Winter can cause your skin to feel dry and damaged and what better than a great shea butter or oil to slather ALL over your skin in order to help protect your body’s biggest organ. Natural oils can penetrate the dry, cracked areas of your skin caused by the cold winter air. After the oil penetrates the skin, it then serves as a healing ointment that can help mend those cracks and repair damaged skin. As with all things, there are differences in all of our skin types and finding the right natural oil that works on your skin is key. Some folks kneel to the coconut Gods and others, well, avoid all things coconut on their hair, on their scalp, and on their skin because of breakouts or rashes that may be caused by the oil. In all things, Do You!
I went to Duane Reade/Walgreens recently and there was a major sale on all of my favorite hair and body products. I picked up some goodies in order to help keep my skin and strands super soft.
So it’s been a busier than usual hair week for me. I decided to do a “Wash n Go” early in the week because I wanted to try a Pantene Mousse instead of a curl cream. Before curl creams, my only weapons for curly hair victory was the mousse and gel. The mission was always to find a gel and mousse that did not leave my curls crunchy and hard. Crunchy curls are no fun to feel or detangle. I popped in to Walgreens/Duane Reade in NYC and saw they were having a BIG sale on hair products. They had an amazing 3 for 2 deal and I was there for it. I ran out of Pantene shampoo and conditioner and decided to re-up and then thought about trying the mousse for the wash and go. I saw “volume” on the canister and was sold. My hair has been thinning and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older of if my hair is just plain old damaged. I’m a lover of “big hair” and anything selling me volume is considered sold.
It guaranteed volume and that’s what it delivered honey! My hair was big and I was loving every minute of it. The only thing I added to this combo was some hair oil. Curly girls know that dry hair is the devil.
So after about 3 days of volume and big girl curls, it was time to detangle (insert scared emoji face here). It really was not that scary. The front of my hair always detangles easily but the back, eeek. The nape is always a bit scary because this is the portion of your head that rubs against your coat or sweater and those elements cause the hair to tangle. I whip out the large tooth comb and my spray detangler and get to work and the hair was detangled in less than 15-minutes. The next day was a wash day for both my daughter and I and thought that the L.O.C Method would be good for getting some oils and moisture back into the hair and prepare for buns and braids.
Right, L.O.C Method? What’s that? Look above. I like the method and quite frankly, you were probably doing this before someone coined it as a method. After doing the L.O.C, I like to braid or plait my hair. I feel like everything is soaking in and I don’t have to worry about putting my hair through another detangle session anytime soon.
Summertime is upon us and not only are our clothes more cool and carefree, so is our hair! My styles range from free flowing curls to high buns. Me, like most, have some products that are always in my hair stash and others change along with the styles that I choose to wear.
When I’m doing loose and carefree curls I opt for a curl cream or a curl custard. I opt for a “wash and go” or a “braid out” to achieve curly styles.
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