Finger Detangling = Less Shrinkage

Finger Detangling = Less Shrinkage

Hey Yall! Erica here! So I started a new thing with my hair regimen…Finger detangling only. Now at first I was a bit skeptical be cause I have always use combs and a Denman to detangle my hair. Now I have been natural for  almost three years and I noticed that I was not retaining length. Well in cases like this you have to pay close attention to your hair. I was not. I was just going with the flow and doing my hair as normal.

I discovered that I was losing too much hair while detangling. There would be mounds of hair afterwards and my scalp would be so sore. Also I was trimming my hair way to much but we’ll save that for another post. I went to YouTube like most naturals do and I discovered this young lady, her YouTube name is hi- imcurrentlyobsessed.  I saw her detangling video and I was so excited, finally a way that I can detangle my hair and cut the time in half. So this Friday was wash day for me and I detangled my hair using her tips in 15 minutes. Here is how I did it.

1.) First I parted my hair in three sections: back, middle and top. She recommended that the parts be straight. It helps with less manipulation and less breakage. Straight parts never go away so when you get ready to detangle again it will be easier to part.

2.) I detangled each section starting from the back. I didn’t add any products, my hair was dry. That was my preference but if you want to add product you can!

3). When each section was detangled I twist it and pinned it up with my clips.

I had less hair that came out and a little  more when I washed it. It was NOT a hand full of hair…Thank God!! After washing I did my usual L.O.C. Method and flat twisted my hair. The next morning I took my hair down and my hair did not shrink up as much. Usually my twist are so small but my twist had length. It was softer and had more body than it did when I would use a Denman. My ends were even smooth which was a total surprise.

I love the results that I got from this method and I will continue this!!! Be sure to check out hi- imcurrentlyobsessed on YouTube!!!

Much Love,

CurlsCurvesChic

Product Junkie???

Product Junkie???

Happy New Year Ya’ll !!! I know we have been M.I.A. but we started school and we had to figure some things out. Now we are back!!! Alright so being natural it is pretty much a given that you might become a product junkie.  There are so many  products out there that you almost want to buy them all. So here are our five ways that have helped us to not be product junkies.

1. Get rid of products that you don’t use.

You know that shampoo and conditioner that you bought from Trader Joe’s two months ago. That you only used once. Yeah… that is taking up space and wasting your hard earned money. Giving products that you don’t use to family and friends is a good way to rid yourself of those products you don’t use. It’s a win –win, You free yourself and they don’t have to pay for it.

2. Pick one or two products out of a line

Most companies have several lines under their name. So instead of buying the whole line pick a shampoo and conditioner, styling product or a leave in. This way you can try new things and if you don’t like it you can refer to number one!

3. Use products until the end.

I (Erica) am guilty of this.  I will have a product that is halfway full and I will go and buy another one. Especially if it’s on sale! But I don’t use certain products up quickly so it is unnecessary for me to buy the same product again.  Just use what you have until you are scraping the container.

4.Dedicate a section for your products

This will help keep the products to a minimum. Instead of a whole shelf or a whole cabinet, use half of the shelf or get a cute bin to house the products. This way only a certain amount of products can fit in that space and nothing more.

5. Stick to products that work

Lesley and I know that Shea Moisture works for us. If we want to branch out, we do that within Shea Moisture. This keeps us from buying products that potentially might not work and wasting money. If you want to try something new ask a friend, look at reviews or head to YouTube. See what other naturals are saying about that particular product.

When we first began our natural hair journey, we tried every product we could. But once we figured out what our hair loves and what it doesn’t like, we realized that having all those products hanging around was unnecessary.

Uhhh…The things us curly girls do for our tresses!!

Much Love,

CurlsCurvesChic