Posts Tagged 'ApHogee'

Hard Protein

Today I decided to do the hard protein treatment that I’ve been putting off for two weeks.  On some levels I regret it because my hair may have suffered a little, but on the other hand I loved having my hair out and enjoying how easy and simple it was to deal with.  Anyway, I used the Aphogee 2 step treatment for the first time.  I looked up tons of youtube videos before I attempted it, and so far it looks like it went well.My thoughts on it were:

  • Everyone was right.  It smells disgusting.  I was expecting the smell to be bad, but it literally made me gag when I first smelled it. 
  • I didn’t have a spray bottle, so I just squirted it in my hair and spread it like I would a deep conditioner.  I then used my hand dryer on it for about 40 minutes until it was hard.
  • I made sure to be extra careful when I rinsed my hair.  I didn’t want anything to happen to set me back and A also made sure to use the balancing moisturizer afterwards.  
  • I decided to deep condtion my hair with a moisturizing deep conditioner.  I was almost out of my KeraPro DC, so I mixed that and some Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, a squirt of Roux Porosity Control Conditioner, and a teaspoon of jojoba oil.


I am currently letting the conditioner sit in my hair right now.  I’ll rinse it out in about 30 minutes.  I don’t think I’ll rollerset today, I’m way too tired and lazy.  I’ll attempt a ponytail rollerset again next week, and see how that goes. 


❤ Gemma


Hair Haul

I had a 20% off coupon from Sally’s that was going to expire soon, so I went there to grab a few things I’ve been eyeing and to see if there was anything I wanted to try out.  I also got a couple things from Wal-Mart, since I was heading to that side of town anyway.

ApHogee 2 Minute Reconstructor

I ran out of this the last time I came home and did my relaxer.  I just picked up a small bottle, since I only really use it during my relaxer process.  I find my hair doesn’t enjoy it at any other times,  it gets rough and hard to manage.

Silken Child Leave-In Detangler

I picked this up because I watched a youtube video and/or read a blog where someone talked about how it was comparable to the Mane and Tail Detangler, which I am almost out of.  I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for the Silken Child brand, and I wanted to check it out for myself.

Goody Satin Scrunchies

I picked these up because of the satin scrunchies.  I bun 99% of the time, and I really wanted something that would give a little extra protection against breakage.

Shower Comb

Sally’s was having a sale, so I picked this up on a whim.  I figured I’d keep one at home, and take one with me while I’m in college.

Roux Porosity Control

Ever Since I’ve been reading up on porous hair, I have been dying to get my hands on this.  I’m pretty sure I have very porous hair, and at first I was going to use an ACV rinse, but I always forget to pick up Apple Cider Vinegar when I go grocery shopping.  As soon as I saw this I snatched it up and now that I think about it, this will be easier to travel with and use while I’m away from home.

ORS Replenishing Pak

I ran out of this a long time ago, but I’ve been to lazy broke to pick some up.  I’ve been feeling iffy about the protein in my hair, though, so I decided to go back to using this as my weekly deep conditioner just so I can be sure that it’s getting some protein.

Satin Hair Cap

I actually grabbed the wrong thing, but I’ll live with it.  I wanted to get the satin scarf, the one you can actually wrap yourself, but I’ll just deal with the cap for now, I guess.

Metal Duckbill Clips

I want to try these out for wrapping/cross-wrapping my hair.  I have regular clips, but I find wrapping difficult with them, and have been bunning for sleep as an alternative.  I figure these will be especially good for when I start the rollersetting challenge.

Processing Caps

I actually had a huge package of these, but for the life of me, I have no idea where they ended up.  It’s only $2 for 30, so I picked some up.  Deep conditioning wasn’t the same without these.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

Another thing that I’ve seen people on hair forums rave about a lot.  I desperately needed a conditioner since I’m almost out and won’t be able to pick some up for a while, and decided I might as well give this a try while I can.  I’ve used the leave-in, which I loved, so I expect (hope) this turns out as well.

Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment

I grabbed the sample size because I didn’t want to invest in a regular size bottle without knowing how my hair would like this.  I have yet to hear bad reviews, so I’m expecting a lot from it.  Of course that means it can either live up to the high standards, or fall short of them.  (I’m hoping it lives up to them).

I will probably write reviews for some of these as I try them out.

Happy Hair Journeys,
Gemma ♥

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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