Monday, May 27, 2013

My Two Cents - Nourish & Shine by Jane Carter

I've recently been using Nourish & Shine by Jane Carter Solution.  I was drawn to the product because of the all-natural ingredients.  I've been using for over a month now, and I must say that I love, love, love it! 

The first time I used it I ended up with not so great results.  I applied it to my soaking wet hair in sections after my wash/conditioning session. This left my hair icky and greasy.  I hated it. This product contains butters and oils, and oils are not always my friend.  I have to be especially careful with oils post wash/condition because my hair tends to repel the oil and I'll just be left with an oily head of hair. 

How this product works best for me is in-between washes.  I lightly spritz my hair with water, and apply the Nourish & Shine in a few big swoops.  The combination of the spritz and the Nourish & Shine really helps to spruce things up, and keeps my hair moisturized in between wash days.  I'm really a fan of the product.  It just might become part of my staple list.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Coils
  • Smooth texture is very easy to apply
  • A little goes a long way
  • Great flowery sent
  • Helps to maintain softness and moisture in between washes
  • All natural ingrediants
  • Can be used on skin also

Con: Product is somewhat pricey

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Twisted Ballerina Bun

Today I’m rocking what I like to call the Twisted Ballerina Bun.  I like to rock this when I’m going for that professional look.   

This is how I achieve my Twisted Ballerina Bun:
Items You'll Need
  • water bottle (optional)
  • leave-in conditioner/moisturizer/gel/pomade (optional)
  • hair tie (2)
  • hair/bobby pins (optional)

    •  Spritz hair with water, so that hair is pliable. (optional depending on the mood my hair is in) 

    • Add leave-in conditioner/moisturizer and/or gel. (again, optional depending on the mood my hair is in.  I normally use leave-in conditioner)

    • Smooth hair from top to bottom. You can either use your hands, or a brush.

    • Gather hair into a ponytail.  Smooth the crown so there are no bumps

    • Secure the ponytail with a hair tie

    • Take the ponytail and roll it together from top to bottom. Then twist into a circle.  Then secure with hair tie.

    Add a hairpins for extra security. (optional)
    Add gel or pomade to smooth out crown and sides. (Optional) You can either use your hands, or a brush to smooth in.

    All done!

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Frizz Factor 10+

    OMG!  Can you say FRIZZ!  My frizz factor is on 10+!!!  Fros are cool...but that was not the look I was going for :-(  I blame it on 1) the shampoo and deep conditioner that I used, and 2) my not so bright idea to detangle on hair that wasn't soaking wet.

    The shampoo and deep conditioner that I used didn't seem to give me a drop of moisture.  I put the deep conditioner on with my heat cap for 30 mins, but after taking off the cap my hair seemed sooo dry and I didn't want to attempt to comb through the conditioner.  I had already finger detangled while rinsing out my oil treatment.  So I waited until I rinsed out the deep conditioner and applied my leave-in and styler.  I detangled as I combed through the styler.  Normally I wouldn't detangle so late in the process.  So I'm thinking it's probably the double whammy of the non-moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner, and me detangling on hair that wasn't totally soaking wet.

    Whatever the root cause....this is what I woke up to Sunday morning!  The clock was against me as I was trying to get ready for church.  In an attempt to camouflage the frizz, I opted for the messy bun seen below. Whew....the messy bun definitely saved me from being late!