Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Misikko Flat Iron Review & Give-Away !!!

Today is not my usual wash day. My wash  days are on monday's and thursday's. I just couldn't wait for my usual day because i have so much product build up and i'm stretching. I'm 11 weeks post. I did not want to risk having a setback, so i washed today.  My roots felt so dry and brittle, and my hair was just sticking together. Sometimes you just can't stick to your usual wash routine because life happens, lol.  Since i'm stretching, i'm always trying to find that elusive protein moisture balance. You know trying to keep the roots moisturized and the length strong? So i deep conditioned on dry hair with my new favorite deep conditioner : Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise. I then rinsed in the shower, then air dried without product preparing to
flat iron  my hair with my new hanna elite flat iron. I am so excited about flat ironing my hair because i have not used heat on my hair for about 2 years. My old flat iron did not give me the results i was looking for.  Since my hair is fine and easily damaged. I did not trust using it anymore. I knew that if i was going to use a flat iron it would have to be one that would not cause further damage or breakage.  I needed a top of the line Chi hair straightener or a FHI flat iron.  I was about to purchase a new flat iron and hair dryer, when the lovely people at Misikko offered me a flat iron for review & giveaway !!! Wow, just in time !!! When i received the package, there was this beautiful flat iron. OMG, it came with so many extra's and was beautifully packaged. They also have a great line of  Professional Hair Dryers  that i will purchase in the future.

My Results:
Amazing !!! After air drying, i parted my hair in small sections. I applied a small amount of the hanna ShineShield Thermal Protectant   (one of the extra's that came along with the flat iron) I ran the flat iron from roots to ends 2x, slightly bending at the ends. I was done in 20 minutes !!! My hair felt amazing, so shiny, bouncy and no breakage. I will always use my hanna elite flat iron for length checks and any time i want super straight hair.

Thanks Misikko !!!

  • 100% Ceramic- Highest Density Solid Ceramic Plates provide superior results compared to regular ceramic coated and titanium irons
  • 450 Degree Max Temperature- Adjustable Heat for Fine to Extremely Coarse Hair!
  • Curved Edges- 1" Curved Design perfect for straightening, flipping, & curling
  • Best Luxury Flat Iron- Unparalleled Performance and protection that only a Solid Ceramic iron can provide makes this the Best Flat Iron in the market today.

  Win The Hanna Elite Flat Iron 1" Professional (100% ceramic)

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Retail Value : $229.00

Giveaway ends on April 8th at 11:59 EST.

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Disclaimer: I received a flat iron for free for this review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stretch With Me Challenge - 11 weeks post

Wow, i'm 11 weeks post now !!! So far it's been pretty easy dealing with the new growth.  I expected to really be struggling with my new growth now, because in the past, by the time i was 8 weeks my new growth would be so hard to manage.  I have about 1 inch of growth and that's pretty good for me. I'm a slow grower.

This is what i've been doing on my stretch :
1. Co-washing/deep conditioning in sections on dry hair (Mondays & Thursdays)
2. Air-drying
3. Applying JBCO to scalp (on wash days)
4. Applying Chi Keratin Mist (as a leave-in)
5. Applying a dime size of coconut oil to length

Extra :
moisturizing & sealing in sections (Wed, fri & Sun) 1x day

I will keep up with this regimen for as long as it works for my stretching

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Product Prewiew

Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel. For all hair types, alcohol free. Made with 100% Pure Olive Oil. Maximum Hold. Helps your scalp regulate its own natural moisturizing system. No Flakes. No Tack. Anti-itch. Contains UV Protection. EcoStyler Olive Oil Styling Gel.


Product Description

FOR ALL HAIR TYPES USED BY PROFESSIONALS ALCOHOL FREE MADE WITH 100% PURE OLIVE OIL MAXIMUM HOLD HELPS YOUR SCALP REGULATE ITS OWN NATURAL MOISTURIZING SYSTEM NO FLAKES NO TACK ANTI ITCH CONTAINS UV PROTECTION ECOSTYLER OLIVE OIL STYLING GEL is made with 100% pure olive oil. Olive oil helps our scalp naturally regulate its own moisturizing system. Olive oil helps attract moisture to the scalp, and holds it in. Like all our styling gels, it is weightless and will leave your hair with a healthy shine and superior hold.


Apply to dry or wet hair. Work desired amount through hair and style.

This is a must try item for holding down my edges when stretching and unlike a lot of gels, there is no alcohol to dry out hair. Another added benefit is that it contains olive oil.

Monday, March 15, 2010

MyHairSistas Book Give-away Winner !!!

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Product Review

Product : Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise

  • Enriched with natural botanical extracts
  • Repairs damage
  • Rejuvenates fragile hair
  • Moisturizes and conditions

Enriched with Natural Botanical extract, Oat Protein, Vitamins, Egg Proteins and Olive Oil to intensively conditions , moisturizes and strengthens damaged and over processed hair. It renews weak fragile hair, leaving it healthy looking with shine, elasticity and moisture.

 Directions :
After shampooing, rub ample amount of Vitale Olive Oil Mayonnaise into palms and spread evenly from root to tip of hair. Massage hair and scalp gently for even distribution. For excellent results cover hair in a warm towel or plastic cap for 10 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly with warm water and style as desired. 

Results: I ordered this deep conditioner from Sally Beauty Supplies because i could not find it at any of the beauty supplies stores in my neighborhood.  I had seen this many times on blogs & hair boards.  Some of the reviews were very good and some not so good, but i think my hair does well with mayonaise  type of conditioners, so i was dying to try it. When it came in the mail, i was so excited about trying it, i couldn't even wait until my wash day. When i opened the jar, i immediately know i was gonna like it.  It looked thick (i love thick deep conditioner) The smell was kinda strong, but not unpleasant, and i have a thing for smelly anything. I don't really like some scents of some conditioners. I always like to feel the conditioner with my fingers, for slip.  This conditioner felt very moisturizing to the touch. I applied  this conditioner to dry hair (in sections) and i loved the way it felt as i was applying. I put on my plastic cap and wrapped a towel around my head. I left the conditioner on for 1 hour and rinsed.  So that i could see how my hair felt after air-drying. I did not use any product. Okay girls, let me tell you !!! My hair felt fantastic. It felt strong, moisturized & had shine. I didn't even add my usual leave-in, it felt so good.  I love this deep conditioning mayonaise.

Pros :
Inexpensive- 6.99
Huge jar - 20 oz.
moisturizing & strengthening

Cons :
Strong smell
may leave green flecks on hair

Rating :

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MyHairSistas Book Give-away !!!

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