Yeah, so I haven't posted in a while...life's been busy. But anyways, I'll post, er, another post about my hair:
So last time I posted, I had recieved Too Shea
, One C, Curls Tea Condish, and Jane Carter Nourshing Cream thing. Honestly...I can't really tell if they made a difference or not. I used up the Too Shea
first. I liked how it smelled...it was unscented, but I swear I could detect this really really faint sorta spice scent. I still have a few drops of One C and maybe one or two uses of Tea Ecstacy. I actually didn't mind the scent of One C, but the Tea Ecstacy smells AWFUL. Ew. Like really really really bad tea. Anyways, maybe I used them wrong or something, but I don't really know if they made a difference. Heh. And honestly I haven't really used the Nourshing cream much. I'll try again.
Um...my hair is a little different, I think. It's still sorta crap, but I think it's getting better. I have pics, but I'll post them later (they're on the other computer). It still kinda looks like the pics of me in the updo in the black shirt. The under layer is really curly, more 3c than 3b. The top layer though is really weird. It's not curly, it's just FRIZZ. It's so annoying. The top and bottom layers are so different that they could be from 2 different people! I do DTs and stuff, but I can actually feel the difference between the two layers. It's so weird. The textrues are totally different. In showever, even LOADED with conditioner and combed out, the top layer is frizzy. It feels more coarse and dry, and it dried quicker than the bottom layer. When my bottom layer is loaded with conditioner, It actually feels really soft and silky.
My current routine:
-CO wash and comb out with Suave coconut or milk and honey or lavender...currently I'm using Freeman's Lime Shine something rather.
-Sometimes condition with OC or Curls Tea Ecstacy.
-Rinse out, leaving about 1/4 of conditioner in.
-Put Garnier Soft Curls Cream on
-jojoba oil, then put aloe vera gel sometimes with another actual hair gel on top.
Most of the time I (still) bun. I still can't wear my hair completely down. The top layer screws it all up, so sometimes (llike maybe 1x week) I do the half up/half down thing. The thing is, though, I sorta get a triangle head, and I use so much aloe vera gel that my curls are hard and crunchy. And as you can see in my pics, there is still some frizz.
I still have those funky straight pieces in the front, too.
I love my hair when it's wet, but when it dries it gets poofy and frizzy. It's just so bulky, you know (aside from the frizz).
My second day hair is nonexistant, also. My hair can sometimes barely fit into the hair tie. And my hair always feels really dry and gross on second days.
I need some products that elongates/defrizzes/MOISTURE. Yeah, basically what everyone wants. And I think I need a leav in conditioner. And maybe a light hold gel.
Anyways, these are some products I've been eyeing. Any thoughts or new recommendations?
- Curls Spiral Curl Cream (I really really want to get this)
- Regis Olive Oil Conditioner
- Tigi Moisture Maniac
- Deva Angell
- Suave Aloe Vera Gel (to mix with Angell...I will do anything that Medussa does to get hair like hers.
- Deva One C
I sorta wanna try this again. I don't know why.
- Fantasia IC (sorta)
- Curling Custard (this is one of those products where you really have to experiement...and it's expensive. I'm curious, but I'm afraid it won't work)
Oh...and the conditioner I'm using? It's Freeman Papaya and Lime Overboard Shine. I think it made my hair very slightly shinier, but mostly I like it because when i use it I don't have triangle-head when I do the updo. I've only used it once like that though, so i dunno. I'm doing that again tomorrow, though.
Here are the ingredients, in case anyone wants to analyse it:
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract (Papaya), Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Extract (Lime), Cocos Nucifera Extract (Coconut), Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract (Kelp), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearalkonium Chloride, PEG-75 Lanolin, Polysorbate 60, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol (Parfum), DMDM Hydantoin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum)
The only one that sticks out at me is lanolin (which I didn't notice when I bought it). It builds up or something, huh? Does that just mean I have to clarify?
Yeah, thanks everyone. I'll post the pics soon, I promise. And sorry for the long rambly post.