So throughout the day I do a series of things. I sit at my desk and “work,” pick my friend Lashani’s brain via G Chat, research new things, plan, and create to do lists. This particular day, I sat researching how to repair your natural curl pattern.  I know some of you are thinking, WHY, your hair is perfect- no, it’s not but I appreciate your love for my mane =). If nobody knows your curl pattern, YOU DO. You notice every “minor” change and immediately want that “fix”.  I had some idea on what product I wanted to try, so all I really needed to do was watch a series of videos of results and reviews. While “working,” my research on what is my now GO TO- GET IT RIGHT AND TIGHT curl pattern is as follows- grab a pen, screen shot, and forward to a friend in need of some get right.

I have found a fix a flat for hair that brings it back to life. On your road to recovery whether it is color damage, or heat damage, this is definitely a must buy. It’s called the ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor. I got this in my COCOTIQUE + Hype Hair box and I couldn’t be more happier with this blessing. One, the beauty supply store was closed, and two, Target was out of the way.


In the natural hair world, minor is major, and one pack means two, maybe three. Right? Right! So the packet says 2 applications. WHO DID THEY THINK WAS USING “one” of these in this dilemma? NOBODY. I used BOTH of these packets. One on one side of my head, and the other application for the rest. I immediately saw it taking action. It wasn’t a harsh smell, had a smooth consistency, and glided on my freshly washed and detangled hair with no problem. See side by side images for with and without the product below:


I wouldn’t say I have color or heat damage, I just haven’t been happy with my curly fries. They needed a few pushes and shoves in the right direction. We all have that one product that gives us those curls-  and I used it, and they were not it at-all. I knew that ApHogee was my go to product for many reasons. I’ve seen many snap back results, but there is another ApHogee treatment out there that is a 2 step protein treatment (which I didn’t use). I posted about it on Instagram and everyone said it stunk, it works, yet sticky,  or was something they recommended I go to the salon for. But the key words I was looking for were “IT WORKS.” I was sold. I did further research on the difference between good keratin, bad keratin, and the two step protein treatment. It is very important that you use products effective for YOUR hair dilemma. After realizing that my hair didn’t need the strengthening 2 step protein treatment, and that it may even snap my curls I did have into crushed onion rings, I passed. I read the back of the Keratin packet and it was just what I needed. It seemed like the perfect prescription for my hair cold.

Here’s what my curl pattern was looking like frizzy, dry, stretched and blah!

It looked like a good hair day, full of “volume,” yet to me it was full of nvm lol.



This is what it looks like now





Happy camper!

With this particular blend of keratin amino acids, it is designed to restore elasticity, softness, and repairs heat, color treated, or chlorine damaged hair. Sounds like the perfect cup of tea and I needed every sip. I also loved how it says “Recommended for weekly use until hair feels and appears healthy again.” THIS is how I knew it was safe and dummy proof lol. No crying, no snapping, and no praying to the Curl God’s for help. I had it covered and my curls are looking like new money!

HAIR FACT: When your hair reacts to the protein, it fills in the empty gaps your hair has. It continues to build the foundation of your hair for up to 6 weeks after* your treatment.

If you choose to do the two step treatment, please read the instructions carefully. I haven’t used it, but from doing research, I realized these few gems.

  • Make sure your hair is free of any products before using
  • Do not apply with a towel on your shoulders, you hair will get stuck while drying step one.
  • Use a spray bottle, this application is watery. (The keratin was a cream)
  • Have a A-1 moisturizing conditioner handy, because your hair will NEED it.


When it was all said and done, locked in all the moisture after applying my Deva Chan Heaven in Hair with Nancy’s Kitchen oil, I used my blow dryer on cool heat, created a pineapple without the elastic, and headed to bed.

I rate this a 6/5 . I will be buying the bottle as soon as I get off work today!

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please reply below or Tweet me so we can chat ! @Janae_Raquel

Wishing you the best of luck on your road to recovery!


We love all things Protective Styling! Perm Rod Set with our curlfriend Hey_Curlie!

PROTECTIVE STYLE ALERT! Want to try something new at home without spending tons of money at a salon under maximum heat burning your ears off while beginning to hate your favorite song due to aggravation? lol Try this Perm Rod set!

It’s every natural girls dream, well one of them, to have a perfect Perm Rod set using the right products and hoping their dry! I got a chance to snatch up some tips from Hey_Curlie. She sent in a few pictures of her completed look, and this is something I would definitely recommend  you girls try at home.image3

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Protective styling is something we all should do every once in a while. Why? Because it saves, time, aggravation, and allows you to nurture your hair without giving it so much attention on a regularly basis. I for one am a fan of protective styling because I can be on time for things lol, lock in moisture, save products because lord knows they aren’t cheap, and maintain healthy growing hair.

Although hey_curlie did her styling over the course of three days, it doesn’t deter me, I would suggest you clear your calendars, you don’t have to go every where, grab your favorite book, and set it off! I plan on doing this in the near future when I can say NO! As of right now, I’m all booked, but I will be hibernating soon!


What do you guys think? Will you be trying this at home?


Tip: when unraveling, use a little oil on your finger tips to avoid any frizz, to lock in moisture and add a little shine.