Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hot Six Oil Review

African Royale Hot Six Oil (Six oils in one)

 Ingredients: Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Sesame Oil, Vitamins E, A, & D, Cyclomethicone, Sheep Sorrell, Yarrow, Slippery Elm Bark, Sage, Henna, Comfrey, Burdock Root, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Cherry Bark, Black Walnut, Chamomile, Alfalfa, Hyssop, Wheat Germ and Fragrance.

Claims: All Natural, goes in hair, skin, scalp and nail cuticles easily and without a heavy oil buildup. 

Uses: Can be used as a hot oil treatment and a nail, body or hair oil.

I think this product lives up to the hype, it smells good and the ingredient list is very attractive. I have never used many of the ingredients on their own so it's good to see then all in one bottle.

I was a little concerned with the presence of Cyclomethicone because it didn't sound natural, so I looked it up and found out a lot. 

conditioning agent, solvent, humectant, carrying agent and viscosity controlling agent...When applied to the skin and hair, it gives a silky & slippery feeling to the touch and acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It can also fill in fine lines/wrinkles, giving the face a temporary “plump” look...It’s particularly useful as a hair conditioner because it provides a silky feel with out weighing the hair down with greasy residue. 


While silicones such as cyclomethicone do not appear to have adverse effects on the human body, there are many concerns regarding the harmful effects it may have on the environment...It’s also worth mentioning that silicones may trap sebum, dirt, and bacteria in a layer on top of skin, thus potentially provoking allergic flareups and breakouts.

Considering the aforementioned factors, I think this product will be a staple in my product filled stash. I genuinely like it, it smells great and I like how my hair feels. I will keep buying my oils separately though, because I like having options and alternating products.
How do you like African Royale Hot Six Oil (Six oils in one)?

Please leave your opinions if you have any and as always thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



I did a braid-out on Sunday after I co-washed and did a protein treatment. I saw tutorials by BrittneyNGray and HondurasHoney on Youtube who used the same the same method for braid-outs and I loved their results. The only problem was that I don't have the satin covered pillow rollers that they used so my hair wasn't as curly as theirs when I did it.

So I co-washed with VO5 Moisture Milks Conditioner, then sprayed my WOW Leave-in Treatment and Conditioner with Rosemary Oil (Jamaican Brand) and used my Organics Hair mayonnaise mixed with Roux Porosity. 

Then I used hair pins to "roll" the braids since I didn't have the rollers I wanted.

This was how it came out when I took the braids out.

I'm not really pleased with it but it came out ok since I didn't have the rollers.

Here are the videos of the tutorials by both girls:



Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


 I really didn't make this blog for "body health" purposes but I need somewhere to write about random things that will lead to a smaller me. I have been really into good, natural health for a couple of weeks now. 

So I have now started to take a teaspoon of black strap molasses in the mornings because molasses is really good for you. You get    iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper and manganese!

Here's a link explaining molasses and its properties-->

Also: Evidence suggests that an overall improvement in diet and health will be reflected in the appearance of the skin and hair. The rich vitamin and mineral content of blackstrap molasses can improve overall health by providing these nutrients and potentially help with the growth of your hair.

Read more: Blackstrap Molasses & Hair Growth |

I also went to a mineral spring today, they are supposedly known for therapeutic properties because of the minerals in the water. I don't know too much about this so I won't go on a lot about this.

I've also decided to significant cut down on my dairy intake because of information I found on the trusty old Google result page. 
You have to watch the videos below! They are short and its only two of them :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aloe Vera Mix for Dry Hair


I see a lot of my American friends on my Facebook and Twitter complaining about the heat and I just have to shake my head at them. Why? Well when y'all experience this Jamaican heat constantly then I'll say "ok, I see what you mean."

Not to downplay what your going through but it is HOT out here in the tropics!

So my hair is usually very dry and even though I moisturize and seal and all that other stuff I talk about on this blog, my hair still feels dry.

So I had some aloe vera stalks in the refrigerator so I decided to try this to help my hair. My usual routine with aloe is to blend it with a little water to retain its potency and not water it down too much. Then after spraying that on my hair I would apply my oil with my hands. That would just end up being an oily mess.

So this time I added olive oil and castor oil to the aloe juice and poured it into a spray bottle. So this way I wouldn't have to deal with the mess. This worked out pretty well because my hair feels awesome again and  I didn't have to deal with the mess.

In addition: I found this cool site that has a bunch of different hair recipes with natural products. click the link to see if you like it/have heard of it before.

Check it out here

Thanks for reading!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hair inspiration

I have no idea who this girl is and I take no credit for this photograph.

Isn't her ponytail lovely! If I ever got that length and thickness, man would I be satisfied.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hi Ladies!

So I really wanted to know if hair can revert after being relaxed. Is that possible? So I did the whole search thing and found this post on I think this sufficiently answers my question.

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Once you chemically alter hair it cannot change back.

Now you may not have processed it enough to compeltely kill the curls and after a couple of weeks to get over the shock of processing and it gets some moisture and protein from the products you use it begins to curl, but not the way it use to. I think this is often mistaken for "reversion".

But no, it is a chemical interaction on the molecular level. Once you relax, you're relaxed...even if its not to your satisfaction. Or you manage to "shock" your hair into seeming straight, even though it's really just underprocessed and needs some time to recoup and let what little texture is left "come back".

Not trying to sound militant, BTW, but I got my left bum cheek handed to me over this once. I've seen this topic get heated in the past.

Before seeing this I was a little perplexed because I know my hair could have this much new growth so fast.

However if you disagree or have a point to share please feel free to do so. I can take all the advice I can get.

Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hair....I love you

Am I the only one who likes when hair is about 3 weeks post?

I do not like it freshly relaxed because I have no idea what to do with it, some products just weigh it down and others just don't moisturize it enough.

 After three weeks, then the jungle season begins lol, getting a comb through is crazy work.

The flip side however, is that just relaxed hair looks sleek and cute when worn out (buns be gone) and after three week hair is awesome because that means I'm on my way to new lengths!

Either way, I still love my hair! I treat it like its some sort of precious, rare material. I may seem like a hair snob if I don't allow the world to play in it, but I don't think the world understands my love for my hair.

I've been dreaming about hair past shoulder length for years, even as a child running around with a towel on my head, cascading down my back. (lol yea I did that too) So even though my hair isn't half as long as how the towel was, I still love it and my love will remain even when i get to "towel length"!

That's all I came to say today :D

ps. On a way different not, I think I should get those garlic pills because my hair is shedding!! I don't really forget to take pills but I do forget to use garlic in my conditioner (plus it makes me gag ughh!) So pills here I come!

Thanks 4 reading!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top three Tag! read me :)

Hey!  I saw this tag at Longing for Length and I wanted to do it too so here goes :)

1) Top three things you love about your hair
  • My natural hair color (I didn't appreciate its brown glory until I colored it and my hair got really damaged. Its coming back now, but I'm so hoping my highlights will return *fingers crossed*)
  • my new found thickness (so awesome that I can say this now)
  • my strands are strong now!
2) Top Three things you have learned since being on your hair journey
  • My hair is a protein loving animal! lol
  • I must moisturize and seal my hair daily (my hair drinks the stuff like crazy)
  • Deep conditioner is my friend. 
3) Top three things you want to accomplish during your hair journey
  • reach arm pit length and beyond!
  • keep my hair in its best health at all times so that I can do the third thing on this list.
  • I really want to prove to and help the people who doubt this whole hair journey that I'm on. I'm hoping if they see length and health, they'll believe me and want to try what I've been preaching to them since I started last February.

4) Top Three things/Products you love:
  • Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Conditioner
  • Natural oils especially coconut and castor oil <--luv them!
  • Wide toothed comb, you won't catch me raking a tail comb through my hair for daily styling.

5) Top three Hair inspirations (youtube or otherwise)
  • I have to say Jeni from (I think she was the first person that made me even think I could do this)
  • Miss Kibibi from and youtube (I was especially inspred by her because she's originally from Jamaica, so I felt connected to her in some way)
  • Actually every relaxed hair blog that I came across and subscribed to has inspired me because I never really believe that my hair could possibly grow longer than shoulder length. Seeing their APLs, BSLs and WLs allow me to think "yes Alyson, its possible!"

Well that's it :) 

If you're reading this, you're tagged! ^_^

    Friday, July 1, 2011

    I'm Back

    Hi I'm back and my connection is better now so I can do the post I wanted to.

    So my wash day was last Saturday and here is my no heat roller-set result on Sunday morning:

    (I really should have watermarked these pics) :/

    Church Hair: up-do  

    This was after I combed the curls out for an event I had to cover for my internship:

    So today I tried mixing Roux Porosity with ORS Replenishing Conditioner like what was said on Tola's blog and it worked! I left the mixture on for about two hours (because I had stuff to do) and my hair felt really good. Soft but strong. I'll definitely be doing this regularly!

    Thanx for reading and have an amazing weekend!!