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Monday, March 31, 2008

"Lock Product Do's and Don'ts"

Greetings:
I have been meaning to do this post for a long time. On July 15 of this year I will be locked for 5 years (WOW).....It is hard to believe :) In the past few years I have been experimenting with various products to find the perfect ones for my locks, so I hope that this post is helpful. Hair products are very expensive so maybe this will help prevent some of you from purchasing a product that does not work for locks. In addition, I appreciate your input so that I can save money as well (smile).
Do's

Shea Butter Hair Lotion
http://www.komazacare.com/
This hair lotion is good. It does take some time to work into your locks, but once you do that, it adds a softness to the locks and it smells great:



Sulfur 8 Braid and Lock Spray
This fights dandruff and works well. Just to let you know, it doesn't have the same smell as the Sulfur 8 grease, so don't worry: Fantasia 100% Pure Tea Shampoo
I lovvvveeee this shampoo. It is light on the locks, but it cleans the locks really well. It also has a nice smell. One thing I have to have is nice smelling locks:



Tui Jojoba and Shea Butter Hair Shine
Another product that I absolutely LOVE! This gives your locks a nice shine, without looking or feeling greasy and once again, the smell is DIVINE. http://www.carolsdaughter.com/


Tui Hair Oil (Carol's Daughter)
Another Carol's Daughter product that I like. It is good for when your locks are really dry, I use it alot in the summer or sometimes just to give my locks a BOOST:Lock Butter (Carol's Daughter)
This product is a good substitute for hair grease, instead of using grease, this is a nice light grease-like lock product that can give the scalp a nice condition (Just be careful to not over do it, because it will look greasy):
Khoret Amen Hair Oil (Carol's Daughter)
I like this product for the same reason that I like the Tui Hair Oil, but I don't use it as much because I do not like the smell of it, neither does my DH.





Don'ts
Pantene (For Women of Color) Shampoo
I did not like this at all. It gives a nice lather and does clean the locks well but it is so thick that it takes forever to wash it out of your locks:


Pantene (Women of Color) Conditioner
I do not like the Conditioner for the same reason I don't like the Shampoo:




Tui Hair Leave-in Conditioner (Carol's Daughter)
I did not really like this product. One, it is too watery. Two, because I have so much hair I had to use a lot and it is pretty pricey. Third, it makes the hair so wet that the amount of time it takes to dry my hair almost doubles. I air dry my hair because I don't like using heat on it, so it is critical that my hair drys overnight, but with this after 12+ hours, my hair was still drenching wet:


Tui Hair Shampoo (Carol's Daughter)
I don't like this product at all. It was a waste of money. One, it is very expensive. Two, once again it is watery. Three, I have to use so much because of all of my hair, that by the time I am done washing my hair, it is time to purchase another bottle. Finally, it doesn't clean the locks well:

Healthy Hair Butter (Carol's Daughter)
This is definitely a product that is not good for locks. It is too thick and it is hard to get out of the locks. Also, it flakes up once the cream dries:
Organic Root Stimulator (Carrot Oil)
This product I used for the purpose of trying to stimulate my hair line because it is still thin, but it did not work at all and if you put it all over the locks, it takes forever to rub in:



PRODUCTS I WOULD LIKE TO TRY. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE TRIED ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS AND IF YOU WOULD RECOMMEND THEM-----ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PRODUCTS TO RECOMMEND THAT ARE NOT ON MY LIST:

Mimosa Hair Honey (Carol's Daughter)



Hair Milk (Carol's Daughter)


Tui Hair Smoothie (Carol's Daughter)


Jojoba Hair Oil (Komaza)



Coconut Hair Milk (Komaza)




Hair Nourishment Oil (Komaza) - Does this work to restore the hair line???


Fertilizing Temple Balm (DOES THIS WORK TO RESTORE HAIR LINES????)



Fertilizing Serum (DOES THIS WORK TO RESTORE HAIR LINES)




Saturday, March 8, 2008

"Mostly True, I must admit"

What Abena Means
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.