Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lovin' the dry twist out!

Let me say that I am lovin' this hair style and I am glad to add it to my hair repertoire. So I washed my hair with the Hair One cleanser and left it in as my leave in conditioner for about an hour. After I washed it out, I put a bit more of the cleanser in as a leave in and blew my hair out. I really focused on little sections so I could get it as straight as possible. Below is a picture of my blow out.

Next as took sections of my hair and smoothed on a little Baby Buttercreme and two strand twisted my whole head. Miss Jessie recommended using Curly Buttercreme, but the smell of that stuff makes me naseau. Below is a picture of my dry 2 strand twists. Please focus on the hair and now how bad I look lol.
So I sat under the dryer for about 45 minutes and was a little skeptical, but once I started taking out the twists and playing with my hair a little, I feel in love. Below are the results of my very first dry twist out! I will definitely be rockin' this 'do for a while and hopefully with some practice I will perfect the look. What do yall think?

Friday, November 21, 2008

End of the week...

I'm on my way out the door to the gym - but as I was getting ready I realized that w/o the Baby Buttercreme, 6 days after I last washed, my hair doesn't feel or look this healthy.  People sometimes ask me how my hair looks right before I wash it, so I thought I would upload a quick photo.  For the month and a half of so, when I didn't have anymore Baby Buttercreme, my poof was all shrunken and dry.  I really am glad I bit the bullet and ordered some more hair crack!

Saturday Hair Experiment

Miss Jessie's website has a great section on style "how to's" and I have frequented this section often, especially when I was newbie to the natural way of things.  Well she now has instructions for a dry twist out!  So this will be my Saturday hair experiment.  Since my hair isn't that long yet, when I do stuff to it wet and let it dry, it shrinks so much and I end up looking like a lil' poof ball.  So since I blow my hair out anyways, I might as well twist it up for some definition!  I am concerned because I am not very good at blowing my hair out, as I have mentioned before.  So I think the key to this style is getting it as straight as possible.  Wish me luck!  I will post pictures tomorrow (or Sunday).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I deserve a cookie (or two)!

So a certain someone *smile* strongly suggested that I do a thorough cleaning of my closet which meant that I needed to throw some hair products away!!! I was too embarrassed to take a "before" picture of my linen closet, but below is a picture of the trash bag full of hair products followed by the new and improved hair product sanctioned spot in my closet. My hair products will no longer take over my closet or my condo! I must admit that I still have a xerox box full of hair products that I couldn't yet part with at the bottom of my closest - baby steps people! Maybe this will provide some much needed motivation to someone else who definitely needs to do a hair product inventory and clean up.

I am also putting myself on a hair product hiatus. Unless I need to replenish a product I normally use, I won't buy it! Let's see how long I can keep this up! Wish me luck!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Discoveries...

So as many of you remember, I at one point raved about Wen Hair Cleanser, but I wasn't raving about it's $30 price tag. Well I was in Sally's over the weekend (sadly, the people who work there know me) and to my surprise discovered they have their own version of Wen by Fiske Hair One in 4 varieties (normal hair, dry hair, color treated hair and dry scalp). Like any product junkie would do, I picked up the formula for dry hair (Olive Oil) for $11. When I got home I compared the ingredients between the Fiske Hair One version and Wen (I still have a smidgen left) and low and behold, they basically have the same ingredients. So I used it this weekend after I touched up my roots and I am quite pleased with the results. My hair was nice and soft and I used some as a leave in too. I can't find any differences between the Hair One cleanser and the Wen cleanser. I definitely recommend it as a much cheaper alternative to Wen.

I'm throwin' in the towel yall. I have given up on my search to find a cheaper alternative to Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme. I can't find a thing that keeps my hair soft and moisturized like the Baby Buttercreme does and all the money I have spent in trying to find an alternative, could have bought me a new container of it *sigh*. So I broke down this morning and went to Miss Jessie's site to order some more and low and behold they are having a buy 1 get 1 free special on EVERYTHING! So if you are a Miss Jessie's junkie, hop to it!

Photos to follow tonight. Hugs!

Update (11/18/08) - Here are some more morning hair shots :o).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Still straight :o)

Hello my lovelies!

I went to the salon again on Friday for another straight 'do.  This time I got a deep conditioner.  I don't know what they used, but it was great!  I will definitely have to ask the next time I go.  I was planning on going every 2 weeks, but I came to the realization that $100 a month for my hair is a bit much.  So I am going to stick to special occassions.

The hair dressers love my color but I have noticed that I have some serious roots.  I will have to take care of that.  I am finding that it is easier to keep my straight hair feeling moisturized compared to my natural 'do.  So needless to say I haven't found a really good fall/winter daily moiturizer.

As usual, I will keep you all posted!  Until then...