Update on My 4C Natural Hair

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I am just loving my hair. Its still growing and it has stopped breaking so I am glad for that. Some of my favorite products are the Qhmet Biologics, Moringa powder, IC Styling Gel and Tahlid Wajii Curly Curl Cream.

You know whats crazy? When I was relaxed I never really liked wearing my hair out, but now I am natural I CANT wait to wear it. There are endless styles you can do. It can be curly, kinky or straight depending on how I manipulate it and its healthy....not thin at the ends. 

How to Get 4C Natural Hair to Curl - Best Hair Products

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Qhemet Biologics - Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
What does it do for my 4c hair? Very moisturizing. Clumps my hair and greatly defines and brings out my curls. This product has also helped my hair to stop shedding because the cream moisturises my strands all the way down to the ends.  When you find a product that can really moisturize the ENDS of your 4c hair there you will find that you are able to clump ya hair. 

Qhemet Biologics - Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee
What does it do for my 4c hair? Its a light detangler. On a scale from 1-10 I will give it a 6.5. However in conjunction with the Amla & Olive Heavy Cream it works GREAT in helping my hair clump together to get a curl

Karen’s Body  Beautiful  Sweet Ambrosia Leave in Conditioner
What does it do for my 4c hair? 

Ahh my newly found best product! So last night I took a strand of my hair…applied a lil water and applied some of the Karen’s Body Leave in… Instant clumps!!! Not as defines but it was very noticeable!

Hydratherma Naturals - Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment
What it does for my 4c hair? 
Man this is the best freaking deep conditioner ever. It will have your hair feeling like butter. You know after you use a hard shampoo and your hair feels all strongly well this stuff brings your hair all the way back to life. Its like I can feel it nourishing my scalp at the same time. I think a cheaper alternate to this is the Aussie Moist…BUT the Hydratherma Deep Con is way better. 

Parachute Coconut Oil
What does it do for my 4c hair? 
I dunno this stuff just feels really good on my scalp and on my strands if I need that extra boost in my hair. Coconut is supposed to also be good for “hair fall” so I think that why I mainly use it. Also because when I was relaxed I swore by this stuff. It was a  daily part of my regimen. 
Luster SCurl
What does it do for my 4c hair? 
Now if you have been following my blog you know this is my number one staple and product I ALSO come back to. It gives my hair that ahhhhhhh feeling when it is very dry. It brings back life to my dry strands. For example of I go 5 days without any moisture in my hair… I can spray some of this stuff on my hair, sleep with a shower cap and ta-daaaaaa… Instance moisture. 

Tweezing Your "Part" On a Full Lace Wig

Friday, January 2, 2015

I have to say I have really been getting too comfortable and not tweaking my lace wigs as I used to do. And because of that my lace wigs have not been looking the best.  The number one and most important thing every lace wig wearer should do is TWEEZE their part. Clean up all of that hair out of the part and apply a little eye shadow down the part once you finish. I bet you will get a lot of compliments on how pretty YOUR hair is. Don't believe me about tweezing. Check out my before and after picture below. I plucked a little too much because I was excited and just kept plucking away but you get the idea.

Hair Porosity Test on My 4C Natural Hair

Saturday, November 15, 2014

 I came across the Hair Porosity section of one article and decided to test my 4c hair strands.

First lets start with the question of what is Hair Porosity? Porosity tells you how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair.This will assist you in find the right products to moisturize and style your hair. 

How can you test your Hair Porosity? 
The Float Test: Take a couple of strands of hair from your comb or brush and drop them into a bowl of water. Let them sit for 2-4 minutes. If your hair floats, you have low porosity. If it sinks, you have high porosity.

My Results:
I tested 5 strands of shed hair and 4 out of 5 of them sinked. The 1st strand took 2 minutes to sink and 3 sinked almost immediately. One strand sorta got caught on the fold in the cup and didn't sink. That may be the reason why it didn't sink. So this tells me I have HIGH Porosity 4C Hair Strands. 

So Now that I discovered I have high Porosity Hair, what do I do, what is it?  So many questions. 

According to various sites this is what they had to say:
High porosity hair can be one of the most challenging hair porosities. The upside of this hair type is how eagerly the hair absorbs moisture but the downsideit can lose moisture just as quickly as it gains it. 
Because highly porous hair can also lose moisture easily, it's important to use leave-in conditionersmoisturizers, and sealers. Layering these products will help your hair hold on to the moisture you're giving it. You can even follow up with a heavy hair butter to help fill the gaps in your damaged cuticles and further protect your hair from losing too much moisture.
What to do? Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to porosity problems. Use the right products for your hair.
  • Avoid harsh surfactants and soaps. 
  • Only comb tangles with a wide-toothed comb when hair is wet and saturated with conditioner.
  • Protect your hair from the sun and the elements.
  • Get regular trims.
  • Treat your hair as gently as you would an expensive cashmere sweater!
If you already have a problem with high porosity, please make sure you have an excellent deep conditioning treatment available, preferably one that contains proteins. Use lots of conditioning and moisturizing products, especially those containing natural, plant-based oils. Avoid all of the sulfate-based surfactants and soap bars. Use a mildly acidic rinse regularly and avoid humectants. If possible, avoid the processes that created the high porosity, and get your hair trimmed regularly. These things should help restore your hair to a more manageable porosity level, but it will take time.

Protect your cuticle!