Get The Look Giveaway: You Can WIN Coconut Restore!
Hi, NaturallyCurly world! It's your girl G., and I am so excited to tell you all about my new look:
Summertime Havana Twists
For Summer 2018, I wanted a cute protective style that gave 🏖 Take Me To The Beach, Boi 🏄🏾♀️vibes. And I also wanted to make sure my hair would be super moisturized from the start to ensure that my hair doesn't break off or suffer from sun exposure. So when Coconut Restore asked me to use their leave-in, gelee, and hair oil to get the look I wanted for the summertime, I was BEYOND THRILLED.
Take a look at how I got the look that you too can rock all summer long, and enter the giveaway to get all the products we used (keep reading for contest entry details):
Using Coconut Restore To Prep and Care For Havana Twists and Other Protective Styles:
Clarify, cleanse, and condition 2 days before your braiding sessions: You want to make sure your natural hair is perfectly prepped for braids, twists, and extensions so give your stylist a clean and conditioned base to start with. To clarify, I pour about 10-15 drops of eucalyptus oil and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into a clean plastic, pointed-nozzle bottle, shake it up, and massage it into my scalp. Then, I cleanse my curls at least twice with Moisture Replenishing Shampoo, followed by rinse-out Daily Strengthening Conditioner.
Using leave-in the day before your braiding session: So that my hair is nice and soft for the stylist, I use a leave-in that has a reliable emollient in it. Since I'm a fan of coconut oil for my low porosity, dense curls, the Coconut Restore Curl Control Leave-In Conditioner worked beautifully for me. I put it in before I did a blow out on my curls. Why did I blow my curls out? To make sure that the stylist wouldn't have to install the twists on my tightly coiled curls. Most stylists prefer this because it's easier for them to work on curls that are thoroughly detangled. The looser curl also makes adding the braiding hair easier.
Bring a reliable hair gel with you to the session: I'm so glad professional hairstylist Valencia was excited to use the Coconut Restore Setting and Styling Gelee. She told me how much she loved the slip it gave my hair (and that's a hard thing to do with my medium-coarse coils). She loved it SO MUCH that she did something new in her braiding process: she did not use edge control gel at the base of my hair to form the braid; she applied the gelee first, and only used the edge control to wrangle in wild hairs as she worked down the braid and twist. Pretty cool, right? You can see this step in the infographic above.
Relieve tension after your protective style is installed: No matter what type of protective style you choose to wear this summer, you'll always always always need to find a way to relieve tension that occurs after your session. A few of my favorite essential oils to use are peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, rose, and coconut. Since Coconut Restore was kind enough to give me their Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil, I wanted to try it on my scalp and my natural hair that's braided and twisted into the extension.
Fortunately, I experienced instant relief, especially with the twists that are at the front of my head and at the nape of my neck (this is my most sensitive scalp area that I diligently oil to keep hair growing when wearing protective styles).
As you can see and have read, it's pretty easy to prep and maintain your natural hair and curls with Coconut Restore's collection of nourishing products. Now, I'd like to give you a chance to try them out for yourself! Keep reading for details.
How to Enter the Get The Look with Coconut Restore Giveaway:
Leave a comment below from __July 2 - August 2, 2018__, telling me about your favorite summer hairstyle for natural hair, textured hair, curly hair, wavy hair... I want to hear about them all!
You can also leave a comment on Facebook to enter!
If you do, here's what you can win*:
- Moisture Replenishing Shampoo
- Daily Strengthening Conditioner
- Intensive Repair Masque
- Curl Control Leave-In Conditioner
- Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil
- Styling and Setting Gelée
Why wait to prep your natural hair for the cutest look of Summer '18 when you can buy them now at SHOP NaturallyCurly today?
Sorry, international curl friends. The Get The Look with Coconut Restore Giveaway is only for U.S. residents, as per TMI LLC. Terms and Conditions.
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This post is sponsored by 🥥 Coconut Restore🌴.