Hola Chicas!

The post below tells of my setting lotion adventures. Today is Hair Day 2, and I’m digging it. It’s a bit frizzy on the canopy, but I think it’s due to the gross weather (very rainy). My results– super defined, soft, moisturized, excellent hold. Me likey.
My hair is not as shiny as usual…don’t know if it’s due to the setting lotion or the Trader Joes, but a little shea butter quickly resolved the issue. Next time, I plan to go lighter with the setting lotion– I used quite a bit on each twist and got a firm hold. For me (and other fine haired curlies), firm holds make it hard to fluff and give the illusion of volume. I will definitely be playing with this combo again! In fact, I’ll be doing a lot of experimenting with setting lotion in the future…pairing it with other fav conditioners. This is definitely worth a try! Plus, if you get the setting lotion from Sallys and hate it, you can return it! I’ll probably pick up the Jane Carter brand too…my PJ is happy πŸ™‚

Later Gators,
Nik


frizz (could be due to trying to unsuccessfully fluff)


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Hola Chicas!

Well, it’s hair day, and I’ve decided to try out a new styling combo πŸ™‚ I went grocery shopping two days ago… several doors down from Sally’s Beauty Supply. Being the PJ that I am, I couldn’t miss an opportunity to ‘see what I could see’, lol, so I strolled the aisles waiting for the spirit to move me. I ended up buying one very large bottle of setting lotion for $3.50! I know what you’re thinking…but I used to love me some setting lotion! In 2006, I posted this yummy recipe on Naturallycurly.com:

  • 9 oz of conditioner (VO5 Extra body, Suave Bio Basics, or Suave Naturals)
  • 3 oz of setting lotion (use lotta body for extra body)
  • 1 oz of glycerine (optional!)
  • 1-2 oz of sweet almond oil/coconut oil/olive oil, etc. (I used 2 oz of coconut oil)
  • Put all the ingredients in a bottle and shake to blend…
  • Add water until the consistency is to your liking.

This concoction results in a light styling lotion that would leave my hair soft, crunch free, defined, and moisturized. I used it to Wash & Go with great success– curls popping everywhere! My Aunty still uses this recipe from time to time.

Today, I’m not mixing my setting lotion with anything. I’m just going to apply a little bit over my new love, Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, prior to twisting. I’m praying for stellar results! I’ll report back tomorrow.

Later Gators,
Nik

**p.s. try that recipe and report back!