Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stretch With Me Challenge 20 weeks post

I made 20 weeks post today!!! Whoohoo. I think i can make it to 24 weeks, which will be 6 months. Since i have installed the latch hook braids 2 weeks ago, i'm not really worried about making it another 4 weeks. So far the style is holding up pretty well (even though i'm getting bored with it). It plan on wearing a protective style beyond my goal of stretching 6 months.  If all goes well, i don't know how long i will stretch. Here is a pic of how the style looks right now :

                Maintenance :
Every 2 days i look for fuzzy hair & i cut
the fuzzy ends out

Moisturize & seal between the tracks

Apply my homemade edge growth creme to 
edges 2x a day

This style should last at least 1 month if taken
care of

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Product Review

TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

  • Attributes

  • Natural: Yes

  • Manufacturer's Product Description

  • Used by professionals, this exclusive, natural conditioner strengthens and protects all types of hair with an enriched formula of natural extracts and vitamins A, C, and E, while thoroughly and deeply conditioning hair.

  • Directions

  • Shampoo, rinse out thoroughly, and apply TRESemme evenly throughout the hair, especially at the ends. Leave on for a few minutes, rinse thoroughly and dry. Use TRESemme mousse, gels, and hairsprays for best style results.

  • Ingredients

  • Water, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Kelp Extract, Dandelion Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Nettle Extract, Sweet Almond Extract, Kiwi Fruit Extract, Raspberry Extract, Alfalfa Extract, Watercress Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Dog Rose Hips Extract, Evening Primrose Extract, Panthenol, Corn Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ergocalciferol, Sweet Almond Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Polysorbate-20, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Blue No. 1, Fragrance.
My Results : 
I love Tresemme conditioners. This one did not disappoint. I am moving towards using more natural products on my hair, not only is it better for my hair, i'm also thinking about what i put on my scalp. I must say i was pleasantly surprised how well this product soften and conditioned my hair (my hair is very picky, lol) the softness was amazing and my hair felt strong at the same time.  I was in love with the slip this product gave my hair. I could feel it immediately after applying the conditioner. I'm not saying the ingredients are 100% natural, but this conditioner worked better on my hair than some really high priced natural products. For extra dry hair, add your favorite oils!!!

Method :
Deep conditioned on dry hair, with plastic cap, towel wrapped around head (for 1 hour)


Rating :

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Stretch With Me Challenge 18 weeks post

I made it to 18 weeks post!!! Amazing for me, lol  I didn't think i could do it. When i first decided to stretch, up until 13 weeks, it was a breeze. No tangles, no clumping or anything different from how i usually handle my hair. Then at 16 weeks all hell broke loose. My hair started sticking together, wrapping around each other, dryness, brittleness and breakage and trying detangle became a monster. I won't give up on stretch this time, so i installed these latch hook braids to help me get to at least 6 months.  Wish me luck !!!

The stretch continues !!!
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Stretch With Me Challenge 17 weeks post

I'm 17 weeks post!!! It makes me feel good to say that, but it ain't all good, lol  Something funny is starting to happen.  My hair is starting to stick together in some spots and seems to be dryer than usual. I haven't changed my regimen very much, so maybe it's time to kick up the moisture a notch? Should i incorporate more oils? More co-washes? IDK, but it's getting a little harder to control the new growth now. I didn't expect it to be easy, so i will teak my regimen a little to see if  that helps !!!