October, my hair was mostly twisted up and covered and that’s probably how the rest of winter is going to go, with the exception of maybe wearing a wig from time to time (I just bought my first one … not sure if I’ll have the guts to wear it). I’ve been super hair lazy in the sense that I don’t really want to do any fancy styling, plus it is cold out so I don’t want to wear my hair out. I’ve actually fallen in love with chunky hats lately and I even invested in a few Threadmill hats (satin-lined of course … can’t wait to go home tonight because I think they arrived in the mail)! Over my twists, I just toss on a satin bonnet, followed by the beanie and it’s been instant styling. Every night I continue to moisturize and seal.
One new product I’ve incorporated into my regimen is the Terressentials Mud Wash. I love this stuff! Dentangling has never been better and my hair always feels great after using it. I haven’t used a real conditioner all month, just homemade deep conditioners once a week, followed by my aloe vera juice and water spritz and sealing with whatever oil I have on hand (shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil, baby oil, etc). Sometimes I will use my Karen Body Beauty Sweet Ambrosia as a leave-in, but probably only once a week, if that. Mostly, it’s just my spritz. Since my hair feels pretty good, I’ll keep this up for now. I know my hair is growing and I’m back to where I was before my cut back in September, so forward I go!
As for fitness, October was hit or miss. One week I’d make it to the gym five times, another it would only be twice. I’m not too worried about it because I’ve been eating well and drinking water, and I’ve lost only about two pounds … but it’s something! I’d like to say that I’m going to be able to work out more this month, but I just picked up a second job, putting me at 60 hours a week and awkward work hours. And honestly, I’m not sure when I’ll have the time Monday through Friday … but, I’ll figure something out. The next few months will be a challenge exercise wise, but at least my hair won’t suffer for it!
Don’t worry guys. I already told Adrienne that we’re going to need to be seeing her Threadmill haul!!
Okay, my inner PJ is acting up again ladies!! Who else has tried/uses the Terressential Mud Mask? Which one(s)? What do you think? I’ve been hearing good things about it for a while now and I know that Naptural85 swears by it. But, I’ve also read a couple of negative reviews too. So, what’s the deal-io?? Inquiring minds (mine ;)!) want to know!!
(Adrienne, we might need a full review from you on this one!)
I love Terresentials. I did a review on it on my blog (still under construction) that you could check out.
It’s so wierd how it works, it detangles your hair but not with the feel of the normal slip you get with a silicone-laden conditioner. After, I wash the mud out, each and every single time, my hair feels so moisturized and my coils are uber-defined and no need for a conditioner, you just have to seal.
I think why people might have had a negative experience with it is because they probably didn’t follow the instruction to a tee. They recommend a 5-7 dady “detox” if you use a lot of synthetic products (and it’s not just to get you to use more product) to clear your hair of build-up…much like clarifying your hair.
The other aspect is that you have to choose the flavor meant for highly textured hair (lemon coastal scent, lavender and one other one) because they impart more moisture.
Long reply but because of the mud wash, all I use now is that, shea butter, water/aloe vera/glycerin mix, and occassional leave-in. HTH
Oh btw, I’m such a lurker/stalker and a covert GOC participant lol
Hahahahahaha!!! Thank you Chy’sCurlz!!! I’ve heard about the detox process too! I’ll definitely check out your reviews. If you’d like me to share it here, just let me know!! Thanks again for the feedback. I’m definitely intrigued!!
Yes! by all means please share with your readers…the direct link is http://chyscurlz.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-day-of-terressentials-organic.html
Thanks a lot, please let me know what you think.
Awesome!! I should be able to post it tomorrow!! Thank you Chy’sCurlz:)!!
I was SO close in ordering the mud was after Naptural85’s review, but was quite discouraged by the reviews. I guess it was a good thing that I didn’t get it, because Lord knows I don’t need anymore products at the moment. Adrienne, 60 hours every week? WOW!!
Adrienne, I loved your story, and the chunky hats on you look amazing! Can you reveal where you picked up the 2 hats in your pictures? Please? The tan and blue one with your hair pulled back is especially cute….
Thanks Nicole! I actually made the tan and blue one…at least if you’re referring to the third picture? I just made it on Friday actually…it’s not perfect but I love it anyway, I’m in the process of making another one in royal blue.I’ve stumbled upon a great tutorial on YouTube so it looks like I’ll be making a couple of hats (they’ll make some nice Christmas gifts). The other hat (the green one) I got from Forever21 for like 6 bucks I think…they’ve got tons of cute ones for cheap.
Shelli, I’m planning on wearing my Threadmill hats everyday this week so I’ll send you some pics soon! As for the Terressentials, I agree with Chy’sCurlz about following the detox…granted I only did mine for four days and my hair felt good after that, but I wasn’t using sulfates or silicones either beforehand so maybe that made a difference in the length of the detox. She’s also right in that it’s not like a conditioner at all in the normal sense, but it does instantly detangle the hair somehow! I just spritz my hair with water, apply the mud, hop in the shower and rinse in sections, finger detangling along the way. It’s so easy the way the curls just…detangle without a problem. Afterwards my hair is soft, bouncy, curly, and I just apply some oil to seal before twisting my hair back up. Using a Leave-in is optional for me. I have three different flavors of the mudwash too: Left Coast Lemon, Sultry Spice, and Lavender and I love all three and get fantastic results with all three too…but I think I like the Sultry Spice the most, I feel like that one makes my hair the softest.
I can come back with a more in depth review if you like.
(Marsha) Yeah 60 hours…it’s a lot but I can do it…for a little while at least. I can’t complain about the extra cash and extra savings though!
I KNOW, I love it! I’m going to order the Sultry Spice and see how that works for my hair.
Oooh, I can’t wait to see the pics of you in your hats Adrienne! But, color me impressed becasue you are doing your own Threadmill thing! That’s awesome that you made your own hats!! Btw, how are the smells of the different Mud Washes?
I’ve been lusting over the Terresentials Mudwash after seeing Naptural85 (I love both of her YT channels). She does a great tutorial on the mudwash and he hair looks great. I may try the mudwash at the beginning of the year because I really want to reduce the number of hair products I use. I’m a simple woman and I my one gripe about this natural process is the additional work I have to put into my hair because I don’t straighten my hair anymore. I love my curly hair and I won’t go back to straightening, but Terresentials is looking more and more appealing.
Here is the link from Naptural85 on applying the Mudwash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVBAUCjm_I&feature=relmfu
In regard to simplicity and Naptural85s hair and results, I know!!!! The thing is, with maintaining a blog now, I feel like I have to try out products to give reviews!! LOL!! And, deep down, I really am a product junkie! I like having my staples and my core routine down … but I love buying new things!! LOL!! It’s an illness;). So, that being said, I may be getting this mud wash! Ooooh, oooh, oooh!! I’m planning on getting the twists and this may be the PERFECT thing for them!!
More info from Terressentials website about the mud wash:
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