Category Archives: Healthy Hair

UPDATE: Healthy Hair Growth with African Hair Accel

 I promised an update on my journey with African Hair Accel. My first thoughts of these hair vitamins are still the same. I must admit, I have not been consistent with taking three pills per day. The maximum has been two. The reason for this is my eating schedule has been off. I’m going to get it back on track (don’t worry). I currently have my hair in Senegalese Twists as a protective style. Therefore, I won’t be able to give my final update until after I take them out. However, I wanted to give you a brief update before my final update.

My hair is relaxed with permanent color on it, which has grown out to the ends. I have been experiencing breakage and dryness. I moisturized my hair daily and kept it rolled up in hair rollers to keep me from having to style it daily. It worked out well, I was able to avoid heat styling and save time on my hair in the morning.  Despite the fact I was moisturizing before rolling my hair, my hair was still dry from the color. Dryness equals breakage. I deep condition every week and for some strange reason my hair just wasn’t having it (I switched up my products, review coming soon).  I put the Senegalese Twists in my hair once more, along with the fact I love them so much, to protect my hair from further breakage and to help with growth.

Due to the breakage on the ends of my hair, it appeared that my hair had gotten shorter than my starting length on the pills. I’m not altogether sure what was going taking place, but my hair just wasn’t cooperating for some reason. I will know for sure once I take my hair out of these twists whether or not my hair was just being resistant to the vitamins or simply shorter from breakage. I will note, my roots did appear thicker because I just kept thinking my relaxer retouch went south. Therefore, I really can’t say for sure the vitamins aren’t working.

I experienced a few breakouts on my face, but they weren’t excessive or too bad to handle. I was able to manage them effectively. The key to keeping the breakouts under control is drinking plenty of water.

Below is a picture of my starting point and my hair length before I decided to twist up my hair.

This journey is still in progress, I will let you know what my end results are. I will say this, my hair does look thicker in the pic on the right. Check back soon for more updates!

Peace and Blessings.


Healthy Hair Growth with African Hair Accel

I just started this awesome relationship with African Hair Accel. Hair Vitamins that will help me to continue growing my hair long and healthy. I’ve been doing a lot of protective hair styling for a while now to help preserve my hair. I colored my hair a while back (CLICK HERE) and I had to amp up my hair routine to keep my my hair from going into hair breakage overload. I have experienced the side effects of having colored relaxed hair, but I have been able to successfully manage it and retain length.

I was introduced to African Hair Accel about a month ago. I just started taking them last week. I had my hair in Senegalese twists, and decided to wait until after I removed them to start using them. I can’t really give any full details on my experience. Hopefully after two weeks I will give a review to let you know my experience (mostly side effects).

African Hair Accel promises to do the following:

  • Grow your hair up to 2 times faster
  • Give your hair all the vitamins it needs to be healthy
  • Grow longer more beautiful hair in only 30 days
  • Stop hair breakage and shedding hair.  
You are supposed to take the vitamins three times per day with a meal and drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid breakouts. This product does contain Biotin (vitamin linked to skin breakouts). So far, so good. My skin is still clear. 🙂
One review stated the following (as printed on their information card): 
“I love African Hair Accel. Within a week of taking African Hair Accel, my hair became softer. Will continue to buy”.- Aaryn
For more reviews (CLICK HERE)
I will say this. I agree with that review. I was running my fingers through my hair today and I thought hair feels ridiculously soft. I thought it was due to my recent relaxer (after a 4 mos. stretch) and conditioner cocktail, but this feels like a different soft. No product necessary.  When I post another update (more than likely middle of next week) I will be able to let you know for sure if softness is a result of taking the vitamins. 
For more information visit the site (CLICK HERE). 

My current hair length (Before starting Hair Accel):


Hair thickness and growth:

My hair has been growing from stretching my relaxers.                                                   

Stretching your relaxer like a pro (CLICK HERE)

Design Essentials® Launches New Argan Collection with Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Creme: A New product rich in nutrients ideal for healthy hair

 Design Essentials® launches a new collection designed for daily use to provide moisture, strength and shine to all textures of hair, Design Essentials® Argan Collection. The first product in the line is the Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème, formulated in a lightweight cream moisturizer. In addition to Argan Oil, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème offers other nourishing oils such as Coconut, Jojoba and Olive, which leaves hair moisturized, strong and shiny. Here are some of the many benefits and uses of Hydrience Agran Moisturizing Crème:

  • Heat Protection: As a thermal and solar protectant, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème acts as a barrier from harmful UV rays which can dry the hair and fade color-treated hair. It also gives a barrier between the high temperatures resulting from blow drying, curling and flat irons.
  • Moisture: With its lightweight structure, Argan oil replenishes hair from within to restore moisture.
  • Strength: Packed with Vitamin E, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème fortifies the hair without weighing it down, helping to smooth and seal the hair cuticle as well as reduces split ends.
  • Shine: Imparting lasting sheen without greasiness to the hair, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème is ideal for smooth and straight styles.
  • Lasting Style: Ideal for reducing flyaways, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème helps to keep the hair manageable without weighing the hair down, leaving hair with tons of movement and body.

“This cream can be used on a daily basis to keep that salon-fresh look,” says Research & Development Manager,and Stylist Charmetria Craig. “It’s a perfect finishing touch before heading out the door, or at night when wrapping or pin-curling hair before bed.”

See video below for an at-home maintenance demonstration using Design Essentials® Argan Moisturizing Crème:

The Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Creme is available for the introductory price of $8.99 in local salons or Online at

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HPOW: Optimum Care 6-N-1 Miracle Hair Oil

Optimum Hair oil

Hello Blog Lovers!! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday!! I know I did, I’m still recovering from the Turkey and Dressing. This weeks Hair Product of the Week is the Optimum 6-N-1 Miracle Hair Oil. I discovered this product when I first purchased theDeep Conditioning Hair Masque which is a new product that is featured with their Salon Collection product line . It wasn’t until I saw the commercial for this product on Youtube (yeah I’m influenced by catchy cute commercials,but who isn’t?) that I decided to purchase this hair oil the next time I went shopping.

I know when you think of hair oil, the first thing you think of is heavy, weighted down, lifeless hair. This hair usually looks extremely oily and can be annoying especially if you want to light flowing hair. I was scared to use this product because I didn’t want oily hair. My scalp produces enough on it’s own. I tried the moisturizing and sealing technique before and after a week of oily hair of course I stopped. I made up my mind to never attempt to put oil on my hair point blank period.

This hair oil can be used for six different things and contains six different natural oils. It’s light weight and doesn’t weigh your hair down and won’t make you feel as if you need to shampoo every three days. This 6-n-1 miracle hair oil contains Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Avocado Oil. It can be applied to the hair, scalp, and skin. This product can be used as a hot oil treatment  daily leave-in conditioner, moisturizing scalp oil, braid, loc, and extension conditioner, all day frizz controller, and dry skin hydrator.

Here are a few ways that you can use this product via the Optimum Product Website
•   In a small container pour ¼ cup of Optimum Salon Hair Care 6-in-1 Miracle Oil.
•  Sit container in hot water for a few minutes to heat up oil.
•  Part hair into 4 sections and apply oil to scalp and massage into hair and scalp.
•  For brittle ends, apply more of the Optimum Salon Hair Care 6-in-1 Miracle Oil to ends of hair and massage into hair well.
•  Let oil remain on hair for 10-15 minutes and then shampoo out with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
• Style as usual.

• Style as usual, then…
• Place pea size amount of Optimum Salon Hair Care 6-in-1 Miracle Oil in hands and rub together to distribute evenly.
• On natural hair or curly styles, scrunch oil into curls to add definition to curls and leave them conditioned.
• On straight hair, use hands like a flat iron and smooth oil into hair for smooth, soft, touchable hair.

• Part hair into 4 sections.
• Apply small amount of Optimum Salon Hair Care 6-in-1 Miracle Oil with fingertip or cue tip to scalp.
•  Sub-divide each section into inch-wide sections and apply oil to scalp.
•  Continue working through each section until complete.
Massage into scalp.
• Style as usual.
How I Use This Product
I use this product in my deep conditioner. I simply add to it and mix this in with my hair conditioner, then I rinse it out. My hair isn’t greasy or weighed down. It almost looks as if their wasn’t a drop of oil added to my hair. I also apply this to my hair every other day when I’m wearing my hair in curls. When I apply to my hair I use a small amount and rub it through my hair from root to tip. It adds just enough shine and pizazz to my hair. I believe the reason why I love this oil is because it’s not heavy. We have all found a product or used a product that advertised that it was lightweight and it ended up being everything but lightweight.  Give it a try. It retails for about $9 and I purchased it at my local dollar store. You can find it at any Drug Store or large retailer such as Target or Wal-mart.
Check out the commercial for this product featuring Tracee Ellis Ross

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