My last stretch lasted for 5-1/2 months and i'm at it again. This time i'm gonna try my best to make it to a least 6 months. I'm almost 3 weeks post. I will be wearing mostly protective styles and moving to a more natural hair products regimen. I'm not sure if i should go back to texlaxing in order to eventually go natural. Aww, decisions, decisions.
Come join me on the new Stretch With Me Challenge
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I'm keeping my hair in protective styles for the summer!!! Here is my new latch hook install
I added some blond highlights
I will keep these in for 3 to 4 weeks
apply moisture lotion to scalp 2x week
apply my hot pepper growth creme to edges 1x day
clean scalp with witch hazel 2x week
Friday, June 18, 2010
VATIKA NATURALS HOT OIL TREATMENT INTENSIVE NOURISHMENT FOR DAMAGED, WEAK AND FALLING HAIR
EGG, HONEY, CASTOR, MARROW - STRONG HAIR FROM THE ROOTS
- Egg - repairs and strenghtens hair from the roots
- Honey - coats and conditions hair
- Castor - propagates hair growth
- Marrow - penetrates hair shaft to revitalise hair
After shampooing or normal wash apply cream on your hair. Massage your hair and scalp gently with your fingertips to ensure complete application on hair from root to tip.
Leave on for 10 - 15 minutes. For best results keep hair wrapped in a hot towel.
Rinse off as usual.
I had been eyeballing this product for some time online, but when i saw the price $40.00 for the extra large size, i said not unless i can get it on sale. (i have since seen smaller sizes online) While on a trip to the Indian grocery store (looking for henna) they had just gotten in new supplies. Low & behold, what do i see? The large size of this conditioner. I checked the price and it was an unbelievable bargin for $18.95. I had to have it, lol
When i got it home. I took off the top and removed the seal. The first thing i noticed was the smell. It has a strong perfume smell. I don't really care for the smell, but it's not unbearable. The second thing i noticed was the consistency of the products. It's thick and creamy.
I applied the product on dry hair, from roots to tip, sectioning as if doing a relaxer touch-up. Let me tell you, i could feel the slip already!!! I left the product on for 1 hour with a plastic cap, and a towel wrapped around my head to keep in the heat. I rinsed in the shower. The creamy conditioner rinsed out completely and my hair felt moisturized and strong, no tangling whatsoever!!! I combed through my hair easily with no hair in the comb. This is one of the best conditioners i have ever used, and i'm really hard on conditioners. I am not easily impressed.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The stretch is over. I made it to 22-1/2 weeks post. I did not make it to 24 weeks because my new growth was out of control. I am happy that i made it this far. I relaxed on june 12th after experiencing a lot of shedding and not being able the get the comb thru my hair. After exhausting every method to tame the new growth i just couldn't take it any more. I gained about 2 inches in growth, and i'm satisfied for now, lol I relaxed again with ORS lye relaxer. I experienced no burning at all. Some parts were underprocessed, but i can deal with it next touch up.
My Result :
applied MN to scalp
moisturized & sealed
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Rebuilding Thickening Treatment
Helps promote thick, strong, healthy hair. Enriched with aloe vera, shea butter and botanical thickeners to provide hair with the necessary nutrients needed for deep intense conditioning, rebuilding and thickening! Moisturizes and strengthens weak, damaged hair. Great for the whole family and can be used on alll types of hair including color treated, bleached, weaved, braided and relaxed.
Directions:After shampooing, generously apply DOO GROÂ® Mega ThickÂ® Intense Repair to wet, damp or towel dried hair. Gently finger comb or massage through hair. Leave on 1-3 minutes. For deeper conditioning, leave on 5-15 minutes (use of heat cap, plastic cap or hot towel will increase effectiveness but is not required). Rinse hair thoroughly. Style as usual. For best results, use the family of DOO GROÂ® Products. Warning: Keep hair away from open flames
and lit tobacco products. For external use only. Keep out of eyes.
If accidentally swallowed, consult physician immediately. Keep
out of the reach of children.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Parffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Seed) Oil , PEG-75 Lanolin, Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sorbitol, Collagen Amino Acids, Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Acids, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sulfur, Polysorbate 80, Oleth-10, Buxus Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Lecithin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4, Methylchloroisathiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090).
Price : 6.99
My Results : After removing my latch hook style (wore for 1 month) and carefully detangling, i had major shedding issues. Also being that i am 22 weeks post relaxer with crazy new growth. I definitely needed a heavy duty conditioner to not only stop the shedding, but also handle the new growth. When i'm stretching. I like to use a conditioner with a very thick consistency. When purchasing a conditioner. I always open the jar to smell the product and check out the thickness. I also read the ingredients (should be the first thing i do, lol) Although i'm trying to move on to more natural products, it was just something that i wanted to try because of the promises.........thicker, stronger, moisturized hair. Anyway. This product actually turned out to be just what i needed. My hair stopped shedding as much, it felt stronger, thicker & moisturized. My new growth was very easy to comb through, and i did not lose too much hair. Overall i would say it did it's job. I will re-purchase and try some of the other products in the line.
Apply on dry hair
Apply to the new growth first (like when doing a relaxer touch up)
Apply to remaining length
Put on plastic cap (1 hour minimum)
Rinse in shower
Air dry (80 % to avoid combing while wet)
Apply MN to scalp (Miconazole nitrate) mixed with almond oil & castor oil for MN challenge on MyHairSistas