I survived a week with curly hair and now it was time for my first wash. I have to tell you, I was a little nervous. I was mostly concerned that I would destroy the curl pattern. First I should report on the three products that I used to maintain my curls during Week 1. To find out what I visit my previous post here. For most of the first week I either wore my hair half up or in a full ponytail. It was cute, and I dare say it made me look younger. See the pictures below. It was really curly. And even after using product in my hair everyday there wasn’t a ton of buildup. Now it was time to wash and try a new set of products.
To wash my hair, I opted for a clarifying shampoo. The shampoo I chose was the SheaMoisture® Sacha Inchi Oil Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue + Repair Clarifying Shampoo. After two washes, it was definitely clean, but didn’t feel like it stripped the hair. I followed up with SheaMoisture® Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner. This conditioner has a lot of slip which made it very easy for me to evenly distribute product from root to ends. I left it in for a few minutes and then rinsed. There wasn’t any residue left and the hair felt very soft. (Side note: using a microfiber towel to dry your hair will change your life, I recommend the DevaCurl Microfiber towel). Now we come to the the star product of this process. I really wanted to loosen up the curls. After a bit of research I decided I would try Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. This product promised to transform my ramen noodle coils to larger, fluffier, bouncier curls (it actually says that on the tube). The product is actually very light in texture and was easy to distribute. I twisted the hair in sections and then used a diffuser to dry my hair. Once I got the hang of it, I was pleased with the results. My curls were soft and bouncy and I noticed less frizz. Of course I finished my look with a few spritzes Flawless by Gabrielle Union Shine Spray.
To maintain this frizz-free look, I misted my hair at night did medium-sized twists so that the hair would not tangle. I then used a few drops of the Madam C.J. Walker Scent and Shine Coconut Oil to smooth the twist and covered my hair with a satin bonnet. In the morning I unravel and finger comb. If you want to learn more or purchase any of the products that I used, click any of the product names. Until next time…always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE