Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Hair update

I'm so confused right now, my hair is breaking still, well it stopped for a bit when I started using aphogee and now its breaking again and its not even just the ends i think its breaking off at the new growth. So I think I will get a relaxer but I'm supposed to relax every 4months (well my hair dresser advises me to because my hair is thin), and its only coming up to 11weeks. My only other options are to just leave my hair, get it braided or weaved but if I weave it i still need a relaxer! argh!
At the moment I'm swaying towards getting a relaxer because its the cheapest and I need a hair cut. I usually use dark and lovely no-lye kids relaxer but I've been thinking about switching to a lye relaxer and I have noo clue which one to go for, maybe elasta QP no base? hmmm?

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Henna again

So the postage to the UK is not working out for me! lol, my local BSS does sell henna but I read some stuff online about beauty store leaving henna on the shelfs for too long and it being off but the lady assured me that she uses the same henna in her hair, so i bought some in store.
I found this video on henna by Nunna, she made a gloss so there was less colour, i'm going to follow this recipe because i'm not to bothered about colour- my hair colours itself... lol I just want the benifits of henna :)
To suit me I have changes my recipe to:
Conditioner- DPR-11 -add untill thick
Amla oil instead of powder

OK some time later!:
Well this is waaayy later I went on a short holiday,
anyway I did my henna I didnt really dye my hair but I did notice a change in texture after. And my mum said my hair looked blacker even though I used red henna?. I mixed just henna and water the night before then the next morning I added my Elasta DPR-11 and 1tbsp of amla oil (I think this is a henna gloss by the way) I tried to get the mix quite thick but it was just runny. I applied it to my hair in four sections making sure it was all coated.

Then I put my shower cap on and left it on for about 2 and 1/2 hours. And when I washed it out with just water first then I used my new bottle of tresseme to co-wash it out.

End result:
I guess it does look quite red but my hair is brown so I dont know if its because of that. I will be doing another henna but a full/proper one because I really want to dye my hair this time, something new. I do need another trim, but i think i'll just wait till my next relaxer. This is such a late post because I couldnt get the photos on :) I actually did my henna
early August!

Summer hair?

Now I don't have a clue whats happened to the weather over here but there is absolutely NO SUN! I'm so sad because I love the sun, so I guess I wont really be changing up my usual routine too much. Yesterday I went to watch X factor- which was really good and had to queue for 2 and a half hours and it poured down it was practically a rain storm and all I could think was OMGosh my hair! which actually held up quite well in the rain after i brushed it out.

Some new products:

Well my dark and lovely kids shampoo is almost up now and I've been looking for a sulfate free one i can use to replace it and I've found the Elasta QP creme shampoo and I pretty sure it doesn't have any sulfates in. So I'm going to buy that on my next stock up along with the DPR-11 deep conditioner that goes with it. Then I thought since I'm on the Elasta QP line I thought I might at well use the leave in as well.
Oh and I was in Boots the other day and I found this great range from boots where they use natural products- well its not totally natural. I bought the honey and Jojoba hair mask to try- its basically a deep conditioner and it was sooo good the texture is a bit like a cross between hair gel and cream so that was the only weird thing. It smells really good and you only need to leave it on for 5mins and it left my hair really moisturised.