Saturday, June 28, 2014

Favorite Hair Care Products

Ettenio Nurtured- Moisture Milk 'Daily moisturizing spray

Ingredients- Water, Chamomile, Oolong tea, Roobios, Catsnip, nettle, Marshmallow, Abbyssiniam Seed Oil, Broccoli Seed Oil, sea kelp, Vitamin E, Spearmint Oil, Tea Tree Oil (all yummy goodness)

I used this on gym days to spray my wet roots, in the morning my roots are soft and well moisturized.  This is a must have for me especially when am more than six weeks post.  You can find Ettenio products here  or email they are a US distributor.

ORS Olive Oil replenishing conditioner

Ingredients (major): Aqua, Glycine Soja (soybean) oil, Glycerin, Olive Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen etc.

This is my favorite deep conditioner, leaves my hair silky smooth and does not weight down my very fine stands.

Creme of Nature detangling conditioning shampoo
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and a bunch of scientific sounding names along with Sunflower Seed oil, Coconut oil, Peppermint.

It might not have the most natural of ingredients but this shampoo works wonders.  My hair comes out clean and not stripped  and always leaves it  detangled. 


OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-breakage Serum

Ingredients: A few scientific mambo jumbo and Coconut Milk along with Hydrolyzed milk protein and silk Amino acid.

I used this serum on the days I am blow drying because my hair comes out silky and smooth and is not weighted down.

Aphogee Provitamin Leave-in Conditioner

Ingredients- Water (aqua), Panthenol, Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin and a few others.

I used this leave-in mostly when I'm air dry my hair because it cuts down on the frizziness.

Ettenio Creme de la Creme

Ingredients- Water, extracts of Horsetail, Genugreek, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow, Chamomile, and Moringa, Aloe Vera Juice, Coconut milk, and more yummy goodness.

This is my favorite daily moisturizer, it leaves my hair soft and hydrated without weighing it down.
You can find Ettenio products here  or email they are a US distributor. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Birthday!!!!!

So today is the first day of summer and also my birthday.  I am normally over the moon excited the weeks, days and hours leading up to my birthday, not to mention the actually day.  But this year is different, I have been feeling despondent and as I begun to examine the root cause I sank even lower.

Don't get me wrong there are many of wonderful things happening in my life.  I am healthier both in mind and body, I have a job that I love, my son is the light of my life, I have great family and friends, I even get along with my ex-husband and his family. So you ask; what is missing? Aw that is the root cause of my despondence, I have been single going on five years and four out of those I didn't even thought about dating.  But I made a new years resolution that come new years eve 2014 I will be in an healthy relationship, but six months later I have yet to find this diamond in the rough.

So on this birthday I will enjoy my family and friends and redouble my efforts to meet my prince charming.
Here's to summer 2014 and all the wonders it holds.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Healthy Hair Journey

I have made a pack with myself that I would go on a healthy hair journey for one year.  I am now in my sixth month and I have spent a lot of money on hair products, spent a lot of time reading hair blogs and watching you-tube videos.  I'm saying all this to say that in six months I have amassed quite a bit of knowledge about hair care, products and ingredients.  Which is all lovely, but one thing I wished I could get out of my head is this nonsense about natural versus relaxed (premed or cream) hair.  I think is just another way for black women to berate and belittle each other.  That being said I love the movement and will continue to be a part of it.

During this journey I have tried plenty of products but I found out about Ettenio ( ( a Jamaican made natural product haircare brand ) while watching a video by Viv hair therapy JA ( and just had to get my hands on a few of the products.  Needless to say when I was on my vacation in Jamaica, I hastily found a pharmacy that sold Ettenio products and bought one or two of each item.   Viv raved review of their products is warranted and I am loving how my hair feels how it is looking and the rate at which it has grown in the two months since I have started using these products.  My mom who's hair was so dry and brittle and broke when you looked at it; is know striving.  Last weekend when I washed and cornrow it for her the few hair that was in the comb was unbelievable. 

Ettenio keep it up because I will certainly be investing more of my money in your products.

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