Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wash Day @ 30 Weeks Post

Hey ladies
Lets get straight to it.

  • Pre-pooed with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, Their Volumizing Conditioner, my arsenal of oils, and what I could get out of my Giovanni Smooth as Silk DC. I applied this on dry hair and left this on for about a hour. Rinsed.
  • Shampooed with (a newbie) Garlic Shampoo 1x and then 1x with my Joico k-pak Shampoo then rinsed.
  • Next I used Aubrey Organics Balancing Conditioner. I left this on while I got and mix my deep conditioner. When I was rinsing this out, my hair felt really really soft, I might switch and use this instead of my PMSSDT.
  • After that I applied my deep conditioner that consist of the last bit of the giovanni, Aunt Jackie's In Control( I only have a little left for one more wash day so I have to restock), and Roux 233 Moisture Recovery. I left this on with heat for 45 minutes and without for 5-10 minutes. Rinsed.
  • I detangled with my shower comb and only got a little bit of shedding. This was the part where I add my leave-in, but I got half way through with the rods and realized that i didn't put any leave-in in. So. Yeah. I just used my Moitions wrapping lotion to set my hair on the rods.

So apart from the no leave-in, it was a quick wash day. I did everything in I'll say about 5 Hours, when I usually take the whole day to wash. (Happy Dance)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random Spotlight: Global Couture

Hey Ladies

This post is highlighting another small business that again I found on twitter. Let me tell you guys besides Facebook, Twitter is another wonderful place to meet interesting people. Anyway I seen a pic on twitter with these amazing hand crafted earrings and bows. I just had to know more about this company. I did some digging on her website and was wowed by all the beautiful pieces that she has featured on the site. So because I love supporting small businesses I asked to feature her on my blog and she agreed. This was another interview that I truly enjoyed. It is nice to meet strong goal focused females with businesses because you can tell that your going to get quality products. But I'll just let this interview speak for itself. (click on highlight link to go to website)

  1. What made you decide to start your business?

I decided to begin Global Couture 2 years ago when I noticed I couldn’t find any accessories or natural hair apparel (mainly T shirts) I wanted to wear, that reflected my new consciousness.  I would like to think I have always been a creator, because I have always enjoyed crafting and creating beautiful things. During the day, I am a tenured college counselor and full time doctoral candidate completing my dissertation. So, my designs have also become a creative outlet from these very cerebral tasks.  

  1. What is your main goal for your company?

Global Couture is an expression of my love for travel, self-exploration, cultural expression, and creativity. Global Couture designs hair accessories, jewelry, & apparel for the bold, chic, and culturally curious. Global Couture is trying to spread the word about embracing your natural hair and its reflection of our history. “Loving your hair represents loving yourself.” Love your curls, if they are wavy, curly, kinky or coily.

  1. Are you natural? If so tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey?

Yes, I am natural! I love natural hair! Much of my inspiration for Global Couture comes from the various natural hair communities (via blogs, natural hair meet-ups, and YouTube) which I so joyously joined nearly two years ago.  Global Couture is an expression of my love for travel, self-exploration, cultural expression, and creativity. “Going back to my roots” during this natural hair journey has been truly self-affirming. Through this journey, I fell in love with the freedom, self-expression, and renewed confidence fostered by a simple ‘hairdo’ change. I found quickly it was more than a hair style change, it became a lifestyle change. I began to take more risks outside of the expected and mainstream forms in beauty, hairstyles, clothing, and accessories. I believe this ‘mini’ transformation paired with my travels through South American, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean has added to my appreciation for various forms of beauty, personal expression and culture expression.

  1. Is there anything else you would like the readers to know?

We are open for business at Global Couture!!  Global couture currently sells T-shirts, hair accessories, bow ties, earrings, phone cases, totes, and other novelty items such as coffee mugs.

My vision for Global Couture is to enhance the natural beauty in all of us from the inside-out.

Patricia, Global Couture Designer and Owner

Thank you for interviewing me!

Global Couture, LLC
Facebook:  Global Couture 
Twitter:       @globalcouture1
Instagram:  @globalcouture

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review #6: Epiphany Scents*

Hey Guys

This product I seen on twitter. It had tons of great retweets about how much they loved their product. So you know I got the itch and I just had to scratch it. I sent the lovely Ms. Rebecca Freeman a tweet and I received my parcel a couple of days later. She currently has frosting, candles, and scrubs in all different wonderful scents.

Shea Whipped Body Frosting 8oz- 14.99$

Promises & Directions: Pure Shea, Virgin Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Sweet Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Mango butter,Aloe, and fragrance blended into a moisturizing creme that promotes properties which soften and improves dry skin with daily use. Apply a dime size amount to damp skin for best use; leaves skin silky, healthy and lightly frangranced.

My Review: The smell is the light and florally, not to heavy but not to soft. It reminds me of summer flowers. I absolutely loved it. After i showered with my scented body wash then put this on it really took me to another place. The packaging is different. It's not like the usually tubs, cause this one has angles. The label is nice and classy too, with the lace trim. The texture is light. As soon as I gather some up on my finger it instantly melts, making it very easy to apply. Don't need to much or you'll be greasy. Just like the directions a dime size amount is all that you need.

Will I be repurchasing this product: Definitely would!!!! The price, consistence, and smell will keep me coming back for more.

My Grade- A+





Phone- 323-642-8089

Monday, March 25, 2013

Review #5 : Shea Botanica*

Hey Guys

I was giving the opportunity to try these lovely products from a some what new company. It was new to me I know that much!!! I had these products for over a month or two now and I'm writing to give you guys my honest opinion about them. I wanted to make sure I thoroughly used each product before I came to you guys. I received 4 jars from this brand. Which included a moisturizer, body cream, face cream, and a hair styler. Each item ranged from 2-6 oz that I received, but on their website the sizes and prices range.

Hair Moisture Cream 4oz -7.59$

Promises & Directions: Shea Botanica Hair Moisture Cream is a light all natural Shea based moisturizer to provide much needed definition and luster for dry, dull hair. Shea Botanica Hair Moisture Cream provides a daily dose of moisture to revive and add shine to your curls. This lightweight cream is designed to absorb into your strands without weighing down your hair. Shea Botanica Hair Moisture Cream is infused with jojoba oil and essential fatty acids to quench dull hair. The essential oils of tea tree, patchouli, lavender & ylang ylang stimulates the scalp. This anti-oxidant rich emollient can be used daily to soften and add shine to natural curly or wavy tresses. Apply daily to dry, towel-dried or slightly damp hair. Reapply as needed. 

Ingredients: Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Natural Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Chathamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang ylang) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea tree) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

Curl Styling Cream (lemongrass) 4oz- 8.20$

Promises & DirectionsShea Botanica Curl Styling Cream has been specially formulated to define curls while moisturizing your hair. This creamy Shea based formula coats your hair strands to provide much needed moisture to dry, frizzy or damaged hair. Shea Botanica Curl Styling Cream is infused with Argan oil to quench parched hair. Apply Shea Botanica Curl Styling Cream to wet or damp hair, Scrunch hair to help define curls, and then allow hair to dry.

Ingredients: Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Argan Oil, Soybean Oil, Natural Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Silk Protein, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower seed oil, Castor Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Essential oils: Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang ylang, Tea tree, Lemongrass.

Face Cream (Geranium, Chamomile, & Patchouli) 3oz - 7.99$

Promises & Directions: Shea Botanica Face Cream is an All Natural broad spectrum moisturizing emollient that helps hydrate and protect skin. Made with moisturizing oils, oatmeal and pure essential oils it is great for calming dry or irritated skin, leaving skin soft, smooth, supple, and with a more youthful feel. Suitable for dry or combination skin. Gently smooth over face and neck. Can be used both day and night. Dry/Aging/Sensitive skin: with Wheatgerm, Avocado & Jojoba oils.
Ingredients: Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Emulsifying Wax, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Palm Stearic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oatmeal), dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Perlargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Chamaemelum Nobile (Chamomile) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

  • No Parabens
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Petrolatum
  • No Artificial Fragrance
  • No Color Added
  • No Phthalates
  • GMO Free

Moisturizing Body Cream 6oz- 8.00$

Promises & Directions: Shea Botanica Moisturizing Body Cream is a rich emollient that absorbs quickly to moisturize and soothe dry, dull skin. Shea Botanica Moisturizing Body Cream is deliciously scented and non greasy. This body cream is custom-made with essential fatty acids and vitamins that provide relief to dry, dull and sensitive skin. Incorporating the sweet, floral and vibrant scents of geranium, lavender, chamomile, & ylang ylang, this ultra-rich emollient deeply penetrates skin to leave it smooth, soft and supple. Smooth over skin after bath or shower, or any time skin feels dry. 
Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Vera whole Leaf Juice, Natural Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Chathamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamaemelum Nobile (Chamomile)Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Perlargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang ylang) Oil, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
I did have a picture from when i first got it but I got a new phone so some pictures where lost. So this is a picture of excessive use of the product.

Overall each product served its purpose plus some. I love that each product is detailed so things you can not pronounce is hyphened with the term that we do know.
Package is plain but yet simple for easy storage or travel. Also the letter smears off when you get so product on your hand.
Smell is not powerful. Its more of a earthy, citrus smell that doesn't bother me at all. I perferre a perfume smell to my products but I like that this one is all natural giving it a earthy smell.

Texture is thick and creamy. It is well whipped, light, and fluffy. With each cream a little does go a long way and for the price that's 2 pluses in my book.

Will I repurchase this products again, The moisturizer, body cream, and face cream I would definitely get again, but the styler I am still on the fence because it left my hair feeling weighed down. For the face cream, after i did my usual face routine I applied a dab on my forehead, cheeks, and chin and smoothed over my face as directed. The smell leaves my face smelling earthy and natural which I like. My face afterwards does not feel oily and I'm not wiping away grease if i do sweat. Usually I sweat after I apply a face moisturizer, but with this product I didn't and I really loved that. The body cream i applied after I showered. I even used it on my sons skin and they seemed to love it. It took my a little time to rub it in, but afterwards my skin felt silky smooth. The moisturizer was not heavy, it was nice and light on my hair.
My Grade A-   because the styler left my hair heavy.

Click links below to contact them or for their website.
Phone- 1-404-981-7959

New blogger OLD POST

So my name is Kenesha Broderick. 24 year old baltimore native, but my familys from jamaica so you know times can be wild. I have two sons one is 4 ,will be 5 in a week, and a 5 month old. Currently working two jobs but im really in a money making mode that i want to take on more. So i have ideas in the process. S/N working on one right now as i type!!!! I feel that i have alot of things that im passionate about i just have to single one out and focus on it. A little more about me i am a total peoples person. I like to talk once i warm up to people which won't take me long to do. I also love to laugh and to make people laugh. But i will do my best with this blog thing so guys just bear with me and I'm sure i will produce some good stuff!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Taking Down my Sew-in Protective style Wash day @ 29 weeks post

Well it's time. I'm totally ready to take out this sew-in and give my hair a much need rest before putting another on in for my birthday. My birthday is on the 29th. So I want to install my hair on the 28th. That will give my hair a weeks worth of relaxation. 

I'm going to give you guys a quick run down of what I did to my hair while in the protective style.
I oiled my scalp 4 days out of the week. I didn't wash my hair and I had my satin bonnet on a lot of the time to protect my hair. I hardly Flat iron my leave out. I would see I did it twice. But i did moisturize it a lot. I kept it simple because I was moving and had a lot of this to do so i made sure to oil my scalp at least.

Okay for the process of taking out my extentions. I took my fingers and felt for loose string and cut them. I did this to each row and the my weaving cap. Then I comb out each braid taking out all my shed hair and string that was left over in my hair.

  •  I pre-pooed with ORS replenishing pak. I used 2 packs, coconut oil, and my oil arsenal. Rinsed that out. 
  • Then I touched up my new growth (I retained about a 1 inch) with Softsheen Hi Rez in red. Processed for 30 minutes and the washed out.
  • Shampooed with the conditioning shampoo packet that came with the kit. 
  • Than shampooed with my Joico K-pak color therapy shampoo. Rinsed with cool water.
  • Applied the Aubrey Organics GPB balancing Conditioner for 2 to 5 mins as directed. This I received in the March curlkit box. I used this in place of my PMSSDT.
  • Next I mixed the conditioner that came in the kit, the Giovanni that I received in the February curlkit, and my Aunt Jackie's in control deep conditioner. I left this on my head for a hour. A half an hr with just the turban cap I got in my curlkit and the other half with my mother in law's Gold n Hot jumbo bonnet dryer. When we came and I seen this bad boy in the closet I was I overjoyed. I don't mind looking like predator for a half an hour as long as I know my strands are properly moisturize.
  • Once I rinsed the conditioner out my hair felt truly soft. I should have been invested in some type of heat source for my conditioner. I then applied the CHI Thermal Silk Infusion for 5 minutes to see if this would keep my hair moisturize once i blow dried it. I pick this up because 1. it was on sale and 2. I can't seem to find my dark and lovely anti-reversion serum. So i used this in place of that. To me it didn't really do any difference my hair still felt dry, but I will try again.
  • I blow dried my hair on low after I detangled it with Aunt Jackie's Knot on my watch. Using this as a leave in also. Then spraying my hair with my Tresseme's heat tamer.
  • Last I flat ironed my hair with my new flat iron. I miss my old flat iron because this one seem to suck all the moisture out of my hair and making it look frizzy.

So It was a fairly productive wash day!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Un-boxing The March Anniversary Curlkit

Hey guys
Let me till you guys. I told you all that recently moved earlier this month. I had already did my change of address a week before I left and even took the extra steps by going to sites I know I receive stuff from and change my address manual.  So when I seen post and videos going up of people already getting the box I started to wonder where was mines. I then proceeded to track my box. Once I tracked my box it said it was at my old address post office sitting. I became upset because it was just sitting and not being transferred or nothing. I called the post office and sat on the phone with them for about an hour trying to understand why my mail was not forwarded. This is my hard earned money they messing with and I was highly upset. All they could do was apologize for the inconvenience.
But anyway today the post man meet me at my car with my box. So today is a good day. Again I was happy with another heavy box. It wasn't much of a surprise to me because I already seen people un boxing the Curlkit. So here's what I received:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Un-boxing The February CurlKit

Hey Guys!!!
This post was supposed to be put out last month, but since i moved i still haven't gotten around to publishing many reviews that I still Have in my drafts. But I will be getting them out to you with in the next two weeks. Please bare with me!!
I gave into my product junkie side and went ahead an got the Curlkit. I'm Happy to say that I am extremely pleased with my first purchase of it. I was nice and heavy, and filled with great goodies that I can't wait to try out. Here's what i received.

Random Spotlight: TuShea Butter Cream*

Hey guys
So I seen this lovely product on Facebook and just had to have it. Luckily I received a sample in the mail from the lovely Terran Damiper owner of TuShea Butter Creams. The product is like heaven in a cup. Not only did she bless me with the sample, but she honored me with a interview as well.
Here's how it went:

When was your company established? 
 My company actually started in 2008. That’s when the actual research and testing began for the product. What initially started as something I used for myself turned into gifts to friends and family and then a friend said you should sell this. So in January 2011 I launched TuShea Butter Cream Products.

What made you what to start your line?

 You know I initially started my business for a couple of reasons. First I suffer from eczema and dry skin and I was tired of dishing out large amounts of money to buy creams that leave you smelling like a pharmacy and then putting lotions on top of that, that’s suppose to smell good. So when I went natural I thought hey lets try something different. Working with shea butter was no easy task at first because I was just putting it on from it’s raw state which can be a hassle. So I researched and at first it was jacked up! I mean I was really going through experimenting with it but now I think I got it and then some!

Are you natural, if so tell me about your journey?

 I am natural and it’s funny but this is actually my second and LAST time going natural. The first time I was natural for about a year and I did the big chop! My stylist at the time was like I’m not cutting your hair so I just grabbed her shears cut it and said now fix it! It was really short and the texture was great. I loved short hair but then it started to grown and shortly after I got married in 2006 I relaxed it again due to just frustration. After about a year I cut my hair in to a bob and decided to transition from relaxed to natural. I  shampooed and blow dried my hair every week and flat ironed it. I wore a wrap for what seems like forever. Then on my parents 50th birthday I went home shampooed and started cutting all the relaxed ends off myself and the rest is history! I feel like now that I’ve gone through both big chop and transition when people have questions about being natural or going natural I can identify with them and help them along the way.

What is your target goal? 

 You know if I can master shrinkage I will be satisfied! Lol But since I know I can’t my goal would just be achieve healthy hair using natural products. I’m really trying to break myself of parabens, alcohol and things like that. I want the products that I use to strengthen my hair and not make it dependent

Is there anything you else you would like to say?

 Yes! I want to give a shout out to Pookie and RayRay from East Saint!! LOL No I’m just kidding! I would just like to say that I love being natural and I love to see other natural women embracing their beauty. TuShea Butter Cream is a way for me and everyone who loves it to embrace their beauty the natural way. I would also want to encourage you all to support other small businesses like TuShea Butter. There are some amazing products out there made by some amazingly smart women that would love the support! Also if there is anyone out there that wants to start their own line, please research not only the business but the things you are putting into the products. I’m available if you have questions on the Contact Us portion of my site! And remember to deliver the best customer service you can! Because people are spending their money and you don't only represent yourself and your business but all the other small business out there, including TuShea!

Since you BC and Transition what would be your top tip in the process of it?

Since I BC'd and transitioned I got a few tips! Tip #1 and to me is one of the most important ones BE PATIENT! If u don't know how to be going natural will definitely teach you. There will be times that you get frustrated with your hair we all do hold on to your purpose for going natural and let that see you through! Tip #2 Embrace who you really are and not what's going on on top of your head! Once you fall in love with yourself your hair's true beauty will shine! Embrace YOUR curls because they are you r signature, your DNA and its so uniquely you!! Isn't that amazing!!! Finally Tip#3 Research and Experiment!  Its important for you to find out what works for your hair. I recommend signing up for a subscription like SwapSack, which TuShea has been a featured product for, or Curlkit. These subscriptions didn't exist when I went natural, I wish they would have, but they give you a box with about 5-6 products for a monthly fee. Also read labels when you pick up products. I learned that long before I went natural. In cosmetology school it was drilled in us to read those labels and research what we see. Now with Internet at your fingertips you can get it done in the store.

I truly truly enjoyed this interview and will continue to support TuShea. She was a very open and kind making me feel welcome.

TuShea Butter Cream- Jamaican Punch 11.00$

A delicious fruity blend of mango, papaya, lemon, and lime mixed into fluffy shea butter.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea Butter), Essential oil (for fragrance), Alpha Tocopherol ( vitamin e), Grapeseed oil, Almond oil, & Olive oil.

My Review: The package is plain, but I love to see whats in my product and what I have left. So that was a plus for me. The smell and texture is absolutely AMAZING. The product is hard at first but once you get it on your finger tips it truly melts like butter against your skin. Every time I put it on I want to drink myself.
I used this product after I got out the shower, before I went to bed. For my sons I washed them down, shampooed their hair, then applied the butter. My youngest sons hair is afro coily, so I dried it a little and just evenly distributed it through out his hair while still a little damp. The next morning his hair was soft, moisturize, and smelling ohh soo good!!! I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet on my hair because its still in the sew-in protective style. But I absolutely can not wait to use it as a sealant. Once I do I will give you guys the results on my hair!

Grade- A++

Contact (click link)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Random Spotlight: Zèlè Adornments

Hey guys

  Random Spotlight will be about business owners, bloggers, naturalistas, and more of down to earth people that you may want to know.
In this post I will be featuring a up and coming small business that is relatively new.

This spotlight post is on a company named Zélé Adornments. I meet this lovely lady through twitter. But she also has a Facebook page that the showcases her jewelry. I had the opportunity to ask her some questions and here's how it went.

Ivory Howlite Necklace
When did you start Zèlè Adornments?

I started Zélé Adornments in the summer of 2012.  
Pink Agate and Wood Stacked Earrings

What made you decide to do jewelry?

I have always had a strong passion to create things that were more suited to my own individual style.  

Are you natural?

I am a natural sister, I like to think of myself as a self proclaimed nubian queen.  Natural styled, wooden jewelry always seemed to only be available at annual African festivals. I wanted to be able to have access to this style of jewelry all through the year instead of relying on what my local retailers had to offer. I started creating pieces and was only ever fully satisfied when there was either the common element of wood, a natural stone or both in my creation.

What influenced you to do what you do?

My biggest influence comes from the love of doing things for myself, this endevour has allowed me to do this while at the same time share my passion with my admirers.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about your company?

The word  Zélé is the French word for Zeal, which I believed is the one word that best describes my attitude towards this project.  Why French you ask? Learning French was the other life passion I picked up in 2012.  I thought it would be a great idea to marry my two loves into one, producing the name Zélé Adornments.

Overall her drive is to create handcrafted assortment of adornments (earrings, bracelets and statement necklaces). The majority of her creations have been handcrafted using wood and a natural stone called agate. Her target audience is primarily natural hair women because she strongly believe it compliments their style.

Yellow Agate and Wood EarringsSunshine Yellow Wood EarringsSunshine Yellow And Wood Bracelet With Gold Accents
To purchase any of her crafts click the link below and also like her Facebook page for upcoming work she's done.

~ Zélé Adornments

Thanks for reading!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Part 2: Sew-in Protective style

Hey Guys
Sorry this post is so late I had to wait for my phone to arrival in order for me to take pics, to share with you guys how I installed my extensions.
   I first applied Simply Organics Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my scalp then braided it up. My leave out, I braided into loose braids. Next I braided the edges of my hair into braids that came together in the back. Then I braided my hair into a zigzag down middle. Next I sewed down a weaving cap on the perimeter of my head. After that I just went to sewing while watching YouTube videos. All together it took me about three hours with me only stopping to eat. I'm quite pleased with the outcome!!!
I'll take another pic in the morning and upload it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wash Day @ 26 weeks: Preparing For Sew-in Protective style

Hey Guys,

  I have some news to share with you guys in todays post. I'm MOVING!! It's been a long time coming and I still have a lot of packing to do, but I can't wait to leave. I'm moving to Nevada with hubby. I've lived in Baltimore, Maryland all my life, born and raised, but it's time for me to live! So I decided to put another protective style in my hair while I finish packing and get myself settled there. I already packed up my hair arsenal so I had to grab some things when I went to buy my hair. Let me tell you guys.... You know your a serious Product Junkie when your hair stuff alone needs 2 boxes to be shipped. Then you still have to stash things into your carry on bag because you have glass bottles that you don't want to break (JBCO).

Soooooo here's how I prepared my hair:

  • Serious Pre-poo with Queen Helen Jojoba oil Hot Oil Treatment & Olive oil for a hour. This was my first time using jojoba oil and to tell you guys I was really blown away with the results. My hair was extremely moisturize when I rinsed my hair. It was soo soft and smell delicious. I'm adding this to my staple of oils and might keep this as my oil for strictly hot oil treatments.
  • Shampooed with Roux Moisturizing Shampoo 619 Moisture System. Okay the reason I'm using this is because I had packed up all my stuff without thinking that I had a wash day before leaving. I just wanted to get the packing over with. But anyway when I got there I seen this sitting up front and when the cashier told me that it was $9.99 but on a promotional sale $3.99. Using my mothers shampoo went out the window and I bought the whole system. DJM I have a problem.
  • I did a rinse with Adore Jet Black in the front of my head because I couldn't find a color that would match the red of my hair and I refused to bleach my hair. It took about 2 hours to change because I had to make sure the color took to my new growth.
  • Shampooed again with the Roux to get all of the Rinse out. This shampoo smells like mountain dew to me and it did its job well. My hair felt nice & clean.
  • I did a protein treatment with Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment and Balancing Moisturizer. Another product I never tried before but read a lot about. I bought the sample for $1.99 to try it out. I would like to try it out again before I giving it a review.
  • Deep Condition with a blend of Dr. Miracle's Follicle Healer Deep Conditioning Treatment & Tingling Intensive Deep Conditioning Treatment. I really liked the follicle healer and I plan on using it from time to time. This I left in for a hour and then rinsed.
  • I threw a t-shirt on my had for about a minute to just soak up any extra water. Then I sprayed the Roux Leave-in Treatment & Shine and after that I put the Aunt Jackie's Knot on My Watch Instant De tangler on my hair. Using the De Tangler this time I feel it did its job. I just took my time and had to think that I have a weeks worth of shed hair that's coming out on wash day so theirs more tangles.
I'm going to let my hair finish air drying and continue tomorrow with a post on how I do my sew-in.
Thanks for Reading!!!