Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kinky-Curly Custard... I can't leave this stuff alone!

So my first attempt with KCC (Kinky-Curly Custard) was a disaster, my second much better, and now my third... even better.  I am sick of twisting my hair and I am dying for a wash-and-go look that is feasible for a 4a/b curly girl!  So I got great results without the stickiness and/or white residue that most people complain about.  Here are my step by step instructions:

1. Shampoo once with your regular shampoo.  Rinse.
2. Shampoo once with KC (Kinky-Curly) Come Clean shampoo.  Rinse.
3. Soak your hair with KC Knot Today (still in the shower) and detangled with a wide tooth comb.  Do not rinse and leave the conditioner in.
4. While your hair is pretty wet, but not dripping,  start in the back, taking small sections, coating each with KCC.  Comb through each section and leave it alone!  Repeat all over your head.  Note: Keep a spray bottle of water handy and rewet any sections that begin to dry.  Your hair must be wet in order for this to work.
5. Use a diffuser to dry your hair if you don't have time to let it air dry.

Don't give up on the style until you hair is completely dry.  Then you can shake your hair and fluff it a little bit.  I have to admit, I was getting pretty disappointed, but I am much happier now that my hair is dry.  My goal is to wash my hair and go through this process twice a week.  The days that I don't totally do my hair, I am going to use the KC Spiral Spritz and water to revive my curls.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fade to black (well maybe dark brown)...

So I am thinking about going back to my natural hair color in preparation for business school a.k.a. me having no income.  I'm not 100% yet because I LOVE my reddish gold color, but it may be best.  If I do, I think I will just use color rinses in dark brown until my hair grows out, which will take FOREVER! I will keep you all posted with my decision!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NYC Blow Out + Trim

So I went to NYC this past weekend and I couldn't resist the allure of the $30 blow out.  Even though the stylists were rude my hair came out great.  I haven't had to put any heat on my hair since I got it done on Saturday.  I just roll it up at night with flexi rods (after my nightly scalp massage - I am trying to do this b/c I noticed my hair in the front is looking thin), wrap it in the morning as I get ready, and unwrap before I leave the house and it looks great.

But then it snowed.  Boo!  So this morning I kept my hair wrapped and finally got to break out my hat that I blogged about a few months back!  When I got to work, I went straight to the bathroom and unwrapped it.

Before all of this, I noticed that my ends were in need of a trim.  So I decided to take matters in my own hands.  When my hair was twisted, I simply snipped off the ratty looking ends.  It was super easy and drastically improved the look of my hair!  Now that my hair is blown out, my ends look pretty good. 

I am going to keep my hair straight for 2 weeks and then go back to my wet twist outs until I go get my hair colored.