Monday, April 10, 2017

$50 of Hair Products

Always more hair stuff to buy.  I am not a product junkie however I go through ebbs and flows with my hair care regimen.  This is terrible because it has led to inconsistent results.  Recently I was talking to another natural lamenting about how I haven't found my holy grail products.  She recommended trying a whole product line a time since the products are made to work together.  Makes sense.

My first product line in this experiment is As I Am.  I had used the Double Butter previously and liked it so I figured let's start there.

4 products.. FOUR  came to $49 and change.  Tears, but its an investment.

Here is my haul:
Twist Defining Cream
DoubleButter Cream
Leave-In Conditioner
Coconut Co-wash


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1 month later I an thrilled there is a good amount of product left in each of these. 



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The jury is still out on these.  While I am not disappointed I am also not jumping for joy that I have used these.  I am going to give it a little more time before I make a final judgement on any of these.

Until next time,

TakiJ

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Anybody Out There

Wow... has it really been this long since  I have posted something.

YEP

Happy New Year!  Better late than never.

In all seriousness I have missed my blog.   Blogging was always a fun outlet for me and now that I am in a different place in my life I thought it would be a good time to start it back up.  A lot has happened in the past few years.

So what's it going to be about.... anything, everything, something, and nothing.  Just sharing my journey with you in hopes that maybe you find something useful to help you with your journey.


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It appears I have lost my signature.  I will get around to creating a new one.

Until then,

Takij


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Finished Something- Glacier Bay Scarf

Finished a scarf that I started last year.  I decided I wasn't allowed to start anything new without finishing something.  This pattern was pretty simple.  It seemed to initially take forever but once I remembered the pattern and got back into the swing of things (a year knitting hiatus makes you rusty)  it was smooth sailing.

This is the Glacier Bay Scarf knitted in Red Heart Super Saver Mulbery Mix.  I lot of k2tog and yo but it makes for an interesting zig-zag piece.  To the scarf collection it goes!!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Neutral Eye Go To

Okay, here they are.  The swatches from the Hard Candy palette I got for Christmas.

Can you see the colors on my skin?  Perfect for when I want a light touch of eyeshadow but don't feel like anything bright.  Definitely great for work as well.


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Sorry for the crappy presentation.  I have forgotten how to do this blogging thing!  I just remember how fun it used to be so I am giving it another shot.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Natural Hair- Week1



WEEK 1-  2/21/2015- 3/1/2015

Straight flat ironed hair, what do  I do with this.  Not much.  I got it done on Saturday and wore it out until Monday.  My Monday night workout pretty much had me back to natural in the middle and still smooth around the edges.  Ponytail time, or since the cut I will say pigtail.  Yep, smoothed it out in a pigtail for the rest of the week.   I contemplated just reverting all to natural but I wanted to start fresh with some new products as well.  So until Saturday, what my wash day was it was a pig tail.

In the mean time I stocked up on my goods (posted here).



THE WASH PROCESS:
Sectioned into 4 sections
Light finger tangling with coconut oil
Cowash each section with Tresemme Naturals
Detangle each section with Denman Brush
Apply Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstuctor and put on plastic cap.
Left in for Approximately 10 min while I took my shower
Rinsed each section and ran Denman through it
Applied Alikay Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner to each section
Applied Design Essentials Naturals to Each Section
Applied the magic potion oil to each section.
Each section was twisted with a clip on the the end to air dry

THE STYLE:
After a few hours of drying I put a part in my hair and put about 10-12 twists through out using As I Am Twist Defining Cream .  A few pieces of hair were dry not still damp so I spritz a little water as needed and let it dry.  After drying, mostly air dried but had to do 15 min under the hooded dryer since my daughter was anxious to get out of the house, I rubbed some coconut oil on my hands unstwisted and fluffed.  



THE VERDICT:
My hair feels good.  Definitely not as much hair on the shower floor.  I think it is because of the cut but am not sure if it is because my hair was coming from a flat-ironed style.  We'll see next week.  The ends look 20 million times better and I am so glad I decided to get it cut.  The strange thing is it doesn't look shorter.