Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How is this fixed??

Hey can anybody help me?

All my comments disappeared from my blog but they are in the comments section of the settings section.

Does anybody know how to fix that?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Relaxer Pt 3: Results

Huge delay in my results post but today was just a lazy day. You know the "ugh! School in the morning"feeling? That was me all day.

So when I  took out my rollers,  a choir did the best harmonizing rendition of the "haaaaaaaa" awe moment...in my head lol. I was genuinely pleased with my hair :D

see the black? 

reminded me of the Jeni curl lol

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Relaxer Pt 2 and The Dye Job

I am now under the dryer and I just wanted to do an update on what I've done so far.


After the application of the relaxer, I rinsed it thoroughly then did a 2 minute protein treatment with the LeKair Cholesterol Plus. This product has mineral oil but it really doesn't bother me because I shampoo right after. I used the shampoo that came with the ORS olive oil relaxer kit and rinsed, then lathered again and left it on for two minutes. 

After rinsing I used my VO5 moisture milks conditioner because the kit only came with the Replenishing Pak deep conditioner and I really like using a regular conditioner before deep conditioning. After that I used the Replenishing Pak and sat under the dryer for 15 minutes, then rinsed.


Ok no warnings necessary, I only dyed my hair black. Also this dye is strictly organic, its made from the Noni plant. That aided in convincing me because I used to drink teaspoons of Noni every morning when I was younger. 

The dye is called BSY Noni Black Hair MagicThis can be found on Amazon for about $9 . 

Its so simple to use, just put it in your hands and lather it up in your hair. Leave it for about 10 minutes, rinse and voila--> Black Hair!

After that I applied Aphogee Green Tea & Keratin spray and roller set my hair.

When It's dry I'll come back with my update and maybe a length check.


Relaxer pt 1

After ten weeks of stretching my relaxer, I've decided to go ahead and relax. It is relatively early in comparison to how long I usually stretch. Lets just say I'm a little fed up of dealing with my new growth and I think its breaking.

I know almost every time I post, I have some sort of imaginary hair problem. I always think its breaking too much, shedding too much or too rough. I guess I'm just overly concerned, but I just think its breaking again, especially since I have so much new growth.

Well this time I'll be using the ORS Olive Oil Relaxer. Inside the box, there is the activator, the relaxer base (no-lye), Creamy Aloe shampoo, the Replenishing Pak, the Wrap/Set Mousse and the Oil Moisturizing Hair lotion.

I will do another post later. :-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hydrate Your Hair Challenge!!


I started my 'healthy Aly' activities this week which includes exercise and healthy eating. Since I'm doing this I really want to make sure this benefits my hair as much as possible.

So my challenge to myself  and to you is to drink 8oz-16oz of (room temperature) water before eating anything in the morning.

Yes everybody knows that you should get your 8 glasses a day, but what you should also know is that drinking water as soon as you get up in the morning makes a major difference in your body.

  • it helps to rehydrate your body after hours of sleeping
  • it flushes toxins out of your body
  • Water helps the vitamins you take for hair growth, to do their job
  • it really aids in weight loss
  • its a quick way to knock out 1-2 glasses of water for the day :)
Water will really hydrate your hair, which means it will look moisturized and shiny.

Now this isn't some thing I'm expecting you to sign up for, but I would like you to personally challenge yourself for at least the rest of this week.

However it would be nice if you comment and let me know if you're considering it. If you feel a difference in your body and hair then let me know too.

I hope this helps you. 

Thanks for reading!


Friday, January 20, 2012


So guess what came in the mail today!!

My Conair ProStyle 1875 Hair Dryer! *Throws Confetti*

Sorry about not rotating the picture, iPhoto was not cooperating with me tonight.

I'm so happy its here, now my roller sets won't be so bad anymore.

Maybe that will also aid in repairing my hair issues described in my last post.

Thanks for reading, 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

I give up on henna!!

Its been a few weeks since my henna experiment and I don't think henna is for me. I mean my roots (new growth) are particularly strong but my relaxed hair is ridiculously weak. I now have to be handling my hair with the extreme care I had to use when I just started my journey. I'm not sure why because I've been swamping my hair with baggying, moisture treatments and deep conditioning. My hair just feels weak.

I'm not even sure about the issue it is having because its not dry (like it has a protein overload) and it isn't mushy (like its over-moisturized). I just don't get it.

I was thinking maybe its because I didn't do a claryfying shampoo wash, but I didn't do it because I didnt want to dry out my hair after using henna, which is said to be very drying.

So I've decided that I won't be using henna again. Its a wrap for that.

I guess I'll just have to baby my hair till it regains its strength.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Henna Time: Results

I'm sorry for the delay but I didn't feel much better after having the flu for days, and I'm back at school with the beginning of a hefty workload.

This is just  a quick post to give my final thoughts on the henna.
I followed my deep-con with the application of my Aphogee Green Tea leave-in and a roller set. Maybe it didn't help that my roller-set was air-dried, but I just wasn't feeling any better. In the morning I took the rollers out and pinned the curl in the shape it formed from the roller.

I don't think I noticed a lot of changes in my hair directly after the henna.

The next day I combed out my curls and did a half-assed bun for my flight. After one of the worst flights ever and a painful ear popping session, I was finally in New York.

When I tried to comb through my hair that night to prepare for my journey back to school, I noticed subtle hints of reddish/brown and my roots that seemed to declare a rebellion.

Though I didn't see a difference after the henna on my strands, my roots feel like champions lol.

Since getting back to school I've been baggying/green house-ing my hair, not for any "henna hardening" reasons but just because in my mind that helps my hair grow and keeps my ends well moisturized.

I'm not sure how I'm going to stretch my relaxer really long this time, but I'm gonna try!

Thanks for reading!!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Henna Time Pt.2

So I've been sick for a couple of days now, so I literally forced myself for apply the henna. I was a little concerned about the color of the henna when I finished mixing. It wasn't green like what I saw other henna users using. Every other site was saying "beware of black henna". My mix wasn't black, it was more dark brown. I did a google search and found a picture of a mix that resembled mine. Also the supplier's site that I purchased it from said it was body art quality, so I figured it was safe, hoped for the best and applied it.

1st half:                                                                                                     whole head done (kinda dark):

I figured it would have been better if I allowed it to touch my skin rather than my shirt because I really have no shirts with me here that I can mess up. Plus the henna would just wash off.

 One dilemma was that I only had one glove to use so my other hand stayed in the paste more than I wanted it to.

just showing how messy it is

I still have the reddish stain on my palm (sorry about the bad camera quality).

After that, I wrapped up my hair in plastic and went to bed. I mustered up enough strength to get up about 10 or so hours later. I'm not sure how that affects the henna or my hair but whats done is done.

After that I shampooed twice, I mostly just allowed the water to get rid of the henna instead of shampooing a lot. I applied a moisturizing conditioner and allowed it to stay while I watched The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After rinsing I applied my ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner and some coconut oil to deep condition my hair. I've had the ORS in my head for hours now because I don't have a dryer and I need it to penetrate my hair as much as possible and because I'm lazy! lol


I'll be back with my results! :)

Thanks for reading,


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Henna Time!

Happy 2012 Ladies!

Yea a little late but its my first post of the year. :D

If I were my hair I would be super mad with me. I have thoroughly abused my strands with heat. I know that my last post had something to do with me treating my hair better because of my flat iron frequency, but I fell back from that yesterday. Its just that there are so many events at holiday time!

So I had some henna that I bought from eBay a while ago and figured I would redeem myself.

I found a few videos on YouTube about how to mix the henna. They had the basics but some used different 'extras' like lime juice, apple cider vinegar or conditioner. So I just took the things I had in stock to make my own.

For my mix I used:

  • henna (1 pack)
  • water
  • conditioner
  • lime juice
  • a tad bit of grapeseed and olive oil
after mixing to a yogurt-y texture, I put the bowl on a plastic bag and left it for 24hrs (and then some). Apparently that is to release the dye.

I'm not doing this henna treatment for color, but I just wanted to do what experts said was right. 

Here's a very helpful video from MopTopMaven on YouTube about benefits, mixing instructions and application.

I'll be back with the application and the results!

thanks for reading!