I give up! Seriously! I am going to stop trying twistouts using glycerin this summer. Every time I do so, it goes up in poofs! (unless I use heavy gel or something...then it stays a little better but it doesn't feel as nice and is a little too "defined" for my taste.)
Other than that, my hair just wants to revert and go crazy. Oftentimes, it balls up onto itself instead of reverting into its normal shape and it causes major knots and tangles. I have broken some hairs trying to undo the crazy knots at times as well. SMH
As, you may know, I love my shrinkage and don't have any issues with my twistouts reverting when I don't use glycerin in my products. Normally, when my hair shrinks up for day 2, 3, and 4 it has a "unity" to it :) However, the newer products that I have been trying that contain glycerin has caused my fro to revert in a sporadic way! It's seriously crazy!
Certain products like Shea Moisture Curling Souffle and Curl Enhancing Smoothie, don't cause my twistouts to ball up onto themselves...it just bushes out. Where as the Eden Body Works Curl Defining Creme and Pudding Souffle products caused my fro to ball up! Even my Giovanni Smooth As Silk conditioner caused my ends to ball up when doing a twistout... but it works FANTASTIC for my true wash and gos. I had a "sort of" success with using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Argan oil gel and tiny twists lol ... but it was not my favorite twist out "look" lol. (I'll be posting that soon.) I'm not sure how it would have held with larger twists, but I'm exhausted just by the thought of trying lol!
(BTW, I just tried the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle and Curl Enhancing Smoothie for a true wash and go and it works AWESOME for my fros' shrinkage! I'll post a video for that soon as well :)
Twist out below is from using olive oil, avocado butter, and Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner, and 4hrs later lol!!!
Check out, .FRIZZ! (The Struggle is REAL!) - NaturalMe4C
I got an email a couple days ago saying that the Good will was having a 50% off sale today so I went to check it out. It was pretty busy today, but I was able to pick up several items within about a half hour :) I was speed shopping lol! Today I picked up 8 tops and 3 scarves for $18.04. Nice! (When else are you gonna find cute tops for $1.88 each and scarfs for $1.00 a piece?) I love it!
Hey! So as promised, Ty and I decided to finally exchange foot massages, even though I'm sort of anti feet! We had so much fun doing these massages, and I do feel good about giving it a shot, but it won't be going down like this for a good while lol!!! Feet are just not my thing :D
Hey! I stopped at Sally's today to pick up more Eden Body Works Cleansing Cowash because I seriously love that stuff and I decided to take a look at the combs and brushes. Combs and brushes are not really a large part of my regimen lol. However, I usually wear my hair semi stretched in twistouts so my fingers are able to do most of the work. Lately, the styles that have been successful for me have been wash and gos and flexi rod/satin roller sets. I have no problem finger detangling my rod sets because my hair is pretty stretched out. For my tight true wash and gos, although I have more trouble, I am able to finger detangle them... however, it takes a long time! So I wanted to see if I could find something to help me out with that.
I ended up picking up the Tangle Tamer Max for $9.99 that is similar to the Tangle Teezer :) I have heard both good and iffy things about the tangle teezer... most people like it and some people say it tore their hair up. :/ I have a specific plan for how I want to use this product lol. I plan to use it on semi damp hair that has some sort of detangling aid/conditioner/oil in it. Trust, I will be VERY careful when using this tool. (Ms. Fro is sure to let me know if she likes this or not lol...especially since she has been very vocal about things like glycerin lately!) I'll let you know how it goes! Have a blessed day!!!
All I want to say is, I love these two products!
Control Edge Glaze
I'm glad I got the chance to try out these products because they are affordable and contain great ingredients :) I have purchased all the products in the line but the leave in conditioner which I am going to get as soon as possible so I can review how the products work together. In short, these products did not work well for my twistouts... the glycerin made my hair crazy frizzy once again and I had no control over it. Both products are said to resist humidity, but my fro put up a huge fuss and rebelled for real!
I was able to get 1st day hair, but no 2nd day hair :( I am interested to see how these products would work on my wash and gos since using them for stretch this time of year is a no go for me. Again, I will try them out again once I get the leave in conditioner (which also has glycerin in it lol, but I'm still hopeful!!!) Maybe once the weather cools, I'll be able to use these for stretched styles :) So far, I give these stylers a 3 out of 5 because they made my hair feel soft and strong, but I didn't get any hold from them this time of year.
Eden BodyWorks (Coconut Shea) Curl Defining Creme & Pudding Souffle Review (twistouts) - NaturalMe4C
Out of curiosity, I decided to see what would happen to my hair if I used the rods without twisting my hair. My hair still had a little wave from the twists but it loosened alot. The results reminded me of my old press and curl days lol. I was ok with the style...sort of lol! It was decent but just different then what I have been used to seeing over the past year :) Although it was a nice change of pace, I quickly missed my kinks and cowashed my hair later that day.
Hey! Gabriel and I went over the Story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho! (KJV Joshua ch 1-6) Gabe loves this story and he enjoyed getting involved as we recapped it :) Remember that there is no need to stress out and worry about the obstacles of our daily lives. The Lord will take care and provide protection for us each and every day! As long as we continue following Him, he will lead us to victory! God bless!
We started the Focus T25 workouts a few days ago and wanted to share how it went with everyone! OMG we were soo sweaty after this short workout! I was amazed at how quickly it happened :D The workout is both fun and challenging at the same time. It's cool because most of time, the moves are done to a beat so your kinda dancing lol. (For the record, I CAN'T dance so my coordination was all kinds of off! lol Even with that, the sweat is REAL! )
We invite anyone who wants to join in on the fun to visit,
The banners for Focus T 25 are on the right!
Great addition to any nutrition plan!
Hey! I just wanted to share some pics of how my true wash and go's have been coming out :) I co washed my hair last night after a Focus T25 work out ( I WAS DRENCHED!!!) I let my fro air dry overnight and when I woke up, it was VERRRRRY smushed....VERRRRRY tight lol. But after my shower, I was able to lift it up a little to give me some height.
BTW, There is no gel in my hair... only olive oil, avocado butter and Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner. I have been doing this daily for the past week in peace! (I usually only rock my full shrinkage for 1 day and then go back to twisting almost immediately lol!!!) Honestly, this past week has been helping me embrace the tightness of my fro more than before. I love my length, but I also love my shrinkage. :)
Stretching my hair is fun and cool, but in reality, my hair naturally does this. My hair type is very tight. There is NO HANG. So why not try to get the "hang" of handling my hair this way? I'm glad I decided to try to figure out what it needs to feel soft and moisturized. I'm still learning but I'm going to get it ya'll! :) Have a great day!
I'm gonna jump right in on this one lol, I do not like this new formula at all. :( I'm pretty bummed because I used this conditioner for soo long! I even tried to break away from using it multiple times but always went back to it... Well not any more! It's good-bye to Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture :( This formula did not work for me at all. It's soo sad because I used to be able to finger detangle, deep condition, leave in, dry twist, wet twist ,and wash and go, with the old formula! However, this one is just not getting it done. From the lack of slip to the smell, my fro wasn't feeling it. So I'm gonna be looking for a cheap all around conditioner that I can use just like I once did with this brand.
Hey! I just wanted to share how my true wash and go's have been looking during my experimental phase :) I have been taking a break from twisting my hair lol...especially since my twistout haven't been going well. So, I have done a true wash and go every day since July 5th lol! This is a first for me because I usually have a LOT of trouble when I allow my hair to shrink fully. But after my Fro Recovery Session, I decided it was time for me to master my full shrinkage lol. After all, I am almost 1 year natural...I gotta learn it at some point :D
I choose to re-do my true wash and go's daily because my hair is very very tightly coiled and this helps me keep tabs on tangles. I have been using of olive oil, avocado butter, (which I upped the amounts of both to avoid the dryness that comes with my full shrinkage) and Giovanni Smooth As Silk conditioners. I had two different Giovanni Smooth As Silk formulas (not my intention, but the company doesn't specify when changes are made... :( ) So here is the formula I used for this wash and go.
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
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Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012