Sunday, January 24, 2010

Come Join the Challenge !!!

The Stretch With Me Challenge

Start Date : January 18th 2010
End Date : for the length of your stretch

Welcome Ladies,

I am three weeks post. I plan to stretch for 4 months and this will be the first time i have attempted to stretch this long !!! You can stretch for however long you would like, just a long as it is longer than you usually stretch. Let's support each other in our quest for healthier hair. Let's see how long we can stretch !!!

Rules :
1. co-washing
2. Deep conditioning
3. Low heat
4. Moisture & protein balance
5. Low manipulation
6. Protective Styles
7. Progress check-in *

Click here to join challenge

Friday, January 22, 2010

Product Review

 Alter Ego

Product Description

Impac Ego with Garlic Original.....And still the best This special cream, rich of peptydes, vitamins and mineral salts which derivate from wheat and garlic represents an excellent substitute for hair treatment with animal extract. It leaves the hair soft and strong and it is ideal to use on treated hair, such as bleached, dyed and permed. Crema enriquencida con peptidos, vitaminas y sales minerales extraidos del trigo y de ajo. Representa un excelente substraccion de los tratamientos con extracto de placenta. Ideal para el cabello con tinte, permanente y deolorantes.

after shampooing the hair, apply the treatment all over the scalp, wait for few minutes then rinse with water. Recommended to be used after shampooing, leave it on for about 15 minutes to have the best results. Aplicar sobre el cabello despues de lavado, dejar actuar por 10-15 minutos, a vapor luego acclarar con abundante agua y proceder con el peinado/estilo.

INGREDIENTS INCE (CTFA) : Aqua(Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dipalmytoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Cyclomethicone(Cyclopentasiloxane), Limonene, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile, Benzyl Salicylate, Citric Acid, C.I. 11680 (Pigment Yellow), C.I. 74160 (Pigment Blue 15:1), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Extract), C.I. 12085 (Pigment Red 4), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Allium Sativum (Garlic Extract), Cochlearia Armoracia (Horse-radish Extract), Ferula Assa Foetida (Asafoetida Extract), Methylisothiazolinone. SIZE : 1000 ml / 33,8 fl oz Made in Italy

My Results : I was looking around for a good deep conditioner.  I had seen this conditioner on practically all hair sites or personal blogs.  I walked by my neighborhood salon and saw this in the window, it was calling me, lol
After speaking with the salon owner and stylist, they assured me that this was the best conditioner ever made and would take care of any hair problem, from breaking to shedding.  I was sold !!! and it was my wash day so i could not wait to get home to try it.

So i applied the conditioner to dry hair and was instructed to use only a little ( they said " A little goes a long way").  While applying i notice a strong perfume smell (didn't bother me) and the formula felt kinda strange, like thick, but liquid? Usually when i feel this more liquid content, it's not good. After applying a small amount of the conditioner, i put on my plastic cap and wrapped a towel around my head and processed for 1 hour.
I so wanted to love this conditioner, especially because i paid 30.00 for it, shoot !!!

After the rinse, i let my hair air dry, just to see how my hair would feel with just the conditioner and not leave-in's or oil. My hair did air dry less fuzzy than usual and had a bit more shine. Overall i don't see anything
extraordinary about this conditioner.  I will give it another chance by using more of the product.

Price : $30.00

Rating :

Friday, January 8, 2010

My New Henna

Product Description

Pure, premium henna used as a natural hair coloring & conditioning agent. It is a 100% herbal product with no chemicals added, and is made with only 100% Henna. It naturally produces a dark brown color with hints of dark red (Not intended for use on skin).

My Simple Mixture :
3 tablespoons of henna powder
1/2 bottle of Vo5 moisture milks-tea therapy

I applied this mixture to dry hair in sections (did not let it sit for color release)
left on hair for 1 hour (with plastic bag & towel wrapped around heat to keep in heat)
rinsed well

Results :
Thickness, strength, shine
I will be doing back to back henna treatments
my hair felt so strong and thick