Friday, November 25, 2016

Wash and Go's (Gel vs. no Gel)

Hey loves,

I have been experimenting with no gel wash and gos lately. Mostly because I absolutely love the look of my tapered TWA when it's huge and fluffy! I get the most compliments when it looks that way. I love it too! However, I have trouble getting multiple days out if it. :-( I just can't seem to get that huge volume and bounce with a gel. I have tried conditioners as stylers, styling creams, cream gels, and light holding gels. But they don't give me the same results. I'm going to try applying gel only on my ends and picking out the roots to see if I can get the volume I want and still have enough hold for multi day hair! I'll check back and let you know how that goes!  Today I am using wetline Xtreme gel and my shine and definition are amazing! The volume is blah though. Wish me luck! I always find a way....I don't give up easily. Lol! What do you use for max volume AND great hold?!

Peace and Blessings,

Monday, May 16, 2016


Transition advice:

Congrats on your natural hair journey! It's difficult at first because natural hair is treated completely different from relaxed. Never comb or brush while its dry. Only while wet and loaded with conditioner. Use a wide tooth comb first and then if needed, a Denman brush to prevent breakage. (You'll still have some) When washing your hair, you want to be gentle and not create more tangles. You can even try Detangling first with a spray bottle mixed with conditioner and then putting your hair in large braids. Then washing and rinsing in the braids to keep the tangles away. It's important to use a good leave in conditioner, weekly deep conditioning treatments, and hair cream/butter on your natural hair too. Then style in ways that blend the two textures: braidouts, rollersets, bantu knot-outs, etc. Youtube has thousands of videos on how to do these styles. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions!