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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hi Guys

So it's been a year and some months since I last posted. Life has been crazy as we all have challenges that happens to us. More then others. I felt lost at a certain point with this blog which left me discouraged to do any more post.
But being that I'm back to struggling with this dry and shedding knots I feel like I need to rant my struggle. It's been 28 months(2years+) since I big chopped and I'm not getting any results. I've research and tried recommended practices with no luck. So I've decided to revamp my product selection to just one line that targets my hairs need instead of picking from here and there. Now my routine hasn't changed much because I love to keep my process simple. I want to try a line from shea moisture since they target so many different concerns for the natural hair.

Once I figure out which line I choose I will come back with an updated routine that I will stick with.

Thanks for reading!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review #27: Siamese Twists

Hey Guys

Okay first off please forgive me for the lack of posts. I have started a new job working with babies and being that I have three kids of my own, I am extremely tried when I come home. Having to deal with my kids before work, then go to deal with infants, and then back home to mines. Not to mention I still have school work that needs to be done. But anyway, I am going to try to bring you a post or two a week and I will be starting off with a review.

I was contacted a week ago by the owner of Siamese Twist, "Ms. Nik", with an opportunity to do a review. I initially contact her in the beginning of last year and she told me she would get back to me when she came out with a new product. Well I was contacted and here is my review.

Lemon Cake Twist Butter 10oz- 15.65$ & Light Protein Hair Reconstructor 8oz- 12.75$
Promises: Natural hair products for natural transitioning and permed hair. Adds much needed moisture, sheen and softness. My richly scented Body Butters and Body Oils will instantly make your skin feel silky smooth.
Ingredients: (LCTB) Mango, Shea, Cocoa, Sunflower, Palm, Aloe Vera, Brahmi, Olive, Emulsifying wax, Germall Fragrant Oils.
(LPHR) soy, water, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed collagen protein, goats milk, hempseed, silk peptide 

My Experience: I received the butter on the 11th. I hadn't washed my hair since the 1st of March when I clarified my hair using the new Neutrogena Anti breakage set. *Review* My hair had product on it but was a little dry. I used it that night on old hair and when I took my hair out the next morning the definition was excellent. Through out the day, from weather to kids grabbing my hair, my twist out was still in tacked. My roots frizzed up no doubt but my curls remained. That night when I got home I did notice that my hair need a moisture lift. This was from me not moisturizing my hair since I believe that Saturday and water is not in the list of ingredients on this product. I decided to use Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide before using the twist butter. When I woke up and took down my hair, my twist out was the everything. My hair stayed moisturized through the Nevada weather and going to work. I didn't need to reapply any thing that night I just simple put my hair in 12 large twist before wrapping my hair up that night. Friday morning my hair was still extremely moisturized like I just put the product in the night before. Only thing that ruined my curls was spraying it with a refresher. I haven't found a refresher that actually brings out my curls and not frizzing it up. Saturday night I washed my hair with my staple Ouidad for a cleanser, Curl Junkie for my rinse out, and then I used the Light Protein Hair Reconstructor for my deep conditioner. I did not use heat just put on a plastic cap and let it set for an hour. Once I did rinse it out, even though it is light, I had to rinse my hair twice to get the product out. My hair did absorb it well and being that it was a treatment it left my hair soft like a conditioner would. Once I was done coloring my hair I used Apohgee Leave-in and then seal with the twisting butter. OMG I CAN NOT TELL YOU GUYS HOW WELLLLLL DEFINED MY HAIR WAS!!!! The moisture level was off the charts. I just could stop touching or looking at my beautiful curls.
 I love my products to have a sweet or perfume smell to it. That being said when I seen the label stating lemon cake I had to prepare myself. When I opened the jar I had to restrain myself from licking the jar. My mind confused it for a second with butter crème icing and I was about to go to town.
  The feel of both of these products are extra light, like a air whipped type butter. When I initially opened the jars I felt like I would need to be generous with these products but I was totally wrong. My first use of the butter I just used the product that was in the lid and for the reconstructor I hardly put a dent in it.
Ms. Nik has developed a new label for her new brand of items so be on the look out for that.
Pricing for me is right in the range of the quality of the products. Being that they are all natural I expect the prices to be different then products that you by out of a regular store because they are not loaded with harmful ingredients.
Will I be purchasing again? Yes I would definitely like to repurchase the twisting butter. The smell alone won me over and the results of my twist out made me reach for it for the pass couple of days instead of my staple. The reconstructor was a little heavy for my hair because I have fine hair. A natural with a coarser texture I feel this product would be perfect for them. It preform the task it was meant to do by giving my hair the light boost it need and that was shown by how well my hair took to the coloring I did.

Lemon Cake Twist Butter: A+
Light Protein Hair Reconstructor: B-

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Help Tip Tuesday

Hey Guys

I am going to try and bring back helpful tip Tuesday. So here is a couple of helpful makeup tips!

Wash day @ 27 weeks

This wash day was a Camille Rose Naturals kind of weekend using all staples.

I started off with CRN Creme Restore Conditioning Cleanser making sure to massage my scalp and working the cleanswr down to the ends. Washed that out. Next I detangled with CJ Smoothing Conditioner and also massaging my scalp for a minute or two. I rinsed that out with warm water to keep my cuticles open and squeezed out the extra water with my hands.
For my deep conditioner I used CRN Algae Dee conditioner (the old formula). I left this on for more then 2 hours before rinsing it out. For my leave ins I sprayed my hair with ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer, coated with HoneyChile HairLove's Caramel Milk & Vanilla Bean Curl Taffy, and then sealed with CRN Curlaide Moisture Butter. Now it was my first time using it and I really didn't know what to do with it so I decided to revamp my LCO method and change the oil to a butter. I know your thinking this may be to heavy on my hair. I made sure to use a dab of each working it from root to tip!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wash day @ 26 weeks

Lets get straight to it!

I rinsed my hair with warm water for a minute or two to lift up some of the dirty before Quidad Curl Co Wash through out my hair. Making sure to get to my scalp.

Right now I am at the point where I am tried of taking 5 minutes to make a decision on what I am going to use in my hair. I know what makes my hair soft and manageable so I'm really trying to use up things that I'm not using. So for my rinse out conditioner of choice that I use as a detangler was Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Conditioner. I left this on my hair for 3 minutes while I did a little finger detangling and then using my Tangle Teezer.

Once that was rinsed out I wanted to try my homemade deep conditioner that I am working on. I tried it on old hair but this time I wanted to try it on fresh washed hair with heat. I sat under the bonnet dryer for about 25 minutes before washing it out. My hair felt restored and slightly strong. My curls...well you can see in the pic to the right!

For my leave ins I used Shea moisture extra moisture conditioner. Followed by a newbie by HoneyChile HairLove. I know I contradicted my self because I'm trying to use up my stash. But I am still trying to find stylers which I have none of and you also know that I love deep conditioners which I feel you can never have to many of. So from first impression of the Caramel Milk & Vanilla Bean Curl Taffy, it not my socks off. One of my swap sisters sent me a couple of stylers to test out. One of them was Curl Junkies Curls in a Bottle. I'm guessing it is like a serum that holds your look together because the bottle states that it controls frizz and adds shine. I used it a couple of times and its was "mah" to me. Some other things that she sent to me that I gave more the 2 tries was Cream and Cocos Curls for Days & Chocolate Marshmallow Pudding. I tried both of these together, I tried them separately, I tried them on freshly washed hair, on old hair and all I can say is my hair did not like them. My hair was dry at one put after putting it on, then another it was to oily where I had to to wash my hair, it just seem to me that the product was sitting on my hair and not being absorbed. That was a huge no no! 

Happy Hair Journey!