I’ve had some good results with a few things this week, thought I’d share what I’ve been using to make myself up. I’m not getting any compensation for the recommendations.
My hair is looking fabulous this week! I got sick of it being a frizzy poofy mess, and took action. My usual care routine is pretty abysmal. I usually only have time to shower at night (oh parenthood), and the blow dryer is too loud, so I go to bed with wet hair and wake up looking like this:
First off, I needed a deep conditioner treatment. I picked up this stuff at Target for about $8 and applied after the usual shampoo and conditioner.
I left it in for probably 10 minutes longer than the directions suggested. My hair is petty damaged after being combed out of dreads. Yes, I had white girl dreads. You can make them very beautiful if you take care of them, but they weren’t for me. I could never find a shampoo that worked with the dreads (needed to be residue-free) and with my scalp.
Can’t say I don’t miss the awesome updos I could do with them though.
Anyway, back on topic! My hair still wet, I threw in some Chi Silk Infusion:
It comes in a 6oz bottle and costs a pretty penny ($16!!) but it’s worth it, in my opinion. My step-mom gave me a bottle, and I’m now addicted. You only use a tiny dime-sized amount at a time, and it makes your hair SO silky smooth after you apply any kind of heat.
Another thing I picked up at Target on a whim was the Remmington Wet 2 Straight flat iron:
I’ve tried using a regular flat iron on my hair when wet, and didn’t have a lot of success. I expected this one to be similar, because I wasn’t totally buying the “channels for steam” bit. But it worked like a charm, and dried my hair probably faster than blow drying did! It made getting ready for a date about 15 minutes shorter.
All 3 together made my hair soft, silky, and gorgeous!
I’m fairly clueless at this hair thing, so these things are all new to me. I kinda stabbed in the dark and happened to find good things. Do my gal readers have any recommendations?