Monday, October 31, 2011

Wish List: Shea Moisture

There are a new few products that are on my radar. I will probably be purchasing these products as a Christmas gift to myself. I have listed my top picks below:

1. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo - As mentioned previously, I will be switching my shampoos. I plan on leaving the Giovanni alone and picking up the shea moisture.

2. Shea Moisture Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo - I also want to add this shampoo into my regimen. I feel it would be good for the times that I need a good clarifying.

3. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie - This may work good for dry twist-outs--and maybe wet ones also. And I must admit that I am swayed by what is claims to do: restore moisture, reduce breakage, strenghthen hair, etc.

These are simply my top three Shea Moisture products to add to my arsenal. However, I do want to try some of their other products but, this is good for now.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hair Today: Two-Strand Twists

Yesterday, I took down my cornrows and two-strand twisted my hair. Even though the twists aren't that small it took me about 8 hours to put them in. I used Fantasia IC Olive Gel to put the twists in. After the twists were in, I oiled my scalp with EVOO, I oiled my hair with EVCO, and I sealed my ends with a shea butter/EVCO mixture.

I plan on keeping the twists for 2 weeks. I will then take them down, wash, and cornrow my hair.

Great Linkage: All About Shampoos

My sister, Auset, did a great two-part post about shampoos. I like to think of her as the shampoo queen because she has tried quite a few of the popular brands we naturals love. I took her suggestion when looking for a new shampoo because I no longer like my old brand :-(

Anywho. She covers so much informative information in the posts such as the following: (1) mini reviews on the various shampoos she has tried (2) her thoughts on shampoo bars (3) if moisturizing shampoo is a myth (4)the no poo method (5) the low poo method. And so much more!!

The posts can be found {HERE} and {HERE}.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hair Today: Cornrows

As you know from my Fall/Winter Regimen I plan on keeping it simple this year and alternating between two-strand twists and cornrows. This is the week for cornrows. So, I plan on keeping this style in for 1 week. I will then take it out and two-strand twist it.

Yesterday I did the following:
1. Finger detangled
2. Individually braided hair in big sections (about 8) to wash
3. Shampooed hair with Giovanni Direct Moisture shampoo (I used their new Eco Chic line and I don't like it.)
4. Followed up with an oil rinse of 50:50 Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
5. Co-washed with a Dollar General cheapie conditioner. I deep conditioned with the same conditioner for 30 mintues.
6. Took braids down, applied Suave Naturals in Coconut as a leave-in, and cornrowed.

This morning I:
1. Took off my satin scarf/bonnet
2. Pinned the ends under

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Great Linkage: A Brief History of Our Hair

I read this article and I thought it was great. It really gives a brief in-depth look on our hair, hair growth, our ancestors hair practices, and so much more.

If you have time click the link {HERE} and check it out. You won't regret it :-)