So, it’s official. I haven’t styled my hair in over a week, and honestly don’t have plans on doing it today either! Do you guys ever feel like this…completely unmotivated and burned out? Not sure yet what’s going to cure my blues (perhaps a shopping spree or permanent vaca 😉 ), but I definitely know that I need to engage in a deep treatment before I pay for it later.
In other news, I was reminded that I never told you gals what went dreadfully wrong with my last twist-n-curl. Nothing is worse than spending 45 minutes on a hairstyle that is supposed to last 4 days, only to come to the realization that you can’t even get one day out of it!!!
I’ve learned that I get the best results when I use the least amount of product possible, and avoid oils at all costs. I was a bit heavy handed with Oyin’s Whipped Shea (contains quite a bit of oils), and it totally broke my curls up into a piece-y, frizzy mess. I hate that. So, this is why I was inspired to pull it up into a bun. Prior to this, my high buns were only done on soaking wet hair. I’m digging this new bun, because I don’t have to use any tools, and it only requires a tiny bit of manipulation.
The bottom line to take from my ramblings: For defined yet fluffy twist- n-curls and bantu knot-outs…less is always more.
I too have found I’m VERY heavy with products. My problem is, my hair is soft and will not hold a style for long which is why my thinking was to add more…I too found this to be the wrong solution. So, I’m always in search of that product that will hold…and I’ve tried them ALL. When my hair was shorter, I could get about 5 days out of a wash-n-go using KT and KCCC and sleeping on a satin pillow case. Now that my hair is much longer and I wear a twist out, it’s a must that I put at least 10 big twist in my hair at night just to make my style last from day-to-day. I’ve been using conditioner to twist with, but I think on top of the conditioner, my hair may need a little gel (AO B5 gel or Plain Aloe Vera gel) – I don’t know…
Are there any other ladies that can relate or have some advice?
I’m starting to think I have the same problem…I tend to be heavy-handed with my products. I’m now sporting my fifth failed T-n-C attempt:o( I tried it with KCCC today, and my hair is so stiff!! I’ll get it right one of these days.
And my oyin whipped shea is in transit as I type…another product to add to the pile, lol.
Girl, if my hair were long enough, I’d be the same way! LOL
even on ‘lazy days’ you give great advice. keep doing what you’re doing!
I’m actually trying out this Bantu knot out style. As I type this I’m sitting w/ the knots in- Hope it comes out nice (I’m a little skeptical!)
Your bun looks so Pretty! You can’t even tell that it was a “style gone bad” situation! I can wait until I get out of the TWA phase! be able to do NOTHING with my hair is annoying.