Archive for February, 2012

Hair Loves

Love 1: My hair has discovered the love of ACV Rinses. Well, I guess discovered isn’t the right word since I never tried to use them before, but now that I have I can’t get enough of them. I started doing the rinses two weeks ago, and immediately noticed a difference in how my hair dried and felt after my wash. I tried Roux Porosity Control when I was home, but it didn’t have quite the same effect as the rinses do to my hair. I do them once a week, as my final rinse after I deep condition, shampoo, and then use regular conditioner.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Here are a few Benefits of ACV Rinses:

gets rid of minerals, deposits and/or other harmful substances in our water
restores the PH in our hair
allows our hair to retain moisture because it seals our hair cuticles

ACV rinses have definitely become a new part of my regimen.

Love 2: A couple weeks ago I ran out of my usual moisturizer, the name escapes me at the moment. I bounced around using random things I had lying around, but finally decided to invest in something new. I decided to try the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Cream. It was light enough that it wouldn’t weigh down my hair, but still able to moisturize it well.

NTM Leave-In

I think I’ve finally found something my hair really agrees with, I just wish the bottle was a little bigger. I feel like it will run out sooner than most other moisturizers.

Love 3: Last but not least, I splurged and ordered Dabur Vatika Coconut Oil.

Dabur Vatika Coconut Oil

My hair loves this stuff. After moisturizing with NTM and sealing with the oil over night, I woke up with hair that was much softer and still moisturized. This was a huge turnaround because I ran out of my regular coconut oil over the Christmas break, and have been sealing with either Jojoba oil, which is way too light for my hair and a mixture of EVOO and Castor oil, which just makes my hair hard and stiff in the morning. This is another thing I will be adding to my staples list. When I have the time (and money), I’ll have to order more and hoard them for later.



First Official Rollerset(Jan. 21)

I have been slacking on rollersetting, but with good reason. I left my rollers at home and I don’t have a dryer. Lucky for me, a girl who lives on my floor has both and was happy to loan them to me for the day.

Second roller set of ECPrincess’ roller setting challenge*

I deep conditioned overnight with a mixture of ORS Replenishing Pak, Tresemme Luxurious Moisture Conditioner, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, castor oil, EVOO, and vitamin E oil, shampooed with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo, then did a quick condition in the shower with a mix of Tresemme Luxurious Moisture Conditioner and vegetable glycerin . When setting my hair I applied Aphogee Green Tea Restructurizer, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in, and sealed with Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine serum and a few drops of Jojoba oil.

It took me about an hour to rollerset. I did it in four sections instead of the mohawk fashion because the size of the rollers I used were pretty small. It was actually all pretty messy, and i missed a couple of hair strands here and there. also, some of the sections weren’t as tight as I wanted them to be, but it’s only my first time.

First crappy rollerset

I sat under the dry for about an hour on high, but got tired and decided to take a break. I ended up taking a nap (face down so the rollers were safe), for about an hour, and when I woke up they were dry. I went under the dryer again for ten more minutes just to make sure, then proceeded to take the rollers out. The curls were very small and pronounced, since the set was a small one. I really need to invest in bigger ones, since I’m not a fan of the tight curl look. They were also a little hard, but I think that was because of the protein that I added (the cantu shea butter and the aphogee green tea restructurizer). Next time I’ll settle for just the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in and see how that goes. I brushed them out and put my hair into a ponytail, which made a cute style, I think.

I do enjoy that my ends came out very smooth, which is a huge improvement from my last two tries. I have to attribute this to the advice I got from ECPrincess about keeping my hair wet. Also, my new growth is a lot more stretched than usual, which will be great and easier to handle during the week.

Semi-stretched new growth

All in all, the rollerset was ok, but I can’t wait to continue gaining experience and perfecting my rollersetting ability.

Hair Updates

Wearing my hair: buns

Last Relaxer: October 26, 2012

Next Relaxer: February 2012

Last Trim: June 17, 2012

Length Goal: Full Armpit length

Last purchase: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, Dove Damage Therapy Cool Moisture Conditioner

Wishlist: Flexirod Set, Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration Leave-In & Moisturizer, Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer C.C., more miscellaneous oils, more DC

Loving: Dabur Vatika Coconut Oil Experimenting with: Sulfate-free Shampoo, using conditioner as a moisturizer



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