Salon Review – Adornement365, Brixton

A few weeks ago I went back to Adornment365 Salon in Brixton, (You can see my very first review here) they have moved out of Morleys into a cosy place at 81 Atlantic Road.  I wanted a bit of pampering, you will note from my lack of posts I have been going through a busy time so I went for a nice treat.

Adornment Inside

Inside the new salon

The new salon, whilst smaller is quite nice. I loved the fact that the styling chairs are at a bar and you are offered snacks, water and different types of tea whilst you are getting your hair styled. The staff as always are professional and friendly and it makes me realise we don’t always have to do our hair ourselves, we can get someone else to do it whilst we relax.

My stylist was Cornelia and she was great. I had a treatment which was especially blended for me as I had colour on (my hair felt amazing afterwards) a blowdry and a trim. Quite a lot of hair was cut off during the trim which I wasn’t that happy about, however she explained that my hair needed it and to be honest I haven’t been for a trim in about a year. I also know that my hair is in a great place at the moment it will probably grow back quite quickly so I am over it. She said that if I come for regular trims my hair would not be so raggedy at the ends and I would not need as much cut off again so I might take that advice.  After this she then styled my hair into this cute protective style. (Excuse my no make up)

Adornment Style

Styled by Cornelia @ Adornment365.   Treatment, Blowdry trim and style £91 To book your appointment you can call 0207 737 5533

I love my fuss free hairstyle, its been in for over weeks now and has stayed neat although now I am missing my hair so it might come out this weekend!

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I did a Heat Wrap and Argan Oil Treatment at home!

I try and always deep condition when I wash, but one of the problems I have is how to add heat to make the conditioner really penetrate. Then a couple of weeks ago on Amazon I saw and purchased this:

Look Great Heat Wrap

The Look Great Heat Wrap – £25 on Amazon

How you can possibly ‘look great’ in it I am not sure especially as mine is white but I couldn’t wait to try it out.

When it arrived, since my hair was feeling a little dry, I decided that I was going to do a hot oil treatment. Here is how I usually do a hot oil:

Hair Before

Hair Before

  • *Section the hair into four sections (I only do this because my hair is long)
  • *Then spritz it with warm water.
  • *Then heat the oil, I do mine in the microwave I check it all the time, you want it warm enough to be able to put your hand in, mine takes about 30 seconds.
  • *Then I put the oil all over my hair making sure each strand is saturated.

This is my oil of choice

KeraCare Essential Oils

My Favourite for a Hot Oil Treatment. KeraCare Essential Oils, contains a mix of oils including sunflower seed, sweet almond and olive oil

However as you can see in the photograph, it had ran out  (gutted) so,  I decided to use a product sent to me a while back to review The Jilali Argan Oil

The Jilali Argan Oil

Look how nicely packaged it came

The makers of this oil say “Jilali Argan Oil is premium 100% Pure Virgin Moroccan Oil. Often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ by beauty experts, Argan oil restores the natural health of locks to give new life to dry, tangled, lacklustre hair. Argan oil has properties similar to those of Jojoba, but surpasses all other oils in terms of hair treatment 

*Non-greasy Argan oil penetrates the hair shaft to naturally hydrate and enhance hair elasticity.

*Argan oil promotes hair growth and nourishes each shaft through the growth cycle.

*Argan oil smoothens each hair shaft and can be used to maintain frizz-free styles.

*The presence of Vitamin E and other natural antioxidants in Argan oil restores natural strength, and repairs cellular membranes damaged through over-styling and environmental stresses.

*If hair has been colour treated, Argan oil can be used to extend the life of the treatment whilst defending the hair against dehydration, brittleness and breakage.

*Argan oil is a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 9, whose nutritional components are essential for hair shafts and roots. These unsaturated fatty acids strengthen the hair’s protein bonding structures to improve strength and heal split ends”

So… after I had put the warmed Argan Oil all over my hair  I wrapped my head up in clingfilm and put on the Heat Wrap. (It did come with a plastic cap but I find they neverhold all my hair.)  The Heat wrap took 60 seconds to heat up in the microwave and was quite easy to put on.

Cling Film and a Heat Wrap

Did I make it look good??

Then I kept it on for 30 mins because there was a warning on the box which said “Do not use for more than 30 mins” I was scared, I wasn’t sure what would happen after this! Would my brain cook? Haha. Anyway it was quite comfortable and fit over my hair. I even did some housework with it on. When I took it off, wow, wow, wow, my hair felt so beautiful. I shampooed and conditioned as normal and then twisted my hair. Here are the results

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I am so excitied when I see the twists

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I just love being a natural!

My hair is soft, healthy and shiny! I will definitely be using the heat wrap again as part of my regular deep conditioning/hot oil treatments.  The Argan oil must have had a factor in making my hair feel great, my only hesitation is its   £20 for a tiny 30ml bottle and the whole thing got used on my hair.

For more information or to purchase Jilali Argan oil you can visit their website.  www.jaouk.com

 

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My Hair this week (and an interesting story)

So this week I was hooked up with this amazing style from a friend of mine. I really love it and hope you do.

My Hair this week - Angel Dike

My Hair this week – Angel Dike

I guess when you get your hair styled in a way that you like it reflects in your body language and way that you walk. You feel good about yourself and people talk to you.   I had lot of questions and compliments on the street.  Even some backpackers from Europe were asking me where they could get their hair done like it and if it hurt. I was amused.

The other day I was travelling on the train home from work and sat opposite a pretty black woman with waist length straight blonde hair and those extra long fake lashes that looked like dead spiders. It wasn’t really Beyonce style it looked like a hot mess to be honest. (Lets hope she never reads this lol).

Before people start getting upset I never judge anyone with a weave or wig as you have no idea what is going on underneath. Some people have lost their hair and are not confident; others just want to change up once in a while.

One time I heard about this lady that had a weave on top of a weave but I never thought I would meet someone with a weave, wig and a relaxer all on the same head! Let me just write out the conversation as I remember it.

Lady  “Wow your hair looks amazing!”

Me (smiling nicely)  “Thank you”

Lady   “Is it all yours? I love natural styles”

Me “Yes, it’s mine and its natural”

Lady “I’m natural too under this”

Me “Ok that’s nice”

Lady “well…natural apart from this front bit” and she pulled out some front to show me “I relaxed this bit to blend in”

Me (nodded and smiled)

Lady “…and this bit at the back, I relaxed this too because then I could put it up when I want to”

Me “Oh right, does the weave get hot then? Sometimes you have to wear it up?”

Lady “Oh it’s not a weave, it’s a wig, well some of it’s a wig and some a weave”

Me “Huh?”

Lady (laughing) “well the front and the back are relaxed, I got this wig but it’s not long enough so I had a weave in back to
give it length and I have the wig on top, it all sort of bends together”

Me (laughing too) “I’m confused, you have a wig weave and relaxer….”

Lady “Yeah but the rest is natural, I’m natural”

Me “Oh!”

What else could I say?

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