Monday, March 14, 2016

Update on Operation Grow My Hair Back

Today I took a much needed day off. During my day off I got my hair straightened. The last time I got my hair straightened was in December. I want to have my hair straightened about every 2 to 3 months. As you know back in October I cut my hair. I have been on a mission to grow my hair back ever since. With the help of the twists I got in January I made it to three months heat free.

Here is my hair from December...                Here is my hair as of 3/14/16

I got a little bit of growth. Looking at it, I wish it was more but I think that I am being greedy. I also got a much needed trim. She cut about a half an inch.

Next update will be in June.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My New Obsession

I think after my last few posts that you know what my new obsession is. This Mane Choice line is great. You can tell that they really put in work these products. I have not been failed by these products and I hope that I won't. My stash has grown. It will get bigger as soon as they have another sale. lol I will be adding the moisturizer that they will be releasing at some point to my stash.

Here is what it consists of...
(1.) 1 shampoo
(2.) 2 conditioners
(3.) 4 Leave-In conditioners
(4.) 3 Edge Controls
(5.) 1 Gel
(6.) 1 Growth Oil
(7.) 1 Deep Conditioner
(8.) 4 or 5 months worth of vitamins

I am thinking of doing a Mane Choice challenge at least through the end of the summer. I want to try my hand at using one product line consistently. Being the product junkie that I am, I never use products on a long term basis. I don't have a long attention span when it comes to products. I just love trying out new things. I have already cleared out my little storage bin on my dresser of all other products. I will switch up the deep conditioner every now and then though.
I also want to see if I get any additional growth with them. I'm not setting my sights high with that point. It will be cool to see of they deliver on that selling point. I just love what this line has been doing for my hair. I haven't felt this way about a product line since I was using Shi-Naturals a few years ago.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wash Day Chronicles

This week's wash day was a pretty good wash day for me. I really wanted to do a bentonite clay treatment on my hair but I had to make a store run and get some more. You ladies sure do buy up all the bentonite clay from the Vitamin Shoppe. lol I decided to be that person and bought up the last two jars from the store that I shop at. lol Let's get into this was day recap.

1. I made my treatment by mixing the clay with some apple cider vinegar and argan oil in a glass bowl. With my hair in four sections, I sprayed my hair with water and applied the mask to my hair.

Here are a couple of pictures of my hair with the clay in it. I let the clay sit in my hair for a few hours and then rinsed it out in the shower.

2. I shampooed with Mane Choice's Detangling shampoo to help get the clay out of my hair and scalp. I used the Scalp Invigorator for a nice scalp massage but also to help remove the rest clay.

3. Next up was the detangling conditioner. This conditioner is very moisturizing and it defines my curls. When I rinse the conditioner out my stays moisturized.

4. I just ordered the Mane Choice deep conditioner, Until I get it, I deep conditioned and sat under the steamer with Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner.


5. Next, I applied the 3-in-1 Leave In and detangled my hair. I usually twist my hair and let it air try but I wanted to try another way to stretch my hair. I banded my hair. I find myself going back to this method every now and then. These are the results from them. I love how the leave-in gives my hair some shine. I rarely have any type of shine in my hair.

6. I used the above products to put my hair in my usual bun.

How was your wash day?

Disclaimer: Please excuse if my pictures are all over the place. I don't know how to fix that once the post is published.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mane Choice Soft As Can Be 3-in-1 Revitalize and Refresh Conditioner

Name: Mane Choice Soft As Can Be 3-in-1 Revitalize and Refresh Conditioner

Price: 13.99 on the Mane Choice website

Description: Soft As Can Be name says it all. A 3-in-1 conditioner formulated to revitalize and refresh the hair instantly. An advanced conditioner that can be used as a Co-Wash, Leave In, and Detangler. Adds shine, softness and manageability. Stops breakage during the detangling process. Leaves the hair softer and more elastic.
The nutrient contents of this conditioner makes the hair less dry and less prone to breakage by allowing the hair to hold in more moisture for longer periods of time. When used a Co-Wash this unique formula gently rinses away impurities and product build up. Infused with Biotin and Tea Tree to promote growth and retention. No Mineral Oil, No Petrolatum, No Parabens, No Sulfates, No Formaldehydes
●Gentle enough for daily use
●Promotes growth and retention.
● Softly rinses hair from impurities and product buildup.
●Leaves hair feeling revitalized and refreshed.
●Instantly hydrates and moisturizes.
●Helps to remove knots & tangles
●Minimize damage and breakage.
Pros for me: This product is AWESOME. Absolutely awesome. It moisturizes and softens my hair like nobody's business. I get a serious case of hand in hair syndrome when this leave-in is in my hair, It has a medium and creamy consistency that smoothes onto the hair with ease. This makes detangling so easy. I have only used 2 out of the 3 ways, leave-in and detangler, and as such I love it. I want to use it as a cowash but I will wait until I have gotten a few more bottles in my stash. I cannot figure out what the leave-in smells like but it has a very pretty yet subtle scent. It doesn't linger for long. The leave-in is tied for my favorite with the edge control from their line.
Cons for me: It's only 8 oz. I need more product! I am heavy handed with the products and with this being multipurpose it needs to be bigger. If I used it as a cowash as well I would be going through it way too quickly. With their products not being readily available I would be ordering it more frequently.
Verdict: The 3-in-1 leave-in will be a permanent part of my regimen. I will be stocking up when they have another sale.