Saturday, May 31, 2008

Clear Rinse + Aveda Brilliant Emoillient Finishing Gloss = Smooth Ends

My ends are soooooooo smooth! I decided to give myself a clear rinse this weekend mainly because I wanted to preserve my color as long as possible and try to boost the shine level of my hair. After the rinse and a deep conditioner (I sat under the dryer for both), I smoothed a few pumps of Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss in my hair followed by Baby Buttercreme. As I was coiling my hair, I noticed that my ends are soooooo smooth. They have never felt this smooth before. I've always like Aveda products but I think I am slowly but surely changing over to a strictly Aveda product user. I mean, there products are not any more expensive than other stuff that I have been buying, they smell fantastic and they are made with some great ingredients. I must say that every Aveda product I have used, has delivered on what it claims to do for you hair. I am totally recommending their Brilliant line for black hair, natural or relaxed. The products in this line contain oils that I think are fantastic for our hair. I used to use their products during college and I don't know why I stopped, but I am so glad I rediscovered them again!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's all about SHINE!

So I am on this shiny hair kick. As some of you know, I LOVE color and I have been itching for some summer color. I really didn't want to do a permanent color so I opted for a semi-permanent color. So I researched the preferred semi-permanent colors of naturals in the forums that I frequent and was really surprised by what people liked. People really seem to like Natural Instincts, so I decided to give it a try. I used a color called Golden Cappuccino and I am really happy with the results. As promised, the color change is subtle and you probably can't tell unless I am in the light, but I swear my hair feels fabulous since I colored it! The conditioner that comes with the color is great as well (you are given a 6 week supply).

When I was in Target and I saw that Biosilk has a conditioner. I remember loving Biosilk Silk Therapy when I was transitioning and flat ironing and I thought I would give the Silk Therapy Conditioner a try. Well I wasn't disappointed! I also decided to start using the Silk Therapy in the mornings for an extra dose of shine! I am going to try using the Silk Therapy on my wet hair before twisting it to see what kind of shine I am able to get! I think I am going to start integrating more of the Biosilk products into my hair routine. They seem to really do well with natural hair.

Well that's all for now! Tah tah!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Things are going good yall! :)

So I have added a new style to my repertoire :). Now I have been coiling my hair after washing it, letting it air dry and then separating each coil. I like this better than 2 strand twisting it. I am still using the same products and am really happy with the my hair! It's growing very fast and really starting to look cute, in my opinion.