Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Week 2 Braidout

As you know from my last post, I am hotel living it up. <--Not really. I'm sick of this mess. Well, I moved into the second week of my style by taking the braids down from last week. The result was a bomb braidout. It looks so natural in that the curl pattern is consistent from braided root to twisted tip and there are no visible parts. 


I hope this lasts the week. I've never worn the braids a full week before taking them down and I'm hoping this will increase the style's longevity. I'm also curious to see how detangling goes seeing as braidouts are stretching and should leave me with very easy to detangle hair.










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Monday, August 22, 2016

Video | Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner | Product Review

Listen! I am a Mixed Chicks convert! If you are low porosity or just tend toward product buildup, perk your ears up! 


Watch me rave here: https://youtu.be/UJk_8SyJQa8








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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Hotel Hair Regimen

Unfortunately, I am still living in a hotel. The first day of school was approaching and my scalp was becoming more and more dirty. It was time to do a wash. I had held off on this moment for several reasons.
  1. I don't have a way to catch hairs before they go down the drain
  2. I don't have easy access to all of the products that I use on my hair
  3. I don't have access to heat for my deep conditioner
So, I rearranged and removed some things so that I could get clean and freshly styled hair for my first day with the students.

Shampoo
I started off by shampooing my hair with Soapbox Soaps Coconut Oil Shampoo. This shampoo is a little more "cleansing" than I would use on a weekly basis but from the way my scalp was feeling...I needed a really serious shampoo.

Deep Conditioner
Still not sectioning or detangling, I applied the Shea Moisture 10-in-1 masque. I roughly twisted my hair into sections to control it for the shower cap. These hotel shower caps must be for people with no hair or small heads! I ended up putting the ice bucket liner over it. I then topped it all off with one of those terry cloth hair turbans from Dollar Tree and called it a night. 

Detangling/Rinsing
As I rinsed my hair, I detangled. I was able to get my hair pretty well detangled. I think I contained most of the shed hair and didn't get a very large ball. I moisturized each section with the LCO method as I finished rinsing.

Styling
I decided to keep it simple. I did my hair in large plaits which I fashioned into an updo. My plan is to remove the braids for a braidout next week. 

Though I made this regimen work, I WOULD NOT do it weekly. I just found it to be way to cumbersome and inconvenient. I hope to be out of this hotel soon!









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