Thursday, October 29, 2009

A New Love...

I have found a wonderful new conditioner that really works well for moisturizing my hair. From the first time I tried it (maybe a month ago) I fell in love...Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14 in 1!!!

This product claims to: Moisturize, Strengthen, Defines Curls, Softens Hair, Adds Shine, Enhances Growth, For Healthy Braids, Heals Scalp, Relieves Chemical Burns, Non-Greasy, No Drip, Prevents Itching & Dandruff, Increases Body, Thermal Protection.

Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14 in 1: is the very best product for protecting and maintaining your hairstyle. This versatile product can be used as a curl activator and moisturzer on natural curls and perm waved hair and a leave-in conditioner for relaxed, natural, and braided hair. This non-greasy, non-staining formula helps soften and detangle hair while soothing the scalp and healing abrasions leaving a vibrant sheen.

I say: This product is great. I love the way it makes my hair soft and moisturizes well. I use it every night on my ends before sealing with the oil of my choice (i.e. JBCO, Hot Six, or HN Growth Oil). I just completed a 31 week stretch about 8 weeks ago and started using this product on my ends after getting a trim. My ends are very healthy and this product helps keep them that way without being too much. All it takes is a very little, but it works wonders on the ends moisturizing (my opinion). To see a great way to use this product for styling check out: for the video "Styling with Hawaiian Silky."

Have a blessed day!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Hello friends, I know it's been a while and I apologize. I have been so busy with grad school and I know if you've been there you will totally understand.

To update a little: I ended my stretch at 32 weeks and it was very successful. I really think I could've went longer, but decided to go ahead and relax since I had some free time to do so. All during my stretch I had no trouble with handling my new growth or anything. I decided to up my air drying instead of using the blow dryer weekly. So, I ended up blow drying maybe twice a month instead of weekly as normal. I air dried using the scarf method (thanks Sunshyne) or by putting my hair in a braid or bun to dry. I decided not to flat iron unless I had church or somewhere else to go that I wanted my hair straight.

Overall, in order to maintain my new growth I made sure to deep condition weekly for at least 45 minutes or longer with a cap on. I made sure that I moisturized and sealed either every day or every other day to make sure my ends were taken care of. Right now my main focus is making sure that my ends are healthy and that I maintain any growth that I have. My hair did grow and once again was at MBL, but I trimmed since it had been 6 months w/out one. So, I am about a 1/2 inch from where I was, but I'm cool with that because I have decided to focus on health before growth. I believe they go hand in hand and I will see the amount of growth I want as well. I am also using Jamaican Black Castor Oil to aid in thickness and growth as well. I think I will try to stretch again for at least 4 months if not 6 months~my main goal is to cut down the amount of relaxers I get each year.

That's all for now...take care my friends and have a blessed evening!