May 30, 2014

Vacation Essentials | Hair Edition...

I’m getting ready to go on a much needed holiday and I’m looking forward to some relaxation. Here are a few things that are a must for my vacation needs: Shampoo, Co-Wash Conditioner, Leave-in Conditioner, Moisturizer and Oil.
My Vacation Hair Essentials

May 26, 2014

Relaxer Day Results…

I setup my tripod to take photos with my camera using the 10-second timing setting. After reaching over a table, to keep on pressing the button to take the photos I realized all of them were in black and white, what a bummer I said, because I had to do it all over in colour. Instead of deleting them I thought to share with you guys.

NEW VIDEO – Best Protein Treatment for Hair : Aphogee…

I have tried a few different brands and types of protein treatment but by far the best and most convenient for me is the Aphogee product line.  I use the Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor weekly or bi-weekly depending on what I’m focusing on that wash day. I also use the Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment every 6-8weeks.  Check out the video below to see why I love this Product line.

Which Protein Treatment do you prefer?

Be Inspired…

May 22, 2014

Technique Thursday | How To Keep Your New Growth Moisturized…

Since I stretch my relaxer from 14weeks to 18weeks, at about 10weeks post relaxer my new growth starting popping up and keeping my new growth moisturized is important, to avoid breakage at the line of demarcation (where new growth meets relaxed hair).  There are several ways and I’ll share with you the ways I keep my new growth moisturized and happy.

How to keep your New Growth Moisturized
How to keep your New Growth Moisturized

May 20, 2014

Relaxer Prep Wash Day…

I didn't get to post about my wash day last week but I’ll share how I wore my hair last week. On Sunday evening I got a feeling that I didn't feel like dealing with my hair for that week. I remembered I had a synthetic instant weave, so I grabbed it out to make sure it was still in good condition. I put my hair in two inside corn rows (French braids), going backwards and leaving our about 2 inches at the front of my hair out. Now this wig is bone straight and my new growth is very unruly and you guys know how I feel about flat irons, so I just placed a head band at the top to attempt to hide the different textures. The length of this wig is my ideal length goal for my real hair.
I'm wearing an instant weave

May 14, 2014

Hair Regimen Building: Types & Use's of Shampoo’s…

If you’re not on a healthy hair journey you may probably see the title and say “ Shampoo’s, what’s the big deal? I just need a product to cleanse my scalp”. There are different Shampoo’s that serve different purposes for our hair, let me break it down.

Types of Shampoo’s for Healthy Hair Care:
[1]   Clarifying Shampoo
[2]   Moisturizing Shampoo
[3]   Chelating Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoo's
Types of Clarifying Shampoo's

May 01, 2014

Technique Thursday | Taking down Braids To Minimize Breakage..

Images not mine & found on Pinterest
A friend of mine installed box braids and wore it for 4 weeks and wanted to remove and relax her hair the following week. She unraveled, didn’t detangle and jumped into the shower to shampoo, while rinsing out her hair she realized her roots were matted and detangling was too difficult.  She applied her deep conditioner for 30mins and rinsed. After getting out the shower her entire head was matted and she called me panicking. It’s a good thing she knows I’m on a hair journey and take really good care of my hair if not she would have ended up with a pixie hair cut after having shoulder length hair. She said "Tomi my hair is matted and I don’t know what to do, I’m coming by you now”. I wasn't busy so I helped out my friend. Take a look at how much hair was lost during the un-matting session. Majority of it was shedded hair but there was some breakage.