This be a joyous time ya'll, as I have hit that 1 year milestone!
It was tough, and I did my damnedest to avoid that temptation that we call a relaxer. There isn't much point in going into detail, as my 9 month update was pretty much as in-depth as it could be. Only thing I should mention, is that I wore a lacey for the final 3 months, and had my hair tended to by another Mizani specialist.
Now when my last Mizani experience was a shambles, so when my friend invited me to a training session at her office, I was skeptical. However, the allure of a free pampering overtook my fears and I found myself in a room with 8 or so others, awaiting the eager fingers of trainee Mizani folk. I told my friend about my last experience and she assured me I'd be in good hands. the lady leading the training session, had someone who was familiar with unprocessed hair tend to me. They asked me about 100 times what i wanted, and I didn't really care, so long as they didn't press my hair bone straight (as I haven't had a trim yet so god knows what my hair would have looked like...)
When asked "So, what products do you use?" and I replied "nuts n berries" (more or less) I was faced with looks of confusion and asked "why do you make it yourself?" I explained I'm trying to avoid lanolin, parabens, silicones, mineral oil and all the other yucky stuff my hair hates. She turned to her trainer then said "Right, I know... the coconut souffle? Buttery one?" they agreed then began to work. Now I'm pretty crap, they massaged a moisture treatment into my scalp for 5-7 mins then washed it out, but I have no idea what it was called... they moved me to the chair then asked me again what I'd like done. So I decided some cornrows in the front, with the back blown out and fluffy looking. So thats what they did. the next day I just stuck the lacey back on as I had already planned the 3 month lacey wearing stage lol.
My friend, being as special and magical as she is, managed to get her hand on some of these products for me. These were the:
Out of 10 the Coconut Souffle and the Butter Rich get a 7. They do not moisturize my scalp as much as I'd like, however my hair seems to like it. It retains the moisture for about a day an a half.
however the Supreme oil gets a 9. I don't really have anything negative to say about this, apart from the foul price point. I think 122ml can range from £19.25 - £25.00 depending on where you buy it... just a lil steep if you haven't got a hook up.