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Curly Nikki

Keeping it Interesting- Natural Hair

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Jennifer N. asks:
One way to keep things interesting is to do something a little different every time you do it, i.e. cooking, exercise, errands – what small change in your hair care and/or style can you make this week?

CN Responds:
I used the Tangle Teezer! And I must say it produced an amazingly awesome dry Twist-n-Curl. I used the TT to detangle my dry hair in sections, applied CURLS Souffle, and then passed the TT back through once more to evenly distribute the product just prior to twisting. It produced a very even, very soft, and defined set.

Yesterday, many of you asked why you need to detangle with it on dry hair. I apply that rule across the board. I have to detangle either (1) soaking wet with conditioner, or (2) bone dry (except for when I apply oil) no matter the tool. If I add a product (containing water) to dry hair, my strands gets stiff and stick together which makes it harder to detangle. Have any of you noticed this as well?

12 Comments

  • LolasCurls says:

    I find that if I add products to my hair is sticks together too! However, since October, I've discovered my new love: aloe vera juice (now I also dilute it with water). This plumps up my hair and as it dries a little, my hair untangles quite a bit.

    I just recieved my tangle teezers in the mail today! Yay! And of course I had to try it! Took down two twists and detangled, moisturized and retwisted. It worked on my 4b hair…*does a little happy jig*

  • Anonymous says:

    I am going to henna on Friday. I am so excited.

    Then I am going to braid my hair… I am working on protective styles that don't show much scalp… and since my hair is thinner, styles are often scalp-ey. I am hoping the henna and practice solves this problem…

    *Divaangelic2*

  • Anonymous says:

    I"m going to Sephora today with my natural friend to see what I can see. Hoping to find the Ouiad double detangler and some new Carols Daughter stuff.

  • Anonymous says:

    I plan to use my new Kera Care products this week to do a twistout. I'm hoping for the best, and I'm excited like a little school girl!

  • Anonymous says:

    I brought a steamer and really want to try it out, esp for vegetables and rice,and fish
    since I love the food at chinese restaurants lol.
    I want to try out the Henna n Placenta Mask and Lekair Sheabutter Cholesterol Creme but i'm trying to not catch a cold esp with the weather keeps changing this week.

    Well ladies I'm giving away another batch again, and thanks to the last 2 winners of the previous batches.This is what I am giving away, do keep in mind everything will go to one person and shipping is paid by me.

    V05 Moisture Milks Strawberries & Cream New Never Used
    —————————————–
    Miss Jesse's Baby Buttercreme 16oz that I got as BOGO sale New Never Used
    ———————————————–
    Megacare Sheabutter Oil 2oz New Never Used
    I had brought 4 all total and thought I would share 🙂 Smells delicious
    ————————————————
    Hair Accessory Sticks their gorgeous brought at BSS New Never Used

    Let me know if you would be interested and to those that sent me an email last I will send you and update to see if you would be intersted.

    Psyer2076@yahoo.com "Erica"

  • Anonymous says:

    Great post! I will try a new protective style!

  • Anonymous says:

    @NaturallyHairObsessed:

    Q: "for re-braiding/twisting, so if I've already added the oil prior, and then follow up with a water-based product, will it even "pass" through the barrier of oil already applied, to moisturize the hair????"

    A: Yes! This article should clear things up :(http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2010/02/moisture-issue-q.html)

  • Anonymous says:

    My small change recently: I spray/soak my hair for my afro in aloe vera juice & that seems to help my hair to not be so dense while enhancing my curls. Other change: two strand twist using water, jojob oil and shea butter to seal entire twist. I get less shedding and breakage when I was only oils and shea butter! My hair has spoken. TraceyJewel

  • Anonymous says:

    yes I get the same results first i was wondering was I detangling my hair right but then I realize thats the way my hair is was thanks for the post

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    I am experimenting with aloe vera gel this week and trying to reduce co-washing from every day to about every two-three days.

  • NaturallyHairObsessed says:

    Me! Me! My hair also get stiff and sticks together if I try to detangle by adding water or a product with water. I thought it was just me or my hair was crazy or something!! So I have been trying to finger-detangle on dry hair, but the fingers aren't fully sufficient at releasing all the tangles, so I have to use a comb, and I have very fine strands, and that ultimately leads to breakage – fast. It's been hard for me to retain length with this cycle – a never-ending drama. I think I'll try adding oil to aid in the detangling and giving slip, BUT…I have a question…I do need to add some moisture midweek, AND for re-braiding/twisting, so if I've already added the oil prior, and then follow up with a water-based product, will it even "pass" through the barrier of oil already applied, to moisturize the hair???? HELP!

  • Laleepop14 says:

    I absolutely agree Nikki!!! Sometimes making the simplest change in what you do during y our routine can help switch it up and keep it interesting. I have a 3 year old little girl so its always interesting when Im doing my hair..

    I hear so many great things about this Tangle Teezer. Im gonna have to go pick me up one!!!

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