Monday, 8 February 2016

Protective styling

I have been doing a very simple protective style.  Part my hair in two and part it again, so that I have four sections, which I either flat twist or cornrow and tuck in the ends. I have a stocking cap, which I sleep with at night and I rinse my hair with conditioner mixed with water.  When I rinsed daily before, I had good results. 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Happy New Year and New Hair challenges.

First of all Happy New Year and welcome to 2016.  I hope that 2016 turns out to be prosperous and successful year.  I have started two new challenges.  Fiona of Love your tresses (on youtube) is doing a six month protective style and OhValerieMonCherie (on your tube) is also doing a six month hair growth challenge, which is 8 inches or about 20 cms in 6 months.  Valerie's one starts on Sunday 17th January and finishes on 17th July and Fiona's one starts on Monday18th January and finishes on 18th July.

As both challenges are very similar, I will still be taking my supplements, so there is no change there, but I will be incorporating more massage of peppermint, ginger, rosemary and tea tree essential oils and moisture on a regular basis and protect my ends.  

Things I will incorporate, I will definitely get a hair length measurement t-shirt.  Incorporate more water, plus more green smoothies.  I am looking forward to seeing my results.  

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Products I am using for my new regime

Hair supplements, Hair essentials:- vitamins and the Fo-Ti drops, Viviscal Professional, Hibiscus oil, Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. Henna white powder, or the proper name, Cassia and Taya shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, spray and volumizing elixir or resin.  I should be receiving lotus powder or Sedr very soon. 

It is too early to say, how the supplements are working, before I started these new supplements, I was using Viviscal maximum and my thinning area is getting fuller.  With a new regime, I will only able to see more results, probably towards the end of the year, although Viviscal say you must give the product 6 months to work. 

The Taya hair products are available from QVC.   They are a brain child of the actress and model Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún.  She played in the films "The Mummy" and The Mummy Returns".  I have been using the products for some weeks now and the smell is just unbelievable, it is so delicious and they seem very rich.  The hibiscus oil seems very nice, seems to keep my hair very soft.  The Great Lakes, Collagen Hydrolysate has very little taste, but I mix it with juice.   The hair essentials and the Collagen hydrolysate  are available from Amazon.  The hibiscus oil is available from

Friday, 30 October 2015

New Regime for the Autumn 2015

I have started a new regime.  I think because I have been under a very challenging time and I have not had time to blog as I usually do, plus I was having problems with my computer.  I have bought myself and new one. I am using Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate, Hair Essentials, hair vitamins, the Fo-ti herbal supplement and Professional Viviscal, which is obtained from hair salons.  The previous supplements, Hairburst were very good, but it did not really solve the problem of my thinning crown.  Since taking the supplements, there is an improvement, but it has been a long progress. I will be seeing more progress the beginning of next year.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

What's the latest for early 2015

I haven't written for a long time. Happy New Year, everyone, so what has happened to me?
I have started to taking Hairburst supplements on 14th November 2014. I coloured my hair, myself doing an ombre look, on Thursday 26th February. It is better for me, especially as I am growing my hair and I don't have to do the roots at all, except for a small part in the front. I cut hair on 29th December 2013, because I tried a texturiser and I didnt like it, so I waited 10 months, then cut the ends off.

Before colouring my hair, I lightened it, using a lightener by Schwarzkopf - LXX - xtra-xtreme, which lifts the hair colour up to 8 levels. After the process, I deep conditioned it, then coloured my hair using, Vidal Sassoon Salonist, colours Dark vibrant 4/45(2) and medium intense red,5/45(2) also used L'Oreal Preference colours Dark red 3.65 and Babylon Red 6.66. I divided my hair into 12 sections, but only colouring 11 sections. So far my hair is very soft and well conditioned.

Very pleased with how it came out, very vibrant indeed and I love the colours.  My inspiration is a youtuber, Donedo, her youtube channel ://  Love her hair videos.

To keep the colour vibrant, I plan to go to Sallys beauty suppliers and get Ion color Brilliance semi-permanent hair color, you can mix them with your conditioner.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Knitting and Crochet during the summer.

I am very proud of my knitting and crochet.  Particularly my crochet, as I only learned to crochet since last May 2013 and I am a right handed and I taught myself to crochet with my left hand.

As for my knitting, I can do fair isle knitting, something I have always wanted to do.

What is happening so far!

The top picture was taken 2nd March and the bottom was taken on 16th June 2014. My hair has got a lot thicker, in the bottom picture,  it appears more dense.   I have been using rosemary, sage and horsetail spray and leaving it in the fridge and I try my hair at least spray my hair regularly.

Also I have been walking quite a bit, I have lost some weight, but there is still a long way to go.