Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Deep Conditioning on Thursday!

I went to the NY over the weekend.. and you know what that means: a trip to Sally's! I really don't like to go there and not buy anything, because I know I only get to the United States once or twice a year.

I bought the One 'N Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask. I was trying to decide between that and the conditioner, because at $10 a piece, I couldn't afford/didn't deserve to buy both. I'll be trying it Thursday evening, and will let you know how it goes :) It smells exactly like their argan oil (love it).

I wonder how One 'N Only's argan oil products compare to the Moroccan Oil brand. I've never tried Moroccan Oil, but I'll admit their marketing really tempts me. Every time I flip open a magazine, there they are. I've heard that One 'N Only's products are just as good, if not better. Price-wise they definitely are! I wish they were as readily available as Moroccan Oil though.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Product List

Updated list of the products and tools that I've been using these past few months.


Live Clean Fresh Water Moisturizing Shampoo
Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo
Tresemme Deep Cleasing Shampoo (for clarifying)


Aussie Moist
Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
Skala Ceramides G3 Conditioning Treatment (DC)
Motions CPR Reconstructor (light protein)


Live Clean Fresh Water Moisturizing Intensive Leave-In Conditioner
Aphogee ProVitamin Leave-In
Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer

Heat Protectants

Dove Heat Defense Therapy Protect and Shine Mist
CHI Silk Infusion

*always used together


Kissan Coconut Oil
Olive Oil (on scalp only)
One N' Only Argan Oil Treatment aka Argan Oil from Sally's ;)


FHI Heat Platform 1"
Gold N Hot Table Top Hooded Dryer
Vidal Sassoon Blowdryer (with concentrator nozzle and diffuser attachments)
Wide and fine toothed rat tail combs
Jilbere Shower Comb
Banana Clips
Flexi rods (small, medium, large)
Grey and black magnetic rollers + alligator clips

Obviously Been on Hiatus

I've been gone for a while. It was definitely not planned. Haven't been updating much because I don't have a camera. Mine broke, then I borrowed my parents' for a while. Only thing I could possibly be use is my laptop's web cam, which is better than nothing. Will definitely look into buying a camera soon though.

Nothing new with my hair. My goal for end of 2010 was to reach waist length. I haven't done a true length check recently, but I'm pretty sure it's at MBL. I trimmed about half an inch of it a few days ago.. Health before length, health before length...

I went to Cuba at the beginning of July. The humidity there really made my hair feel limp and soft.. I hated it. Had I known it'd be that humid, I definitely would have brought my protein conditioner with me. I mostly relied on braidouts that ended up completely puffing up, and bun. To think that I actually had the nerve to show up there with flat ironed hair LOL I even brought my flat iron there.. I decided I would just flat iron my bangs (because I do daily here).. Came prepared with my voltage converter and all. I walked away while I let it warm up, and I came back to see my flat iron's plates had separated. My heart SUNK. I guess my voltage converter was faulty. I pressed the iron closed and held it that way until it cooled, and the plates seem to be sticking in place again, but I hate the feeling of knowing my iron is not in mint condition anymore.



I went to a grocery store down there, and of course had to take a peek at the hair products section. The majority of the products they had were by Skala. The name seemed familiar (from seeing it mentioned at LHCF) and it was really cheap, so I decided to buy a couple of jars of their Ceramides 3 Deep Conditioner. I LOVE IT! I really wish I would have bought more. I had no way of knowing I'd love it though. Next time I will definitely stock up, and probably take a risk on more of their products. I guess there really is something to say of ceramides. My hair looks and feels more moisturized than it has been in a long time.

I've been putting my hair up a lot lately, mostly using banana clips. It's been hot, humid and often rainy here, so can't be bothered with trying to keep it looking perfect to wear it down.

Again, sorry for the web cam pics. I hope you guys don't mind.. it's all I have for now.