Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Here's a list of products I will be reviewing:

Stay tuned to see how the products work with my hair!



Rating: Great! (10/10)

Product Name: Aussie Moist Conditioner
Price Range: $3.99-4.99 (13.5 oz)
Company: Aussie Products (
Catch Phrase: Accented with Australian Aloe it gives thirsty, dry hair a long and quenching drink for silky hair.

I got this conditioner a few months ago and have been using it for co-washing. Next to Suave Tropical Coconut, it's one of the best instant conditioners I've used in a long time. I even use it as a leave-in conditioner. The best part is that it has Jojoba oil in it! Has anybody tried it? Share your experiences!

Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

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This is model/actress Tolula Adeyemi.


Starting today, we will feature the best products we've tried all year! The following are products that have worked well with my Natural hair so far. Feel free to list your STAPLE products... the ones you have to have!

Shampoos/Hair Cleansers
Rinse-Out Conditioners (suitable for co-washing)
Deep Conditioners
Hot Oil Treatments
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil
Leave-in Conditioners & Moisturizers
Hairstyling Tools & Accessories
What are your faves? Spill, spill!


We've got two completely different looks this time around. Solange went ahead and did the big chop while Rihanna changed up her latest hairstyle.

Between the two, which do you love?

We're feeling Solange's new look! She's showing that longer hair doesn't make you beautiful.


Rating: Great! (10/10)

Product Name: Luster's S-CURL Texturizer Stylin' Gel
Price Range: $4.49-5.49 (10.5 oz)
Company: Luster's Products (
Catch Phrase: Finally a product for your contemporary hairstyles. S-Curl Texturizer Stylin' Gel gives you the finished look for the S-Curl style that's you.

I've been using this gel for about a month now and I love it. It gives great hold without leaving my hair hard. It's a little pricey (I can get a 32 oz of Ecostyler for about the same price -- or less!) It slicks down my edges very nicely. Has anybody tried it? Share your experiences!

Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua) , Glycerin , Carbomer , Triethanolamine , Propylene Glycol , Panthenol (Provitamin B5) , Disodium EDTA , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Benzophenone-4 , Oleth-20 , Fragrance (Parfum) , Blue 1 (CI 42090) , Ext Violet 2 (CI 60730)

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How's your hair journey going so far? Have you reached your goal? Did you have a setback? Fill us in on your progress!


Rihanna premiered her latest hairdo in NYC yesterday afternoon. It looks to be a modified version of the old high-top (think Will Smith in Fresh Prince) We actually like the new look. It fits her!


10+ years later, I still rock out to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.


Because of its molecular weight, Castor oil is able to penetrate both the hair and skin. It also has great anti-inflammatory properties!


This is just a mini update on my hair progress. My hair is close to four inches all over, which is great since my one year sans relaxer is in October, meaning I'll probably hit six inches! Here's hoping!



Ever went a while without doing your eyebrows and saw how much different you looked when you did? The eyebrows compliment the face and can drastically change your appearance. I decided that I should talk to you today about how to get sexy eyebrows like Beyonce, Meagan Good, and Megan Fox.

Shaping the eyebrows
The eyebrow has three major points. The first one is the beginning (b) which of course starts where eye starts. The second point is the arch (e) which starts where the iris ends. And the third point is the end (f) which is where the eye ends.

Methods of shaping
There are four popular methods for doing the eyebrows. The first one, which I use sometimes, is shaving. It's basically when you take an eyebrow razor and shave off the hairs that have grown.

The second method is tweezing. Tweezing involves pulling the hairs from the root with a tweezer.

The third method, which is probably the most popular, is waxing. You can wax your eyebrows by placing hot wax on the grown hair, placing a cloth/paper on the wax, and pulling it off. I personally don't like it since I've seen many "experts" mess up clients' eyebrows.

The last method is threading, which I've done and loved. This is when you take a piece of thread a proceed to pull the hair from the root with the thread.

Enhancing your brows
Enhancing your eyebrows can make your eyebrows pop out more. You can do this by filling them in with brow powder or an eyebrow pencil. MAC, personally, has great brow powders. You can use a powder with an eyebrow brush to fill it in. If you're having difficulty doing it freehand, there's always eyebrow stencils! Anastasia (via Sephora) has a great line of eyebrow pencils that include stencils.


CINCINNATI, JULY 2009 – Pantene, known for providing women with healthy hair, wants to hear from African-American women about why they love Pantene, as part of the “I Love Pantene!” online casting call. Pantene will select four women with beautiful hair to appear in national advertising in 2010.

“Last year we cast in three US cities, but the online casting call gives us the opportunity to see beautiful women with gorgeous hair from all over the country,” said Tippi Shorter, a celebrity hairstylist and judge of the casting call. “We’re looking for a unique balance of women with healthy, beautiful hair and amazing personalities who truly love Pantene and want to share their hair transformation stories with other women.”

Women will have the opportunity to upload videos July 1 through July 31, 2009 by visiting All submissions will be evaluated and finalists will be flown for in-person casting in August. Final decisions will be made by September 15, 2009.

To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:
  • Applicants can have hair that is relaxed or natural, but it must be healthy and beautiful
  • Applicants must LOVE Pantene and be able to tell other women why
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within the United States
The women who were chosen from last year’s casting call were given an all-expense paid trip to New York City to shoot the advertising campaign that appeared in national magazines in 2009.

“I’ve used Pantene Relaxed & Natural since 2003, and it truly transformed my hair without breaking my bank account,” said Maria Diaz of Lafayette, LA, one of four 2008 Pantene models. “It made my hair healthy and manageable, which ultimately gave me more confidence. I was so excited to be chosen to appear in Pantene advertising and share my story.”

“Pantene understands African-American women’s unique hair care needs and wants to help transform the health of their hair,” said Freddy Bharucha, Pantene Marketing Director. “We are excited to give women an opportunity to appear in advertising and shine on the inside and out.”

Pantene aims to provide every woman with healthy, beautiful hair, at a fraction of the cost of salon brands. The brand offers a variety of products for every hair type, including the Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural collection, designed to help keep African-American hair strong against damage, shiny and moisturized. To find out more about Pantene’s search for its next advertising stars, visit

About Pantene Pro-V
The Pantene Pro-V line comprises 20 customized collections to help provide all women with healthy, beautiful hair: Nature Fusion, Beautiful Lengths, Texture, Ice Shine, Full & Thick, Relaxed & Natural, Moisture Renewal, Classic, Color Revival, Curls, Volume, Smooth, Extra Straight/Extra Liso, Clarifying, Brunette Expressions, Blonde Expressions, Red Expressions, Highlighting Expressions, Midnight Expressions, Silver Expressions, Restoratives Time Renewal, Restoratives Frizz Control and Restoratives Breakage Defense. Pantene Pro-V products are available at drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers. Suggested retail prices for products range from $3.99 to $6.99 each.

About P&G Beauty & Grooming
P&G Beauty & Grooming products help make beauty dreams real for women worldwide and help men look, feel and be their best everyday. With more than 100 brands available in nearly 130 countries, P&G’s beauty and grooming products delivered sales of nearly $28 billion in fiscal year 2007/08 , making it one of the world’s largest beauty and grooming companies. P&G Beauty & Grooming offers trusted brands with leading technology to meet the full complement of beauty and grooming needs, including Pantene®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Max Factor®, Cover Girl®, DDF®, Frederic Fekkai®, Wellaflex®, Rejoice®, Sebastian Professional®, Herbal Essences®, Koleston®, Clairol Professional®, Nice ’n Easy®, Venus®, Gillette®, SK-II®, Wella Professionals®, Braun® and a leading Prestige Fragrance division that spans from point of market entry consumers to high end luxury with global brands such as Hugo Boss®, Lacoste®, and Christina Aguilera®. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G (NYSE: PG) and its brands.

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Healthy hair starts internally, not externally. No matter how many shampoos and conditioners you buy, nothing is better than a healthy diet. Try eating lean protein and drinking water, you'll see a noticeable difference in your hair's health & growth as well as your overall health!


Dawn Richard is rocking her new haircut in the latest issue of Honey Magazine. She does look fierce in the photos! What do you think?


Since we haven't had a discussion in a WHILE, let's kick off the newest one with a Q & A! So...

What was the last hair product you bought and LOVED?
What was the last hair product you bought and HATED?


Well, it's been four months since I hacked all my hair off! And I love my hair even more than I did Relaxed! I really do.

People love touching my hair and compliment me.
Shrinkage is my new way to hide how long my hair really is.
Hot oil treatments with Castor oil are the bomb!

Still waiting for more length to wear a frohawk...

I haven't been measuring, but since my hair looks big and thick, I'm assuming the growth is good.

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