Monday, October 23, 2017

Video | How to De-Stash Your Hair Products

I understand the allure of a new hair product or brand as much as anyone else does. I'm also a youtuber so it may have come as a shock when I shared my very small stash of hair products in an earlier video. I know that some may have come away from that video seeing the vast difference between my stash and their own and wondering "how?"

How can someone get to such a small hair collection? In my most recent video I offer up practical tips to help you cut the hair product clutter and free up some space.


Watch the video: https://youtu.be/pb9jio5ezCE 







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Monday, October 16, 2017

Video | Super Wet Hair Gel - First Impression

This past weekend, I put up a new video in which I tried out another Mexican gel. Those familiar with my channel know how much I love Wetline Xtreme and it was that love that made me give Super Wet a try. While the video was a first impression, I did tinker with the gel on another washday and the update is below! 😊


Prior to filming this video my hair had been through a few things that were out of the norm:
  • Clarifying
  • Oil/Conditioner pre-detangling
  • Brushing
  • Twists/Twist out
I also thought that my new Paul Mitchell The Conditioner was so slippery that I applied less conditioner than I normally would. The only consistent thing about this wash and go was the amount of gel I applied. Needless to say these things did have an effect on the final look. 

My hair had definition that did not go all the way to the roots, it was soft to the touch but yet dry at the same time, and produced flakes as it aged. I got barely 5 days out of the ordeal. Now, fast forward to a week later.


My definition goes much closer to the roots than when I originally used this gel, my hair feels much softer, and there is not a gel particle floating in the air as I move my hair about. Conditioner makes a BIG difference with this gel.

I still stand by what I said in the original first impression though. This gel can hold a candle to Wetline somewhat in definition. However, it gives a softer hold which will invite some frizz and shave off the amount of days you can get out of the look. Super Wet is NOT a buildable gel. I've found that one does not simply apply more and get a harder hold.

Wetline has spoiled me with wash and gos that can be worn nearly two weeks! I'm predicting that this application of Super Wet will give me just a single week, which is okay.

I also find the shine comment to still be true. My hair is not dull or coated looking. It just looks like....hair. I have also been spoiled by a shiny look to my wash and gos.


This gel can stand in if I just couldn't find my precious Wetline, but it won't be replacing it.








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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

​ I Did My Entire Regimen with Cold Water | This Is What Happened

​Hurricane Irma played no games when she came to my part of Florida early this September. Our power was out for almost 8 days. In that time, I was wearing a nearly two week old wash and go. With the reopening of schools approaching, I knew I would need to wash my hair at some point. Even if I was roughing it at home, I didn't want to look like I was roughing it while at work.

And so, Irma caused me to do my entire regimen with cold water. While I wasn't excited about the temperature of the water, I was excited to see what effects there would be on my hair if any.
Rinsing in cold water is said to allow your hair to hold more moisture due to the outer layer closing. The smoothing of the cuticle layer is also supposed to create more shine on the hair. Did I receive any of these benefits?

Selfies while mooching off the local university's internet

The curls are popping! Better than usual?

While my cold water regimen produced a decent wash and go I can't say it was far superior to any other wash and go I've had. My trusty Wetline Xtreme gel usually leaves my hair shiny. A marked difference was how short my hair dried to be. I'm guessing my curl pattern was slightly tightened which took a few inches off of my hair. This isn't as noticeable in my photos because they were taken before my hair was fully dry.

While a tighter curl pattern is nice, it isn't motivation enough for me to voluntarily suffer through a cold shower.







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