September 29, 2014

I Changed My Hair Color To Truly Red…

If you haven’t seen my relaxer update, go ahead and check it out hereI've reached a new milestone in my life and decided to switch things up abit with my hair. Additionally I was tired of the brown shades of my hair. I thought about red and copper sunset hair colors but ended up choosing red. Also I thought about how wearing different clothing colors with colored hair would look like and figured red would most likely go with most colors. I didn't expect it to be super bright since I had no intentions of bleaching my hair.  I actually don’t like maroon color on me either but it seems to look that way sometimes.
Kiss Express Hair Color in Truly Red

September 25, 2014

My Birthday Celebrations…

I have entered into a new decade of my life and I’m entirely grateful to God for allowing me to reach this milestone and be able to celebrate it with good health, awesome family, wonderful friends and my Fiancé. Last year Kevin left Barbados to study for a year in England and I told him not to do anything since he was travelling the following day. I’m not an overly fussy person but I do appreciate the little things in life. So for the BIG 30, I also told Kevin not to overdo as our wedding is around the corner and we should be focused on that.  If there is one thing I can say about Kevin, is that he listens and very carefully too. This is a quality that I truly admire from him.  All I asked for was a cake, I really did need anything else but a cake.
30's Birthday Celebrations

September 22, 2014

Relaxer Day Results…

I relaxed my hair myself at 16 weeks post relaxer with ORS Creme Relaxer in Normal Strength and I’m getting better at it everytime I do it. My routine hasn't changed from the last time I relaxed my hair in May 2014 here.
Flat Iron Results after stretching my relaxer for 16weeks

September 16, 2014

September: It’s My Birthday…

Can I be bias and say September is the best month of the year? Seriously guys this is the best month lol. All of my September people stand up and represent.
New Decade, New Rules!
I want to wish all of my September borns a happy and blessed birthday. May your day and month be filled with laugher, happiness, and great health. Stay blessed!

When is your birthday?

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September 14, 2014

How I've Been Wearing My Hair Lately…

During the last couple of weeks, towards ending my relaxer stretch, I tend to wear hair styles that require minimum manipulation and my ends protected.  I avoid using a comb during the week but moisturizing and sealing my entire head twice a week. Don’t panic, I usually moisturize and seal the outskirt of my hair daily. Three days later my hair on the  inside is still moisturized but I still moisturize all of my strands to ensure it doesn't dry out and become brittle.  There is no need to moisturize and seal entire my hair daily.  My deep conditioner usually does a great job with it's moisturizing properties.

It shouldn't come to no surprise that buns are on my list. I usually use a scrunchie around my hair twice before bunning. Once I’m finished I don’t even feel the scrunchie and my hair is still secured. I secure my buns with bobbi pins.
Buns Buns and more Buns

September 10, 2014

Wash Day: Relaxer Preparations…

This is typically what my relaxer prep day looks like, however I’ll list the products used below. Single strand knots have been trying to take over my life for the last 3weeks and I’m so over this stretch. I’m ready to straighten my curls.
How I Prep My Hair For Relaxer Day
[1]   Detangled with my Mane n Tail detangler and a wide width comb.
[2]   Prepooed with Aussie Moist Conditioner on the length of my hair for 30mins and sat under
       my heat cap.
[3]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo (remove build up)
[4]   Applied my all-time favorite Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment and sat under my hooded
       dryer for 15mins until my hair was rock solid.  I can’t say this enough and I’ll continue to
       say it, this treatment is no joke, please don’t touch your hair or attempt to comb or brush 
       your hair until the treatment has been washed out. My hair felt sooo much stronger after 
       rinsing out the product.
Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment
[5]   Applied Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer for 2 mins and rinsed
[6]   Deep Conditioned with my Queen Helene mixture for 45mins and sat under my heat cap. 
      I love how my hair feels after using this mixture because its so moisturizing.
[7]   Rinse and wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 1 hour.
[8]   With my hair in 4 sections applied Herbal Essence Split Ended Protector (my ends) and 
       Aussie Moist Conditioner and detangled very carefully.
[9]   Air-dry and appllied JBCO on my scalp and moisturize with Elasta QP Olive oil & Mango 
       Butter and seal with Coconut Oil.
[10] My hair style of choice is a simple braid inside of a banana clip and avoid putting my 
       hands or tools in my hair till relaxer day.  I'm currently 15weeks post relaxer.
New Growth @ 15weeks Post Relaxer
Do you have a wash day experience to share with us, head over to Saving Our Strands & Just Grow Already to join the link up. See you there!

How do you prep your hair for relaxer day?

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September 04, 2014

Hair Regimen Building: Importance of Deep Conditioner’s - Moisturizing…

What are Deep Conditioner’s?
Deep Conditioner’s are a must have product in any girl’s arsenal.  These are products that add moisture back into your hair to make it more manageable and soft.  Deep conditioner’s help penetrate our strands to encourage elasticity and strength.
What are the benefits of using a Deep Conditioner’s?
Deep Conditioning will improve the overall health of your hair hands down.  It helps to infuse nutrients into our strands to keep it healthy and strong. Even though our hair is made up of proteins we still need proteins to replenish our strands from the everyday wear and tear from combing and brushing. Regular deep conditioning keeps our hair soft, smooth and it also adds shine.  Everyone’s hair needs deep conditioning and for us relaxed girls who use heat styling tools or using hair dyes. By deep conditioning, our hair will be hydrated, soft and replenish the moisture lost.  Deep conditioning helps improves our hair elasticity. It also helps with retaining moisture in our hair and reduces breakage.

How to use Deep Conditioner’s?
You can deep condition on dry hair or after shampooing.  For best results,  add heat to the deep conditioner before placing it on your hair for further penetration. For example, placing the product container in a bowl of warm water to heat it up or in the microwave for 30seconds.  Also cover your hair with a plastic cap to keep the heat locked in. Sit under a heat cap or dryer to maintain the heat level applied to your hair. Rinse with cool water to close the hair cuticles which would help to seal in the moisture from the deep conditioning treatment.  You can boost your Deep Conditioner's effectiveness by adding natural oils or honey to the product before placing it on your hair. Mix the combination thoroughly. Apply the Deep Conditioner from root to the tip, making sure the product is on every strand of hair as pictured.
Using my heat cap or hooded dryer for deep conditioning