Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wash Day - Can't Keep My Hands Out of My Hair

I decided to start washing my hair Thursday when I got home from work. My wash days are usually Friday and often times going into Saturday. LOL! I really couldn't wait to try my new Jessicurl products that I won in the SOS Jessicurl Giveaway and I wanted to try an earlier wash day. I feel like wash days take up a lot of my weekend.

Since I am 8 weeks post relaxer I started off my wash clarifying/chelating with Redken Hair Cleansing Cream.  This was perfect because it gave me the opportunity to try out the Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream on squeaky clean hair.  Let me tell you, my hair felt oh so soft as soon as I applied the Jessicurl Cleansing Cream to my hair.  It lathered nicely and my hair felt soft even after rinsing. I think I'm in love... :)

Next I deep conditioned with the Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment and sat under my heat cap for about an hour.  I allowed my hair to cool before rinsing.

After rinsing the DC I decided to use the Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner and PM Super Skinny Serum for my leave-ins.  I then ponytail roller set my hair and allowed it to air dry overnight.  It was a bit late so I tried using my blow dryer on cool before going to bed. I had a feeling my hair may not be completely dry the next morning. (And that's why I save wash day for the weekends. LOL)

My hair was still slightly damp the next morning and my curls fell, but my hair felt so amazingly soft.  My hair is still super soft 2 days later and I haven't even moisturized and sealed yet.  I know that it's a no no, but I just can't stop touching my hair.

The verdict on Jessicurl Confidence Collection...so far so good! I haven't used the Styling Solution yet. I wasn't sure how much of a hold it would give my hair and I wanted soft flowy curls(did I just make up a word?) this time around.  I think I will give it a try next time I rollerset or maybe use my curlformers. We shall see.  I plan on doing an official review of each product after using them a few more times so I can give a good thorough assessment, but right now Jessicurl has made me a happy girl.
 
Have you tried any products from the Jessicurl line? Which is your fave?
 


Thanks for reading!

   Andrea

My Nape - Making Progress Slowly But Surely

I finally got around to getting some updated pics for my nape progress comparison.   As I've said before, it's not where I'd hoped to be at this point in my journey, but progress is progress and I am happy.  It was very hard to get a good comparison as far as length but I think the progress is still visible. 



At the start of my journey I could barely grasp the hair, but now I can get small rollers in for my rollersets.  The main thing that I have been focusing on is keeping my nape moisturized and massaging my scalp with Castor oil and avoiding stress in that area.  Also, when relaxing I usually relax this area last, so the relaxer is only on this area for a couple of minutes really. Under-processing my nape allows for more strength in that area. Not only have I seen progress in the length and thickness, but also the texture.  It is so much softer, no longer stiff and course.  Thank you Darcy's Coconut Lemongrass Transition Crème, JBCO, and peppermint oil! 

I remember my old stylist used to tell my how the texture of my hair at my nape is just different than the rest of my hair and that it just wasn't going to grow.  Her solution was to just hide it or keep cutting my hair short.  I opted to take another route.  I've mentioned before that I feel the main cause for my damaged nape was definitely over-processing.  This is why it felt so course.  I've also realized that my nape grows so much slower than the rest of my hair, so this plus the fact that I used to get my hair relaxed bone straight every 6 weeks was a bad combination.  Check out my previous post here to read about some other causes of nape damage and tips on remedying this problem.

This area is still a work in progress.  I will continue to focus on baying my nape as I have been and hope to see more progress soon.  I'll be sure to keep you all updated on my progress.
 
Do you have any problem areas with your hair?
What have you done to remedy them and have you seen progress? 
Please share in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

   Andrea
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