Monday, December 24, 2012

Wash day @ 16 Weeks post

  I did my wash on Wednesday which was the 19th of last week. Here's how it went.

1. I Pre-poo/Deep Condition w/my Elasta QP, olive/grape seed oil, Vo5 moisture milks, & coconut oil. Left that on for about a hr and a half wrapped up real tight.
2. Rinsed that out and shampooed with 1Oz of a mixture of NTM creamy shampoo & Giovanni tea tree triple shampoo 5Oz of water. Shampooed 2x with my hair parted down the middle.
3. Rinsed that out- then poured my black tea rinse over my hair and then slathered it with Joico daliy balance conditioner. Let that sit for the remainder of my shower. Then washed that out.
4. Wrap braids up in a old T-shirt. Waited till hair was about 80% dry and then greased my scalp with my JBCO. Sprayed my Spritz all over my hair then sealed with my olive/grape seed oil, followed by my Cantu she butter.

 This washed day was really simple and quick. My hair has finally chosen the oils that works best for it, which I stated in the beginning of the post. I finally have my routine day pack a week before I take it out. Lol. I plan on taking my braids down the day after new years and I can't wait. But I'm still undecided what to do next to my hair!!
Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fav Hair Products of November/December

   Hey guys
 I wanted to share with you guys my favorite hair care products I used for the month of

November/December. Here it is in no particular order:
1. Aloe Vera Juice
2. Jamaican Black Castor Oil-This I've been using in basically everything!
3. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in repair cream
4. Giovanni Direct Leave-in

These are the things I feel like everytime my hair needs some love I'm reaching for one of these products. My hair is still in the box  braid protective style. I plan on taking it out the week of new years, but I'm still contemplating if I want to put it in another box braid or a sew-in protective style. For the rest of the winter season.

  In my next post I will share how I will be challenging my self for the new years!
Thanks for reading:-) 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Box Braid Protective Style: Moisturizing

Hey guys,

I just wanted to share with you guys how I keep my hair properly moisturize while I'm doing my box braid protective style.
  The basics of my moisturizing process is to still follow the L.O.C. Method. But I do change it up when I feel that my hair needs that extra boost. When I did my co-wash last week I used my new growth Spritz as my liquid, my grape seed/olive oil mix, and then to seal all that goodness with my Cantu shea butter leave in repair cream. When I do this on my braids I make sure to be a little heavy handed on the products to make sure it penetrates. So that way I could go a whole week with out having to put anything on again. I may spray a little Spritz to freshen my hair up but thats about it.
I know I did a good job when days later I can squeeze a braid between two fingers and get a creamy residue on my finger. I know you thinking RESIDUE ewww or RESIDUE product build up. But no its very light where I know my hair is not parched and in need of something to drink. Now the other day when I was redoing some braids, my ends were dry dry. I sat down grab the Cantu, dab a little on my finger, and apply it to each individual braid. That was about 2 days ago and I still have moisture in my braids.
I try not to over power my hair with products either were my hair can not dry or its to much moisture it will just sit in the braids and on top of my hair. You still have to keep your hair well balance even though its protected. I know it my be hard to listen to your hair in this style, I say just have good judgment.
I hope this post was helpfully! Feel free to comment and let me know what you do to moisturize your protective styles!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

College Vox Box From Influenster

  So I had this box before Thanksgiving and I'm ready to do a review on what I received in the box!!!
  First thing that I used out the box was the NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter eyeliner pencil. Was well pigmented and creamy with just the right hint of glitter. I wore it for Thanksgiving and I received a lot of compliments. I have wore it several times and it just keeps getting amazing with each different eye kook that I do!
  Next was thing I received was the Pentel EnerGel-X Campaign Pen which I absolutely love. I have a secret addiction to pens and this one jus made it to the top of my list. The way it writes reminds me of a freshly sharpened pencil the way that it give you that professional look without trying so hard.
  After that in the box I received the ImPress Press-on Manicure. I'll admit I'm a lil slow. The box said done in minutes it took me an half an hour to do. But next time should bw faster since I now know the process. The print on the nails that I received was very elegant, like I could where them to a wedding. So will be purchasing these!!
  Tropical Necco Wafers were the next thing I got in the box. All I can say it tasty tasty tasty tasty! Love it.
  And the last thing that was in the box was the Energy Sheets. They were a good pick me up like a 5-hour energy drink.
Thanks for reading!!