Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Roller-Set Attempt (3)

Tried again with vinegar combination and other mixture and achieved...a mediocre result.

It was decent. Still was a bit puffy. I wore it out the house so it wasn't that bad but could always be better.
My best bet....Curlformers, I'll just stick with those.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Roller Set Attempt (2)

Roller Set Attempt (2): FAIL

Too puffy...will try again tonight.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Roller-Set Attempt (1)

From now on I am a Nazarene. No razor shall touch this hair until it gets to the length that I want it to be and its a long ways from there...And, nope, I'm not afraid of split-ends:

1) because I'm not directly applying heat to it anymore
2) because I use vinegar + oil...all kinds...mixed together (which is what I refer to as my 'vinegar combination')

Anyhoo, thats not what I was going to right about. I was...am going to write about my failed attempt at roller-setting my hair using KCCC. I'm thinking back to my natural hair journey and I actually don't think I have ever did a roller-set on my hair.

I've braided it and then put it on rollers. I've also twisted it and put it on rollers but I have actually never done it straight without manipulation until yesterday. Maybe its because I just discovered butterfly clips to actually hold the rollers in place.

Anyway, for whatever reason, I'm just trying it now...back to my failed attempt explanation.
It didn't fail in the sense that it didn't keep the shape (I air dried by sleeping in the rollers), it failed because of residue!!!

I had all these little white clumps of gel in my hair and it would not get out until I washed my hair. Which KCCC is notorious for if you don't use conditioner before slapping it on your head or oil in addition to slapping it on your head.
So, I suspect it was what I left out: Conditioner before slapping KCCC on, like the instructions say
or what I didn't put it: Oil of some kind to melt the KCCC while its still wet.

I tried again today and using my vinegar combination and
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie...Which btw is going to be a staple in my hair regime. My hair loves it like crazy and it definitely lives up to its name where Moisture's concerned. Thats $9.99 well spent!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Once again....Curlformers rule the day

This is like my 500th post on curlformers. So I'll just keep it short.

You want to straighten your hair and make it curly at the same without using a direct application of heat....Use Curlformers.

'Nuff Said.

See, Nice and Short.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A pledge not to ignore

One negative: Now that I know the recipe to my hair success, its kinda like, now whats going to prompt me to keep writing.

One Positive: I have more free time since I'm not standing in front of the mirror for hours on end trying to bend my hair to my will.

I have pictures to post but I haven't gotten around to cropping my eyeballs out. Why? because I enjoy the anonymity that the internet provides.

Anyhoo, just because I'm content doesn't mean I'll become complacent....hopefully.
I might take sabbaticals but I'll not altogether retire from posting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Got it Back....If at First You Don't Succed!

Bantu-Knot Out Update. So, I said to heck with gel and changed the technique of how I twist the hair and my bantu's came back.
I used a random product I have left over from whenever....It kinda has the same consistency as conditioner. Used it on dry hair and mixed it with one of my homemade concoctions.

I think a big factor is also the way I twist my hair. Instead of taking two sections of hair and twisting them around each other, like a two-strand twist. I just take a section of hair and twist or twirl it around my index finger really tightly and then knot it, bantu-style.

I was heaven bent on getting it back. I don't quit so easy.