Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recent forays into new products

Hi Folks!
It's been a while! honestly, I have been so busy and at the same time I have been procrastinating a lot. But I am still fighting the good fight. Anyway, I have continued with my regimen, with some changes in products because some of my old stocks finished off. One disappointment has been the Nexxus Emergencee. I guess Nexxus has a new formulation because my old bottle ran out and when I used the new one the results are totally NOT what I have come to expect. I definitely don't get the curl definition and shine I used to get with the old bottle. see pics below to see for yourself. so disappointing. I might have to scout a new product to replace this one.

                                                                   Old Nexxus Results
                                                                 New Nexxus Results
I also tried two new shampoo samples. I tried Fekkai Apple cider vinegar clarifying shampoo. Mess! lol. Had my hair dry and feeling like hay like I hate! Then I tried Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo. OMG! I think I love it even more than my Pantene. It's amazing! Curl definition, detangling and moisturising, I love it! Makes me want to try the Long Term relationship shampoo. will have to wait. I also tried the Generic Value Products version of  Nexxus Humectress Moisturising Conditioner. It was aite, not blown away by it but it is cheap and would make a good cowash I guess. Probably wont get this again. I also FINALLY got my hands on some ecostyler gel. All I can say is I see why everybody swears by this thing. it is amazing! hold is great with no flakiness and it doesn't dry out my hair. I also found some Redken Extreme antisnap which I had tried in sample size before and loved. It was too expensive. but this weekend I found the bottle that normally retails at $17 for $12 so you know I bought it! lol. and I still love it.

My next experiment is going to be henna. Some time ago I spotted a pack henna treatment at Walgreens so I'm going to see if i find it this weekend and try it. I'm kind of lazy so I don't really want to do the mixing thing but we'll see. I'll report back when I do.

Other than that, my hair seems healthy. It really loves baggying. I swear, I didn't baggy consistently for a two week span and you could definitely tell the difference. I have also noticed that my shedding has increased just a little bit but I attribute that to the winter. My strands are strong and I don't really see much breakage and it is definitely growing.
                                                       Frontal View of Hair length
                                                            Back View of Hair Growth

My Current Regimen:
Shampoo: Pantene Hydrating Curls Shampoo
Conditioner: Generic Value Products version of  Nexxus Humectress Moisturising Conditioner
Protein Treatment: Nexxus Emergencee
Deep Conditioner: Le Kair Cholesterol
Leave in: Infusium 23/ Redken Extreme Anti-snap
Oil: Africa's best ultimate herbal oil
Sealants: Pink Oil moisturiser/ Organix coconut milk

Cowash every weekend. Shampoo, Deep condition and protein treatment every two weeks. Moisturize and baggy every night!


  1. Your hair is super gorgeous! can wait until my grows to your length so I can experiment with some of your styles. I just big chopped two weeks ago after a year, so I'm still learning but right now I'm loving box braids, and only have to do my hair once per week.


  2. p.s. I'm from Trinidad and Tobago too, now currently residing in California. We have a very similar texture hair. I wish I were natural my whole life!


  3. Thanks so much hun! I know we all are excited for growth but def embrace and enjoy all the stages. Good luck on your journey and let me know if I can be of any assistance! Trini to de bone! LMAO