I don't think I can sleep in a slap cap if it is too heavy. I already burn up while I'm sleeping. I need to have the top open so the heat can escape I may try a cut up stocking cap. But I will keep my eye open for a slap cap type of thing that might work.I switched from a buff to a slap and I prefer the slap. It still compacts my hair, but it doesn’t make it dull.
Two weeks should go by pretty quickly. And now it's possible the weather will be fabulous on your hair day so you can show it off.I bummed because had to reschedule my curly cut due to the Winter Apocalypse. Only opening I could get is 2 weeks away. I guess I'll keep practicing my WnG technique until then, but wear it in an updo.
Yay!!! What stylers are you using?My curls are still really poppin Instead of changing anything on Saturday, I'm going to try to repeat the same steps to see if I get the same results. I doubt that I have every repeated a process before.
Tomorrow is technically my reset day. But my hair is still defined and it is still holding onto some moisture so I will refresh on Wednesday. Wednesday is supposed to be 65 here, so I will let my hair air dry in the wind.
I don't have any midweek regimen. But Wednesday, I will try a cleansing conditioner and see if that works better than just rinsing.
Definitely getting good saturation with conditioner is an important step. My sets get much h better when I started to use significantly more conditioner.Using UFD and Aunt Jackie's as a topper. I think it was the diluted conditioner that gave me the extended definition.
I just gave in and ordered a liter of the briogeo curl charisma. It’s melts any tangles and I love it so much. Going to keep my 8 ounce bottle to refill for travel.Definitely getting good saturation with conditioner is an important step. My sets get much h better when I started to use significantly more conditioner.
This conditioner is on my list to try but I still have an unopened 32oz bottle of color radiance and my in use bottle is still about half fullI just gave in and ordered a liter of the briogeo curl charisma. It’s melts any tangles and I love it so much. Going to keep my 8 ounce bottle to refill for travel.
Welcome to the challenge. Glad you made it on the other side of chemo and hope you are doing well.I’m late to the game but I wanna join. I want to make the following statement because I think it’s important to know.
I went through chemo last year. This is important to state because I’m experiencing the phenomenon called chemo curls. I’m not sure if the texture I have will be permanent because this is not the texture I had before all my hair fell out.
It reacts to certain products as it did in the past, but it doesn’t look the same.
Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)
-I’m guessing a mixture of 3c and 4a. It is fine to medium strands. My density is medium/high. It’s virgin hair that’s about 3ish of so inches. I’m guessing low perosity, but not as low as it use to be.
What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)
-I wash ranging from every 2 days to once a week. Going a week is way too long but I get lazy. I suffer from dandruff/seborrhoeic dermatitis. Using anti dandruff product don’t seem to make a difference even used daily. Simply keeping my oily scalp clean seems to do the trick very well.
I didn’t find out about the whole cancelling of Mielle until a couple weeks ago while searching for reviews. Sue me, their products seem to work better consistently since I started using them a few months ago.
I haven’t noticed a difference with using shampoos and conditioners on my hair. I’m using up old products as well as some newer stuff. Mainly shampoos though. I had locs for 3 years prior. That was my main if not only hair product beforehand. I’ve only deep conditioned maybe twice since I’ve gotten some length.
Stylers seem to be important and that is where Mielle comes in. The Pomegranate & Honey Curl Defining Mousse is the closest I’ll get to a true wash and go. I literally just rake it through my hair in large sections and air dry. I love that I can just put this on towel dried hair.
I alternate with the leave in and Coil Sculpting Custard combo for times when I know I won’t have time to redo my hair later in the week or it’s going to be super cold. I was copying people online with short hair and doing the whole smoothing or finger curling stuff at first. Hmm, I really don’t need all of that. It sometimes comes out looking unnatural and takes a lot longer. I haven’t tried the rake only method yet with this product. I just kept raking then smoothing. I love this product for the incredible shine, but it gives me a really firm hold. I also hate it has to be done on soaking wet hair.
Then I put on a satin bonnet thingy when I remember to.
What are your length goals from joining this challenge?
-I want to gain and retain 5 1/2 inches by the end of this year.
What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?
-To perfect the wash and go. To wear my hair only in this style for the majority if not the entire year. Wear my hair in this style while being short instead of hiding it behind extensions or hats like I did several times in the past when I big chopped.
Any current struggles or concerns?
-Refreshing curls that squish on the sides without to much manipulation.
Finding products that leave my hair super soft while still providing shine and curl definition. My hair feels fine when I was the products out. I want run-fingers-through-hair softness. I wash my hair frequently enough that I don’t need the super firm hold.
Not to become a product junkie again. I find a lot of products leave my hair frizzy, dull and undefined.
Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)
I’m posting pics of my hair with both of my main stylers being used.
Maybe smoothing has been my issue with the mousse. My hair just straightens out. I use it before I color my hair to make my hair lay straight. In the future I will try raking it instead.I doesn’t seem like it will let me post a picture.
-These are me raking products with the mousse.
-These are me raking and smoothing with the custard.
Thanks. I’m happy to be here...again. I use to frequent this site back when I was high school back in 2006. Man, it’s been a long time.
Yeah, I had to change up the technique to make it work. At first, I thought it was just the product, but it seems be both technique and product.Maybe smoothing has been my issue with the mousse. My hair just straightens out. I use it before I color my hair to make my hair lay straight. In the future I will try raking it instead.