Monday, October 9, 2017

I'm Starting My Hair Journey Over

Wet Hair w/ Leave-in Conditioner 

*NOTE: If you haven't seen my most recent YouTube video, then I would suggest watching that video first and then coming back to this article for a better understanding. 

My hair is healthy. But let's be honest, it could be healthier. I think we all can admit our hair could be healthier than it currently is. Certain habits and choices we make daily for our hair will be dependent on two things: 1) Looks and 2) Health. There are things you will do to your hair solely on how cute you think it is, and there are things that you do to protect your hair and nourish it. 

With all the recent trendy Instagram hairstyles out there right now, I feel like my hands have been in my head more than it has been in YEARS and I think my hair is suffering from it. 

If you don't know, my hair is CURLY, FINE, & LOW POROSITY

My hair doesn't like a lot of manipulation and if you're been following for a while then you know I am VERY simple with my hair. I started trying to compete with all these styles on Instagram and I felt like I could literally SEE the setback on my hair coming if I continued down that path. 

So I decided I'm going back into hair journey mode. For me, my hair journey modes are when I am 100% dedicated to my hair's health over everything else. There were days I would sacrifice having a cute hair day just because I knew I needed to protective style (while I was transitioning). 

So here's what I will be doing during my Hair Journey: 

1. Finger Detangling ONLY - My hair always does so much better when I finger detangle. I have way less shedding over time and my curls clump SO much better. 

2. Deep Conditioning Twice A Week - One will be a moisturizing deep condition and the second will be more strength focused. 

3. Low Manipulation Styles - I don't really consider myself a "protective styler" but I do go through my periods where I just want my hands completely off of my natural hair. During these times I will wear buns, drawstring ponytails, and wigs. But most days a wash and go is a low manipulation style for me. I do my wash and go and I don't have to do anything else to my hair until my next wash day. I grew my hair to WL wearing 90% wash and gos. 

4. Slight Increase in Trims - More Search and Destroy - I'm going to be focusing more on maintaining the health of my ends. This will include "search and destroy" sessions once every 2 weeks and a trim 2x per year instead of one. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue Review

Over on Instagram, you guys went crazy when I showed you the dry results from twisting my hair using the Curly Meringue Cream by Miss Jessie.  

Although the proof is in the pudding when comes to my results; my hair looks amazing. I still immediately told you guys this product would be a "Nah" in the future for me. 

So let's just jump right into my review list and talk about why I won't be repurchasing this product again. 


I've wanted to try Miss Jessie's for years now just because when the natural hair community first started to take legs there were only like THREE "quality" products I feel like we had to choose from. And with everything being called the "best darn" this that or another, everyone was raving about how awesome this product was. 

Through all that, I still could not convince myself to chalk up $20-$40 dollars on ONE jar of hair products, no matter what the return policy was for it lol

Recently I found this product on clearance at a local store so I decided to give it a try. 

I personally don't like to use creams for my wash and gos because I feel like they don't give me enough hold for my curls, so I already knew I would be using this product to twist up my hair. 

I twisted my hair and used perm rods on the ends for extra curl definition. 

Almost immediately when I started applying the product I knew I did not care for it and would not be purchasing it again. 

For one, I never felt like my hair was really coated or moisturized. I just kept applying product. Now, I know that my hair actually was absorbing the product and would turn out very soft, however, at Miss Jessie's prices, I don't have the time to be using half of the tube for one wash day because I can never tell when is enough. 

For this same reason, this product did not provide hardly any slip to run my fingers through my section to make sure my hair was thoroughly coated. My hair almost felt like your naked hair does as soon as you rinse out your deep conditioner. Soft, but you wouldn't want to run your ringers through naked hair for fear of breakage. That's how I felt. 

All in all, I must be honest and say I was super surprised and happy to see how much moisture my hair retained without needing additional product over the next few days, but it wasn't something that wow'd me to repurchase again. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017


As you guys know, I am a tried and true user and believer in Eco Styler Gel. NO OTHER product does my hair the way that this product does and I know I'm going to get a perfect wash and go every single time. 

Eco Styler Gels are one of those products that you either really love it, or you really hate it. There's usually no in between lol But I honestly believe at least 50% of the people who hate eco styler gel just simply don't know how to use it. It definitely has a MAJOR learning curve.

One of the main complaints about Eco is that 1) It flakes and 2) It leaves their hair feeling crunchy and dry. 

For me, it's ALL about what product I pair it with, that will determine how soft, moisturized my hair is. 

Eco Styler Gel --- is a GEL. lol It sounds redundant but I think a lot of people totally miss the fact that it's a gel. It's not supposed to be moisturizing. It's supposed to make your hair hair and form a cast. That's what gels do lol. People get upset because Eco Styler makes their hair hard, but it's really about the product you used to moisturize your hair before hand that plays the major role

All of the products below are Curly Girl Friendly

None of these products flake in my hair. 

Paul Mitchell The Conditioner 

I have been using this product for about 4 years now and I have loved it from day ONE. This product is very light weight and makes my hair feel extremely soft. I use both the name brand and the Sally's Generic brand and neither product gives me flakes. 

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk 

I have been using this product for about 6 months as a leave-in for my wash and gos and this product completely changed the game in what I understood about my hair and what it needs to stay moisturized. My low porosity hair loves light weight products, especially hair milks. 

TreSemme Perfectly Un-Done Conditioner

This product is technically not even a leave-in conditioner. But I am notorious for using non-traditional conditioners as my leave-ins. I like that this product has a rich consistency and leaves my hair feeling really nourished under my gel. 

Kera Care Natural Textures Leave-in Conditioner 

I recently revisited this product after being sent the entire Natural Textures line by Kera Care. I forgot how much I REALLY like this product. It has so much slip and makes my hair feel so soft. Since their curl defining gel doesn't have as strong of a hold as I would like, I paired this leave-in with my Eco and it was GOLD! So much so I have already re-purchased this product on backup. 

Simply Shea Leave-in Conditioner

Yes, the infamous Dollar Tree Leave-in Conditioner is making yet another appearance. This product is just... the best, yall. I can't say enough. The moisture level is amazing. 

Shea Moisture Low Porosity Leave-in Detangler 

I love how much slip this product provides for applying my gel and it leave my hair extremely shiny.

Cantu Coconut Curling Cream 

Again, not a traditional leave-in, but I loved the way this product made my hair feel so much that I decided to try it as a leave-in. This product provides great moisture and slip when doing my wash and gos and this is my #1 combination for a "juicy wash and go" look.