Wednesday, June 27, 2012

No Excuses: World's Fastest Workout

True Life: I'm a Product Junkie

Africa's Best Organics Kids Extra Virgin Olive Oil Plus Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion

So, I've been trying to use what I already have underneath my sink and avoid spending more money on hair products since I already have so many. Unfortunately, my hair has not been responding well with some of these products at all. I usually like to always have a bottle of Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner underneath my sink but I haven't been able to get my hands on one near by. 

I came across this product while shopping for groceries in Winn-Dixie. I had no intentions of buying any hair products but I always seem to get pulled into the hair section at any store. I had already seen great reviews on this products awhile back but I was kind of anti beauty supply store products and never tried it out until now. When I tell you it was love at first use, I mean it! I can not believe that I never tried this before. It does everything it says it does. As soon as this product touched my hair I got excited. I actually enjoyed doing my hair because it was so easy to get through. I'm not one for selling dreams, this product right here is the truth and I will definitely be purchasing again.
I used this product on wet hair, I have yet to try it on dry hair. It made my hair feel very slippery making it easy to part and separate; I felt like I still had conditioner on my hair. My hair felt incredible soft and moisturized. I paid for $6.29 for it (Winn-Dixie ole expensive self) but I just found it cheaper at another beauty supply store for $4.99 and even cheaper online (as low as $3.45). It has a nice scent to it, not too strong or overbearing. If I had to rate this product from 1 out of 5 stars, I would definitely give it a 6!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) , Propylene Glycol, PEG-150 Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-37 , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), DMDM Hydantoin , Cyclopentasiloxane , Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone , Lanolin Oil , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-100 Stearate , Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride , Acrylamide Copolymer , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Stearalkonium Chloride, Fragrance, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa) , Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter) , CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 16035 (Red 40) , CI 42090 (Blue 1), Hydrolyzed Glycine Soja Protein (Soybean) , Mustela (Mink Oil) , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba) , Tocopherol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree) , Ovum (Egg Powder), Lactis Proteinum (Milk Protein), Mel (Honey), Silk Amino Acids , Cholesterol , Zea Mays Oil (Corn), BHT , BHA, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower) , Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle) , Equisetum Hiernale Extract (Horsetail).

Product Description: Shea Butter Plus is the only oil moisturizing therapy with Organic Conditioning. Deliver's beautiful luminous shine. After just one use you'll notice a difference in your hair. Hair looks healthier, shinier and lively

  • Moisturizes 
  • Detangles easily 
  • Scent not overbearing 
  • Not expensive 
  • Easy to locate

  • None and you cant tell me otherwise 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

No Excuses: Flat Tummy Tips

FAQ: Natural Hair Edition

Ever since I started my natural hair journey women will constantly stop me and ask me questions about my hair. The questions are often the same or similar to what a previous person has already asked me. I do not mind helping out the next sista, but I figured it would be much easier to just have a place where I can direct them for answers. I hope this helps answer in questions that any of you all may have for me. I've listed twenty-three questions that I've been asked since I've been natural. If your questions are not answered, let me know. 

Why did you go natural?
I had always thought about going natural but never had the guts to do it in high school. In fact, I wasn't even trying to go natural at first, I was looking on how to care for my hair while trying to stretch relaxers. I came across a natural hair forum in my search for hair care and became addicted. 

How long have you been natural?
5 years.

When was your last relaxer? 
March 2007

How long did you transition for?
4 months.

When did you Big Chop?
July 12, 2007

Do you use a texturizer? 

How do you get your hair so curly?
My hair is natural curly. I use various products to define the curls. 

What's your hair type?
I really don't care for the typing system. I just say that I'm kinky curly. 

How often do you trim?
2 times a year; January and July. 

Do you straighten your hair?
Yes, but only when I get my hair trimmed. 

What products do you use?
As of now, the products I'm currently using are all over the place because my curiosity gets the best of me. My favorite products to use on my hair is Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo & Conditioner. I like their Direct Leave-In Conditioner as well. Also, coconut and olive oil are forever staples in my bathroom collection. 

What is your regimen? 
I believe in simplicity. Less is best. The less you're in your hair the better. I wash and condition my hair once a week (usually Saturday). If I feel my hair needs extra conditioning I do that as well. I style my hair for the week or if I'm feeling lazy I'll just rock a wash n go (which my hair hates but it looks so cute on me). Then just repeat the following week. 

How do you get your hair to grow so fast?
Hair is always growing (unless you have a medical condition). I don't believe my hair is growing super fast, I'm just retaining more of my length than others. The ends are the oldest part of your hair and need to be treated with tender loving care.

Why did you color your hair?
I was get ridiculously bored with my hair and wanted something different. 

Did your hair break off from dying it?
Severely, but I believe that's because I bleached it as well. 

Will you dye it again?

How many BC's have you done?

When was the last time you BC your hair?
September 13, 2010

Do random things get stuck in your hair?
Yes. I occasionally found a leaf or twig here or there when I where my hair out. 

Are you mixed?
Aren't we all mixed? No one is 100% of anything in my opinion. But the answer is no.

What is your ethnicity? 

Will you ever relax your hair again?
They say never say never but I can honestly say HECK NO!!!

Can I touch it?

Pursuit of Nappiness

I decided to give a brief photo collection of my natural hair journey thus far and what a journey it has been.
Relaxer Days 
July 12, 2007


January 2012

June 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

No Excuses: Quick Morning Workout

Ask Me Anything About My Hair

Hello ladies!
I know, I know...ABOUT TIME! I finally got around to starting up this blog. I think this will help make it easier for me to answer any questions you all may have for me about my hair. Let me say this now, I am not and do not claim to be an expert on natural hair. I just know what works best and has been benefiting me. So with that being said, ask away. I will answer questions in future post.