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Pre-Poo/Deep Conditioning Treatment

9.17.2013

Items Needed:
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 1 Applicator Bottle
- 1 bowl 
- Funnel (optional)
- Gloves (Unless you don't mind having sticky fingers)

The Facts:
This treatment is really good for relaxed, or natural hair. If you have longer or thicker hair, alter the measurements to suit your hair's needs. According to the Science of Black Hair book, coconut oil prevents protein loss and is great to use as a pre-poo treatment before washing your hair. Also, honey is a natural humectant that draws moisture out of the atmosphere into the hair.

The Process:
If your coconut oil is at room temperature then simply place it in a microwave for a few seconds to liquefy it. Next, mix the coconut oil and honey into a bowl and pour the mixture into an applicator bottle. Careful, this step can be messy so pour using a bowl with a spout, or use a funnel. 

Another method is to use an applicator brush (brush used to apply relaxers and hair color), and apply the mixture that way. However, using the applicator bottle isn't as messy.

Apply the mixture to your hair and cover the entire strand. (Especially the ends.) Once all your hair is completely saturated with the mixture, cover with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 15-20 minutes. (Or longer)

The Results:
After rinsing, your hair should not be sticky, but soft and fluffy. Enjoy this sweet treat.

SALE!!!

9.14.2013
Supercuts is having a sale!!! You can buy one hair product, and get another one half off.

Yesterday, I took advantage of this lovely opportunity and purchased the It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask and the It's A 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Smoothing Balm (which was on my product wishlist).

It's a 10 miracle hair mask = $24.95
It's a 10 Silk Express = $19.99 $9.99





Everyone knows that It's A 10 is a little pricey, so why not save a buck?  


Go get 'cha some!

Technique: Wash Day

9.13.2013
 (Refer to Product/Tools for exact products. I use these steps every time I wash my hair)

STEPS
1) Pre-Poo/Deep Condition

2) Shampoo

3) Instant Condition

4) Add Leave In

5) Add Serum

Specifics:

- I wash every two weeks if my hair is straightened
- I wash every week if my hair is curly
- I clarify/chelate every month or when needed
- I pre poo/deep condition for about 30 mins or longer when needed
- Depending on the style I'm wearing, I may use other products, but I always complete steps (1-5) first.
- I sleep with a silk scarf or satin bonnet
- I detangle my hair in the shower with a wide tooth comb
- I wash my hair in 4 sections…sometimes lol

*List is subject to changes*


Hair Care Share

9.08.2013


Length Check

9.03.2013
I decided to do a length check while my hair was straightened. I have a lot of frizz due to the humidity in the south but I did get two good days of sleek hair. Also, I had my hair cut in layers at Supercuts 9/30/13. 


I used measuring tape as my ruler for my length check. This metal part on the end really snags hair. (Ouch! True Story!) I just covered it with clear tape and Voila...problem solved. 


Measurements
Front - 7 inches
Side - 5 inches
Back - 4 inches
Middle - 6 inches
Overall Length - Neck Length (NL)

I'm looking forward to this fresh start! HHJ Everyone!



I Flat Ironed My Natural Hair!

9.02.2013

   I finally did it! I flat ironed my natural hair! I haven't had my hair flat ironed in 2 years. Yes, in 2 YEARS! (In my 2 Chains voice!) I am in love with the results. I had 3 inches cut off the bottom and 1 inch cut off the top. (Layered effect) Here is the process. 

 Here is the process:
1) My hair was washed, conditioned, blow dried, and cut at Supercuts in my hometown.
2) The products used were from the It's a 10 product line!
(Moisture shampoo, hair mask, smoothing balm, & leave in)
3) The stylist blow dried my hair straight with the smoothing balm!
4) The price was around $45 which wasn't bad.
5) Once I got home, I flat ironed my hair with my mom's flat iron. A KQC Flat Iron from Flat Iron Experts.
6) I applied One N Only Argon oil serum to flat iron.

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