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Sunday, June 26, 2011

I Have My Life Back!!

Before you begin...I know it has been a looooooong time since I posted. Well, I had my dissertation proposal on the 15th of this month so I kinda had to fall off the face of the Earth. The good news is that I got admitted to PhD candidacy (go me!) and I'm back to posting! :D

So let's begin shall we?

I want to talk about 2 things I have been trying lately. The first is Queen Helene's Garlic Shampoo.

I don't know if I ever mentioned this but hair sheds...a lot. It never really bothered me because I know that's what your hair is supposed to do but gee whiz I had a lot. I had heard about this shampoo before and when I spotted it at the BSS I had to pick it up and give it a shot. I paid about $6-$7 for it and so's a'ight lol.

The plus about this shampoo is that it is unscented so you don't go walking around smelling like a big ol' ball of garlic. However, a drawback is that it has ammonium lauryl sulfate as the second ingredient so it made my hair feel stripped and I had to follow up with a sulfate free moisturizing shampoo. As far as shedding goes, I'm not gonna lie to y'all and say it stopped my shedding---because it didn't. I will say that my shedding has decreased a little bit following this first usage but time will tell how effective it is.

I've also been trying One N Only Argan Oil which I :love:!

I paid $12 for this at my local BSS and it has been one of the best hair finds for me. Now I will say the name is kind of misleading. One N Only Argan Oil is mainly chock full of 'cones and not just 100% oil and oil alone. However, this product is amazing! I have used it for blow drying and flat ironing and found that it makes for a pretty good heat protectant. A little goes a long way with this product and my hair never feels weighed down with this product. I've also used it for air drying and I found that it goes a great job of keeping the frizzies at bay. Really, there isn't enough that I can say about this product. I just know that I love it and it is definitely staying in the rotation!


  1. Go You! Congratulations and I wish you much luck and success in regards to obtaining your PhD.
    I want to try out the One n Only Argan Oil. For me, cones actually work well for sealing in moisture.

  2. Congrats!!! (and I loooooove the One N Only argan oil too!!)

  3. LOVE to see sistas doing big things! Congrats and I wish you luck in obtaining your PhD. You go girl (um, do people even say that anymore?!?! I feel so old!)

  4. @Ms. D Thanks!! I say you should definitely try out One n Only Argan Oil! I think you will definitely like it!

    @Shika Thanks! :)

    @Age in ATL Thanks! I think ppl still say 'you go girl'...well I still do at least lol

  5. Congratulations!

    Have you tried just taking an odorless garlic tablet? I take those and it stops my shedding immediately. When I skip a day or two, it goes back to normal. In the recommended dosage, it also good for cardiac health. I just use the brand at Walmart.

  6. @Your Cheeziness Thanks!

    I haven't tried an odorless garlic tablet. I didn't know I could find them at Walmart! I've been so afraid of trying a garlic tablet and winding up smelling like garlic (I'd rather shed like crazy if that's the case lol). I'm definitely gonna look into that!

  7. So, what happened to your dissertation proposal? I haven’t heard anything about it from you, Sharday. Well, I hope you are doing well with your dissertation research. And also, good luck with the hair product that you are using!

    1. My proposal went well just prepping for the defense--which I hope to have done by the end of the yr