Bentonite Clay Hair Treatment

Bentonite clay is the truth!  My hair (and my face) loves it.  Since I co-wash and don’t use shampoos on my hair, it’s critical that I clarify my hair, often, to remove product build-up.  I do ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinses, twice a month and these rinses do a great job of balancing the pH level of my hair and removing build up from my hair and scalp.  I do bentonite clay treatments once a week (sometimes twice a week if my hair feels really dry throughout the week).

Bentonite clay attracts impurities like toxins, bacteria, and viruses, and draws them out of hair.  It helps cleanse and lift impurities from the hair, aiding in conditioning, shine, softness, and definition. Continue reading

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Cherry Lola Treatment

Upon recently discovering that I have low porosity hair (low porosity is when your hair cuticle layer is tightly-bound and closed. For this reason, it is very difficult to get moisture into the hair), I’ve been researching methods that will benefit my hair and get me (and keep me) on the track to healthy natural hair.

I’ve heard about the Cherry Lola Treatment on many natural haircare forums, blogs and websites but I’ve never had any interest in trying it.  However, as I was doing my research this treatment kept coming up as a good treatment for naturals with low porosity hair, so I decided to give it a try.  The products used in this treatment include baking soda, liquid amino acids and plain yogurt.

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Baking Soda (2 tablespoons) – Baking soda is an alkaline, with an average pH of 9.0, that cleans out excess product, removes impurities and cleans hair.  Extremely alkaline products, like baking soda, open the cuticles of the hair shaft, allowing moisture into the hair.

Liquid Aminos (2 tablespoons) – Amino acids increases the hair’s ability to retain moisture and increases shine . It’s low in molecular weight so it easily penetrates the hair shaft and binds to hair’s inner fibers. *I purchased Bragg’s Liquid Aminos from Whole Foods.  It is found next the soy sauce.

Plain Yogurt (2 cups) – Yogurt will provide the hair with a healthy balance of moisture and protein to help soften dry hair strands.

I mixed the yogurt and amino acid and then added the baking soda.  Immediately after adding the baking soda, the mixture began to fizz.

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My First Natural Hiar Feature: Thank you to the lovely ladies at trialsntresses.com

I am honored to have been featured on trialntressess blog.  See my natural hair story here.

After checking out my post, stick around and explore the site.  These ladies are doing an amazing job and have a great site that features some valuable and informative natural hair information.

You can find my full feature here: http://trialsntresses.com/2013/12/21/transition-story-cheneyrochon-shares-her-slow-steady-transition-into-natural/

We Are Onyx (review)

My name is Rochon and I’m a product junkie…..”hello, Rochon.”

For years, I’ve been on the search to find products that work for my hair and skin. I’ve gotten very close to hair product perfection. Some products are almost perfect but there’s always been that little something missing. So I’ve continued to spend money in search for that miracle product that will get my hair exactly how I want it.

One night as I was doing my normal internet exploring, I came across We Are Onyx. According to their website, We Are Onyx is the first ever all-in-one online beauty destination dedicated to Black Women. For a small monthy subscription fee (I paid $15), each month you will receive a sample of products to try. I figured this was a win-win for me. For only $15 I’d get to try a variety of products without wasting a lot of money buying full sized products that may end up not working for me. Continue reading

Part 2 – Aphogee Treatment

It’s been one full day since my Aphogee treatment and I must say that I am SUPER pleased with the results.  My hair has not shedded once since the treatment, there’s been no extra hair in my sink (as I style my hair in the morning) or in my comb.  I feel like my hair is really soft and shiny (I do contribute part of that to the deep conditioner I did after the treatment).

Do I recommend the Aphogee Treatment to anyone experiencing breakage or shedding?  Yes.  Will it become a staple treatment for me?  Not sure yet.  It’s only been one day and I definitely see a difference in my hair.  It’s too early to know the long term affects but right now I feel good about the results.  Continue reading

Aphogee Protein Treatment

Lately, I’ve been stressed at work.  But who hasn’t had those moments where work is the root cause of stress.  But, I didn’t think I was stressed out that much.  The last time my hair was shedding and breaking off like this was last year when I was receiving a certain medical treatment where one of the side effects was hair loss.

This time around I figured, as long as I “got” happy my hair would stop shedding.  So I started praying more, laughing more and doing things that made me happy and for the first time in a long time I felt, well….happy.  But soon I was pissed again because no matter how much I co-washed, deep conditioned and moisturized my hair and slept in a satin cap, there was still too much hair at the bottom of my shower and in my wide tooth comb.  Hell, I was afraid to touch my hair because I knew that as soon as I moved my hand away from my head, there would be hair in my hand.  Continue reading