Hello 2019!

I meant to post this earlier in the month, but time has gotten away from me (again).

I managed to survive my first semester back in school (barely) with a nice solid B.  Yay, me!  If you are returning to school, and it’s been more than a year since you were last in school- I advise you to never EVER take an accelerated language class.  Even if you were previously near-fluent.  It will kick your butt, guaranteed.

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[Hair Journey] Week 5

Wash Day

– Shampoo: Purposeful Hydration Shea Butter and Sandalwood shampoo (http://www.lovebeautyandplanet.com)
– Conditioner: Purposeful Hydration Shea Butter and Sandalwood conditioner
– Moisturizer: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Water (5%/95%)
– Leave-In/Styling Cream: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

Can I just say that I find this shampoo / conditioner combo to be a refeshing change of scent. Sooo many products out there are either some sort of tropical scent, or a generic purfume-y type smell. This one smells kind of woodsy… kind of musk-y. It’s the sandalwood, and it’s just a refreshing change to the norm. The shampoo and conditioner work slightly better than Suave (and with less harmful ingredients).

I have found the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash (which I did not buy) at Walgreen’s, Kroger, and Wal-mart.

[Hair Journey] Week 4

Wash Day
– Shampoo: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisturizing Dry Defense Shampoo
– Deep Conditioner: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Repair Mask
– Moisturizer: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Water (5%/95%)
– Leave-In/Detangler: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Leave-In Detangler
– Styling Cream: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Whip Twisting Cream

Upkeep
– Moisturizer: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Water (5%/95%)
– Styling Creme: Pantene Truly Natural Defining Curls Custard

Yes, I realize that the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie is NOT a styling cream. However- it does work well as one, and my hair has not fallen out yet. But I did finally read the proper instructions, and in Week 6- I use it as it was intended.

I added the Creme of Nature Pure Honey Repair Mask. It doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. It’s an okay hair mask, and I intend to find out how it stacks up against the regular Pure Honey Conditioner soon.

[Hair Journey] Week 3

Wash Day
– Shampoo: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisturizing Dry Defense Shampoo
– Deep Conditioner: Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack
– Moisturizer: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Water (5%/95%)
– Leave-In/Detangler: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Leave-In Detangler
– Styling Cream: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Whip Twisting Cream

Upkeep
– Moisturizer: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Water (5%/95%)
– Styling Creme: Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie

Yes this looks like the same as last week, but the difference is that I used the detangler and the twisting cream TOGETHER this week. They work BETTER together, and you will get better curl definition by using them together.

Also, yes- I realize that the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie is NOT a styling cream. However- it does work well as one, and my hair has not fallen out yet. But I did finally read the proper instructions, and in Week 6- I use it as it was intended.

I’m also giving up on the Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack. I think my hair just DOES NOT like Argan oil. Every time I use it- my hair is very dry and feels brittle. Although I can use some products with Argan oil in them (just like I can with products containing coconut oil)- I think my hair is sensitive to large amounts of argan oil,