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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Silk Elements Silken Child Relaxer on Sunday 2.20.11 last relaxer was 9/11/10

Relaxed on Sunday 2.20.11 last relaxer was 9/11/10

Wet hair pics of my relaxer update as of 2.20.11 ... I relaxed at 3 months and and 9 days post(13 weeks and 2 days post) This is the brand I usually use... Sallies did not have it in regular and I did not want to use the super... so I used the silk and child relaxer for kids.... which burned my scalp--- that's because Im so use to the gentle treatment relaxer regular I did not base my scalp since I usually dont :(

it did straighten my hair hair though*** video will be up on www.youtube.com/ladyen7

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Healthy Hair 101

♥In the Shower♥

Go natural. All shampoos contain cleansers-That‘s how they cleanse your hair- But those with naturally derived cleansers are less likely to rob your hair of vital oils. ( Try to use natural cleansers in all of your shampoos) Search Amazon.com for natural shampoo

Use products properly. For maximum benefits, before applying shampoo or conditioner, emulsify them in your hands. Then massage onto roots (where hair is most porous), crown and finally, down sides of the hair.

Don't overwash. Shampooing every day is drying to your hair and scalp, Instead, aim for two to three times a week - & on your off days, rinse only your ends with water and condition (also known as Co-Wash)

Do deep-condition. If you heat-style regularly, you must deep-condition once a week, If your hair is very damaged, try using a concentrated hair mask in place of your daily conditioner (from midshaft down), Search Amazon.com for deep conditioner




♥When Styling♥

Ban the burn. While the professional-grade blow-dryers that everyone's buying these days for home use do speed up the drying process, they were designed to be held high above your hair [presumably by a stylist] and moved around a lot so as not to cook one spot directly,.
How to ensure that you don't fry while you dry? "Remove the nozzle,". As long as you're pointing your dryer downward, you'll get the same effect, but the heat will be more diffused. Also, treat damp hair with a heat-protectant spray before blowing dry.

Avoid resistance. When blow-drying, "use your fingers to style your hair until it is about 80 percent dry," -Hair is extremely fragile while wet. Then, once it can glide through your hair without resistance (i.e., tugging), bring out the brush if you must.

Stop suffocating your strands. While silicone products (such as Silky Sexy Hair Frizz Eliminator) are great at preventing frizz and enhancing shine, do not apply them before heat-styling, or they can fuse to your hair and have a "shrink wrap" effect, sapping all the moisture from your strands.

And the best bristles are... natural (boar) bristles. They distribute your scalp's natural oils, keeping your locks well-lubed. #1 All Systems Pure Boar Bristle Brush


♥In the Kitchen♥
Eat!
If you diet and lose hair, it usually means one thing: Your diet is inadequate.
The best follicle fuel? Omega-3 fatty acids (found in cold-water fish like salmon) and protein (I.e. nuts and cheese). Check out my post on food that promote healthy hair faster…

♥At the Salon♥
Time your color touch-ups.
Though it sounds counterintuitive, coloring (you dye east egg and color your hair) your hair less often (every 8+ weeks), can actually help prevent chemical damage. Don’t allow your colorist/stylist to leave the dye/color on long,

Use protection.
To avoid fade, try not to shampoo for 72 (yes, 72) hours after getting your hair colored. & use only color-safe products.

Plan for your processes.
Which chemical processes can really wreck your hair? From least damaging to most: temporary color; semi-permanent color; demi-permanent color; permanent color; high-lift color or bleach; permanent wave; and relaxer, thermal reconditioning or straightening. Consult your stylist about the type of care your chemically altered mane will require pre- and post-treatment - or face damaged hair-raising consequences.

Stylist Secret
To temporarily but quickly mend frayed ends, a leave-in treatment, through dry tresses, then blasts them briefly with a hair dryer.

Andre Pink Lacy Secret Cap/Bonnet #911

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Multi-vitamin & supplement

I'm in the Spotlight for the month of February!!!

I had an interview...... I was selected for: Spotlight for the month of February!!! To read/see the interview please visit:


-♥Essie
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Secrets To Instant Long Hair

Secrets To Instant Long Hair

If you want to grow long hair fast - with fast being a few hours, days or weeks consider these options:

1. Hair Extensions.

100% human hair extensions that can instantly (a few hours) from chin length to below the bra strap. The downside to using hair extensions for instant long hair is that hair extensions are not inexpensive and human hair is the most costly of the add-on hair options.
If you are wanting instant Godiva locks for a wedding, a high school reunion or to meet your guy's parents, by all means consider hair extensions.


2. Add-on hair.

Celebrity hairdresser has been working with add-on hair with all of his celeb clients. Add-on tresses are much less expensive than extensions and they can be semi-permanent or permanent. This all depends on your goals.