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Hi Again,

I’m not gonna lie… I’m really bored right now.  I decided to take a break from moving all of this junk BY MYSELF in a Corolla (do you know how difficult that is) and write, but I can’t will myself to get back up.  I’m just extra comfortable right now, with my feet propped up on my mom’s hardly used Ab Lounger and my TV on some obscure local channel.  All I can see is this screen, a maze of boxes, and my cute little red toenails in front of me.  All I need is some sort of fruity drink with a slice of pineapple and one of those mini-umbrellas perched on the edge, and my life would be 18 different kinds of perfect right now.

I take that back… I’d also need a dark, sexy man with dreadlocks rubbing me down with some unpronounceable oil.  Yeah… that’s paradise.

But, since I see neither a pina colada or a tall, dark, bare-chested masseuse in my immediate future, I decided to do another Top 10 post.  I figure this could become something I do every week or so.

That being said, here are my top ten products (for all of you product junkies out there):

  1. Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter (Makes the boys go crazy)
  2. AfroVeda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter
  3. AfroVeda Pur Whipped Gelly (finally used this separately from the butter and found that it has great edge control, but a slightly crunchy hold.  Still though, I carry a small container around with me for frizz-mergencies)
  4. RenPure “My Pretty Hair is Parched” Shampoo and Conditioner Set (in my world, that only counts as one product)
  5. Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner
  6. Jamila Henna (of course!  My hair is still so very soft and smooth!  My curls are clumping even with the relaxed ends on!)
  7. Kinky Curly Curling Custard and Kinky Curly Knot Today (I count these as one product because I only use these together on clean hair, or else I get little white balls of grossness all throughout my hair.  #notsexyatall)
  8. Aussie Smooth 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner (I love using this on my hair dry as a “prepoo”.  It also works well mixed with honey and castor oil.)
  9. Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, for smoothing my edges while wearing a puff as well as soothing scalp itches.
  10. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Setting Lotion (for giving my relaxed ends some hold)

That’s it for me.  I’m gonna go force myself to pack and move more boxes now (le sigh).  In the meantime, tell me what your favorites are!

Peace, Love, and Products,


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So, before we get too far into this blog I must admit to you that I am a product junkie, (also known as a PJ) and have no plans of stopping UNTIL I finally find the right products for me and my crazy transitioning hair… but I must admit, this product may have brought my crazed moisturizer/ sealant search to an end.  The Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie ((apparently the packaging has changed since this picture) is absolutely wonderful!  The shine and hold this product gave me today in this Atlanta heat and humidity it to die for, and my hair is STILL FRIZZ FREE!!!

This product provided me with lots of shine without sacrificing softness and hold. I will definitely be adding this to the rotation.

Price: $9.99 (which isn’t THAT BAD)
Store: Target
Motivation for Purchase: Super dry, Sahara summer curls that just WON’T behave

So last night I moistened my hair and sat down in front of my dorm mirror with my Jilbere shower comb in preparation for my go-to transition style these days: the Braid and Curl.  As I put the smoothie on my ends and massaged through, My hair instantly melted into beautiful, shiny, obedient coils (with yucky relaxed ends attached) that absolutely refused to tangle.  My Jilbere and Denman brush sank into them like butter and, before I knew it, the rollers (yellow flexi-rods) were in and it was off to bed with dreams of a wonderful hair day tomorrow.

Girl, I woke up and my dreams had come TRUE!!  In short, this ish is DA BOMB!  Not to mention my boyfriend (whom we shall refer to as “Big Blue”) came over and promptly put his hands my hair and proceeded to go on a fishing expedition in search of my scalp, saying the whole time, “ohhh, it’s so soft!”.  Yup, the hair definitely got me some play today 😉  My hair was also the shiniest it’s been since I stopped straightening (I’m in the middle of my “Curly 2010” Personal Challenge, with plans to either BC at the end of the year or in April of 2011, which will be about 2 years of transitioning).  In short, this product is a keeper and I don’t think we will be ending our friendship for any reason any time soon.  Readers, please feel free to flirt with my new staple!  I definitely recommend this for hair like mine: coarse, 4a with specks of 3c and 4b coils of desert wrath.  This smoothie told my hair who’s boss.  Who’s ya daddy (lol jk jk).

Much Love,


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