Thursday, April 10, 2014

RIP Longhairdontcare2011



To Donate https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/rmd4/in-memory-of-domineque-banks/updates/69537

Longhairdontcare2011
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNJmOCbtm67FvUFUxzveZg

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Growth

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.

Claimed Benefits
  • Rich in extra virgin olive oil
  • Promotes a healthy scalp
  • Stops breakage

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.


Ingredients

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil) , Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba) , Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil , Persia Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Linum Usitassimum Seed Oil (Flax) , Equisetum Hiernale Extract (Horsetail) , Silk Amino Acids , Triticum Vulgare Protein (Wheat) , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein , Hydrolyzed Oat Protein , Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol , Phenyl Trimethicone , Cl 47000 (D&C Yellow 11) , Cl 61565 (D&C Green #6) , TBHQ , Propylparaben , Fragrance , Lanolin Oil , C12-C14 Alkyl Benzoate

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Relaxer Day






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.


  1. Section my hair in four sections
  2. Apply Serum to the length and ends of my hair to avoid damage. Making sure I do not apply any on my new growth
  3. Apply Relaxer
  4. Rinse fully 
  5. Before neutralizing I apply Aphogee 2 min Reconstructor for 2 mins then rinse
  6. Shampoo with a neutralizing shampoo
  7. Deep condition 
  8. 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 .

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elasta Qp



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 .


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Makeup Collection and Storage

After having a huge blog sale this is my current makeup collection.. Some people say that's its hoarding or its a obsession . All I know is that it makes me happy !





Vanity Desk (Ikea,Micke White Desk) $69.99
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90214308/

Alex Drawer Unit in White $119
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50167158/

Ediva Makeup Drawers
 http://www.ediva.com

Muji Drawers
http://www.muji.us/store/storage/acrylic-cases.html

Mirror TJmaxx
Lights from Lowes

White Wall Organizers Holding Pencils
Container Store Module Flip Out Bins
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/garage/partsBoxes?productId=10025107&N=242

Lipstick 72 Lipstick Holder
http://www.ladymoss.com/featured-products/lady-moss-acrylic-72-round-lipstick-holder.html

Nail Polish Rack from Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290661435334? ssPageName=STRK:null:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1542.l2649

Lighted Vanity Mirror from Costco

Earring Holder from Forever21

Black Rug is from Ikea

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Protective Styling With Wigs

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.