Friday, November 16, 2012

What's Up Right Now

Hello Everyone, On the 14th of November I got a sew in YAYY!
OK, so at first I wasn't too happy about the idea because in the past my sew in's turned out to be my worse nightmare. My braids were getting too tight over the years of sewing in causing my scalp to become so sore and sensitive. Last year August after getting a sew in at a salon I swore off sew in's all together. I cried when I got home after doing my hair. I cried before I went to bed, I took tons of headache relief pills. It was the worst, it was so tight that two weeks after paying $150 I had to take it out. I couldn't deal with it.

However my sister is usually the person who does my sew in's for me but after a while she would give me trouble to actually want to weave my hair. Now that she is currently in hair school(cosmetology), she came to me all excited and said "let me weave your hair, I want to cut it in long layers' and blah, blah, blah. She was so excited and I support her so I gave in and told her sure.

I have an off center part and my hair is currently bone straight. My extensions are from an Atlanta based Company called GlamHead and it is virgin hair, that I purchased months ago that are doing very well still. She listened and didn't braid or sew it in tightly I am so happy. I went home without a headache and I didn't need pills to help the pain. But my hair came out great. I love it!


I was suppose to have my telax corrected but when I washed my hair a week before I was due for the salon I realized parts of my hair has no new growth/very little new growth and I am just too scared to go and end up getting my hair over-processed. Boy! I tell ya' if it ain't one thing it's the next. So I skipped the corrector, and I also learned how to manage my new growth that is very present at the front of my hair. So during my sew in I'll be taking care of my hair, as well as knowing how to handle it when I take it down weeks from now.


Realization

Hi everyone. So I woke up thinking about goals for my hair. This post is going to be very informative so I want to start with the basics (in my opinion) for starting a healthy hair journey.

First things first. Normally I would say DO YOUR RESEARCH. But I think it would be more beneficial in the long run to know what your searching for. So let's get right to it

1. Find out what's wrong with your hair. If nothing's wrong write down what you want to focus on during your journey. Get a book just for your hair. Or make a Note in your phone.

  2. Once you know what you want for your hair. Then, do your research. Ex. I have dry hair, I need more protein or more moisture, I have heat damage, etc.

3. Make a wish list of the products you would like to try. Try to keep it to, two products for each department. Ex. Two products for shampoo, two for conditioner, two for leave in conditioners and so forth. This way you don't go over board and spend a ton a money all the while becoming a product junkie.

4. The relationship between your wishlist and research is that, If you know what your hair needs it will help you in moving towards the products for your hair needs.

5. Take a few months to tackle what you want to repair or improve. Nothings happens over night. (Only plastic surgery) LOL. Anyhow. Get you trail and error on with your chosen products and making your hair look better than before.

6. Once you've been working on remodel and repair, turning that hair frown upside down.

7. Then you would focus on your hair length goal. because it's better to focus on getting healthy hair before getting that sexy length you've been longing for.

8. Lastly you would Retain your length and everything you've worked so hard on to get your hair looking better than the best.


I will be posting my hair repairs and goals soon so stay tune.

So I hope this helps someone out there. If there's any steps you feel should be added feel free to leave them below.
As always, Thanks For Reading :)

Little Hair Info

When I decided I wanted to take better care of my hair after watching  ULoveMegz  hair care videos on Youtube I joined a hair care website to better inform myself and to be among others who shared the same interest as me. HAIRLISTA INC became my best friend. I was on the site day in and night out. Recently I went on and was sooooo pleased to find a newly added feature to the website that was created and is ran by the lovely owner, Sunshine. There is a link to all the things you need to know for a healthy hair journey and the newest feature is this Top 10 Products for Relaxed Hair which I find to be so very helpful. 

So if you've never heard of a hair site before check out hairlista and a few others (goggle hair forums) and if your interested in knowing what works for your hair click the link above. And for my natural ladies. Sunshine didn't forget about you Dolls either :) The natural top 10 products are Here

Hope someone finds this post helpful. 

As always, Thanks for reading :)

Current Hair Routine

Today I'm going to post my current Hair Routine I have thought out for myself. Because I now know it's best to search around and give products a try and see how my hair reacts to them, I will do just that. But I wasn't in a rush to run out and buy all new products when I found out about hair journey's because I had some many products, some still unused that I never gave a try so I decided to just use up what I have and make a wishlist for all the products I want/need in the future. So today I'm sharing the jist of what my weekly hair routine consist of. 

Without naming products I basically:
~ Co wash every wk. On this day I would
*co wash (wash my hair with condition about 2-3 times)
*after the co-wash I would use the ORS Replenishing Pak to deep condition. My hair loves this stuff :)
*after rinsing I apply Aphogee Green Tea and __ Reconstructier to my hair (slighty damp)
* use a couple of pumps of the Organix Coconut Milk all over my hair ends to root
*vowing not to use heat. I have been air-drying but with my hair in a ponytail to smooth it out(texlax issues) 

I moisturizer and seal my hair every other night because using a little of both isn't enough and using the right amount leaves my hair feeling weighed down. But by the second day my hair is fully dehydrated so I moist and seal again. I only wash with a shampoo once a month because the shampoo I have strips my hair and makes it so hard. The product amount is almost done.

So I will be moving right along to a better shampoo, while tweaking my routine a bit. I can't tell how my hair is reacting to any products a side from the co-wash conditioner that I use that leaves my hair so soft and the ORS Pak that gives me the manageability I need to work with the unprocessed hairs I have. I don't know what my hair really reacts like to the other products since after it air dries it just goes crazy. LOL And I don't straighten my hair often. 

But in due time things will get better with my hair. Share your routines with me, I love to know what other ladies are using to keep their hair strong, healthy and beautiful. I love, love feedback so let's get the chatting. Healthy Hair Caring :)

A little about my Hair.

Before I go picture crazy and post all my hair's ups and downs let me give you ladies an update about what's going on with me and my Mane ;) So a few months I went to the salon, something I haven't done in years. After having my son last year, I was relaxer free for almost year (did not want to put any chemicals into my hair during my pregnancy.) So I went to a salon to have my hair professionally relaxed since my new growth was Booming!

That story is so long I would have to direct you to my personal blog so that you can read my rank if your interested. Needless to say. I went off. It was one unwanted thing after the other. But because I always ended up liking my styles I stuck it out for a few months. However after I found out I was bleached when in all it was suppose to be a dye job, I finally decided enough was enough and I walked away realizing exactly why I stop doing salon treatments in the first place. 

My hair was texlaxed/under-processed by the women who was doing my hair. I know for a fact from the moment she washed my hair out and saw the frizzy ends she knew she had not fully relaxed my hair. However she didn't tell me about the under-processed job (probably wanting me to come back and spend my money with her.) So for months I was texlaxed/under-processed and had no idea. Finally one day on wash day she told me what she had done. And never did she mention it could be reversed.

Long story short my hair is currently texlaxed and I am not a happy camper. Since I recently found out about the texlax I have been doing lots of research to find the pros and cons of a texlax and how can it help me.
Last year June I got fed up with the lack of growth I was getting (before I knew about the important things that should be done for healthy hair.) I cut my hair off into a pixie cut. It came out terrible and I ended up wearing weaves up until the time I got my relaxer/texlax. My hair is now touching the top of my shoulder blazes. And 'Hair' is where I will grow and not look back. I promise myself to only get a professional relaxer at the Dominican hair salon that's by me. 

While treating and giving my hair the TLC it needs at home. So join me on my journey to healthy, healthy hair growth.