Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baggie Method Update

I mentioned in my previous post Hair Update: Split Ends that I was going to try the baggie method and it works great! My hair is soft, moisturized and still wet. Though, I'm not certain it should still be wet but anyway this is a good method because my hair has been really dry lately. I have the type of hair that takes a lot of water just to get it wet then when it's wet takes forever to dry. But I didn't drown my hair in water, just misted it and put the oil and some shealoe on then the plastic cap thingy  and etc. Now, it is dry but not as dry as it has been, the oil is still in my hair when I touch it but alas will talk to you guys again later, going to try to post more. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hair Update: Split Ends

So, I've been rocking a fro for some weeks now, mostly because I just don't feel like doing anything else. However, I have bee n doing the no-poo method for I'll say a month and I can tell a bit of a difference in my hair. I just have to do a bit better on the keeping it moisturized, now it's not try well it is now but my hair holds stuff pretty well but I noticed I have split ends that hair has grown on and I haven't had a trim since probably this time last year. What do I do? I don't want to cut as I have about inch or two of grown from the split end and another issue I keep having are these darn knot not single knots but curly knots on my ends. I detangle when I wash and stuff but it still happens. UGH!! I talked to one of my friends that is also natural and she suggested I do the baggie method, which is something along the lines of moisture(leave-in or water) then sealing and covering with a shower cap, then proceeding to wrap with the normal sleepy time attire.I am going to attempt that right now before I go to bed. Will let you know how it goes, hopefully I can repair the split ends. Happy New Year and hope you all had A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Avocado Deep Conditoner Part 2: Recipe

I'm back with a recipe and a video that I found on YouTube. I really like the video, it is the best one I saw while I was searching for a recipe. Though I didn't use all the ingredients, I used some of them. I believe the recipe that I was shown at the hair group meeting required the same ingredients, but more oils I believe. The problem is I couldn't remember all the ones she used. Any who, what I used was a combo of what was in the video and what I got from the meeting. The ingredients: 2 large avocados, avocado oil, almond oil, rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, honey and mayo. I used my blender for this, a small spoon for the avocado and to stir when it got stuck or whatnot, and a regular size serving spoon for the mayo. Now, in the other recipes, I noticed they used eggs, which I forgot to put in this but it turned out fairly well, a much better upgrade to the runny green poo.I'm sorta of glad that I forgot the eggs because I think that is too much protein for my hair, and I don't think the curls like too much of that. Bu the way this batch had a more creamy firm consistency, and texture. It was much easier to put in my hair....Love it!!! It moisturized my hair so well, I think I'm going to attempt to use this as an after shampoo treatment to see how it does, just curious. I washed my hair with my shampoo I make and then followed that up with the Curls coconut conditioner, then I rubbed a little oil into my slightly damp hair and followed that up with some Shealoe, which I also made.As I've stated before I don't really measure what I make, sorry but you can use the recipe in the video as a guide, and also you can use other oils as well.


The Video

Monday, December 12, 2011

Avocado Deep Conditioner

Some weeks ago I went to my first natural hair group, and I felt that it was very helpful. I learned about other natural and transitioning ladies trials and triumphs but my favorite part was the homemade products demos. I diligently wrote down everything as I love learning new things and I love mixing. Well, I tried it, though the lady was putting a lot of different things in it, somehow I lost track and must not have written it down. So, when I went to make it my stuff turned out like green poo, however my hair was so moisturized. I admit I didn't want to wash it out afterwards, but I did. I am going to try it out again before I post a recipe, though that means I either have to ask for it again or come up with my own. Hmmmm, my own sounds good, well I'll think about it. Till next post whenever that will be as I have been devoting most of my time to my other blog but I am going to make an effort to post more to this one. Thanks for reading.