December 30, 2013

Christmas Day Hair: Flexi-Rods…

At 14weeks post relaxer, the only way to blend both textures is doing some form of curls because flat ironing isn't even a question for me . Since I just had a full wash day I opted for a quick co-wash. Don' forget to check out Miss Dre Liebster Award questions here.
[1]   Deep Conditioned with my Queen Helene Cholesterol mixture on dry hair for 20mins 
       and rinsed.
[2]   Cleansed my scalp with Aussie Moist Conditioner.
[3]   Wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 45mins to absorb the excess water.
[4]   Before applying my leave in conditioners I sprayed my hair with Mane n Tail detangler 
       on my roots. This detangler is no joke, it literally melts my tangles away. Applied my
       leave in conditioners of Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer , Aussie Moist 
       Conditioner, Herbal Essences Split End Protector(on my ends) and Coconut oil to my
       hair and detangled again carefully. I had no issues detangling at all.
[5]   I sectioned my hair in 4 (2 at the front & at the back) and used my wide width comb first, 
       then a smaller comb to make sure there were no knots or tangles before rolling the hair.

I had my moisturizing spray bottle on hand to keep my hair moist before rolling unto the flexi-rods.  I used end wrap papers to secure the ends as the rolled the hair up in a spiral set.
It took me about 1hr & 15mins to install 25 rods. Before getting under my hooded dryer I used my trusted Tresemme Heat Tamer spray and sat under the hooded dryer for 30mins.  Since I was going to the midnight service I let the rest of my hair air dry.
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 I only pulled apart the curls at he back and side  to eliminate the spaces but pretty much left the 

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone…

Merry Christmas Everyone! Seasons greetings from my family to ours, have a wonderful day and thank you for your continual support. Always remember the reason for the season, God Bless.

Be Inspired…

December 23, 2013

OOTD: End Of Year Office Christmas Lunch..

The beautiful Miss Dre over at  So She Writes nominated me for a Liebster Award so please check out her questions and my responses as I updated the post on the award here*

Our annual Christmas luncheon for work was held at the Radisson Hotel for 12.30pm.  Unfortunately we still had to turn up for work from 8:00am- 12:00pm, yup it sucks but we live right.  The hotel was beautifully laid out and the room we were in was decorated nicely as well. 

The food was fantastic, and ranged from rice and peas, macaroni pie, garlic potatoes, jug jug (Barbadian dish), baked chicken, mahi mahi (fish), turkey, ham, stem vegetables, sweet potato salad, Caesar salad as the main course. We started off with a bowl of soup and finished up with mini’s cheese cake, chocolate cake, apple pie, great cake (Barbadian type of cake) for desert.

December 20, 2013

Recap: 2013 Hits & Misses...

Just the other day it was January, before I knew it, March was here and I started planning my trip. Before I could blink twice it was June and I was enjoying my vacation, then it was my birthday in September and now December is upon us. This year certainly flew by really fast but I got to capture great memories in the process.

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2013 Hits
  • Started my blog *throws confetti*
  • My hair grew to APL (Armpit Length)  the longest it has ever been in my adult life.
  • Started my YouTube Channel (If anyone had said to me in 2012 that I would be on YouTube I would have laughed so hard but now I’m here and glad I am too).

December 16, 2013

MAC | Riri Hearts MAC Holiday Collection With Swatches…

I’m so excited that I finally have my hands on the Riri Hearts Holiday Collection *throws confetti*. Ordering online would have been a total nightmare since it was sold out in 15mins. What’s worst is the shipment to Barbados was so small it was sold out in a flash as well.  Kevin was so gracious that he went to the Mac store 2 hours early to make sure he got those lipsticks for me and he was successful. He actually tried to trick me by messaging me after the Mac store opened saying he hit snooze on his alarm and then he didn't hear it go off again, so he now has to get ready to leave home to head to the Mac store. I wasn't panicked because I knew he was teasing me.

Take a look at these gorgeous shades of the Mac Riri Heart Holiday Collection 2013 lipsticks.

December 12, 2013

Co-Wash Day @ 12 Weeks Post...

Last weekend wash day went okay but I’m seeing a lot more single strand knots (SKK) as of recently. I used Elasta QP Intense conditioner and it left my hair tangled and less moisturized from my prepoo which was Aussie Moist Conditioner.  This has been the 2nd time that I have used it and I’m not impressed one bit. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet as you guys know I don’t like wasting money so I’ll try a few more concoctions with it before I give my final verdict.

Today my hair really needed that extra boost of moisture and since I’m on vacation I did a quick co-wash.

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[1]   I Deep Conditioned on dry hair with my  Queen Helene Cholesterol concoction and sat 

December 04, 2013

11 Week Post Relaxer And My Edges Are Sleeked Down…

Oh my where did 2013 go, December is here and it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  I’m not one to really care about my edges for work because I don’t interact with customers or work in the front line however when I’m going out with my girls or otherwise, coily edges is a no no.  If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen when I posted about my sleeked edges. Normally I would do a flexi-rod set to blend both textures but I was going out Friday night with my girls and there was no way I would have time to do all of that. 

A couple months ago I went into Bridgetown to look for the famous Eco-Style Gel but I couldn't find any at that point in time so I scooped up Ampro Pro Styl Protein Styling Gel as a backup product for $3.99BDS.  Eco-Styler Gel is available in Barbados at various beauty supply stores and I saw this after I purchased the Ampro Pro Styl Gel. It 's a protein gel but its alcohol free and non greasy. Directions say [1]  Apply to wet or dry hair and comb through [2]  Allow to dry naturally or use a blow dryer [3]  Ideal for use with sculptured styles and roller sets.

didn't want a super hard hold and since I've never used gel on my edges since I started my Healthy Hair Journey, [1] I decided to use my moisturizing spray first on my edges [2] Followed by wetting my soft brush [3] I dipped the brush into the gel and softly combed my edges [4] I tied my edges down with a scarf for 3 hours and I really like the results and would definitely use this gel again. 

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