks into a bar and says "I'm parched! Pleeeease give my hair a drink to quench its thirst!" "Right away" says the tender as he slides the Moist Conditioner accented with Aloe and Jojoba Oil. It's not funny, but it works.
Aussie, Add some Roo to your do!

WHATS IN IT: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, BIS Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
SET YOU BACK: $3-5 DEPENDING WHERE YOU SHOP