Anonymous asked:

my last relaxer was July 2,2014 but my hair is really thick(even when I got relaxers) Would it be best for me to keep in weaves until I have transitioned enough to big chop? Because I don't want to keep straightening it

I always struggle with questions like this because there’s no right or wrong answer. I think it’s best for you to do what you’re comfortable with. Definitely stop straightening and leave the heat alone in order to retain length and prevent heat damage. If a weave is what you want, make sure it’s installed properly and doesn’t add tension to your hair. Also try to get a curly or kinky textured one so you don’t have to worry about straightening a leave-out area of your hair. This can also enable you to see how your hair will look once it grows out.

Other protective styles include braids and twists. Perhaps those could work for you too.

Let me know what you decide on…

Goodnight!

-Alex-

anill-followedplan asked:

hey! what are some product suggestions for a daily conditioner--one that you wash out, not a leave in?

Personally I don’t think you should be washing and rinsing out your hair daily BUT if you’re doing the wash-n-go type wet styles then I’d recommend Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. It’s a crowd favorite!

#NaturalHair Product Review: Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil line

Greetings!

I’m back with another product review and this time it’s for one of my favorite companies, Shea Moisture. Not only does this company have plenty receipts to show, or in other words tons of positive reviews, but they seem to just keep getting better. 

I told myself that I would use all of my existing products before I purchased new ones, but the BOGO sale at CVS just called my name and I couldn’t resist. I got pretty much all of their Jamaican Black Castor Oil line and overall my review is positive and I recommend it to anyone looking for products that provide moisture, shine and softness to their hair. Keep reading for more deets…

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So here’s what I bought:

Yes, I know… I went in!

I absolutely loved the shampoo and leave-in conditioner the most. The shampoo did not strip my hair at all. In fact, it made my curls pop while I was washing it. The leave in conditioner helped my style last from Monday-Friday with no issues and, as a person who hates spending time on my hair in the morning, I was super happy about that.

I’ve been using the edge treatment daily and I like that you can tell it has JCBO in it without the big con involved. The issue I usually have with the oil is its thickness and how it makes be feel like my scalp is dirty. The Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment has glycerin and shea butter in it and it provides a good hold for my normally wild edges without that thickness I dislike. 

I’ve seen some pretty great styles accomplished with the styling lotion (like this blogger here) and most people are loving it. I’ve only used it on the front of my head which has looser curls anyway so I can’t vouch for it 100%. It did work great on the front, but when I remove my protective style I’ll be sure to experiment more with the product. The only thing I can’t yet review is the serum because I just used it for the first time tonight, but you can peep my sidenote below for how that went. 

Sidenote: I have this troubled area on my scalp. In the center, it feels sore at times and sometimes the hair in this area feels really dry and unhealthy. Generally when it gets this way I just wash and condition my hair and it’s back to normal. However, I happen to be wearing Marley twists right about now so I don’t really want to wash them at almost 9 p.m. (because I just wanna go to sleep). As an alternative, I just put some of this serum on my scalp and the hair instantly felt better and my scalp is no longer irritated.

I like to use a product for longer than 20 minutes before reviewing it so this is just an “off the record” result I noticed. I’ll check back in later in the week and let you know how things are going…

For more information about Shea Moisture products, visit their webpage here

-Alex-

  • Have you tried these yet? If so, what did you think?
  • What style are you currently rocking and what products are you loving right about now?