Friday, February 12, 2016

Ghost of Natural Hair Past: Criss Cross Updo

This was a simple updo that I did when I got tired of the hair dangling in my face:





After I wore my twist out for one day, I immediately twisted my hair back up that same night using SheaMoisture's Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner.

Urgh...as you can see, one of the twists on the side weren't pulled as tight as I would have liked :/


  Now, this is from the OLD SheaMoisture line before they went mainstream in Target and Walgreens and them.  This line was not originally sold nationally.

 However, a local beauty supply store around here carries a few bottles of it and I snagged a bottle two years ago. This is the first time I tried using the SheaMoisture on a set of twists and it is fantastic! They gave my twists tremendous shine and they made them soft and smooth.

  It is definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on a bottle.  Sadly this product is discontinued from what I hear (hopefully this is not true but with the success of their mainstream products, I doubt they will continue selling the exclusive online ones).


And here is a comparison for you:

Twists with just worlds of curls:



I like them much better after using the SheaMoisture Shea Butter Leave-in!! It just seems like the Shea Butter Leave-in left my hair smoother and added an extra level of shine that Worlds of Curls usually does not give me with larger twists.  Usually to get a boost of shine with these size twists, I would have to use a ridiculous amount of product.


 On the other hand, I only used a small amount of the Shea Butter Leave in to get the shine you saw in the first set of pictures.  And here is my rant *steps up on soap box* I seriously hate it when companies "reformulate" products or discontinue products that didn't need to be discontinued! That is why I am always hesitant about becoming too attached to certain products because you never know when the companies are going to pull the plug on your favorite product, and that even goes for my beloved Worlds of Curls, you just never know.

With that said, what is your favorite product (this doesn't have to be a hair product, it could even be a food, like the old school Nerds Flavored Push Up Pops which were the best thing ever back in the day!) that was discontinued?

Until I see you again, take care!

Ms-gg

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day Two of Birthday Twist Out








This is what day two is looking like for me.  Since my hair was so defined from day one, I didn't feel the need to retwist or use my ponytail method in order to preserve my hair this go round.





I didn't use one scarf, one ponytail holder, or one twist to preserve my hair.  All I did was just go to sleep. Woke up in the morning and pulled out pieces of hair with my fingers, one twist out piece at a time to stretch it back out from it's slightly smooshed state.



 Since the humidity is low outside, my hair is retaining its shape really well.  I plan to rock this here twist out for about a week or so and detangle and do it all over again. 



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