Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wash Day

The night before i washed i prepooed with coconut oil. The coconut oil softened out my new growth alot. Then the next day I washed with hydrathermal naturals moisture boosting shampoo followed by aphogee 2 min reconstructor (bc i have been using alot of heat lately) you always follow up a reconstructer with a moistuizing deep conditioner and i used silicon mix under the dryer for 30 mins, then i applied keracare leave in conditioner and i wrapped my hair with keracare wrap lotion. I sat under the dryer for about 45 mins then i took the wrap strips off and wrapped my hair with a scarf overnight. The next morining i straighten my hair with my flat iron and apply ion hair wax to my edges to give it some structure since im not getting it cut so i need to have some sort of shape. I also applyed about a dime size of chi-silk infusion to give the hair a lightweight shine. Im realizing the longer i stretch my relaxer the more product i need to acheive the style i want. I think i might really relax my hair next week at 8 weeks post because its just so much easier to style..i dont know we'll see.. ill post pics on my next blog so you can see how i styled it

Sunday, November 28, 2010

new product

Sooooo I tried silicone mix for the first time and my hair absolutely loved it forreal! It made my hair incredibly smooth and shiny just exactly what I was looking for. I mixed the silicone mix with ors replenishing conditioner for extra strength. I'm thinking about adding a prepoo to my regimen since I'm on my 7 week stretch and I know it'll only get tougher from there I'm trying to stretch to 10 weeks or maybe christmas..who knows! My regimen last Tuesday was I clarifyed for the first time this month with keracare sulfate free shampoo. ..followed with a deep conditioner under heat for 20 mins ors/silicone mix...wrapped my hair with keracare wrap lotion and flatiron it out. I moisturize and seal with hydrathermal naturals and coconut oil every night

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Hair Story

Hello, fellow bloggers I'm really new to all this blogging stuff. This is how it all began...First i had to cut all my beautiful hair off because it was damaged from years of braids, glued in weaves and not taking care of my hair properly! Then i had this day where i was thinking and i said to myself I'm tired of wearing weaves i want to grow my own black hair long! So i started on my journey and i decided to take you guys along for the ride..lol..So i called this blog Starting From Square One because thats exactly what i had to do..my hair was chopped all the way off and tapered at the back. Its been cut for a month now. My hair regiment from this point (which will probably change frequently bc i just started) Shampooing every 6-7 i first stated out with Aphogee for Damged hair Shampoo..now for the last two washed i have been using Hydrathermal Naturals Moisture Boosting Shampoo and I love it feels so good on my scalp! There was nothing wrong with Aphogee i just wanted more moisture in my Poo. Then after the shampoo i aplied the Aphogee Keratin 2 min reconstructor with and shower cap and i leave on for 5 mins. I followed the reconstructor with Organic Root Stimulater Replenishing Conditioner and I mix that with olive oil, coconut oil, and pepermint oil and i  leave it on for 20 mins with a plastic cap under a hooded dryer. I wash the conditioner out and i apply about quater size of chi silk infusion to my hair while its wet and i wrap my hair with keracare wrap lotion!!! i love keracarewrap lotion it conditions the har at the same time making it soft and manageble. I sit under a hooded ryer for about 30-40 sometimes i let it airdry overnight depending on how im feeling. I comb my hair out after its dry and i straighten my hair with chi flat iron and  wrap my hair back up with saran wrap i use a dime size of hydrathermal naturals mositurizing growth lotion whicch i looooooove it makes your hair so soft and it smells yummy too!!!! I sit under the dryer for about 10-15 mins then i comb out and i have a beautiful silky short wrap! Depending on how much heat i used the previous week sometimes i dont go back under the dryer for 10 mins ill just wrap my hair around and put a scarf on it and go to bed. Okay on another note i only used heat once a week on wash days only.