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Last week, I was in a styling funk! After perusing Youtube, I came across Naptural85’s tutorial for Cocoon Curls! Very similar to Bantu Knots, cocoon curls are created by wrapping the hair around itself and securing the ends with a ‘knot’.
I like this method because for me, the technique easier to master than Bantu Knots. Also, sleeping is much easier!
In a recent post I griped about the affects of color on my natural hair. I decided to give protein a try to strengthen my hair and curb and impending breakage due to cuticle damage from the color. In the past I’ve tried a homemade concoction using eggs (disaster) as well as the Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor; I was not impressed with either.
As you know, in August I tested out the knock off Wen product (Conditioner & Cleanser for Curly Hair) by Lisa Rachel. Last weekend when I went home, my BFF gave me her Wen Cleansing Conditioner and Deep Conditioning Wen products so I decided to try it and see if the original product was worth purchasing.
There is only enough product in the bottle for two applications, so my experiment will be a short one.
Like the Lisa Rachel product, Wen cleansers are made with natural ingredients and contain no sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents. Read more...(220 words, 1 image, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Pre-Poo’ing: I sectioned my hair and to each section, I sprayed water and oiled my scalp and strands while lightly finger detangling. I covered my head with a plastic bag and tee shirt, then let my hair marinate for an hour. Read more...(735 words, 4 images, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
Recently I took a trip to the Vitamin Shoppe to re-up on coconut oil; to my surprise, they were having a sale on the brand I like! I use the Spectrum brand which runs around $8 or so for 14oz of organic coconut oil. I use coconut oil for my skin, in my hair, and in my shea butter mix so I was excited to catch a deal. One thing stopped me in my tracks. Read more...(310 words, 1 image, estimated 1:14 mins reading time)