Stop Hair Breakage NOW!

One of the products that you’ll hear raved about
over and over and over again is Aphogee Treatment for Damaged Hair. By the way, the product has a revamped name and package. Here’s the description from the official website.

“This unique treatment is formulated with magnesium and modified proteins which fuse into the hair with the application of heat. The result is that breakage is drastically reduced. ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is a salon service product unlike any product available for at-home use. During the process, ApHogee treatment hardens into the hair, dramatic evidence that something special is occurring. For best results a hooded dryer is required. After rinsing and moisturizing with ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer, clients are astounded with the results. ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment can help improve other salon services as well. This remedial process is highly recommended for hair that:

* Is too weak or fine to take a perm or relaxer. (use the week PRIOR to service)
* Is over-bleached.
* Will not hold color. (use PRIOR to color application)
* Breaks when combed or brushed.
* Is mushy when wet and brittle after drying.”

This is one of the products that really helped me turn my hair around. Back in the day, when I was a relaxed girl, I would use this once every few months, rod set or roller set my hair, and leave it alone! I’m starting to implement this into my routine again. To see my exact routine, check out the tutorial on my Natural Hair Blog, Naturally Scandalous.

The Aphogee Treatment Tutorial

Okay, so you’ve already heard me talk about Aphogee Treatments, I’m sure. The goal of this treatment is to stop breakage dead in its tracks. Salons all over the place swear by it. It has saved my hair on more than one occasion! They have renamed and repackaged their products, which was throwing me off. Couldn’t figure out why nobody had the bottles of the stuff! Anywho, here’s a trial packet of the product, and what it really looks like. It’s a liquid, very thin, very watery. It basically spilled all down my face, floor, shirt, and everywhere else.

The directions say to use the treatment of freshly washed hair. I used Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo. This, as well as the conditioner are cult faves of mine. I’ll never live without them.

The Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer is a MUST if you’re going to use the treatment. Seriously, it says so on the package! This is a bottle that I’ve had for a bit over a year. I liked to use it before or after a co-wash to give my hair some added moisture.

Just for some added punch, I used the last of my Redken Real Control Intense Renewal Masque. It sure was sad to see it go. This is one of the first masques that I have found that may work wonders on relaxed and natural heads. I added about a tablespoon of grapeseed oil and EVOO to the masque for some extra love.

Hair is freshly shampooed. I must admit, it feels kind of nice to cleanse my hair. I do this about once a month, since I am an avid co-washer.

Time to get it on! This mess stinks. It smells overly fragrant, obnoxiously even. It’s like the treatment stank on it’s own, so they overpowered it with a perfume-ish scent to hide the original stank. lol

Kind of blurry, but this is my hair with the stank in it.

Came down to my room to let my hair dry. Directions specifically say NOT to manipulate the hair as it gets hard. You can sit under the dryer, air dry or blow dry. Once the hair is hard, and I mean REALLY hard, it’s time to wash it out!! Then, follow with balancing moisturizer. After this, I opt to moisturize the hell out of my hair, adding the masque. Afterward, hair feeling stronger and ready for war, I twisted my hair in 10 sections for a twist-out tomorrow.

Create A Scandal: Sasha Fierce

Looky looky!!! We’ve got Nik and Johnny Lavoy! Learn how the celebrity hair and makeup artist re-creates the Sasha Fierce look. If I wasn’t scared of heat damage and/or still wore tracks (or do we call them hair extensions now?!? lol), I’d be all over this look! Give it time y’all, give it time…

Create A Scandal: Chanel Iman, Page Six

Miss Chanel Iman graced the Cover of Page Six, and did she do her thing?!? Yes! She was rightfully named after Coco Chanel, and rips the runways of all the hottest designers. Seriously, all of them. Louis, YSL, Mcqueen, and any other Fashion House that we all lust over.

When asked about the difficulties of being a Woman of Color in the industry, she responded: “It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”

To get the look that Miss Chanel is rocking, try Aquadisiac eye shadow and Pretty Please lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. I was going to guess that was the shadow! (These suggestions were found in the credits of the article, linked below) Make sure you read the entire Page Six article “New York’s Next Top Model“.

Did you know that Chanel Iman has her own Youtube Channel??? It’s called ChanelImanTV!

Scott Barnes, 50% Off!!!!

Sad but true, Scott Barnes bit the dust. Don’t you remember all of the stories that I wrote about his line??? I seriously believe that this line was luxorious. The products were top quality and were absolutely celebrity worthy. Actually, many of the products were custom made for Jennifer Lopez. He added them to his line so we could all be a little like Jenny from the Block. Rumor has it that he will be coming out with a newer, re-vamped line. I even talked about him on a few videos. Until then, get some goodies at If you don’t get anything else, PLEASE get Fever Eye Ice!!! Me encanta mucho!!!