End of HHJ Obsession/ Devotion
PJ Recovery-Current Product List
Prepoo- CocoMix/Castor Oil and cheapie cowash conditioner
Instant/ Cowash Conditioner- Suave Naturals, Tresemme, etc (using up stash to get back to staple cowash)
Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe(clarify), ORS Uplifting Shampoo and/or CHI Infra Shampoo(weekly)
DC- NTM Daily DC
Light Protein- Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment
Heavy Protein-None(see above)
LeaveIns- Cantu Shea Butter Leave In
Serum- FX Silk Drops
Heat Protectants- see above leave-in's
Moisturizer- Elasta QP Mango Butter & Olive Oil
Final Rinse- Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner
Sealing Oil- CocoMix (EVCO, HHCO , Tea Tree, Shea Butter, Carrot and Cocoa Butter oils)
I can't wait to use up all of my products and get back to my staples. I am slowly using them up. Perhaps, a blog sale in the future....who knows.
Hello everyone, I am back .I've missed you all. I am back and more motivated than ever. As you all know I cut my hair back to shoulder length in November. I still have the urge to cut it into a bob. I must say I am feeling the bob look on me and sew-ins are hit or miss. I am going to get it evened out next weekend, but that's it. I need to reach my goal length. I have made a few changes to my regimen that I believe will help me succeed. Not sure if I would consider them changes as they are the previous things I was doing before I became lazy and complacent. My hair grows no doubt about it, as I'm ready to cut it again. I just can't seem to keep the scissors out of it.
*Purchased Pebco ProTools professional hair dryer- love it, the bell ding scared me, but no big deal.
*Purchased hair steamer- love it, though only used it once. Not sure how my hair should be under it or how long or how often to use it. I will figure it out.
*Stocked up on my staples- EVCO, EVOO, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, NTM DC, NTM Silk Touch Leave In, Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment
*Back to rollersets and other low manipulation styles
*Stretch no longer than 14weeks if not in a long-term protective style
*Trim when necessary
*Take my vitamins and amp up my water consumption
*MOST OF ALL-STAY MOTIVATED!!!
I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't take how thin the middle had gotten. Sure it was slowly catching up, but in the mean time I couldn't deal with the strings. I didn't even like wearing my hair out. I got my shears out. I did a great job in my opinion. I plan to get regular trims at least 3-4times a year until I get my ends in superb condition. My hair is my ultimate accessory. If my hair is looking rough I feel rough. Anyway, here's the pics...
It's crazy because as much as I like growing my hair out. I like the way I look with shorter hair. What do you ladies think?
Base: Gelous Advanced Nail Care
Color: Sinful Colors Daredevil- such a sassy pink. My coworkers and patients love it. Long-lasting. Not a nauseating pink for those of us who hate pink. I was worried about wearing this color to work.
Top Coat: OuttheDoor Quick Dry Top Coat- last step gives it tremendous shine.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Gelous manicures. They are long-lasting. I can get satisfactory wear for 7-14 days. My regular manicures would only last a day or two because I work in the medical field. Now I enjoy doing my nails again. It wasn't much fun before because I knew they wouldn't last. Now I can't wait to use all of my polishes.
Saturday, November 02, 2013 | | 0 Comments
I did the Gelous mani without gel polish. I experimented with this technique because I like that I can use colors that I already have. Cheapie nail polish brands are okay and encouraged for these techniques.
I used polish color on hand. I did go out and purchase Gelous(gel-like polish), Seche Vite Top Coat and OutTheDoor Top Coat from Sally Beauty Supply. I only use one top coat, just trying to see which one I like better.
Yes, it does seem like a lot of steps, but I didn't mind because it lasted at least a week and a half before it began to chip. Also, removal was so simple and quick. I didn't need to soak my nails in remover. I just used a cotton pad and rubbed off polish. I'm in love. Can you tell? It wasn't time consuming in my opinion because I normally paint my nails weekly and I enjoy doing it. I normally watch a movie, blog or listen to music so time flies. The extra layers and drying time are worth the lasting power.
My nails were shiny the whole time. If there was ever a dull nail it was usually fixed by a simple hand washing to remove dirt and lotions/ oils.
I do believe it's safer, not proven, but here's why:
*excessive UV light is harmful to skin
*by extending length of manicure less exposure to polish fumes
*because its similar in formula to regular polish there's no lengthy soaking off gel polish, thus decreasing exposure to fumes and chemicals with the skin
Hope this helps someone. Let me know if you try it.
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The LOC method is moisturizing with a liquid/spray moisturizer, followed by an oil then a cream/butter to seal in the moisture. This is not new to me, the difference however was that I did those steps just not in that order. I have been in Massachusetts for a few months now and the dry air has been so hard on my hair. I couldn't find anything that worked, so what could go wrong by switching up the order of my moisturizers? Um, let me tell you...if this method is wrong then I dont want to be right!!! I feel like such a dweeb for not trying this sooner.
I have only been using it for about two weeks, but I notice a huge difference in how long my ends stay moist and how soft they are. I don't even need to reapply daily, but I'm in such a habit that I can't not m&s (double negative I know, but you get what I'm saying). I'm going to try to go a day or two without m&s to see how long this silky smooth, moisturized softness lasts.
I love it. I can't imagine moisturizing my hair any other way. I am also in a bunning challenge so the benefits are increased. I will add that this method does weigh your ends down so I wouldn't recommend it for straight styling, but for protective styling its amazing.
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Pertinent Info About My Hair
Prefers lye relaxers
Prefers spray leave-ins
Cream leave-ins are normally moisturizers
Goal length: MBL-WL
2/28/2008- Beginning of HHJ
10/25/2009-Hair snipped from APL to SL after a sew in setback
11/6/2010- Relax and Trim after 12 wk stretch
2/9/2011- Relax, no trim Soft & Beautiful No-Lye Relaxer(self-relax)
4/16/2011- Relax, no trim Soft & Beautiful No- Lye Relaxer(self-relax)
6/7/2011- Relax and cut to NL/SL (professionally)
11/12/2011- to present Microbraids
12/30/2011- Relaxed and set to grow!!!!
3/2012- Relax and trim- salon
4/2012- Color service then 2 weeks later second color added on top
6/2012- Relax no trim with African Pride no-lye
9/15/2012- Relax, no trim Optimum Salon Care no-lye relaxer
- 1 Yr Sew In Challenge
- 12 week curlyQ regimen
- 2008 bunning/protective challenge
- 30 day fitness challenge
- air drying
- ayurvedic hair care
- BlackNGold/ BNG Hair
- Caruso Steam Rollers
- children's hair
- Corioliss Flat Iron
- Couch 2 5K/C25K
- deep conditioners
- Dominican Products
- EZ-ON Cap Hair
- flexi rods
- hair appt.
- hair styles
- hair today-
- half wig/wigs
- heat protectants
- Henna Gloss
- how to's
- kinky twists
- LaQT HT post
- leave in spray
- length checks/ updates
- low manipulation styles
- magnetic rollers
- Member of the Month
- micro braids
- Model Model/ Glance Hair
- moisturizer/ cream leave-in
- Motown Tress Hair
- nail art
- Nail Care
- New Born Free Hair
- perm rods
- photos/ comparison pics
- PJ BUYS $$$$$
- pj inventory
- product reviews
- protective styles(curls/buns/wigs)
- Q's Seeking A's
- regimen basics/building
- relaxing/ stretching
- Sally's Hair One
- vitamins/supplements/growth aids
Relax Every 10-16 weeks
Trim - Every 6-12 months
Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe (to clarify) and/or CHI Infra
DC- NTM Daily DC
Protein- Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment(light) or Joico KPAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor (heavy)
Leave-Ins- Aphogee Green Tea & Keratin Spray
Currently in sew in challenge. I wash every 3 weeks. M&S 2x/wk and oil scalp 2-3x/wk. I GHE after M&S or scalp oil massage. I braid hair under wigs. I am keeping it simple to get to goal length.