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If you remember my earlier experiment with the Imitation Garnier Fructis masque, then don’t be nervous.  This project was a success!  I wanted to concoct a scalp lotion to help manage my super curly newgrowth and stimulate the scalp at the same time.  While killing these two birds, I’ll be making my newgrowth more softer and encouraging blood flow to the scalp which will hopefully promote hair growth.

**There are no specific amounts to put into this lotion, just make sure that your lotion stays at a consistency as such.

I used:

ORS Olive Oil Hair Lotion

1 crushed up Biotin vitamin

5 drops of Peppermint oil

Shea butter

3 Vitamin E capsules

Coconut Oil

I mixed everything together in a color applicator bottle for easy application.  If the mix isn’t slightly warm, then it solidifies and it’s a little harder to get out of the bottle.  Put it in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes before you use it.  Make sure to massage to encourage blood flow : D. Enjoy!


I’ve vowed to myself that I wouldn’t put so much heat in my hair this summer… I really need want the growth.  My haircare regimen is pretty simple thus far:

  • wash once a week
  • deep condition twice a week
  • air-dry
  • blowdry on warm
  • style in a twist-out or curls

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve  been wearing curls.  I normally use small green foam rollers but I’ve  always wanted voluminous curls.  During my weekly splurge-fest at Sally’s, I was looking for the large foam rollers and I couldn’t find them anywhere… so I ran across something better… satin-covered foam rollers!

My friend during college had been warning me that the foam rollers could break my hair, and that I should cover them with something.  I never listened of course, and that’s why I was so excited to find these!  So far, they work great.  They keep the moisture in your hair and smooth the hair cuticle.  Only one problem about these: the satin covering slides off.  Not easily, but something about this bothers me.  Overall, it’s a great product!  I’ll definitely keep using this one throughout the summer!

And look at my curls!

So I’m walking around Walmart for a last  minute Father’s Day gift card and I wander off into the haircare aisle… it’s my weakness, I just can’t help it!  After all of the moisturizing DC’s I’ve done in the last month, it’s about time for a protein conditioner.  I’ve had my eye on the Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise but I never felt like shelling out ten bucks for it, soooooo I found another hair mayonnaise for $4.08.  Not a bad steal at all… especially because it worked great on my hair.

I got two GREAT pros from this product…:

  • soft hair
  • great scent

…and one con that I can deal with:

  • semi-tangled hair

Also, I’ve been trying to steer away from products that contain little or no alcohol because of it’s drying effects… Tresemme is my favorite moisturizing conditioner but I might have to give it the boot because of the alcohol content.  If alcohol is in the first five ingredients on the list, then it probably is  high in content.

I just applied the conditioner after washing with Cream of Nature Professional Sunflower and Coconut Conditioning/Detangling Shampoo and put a plastic cap on for about an hour.  Seriously, my hair was so soft afterwards, and I know if my hair is conditioned by the way my hair air-dries.  If I leave it out to air-dry for about 30  minutes, and my roots dry really fast and are dry to the touch, then my hair didn’t get what it needed from that conditioner.

With all that being said… I think I’m really going to ditch all these other products and stick to my no-alcohol diet.  For my hair, I mean.

For those of you who know me, you know that I work at Rite Aid part-time…  the job is absolutely a waste of time, but in hard times one must sacrifice (sigh).  So one day we’re putting up stock, and I make it a point to ALWAYS put away the hair products.  I’m digging, digging, digging, and I notice that there’s a new Garnier Fructis line: Triple Nutrition.  I’m instantly hooked… it has shea butter, olive oil, AND avocado oil! One problem though: Garnier Fructis has a high alcohol content for my hair type and it never makes my hair soft… I hate that because it smells so good and I’m a sucker for great scents!  The three minute masque is what really caught my eye… only because I’m absolutely infatuated with deep conditioners and treatments.

So instead of buying this hair masque, I’m just thinking to myself that I’ll make my own… what an idea!  It seemed great until… well… just keep reading…

For this masque, I used:

  • two avocados
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • two teaspoons of solid shea butter

So I pretty much mixed the ingredients together and mashed the avocado with a fork.  The mix was super clumpy so I decided to mix it with a mixer instead of just relying on a flimsy fork.  After the mixture was smooth, I applied it to DRY hair.  I know what you’re thinking… “she should’ve applied it to wet hair!” This is very true, but because I have become so accustomed to doing another specific deep conditioning routine I completely ruled that option out.  So that’s mistake number one ( don’t apply the masque to dry hair).

While I’m applying the masque, it’s going on kinda clumpy.  At first it didn’t bother me, but when it got to the point that half of the masque was in the sink and an eighth was in my hair I then realized that it was really difficult to apply (mistake number two).  All the clumps just kept falling out and making a mess, so I just got fed up and flipped my head upside to apply the rest.

To make a LONG story short, the masque was a complete disaster.  I thought I was being inventive, but it kinda backfired.  The avocado made my hair feel super dry and it also took five washes to get all of the clumps out.  However, I’m proud of myself : D.  I wanted to be creative and it takes trial and error… right???

Click here to read Jeanasina’s review of the real Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition line.

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