Hey Ya’ll! It’s Erica! So I have been experimenting with co-washing again. “Co-washing is something that you do not something you buy.”- Anthony Dickey The technique is very important. So here is how I co-wash my hair.
Section hair into two parts
Finger detangle under water
Apply conditioner to hair shaft and ends (I focus on my ends the most)
Let it sit for about 5-10 min and then rinse
The mistake that I made in the past was putting the conditioner on my scalp. Conditioners do not belong on the scalp; just the hair shaft and ends. It caused so much build up that I had to clarify with Dr. Bronners several times. That was the only shampoo that would thoroughly removed all of that build up.
Co-washing can be a good addition to your hair routine if done properly. It will never replace shampoo but it can keep the curls poppin’ in between wash days.
Do you co-wash? What is your favorite conditioner to use?!?
Hey Ya’ll, so today we are going to discuss silicones. Silicones can be found in skin care products, color cosmetics (i.e. makeup), and hair care products. Silicones aren’t bad necessarily they can help with moisture, softness, and frizz.
Hey Ya’ll! Long time huh? If you don’t know we had Hurricane Harvey come through Rockport, Houston and surrounding areas. Needless to say it was tough but we didn’t experience any damage to our home. Thank God! If you want to donate, here is a link to JJ Watts Relief Fund for Houston and surrounding areas.
Here are our current curly hair favorites…
Cantu Coil Calm Detangler
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
Mixed Chicks Styling Cream
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
Stay tuned for reviews of our favorites… What are your favorite hair products? Let us know!
Hey Ya’ll! Everyone knows what shampoo and conditioner is right? There are so many shampoos and conditioners out there to meet your specific hair needs….Finding out which one ca be tricky.
Shampoo is a form of soap made to cleanse your scalp of all products and debris. Depending on your hair and the state that it is in (dry, dyed, etc.) there is a shampoo that can be used. Not all shampoos are created equal. Here are a few…
Clarifying Shampoo- helps to remove everything from the hair and scalp.
Sulfate Free Shampoo- does nor contain the detergent foaming agent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. While it still cleanses it does not lather as much.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is found in soaps, toothpaste, etc. It has leaning and emulsifying properties and acts like soap. It has the ability to strip the hair of nutrients, but it is and irritant for those who have sensitive skin. Those who can benefit from sodium lauryl sulfate shampoo are those who suffer from dandruff and excessive sebum (oily scalp).
Moisturizing Shampoo- maintains moisture as it cleanses
Color-Safe Shampoo- cleanses while maintaining the color. Also it keeps the color from fading.
Conditioners are designed to replenish the hair with moisture and also provide treatment for the hair.
Deep Conditioning- use when moisture and protein is needed for the hair. It has a base of a heavy cream moisturizer.
Leave-In Conditioner- thinner in consistency and leaves a light layer on the hair
~Quick Tip~ For best results for your hair, use the shampoo and conditioner from the same brand. They are formulated to work together.
Hey Ya’ll it’s Lesley!! So for the past month I have been using Trader Joe’s hair products because I wanted to try something different, and it has paid off. I have been using the Tea Tree Tingle and the Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
So let me tell you a few things about them…
Nourishing Spa Balanced Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Both are enriched with Organic Botanicals ( its infused with plant material that helps with healthy hair production)
Balanced shampoo to clean and protect
Helps with re-moisturizing dry, brittle hair ( conditioner)
Adds moisture and the hair is more manageable
Cruelty Free (No Animal Testing Contains no harmful sulfates)
Once I used this product my hair felt soft, my curls were defined, I hardly had any frizz, and it cut my detangling time in half. The conditioner does have a silicone in it, but that’s a good thing for me because I have high porosity and it helps retain the moisture in my hair.
Tea Tree Tingle
Contains Tea Tree Peppermint and Eucalyptus Botanicals
Suitable for all hair types
Contains no harmful Sulfates
Cleanses without stripping the hair too much
This product surprised me the most because I was using peppermint soap to clarify my hair and afterwards I would have to put so much moisture back in. It felt brittle when I was done, but after using the Tea Tree Tingle, it was soft and I still had life in my curls even though I clarified my hair.
These products have changed the way my hair has felt and the way my final styles look and it has been amazing. The price point for both of these products are affordable. You can purchase these items at you local Trade Joe’s or on Amazon in sets for under 20 dollars.
Hey Ya’ll!! It is very seldom that we like ( or in this case love) the same styling products. We have our own preferences when it come to styling our curls. The Cantu Coconut Curling Cream meets both of our needs. Here’s why…
Keeps hair moisturized
Lightweight and Creamy
Mixes well with our other products
Defines curls (twist outs and braid outs)
Frizz is at a minimum
Price is right ( $5.99)
This is our first product for Cantu and we are really interested in trying other things from them.