September 30, 2013

New Hair Products & Old Faithful...

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New Buys
Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioner Treatment -12oz
I purchased this from Mall Mart, Swan Street, Bridgetown for $9.95BDS ($4.97US). I have heard great reviews about this product and since I use a lot of their product line I decided to give it a try.  As usual I like to use a new Deep Conditioner when I’m freshly relaxed as well as deep into my stretch about 12weeks post to see if the product lives up to its name, so my review will come at the end of my stretch.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing-Balm -8.5oz
I purchased this from Mall Mart, Swan Street, Bridgetown for $14.19BDS ($7.09US). Have 

September 27, 2013

FANTASIA In Concert With My Girls...

Fantasia Barrino was in Barbados on September 15, 2013 and her performance was energetic and awesome. The only down side was the concert was too short as she performed for about 50mins.  I went with my girls and we had a great time, awesome start to my Birthday!

September 25, 2013

Wash Day Post Relaxer…

After relaxing my hair I like to do a protein treatment one week after but not later than two weeks after to add some strength back into my strands.

[1]   Prepooed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on my scalp and on the length of my hair.
[2]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo.
[3]   Applied Aphogee Two Step Protein treatment and sat under my hooded dryer for 15mins 
       till my hair was rock solid. Please Note do not comb or brush your hair after using
       this treatment prior to rinsing it out as your hair will break due to the stiffness.
[4]   Appllied Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer for 2mins and rinsed.
[5]   Followed up with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask for 35mins.
[6]   Wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 30mins to absorb the excess water.
[7]   Applied Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer , Herbal Essences Split-End
       Protector (on my ends), Aussie Moist Conditioner & Hot Six Oil.

Fully wrapped my hair damp and sat under my hooded dryer for 30 mins and allowed the rest of my hair to airdry.

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I was looking forward to wearing my hair straight for another week that’s why I wrapped it but 

September 23, 2013

Style | Little White Dress - OOTN

My first OOTN (Outfit of the Night) post and I’m really excited to show you guys what I wore recently to Fantasia in Concert in Barbados.

September 18, 2013

Relaxer Day Results & I CUT 3 Inches off…

The night before my relaxer, I parted my hair in 4 sections and sprayed my new growth with the Mane n Tail detangler, then combed with my wide width comb followed by smaller teeth comb to make sure all my coils were combed out properly so it’s easier when the relaxer is applied. Then I applied Vaseline on my scalp.  It took me 1 hour & 30mins to carefully detangle.

The morning of my relaxer I applied Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my ends first followed by Roux Porosity Control Corrector Conditioner on my ends to protect it from relaxer run off.

My relaxer process was exactly the same as the June relaxer day results seen (here) (same process and products used) except the total time of application and smoothing took 12mins. As usual, my hair was fully wrapped and I left the salon with my hair the same way after sitting under the dryer for 1hr & 15mins and my hair was still damp at the top.  The back of my hair came out bone straight but the top has alil texture to it. I got one burn and suffered some breakage during the relaxer process.

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A couple hours later I took down the wrap and I realized that my nape doesn't grow not nearly 

September 15, 2013

Lipstick Haul [MAC, Maybelline, L'oreal Paris, Revlon] With Swatches on Lips

I was always a lip-gloss kinda girl but now I’m branching into quality lipsticks to jazz up my look. I got my mom to pick up a couple lipsticks for me while she was on holiday recently. Here are the range of lips sticks that was bought for me from the MAC store and the others from Shoppers Drug Mart in Calgary. The swatches were done on my arm and lips.

MAC Ruby Woo – Price $18.00CAD (Retro Matte Lipstick)

September 10, 2013

Relaxer Prep & New Growth @ 14 Weeks Post

Once I’m incorporating protein into my wash day, it means jumping in and out the shower 3 times argh. I'm using protein to strengthen my strands before undergoing the relaxer process, which breaks down the bonds in the hair follicle which makes your tresses straight (from curly or coily to straight).  I finger detangled first, then followed up with my width comb and strangely enough I didn't need my Mane n Tail Detangler like the last wash day before my relaxer in June which was a total nightmare

[1  Prepooed with Grapeseed oil and coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint on my scalp 
       and on the length of my hair for 30mins under my heat cap.
[2  Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo (remove build up) & Elasta QP Crème 
       Conditioning Shampoo.
[3]   I normally use the Aphogee two step treatment (hard protein treatment)but I ran out and 
       couldn’t find any at short notice so I used ORS Hair Mayonaise mixed with Extra Virgin 
       Olive Oil and Coconut oil for 25mins under my heat cap (this is a medium protein  
       treatment). I prefer to do my protein treatments on clean clarified hair. I don't like the  
       strong smell of this DC because i can't stand perfume smells. This has always been in
       my stash as a back up plan for my Aphogee.
 [4]  Deep Conditioned with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask for 45mins
       with heat.
[5  Rinse and wrap my hair in a t-shirt for 1 hour
[6]   With my hair in 4 sections sprayed Aphogee Keratin Green Tea Reconstructizer and 
       Herbal Essence Split Ended Protector (my ends only) , Aussie Moist Conditioner and
       detangled very carefully. This was the part that really shocked me because I would
       normally use my Mane n Tale Detangler at this point but the comb glided through my 
       new growth. 
My new growth at 14 weeks post relaxer.

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The Neutrogena DC has made my hair life alooooooot easier during the ending of this stretch. 

September 03, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Flexi-Rods on Relaxed Hair (Install & Take Down)

As promised I have uploaded the Flexi-Rods video that I did last week @ 12weeks post relaxer.  Hope this is helpful for those of you who want to try this method of achieving spiral curls.

I hope you enjoyed the video.

Be Inspired…  

September 01, 2013

Happy Birthday To ALL September Borns

I guess it’s no secret that my birthday is in September based on the title lol.  I just want to take the time out to wish everyone who’s celebrating their birthday this month, to have a wonderful day and fabulous year filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, love and memories of a lifetime.  May God continue to bless and protect you as your days go by, make each day count.

          “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate”
My birthday is September 16thSmiley Birthday Jack in the Box JIB photo bdaysmilies5.gifand I’m inviting other September borns to drop their dates in the comment section below so we can all share the same cake in the pic below. I’ll be updating the blog by adding your blog link below so we can all celebrate together.

::Tomes Edition – September 16th
::Bebe @ Hairausforderung  September 25th 
::V. Shireen @ Persian Named Girl  September 1st 
::Age @ Loving My Hair  September 2nd 
::Lydz @ Crowning Glory  September 24th 
::Naacutie Mimi  September 16th

Be Inspired…