Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wash Day

It was really time for a wash I've been so busy this week from running errands to spending time with my family I hadn't got a chance to sit back and wash my hair.Since I've been using my new homemade moisturizer this week my hair has really been feeling moisturized sometimes to moisturized so I decided to try a protein treatment. Yes, I know How I've said my hair really doesn't like protein How I need moisture, which usually I do since my hair continually feels dry but the homemade spritz left me a little over moisturized which it think is a good thing. I only had to moisturize my hair maybe 4 times this week.

1. Prepoo & Hot oil Treatment overnight with a oil mix of Castor oil, EVOO,Vitamin E, and Coconut oil
2.Shampooed with Elasta QP Moisturizing Shampoo. I really tired to focus on my scalp more so then my hair shaft and let it run down. I only did one shampoo this wash.Then I T-Shirt blotted my hair to remove water.
3. Protein Treatment with Motions Professional Protein Reconstructor CPR. Applied to entire hair shaft covered with plastic cap and left on about 10 min.Instead of siting under the dryer, I put on one of my husband fitted Hats to create body heat.While washing it out I instantly noticed the difference with my hair, my hair felt a lot more stronger.
4.Instant Conditioned with my homemade conditioner mix which was dark and lovely Instant Conditioner, Suave Conditioner, Vegetable Glycerin,and a couple drops of vitamin E.Left this on about 3-5 min while I showered.I didn't have time to follow up with a deep conditioner.
5.Spritz hair with Vegetable Glycerin Spritz in order to draw in moisture.
6. Leave In applied was Elasta QP H2O.

Detangled hair and placed in a mid low bun to air dry since I was in a rush for a Interview I brushed down my edges with a soft brush and wore a bun to the interview.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


So I've been thinking how I want to start documenting my weight loss journey. Well. there's no right way. I'm tried, tired of waiting, tired of being fat, tired of not feeling like me, tired of not enjoying my body not taking a stand and just being pure lazy.

This is it I am no longer the fat do nothing girl or the quitter. I am the fat girl who will lose weight I am fat to fit.rolls to curvy and too tight to that fits nice.

My story

Ok so growing up I was always a nice shape actually I was too skinny at times and I heard that my whole life: You need to eat or gain some weight. Well I did that and it wasn't a good thing.
After getting married and becoming pregnant with my son in 2007 I  started to gain weight not because I ate alot because my body wasn't us to eating often. before then I would eat one time a day and it would be a small meal and I thought that was all I needed. So my metabolism was damaged from eating that way for so many years the earliest, dating back to when I was in middle school.

Once I started eating to feed my baby and after complications(swelling n etc.) during my pregnancy. I went from 135 to 210.Well that was in 2008,  4 years ago and I'm still struggling with my weight I've tried many diets HCG, Weight Watcher, and the Cabbage diet. I've worked out off and on with still no permanent results.I lost weight and gained it back.Well I'm done with that chapter, It's time for a Change.

So here I am today with my husband and were ready to make a change. Our focus for our family is not so much on dieting but creating a healthy lifestyle.

Starting weight: 218

Starting weight:279

Join me on my journey to better health and a better me.

Do you have weight loss goals? Join Me.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hair Goals

Here are some of my personal goals I will be documenting in this blog. Hope you enjoy and join me on this journey.

  • Achieve BSL by my Jan. 2013
  • Retain length and limit Split ends
  • Find a great daily moisturizer 
  • Limit heat usage
  • Document Hair Journey weekly
  • Work on better progress pics
  • Workout and get into better Health
Let's see if I can make it, I believe I can.
Anyone have any upcoming goals?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tag Time

So I decided to tag my self since I new to blogging I thought this would be great. I saw this tag on Fancy Flair Lady's Blog (Yes I know this tag is probably old LOL) .

1. Why did you start taking better care of your hair?
My hair had broken off so bad to NL. This was the shortest my hair had ever been I always loved long hair and I couldn't even style my hair in a ponytail unless It was on the side due to breakage.

2. What are your 2 favorite hair products?
 Coconut Oil & Elasta QP Intense Conditioner

3. Who's hair did you admire as a child?
My 2 Aunts they always had long hair and always wore it down. (still not sure how they did that since one flat irons every week and never protective styles but her hair is super healthy)

4. What is your ultimate goal length?
  Waist Length

5. How are you going to celebrate when you reach it?
A nice Roller set and saran wrap so I can show of the length and have fullness. Maybe get some long layers cut.

6. Two styles you want to try at your goal length?
French braid and some nice curls

7. Which do you prefer: Health or Length?

8. Which do you prefer: hair ties with no metal parts or butterfly clips?
 Hair ties

9. What products do you prefer: salon brands, organic brands, BSS brands or drugstore brands?
I like a little of both starting to fall in love with more organic brands

10. Which product/technique do you think is over-rated?
Shea Butter I love the benefits but its hard to incorporated into a regimen and mix into a fluffy loose cream. Still trying to figure it out. 

11. Which product/technique do you think is under-rated?
Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Conditioner

12. What is your favorite part of your hair regimen?
 Deep Conditioning I love the way it makes my hair feel and washing it out.

13. What is the most annoying part of your hair regimen?
Timing I hate getting in and out the shower 20 times on wash day. LOL

14. Oils or butters?

15. Bun or Ponytail?

16. Wig or Weave? 
I really don't do either maybe a wig so I can get to my hair

17. What is your opinion of growth aids?
I guess growth aids are good for some, but the best growth aid is being as healthy as possible and taking a daily vitamin and calcium.

18. What length do you consider long?

19. When is the last time you've been to a salon?
July 2011

20. What do you like to surf most: youtube channels, personal blogs or hair forums?
That's hard I think YouTube I'm a visual person

21. And finally, what piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out on their hair journey?
Start simple and do what works for you. Always listen to your hair because what works wonders for someone else my not work for you.   

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hair Crush: Oprah

Loving her hair. Oprah is supposedly has natural hair I know a lot of people claim its not hers, either way i'm crushing. wig or not.

How your Hair Crush?

Homemade Rose Water

So I recently tried my hand at making some Homemade Rose Water and thought I would share.There are many benefits to using Rose Water and multiple ways to make Rose Water you can even purchase it already made from the Store. Rose Water is great to use for its moisturizing benefits, it can be used as a conditioner for hair or a Facial Toner.
What you'll need:
medium sauce pan
rose petals (about 2 or 3 roses)
water (preferably filtered or distilled)

vegetable glycerin
organic oil

1.Fill your sauce pan 3/4 way full with water place on stove and heat on high to boiling with a lid on top.
2.After water is boiling add rose petals and turn down water to low heat  or either remove from stove.
3. Place cover back on top of pan and let rest for 45 -60 min. Stirring occasionally.
4.When roses are done water will then be the color of roses.Drain roses from water and store in container.
 Best if stored in Fridge

After Rose water is cooled you can add your optional ingredients like vegetable glycerin.

Hope this helps

Wash Day

  Sorry for the lateness I actually washed my hair on Sun. This was a very simple Wash day where I tired out new techniques.

1.Co- Washed with Suave Conditioner Mix.Let set for 5 min
2.Conditioned with Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Conditioner for 5 min. Rinse with cold water and T-shirt dryed
3.Applied Elasta QP Leave In
4. Next I tried out my new Water and Glycerin moisturizer spritz.
5. Applied a bit of  Coconut oil and Detangle
6.After detangling I let me hair air dry in a high pony with ends braided

I tired something new this wash day. First I started off by Co-washing my hair with Suave Conditioner.I never really liked this product but decided to give it another try by mixing it with a tsp. of Vegetable Glycerin and 5 drops of Vitamin E oil.I must say my hair loved it. I not sure what made the big difference but I believe it was the glycerin which help my hair absorb the moisture. I will be using this again. After I applied my hair felt very soft compared to how it was felling at first which was very very dry. I didn't even feel the need to deep condition afterwards so instead I applied my deep conditioner and only left it on for 5 min. My hair felt great.

As for styling I let my hair air dry in a high pony with braided ends. The next day I took at the braid and wore it in a high bun.

Next time I'll try and take pics.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Inch Hair Chart

I know some like to measure with a measurement tape, so here's another chart.Hope this helps

Which Chart type do you use ?

Simple Hair Chart

                                            This is the chart I use to measure


So I thought I would share my wishlist with you guys some of these things I have been wanting for a while and I think its time I went on and tired them


Now Vegatable Glycerin
Castile Soap
Vitamin E
Elasta QP Intense (ran out)
Castor Oil
Hair Steamer (not sure what brand to purchase)

I let you know when I get them and do some reviews

Whats on your wishlist? Any suggestions, experiences with these products?

Review: Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioner Treament


Price: 3.99 for 12oz

Vitamin Rich Intense Fortifies and conditions leaving hair incredibly soft, silky smooth with great body, movement and shine. Perfect for all hairstyles leaving hair texture feeling like silk while reducing breakage, dryness or frizz.

Directions: After shampooing , apply intense messaging in from roots to ends.Gently comb evenly to distribute.Rinse For dry hair leave on for 10 min. using plastic cap.Rinse with warm water.

INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Quaternium 18, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin (Vitamin H), Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Persia Gratissima (Avocado) Oil [contains Vitamins B2, D, A, E, K, and Potassium], Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzophenone-4, Hydrolyzed Silk, Melissa Officinalis (Mint Balm) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, CI 19140 (FD&C Yellow 5).

Review:  5/5
I love this product I would recommend it to anyone especially if you have dry hair.It can be used as just rinse out conditioner or a deep conditioner.Either way it works.After applying my hair feels untangled and smooth as soon as I apply.When I first used this product my hair was very dry I usually think you have to use a product a couple times to see how it really acts but this moisturized my hair immediate. I have since used the products a couple times and get the same great results.The smell of the product is nice Its not to strong.Also it is a light cream not very thick pudding.

If you want your hair to feel super moisturize, easy to detangle and silky this is it. This should be and will be a staple product for now on.

Uses it for detanlging before washing especially if u have had a protective style like a sew in.It will help with all the shed hairs and knots.

This product was bought buy me, This is my own honest opinion. 

Searching for better Moisturiser

So I have been thinking a lot about my hair, ends mostly. Daily styling I moisturize my hair with Elasta QP Recovery but this doesn't seem to be doing the job. My hair ends up feeling about the same way it did before I applied the product. Why cant I seem to find a moisturizer for daily use.?ugh. through out my journey I have tired different daily moisturizer but I haven't found 1 that workS.the only thing that was even close to making a difference was the S-Curl spray but It left my hair gummy, filmy and sticky  so I didn't feel like I could moisturize my whole head. So I am on the hunt for something better.

Any suggestions on a great daily moisturizer?

QP Recovery Conditioner

Friday, September 14, 2012


This was my hair at the beginning of my hair journey 7/17/11. My hair was at the shortest and most damage state it had every been in.After dealing with my hair breaking and being damage for 3 years I had grown tired. So I decided to start my HHJ after a year and 2 months my hair is now grazing BSL. I am super proud of myself because there were times I didn't think I would make it.\