Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First Wash Day Post in a Looooong While...(8 Months Post)

So this is my first wash day post since I don't even remember...some time last year.  I've not had a single post this year and it's almost 2015 *jaw dropping*.  This year has flown by so fast. Well for my hair's sake, I've got to get back to keeping up with what I'm doing with my hair and what is working.  I'm not where I had hoped to be in my journey, so maybe getting back to documenting what I'm doing will help.

I am currently around 8 months post relaxer.  For this wash day I decided to pull out my Curl Formers to help stretch my roots and give me nice smooth air dried curls.  I don't know why I have not used them since my very first post here, but Jeni's gorge results from her curl former dupes made me want to dust off these babies. I've yet to master any other form of curling my hair (i.e. flexi rods, roller sets, etc.) 

Here's how my wash day went:
1. Prepooed using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  The olive oil definitely helped as I did not care much for this conditioner the first time I tried it. I left this in under my heat cap for maybe 45 minutes.

2. Next I shampooed with Mane and Tail shampoo only once.

3. I had planned to DC but it was getting late, so to cut my wash day short I applied KeraPro Restorative conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes while I showered, then rinsed.

4. Finally I applied my leave ins. This time I used Jessi Curl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing conditioner and I tried the Jessi Curl Confident Coils Styling Solution hoping it would help with setting my curls.

5. I then installed the curl formers starting from the back and thoroughly detangling each section (which seemed to take much longer than my first time since I did not detangle then).



stretched roots at 8 months post

Sleeping in those things was, of course, a night mare. Ugh I kept moving throughout the night trying to find a comfortable position (which did not exist) and I woke with a sore neck. :( :( :(
The curls were cute though. I even made them last through day 3 using the pineapple method to preserve my curls. My first time trying this and it works like a charm, let me tell you!


Day 2 Curls

Day 3 Curls
I guess this wash did kind of remind me why as to why I've not used my curl formers in over a year. They're cute and all, but I prefer getting a good nights sleep for sure! Maybe next time I can do them early enough so that I don't have to sleep in them,  I do love how smooth the curls come out and the fact that I don't have to use any heat. Major plus!

How did your wash day go? Are you a curl former fan? What methods have you mastered at getting that gorgeous curly do?

B-T-Double-U - If you have a wash day post, be sure to share your experience via the Wash Day Experience link-up hosted by Saving Our Strands and Just Grow Already



HHG!

Andrea

24 comments:

  1. Those curls look fab! I may try adding olive oil to the Deep Treatment Masque because I didn't like it either.

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    1. Thank you so much. I was actually reading the label on the Shea Moisture Jar the other day and noticed that it says EVOO can be mixed in for additional nutrients and moisture so I decided to give it a try. It definitely helped!

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  2. 8 months? Are you transitioning? I'm officially in love with curl formers! Hopefully I will get myself a set and try them out soon. Your curls look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much! I haven't really made up my mind whether I'm transitioning or not so I've decided to keep stretching until I decide I can't handle the kinks anymore. LOL! You should definitely give curl formers a try. They are easy to use and you get awesome results!

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  3. I'm soooo glad that you're back! We missed you! Gorgeous Curl former set chica! I love how easy it is to get unified curl results with those bad boys! You, Jeni, and Yalanda single handedly have moved Curlformers up my wish list!

    How do you like the Jessicurl Line? I haven't tired the Styling Solution yet, but it seems like the PERFECT holding product for these curls!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thank you KLP! I'm glad to be back. I just love the curls I get from these babies! And they are so easy.
      I've been loving the Jessicurl line. This was my first time using the styling solution. It's very light and I definitely think it worked well to give my curls enough hold to last.

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  4. Love the curls, beautiful. Congrats on making it to 8 months! x

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  5. love the curls and 8 months is epic my one month and a week is driving me crazy

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    1. Thank you Toya. Once upon a time I could barely make it 8 weeks, I can't believe how long this stretch/transition has gone. LOL!

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  6. What we risk for the sake of beauty, hope you neck feels better.
    I tried curlformers once and I just knew I was not going to sleep in them, at least the curls turned out great!
    Can you do a review for the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, its been a hit or miss with some other bloggers but I've been wanting to try some of their products

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    1. Thank you, Harlem! Yes I will put together a review on the Deep Treatment mask. This was my second time using it. After the first attempt I didn't want to go near that jar again... but I don't like to waste product. I'll give it a few more tries and I'll have a review up soon. :)

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  7. 8 months post and your NG is well stretched. Love the curls!

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    1. Yes! Curlformers are amazing! Thank you, Tomi! :)

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  8. I love your curls. I haven't used my curlformers. I need to though seeing how I spent all of that money on them.

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    1. Thank you, Jay! And yes these things cost too much to not use them! lol

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  9. These turned out wonderfully! I need to learn how to use that little pully rod! I always feel like I am going to pull out my hair lol

    Bree
    www.quirkybrownlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Bree. I sometimes have trouble with the rod too. Try twisting the section at the root to keep from grasping stray hairs. Once I get the hook in place I pull the curlformer up over the hook and then pull. Makes things a lot easier. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  10. Ah! Your curls make me want to pull out my curlformers! Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Shika! I love the results I get with curlformers!

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