Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEARS - January 1, 2012


I have posted several December Blogs. I want this to be my goal Blog set in STONE. LOL
Body wise - I am going to continue doing my Zumba, Jillian Get Ripped, WIi Fit exclusively.
I wills stop the IFIT program again until it warms up.
New Goal will be 115 so I could start with heavier weights for toning, which will cause me to gain on the scale. no more then 120.
HAIR GOALS: My Plan is to NOT relax for 2012. I am going to trim back every 3rd month. March, JUNE, September, & December. Trims will be about 1/2 inch. Self trimming.
I want to wish every one a joyous New Years :) Be Safe.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tisha Outre 12/29/2011



My first wash after the Madden(matting)2011 went well.

I parted my hair from behind ear , to behind ear pulled forward braided the ends, put a hair elastic on it and for the back I bought it the side and put an elastic band on it.

I washed it first with Aphogee Shampoo for damaged hair :)
So much mook came out my hair ewwwww, guess I haven't used a sulphate shampoo in a minute it was in need of some type of stripping.

I rinsed then washed my hair with Wen Fig 2 times.

I rinsed then applied Nexxus Emergencee for 20 minutes. Rinsed and applied Alter Ego on my roots, and ends then applied Proclaim Hydrating masque to my ends. Steamed it in for 15 minutes, then let it sit for 1 hour.

Rinsed it out put in my Dudley's PCA, Aphogee Green Tea, and Buriti Oil.
Sat under the dryer for 10 minutes, blow dried the rest out. Applied Kerapro elixar.

Parted off a slight bang. Gathered my hair in a low ponytail, braided it up. Applied the Elastic Band at the tip. Rolled it in a oval bun, then used my Goody UP DO maker as a bobby pin :) I love this thing. It is huge and I only need one instead of like 100000000 bobby pins LOL

I then put on my new Favorite half wig but Outre "TISHA" :)

I enjoyed her hope you do too :)

My hair felt great after washing, other then my scalp being extremely sore. :(
At the washing point my hair was so sore, I thought it was going to be sores in it but nothing but pain and a little redness. :/

My hair felt very strong afterwards. My plan is to do this again in 2 weeks. Nothing different. I will be doing half wigs and pony tails until........................

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December to remember 2011 - SET BACK

So being sick has caused all sorts of problems.

My crafts are off, my Holiday decorations are nil and my Christmas cards aren't even out. WIll do that later today and only about 6 cards going out instead of my usual 24. :/

HUH, I tried prepooing on dry hair for a second time. This time I was very sick. I just knew my scalp was itchy. I prepooed on dry hair, was tired and slept in it over night. Or tried to sleep. I tossed and turned all night long. Scratched my head.....

Next evening (I was winded during the morning) I went to wash my hair and it was a matted mess, :( From the roots to the middle, the ends were the only thing not matted. I detangled and the mat moved from the roots/middle to the ends and in my hands. My hair is now 2/3rds less then what I started the year off with. I am super upset.

I know being upset won't change anything. I am giving myself a perscription of Nexxus Emergencee every 2 weeks. DRC as needed. Back pony with 2 bands and covered with a half wig. Of course I will do all my Deep conditioning and leave in's as well.

I won't be buying but maybe 6 items for 2012. I don't want to buy anymore hair supplies until the I have went through the ones I have. I say 6 because I might still need gels and styling products.

I will be washing my hair every 1-2 weeks now. It really needs to be left ALONE!

I figure the less hair I lose due to manipulation maybe I can get back some of my bulk.
I can't believe what happened to me.>..... I know I am harping on it.

I saw another LHCF sister and was kinda embarrassed due to my thin strands. She was nice and said nice things to make me feel better. Inside I was like dying. LOL

Anywho, I will take a picture next time I wash my hair, I won't post it until May, then I will post Mays pic along side it. My new picture taking will be January, May, December.

I will blog my Repair of 2012 Journey every 4 months.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Hair Update Fitness update - Last of 2011


This is my final pic for the year 2011 for hair.
My BMI is 21.6
I am on a new work out plan of 85 days Not straight though :)
I am doing 4 weeks on working out 5 days a week and one week off.
I am going to end my 85 days with the last 4 weeks doing Jillians Get Ripped in 30. I am mixing it in to get used to it and then going hard towards the end of those 30 days. :)
I am using Wen Still, Dudleys DRC, Alter Ego Garlic Conditioner, Proclaim Hydrating masque. Leaves in, Aphogee Leave in, Dudleys PCA, Aphogee Green Tea, Miracle 7 Buriti Oil and Wen Fig Oil.
2012 is trims every 3 months
NO cuts
alot of protective styling
1-2 Relaxers in April and July
Washing every 2 weeks while under a wig and
Washing Weekly when out of it!
I will also be prepooing on DRY hair which I have only done once not long ago. I have a lot of products to use up to just stick to my staples. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4 weeks left update - November 30, 2011

With only a little over 4 weeks left not too much is going on.
I started a new work out program Jillian Ripped in 30. I need to go do it now, YIKES, she is working my but out. I am 119.9 lbs I need to tone up my abs and arms and I'd be one happy camper. :)
I don't want to lose anymore weight, GOSH I don't want to be 98 lbs again. I don't want that. I like a little meat on my bones LOL
My hair was in braids for 3 weeks, I took it out Sunday. My edges feel dry. I am going to do an intense moisturized program this week. Especially since I am going back up in braids and I am doing a DRC-28 treatment this week. I will steam in an oil treatment & alter ego mix.
I am going to leave those braids in for 3 weeks then leave it out a week, so December 25th I am breaking my hair down washing DEEP conditioning it because I am going to flat iron my hair or do a Curlformer rod set. I think I'd rather straight so I can take the end of the year pictures. :) My pics will be up by January 1st hopefully no later then January 31st 2012. I see no reason why it can't be up by January 1st though :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hair Update - November 8, 2011

Hiyah!
I took my five week old braids down 2 sundays ago.
I had bumps which I have never had in my life :( , They were big and gross.
I think a few strands were being pulled in a weird direction and caused this.
I washed my hair 3 times with WEN FIG, APhogee 2 minute for 20, and Alter Ego for 30 minutes under my Self Heating Cap. I twisted it up into a bun and called it a day.
On November 6, 2011 - I washed my hair once with WEN Fig, Used Porosity Control for 1 minute, Rinsed. I applied DRC-28 to my hair for 25 minutes and sat under the dryer, Rinsed, Applied Alter Ego Garlic Conditioner to my hair, then applied Proclaim Hydrating Masque on top of it. I sat under the steamer for 30 minutes. I haven't steamed in so long, My hair thanked me.
I applied Buriti Oil sat under the dryer let it dry and then Tangle Teezed it through, blow dried, then applied Wen Fig Oil. Yummy, My hair was airy and flowy.
I then parted and braided it up! My hair feels awesome. Healthy and it definitely grew. LOL
I have started taking my vitamins which I am only taking because I did purchase them and I hate waste :( so Will be taking these vitamins. Nioxin *which doesn't work by the way IMHO!
Oh well, My plans are as follows:
Wig it up 3 weeks at a time -
Leave it out for one week
Wig up again 3 weeks and continue the cycle.
Steam my hair once every 8 weeks with Alter Ego Garlic Conditioner and Proclaim Hydrating Masque Mix
DRC once every 8 weeks
I still use Wen to clean my hair. :) I have no issues with it.
I am expecting for 2012- 2 trims and 2 dustings to happen.
I want to use up lots of products I have only purchased the WEN Ginger Pumpkin (3) so I haven't really been investing in much.
I am giving away product
Selling other product
So go figure! My stash should be down eventually :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's Up DOC? - October 19, 2011

Hello all

I am using another computer today YAY!

Anywho I just wanted to keep you posted on my whole journey. Weight, Hair, and products LOL

I am still working out :) religiously, eating right (I do eat out occasionally) LOL
Last time I checked a few weeks ago I was 122 (bloated right now so I will weight again in a few weeks) U know what I mean. LOL

I HAVE BEEN BAD BAD BAD with my hair. I just don't find time for it anymore. It is braided up into a beehive and I have been rocking my wigs that I adore right now. Can't tell me nothing. LOL I am not due to come out of it completely until April 2012 and rock that until July 2012 which isn't long then I am up in half wigs until it gets cool and back up into wigs.

Products products products - I HAVEN't Bought really anything new product wise other then WEN PUMPKIN yep you know I couldn't pass that up. If he comes out with a christmas brand I will scoop that up too.

I am excited to see all the reveals on LHCF. I am like OMG my sisters are revealing all that luscious hair. LOL, yet mean while Mine is up in it's braids. I won't do my reveal most likely until April or JUNE~ I know I know. I just don't want to mess with my time line. I get a fresh relaxer in April and in June is when most people half their reveals.

I wasn't going to renew my membership, but I think I will. I haven't been on like that anyway so No Harm no foul. I will go on when I want. :)

Just got into scrap booking, card making *hand (I use to do digital), and stamping, can u say $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

GOod thing is I am linking this with my sewing and doing at least 3 craft shows in 2012 :)
Help to pay for my boys camp with is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Yeah more then the crafting :)

But the crafting is going to help pay for the camp LOL!

I have been going through a lot. IRENE the hurricane took part of my house from me. Lots of mold and walls had to be gutted and replaced, my one year old washing machine and dryer died as a result of high waters. So I have been doing a lot and trying to keep sane :)

God Bless and have a good one!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011 Weight Loss :)

So I am still on my Weight loss journey with only 2 lbs to go before I am to my personal goal of 22.5 BMI. :)
I feel great, I am continuing the exercise to keep my heart healthy. I am working out on MOnday, Wednesday and Fridays only. I am shooting for my six weeks on a BMI of 22.5 to get my Life Time at WW. :)
I feel very motivated. I didn't find it hard to lose the weight, as I have never been 135 before and don't plan on going back. :) 5'2 and looking to stay 121-125. I figure that is a good weight for me. :)
I doubt I will gain it back. Yes I am just that confident. I just have to keep busy which I have signed myself up for quilting meet ups and Scrapbooking meet ups to get me up and out of things. Unfortunately I have been spending less time on my fav website LHCF. I just got my hair rebraided and I am wigging it again. WHEW, makes for excellent work out hair. I will break it down every 3-4 weeks. Get it rebraided after 1-2 weeks break. I am definitely sticking to DRC every 6 weeks so my hair can stay strong while in braids.
I will soon go into toning and using a medicine ball and exercise ball to tighten. :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A-New Facial Regimen :) - September 4, 2011

I have for about one month been using a new facial Regimen. I don't know if I have written about it before but I am 33 and not getting any younger. I only was washing my face with water, and once a week doing an Oatmeal and Honey Scrub exfoliant and a Moisturizing mask for dry skin, once a month I get a professional prescriptive facial using what every they please after evaluating my skin.
I noticed for the past year I have been getting it monthly they have a hard time with the tiny microscopic black heads in my chin. ALL I keep hearing is how great my skin is. I don't think it is great, well now I do, but then it had visible pores on the side of my nose, and my nose was filled with tiny milia, and my chin had 3 tiny black heads that if I put my chin to my pocket mirror I can see. I couldn't see it in my bathroom mirror but pockets mirrors are great. LOL
Now, I also was nervous about wrinkles. I see some people not aging gracefully, I know some of it is genetic, a lot in some peoples eyes. Like my friend says "There is always a first, don't be that example". Plus a lot of QVC & HSN will leave you wanting the fountain of youth. LOL
SOoooooo, SInce I sell AVON, I figured, let's try it out. Let me say, I am SOOOOOOOO Happy I did. :)
I bought the Avon Anew Rejuvenate Regimen for 30+ skin. In the kit I received a two in one cleanser/toner, a duo eye cream for day and night, Day moisturizer with SPF 25 and a Night cream. I used this alone for a week. My face definitely changed and visibly improved my look from dull to moisturized and vibrant. I also noticed my pores on the side of my nose smaller and my pores smaller in general. Now those black Heads on my chin that a years worth of facials and extractions couldn't get rid of, I put tissue on my fingers and put a squeeze on the area and POP out came the black heads WOW, I pressed my nose upward and small white heads all over came out.
I then invested in a few Avon Anew Clinical products such as EYE LIFE DUO and Retexturizing pads. I also purchased Avon Anew Rejuvenate Emulsion gel and Avon Anew Flash Facial also from the Rejuvenate line. I SOOOOOOOO Can not live with out these products. Based on a review of another I purchased the Clinique about eyes cream since I did get irritated by the Day EYE CREAM, I figure because of the SPF in it, yet it didn't burn my husbands eyes so it is an individual thing.
Soooooo Lets us start this review: All PRoducts are Avon Anew Rejuvenate unless otherwise stated:
The Two in one cleanser is great, I have very sensitive skin and this product doesn't make my skin feel raw. I did get a slight irritation by my nose, tingling really. I would say this is a combo of all I was doing. I splash my face rub a drop on my cheek, another on the other cheek and a drop on my fore head is all you need. I get a very clean feeling and rinsing is easy. I love the face no toner is needed after this cleanser. You use this cleanser in the day and night.
Eye Cream Duo - Well Day one the Day Cream burned like HELL. YET, the night cream seemed to soften my eyes like no tomorrow. You rub it on your upper lids, you bottom eye across your cheek bones. I will never be with out an eye cream again.
Day Cream - Creamy, pastey, and it is an SPF 25 which is great because we need to fight aging using not just antioxidants but sun screen as well. This takes all the extra steps out of putting on an SPF.
Night Cream - A lighter gel, cream and it is so softening, your skin seems to have a glow by the next morning. After a while I wanted a more Moisturizing night boost, which led me to purchase the Emulsion.
Emulsion- this is a light thin gel. It goes on kinds slick and quick. It feels weird and looks shiney but your going to bed, trust you won't even see it. When you wake up in the morning your face feels absolutely amazing, it does reduce your pores.
Flash Facial - I LOOK forward to using this cream everyday. My face feels so NEW when I put this on. HOnestly out of my day and night regimen I love this step the most. :) it feels good. I use one pump on my cheek and another pump on the other cheek with one pump on my forehead, remember to always use upward motions on applying the creams, cleansers and others, Upward or outward motions not downward ever :)
AVON ANEW CLINICAL: Unless otherwise stated
Eye Life Duo- It sure does work. I love this eye cream. I was happy to have ordered it because the Day cream burned my eyes and I didn't want to go creamless during the day. This cream helped my fine line which was developing under my eyes, years of pulling it down for contacts and rubbing it like no tomorrow was starting to show, this helped it get back in order.
Retexturizing Peels - What can I say, I rub it on at night and by the morning my face looks so smooth and feels great. I went over this with my Esthetician and she said use it until my skin looks the way I am satisified with and then use it weekly instead of every other day.
Clinique All About eyes (eye Cream) - This stuff is awesome, I totally love this stuff. I plan on keeping this in the mix with all my eye creams. Looking on HSN, QVC and department stores eye creams are DIBIZNESS (the business) because they are great things and important parts of all regimen.
ONE IMPORTANT THING, please ladies and gentlemen DON't forget to always use upward motions and outward. Treat your NECK and CHEST the same as your face and clean these, moisturize these during your day and NIGHT routines. Don't forget these areas or when you start to show age this will show it.

The best medicine is prevention. :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hair Status, Exercise - August 7, 2011

So this week I washed my hair with Wen Fig and Treated my hair with Aphogee 2 minute, Deep conditioned with my Wen Fig Oil and Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment mix for 2 hours. I rinsed towel dried and put in my Aphogee Leave in, Chi Keratin Mist and Buriti Oil 2 pumps. Got under my hooded dryer and blow dried put my hair in a side bun.
How did it feel:
My hair has been feeling so good and great since using Wen Fig Hair Cleanser. I like it better then Sweet Almond Mint. My hair loves the Nupur Henna and for me that is a keeper. I will be doing another Henna in a few days. Wednesday to be exact. I was thinking of doing a root touch up, but my hair loves a full treatment. So maybe towards the winter months I will do the root touch up and leave the full for the warmer months.
Wen Oils - Are being discontinued. I ordered 2 bottles. Your hair will love this product. It is not only good it is great. My hair gets added moisture when combining this with any DC. Using it by itself, it is wonderful all round.
EXERCISE: I am down 7 pounds people since I started, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. I am not using a fad diet or using a cabbage soup, Plus I am losing 15 pounds or less so it is a little harder they say to lose the last 10 lbs. I exercise 30-1 hour a day. I am narrowing that down to 30 minutes period. :) for 5 days and taking my rest on the weekends.
I have 9 lbs to go. :) Sweet. By the holidays I will be good.
I will continue to exercise 3 days a week ranging from 30 minutes to an hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Continuing with the Elliptical, treadmill and ab coaster. I will even squeeze the Zumba and Wii fit and Wii Fit plus into the mix.
My eating habits will continue to be the same. I will avoid McDonalds, burger king, White Castle, China Moon, Bamboo House, and such.
I have never been over weight a day in my life, my BMI was 24.50 so I was close.
Eating bad food with no exercise is a set up to fail.
It has been hard work losing this weight, 7 lbs is meh to some people, take away water weight and start burning fat is a work out in itself. I didn't have water weight, but I am losing fat and building muscle. I don't want to look like body builder, I want a feminine tone, I am of course in my Shanaynay voice " I'ma Laaaady" LOL
Any Who for all who read my blogs, Thanks so much, I truly Appreciate the love.
A Reader asked me a while ago was I planning to go natural, I am not at the moment, But trust I was ready to shave my head bald when posting. It is a little hard because I am use to when my hair gets to long shaving it off anywho. This time I am sticking it in and keeping my word to my kids and the Mr.
Have a blessed day and see you next update :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Work Out's and My Hair - August 2, 2011

I just want to apologize for lack of comment for some reason this Lap top won't allow me to comment or EDIT anything once posted. I have to use another computer and in a house full of boys that is almost impossible. LOL
So, I have really just been focusing on working out, eating right and keeping my hair up in a bun. LOL
I started washing my hair every 6 days instead of every 7 but I think I am going back to 7 and doing longer conditioning sessions. BUT.... Right now I am doing every 6 days.
I do the IFIT program with Jillian Michaels and she is awesome. I am actually completing week 5 and going to start week 6 this Friday. I have dropped over 5 lbs and it looks like I have dropped more. LOL
Just basically toning up the body and enjoying getting my heart going. I am still with weight watchers and NOPE you don't have to be overweight to join. I wasn't and as long as your not too thin they are open to anyone joining.
I hope one day they will re-vamp Weight Watchers as they do everything else in life, to not be just for weight control but for learning to eat properly.
Believe it or not, Alot of us forget how to eat properly and just because your thin doesn't mean your healthy.
I am using my Wen Fig Hair cleanser during my weekly cleansing and in between using Wen Fig Oil around my edges and ends to keep them moisturized during the drying sweat from exercise.
Back to what I am using Sorry for the Babble but I am utterly EXCITED.... to Share ;)
I use my Elliptical - with IFIT for 30 minutes burn an average of 350 calories
I use my Treadmill - With IFIT for 30 minutes burn an average of 300 calories
I also use the AB Coaster and do 100 reps which I hope to increase by next month if not, I will continue with 100 but do 34 forward, and 33 on each side.
I do the above 4 days a week and Zumba and Wii Fit twice a week.
Once I get to maintenance mode I am dropping the exercise to 3 days a week, while still maintaining my diet. :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Colonic Irrigation, Weight Watchers, Soda Stream and more - July 17, 2011

I am so happy to be writting this post. I am down 4 lbs :) in 2 weeks. :)
Saturday July 16, 2011 I joined weight waters (after my success of losing weight on my own) I wanted to be able to count less calories and the point system is good. My method I gave no breaks. With the point system I get a cheat here and there as long as I don't go over. I am still counting calories, not as strictly as before.
I am still doing the elliptical 3 days a week with IFIT Jillian Michaels. YEs she kicks your ASS in case you were wondering. I think it is the best thing I've done to get started. I also have a Treadmill that Jillian also controls and YES she still kicks your Ass!
No work no lost, I don't complain. I am doing Interval training for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, I burn no less than 300 at this work out.
Today I went for a Colonic Irrigation, She stuck a tube after lube up my Anus and I sat there for 45 minutes as the liquids went up my retum into my intestine, yes I did cramp a little but for the most part some murky (Fecal water) water came out. I was through but the time it was done, it didn't hurt but it was a bit weird. My water at the end ran pretty clear. I had to take a Probiotic after I was done, but I am eating Activia which naturally has this anyway. Nelly the woman who took care of me told me that because I was on Activia that was helping to flush my system, and yes Activia does. I have atleast 2 a day. :) and I go now, compared to twice a week. Ummmm! TMI oh well not for me. I am trying to help anyone I can.
I rate my experience a 4 out of 5. I disliked the cramping but it was clean, didn't smell putrid and I feel like I have a new start.
My first Weight Watchers meeting was different, I mean of course I was the smallest thing there, but the lady said some people smaller don't like to come here due to negative conversations either too you or behind your back, I nodded, UH OH, that led her to call on me. She asked "Why were you reluctant to come today". EVERYONES Eyes was on me, I started " Because I thought I would get dirty looks or that people would go what are you here for". She continued to say she saw others do that to people. Well Low and behold as we ( I went with a friend) were signing up a lady walked in from outside and snarked, I quickly told her Don't even do it. She was already in the process of saying "Why are you here?" I point to the older lady at the side and said "See now you get what I mean." The old lady quickly said " Because she has needs, and you have yours, she can be here." I loved it. LOL
The lady who snarked told me later when everyone left, "You look great" I wouldn't be here if I looked like you. I just smiled and said "thanks I want to be hear to learn to eat better with out guilt." I am now inspired to stay and lose my weight. They have me down at 5% 7lbs and 10% 15lbs but my ideal weight for them is 120 lbs. So that is my ultimate goal and I have 11 lbs to lose before I get there. I work out, I eat great. I am happy! Now I can snack if I choose, go out and eat if I choose without fear of anything.
Ladies if SODA is your delima and you can't break that caffine addiction. SODA STREAM soda machine, allows me to have soda with out all the extra and it's only 1 point on WW how about that. It contains 35 calories for regular cola and 8 grams of sugar, HOW BOUT THAT!
Without the Caffine no more cravings, at first be prepared for a headach or two. Ladies, Gents, I tell you let's start NOW!
I hope you all set a small goal and reach it! Don't set your goal so far it becomes a year long task, set a one month goal, then maybe a two month, never set more than a 6 month stretch other than your ultimate goal. And please lose weight healthy, no more than 2 lbs a week. :)
Stay Blessed!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nupur Henna - July 10, 2011


Hola,
I am here to tell you ladies about Henna again. Nupur Henna Amazing. I did my henna and Indigo yesterday. I have to come to you ladies/gents with complaints of Henna but loved the 3rd week wash because it was awesome, felt strong and soft.
But this is the first yes 1st time I was able to Henna and INDIGO without an issue and once washed out felt like it was week 5. LOL
I used Nupur Henna, with Black Tea and Vatika oil. Yup Simplicity was the key and a different Henna Brand LOL. Bye Bye Jamila :)
I let this sit for about 4 hours, but only 2-3 was needed for this to set.
My Indigo, OMG so many people make it seem like you can't use anything but Water and a little salt. Well I broke the rules yesterday. I could go through another hate of using this Indigo, drying up my hair. Come On!
Well Here is what I mixed up:
Aussie Moist about 2-3 hard squeezes
Vatika oil - about 5-6 hard squeezes
Argan Oil - about a table spoon
Hibiscus - 2 oz
Apple Cider Vinegar - a splash
Salt - about a table spoon
Filled to consistency with Black Tea! Not hot, warm :)
This was the most awesome Indigo Ever. No sticking to my hair, and all my 10/20 grays were covered. :) It was somethign I wouldn't be afraid of doing monthly instead of bi-monthly :)
My hair feels amazing.
I washed my hair after rinsing really well with Hair One Tea Tree once, HSH Chocolate Soy Sulphate Free Shampoo Once, and Hair one Olive Oil Once :) soooooo, afterwards, I put in Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Deep Conditioner for 1 hour, Rinsed put in some buriti Oil and that was all she wrote. Soft Fine and beautiful Hair.
I am happy I didn't give up on the Indigo as I wanted to several times. I found my Indigo Nitch and I am going to Henna/Indigo when ever I want. :)
I trimmed my Hair today a lovely W is trying to make it's way back into my hair so I did want to put a nip in the bud on that. So 2 inch trim was necessary. I wear a lot of pony tail which I know is my bitter enemy :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Exercise!

So how is it going? Good.
I am exercising 5-6 days a week. I am proud of myself :)
I am doing the Zumba, Elliptical (Ifit) and walking.
I have a new Treadmill on the way (I also have an older treadmill) and want to get an Ab Circle.
I have been monitoring my Life change of food.
How did it go, well the first few days on the Zumba I felt like my heart would come out of my chest. LOL, I couldn't wait for it to get over with. I didn't know what I got myself into.
First few days of the Elliptical I HATED IT! I cursed Jullian Michaels out, in several languages. I am on day 5 and I can do 30 minutes no breaks and plenty water drinking and looking to get to week 8. I hav e 7 more to go on the beginner program. YOu know what if I feel I am not ready to go on, I will just start back at the week I feel I benefited most. I love the new programs I have going on. :)
Zumba I am on Intermediate now going on week 3. I feel Great!
:)
I lost 2 pounds but gained those back, yet my inch that was lost is still lost. So I feel good about that. :) My legs feel stronger!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I can't anymore - July 2011

I can't keep wishing on a prayer any more. It took me 2 years to find a Beautician who could relax my hair like I like it.
Now my stylist is MIA. I went to 2 different people and Bam no cigar.
In 10 months I am cutting this all OFF!
I am super frustrated and really don't know what to do. Do I go around like before and just wish upon a star. HUH, I don't know.
I am really disappointed something I would believe is so simple. When I went to Cosmetology School this wasn't an issue, everybody knew how to apply a relaxer. Come ON!
Any who If I can't trust anyone by then May 2012 is my Butchering date. Then ON goes the Lace Fronts and Maybe a short weave, half wig and so forth for 2 years :( HUH
Oh well! Any one in NJ know how to relax some spotty relaxed hair!?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Staples of June 2011

My staples and what they are and how do I use them :)
Wen Fig Hair Cleaser (Gallon) - I love this stuff. I part my hair down the middle not even perse' but parting my hair in two from front to back. I wet my hair for about a minute. Then I apply one pump to each side. I rub it a little to feel it disbursed a little, then I splash water on both side and get a sudsing and move it in wash motion being careful not to tangle my hair. Rinse after 8 minutes.
Aphogee 2 minute: After cleaning and lightly towel drying I put a half dollar size in my palm for one side and the same for the other. I use a Self Heating cap and leave on for 10 minutes & rinse.
Dudley's DRC 28- As needed or before a relaxer, after cleaning I Spray this on moderatley. I cover with a plastic cap and leave on for 20 minutes as I sit under a hooded dryer. After 20 minutes I rinse.
Wen Fig Oil - I just add a dropper or two to some of everything. I add it to my Wen Fig Cleanser for a DC, to my Hair bare as a Moisturizer seal, to my leave in to boost the moisturizing effect.
Dudley PCA Moisture Retainer- I use this after I DC when Needed. this is a leave in. VERY VERY VERY moisturizing.
Aphogee Leave in Conditioner & Green Tea Reconstructorizer - I use these normally together after every wash. Sometimes I will put the PCA in place of the Leave IN since they are both leave ins. I always use the Green Tea :) I spray about 6 pumps per side of each product.
Buriti Oil - I use 2 pumps and it's great stuff, use in place of your serum :)
Ion Clarifying Shampoo - I use this as needed and I wet my hair and clean 2 times with this.
Tangle Teezer - My old Faithful Detangler
Rake Comb- handy with my tangle teezer
BONE COMB- I use this only on DRY hair :) Keeps the splits at bay!
NOTE: I Have a lot of stash I will have to go through before I am only down to my staples. :)
It can be done, as long as the lord allows. I have so MUCH stuff right now, it is a shame. I am looking to narrow down and have only the things listed above. :)

Relax it's all Good - July 2011


This weekend I am having my hair relaxed. Corrective process actually.
To prepare for this I ....
Washed my hair with Wen Fig :)
Did a Heavy DRC-28 Protein Treatment
Applied Silk Elements Megasilk DC for about 1 - 2 hours
Aphogee Leave in & Green Tea
Put in a little Wen Fig Oil, Buriti Oil
Put it up into a ponytail braid and wrapped around to a bun.
Gonna Leave it like this until my relaxer Day.
I am going to have my hair relaxed with Motions Oil Moisturizer Relaxer. I have packed my bag to go get my hair done and I am ubber excited. don't really want a trim but I might get a smidge of one anyway.
Okay Anyone who knows me knows I love Silk Elements DC. I did have to take the 3 I bought back. I have one more in my closet from before. After that is gone I will use the Wen Fig Oil with the Wen Fig Cleanser and deep condition with that.
What is Amazing about the Wen Fig Gallon is I only need 2 pumps. One for one side and one for the next. My DC would consist of one pump and one to two squirts of Wen Fig oil which is a repurchase :) when I run low on that.
I think I have my new Staples some old and some new, which will be an entirely new thread :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FUN (or should I say Fat) TIME IS OVER - June 2011

I am now just up to my eye balls in whining about losing weight. YES WHINING. I frigging get myself sick. LIKE SHUT UP already, you broken record.

I weight 135 lbs. Yes I put it out there I am 5'2" and to me I look FAT. I have a FAT butt with Fatt Thighs and A waist line to match. I am SOOOOO Tired of my oldest brother bothering me about my size, when he looks 7 months pregnant. The fact that my own weight bothers me puts my sensitivity out there as well. Not to mention my cousin who we tease and poke also bothers me about my weight. I have had four kids and look better then any woman they bring forward. No disrespect to the wives or girl friends. :)

BUT....... How the hell do I keep my hair from looking a HOT MESS! You knew I was going to hair on this right? LOL

Must I wash my hair daily?, I don't want to do that.
I will also be posting my weight loss journey here :)

135lbs and 25 to go :)




Friday, June 17, 2011

Don't Skimp on the Products - June 17, 2011

Okay, So I know I am not the only one. Who actually noticed your hair is longer and your still trying to make do with the amount you used for hair length from years ago. Then you go hmm this crap isn't working any more.

OKAY, Guess what Happened. I love and Adore Silk Elements Megasilk. I adore it love it and it leaves my hair moisturized for real. So what happens, I actually started to develope a hate for it. Not moisturizing my hair. Feeling blah. I realized I am skimping on my product. SOooooo. I part my hair like I use to and take a small section like I am relaxing, I put conditioner in my hand and this is on towel lightly dried hair, and put ample conditioner on from root to tip. I added a little dropper of Wen Fig Oil to my hand and focused on my ends and then worked my way up with the slight bit left on. Used my conditioning cap for two hours and rinsed.

UBBER SOFT HAIR! Amazing, just like Silk Elements. After rinsing I did use my Favorite Aphogee 2 Minute. Leave in's consisted of Aphogee Green Tea spray about 8 sprays, aphogee leave in 4 sprays, & dudleys PCA and a dime sized amount.

I used my Tangle Teezer to do first detangling then my large rake comb. This is to not put so much wear and tear on my Teezer. It does get weaker with time. I get better detangling with a fresh out the box Teezer, my cat Tabitha inherited my Old Tangle Teezer. I have been using mine since December 2010 and no it hasn't cut my hair up, it offers me great detangling. Just have to invest in about 2 per year :( which it was once a year LOL

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011 - Wen it is!

Well I am 7 weeks post relaxer and I am already planning what to do at next months end. In June towards the last two weeks I will be braiding my hair up and putting a wig on. :)

I FINALLY ordered the WEN FIG :) QVC has their Gallon containers on sale right now, so go get yours if you are a Wen Head. :)

I am ubber excited to get it. I gave my sister Two Hair Ones for her Bday not because I don't like it. I love it better than the WEN Sweet Almond Mint. While the Sweet Almond Mint is smooth going on, it isn't as moisturizing as the HO-OO after rinsing. I washed with it after not using it for about 2 1/4 months and yes I could tell my hair knew I hadn't used HO-OO. My strands were happy.

I will be exclusively using the Wen Fig and try to purchase the Gallon Every Year to every other year.


End of June, All of July, August, & September I will be either rocking a Half Wig or my Lace Fronts which I so dearly miss. :)

I have been doing so well on my NO BUY of any Fake Hair challenge. I just felt I needed it and the Bets just put the extra Zing in the pot ;)

I am changing my diet of not eatting, eatting bad, drinking lots of soda and all the other bad habits to....

Eatting more regulary, drinking more water, less snacking on unhealthy food, some soda here and there, and taking vitamins.



My hair isn't really growing to me, but this is the slower period of life for my hair, it blooms in the later months September - December I get a bulk of my growth and a medium bulk January - March. April - August is basically a dead month for my hair. I don't notice it. Maybe during those months I will take some extra Vitamins. Go figure ..... LOL



Wen it is. Will be posting pics of my new do's wigs and all as I change them up and wear them.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Moisture Love - May 26, 2011

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone is enjoying this hot brutal weather. I am not. LOL
I will be started a new Sewing Class for about 7 Months so my Sewing blog will get some more love :)

As Everyone knows I have been using Henna now and have used it monthly. I am switching that to bi-monthly so my hair doesn't dry out. It seems that by the time I put it in and have to go through the arkward stage, I am looking and my calendar says it is now time to Henna Again. So..... I am going to try every other month.

Last night I washed my hair with Hair One Olive Oil :) Ooooh I have missed thee. LOL
I have been using Wen Sweet Almond Mint. I do love the after Effects of Hair One. :) I like Wen and really want to try the Fig. My next shipment of Wen is in September. Unfortunately Guthy Ranker doesn't carry FIG :(

I have noticed my hair seems a little dryer then normal and used my Aphogee 2 minute to give my hair that little boost of protein, ORS replenishing pak to give it that boost of moisture as that is how it works for me, then after all was said and done, I used my PCA WOW, my hair felt so SOFT, I sprayed some Aphogee Green tea and my hair still felt like a rose petal.

Today it feels so Moisturized it is unbelievable. I am really happy I tried Dudley products again after all these years. Their products are absolutely amazing. I love the way my hair feels right now. :) Can't wait to try it again next week. Off to baseball I go. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Confessions of a PJ - May 9, 2011

Hello All of you in Blog Spot Land,

Here I go.....

I love shopping. I am an addict to shopping and my addiction moves from one thing to the next like a fatal disease. BUtt...... We are here to talk about my Product Addiction and how I am getting a grip on it. I have been trying to get this grip and have been doing well for about a year. Sometimes I fall back into crazy for a day or two but I get right back up.

Right now I am using up several products that are on their death bed in my stash. I will use my space here to just put it out there. LOL I find out when I say it out loud it comes to past.

In no certain order:





  • Argan Oil- Barely any left


  • Wen Re- Moist Intensitve Hair Treatment - One use left


  • Wen Hair Cleanser - about 2-3 washes left


  • KeraCare Wrap Foam - Half a bottle Left


  • Wen Styling Creme - Half the container left


  • Amla Oil - Scared to use the little bit I have. It is knocking on heavens door right now.


  • Aphogee & Green Tea Restructurizer - Half Bottle Left, but this will last me the rest of the year most likely


  • Herstyler Serum - Half Way gone - Might last 6 more months
These are just the items that are almost used up. I still have a little to go before I am down to an acceptable product load.

Amazingly all of this but maybe the Amla oil and possibly the Argan Oil will not be repurchased. I like the Buriti oil better because it is weightless and the Herstyler serum is weightless too. Sometimes you want the extra weight but the Keracare Oil Sheen with Humidity block does an excellent job of giving me some weight. Soooooo Once the Amla is gone, I will continue with my Vatika Oil. Argan Oil I have a stash of 2 more so I have time to decide on that factor.



I will not be cracking open my Alter Ego Garlic conditioner just yet. Y? Because I am going to use the Porosity Control with my Silk Elements Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Megasilk and give that a Boost. My hair loves the combo for a few hours. Then I will rollerset again. Me and Mr. are totally getting the hang of it. :)



August I might Relax my hair again to keep to my schedule of relaxing. Dunno only time will tell.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Henna & Indigo Again Again Again - April 24, 2011















April 24, 2011

I henna'd yesterday about 12:30 p.m. I Steamed it for 45 minutes and left it on overnight and washed it out this morning. I didn't clarify my hair like normal before applying henna.

Today I washed out the Henna and used Indigo on towel Dried Hair. I steamed my Indigo in for about 45 minutes as well and then left it on for about 2 hours.

The think I did different this time was rinse for about 30 minutes after my henna and 30 minutes after my indigo. I applied several conditioners as well as Washing with HSH Chocolate Soy Milk Shampoo, and with WEN. I DC'd with a splash of Vatika for about 45 minutes under the steamer. I rinsed that out well and brushed through with my Tangle Teezer after using my Rake Comb this time.

I lost a little more hair than normal butttttttt.... I also just got a fresh relaxer. So it is expected.
One of my wonderful kids closed my vents on my Steamer and I didn't know so it was scolding my scalp. Felt like someone scrambled eggs on it. LOL (not really LOL, it hurts)

My hair still felt like it was tugging even though I washed twenty times and rinsed for so long. Not as bad as usual though. I got less residue on my Tangle teezer. I usually get a black waxy build :/

THENNNNNNNNN:::::::

My dear Husband helped me to rollerset. I was getting utterly frustrated parting the first two rollers was the easy part. Then came the 3rd and 4th. I had about 7 rollers in and I wasn't pleased past the first two. SOoooooo I had these large 2.5 rollers and the Hair wouldn't be nice. Once my husband came in and started to help me it was smooth sailing. I got under my dryer for about 45 minutes then went outside in the nice sun for about 2 hours. Came back in and removed them. :) To my suprise I had a wonderful bouncy Rollerset. I wrapped it up and put two pumps of Buriti Oil and and put my satin cap on and my Nostrom Head Wrap. I took it off my wrap is tighter than a virgin out the womb LOL.

I love it and most of all I am so glad I can come together with my husband to do something I love and he loves to see me in.

:)

My Henna and Indigo Came out well :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wen Review, New purchase, Oils & More April 20, 2011



Okay So I bought the Wen a few months ago Sweet Almond Mint. Ohhhhh.

I looked in the discovery kit and found a Hair cleanser 12 oz., A texture Balm, A styling Creme and the Remoist Intense Treatment.

I wet my hair the same way I'd prepare to use my Hair One, I applied some rubbed the Hair Cleanser through and splashed again. rubbing it more as it foamed up very well. I washed my hair with this one to two times and well..... I love it. I think it is definitely softened my hair up a little more than Hair One. It brings out the best in my natural hair. Makes the Curls pop like no other.

I love the Wen Texture Balm for the control. I rub this in my palm and then rub hands together before applying this to my hair line. It keeps them in check.

I don't really care for the Styling cream at all. Nope. It was like rubbing nothing on my hair. No added benefit, basically to me a waste of space. Will try it with my Roller sets. Meh...

The Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment worked well as I left it on over night after doing my Henna. I want to give a different review of using this on a normal basis not after doing a Henna. Yet, I like it even after that.

The WEN comb is lousy and I hate it. It is pure garbage to me. I own a Bone Comb/seamless comb and this was nothing to compare. I don't use it.


HENNA- I love Henna. A few blogs ago I let you see my mix and it in my hair. Henna for me is the Best thing since Sliced cheese. I love it. I look forward to my monthly coloring. Yes for me it is a double dooer. ;)

I mix it with a conditioner to make sure I get a great conditioning effect from it. This month April 30 I will be doing a Henna and indigo 2 step. I will sleep in the Henna Overnight to get a good set in color. I will also be mixing a fresh batch to see if it works differently then letting it sit in the freezer.
Henna is all new to me but I am trying to see what works best and when. or Wen LOL


Oils Oils Oils, My Henna is going to have some new oils to add into it. They raised the price Of Amla Oil and I am now trying the Vatika Oil. I have a new Henna Recipe which removes the Amla since Vatika has it in there and replaces with Vatika.

I bougth some Buriti Oil from Sallys. I am still loving the Argan oil but a little mad they raised their prices. Yet when you compare the Argan to the price of the Morrocan oil. I will head for the Argan any day. Plus it works wonderfully.

I will be leaving a review on both oils in a future Blog. How I love or don't love them and how I use them.




DO YOU Want a review or a Blog on something I haven't Blogged on already? Let me know :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Update in Regimen - April 16, 2011

Due to the recent relaxer I received I won't be wigging monthly. WILL I STOP? HELL NO! LOL I am going to wear roller sets and play with my hair some. Might toss on a Half Wig here and there, for about 3 months. After 3 months I will wig it for another 3 months. Then relax again. I love being relaxed. I have been natural before and While I love it when I do it. I never did it to follow anyone. I never did it because I heard of someone doing it or thought my relaxed hair was ugly. I also have pretty much always had a decent length and a healthy head of hair. Any Choices you make; going bald, going natural, relaxing, coloring, or any choice you choose to make. Make sure your happy with it. :) At the end of the day you must live with your decision :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring is in the Hair - April 13, 2011




April is here, lots of rain, lots of cloudy days.

Seems to be unconciously my favorite time of the year to wear my hair out. LOL


I got my hair done yesterday, Relaxer, CUT, Cut and more cut.


I recently less than 2 weeks ago Henna'd my hair. I was afraid of the color fading. NOpe not one bit, not only did my relaxer not fade my hair. My hair was in the best condition ever after relaxing my hair and I toss the coins up to the Henna.


My Henna experience was great, Minus the drips here and there and every where.

My mixture consisted of the same as last time minus the paprika that got feet and got lost.


Mix:


Alma oil two cap fuls

Sugar - 1/4 cup

Black Tea - about 2 cups

Jamila Henna - 2 boxes

1 cup of conditioner my favorite

4 table spoons of Lemon Juice


Indigo - seperately mixed then added to the Henna Mix.


I got under the steamer this time. While drippage was a problem, the not leaving it on for five hours was awesome. I left it on for 1 hour under the steamer and 2 hours w/0.


I then washed like crazy, then washed like crazy again. Rinsed and Deep conditioned for an hour.


My hair definitely felt better than before but now I get it. My hair feels much better a wash or two after the initial Henna episode.


Yesterdays relaxer section left my New Growth hair that had henna on it even more silky then normal. I can say right now, I won't and don't have plans on giving up my henna.


I used Motions Relaxer with oil moisturizers, Motions Neutralizing shampoo, Aphogee Leave in conditioner, Aphogee green tea and Her Styler Serum.


I received a much needed cut, MUCH needed. I think it looks wonderful. Henna again in May :D

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Back up in Braids - March 15, 2011


I had my hair braided back up this past Sunday. I will leave it up for 3 weeks. I am wearing my Kay wig :). I really enjoy this wig. Nice sexy and sassy.

Before I got braided this is what I did to my hair.

Washed with Hair One Tea Tree, 10 minutes Rinsed

Washed with Wen Sweet Almond Mint 10 minutes Rinsed

Applied Aphogee 2 minute under a self heated cap for about 2o minutes

Applied ample Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment left that one for a few hours under a Self Heated Cap

Rinsed and applied my usual - Aphogee Leave In, Aphogee green tea, Herstyler Hair Serum, Argan Oil One and Only. Air Dried due to the beautiful weather, then blow dried with heat to get it straight. Up into a bun it went until I had it braided and now.....

I am going to be up for 3 weeks and enjoy my week. :)

My Braid out was a BUST, HUH!
Again.

I have to master this technique I just do.
I am currently 37 weeks post. :)
I am actually losing about 10 hairs per wash, which brings me back to the days when I lost so little hair. I am happy about that.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Henna to Remember - March 3, 2011

Henna Brand - Jamilia

Indigo - from Allindiastore.com



I am no longer a Henna Virgin. I mixed my henna about 2 weeks ago. I added 2 cups of hot black tea, Paprika, Yes to carrots mud mask, sugar, Amla Oil and orange juice splash. I froze it and took it out today, I washed dried and applied my henna generously. I left it on for 4 hours, Rinsed well with a conditioner I don't use. Washed with Motions Shampoo, and rinsed.



I applied the Indigo, left on for 1 and a half hours. NOW that was a beast, I mixed it way to thin, just water seamed to thick at first then I emptied the rest but it seemed like to much. I applied it and then placed a cap. I felt like I was wiping my neck for ages and my face. I was so glad to rinse it out. I let Mr. feel it. He said it felt rough but strong. I washed it with Hair one Cleanser. Rinsed well and shampooed with HO Argan oil again. Rinsed and steamed 30 minutes with Alter Ego Garlic Conditoner. BUTTERY soft, Needed to make sure my moisture level was up so I put in Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment for 2 hours.

My hair still felt like it had build up so I waited 3 days until after the oxidation period was over.

I whipped out my WEN and pumped several pumps into my hand. Then proceeded to cleanse my hair. I detangled added Wen Intensive Re Moist Treatment for 15 hours overnight, I rinsed it after leaving it on overnight and then applied ALTER EGO garlic conditioner for 3-4 hours. I rinsed and WOW oh what a feeling.

THE HENNA was now leaving my hair to a beautiful state and the color was so gentle and not box color looking.

I was a little dissappointed before rewashing my hair. Afterwards Now I can't wait for my next Henna!

Please feel free to visit www.mehandi.com this site gives you a free print out of wonderful directions on how to do this process. Everyone does it differently and you will tweek it the way you choose to after learning the basics.

No Drama Just this Lovely Gals honest opinion.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

UP and Coming - 2/16/2011


What we are going to be doing:



  • HENNA - First time experience


  • Braid outs


  • Bantu Knot outs


  • Bunning of some sort


  • Soft Roller sets :)

Okay so I am still up in my braids and last night I sprayed with my Nu-Gro Spray and greased my scalp (which I only do when in corn rows) with Nu-Gro professional Hair-Gro Oil. NO, I don't think it makes your hair grow any faster, NO I don't think it helps with balding or thinning hair. I just really love the ingredients in this product. The greases only demon is Petrolatum which is the first ingredient but the rest are pure heavenly herbs. The Spray has no Petrolatum and is all heavenly herbs. The smell is amazing. My hair stays baby soft with the spray it is very good. YEt they did raise their prices so a sister is going to have to start looking for a new pair of shoes LOL.

I mixed my henna. I bought two I bought Lush Caca Noir and Jamila Henna from the indian grocer. I mixed the Jamila with Hot Black tea, Paprika, Amla oil 2 caps full, Sugar, Yes to carrots ( a conditioner that I am not repurchasing but must use up). It was definitely looking like sick poop. I stirred it up and at the end cut and orange squoze it into the mix, stirred it again and then put the top on it to sitfor a few hours. After the color came to I sat it in the freezer. I won't be using this concoction until July, I know so long away. I was just very excited watching videos and I was very amped up LOL


March I will not be wigging it, YAY, and the crowd cheers. I will be trying my hand again at braid outs. I will also be doing Bantu Knot outs but those I do with ease, Soft roller sets- again no issue, and I will be whipping out my spin pins and bunning for fun.

I will post pictures :) Of my mix, my styles and more. One day I will be able to do videos and that will be awesome for now, I will talk and type you to death. Smile with me please.

My review for March will be on Lush Henna Caca Noir. Until Next time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tangle TEEZER - Is it the Crowd Pleaser? :) - February 9, 2011


Okay I promised it and it is long over due. The review of the Tangle Teezer.

The Tangle Teezer claims to be great for kids, carefree detangling, smooth cuticles, and work for all hair types.
The Tangle Teezer is Sold at Sallybeauty.com or at your local Sally Beauty supply store. It comes in 3 colors at Sally Pink, Black, or Purple with sparkles :) (They have other colors you can order at other stores online) The cost of the TT is $10 @ Sally's.

This Palm sized computer mouse with fragile teeth.... Yeah it is suppose to do all of these things and it looks like this. Hmmmmm.

Well upon taking it out of the pack I figured hey I bought it; might as well give it a try.
So I did.

I wet my hair washed it with my Hair One OO, grabbed my TT and brushed through my hair. Boy did it just glide through. Okay that could have been a fluke, so I put on my DC got under the steamer and when done rinsed and brushed through again. THIS TOOL is kinda Noisy and scary it may sound like it is ripping through your hair, but ripping through it is not. It is a sound tool but very much of the tool they advertise.

AWESOME, I lost less hair than if I used my Jumbo Rake Comb.

I have used this about 4 times now, and own quite a few. I have the same quality of detangling every time.

My best test was when I came from under braids that I had in for 3 weeks. Usually I get a sink full of hair larger than a golf ball balled up but slightly small than a baseball. NOT COOL.

I took my braids out gently and then immediately ran my TT through. Within 3 passes per spot my hair was detangled like I used some expensive quality detangler. This item is so worth the cash $10. I lost less hair and barely any when washing.

This Tangle Teezer is DEFINITELY a Crowd pleaser. If you haven't tried it you should. I was a doubter and a Non-Believer. I am now changed and SO HAPPY I did.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

I washed my hair today with Argan Hair One, I also used Healthy Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy milk, I did this about 3 times. Rinsed well and applied DRC-28 got under the dryer for 15 minutes, rinsed and apply a generous amount of Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment, Steamed with that for 30 minutes. I actually was going to use AE, but I was so busy my hair air dried LOL.

I applied my leave ins on almost dry hair, and blow dried it straight. I applied Her Styler Serum to top it off. MY hair is unbelievably Soft. It feels strong. I am totally in love.

I figure to repeat this every 2 months. I am getting my hair rebraided and under a wig in a week. I have an event to go to and need it done.

I am WL now just to update cha!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wen - Trial for $10 wow

So I have been using Hair one for over a year now. Yay and I truly love this stuff. I was looking at my favorite forum LHCF, there was a thread on Wen for $10 So I bought some. I am waiting for it to come.

I will take back a Hair One Argan Oil since I am trying to thin out my closet. I have to trade one in for a refund which will allow me to see which I like better. I will do a review on Wen as well.

I am going to try to come at you with one review of things I use per month until. LOL and One update. I might squeeze some extra blogging in here and there but 2 times a month (I know big whoopy) I am going to school so I am not going to be able to come on, but wait I just might, you know in school might get a moment where I can log on. We will see.

I am also on a NO BUY Wig Hiatus so I have a lot to show you on what I have and will be wearing.

Later this month I am doing a small Review on Tangle Teaser. I absolutely have to.
I am also going to give you a small brief on what I am doing to my hair for January. I bought some Henna - Lush Caca Noir that I am so Amped up to try. I have 7 more days until I remove my first set of braids for the new year. this will be my first time detangling with the Tangle Teaser after taking out my braids I am going to post pictures of my hair combed out regular from last time and TT this time. So Stay tuned.......

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 15, 2011












At the moment my scalp is a little itchy. I have 1 week and 4 days to go before removing my braids. I think that won't be a problem. I am going out today and am contemplating weather or not I will be wearing a long and curly wig instead of my regular Blair. Just for today.

Once I break these down I will be doing a DRC treatment. Deep condition my hair under the steamer with Silk elements and then put Alter Ego in my hair for one hour. I will braid back up February 6. :)


Next month I am going to wear Elise. I don't want to wear Elise to the Blue and Gold though. I will find another hair style just for that day. :)

Do I have a new schedule now. Kinda. LOL

January - Blair
February - Elise
March -
April - Delia
May - Kay
June - Funky Chic
July -
August - Mommy
September - Mommy
October - Fantasia
November - Shop for WIGS
December - Vanessa

So it might have changed slightly most of it is still the same. March, July and November will be wig free months. I will reveal in June on LHCF :) and December 30th :)

Next year I plan to have it out a little more but that might not be the case I might have to keep to this schedule to wear out of the braids 3 times a year. My schedule for next year would have had me out of braids 4 times a year which isn't bad. I would have more deep condition time. :) Hmmmmm. I guess we will have to see. Maybe 3 months on one month off 2 months on one month off then again 3 months on 1 month off then 2 months one and one month off.

2011 January - January 8. 2011

From now on I will give a monthly journal unless I change my routine. :) It will pretty much stay the same.

I have staple products and really want to just enjoy variety :)

So no weekly or bi-weekly reports, really just monthly and I might just sneak a extra journal in now and again. :)

2012 Plans

I will do a similar plan as in 2011. 2011 I will wig it every 3 months the 4th month I'd not wear my hair in wigs and I'd let my hair breath. For 2012 I will do every 2 months and then the 3rd month I will let it breath. It gives me 4 months of Babying my hair and 8 months of hiding it.

I plan to be WL by 2012 but things happen and I do n't know exactly where I will be. Hopefully alive if the good lord allows.

I will chart my list of wigs for 2012 next year. I will possibly do this again in 2013 as my permanent routine. It gives my hair even more time to be pampered :)

Heres to growing hair :)

2011 Goals Staples and what is going on - 1/06/ 2011

sO much has changed and so much has stayed the same. My hair goals for one has changed. LOL

I now want to be atleast 2 inches past WL. It just doesn't seem long until then. I also am happily wigging it up. I just love it. Variety is the spice of life.

My staples are as follows

Hair One - Olive Oil/Argan Oil
Alter Ego Garlic Conditioner
Silk Elements MegaSilk
APhogee 2 minute
DRC - 28
APhogee Leave in
Aphogee Green Tea
Argan Oil
HerStyler Serum

My new found friend the Tangle Teezer is awesome. I am over 6 months post at the moment and have been shedding fiercely. Well the Aphogee 2 minute weekly, along with the new way to wash my hair (more on that later), and The Tangle Teezer have been my savyor.

Well I now Part my hair in half and wash two different sections. I don't flip as I find the flip causes unnecessary tension.

I reached MBL November 2010 and should reach 2 inches past waist by December 2011.

December 12, 2010

Nothing has changed with my regimen. I am still wigging it. I have been in these braids for about 2/3 weeks and won't take them out until December 27th, 2010 or Jan. 4th. HUH!

Cheers to the New Year!

November 1, 2010 BKT

I tried my hand at the BKT, it burned like hell, Never have I burned like this with a relaxer, I've tingled but never felt like I was literally having chemical burns!!!! It make me choke, it also burned my eyes to tears.

HUH, with that said the pain lasted 5-10 minutes and the process was a process. I wish I could condition my hair then BKT.

My hair status is SOFT and Silky,

Here is a length check I might not do another this year,

October 23, 2010

I washed my hair with Healthy Sexy Hair chocolate Soy Milk Sulfate free shampoo 2 times then with Hair One Olive oil 1 time. Got under the steamer with Motions CPR for about 30 minutes, rinsed and put in Nexxus Emergencee for 3 minutes, rinsed, then put on Alter ego for about 30 minutes under a steam cap, rinsed added my leave in's Aphogee green tea and leave in, added a little argan oil. Got under dryer for 5 minutes, then blow dried my hair, added a little HERSTYLER serum and flat ironed my hair. :) added a little dab more of serum wrapped and went to bed.

This morning the day after I took it down looked at it and wrapped it back around and tossed my new Lace front Honey by Janet collection on. :) It looked great but it is cold outside and I need a hat on. LOLOLOLOL

September 29, 2010

Hello,

This week I washed with HSH Chocolate Soy Milk Shampoo which is sulphate free. I rinsed and steamed under the steamer with Motions CPR, rinsed and applied Nexxus Emergencee for about 5-10 minutes (was running around doing things), rinsed and then applied Alter Ego on under a self heating cap for about 30 minutes. Rinsed, applied aphogee leave in and green tea. Got under the dryer for 5 minutes, applied some HerStyler Serum and blow dried the rest out. :)

I twisted up in a bun,

My hair definitely feels stronger doing this every 2 weeks. It is something I don't plan to stop. I flopped on this by accident as always. I was about to dish out the money for Dudley's DRC 28. But was like you have so much crap left, and told myself I had to use up the like before ordering it. NOW, I don't think I will, I think I will keep this partnership up for quite some time. LOL

My cousin came over and braided my hair in a beehive so I will be sporting my lace fronts for the next two to three weeks ;)

September 21, 2010

have been washing my hair, just most likely haven't posted each time. I am going back up into a LF next week for 2 weeks only. :) so here is what I did.

Glad to be here another day. This week I washed my hair with my favorite ..... Hair One olive oil. I then put on my Alter Ego sat under my steamer for 30 minutes, rinsed out and put Aphogee 2 minutes on for 2 minutes LOL rinsed added my leave ins Aphogee Green tea and leave in and got under my hooded dryer, after drying 90% I added HerStyler Serum blow dried and then added a little Argan Oil.

I am wearing a clip in bang with my Etsy.com clomb claw in the back with my hair twisted up Love it

August 31, 2010

Well I wrote a journal about taking out my braids August 24th I have washed my hair 3 times since then due to the hair being over moisturized.

Yesterday I sat contemplating about how to get my hair stronger without purchasing yet another miracle in the bottle Dudley's DRC 28.

4 days ago I gave myself an APhogee 2 step treatment that for some reason didn't take. Hair felt weak and over moisturized.

SO yesterday what I did was I got up in the morning.

I washed with HAir one Tea Tree and Olive Oil, Sat for a minute, Then I put on Motions CPR under the steamer for 30 minutes, then I rinsed and gave myself a nexxus treatment- My hair was strong after the CPR but even Stronger after the Nexxus, then I applied Alter Ego garlic conditioner under a heated cap for 20 minutes rinsed, Aphogee leave in, aphogee green tea, a little argan oil, and got under the hooded dryer dried the hair 90% came from under put a little nu gro through out the hair four sprays :D

Then I blow dried it 2 minutes if that. I applied some Herstyler serum and that was it, wrapped it around and have been wearing Vanessa :D

August 24, 2010

I took my braids out Whew after four weeks. I got a baseball sized (3/4) of hair. I combed it and detangled before wetting. It seemed a little overly moisturized.

I washed with Aphogee Shampoo for damaged hair for Clarifying 2 times.

I then washed with Hair One Olive oil to soften things up.

I then used nexxus emergencee for 5 minutes, rinsed

FINALLY opened my Alter EGO Garlic Conditioner gifted to me by IDARET a sister from the forum thanks Idare. And I steamed for 30 minutes. I rinsed sprayed my Aphogee green Tea & Leave in, then a smudge of Argan Oil and a little Herstyler Serum and I sat under the dryer for 10 minutes while I dried 90%

I then Blow dried with my hand dryer and afterwards added 2 more pumps of Serum and Two Sprays in my hand of my new favorite NU Gro Moisturizer Spray.

My hair felt unbelievable but my scalp was irritable and sore since taking out the braids.

next time I will use a heavy Aphogee 2 step protein treatment before getting the braids to help with the moisture I will be receiving.

Next braid date is September 10, 2010 or September 7th ;)

August 16, 2010

I shampoo'd my beehive braids today with Dry Shampoo, I am iffy about it today no super feel. I just really want these braids OUT! This is the longest One week and one day I have left OMG.

Next week I plan to removed the braids and wash with Aphogee Shampoo for damaged hair, I am going to use this as my clarifying shampoo this time, then I will use Nexxus Emergencee, Steam with Shescentit Banana Brulee/Aphogee 2 minute mix and then I might just go get a doobie who knows :)

August 12, 2010

I still have my braids in 2 weeks 2 days down and 1 week and 5 days to go. Wow I can't believe I made it this long, LOL

I can say it is teaching me to just relax a bit. I won't lie though once these braids come out I am going back to washing weekly and steaming. I miss washing my hair and I know it is dirty. I used the dry shampoo but water is my friend. :)

My braids are fine, I have a spot that is on my edge from my previous wig caps that pulled my hair out a little. My hair is always think on that side so I don't really care too much. I do want my hair back don't get me wrong but I am not going to go crazy.

I have decided I will rock MINA for September, I cut her lace today and I am really excited. :D

I will register for school after my kids have been in school for like a month or two :)

August 8, 2010

My hair is still up in the B-hive braids, I did finally use the Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo today. All I can say is WOW, my scalp feels clean and my hair feels soft. I could ask for nothing more. :) I am so happy I decided to purchase it. I will apply some moisturizing spray and some Chi Keratin Mist or APhogee Green tea and call it a day. :) I am so glad to find a way to give my Scalp what it needs when I am in braids. :)

4-2-6 My new regimen 2010-2012 August 7, 2010

I probably discussed this in a previous Journal but I am adapting 4/2/6 in a 2 year cycle. So that I could give myself a break, use up some products and enjoy looking stylish :)

4/2/6 broken down

4 WEEKS OF BRAIDS IN (under wigs) Beehive style - I will rinse the braids, no aggitating them, I will spray watered down shampoo sulfate free Chocolate Soy Milk ontop of the braids let them sit and spray with hose.

Tap some conditioner on and get under steamer all this once every 10 days.

Three times a week min - Spray with braid spray and CHI- keratin mist ;)

2 WEEKS of NO BRAIDS - I will use this time to baby my hair, Clarify it and deep condition. I can wear my hair in a Bun, Phony Pony, Doobie, or really what ever I choose, but it has to be semi-low maintanence for me. After the two weeks it goes back up in braids or if it is relaxer time, it gets relaxed.

6 WEEKS - Right after a relaxer I have 6 weeks to baby my hair, and wear Doobies, :) most likely this is what I will wear, go to the salon and enjoy some one else doing my hair for a few weeks out of the year :)


I will still get my relaxers every 4 months...
I will still trim my hair every 3-4 months myself with the split ender and if I need a cut I will determine that at the time.

I will still enjoy my own hair which is what I love about this program. It is not hide all your hair forever and then be frustrated when it is out mode.

Well this sums it up. My products are still the same the only addition is ParNevu T-Tree Braid Spray during braid up time and when off all is my normal regimen. :)


July 27th, 2010

I washed my hair this week with Hair One Olive Oil, Applied Aphogee 2 minute under my conditioning cap for about 20 minutes, rinsed and applied Nexxus for 5 minutes, rinsed and washed again with Hair One Olive Oil, Rinsed and Put in my She Scent It Banana Brulee with a smidge of APhogee 2 minute under the steamer for 30 minutes. Rinsed, towel dried, applied Aphogee Leave in, & Chi Keratin Mist got under the dryer for 10 minutes, applied a little more Chi Keratin Mist, HerStyler Serum and blow dried the rest of my hair. A few hours later braided my hair into a beehive and I have been Rocking my Delia WIg by It's a Wig. :)



I love this wig right now, it is definitely stylish.

I just bought some HErbal cleansing Dry shampoo, Braid Spray and conditioning caps who knows what this heat and weekend might bring?

New regimen 2010/2011 - July 21, 2010

Hey Ladies, I am back in the game while my last two wigs fell through on purchase I ordered 2 more last week. Short bobs, I ordered the MEsh wig cap. I also purchased 3 LF on the exchange so that is 5 in total coming my way. The first two are human hair and the other three are future meaning I can still use my iron.

MY PLANS for the rest of 2010 and all of 2011 is as follows:

I will wear my hair 4 weeks with beehive and wear a LF/Wig ontop
I will wear my hair out 2 weeks in between refreshing my braids
I will relax every 4 months as usual
after my relaxer I will wait 4-5 weeks to get my hair braided, during this time I will go to the DOOBIE shoppe and enjoy my hurr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monthly - Nexxus Treatment/DC
Dust every other month
Except week before relaxer where I will give myself and aphogee treatment
Daily or every other day - Spritz with a good spritz, or my own mix
Low Agitation of braids while they are in

Measuring in at 22 1/2 inch exactly I round down to 22

July 18, 2010

I washed my hair today with CLarifying shampoo after getting into the pool then shampoo'd and conditioned with Hair oNe olive oil for 20 minutes, then rinsed it out and applied a little extra hair one for leave in.

July 9, 2010

I went to the Salon for this weeks wash. I got a nice treatment and got under the steamer I did use my own ORS Replenishing Pak and Aphogee 2 minute. They rinsed well and roller set, I dried for 1 hour but guess what i wasn't totally dry. Just a smidge more. My beautician blew dry my hair a little only in some sections. she then pin curled and put a large bobby pin (which now they charge :( ). During this process she put something on my hair, it smelled great and then she used some kind of serum. I liked it. Overall my hair feels great. I miss the salon and will be going back after my vacation to get a COLOR, deep condition and rollerset :)

July 3rd, 2010

Oh yes I just got finished washing my hair.

The first wash after the relaxer :D

I washed with Hair One Olive Oil, Deep conditioned under the steamer with ORS Replenishing Pak, rinsed, put Aphogee 2 minute on for about 15 minutes, rinsed well, put ChI keratin mist and aphogee leave in, Dried for about 5 minutes under hood dryer, not completely dry, we put on Argan oil combed hair and put in some NTM Silk Touch and pony'd up No Blow drying today!

June 30, 2010 - Relaxer

I got a Relaxer, Cut and Deep Conditioner. I didn't get my color this time maybe I will try again to do it myself. I used my Favorite Motions Relaxer system which I take to the stylist to apply, I had about 2 inches trimmed , I had a deep conditoner and she flat ironed it in curls. I am very pleased.

June 27, 2010

Couldn't wait until TUesday or thursday to wash my hubby said the build up from my gel was showing so therefore I am sitting under the dryer with APhogee 2 Step on my hair. I will steam today haven't done that in a while. . I think My Ion moisture extreme will be the choice for today. I clarified my hair whew hew, will shampoo with Hair one after the APhogee 2 step, I have found this allows me to make sure not too much protein is on my head and will prevent protein overload. Not many choices of open Moisturizing conditionersl I have my Banana Brulee Hmm maybe this one, but when I get under the steamer she is wicked she will make it seem like Aphogee 2 step was never applied LOL. I have Ion extreme moisture, Yes to carrots and Aussie 3 minute moisture.

It's 5:30. I started at 5:15 wonder how long it's going to take

Edit: I used all that was listed but my hair was tangled bad, I am guessing from not combing. I used ORS Replenishing Pak and left that one for about 30 minutes. My hair was smooth and soft.

I will be relaxing on June 30, 2010 Wednesday. :) So this came right on time.

June 19, 2010

2 more inches to claim MBL :D and 4 more to claim WL. I am excited ladies. I will be back to where I was.



:D



I washed my hair today with Hair One Tea Tree on scalp and Hair One Olive Oil on my strands. I rinsed and applied APhogee 2 minute for about 30 minutes. I then rinsed that out and put Silk elements Megasilk treatment with PC in for 2 hours. Lo and behold it was better than BUTTER, ahhhh, I sprayed CHI keratin mist, HSH Soy Leave In, Argan Oil, got under the dryer for 5 minutes, blow dried for 2. :)



Silky Smooth hair!



I flipped it up in an ouchless band and called it a day!

June 11, 2010

I don't remember if I wrote a journal last week but I did was and do pretty much similar things I just added a nice roller set which I did this week as well.


This week June 11, 2010 I washed with Hair One Olive Oil. I used nexxus Emergencee for 3 minutes, rinsed and sat with my beloved Silk Elements MegaSilk Creme TUb for 2 hours. :) I loves this conditioner. :D

June 1, 2010

Hello,

Today I still have my braids in :D but I had to break down and water wash. I used hair one and steamed under with Aphogee 2 minute mixed with She scent it Banana Brulee. I have yet to rinse it out but after ward I am only using CHI keratin Mist and a leave in, will air dry :D

May 20, 2010

I washed my hair with HO OO, Aphogee 2 minute for 2 minutes, got under the steamer with SheScentit Banana Brulee. My hair definitely felt over moisturized slightly. I had my hair braided in a circle and will be rocking Half wigs and lace fronts for 3 weeks so I will be back with updates then.

Next wash I will use a heavier protein to bring my balance back to my hair. :)

May 14, 2010

Today I did my little cousins hair. I am so happy it came out lovely. Feeling soft and silky.

I relaxed her hair not long ago and it was very damaged from heat as she was natural. She has so much damage it was frightening. The breakage was unimaginable. I was scared.

So she changed her products to better products, upon my suggestion of course. Nexxus Therapee and Humectress.

Today I washed her hair with a clarifying shampoo Ion. I then put in Aphogee 2 step under the dryer for 30 minutes, then I put a mixture of SE Cream Tub, ORS Replenishing Pak, and Porosity Control under the steamer for 40 minutes. Her hair was so SILKY SOFT, MY GOODNESS I am going in all the right directions cause the heads have never been this soft.

I put Aphogee Keratin Mist, HSH Soy Leave In, Argan Oil in her hair with a little Citre Shine Luminator, and Blow dried her out.

Hair was silky :) Smooth.

May 13, 2010

Well todays wash was different as I wanted to try a new product as well as lean on an old faithful Aphogee 2 step. Shun the day I think to rid my life of it. I have been faithful for over 17 years and will not steer now.

I washed my hair with Hair One OO - I then applied my Aphogee 2 step and dried under the dryer about 20 minutes. After I rinsed well I got my steamer ready for me to go, I applied Banana Brulee gifted to me by a dear E-Friend. I combed it through and tossed a claw clip on top to hold my hair. Got under the steamer for about 40 minutes. I didn't immediately rinse it out, I let my head cool off and then I rinsed it out to face SOFT hair and softer roots. Beautiful feeling. I towel dried, applied Aphogee keratin leave in, Healthy Sexy hair Soy Leave In, then I applied a dab of argan oil and combed into 3 sections in which I blow dried it out. Even after all that my hair smells of the SheScentIT Banana Brulee!

My Son's Hair May 13, 2010

Morning All,

I had a free day yesterday and had to do my son's twist over which is an all day even after he gets home from school HUH!

I told him he had his twist for 3 weeks and I was proud of him. Jo-Jo's normal is 2 weeks. So 3 is excellent. :D

I washed his hair twice with Paul Mitchele Tea Tree shampoo, once with Matrix Hydrating Shampoo. He then went under the dryer with SE Green Tub MegaSilk. I twisted his hair in single twist :D

He is ready for double stranded twist next week. :) Will post pictures of it when I am able to transfer pics. I am all crazy over here.

Before your relaxer - 5/8/2010

One Week before I get my relaxer I always use a Clarifying shampoo and then a heavy protein followed by moisture. I usually use Aphogee 2 Step. This time I will try Motions CPR instead of Aphogee, hey if it doesn't work I will just go back to normal. I am experiencing little to NO breakage.

I use the protein then a heavy moisture. I was told not to blow dry but she's been doing very well relaxing my hair even after a blow dry :D So I might continue to do BD !

In order to use up my CHI SILK INFUSION I will be applying this to the ends of my hair right before I relax to ensure no run off gets on those older parts :)

May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo :D

Today I clarify'd my hair with Ion, I then applied Aphogee 2 minute, then Nexxus Emergencee, washed with Hair One Olive Oil, used ORS replenishing pack for one hour under my self heating cap, rinsed and then instead of going under the dryer I applied some Argan Oil and Chi Keratin Mist and blow dried it out. Silky smooth!

April 22, 2010

Well I have no will power. I washed my hair as usual with Hair One Olive Oil left that one for 10 minutes. I then rinsed it out and added Aphogee 2 minute to towel dried hair. After staying under the steamer for 5 minutes with that I then rinsed added Yes To Carrots Mask to towel dried hair. My hair felt so soft to the touch I combed through and got under the steamer for about 15 minutes adding Porosity control to my hair. After I rinsed I towel dried and sprayed with CHI Keratin Mist and HEalthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave in. Before I got a chance to add Herstyler Serum I hit the product and it crashed to the floor and broke, I tried to pick it up but I felt glass in my hands I grabbed some tissue and cleaned the mess, tossing it to the trash. I then added very little Argan Oil, under the drier for 10 minutes and blow dried for 2.
Put my hair up into a pony, My hair feels soft and moisturized, for some reason the outer edges seemed dry so I put some NTM Silk touch leave in -in. Grabbed a headband and whala, it was soft and silky!

April 13, 2010

washed my hair with Hair one olive oil loved the feeling as always.

I switched it up this time and used the ORS packet Replenishing that is. I steamed it in for 20/30 minutes. soft as cotton, rinsed and wham it felt gummy, I made a dash for the Aphogee 2 minute and left it on for 2 minutes. rinsed it felt human again. I towel dried first, it felt wonderful. I got under the hooded dryer wonderful again. Combed it out wonderful, put a little serum in it. THEN whIen I blow dried it with the hand held it started to feel sticky. Weird, so I put some Citre Mist in it to calm it down and that it did. But The build up feeling remains :(