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…

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Beauty, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Product Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (15.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Octocrylene (2.8%), Oxybenzone (6.0%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), BHT, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Acrylates/C12 22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum , Trideceth 6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone,…

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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,…

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Healthy Hair Care

Wardrobe Essentials.

There are 5 basics wardrobe essentials that EVERY lady should have in their closet: A Pant Suit – Jacket and Trousers to be worn together or separately. A Pencil Skirt (or A-line depending upon your figure). A White Button-Up Shirt. A Pair of Jeans. A Little Black Dress.  And some other classic items include: a cashmere sweater or cardigan, a trench…

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Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Vatika Oil

Before I purchase a new hair product, I always check out the ingredients to see what’s packed inside.  If there’s nothing that I recognize as a good or quality ingredient, I won’t buy it. My all-time favorite hair oil is Vatika Oil.  It’s mainly coconut oil, but it’s got a few other ingredients in it, which are commonly used in…

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Lifestyle, Travel

The Queen City.

I’m in Charlotte for the next couple of days and decided to share some pictures from my last trip here.  Enjoy!  Uptown Charlotte The Stadium for the Carolina Panthers – Any fans out there? In front of the Bank of America Building… about 30 seconds before the sky fell out and I was running for cover.

My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates

Relaxer Update: June 2011

I ended my stretch at 16 weeks.  Here are the pictures of my relaxed hair today.  Even though I’m hiding my hair, I decided wear my hair out.  Here’s a sneak peak. Based my scalp with Summit Sensitive Scalp,  Applied Affirm Fiberguard Sensitive Scalp Relaxer to my new growth,  Rinsed the relaxer,  Applied Redken Deep Fuel Rescue Force for 10 minutes, …

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Best Soft Pretzel Ever!

Last night, I was pretty bored and decided to make some soft pretzels.  I had all the ingredients on hand and it took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was my first time making soft pretzels and they came out great.  The New Yorker in me had to eat it with mustard, yum!  Check out the results and…

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