Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles: 21 Months Post

It feels like it's been awhile since I've done a wash day post. Like to hear it...Here it go. (that's from In Living Color for all you youngins'. lol)

I went back to Huetiful last Friday to have my color touched up the for long weekend. She didn't use bleach again. My color is a bit more vibrant then when it was first applied back in January. I decided to wash my hair after just 5 days because my hair reverted way to quick. It became too difficult to wrap and even ponytails weren't working. Those were signs that it was time to wash.

{1} I decided to just do a mid-week co-wash/deep condition because my hair needed a boost of moisture. Since my hair didn't have a lot of product in it I didn't feel the need to shampoo. So my DC of choice was the 10-in-1 Renewal Hair Masque. My hair soaked the conditioner up instantly. I love when that happens. I rinsed my hair under the shower long enough for my hair to start reverting. Then I applied the conditioner in sections, twisted it up and put on 2 plastic caps because I was too lazy to steam. The masque has a whipped consistency to it. Unfortunately, I can't smell much of anything due to sinuses but I would guess that it smells like it body product counterparts. They have a fresh perfumey smell but not strong at all. This product left me with a good first impression.

{2} It rinsed out very easily. After rinsing, I applied the JBCO Leave-in to soaking wet hair then sealed with an old favorite, Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. I twisted my hair. I took my time and did more twists than I normally would in hopes that putting my hair in bun tomorrow won't be much of hassle.

This wash day was just as uneventful and straight to the point as any other. I will update this post tomorrow on how my hair dried.

Update (5/28/25): I am a fan of the Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In Conditioner and Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. Today my hair very moisturize and not greasy feeling at all. It's also pretty fluffy. Doing the twists in smaller sections is a better choice for me.

How was your wash day?

A New Hair Affair

When I was brand new to the hair journey world, around 2011, some of the first products I used was from Shea Moisture. The kicker was I was wearing sew-ins and buying products that couldn't fully use and see the benefits of because my hair was tucked away. Grant it I did have some leave-out at the front but that can't give you the full story. I bought EVERY item from the Raw Shea Butter line and Yucca and Baobab line. I eventually gave them away because I wasn't using them. (a sad product junkie thing to do lol)

Fast forward to now, I have found myself slowly falling back in love with Shea Moisture. To me, it seems like their products have gotten better over the last few years. They have so many different lines to choose from but the ones that have caught my eye are the three pictured to the <=====. For the JBCO line I have the shampoo, deep treatment masque and the leave-in. All of which I have been using the most lately. I have the shampoo and deep conditioner from the manuka honey line. Love the conditioner but not feeling the shampoo. I have to give it another try. I just purchased the 10-In-1 Renewal System Hair Masque this week. I used it for tonight's wash day. I'll talk about that in the next post. But I will say that my hair so far has reacted positively to Shea Moisture's newer lines. Hopefully, it will continue that way.

Let's chat! I know that Shea Moisture products can be hit or miss with some people. Which category do you fall into?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Operation: Shrink the Stash Update

Now this is an old pic but I'm using it for the effect. Lol Anyway, so my stash has gotten a bit smaller recently. Mainly, because I gave away some products to some ladies that are apart of a Facebook hair care group. I am so happy to have gotten rid them. Some products were thrown out because of how long I had been keeping them and also because some of them I was hoarding with just a little bit of product left in their containers. Although I am happy with the progress there is still more to be made.

Have you been spring cleaning your products? How is it coming?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Very Close to Big Chopping! and other Updates

I think that I am close to going ahead and cutting my hair sooner than my two year mark. The back half of my hair is basically natural. I have been having fun playing around with it. The only thing that is holding me back from taking the plunge is how very short the front section is. I don't feel like I'm ready to embrace the shortness and the shrinkage. I'm going to do my best to stop holding myself back and just do it.

I have been thinking about how I would stretch my hair once I was completely natural. I could continue with twists but I decided to try my hand at something else; the SSS Plates. I have seen these things plastered all over Instagram. I'm trying them out in hopes that I can get the most stretch for my hair. You will definitely be seeing a review for this set.

A quick update:
I touched up my color this past Friday. No bleach but it is more noticeable. I like it more than the last application. Once I am completely natural I will be using the bleach and going brighter. I just got really excited. Lol

Although I am totally in love with the progress and health of my hair but I am not feeling how what's left of my relaxed ends makes my hair look when my hair is straight.