☀☀Today I tried some new add ons to my routine! Some Jojoba oil for SOTC plus @honeybeegardens 🐝🐝 Hairspray to set my curls in place.
I generally use ricebran oil for SOTC which works great but smells foul 😷 The Jojoba oil scent was definitely a pleasant surprise and I'm enjoying it so far.
The Honeybee Gardens hairspray is something completely new. I haven't used a hairspray with my curls before so I'm definitely keen to see the results in the morning. I do love that there's a completely CG friendly hairspray available at such a good price though!
Today's routine was 🌀Deep condition with 🌀@everescents_organic_haircare Deep treatment
🌀Natural Look silver screen conditioner and my leave in
🌀@innersenseorganicbeauty Quiet Calm Curl Control to style
🌀@boucleme Gel to finish 🌀Plus some Alba botanical gel as I feel like I always need some extra support!
Still not sure on the haircut!!
Day One of the curly girl method. 😵
I've always hated my natural hair as I've never really been able to tame it. I've been heat styling and using sulfates and silicones for at least the last 10 years. I only just found out about the #cgm and look forward to seeing what I can do!
Day one without silicones was hard! And I didn't know what to do with it at night, so I made a massive birds nest! 😂
I have decided to do a little experimenting with my hair and products. Since it’s Summer here in Houston, 9 months out of the year 🙄, I mainly use curl enhancers that are gel based and switch to creams in the winter. But I started thinking 🤔, can my hair do well with creams in the summer time as well? No better way to find out than to put my hair to the test! Last week I used @curls and @giovannicosmetics combo in my hair. I was actually quite impressed with the light fluffy definition I got l, but notice that by day four, I had lost some definition and I seemed frizzier than normal in the halo area. 🤷🏻♀️ Over all, it wasn’t too bad. .
Do you switch up your styling products according to the weather?
Something I have loved about this curly girl community is the amount of support you can find and advice you can seek out from others. These two girls have been super supportive and great to follow in their journey. I am so glad we were able to meet up and talk about our curls without any of us glazing over from too much information about what is working for us and product we are dying to try. I can’t wait for another meet up! #curlsincolorado#curls#waves#cgmethod#curlymeetup#awesometribe
Isn’t it ridiculous to have something apart of you that you don’t hardly even know. Hair is hair. It shouldn’t be that hard right? Well, ya’all know that’s not the case 😂 I never put that much into my hair until starting the cg method. It’s like getting to know someone you’ve never met lol! “Hello hair” Well, I think I’ve finally figured out what it takes for my curls to pop with product placement. The last photo is 4th day hair after putting on and taking off a non satin work hat. Swipe to see what products I used. Sorry, the lighting was bad, you’ll have to enlarge with fingers 😬 What did I do different? ➿ I applied products to damp hair instead of soaking hair ➿I used a curl cream with a leave in conditioner, plus a custard then a gel to set it in. I usually only use a leave in and NOT a curl cream. It’s either a curl cream or a custard NOT both. It seemed like a lot of product but I wanted to experiment. Even with all if this product I still did not get a gel cast. I never get a gel cast no matter how much product I have and I have low porosity hair. @brunettewithbounce I was so happy with my wash day results that I was on a curl high for days lol! Thank you @innersenseorganicbeauty @cantubeauty @officialkinkycurly @curls #cgmethod#curlyhair#curlyobsession#curltransformation#healthyhairjourney
This is seriously the best thing ever! Ever since starting the CG method it's been fun watching my hair transform, @thecurlyco makes this awesome #diffuser 😍 and I'm in love! it's flexible material makes it super easy to not have to bend over awkwardly. ! Def recommend it to anyone that diffuses #cgmethod#thecurlyco
My curly hair fails then and now, thus why I hid my hair.
In college I had short hair that I dyed brown/black, bleached, red you name it (I was ashamed to be blonde at the time so I had a lot of identity crisis but then also felt i looked terrible with dark hair so 🤷🏼♀️) #emo BUT it’s the first time I discovered my hair was curly and was trying to make it work even though it was just a poofball of shame 😂
The next photo is one of the few times I thought my hair “looked good” on the weekends I just let my hair do whatever if I wasn’t going anywhere and I took this selfie thinking my hair looked real cute but then hated it like 5 min later 😭😂 What’s your curly past?
This phase of transitioning to healthy hair has def included LOTS of trial and error, bad hair days, frizz, lots of new products and a million hours in my bathroom! 🧖🏽♀️ My kids are saying I’m obsessed with my hair, and I can’t say they are wrong. 🙈 ⠀
If you are frustrated or overwhelmed, I want you to know you’re not alone. My hair isn’t quite where I want it to be yet...so I give myself moments to pitch a fit and then I get back on the train because I believe this process works! ⠀
I did an @olaplex and a deep conditioning treatment with @devacurl Melt Into Moisture last night, and usually my hair just bounces right up but today it didn’t. 🤷♀️ However, I air dried which is something I haven’t done in a while so maybe that’s what it was. Oh well, I don’t let it get me down. I mean, it’s just HAIR at the end of the day! Sometimes I wonder if I should just shave it off like guys do. They may be into something... #shaveitoff#perserverancepaysoff#loveyourcurls ⠀
Laney wanted to get in on today’s picture 🐾 The dew point is 51 here today so that means I get to break out the glycerin! I decided to go with @jessicurl rocking ringlets and Spiralicious for this wash day. I washed yesterday using the application in my video, then plopped for about 45 minutes with my @hairrepear towel, then clipped my roots and diffused until dry. I slept in the crunch and this is what I got today! .
I tried to video my root clipping last night but failed miserably. Next wash day I’ll film again and get it up ☺️
Gel cast results!!
Woke up to quite a few wonky curls. Gel cast had pretty much broken up while I slept...oops. I took this opportunity to try out Mist-er Right leave in and refresher by @devacurl. My results were great for a simple spray, scrunch, go!
It’s a miracle that I got todays workout done because the cramps are so real today. It was only 30 mins and it wasn’t pretty but it’s done. And of course my post workout selfie was photobombed 😂😂. Now back to being a bum. And maybe scheduling my week out later.
Back at home with @pan.the.pom 😺 Day 3 unrefreshed, after a cowash with As I Am Coconut and a DC with Mielle Mint and Babassu Oil, scrunch rinsed with cold water and styled with Giovanni gel, and a day 2 refresh with a bit of water and Devacurl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam. Keeping things simple and casual over the summer.
I am so excited about my hair! It has been so crazy hot and humid, we’ve traveled hours in a vehicle with no ac (so windows down!), and I’ve slept on this without putting it up because apparently I’m sensitive to pressure on my head and can’t handle scarves or clips or ponies or whatever on my head with my hair this length (I cut off more 🤪🙈😂)...so just a satin pillowcase...and minimal refreshing and it still feels great and is holding pattern well! I did an ACV rinse this last wash to help with scalp irritation, and then followed with @hask curl care shampoo and conditioner, STC, and some @curls blueberry bliss leave-in in a spray bottle with water all over and some straight from the bottle on my ends. Squeezed out excess with microfiber. Then LA Looks extreme gel applied with praying hands and scrunched in. Refreshes have been the Curls leave-in mixed with water sprayed on, some finger coiling trouble pieces or frizz spots, and aloe Vera gel scrunched in. Most days I’ve just let the humidity SOTC. Fast and easy and frustration free! I’m actually liking my hair again. #curlygirlmethod#cgmethod#day5hair
Rockin some very barely refreshed 2nd day hair, today!
Yesterday's wash was one of those big ordeals that probably wasn't necessary, but felt so nice!
Pre-poo: I saturated my hair with @carolsdaughter Hair Milk, and massaged my scalp with my DIY massage oil.
Cleanse: @mysoigne hair cleanser. Used this like a co-wash, and left it on for the 5 minutes recommended. I ❤ this cleanser!!!
Treatment: I made the rice water sludge/deep conditioner blend ala @curlycailin.ie
I used the @garnierusa 1 Minute Nourishing Mask. I will never do a traditional rice water rinse again!!! L-O-V-E-D doing it this way! I rinsed that out completely.
Conditioned: I used my GVP Conditioning Balm and @curls Blueberry Bliss Leave In.
Stylers: @mysoigne Flaxseed Gel and my faithful LA Looks Gel.
I tried so hard to apply everything to the ends first after reading @honestlizhere post on it. It felt unnatural, but, honestly, most of what we curlies do is the opposite of what we've been doing our whole lives!
I'm also trying not to rake after conditioner, so when I applied my stylers I roped them in, and did praying hands. We shall see!!!
#washdaysuccess Finally!! I think this was the longest I waited before SOTC (maybe 98% dry?!)
I think my hair is curlier on top because I didn't use my denman brush today... Full Routine:
Co-wash: NYMN light blue cond
Conditioner: Tresemme Perfectly Undone
Leave-In: Cantu Curl Activator raked in then praying hands
Gel: Ouidad Heat & Humidity followed by Dippity Do extreme hold (both praying hands)
- clipped the roots, air dried for awhile and then diffused to almost dry (as long as I could with kids running around) and then SOTC and fluffed with a pick. 🙌
I love when I’m able to get good #curldefinition on super #humid days in Hawaii. This picture was taken after sitting outside in a breeze next to the ocean for a few hours! 🌊
I applied a small amount of @sheamoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie first to wet hair💦
And then applied @bouncecurl gel.
Lastly, scrunched with a microfiber towel, light mist of @devacurl Hairspray and let it air dry.