There are so many hairstyles and looks I want to try, but I find myself being lazy more often than not during wash day. I just want to get in, get out and get done! But just to try something a little different this week, instead of doing my normal side parted flat twist style, I decided to do a faux fro using the flat twist n’ curl method.
I began wash day and preparation for the style by:
- pre-pooing with warm coconut oil (benefits of coconut oil)
- shampooing with Kinky Curly Come Clean
- deep conditioning using my Hot Head Deep conditioning cap with TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask
- dried my hair 75% in chunky twists
- applying TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In conditioner and
- sealing with Fountain Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Food
As part of the #HealthyHair4Summer challenge, I am refraining from using direct heat. I normally blow dry my hair before twisting but because I’m coming up on my one year nappiversary, I know I’ll be flat ironing and doing a big trim at the end of the challenge. By holding off on the heat, I know my ends will be in better shape when September rolls around.
Next I began creating the twist n’ curl fro. I parted my hair near the crown and parted my hair in sections about a finger width apart going away from the part. I applied TGIN Twist n’ Define cream to each section and flat twisted the front going toward my face, the sides toward my ears and the back toward the nape. Once I reached the ends I applied a dab bit more of the TGIN cream and rolled the ends onto a white perm rod.
After allowing my hair to dry completely, I carefully unraveled. My magic twist out combination is always using the LOC method with a liquid or leave in + oil (usually Fountain JBCO food) + cream or gel styler. I’m experimenting with the TGIN Twist & Define cream and am going to try a few more looks before giving my final thoughts, but I do like the definition I received from using this product.
I’ve been using Fountain JBCO food for well over a year and I love the way it seals moisture in my hair and helps protect my ends. I’ll be sharing a bit more on why this is my preferred castor oil of choice soon, but just know that it’s really good stuff! lol
I gently fluffed my roots because unlike most of my twist outs, the look I wanted wasn’t super defined – I wanted the messy “undone” fro look!
Even though I typically prefer more definition and a side part, I love the fro-ish style too! I received a ton of compliments and who doesn’t like being told their hair looks good?! I think I’ll start experimenting a bit more with this silhouette.
I’m linking up with my girls at Saving Our Strands and Just Grow Already for their #WashDayExperience to find out what everyone else in the blogosphere is using and loving these days.
Oh….and have you checked out the #HealthyHair4Summer challenge? It’s pretty awesome!