Thursday, July 31, 2008

I decided to order Kinky-Curly Custard...

So after a lot of debate, I finally ordered Kinky-Curly Custard. My mom has been bugging me to give it a try, but what she fails to realize is, I have tried and SPENT so much money on products that just don't do what I want them to do. So for weeks, I've been reading reviews on the Internet as well as watching You Tube videos on how people apply and like or dislike this product. Despite people saying their hair felt crunchy or sticky, I am going to give it a go because I have desperately been searching for a product to elongate my curls. People were shocked by the length of my hair when it was straight. I think there is a misconception by how much hair I have b/c my hair shrinks up so much. So a product that boasts elongating properties has me literally drooling. I can't wait to get this stuff. I'll be sure to post a blog with pictures. Until then...

Monday, July 21, 2008

I finally found the color I wanted!

I finally have achieved the color I have been trying to obtain! After talking to my stylist about permanent color, she put my mind at ease. I have been researching the best permanent colors on the natural forums/discussion boards and decided to use Clairol Textures & Tones in Bronze. I haven't noticed any negative difference in my curl pattern or the moisture content in my hair. I would definitely recommend this brand to any naturals wanting a permanent color. The color is noticeable but not overboard. I can't wait to see how the color looks once I get my hair straightened in August.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Straight (for about 4 days)

Hello everyone! Well I finally did it. I got my hair straightened at Pure Beauty in DC. My stylist Nicole is fabulous and I have already made my appointment for August. I had no idea how long my hair is. She cut off about 1/2 inch - 3/4 inch and my hair still is a nice length (see pictures). Not only did the length surprise me, but the health of my hair as well as the color did too. She said my hair was in great condition and really not that uneven (considering I cut it myself the first time). But now I am free of all relaxed ends and my hair is free to really do its thang and curl! The major down side to trying to keep my hair straight is the humidity. DC is terribly humid during the summer as well as Atlanta (I'm down there a lot), so it's hard to keep the ends straight. Nicole used Pureology shampoo and conditioner; I really loved the conditioner because it was so cooling and tingled much like tea tree conditioner. I went to purchase it only to discover it was almost $30 for a SMALL bottle. So needless to say, I haven't gotten it yet, instead I purchased the Paul Mitchell tea tree conditioner. I am kinda bummed that my lil fro has taken a step back because of the trim, hopefully it will continue to grow fast :o).