All about silicones – benefits, challenges and managing them to maintain healthy, beautiful hair.
I haven’t seen many vids of cocoon curls on short to mid length natural hair so I filmed my results and included a very detailed styling portion so you know how I accomplished my results for fluffy soft frizz free curls. I received sooo many compliments on this style today. Wishing you the best results too!
RECIPES AND OTHER RESULTS:
Basil, Rosemary and Mint Flaxseed Gel: http://youtu.be/t2E6Wge5lKE
This tutorial demonstrates one of my go to styles! I do this style on purpose – but it’s also a great back up style when bantu knot outs, twist outs or other styles don’t come out as intended or just start looking cray-cray on humid or windy days.
Here are my day 4 results. I love them!
My quest to master the twist out monster!
I don’t know about your, but it’s really challenging to obtain full twist outs where my different hair textures come out pretty consistent. I have very loosely coiled hair along the sides, nape and front of my hairline and this stubburn area doesn’t take well to twist outs. So over the next 7 days, I tried various techniquest to obtain the perfect twist out. Here’s what I did today.
I don’t know about you, but “The Teen” and I have gone through ups and downs when it comes to twist out perfection. Fine hair – DO CARE! lol. Having fine hair makes it very difficult for me to rock twist outs the way I’d like. Most of the time they come out with a texture that reflects more of a “crimp” style texture than a fuller bodied coil or spiral look AND I have to do a ton of fluffing which results in frizz.
The Teen on the other hand, obtains the fullness I like with ease. Heck, it seems like she just rolls out of bed with photographic hair. Her twist outs are full with great texture, but in her opinion, the ends get frizzy and she looses length – or doesn’t achieve the definition she likes. Never satisfied right?
I’m so darn cheap…I mean frugal that it’s sometimes overwhelming for me to begin the search for a perfect twist out product. I don’t know about you all, but The Teen will be heading to college for long so every penny counts! So being the adventurous naturalista I am, I took to my kitchen and whipped up a new recipe I made up of ingredients I’ve learned our hair loves and ingredients that would be extremely beneficial to the hair. Because our winters are so harsh, it’s shea butter based (we love this for winter hair) but it’s not heavy – cuz you all know I LOVE big hair and “she” (that would be Shakeitha – my hair) cannot be weighed down. 🙂
All that time, research, obtaining exotic oils and mixing has paid off!
Here’s The Teen’s Twist Out using a new fluffy cream recipe! Let me know what you think!
Apple cider vinegar and rosemary each have their own benefits,but when combined together in this recipe, you get the best of both worlds! Ph balance of your “natural hair” and well cleansed scalp free of product build up and a dandruff and dry scalp treatment that stimulates your hair follicles consequently promoting hair growth.