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Apr 30, 2012

May 1st Sulfur Oil Challenge with FB Hairlista!

Ok so it starts tomorrow and I know, I cheated and started 1 week early. This gave me the opportunity though to gage how often I'd do it, how often I'd wash so it was a good trial week. I haven't used the VHF since this past Friday. I used the Sulfur Oil last night. I think I'm going to drop the oil usage down to 2x weekly. Sundays..and Wednesday night. My Wash days will be the next day after. I'm thinking about incorporating one additional day but I'm not sure about that yet because the more I use it, the more often I have to wash. I hate Cowashing so it has to be a regular wash. I'm starting the challenge with freshly clean hair. I did just apply VHF to my edges. I know I know, they ARE already full, but like you ladies know, in my mind, edges can never be too full. So I'll be of course tracking my progress here. I will make a post for the Challenge directions in case any of you ladies want to join in. The Hairlista FB page is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/40923346750/
it's more personal, closer knit friendships and hair talk. I love it.

Apr 27, 2012

Sulfur & VHF Update

So I've been using the Oil concoction of:
2 oz Grapeseed Oil
2 oz JBCO
4 oz EVOO
4-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
4-5 drops of Peppermint Oil

since Friday 4/20
I oil on these days and wash the next morning..and if I use it in the day, I wash my Hair at night

Fridays
Sundays
Mondays
Wednesday
I do GHE 1-2 nights per week with the Sulfur oil

I also have been using Virgin Hair Fertilizer on my Edges since 2 days ago about 2 or 3x daily

Apr 18, 2012

I've been MIA but i'm back :D

Ok, i will work on the banners for the blogs today and tomorrow
I'm starting a Sulfur challenge with the Hairlista FB group and it starts May 1st. I am excited. I cannot believe NJOY (hair forum guru) is getting 1 in per month. Unreal! So I want to try it. My Hair has been breaking lately, so I'm doing a Protein treatment with Egg today. I have mixed my Egg w JBCO and Grapeseed Oil. Applied egg, plastic cap for 10-15 min and then wash with Moisturizing Shampoo and then DC and either Airdry or Blow dry on Cool. I did wash my Hair yesterday but my Hair is crying out for a Protein treatment so it must be done. Hope everyone is well. So to recap:

Working on Banners now
New Product reviews coming soon
Sulfur Challenge coming in May 2012

and for now that's pretty much it :D

Apr 6, 2012

April 6th- Length Check starting Pics-taken today!!

Starting length







Present length as of April 6th,2012

Wash day, Only trim of the year (yep you read it right :) & my 1st Oil Rinse :)

I'm going to also in addition to the GHE, incorporate Oil rinses to my Shampoo. I think it will help my Hair to be even softer and more manageable. I found how to do them on Hairlista and this is what my wash day will consist of from now on.

Oil Rinse

Shampoo
Rinse with warm water
Coat hair only with your favourite oil (pay particular attention to your ends)
Rinse with warm water (optional)
Apply conditioner/deep conditioner
Rinse with warm water

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so far I've :
prepooed with EVOO
Washed
Applied generous amounts of EVOO, EVCO, Grapeseed Oil, a tiny bit of Amla and tiny bit of Peppermint mixed in a plastic bottle
Sitting under dryer for about 15-20 min
Rinse
DC w HE Color me Crazy Conditioner + EVCO w Heat
Rinse
ACV Rinse
Apply Leave Ins
Heat Protectant
Blow Dry on Cool/Warm
and then i'll flat iron

hope this turns out good. Pics once I'm done

Apr 5, 2012

Greenhouse Effect (GHE) and the Real Queens Regimen

All of the info can be found here:

http://realqueens.net/real-queens-regimen

On to a New Challenge in April! GHE/Real Queens Regimen!

Well, I think the JBCO mini-challenge with the Hairlista FB group went well. I gained about 1 1/2 in. So I think that's pretty good :)This month I am having a personal GHE (Greenhouse Effect) challenge. I will post the challenge below. Feel free to unofficially join in if you'd like to see how much growth you get with this method. I have been doing this every other day so far. Of course when I straighten my Hair this weekend (only because it's Easter) I won't GHE for 10-12 days after that. GHE leaves my Hair moist when I wake up, so the only thing I can do is Bun which is fine. Once I reach my goal my Hair will be free.

- I will do GHE 1x weekly atleast for a Month and see if I notice any change in Growth

Here is the Long Hair Care Forum Challenge for GHE
http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=610853&highlight=ghe

Here's the Greenhouse Effect (GHE)

REAL QUEENS REGIMEN
.:Shampoo 1x month. Clarify as needed
.:Deep condition after shampooing/co-washing
.:Blot hair dry with a t-shirt
.:Do the green house effect at least 1x week. No more than 3x week
.:Dust ends every 1-2 months (optional)
.:For best results wear protective or low manipulation hairstyles
.:Avoid using heat. Air dry or blow dry if cool if you have to
.:Flat iron 1x month
.:Be gentel with your hair - don't comb and brush so often
.:Eat right and drink lots of water
Co-washing is allowed.

GREEN HOUSE EFFECT
.:On damp or dry hair apply a generous amount of the oil of your choice. Root to tip

.:Place shower cap or plastic bag over your hair to lock in the moisture from your scalps natural oils and heat from your head. This creates a green house, steam effect during your sleep which is the best time for your hair growth in this case. For those who are relaxed or natural but flat ironed, you can apply a shower cap or plastic bag to ends only loosely securing it to your hair with a scrunchy or clip.

.:Place a head tie/scarf over your head & shower cap making sure that it’s nice and snug; for best results also wear a winter hat over your scarf to help produce more heat.

.:In the morning you may find that your hair is a bit damp from the moisture the steam effect created. You can either blow dry it on cool setting, let it air dry a bit before styling, or go ahead and style it while it’s still damp and let it dry as the day progresses.
You don't have to use JBCO. Use your favorite oils :)



They say some ladies have averaged an inch of growth doing this and I might incorporate this into my Regi if it goes well. So on to the challenge!

I may also incorporate MN( Micronazole Nitrate) but I've never used this,so Im not sure yet. If I purchase any, I'll let you all know.