Just wanted to share my hair happiness with you, that understand my joy lol
Ive been without relaxer for about 4 months or so now, maybe slightly more
I have a couple of inches regrowth and still some relaxer on top.
I never took notice of my regrowth before, ive always just relaxed again as soon as that "thick up" feel came around.
Ive stumbled onto a great routine (for me) and now looking at my regrowth, it looks BE-AU-TI-FULLLL, lovely springy curls & shiny, my grandad was cuban (his wife jamaican) and his "cooly" hair influence is now being seen.
I can see my relaxed sisters looking at it wondering what ive done
I cant wait to cut of the limp relaxed ends now but id like a bit more length of natural first.
So heres my routine for anyone that may want to give it a go
...to be done at night.
Taliah Waajid Black Earth Shampoo
- Really nice, lathers well
Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner
- leaves the hair wonderfully soft.
I then towel dry and apply:
Giovanni Direct Leave in Moisture Conditioner
- not too much, little goes a long way
Leave the hair to dry off a bit till its only partly dry.
I cainrow my hair, rather than twists because I find it creates more curl, twists tend to fall out and look straight not long after you've untwisted them.
I part my hair on the side and brush the hair down all the way round my head. You should have a shorter side and a longer side at the front.
Taliah Waajid Curly Cream
- Thick and creamy, nice smell, this just makes my curls hold all day long
Sta-Sof-Fro Oil Sheen Comb out conditioner spray for extra dry hair
- This is something im finding very hard to let go of mainly because it just makes the hair so SHINY! its not greasy when you touch it, I just love it. The thing missing from all the other products ive tried is that they make the hair look dull once its dry.
I part down on the shorter side first, enough for first plait, apply curly cream to scalp and to the hairline, then some to the hair itself and work through, then I spray some of the oil sheen on it and work through, brush it and cainrow it down.
I do this all the way round (roughly 11-12 cainrows in all)
I tend to do the cainrow slighly smaller on the longside at the front.
Put my scarf on and im done.
Next morning I gently pull the cainrow out with my fingers, my curls are defined, shiney, bouncy, lovely!! ((so happy)) my natural hair regrowth is pretty! nice soft springy curls... I always hated it, now I love it.
I work my hair with my fingers, sometimes I add a thin headband, sometimes not.
Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
I add a little to the front all the way across and brush slightly with a toothbrush (jus dont tell my boyfriend lol only joking hunny)
And that is that, I just re-cainrow before bed the next evening (no need for more curly cream) give it a spritz with the oil sheen once cainrowed and scarf on.
Co wash once between washes, wash once a week.
I hope this is help full to someone.
Im thinking of trying Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie
What do you guys think of using Sta-Sof-Fro? is it a definate no no, should I be using something else? Anybody know of something that would give me the same result?
After my BIG CHOP i'll probably do something simular to this
TWA: DEFINING MY CURLS (Requested) - YouTube
Although I would add either the curly cream or shea moisture smoothie as well to the mix. Check out her makeup tips - v.cool.
Soz for the long post, im at home and bored