Some of my #naturalhair products (Taken with instagram)
My Long Hair Journey (a really nice blog that I follow by the way, check them out!), teamed up with Black & Brown to give away these wonderful products. The competition rules required you to state which two Original Moxie products you want to try out and why. The winners would get those two products.
My first impression; the products are both 8oz and the packaging is very simple. It provides detailed instructions on how to use each product (really important so that you can make the most of your product), a Hot Tip and a 3-D DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM. This helps you identify which product fits your hair’s characteristics.
Everyday Leave-In has a light herbal scent and a light creamy consistency.
The Just Gel has a sweet and fruity scent and the consistency is gel like but not too sticky and not too jelly like. It really reminds me of flaxseed gel, except it’s not as gooey and sticky.
I hope to review these products when I start using them. Original Moxie is available at Black & Brown. Products are available as sample and full sizes. Black & Brown will also be vendors at the Naturally United event on Sunday 13th of May.
Happy hair journey! ^o^
It’s exam season so I’m incredibly busy with exams, assignments, projects etc. so I haven’t really had the chance to update on my hair journey or other things in life.
A few weeks ago I found an alarming (albeit not surprising) patches of hair loss on my scalp. I’ve been battling with what my previous doctors said was psoriasis. I’ve had this problem on and off for about four years give or take.
I was really distressed when I noticed the extend of the damage to my scalp so I decided to head to the doctor. There my doctor (another doctor) had a look and said that I have seborrhoeic dermatitis.
She prescribed me Nizoral Shampoo, 2% ketoconazole treatment. I’ve been advised to use this twice a week for four weeks and then reduce to once a week to clear the dermatitis.
When I think about it, I feel like this has been a really big problem in my hair journey because I am just not making the progress I want to. My hair is thin in some areas and not as full as it should be and used to be.
It’s week two, almost three I suppose, and I have only used the shampoo once this past week because I’ve just been so busy, but I will shampoo my scalp tonight. I am now making it my priority to use the shampoo the way it should be and to keep on top of my modified regimen. I hope to have a clear and healthy scalp and regrow my hair in some of the places where I lost it.
These are the products I’m using on my simplified new regimen;
I’ve been using water, glycerin and My Honey Child Buttery Soy Hair Creme and I have to say I’m incredibly impressed. I loosen my twists, spritz the water and glycerin mix, add the My Honey Child butter, finger detangle and retwist my hair. It keeps my hair moisturised for about three days, without the need of reapplying the water glycerin mix or the My Honey Child butter. I’m planning to use the other butters as well to seal my hair and see how they will work.
I find this regimen much easier than my previous non-existent one, simply because my hair is staying moisturised longer than an hour. I’m also much more focused on other things such as school which keeps me distracted from the dermatitis and lack of hair progresses. This has really affected my confidence about my hair, which is why I don’t really post any hairstyles to the blog, but I want to start changing that and be happier about myself in general.
This post is quite out of my comfort zone, I feel like I’m exposing so much of myself, but I’m only human and sometimes things can go wrong. I hope this post can give someone an idea of what they can do for themselves if they have the same or a similar problem to mine. I hope this is helpful.
Happy hair journey ^o^
This post is really about an article I’ve been reading an article on Curly Nikki, ‘I don’t have the time’. The writer of the article believes that some women make natural hair a job.
Going through online haircare forums, social networking, blogs and the like, I have encountered people with a similar belief as the writer of the article. I found this to be quite interesting because I have encountered people who believe that *I* do ‘too much’ with my hair.
I think what needs to be appreciated is the fact that we are all different. We have different hair textures, different hair porosity, different hair densities, regimens, schedules, product availability etc. For this very reason I appreciate and respect the fact that some people will take longer to do their hair than others. Some people will do more to their hair than others and so on. Everyone has different needs and I do too.
I cannot run a comb through my hair. I can’t go to sleep with an afro without finding big tangles the next day. I cannot detangle my hair in 15 minutes… but I am happy to spend the free time that I have doing my hair. It’s enjoyable to me. It’s my ‘me’ time besides eating nice food and pampering my nails and skin.
If you can do your hair quicker than I can with only two products, more power to you. These differences should be celebrated - it just shows how diverse our hair is and that there is no set formula or way to take care of our hair.
The writer of the article was very articulate in what she said and while some people will agree with what she said, I am on the fence about it. Yes I do most of the things on the list, but only because it makes my hair care so much more simpler and I get rewarding results from it.
Do what works for you!
Happy hair journey ^o^
Bad hair habits… you may have them or you may not, but they can cause setbacks. Solving a bad hair habit can make a big difference in length retention or hair health!
My bad hair habits are:
I suppose my bad hair habits are down to laziness and/or busy schedule but I went into 2012 wanting to change that so that I can retain as much length as possible. This is also part of the reason why I am protective styling a lot more, so I don’t have to manipulate my hair as often.
I’ve set up a plan on how I want to deal with my bad hair habits;
While I do have bad hair habits, I also have some good ones as well;
Bad hair habits can be hard to break. But if you have an image of where you want to be with your hair, whether it be a certain length goal or just overall health, it is worth making some changes to reduce those bad habits. Find ways to make your hair care simple yet effective!
Do you have any good and bad hair habits? If so what are they? Do you have a plan to overcome the bad habits?
Happy hair journey! ^o^