Beauty is More Than Skin Deep: 2008-09-14

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My Henna treatment... Pictures included

Picture of texturize hair in a bun just before henna treatment. This was my 3rd henna treatment. Can you see a little color? I have never, ever used any form of chemical dyes on my hair.

The picture below was taken after a henna treatment.

Earlier this week, I proceeded to do another henna treatment san indigo and was quite pleased with the rinsing out process. Unlike my first henna treatment, the henna washed out with only a few rinses. Thank God.

I had purchased indica, (not indigo)which is a type of herbal hair color to dye my hair jet black but decided against it for the time being. This time around, it does not seem like the henna gave me brown hues. My hair does feel stronger and a tad bit dry hence the reason I soaked it with scurl activator last night. I also slept with a shower cap under my silk cap. Hair felt extremely moisturized this morning.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pictures of Texturize hair

Above are pictures of my texturize hair. Sept. 2008. To achieve this look, I simply braided my hair overnight using only cantu shea butter grow strong strenghtening treatment. Very simple.

I am feeling lazy today, so do not expect any long posting. I will upload a few more texturize pictures soon. Bye now.

Copying my texturize photos is forbidden. Should you desire permission to reproduce any segment seen here, please feel free to contact me, failure to do so will result in hefty fines being imposed. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why my texturize hair loves Cantu

Hello there my texturize friends. Thank you for checking in. By now you know that I am not a product junkie. I try to keep my texturizer regimen quite simple. Somedays I choose to spot the wet, curly look; other times, I spot the dry look. Well, yesterday I was so pleased with my texturize hair was the dry curly look. The previous day I did a hot oil treatment with vatika and amla oil. In the evening I only used one product to braid my hair: Cantu shea butter, grow strong strengthening treatment. I had 6 braids at the front and 5 braids in the back.

The result was quite impressive. The dryness that is very characteristic of braidouts was absent. My texurize hair felt really silky and moisturized. This was my first braidout using cantu shea butter grow strong. Did I mention that this product is so light, yet gives you a powerful shine. Stay tuned. I will post a few pictures later. Thanks for stopping by.

Your Texturizer buddy

Monday, September 15, 2008

Texturize Hair: All about the products

Keeping texturize hair beautiful requires proper moisturizing products. As previously mentioned, I have been spotting a texturizer for several years therefore I have experimented with a number of reasonably priced items.


Conditioner: Every woman should have at least 3 different types of conditioners. Almost on a daily basis we have different cravings, likewise, our hair has different needs on different days. Texturize hair loves a clean scalp. Products respond very well to clean and healthy hair. One of my favorite conditioning moisturizers is from Trader Joes. It is very affordable, costs under $3.00. In the past I use this Trader Joe conditioner almost on a daily basis especially during summers. I am trying to refrain from wetting my hair everyday. It's a challenge, really, since there is nothing more heavenly than have lukewarm water drenching the hair. Very relaxing. Ok. We were talking about conditioners.

Another favorite moisturizing conditioner which I discovered only a few months ago is: Olive oil Deep conditioner by Africa's Best. This beauty is the bomb! When my Trader Joe's conditioner finished unexpectedly, I did not even rush to replace my bottles. I had Africa's Best. I never thought I would say this but it goes a little further than Trader Joe's when it comes to moisturizing. And remember, texturize hair needs all the moisture it can get.

Did I mention the best part? Africa's Best is under $4.00 and is forumulated with extrra virgin olive oil. I guess one could always add evoo to any not so moisturizing conditioner... Remember, I am no expert. All I know is that texturize hair needs a lot of moisturize to give those curls an extra omph!

Your Texturize hair friend

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pictures of textured black hair

Pictures of textured hair

Here is a picture of a texturizer. This texturize picture was taken sometime during Spring of 2008. Keep in mind, I am my own worst photographer, so bare with me. The first textured picture featured is what I call the dry texturize hairstyle. To achieve such fullness, I simply braid my hair at nights. It is textured pictures like these that have a few questioning my 4b hair type. I do not go through life thinking about hair textures. What I am most concerned about is spotting a healthy hair of head.

It really grieves me to see so many black women go bald in their experimentation of weaves. (Before the weave gals jump on me, I am not saying that weaves are a no-no.) In fact most things done correctly, including weaves can produce great results. KFC everynight anyone for a year? Hello...

I would really like to help steer black women on the right path to achieving healthy, fuller hair. And it would not hurt if that hair type is texturize. That's all for now

What is a Texturizer

What is a texturizer? Many wonder whether a texturizer is a type of relaxer. Others question whether a texturizer is natural. And the questioning continues. I think that a texturizer is a mild form of relaxer, but it is still a relaxer. Because processing times for texturize hair is far less than that of a relaxer, damage to one's hair is miminized in the texturizing process.

What is texturizing? I will spare you the monotony and not delve into any of the fancy terms as laid out by the experts. Texturizing is a type of relaxing technique that allows one to achieve a mildly different hair texture, that is usually softer, fuller, wavier and more manageable. A hair texturizer is supposed to loosen one's natural curl pattern. I have noticed that many of us who desire texurize hair have unrealistic expectations with regards to our final texturize hair outcome.

Ladies and gents, please be advised that if your natural hair type is a la Danny Glover or Samuel Jackson, do not expect your end product to produce hair like Alicia Keys. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but it is just not happening. I have noticed vast differences in results with texturizer hair from folks who claim to have the same hair type especially 4b. The varied texturize hair results highlight the 'fact' that there may be different types of 4b hair.

Now that you know the definition of texurize hair and texturizing, go ahead get your texturizer and I will be too thrilled to experiment with your natural hair... at your own risk of course! Please feel free to suggest topics that you wish to be covered about texturize hair. I am not an expert but will try my utmost best to be resourceful to you.

Your partner in kkrime,
Texturize hair