Hair Journey Update

This is my hair update now that I’ve been on my hair journey for 8 months.

In March I started my hair journey at shoulder length. My hair had breakage and was uneven thanks to heat abuse and overall neglecting my hair. It was also very thin which let me know something had to change because I’ve had thick hair all my life. After religiously following my hair regimen I noticed a change in Aug. I had retained length and gained thickness and also passed APL. Only problem still remained was my ends. So I did what I should have done in the very beginning which was trim my ends. Now I’m in Nov. and did a length check after stretching for 15 weeks and I’m really happy with the results. I’m now grazing BSL! My hair is back to being thick again and I’ve mastered my hair regimen. I flat ironed using raw African Shea Butter which gave me real silky results. After a long time of being a product junkie, I’ve finally found products that work best for me. I left the ones I don’t use anymore on the list crossed out because what didn’t work for me may work for others. Here’s a glimpse at my regimen:

Weekly

Co-Wash 1-2x’s (washing hair with conditioner only)

Deep Condition (moisture) after every wash using my 

Regular wash using shampoo 1x every week or every 2 weeks

  • Moisturize & Seal when needed
  • Protein treatment when needed
  • Clarify when needed using clarifying shampoo (this gets rid of product build up) 

Texlax no less than 10 weeks. Using Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Relaxer in Normal. Try to stretch as Iong as I can from there

Texlaxing: Applying relaxer for less than the recommended time and/or adding a base such as oil or conditioner with your conditioner  to make it milder. So I intentionally underprocess my hair so it keeps texture and is not bone straight. Thus resulting in less damaged hair.

Direct heat (flat iron or blow dryer)

On relax day or for special occasions.

*When using heat I always make sure I use a heat protectant. I usually use grapeseed oil or raw yellow African Shea Butter* 

Air dry 90% of the time

I just put my leave-in conditioner in tie it down with a scarf and wait till its 75% dry before I do my no heat style. You can also moisturize and seal while it’s drying.

Styles

Twistouts, Bantu Knots, Braidouts, Rollersets, Bantu Knot Twistouts, Buns, Flexi Rod Sets

My Oils

Coconut Oil

Castor Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Jojoba Oil

Supplements

Biotin 3000 mcg

Products

Staple~Paul Mitchell The Conditioner *my leave in conditioner*(GVP Brand at Sally’s)

Staple Deep Conditioner~Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner (GVP Brand at Sally’s)

Staple~African Shea Butter (yellow) (whipped with my oils or alone)

Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner

Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner

Cantu Shea Butter leave-in conditioning cream (protein)

Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter

HE Long Term Relationship leave in (use as moisturizer)

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner

Aussie 3 min miracle

Aussie moist conditioner

S-Curl Moisturizer

Mane n tail conditioner (protein)

V05 shampoos and conditioners 

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera Gel

Glycerin (summertime use)

Special thanks to WWW.K-I-S-S.BIZ where I learned how to care for my hair :)

Nov 22. 0 Notes.

To the little girls who want to be grown

Jasmine Mans “Little Girl” (by JasmineNicoleMans)

Sep 20. 0 Notes.
qqueencchristinee: Restore Life

nonigganiggano:

Once I explain who I am you will probably figure out why I am writing. My name is Elisa Graves and I am, for lack of better words, an Army wife. I came across the petition to restore “Pit Pulls” to military bases and noticed the petition had closed. I myself have been trying to figure out some way…

Aug 14. 2 Notes.

(Source: yes-butno)

Telling a depressed person to be happy is like telling a cancer patient to cure themselves.

(Source: day-of-rain, via pussiesandpoets)

Fifty men a rev rev you body that mean seh ya pum pum a taxi

Me fi mek fifty one but me nuh want it 

me a request the gyal wid benz punany

(Source: youtube.com)

Jul 10. 0 Notes.

Tattoo time (colouring book)

Mi skin pretty like a colouring book

Jul 10. 0 Notes.
ilsemercedes:

Fresh…

ilsemercedes:

Fresh…

Jul 07. 3 Notes.

Happy 4th!

Jul 05. 0 Notes.
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