by Etoile of The Curvealicious Chronicles
Loving that it is summer and I am back to my summer WnG routine using the Tightly Curly Method! I went to see my hair affair aka the Curl Whisperer aka Ms. Tameeka of Jaded Tresses last month for a cut and color. She did a modest trim and my longest length now reaches BSL! I have retained about 5″+ of length in 10 months!
My Summer Hair Care Regimen and HG Products are:
- Pre-Poo overnight with olive oil or jojoba oil.
- Spritz my hair with water and saturate hair with deep conditioner. I am currently using Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner. Then steam my hair for 20 minutes.
- 1x weekly, shampoo hair with Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo. 1 or 2x weekly (depending on my work out schedule), co-wash with Aussie Moist or HEHH.
- Wet my hair under the shower stream and finger detangle with either HEHH or Aussie Moist.
- Apply Blended Beauty Curl Styling Butter using the ‘Rake’ method that Tameeka taught me. I then let my curls air dry until 90% dry, then bend over at the waist massing the roots to give me volume and shake my head from side to side.
Note: The Blended Beauty Curl Styling Butter is my new ‘ish OMYGAWWWW, it smells delish, leaves my curls touchably soft and gives me hold for days and days! At night, I pineapple and sleep on a satin pillowcase. In the morning, I allow the mist from the shower to dampen my hair, apply a dab of the Curl Styling Butter to the length, scrunch my curls and that’s it! I love that I can use one product to condition and hold. The curl styling butter gives me shine AND moisture. New HG! The key ingredients: Aloe and chamomile water, shea butter, rice bran oil.
Health & Fitness
Ummmm we WON’T even go there. I am pretty sure that Oreo Cookies are not on the diet plan …
I just got back on my work-out grind last week with boot camp and Belly Dance class … we will leave it at that!
Missed Etoile’s original GOC-The Sequel post or just want a refresher? Then, check out her first post here!
Your hair looks great as always! Yay for finding one product that does it all for you. I think that is the ultimate goal for every curly girl – achieving great hair with the least amount of products! Keep up the good work. I’m sure you will be back on your workout grind in no time! Best wishes!!!
Hi Tracy: Thanks so much! I am back on my workout grind and boot camp is whipping me into shape! Thanks for the compliment! It took me my entire life but I have truly fallen in love with my curls. My new favorite LIC + My secret weapon Tameeka=Happy Hair! Have a great day!
Your hair is truly gorgeous!!! Finding one product that can be used in multiple ways is great!!! I believe Blended Beauty Styling Butter was recommended by Teri for the Tightly Curly Method. How long have you been practicing TCM? Which Denman are you using? Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂
Hi Margaret: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Yes Teri did recommend the product. I started doing the TCM last summer but my method is a modified method as I do not use a denman, I use my fingers only to rake and work the conditioner through my hair. I also often ‘stretch’ my shampoo days to ten or 12 days rather than every week by co-washing every 3-4 days. By using only one product I have much less build up than previously.
I need to find a curl whisper here in Florida. You a Shelli make me want to plan a trip “Up North” 🙂
Mekale, I think that it might be worth it!!! Girl, you have soooo much hair, you really need someone who knows what they are doing so that they can give you what you want! I definitely feel like the shape of my hair is sooo much better now, as is the curl formation!! Now, hopefully, I can keep a good shape, but still let it grow to new lengths:)! I’m still aiming for TBL hair like you!!