Not Much to See Here …

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So, yeah, we’ll keep it moving with a quick recap of wash day and today’s edition of unexciting hair. LOL!

Okay, here is the rundown of my wash day routine this past Sunday:

  • Finger detangled and pre-pooed with Vatika Oil. Applied a 50:50 mix of JBCO and jojoba oil to scalp.
  • Placed hair in 8 twists, covered with plastic cap and donned heat turban (1 hour).
  • Applied Aubrey GPB directly over Vatika Oil and donned plastic cap and heat turban again (30 min.).
  • Hopped in the shower and shampooed hair with Shea Moisture (SM) Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo.
  • Didn’t feel like the SM shampoo removed the oil from my scalp sufficiently, so I shampooed again with iOn Curl Solutions Curl Defining Shampoo (I sometimes use this sulfate shampoo to clarify).
  • Conditioned/finger detangled with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (HE HH) and rinsed with cool/cold water.
  • Deep conditioned with Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner (1 hour with heat).
  • Cooled and sealed with diluted HE HH.
  • Blotted/squeezed hair damp with a curl cloth.

And here is where I tried something a little different with the flaxseed cream gel (FSCG) I made a couple of weeks ago! In the comments on my braid and curl with FSCG post from last week, CeeJay wrote:

I’ve been using homemade FSG since November of last year. It’s great because it provides hold without any stick/flaky buildup. I also use Kimmaytube leave-in conditioner (2 tbsp Organix Shea Butter conditioner 2 tbsp. jojoba, 2 tbsp. JBCO, 2 tbsp. aloe vera juice). This week-end I ran out of my oils and had to go into the pantry for EVOO to make my latest batch. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the leave-in with EVOO provides really good moisture for these dry winters here in T.O. Then I decided to add some of the leave-in conditioner to my latest batch of FSG. MAGIC!!

Well, y’all know that I was “‘Bout it, bout it!!” Okay. Sorry. Anywho, I decided to mix a modified kimmaytube leave-in (1 tbsp KCKT, 1 tbsp AVJ, 1 tsp jojoba oil) with my FSCG (50:50 ratio) and apply that for a 12 twist TnC! Well, just like with the original cream gel formula, I think that my “moisture mix” is reducing the hold capacity of the gel. It still has some hold, but not a lot. When I woke up in the morning, my hair was dry, shiny, soft and springy!

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I liked the way that it looked and given that it was raining ice outside, decided to just leave my twists in and rock it to work.

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Ummm. Yeah. It looked better with the scarf and rollers!! Ah well, every one can’t be a winner ;). I do think it looked better in person. But, it still was nothing to write home about (I did get three compliments at work though!). Anywho, I think I’ll release it today, but it’ll probably end up in a bun for work. In fact, it needs to as I didn’t bun much last week. But, I promise to take a few pics of the twist-out before putting it up :).

And back to the FSCG/kimmaytube LI experiment, I can’t wait to try that again, but with more gel than leave-in! So, my next batch of FSG will probably be made this upcoming weekend! I really feel like I’m becoming a little mixtress … we’ll see how long that lasts … LOL!!

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Do you ever wear a “hair set” as a hairstyle? Which sets perform double duty for you?

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  1. Pingback: Accidental Style and TnC Results « hairscapades

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