Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stretch With Me (4)

Hey Everyone!! I'm at it again. I'm into my 8th week of stretching and so far so good. I planning another 6 month stretch. I have 93 day left for this stretch. My new growth is about 1/2 inch, so i'm guessing it's a little bit slow growing this time. Since i'm only 8 weeks post, no major problems. I hoping this stretch will be easier than the last. Let's hope! I have changed a few things in my regimen. I am now using mostly natural products. My new love is the Shi-Naturals line. I'm using their Moisture Balance Deep Conditioner & the Edge Growth Formula for my edges. I hoping that these product will take smoothly through my stretch. 

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My New Regimen for 2011

Last year was a year of setbacks and comebacks!! I had taken 2 steps forward and 2 steps backwards!!
This year i plan to step up my game in all areas. My new regimen will re-introduce some techniques that has worked for me in the past. I have gotten most of the experimenting out of my system. This year's regimen will go back to simplicity. I was spending way too much time on my hair an not getting results.

The new simplified Regimen :
Wash days-Mondays & Thursdays (conditioner only)
Apply castor oil to scalp on wash days
air dry 
apply leave-in
moisturize & seal 2x day
protective style (wig, weave, braids)

MN in between wash days
Henna or Cassia 2x month
Edge grow formula 2x day

I'm gonna work hard to reach my goal of 3 inches in 6 months for this stretch!!
Wish me luck :o)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Product Review

African Royall
Hot Six Oil

  • Equal to 16 .5 oz hot oil treatments
  • Made from only all natural plant herbs and oils
  • No animal fat or animal oils
  • Special light formula
  • Six Oils In One: Hot Oil, Hair Oil, Body Oil, Scalp Oil, Bath Oil, Nail Oil

Hot Six Oil is made from only all natural plant herbs and oils with no animal fat or animal oils. This oil's special light formula goes in hair, skin, scalp, and nail cuticles easily and without a heavy oil buildup. Hot Six Oil leaves your hair light and well conditioned.

Ingredients :

Olive Oil , Canola Oil , Wheat Germ Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Safflower Oil , Castor Oil , Sesame Oil , Vitamin E , Vitamin A , Vitamin D , Cyclomethicone , Sheep Sorrell , Yarrow , Slippery Elm Bark , Sage , Henna , Comfrey , Burdock Root , Ginseng , Goldenseal , Cherry Bark , Black Walnut , Chamomile , Alfalfa , Hyssop , Wheat Germ , Fragrance

Directions :

To Use as a Hot Oil: Shampoo hair, then towel dry. Place Hot Six Oil in a container of hot - not boiling, water until hot. Massage Hot Six Oil evenly into hair and scalp, then cover with warm moist towel for 3-5 minutes. Rinse with warm water then style. To use as a hair, body, or nail oil - rub Hot Six Oil in hands then massage into hair, skin, cuticles where needed. 

My Opinion :
I love this oil!!! Okay, i know everybody and their cousin has used this oil. As usual, i am the last one to catch on, lol. I had seen this oil on every hair board. I just never remembered to pick it up when i went shopping at the BBS. I love the fact that this oil is all natural (except for the fragrance) I have vowed to phasing out commerical products or at least purchase products with natural ingredients.

How i use this oil :
I like to use this oil as a pre-poo, overnight before my co-wash the next day
I also like to seal with this oil. My hair feels very moisturized, but not weighed down. Which is great for my fine hair.
Lastly, i sometimes add this oil to conditioners that i know are not very moisturizing, or if i just need some extra moisture.

Price :

$4.99 (prices may vary)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Hair Goals For 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Last year has been a year of ups and downs as far as my hair goals were concerned. Now i'm back with a renewed focus. I am determined to make it to waistlength this year!!

Here's the new simplified regimen:

Co-wash 2x week
shampoo 1x month (i will start using shampoo again to clarify) new
always air-dry (even when rollersetting)
leave-in after wash (sometimes in between wash when hair needs strength)
moisturize & seal 2x day (i was very lax at moisturizing & sealing)

castor oil on wash days
MN with grapseed oil 3x week
Shi-Naturals Edge Grow Formula (2x every day on edges)

no combing (use fingers)
Protective styles (ponytail, wig, braid or weave)

Goal #1 - MBL by June 3rd 2011
Goal #2 - Waistlength by December 3rd 2011(crossing fingers & eyes, lol)

Hair photo@ 6 weeks post, stretching for 6 months :o)