Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 1--Summer Natural Hair Challenge

So today I did my first twist-out and I am VERY pleased with the results. Admittedly I was very nervous as I was twisting it last night. Below is the process as well as the products I used. After that, pictures of the end result follow. Enjoy! XOXO--Andrea

Products Used
  1. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment
  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  3. Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair mask
  4. Shea Moisture's Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk
  5. All Natural Raw Shea Butter
  6. Organic Roots Lock & Twist Gel
  1. Wet hair, comb out, and section
  2. Mix conditioning treatment and a bowl with one capful of EVOO together.
  3. Apply mixture to each section of hair and comb conditioning mixture through hair & massage into scalp
  4. Leave conditioner in hair for 15-20 minutes (for a deep conditioner, place a plastic cap over hair and sit under dryer)
  5. Rinse the conditioner out and apply the hair mask to each section.
  6. Comb hair mask through the hair and let it sit for 5-10 minutes
  7. Rinse hair mask out.
  8. Detangle hair with wide tooth comb and section hair 
  9. Apply conditioning milk to each section and comb through
  10. Twist
  11. On each section use a small amount of twist and lock gel and Shea butter (be sure to only use a small amount to prevent product residue/buildup once dry)
  12. Allow to dry, untwist, and style
Pictures (Before, After)

Summer Natural Hair Challenge

Hi all! So I'm no stranger to being natural but I am a stranger to natural hair styles. I am addicted to extensions and a major plus is that I am a trained hair extension specialist so I install them myself. While that has been so convenient over the years, I feel as though I need to embrace my natural hair. This comes at a good time too. Since I have been natural, I've never done a twist-out or braid-out or any of those gorgeous natural styles. I simply wear my hair straight. Okay, the purpose of going natural is to not damage it...well, although the relaxer is not in my hair anymore, I have thermal damage (heat damage). SO...I'm getting rid of my flat iron.

This challenge is going to allow me to experiment with various natural hair products as well as get my hair back to its pre-heat damage state. I will be creating various styles in my hair, using different products, and providing/receiving helpful natural hair tips.

For the entire summer I am challenging myself to neither install any of my virgin human hair extensions (gosh I love them so much) nor use my Babyliss Nano Titanium Pro flat iron (if anyone has yet to find one, this works wonders on natural hair). This is definitely going to be a test, but I'm up to the challenge. Anything that will allow my hair to grow and get healthier.

If anyone has any suggestions or just wants to offer support, please feel free to post!

--XOXO Chic Sista

                           Good-Bye Straight, Flat Ironed Hair