Hola Chicas!

I’m two hours away from hopping on a plane to St. Louis! My baby shower is Saturday and I’m arriving early to spend some QT with the fam. So excited ๐Ÿ˜€

Before I get out of here, I wanted to share a product experiment with you. Long story short, my PJ lost it’s mind and wandered into Aveda the other day while at the mall shopping for a shirt for the baby shower. The sales lady fed me lots of gourmet chocolates (with yummy raspberry fillings!) and I felt obligated to purchase something, lol! I ended up buying Light Elements Defining Whip— a medium hold styling cream. This was Saturday afternoon… by Saturday night, I came to my senses and had it bagged up with the receipt by the door. It was 20 friggin’ dollars and I felt guilty about purchasing it without doing any research beforehand. By Monday, it was still sitting there and curiosity got the best of me. I decided to give it a chance. I’m glad I did!

I did a henna gloss (which I’ll discuss later… I actually provided my recipe on the forum), rinsed, applied a DT for 3 hours, and then styled as usual. Instead of Deva Set it Free, I used the Defining Whip for hold… about a pea sized amount for each twist (10 twists total). It is very slippery (due to the marshmallow root), easy to distribute, and was quickly absorbed by my hair. The fragrance I could do without… it’s a bit strong, but fortunately does not linger!

This morning, I took the twists down to reveal perfectly defined, shiny, soft ringlets! I have minimal frizz and the best part is that my hair feels light and productless! I’m in love, but wonder if the smoothing came from the henna gloss. I’ll report back after styling again later this week!

My hair this morning after removing the twists (no fluffing)
Products used: Yes to Cucumbers + Aveda Defining Whip

p.s. My henna gloss recipe:

-100g of Jamila henna mixed with warmed green tea
-1 cup of Tresemme Naturals Conditioner

I combined the two in a bowl and applied. It was sort of runny, which I HATE, but very easy to rinse out. My hair was not dry or hay like upon rinsing like it is after a full strength henna… it was actually quite soft and silky! I still got considerable conditioning, color, and smoothing, it was sort of like a mild henna treatment.