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Okay so I’ve been doing some researching and seeing what i can add to my hair regimen, first strenghten my hair and second to maintain moisture. In a previous post I had lamented how dry both my hair and my scalp felt.

So I have changed a few things in my regimen:

  1. I no longer deep condition over night, it was causing build-up on scalp which then led to my scalp being itchy and dry.
  2. I use okra has a deep conditioner, which i then follow up with a moisture rich deep conditioner.
  3. Im trying to minimize how much i manipulate my hair so for the last week and some, i’ve worn buns and puffs and just today a french braid type hair style.
  4. Im moisturing about every other night.

Umm thats it so far.

So I bet your wandering okra, why? It is apparantly a good protein treatment and can help strenghten and grow your hair. regal bal did a post on her blog that you can check out to see the process. So far its okay. The first time i did it, i left the okra in , not a good idea I ended up with dry flakes in some parts of my hair. Today is the second time ive tried it. My hair after washing, treating and deep conditioning felt really soft. So for now the okra is sticking around.

Second the crisco, this one is just an experiment, I had first heard about using this as a moisturizer on urbancurlz blog, its something that she does and loves. So I decided to try it today, I added my moisturizers and then sealed it with the crisco, after which i put my hair into like 18 bantu knots. I hope my hair is left soft and not greasy. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. 🙂 I’ll let you guys know how it turns out.


Posted on: June 4, 2009

So I washed out my conditoner this morning, i had it for abou 12 hours. Ummm im not too impressed, i think my weave got better results than my hair and I wasn’t even focusing on it.

So I think in future I’ll do a olive oil with aloe dct with maybe a bit of conditioner. One thing I didn’t like was that even after standing under the shower for like 10 minutes, it didn’t wash away completely it feels like theres still build up and if i run my finger (aka scratch my scalp) Im left with stuff underneath my nails. When I do the oil treatment, my scalp is clear of all that stuff.

As I write this post Im deep conditioning, unfortunately I don’t have a soft bonnet, or else I would be done already 🙂 So I am going to do it overnight. I started the process late in the evening (cough…8’clock…cough) I don’t want to go to bed with wet hair, and risk the chance of mold or anything else that’s gross, Im going to leave it till tomorrow. If I have to go outside I’ll wrap my head in a scarf and call it a day. 🙂

For my deep conditioner I used,treseme remoisture conditioner, Avon african shea butter restorative hair mask, Avon mediterrean oilve oil conditoning hair mask and the Avon palm desert rose oil hair elixir. I have high hopes for this combo, the only thing im worried about is that it will be so good and I wont be able to recreate it, as Avon discontiuned the shea butter conditioner right after I ordered it.(Booooo)

well, good night

So I’ve come across a few weekly deep condition challenges, and Im really thinking of participating in one. My question is can one deep condition with a “protective style” aka weave? and if  you can, should you?

I saw a discussion on black hair forum where some ppl said that they deep conditioned once a week, co-washed daily or multiple times a day, then you had some who didn’t do a thing.


I think im going to try a deep conditioning session first and see how it goes, I did oil treatments before and i liked that, so did my scalp.

The weekly challenge is a must try for me.

I love this girl that’s all I have to say, oh and that she is such an enabler. 🙂 She reviews so many products that you can’t help but want to buy them. Check out a few of her videos. She has a youtube account, a fotki and a blog.

I came across this company on Etsy way back in January, favourited there site and left it at that. But lately I have been hearing alot more about them Empressri did a review on them last month I believe, and I have browsed there website. I gotta say Im seriously interested.

check out Empressri’s youtube video below.



pics d.b at etsy

It is always a good idea to have your hair products in a nice visible or easily accessible place. (Im sure many of you have already reached this conculsion, but please have some patience for those who have not yet caught up i.e. me.) 🙂

So I ordered some hair masks and treatments a couple of months ago, to use as they were on sale. This week i took out my hair from the weave that I had in. Now all the time when my weave was in I remembered that I was going to use my oilve oil and my shea butter hair masks.

Folks, two minutes ago I just remembered that I had them, yup plum forgot all about them. Why? because they are in a different spot then my conditioners and oils so they totally slipt my mind. BOOO 😦

Oh well, I’ll just have to wait till next time to try them out, as im putting in weave again, soon.

And im going to move them with my other hair products pronto.


April 2020