Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

The Power of pH

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WnG w/Kimmaytube leave-in (July/Aug)

Tips & Tricks Number Twelve

A little while ago, someone mentioned to me that Kimmaytube did a video regarding controlling her hairstyle with pH balance. She demonstrated how she obtained curlier, more defined hair when using her pH balanced products and fluffier, bigger, less defined hair when using products with a pH closer to neutral. I wanted to share her video with all of you.

Several months ago, I noticed the difference in my hair when using Kimmaytube (KT) leave-in versus DevaCare One conditioner as well. Regardless of whether I did a WnG or a twist-out, I got fluffier, bigger hair when I used DevaCare One, which I loved. However, this also meant frizzier and less-defined hair. However, I didn’t mind because it contributed to the “bigness.” And so, I kept using DevaCare as my leave-in. Plus, it meant I could be lazy and not bother with making the KT leave-in. The piper came a’calling though y’all. You see, I think the level of frizziness was progressive and cumulative! When I looked back over my WnGs over the last few months and, specifically, at the pictures where I used DevaCare One with JessiCurl Confident Coils (JC CC) versus KT leave-in with JC CC, the appearance of the style has deteriorated.

WnG w/DevaCare One (mid-July)

WnG with DevaCare One (Aug)

WnG w/DevaCare One Conditioner (Oct)

I think that my ends may have also suffered from not receiving the cuticle closing power of the pH balanced leave-in. Therefore, I am now TOTALLY sold on pH and the KT leave-in. It has officially become one of my Holy Grails. Though I may use DevaCare One on occasion, it will be with far less frequency now and KT will definitely be my primary leave-in, for loose hair as well as for my Afro Puffy Twists.

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Have you experienced the Power of pH?

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