Lustrous Locks Mint collection is definitely something to keep on your hair shelf! I was so surprised how it took so well to my hair and the products really compliment each other! If your a lover of tingling shampoo and condition this will be a win for you!
First I start wash day by making sure my whole head is drenched in water so the products can work its magic. Lustrous locks lush mint shampoo lathers like a dream! Immediately the suds grew aiding in me using little product. Then the tingle mint sensation came. WARNING, do not let this shampoo get in your eyes you will have some huge problems! I used my detachable shower head to direct the suds away from my face and make sure its being rinsed with adequate and direct pressure. After rinsing though, I found that my hair felt stripped of everything!
When I got to the Lush mint conditioner I noticed it was a very very thick formula! You know the one’s you have to shake the bottle really hard to get out?
This made me very happy because I knew the way the shampoo cleansed my hair of everything it had I would need a great moisturizing conditioner. As I began to apply the conditioner it literally felt like butter, I immediately felt that my hair would be in great condition after letting the conditioner sit for a few minutes. And boy was I right! My hair had natural shine and luster after T-shirt drying for about 30 minutes. I immediately fell in love!
I give this lush mint line a big thumbs up! Watch the video for yourself to see the great results!
So many times I have witnessed ladies on youtube showing off their hair but they NEVER show in detail the true condition of it. This became important to me and my channel because I do not want to portray my journey as perfect because it is far from it! Instead I want to take my friends along with me and show my obstacles and how I over come them!.
In 2016 my hair was at its peak! It was the best it had ever been! It was So beautiful and every inch of my hair seemed to be growing in unison with the other. This is #HAIRGOALS to me. A full healthy head of hair is what I strive to have everyday.
Just to show a screen shot from my photo shoot it seemed like every hair on my head fell at the same position. I was so happy with the look of my hair and I tried very hard to keep it this way. But then life happens and I had a couple set backs and the beginning of 2017 I decided to chop off more than I need to cut and get layers for a new look, you know a new feel.
This video shows just that, 6 months post my mini chop trying to get the pieces of my hair back together again! It’s definitely growing and the cut made me realize that un-layered hair is more me!
Like anything in life you have to be real with yourself to be able to identify a problem and fix it! These sections will make you see your hair for what it is and make you face the truth to help your hair in the long run! Getting on camera and showing the world your flaws is as real as it gets! If you get the courage to post it on social media and tag me!
My “Hair Wall” is the hair that comes out during my wash day routine. This can be shedded hair or breakage but you will never know until you take a closer look at it! This process just took me a further step into my hair journey because by doing this it helps me take a closer look at my hair and what its doing. The benefits of having a hair wall are:
Is there any breakage during wash day??
If you have a lot of short hairs coming out during wash day this is not a good sign. This means that your strands aren’t strong enough to endure a wash day and you need to get your strands stronger and healthier. This can mean a protein treatment or this may mean the products your using are too harsh. You can use your shedded long strands to run test on to see what your hair needs.
Whats my hair porosity??
The porosity of your hair is important and vital to know especially during wash days. Take your shedded hairs and do a porosity test on them. This will also aide you in knowing what products would work best and how much of it is needed.
Whats the health of my strands??
When looking at your hair wall you will be able to see the density/thickness of your strands. If your short strands are thin and your shedded strands are thicker that may mean that your short strands were split ends. If the shedded strand starts out thick and then gets thin that mean you have some dead ends that need to be trimmed.
Remember hair shedding is normal, the average person looses between 50-100 strands of hair a day. I hope you all enjoyed learning the benefits of my hair wall and hopefully you all show me what your hair wall is looking like! post it on social media and tag me!
Who would of knew that the Journey would get so much BUZZ! I can see that so many people are loving these episodes (and hating lol) and I will keep them coming! It’s funny because I started the journey for my subscriber to see more relaxed women but I find myself learning so much from interacting with these beauties.
It’s so rewarding learning from other women about hair care in general because the truth is, one person doesn’t know it all! Two minds are better than one!
The purpose of the Journey is to show how confidence exudes out of women of color. How working towards a healthy hair goal can be a journey we all take together. In this new day and age we can put away the straight hair stereotypes and the “true meaning” of relaxers because there is a new definition. WE DEFINE the style of our hair and own it with truth.
With the many perm rod set tutorials on YouTube I never came across one that was demonstrated on relaxed hair with a BIG voluminous end result. I wondered why I couldn’t find what I was looking for and that made me want to come up with something myself, so I did.
All relaxed hair is different but what I do know is that shrinkage for natural ladies is on their side when it comes to styles holding and even looking great after a few days. With relaxed hair we have to think of what makes our hair flourish in a style and what will make it hold without being too hard and still have movement.
So with that being said I came up with the BEST way to achieve this style for relaxed, texlaxed, and natural haired ladies. The products that were used are:
@kelbpics on instagram is such a great photographer and he was a big inspiration for this shoot! He captures amazing pictures of women and their natural hair/Locks. His pictures seem to tell a story and the women in the pictures convey (to me) how much confidence they have within themselves. Kel the relaxed ladies can hair flip too lol (Go check him out).
My great photographer @sheepishnarco captured my story and my confidence as well. When me and him seen this shot we knew this was the one, the BLADE. As a young adult I’ve dealt with heart break, peer pressure, and people telling me my dream were too far fetch. This BLADE represents my strength, my ability to fight back, and the trials and tribulations I go through to try to be pleasing in gods eyes.
To every women around the world your BLADE is being Bold, Loud, Attentive, having
Drive, and giving life your best Effort, to be the best you.