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Wash Day :: Dealing With Low Porosity Hair


             The porosity of your hair is its ability to absorb moisture, may it be oil, cream, or water. Some of us have high porosity hair, while a few of us don't. Having a low porosity hair means your cuticles are tight and the strands are  resistant to opening up for water and moisture.  After going through what I went through with my hair last Sunday,  I could not wait to feel its softness again. My second wash on Wednesday did not make things any better. The damage was already done, and whatever made my hair stiff was already locked in. I figured that the only way to have my softness back was to open up the cuticle layers and get some softness back in there; if that makes any sense.

#WashDayExperience


Rinse :: I rinsed my hair with very warm water (close to hot) to help remove  excess products.

Deep conditioning:: Heat became my best friend on Saturday. It was cold, but I had to wash my hair early. I deep conditioned with honey (a humectant that draws moisture to the hair) and TREsemme Moisture Rich Conditioner for two hours. I was desperate for anything with Cetyl alcohol, as it helps in adding moisture to the hair also. I used my Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap over a plastic cap, plus a warm towel for extra heat. Steaming my hair was very helpful.

Clarifying /Shampooing :: I started out with my V05 Clarifying conditioner, but I ended up adding shampoo to the mix because I thought that product buildups may have been the cause of the stiffness, too.

Conditioning :: I used Clairol Herbal Essences moisturizing conditioner to condition my hair after the shampoo.

Drying :: Air dried for about 45 minutes after using a T-shirt instead of a towel. 

Moisturizers :: Since it was so cold that day, I decided to moisturize my hair with Scurl No Drip Activator Moisturizer, followed by my ORS Carrot Oil.


The Wash Day Experience
              The softness is back, you guys! I did the porosity test throughout the wash day. The first time I dropped my strands in the water, they did not go down. I tried again after shampooing and conditioning my hair. The last test was before drying the hair. My hair started drying right away. It only took 10 minutes for my hair to eat up the moisturizer, which meant that my hair was absorbing the products very fast. There were no products sitting on my hair after adding the cream. Winning!
I was only trying to add a little protein to my hair last week. But forgetting to add honey to my deep conditioner was very detrimental. Now I know not to mess with protein.

How was your wash day, dear?
 
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Rock Your Hair - Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray REVIEW

            Hello Everyone! How was your weekend? My weekend is always fun when I get to hang out with my BFF. She is such a fun person to be around. We watched Lethal Weapon II.  I know. An old movie, right? Mel Gibson when he was younger and had long, beautiful hair. And that scene with Danny Glover in the bathroom was priceless. Anyway, I am reviewing a new product for you today. Rock Your Hair: Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray was sent to me by Swaggable a month ago. However, my opinion is at the bottom of this age. The fact that I got to try the product for free does not change my opinion on its performance.  A hairspray that gives volume is not really required for my hair type, but there are some hairstyles that require a big hairspray to keep any fly-away in place.

           This product promises to give you bigger, fuller, and thicker hair. It is supposed to be fast-drying, locks in volume, and control humidity. No flaking and stiffness should be present when using this product.
Now let see how true that is!


About


Is your hair FLAT and LIFELESS? Do you want VOLUME and STYLE that lasts all day long?
TURN UP THE VOLUME FOR HAIR THAT ROCKS with ROCK YOUR HAIR!!!
ROCK YOUR HAIR brings you the latest innovations in PROFESSIONAL STYLING PRODUCTS from Michael O'Rourke, the founder and creator of BIG SEXY HAIR. If you liked Sexy, you will LOVE ROCK YOUR HAIR!
Spray it Hard is a Fast Drying, Firm, Flexible Hair Spray that holds all day without flaking or stiffness. Humidity Resistant in the muggiest of climates (we hear you Floridians!) it also protects your precious locks from environmental elements and styling tools. This next generation hair spray adds Instant Shine and Manageability to any mane!
You have to try it to feel and see the difference that this amazing hair spray will have on your hair!!
Directions
  • Hold Can 8 - 10 inches from your head and spray into previously styled hair.
  • For MAXIMUM VOLUME flip your head over and spray underneath.

Features

    • Firm, Flexible & Workable Hold
    • Locks In Volume & Keeps Humidity Out!
    • No Flaking Or Stiffness, just Big Volume & Shine
- See more at: http://swaggable.com/product/Spray-it-Hard-Hair-Spray#sthash.fQeStMIa.dpuf

About


Is your hair FLAT and LIFELESS? Do you want VOLUME and STYLE that lasts all day long?
TURN UP THE VOLUME FOR HAIR THAT ROCKS with ROCK YOUR HAIR!!!
ROCK YOUR HAIR brings you the latest innovations in PROFESSIONAL STYLING PRODUCTS from Michael O'Rourke, the founder and creator of BIG SEXY HAIR. If you liked Sexy, you will LOVE ROCK YOUR HAIR!
Spray it Hard is a Fast Drying, Firm, Flexible Hair Spray that holds all day without flaking or stiffness. Humidity Resistant in the muggiest of climates (we hear you Floridians!) it also protects your precious locks from environmental elements and styling tools. This next generation hair spray adds Instant Shine and Manageability to any mane!
You have to try it to feel and see the difference that this amazing hair spray will have on your hair!!
Directions
  • Hold Can 8 - 10 inches from your head and spray into previously styled hair.
  • For MAXIMUM VOLUME flip your head over and spray underneath.

Features

    • Firm, Flexible & Workable Hold
    • Locks In Volume & Keeps Humidity Out!
    • No Flaking Or Stiffness, just Big Volume & Shine
- See more at: http://swaggable.com/product/Spray-it-Hard-Hair-Spray#sthash.fQeStMIa.dpuf

  Product Information

Ingredients
Alcohol Denat. Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/ Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/ Parfum Linalool, Limonene, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/ Tetracaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.

Directions
 Shake can well, hold can 8-10 inches,  and spray into styled hair for lift and hold.



My opinion

Pros:
  • Fast drying
  • Keeps hair in place
  • Nice scent
  • No flaking
  • Adds shine and volume
  • Firm hold
  • Long lasting
Cons:
  • Too expensive 


            First, I love the little can that this spray comes in. A 2 fl. oz. is light enough for me to carry in my bag. The little diamond studs that create the heart shape makes the can very attractive.  Rock Your Hair - Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray also comes in a 10 oz. can that costs about $22.00, which I think is a little too expensive. Second, humidity ain't got nothing on the hair once the product is applied, a big plus for me. The hair stays in place, and the scent is ......... you guessed it. It smells like any other hairspray. It's not the hairspray of the year, but it works great on my hair.


 
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DIY Friday:: Pumpkin Hair Bow For Halloween


            Hi guys! Halloween is coming, and I thought  it would be fun to uplift the hair a little by creating a fun pumpkin bow. I used things that I already have around the house. Who does not own a bobby pin, right?  I keep a loaded glue gun in the house because I get pretty crafty sometimes. You will need thread and a needle for this project. You can use any fabric, but I used Micheals ribbons. You can find more DIY projects here if you get bored one day.



Have a super wonderful weekend!
 
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