i'm always glad to be of help to my fellow curlies and especially my hair twin i love you guys here at nc.com, i swear i wouldn't be where i am today without your help. so i feel it's my obligation to share what i've learned with everyone here who needs advice or a lil pick me up.
curltopia, so you want my secrets huh? shhhh don't tell! haha ok well here is the deal, i use honey the majority of the time as a styling aid in my gel along with a styling creme. i sometimes use it with my conditioner if i don't plan on doing my normal routine.
here's my routine...i wash/condition my hair, rinse the condish out and squeeze the water out. i next spray my hair with my coconut oil/water mixture (about 1:4 ratio), then i proceed to styling. i guess the oil/water is my leave in condish? so then in my hand i drop a dime size of honey, dime size of aveda universal styling creme, then a big dallop of FOTE aloe vera gel (enough to fill my palm) and mix it throughly. i clip up 3/4 of my hair, spray that with oil/water and then spread the mixture on the hair that's left out, then comb it through with a wide tooth comb and spray again. i do same thing 3 more times cuz girl i've got a ton of hair. then after i've applied all my styling mixture, i spray my hair again with some oil/water just to make sure it's saturated nicely. this oil mixture is great because it keeps my hair moisturized and it keeps the honey from being too crunchy. so then i use my diffuser on the cool setting and blowdry my hair for about 10-15 mins while styling with my fingers in all directions. after that i air dry the rest of the day.
the next day i respray with the oil/water mixture to wake up my curls and blowdry on cool again. my hair is softer than the first day. my hair last a whole week like this and it looks great everyday. the honey really helps me because it makes my hair more durable when i go to sleep since i don't sleep with anything on my head. honey is so great, i'm in love
THANKS girl for being so generous with your routine. WOW - it's just like being there with you I have a bunch of sprays but don't use them enough. Today, I used some MHC humectant spray and then applied a little Qhemet Biologics honeybush tea gel + Jessicurl CCSS for second day hair It was cool not to have to re-wet/soak or apply conditioner...
I'm going to try your honey routine one of these days... Your ringlets are oh-so-cute
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(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
hey curltopia, i kept forgetting to come back to this post. i'm always glad to share my routines and products that work great. i love using oil sprays because they really do promote second day hair very well without having to start over. i'm going to pick up some myhoneychild stuff this thursday from krika and i'm excited. what have you tried so far? by the way, your hair is so cute, the curls are coming in nicely