Low Manipulation Styles vs. Protective Styles

Friday, January 29, 2010
"Is a braid out a protective style?"
Advice: It's so funny how often I get this question, but the answer is No!

A braid out is considered a low manipulation style. Low manipulation, basically means styling the hair with no direct heat. Braid outs, twist outs, bantu knots, pin curls, flexi rod sets, roller sets etc. are all under the category of low manipulation styles. These styles require no direct heat (blow dryer or flat iron) and barely any energy or skill on your part. They are easy to do and healthier style choices since direct heat is the quickest way to dry out the hair.

A protective style is where your ends are protected, shielded away, and invisible to outside elements i.e. weather (rain, snow, wind, sun etc.). These styles really help in retaining length. Some examples would include buns, braids, cornrows, wigs, weaves, lacefronts, french braids, up-dos, phony ponies etc. Protective styles can be considered as low manipulation styles, however, low manipulation styles are not protective styles.

I hope that clears up any confusion :)


ION Effective Care Intensive Therapy Treatment

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Promises: Ion Effective Care Intensive Therapy Treatment contains Panthenol Pro-vitamin B5 and Hydrolyzed Vegetable protein to form a two-in-one moisturizer and protein fortifier to rehydrate and repair dry, damaged hair.

  • Panthenol Adds Body and Shine
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein re-hydrates and repairs
  • Adds strength and condition to damaged hair

Directions: After shampooing, rinse hair thoroughly and towel blot. Apply Ion Effective Care Intensive Therapy Treatment and work through hair or comb-blend for even coverage. For excessively dry, damaged hair, apply additional treatment to hair ends. Leave in hair 5 to 10 mins. Rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Stearamine Oxide, Panthenol, Lecithin, PEG-5 Soy Sterol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Laureth-12, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene.

The Truth: After one use, I had already felt the difference in my hair. By difference I mean, my hair had a thicker appearance and of course the texture & strength improved as well. After rinsing out the treatment, my hair felt heavier leading me to believe that my hair was fortified and well conditioned (retained moisture). I witnessed little to no breakage afterward, which is plus!!

For those who are familiar with ION products, this particular treatment is a combination of the Ion Moisturizing Solutions Treatment & the Ion Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor Treatment, in one product. This is a light protein treatment (with moisturizers), so it can be used weekly if you are relaxed or color-treated. I used it weekly with no problems!

I normally used it with heat for 15-20mins under my hooded dryer and then followed up with a moisture rich deep conditioner to soften my hair up. The scent and consistency reminds me of Nexxus Humectress conditioner, and as a bonus, it doesn't contain silicone or mineral oil (which I know, many of you would love). Overall, I liked it a lot and I would definitely re-purchase. You can purchase this at any Sally Beauty Supply Store.

Tips: Use as a prepoo treatment on dry hair for 15-20mins with heat (30mins without heat), shampoo and then follow up with a moisture based deep conditioner for 20mins with heat (45mins-1 hr without heat). Do this once a week for stronger healthier hair.

$14.49 CAD 16oz

Hairlicious Rating: (4.5/5) Pretty Good


Hairlista Inc. Set To Help Haiti Earthquake Victims - You Can Help!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Since the devastating earthquake (7.0-magnitude) hit Haiti on January 12th 2010, I've been thinking of ways to donate extra money to help the people of Haiti. It has also come to my attention that another earthquake (magnitude-6.1) hit Haiti today. This truly breaks my heart.

A member of Hairlista left me a note asking for us Hairlistas to pull together and make a contribution some how, some way. I whole-heartedly agreed with her!!

From Jan 20th to March 20th 2010, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Hairlista Inc. T-Shirts & Tote bags will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to benefit & support relief efforts in Haiti—providing medical support, clean water, food and shelter to people who have lost everything.

When purchasing a T-shirt or Tote bag, not only are you representing Hairlista Inc. and investing in your Hair Care Journey, but you are also helping the millions people who have been affected by this disaster, and those who are now left homeless.

Let's pull together and do our part. Your help is needed!

If you prefer to donate directly, here are some organizations to consider:

• The Red Cross is taking donations via text messages. Text the word HAITI to the number 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts. It'll show up on your phone bill. Or donate online at RedCross.org or RedCross.ca

• Doctors Without Borders is asking for donations to help the emergency response teams in Haiti. Donate with a debit or credit card at https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org.

• Catholic Relief Services is responding to the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck near the capital of Port au Prince. www.crs.org.

• UNICEF is seeking donations to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in Haiti and the Caribbean region through www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call 1-800-4UNICEF.

• The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) -- the natural disaster relief arm of the OAS -- is asking people who want to donate to visit its special relief website www.PanAmericanRelief.org.

• Food For The Poor is a Christian relief agency headquartered in Coconut Creek. Donate over the phone at 1-800-487-1158 or online at www.foodforthepoor.org/HaitiQuake



Thursday, January 14, 2010
I got a Pink CHI Camo Flat Iron yesterday from my hunny!! I wanted this Flat Iron from timmmeeee but I never had to guts or desire to dish out the cash LOL - honestly. My old flat iron is now died to me! I've heard so many good things about this flat iron. I absolutely love it!!!

Isn't the Camo case cute?


Product Haul: Hair Accessories

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It's that time again!!

Is it just me? For some reason, my pile of hair accessories is slowly decreasing, like honestly, where did my stuff go?? Ugh...

So I made my way over to Ardene (Similar to Clair's) and I caught a Buy 5/$10 sale, here's what I picked up:

4 Stretchy headbands, mix of Blacks/whites/grays

4 All black headbands, 2 with bows at the side (cute!)

Set of scrunchies with small brown claw clips for my buns

2 Claw clips with faux Burberry-like Print (Love them!)

2 sets of Gold, Bronze, Silver and Black Bobby Pins. Love the Glitter. Never had anything like this before (usually it's basic black)

1 Stretchy headband with brown satin material through the gold rings, and a braided gold headband

The PILE!!


Hair Length Check Shirts & Bags NOW Available @ HairlistaIncClothing.com

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Due to popular demand, Hairlista Inc. is now offering Hair Length Check shirts - available to everyone! We have a variety of clothing (long sleeve, short sleeve, tanks, SL+, APL+ etc.) and you have the option the change the colour of the shirts to fit your preference.

As a bonus, you can also pick up a Hairlista Tote Bag, instead of using the Beauty Supply store plastic bags when shopping for hair products. It's stylish, good for the environment and a great place to put all your Healthy Hair Care Products in.

Here is a sample:

For more styles, visit our online store: Hairlistaincclothing.com



Bring Out Your Coconut Oil, The Challenge is HERE!

Saturday, January 2, 2010
The challenge we've all been waiting for has finally arrived!
This challenge will take place from Jan 2nd 2010 to March 2nd 2010.

I'm participating in this challenge at the Basic Level (deep conditioning with Coconut oil once a week). Today I did my first treatment and it turned out pretty good :-)

This is the brand of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (purchased from my local grocery store) I'm using:

  • Certified organic and non-GMO
  • Made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra
  • Cold-processed
  • Unrefined
  • Chemical-free
  • Unfermented *
  • Unbleached
  • Undeodorized
  • Unhydrogenated
  • Pure white like fresh coconut
  • Tastes like fresh coconut
  • Has a fresh coconut fragrance

Join Here


Have A Happy New Year, From Sunshyne!

Friday, January 1, 2010
May 2010 bring many opportunities to your way, to explore every joy of life. May your resolutions for the days ahead stay strong ,turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements!!

Happy New Year to you & your loved ones!

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