After going back to an interview (natural hair website feature) I had done back in February 2009, I decided to go back to basics with my hair care routine. For the last 1-2 years I've been experimenting with all types of hair products - from conditioners to leave-ins to stylers... I'm such a product junkie when it comes to hair products, beauty products, makeup... Sigh. And my close friends don't help. Lol! ;-) Anyway - You can see the online interview here on Motown Girl's website. Her site is one of the FIRST sites I would go to when I was transitioning to natural and right after I did my BC (big chop).
Here is what I did to achieve this look below:
-Co-washed with Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner, detangling in sections
-Applied Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In to sections, then a dime-sized amount of raw, unrefined shea butter and organic extra-virgin coconut oil to the hair, then two-strand twisted.
-After my hair was all twisted up, I let it air dry overnight. (I had 10 twists total when done)
-This morning I unraveled the twists and separated with my fingers. For this style I just pulled a Goody "Stay Put" headband toward the back of my head for this low puff.
EASY PEESY!! Lol
**To maintain: I'll retwist tonight (dry, won't re-wet my hair). I probably won't use any products because my hair feels moisturized, but if I do it will be a SMALL amount of coconut oil on my ends.
I noticed the most growth and length retention when I kept my routine and products simple, so I'm back to the basics with my hair!
*Note: All the products listed in the post were purchased from: Trader Joe's, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Target (the latter for the KC Knot Today).