Food for Thought and Hair Today

Question:

**How do you really know a product is moisturizing? Do you blindly trust in the ingredients, or do you look for tell-tale signs? **

I was thinking about this last night while doing my hair. The products that make my hands feel soft, even upon rinsing thoroughly, (instead of sticky, coated, or weird), I judge to be super moisturizing. How about you?


Hair Today:

So what do you think I did? A hint-- Amel with a twist ;)
The first person to guess the hairstyle will win a free box of Cassia (thanks Nmoultry!).
Leave your response in the comments below!

27 Weigh in!:
akilah said...

Looks quite like a twist-out to me. :)

Ekaette said...

Individual twists with the ends rolled up --> twistout?

MahoganyCurls said...

Um, you did a braid and curl. Amel Larrieux likes to do braid outs and i figured you did that and curled the ends.

CURLYNIKKI said...

dammit all! Dang Mahogany :)

Yep, it's a braid and curl...on dry hair :D I did a TnC on Sunday and brushed it out (yes brushed, lol), and braided it up using a little shea and Blended Beauty's SilkShake...my hair feels amazingly soft and it's tangle free! Amel's routine is the opposite of what we all do... her hair is gorgeous so I thought I'd experiment. Send me your address :)

nik

Anonymous said...

Looks a little loose finger-wavey to me, but also thinking about clamps or clip set. Pretty.

laleepop14 said...

Im gonna go with a braid and curl.. Doesn't quite look like a twist and curl...So my guess is a braid and curl

MahoganyCurls said...

@ Nikki- Ha ha ha ha! I love Amel's hair, She is one of my hair idols. I remember reading a few months back that she loves to do braid outs. I know how much you love the TnC and when you said Amel, I just knew it! Sorry, Your hair looks beautiful! When my hair gets longer I will have to try this!

Yay!

christen.thomas said...

This is very cute! If you don't mind me asking...how many braids did you do? Do you use the same placement and same small rollers as your big TnC?

KeetaRay said...

Braid 'n curl, you say? I may try this tonight... ;-) Ur hair looks FAB, Nikki!! Congrats MahoganyCurls, for guessing correctly! :-) I don't think I would have gotten it.

Alicia said...

My guess is braid-n-curl also, but I'mtoo late! :o( Congrats for winning Mahogany.

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous! Looks like you did flat twists and then coiled the very ends of each twist...if that makes any sense. LOL.

satin doll said...

I was thinking a braidout, but wasn't so sure...Congrats Mahogany!

Denise said...

cute! did you do individual braids or braid to the scalp?

mochacurl said...

bantu knot

Cygnet said...

I'd have never guessed it; congrats, Mahogany :-)!

So regarding your question about whether or not we trust the ingredients or the results to know if a product is moisturizing: Me, I tend to pick products to repurchase based on how well I can rinse them off my hands using just warm water and a moderate amount of rubbing my hands together. The more easily I can rinse the product off, the more willing I am to put it in my hair. And those are the products that tend to work the best for me.

Which is why unrefined coconut oil has become my oil of choice. I can actually rinse away a good bit of it under warm water, without using soap and with only a little effort. To me, any oil that close to water soluble has got to be a good thing. And my hair seems to love it.

Anonymous said...

im gonna say u did a bantu knot out

curlyq145 said...

congrats mahagony! cute hair nikki!! I am still learning how to "listen" to my hair when it comes to moisturizers and how they feel on my hair. like cygnet...if it's something that easily washes off it's a good indicator that it's very moisurizing.

Pamela said...

A braidout and curled at the end with rollers.

DeeLovely79 said...

It looks like a roller set with medium sized perm rods.

Tia said...

wow! why did Amel pop up on my Pandora while reading this! i should have been paying more attention. I didn't know she did braid outs! Her hair is always so great! Thanks for sharing that!

Icecrima said...

I judge moisturizing by duration, If I put something in my hair or on my body over night and I'm still good in the AM I trust the product to be pretty good and if its fast absorbing upon application it makes it even better.

BTW you hair looks to be finger styled or shingled as miss Jessies would say!

Pretty Awesome Penguin said...

pocahontas braids!

Mrs Fena said...

my guess would be that you did the banding method

Anonymous said...

i know if a product is moisturizing by testing it on my skin in particular my hands or wrists. if it moisturizes and softens my hands itll def do the same for my hair.

Anonymous said...

I love the braid and curl. I can't get the hang of the TNC. Mine looks jacked up.

But the BNC looks good. I do not have as much hair as you, but I get by.

curlybean said...

Hmm I just did the TnC and loved it...my hair is so soft vs my normal wash n' go because I did not have to use a lot of product. Curious where can I find out more on the Amel's braid n' curl? How does she "do the opposite of what we do"? thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I look for products that make my hair feel moist when its dry. i.e. bedhead moisture maniac, I can feel the moisture, its like putting oil in my hair without the residue coming off in my hands, if that makes sense.
-curlmebella

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