Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Well November 1st will mark One official year of my Healthy Hair Journey! I had many lessons to learn and many setbacks to recover from...But I'm happy to say that things are on the Up&Up now. My hair is fuller than it's been in years and definitely healthier. My Only gripe is that I had to make a sacrifice recently regarding my hair.....THE DREADED TRIM.
Everyone serious about Achieving Healthy Hair must come to grips with the fact that we have to trim off raggedy, split ends. As you can see in this pic, I had a an inch and a half of them! I closed my eyes and told my hairdresser of 4yrs to go for it!
I was actually HAPPY with the finished product :) I felt great about leaving what represented MY BAD HAIR CARE HABITS behind me. I'm now back at APL (armpit length) But not for long :)
I won't post an updated pic of my hair until I relax in December which will end a 16week stretch. That way I can really show you all the difference that EXCELLENT haircare makes!
Here's My Current Regimen
Wash Weekly w/ Hairone Cleansing Conditioner
Clarify with Nexxus Aloe Rid every 3 weeks
Deep Condition Weekly alternating between: ORS olive oil replenishing conditioner for Protein & GVP conditioning balm for Moisture
Moisturize nightly to keep hair from drying out
I usually wear my hair out and wavy from a braidout or from simply airdrying with my satin scarf, I do a messy pin up in a clip sometime, or I wear a Freetress half wig (Milano girl) which is VERY natural looking and I take it off nightly to moisturize my real hair.
My Fav Hair Moisturizers are:
~Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea enriching hair lotion
~VO5 Strawberries&Cream- co wash/leave-in
~Giovanni Direct leave-in- but will not repurchase since Allaffia is Better.
~Jamaican Black Castor oil
~ Jojoba Oil
~Garnier Fructis Anti-frizz serum
Well that's the HAIR Update for Now Guys!♥
Peace & HEALTHY KISSES!! Nikki


Caramel Diva said...

your hair looks beautiful

♥Nikki Ms.Healthy KISSES♥ said...

Your too kind Caramel Diva, lol. Thanks sweetie!

Khalia@GlamourandLove said...

Congrats on the "Up and up"! The need to trim SUUUUUCKS! I dread it and try to avoid it like the plague but I know its necessary!

Fergster said...

Congratulations on the hair growth and progress. I too am on my hair journey. Yay for you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you're a doll.

LaQT said...

Yeah, we all know the need to trim feels. I am coming up on a trim for me when I relax but I am currently in twists and I don't know when I will relax again, being that I am doing a long-term stretch. You hair looks great and I'm sure it will look even better after.

♥Nikki Ms.Healthy KISSES♥ said...

Thanks a bunch ladies! Yeak this hair journey is no joke but we can accomplish anything with a little dedication! Happy Hair Journey's sweet peas.

K.D. said...

Your hair looks so thick and nice! I know how you feel about the trim...i hate them, but only you know when you need one. ;-)

Queen2be said...

Where did you purchase the Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea enriching hair lotion ??

♥Nikki Ms.Healthy KISSES♥ said...

Hey Queen, I got it from Whole Foods. Go to their website for locations. They have the BEST haircare aisle! Just a little pricey :( You can also purchase the hair lotion on the alaffia webisite.