Essations VitaButter is a definite lifesaver…
For my hair AND my skin…
Hmph. #gm #hairstories #natural #curls #coils #igers #iphoneography #hair
Back to the shampoo?! And why is this guy on the bottle?! Wait…wait. I can explain on #Beautonomy #gm btw! #wednesday #beauty #hair #natural #products #lush #iphoneography #igers (Taken with Instagram)
Look what came in the mail! In its own #LUSH newspaper wrapping stuff and a sample. 😍 #yes #beauty #elated #hair #natural #products #happiness (Taken with Instagram)
The “tilted crown,” and the shoe game. Hi. #igers #pinup #natural #hair #shoes #iphoneonly #iphoneography (Taken with Instagram)
It’s about…to go…down. #hair #products #carolsdaughter #beauty #happiness #igers #iphoneography (Taken with Instagram)
My hair’s love affair with this particular product…check out the article on it at Beautonomy!
Hair food heaven…and body of course #natural #sheabutter #blacksoap #beauty #hair #igers #iphoneography (Taken with Instagram at M&m Beauty Supply)
1Wk Follow Up: Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La
First and foremost, a curl custard or curl gel was never needed on my head…well that was what I thought. But in order to really understand where my curl pattern is going now, I needed to pull on some old school styling to get that done. My hair has been straight in the front as long as I’ve known it, so it believes it curls when it “waves” up and a traditional wash and go isn’t cutting it.
So, I grabbed my million bobby pins, the curl custard and CURLS Curl Goddess (which I will talk about in a minute), and got to work. As you can see above, I did what looks to be a bantu knot/pin curl method. Its about thirty of the knots in my head, no real parts just grabbing, twisting and pinning, all done on damp hair. I applied my normal leave-in, then ran the castor oil through my hair (all still wet hair). Afterwards, I took a nice amount of the curl goddess into my hands and ran that through as well.
The Aunt Jackies, I used on each individual section of hair that was twisted or knotted, then pinned. After each section was taken care of, I oiled my scalp, wrapped it and here we are…taking it down the next day. I take my hair down, basically the same way I put it up, minus the curl cream usage.
I unravel each section with my Â ”Beauty Haus” castor oil (Hollywood brand), and before I get to REAL work on my head, I oil my scalp with either canister of mixed hair food from Africa’s Best or T.W. (Africa’s Best is VERY thick so work that into your scalp), both of which my hair has now become INCREDIBLY receptive to, and I unravel and play.
This is the final look! I will show this week’s overall looks so that you can see how each day was pretty much styled. From pinup to diffused, stretched looks, it is a fun product to mess with.
How was each day styled? Wet or dry?
-Wet actually. My hair gets its best manipulation wet, so my hair was wet down everyday and styled. As I had to deep condition last night, a semi- co wash was in order. SN, I lightly co-wash twice a week, and I try to deep condition once every week. But the looks I went for can be styled on Dry hair as well, which I will progress into this week, seeing how this holds up for three days at a time, working with what has become my normal regiment.
Why the Goddess Curls?
-Welp, I wanted to see if it holds true to low frizz in humidity and great shine…in conjunction with this curl custard. Did it hold its end of the bargain? YES! I’ve been following Around the Way Curls for a minute and both ladies, bi-racial/mixed used it on their hair and I wanted to see how it held up on mine! I would go so far to say that I don’t want to go without it.
Would you recommend Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La for Transitioning hair?
-I would! Most certainly would. If you don’t mind a little alcohol in your products, I say its amazing. It has allowed me to find a way to not only Â stretch and manipulate my curl pattern, but to also enhance it, and it works very well with the Curl’s Goddess Curls. I was full on natural for several years, and after I cut my hair all off last August, my hair grew in CRAZY. So I got the relaxer in April to train my hair, and as it has worn off and continues to grow out, my hair has established a since of “ok, I need to go this way, curl this way, lay this way…” blah blah blah. Yea my hair is stubborn, wavy/curly combination, relaxer or not it needed guidance…and love.
So, that is my review, my story, and below you can find a small gallery of looks for the week from last Saturday to today!!