Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Twist and Curl: REMIX!

Hey guys, so I'm back with last week's hair do. I was feeling a little ambitious with all this success with my wash and go, so I decided to try a twist-n-curl. Technically, I would call it a two strand flat twist and curl, but that's way too long... so lets just call it a twist-n-curl *wink*.

What I did:
I detangled and conditioned with Tresseme Naturals Conditioner
Deep conditioned with Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Mask
Used Kinky Curly Knot Today Conditioner as a leave-in
Almond Oil
EcoStyler Gel (Clear)

Then I proceeded to flat twist (guys, last time I did a flat twist out was 2010!) I twisted my hair all the way down to the ends and rolled them up on medium size perm rods. Then I proceeded to air dry overnight. Here are my results!

It came out cute.. but I had to fluff it a little bit to get some volume.

And those are my results! I think this is a win! I received a TON of compliments, which I was well pleased with. Only downfall is that it was in the eighty's that day, and the humidity ruined it by the end of the day. Oh well =) Next time I'll pick a cooler, less humid day.  And I think I will part my hair differently too... The side part was a little much in my face *smh* Toodles!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Maintaining My Wash and Go - My Modified Pineapple

As promised, I am back with how I maintained my wash and go overnight. But first off, I want to mention how happy I was with my wash and go, and how many compliments I received. It was very low maintenance ( which is a plus for me) and it decreases the styling time after I wash my hair. I was able to wear it for about four or five days, even though my hair got bigger with each day and turned into a curly afro by day 5 lol. Ok.. enough rambling.

What I used:
Bobby Pins (Big and Small)
Satin Pillowcase
Olive Oil
Spray Bottle with water (if needed)

At night, I sectioned my hair and flat twisted it into a pineapple, rather then pull my hair into a ponytail on the top of my head (which many naturals do). My curls can't handle such intense stretching, I would end up with straight hair around the perimeter of my head lol.

After  sleeping peacefully on my satin pillowcase, I take the pins out and take the flat twists down. Then I proceed to shaking and teasing my curls back into place. If my hair seems to stretched, I spray water on it to reactivate the stretched out roots. I add olive oil to keep it moisturized and shiny. Then I go on with my day! It's as simple as that =). Till next time... Toodles

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I have returned... with a HAIR UPDATE!!

Hey guys, long time no see (way too long). I'm graduating this semester and it's been a very hectic senior year. But anyway, lets get straight into business. My hair has grown significantly since the last time I posted a hair update. I finally cut off all of my highlights. Yesterday I did a protein treatment with Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner. My hair has been suffering from a lot of split ends, so I'm in dire need of a trim within the next few weeks. I've been protective styling most of the time. But most importantly, I think I have finally mastered my wash and go!!! *applause* This is a big milestone for me because out of all the almost 5 years I have been natural, I have never seemed to master the art of wash and going. At first I was so obsessed with getting my hair to look like everyone else's wash and go, but I finally decided to stop putting unrealistic expectations on my hair and just let it do what it do =). Not to mention I decided to by Ecostyler gel and diffuser attachment (my saving grace). Here is what I would normally do:

1. Detangle with Tresseme Naturals conditioner
2. Co-wash with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
3. Deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask
4. Apply Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave in
5. Add oil (extra virgin olive oil)
6. Add Ecostyler Gel ( the clear one, maximum hold)
7. Diffuse and go!!
 (I never realized how many different brands I use!)
I'll do a post soon on how I maintain my wash and go. I'm still learning guys, but so far it has been a success, I am very pleased. Feel free to comment and ask questions!! Toodles!

Shortly after diffusing
Shortly after diffusing

Shortly after diffusing ( as you can see, my texture goes from tight at the top to loose at the bottom. CRAZY!! )

The next day
The next day: This is the best I have EVER seen my hair

The next day