Monday, 24 August 2015

Wash day @18 weeks post (last wash day of this relaxer stretch)/product haul review!

Product Haul

Hey dearies! So I got some new products. My hair journey will be 2 years in October and I thought this was a better time for me to get some really great products for my general hair care.

The products I got are:
*Elasta Qp DPR 11 penetrating conditioner
*Trader Joe's nourish spa conditioner
*Lotta body moisture me curl and style milk for my bantu knots, flexi rods and twist outs
*Beautiful textures curl defining pudding (for my sister) for the same purpose of the Lotta body.
*Mane n tail detangler (for my sister)
*luster s-curl No drip moisturiser for my sis and I
*kuza end wrap (for rollersets and flexi rod sets)
*16oz Now foods Avocado oil
*Amla and Henna powders
*Some processing caps.
The Jamaican black castor oil is not mine.

Now my initial plan was to start using this products after my relaxer but I wanted to mix and match the deep conditioners so I thought to use them for this wash day to know how they work. I read so many reviews on these products and they were quite good ones. Let's see if they really are that good on my hair!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

The wash day experience, straight hair again!

The Wash Day Experience

Hey dearies! This post is super late. I had my wash day on Monday. I waited till Monday because I wanted to blow dry my hair(which didn't last after all because of constant rain).
 For this wash day I switched my prepoo to a sort of deep conditioning session and didn't make my okra detangler. My hair still felt great afterwards! Here's a recap.

(1)Deep conditioned with a mix of honey, conditioner and olive oil. I applied heat for this deep conditioning with my blow dryer. I just set it to hot and held the blow dryer about 8-10 inches away from my head which I covered with shower cap. I made sure to rotate the blow dryer so the heat can get to most portions of my head and avoid concentrating heat at one spot (if it's concentrated at one spot it may melt the shower cap or expand it). 

(2) I proceeded to detangle my hair with my fingers and followed up with a wide tooth comb. Detangling was quite easy to think that I'm 16weeks post and I didn't use a detangler. The deep conditioning mix made my hair sooo soft! I will intact be doing this more often *big grin*

(3)Shampooed off with my VO5 shampoo and applied VO5 tea thairapy vanilla mint tea clarifying conditioner. wrapped my hair up for about 15 mins.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Hair update @15weeks post relaxer

Hi sweethearts! Hope everyone is doing well?! ... I can officially say that I have entered the boring stage of my relaxer stretch. At 15weeks post relaxer all I want to do is moisturize and seal and leave my hair alone.

I kind of feel like doing a bantu knot or flexi rod like I used to before Will be too much manipulation right now. So this is how I've been wearing my hair since my last wash day. Sometimes I let the hair down for a pony but I guess I've gotten used to putting my hair up
My bun for the week

I have been following my bun routine  and I'm really glad that I haven't had any issues with this relaxer stretch. My satin scarf has made it possible for my bun to look neat even with so much new growth. I make sure my hair is balanced; new growth is well moisturised, the length of my hair has enough strength. For the most part, I haven't had issues with breakage. When I'm moisturizing and I run my fingers through my hair I only find long strands of hair with white bulbs on the end (shed hairs).

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Sunflower love Bun, Tutorial 2: Making the love at the top.

Hey dearies, so this is the continuation of my previous post. If you haven't seen it yet it's a must see so you'll know where we started from and not wonder how to create the back. A direct link to that post is right HERE

To make the love at the top

Step 7: moisturize and detangle the front section and part it into 3

Detangle and section

Step 8: do a flat twist on the middle section and put a pin on the tips so it doesn't unravel.

Flat twist the middle and secure tips with pin

The 'Sunflower love' Bun Tutorial 1: Making the flower Petals.

The Sunflower Love Bun

Hello loves! Happy New month to you all!  I thought a better way to welcome you into this new month of blessings is with a hair tutorial. I made this style with my sisters natural hair, no extensions. I know that I'll probably get sued if I just show you the protective style without telling you how I made it.