Products I Have Used Throughout 2012


I dont used a lot of product all at once like some people do, I switch back and forth between products  it all depend on my hair needs . I like to  finish whatever product I start using before buying a new replacement product lol . I mention sometime ago about my disappointment with the Vo5 moisture milk shampoo but I  have not used it to wash my hair from that time but I used it to wash my brush and combs. I have  not used any shampoo from the beginning of December .

I have two  bottle of moisturizer but I still have not start using the S-curls , and that is from December. I dont need to used  a lot of product , my hair is pretty moist for most part . I love the Pantene  Relaxed and Natural and I will be buying it again .

My main oils are , Castor Oil , Vatika Oil , Pure Coconut Oil , Olive Oil and Carrot Oil . I buy a variety of oils because I used each for different purpose , Read my post  which explained the different way I used each Oils, How I used Each Natural / Essential Oil  .

Cornrow Styles for Black Female


Alicia Keys is one of the celebrity that love cornrow hairstyle , she wear some of the most creative cornrows  . Cornrows are very common  hairstyles in Afro texture hair because they keep the hair out your face and in place .  

These styles are also nice if you are thinking of going natural , they can really help with your transition process . Also some of these can be used as protective styles/low manipulation .

Alicia Keys Braided Hairstyles

How To do a Braid Out on Transition Hair

Braid outs are great transition styles as it help to blend both texture of your hair . Braid out not only blend your two texture but also keep your hair stretch that reduce single strands knots .

 This is How I do my Braids Out on my transition hair .

Braid
Braid Out Result and definition


Products I used are the same as the ones I have always used

What you will need :
Leave in conditioner
Moisturizer
Natural Oil
Spray Bottle  (optional )



Whenever I am doing my Braid Out I rather do it on freshly wash hair , if not I would used my spray bottle with plain water to damp my hair by section . I dont recommend doing braid out on dry hair if you really want definition that can last for days .

I then apply my leave in conditioner  ( Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch)  sometimes I would used my rinse out moisturizing conditioner . I apply this per braid .

I then apply my moisturizer , it could be water based are oil based . In this photo I am using my Oil based moisturizer ( Patine Oil moisturizer , Relax and Natural )  have been using that for the pass couple months and I will continue to its a staple for me  . You can used a moisturizer of your choosing .  Apply per braid .

Now the oil will seal my hair , then I braid that section . I used whatever natural oil I have at the time , could be , Extra Virgin Olive Oil , Virgin/Pure Coconut Oil , Vatika Oil ,  Carrot Oil, whatever you have  .


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Ways to Used The Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor oil


The many ways to used The Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor oil

Pre-Poo Deep Conditioning & Scalp Health

What is pre-poo? To find out more about Pre-poo treatment and how its done click How to do a pre-poo treatment 



Jamaican Black Castor oil can be  used for Hot Oil Treatment .  Read more on Hot Oil treatments and its benefits 



Can be used to help with thinning and hair loss problem .  A lot of things can be the reason why you hair is thinning , using Jamaican Black Castor Oil on your scalp at least 2-3 times a week will help your hair and scalp to be much healthier , this will help to stimulate hair growth and make thicker and stronger hair . For regrowing thinning edges and other  trouble spot apply oil directly to that spot and massage for 10 minutes until you feel its getting warm. Continue this process and over time you will have noticeable improvement. 


How to Do a Pre-Poo Treatment

Shampoo is harsh for the hair especially the ones with sulfate . Doing a pre-poo is a great way to prep the hair for the shampooing process , to prevent the hair from becoming too dry .The pre-poo treatment will coat the strands , and act as a protective barrier to stop the shampoo from stripping your hair of all its moisture . This is especially beneficial for Afro texture hair , because this hair type is more fragile than the others . A pre-poo treatment is done with any natural oil , mixture of oil ( Vatika Hair Oil ) ,  conditioner  are combination of natural oil and conditioner .


Things you will need :

A mixing bowl
Natural Oil (option)
Conditioner (option 2)
Shower cap


Product Review: Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil Benefits

If you want thicker hair this should be your friend , this product does amazing job . Jamaican Black Castor Oil not only thicken the hair but it strength , and moisturized the hair and  help stimulate hair growth .  Jamaican Black Castor Oil has multi purpose , can be used on the skin as massage oil and much more .

The Perfect Blow out

Wanting the perfect blow out without damaging your beautiful locks is not always easy and we sometimes make small mistake . Its important to have clean hair when attempting blow out. When your hair is clean it will have more moisture and little product build up, which can cause your hair to feel brittle and dry after a blow out . Try to used proper moisturizing conditioner and better yet deep condition you hair if you have the time and if you have curly hair. To see image of blow out click here to see

Step 1

Wash hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner ( you may also used deep conditioner )

Step 3
Detangle hair in section, and clip away


Step 3
Allow your hair to air dry for sometime , at least until its nearly dry , then
Apply heat heat protectant (option 1)

Start blow drying right after detangle , always apply heat protectant . (option 2)

Step 4
Start blow drying in sections , start from the roots and keep hair stretch out . Also at this stage you can used a brush while blow drying your hair such as The Paddle Brush, Round Brushes Examples . Chose the right type brush for your hair type, length ad style you want to achieve . 

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When finish blow drying , set the blow dryer to cool settings and quickly go over hair once again  to lay the cuticle down and seal the strands for a smother finish . Your blow out should be perfect .


Tips * Blow out should not be done regularly as you can damage your natural hair , which will result in breakage and dry brittle hair .

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Product Review : Creme of Nature Moisture Extreme Conditioner

Products Features

  • Deep penetrating, moisturizing conditioner that softens & detangles.
  • Enriched with Chamomile & Comfrey to moisturize dry, brittle or dehydrated hair.
  • Guards against dehydration and leaves the hair soft and manageable.
  • Infused with silicone to give ultimate shine.

Package direction : Apply liberally throughout hair. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse and style. 
As a deep treatment: Apply liberally after shampooing. cover hair with plastic cap and sit under a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes. Rinse. Proceed with desired styling.




    

 Ingredients:
Ultra-Purified Water (Aqua)(Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride,Lanolin Oil, PEG-12 Dimethicone,Amodimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicur (Basil) Extract, Polygala Senega Root Extract,Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract,Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract*, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Caco (Cocoa) Seed Butter,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil,Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Panthenol,Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Isostearyl Ethylimidazolinium, Ethosulfate, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-32, Paraffinum Liquidum, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal,Limonene,Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Methylparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben,Isobutylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, **Fragrance contains: Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil and Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, *CERTIFIED ORGANIC

NOTE * Made with certified organic chamomile and comfrey to soften and infuse moisture. Hair is softer and easier to manage. Great for relaxed, natural or weaved hair.

There are a lot of mix review about this product , such as its really great as a pre-poo and co-wash . It may not deep condition all hair type as well as some . I think you should try it because it may work for you as a keeper . 

I used this conditioner back when my hair was bleached  and I also recommended it in my post about " How to care  for your hair after bleaching "  . I am using this as my deep conditioner now also and I like it then and I like it now. This product is kinda runny but it does the job however as I mention above not all year type are the same so you will have to try it for yourself . 

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