Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wash Day


My Caruso roller set last week was...well...it was interesting.The curls were beautiful but maintaining it was impossible without doing another set. I tried setting the curls on satin rollers and while the results were still super cute---and very reminiscent of a braid out---it wasn't the same. I guess that I need to keep working on it. Ha-ha! The good news is that my hair was soooo smooth, moisturized and tangle free all week. I had absolutely no trouble styling and I didn't even feel like I needed to do a mid-week co-wash! Totally winning! Any who, here's what I did to keep the good times rolling:

  1. Pre-Shampoo- Detangled with a generous amount of Almond Oil and applied JBCO to my scalp.
  2. Co-Wash- with Shea Moisture Co-wash Conditioning Cleanser.
  3. Extreme Deep Condition with Jessicurl Deep Treatment.
  4. Tea Rinse- using 2 Bamboo tea bags steeped in a 1:1 ratio of water and aloe vera juice + 2 tbsp of glycerin.
  5. Smoothing/Detangling Treatment with a large dollop of Matrix Detangling Solution
  6. Air Dry with Chi Silk Infusion applied to wet hair then wrapped in a satin scarf.
  7. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner and Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair Butter to seal then "faux" banded my hair to stretch roots while it dried. I installed about 10 bantu knots for curls.

Results: 
Success! I've used Shea Moisture Conditioning Cleanser several times during my mid-week co-washing sessions. My hair didn't feel particularly "dirty" so I figured that a simple co-washing cleanser would suffice. I promise to do a full review soon, but for now---know that I love it! The Bamboo tea rinse was amazing and you can expect to see me use that again. To style, I did a dutch braid across the middle of my head then pulled everything into a side pony. I wasn't expecting much from this simple style, but I actually really like it! What do you think?

Besitos!
KLP




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18 comments:

  1. Your hair just has THE perfect texture and always looks so soft and fluffy. You always have such cute styles, I really need to step up my game for next week's link up!

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    1. You're too sweet Lam! The fluffiness is totally from great deep conditioning and perfect leave ins. May Jessicurl never leave my side!

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  2. I LOVE the sideswept pony! So cute!

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    1. Thanks Britt! It's like the low bun's cuter cousin. LOL!

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  3. You come up with the best hairstyles... where do you get your inspiration from?

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    1. I can not tell a lie...I've done this style before! *shame face* It looks completely different because my hair was straightened. Here's the tutorial: Jeweled Side-Swept Bun

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  4. I love the side pony! I may be biased, by signature go-to, no-nonsense do is a high bun (usually twisted bangs) or a side pony (always with twisted bangs).
    Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway
    http://welaughanyway.blogspot.com/

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    1. Side ponies for the win! I just think that they are fun!

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  5. Your hair! So shiny and healthy and such pretty curls. Love the style

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Hair Butter! It keeps my ends looking healthy and glossy!

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  6. You're really managing your stretch very good. Your hair looks shiny & very healthy! *cheers for a great wash day*

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    1. Divachyk, you're too sweet! I've never stretched this long (intentionally) or this well. Fingers crossed that it continues!

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  7. I am glad you had a great wash day. Your curls are beautiful.

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  8. Your curls are so infectious!
    I had a look at the caruso steam curlers but don't think they stock them in the UK.

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    1. Oh rats! Well bantu knots are just as pretty and they last longer! PLUS BKO look amazing on you!

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  9. Love your hair styles...They're so preety

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    1. Thanks doll! Check out The Bun Effect for more updos, buns, and braids!

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