Monthly Archives: November 2010

>Hair Product of the Week: Cantu Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment

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Hello Blog lovers!! This weeks HPOW is the Cantu Grow Strong Strengthening Hair Treatment.  I purchased this hair product a few weeks ago and I must say that I love it just as much as my Cantu Leave In Conditioning Repair Creme. I love it because it’s light on the hair and not heavy. It smells just as good as the leave-in repair creme. It’s all about using the product in moderation. This product can be used daily at night for a deep conditioning treatment and even before and after any type of chemical treatment. I have been using it daily so I just simply took a little on my finger and emulsified it in between my fingers (if you choose to use it as a heat protectant this is what you can do to make sure it won’t weigh your hair down). It adds a shine and fresh look to distressed hair tresses.  Check out the stats below:


Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment


Cantu® Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment prevents breakage before it starts by penetrating and moisturizing hair from the roots to the tips.

 

Cantu® Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment is made with pure shea butter and essential oils to replace vital oil to your scalp and in your hair leaving it stronger and healthier with a natural shine.

Cantu® Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment helps…


•strengthens fragile, weak and brittle hair to stop breakage

•moisturize dry brittle hair with deep penetrating oil and emollients


•protect hair against heat and styling damage

Directions for:

•Daily Styling – massage into hair beginning at the roots and working towards the ends. For deeper penetration, leave covered under a plastic cap overnight.

•Daily Protection – apply before brushing, styling, drying, or setting to form a thermal protection barrier around your hair.

•Pre/Post Chemical Treatment – apply 3 days prior and 3 days after relaxing or coloring your hair.

I purchased this at Wal-mart, if I remember correctly it was around 5-6 dollars. This product should be available at all retail stores like Wal-mart, Target, and even your BSS. If you check the website it will direct you to where you can buy this product and try it out amongst the other fabulous product that they have.

I am not affiliated with Cantu Shea Butter hair products. I purchased the product with my own money and this is my honest opinion of the product. I ♥ it. It definitely gets my ★★★★★ (5star stamp).

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>Becoming a Mixtress: Experimenting with Hair Oils

>Hello Blog lovers! I know it has been an extreme long time since my last post and I apologize I have not given up on you all or my blog period. I love to share and talk so if I ever decide I’m finished blogging I will definitely be finished sharing and talking. Today is not the day so I’m sharing! Giggles.

Over the past month (since my last post) I purchased some hair oils to start using on my hair. I will admit that in the past I was totally on the fence about using hair oils on my hair simply because I didn’t want my hair to be weighed down or extremely greasy from using hair oils. I was using light hair moisturizer and hair cremes to keep my hair moisturized and not dry, but I was anti-oil all day every day. The reason was because my hair can get oily and weighed down on it’s own after a few days of washing. So after all the researching I could do along with YouTube video reviews I decided let’s try it and see what actually happens.

I shared it with my mother that I wanted to start doing deep conditioning treatments with coconut oil so I wanted her to purchase me some virgin coconut oil whenever she went back to the Farmers Market (everything at the farmer’s market is natural and organic and it’s cheap!) So she purchased me some pure virgin coconut oil. I was ecstatic to say the least and I was anxious to try it after getting excited from all the buzz around the product. When I was ready to wash my hair I took a applicator bottle and filled it with three table spoons of coconut oil and added some vitamin E Oil and Carrot Aloe Oil to it as well (just a few drops) I saturated my hair with the oils after blending the two together and wrapped my hair down with some plastic wrap. Then I went to bed.

I will be honest and say that I used entirely too much oil because it was all over my sheets the next morning (LOL). Never again!! I wasn’t disappointed because the oil can wash out but I never went to bed with that much oil on my hair again. The next morning I shampooed my hair and conditioned it as usual. I couldn’t really tell a major difference but it was soft.

My hair was shedding more than usual because of the transition of the weather from summer to fall. If you have ever noticed that your hair sheds more in the colder months than the summer months it’s because of the humidity in the air. The air is a lot drier in the colder months than in the summer months.  The next time I used the oil mixture I simply mixed it in with my favorite deep conditioner and I noticed that particular week less hair shedding.  I decided that it would be better for me if I use my coconut oil mixture as a pre-poo or for deep conditioning under a hooded dryer.

  I love it and I am going to continue using it because not only am I on a healthy hair journey but I’m beginning a journey that involves learning new things that will help benefit me later in the future. I purchased more hair oils such as tea tree oil, carrot oil, vitamin e oil, grape seed oil, olive oil and also pure Shea butter oil from my local BSS to help me with my experimenting process. I know there are a lot of mixtresses out there and a lot of blogs that discuss these oils and may share the same information but I hope you guys stick around for my journey. I currently have my hair in a sew-in and I will be doing a length check when I remove it.  Until then I will be posting more information in depth about the oils that I purchased and how they can help benefit your hair. I have some more hair tools of the week along with hair products of the week. I also have some more things to come that will be geared towards my hair stylist career and my other passion Fashion Design.  I have a lot of things that I will be working on in the upcoming few weeks for the start of 2011.

Thanks for reading! Leave Comments! and Tell a Friend!!  Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~

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