Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Products for Operation: Grow My Hair Back

One of my main goal is to grow my hair to Full BSL next year. I want my hair to cover the entire bra strap by the end of the year.  I already have a post showing the things that I will be using to achieve my goal of growing my hair back after my cut but I am adding a few new ones to the list. We all know that our hair is continuously growing and that no product is going to grow your hair for you. But if there is something that can help aide in speeding the process up, I'm willing to give it a shot.

I am a fan of The Mane Choice. I have been taking there vitamins for awhile now and I also enjoy their Doesn't Get Much Butter Than This product as well. If you are an avid Instagram user like myself, then you know that right before Christmas that they released a few new products and tools. Me being the product junkie that I am decided to give them a shot.

I ordered;

1. Easy on the Curls Detangling Hydration Shampoo
2. Easy on the Curls Detangling Hydration Conditioner
3. Soft As Can Be 3-in-1 Revitalize Co-wash/Leave-in/Detangler

All three stimulates growth, are loaded with vitamins and claims to cut your wash day in half. Anything that can help shorten a wash day is welcomed with open arms to my regimen. lol

Crystal Orchid Biotin Infused Styling Gel

Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil is a topical multi-vitamin for the scalp.

I will hopefully be using these products on my next wash day which should be sometime this weekend. I can't wait to give them a try.

2016 Hair Goals

So I conquered my 2 goals for this year. I used up stash sort of. I mostly gave them away mostly and some were trashed. I also did my big chop this year. So now it's time to make a few new goals for the new year.

1. Take more pictures. I am very bad at keeping pictures of my hair. Mainly because I have no one to take them for me. Also because when I do they never come out right. Now that I have a new phone with a much better camera, I will trying to get better pictures.

2. I want to finally get my hair to full BSL this year. I am going to continue Operation: Grow My Hair Back to achieve this goal. I have new products I will add to this. I'll have another post on that.

3. Perfect my flat twist out. I want to come on here with a post about my perfect twist out. lol

4. Thicken up my edges.

5. Do a better job with my blog especially with doing follow up posts.

Short and sweet. What are you hair goals for the new year? Maybe I'll see some that I need to add to my list.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2015 Hair in Review

Here are a few of my highlights from this year

1. Tried Henna once. Liked it but haven't done another treatment this year.
2. Had my hair highlighted and also touched up. The color is no longer burgundy. I can't quite pick the color that it is now.
3. Tried lots and lots and lots of new products. Fell in love with some and others were just infatuation. lol
4. Got rid of the majority of my product stash. Not by using them up but by either giving them away and also throwing some out.
5. Found some staple products but I will always continue to try out new products.
6. Completed my transition to natural. Yay
7. Finally trying out flat twist outs and having the nerve to wear them out even if I don't find them to be "perfect".
8. I trimmed my hair. A LOT this year.
9. Then I cut my hair. Not trim but cut. lol

Let's get back to this cut and the condition my hair is in now.

(top) The first picture is from the beginning of my journey. I was still relaxing but stretching them out as long as could. The only thing that is the same about my hair from 2012 to today is the length. After cutting my hair in October, I am back to shoulder length. But now my hair is thicker and fuller.

(left) These pictures are comparing my hair from January of this year to today. Such a length difference. I chose the health of my hair over holding onto length. No need to hold on to hair that is breaking off. I do miss the length but I will have fun growing my hair back but also growing it longer. I will say that I am loving the fullness and how much thicker my hair is after this cut. It always amazes me what a cut can do.

Next length check will probably be in April. I plan on getting some twists in January and keeping them until sometime in April. Between taking my vitamins, applying Wild Growth Oil a few days a week and massaging my scalp I hope to see some decent growth.

How was you journey this year?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles

Despite my ongoing battle with my hair believe it or not I actually enjoy washing my hair.  Even on days that washing it isn't going the greatest. Today's wash day was one of the great ones. I just hope my twist out reflects that. lol

1. Instead of co-washing or shampooing my hair I reached for my Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (purchased from Vitamin Shoppe). I put 3 spoonfuls of clay into bowl and mixed it with distilled water. I ended up with a chunky consistency. That wasn't what I was going for but it didn't make a difference. I applied it to my hair in sections to make sire that every strand was covered with the masque. I let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes. Once it was rinsed, my hair felt very clean and soft. My coily hair was very defined. No shampoo or co-wash defined my hair like this clay did.

2. Next I applied Naturelle Grow Mango and Coconut Water to my super soft hair. lol Sat under the dryer for 20 minutes then rinsed the conditioner out with cool water. I forgot how much I enjoyed this conditioner.

3. On damp hair, I applied Creme of Nature's 100% Argan Oil to seal in some moisture. I proceeded to use my leave-in of choice for the day, Kinky Curly Knot Today to detangle my hair. I used a little of my Mane Choice Doesn't Get Much Butter Than This Hair Butter to flat twist my hair. My hair will air dry over night in hopes that I will have a nicely defined twist out by then. They have been hit or miss lately. One day it's nice and fluffy the next it's a frizzy mess.

This is what the clay mixture looked like. I made way too much. I think that 2 scoops will be fine next time. I'm gonna use it again at the end of December. After that I will do a full review of the masque. I use it as a facial masque as well.

How have your wash days been going?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Averting Another Hair Crisis

I have been over manipulating my hair lately. Twist outs, braid outs and the like are low manipulation styles. I average re-twisting my hair almost daily for the last two weeks while trying to get these twist outs together. Doing that is no where near being low manipulation. My goal for the week is to pull my hair back in a loose ponytail to (1.) stretch my hair and (2.) to preserve my twist out for the week. My hair isn't long enough to pineapple. I will wash and redo the twist on Friday and start the process all over. I am doing what I can to not cause any damage. If I continue to re-twist at that frequency I will undoubtedly cause damage again. 

How do you preserve you curly styles? Any tips?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Taking A Break From Bunning...Finally

I love my buns. That's all that I do with my hair. With my hair being shorter now and the shrinkage being out of control, it makes putting my hair in a bun a difficult. I have been trying my hand at flat twists and regular two-strand twists. They have been the bane of my existence. lol Enough of the dramatics. But they have been difficult to master. I believe I have figured out what my obstacle has been. Doing twists on wet hair doesn't work for me. The back of my hair was always super frizzy and undefined. I am 3 months heat free and want to keep it that way for a bit. I will make an exception for using the tension method. Doing that has changed my life. lol This is the first time that I have been confident enough to wear a curly style and not put it directly into a bun.


Earlier this week, I dampened my hair and then used the tension method to stretch it and did two strand twists. My hair turned out pretty good. I wanted a bit more definition. So I used the following products to reset my hair and give flat twists a try (pictured above). The twist are by no means perfect but they are a work in progress.

I spritzed my hair with a bit of distilled water and then applied Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk to make my hair pliable enough to flat twist. I did a total of five flat twists.

This is a picture of what my hair looked like earlier today. (I know it's not the best picture) I've worn my hair in this style majority of the week and have gotten compliments from a couple of the parents at my job and also a few coworkers. I look in the mirror and I can honestly say that I liked my hair. Styling has been a major challenge for me during this journey. I swear that at least once a day I have the urge to relax again just so I can have an easy styling day. Just so I can wear my hair straight and go on with my day. If I can perfect this style. I think that I will be ok. After my hair was blown out, I loved the fullness of my hair. I can't wait until I straighten my hair so I can see how my hair looks like with this shorter cut.

I'm happy that I have found a way to cure my hair styling woes. I should have done this a long time ago. Would have saved me some headaches.

Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner

I finally got my hands on the Babassu Oil conditioner from Mielle Organics. I have been wanting to try this and now I am. I attended the Living No Lye Tour Chicago stop last month and the M.O. team was there. They weren't selling anything but I got a business card from one of the Reps that had a discount code on it. That night I ordered a bottle.

Description: Our Babassu Oil Mint Deep conditioning protein/moisture replenisher will restore dry/damaged hair. This native Amazonian palm fruit is high in sterols and tocopherols which are healthy for the hair and scalp. Enriched with fatty acids that provide a rich softness to the hair. Derived from natural oils and cetearyl alcohol which helps reduce frizz and fly aways. This deep conditioner is filled with two complex amino acids from wheat and soy and other natural sources that actually mimic the function of hair amino acids helping ton restore the function and moisture to damage and dry hair. Safe to use on color treated hair.

My thoughts: This conditioner has a 50/50  moisture/protein balance. It has a medium thick creamy consistency. The smell of the conditioner is very minty with a hint of citrus. It's a bit strong for me and it lingers for a couple of days. But the softness that I get from it is worth it. It goes onto the hair very smoothly and it helps with detangling. I love conditioners that melt into my hair and this one does just that. A little bit goes a long way. The first time I used it I was good and didn't use a lot of it. Oooh but the second time I use way too much. lol If I use a light hand with it I can get another 3 to 4 uses out of the 8oz jar. Both times I sat under the steamer for about 20 minutes and it left my hair very soft. It probably did strengthen my hair but it felt more moisturized than anything. I love this conditioner. It has been added to my list of favorite conditioners to use.  

Have you tried it? What are your thoughts? Let's chat.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Operation: Grow My Hair Back

I know that I touched on this in the post but I wanted to dedicate a post specifically to my efforts in growing my hair back. It has been quite the adjustment with dealing with shorter hair.  The benefit to this new cut is that I can get an accurate read on what my actual texture is. I thought that the back section of my hair grew in looser. I couldn't be more wrong. It's 4c along with the rest of my hair. I think between the color and heat, the front section of my hair needs a lot of TLC. My edges can stand to be thicker as well.

The picture is of the items that I will be using to give my hair a bit of growth booth.

1. Wild Growth Hair Oil: I use the regular formula. I apply a quarter size amount throughout my head. I also focus it on my edges. Then I massage it in using the next item. I use this every other day to avoid a lot of build up.

2.Scalp Invigorator fromVanity Planet: I use this to massage the WGHO in. I also focus on my edges for about 45 sections each. I also use it when I shampoo my hair. The Invigorator helps to clean and exfoliate the scalp to lift dirt and dead skin cells from the scalp.

3. Mane Choice's It Doesn't Get Much "Butter" Than This: This butter is suppose to help strengthen the hair and stimulate the regrowth of thinning edges. On the days that I moisturize and seal my hair I put a bit on my edges and massage it in.

4. Manetabolism Vitamins: Doubles your hair's growth rate. If you get the average half inch of growth a month than the vitamins help you to get up to an inch a month. I take two pills at night with a full bottle of water.

5. No heat. You all already know that I am taking a break from heat. My long tern goal is to go a 6 months heat free. When I want to pamper myself, I'll go the shop and get a professional flat twist out done. If I can manage the 6 months, I just might go a bit longer.

It's time to get my hair in order!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Starting Over...Sort Of

You ladies already know that I have decided to cut heat from my regimen for a while. It's a decision that I'm happy to be making. I have been heat free since August 29th. I almost caved in today. Let's start from the beginning.

Lately I have not been completely happy with my hair. I feel as though my hair could be in a much better condition than it is in. I have been secretly wanting to cut my hair. So I decided to make an appointment to get my hair done. The style option I chose was the "flat twist-in". Meaning that I left the twist in and went on home. My appointment was on the 11th and I had a different stylist this time. My stylist name was Taylor and I was very satisfied with the job that he did with my hair. Since he has never done my hair before, we sat down at his station and had a consultation. I just explained the issues I have been having and we decided that I might need a cut because their was a drastic length difference. The bottom of my hair was much longer than the top. I thought my hair had to be straightened in order to get a really good trim/cut. He assured me that that wasn't the case. He proceeded to wash and deep condition my hair and also blow dried it. When he was done blow drying my hair he took a paper towel and placed it on the back of the cape. He showed me what my hair looked like. There was the biggest gap right at the back. I ended up cutting the longest layers back to shoulder length from a little past arm pit length. The shorter layers got a trim. In the pictures you can see how short my hair is now. I decided not to rock the twist out because my ends were too frizzy for my liking.


I would post some pictures of the how my hair looked with the twists in but the angles I have made me look like a walrus. Those pictures won't see the light of day. lol I am in the process of growing my hair back but most importantly getting my hair healthier. I will make another appointment in about two months to get my hair trimmed again so I can start to get rid of the thinner areas at the top of my head.
My overall regimen will not change. I will continue to wash and deep condition my hair w/ steam once a week. Moisturize and seal every other day. That part is especially for my color treated hair. I will add prepooing with coconut oil to my regimen. Continuing to take my Manetabolism vitamins and every other day and I'll add Wild Growth oil to my scalp every other day as well.  Believe it or not I'm excited about getting my hair back into shape. I had no qualms about cutting as much of my hair off as I did. I'm not playing around about my hair. lol

How is your hair journey going?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Taking A Heat Break and a Few Other Things

You all know that I have no qualms about putting heat on my hair. I usually try to get my hair straightened once a month but I have decided to give my hair a heat break for a bit. I don't have a set time for how long I will be doing this. I have been throwing around the idea of getting twists and giving myself a break from dealing with my hair. If you are familiar with the hair vlogger Donedo, then you might know that she lives in the Chicago area like I do and does braids and twists. In her latest videos, she has been sporting some really nice twists that she dubbed the "Brandy Twist". I am contemplating letting her do them. One of the reasons I am taking a break from the heat is because I have a love hate relationship with my flat iron hair. I love the ease of flat ironed hair and see the length that I have achieved but I am not a fan of the fact that my hair is fine and doesn't have much thickness to it. Also, the older my flat iron hair gets, for some reason, I find that my hair starts to stick together at the ends. This makes combing a bit scary because I am afraid of causing unnecessary damage the ends. I have also become length obsessed slightly. lol If I keep my hair kinky/curly, it makes it harder for me to really see how long it gotten.

After seeing a video from MoKnowsHair earlier in the year about the Aphogee Texture Treatment, I finally understand what the hell that product is suppose to do. The area that I am trying to "fix" is a section in the bangs area because I have no clue what is going on with section. I don't if it's heat damage or if that area just has no particular curl pattern at all. I have been leaning toward the latter because it's always been waaaay more straighter than the rest of my hair. I used it this past wash day and I saw some semblance of a curl coming through. I will use once a week for about month to see if it makes a difference. This is my hair with the treatment on it. I am thinking that my hair is a type 4b/4c with a hint of 4a right at the back. I am still not use to my hair at all. I have moments where I want to say f**k and go get a relaxer. 

I revisited the Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in as well. I tried this on my hair about 2 or 3 years ago and didn't like it. Now that I am fully natural, I wanted to give it a shot again. I like it way better this time around. My hair is easy to detangle and is left moisturized once my hair has fully dried. The price is steep but I don't mind treating myself to a good hair product. lol Despite what the bottle looks like in the picture I haven't used a lot of this product.

How is your hair journey going?

SSS Plates Update

I mentioned once before about how the black stretch plates have been breaking on me. I have lost a lot of these plates because of this. As you see pictured on the left, this is what has been happening. These plates do exactly what the creator has said that they do. They stretch my hair very well. I think that this is my fault. I prefer to air dry my hair in twists. I believe that I put too much hair on there. I'm not tripping over it because I prefer to use the purple plates that stretch the roots anyway. If she starts to sell them on separately I would buy more purple plates.

Have you bought a set of the plates? How are they treating you?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles ft. Uncle Funky's Daughter Products.

1. I started out by clarifying my hair 2 times with the Silk Hydration by L. Jones Clarifying Shampoo. My hair felt very clean.
2. Next, I did something that I haven't done in awhile. I followed up with a moisturizing shampoo to put some moisture back into my hair. I used Uncle Funky's Daughter Rich and Funky Moisturizing Cleanser.
3. I used Uncle Funky's Daughter Richee Rich Moisturizing Conditioner next. At first, I used it as my rinse out conditioner. It felt extremely smooth and moisturizing going on to my hair. The one thing I noticed about this line is that it did not have a deep conditioner. Upon further reading of the label on the Richee Rich conditioner, I saw that it could be used as a deep conditioner and that's what I did. I left the conditioner on for a few hours before rinsing out. I really need to get back to steaming though.
4. Next up: leave-ins - I used the UFD's Thristy Curls Leave-In Curl Revitalizer on my hair after t-shirt drying. It detangled my hair very well. On top of that, I applied their Extra Butter Brilliant Shine Creme. This product is very smooth, light weight and moisturizes really well. Lastly, I used the infamous Curly Magic Curl Stimulator. This gel is very slimy but defines curls like nobody's busy. lol
Unfortunately these pictures don't show how shiny these products made my hair. My hair has never been this shiny ever. I am not big on layering products because I don't want to deal with greasy hair. lol These products didn't leave a greasy film on my hair but my hair very well moisturized and feels lightweight. These products are winning so far.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

One Month Relaxer Free

It has been a little over a month since I cut the rest of the relaxed ends off. I have felt a wide range of emotions. One minute I am loving my hair. The next minute I want to relax it. Another minute, I want to cut it off. There is no happy medium. Lately my the ends have been super bushy but when I put some curl defining gel on, it curls up. It's the weirdest thing to me. My hair is shorter and tighter at the crown. The back is looser and longer. I think it will be awhile before I am fully use to me hair. I tried a twist out last week. Everyone else loved it but it was super frizzy to me. 

Here are a few more pics of my hair texture

I got a trim about a week or two ago. That got rid of some of the straighter pieces that were lurking around. I haven't done a full review of the SSS Plates but just let me say this. I still like the plates but they come apart quite easily. I have had to throw out a lot of the long black plates because the snaps have come completely off. I think that it is my fault though. Maybe I put too much hair on there. The small purple plates are my favorites and have not tore on me at all.

I am still trying to figure this natural thing out. Man, does it take a lot to get use to. Lol I will master my hair sooner or later.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Transition Chop Complete! I Am Finally Fully Relaxer Free!!!

Yes you read that right! After almost 2 years of  transitioning, yesterday (8/9/15) I decided to cut what was left  of my relaxed ends off. It wasn't much at all. I cut about as much off as I showed in my last post.
I was basically holding on to much of nothing. lol What made me decide to cut you ask. I was sitting in Wing Stop yesterday afternoon and I started reading "Secrets of A Long Term Transitioner". While reading it, the urge to big chop came over me and I said to myself that I was going to do it. A few hours later, I pulled out my water bottle and some conditioner and went to town. I didn't feel much of anything when it was said and done. There wasn't really much of a change in my hair. I have pretty much been dealing with my natural hair for quite some time now. After I cut went on with my regular wash day routine:

1. Shampooed with SM JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore shampoo
2. I used the JBCO rinse out conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes
3. I deep conditioned w/ my Hydratherma Naturals protein treatment.
3. Twisted my hair and air dried for a little bit.

Now the actual cutting process was sort of difficult because I was trying my hardest to not cut more than was necessary. The only section I didn't really touch was the bangs. My bangs have no discernible curl pattern. It's not curly, kinky, coily or straight. It's just there. That made it hard to cut.

Here are a few pics. I might have a few scraggly pieces that I need to get rid of. But for now this is what I am working with.

Bonus: I have been struggling with my styling my hair yet again. Or should I say with bunning my hair. Today was a particularly muggy and hot day. To top it off, I got rained on. My hair was a frizzy mess by lunch time. Especially the front. I was trying to find a better way to style my buns. The first thing that came to mind was flat twists. I can't flat twist worth a damn but I really want to learn how to do them.

Here is a picture of my first attempt at doing flat twists in the front of my hair and a bun in the back.


I must say that turned out pretty good. After a few try's, it turned out acceptable. I love how the color is popping a bit in these photos.

What I did was, I sectioned the front of my hair off, sprayed it with water until it was slightly damp and applied Soultanicles Can't Believe It's Knot Cocoa as my moisturizer and styler. This buttercreme is very rich and moistur+izing. The ingredients are yummy. Check them out below. Next, I sprayed the side that wasn't twisted with water and applied my Creme of Nature w/ Argan Oil Perfect Edges to smooth down my edges and also my hair line. The pics are the end result. This will be my go to style. Hopefully it holds up til morning.

The #WashDayExperience

Monday, August 3, 2015

Snip Snip Snip

I didn't big chop. Just a little snip off a couple of twists I put in after washing my hair yesterday. Those stringy ends taunted me and I went ahead cut. lol I didn't panic or have anxiety afterwards. I was slightly perturbed because after I cut the ends from one twists, I thought I caught to much. That twist was looking a tad bit short. lol

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Finally Found My Staples

Finally, I have found the products that I can consider my staple products. I decided that I will mainly use 2 product lines. One that can be found on the ground and the other I will have to order online. Keep reading to see who made the cut.

Clarifyng Shampoos:
Hydrathermal Naturals Herbal/Amino Clarifying Shampoo
Shea Moisture Strengthen Grow and Restore Shampoo

Moisturizing Shampoo: 
Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Shampoo
Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo

Cleansing Conditioner:
Creme of Nature w/ Argan Oil Pure-Licious Co-Wash

Wash Out Conditioners:
Shea Moisture 10-In-1 Renewal System Condish
Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Creme Rinse

These conditioners are great for pre-pooing and adding moisture after a shampoo session

Deep Conditioners:
Hydrathermal Natural:
Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment & Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment

Shea Moisture Hair Masques from
10-in-1 Renewal System, JBCO Strengthen Grow and Restore line and the Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless line

Shea Moisture Strengthen Grow and Restore Leave-In Conditioner

Honorable Mention:
After how my hair is feeling right now I think the Soultanicles HerShea Sauce Knot Boss will be used as well.

As I Am Smoothing Gel does a great job of helping me achieve a smooth bun. (now that I have a proper technique)

I have tried time and time again to kick my hair product habit. It'll work for a bit then come back with a vengeance. Although I am good at saving money, despite buying products a lot, I want to buy a car in the very near future and my budget does not call for anymore new products. I will only be repurchasing staple products. I am so glad that Shea Moisture stepped their game up with these new products. That allows me easy access to products right when I need them. I just need them to drop the exclusivity they have with Ulta on the Weightless line and I'll be even happier. I will still be using and purchasing Hydratherma Naturals because that is one quality product line there. The bonus is that their products are geared toward keeping the moisture/protein balance in your hair. 

There is one product line that I will definitely be revisiting; Shi-Naturals. My product curiosity has caused my to stray from my very first favorite product line. I will try them again to see how great they work on my soon to be fully natural hair. I'm so excited to do so. I'll mainly use my 3 favorite deep conditioners from her line; the moisture balance, protein balance and coconut creme conditioners. Her products never fail me. The packaging is simple and the products deliver great results. You can check one of my very first posts for more information on Shi-Naturals.

Have you found your staples yet.

Wash Day Chronicles: 7/26/15

After a little over a week of being straight, I finally washed my hair. Today's wash day was brought to you by Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless line. I was finally able to use this line and was so excited about it.
1. I wanted to watch my hair revert back to curly. I parted my hair into three sections, sprayed my hair with distilled water and applied the Weightless Conditioning Creme and watched the magic happen. lol I let the conditioner sit for awhile out of sheer laziness before washing it out. Sidenote: This conditioner defined my curls very well except for the frizzy patch that's at the bottom left side of my head.

2. After rinsing the conditioner out, I shampooed two times with the weightless shampoo. My hair felt super clean but not striped. 

3. I applied the conditioner to my hair to help restore some moisture to my hair. My hair felt soft. I didn't detangle with the conditioner. I can't say rather or not it has slip. I definitely will next time.

4. I applied the hair masque and it detangled pretty well. I sat under the steamer for about 25 minutes. This was first time in months that I used my steamer. I just haven't felt like sitting under it lately. I left the masque on little while longer while I finished up some work around the house. My hair felt very soft and moisturized after I rinsed the masque out. I love the light fruity smell.

5. In an attempt to get rid of products, I pulled out Soultanicles HerShea Sauce Knot Boss detangles/leave-in and proceeded to twist my hair. I must say that my hair feels absolutely soft and moisturized as I am typing this out.

6. I used my SSS plates to stretch out my twists. I kept the plates in for a couple of hours then removed them to allow my hair to continue to air dry.
The one twist that is in the back of my head only had the root plate it. Compare it to the twists on the side and you can see they are more elongated. The plates do their job for my hair. I'll let them dry over night and put my hair in a bun in the morning.

How was your latest wash day? 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Huetiful Salon's Nanosmoothing Treatment (written 7/9/15)

The month of July, for me, is what I like to call my family reunion month. 99.5% of time they are held in the South. We all know what the weather is like down South. Hot and humid! The weekend of the Fourth was no exception. I was in Huntsville, AL where rain was also thrown into the hot and humid mix. Knowing this and knowing that I wanted to get my hair done for the dinner part of the itinerary, I got the NanoSmoothing Treatment done instead of the regular blow out. Check out the video below to get a little more info on the treatment.

My appointment was on June 28th which was 5 days away from the dinner. I unfortunately couldn't get an appointment any closer to the day. Now when I get a regular blow out, after a few days I am struggling to not wash my hair and go back to curly/kinky because my hair starts reverting at the roots. Wrapping my hair is out of the question at that point and my hair is back in a ponytail. 

This treatment served me well over the weekend. My hair survived the rain and humidity. It did not revert in the slightest. I am really impressed. The fact that my hair is still straight 11 days later is a testament to it truly working for my hair. The treatment is expensive. $175 to be exact. Not everyone's cup of tea. But the treatment lasts 8-12 weeks. Right now it's worth it for me. It delivered on it's promises. I'm washing my hair on Sunday, 2 weeks after initially getting my hair done. I want to see if my hair completely reverts back. I did flat iron my hair again to give my hair a little bump. I flat ironed at 340 degrees w/ only 1 pass.

Sunday 7/12/15 - My hair fully reverted. My hair is a slightly looser then normal because of the Nano. When the Nano wears off, my hair will return to is normal state. I am thinking about getting the Nano again in September.