Friday, May 14, 2010

Wash and Go into a Curly Fro????

Have you ever noticed that some of your worst hair attempts can magically turn themselves into some thing good?  How a complete mishap can yeild an awesome style in a totally different form? Well, this happened to me yesterday. I decided to give the wash and go a shot. So the night before I applied my Brahmi oil as a pre-wash treatment. The next day I washed my hair with my homemade shampoo, conditioned with my Giovanni 50:50 Balancing conditioner and detangled under cold water. I jumped out of my shower and reached for my Kinky-Curly Curly Custard and slathered it in, instead of applying in SMALL sections like the directions stated  (not to self, next time READ!). Anyway, thanks to my hair being THICK and kinky the product didn't go all the way though and I could tell I was headed for disaster. So I put a small amount of my shea butter mix in my hair and proceded to do two strand twists. I had to rewet my hair  a few times but I eventually got several large twists in my hair. Deciding to take things a step further, I used flexirods to curl the ends of my hair. So last night I went to bed with my rollers in my hair and took them out this morning when I woke up before going to the gym. I kept the twists in and used a satin scarf under my bandanna to hide the fact. Well after the gym I got home, showered, undid the twists, fluffed with shea butter on my hands and I was delighted at what I saw. I had a curly fro and it looked pretty good! This just goes to show how what appears to be a disaster can manifest itself ito something positive. I've never worn a curly fro, actually I very RARELY wear my hair out, so I am pretty excited at this. There is a little bit of frizz here and there but over all I'm really like this style.  Check out the pics below. Also I did recieve my Amla powder and Brahmi Oil in the mail this week and I did an Amla treatment. I have pics of what I did and will post as soon as I find the USB cord to my Blackberry.

So to recap, here are the products I used in the order of use:
  • Brahmi Oil- pre-wash treatment over night
  • Homemade Shampoo: 3/4 cup of Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap, 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 cup filtered water.
  • Giovanni's 50:50 Balancing Hydrating Conditioner to condition and detangle under cool water.
  • A bit of Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (careful not to use too much or you'll end up with white flakes in your hair).
  • Homemade Whipped Shea mixture to seal the ends and add moisture.
The end results: