Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Bigger The Hair, The More They Stare!!!

Today was wash day. (2 more weeks until a fresh relaxer). YAYYYYYY!

I did my first hot oil treatment today. CCO= Castor, Coconut & Olive Oil. I washed my hair using Creme of Nature Shampoo and Conditioner. I didn't add any leave in this time. I towel dried my hair for about 15 minutes then allowed it to air dry. The picture below is the aftermath. Sorry so short. I kinda felt bad because I haven't posted in awhile. I got to do better :)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Quick Look: Hair update

Left  side a few days after going to the salon and getting about 3 inches chopped off and today Oct. 2. on the right. Do you think it has grown back any?

Wash Day: Featuring Creme of Nature

I decided to wash hair after it was 5 weeks post. I know it sounds nasty and stinky. I just didn't have time. Working everyday is just too much.
5 weeks post relaxer.
Fresh wash with Creme of Nature Shampoo & Conditioner. No leave-in or deep conditioning.
#nitraboo08
Washed Sunday, September 28, 2014
Picture Taken Thursday, October 2, 2014
Slicked edges with Creme of Nature edge control.

I detangled my hair and parted it into two sections. Got into the shower and washed it in the creme of nature shampoo twice. Next, after I rinse the shampoo out, I added the conditioner and placed a plastic cap while I took a shower. Once I was done. I rinse the conditioner out and detangled under running water with my shower comb. After that, I allowed my hair to t-shirt dry for about 30 mins then decided to go ahead and blow dry it. My process isn't complete without me a nice flat iron. sadly I was too lazy to flat iron my hair properly. It is kind of a good thing because I got these wonderful (fluffy, light) results. I am loving my hair. 



Monday, August 25, 2014

Salon Experience.

I finally stepped in a Texas salon. I can say that I enjoyed my experience. I go a relaxer and a 3 to 4 inch trim. It was a bit different. I am using to getting my ends trimmed at the end of the process. She cut them in the beginning. I guess it worked out for the best. I have very happy with my results. She applied the relaxer very quickly. I was not sitting and waiting for a long period of time. She allowed my conditioner to sit in for about ten minutes and it left my hair feeling soooooo soft. I loved it. I wish I knew what she used. My hair did not feel stripped in any way. I am trying to get used to my new lengths, but its nicer, healthier, and manageable.

To top it off I only paid $80 compared to what everyone else wanted to charge me. $100+. No thank you.

Check my instagram for pictures.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wash Day: Featuring Creme of Nature

Today was the first day that I tried out the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner. I must say that I love the way that my hair feels after using them together.
I sectioned my hair into two sections. I got into the shower and saturated it with water. Next, I applied the shampoo to each section. There wasn't much lather because it is a sulfate free shampoo. No biggie. It did not leave my hair feeling stripped. That was a Plus! Next, I rinsed it while detangling under running water. Afterwards, I applied the conditioner the same way as the shampoo. I over did it with the conditioner because it was so creamy. Finally, I added the Creme of Nature Jojoba & Olive Oil Moisture Active Deep Conditioning Treatment + Cantu Shea Butter and my plastic cap. I sat under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. Rinse the product out under lukewarm water. Oh my gosh the detangle process was so easy.

I attempted to do a roller set, but it was yet another a failed attempt. Maybe next time.

Flat iron here I come.

DFW area I need a hairstylist!


Thanks for reading!
Love ya lots,
NitraBoo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beginner Regimen

Here are a few tips to get you started on a regimen. The products listed you do not have to use they are just an example. Hope it helps. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Products for Relaxed Hair

Shampoos
  1. Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
  2. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo
  3. Suave Professionals Almond+Shea Butter Shampoo


Conditioners
  1. Mane and Tail Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
  2. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment
  3. Elasta QP DPR-11+ Deep Penetrating Conditioner


Co-Washing Conditioners

  1. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner
  2. Alberto VO5 Moisture Milks Moisturizing Conditioner

Protein  Treatments/Conditioners
  1. Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise
  2. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
  3. ApHogee-Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor


Leave-In Conditioners
  1. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream
  2. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Split End Protector For Long Hair
  3. Luster's S-Curl No Drip Activator Moisturizer


Moisturizers
  1. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Lotion
  2. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Split End Protector For Long Hair
  3. Elasta QP Olive Oil Mango Butter Moisturizer


Oils
  1. Organic Coconut Oil
  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Jamacian Black Castor Oil

Gel/Edge Control

  1. Eco Styler Gel
  2. ORS Edge Control
  3. Creme of Nature Agran Oil Perfect Edges

Heat Protector Spray
  1. TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray
  2. Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protection Spray
  3. CHI Thermal Protection Spray


Relaxers
  1. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil No Lye Relaxer
  2. Motions Professional Moisturizing Hair Relaxer Regular
  3. Crème of Nature Straight From Eden 
Love Ya Lots,
Nitra

Say NO!

Hair products that include petroleum or mineral oils are bad for our hair.

Petroleum is defined as a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that is present in certain rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including gasoline, kerosene, and diesel oil; oil.
Who would want that in their hair?

Mineral Oils is defined as a distillation product of petroleum, especially one used as a lubricant, moisturizer, or laxative.

SAY NO to PETROLEUM AND MINERAL OILS!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I've Been Featured on THS

Hey I have been featured on a website called Trending Hairstyles. I was interviewed by the lovely Sophia Clerius. Please go and check out my interview. TrendingHairstyles

www.trendinghairstyles.com







Thanks for reading.
Love ya lots, NitraBoo

Protective Styles versus Low Manipulation Styles

Let's start with the meanings of the two. A protective style is a style that is usually concealed by being tucked or pinned up away from you shoulders or articles of clothing. A few examples of protective styles are buns, bantu knots, sew-ins, etc. A low manipulation style is that require minimal upkeep. For instance, roller sets, twist outs, braids, etc. Some people may argue and say that braids are a protective style because they don't require a lot of maintenance. Technically, braids aren't considered a protective style unless the ends of the braids are concealed. A protective style to you may not be a protective style to others. I really hope I helped you all determine between the two.

Thanks for reading!
Love ya lots,
NitraBoo08


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Questionnaire From LovinOurTexture

Your Hair Is: Relaxed
Hair Length: Classic Length
Porosity: Medium
Hair Texture: Coily
Hair Width: Medium
Color-Treated: No
If Yes, what do you color your hair with and how often?
No, however I would love to try a color. I am stuck on what color and brand of product.

What is your favorite hair product(s) or product line?
ORS The One, formally known as Organic Root Stimulators
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner

What is your Daily Hair Regimen?
Daily?!? Hmm I usually moisturize my hair with ORS Moisturizing Hair Lotion and put it in a simply style whether its hanging straight down or in a ponytail. I am very simple and boring on a daily basis. Moisturizing and Sealing at night with ORS Hair Lotion and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

What is Your Wash Day Regimen?
I am slowly changing products. Wash days for me are between 2 and 3 weeks. My usual or old wash day consist of ORS Shampoo and Conditioner with Cantu Shea Butter as my leave in. I part my hair into two sections, wet each side, and apply shampoo once. I use the conditioner as stated on the packaging. After I wash it out I then apply my leave and also use it as a deep conditioner for 10 to 15 minutes under the dryer.
Recently, I used the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner. I absolutely loves these two products. The shampoo strips all the dirt from my hair and leaves it feeling squeaking clean. I can't forget the smell oh my gosh, I love it.

What do you love about your hair?
This is a really hard question for me. I would have to say the length and being one of many to prove that black girls can have long hair whether you are natural or relaxed. To prove to none believers that all black girls/women don't have to depend on weaves. We wear it because its a want more than a need.

What is your favorite hair style?
I am very boring and simple when it comes to hairstyles because I am afraid of changing many hairstyle because of my fear that the health and grow. For example, using heat every other day by curling it will possibly break it out. If you see me my hair would either be straight or in a ponytail, but my favorite style is bantu knots. I have a love/hate relationship with buns because sometimes they come out perfect and other times they don't.

What are some of the things that you have removed from your regimen?
I haven't really removed anything. I am more so adding things instead. I have never had a strict regimen with a bunch of products because I was too afraid to try them. I only stick to what I know. Slowly but surely I will be removing sulfate shampoos once I find a good one.

Give any piece of advice that you wish someone had given you about hair.
I think that my hair would have been much thicker if I wouldn't have used alot of heat on my hair without a heat protectant. Don't use petroleum because it clogs up your pores. Incorporate oils into your regimen (i.e., coconut, olive oil, and castor).
Less Heat! No Petroleum! Add Oils! Health over Length! Patience is key!

What is your hair goal(s) and how do plan to achieve it? If you've achieved your goal(s), what was it and how did you achieve it?
I have reached my goal length, but it's in the shape of a V. I plan on growing the rest of it so that it is even without having to cut it and start over. I would my hair to be a little bit thicker than it is. Castor Oil will work wonders to help me with that.

Where can we find you on Social Media?
I have a blog which is under construction. It doesn't get much love from me. I have to get on the right track and post regularly. However the link is http://darkskinlonghair.blogspot.com/
Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107525031037641420478/+NitraBoo08/about (all links to all my social media is here as well)

Feel free to email me with any questions that you may have if you are social media shy at nitraboo08@live.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hair Regimen

I have been contemplating about posting a "regimen" because to me I don't have one, but everyone always ask me that famous question of "What's your regimen?" and I reply by saying I don't really have one.
Well today I am going to attempt to give you guys what I consider a "REGIMEN".... MY REGIMEN.

WARNING: My regimen may not be to your liking and it may not work for you. I am simply posting this to inform those who asked about regimen. I am not responsible for anything that these products may do to your hair (good or bad). You have been warned. -smiles-

If you didn't know, I am relaxed. I have been relaxed for 14 years. I have been thinking about returning natural, but that was only a mere thought. I can't even sustain 6 month post hair so there is no way I can maintain fully natural hair.

I am not on a hair journey, but if I was it would be to maintain health and gain thickness. However, I have been seeing growth since 2009 (Mid-back length) and now 2014 (Tailbone Length).

My Hair Type: Combination of 3c/4a/4b
(Hair Type is your natural texture. If you are relaxed it will be the texture of your new growth.) For a better understanding on hair types click here .

Relaxer: ORS formerly Organic Root Stimulators Olive Oil Normal Strength
Minimum 12 weeks
I have done a 16 weeks stretch and a 6 month stretch (twice).

Relaxer every 12 weeks (minimum)
Wash every 3 weeks (YES 3 WEEKS)
Co-Wash every 2 weeks
Deep Condition after every wash. I can never get enough. (15 minutes minimum to 1 hour, but you can go as long as you like) Favorite conditioner, a little oil, plastic cap and sit under the dryer for 15 to 30 minutes or without the dryer for 1 hour minimum to 3 hours.
Moisturize & Seal Every other day (not every day like I'm suppose to.. I forget)
Detangle with a wide tooth comb
Trim my ends when needed
Wear a satin scarf/bonnet to bed every night


I alternate between the following products:
Shampoos:
ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisture and Shine Shampoo (leaves my hair squeaky clean and light weight)
Mane and Tail Shampoo

Conditioners:
ORS Replenishing Conditioner
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisture and Shine Conditioner
Mane and Tail Conditioner

Deep Conditioners: (ANY CONDITIONER CAN BE USED TO DEEP CONDITION)
Creme of Nature JoJoba Oil & Olive Oil Moisture-Acting Deep Conditioning Treatment (I add coconut oil)
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (which is also my favorite leave-in)

Moisturizer:
ORS Moisturizing Hair Lotion

Oils:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
Jamaican Black Castor Oil* adding to "regimen"

Edge Control/ Gel:
ORS Edge Control
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Eco Styler Gel Olive Oil

Heat Protectant:
Silk Elements

If you want to start your own regimen you can of course use some of the products I listed, but for more information on regimens please visit this site .

If you are a beginner to the hair community and you have plenty of questions feel free to join a hair care forum. They give plenty of tips, tricks, and much more advice about hair of all types. Try out Hairlista . While you are there look me up and add me NitraBoo08.

I hope that I answered some of your questions. If you have any more questions, comments, concerns about my simple "regimen" leave them below or email me at nitraboo08@live.com

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Thanks for reading!
Love Ya Lots, NitraBoo08