Sunday, January 31, 2010

I want purple hair!!

phI decided that I'm going to dye my hair again! My last color experience was about 2 months ago so I'd say I'm good to go :-) Last time, I dyed my hair from a box and it was supposed to come out bright burgundy. It didn't take like I wanted it to. It was a permanent color but this time I want to do semi or demi permanant... And the color I want is... Purple!! I want my hair color to be just like the shade on the model above, so I'm going to Sally's and looking there. Hope it turns out the way I want it to. I have faith, but I could also use a bit of luck! Wish me some ;-)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

JBCO Review

JBCOSo I finally decided to order some Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Over the past 3 years I have been on my hair journey, I have heard so many good things about this product. I had never tried it before because I was using the regular cold pressed castor oil and I thought it was good enough. I didn't really believe that JBCO could really be too different. Mixing the regular castor oil in my DCs and prepoos left my hair so soft and strong. I even tried applying castor oil to my scalp a couple of times, but I found it to be too messy, so I stopped doing that.
Now what got me to order the JBCO? Well, I was on Hairlista one day a couple weeks ago and I saw a discussion about JBCO being "the truth". I looked at it and there was a before and after picture showing how this woman grew her edges back with it. The comparison pics were nothing short of amazing! In the before pic, her edges were almost all the way bald, back past her hair line about an inch. Now in the after pic, her hair was thick, fully grown back and looking very healthy. To tell you the truth, for a second, I almost didn't believe what I saw! I, myself don't have any problems with hair loss but I do want my hair to grow faster, especially because I want my hair to reach MBL ( Mid Back Length ) by the end of 2010.
When I got my JBCO in the mail, I was so excited to use it. After moisturizing and sealing on dry hair, I applied it to my scalp with a dropper (a lot easier this way) and massaged it in. Let me tell you, I instantly liked it, actually loved it! And this is a first. Going onto my scalp, it felt good: soothing. The texture of it is thick but smooth. A lot of people complain about the smell, but I instantly loved that about it too. It's sort of smoky, like charred wood but not too strong. The next day when I brushed my hair, the oil from my scalp was distributed through my hair too and it was so soft and smooth. This will be a keeper. Can we say staple?!
Though I love the JBCO, I still use the regular castor oil as well. I'll still be adding it to prepoos and DC's and mixing it with other oils for hot oil treatments. The JBCO is a lot more expensive than regular castor oil, so I'll mostly just be using it on my scalp 2X a week. I will try it in a DC at least once though.
As I see more results, I'll keep you all updated :-)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A great cowash and DC experience

I want to share this cowash experience with y'all because it's the best I've had so far. And I've done a lot of cowashing!
First, I prepooed overnight with coconutoil alone. I just scooped it out of the jar and smoothed it onto my hair and scalp, massaging it in. I put a plastic cap and scarf over it and slept that way.
In the morning, I got in the shower and rinsed out as much of the coconut oil as would come out. My hair already felt silky soft and detangled!
Then I applied my VO5 Moisture Milks conditioner and massaged it through my hair and scalp. I put on a plastic cap until the end of my shower and rinsed.
After getting out of the shower, I towel dried my hair and applied a DC I had mixed up.
My DC contained: Hydrolage hydrating balm conditioner, Lekair Cholesterol Plus, macadamia nut oil, and vegetable glycerin.
The texture of this mix was very creamy. Going on my hair, it felt so smooth and I even detangled it a bit as I applied it. The slip was really great! I put a plastic cap and a towel on to trap in the heat and left it in my hair for at least 40 minutes. It may have even been an hour, I don't totally remember, but I got in the shower to rinse it out and OMG, not one tangle! My hair was so soft as I rinsed it out!
The next step I took was to do an ACV rinse: I poured over my hair, a mixture of 2 cups of water and a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and rinsed that out.
Finally, I used a t-shirt to dry my hair and applied my Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship leave in and sealed with avocado oil.
Now, usually after I apply my leave in and oil, I need to detangle with a comb, but this time there was no need for a comb at all!! Throughout this whole process, at no point did a comb touch my hair. All I needed to do was a little finger combing and my fingers just glided right through my hair.
I'm so loving my hair!