Monday, July 25, 2011
I just wanted to do a quick post on my first impression on the green house effects. I have had great results with this method , thus far. In fact I have the green house effect on my hair as I am typing this post. The results from my previous application were, soft, shiny and very hydrated curls. I simply wet/ damped my hair and applied my herb infused EVOO to my hair only not my scalp. I then placed a plastic shower cap over my damp hair, over that I placed a scarf, over that I placed my satin bonnet. I did this for the entire day and night, its said to do so over night ( I plan to try it both ways to compare the difference). When I woke up the next morning I did not wash or rinse the oil out of my hair I proceeded to style, and go.
I am very careful not to use to much oil, ( I tend to be heavy handed) because I am not into oily hair, not to mention I cover my hair upon going out with a hijab( headcover) and I do not wish to mess any of my hijab's up due to excessive oil on my hair. To my surprise the oil absorbed very well into my hair and my hair wasn't oily at all.
For today's method I simply reactivated the oil that was already in my hair , NOT APPLYING MORE OIL. This is very important not to do, this is where overly oiled hair could come into play. I simply damped my already oiled hair from two days before, and followed the other steps, covering with a plastic cap, then scarf, then bonnet.
Its said you can rinse , CO-wash or shampoo your hair as you see fit as long as its all natural cleansing products. When doing this again I plan to use different oils one by Qhemet Biologics and the other by hairveda, on seperate occasions. look out for those results.
I've decided to do a 3 month challenge using this method. Which will begin today until october 25, 2011. It's said you can do this method as many times you like throughout the week. The purpose of this method is to promote hair growth by creating a natural steamy environment that allows the natural oils from your scalp to come out. and is great for those who suffer from dry scalp.
If any of you ladies are interested in joining me for this 3 month challenge feel free and comment below. I've learned about this method from a young lady by the name of Meeka Jael, I believe she may be the originator of the green house effect. I will gladly leave the link below , there are a few videos there in which can help if there are any questions.
I will keep you ladies on my progress. Thanks for stopping by.....and remember to stay...Natural Fabulous!
TAKE CARE :O)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hello Fabulous Fellow Naturals!
Today I bring you a very video/tutorial on something called "the green house effect". Some of you may have heard of this method, but it's new to me and my first time hearing of this. After, watching the video, I found it quite interesting. And, I've decided to give it a try for a couple of months in which I plan to report back to you guys my thoughts and findings on this method. It seems to be very easy to do...it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to purchase the simple products used....and, it seems it can be quite beneficial.
It seems to be a little like bagging, but there are however some differences. Be sure to pay close attention to the very important difference between the two " Green house Effect" method and the " bagging" method. I am not going to go further into explaining this method. I will post the link below, for all to view.
If any of you fabulous ladies have heard or actually tried this method, please share your thoughts and findings :))
Thanks a bunch for stopping by. And remember to stay .....Naturally Fabulous!:0))
ENJOY & TAKE CARE :0)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Hey there Fellow Fabulous Naturals!
I hope each of you had a wonderful and productive weekend!:)0. Today I bring you my final thoughts on the Eco Styler gel blue & Eco styler gel pink. I must say I have always been a huge fan of their gels, they have always treated me kindly. The ones I'm speaking about are the one with olive oil, and currently, the more recent ones blue & pink. So lets get started:
ECO STYLER BLUE:
*Adds volume and sheen to chemically treated hair.
* Ideal for sculptured or relaxed hair styles.
*Contains sunscreen for color treated hair.
* No flakes, No tack.
* Alcohol free.
Ingredients: ( first 5)
Water, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Glycerin, Triethanolamine.
I do like this gel, just not enough hold for my hair. This little number is a blue colored gel ( go figure, lol). It states its geared toward color treated hair. A level 5 on their holding scale 1 (one) being soft hold, 10 being maxium hold. It test as pH OF 7. The scent...I don't know I can't put my finger on the smell. I wouldn't say it's a jump out of my seat wonderful scent, but it's tolarable. I could not get second day hair from this gel. which is a deal breaker in most cases for me. Because the ingredients are not that great I would much rather use a gel if the ingredients are not great less often, oppose to using a gel with not that great ingredients more often. But, I will say the price....super! at a 8 oz for $1.49. Will I buy this product again , I would not simply because it didn't have the hold my hair needs. But, its really not a bad gel at all.
ECO STYLER FIRM HOLD GEL PINK:
Eco styler firm hold gel identified by the pink color has the added benefit of anti- itch additives to minimize scalp irration. Ideal for waves and other stlyes that are worn to be untouched. This product contains glycerin to moisturize ensuring that the product will not cause flaking or leave hair hard or brittle.
Water, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Glycerin, Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Oil, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia, Centella Asiatica, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, D&C Red No. 33.
I looooove this gel!. This gel is ..guess...pink. (lol). I will say that the ingredients are a bit better than those in the eco styler blue. This is the next best thing to my upper face management gel. It has a firm hold of 7 on their holding scale 1(one) being the softess hold and 10 being maxium hold. This little number plays great with other products, clumps my curls and makes them fat like no bodies business. I can get 2-3 day curls with this gel. Gives my hair shine. My hair is never hard to the touch ( a trick for that in the event, it happens with any gel, I just lossen my culrs, run my hands over my curls and it softens right up). It test as a pH of 7. I always use a leave -in ( after my experimenting with not using leave-ins to see their necessity, I concur they are necessary and definitly add to the added moisture in the hair) as with any gel I use. I feel it is necessary for the added moisture especially with using gels. I also, make a custard with this gel by simply adding some herb infused olive oil and a bit of Aloe Vera juice. I love the results from adding those two ingredients. The scent I will say I'm not that fond of, but it doesn't linger and is tolerable. Even better is the price...Again, $ 1.49 for a 8oz size...you can't beat that. Will I purchase this again....Most definitly , and even in the largest size. This is a great gel, and works great in my hair. Again, I do recommend using a leave in under this gel or any gel. The ingredients are not the best, but can be worked with. This gel gives great definition!
So there you have it my final thought on the Eco Styler gels both blue & pink. Thanks for stopping by ladies.
Remember to stay.....Naturally Fabulous!:))
P.S. HER DREDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE ARE....SHARP!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!:)0. Lately, I've been having a love hate relationship with my....dang computer ! One minute is great, and the very next its running...running slow...freezing ..all kinds of mess going on here (lol).
I believe it needs to be cleaned out . So, here is where you ladies come in. Do any of you ladies know of a trustworthy online site or store in which cleans out your computer without the added worry of them possibly adding some type of virus, etc to your computer , making things worse. I do have spy ware on my computer, and it works pretty good. But, something is going on with this pc. Even after I clean it out using the spyware I have, lately it continues to give me problems. I'm looking for something that can detect if something is on there, and will then remove it.
If so....please help (lol). Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
Take care :))
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hello Fabulous Fellow Naturals!
I hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer thus far:)). Today I bring you a post about pH balanced products for our hair via Chicoro a Fellow Fabulous Natural. This may very well be a reminder for many of the seasoned naturals, and may be a beginners course for the fabulous first time BC'd natural. Either, way I enjoyed reading her thoughts on pH, I hope you ladies enjoy it as well.
I must say I agree with her on everything she speaks about on this subject. Except I find that the pH of the products I use are just as important as the ingredients in the products. I am a stickler on my products being pH balanced, and have had great results doing so. Let's see what the fabulous Chicoro has to say about pH and our hair:
The "p" stands for potential and the "H" stands for hydrogen. The pH scale ranges from 0-14 Water is neutral , ans is around pH of 7. Below 7 makes a substance tend towards being acidic. Above 7 makes a substance tend towards being basic. Alkaline and basic are used interchangeably.
HAIR AND PH IN GENERAL
The pH of substances can affect your hair.
pH of 1 or less results in slight decrease in the swelling of the hair.
pH of 3-1 results in a slight increase in the swelling of the hair.
pH of 4-9 results in minimum increase in the swelling of the hair.
pH of above 10 results in a large increase in the swelling of the hair.
USING PH AS THE MAIN INDICATOR FOR PRODUCT SELECTION
The pH can be used to gather more information about a product. It should not be the only indicator that you use. What many people don't realize is that store brought products can be formulated using many chemicals. Many of these chemicals can be eye, skin, and tissue irritants. Once these chemicals brews are complete an ingredient is then placed into them to adjust the pH.
Just because something has a pH range between 5-7 doesn't automatically mean it's great for your hair. You should beaware of pH in products. I will say that adjusting the pH is a vital part of product formulation. Instead, of focusing on pH , focus on the types of ingredients in your products. A Potential issue created from a product is not likely to be the pH , but an ingredent in the product.
There, you have a brief lesson on pH and our hair, by Chicoro. Many thanks to her for sharing this great and informative information with the natural hair community.
Thanks for stopping by, and remember to stay......Naturally Fabulous!
TAKE CARE !:))
P.S........STAY TUNED FOR A HAIR ANNOUNCEMENT COMING UP VERY SOON!....I'M VERY EXCITED!:))
Friday, July 8, 2011
Hey there Fabulous Fellow Naturals!
Curlmart is running a 15% off sale on "Original moxie" products from now through July 15th!. It's simple just use coupon code MOXIE15. I have been wanting to try a few of the products from this line for quite sometime. To add to that, I have heard nothing but amazing things about this line. The reviews I've read have said this products are....AMAZING!
I cannot wait to give this line a try,! ....See you ladies there!:))
Thanks for stopping by, and remember to always stay....Naturally Fabulous!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Today I bring you a review on the curly hair solution"curl keeper". I received a sample of this product some time ago when ordering from curlmart. And boy am I happy I did.....I LOVE THIS STUFF!. This product is ....AWESOME. Let me share a bit more on this product:
Dryness causes frizziness and out-of-control hair. Curl Keeper enables you to become the master of those gorgeous frizz-free curls. Great for all hair types.
Curl Keeper is a water-based formula, which means you can use it everyday without product buildup.
DI Water, PVP/VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Laureth 23, Glycerin, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Polyquaternium 10.
This stuff here...IS THE TRUTH!, you here me (lol). It does everything it says it will do...reduce frizz, make my curls pop like crazy. Clumps together like no ones business. Makes my hair full , big and fluffy, just like I like it. It's suggested to simply re-wet your hair the day/ days after to reactive. This product is a lite , watery type product. The smell to me is pleasant , I have read other reviews where people don't care for the smell, but it doesn't bother me. I do not use this product alone, I use it as finisher, over the gel I am using that day.
As you can see from the ingredients list above, the ingredients aren't that nourishing. But, is tolerable for the way this product performs. It is however, protein , silicone and paraben free. And it test at a pH of 4 ...horray for "curl keeper!". Is this product a keeper, yes indeed! . In fact I plan to order more before, my sample is gone. Below I will post the places in which you can find this product, to view for yourself.
So, there you have it my thoughts on 'curl keeper" from curly hair solutions. Thanks for stopping by...and remember to stay ...natural fabulous!
TAKE CARE :))
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Hey there Fellow Fabulous Naturals!
For all of you grape seed oil lovers out there. One of my favorite places to purchase my herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs is having their monthly special featuring a 16 oz unrefined " Organic Grapeseed oil" at 20 % off for the entire month of July. Regular price $34.00 Now $ 27. 20. Be sure to check them out not only for this month's feature , but for all their specials as well. Their monthly deals are really great, especially if you like to buy your oils and or herbs in bulk. It's easy just sign up to receive their monthly newsletters , with that you will receive their monthly specials. Below I will post the link, happy shopping!
Thanks for stopping by! ....Take care :))