December 29, 2008

I love you Knot! && Random Hair Talk


So I did a "Bantu-knot out"... after I cowashed and deep conditioned my hair...

Basically you twist your hair and then twist it around itself and when you take it out you'll get this curly look...
You can also just wear the knots...


So yeah, here are the results...

Me loves! Now let see how long it stays...


The coils look like this at first...

I used some Blue Magic to separate the coils...


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And lately...
Quite a few people have been asking what I use in my hair and what I do to my hair...

Well, let me see...

Starting with the perm... I get 4 to 6 relaxers a year...for the last couple of years I've been averaging 4... I'm a stretcher and I just found out... One perm per season sounds about right...
My last one was at the end of September...Next one will be on January 10 2009...
I braided it instead so who know when I'll get another perm...

I deep condition my hair all the time...Whenever I wash I deep condition if I can....

I generally only direct heat on my hair once per washing (which is usually once a week)...and when I get a perm I wait 2 weeks to wash...

When using direct heat on my hair, the iron is never on the highest setting...I always put some type of grease/moisturizer in my hair to aid in straightening....I never rely on high heats to straighten...

I've cut down on my use of a brush and fine tooth combs...

The thing I'm learning more and more everyday is to take special care to your ends...Without them being healthy you will not gain the length you may want...They are the oldest and most likely to dehydrate and break off...So take special care to make sure you're not putting too much stress on the ends....Moisture is VITAL!

I drink a lot of water...It's great for your skin, hair, nails, everything!

As far as what I use...
A couple things I swearby would be...

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Perm- I love it cause it moisturizes and doesn't make your hair bone straight...

Sulfur8-yeah it stinks...but my scalp loves this stuff.... plus sulfur makes your hair grow...

Dr. Miracles Hot Gro- stimulates you scalp which is always good, and also has sulfur in it...

So yeah, that's about it...

Everything else I use is pretty random...I do use Blue Magic's Blue, Green and Coconut Greases... I also use castor oil, and random oil moisturizers....I'm not choosey with shampoos and such, so yeah...

I hope that helps!

11 comments:

jasmineleann said...

The curls turned out really good!
I'm gonna try this style out one of these days.

**Star said...

Thanks ...

Try it..it's super easy!

[$ H A R O N A] said...

omgish girl i have to try that your hair is so cute. so you wore the knots all day?

clnmike said...

The hair looks great.

Rai said...

The curls look so natural. Love it!

Oh and in reply to your question.
I got the 88 palette.

**Star said...

@Sharona- Yeah, I sleep in them... they usually don't take that long to dry...and if you wanted to speed up the process you could just get under the dryer...

@Mike- Thanks, babe!

@Rai- Yeah, It almost looks natural...almost...Thanks!

Alyssia said...

Everytime i try stuff like this it never works but this is so cute! I tried a braid out and it turned out looking a hot sticky mess! lol.

Maybe i'll try this one when I get rid of my sew-in.

♥Shezlikeastar said...

Cute curls! Love the mini guide.

I started stretching my relaxers in September too. Heard its better for your hair.

jenn said...

Adorable!
I love it soooo much!

A.R. said...

this was very informative. ;]

Honey said...

i want to try it came out lovley