Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Is this what you call a hair "haul"?

ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner, wide tooth comb, Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner "Moisture Works", grey head band =)

This past week I bought a couple of new hair the dismay of my momma. lool!

The ORS is new in that I've never bought the Replenishing Conditioner in the bottle. I always used the Replenishing Paks. Now that I know that they are one and the same, I'll be buying the 12fl oz from now on, thank you very much =)

Second, I bought a (relatively) wide tooth comb. Its not seamless though. I've been having quite a hard time finding seamless combs!

Third! Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner for dry or damaged hair. This was a spontaneous purchase, and I had to endure my sister's rant on the evils of hair products for caucasian hair before I could buy it. had no impact on me, lool =P. I bought this in the hope that it'll really moisturize my poor, dry hair. It better work for me!

Lastly...a cute grey headband...that's about it =)

Everything but the Garnier was bought at beauty supply stores-the supermarket supplied the Garnier Fructis. Can't wait to use it soon!


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Vintage & Pin-Up Girl Look

Last night I was randomly searching youtube when I came across some fantastic videos by user thecherrydollface. She did a hair tutorial of a 1950's look: curly and verrry cute. Look at her hair! Gosh I am in love with that red/pink colour =)
I just love the big, soft curls she made. Pincurling them while they cool is supposed to help the curls "set", I think. This look was created using a curling iron, but when I try it I think I'll use rollers. I don't think flexi-rods might give me the kind of curl I need...but who knows?

Also! Who wouldn't fall in love with this pin-up girl look?! x.x

I need to buy a bandana...stat!
Arggg. I can't wait to try these looks!


Thursday, 12 April 2012

A different hairdresser and vitamins

Today I visited my sister's hairdresser in the hope of having a more pleasant experience than I ususally have at my stylist. In part, I did. The lady sounded like she studied the Science of Black Hair. *applause please* Unlike my hairdresser back home, she talked to me about moisture/protein levels, detangling properly, gentle care and the dryness and fragile nature of black hair. In short, she sounded knowledgeable and professional... quite unlike my stylist!

Unfortunately, I emerged quite disturbed at her opinion that my hair seems to be doing poorly. I have noticed over the past month or so that my hair is breaking more than usual, but that was about it. However, after emerging from the deep conditioner, my hair was hard, tangly and rough. Let me tell you, I think she just used the wrong products, but what did she blame? Swollen cuticles from bum bum bummmmm... airdrying.
Yesss I have been airdrying my hair everytime I wash. Isn't that good? According to the hairdresser its not good for my hair seeing as it's so dry. =(
I wasn't sure what to believe, but I did agree with her that I need to learn how to rollerset my hair after washing. Ughh

On the other hand! Today I also bought vitamins to help support my hair's health.

One A Day Teen Advantage complete multivitamin for Her
This one is packed full of the good stuff: Vitamin Bs, Iron, Biotin (yaaay!) plus calcium and other goodies for overal health.
I'll be honest with you, I've known vitamins are good for hair journeys but I finally bought them because of how beautiful my sister's hair has been since she's been on them! She uses Centrum vitamins for women though. Seeing as she's a....young adult -.-
Boom! Come at me vitamins! Pleease help to strengthen my hair and promote growth!

Happy hair day!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Notes on Apple Cider Vinegar

Last week I experimented with some apple cider vinegar to help with my severly dry, itch scalp.

The results? Total success!

I sanitized a spray bottle I had lying around and loaded it with IGA brand apple cider vinegar. This brand uses 5% apple cider vinegar dilluted in water.

Then I lightly sprayed my whole scalp everyday for about five out of seven days. The only downside is that the irritated areas stung for about a minute after application, but who cares?! For the whole week I had NO itching at all! My dandruff was still present, but the flakes were lighter and finer.
This week I'll be using the product a bit more sparingly, but its definately going to be a staple product.