Lighten Hair Color with Cinnamon

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English: Cinnamon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found this pin on pinterest of this girl that lightened her hair and it was so gorgeous. Of course, now I can’t find that pin, but I remembered that the girl said she lightened her hair with cinnamon and she hadn’t had previously dyed her hair but she did have highlights and the cinnamon mixture enhanced them. I had highlights about two years ago and they were cinnamon red, so I wanted to try this cinnamon mix to see if I could achieve a reddish color in my hair. Continue reading

Review: Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Conditioner

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I purchased this after using some when my mom purchased this in a set at Macy’s last year. Carol’s Daughter is a natural company that makes hair and body products that are supposedly all natural. You can purchase it from Carol’s Daughter online here or at Sephora and Macy’s.

According to the company, this product promises:

A rich, moisturizing recipe for dry, brittle and unmanageable hair to detangle and make it easier to style. The blend of Pro-vitamin B5 and Rose Extract Continue reading

Wash Day 11-16

This wash day I decided to do a roller wrap and not use the blow dryer. The results were not what I expected, but that probably has to do with the fact that I am on the 6th week post relaxer and I want to stretch to eight weeks. I have new growth, but it isn’t that noticeable around the perimeter, but the center of my head is pretty hard to comb through.

As my normal washes I pre-pooed with a mix of Herbal Essences Honey I’m Strong Conditioner, Suave Naturals Coconut and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I left this on for 45 minutes and rinsed with warm water.

Afterwards I followed up with Honey I’m Strong Shampoo and deep conditioned with Honey I’m Strong Conditioner for 1 hour .  I roller set with jumbo rollers all over and sat under a hooded dryer and wrapped my hair and tied with a satin scarf .

Like I said, I wasn’t that impressed, maybe if I would’ve flat ironed my roots, then the look would’ve turned out better. But my new growth has just reminded me that I want to transition to be natural. My mom is natural and it took her about 9 months, but she wore wigs and had short relaxed hair. She told me to wait until after two years, so that’s what I’ll do.

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So last week’s wash day was phenomenal! I pree-pooed with carol’s daughter Black Vanilla conditioner for 30 minutes and then washed wit the Black Vanilla shampoo. I deep conditioned for 2 hours with the Black Vanilla conditioner and my hair came out flawlessly.

Today I pre-pooed with Olive oil, Suave Naturals coconut conditioner and Honey I’m strong conditioner mix for 1 hour .

I washed my hair with Herbal essences honey I’m strong shampoo. I didn’t have time to deep condition today so I just conditioned with honey I’m strong. I did some more curls because my hair just seemed so soft and bouncy last week. I roller set at night and finger comb with olive oil in the morning.

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About my hair

Here are a few specs about my hair:
• I have a relaxer. My last one was October 4,2012I did at one point think about transitioning but for the time being I really like having relaxed hair.
• my hair is currently grazing my collarbone( the longest piece ) and bangs stop a little past my nose. The shortest piece stops near my eyebrows.
• I don’t really have a regimen but I’m starting to build one