Wash Day: Wash and Go

This past Sunday/Monday was time for my weekly cleansing routine! This is the routine I have been following for about two months now.

First, I detangle my hair with a homemade oil mix. I let the mix penetrate for 30 mins and then wash and condition my hair with shampoo and conditioner. This time around I used SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner.

I then apply a deep conditioner overnight. This day I used the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment.

The next morning (Monday), I rinse out the deep conditioner and spray my hair down with cold aloe vera juice in a spray bottle.

I then seal the aloe vera juice in with an oil blend.

I rinse the layer of oil out of my hair and then proceed to styling.

This wash day I decided to do a wash and go. For this wash and go I applied SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner in sections and then applied Argan Oil Eco Styler Gel on top. When applying these products I make sure to have my curls looking exactly how I want them to look before they start drying. This means I have to rewet my hair while smoothing the products sometimes or else my curls wont be defined.

I sat under my dryer for about 30 mins on cool air and then stretched my roots with the cold shot on my blow dryer.

I am really loving my big curly kinky fro. It took some getting used to but I am madly in love with it now!

That was my #washdayexperience ! How did yours go?

The Wash Day Experience


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365 Days of Fitness: Day 2 - 24

I have made it past 21 days on this 365 days of fitness journey. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit right! Well I think I have been doing really well on this new journey. I feel amazing. I already feel lighter on my feet and I am able to do a lot of everyday activities with significantly more energy. These signs usually tell me I am on the right path. All of workouts thus far are recorded on my fitness vlogging channel: TJauneT_X.  Join me on this journey!

How have you been helping your body lately?


SheaMoisture Sale: Walgreens Buy One Get One Free! Go!

I just so happened to go into Walgreens yesterday to find that SheaMoisture products were buy one get one free! You will learn in later posts how much my natural hair has been loving SheaMoisture lately! I have also found that my skin loves it too! So, I grabbed some of my favorite SheaMoisture products and some new ones to try also.

The products I picked up were as follows:

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Shampoo*
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave In Conditioner (2)
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque*
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Hair Serum*
SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque*
SheaMoisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Bubble Bath & Body Wash
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Conditioning Cleanser*
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Bath, Body, & Massage Oil
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub
* I have not tried this product before

Looks like a lot huh? They were buy one get one free so I didn't feel bad at all!

Do you like SheaMoisture products? Which product do you think I will enjoy the most?


Natural Hair Update!

Since my big chop back in January 2014 I haven't really seen much of my hair. To be honest I didn't really know what to do with it because of it's length. It seemed like I had been ready to cut off my relaxed ends but I was not ready for the short hair. I wore protective styles which included braids, weaves, and wigs.

When I did let my hair out to breath I would try to do wash and gos and twist-outs but I couldn't find the right products that didn't make my hair look like the picture below. I always resorted to covering it up until I could figure out what to do with it.
April 2014

I blew it out and found that the shrinkage that every natural talks about does in fact suck as much as they say it does. Then I put it in braids.

April 2014

Throughout vacation and the summer of 2014,  I wore a wig and kept my hair in cornrows underneath. I would take off the wig every other day and moisturize my hair underneath with a water and conditioner mix. 
July 2014

I didn't know it at this point but October was the last time I would be wearing a weave or wig for a while. My scalp started to get really irritated under there so I decided to face the kinks. 
October 2014

I was very surprised to find that my hair was long enough to work into a puff! I was excited that there was at least one style I could do. 
November 2014

The more I washed and moisturized my hair the easier it got to handle my hair. I found products that made my curls pop and dry that way! I was so happy to discover how to make a wash and go work for me. It definitely helped that my hair had gotten longer. 
November 2014

So I wear wash and gos and puffs all the time now but I will be trying more styles and exploring more products. I hope you're excited because I am!
December 2014


365 Days of Fitness: Day 1

2014 was a great year overall. I had some fitness goals that I met and other fitness goals that I did not. At the beginning of the year I found my self uncomfortable with all the weight I had gained and decided to do something about it; however, by July (vacation time) I completely lost sight  of my goals.

2015 will be different. I am tired. I am tired of being tired of being unsatisfied with my body. You feel me? I am taking a giant step out of my comfort zone to share my fitness journey with the world. I will be documenting 365 days of my fitness journey here on my blog and on my new fitness channel: TJauneT_X. It will be 365 days of movement and effort towards a healthy body. This may mean I will be walking, cycling, yoga, or stretching but I will be trying every day. My first video is already up! On Day 1 I went on a long walk with the dogs and did some yoga for flexibility. I even shared a baked egg and avocado recipe which I love!

Subscribe to my fitness channel and join me on my journey! I will get into the details of my goals in a later post.

Happy New Year!