Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wash Day

Hello everyone! A few months ago I won a giveaway sponsored by Saving Our StrandsFinally Growing, and Relaxed Thairapy (check these ladies out). The items I won were the Macadamia Natural Oil healing oil treatment, rejuvenating shampoo, and deep repair masque. I won't do a review on these products because each of the ladies above have done wonderful reviews, as well as other bloggers. Just let me say, "I am in love with these products and my hair loves them as well!!!!"

I washed my hair with the shampoo and my hair was so soft. The deep repair masque made my hair feel very strong and there was hardly no shedding. This oil is EVERYTHING-my hair was so smooth as I let it air dry and then flat ironed. My hair is growing back from where I got it cut due to breakage and extreme shedding about 4 months ago. I am actually 15 weeks post relaxer. These products are definitely a keeper!!!



Thank you ladies for the opportunity to try these products. I am very pleased with my hair!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Until next time, be blessed!

*Blessed Tresses*   

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Liebster Award

 

Hello everyone! I would like to thank Uzo O for nominating me for the Liebster award. Please take the time to check out her blog: http://productsthatactuallydowork.blogspot.com/. She has wonderful blog that showcases fashion, hair, makeup, etc.

Uzo's Questions:



1.  What do you enjoy most about Blogging? Meeting new people and finding great hair information.

2.  What fashion or beauty product would you spend your last dime on? A good makeup

3.  How do you relax? Reading

4.  What do you consider as your best Body part? My butt-it’s nice and firm

5.  Which fashion icon would you like to raid their closet? Kerry Washington

6.  What's your most embarrassing moment? In class, I told the teacher the wrong time because I read my watch wrong.  

7.  Do you travel Light? No, I always have to take a bunch of hair and makeup stuff

9.  Describe your style of fashion? Simple, but classy

10. What is your daily make-up routine? Wash face, moisturize, eyebrows, concealor, foundation or bronzer, blush, setting spray

11. If you were a man/guy, who would you like to be? The Rock because he has a nice body and is sexy lol

My Questions:

1. What do you enjoy about blogging?
2. What is your favorite hairstyle?
3. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be and why?
4. If you were stranded on an island what hair/body products could you not live without?
5. What is your favorite food?
6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
7. Describe your fashion style?
8. If you could spend the entire day doing one thing, what would it be?
9. What’s your favorite color?
10. What’s your favorite television show or movie?
11. Where do you live?

RULES:



  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.

  • You must answer the questions given to you.

  • You must pick 11 nominees to answer 11 questions you choose for them.

  • You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.

  • You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

If you wish to participate, I tag the following blogs and anyone who reads this and wants to participate. Sorry Uzo, I had a hard time finding people I follow who haven't been tagged.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Product Review-Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

Price: $6.99

Purchased At: Walmart

Product Description/Claim: Specially formulated for damaged, over processed and chemically treated hair. This intense luxurious reconstructing balm helps fight the 5 signs of damage: Split ends, weak, rough, dull, and dehydrated.

Instructions on use:  After using Total Repair 5 Shampoo, apply to wet hair and massage through to ends. Leave in for 3-5 minutes. Rinse. To view the ingredients check out the website. (All product information retrieved from the jar and http://www.lorealparisusa.com)

My thoughts:  As I told you in my last wash, I noticed that my hair had been shedding and that I had some breakage. I tried a few other deep conditioners to combat the issues, but nothing seemed to be helping. I sent away for a sample of the the Loreal Total Repair 5 shampoo, conditioner, and damage erasing balm. I really liked all three products, but felt that the damage erasing balm was more beneficial to me than the conditioner. I'm not really one to purchase products without checking out reviews on the product website, blogs, and YouTube.

The product claims to fight the signs of damage: split ends, weak, rough, dull and dehydration in the hair, as well as, repair up to one year of damage in one use. I don't know if the claim about one year of damage is totally true, but it does help. I personally know that my hair was looking and feeling very dull on the ends and they were rough. There was a noticeable difference in my hair after the first use.

Honestly: I must say after the first use my ends felt so much better and I had about 4 strands of shed hair. I've used the product twice and when I combed it through my hair there was so much slip and no tangles. My hair actually feels so much stronger, healthier, and full of body. I don't notice or feel rough, dull, and dry ends. It left my hair with a nice smell, not overpowering. I'm going to continue to use this product as I grow my hair back out from BSL to MBL. So, if you are suffering from the 5 signs of damage I would say the Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm is definitely worth a shot. If you're not sure you want to purchase it without trying first, check out the website to see if you can receive a sample first. My hair is silky smooth after each use and it's a keeper!!!!

Until next time, much love!!!

~Blessed Tresses~

Disclaimer: This item was purchased with my own money. I was not paid or compensated in any way by the company or anyone to use or review. All opinions of this product reflect my honest thoughts and views.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wash Day

I know it's been a while, please forgive me for being MIA. Once I started teaching my life was taken over with reading, lesson plans, grading assignments and all of the other duties that go with teaching. However, I love it!!!

Today was wash day for me. I'm exactly 4 weeks post relaxer and it was really way past time for me to wash. First, let me explain that there will be no pics in this post due to the fact that I'm going to air dry. I did cut my hair (3-4 inches) 4 weeks ago to get rid of uneven ends, so it's once again at BSL. I actually like really blunt cut ends, but the plan is to let it grow back out to MBL.

  • I started with a hot oil treatment using warm coconut oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil (20 minutes). My hair felt so soft after rinsing out the oils. 
  • I deep conditioned for 10 minutes with Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm. Let me say that after receiving a sample of this product I am totally in love with it. It makes my hair feel amazingly soft. I liked it so much that I purchased the full size jar. 
  • After washing out the conditioner, I applied my leave-ins: ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Reconstructurizer, Hawaiian Silky 14 n 1, Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion, Grapeseed oil. I applied a little bit of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum and air dried my hair.
I'm not sure if I will flat iron tomorrow or not, if I do I'll update with some pics. Right now my main goal is health before length, so I'm really focusing on my ends and protecting them from excessive heat.

Thanks for sticking around. God bless and Happy Holidays to you all!!!

Blessed Tresses

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays

FROM MY HOME TO YOURS...


~BLESSED TRESSES (ROBIN)~

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Product Review: Silk Elements

   After watching a few YouTube videos about Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment I decided to try it out.  I've been using it on and off for about 4 months because I wasn't sure if I really liked it or not. The packaging states that it is supposed to condition, strengthen, soften and restore moisture from the inside out. Its deep conditioning properties are supposed to reduce tangles, while giving the hair a healthier look, intense shine, and manageability without product build up.
 
For me the product does most of what it says. My hair felt softer, conditioned and very moisturized, I know this may sound strange, but the issue I have with this product is the over powering smell and my scalp seemed to itch like crazy after using it. Now the smell is a nice smell and it's what attracted me to the product in the first place. I thought it would be great if my hair smelled like this after use, but it was too much. It's so strong it gives me a headache while it's on my hair.  I also noticed that my scalp was itching after rinsing the product out. I'm pretty sure it's the olive oil because I usually have this problem if I use olive oil on my hair.
 
However, I decided not to give up on this product completely....I've been using it mixed with oils for my prepoos. It seems to work better for me and the smell dies down after I continue with my regular wash day routine. No money is wasted here because I actually got this product for free with the purchase of $15 worth of hair supplies from Sally's. If you've used this product please let me know your thoughts on it. 
 
Until next time~be blessed!
 
Blessed Tresses :-)

Hair Journey Update

Hello everyone! I know it's been a long time, but after starting my new job I got very busy. I have a new found respect for teachers and all that they go through to prepare for classes. However, I am enjoying this new career path that I've taken.

I want to update on my hair. I decided to put myself on a no heat challenge for three months. I haven't blow dried or flat ironed my hair since June and it was much easier than I thought. As I stated in a previous post, I have found it easier when I apply my foaming wrap after my leave in and oil. The foaming wrap helps my edges and hair lay down flat and dry with a great shine. So, since this was working out so well I'm going to continue air drying. I don't have any pictures because I haven't really been doing anything special, just bunning. I've been looking for some other styles to try on air dried hair, so that I don't have to just wear a bun. I may step out and try a braid out again or something like flexi rods or roller sets. I got another idea for air drying from a blog I read (can't remember who), but it was talking about air dying in a French roll. Since I love French rolls I have got to try this!

When I decide to flat iron I will do a length check and see where my hair is at that time. Since I finally got a handle on the shedding and breakage I was having, I want to flat iron and see how things are looking. I can tell that my hair seems to bouncing back and I'm very happy about that. Hopefully, if time allows I'll be able to do that soon.

Until next time, have a blessed evening!

Blessed Tresses :-)