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Back by Popluar Demand- Aricurl!

By January 27th, 20215 Comments

Back by Popluar Demand- Aricurl!
Back by Popluar Demand- Aricurl!
Many of you had some unanswered questions after Aricurl’s hair idol interview. Check out the follow-up below:

CN: What is your fotki link and password?
http://public.fotki.com/aricurl/
PW: twelve

CN: How did you achieve the bun?
It is a simple ponytail tucked under. I’ll take one or two twists to cover up the top of the ponytail holder. I use two non-cotton scrunchies and place it at the ends and roll under (just like a sponge or plastic roller) and secure it all around with hairpins.

CN: What products do you use to twist, and how long do they last?
It changes as I find new products. I use my own conditioner mix. Giovanni Direct mixed with Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose (not too much because it’s difficult to get the ‘white’ out), a little sweet almond, water and glycerin. I seal my ends with my whipped shea mixture. This past winter I used the shea all over.

I haven’t had an issue with my twists unraveling. When I wasn’t keeping the best care for my hair, I would cleanse and re-twist every two weeks. Now it’s every week. If you manipulate your twists a lot or don’t tie it down at night, it will look ‘hairy’.

CN: Do you henna? If so, how often?
Every few months.

CN: Whats your fav moisturizer?
I actually like my own leave-in mix. I do have several runner-ups; it depends on the purpose. I love Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa as a co-wash. I dampen my hair with water at night during the week and apply a small amount of conditioner. Currently I’m rotating:
– Jessicurl WDT. I water this down in my hand because it’s thick and has a tendency to leave a film when used out the jar.
– Sheamoisture Leave-In.
– I recently purchased Yes-to-Cucumbers. Jury is still out.

CN: Please provide more details on how you retain length
It’s primarily due to protective styling. There was a long stretch of time when I didn’t notice growth at all. My hair had gone as far as it could with the crappy way I was treating it. I’ve obtained a lot of growth when I stopped using sulfate shampoos, stayed away from silicones and started using an insane amount of conditioners for co-wash and moisture. My hair has also benefited from using products with natural ingredients. If I have to squint at the ingredient list, sound out the words and google it, I don’t need to put it in my hair.

My hair is still in recovery mode from years of neglect. I also lost a lot of hair last spring/summer with careless ‘newbie’ mistakes. It’s growing back though.

5 Comments

  • Afrolicious says:

    Beautiful twist. I'm just trying to figure out how NOT to minipulate your twist when you are trying to moisturize them, to prevent them looking "HAIRY" LOL! this is the perfect word for that.

  • erika says:

    adorei seu cabelo!! fiquei apaixonada!! fiquei muito feliz em saber que vc atingiu comprimento deixando sulfato e silicones… estou no caminho certo, então… não uso mais produtos assim também estou abusando de produtos condicionadores e naturais…
    parabéns pelo belo cabelo!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love it!!! Thanks for the tips!

  • m_willis22 says:

    your hair is beautiful

  • SHADOW says:

    Merciful Heavens! Those twists look so heavy and thick! And that bun is making me dizzy from all the swirls. B-E-A-UTIFUL!

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