Sunday, July 31, 2011


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Cowashing For Now

Since I was having problems with breakage I decided to just throw shampoo out of the regimen. The shampoo was too drying for my fragile hair. I have to admit that I have been having issues with the whole moisture / protein balance thingy also. So I've been cowashing. I do that like every other day or so and it has helped me. I have two different conditioner that are lying around the house so I have started with them. I am made a choice not to purchase or hoard conditioner because it is really not necessary and it will go bad and go to waste. My conditioners of choice are Aussie Moist and GF Moisture Works. I do this on the Tuesday / Saturaday wash day and on Thursday. I use Hair One. I usually deep condition on my Tuesday / Saturday wash day. So all in all I have found something that my hair likes. I have recently started to oil my scalp and hair before I cowash on Tuesday and Saturday. I really like it. My oils of choice are Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. These are what I have and I will not buy anything else until this is used up. I am going to learn to be frugile with the things that have been entrusted to me. I will not waste. I am enjoying my hair. I feel like I am back on target. Praise the Lord Who make all things new!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


     I am having breakage and it is seriously bothering me. I do believe that it is a combination of things. For the last year and a half, I have not been taking care of my hair. I have been focusing on other things but I am going to have to learn how to balance out everything. My breaking in the beginning was from not moisturizing my hair like I should and not taking my vitamins. I took inventory a while back with my fingernail. They would grow but would split and I assume that if my nails were doing that then chances are my hair is too. So I have started back taking HSN vitamins and a multivitamin. I did a relaxer and have not been acting right there so I relax too close to each other and that may have damaged my hair. Then I did an Aphogee 2 step. That stopped the breakage but I turned right around and did an Aphogee 2min keratin. I know that is bad. I have protein overload and I'm still putting protein in my hair. I'll get better. I just need to figure it out. I guess in due time. Now I have got to step up my game. I know I'm gonna make it with the LORD.

My rantings

Yesterday which was Sunday 7/3/11, I washed my hair and these are the product that I used:

prepoo: coconut oil. I applied this to my scalp and massaged it in. I have been hearing great things about the coconut oil so I am adding it to my regimen. 
Vo5 conditioner: I applied this to my hair. I think in the future I may just omit this for now. 

shampoo: Vo5. I only lather once so this is what I am using. I think because I am having so many issues with breakage. I am going strictly moisture. My breakage is because of protein overload. So I got to take it easy.

d/c: Motions Moisture Plus. I hate this stuff but this is what I have. I just applied it to my hair and didn't sit under the hooded dryer like I was suppose to. I don't believe that it adequetly penetrate the hair shaft. That situation that came up as I was conditioning my hair has just been deleted. I read it as a sign. Leave that thang alone. This may be another reason for the breakage.

 leave-in: I'm using Mane n Tail. I think that this is ok. It is just the other practice that I have picked up that are so wrong. I need to reintroduce back into my regimen the Infusium 23 mix that I was using. I think that this will off set some the weirdness that I am having.

moisturizer: Surge. I using it because I like the way that it smells.

I did a braid out. I turned out terrible because of the way this wash procedure went. Many errors were made and now I can see what to and what not to do. 

I believe to correct the situation I must get rid of the shampoo step until I get this breakage under control, deep condition using heat for no less that 25 minutes, and add the infusium mix back into the regimen.