Friday, 27 August 2010

Hazardous Re-growth

I can't hold it in anymore... this stretch is CRAZY!!!

So far just a few days over 4 months and I feel like Im natural already! I was kinda going through a #don't care how i look to work anymore Phase but was saved by my new fave product of the month.


I already use cholesterol in my fact I really liked the Dark n Lovely cholesterol product from Superdrug, but I figured i'd try something new and trust me it doesn't compare. in fact knowing that I thought the DnL was so good, makes me feel silly now!

+ I've decided to half scrap the review Sunday thing... WHY?... Because I'd like to post reviews whenever rather than having to wait till Sunday... ( doesn't mean I'll stop doing reviews on Sunday though :)

So... off to work now...have a FABBBB day and stay blog friendly for my Queen Helene Review

ciao for now

x edF x

Thursday, 19 August 2010


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Been stretching (no relaxer) since April 24th 2010 and I think in this time I've been the most boring hair style holder of the century... Okay well in my defense @ the beginning of the stretch i wore my hair down now and again but then as my hair got more and more due and I refused to use my straighteners..the hair down flex just wasn't cutting it....SO... I've been the bun Queen. Buns errr-day.

I do miss a few hairstyles but wearing the bun means I can tie my head scarf at night and just sort out my fringe in the morn without having to comb or manipulate the rest of my hair.


Well wearing your hair down all the time exposes your hair to humidity. Which = 24/7 dry hair and brittle ends. Buns however help keep your hair more moisturized because a lot of your hair is tucked away therefore able to hold more moisture...ya dig!

 So thinking of trying the bun flex even if its just now and again???



x edF x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Argan oil..What it do?

So much for the Sunday review! Sorry spent most of the weekend packing for what has turned out to be a very different week out of Munich!

Any who...the review!


I did the usual I do on a Sunday... Pre-pooed* click for definition  overnight with my fave tres semme conditioner which was mixed with oils (namely:Grapeseed...almond...vitamin E from Holland and Barretts and Castor oil) and then did a shampoo wash the next morning.

After my shampoo I did a deep condition using the Olive oil Replenishing Pak and a considerable amount of Argan oil. Left this in for 2 hours -no sitting under the hair dryer though :(  because my hair dryer is in London....and then I rinsed the deep conditioner out.
THEN... I did the whole leave in conditioner, strengthening spray, hair moisturizer routine and then used some Argan oil to seal in the moisture nice and ready for my new 'Scarf bun' air dry method.
1) The Argan oil was very greasy.., okay oil is greasy but it lacked that smooth (rub me on your skin and be silky smooth ) #kinda quality
2) It made my nails dirty ...grrrr... sorry but I really am not kool with the concept of giving my scalp a well deserved scratch and always having to wash my finger nails.... plus I could never put my poor laptop keyboard through such trauma.
3) Perhaps I was ripped off ??? I mean the stall looked very professional-ish and the oil did smell like nuts but with all i've heard about argan oil...I just wasn't too impressed. My hair was way too greasy and just didn't meet up to the usual results.
So if anyone comes across some GOOD Argan oil ...e.g goes to Morocco and digs it from the ground themselves...then please holla @ your girl.

 (here's the map just so u know where to find it)
x edF x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Evening dearies...


1) I was considering being selfish n not telling you about the book im reading but sorry u must be informed that MR DONALD TRUMP has now joined my FAVOURITE author list... this man used the word 'swagger' in his book 'How to Get rich'... is it me or is that worthy of a spud?

2) I'm waiting (past tense) for the comp to load at work and I hear some chinese guy from another office go into a managers office...  he says he hopes its okay to conduct the meeting in English because his German is bad...and then when he starts speaking I SWEAR he sounds Nigerian!!! Arhhh u had to be there honestly... anyway....

When I first moved here ( Munich) my sister and a friend moved me in...a.k.a helped me settle in. Whilst here there was a big market called 'TOLLWOOD' (posted a few pics of it...

So we went to 'TOLLWOOD' and within the market there was a huge Marrakech themed tent and whilst walking through it guess what we find???

A woman selling pure Argan oil ( I mentioned really wanting it in an old post)

(don't watch the tourist picture was a must)

So...results? Is it any good? Is it really a good sealant?

Stay blog friendly for the review on Sunday...

oh and go buy yourself a Donald Trump book in the meantime :)

x eau de Fiona x

Donald Trump:
'I am the creator of my own comic book'
'Business can be tough but you have to stay true to your principles'

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Attention all hair l♥vers!


... guess what is better than a bus fair all the way to the hairdressers...followed by a 1-2 hour wait and a wonderful yet mega tightttt weave




Date: 21 August · Time: 11:00 - 17:30
Venue: Jesus House
112 Brent Terrace
London, United Kingdom

♕Raffles and Amazing GIVEAWAYS! ♕

♕ Barbers, Hair Stylists & Make Up Artists on the Standby♕
♕ DJ on decks as well as Special Guest Appearances by ♥Lola Godheld and Jay Ess ♥ ♕

♕ ♥ Glam It Out Accessories ♥ selling their most exclusive earrings to date ♕  
♕ Plus a FREE Car Wash will be happening on the day also - exclusively at Jesus House!!** ♕

♕ ♥Hair & Beauty ♥Food & Music ♥Free Car Wash ♕

♕SO much more...only for £3 !!!!!♕
(I wish i could be!)
Few pics of last years success:

With Love From Munich

Yo yo yo Familia!  

Just a few pics that I promised to put up :)(ages ago sorry!) A few pics of the 'thus far adventures' in Munich!

I tried to make life easy 'n' put everything in a slide show but my internet connection here is trying to play games...

x edF x

Sunday, 1 August 2010

To DC or not to that Really a Question?!?!

 Holla Chicas (y Chicos)!

As promised here is a post on a method in which you can DC (deep condition) hair whilst in braids (its similar for weaves) so here it is! Ps. there are soooo many different ways that you can try  however I will share what has worked for me : )

***WARNING***: all pictures of myself are not intended to seduce, however if you find this turns out to be the case, I would suggest prayer.

1. First things first, you need a deep conditioner. I like to make a concoction of my own. I dont get to DC as often as I like so I take the opportunity (usually once a week) to supply my hair with the various things it needs.

My DC includes...

*Castor oil: for thickness and to prevent against shedding
*Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Constructure: helps rebuild chemically treated hair
*Alma Oil: is more popular among the Asian community and it is known for adding thickness and shine to hair. It is also said to make your hair darker over time so if your going for that Amber Rose look, it may not work for you!
* Aphogee Keratin 2 minute Reconstrucor: restores strength and softness to hair. It also repairs damage caused by chlorine and hard water (London definitely has HARD water)
*Dr. Organics Manuka Honey Conditioner (from Holland & Barrett): restores & replenishs hair natural condition with its bioactive & organic ingredients!
*Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner: strengthens hair, especially hair damaged by bleaching, tinting or perming. (I use this nearly every time I DC and I really love it!)

Mix thoroughly.

You really don't need all these products but I am definitely a product junkie!!! I like to think about the things that my hair needs and then get a good mix of what I think will help achieve that. So the list above reflects the fact that my hair needs strength to support the weight of the braids, but also added moisture to replace what the extensions remove.

2. Section your DRY hair into 4-6 sections. This isnt always necessary but it is alot easier to apply your DC evenly if you have demarkated sections. When I 1st stared DC-ing braids, I'd do 6 big plaits to keep the sections apart, now I freestyle. Some people like to apply a deep conditioner when the hair is wet. I am of the opinion that dry hair is the better option as it absorbs nothing but the product and not water.

*If you have a weave, the sectioning has been made easy. You can seperate the rows using duck clips (so useful!

3. Take a section of the hair and apply approximately 4 table spoons of your DC to your hair. This is more than you should ever use of you have no extensions in, however because you are trying to penetrate the added hair to reach your own, having a heavy hand is not so much a problem. Start the application at the end of your section (or where your hair ends in the braid) to the root. 

-we tend to pay the most attention to the roots of our hair but really it should be the ends which are the oldest parts of your hair so you want to give it as much TLC as you can

*If you have a weave, take each row at a time and using your fingers apply the DC and pat it into each corn row. (its a bit messy but thats ok : ) another way which I find a little less messy but just as effective is to add a portion of the DC to an empty spray bottle. you can then mix a little water so that it is not too thick and spary the corn rows.

Continue until you have completed your whole head.

Not sure if you can see, but this is what it looks like once the DC has been applied.

4. Cover it up! Now me, I usually use cling film to cover up my hair... dont judge me! I have also been know to use a Tesco bag but a good old fashioned plastic shower cap will suffice. Once covered up, if you have a hooded dryer, you can sit under it for 20-40mins. If you dont have one, (and i didnt until my sister realised she couldnt pack it in her suitcase for Munich YEAH BABY!) leave it for as long as you can!! Before my aquisition of the dryer, I would DC on a night where I know I had nothing to do the next morning and then leave it over night.

5. Rinse out your DC. this part really is really just that...I will say however, that it is really important to ensure you rinse out all products throughly, particularly if it is in a weave. You dont want to have old dried up product in your hair, it will make your hair dry and more suseptable to breakage.

That my dearies is how I would suggest you give your hair that spa treatment! I hope it was clear but if not i am more than happy to clarify : ) I leave you will what the results were. The braids are a month old and my scalp before hand was looking somewhat...hmmm, how do you say..... ASHY!! Needless to say, I was pleased!