Product Re-stock: Keracare Humecto and Scurl No Drip Activator (Original)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I re-stocked on a couple of my staple products. I'm a lover of Keracare Humecto Creme Conditioner! I've been using it for the past 2-3 years and my hair just loves it. I use it on damp hair after I shampoo, after a protein treatment or on dry hair under my steamer. This deep conditioner provides slip, moisture, detangling and softness all in one. I just love the 5lbs tub it comes in! When you have MBL hair, packaging is everything. This tub lasts forever! Though I try new products, I always return to my creamy KHCC :)

Scurl No Drip has been my staple moisturizer for years. In 2013, Luster's changed the original Scurl No Drip ingredients and my hair disliked it - unfortunately!! Now, finding the Original formula is like finding a needle in a hay stack since it's discontinued! Luckily for me, I was able to find the Original Scurl No Drip Activator at a Beauty Supply Store a few towns away from where I live. Yes - I will travel for my products..LOL. You have no IDEA how ECSTATIC I was to have found the original formula. Without hesitation, of course, I grabbed all the Scurl they had left. Sorry... not so sorry! I had to stock up because who knows when I'll find the original moisturizer again. I'm always on the hunt...ugh!!

Overall I'm happy with my purchases! This stash should last me a while :)

Would you travel for your staple hair products? Share your opinions. I know I'm not the only one :)

ESSENCE.COM Straight Talk: 5 Easy Ways To Thicken Relaxed Hair

Sunday, November 23, 2014
thin damaged hair                     thick relaxed hair

1. STRETCH RELAXERS 
I like to space out my relaxers as far as possible. My hair thrives when I relax every 10-12 weeks. By stretching out my relaxers I'm giving my hair a break and allowing my new growth to grow in fully before putting the relaxer on it. When your new growth is not visible, it's much easier to overlap the relaxer on the previously relaxed hair. This can cause thinness, breakage and overall damage. Stretching your relaxers makes your hair stronger and thicker over time.


2. NORMAL STRENGTH VS. EXTRA STRENGTH RELAXERS
Normal strength relaxers tend to process the hair at a much slower rate than extra strength relaxers. The slower process along with my quick relaxer speed results in my hair not relaxed completely bone straight. There is still some texture left over in my strands. More texture means thicker dense strands.


3. PRE-POO WITH COCONUT OIL
I like to pre-poo my hair with a mixture of conditioner and coconut oil before I shampoo. Coconut oil is known to protect the hair from protein loss when used as a pre-shampoo treatment. In other words, it helps prevent damage to the cuticle. Less damage means stronger fuller cuticle, which gives you thicker hair.

4. PROTECT PREVIOUSLY RELAXED HAIR
I never relax my hair without my ends being protected from the relaxer. Relaxing previously relaxed hair can cause the hair to be over-processed eventually leading to thinness and breakage. Protecting the length of the hair to the ends creates a barrier between your hair and the run-off of the relaxer. I like to use a thick Oil or Grease to protect my hair.


5. WEEKLY LIGHT PROTEIN TREATMENTS 
I changed my regimen around in order to incorporate weekly protein treatments. Using reconstructors under a hooded dryer for 15-20 minutes is the best thing for my strands. Protein causes the hair to swell in diameter, therefore increasing the thickness. Protein treatments strengthen and fortify the hair preventing breakage.

Video: How I Apply My Deep Conditioner

Monday, November 17, 2014
My deep conditioning technique has changed over the years. Sectioning off my hair in 5 sections is much more effective for me. I've been deep conditioning my hair like this for the past 2-3 years. It's effective, easy and I'm able to saturate all of my strands with just the right amount of conditioner.

In this video I'm applying the conditioner to dry hair to maximize absorption. I still apply my deep conditioners to damp hair after I shampoo. I'm using Keracare Humecto Creme Conditioner mixed with the 3PO - Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil and Olive Oil. I then go under my steamer for 30 mins, rinse, co-wash, apply my leave-ins and air dry.



Thanks for watching :)
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