I LOVE summer. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, barbeque...I love them ALL. But omgosh, it's keeping me crazy busy and focused on everything else BUT my hair!
Which kinda works in my favor and gives me time to test out some curl defining/holding products for when I want to wash and go. In a way, I feel like wash and gos are a protective style. I don't have to manipulate my hair (ie: by stretching it) I never wear it loose, so it's not touching my neck, and once it's in a puff---I rarely re-style it until I wash again. Or maybe I'm just being
Here's what I used this week:
Pre-shampoo- Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe
Shampoo- Jessicurl Cleansing Cream
Deep Condition- Jessicurl Deep Treatment
Leave-ins- Almond Oil + Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner + DIY Whipped Hair Butter + Jessicurl Confident Coils
And here's how I did it:
My hair has a thing for protein. While, I'm not seeing a ton of breakage, I still like to use a protein condition once or twice a month to fortify my ends and prevent breakage. Today, as I detangled my hair, I applied Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe to my hair focusing on the ends. My hair literally sucks this stuff up like water and I love how thick it is. Since Nexxus has completely re-branded and changed the formula of my beloved Emergencee, I think that K-pak is my new favorite protein conditioner.
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I let the protein pre-shampoo sit in my hair uncovered and without heat for about 20 minutes. Then I hopped in the shower, rinsed well, shampooed with Jessicurl Cleansing Cream and rinsed again. After using a cotton tshirt to absorb most of water, I applied Jessicurl Deep Treatment to my hair plus a little almond oil to seal. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and then a scarf and went to bed. Y'all know that I adore over-night deep conditioning. But I especially love it after I've used to protein to ensure that my hair stays balanced. I want my hair to be strong but soft.
Related: Why I Deep Condition Overnight
The next morning, I rinsed my my hair then while I was in the shower, I applied a little almond oil, Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner, a dab of DIY Hair Butter to seal and some Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Potion. I used my hands to smooth my hair back into a low curly puff then added a few orchid
flower pins to get fancy because I was going to a wedding.
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I may or may not have done a happy dance about being about to get my hair into a low puff. Wait---who am I kidding---y'all know that I did the dougie followed with a bachata twirl! Feel free to judge me but I was siced! I'll probably keep my hair pulled back for a few days then do a twist out.
How are you beating the heat this summer?
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