Trying to use less product on my hair. I tried this SIMPLE braidout using only coconut oil and shea butter mixture..My Daughters call it My Moms Hair Magic....
This style lasted 3 days and was very soft and had lots of body. There was no gels or pudding weighing it down or making it stiff.
My opinion: I think it looks as good as if I had some type of holding gel.
DIY..LOC SOC, CURLY SOC, HEADBAND, OR PINEAPPLE CAP..MADE FROM AN OLD PAIR OF LEGGINS...
I f you have an pair of legging you no longer wear...Don't toss them out. Make some sort of headband accessory for your hair. You will save yourself bucks and if you happen to lose, no big deal...I use loc socs and pineapple caps to help my hair stay moisturized and protected.
I heard good things about CURLS so I purchased at Target. The Curls products have formulas that are exclusive to Target. I made a point to shop for it there. I bought CURL Creme Brule and The CASHMERE Curl Jelly. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the way it made my hair soft and defined my coils. The smell was very nice also. The Curl Jelly was a little sticky on my hands (not hair) It helped to smooth out my frizzies after applying the Curl Creme.
The Curls were soft and I had lots of body. The product was white and clear so I had no worry about the products turning my hair yellow.
Now what I was disappointed was not the product but the price. It was $12.99 for an 8oz bottle and I used 1/3 bottle for my hair so I thought that was a little pricey. I really do love this stuff but I can't spend that much, so unless they start to put more product in the bottle I probably will not repurchase it.
I've notice products that are really good on natural hair have been very pricey...WHY? If you take out the bad stuff like parabens, sulfates and silicones why are they raising the price.? They are taking out ingredients shouldn't the price be cheaper???? If you don't mind the price and you have short natural hair or a TWA it might be worth it. If you have thicker or longer hair you will use more product and you may think the price is to much..
August 1, 2012 my Anniversary Day of my second big chop. I cut my colored hair down to the GRAY..I left the shop with about 3/4inches of hair.
I still remember that day,walking out of the shop really fast and jumping into my car so no one would see me. It was funny, my hairdresser work in the back of a Barbershop and the Barbershop was full of men. I had to past through to exit and ofcourse the Barber commented "Now thats a haircut" or something like that.
I hated the cut and not to thrilled about the gray.
Imagine having black long hair one day and the next a short teeny weeny afro(TWA).
Times have change and I wish I had never colored my hair. What was the Big Deal..
My favorite style for my hair is the Two Strand Twist.
It's a great protective style and you get two style out of one. After wearing the twist, you can wear a twistout. Depending on how well your hair set, you can wear the twist out for a week or so.
When you can do a style that keeps your hands out of your hair thats better, then combing, brushing and manipulating your hair cause that can cause stress and breakage.
I keep the hair moisturized while in the twists and twistout by applying my homemade oil on my hair at night and my homemade shea mixture day and night. The most important thing about the oils and sheabutter: it helps when it time to take the twist down.
For example it took me about 40 minutes to take these down and the twistout was nice.
I would like to share the recipe I used to install my twist. I use this shea butter mixture when I want the hair smooth. It helps to detangle too. Then I don't need to use a comb or brush...just my fingers...and that means less hair lose..
8oz of refine shea butter
1/4cup Aloe Juice
Warm the Aloe Juice then mix into the Shea Butter (refined shea butter should be soft so you shouldn't heat it)
I mix for about 5 minutes with an emulsifying mixer until its creamy...
Recipe: 2oz of Almond Oil
2oz of Castro Oil
25 drops of Tea Tree Oil
25 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
I put ingredients in a recycled applicator plastic bottle.
Every night I apply to my scalp and message in. I found this keeps my scalp from itching. I have no problem with flakes either.
I sometimes add a little more cinnamon and peppermint, but not so much that it burns. I heard that some of those ingredients stimulate the hair to grow so that's an added plus. I'm no chemist so I don't know if there are to much essential oils or not. I use this on my hair and have been for a long while and I appreciate not having to scratch my head. I believe it helps my hair to grow too. You know Rosemary is the RO in Rogaine..
Making your own hair products saves you money and you know exactly whats in it....