Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hair Typing System

Please do not be fooled by everything you hear and see on YouTube. Earlier I put up a post talking do not be fooled by websites that have off hair typing systems. The hair typing system that is in place is the Andre Walker hair typing system and the one that was made from Curls. The Andre Walker hair typing system is the original hair typing system adopted by many. It goes a little something like this:

1a. Straight - Soft, shiny, fine, difficult to curl, thin, oily, and hard to damage. 
1b. Straight - Volume, body, thick
1c. Straight  - Course, hard, to curl, straight. Think Asain.

2a.Wavy - S pattern, thin, fine, can be styled.
2b.Wavy  - Frizzy, medium texture, a little hard to style. 
2c. Wavy - Style resistant, very frizzy, course, thicker waves.  

3a. Curly - Mix of different textures, loose curls, full, thick, frizzy, and S pattern. Hair tends to have a combination texture. 
3b.Curly - Mix textures, medium curl amounts, tight curls. 

4a.Kinky - Tight Coils, soft, fragile, more moisture then 4b, and defined curl pattern. 
4b. Kinky - Fragile, tightly coiled, Z pattern shape, less defined curls, shrinks up, needs moisture and wiry. 

The idea of 1 and no 1 sub categories is from Curls. And they have added a 4c. I love the idea of the 4c because that specifically defines my hair. Do not believe everything and be ignorant do your research and find whats right for your hair. Thanks Kimmaytube for making me realize this. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

This conditioner is one of thee best conditioners you will ever buy. It is cheap 100% organic and very efficient. This conditioner is so simple that you could  combine it with other ingredients to make you a deep is not harsh and you can use it as a leave in as well. I love this stuff! I wish I could buy it by the gallons. This kills the Suave Naturals Shea and Almond Conditioner.

Price: 2.99
Texture: Thick
Smell: Light & Great

Ingredients- Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit citrus, Tocopherol (Vit E), Acetamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance

The ingredients are pure as well. You always want a water based conditioner. Actually with any natural product the first 5 ingredients should be edible or natural. The preserving chemicals do not come until later, but they are not harsh and there is only small amounts. It has no, sulfates, mineral oil, or petroleum jelly. 
NOTE:After doing more research, the parabens in this product are not that good, they are fair. The Cosmetics Database ( tells you the harshness of products and ingredients.