Friday, October 2, 2015

It's been a while!

Hey all,

It has been a long time since my last post! I should be ashamed, but as usual life got in the way of blogging fun. To quickly update you guys, I have been a busy bee in a pre-medical program and I am currently in the second half of the super long medical school application process. Hopefully, this all goes well and I'll be Dr. Jenna in a few years. Please pray for me!!

As for my hair, we have had some ups and downs due to school and just overall time constraints, but I think the two of us are recovering well. I relaxed my hair on August 22nd, and had about 2-3 inches removed to clean up my hem line. I've been working on full rollersetting these days, and it has gone surprisingly well. I did a set last week and got about 3-4 days out of it before my scalp went crazy. I forgot to post pictures, but I'll be setting it again tomorrow for the weekend so hopefully it will turn out well enough for pics lol. But here's a recent pic of the last time I blew my hair out:

I also wanted to mention possible new content for my blog:

I would like to add a weekly post related to women's health issues, including but not limited to hormonal conditions, general facts about sexual health and any requested or relevant topics to the world of women.

Please comment to let me know if this would be a feature you would enjoy!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pre-relaxer Wash Day

Hey ladies,

This post is a day late because I fell asleep lol. This my last wash day before I relax my hair, at about 9 weeks post. Sometimes I'm just not sure when all this new growth comes in, but as usual it surprised me lol. My hair has been doing okay, my scalp has been a bit flaky but not particularly itchy which is def a good thing seeing as I'm planning to relax tomorrow. I washed and blew out my hair last night, in hopes of keeping the tangles at bay so no one has to rip through my hair while relaxing. Here are the steps:

  1. Applied sweet almond oil to my scalp and dry deep conditioned with Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner (review on this soon, it does indeed moisturize, soften and it smells delicious!), for 30 minutes under a heating cap. 
  2.  Shampooed twice with diluted L'Oreal Everpure Moisturizing Shampoo.
  3. I then applied Aussie Moist and let it sit for the remainder of my shower and then rinsed in cool water.
  4. After rinsing, I t-shirt dried for about 30 minutes, applied leave-ins (silicon mix bambu/ogx argan oil of morocco healing dry oil) and detangled.
  5. I blew my hair out using the yellow bird hairdryer mentioned in a previous post, and after each section was dried, I sprayed some of the organix oil on my ends. 
  6. After my hair was complete, I put 2 of the gray 11/16 gray flexi-rods on my ends, put on a sleep cap and went to bed.

I should be relaxing in the next few days, hopefully all goes well! I'm looking forward to a good trim, haven't trimmed since November... I think it's time lol

This is also my first wash day experience post, the ladies at Saving Our Strands are building a healthy hair community and I love it!

The Wash Day Experience

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2.5 year update

Hello all!

It's been too long! Life has gotten shockingly busy, but it's time to get back to doing things I enjoy, like blogging. I'm going to jump right into it...

It's currently the middle of a super cold and snowy winter in nyc, so my hair has mostly been in a bun or under a hat, which has been excellent for retention! This weekend, I decided to blow my hair out to give my scalp and edges a break from all of the bunning, here's my wash day in pictures:

Pre-Shampoo Treatment:
I applied sweet almond oil to my scalp to help with the dryness from the week. To prep my hair for washing and heat styling, I decided to use the ORS Hair Mayonnaise as a light protein treatment on hair that had been lightly moistened with a spray bottle. I then added a light coating of sweet almond oil over the conditioner, put on a plastic cap and put on my heating cap for about 30 mins.

I shampooed twice with the L'oreal Everpure Sulfate-Free shampoo (diluted with water in an applicator bottle for easier application). After rinsing, I used Aussie Moist conditioner and let it sit with a plastic cap over it for the remainder of my shower. I then rinsed and detangled my hair under cool water and did a final cold rinse. I then t-shirt dried for 30-45 minutes.

Post-wash and styling:
After t-shirt drying, I applied my leave-ins (silicon mix bambu and organix argan oil of morocco weightless healing dry oil)   in 4 sections to detangle. After that was completed, I began blow drying using the Conair Yellow Bird blow dryer on cool air for the length, and warm air to dry the roots. Before drying my ends, I applied a bit more of the silicon mix bambu. After each section was dried, it was pinned away and I spritzed some of the organix spray oil on the section.

Here are the final results:

Yay! So I was quite pleased by the final results. I haven't clipped my ends since November, but from all of the bad winter weather protective styling they've been doing quite well! I did a lot of trimming and cutting last year to get my ends together, and it seems to have gone well. The last pic im showing my bra strap, so i believe as of right now I am grazing bra-strap length! Fingers crossed for reaching bsl by my next relaxer (if the weather stays this bad I should be good, lol).

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Giveaway Winner!

Hey all!

I would like to announce the winner of the Alter Ego Garlic Treatment giveaway. The winner is:

Krystel Warden


*The winner was chosen by numbering the comments that were entered (excluding my comment, there were 7 that entered) under the blog entry for the giveaway. The winner was chosen using earlier today.

Thank you to all who visit and to those who participated in the giveaway ♥! You guys are all amazing :).

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wash day

Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Giveaway open 'til the 15th!

Hey there,

I've been a bit under the weather the past few days, but I finally got together some energy to do my hair on Wednesday. It was feeling a bit coated since my last wash and it was also dry as a desert -__-. I also realized I couldn't remember the last time I actually clarified my hair, so I figured it was definitely about that time.

  1. Pre-pooed with sweet almond oil on the scalp and the length for a few hours without heat. Not sure how many hours, def took a nap :).
  2. Shampooed once with Neutrogena Anti-Residue and then shampooed again with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo. 
  3. Deep conditioned with Aussie Moist with heat for 20 minutes.
  4. I allowed the conditioner to cool, then rinsed and finger detangled in the shower under cool water.
  5. I applied my leave-ins, Silicon Mix Bambu and argan oil and detangled using my seamless combs. 
  6. I then airdried my hair loose, and put it in a bun to go to sleep.
On Thursday night, i had enough energy to do a full flexi-rod set. It certainly has been awhile, here are the results:



 This set was done on dampened hair  (using a spray bottle) and the following products:
  1. Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk
  2. Bee Mine Hair and Scalp Moisturizer (scalp only)
  3. Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream
  4. Optimum Amla Legend 1001 Oils Cream Night (canopy, edges and nape only)

My hair was super soft after the initial wash day, and I actually got to skip a night of moisturizing (almost unheard of for me!). It still feels pretty good now. These pictures were taken at the end of a humid, rainy day. I think my little curls held up quite well.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Giveaway [CLOSED]

Hey ladies,

I originally meant to have a giveaway on my 2 year hairniversary, which I clearly missed by a mile lol. This is my way of saying thank you to those that visit, follow and leave awesome comments. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. This time, one lucky winner (in the Continental US) will get a 16.9 fl oz tub of the Alter Ego Garlic Treatment. It's excellent for shedding and for moisturizing dry hair.

Here's how to enter:
  1. Subscribe to me on Google Friend Connect (the buddy list on the right side of the page) or Bloglovin' (see the button to the right, as the "Follow this blog" button at the end of this post).
  2. Under this post leave a comment saying Enter Me, also be sure to include your email address
    1. optional - along with this comment, you can also tell me what your favorite hair product is
This giveaway is open until midnight ET on August 16th. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be posted on August 17th.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Random Hair Pics

Hey guys,

I've been having a ton of fun this summer with hair styling. Now that I have found my fav hair styling product ever, the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, I have been doing the most lol. On Wednesday night, I decided to co-wash my hair with aussie moist and giovanni smooth as silk conditioner and then do some pincurls. Thursday's pin curls were a fail because there were too big, so I popped a banana clip in the back. I tried the look again today, just with better pin curls and I was pleased with the outcome.

Products used:
  • Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk
  • Bee Mine Hair and Scalp Moisturizer (scalp only)
  • Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

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