Most of the posts of great curly hair days on the Support Group I frequent have somewhat stringy curls and are simply happy they are having a better than normal hair day, but I want GREAT hair, and predictable hair without the product (and expense)... so I got thinking.....
The holy grail for my, is the Curl Keeper product, it acts like a serum or setting lotion and helps curls to find their way into what I'll call clumps (for lack of a prettier word). Also, it's applied wet, which is when curls take shape soooo.....
Why not use the same principal (without product) and hand form my curls and let it dry in the plunking/plop style of a t-shirt wrap?
Here's some inspiration...
First, here's the un "product-styled" wet hair. To the left is combed out with a wide tooth comb, (stringy) and to the right is my hand spiralled curls, all wet of course.
|6am: hand styled & punked to dry overnight worked!|
Create Your Own Conditioning Hair MaskFor occasional deep conditioning, purchase a conditioning mask or make your own with oils from the body-care department at Whole Foods Market®.
- 1/4 cup jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon argan oil
- 5 drops rosemary 100% essential oil
Start with dry hair. Brush scalp with a rubber bristle brush to exfoliate. Combine all ingredients in a clean glass or ceramic bowl. Apply with a comb to the driest parts of your hair, the middle and ends. Work the oils into the tips, and then apply the remainder to your scalp and massage. Next, arrange hair into a braid or bun and leave in for 15 minutes to overnight. (Be sure to protect your pillowcase.) Shampoo and style.
- 5 drops 365 Everyday Value® 100% Lavender Essential Oil
Update: I didn't have to wash my hair today, on day 4 because I think the egg wash 2 days ago did a really great job, but I did do a vinegar wash WITH a bit of coconut oil and lime EO and shook it up really well because I need my hair to look great tomorrow!! This rinse was all about styling!
July 7 - last shampoo wash
July 14 - first BSV (baking soda and vinegar) wash
... WO washes almost daily, dry hair and scalp.
July 21 - second BSV wash
July 23 - 50/50 vinegar water rinse - happy hair!
July 26 - egg rinse