Patience is the Key When Transitioning

Whether you are a short term transitioner or a long term transitioner the key is to have patience either way you decide to transition. Short term transitioner you have to have the patience with your new cut and long term the patience you just get thru this transition without giving up.

Messy Up Do

Messy Up Do

Monday, October 18, 2010

Product Review on HairVeda Amala Cream Rinse

Price 16 oz bottle $11.75

I was lucky enough to get in on HV famous sales when I purchased this

Amala Cream Rinse is a Creamy Hair & Body shampoo which lightly removes dirt & oils. ACR is formulated with all natural lemon & orange oils and specifically designed to clean tresses. ACR is also great for those with sensitive skin types. Give your hair and body a light cleanse with our unique formula.

Hair: Use before your conditioner washes to remove buildup which accumulates due to heavy conditioner use. Safe to use daily and a great alternative to shampoos. Body: Wet skin and apply ACR onto a washcloth. Smooth the cream all over body and rinse.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Germall Plus. Fragrance.

Shelf Life: 4-6 Months

Applications: Up to 20 Uses

Note: Keep out of sunlight

Can't say one bad thing about this product it does exactly what it says. It cleanse my hair without leaving it with that strip feeling and it soften my hair also and it was ready for my co-wash.. I use a lot of gels to lay my edges down and this product really help cleanse away all the gels and other products that I used.. She is correct it does not suds but you can still tell that it is working.

5 out of 5 stars

Product Review on Taliah Waajid Lock It Up

Price $7.00 Depending on where you buy it.
I did my 1st twist out last night.. I did not like it and that was only because I didn't know what to do with my hair in the front.. So this is definately a challenge for me since I am just winging this hairstyle.. But I must say this product really help define my curls and that was b4 I even twisted my hair..

Directions: Start with damp hair. Section off the desired amount of hair to create the comb twist, lock, or two-strand. Apply a small amount of Lock It Up to the area. Comb it through the section and begin the comb twist, lock grooming or two-strand twist.

For defining curl pattern of natural hair:

Apply Lock It Up to the hair and use fingers to help shape and define curl pattern. Lock It Up will not flake or dry hard. It leaves the hair soft and manageable without a sticky, gummy feel. This is a versatile product!
Pure Deionized Water T.E.A. Natural Herbs, Indian Hemp, Yarrow Roots, Rosemary, Nettle, Natural Hair Locking Recipe Hydrolyzed Protein, Carbomer 940, Natural Preservative, Nipa Guard, Fruits Fragrance, Bio-Flavonoids."

I love this products it worked great for my hair.. I will give it a 4 out of 5 stars and will most def use this again.  I didn't use this alone I also used it with Kimmay tubes leave in so that might have help with the moisture but overall I still like it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lustrasilk Organic Cholesterol W/Argan Oil

Healthy Care for Damaged Hair! Contains Argan Oil from North Africa.

All the benefits of organic hair care.A blend of extracts derived from trees, plants, fruits and vegetables that contain natural fatty acids, protein and vitamin to help and keep even the most damaged hair in the best condition ever. The addition of Argan Oil from North Africa puts this product over the top for shiny and growing hair and for mending split ends. This is the one product that will put an end to each and every hair problem.

Shampoo and towel dry. Apply Organic Cholesterol to hair and scalp. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Style as usual.

Not sure what ingredients are organic in this product but you can't beat the price $2.99 I ordered mine online.. I must say I like...I used mine with steam and I didn't add anything extra to my yet..
It was ok to detangle I have had other conditioners that made NG just melt under steam.  I think the price and the fact that it had Argan Oil in it got my attention. Maybe next time I will use this as a pre-poo.  I don't plan to give up on this yet. Since I got 2 jars I will definately use this up.

water(aqua),stearmidopopyl,dimethylamine,stearyl alcohol,cetyl alcohol,argania spinosa kernel oil,carrot(daucus carota sativa) seed oil,rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) leaf oil,juglans nigra (black walnut) leaf extract, cholesterol,aloe vera(aloe barbadensis extract,chamomilla recruita extract, indian hemp extract,fragrance,vitamin e, methyl & propyl paraben,phosphoric acid,dmdm,disodium edta,yellow 5 &6.

3 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Product Review On Aussie Moist

This one get rave reviews from most of the hair boards that I am a member and of course I am late to try this.. Cost of $3.00 16oz and 32oz for $5 or little more depending on where you buy it. 

As most of you ladies may know I am a fan of HE when it comes to making my hair soft and helping me detangle.. Also Tresemme Naturals and Suave  is on that list.. These are my fav so I never thought anything could compare to these until tonight I tried Aussie Moist.. OMG.. This conditioner I co-washed and I used a lot and I wet my hair a little and worked it in my hair as if I was using shampoo.. Let me tell you this stuff help me to finger comb my hair.. I never been able to finger comb my hair using any king of conditioner until now.. When I rinse my hair it felt so soft. I've heard the ladies rave about Aussie Moist and they were correct.  It does contain cones so if you are not a fan or cones this is not for you: Bottom Line this is def a staple of mine and soon as I use up my other conditioners Aussie Moist will be the only conditioner that I will buy.

Ingredients: water, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, glutamic acid, fragrance, bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, benzyl alcohol, edta, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, ecklonia radiata (australian sea kelp) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract.

This is what an article from Curly Nikki said about Aussie Moist:

"Amodimethicone and other similarly modified silicone polymers are considered to be among the best high-performance conditioning polymers currently available to the hair-care product formulator. They provide many unique benefits, including the following:
  • Provide deep conditioning
  • Provide targeted conditioning to areas of particularly damaged hair
  • Protect from thermal damage
  • Increase color retention
  • Resist build up
  • Impart gloss and shine
  • These modified silicones seem to be of particular benefit for those of us with damaged hair, permanently colored hair or those concerned about the buildup of conditioning agents .

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sprucing Up That Transitioning Style

Trying to come up with different styles can be challenging while transitioning.. I stay you you-tube and every other site I can think of looking for different styles..What I keep going back to is my trust fake pony tails. I love to wear my corkscrew style but it was hard to find that style of pony tail and come to figure out it only came in kids ponytail.. Yea that right.  Well I got it and looks great.  I love hair accessories and good ways to spruce up your ponytail or bun is with a pretty flower, docorative sticks, or even scarves.. I found that beautiful silk or satin scarves look beautiful on a ponytail that is hanging a little or a lot.  Next time you're not sure what to do with that ponytail find some hair accessories to spruce it up.. Winter time is great for those scarves..