OMG I love this oil for sealing . Sorry my Proclaim Natural 7 Oil has been currently fired. I'm actually just starting to get into African pride products and just like the other products this did not let me down.
When I don't seal with my Shea butter /Cocoa butter mix this is what I'm using. Product claims to prevent breakage and promote hair growth. Now as far as the hair growth I have no idea because I do not apply it to the scalp. But I do believe that it helps in preventing breakage.
Rich in extra virgin olive oil
Promotes a healthy scalp
African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil is rich in extra virgin olive oil for the ultimate in silky smooth, deep conditioned hair and a moisture-rich, healthy scalp. Use regularly to help stop breakage, split-ends, and dryness.
African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil is excellent for skin, body, and nail health. Growth oil is also great as a hot oil treatment.
I ended up relaxing my hair this Valentines Day. Crazy because I relaxed my hair last year on Valentines Day lol. My last relaxer was about October 21st or 22nd so that made me a little over 17 weeks post. I used to boxes to relax my hair.
I did my normal routine.
Section my hair in four sections
Apply Serum to the length and ends of my hair to avoid damage. Making sure I do not apply any on my new growth
Before neutralizing I apply Aphogee 2 min Reconstructor for 2 mins then rinse
Shampoo with a neutralizing shampoo
Style no heat/heat
That's it !!! I'm still following the same steps because that is what works for me.
I decided to take a short break from the hair units. So I braided my hair in 3 braids for a braid out .
Seems like I have been using the Elasta Qp Mango Butter forever. I'm still in love with it. It keeps my hair so moisturized and its not too heavy either. This winter I have been using it then sealing with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter mix I purchased from Coastal Scents . My hair is loving it !!!
Now the Elasta QP Leave In H2 Leave-in Moisture Sealing Conditioner is great ! Its extremely light. So light that it comes in a spray bottle. It doesn't way down the hair yet it softens and makes it easier to detangle. Now I will be honest its just not thick enough for my hair during the colder months. I prefer using this leave in when I'm flat ironing my hair and I don't want to use products that will weigh my hair down.
The shampoo that I tried was the Elasta Qp Olive Oil and Mango Butter Shampoo . It didn't strip my hair at all and it left it feeling soft and moisturized. I will say while using it you will have to use a clarifying shampoo once a month. I felt like it was so gentle that it didn't deep clean my hair.
I truly have mixed feelings the Elasta Qp DPR- 11 . It is a protein conditioner. It just didn't do anything for my hair. I've used it with my steamer and with my heating cap. My hair is left feeling a little hard and stripped. Which is most likely caused by the protein in this conditioner . I have to follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner whenever I use this.
Last but definitely not least Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave- in conditioner. OMG I'm in love. This deep conditioner is so moisturizing. Its creamy and my hair stays moisturized till the next wash. It makes detangling a breeze and it softens my new growth like no other . Honestly the Elasta Qp Mango Butter Moisturizer and this Leave in are my favorites from Elasta Qp .
I'm the first to admit that I'm not always open to change. Especially with this hair journey thing. I stay with what works for me and don't stray far from it. But lately I've wanted to wear more styles and adventure out more but I don't want to damage my hair at all. Plus I've decided to return back to hip length. Yep I want to go return to hip length but that's a whole other post .
For about a year I have been approached by companies about doing wigs and hair reviews. Seems like everyone has jumped on that bandwagon but me. To me installs was just to big of a commit. I've tried them multiple times pre hair journey days only to waste my money and remove them b/c I would itch like crazy.
To be 100% honest I would not have been open to wigs if ladies like Shlinda1 or Ebonycprincess did not make it look so easy. So with their help I have started this journey.
Nervousness is exactly what I felt. No one wants to look like a fool in a wig. This wig thing completely out of my comfort zone. But the support I received on You tube was explosive . Everyone is so helpful and so supportive.
Yes I got a couple and when I say a couple, I mean just two people that weren't all that happy . But to be honest people have to remember I'm on my own journey and I'm just sharing my techniques and my progress along the way. I have to do what is convenient and what makes me happy along the way.
I will say the best part of being able to wear wigs is there is no commitment . I can change my hair color , style or cut without touching my hair. I can hot curl and flat iron without damaging my real hair. I can always wear my hair whenever I feel like it.