Saturday, June 30, 2012

1 year post - June 30, 2012

I will be 52 weeks July 2, 2012. :) . While I am not totally amused or enthused by the progress I have made it is progress none the less so I can only be happy for that. In some sections I have 7 inches of new growth which is mainly around the sides. My crown is 5.5 inches and other areas are 6 inches. I am looking forward to what year two will bring. I really would love to blog on the styles that I am doing. I am mostly wigging it right now though. :)
I am also using up my stash, I know. Honestly folks I need to learn to live low in cash, in order to use up my stash. I have 66 products and that isn't including multiples. SO for 2012 - 2014 I will not be shopping for items that aren't staples. I also have to be on my LAST month of my staple before purchasing another. Unless on sale and I am on my last product, and the sale is outstanding. I am trying to limit my products honestly. Want to know what I like look below :)
What She likes?
She loves Chaz Deans 613. I don't even think my reveiw did this product any justice. My hair was cleaned with it today and it feels so soft, that hair right up there, was washed with 613, do you see how my curls are popping, they don't pop like this without 613, it is okay, but not like this. I need this SUPERSIZED MR.DEAN!!!!
I also love Wen FIg. I have used Sweet Almond Mint and like Chaz said it is a wonderful place to start, but I needed more.
Wen FIg OIL - AMAZING Grace, how sweet the sun. Who shed it's oil on meeeee! I once was lost, and then I found, Wen Fig Oil so heavenly! this is beyond amazing and I am so sad it is DISCONTINUED!!!!! Yes ladies it is discontinued so sorry.
Hairitage Hydration products, Castor infusion, Silk N Aloe, & Happy Hemp are great for greasing my scalp when I get braids for my wig outs.
NuGro - yes it isn't spelled properly and so what--- The moisturizing spray with oil is AMAZING! for your braids as well. It is a great braid spray and the ingredients are natural just like the other products above that I love.

I seem to see a pattern I love natural products.
I still use One and ONly Argan oil, and why not.... It isn't 100% natural but works for me. :)
Aphogee Leave in - I love this stuff, it works and keeps my relaxed hair strong, what can I say!!!!
Dudleys PCA - a dime to nickel size amount of this is all you need for amazing moisture :)
Dudleys DRC 28 - The strongest and best protein on the market, yet it is so hard to over protein with.

ALTER EGO Garlic COnditioner - Another great product I can't say enough, you want silk, and perfect hair, start here for a deep conditioner. You have shedding here... Here is the stopping point.

Turby Towel --- I love this towel, I wrap my hair up and let it air dry/towel dry a little in there. I can get my hair at least 80% and I actually need to buy another because I love it so.

Magic Star Comb - MUST have, amazing comb

Tangle Teezer - SOme have reported Breakage, 2 years strong now and guess what. NO breakage due to this item. But... Because my hair isn't yours, please use at your own discretion I don't want you to experience any damage.

This is just a briefing of what I use. My Natural and relaxed hair are healthy. I have learned to limit the heat better then I though. I will only use the blow dryer when I want to flat iron, half wig or phony pony my hair, Guess what, I don't do those often. When I wig it, I do that at 3 week intervals, no blow dry necessary. I use curlformers and as you know NO heat necessary :)

I am learning different styles that use limited heat so my hair does not get heat damage.

So ladies the weather is hotttttt, What are you doing to your hair in this extreme heat?


Monday, June 4, 2012

613 By Chaz Dean - June 4, 2012

Chaz Deans 613

What is 613?

613 is a Hair Cleansing Treatment by Chaz Dean the founder of Wen

What the bottle says or the product claim it can do:

Nourishment in numbers. Powered with a blend of eleven amino acids, this daily cleansing treatment revitalizes all types of hair--including damaged locks--by helping to add strength and elasticity. To use, simply rinse hair with cool water, then thoroughly coat hair from scalp to ends with the treatment. From WEN by Chaz Dean.

What are people saying:

This is a major hit being a 4.75 star product on QVC out of 725 reviews.  Even the negatives are positive. Saying the product is too rich and way too moisturizing, that this must for people with damaged or very dry hair. The positive reviews rave of the moisturizing effects and that they can’t ever be without 613 again. That this is the best thing since sliced cheese. After years of damaged hair this is the only Cleansing Treatment that is going to now touch their heads.

My review: My review is based off of 3 weeks of using 613

I paid about $72 dollars with tax and S/H. It comes in a 32 oz. black and white bottle at QVC. It arrived quickly to my door. I waited at least 4-5 months before using the 613. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t have high expectations to do this product being compared to the Ginger Pumpkin Wen also made by Chaz Dean. So I grabbed the bottle of 613, I peeled off the top tab and smelled it, Yummy was my first thought, and second. I squeezed some into my hand, which hurt my hands. I lost the pump that came with it. The top pops up in order to squeeze out product. It came out thick and toothpaste like. I felt like this was going to be a bummer. I automatically felt, this is going to be like the Wen GP. OH, boy what a waste. I wet my hair down for a minute. When my hair was thoroughly wet, I rubbed my hands together and put on the 613. The feeling of my hair melting and feeling softer than ever before and heaven is all I can remember. I splashed a little water on my head and then rubbed it. No foam, no lather, just softness, and the feeling of silky and sultry tresses. Tangles were non-existent, my strands felt unbelievable and full of moisture. Chaz Dean I thought, this is the one, this is the one that is going to forever be in my rotation. I was excited that I put myself on auto ship, another was recently mailed out. I feel the 613 surpasses any of the Wen’s I have tried. I have several I have in my possession, but yet to try, so my review is based on Wen Sweet Almond Mint, Ginger Pumpkin and FIG.

I rinsed and DC’ed styling my hair as usual. My natural curls and waves were well formed. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
MY RATING: 5 STARS out of 5 STARS – With five being the best and 1 being the lowest.