Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My regimen is under construction...Lots of changes are being made so that my regimen fits my lifestyle at the moment...
So before you start emailing questions...I don't know...hahahaha...This whole new regimen and products will be based upon how my hair reacts...So nothing is in concrete...Lots of changes will be made until I come up with a routine that works...
But I will be sharing along the way what worked and what didn't....
"Hair One Hair Cleanser Conditioner is a salon quality sulfate-free product that leaves hair cleansed, conditioned and in optimum shape
An all natural approach to hair care
No damaging detergents or harsh chemicals
Formulated with an elixir of natural herbs and oils
Cleans with an astringent and antibacterial properties
Introducing Hair One ... A salon quality product that provides a new all natural approach to hair care and hair detox that leaves hair cleansed, conditioned and in optimum shape. This conditioner has no damaging detergents or harsh chemicals. It's made with an elixir of natural herbs and oils that clean with astringent and antibacterial properties through a luxurious, penetrating cream without the stripping of detergents. Hair is left with remarkable shine, moisture, manageability and polish. With continued use, Hair One Cleanser Conditioner will stimulate the scalp, promoting better blood circulation, allowing for healthier hair growth and prevention of hair loss. Available in four formulations. Normal Hair: Designed for normal problem free hair. Color Treated: Prevents premature fading of color. Dry, Damaged: Repairs damage from chemical treatments. Dry Scalp: Helps heal scalp damage while restoring suppleness and manageability. "
Before reading remember I have never tried Wen...So I don't know how it compares
I tried for the first time Hair One Tea Tree for Dry Scalp...Yesterday evening...
I couldn't tell if I would like this until my hair air dried..Because my hair was so soft already when I got in the shower..
I plan on using this after every workout( 4-6x a week) ..Instead of just washing my scalp...
I plan on using the Dr Bronners Magic All In One Shikaki Soap 1x a week or once every two weeks...I'm not sure yet .... I'm still building this new regimen
Monday, March 23, 2009
After getting home I mixed GVP Green Tea Conditioner with Coconut Oil and Honey....I applied that to my hair over the conditioner already in my hair....I sat with a heating cap for 45mins then jumped in the shower and rinsed well....
Applied my Dr Bronners Magic All In One Shikaki Soap to scalp and massaged into a lather...Then a applied a little more to the length of my hair...Rinsed and softly wrapped hair in my towel while I moisturized my skin...
Because my Husband and I was going to dinner ...I then applied Long Term Relationship Conditioner and then some Macadamia oil to hair and sat under dryer with hair hanging straight down till hair was about 90 % dried......
Sectioned off my bangs ....Next parted my hair and then applied my Tea Tree Oil mix to my scalp and massaged for a few minutes
Added just a little Avocado Oil to hair and sealed with a little Vitamin E Oil....Pulled hair back into a neat low bun...And ran the flat iron just threw my bangs....
Total Time: 2 Hours
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Benefits of Shikaki :
Shikaki strengthens hair roots and promotes luxuriant growth. Because of all of Shikaki amazing benefits...Shikaki has been the name "Fruit for The Hair"
My first reactions to this soap was it was strange....It was black or very dark brown and squirts out like water..And to be honest it didnt really lather....I didn't really care for the smell but I smelled the lemongrass and it smell good and I'm looking for their Spearmint- Peppermint one also..
Its a keeper ...I liked it a lot...I will use up the bottle of lavender..But I want the lemongrass and spearmint and peppermint Shikaki Soaps..
Well to make a long story short my itches is caused by sweat leaving bacteria on my scalp ( Which co-washing alone can't remove) ...So Gross I know....But I'm sharing hoping this information can help someone else also that maybe going through the same thing...
Sweating a lot causes so many things because fungus and bacteria grows in moist warm areas.(My thick buns) ..So it is common for athletes or people who train hard to get Athlete's Foot, Jock itch , or in my case scalp issues
This is what I was told by a professinal to use to fix my problem....I was told to apply Neosporin AF to scalp nightly or apply Tea Tree Oil nightly as a antiseptic.....Only problem is I could not find Neosporin AF anywhere...I was told it is very important not to use the regular Neosporin that you put on wounds and cuts...It has to be Neosporin AF used for Athlete's foot...But you know I found Tea Tree Oil with no problem....
I bought 2 bottles of pure tea tree oil...And mixed it with one bottle of Hollywood Brand Tea Tree Oil because it is not completely pure and has other oils mixed in...So I used the Hollywood to dilute the pure Tea Tree Oil. ( Don't apply pure Tea Tree Oil directly to skin without diluting with another oil.. Can cause skin irritation)...I added a few drops Vitamin E and couple of drops of glycerin in the bottle ...And I will be applying this to my scalp nightly.
Tea Tree oil comes from a Tea Tree
Is a very effective antiseptic and fights fungus..It also promotes tissue healing..You can get rid of Itchy, dry, scaly or oily scalps..Because it can remove the fungus on scalp and heal the scalp...Tea Tree unblocks clogged hair follices, moisturizes and keeps scalp clear of fungal and bacteria ....
I'm a little happy about not being able to find the Neosporin AF....It just sounded so scary....I feel a lot safer using the tea tree oil because I know its all natural...And it made my scalp feel all tingly and great...
Only con so far is that I'm walking around smelling like medicine...But oh well ...It would just break my heart if this causes me to have a set back...So I will do what the doctor ordered and use the tea tree nightly ...I'm ending my 7th week post relaxer...So I won't be relaxing until this problem is fixed
Friday, March 13, 2009
I simply applied the vitamin E oil to the roots down to the ends of my hair ....Massaging into my scalp...I covered with a plastic cap and washed and deep conditioned the next morning
Vitamin E Oil is very very thick...
The next morning when I removed my plastic cap..My hair was amazingly soft...It was like I deep conditioned all night..It was great...Because the oil is so thick ...When I washed my hair with 1 lather it didn't remove all the oil...So I followed up with Conditioner and baking soda to clarify...Rinsed ....Then washed again only lathering once with my Dr Bronners to remove all oil..So be prepared to clarify after prepooing with this oil...
I personally would never use it for styling or a daily oil....Its just to thick....But this is going to be my weekly prepoo....
I seriously encourage Vitamin E Oil to anyone that is suffering dry, brittle, lifeless hair or split ends.
Vitamin E softens the hair and its antioxidant properties protect the hair from damage due to oxidation
It also reduce breakage and split ends caused by dryness.
When Purchasing Vitamin E oil purchase pure Vitamin E oil..Smaller bottles and usually the clearer in color are pure Vitamin E oil...I also would recommend not using one less than IU 32,000
Tip: Don't have time to prepoo overnight...Leave on at least one hour before shampooing..Also u can use Vitamin E Supplements...By cutting the capsules open and squeezing out the oil
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I carry 1 freezer size ziplock with all of my toiletries: I carry everything in the trail size and in small containers:
Pack of Kleenex Splash n Go Moist Wipes
1 plastic bag ( FOR SOILED CLOTHING & Towel)..Keep dirty clothes separate from clean cloths
My Gym Shoes don't fit because I carry the small bag..So I just keep my gym shoes next to my gym bag...I may upgrade my gym bag in the future to a 20' gym bag so that my shoes could fit but right now I'm in love with the gym bag I carry
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
- I rinsed conditioner out
- Applied Conditioner & Baking Soda Mix to hair....Staying away from scalp...Ran the conditioner through my hair really well ...( Like Co-Washing)
- Rinsed thoroughly
- Next I washed hair with my Dr.Bronners Mix ( Lathering only once)...My hair was so so clean.....All residue gone..Yay.
- Deep Conditioned with GVP Conditioning Balm/Honey/Macadamia Oil with heat for 45 mins
- Rinsed and applied Long Term Relationship Leave In , Avocado Oil, GVP Silk Infusion ...
- De tangled in sections and braided hair in 6 Braided Plaits with Satin Rollers at the ends ( I did more braids than normal ..For a neater and tighter( shorter) Braid Out
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Clarifying with Baking Soda was heaven sent ...I can not explain to you how soft my hair is right now...I also noticed after I deep conditioned ...The baking soda calmed and stretched my new growth..Detangling was a breeze..WHY DIDN'T I TRY THIS EARLIER...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
(Consult Your Doctor Before Using ....If You Have High Blood Pressure or Other Medical Conditions)
HELPS RID BODY OF WASTE MATERIAL
Open & Cleans Pores by Sweating
There are many more benefits of using steam rooms
Difference between a Steam room and Sauna - Both of them use heat therapeutically- Both opens up your pores:
Sauna uses dry heat
Now I just take a couple of chewable Vitamins C's with my Vitamins & Supplements..
Benefits of Vitamin C
Regulates Sebaceous glands to keep skin from drying out..Prevents facial lines, & yucky spider veins..
Prevents hair from breaking
Is essential for the repair of bone, skin, and connective tissue
Helps maintain healthy teeth and gums
Feeling tired, irritable and weak...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Since my last wash on 3 days ago I have been applying Avocado Oil to hair ..Then applying GVP Silk Infusion..And my hair is extra soft...
I will be co-washing and doing my mid week deep condition tomorrow....I have definitely fallen in love with the GVP Silk Infusion
Monday, March 2, 2009
Pampering myself , and keeping myself up ..Makes me feel young..
Even deeper..Its something for me...For TRAYCEE...I spend all of my time taking care of kids, and taking care of my Husband..Always giving myself to others...
I'm going to make a effort to always protect my hands while cleaning ...Now I know one of those oils I have ..Has got to be beneficial for my nails and cuticles...I just need to research and find out which ones..
The directions for the Nail Envy...
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Alcohol Denat. (SD alcohol 40B), Dibutyl Phthalate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Heptane, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Acrylates Copolymer, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyate, Etocrylene, Formaldehyde, Calcium Pantothenate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Maris Sal (sea salt), Violet 2 (CI60725