lundi 31 décembre 2012

Wash day before relaxer

Hey there
Today I'll be preparing my hair for the relaxer to come. I planned to relax on January 04th.
First I claridied with Redken Hair cleansing cream and then shampooed once with Paul Mitchell Super skinny.
I used then Affirm 5 in 1 as protein treatment and left it for an hour under a heating cap.
After rinsing, I applied Paul Mitchell Super skinny daily treatment to tame a little bit my new growth and DC with it for an hour under under the heating cap.
I airdried after appliying Aphogee keratin and green tea leave in together with Neutrogena triple moisture silk touch leave in.

I then moisturized and sealed. My hair will be styled in a bun for the party tonight.

Drive safe and enjoy the new year eve!

jeudi 13 décembre 2012

Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

Hey there!
I came across the Kiehl's hair product line some time ago in september and try this deep repair mask.

This mask is packed with Avocado oil, olive oil and lemon among other and promises hydrated, nourished and protected strands.
This product lives up to all these claims on my hair.  I left it for 20 to 30 minutes with or without heat. Both left me with very moisturized and soft hair, yet strong. I tried it also under the steamer or all night and it waouh me. 
One thing I particularly like is that I can use this product straight from the jar without mixing it with anything, like I do with the Paul Mitchell Super charged moisturizer.
My hair LOVE LOVE this product.
I'm usually heavy handed when it comes to hair masks but with this one, a little goes a long way.
I wish it would come in a bigger jar though.
I'm also on a fence because of the price tag: at 33 euro a 250ml jar, it is insane!

It's a very good product overall but very expensive. I will purchase it only with a discount code.

mardi 11 décembre 2012

Skin care: Toner for combination skin

Hello everyone

Lately, I've been paying more attention to my skin care routine and getting some great results.
I made a combination skin toner that my skin is loving right now. My pores are tightened and the dry areas of my face are moisturized with the orange water. I apply this toner morning and night after washing my face with a gentle cleanser, Avene Trixera (review to come).

- 1/4 orange blossom foral water
- 1/4 rose water
- 1/4 lavander floral water
- 1/4 Witch Hazel water

- Hydrating properties from Orange water and rose water.
- Purifying properties from Lavander water
- Astrigent and anti-oxidant properties from Witch Hazel water.

Ciao Ciao

lundi 10 décembre 2012

Grapeseed oil: Hair and skin

Hey there
I've been using grapeseed oil for the last two months and I'm loving it!
I use grapeseed oil to seal after moisturizing my hair. This oil is very light and absorbs in my strands very quickly. It loosen my curl pattern, making stretching easier. I've also noticed that I do not need to do protein treatments that often when using it consistantly.
After finishing moisturizing and sealing, I put on my hairline all the leftover on my hands. I start to notice a bit more baby hairs. I haven't been doing anything special to my hairline, so I think grapeseed oil might have an influence on hair growth. This needs to be investigated a bit more though.

I've also experimented with grapeseed oil in skincare. I have combination skin on the drier side and prone to break out.
After removing my makeup at night, I apply a mix of grapeseed oil and few drops of eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree oil on my skin. I wake up the next morning with a smooth, hydrated skin and a bit less black heads. I've been doing this method for 3 weeks now and definitely see results in smoother skin, almost no break out nor black head.
I'm kicking myself for not trying this before!

I've used several oils in my hair journey and can definitely say that this oil will stay in my top list.

Below some links for tips on grapeseed oil for hair and skin

dimanche 9 décembre 2012

Time to change

Hey People
I've been neglecting this blog for the last months.
I'm back now and will be changing few things. As you can read from the intro, I'll be posting on new topics and not only hair related.
I hope you will enjoy these changes.

dimanche 16 septembre 2012

Much needed deep treatments!

Hey there!

I've relaxed my hair on August 30th and did something that I should never be doing!
I forgot a product needed for one of the crucial steps of my relaxing process:Affirm 5 in 1!
With all my travelling I forgot the back-up of the Affirm 5 in 1 and I was pretty sure that I still had some. The huge bottle went away that quick! I was there after rinsing the relaxer looking for the affirm 5 in 1 for a deep protein treatment before neutralizing. No ma'am, you will have to pass this! Yep sad I know!
Remind you I'm freaking nervous about getting all the products ready before starting to relax my hair. I remember once driving 80km to get another box relaxer when I realized that the box of relaxer I picked, had been opened and resealed in the store after basing my scalp. No, a relaxer is no joke for me.

In desperate need of a protein treatment, I grab Aphogee 2 minutes as a replacement, so mad at myself!
I proceeded with the rest of the steps and the overall results were pretty good.
At the first week's wash, I noticed that my hair did not feel as strong as with the Affirm 5 in 1 as a step in the relaxer process.

So today, I've clarified my hair with Paul Mitchell Two shampoo and then applied the Aphogee 2 step treatment. This product worked well in the past for me when my hair was pretty damaged. I sat under the dryer to make it harden and then rinsed in the shower. My hair felt immediatly stronger after rinsing but not hard.

I'm now under the steamer with a mix of Paul Mitchell Super charged moisturizer, Kerastase Oleo-relax mask, glycerin and wheat germ oil. Super moisturizing DC, right! I fear so much protein overload and the associated breakage that I mix together all the most moisturizing elements possible.

Hopefully, my hair will come back to its normal state after air drying: moisturized and strong!

Rule of thumb: Always, Always make sure you have everything you need before starting with the relaxer process!!!

Ciao Ciao

vendredi 10 août 2012

Timotei Délice bio

Hey there! Coucou les filles! As you can read this post will be in French and English.

Today I would like to talk about a line that I've tried during my product junkie phase.
Timotei Délice Bio line has a sulfate free and silicone free shampoo and conditionner. PLUS these products are made with organic ingredients.
There are two different lines of Délice Bio:
  • Vitalité et nutrition that is targeting dry and damaged hair
  • Vitalité éclat that tartgets normal hair
I picked the Vitalité et nutrition line as my relaxed strands are dry. I picked up the shampoo and the conditionner.
Before using the shampoo on my hair, I used it to clean up some makeup brushes with natural hair. After rinsing the brushes, I thought, I won't be using it on my hair as the brushes hair turned out stiff.
I did not even tried the conditionner on its own and start mixing it with good DC in order to finish it up. If they did not make a good moisturizing shampoo, how could they make a good conditionner? I was wrong...
Weeks after, I used the conditionner for a cowash and my hair turn out soft but strong. What a surprise!!!
The next wash day, I DC on dry hair and then used the system: shampoo+conditionner.
To my surprise, the shampoo did not tangled my hair and was very moisturizing. My hair was very soft, no stiffness whatsoever!!! For a sulfate free shapoo, it did lather quiet well also.
 After rinsing, I proceed with the conditionner. As soon as I put the conditionner, my hair was very soft. I left it for 3 minutes before rinsing. I then  added a dime size amount of the conditionner on my soaking wet hair as my leave-in before air-drying. The softness of my hair remained after air-drying and my hair was moisturized and frizz free!

I noticed that the longer the conditionner was sitting in the hair, the better were the results. I might be using the conditionner for a DC session.

Overall rating: A

Aujourd'hui, je voudrais vous parler d'une gamme que j'ai essayé pendant ma phase testeuse invéterée.

La gamme Timotei Délice Bio contient des shampooing  et après shampooing sans sulfate et sans silicones. DE PLUS, ces produits sont fabriqués avec des ingrédients biologiques.
Il  existe deux gammes Délice Bio:
  • Vitalité nutrition pour cheveux secs et abîmés
  • Vitalité éclat pour cheveux normaux
J'ai opté pour Vitalité nutrition comme mes cheveux defrisés sont assez secs, avec le shampooing et l'apres-shampooing.
Avant d'utiliser le shampooing sur mes cheveux, je l'ai utilisé pour nettoyer des pinceaux de maquillage avec des poils naturels. Après rinçage des pinceaux, les poils étaient assez rêches, de telle sorte que je ne pensais pas utiliser ces produits sur mes cheveux. Je n'ai même pas essayé l'apres-shampooing tout seul et je l'ai mélangé à certains de mes masques à laisser poser pour le finir. Je me disais que si le shampoing n'etait pas top, l'après shampooing ne l'aurait pas été non plus! Mais cela restait encore à voir ...

Quelques semaines après, j'ai utilisé l'après-shampoiing pour un cowash. Il a rendu mes cheveux doux, hydratés mais aussi renforcés. Quelle surprise!
Le lavage suivant, j'ai posé mon soin profond sur cheveux secs puis j'ai utilisé le système: shampooing + après-shampooing. À ma grande surprise, le shampooing ne m'a pas emmêlé les cheveux qui étaient plutôt hydtratés. Mes cheveux étaient très doux, aucun aspect rêche au toucher! Pour un shampooing sans sulfate, il mousse assez bien.
Après le rinçage, j'ai pousuivi avec l'après-shampooing. Dès que je l'ai mis, mes cheveux étaient très doux. Je l'ai laissé pendant 3 minutes avant de rincer. J'en ai ajouté une noisette sur mes cheveux comme après-shampooing sans rinçage avant de sécher à l'air libre.
La douceur de mes cheveux est restée après séchage à l'air libre. Mes cheveux était hydratés et sans frisottis! J'ai remarqué que plus le temps de pose est long, meilleurs sont les résultats.
Je pense le tester en soin profond.

Note globale: A

lundi 6 août 2012

Wash day

Hi there!
This last week I've been cowashing almost every day because of the heat: it's 34/35°C out there!
The weather is also very dry and windy sometimes. I just slathered any conditionner I wanted to use up, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing.
So during yesterday's washing session, I knew I had to shampoo my hair to get rid of all the products coating my hair.
I started first with DC on dry hair. I mixed ORS replenishing conditionner with CON argan oil conditionner, wheat germ oil, hemp seed oil, lineseed oil and castor oil. I added also some glycerin for extra moisture.
I let it sit 1 hour under my heating cap and left it at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours before rinsing. I then shampooed with "le petit marseillais shampooing 2 en 1 à la framboise". This kid shampoo is sulfate-free, moisturizes and detangles. After rinsing, my hair smelt raspberry, yummy!

I followed up with a cheapie rinse out conditionner that was sitting in my stash.
I then toweled dry my hair before applying Kinky curly knot today as my leaving and sealed with coconut oil.
I let my hair airdry in a damp bun. I moisturized last night with my homemade concoction.
I woke up with very soft hair and new growth.

I planned to use up all the OK products in my stash before the switch to the Paul Mitchell products.

My 13 weeks new growth is requested more products with each wash and DC sessions so I hope to use up most of the products by my next relaxer.
If they are not finished yet, I'll donate them.
Ciao Ciao

dimanche 5 août 2012

Products: final choice

Hi there!

Some posts ago, I decided that I no longer wanted to mix and match different ranges to tailor fit my hair needs.
Two brands had my favours:
- Keracare
- Paul Mitchell
The two products ranges did show their effectiveness on my hair. The availability of the range is also a big criteria and I do not mind ordering online.

Keracare Pros
- It is easy access for me (available on
- Keracare Humecto and hydrating detangling shampoo are in my staple shampoo and conditionners
- Huge package quantity available at a decent price

Keracare cons
- no protein based products tried and liked from this range
- no clarifying shampoo tested and approved
- long DC sessions to see the products work
- have to mix with oils, glycerin to see results

Paul Mitchell Pros 
- Covers every area of my regimen: moisture, protein and clarifying products available
- Huge package quantity available
- My hair LOVE these products
- Versatile products as they can be used for a long or quick DC session and still be effective.
- no mixing with oils, glycerin necessary unless I want to boost the product effects

Paul Mitchell cons
- Big package quantity not easy access anymore, ( until a last minute jewel found)

Until yesterday, I was going toward the Keracare Line because of the last minute difficulties I had to find the Paul Mitchell products. Paul Mitchell products are salon exclusive. Until recently, I was able to buy them to the local pro shop thanks to professionnal hairdresser I knew. This was until he moved, leaving me with this dilemma: how to purchase them. The pro shop still carry them but you must be a pro member which I'm not.
Yesterday, I was able to solve the dilemma while browsing the internet. I could purchase it online on Problem solved!

I can now simplify my product stash, tossing out all products opened for more time than stated on the packaging and the not so effective ones.

Products I still have to use up before turning Paul Mitchell 80%:
  • Hairone cleanser
  • Redken hair cleansing cream
  • Neutrogena silk touch leave in
  • Cantu Shea butter leave in
  • ORS neutralizing shampoo  (*)
  • ORS replenishing conditionner (*)
  • Keracare Humecto I still have remaining ( a 100ml from the tub) (*)
  • Aphogee 2 minutes (*)
  • Kerastase Oleo relax shampoo (*)
  • Kerastase Oleo relax slim mask (*)
(*): items that will not be repurchased.
The product junkie in me should fade out with the consistency brought in my product stash.

I'll still use
  • my home-made moisturizer as it is working for me winter and summer,
  • Aphogee 2 step if needed,
  • Affirm 5 in 1 conditionner during my relaxer
  • my oils (wheat germ, coconut, hemp seed, lineseed oil, castor oil, olive oil and avocado oil)
For all the rest, I'll be a Paul Mitchell girl!
Ciao Ciao

jeudi 17 mai 2012

Ojon damage reverse review

Hey there!
I hope you're all OK.
Today I would like to tell you about my experience about Ojon damage reverse shampoo and conditionner.
I've postponed this review for a while as my previous experience with Ojon products was not satisfactory.
This time, it was way different.

First the shammpoo: this shampoo is a lot more creamier and hydrating respect to the hydrating shampoo from Ojon. That's very strange to me as I was expecting this shampoo to work like a protein based shampoo because of the name. Besides, this shampoo cleaned and detangled my hair without stripping it! Amazing!
Then I moved to the conditionner. Since the hydrating conditionner did not do much for my hair, I did not left the damage reverse conditionner for a long time like a regular DC. I left the damage reverse conditionner on the time I was showering. I detangled my hair which did not need it after the shampoo. I was left with the softest hair.
Then I added my leave-ins and air-dried. The softness was still there even after air-drying.

Overall, the Ojon damage reverse fulfilled all the claims from the bottle. I even wanted to try the treatment as it was such a pleasant experience.

This is a good line to add in the product list that agrees with my hair.
Ciao ciao

dimanche 13 mai 2012

First wash after relaxer

Hey there! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the week-end.

Today, I've washed my hair for the first time after my relaxer.

I started with detangling my hair.
Then I prepooed with a mix of wheat germ oil, macadamia oil, hemp seed oil for 30 minutes under the heating cap.
I clarified with ORS chelating shampoo. I always use this shampoo the first time I shampoo after a relaxer. I use no-lye relaxer and this shampoo removes the calcium deposit from my hair for less dry hair. I lathered once with this shampoo. I used Keracare hydrating detangling shampoo for the second lather.
I then applied Affirm 5 in 1 conditionner as a strong protein treatment, leaving it in my hair for 30 minutes with heat.
After rinsing, I deep conditionned with a mix of ORS replenishing conditionner, Keracare Humecto (tub version), glycerin, castor oil, wheat germ oil for 1 hour under heating cap.
I then rinsed and towel dry my hair with patting motions.
I applied Aphogee green tea restructurizer, Cantu Shea butter as my leave-in. I planned to air dry and did not want my hair to frizz up. Therefore I applied Kerastase oleo-relax serum to my hair.

I detangled and then clipped up the end during the air-drying process. My hair dried in a couple of hours as it's very windy today. Sunny but windy.
My hair is now completely dry and frizz free.
I'm considering dusting or trimming the ends. They do not seem bad as I do not see any split end but it's been a while I haven't had one.

Ciao ciao

dimanche 6 mai 2012

Relaxer day

Hey there!
As you can read from the title, it's relaxer day! I ended a 15 weeks stretch. This time again, my new growth behaved a lot. I followed the exact same routine with moisturizing my new growth and hair with my homemade moisturizing creme.
My hair texture changed during this stretch: the curls were looser and soft.
I relaxed today with Optimum care salon no-lye relaxer in regular strength. Back to the basics finally!

I based my scalp with coconut oil and covered the relaxed strands with Chi silk infusion. Relaxer application was great as my hair was soft and detangled.
As usual, I did a protein treatment after rinsing the relaxer out and before shampooing with the neutralizing shampoo. I used Affirm 5 in 1 protein treatment.
I then shampooed with the neutralizing shampoo and then DC with a combo of Keracare Humecto and ORS replenishing conditionner. I added in the mixture vegetable glycerin, wheat germ oil. I let it sit for an hour under the heating cap.
I rinsed and toweled dry before styling.

Results are greats as always with this relaxer.
I did not want to overlap with all the previous texlaxed hair, so I still have some of the texture from 2 relaxers ago.

Ciao Ciao

Ojon dry recovery hydration shampoo and conditionner

Hey there!
I've been testing the Ojon products these past weeks, essentially the dry recovery shampoo and conditionner. I'll come back later on the repair line.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Ceteth-20, Coco-Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet) Extract, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) Kernel Oil, Sesamun Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Macadamia Intergrifolia Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Lauramine Oxide, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Salicylic Acid, Coco-glucoside, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Limonene, Caramel (iln37243)

I found this shampoo moisturizing and very gentle to the hair. It's a good shampoo that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good moisturizing shampoo. However, you can find shampoos as good as this one for a cheaper price.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Lamnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantiumbergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet) Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Salicylic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Caramel (iln36905)

How great this ingredient list sound! Well this is where Ojon and I broke up!
This conditionner does what you can expect from any rinse off conditionner, but do not ask more!
Yes it detangles, yes the hair is very soft but all of this happens when the product is STILL in your hair. I left the product for 20 minutes under a heating cap. As soon as I rinse it out, my hair started to act up, specially my 12 weeks new growth! Even though I detangled with the conditionner in my hair, after rinsing, my hair was a tangled mess. What about the softness? Well after rinsing, it disappeared also!
Will I purchase it again? Absolutely not! I get better results with cheaper products.

Ciao Ciao

mercredi 22 février 2012

Wash day

Hi there!

I made it, finally I got it in my schedule! I will keep it close now, what may you ask? The mid-week wash and deep conditionning! I managed to keep my schedule on track in order to wash and DC today. I'm so glad I did.
I washed with the Kerastase Oleo-relax line that I use on and off. Do not get me wrong: it's an excellent product line but the price tag and I are not friends. In France, it's less expensive respect to the US price tag but I think it's too expensive for what it is. I do not know why but I always end up repurchasing it. I gess I could add it to my staple list and make it permanent in my product stash. For some reason, I can't get myself to stick to it.

Back to the products.
I shampooed once with the Kerastase Oleo-relax shampoo. This shampoo instantly makes my hair soft like butter. I detangled my hair before rinsing the shampoo. I got absolutely no tangle. This is the only shampoo so far that I can detangle with.
After rinsing the shampoo, I squeezed the excess water and then apply the Kerastase Oleo-relax slim mask. This product always leave my hair the softest it can be but I prefer the old formula Kerastase Oleo-relax. I've used in the past faithfully this old formula and saw good results. Even though I was having a dominican blow out every week with a lot of heat, my hair was very healthy.
The new formula has a stronger smell but is thicker than the old version. The smell is nice but too strong and lingers in your hair for days.
I went under my steamer with the Kerastase Oleo-relax slim DC.
Soft city! My hair is thriving right now.

I accidently textlaxed during my last relaxer. I was not happy for a while but I have to admit that I'm loving the texture it leaves in my hair.
Some texture shots: first with the deep conditionner and after rinsing the conditionner, no product added

Who knows, I might start texlaxing from now on. I haven't decided yet.


mardi 21 février 2012

PJ Alert : Ojon damage reverse

 Hi people!
I went to Sephora today and to my big surprise they now carry the Ojon line in the stores in France.
Well actually they only carry samples of few Ojon lines but you can order the full size bottles.

I probably never mentionned it but I'm a frequent traveller. I always carry samples size of my favourite products or trying new ones.  I also shop exclusively in my samples stash when packing before travelling.
The Ojon damage reverse shampoo and conditionner are the next one to try on my next trip. The review is yet to come.

Those who tryied it already, how did you like it, or not?

lundi 20 février 2012

Coconut oil

Hi people!

What? already another post? Sounds strange for those of you who are familiar with my blog! yeah, yeah, yeah, I know... I'm trying to focus again on my hair journey.
So today, I would like to discuss Coconut oil as you would gess from the title.

At the beginning of my hair journey, I hated this oil in my hair. Do not get me wrong, I love the coconut oil smell, but the effects on my hair, no, mmm, no, No, oh no!
Researching in the internet, most of the article state how this oil could strengthen your strands when added in your regimen but for me it was a whole different story. My soft hair would turn hard as soon as coconut oil would touch it. When combing my hair, I would find small pieces everywhere!
Talk about strengthening...

I stayed away from Coconut oil for a while beacause of this curious reaction from my strands.
I rediscovered it a year ago, when I wanted to get rid of my big unused jar. I first started mixing it with avocado oil or jojoba oil to seal after moisturizing. The result was amazingly soft but strong hair. I could not believe it. I checked every area of my regimen to understand this sudden change. I'm simply using less protein respect to the beginning of my journey. This hindered me from receiving all the benefits from this marvellous oil.
I learn it well: before ditching any product, give it a chance to work with different combinations first and keep an eye on your current protein/moisture balance!

Benefits for my hair:
  • Stronger hair
  • Soft hair
  • Shiny hair
  • no more dry hair
It's my first oil of choice now when it comes to sealing or for a hot oil treatment.

What was your experience with coconut oil? please share.

dimanche 19 février 2012

Wash days

Hi People!
From months now, I've been struggling to get back to DC x2 a week.
When I started my hair care journey, it was the easiest thing. I dedicated time to all the steps of my regimen.
Life became more hectic in the past months and the mid-week DC is now skipped.
I've been trying to add it back but I have not succeed yet to be consistent again.

Yes, consistency! I believe that this is the main driver of any success in most life goals.

I've made wash days easier now that I mainly DC on dry hair. My hair likes it, so the mid-week wash should be a simple cowash after DCing on dry hair.
I'll try to implement it this coming week and be consistent.

Wash day program for 3 weeks:
  • DC on dry hair
  • Wash with hairone
  • Apply leave-in conditionner and coconut oil to seal
  • Air dry and then style
Mid-week cowash
  • DC on dry hair
  • Cowash
  • Apply leave-in conditionner and coconut oil to seal
  • Air dry and then style
4th week wash program: clarifying wash:
  • prepoo with oils
  • clarifying shampoo
  • DC
  • Apply leave-in conditionner and coconut oil to seal
  • Air dry and then style
This will be the program I'll try to stick to for the coming 3 months.
I'll be throwing protein in some of the DC sessions in order to avoid moisture oveload.


samedi 21 janvier 2012

Relaxer update

Hi everyone
First of all happy 2012, I know I'm a bit late...

It's been a long time I haven't posted. I've been pretty consistant with my hair lately and felt there was nothing to report about. Although I've not been washing my hair 2x a week but only once, hugh!
I will definitely try to get back on track on this one as soon as I get control of my agenda. Life has been hectic lately.

I also have to confess that I've been more into skin care and make up rather than hair  related questions lately. It seems to be that the deeper you are in your journey with accomplished goals, the more you want from other life goals as well!! Empowering isn't it?

Today is my relaxer day and I must say that being consitent is definitely paying off. My hair is getting more and more thicker and healthy. I'm very pleased with it.
I used ORS lye relaxer and based my scalp with coconut oil; I've used this relaxer in the past and it left me underprocessed which was OK for me. Since this was my first time trying his relaxer, I give it another chance today with the coconut oil. It left my hair underprocessed to barely texlaxed. I'm not that pleased with it as I was not going for this look and also because it's not equally processed in all parts. The ORS no-lye relaxer used to act the same when I used to use it.
For this reason, I will not use it anymore and will be throwing away the left over, not that much anyway.
I will stick to my Optimum no-lye relaxer that ALWAYS delivered predictable results. I will be struggling a bit more to keep my hair moisturized but that's fine with me.

I've tweaked a little bit my homemade moisturizing hair lotion. This new formula did wonders from day 1 post relaxer to week 19 with keeping my hair moisturized and taming my new growth. I seal with coconut oil. It worked so well that I had absolutely no issue during the whole entire stretch with detangling, moisturizing. Amazing!!!

I think I found my holy grail moisturizer!!!

Happy hair journey!!!