Posts tagged ‘leave in’

Sealing Moisture into Your Hair

I did some research on the proper way natural hair should be moisturized and put it to the test. My hair felt soft and super moisturized. Check out the post I found by Nikisha of Urban Bush Babes.

Hi ladies, I wanted to give a quick run through for those who don’t know how to seal their hair, because there is a right way and a wrong way.

Step 1.While hair is freshly cleansed and still wet apply a leave-in conditioner and/or moisturizing cream. Make sure that the leave-in conditioner and moisturizing cream have “water” as an ingredient. The water helps with hairs moisture.

Step 2. Last step apply a coat of oils or butters to your ends and all over your hair if you prefer. This will help seal in the moisture from the leave-in creams and conditioners. This aids in length retention because moisturized hair prevents breakage.

***If you don’t apply your oils or butters as your last step then you will block out the moisture from the leave-in cream and conditioner. Just think about putting a coat of oil on your strands and then trying to put a cream on top, it won’t penetrate. So make sure to follow these steps in exact order . Cream and/or leave-in conditioner first and oils or butters last . Stay away from creams and oils that contain mineral oil and petroleum.

via Sealing Moisture into Your Hair.

Kinky Curly Wash ‘n Go

Today’s products….

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If you have read my Curl Daze post, you know that I won the whole Kinky Curly product kit. So today I decided to try some of the products out. I chose the above Knot Today Detangler/Leave In and the Curling Custard.

To prep my hair I applied some water, Vatika Oil and the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment. After applying I twisted my hair adding some of my castor oil mixture. I then covered my hair with a shower cap and my satin bonnet leaving it overnight.

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This morning I washed the contents of the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment out of my hair with the twists still in. The Kinky Curly Knot Today was applied twice, then I untwisted my hair and rinsed.

Once out of the shower I applied more Knot Today and combed through my hair in sections using the Curling Custard. I then ended with the results below…

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How I felt about the results….the Knot today left my hair feeling clean and very moisturized, though it did leave my hair feeling a bit striped. The Curling Custard did define my hair and left my hair smelling like candy which I liked. The down side was it made my hair feel like I had candy in it, that was not fun at all.

I would definitely try the products again using less of the Curling Custard. I really feel I have not mastered my measuring skills when defining my curls with Gel like products. Better luck next time.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite