One thing is for certain, Pittsburgh Winters are cold! My hair and skin really take a beating. This time around I made a couple of changes to my Winter hair routine.
Last year I got great results using the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor. In the past I would suffer from breakage during the Winter months. I wasn’t conditioning my hair enough. I use the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor as a weekly treatment for my hair.
This is actually the second bottle of the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary I purchased. I massage my scalp with this castor oil. I will be using this Jamaican black castor oil with rosemary to seal my ends as well.
Shea Moisture released the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore collection last year. I picked the leave-in conditioner as something to try from this collection.
I went to Sally Beauty Supply recently to new my Beauty Club membership. I am usually tempted to buy a bunch of nail polish. This time I stuck to my store list. LOL!
Bobby pins always disappear in my house. I plan on hiding these bobby pins from my daughters. 😉
Normally I buy the Jamaican Black Castor Oil from the brand Tropic Isle Living. When I heard Sally Beauty Supply starting carrying the Jamaican Mango & Lime ™ brand, I decided to give it a try. There were four kinds to choose from: original, lavender, coconut, and rosemary. I chose rosemary since rosemary oil stimulates the blood vessels when massaged regularly into the scalp.
I also received a free haircare product for renewing my membership. I choose the Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care ™ Treatment. I use this as a deep conditioner. I usually buy the packs though. This should last me a while.
To make sure I continue to take care of my hair during the Winter months, I went to Sally Beauty Supply. I decided to try another conditioner from the Ion Repair Solutions line. The Intensive Therapy Protein Rebuilder is a reconstructor for weak and damaged hair. Winter does stress out my hair so this conditioner is worth a try.
I also purchased bottles to make it easier for me to use the natural oils I purchased from Coastal Scents. I plan on making my own hot oil treatments too. 😉
The first time I bought the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner was when it was buy one get one free at CVS. I barely had the chance to use the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner when my oldest daughter as to borrow it. Anyone with daughters knows whenever they ask to borrow something you rarely get it back. LOL! Since I had a coupon from Sally Beauty Supply I replaced my Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner.
I also bought a Beautiful Collection semi-permanent hair color in Darkest Brown. I really like this brand because it leaves my hair soft. Need to cover up the grays. 😉
Let the Holiday Shopping Season begin!
This past Friday I stopped by Sally Beauty Supply. Being a creature of habit I bought some China Glaze nail polishes. They always seem to have nice collections for the Holidays.
I bought the Dash of Dazzle and Touch of Twinkle sets. These sets were $7.99 each with my Sally Beauty Club Card.
(L-R) Mingle with Kringle, Bells Will Be Blinging, So Blue Without You
(L-R) Just Be-Claws, Be Merry, Be Bright, Santa Red My List
I also purchased some deep conditioner for my hair. I’ve added the Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment to my hair routine. I made a promise to myself that I would take better care of my hair. In the past my hair would break off during the cold weather months. I’ve made great progress this year and I want to retain my length. The Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment packs were 99 cents each.
I actually made this purchase at the end of September. I realized I still had to use my 15% off coupon.
I have been using the Marley Hair as a part of my protective styling.
I finally broke down at bough two nail polishes from China Glaze. These two
colors are from the Fall 2013 collection. I also received false eyelashes for free
because of this purchase.
Strike Up A Cosmo and Rendezvous With You
Ardell #120 False Eyelashes
September was also the month I needed to renew my Beauty Club Membership for $5.00. I chose the Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protection Crème as a result of paying the renewal fee. I would rather my daughters wore their natural hair curly. At least they know to protect their hair when flat ironing.
I recently noticed many of my combs are missing. I have an idea what happened to them (my youngest daughter Naomi). I did get better at finger detangling though. I was debating if I was going to ask Naomi for my combs back of just buy new ones. I found it was much easier to buy more combs, LOL!
I have 4C type (tightly coiled) hair and that calls for a wide toothcomb. I find it easier to part my hair using a rattail comb. I am going to hide these combs from Naomi.
I think I may be turning into a product junkie. 😉 The Roots of Nature Butter Whip Coil Cream ™ was marked down at Sally Beauty Supply.
I am always amazed when I go to Sally Beauty Supply and actually purchase items I need. I am always tempted to buy nail polish.
I decided to try the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Curl Defining Pudding. My youngest daughter has been wearing her hair in pin curls throughout the Summer. In the past she has used the Coil Moisturizing Souffle from Dark and Lovely.
I also bought the QP Elasta Recovery Anti-Breakage Oil Moisturizer for my youngest daughter. She has made this product a regular part of her hair care routine.
The last item I purchased was the Proclaim Coconut Oil. I recently made coconut oil a part of my natural hair care routine. I use it to seal my ends after I wash my hair. 🙂
I went to Sally Beauty Supply and bought a few things I actually needed. That doesn’t happen too often because I am always tempted to buy more nail polish.
The first item I purchased was the Motions Hydrate My Curls Pudding. Since I’m wearing my natural hair, I was looking for another styling product. My hair has the tendency to be dry during the Winter months. The Hydrate My Curls Pudding will give my hair the moisture it needs.
The next item I purchased was the Beautiful Collection Semi-Permanent Hair Color. I have a few gray hairs and this hair color does a good job of covering them up. This semi-permanent hair color doesn’t dry my hair out either.
The last item I purchased was the As I Am Coconut CoWash. I was running low on the conditioner I usually use for co-washing (washing your hair with conditioner). The Coconut CoWash was on sale and I also used a coupon. 😀