06-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Before going natural I wore my relaxed hair in curly styles most of the time which is why I felt I was destined to go natural and fully embraced the transition process.
Anyhow, I would typically wear dry braidouts that lasted for several days. I would start with freshly washed/conditioned/blow dried hair and then put on a little hair dressing and then section my hair and spritz each subsection to be braided with 1/3 setting lotion (Lottabody I think its called) and 2/3 water. My hair is fine so it didn't take heavy products to get a good set. I would braid the length leaving 1 to 2 inches unbraided that I would put an end wrap on and then wrap around a small perm rod or one of those soft fabric rollers works just as well to curl/spiral the ends. I would let this stay overnight and remove in the morning, apply a little serum and HAND STYLE/FLUFF my hair. At night I would put my hair up on top of my head ( who knew back then that this was called a pineapple ). This lasted several days and when it started looking wild I would smooth it all up into a big azz poof on the top pf my head (hence I got the nickname "Pebbles"). That was my cold weather routine.
In the summer I wore my relaxed hair in a wash-n-go style. I used conditioner, specifically the original formula Mizani Moisturefuse, and would diffuse and scrunch my hair. I don't know if this worked well for me because of my hair texture and the fact that it didn't take much to relax my hair as well as the fact that I HATED getting my hair relaxed so I only got it done like every 3 months.
Also an alternative to braidouts is getting a rod set or a straw set. With primarily relaxed, non-curly/kinky hair, I don't recommend twists as unless you have the curl pattern to sustain them, they will unravel.
Hope that helps.
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- Cleanse: PM Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo, Carols Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
- Detangle/RO: Oyin Honey Hemp, QB Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee
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- PT: CJ Repair Me
- Style: Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, CJ CIAB, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
- Moisturize: Original Moxie Hair Bling, Bask Palm Tapioca