Co-washing?

I am not a strong proponent of co-washing, in fact, I find that if and when I actively co-wash it is only during the summer months (i.e. more exercise or increased environmental heat, ultimately sweating more) of the year.  I mostly use it for when my hair needs a quick relief between my weekly washes; my first inclination was that this method would help prevent stripping, over-washing, and the over-working of my hair, but I truly don’t see any magnanimous change in the overall health of my hair. I think all anyone needs is a good pre-poo partnered with a routine regimen and their hair will respond favorably! However, I will concede that the only co-wash I’ve used is the Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner, so as my first experience, I had no expectations or comparison to justly review co-washing as an acceptable practice. For those of you who have found success in doing so, please share your experience and let me know, what are y’all’s thoughts on co-washing are? Do you do it? What do you use? How often?

TXoxo,

Jas

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A Year in the Life…

So it may be a bit late for “New Year’s resolutions,” but this technically is the new year for my transitioning hair. My transitioning year began on March 6th, 2016, as that was the day that I got my last relaxer, so my hair’s calendar year is two months behind the typical New Year.  Proceeding, I resolve to show my hair more consistency and patience! I am hereby committing to using my current Carol’s Daughter shampoo and conditioner system while taking part in the Curls Blueberry Bliss Liquid Hair Vitamin challenge; I promise to take my vitamin daily, as instructed (for best use) and to support my current hair regime. I will keep y’all up to date on my progress in three month increments, so the following posts will be posted (ends of) June [2017], September [2017], December [2017] , and March [2018].

My Plan Outline:

  • SHAMPOO: Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare/ Vanilla (alternating)
  • CONDITIONER: Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare/ Vanilla (alternating)
  • DEEP CONDITIONER: SheaMoisture Black Castor Oil Treatment/ Mielle Organics Babassu Oil (every third month).
  • LEAVE-IN: Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare/ Vanilla (alternating)
  • OIL: Pink Oil (focused on my relaxed ends; prevents breakage)/ Castor Oil and S-Curl Glycerin mixture (roots)

Reviews of the Carol’s Daughter’s lines are to follow.

TXoxo,

Jas

 

Q&A: Transitioning Hair

Why did you get a relaxer? My hair is the thickest I’ve ever seen it, but my mom says that it was like this when I was younger. When I asked her why she decided to relax my hair in the first place, she says it was because it was “too thick”. Fortunately, I have always had a positive experience with relaxers, so I have a benevolent view of them; by relaxing my hair it made it easier for both my mom and I to comb my hair. Ultimately, my mom did it to help preserve the quality of my hair until I was ready to take on the full responsibility for myself.

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PR: L’Oreal EverCurl Sulfate-Free System

The story goes: Target had one of their red-tag specials, buy three and get a $5 Target card (basically BOGO) on the L’Oreal EverCurl Sulfate-Free Shampoo/Conditioner ($5.99). I hadn’t heard much on the L’Oreal systems and couldn’t find too many reviews on YouTube or other hair blogs, so had I no expectations for this results of this product.
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PR: Aussie 3-min Miracle Moist

Ideal for dried out locks but great for all hair types.

• Deep Condition
• Shine
• Moisturize

 I must confess that I was skeptical about this at first, even after all of the rave reviews on Instagram and throughout the WebSphere. I bought this product at Kroger’s one dayScreen Shot 2016-07-03 at 1.36.24 AM on a whim and have not been disappointed with my hair results since. This product is worth ALL of the hype; it’s inexpensive and amazing quality. Aussie is really worth a try; I would highly recommend spending the $3 to pamper your precious locks.

I had tried too many expensive treatments and conditioners with no results for my curly hair. Even brushing my hair could be torturous, but this amazing little bottle has made my great difference in the way my hair feels since the first use. I was losing too large an amount of hair on wash days as it was very difficult to detangle, and keep it detangled, but now,my hair feels so smooth, silky , healthy and shiny. I have very thick, very dry/brittle hair (naturally), so it needs daily added moisture. I’m talking vitamin E oil, castor oil, hair and hair milks. My scalp drinks everything up usually, but here lately I’ve noticed a difference in its moisture retention level. After using Aussie, my hair days later still feels soft and completely hydrated; I’m finding that less and less oil is needed daily to prevent breakage and to stay hydrated. The product comes out as a sweet-smelling heavy cream; while, in my head it leaves my tresses silky smooth and soft, all while giving my hair its much-needed slip. One thing I do need to mention, which surprised when I got ready to use this, it’s not resealable. There is an open spot on the base where the product pours out when squeezing the sides. I thought it quite odd at first, but now I think it’s kind of quirky and fine. Regardless, of the outward design, this product should have a home on every countertop in America!

TXoxo,

Jas