I've considered so many other areas of my life that could use this devotion. This is my goal deadline. I will have to purge all of my unused products and devote my time an energy to the betterment of another area of my life. MBL is my ultimate goal, but I have no idea where my hair will be come December 31, 2013. That will be five years of being hair obsessed.
PJ Recovery-Current Product List
Currently in PJ Rehab my regimen stays the same but my products rotate due to using them up. Check out product reviews section for more info. I do pj inventories, as well feel free to ask questions.
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.
I washed my hair, airdried then flat ironed with my Corioliss flat iron. I was not pleased with the results at all. Sure I'm "unofficially" APL, but it looked so thin. Not thin ends, but my fine hair looked even thinner than usual. I didn't like how dry it felt. I straightened my hair because my sister was visiting and wanted to see the length of my hair. I ended up pulling out my Caruso set. The rest of the week I just pinned up my ends. Idk, I was looking for reasons to wash my because of how flat it looked.
FYI: I decided to go back to basics. I am purging my stash. I will complete the 3 leave ins and reconstructor that I am currently using then create my staple only regimen from there. I have so many products taking up space in my closet that I should get rid of. I stocked on staples today at Sally Beauty Supply. Here's a list of what I purchased:
All that's missing now is my CHI Infra Shampoo
* Silken Child Moisturizing Creme(easier than making my own and still makes our hair soft, moisturized and shiny)
* Motions CPR Treatment Conditioner
* Relaxer kits
* ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
* Silk Elements Color Safe Sulfate Free Shampoo(new, free because I renewed discount card)
* Roux Porosity Contol Corrector & Conditioner(this is new, excited to try)
4A/4B Fine Hair Prefers lye relaxers Prefers spray leave-ins Cream leave-ins are normally moisturizers Goal length: MBL-WL
Updates: 2/28/2008- Beginning of HHJ 10/25/2009-Hair snipped from APL to SL after a sew in setback 8/2010 -APL 8/2010 Highlights!!! 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) 8/27/2011-10/28/2011- Microbraids 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 APL/BSB
AS OF 1/1/2013
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.