Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Keep that silk scarf on!

I notice that I go to bed with my silk scarf and wake up with it off. Seriously I tie it in all sorts of ways and can never get it to stay. Over the past 2 days I have decided to put a head band on it. Its thin and almost the same colour as the scarf. All I can say is that the scarf has not fallen off in 2 days. And it doesnt have to be tight either. Just something that is flexible and will move with your head when you toss around at nights. Try it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Silk not cotton

Its so weird that our natural hair looks less like silk, more like cotton but really should be treated like silk. I have noticed that our hair is the most fragile of them all (4a-4b). Due to our tight curls, when the hair does a spiral its actually very weak at the turning point. If you examine your hair closely you would notice that even when natural the cuticle is not smooth and you feel ridges as you go along the hair shaft, this is the point where it tends to break. This is the way it grows out of the scalp. Protein treatments, deep conditioners all tend to smooth down the cuticle and "fill out" the ridges but nothing really permanent, thats the way we were born. I suggest that we treat our hair more like silk and less like cotton. As the wash cycle says, cold wash , gentle cycle and low iron (if at all). This means for us in addition to the different conditioning treatments and stretching of chemical treatments (to avoid overlapping); cold rinses, no harsh brushing or unnecessary combing and low heat. Just my 2 cents.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Increased hair loss

Ok so I have been noticing that I have more hair loss especially when I comb my hair. So much so that I am afraid to comb it. I have decided to either comb it in the shower under a heavy stream of water soaked in conditioner or when it is dry. I am even afraid to roller set it. I have been using my protein treatments and my garlic treatments but to no avail. The only thing that I have not been doing it taking my vitamins. Gulity as charged of not taking my vitamins or eating properly. My products have not changed, my regi has not changed much just my diet. So its back to the vitamins I go.

Many people presume hair vitamins arent necessary but think about it, I am vegetarian, lead a stressful life and forget to eat sometimes so I believe I am a prime candidate for hair loss due to nutritional reasons. I wont let it keep me down though, I am off to correct this problem. Remember you will always have setbacks but its your response to them that makes the difference. Recognise and treat.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jamaica hijacker.. Whatever

Ok, I am not an illiterate fool, but seriously all the guy wanted was a ride to Cuba. In case you did not know a 21 year old guy, (fine as hell) has to be the cutest hijacker in history decided to hijack a plane of Canadians headed to Cuba at a Jamaican airport. First off, who hijacks the Canadians? They are everybodys friends they are always so.. hummm.. nice. So it was then that you should have known that his screws have been moved around a bit in his head. He the "lone' gunman stormed pass security (now what that tells me was that there was no security). His friends and father begged him (negoations) but to no avail.

The military who were probably at base in Kingston playing dominoes I am sure were eager for the excitement. They showed up "bad boys" style and well in Jamaican terms "done di place". Now all the passengers got free 1 week stays at Sandals in Jamaica and whatever else (prob some rum cream and suntan lotion).

Now that did not work out too bad dont you think. And by the way, what the hell does the prep school that he went to have to do with the situation. Well that was my two cents and always remember in Jamaica there's no problem. We dont really mess with tourist we like y'all especially the Canadians.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The sculpted look

Just had to share what a little bronzer can do. You may not be able to appreciate the look with the webcam but I am loving it right now.

Help Needed

Its carnival season and I am so excited. But what to do with the hair when parading in the sun, rain, sweating and whatever comes is a whole new ball game. I was online with my sisters last night and the general concensus was that I should wear it in a braid out style. Its kindda hard to maintain a straight style. But I am really wondering what would go best with the head piece that I have. There is no doubt that the hair will look a mess at the end of the day but there is a difference between a mess and a "hot mess".

Monday, April 13, 2009


I have not combed my hair in a week and I dread to see what is going to be the outcome. Well it all started with the intention on Tues to cowash my hair but never got around to doing it now today monday I am really apprehensive about my hair. I just applied some pre poo consisting of castor oil, coconut oil and olive oil conditioner, I will sit under the dryer for 10 min with a steam cap then proceed to do an Alter Ego then Aphogee/ treatment. I will update you guys soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Talk about a HOT protective style.

This is definately one to try. You can use some extensions to make it longer, basically this is different because the cornrows are actually done inside, meaning a little bit like multiple french rows. Will do this soon and post a pic.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Oil sheen vs Gloss drops

I was never a fan of oil sheens, so much so that I hated when the hairstylist would insist on using it. I figure oil drops were better and did not weigh the hair down as much. In addition whats the point of using oil drops and oil sheen at the same time.

Now I have decided to switch it up a bit, what about not using oil drops and replacing it with the sheen. After much research I settled on "Keracare oil sheen with humidity block". I must say that so far I have been pleased (to say the least) with the results. I was out last night sweating and dancing and so far the hair has been ok. No frizziness whats so ever. It does not weigh your hair down and instead it gives a nice bounce. Try it and let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My hair today

This week was one of those unintentional low manipulation weeks. I washed my hair on Sunday an airdried it. I have just been putting it in a bun. This has been easier in part by the Herbal essence long term relationship. That stuff smells so good and makes your hair really soft.

Today I went to the gym and figured that I needed to get all dolled up for the weekend. So I applied castor oil to my roots and olive oil conditioner mixed with coconut oil to my hair as a pre poo. I then went in the sauna for about 30 mins. When I got home I washed my hair with CON moisturizing shampoo and am now DCing with Affirm Sustenance. Boy does that recommended 30 mins seem long! So far so good though. I have been slacking up on my vitamins I need to do better.