Sunday, 21 December 2014

December Relaxer Update, New Hairdresser feat. Straight from Eden

Hiyaa guys, 2014 is almost winding down and boy I never imagined my hair being like this. From my last post I mentioned my hairdresser issues and the cut and damage I received. Well after 11 weeks or almost 3 months nursing back my hair, I still have some more damage but I'll get more on that later down in the post.

I did relax my hair Monday with the Creme of Nature Straight from Eden Relaxer in Type B. Overall I really did like the relaxer. One thing I noted is that the usual relaxer smell that I would get when the relaxer is applied wasn't there. So there wasn't that over powering relaxer smell, like I had to sniff just to get a lil bit of the scent, but overall it wasn't really there....and my nose was grateful for that!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

September Relaxer Update, Forced Cut and Hairdresser Issues

Seems like forever....but we've been so busy and caught up with school there was practically no time to post. And so I never got you guys up to date with my relaxer, which was maybe the worst relaxer I've ever gotten. Not to mention too that terrible hairdresser who applied the relaxer on.

I had relaxed at 13 weeks post, and I used the the relaxer that the hairdresser provided which was the Profectiv no lye relaxer. I had read a couple of reviews on it online and it didn't seem so bad, but when it was applied to my new growth it was like fireeee. I got no visible burns from the relaxer but it was burning me the entire process, and not to to mention it got my hair so straight and lifeless even after the roller set it had no body. I was not sure if she used the regular or super on me but it got it beyond straight that it looked unhealthy.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Relax update

Day of relaxer
Hey guys, sorry we've been away but school is just taking over our lives but anyway here's my relax update. I relaxed my hair on August 30. 2014 at 21 weeks post relaxer. I relaxed with the Optimum Multi Mineral reduced ph creme relaxer in regular.  It was a good relax day but I regret not basing my scalp so I ended up with a slight relaxer burn. Also because the relaxer had to be rinsed out sooner I ended up not getting my new growth as straight as I like. I don't think I will be doing a corrective relaxer though. I am currently 3 weeks post relaxer.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

How can you Regrow your Edges- Part 3

Heyy people, this is part three of my short Edges Series and if you've missed parts one and two you can click here and here

So if you guys tuned in, you would've known already that I've lost my edges too. And let me say its probably one of the most embarrassing thing that can happen to a woman. Many ladies suffer from thinning edges, whether it be from postpartum shedding or tight braids/weaves. So I'll be sharing some good tips that has helped me, and can certainly help you if your looking to regrow your edges.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wash Day: Wet Wrap

Hii guys, this was probably a really bad day for me to wash my hair. As you can tell from the titile, I did a wet wrap as my style but it wasn't what I planned at all. My hands and back were so tired from shopping, cause I had to go to the supermarket. And lil ole me thought I could manage the groceries by myself and walk home, but when I realize I couldn't it was too late to turn back and take a taxi. So I struggled home with the groceries and it was such a terrible walk, but never again!

Prepoo- I prepooed overnight with my Vo5  Moisture Milks Strawberry and Cream, along with my apple cider vinegar and oil mix (which comprises of African Pride Growth Oil and Tropic Isle Red Pimento Oil, and I added two drops of my rosemary essential oil).

Wash Day : 20 weeks post roller set

Hey guys, I'm currently about 20 weeks post and decided to wash my hair to prep for a relaxer soon. I was a bit nervous because this is my longest stretch EVER ! But it went better than I expected. So here's what I did.
(separated curls)

[1] Pre-poo: I did a deep condition pre-poo with ORS replenishing conditioner and a mixture of coconut oil, olive oil and JBCO. I let that sit for about 45 minutes.

[2] Shampoo: Using White Rain Volumizing shampoo as a clarifying shampoo I shampooed my hair 3x.

[3] Air dry: I air dried my hair for about 1 and a half hr.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Full Braid Out Results

Hii guys, this is a quick post of my full braid out results. I un-did the rest yesterday, and oh my did they come out dry. If you read my last wash day post, you saw some pics of my hair the following day, after I did my wash. When I un-did the two braids in my last post, my hair was so soft and silky....and had a good shine. However that wasn't the case yesterday when I pulled them out.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wash Day: Braid out

Heyy there guys, this wash day I decided to do something I haven't done in a while....and that's a braid out. I just decided to give the rollers a break this week and try something different. I also used some lime juice to lighten my hair a bit, but I only left it in for about 20 minutes because I didn't have the time to leave it in overnight. So I'm guessing that it didn't lighten my hair alot like it could've, but let's get into it (:

[1] Prepoo & Lime- I prepooed with Tresemme Remoisture Conditioner, apple cider vinegar, my oil mix (it has in African Pride Growth Oil and Tropic Isle Red Pimento Oil) and I applied it on my scalp. I also poured some of the African Pride Oil down

Monday, 25 August 2014

Senegalese Twist: The takedown

Hey girls, I decided to take down my twists. I had them in for about 5 weeks now. It took about 2 days to take down because I was lazy and took a lot of breaks. I was ultra gentle while doing this because my hair was in a fragile state and needed some lovin' lol. It felt dry but stretchy and over moisturized at the same time but anyways here's how I took care of my hair after.

[1] DETANGLE !!! girllllll I can not stress this enough, before even thinking about washing, detangle and

How I Regrew My Edges- Part 2

Hi again guys, I gave you a lil info on how my edges thinned out in the Story of how I Lost my Edges. So in this post I'll be basically explaining what I did to get them sit tight :)

Well most of you guys probably know from the story that my edges thinned out due to constant wearing of tight headbands. So I pretty much lost a good piece of my edges, I wouldn't say it was so much disastrous....but it was really really bad.

My method for growing them out was kinda simple, and it was just by scalp massaging and using Tropic Isle Strong Roots Red Pimento Oil.  So it was easy right? umm, not really.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Starting Healthy Hair Care

Hey guys, if your new at the whole healthy hair care I know it can be very overwhelming for you and you don't know where to start but to make it a little bit easier, here are a list of things you'll need to start your healthy hair care and why.

[1] Moisturizing shampoo: This is to cleanse the hair weekly or once every two weeks depending on your hair type. Preferably a sulfate free shampoo as to moisturize the hair but cleanse the scalp at the same time. This also prevents the hair from being stripped then drying out the hair.

[2] Clarifying shampoo: This is to be used every 4-8 weeks to strip the hair of product

Wash Day

Hiii everyone, this post is wayy overdue. I washed last week Tuesday but because of the busy week, Shauna and I were unable to post. But were back now on our routine :). My wash day was good, just worked on incorporating more protein in my hair since last day wash my hair felt overly moisturized. So let's get into it :)

[1] Prepoo- I prepooed overnight with Tresemme Remoisture Conditioner, apple cider vinegar and my oil mix (which comprises of African Pride Growth Oil & Tropic Isle Red Pimento Oil).

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Story of How I Lost my Edges- Part 1

Hey guys, had a busy week so not much posting was done hope you guys aren't angry though. But we're back, and feeling energized *whoot whoot* lol. So the title is pretty self explanatory, I lost my edges a while back in Decemeber 2013 and trust me it was not a fun experience. It was kinda a gradual thing, but its like one day I woke up they were there, next day they were gone, sighh. My edges used to be much fuller, but they were also fragile so it didn't take alot of tension to get them to leave. And that was my mistake.                   

These were the large headbands I wore.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Hairdresser Talk

Hey guys, in my previous post Hair Update, I mentioned that my hairdresser migrated,  I'm really happy for her but where does that leave me now? Well first I must confess that she's been a good hairdresser on most parts. She followed most healthy hair tips like moisture/protein balance, scalp massages, detangling properly with a wide tooth comb, and others. However she was a believer that new growth had to be touched up every 6-8weeks, and would sometimes tell me that I had to relax it earlier, but I never paid her any mind on that lol. But aside from services she was a really good friend of mine, and she was also my neighbor so no long walks, or great distances to travel to get my hair done. Plus she always told me that I could come and set my hair over the salon and dry it too since I had no dryer at the time. So as a hairdresser, and most of all as a friend and neighbor, I'm gonna miss her. 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hair Update: Six Weeks Post Relaxer

Hey guys, I'm currently 6 weeks post relaxer, and at the moment I'm not having alot issues with my hair. This relaxer has been a good one so far, and I'm just trying to take things step by step. I relaxed my hair June 24, 2014, but because of graduation I decided to do flexi rod curls instead, so I didn't get to take a length pic after my relaxer. And at the same time, that was gonna be my last relaxer done by my hairdresser, because she migrated, sigh. However, I'll talk more on that next post.

                                                                           April 2014 (day after relaxer)- last relaxer

Senegalese Twist: Wash Day

Hey girlies, On Friday I decided to wash my Senegalese Twists. Before I was on a hair journey I never cared to wash my hair while I wore twists so this is a bit new to me and I had to learn but I must say it was a successful wash day. So here's the process

[1] I shampooed my hair with the CON detangling conditioning shampoo green label. I did not dilute it I simply put it in my hands then distributed it on my scalp. I did this because I mainly wanted to wash my scalp and the run off would lightly cleanse the twists. Though this shampoo is not stripping I wanted my hair to retain as much moisture as possible.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Senegalese Twist: maintanance

Hey girlies, for the summer I decided to install Senegalese twists or Rope twists as we call it from Jamaica. I was a bit nervous to do it because I have not done this in such a long time but I really needed a little break from my hair. So here is how I maintain my twists.

I moisturize with African pride olive miracle braid sheen spray making sure to moisturize my edges then I would usually loosely put my hair into a low ponytail to avoid tension.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wash Day: Second Roller Set & Lime Lightening

Hey my beauties, I hope you guys aren't too confused with the title, but I did my second roller set all done done by moi, since I recently got my hooded dryer. Plus I felt a bit daring and I used a lime to sorta give my hair a lighter hue. So let's get into it.

[1] Prepoo- I prepooed with heat for 30 mins heat with Tresemme Re-moisture Conditioner, Apple cider vinegar which I sprayed on my hair and parts of my scalp. And also my oil mix which comprises of Tropic Isle Strong Roots Red Pimento Oil and African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil. I did this Sunday night.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Is your Hair a Summer Lover?

Heyy beautifuls, I'm sure I'm not the only one in the world who isn't particularly fond of summer when it comes to hair. I mean I love the vacay from school and all the other litlle stresses, but the weather is crazzzy.

Since we're experiencing a drought in Jamaica, the time has been
very hot and humid, and not to mention windy. Rain hardly ever falls, so water is a next concern. I don't know if its climate change or global warming or whaat girll, but the time is just soo hot, and the nights are no better.

So my hair isn't really able to withstand some of these conditions, when I'm outside. Because if I'm not sweating out my hair from the heat, the wind is doing a good job of blowing it out for me :( .

Friday, 1 August 2014

Review of African Pride Olive Miracle Braid Sheen Spray

Promises: African Pride Olive Miracle is rich in extra virgin olive oil for the ultimate in silky smooth deep conditioned hair and a moisture-rich, healthy scalp. Regular use dramatically reduces breakage, split ends, and dryness.
  • Soothes braid tightness and soreness
  • Relieves itching and dryness
  • Softens adds extra shine moisturizes and conditions
  • Excellent for locks and twists
  • Stops breakage split ends dryness
  • Relieves dry itchy flaky scalp
  • Fabulous for natural or synthetic hair

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Product Review: ORS Incredibly Rich Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion

Description: ORS has blended olive oil into a rich moisturizing lotion that conditions and protects the hair from high heat. This hair lotion aids in restoring the hair's natural moisture balance while straightening the hair and providing a lasting sheen.

Apply a small amount to

hands, rub together and massage through hair.  Comb and style as usual

Shauna's Regimen

Hey guys, here's my regimen and staple hair products 

I wash my hair once a week usually on Sundays. On a regular basis I would do one week protein treatment and the other week moisture treatment but this does change depending on what my hair needs at the moment.

[1]Pre-poo deep conditioner with oils
[3]Condition with rinse out conditioner
[4]Leave-in conditioner

Hey, I'm Shauna

Hi friend I'm Shauna ! :) *virtual hugs*. First of all thank you so much for visiting Abigail's and I blog it's really appreciated hope to see you again soon !

    Okay, so lets get into before I started my hair care journey. For the majority of my life I had neck length hair it was never super damaged but it needed some work and I knew I wanted longer, healthier hair. First of all, I knew nothing about hair care and I would always listen to other people on how to care my hair and they would tell me the many hair myths like don't wash your hair often it will grow and trim ends often blah blahh.... I also had many bad hair care habits such as flat ironing frequently, leaving the relaxer in too long which resulted in thin, over processed hair.
     In about the summer of 2012 I started to use a deep conditioner by Dr miracle and I noticed it made my hair grew a bit so then I started to research the entire line because I was contemplating buying all the products smh so silly lol. Any who I started watching

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Abbii's Regimen

Hey guys, this is a post on my hair regimen, and it's pretty simple.

I usually wash my hair every 2 weeks, if my hair is feeling a little dry because of my new growth I will wash it within a week. My usual wash day starts either Friday night or Saturday morning because I have school during the week. But when I'm on holiday breaks, my wash days might change.

Hi, I'm Abigail

Hey guys, my name is Abigail Cameron, but I usually go by Abbii. I'm from Jamaica, and I have relaxed hair.This post is entirely about my hair journey, how it started, some of my setbacks, and how I dealt with them. Plus some of the goals I want to achieve from here on.

I've always had the need to get longer and healthier looking hair, and even used to search for products online off my hairdressers recommendation. But I didn't really have a love for hair, until my friend, also the co creator of the blog, Shauna shared some of the stuff she found out on the internet about hair. Then I started to check it out a bit, because I think I was still struggling with my hair. Then I saw the light. I mean so much information, so many products, and so many long haired black women. I didn't even know where to start.