Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Alma Petra, Dec 13, 2018.
Looks good to me too!
I slept with my hair in 2 loose braids last night. The stretch is really nice, but the curl pattern is all messed up.
I got the huge tub of wetline for $3.50 at CVS. That much from amazon would have been $9. Amazon is convenient, but not cost effective.
I wanted to extend my wash n go 4 days. My scalp protested w/ itching .
So I used Cantu ACV Root Rinse (w/ tea tree oil), followed by (what I consider a light protein treatment) HE Argan Oil of Morocco conditioner. I detangled my hair w/ HE Smooth (Rose Hips + Jojoba Oil) conditioner, then added a little of the conditioner, to rinse out.
I spritzed, Uncle Funky's Daughter Defunk, to soothe my scalp & help prevent hair loss.
I kept my hair split down the middle to apply Camille Rose Naturals Honey leave-in, then Wetline Xtreme (clear) gel to each side until it looked cohesive.
Is the DevaCurl towel worth it or should I just use a t-shirt?
Another frizzy day 3. I think being outside all day yesterday was the culprit. Or maybe I played with it too much. Or maybe the shea pudding I tried or maybe the conditioner I used. The possibilities are endless.
I was just thinking how much I really don’t like it today and then one of my coworkers just said that she really likes my hair like this and thinks it’s pretty.
I’m definitely washing tomorrow.
Ohemgeeee, tried a shea and oil wng as I haven't done one in a long time. I used to legit only use shea, oil, and black soap in my routine so I wanted to test it out before I started buying things again. It actually came out great! Will take pics once I feel more awake lol.
I vote t shirt
Just use a t-shirt.
Welp that day 4 wash n go is done!
It's too hot today!!!
So this afternoon I washed my hair with TreSemme Luxurious Moisture shampoo. Next I used Aussie Smooth 3 Min. Miracle as my d/c. Followed by Aussie Smooth conditioner to detangle my hair.
I decided not to experiment, then I went w/ Cantu Coconut curling cream as my leave-in. And Wetline Xtreme (clear) as my styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
The very back is still wet but the part pictured is 100% dry. I should really get a blow dryer & diffuser. I used my shea grease and Obia curl custard over it.
@water_n_oil your hair looks great! How long is your hair? I would love for my hair to still be that long after it dries.
I switched things up today.
Instead of washing with baking soda and conditioning with Kenra, I used SM coconut & hibiscus shampoo and conditioner. I skipped my ACV rinse.
Then I used my standard products
Dry a bit with a t-shirt
It’s finishing drying in 2 low ponytails. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
BSL stretched. I wear a scarf immediately after applying products to keep the hair more stretched. Usually I do that overnight but I also sat under the dryer for around 45min this time.
I try to stretch by letting my hair dry in low ponytails. But the ponytails shrink from shoulder length to chin length as they dry. Oh well I don’t see myself getting up early enough to dry my hair before I go to work, so I’ll have to live with the shrinkage.
Why is the left side of my hair always more frizzy and less defined than the right side?
Next wash day I’m really going to focus on that side and make sure it gets a lot of product.
I'm still working figuring out the cause of my recent breakage. I decided to scale down on the heavier products.
This morning I washed with TreSemme Lux. Moist. shampoo, and conditioned with it's accompanying conditioner. I kept my hair in 2 sections and dampened it w/ my Turbie Twist.
I decided to try out my in-between wash day moisturizers.
1st: I sprayed Aphogee Keratin + Green Tea Restructurizer.
2nd: I used The Mane Choice Trop. Moringa Endless Moist. Restorative Spray.
3rd: I spritzed OGX Orchid Oil as a sealant.
I just used Wetline Xtreme (clear) gel as my styler, and I'm currently air-drying my hair.
Day two with DE avocado leave in and wetline Xtreme
I got my order from Target in time to do my hair before work! I used the new EBW Scalp Cleanser, and it might be pretty great LOL! My scalp felt airy after I rinsed it out. I think did a quick condition with the EBW Split End DC. This line is so not for the protein sensitive. Your hair will be hard as a rock!! I then used CR Honey as a leave-in under Eco Style gel. I diffused to probably 70% dry.
I finally experienced weighed down hair . The Honey is so thick and gets so hot in your hands. I thought that it wasn't moisturizing at first, but I didn't realize how drying the EBW Hydration Serum is on it's own.
Let me put this challenge back in my siggie since I'm back on team wng now lol. I think may redo my hair every 5 days. I just have to allow myself a window to thoroughly detangle and keep applying products the same way. Going to do the next one with the Lusti Olive Oil gel but make a custard with it. I loved doing that with Eco and the Obia is literally just a gel with added oils in the same way (inferring that based on the ingredients).
Recipe if you're curious (she has an updated version as well):
My hair is HUGE and frizzy today. I feel extremely self conscious, but I’m leaving it out. I don’t want to wash every 2 days. I need to learn how to tame my day 3 hair, or how to love it.
I tried to refresh my curls last night
One one side I used curls lavish + curls creme brule
On the other side I used my homemade shea pudding.
The side with the curls products felt really nice, and the shea pudding made my hair look moisturized. But both sides stayed frizzy and not well defined. I’m guessing water would help, but then I’ll have to deal with shrinkage again.
I have to figure this out. Washing every 3 days is going to get old fast.
Instead of 2 ponytails, I got a banana clip and I’m drying my hair this way. It’s about 50% dry in this picture. It still has a lot of shrinking to do.
I co-washed/detangled w/ V05 Anti-Frizz conditioner. Left my hair in 2 sections, then applied The Mane Choice TM Endless Moisture Restorative Spray as my leave-in. I followed that up with the accompanying Braid Out Glaze.
I only did this today to keep on schedule w/ washing & detangling. Otherwise, I might end up doing my hair for an event tomorrow (only if this 1 doesn't turn out well).
Have you ladies heard of “squish to condish”? It’s a way of rinsing the conditioner out of your hair by squishing in handfuls of water. It’s supposed to be excellent for getting moisture into your hair.
I’m going to try it when I wash my hair on Monday.
Yes! This is what I use in my hair during the d/c + conditioning part of my wash day. I hope it works out well for you!
Does it take a long time? Do you still use a leave-in conditioner? Do you think this process makes your hair more moisturized?
That depends on how much hair you have, I have low density, thin hair. (I say use sections to make it more efficient.) So the process is relatively quick for me. Also the more you get used to this method the quicker it becomes for you.
I still use leave-in occasionally, it depends the products I'm using that day.
I believe it does for me. I remember how much less moisturized my hair used to be, before I found out about the "squish to condish" method. I'm not trying to go back to that.
Thanks @Shadow_Lace I can’t wait to see if it makes a difference.
I found this article that explains why it works
I love that method. I learned about it on /r/curly. I don't do it it all the time though.