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Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

…What are all the product combos you use to t-n-c with and what is your favorite combo?

Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition
Fav Combo (overall winner for moisture, shine, and durability):

DevaCare One Condition + Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment
-Seal wet ends with Devacurl Set it Free
-Seal dry ends, and define frizzy parts with 100% Pure Shea Butter and Set it Free
****Set it Free shrinks the hair, and Shea elongates it.

Runner-Ups (work great, and continue to use, but not better than the combo above):

DevaCare One Condition+ SheaMoisture Shea Butter Leave-in
-Seal wet ends with 100% Shea Butter
-Seal dry ends, and define frizzy parts with 100% Pure Shea Butter

Lustrasilk Shea and Mango Cholesterol
-Seal wet ends with Oyin Juices and Berries or Greg Juice
-Seal dry ends, and define frizzy parts with 100% Pure Shea Butter

In the very near future, I plan to experiment with Aussie Moist or Herbal Essence Hello Hydration as my ‘conditioner styler’.

To spruce up 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th day hair, I use either Set it Free or Shea Butter. I sound like a broken record :0) I use the Shea Butter to smooth frizziness in the crown, and to finger coil poofy curls. Shea Butter greatly resembles a pomade, and helps to ‘stick’ hair together. Set it Free, if used in moderation can smooth frizzy curls…I never apply it to my crown because it is water based. I apply the SIF with my finger tips- I never spray it onto my dry hair. Too much SIF can actually cause frizz.

To answer another question posed yesterday, my hair is usually 98-100% dry the morning after T-n-Cing. I usually style it around 5 or 6pm at night (once or twice a week), sleep under a ceiling fan, and wake up around 7 a.m. Sometimes, a few twists in the back (where my hair is denser) might still be damp. Since I have to keep it moving, I take the rollers and twists down, but I don’t separate/fluff the wet parts until it feels dry to the touch. I’ve used my soft bonnet dryer on occasion when pressed for time (my wedding). I try not to rely on heat, and only resort to the bonnet dryer once every few months, if that often.

Later Gators,


  • Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to see what your HEHH, and Aussie Moist experiments. I’ve tried both and I can’t tell which one I like better.. they’re both almost equally thick and rich, but I’d say the HEHH has a teeny edge on being more slippy than the AuMo.

    Anyways keep up the good work!

  • ljkelly says:

    Thank you for asking my question about your hair drying at night!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies for the kinds words!

    @Flowerchild, lol! Welcome to my world 🙂 Last night I had a dream that I had bought some new clips to use in my hair at night…they were fly and worked well! Craziness.

    @Wes, I’ve never sprayed it on…my hair hates to be squirted, lol. Try it with the application I mentioned, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I use it to stick my ends back together.

    @Kimmitri, you’re only a true product junkie when you go off the handle and buy tons of stuff, full size, before you know how its going to work! lol, don’t be like me…trial sizes make much more sense! The reason I have a crap load of products to give away to my readers is because of my inability, or unwillingness to seek out and purchase trial sizes. Once you try it, let me know what you think!

    @Pam, yes ma’am. I get very shiny, moisturized results with Lustrasilk. The only draw back is the lack of slip.

    @Cocoadiva, are you using Devacurl or Devacare. I’ve never tried Devacurl…but I can say that I’ve been using DevaCare for a year without any problems- its very moisturizing. It very well could be building up on you…how often do you clarify?

  • Anonymous says:

    I really love all the products you listed and the reason I love your blog is becasue it seems our hair textures are similar. The only problem I have is the Devacurl conditioner. It seems like it is drying out my hair. Are you deep conditioning with it as well?

    Hooray for all the other products! My hair has never looked better and I am receiving great compliments. Finally!! Hopefully my hair will move past this shoulder length hiatus!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much.

    I have a question, do you ever use the lustrasilk as a leave in?

  • mskimmi says:

    thanks! i’ve been doing lustrasilk w/ coconut oils on the ends. i’m excited to try the other stuff, but the devacurl products are so expensive, i’m also a little worried about putting out that kind of cash to find out they don’t work on my hair. i did see a trial kit that had all the prods, so i might order that to cut my losses.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks, I have everything except SIF. I’m a little reluctant to purchase it b/c of the price and the protein component.

  • Wes says:

    I’m so jealous.. I’m still stuck on trying to achieve SECOND day hair, lol. I didn’t like the DevaCurl SIF when they used it on me in the salon. However, yesterday I found a trial sized one in the pharmacy near my job for $5.99 and decided to give it another try. I found out the reason that I didn’t like it originally was b/c the stylist at Devachan didn’t work it through my hair. If you just spray it on your hair, it WILL leave behind a white residue when dry.

  • AlongCameStacey says:

    Soooooo I had a dream about finding Devacurl Set it Free in my local beauty supply store (they currently do not carry it). This hair obsession of mine is getting out of control, lol. I woke up shakin my head. Shame.

  • Lala says:

    your a natural hair guru!! <33 Thanks for the wonderful help always <33

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks chickie 🙂

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