Recap

2012 Hits & Misses

Air drying more than roller setting. Roller setting is a great way to achieve straight hair without using direct heat but air drying this year was much easier and required much less manipulation. Although I love wearing my hair straight, I love the ease that air drying provides. Check out this link to all my air-drying posts and this link to read an old post on Air Drying vs. Roller Setting

Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream Conditioner. I really, really like this conditioner. I’d put off trying it for a while but I’m glad I eventually took the plunge. Check out my product review here.

KeraPRO Restorative Treatment. As long as the formula does not change, it’s going to be a staple conditioner. Love this stuff! Check out my review here.


Organix Moroccan Argan Oil. I’ve predominately using this to oil my ends and occasionally seal in my moisturizers. Even after using this every day, it never weighed down my hair. Check out my product review here.

Sealing with an oil-based moisturizer. Namely HairitageHydration Coconut Mango Hair Moisturizer. You can find my review about it here.

Sprush. A $6 gem! My Sprush makes relaxer application much easier and faster. I don’t have to worry as much about relaxer overlap when I’m applying my relaxer because I get so much control from the Sprush.

My Secura Hair Steamer. Steaming my deep conditioners has definitely helped me retain moisture longer and as a result experience less breakage.

Kyra Hemp Conditioner. I regret purchasing this conditioner with every fiber of my being… drastic much? I only used it once but once was enough. The smell was so overpowering, it ended up giving me a migraine for hours. It also irritated the heck out of my scalp and made my hair shed an insane amount. While rinsing out the conditioner strands were coming out left and right. I get mad just thinking about it. You can read about that wash day here.

ORS Edge Control. This stuff was insanely thick to me. It felt like it would take the strength of ten thousand men to scoop out enough to get my edges smooth. I liked in the beginning but my affections towards it quickly fizzled out. I don’t like brushing my edges, I don’t even own a brush, and it seems like I needed a brush to get it evenly spread in my hair and prevent the product from streaking. I know I could have purchased a brush, but I just didn’t want to buy one. I threw my brush out years ago because brushing was cause my edges to thin, I was not about to buy another one.

Let’s Jam Gel. It’s in the same boat as the ORS Edge Control. Too thick. I first tested this product on 9 week post edges. The first day (on freshly wash, deep conditioned, and air dried hair) it worked great . . . the following days, not so much!

What are your “hits and misses” for 2012?