Posts Tagged 'protein'

Dusting, Trimming, and Hair Update

It’s been about a month since my relaxer, and I’m still on a love/hate relationship with my hair.  I enjoyed it right after I relaxed, but stupid me forgot to do a hard protein treatment the next week, so I had tons of breakage and shedding.  I’ve had that for a while, but I was finally tired of it.  So last week I used the Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment, and that worked nicely to decrease the breakage.

Another source of my breakage was split ends.  My hair has grown past should length, but I wasn’t happy with my ends at all.  They were disgusting, but I didn’t have the cash right now to get it done at my usual salon.  So, I decided to try my hand at it myself.  Actually, I’ve wanted to do it for months now, I even bought hair shears and everything, but I was incredibly scared of screwing up.  Yesterday, I decided to suck it up since my hair desperately needed it, so I watched tons of videos on dusting and trimming and did it myself.  Here is the main one I used for those of you that are interested:

So far, I like how it turned out.  I’m still past shoulder length, but my wispy, thin ends are finally gone.   Now I’m set on babying them and to retain some length that I can be proud of.

I bought a ton of new things that I’ll review as I try them out some more.  They’re on the sidebar if you want to see what they are, and if anyone wants a review on something faster, just give me a heads up 🙂


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 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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