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!!!
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7/31/2013 01:38:35 am
Yes!!! I have completely sworn off all glycerin products this summer. At the beginning of it I always ended up looking extremely greasy with a big ole greasy curly puff on my head!!!! Try to use Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel or Kinky Curly Curling Custard.
7/31/2013 01:58:24 am
Hey Najwa Yasir!
7/31/2013 01:52:47 am
Will you do an updated video of a wash and go?
7/31/2013 01:57:24 am
8/1/2013 05:03:45 am
My suggestion is to do the curly girl method without modification since you are doing mostly wash and gos. My hair is exactly like yours. I have been doing CGM for about 10 weeks. I don't use oils or butters. I use 4 products. Check out Aketafitgirl on YouTube. She is a CGM purist
8/1/2013 06:07:54 am
8/1/2013 09:58:47 am
You have beautiful hair. It's just like mine:) I use a cond. to pre-poo, Shea Moisture purification masque to poo, Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in & Kinky Curly Curling Custard. My hair is behaving in ways that I did not think possible. I've dabbled with the CGM since Sept. 2012, but I committed to it inJune,2013. At least once per week someone asks if I am wearing a twist-out. It's amazing that I can have a wash n go look like a twist out. When I say I don't use oils or butters, I usually lose the person. That's contradictory to all we've ever known about our hair. I think they believe I'm a lunatic. lol. You have a great spirit. Thanks for responding!
8/1/2013 07:39:49 am
Hi, Kriss. I have 4c hair too and started my journey Oct 2012. That was my last perm. It's gotten so much better, but it's wonderful to see a sister with hair just like mine!
8/1/2013 08:31:53 am
Hey Deborah Love!
8/1/2013 10:27:59 am
Thanks for responding! This one stumble onto your blog has helped me more than all the other blogs I've spent hours studying like there was an exam! I've bookmarked your blog and will be a frequent visitor. I'm 61 and hadn't seen my natural hair since the 80's. So this has been a slippery slope most days instead of a journey. Please keep us grounded and embracing our hair.
8/1/2013 08:12:21 pm
Glycerin & summer - Preach sista!
8/2/2013 06:54:08 am
8/5/2013 08:12:34 am
I feel you on this! I gave up as well. I started doing wngs, which I haven't done since LAST summer, lol. Really helps with working out.
8/5/2013 08:43:01 am
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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