I Did It! Red Copper Streaks

So I’ve been away for about a month and I have a bit of catching up to do!

My Color: Red Copper by Creme of Nature

First on the list is my color.  I’ve had it for about 3 weeks now. When I visited home, my BFF (who’s a professional cosmetologist) streaked my hair for me.

I needed two color applications to complete my entire head of streaks

 After the color was applied to my hair, I sat under the dryer with a plastic cap to let the color marinate, so to speak 🙂

After 10 minutes…
After 20 minutes…

Judging by how my color looked then, I was excited…

After a total of about an 40 minutes, we rinsed the color out, then washed and shampooed my hair. Finally we deep conditioned my hair and I sat under the dryer.  After 30 minutes we rinsed out the conditioner and prepared for the style. She used the Design Essentials Naturals line. I didn’t care for it simply because of how my hair felt once it was dry. For me to fall for a product, my hair has to be soft once it’s dry and my hair wasn’t.

Twist and Curl for a Curly Fro

In this shot, you can see the color at my scalp.

I haven’t done a twist in curl since I was still transitioning. The difference in how I do them and how the stylist did them is that I never roll the rods to my scalp; only about 1/4 of the way up the twist.  I like the look of elongated (stretched) hair. I decided to just let her do her thing without directing her on what I wanted just to see what the final style would look like.

Final Look

Overall, I was a bit disappointed in the lack of vibrancy of the color. I wanted my streaks to stand out amongst my dark strands.  Now that I look at them 3 weeks later, I can see the color more than I originally thought I could, but I’m still not satisfied with the color I selected.  My BFF mentioned that I could put a rinse over it, which I may do in the future. For now, I’m just caring for my hair while it’s colored, which means:

  • Weekly Deep Conditioning
  • Bi-Weekly Moisturizing and Sealing

Sticking to the bullet-ed items will ensure that I avoid dryness, which leads to breakage and prevents length retention, especially since the winter season is on its way.

Speaking of winter being upon us, I’m working on a winter reggie!

What’s Your Winter Reggie?

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