Monday, December 8, 2014

I'm Back!!!!!

It's been a very,  very long time since I've posted! So many things have changed, from being texlaxed, then to natural, and then doing a complete big chop by shaving my head bald! Many things in my personal life have changed as well, from moving to a new location, obtaining a new degree, and another possible move in the making.  
This time around I plan on  uploading my photos differently, so that they will not be deleted as in previous posts. Unfortunately, I lost much valuable footage when I transferred new phones a few years back, and everything associated with my blog was deleted- hence the missing photos.

This time I am back, somewhat textlaxed again, and ready to start my henna journey from scratch. I plan on doing posts that will help fill in some of  the missing two years I've been gone.  This blog will continue to be used as a diary of my hair experiences, from henna recipes, product reviews, and more,  that I  enjoy sharing and looking back on. Please feel free to join me :-)

 Healthy Hair Blessings!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My AWESOME black Tea Rinse Experience repost

This post was a cross post from a blog I had on hairlista December 4, 2010 9:03 am. It is still relevant today! 

HI Ladies! I did something today that gave me the most awesome results ever: it was a BLACK TEA RINSE!Now I know that there have been other listas who have written about their experience so bear with me because I am about to tell you about mine!

I prepooed with Beaux Cheveux essentials Honey cream moisturizing pre-poo overnight, I shampooed with Carol’s daughter Tui herbal shampoo, and then applied my Black tea rinse to my towel dried hair. In preparing the rinse I boiled 24 oz of distilled water (measured with a measuring cup!) and then turned it off WITHOUT removing the pot from the eye of the stove. The bags were pretty small so I used eight and left them  in the water over the stove to sit overnight. I used decaffeinated orange pekoe and pekoe black tea. The next day I poured as much tea into an applicator bottle that would fit and used this to pour the tea all over my head while standing over the sink. ( I refilled the bottle with the remaining tea in the pot and stored it in the refrigerator). I do all washing and rinsing in the shower but did this rinse over the sink as to not get tea all over my body, and I also had to let it sit!  I patted my hair slightly so that it would NOT be sopping wet all over me, then put a small towel around my shoulders to catch the extra tea.

The first thing I did experience was HARD HAIR, like brittle straw! Unlike most, I wanted to allow my hair to fully dry with the rinse in it so that I could apply my conditioner to dry hair which I prefer. Let me add that as my hair DRIED, IT BECAME EXTREMELY SOFT, FULL, THICK AND BOUNCY, and I was tempted to just go as is! It also dried extremely quick. SO after leaving the dc in for a few I rinsed it out and yes, it was a miracle! My hair was extremely soft and manageable and I am 8 weeks post. I had little to no breakage and was very impressed!

I am so thankful for my friend Dee who is a hairlista, as she encouraged me to retry this experience which I did not like at first and did not give a chance. Ironically, I believe it is supposed to be mainly the caffeine in the black tea that stimulates growth and reduces shedding but I used the only black tea I had and didn’t realize until hours later that it was DECAFFEINATED TEA!!! I am now convinced that there is something in the black tea itself that also helps ….who knew??? I am definitely going to try caffeinated, along with nettle tea, regular tea, and the beaux cheveux essentials black tea spritz to see if there is a difference.

Along with henna, a black tea rinse is definitely a fine-haired girl’s dream come true.