Saturday, April 17, 2010

Castor Oil + Cayenne Pepper = Growth!

I made my little mixture of Castor oil and Cayenne pepper on Thursday night. I usually make the mix and start applying it to my scalp at 7 weeks post. But I got lazy and started using it at 8 weeks post, so I'm 1 week late. I relax my hair at 12 weeks post, and I love to apply this mix to my scalp at 7-8 weeks because it gives me a crazy amount of new growth in a short amount of time. If I applied it sooner than 7 weeks, I don't know how I would make it to 12 weeks post with all the tangles I would have. But anyways, I always apply it when I wear my half wig. My hair is braided in cornrows underneath my wig, which makes it easy for me to apply the mix. The wig also adds to my growth retention because it's a great protective style. I apply the mix to my scalp every other day until I relax at 12 weeks post. If you're interested in seeing how I made the mix and applied it to my scalp, you can watch my video on Youtube by clicking here! By the way, Cayenne pepper is a natural hair growth stimulant. I will inform my readers on this pepper soon :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My first flexi-rod set!

Yesterday night, I did my first flexi-rod set. I gotta admit...I like it! I think this will be one of my staple styles. The only bad thing about it is, I don't know how long it's gonna last me because usually when I sleep on styles like these, my curls turn out flat in the morning :( So I have to sleep sitting down or with my head hanging down from my bed, so that it can last me 2 or 3 days. But other than that, I love it, and I think it's a great low manipulative style and transitioning style (for those who want to go natural). I washed and conditioned my hair like I do every week. After applying my leave-in's, I filled my spray bottle with water and Lottabody setting lotion. Then I parted and detangled each section, and rolled them up with a flexi-rod. I used 28 flexi-rods and that wasn't enough, so I had to use 6 perm rods. Here are the results!

It took me 2 hours to set these and sat under the dryer for 1 hour and air dried overnight.

After removing the rods and before separating.

Used coconut oil to separate curls

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Staple Products.

Some ladies have been asking me about what type of products I use on my hair, and even though I tell them, it's like me telling them is not enough lol. So I decided to post pictures of my products for those who like visual presentations. These are the products that I use ALL the time. Without these products...I don't know where my hair would be today. They definitely helped in maintaining the health and thickness of my hair without disappointment, and without breaking the bank!


Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo (weekly)
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo (Only when my hair feels gunky)

Light Protein Treatment
& Conditioner:

Lekair Cholesterol (weekly)

Deep Moisturizing Conditioners:

Keracare Humecto (Only use when I run out of Silk Elements)
Silk Elements Megasilk Moisture Treatment (weekly)


Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in (weekly)
Infusium 23 Repairology Leave-in (weekly)


Wave Nouveau (only when I run out of S-curl)
S-curl (My #1! I use it daily/nightly)
Neutrenga Silk Touch (only after roller sets)


Jamaican Black Castor oil (use it daily right after S-curl)
Xtra Virgin Olive Oil (mix it in my Lekair when i run out of Coconut oil)
Virgin Coconut Oil (mix it in my Lekair)

These are all the products I use on my hair. The only things missing are my Miconazole Nitrate and Aphogee 2 step (which i use only the week after I relax). That's all folks! To view my regimen on how I use these products, please click here.