Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yummy Deep Conditioner

I have been looking for just the right deep conditioner (DC) for the past two years and I've tried several home concoctions and store-bought deep conditioning treatments....I have come close to liking one ("One-n-Only's Argan oil moisture repair conditioner").
A few months ago I came across a thread on the NC forums on deep conditioning and someone mentioned that they do one with plain yogurt and baby food bananas :-) So I stopped at my local grocery store and grabbed a pack of Gerber's banana and plain yogurt and decided to give it a try. First of all, it smelled delicious and good enough to eat of course! I put it all over my freshly washed hair and placed a shower cap on as I went on with my Saturday cleaning routine (how does oatmeal get stuck so hard on my son's activity table????)
Just washed the DC and I absolutely love how my hair feels!!! Smooth but strong, I am definitely doing this again!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Kim Coles' Grow-Out Challenge

A few minutes ago while catching up on one of my favorite sites I stumbled upon a new Grow-Out Challenge this one is sponsored by Curlynikki and the actress (Kim recently did her "Big Chop" read the story here). I have seen and enjoyed reading several "Grow-Out" challenges but this is going to be my very first time joining in on the fun and I figured why not? It is a great way to stay motivated and I really have nothing to lose from trying to stay healthy (mind, body, and HAIR lol). So please read my entries (my challenge blog is here) and while you are at it why don't you join in on the fun. It begins officially tomorrow February 1st and last until July 2011. The rules are really simple:
1. Drink at least 64 oz of water each day (or half your body weight in ounces)
2. Eat a healthy, balanced diet
3. Take a multi vitamin and other beneficial supplements
4. Handle hair gently at all times
5. Minimal (direct) heat usage
6. Deep treatment at every wash session
7. Develop and follow a consistent hair routine, tailored to your specific needs and desired goals
8. Document your progress, observations, and frustrations on your personal blog
9. Encourage your fellow curlies by sharing tips, advice, and chiming in on their blogs
10.Have fun and enjoy the journey!