Curly to Straight
I found a good picture of my curl pattern on the left, which I think is a 3C curl. I used Hawaiian Silky & Vigorol Curly Mousse in this picture on my wash n go.
On the right was the last time I flat ironed my hair which was back in December? Not the best picture but you can see that it’s a little bit past the bra strap. I’m due fir a much needed trim so at some point I’ll post an updated length check for 2013.
Old length check throwback
I took this I think a year ago right after I combed out my locs. I made the mistake of flat ironing it because I wanted to see my growth after 6yrs of it being locked away. My hair needed much training and repair. I’ll do an updated shot soon.
Update on my daily hair products depending on what style I’m going for. I LOVE the Vigorol Mousse when I’m doing a twist out or wash n go. I’ve fallen on love with Hawaiian Silky, it works wonders on my 3C hair for all styles! Next month in plan on buying some Shea Moisture curling smoothie. I’ve heard some great reviews on YouTube so I’ll give it a try.
The product with the green top is a Lemon whipped Shea butter mix with different oils that I can’t remember. My friend loves making whips from raw organic Shea butter. Lately she’s been experimenting with different combos of natural oils and sents. She’s been trying to perfect the whip consistency. Mine feels like… Melted marshmallows without the stickiness. (that’s the best comparison i can think of). Its thick but once you rub it in your palms it melts away! I love applying this for my twist outs and sealing my ends.
Hair Products :
-Curls Unleashed Mousse
-Organic Coconut oil
-Vigorol Curly Mousse
-Garnier Fructis Argon Oil
-Eco Styling Gel ( Hold 10)
-Homemade Lemon Whipped Shea butter
My friend has gone through a lot of changes with her hair. When I met her her locs were down at her waist. Then she did a big chop and tried to go natural but that was short lived, she missed her locs. She didn’t want to maintain and buy products and tools so she started her locs again.
Now they’re shoulder length, medium size and dyed red. Her method is hand twisting her locs a section at a time, holding them down with mini bill clips.
Satin Scarf Braidout
I noticed you’ve been having trouble with fuzzy end in your braidouts, a woman created a method to combat this that you should try out, see if it works for you…
Thanks for the tip!
Hazel eyed curly girl Shelbe B.
It’s been 5 months on my no heat challenge. My curls are repaired and tight again. I picked a good time to do this bc I was super busy with packing, moving and unpacking, working and taking care of life. I managed to learn how to do protective styles during this period, mostly buns. I also learned to love my wash n gos at times. Coming from perms to locs and then dealing with a full head of curly hair was overwhelming. In the beginning I hated my natural hair on bc I didn’t know what to do with it or know what products to buy. I thought about putting my locs back in! It was all trial n error but I managed to find the products that work for me. (I’ll post those later) I finally have a routine and it WORK! PLUS my hair is finally tamed!
One thing I’m trying to work on is how to stretch my curls. Wash n gos aren’t my fav only bc my curls are tight and when it dries it looks like a 70s fro fosho! My stylist suggested a texturizer but the little research I did doesn’t look like it will help. So for the time being stretched twists outs is the way to go. If you have any info on texturizers, msg me.
I’ll be posting more on my hair journey and my sisters sisterloc journey. Be sure to follow!
Throwback. The days when I had locs. Sometimes I regret combing them out but in the end it’s all about the hair journey.
I need to tame this beast for the week. Time to detangle.
My baby sister and her dyed sister locs. Too cute!