dimanche 26 juin 2011

Regimen revamping: product testing

Hi people
Following my post on the ONE brand/line quest, I've purchased the Paul Mitchell products:
  • Moisture line: shampoo, instant daily conditionner, super charged mositurizer

  • Strength line: shampoo, instant daily conditionner

  • clarifying: Paul mitchell Two shampoo

I've been using them for the last 2/3 weeks and I must say that I'm impressed!
The Super charged moisturizer is heaven in a bottle for my 4 weeks 7 weeks post  (I did not realize, time is flying!) and underprocessed hair! we'll see how it will work deeper in my stretch.
The strength line delivers what it says: strengthen and soft hair at the same time.
I've used all the products straight: no oils or glycerin added and they work wonders.

Keracare you better watch out!

My final choice will be made in July/August because I want to see how these products work during the stretch.
Ciao Ciao

mardi 7 juin 2011

Regimen - product revamping

Hello everyone

I've been checking my regimen and products to further improve them.
I'm happy with the results achieve but I would like to take my hair to the next level.

Furthermore, my stash is full of products but I do not have the whole system for any brand represented.
Let me explain, I buy a conditionner from a brand A, then the shampoo from brand B, the leave-in from another brand etc. Is this bad? Well, I would prefer to use my favorite shampoo designed to work with my favorite conditionner, so ONE brand.
Don't get me  wrong, all products in my regimen are staples and work very well on my hair. But usually, there is always something I don't like in the system. As far as we are talking about the leave-in, I'm fine with it. When it comes to the conditionner or shampoo, that's another story.
So I would like to simplify and take my hair to the next level.
I will probably choose one or two professional brand that will carry all I need:
  • clarifying shampoo
  • moisturizing shampoo
  • moisturizing deep conditionner
  • protein shampoo
  • protein conditionner
  • hard protein treatment
To select the brand, my hair should respond well to all the items listed above. It might sound drastic but I think it can be done.

I will not change for the moment:
  • my moisturizers: I'll stick with my homemade moisturizer and Neutrogena Triple moisture silk touch leave-in
  • my leave-in conditionners (Neutrogena Triple moisture silk touch leave-in and Herbal Essence beautiful ends leave-in and Cantu shea butter leave-in).
  • Affirm 5 in 1 conditionner that I use during my relaxer process
  • My relaxer: I haven't decide yet if I will stick with the Optimum care relaxer or the ORS Lye relaxer. My next relaxer is scheduled in August, so I have time.
So far, I've identified two brands: Paul Mitchell (moisture line and strength line) and Keracare.
Below the Paul Mitchell items

Any suggestions?


dimanche 5 juin 2011

Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration Leave-In & Moisturizer

Hi everyone!

I know, I know I haven't posted for a while, hum too bad!

The review of the Hairveda whipped creme Ends hydration was a long overdue but I wanted to give you an honest review.

My hair is 4a and fine and after reading some other reviews, I wanted to try it. Y'all know I'm a moisturizer and DC obsessed.

How can I tell you? I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted to like/love this moisturizer but it's too much for my fine relaxed strands. This moisturizer seems to sit on my hair except when I used it with the baggy method. Then my hair would feel soft but greasy, yep, very greasy.

I'm starting to learn from my PJ and bought the sample size of it. I'm glad  did!!

What works for others did not work for me!