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


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,
Nik