Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yes to Carrots

I believe I may have found my new favorite conditioner which also maybe a staple product for me! I just purchased Yes to Carrots from ULTA this weekend for about um 10 dollars. I used Yes to Carrots tonight for the first time to detangle my hair while using the Tangle Teezer. I really like the slip to the conditioner and the consistency. Doesn't smell like anything spectacular but it is a really nice conditioner! When I feel like spending $10.00 on a conditioner this will be what I buy lol. This is the only conditioner in a long time that made my hair go OH YEAHHHH! HAHA! Anybody tried Yes to Carrots or Cucumbers? What are your thoughts?

Tangle Teezer Review

Tonight I decided to wash my hair and FINALLY use the Tangle Teezer! The Tangle Teezer is soooo awesome! Now my hair texture would be considered 4a/4b. Those with this hair type know that it tangles sooo bad sometimes and it takes a lot to detangle. The Tangle Teezer is like the best thing since sliced bread!

What I liked the most is that it didn't feel like I was yanking my hair out like it does when I use a denman brush and my detangling time was cut down by like 20 minutes and I just couldn't stop saying OMG!! HAHA! If you have natural hair I REALLY recommend buying the Tangle Teezer which is priced at $9.99.

You all may be wondering if there are any cons to the Tangle Teezer. Well the only thing I hated is while having conditioner on my hands it was harder to grip the teezer, so I had to keep cleaning my hands, but I don't mind because there are way more pros with this tool. I might as well say goodbye to my denman brush for detangling and WELCOME HOME to the Tangle Teezer. I wish I had this tool last year!

Shea Butter Mix

I finally mixed my OKAY African Shea Butter with the oils I have. I must say it turned out really well! The first thing I did was scoop the shea butter out into chunks and put it in the microwave for 35 seconds just to soften it up. The great thing about this white smooth shea butter is that it is softer than the yellow.

Once I got the shea butter soft I mixed it with 10 drops of vitamin E, and all the oils that you all see above. I don't measure the oils by a specific amount, I just go with the flow. Once everything was put together I used a cake mixer to get a whipped consistency. It looked like cake batter lol, but I must say, it turned out really nice.

I wish you all could feel how the shea butter felt once I was done. Has anyone else mixed up their own shea butter batch? What oils do you guys use? Any recommendations? 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coil Out

On Monday night I decided to put finger coils in my hair because I haven't done them in over a year and I was on youtube again lol! I separated the coils out today and it didn't turn out how I envisioned. I thought they would look like spiral curls and hang or something but it just looked a hot mess before I pulled it back into a puff! It just looked like a regular twist out or something. Here are pictures:

Now I thought by using bobby pins to hold the coils down it would cut down on the frizzyness and stay  down but it didn't make any difference.

Product Pick Ups

I decided to go out and buy a few items for my hair today and these are the products I ended up buying today:

Grapeseed Oil

Jojoba Oil

Black Haitian Castor Oil and Vatika Oil

Shea Butter

Tangle Teezer

I will be using the Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Castor Oil when I make my Shea Butter mix. As for the Vatika Oil, I will be using that daily for massaging my scalp and hair. I may be able to put the Vatika Oil in with my Shea Butter, but idk yet. Now I went to Sally's for nail polish and thought about the Tangle Teezer! I was excited that it was in pink! lol. I really wonder will this much talked about Tangle Teezer help me detangle my 4a hair!

 Has anyone tried the Tangle Teezer? What are your thoughts? Once I wash my hair I will definitely do a review on how it worked for me.Oh yeah, would you guys like to see the colors I picked today? Check them out below. Leave comments, questions, and suggestions! Thanks for reading and viewing!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My favorite products

Now I'm not a product junkie so I haven't had the chance to try all the hottest products on the market.  I can say that some of the products that I have purchased have been pretty awesome for my hair and for my budget! I like to switch it up a bit and right now I would consider the following products my staple products:

Kinky Curly Knot Today

Neutrogena Deep Conditioner

Shea Moisture Smoothie

This week I will definitely be ordering Kinky Curlys' Knot Today Leave-In and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie because I am almost out of them. Do I have an all time favorite conditioner and shampoo? At the moment I'm still open and I never stick to a particular shampoo or conditioner but hopefully something will catch my hair's attention. 

What are your favorite products? Any recommendations?

What's going on?

Is there anyone else that feels the same way that I do? Sometimes I just don't like my hair! You may be asking yourself, Well why doesn't she like her hair? Well I will tell you why. I've stopped getting relaxers since December 2009 and I don't regret the decision.

Ever since I've stopped getting relaxers I started experiencing hair loss. The first incident occurred when I took micro braids out of my hair. I noticed a quarter size smooth, hairless bald patch in the front of my head and I had no idea where it came from! Eventually the hair grew back and I figured that would be the last I saw of any patches. Man was I wrong.

Fast forward to today, I have 4 patches in my head right now as I type. Two in the front, one HUGE patch in the back, and a small one on the side. They aren't noticeable because I have enough hair to cover them but I can't do certain styles and be fun because of them.

So when I got health insurance from my previous job I went to see a dermatologist in November 2010.  He examined my scalp stated that it wasn't a fungus that it could be Alopecia and told me to get blood work done, which my slow self still hasn't done. Any way, Alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss to the scalp due to some autoimmune condition. You could experience patches like I do, have complete hair loss just on the scalp or hair loss all over the body.

The dermatologist ended up prescribing a prescription for this topical foam that I put on the affected areas of my scalp. The foam promotes hair growth and it has caused the hair to grow at a faster pace than normal. The only problem is Alopecia isn't a curable condition. If it is Alopecia that I have, I will continue to experience hair loss at any given moment.

My grandmother just says I'm stressed and it may be my nerves and that's why I'm experiencing hair loss. I mean there is a possibility that that is the cause of this hair loss but it also could be Alopecia. I have to get blood work done to know for sure what the problem is.

I don't have a problem being chemical free and I love my hair texture and the versatility that I have. I just don't like what's going on with my scalp. Is it stress and my nerves? Or is it Alopecia? All I know is that it's something and that I need to get some solid answers.