Ceramides, My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates

Relaxer Update #2 – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good: I was 12 weeks post relaxer when I relaxed my hair this weekend — successful stretch.  I used a mix of Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructer (Protein) and Nexxus Humectress(Ceramides) as my midstep protein during my relaxer session because Ulta stopped selling Redken Extreme Deep Fuel (Protein & Ceramides) and I couldn’t find it anywhere else.  Despite the last minute…

Read More

Healthy Hair Care, Regimen Building

It’s all in the Ingredients: Protein

Demystifying protein-based/strengthening hair products can be tough some times because hair product labels can be confusing.  Even the list of ingredients can be misleading because protein ingredients will be list on intensive protein treatments, mild reconstructors, deep conditioners AND moisturizing conditioners.  If you use heat on your hair and/or perform chemical services (i.e. color, relax, etc).  You should consider incorporating…

Read More

Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Nexxus Humectress

Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner:   This is my go-to deep conditioner.  This was the conditioner that saved my hair from extreme dryness when so many others could not. Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Stearalkonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isostearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Dimethiconol, C14-15 Alcohols, Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid,…

Read More