Monday, October 19, 2009

Moisture and Natural Hair

Well the seasons are changing. It's cooler here in Ohio. And a natural girl is trying desperately to figure this hair thing out. I watched a few videos on youtube over the weekend trying to figure something out. I'm in need of a new style, and some moisturizing tips. A few things I use that seem to be staples among my youtube counter parts were: Water Spritzing: I love water spritzing. It's a main stay in my routine. I spritz when I'm on the go and need to refresh. I'll spritz to prep my hair before adding a moisturizer. And I spritz a style gone bad, in a heart beat. Re work my kinks and gone on about my way. No more bad hair days, so long as I have water!! Shea Butter: Raw shea is the best in my book. I prefer the yellow. There is a rule of thumb when it comes to my family and friends and my shea; ask before you dip. You never know if I've scented it, added something to it, or if I'm down to the last drop. Castor Oil: Castor oil is a recent addition for me. I love the way it makes my hair feel. It's thick. I would suggest cutting it with a lighter oil if you cannot handle or have a hard time applying due to thickness. I actually mixed mine with some african herbal oil that I picked up in the hair store for $2 or so. I didn't like it on my hair alone, but mixed with the castor oil, it's a nice working product. I also watched a few styling videos. I have been trying my hardest to do and twist and curl and it just doesn't work for me. I've seen it on others who have the same length of hair and it looks great. But I can't get it down. So I watched a few videos on flat twisting and I think that I may try this as a dry style tonight. Since I am wearing yet another twist and curl gone bad today. I'd post pics but I already worked it out with the water spritz. So my game plan for tonight is to spritz with water, my styling product for tonight will be a combo of castor oil and garnier fructis sleek and shine leave in conditioner. Here's one of the videos that I watched over the weekend. Enjoy! Candace


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