So I finally washed my hair; I had enough of the straight 'do. I am in LOVE with Pureology shampoo and conditioner. Please splurge on yourself and try the Hydrate line - it is simply amazing! The shampoo doesn't leave your hair stripped of all life and moisture and the conditioner is very moisturizing (and tingles)! Both products smell fantastic! Below are some of the ingredients in each:
Hydrate Shampoo: Melanin, Sunflower Seed Extract and Oil, Glycerin, Rose Extract, Sandalwood Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat, Wheat and Soy Proteins.
Hydrate Conditioner: Sunflower Seed Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein.
I tried using the Paul Mitchell products highlighted in the routine I posted a few weeks ago. After my hair was mostly dry, I used some BioSilk as well and that gave me a nice sheen and locked in moisture. I am really happy with the curl definition that both the Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam (red top - Flexible Style line) and Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade (red top - Flexible Style line) deliver. I didn't experience terrible shrinkage and my hair doesn't feel crunchy. The foam also allows your hair to dry very fast, so this could definitely be done in the morning before work.
I will post a YouTube video of this styling technique once I "perfect" it. This will work well when I am feeling lazy and do not feel like twisting my hair and this is the closest that I will get to the wash and go.