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Hey beauties,

It’s been almost a week since I received the Wet Brush and I figured I should try it out everyday for a week before I wrote my review. Now in my previous hair regimen post I stated that I am transitioning from relaxed to natural which means that I have two conflicting textures in my head. One texture is very straight whilst the other is curly aka ” A detangling nightmare”These two textures are sure to drive anyone crazy so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that I was going to get something to help me look like a human being again and not like a raving mad cuckatoo lol. So let’s get to it 🙂

The Promise

The Wet Brush comes in a variety of colours and uses Intelliflex bristles which are soft, thin, flexible and strong. The brush promises to eliminate tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping which can ultimately lead to split ends. The brush therefore aims at making the detangling process much more healthier and easier.

  • Works great on dry or wet hair
  • Does not cause split ends or hair loss
  • Easy to grip handle
  • Great for thinning hair as it does not pull out your hair

The Reality

I honestly really like this brush but I think that this brush works best on wet hair rather than dry hair. I tried it on both wet and dry hair and I found that it worked better on wet hair for detangling purposes .

How I use the Wet Brush

Firstly I ensure that my hair is completely wet (preferably in the shower) then I add conditioner to my hair to aid the detangling process.I begin to detangle from tip to root in small sections , gently brushing out the tangles. The bristles are definitely great at being gentle as no hair was ripped out during the entire process. I was pleased with the ease that the bristles brushed through my tangles but as with all tools for your hair it is advisable that you use a gentle hand. Currently this is the only brush I use because the last one I used was causing too much damage and I find that this brush is much more gentle on my hair.

Here is a look at my detangling results . From tangled (top) to detangled (below) *Please excuse the deranged look in my eyes lol *

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If you are interested in the Wet Brush be sure to check out  The Wet Brush TT on Facebook for more information and if you are in T&T the brush can be purchased at :

  • Princess Cosmetics
  • Red Edge Shopping Centre
  • Roopnarine’s Pharmacy
  • Shoprite Drugs
  • Yip’s Superstore
  • ZaKo Trading
  • My Medicine Bag Ltd
  • OJF Enterprises
  • One Stop Beauty Essentials
  • Online Superstore
  • Pennywise Cosmetics Ltd
  • Pharmacy World Ltd.

If you do try out this brush , please comment below and let me know your thoughts 🙂

Until next time

xoxo

CG

 

 

 

Hello Beauties,

I started a healthy hair journey sometime in 2008 and was successful in growing my hair out to grazing arm pit length from neck length hair. Now I have fell off the wagon during that time and this year I chopped my hair back to neck length hair. Why did I do it? I felt like I wanted a new look and I wanted to start over. Unfortunately I became scissors happy and continued to cut my hair all year. My last haircut was in August for my brother’s wedding. It is now November and I have not cut my hair since. In October I decided that I was finally not going to relax my hair anymore and I would transition from relaxed to natural hair without the big chop. Being close to bald is just not for me . I know that long term transitioning is very challenging and I expect to see lots of shedding and breakage etc but I also accept the challenge and I’m ready to ride the waves.

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Let’s get to my regimen:

Regular Regimen

I pre poo my hair with oils ( usually coconut oil mixed with olive oil) before I shampoo once a week. Then I choose one of the deep conditioners and condition for 30 mins with heat or an hour without heat. Sometimes I deep condition over night as well. I use protein conditioners every other week (light) and (moderate) once a month. Once a month I clarify and use a heavy/moderate protein conditioner. I air dry my hair or rollerset and saran wrap my hair to style. I do the ponytail roller set for curls or wear my hair in a high bun. I moisturize and seal my hair every night and wear a satin scarf to bed.

Swim Regimen

I currently swim once a week until the end of November but will be starting again in January. The chlorine is extremely harsh on my hair so I drench my hair with castor oil before putting on the swim cap. I figure that water and oil do not mix and if my hair is drenched with such a thick oil that leaves less room for the chlorine to penetrate my hair. Immediately after I come out the pool I wash my hair with a swimmers shampoo or a clarifying shampoo. This tends to dry out my hair but I need to get the chlorine out as soon as possible. I then deep condition with either a protein /moisturizing conditioner. After I apply my leave ins , oil my scalp and either air dry or rollerset under the hooded dryer.

Here is a list of the products I use in my regimen below :

Shampoo

Motions Lavish Conditioning Shampoo

Vo5 Clarifying Shampoo

Conditioners

Suave or Vo5

Tresseme Moisture Rich , Queen Helene Cholesterol, Organix Morrocan Argan Oil Conditioner

ORS Replenishing Pak (light) Motions CPR (moderate)

Moisturizers

ORS Olive Oil : moisturize every night

S Curl No Drip Activator

Leave Ins

African Pride Olive Miracle Leave In

Neutrogena Triple Moisturizer

Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leave In

Kids Organics Shea Butter Leave In

Nunaat Silicon Leave In

Oils

Castor Oil

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil

Almond Oil

Argan Oil

Amla Oil

Peppermint Oil

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Queen Helene Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment

Jojoba Oil

Styling Aids/Heat Protectants etc

Tresseme Heat Protecting Mousse

Eco Styler Gel

Creme of Nature Edges Gel

Profectiv Hi Shine Serum

Profectiv Mega Growth : Temple Recovery

NuNaat Brazillian Keratin Serum

Smooth’n Shine Polishing Spray on Polisher

Stay tuned for more posts on my transitioning plan and what growth aids I intend to use along this journey.

Until next time

xoxo

CG

Hey lovelies ,

I’ve been trying to only purchase products that I actually need this month . Yeah I am what they call a “product junkie”. A “product junkie” for those who may not have heard the term before is a person who owns and continues to purchase an excessive amount of products lol. Check out my recent purchases below 🙂

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I use this blow dryer concentrator to ensure that I am directing the heat exactly where I want the heat to go. This helps prevent heat damage .

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This is my favourite deep conditioner. I use this for moisture and it helps to detangle my hair. I absolutely love this conditioner.

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This conditioner is also great . It smells like citrus and leaves the hair soft and silky. This product is a protein conditioner and should always be followed by a moisturizing conditioner. To learn more about protein conditioners vs moisturizing conditioners you can visit hairlista.com.

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This is my first time buying this product. I intend to mix it in with the Queen Helene Conditioning Cream .

Until next time

xoxo

CG

Hey lovelies,

I know I am very late on this trend but I recently fell in love with turbans. This style is so quick and easy but yet effortlessly chic, especially when paired with a bold lip :). My favourite youtuber Shirley B Eniang has a great diy scarf video . Check out her channel and take a look at my interpretation below 🙂

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Until Next time

xoxo

CG

Hi lovelies,

I got a new haircut . It is an asymmetrical bob , I promise to take a clearer picture  next time but it is very similar to Rita Ora’s bob.

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I think the bob is definitely on trend this year. I love Beyonce’s  asymmetrical bob ! I knew that pixie wouldn’t last , in my opinion it did not fit her face at all.

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Until next time

xoxo

CG

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