Note to self… Twist-n-Curls are your friend.
For the past couple of months, in honor of the Kim Cole’s Grow Out Challenge
(honestly, out of sheer laziness), I’ve worn my hair in 10 chunky, two strand twists. Whenever I’m feeling fancy, which is not often, I take the twists down. I must admit… I haven’t been loving the look. Twist-outs are a constant reminder that I don’t have a lot of hair– they don’t hang right, and the length they show is awkward. I adore chin to shoulder length bobs, which is why the scissors are never far. Last night, for the first time in months, I added rollers to the ends of my twists. I twisted my dry hair with Aveda’s Anti-Humectant Pomade
and set the ends with a little Qhemet Cocoa Ghee
. This morning, I excitedly took it down and… I’m back in love with my hair. I think it’s the shape (perfect chin length) the Twist-n-Curl yields… whatever the case, it gives the illusion of fuller, heavier hair, and I couldn’t be happier. This is my first time re-visiting this style since last year. WTH?! I’m back baby 🙂
Also, if you’re in the market for a product to keep the frizz at bay this summer, check out Aveda’s Anti-Humectant Pomade. It’s a true pomade… solid in the jar but turns to a light oil once you emulsify it. I’ve only applied it to dry hair (as instructed), but may use a bit on my wet hair later this week. It’s supposed to lock the moisture from your wash and conditioner in, locking the moisture from the atmosphere out, all while adding shine, definition, and a little hold. It wasn’t all that humid yesterday, but my hair held up great. We’ll see how it does in stickier conditions.
Have you tried the Aveda Pomade? Share your experiences below!
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p.s. SO excited about Orlando this weekend! Everybody and they momma is gonna be there… even my momma, lol. See you Floridians soon!
It's a staple product for me. I discovered it when a hairstylist used it before flat ironing my hair. I don't really straighten often, so I use a small amount on dried twist- or braid-outs. One jar goes a long way. Great product.
Nikki, As a South Floridian, Aveda Anti-humectant has always been a staple for me. I don't leave home without it…LOL! Miami humidity is no joke, and Orlando is similar, especially at this time of the year! Anyway, hope you enjoyed your time here in the Sunshine State.
Nikki I read this and almost fell out of my chair at your last comment. Do not, I repeat do not use the anit-humectant pomade on wet hair. Anti-humectants block moisture, water imparts water to your hair. I have done it before and the results were disaterous. Use only on dry hair. The pomade confuses a wet set for better words, the hair wants to hold onto the moisture from both the water and conditioner and the pomade tries to block it out. End result frizz for days.
Your hair looks beautiful! I was a little shocked to read that you don't think you have alot of hair. I'm looking forward to having that length in a year or more. Also, I'll have to revisit this pomade, I first tried it in the late 90s but I didn't know what I was doing really.
Nikki your hair looks fabulous. I feel you on the TnC. I can't get my twist outs or braidouts to look right unless they have some curl on the ends.
We're excited about you coming to FLA too, Nikki! Check your email. I sent you our curly meetup freak out video 🙂
I love Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Detangling Ghee!!
Beautiful results Nik!
@ Lana, try Sabino Moisture Block. The jury is still out, but I like it
@ everyone else, thanks for the comments! I wore my hair out today in the high humidity/high dew point and it still looked awesome tonight. It swelled a bit and lost some definition, but it still looked awesome! I'm going to keep using it (the Aveda Pomade) and report back!
I tried this product last week for my twist out along with the Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I'm not going to lie, I had great definition on day 1. My hair had bouncy curls and shine and felt super soft. I was so excited. Day 2 in NYC humidity was another story. This product did not fight the frizz and at the end of day 2 I had huge frizzy puffy ill-defined hair. I was so disappointed. I was so frustrated, I put my hair in microtwists so I didn't have to worry about humidity and frizz for at least another week. I will revisit this product during my next wash but I don't know if it's a keeper. I'm still on the hunt for a frizz fighting product for my twist outs that do not involve using a gel.
Maybe I will try an anti-humectant. How can you tell if you need an anti-humectant. I can tell that my wngs are not the same as they were this summer, maybe it's the humidity.
Anti-humectants…that is what I need! This is my first summer fully natural and I couldn't figure out what to keep the frizzies at bay!
CN you know I love you; and many products you mention, (some not all) I usually will give it a whirl. But I first went natural in 1997-98, and Aveda's Humectant pomade was my staple product. I didn't know much else….because there wasn't a lot of online help such as today with products and natural hair blogs too much. In my honest opinion, I really did not like the product, although it has a nice clean/but pungent smell. It left my hair with a little too much shrinkage (but I often did twist my hair wet) not dry. Also the product seems very greasy, and as of today, I am just not feeling the "greasy" thing. I like my hair with a light butter, fluffy and soft. For me less is more. But I advise anyone to give it a whirl. Everyone's experience is different. Don't go by my review. CN the photo of your outcome was beautiful and I love it. Happy natural styling out there everyone! 🙂
Gorgeous hair nik! Glad you guys are getting along aagain.
I love your hair in this picture! I've tried other Aveda products that have worked well, but not this. Can't wait to try!
the curl is back! lol….you see why you love your twist n curl, definite signature for you. glad that you are back happy with your hair 🙂
I love in hot and humid south Louisiana. So I love what this product does for my hair. But. I hate what the heavy perfume smell does for my migraines!!!
@Nikki, I have to salute you – I've had an AMAZING hair week with the "Braid n Curl". Im a fine curly like you, and I absolutely haaaate twist outs, and braid outs were treating me ok, but my ends have been tangling like nobody's business. So I decided to try the braid n curl and I'm never turning back! It keeps my ends stretched and fights those tangles, plus it adds crazy volume & shine to my hair! Sorry for the long post, but I just had to thank you & your blog for opening my eyes to this life saving hair style. Thanks again :o)
@Shelli: My thoughts exactly! I just placed a mega-product order and now I have to run to the Aveda store. I love Nik's TnC, wish my fine locks would follow suit. Still trying….
Nik, how could you have strayed from the TnC?!?!? *lol* You know I'm a fine curly like you and I get the same results as you if I don't roll my twists. But, I have to roll my twists all the way to the roots or I still won't get the fullness I'm seeking. I love the TnC! And no, I haven't tried the Aveda. You've seen half of my product stash! Why do you keep doing this to me?!?!?! *lol*