Guest post courtesy of my daughter SK
An ongoing problem that I have being a teenager is finding cute hairstyles for my natural hair. Since my mom stopped combing my hair in the 6th grade I’ve had my share of ponytails and flat irons, but after a bad heat job did some major damage to my hair I decided to give it a rest and learn to love my curls. It’s always been a daily routine of mine to throw my hair in a ponytail after washing it and doing a “finger twirl” to keep my curls from frizzing. Then it dawned on me, if this helps keep my ponytail managed I wonder what it could do to my entire head. Soon enough I was in the bathroom doing a little hair experiment.
- Garnier Fructis Leave-in Conditioning Cream
- Lusti Organics Olive Oil Styling Gel
- Safflower Oil
- Denman Brush
- Overhead Dryer
- Bobby Pins
First I started by applying the Garnier Fructis Leave-in Conditioning Cream to my damp hair and combing it through using a Denman Brush. Next, I parted my hair into 11 sections (3×3 inches) and placing them in clips. I took down a section of hair and applied the Lusti Organics Olive Oil Styling Gel to my hair and used my finger in a twirling fashion to create a finger twirl. Once the twirl was made I placed a bobby pin at my roots to keep them from poofing up. I did this for the rest of the sections and then applied more gel around my edges and tied them down with a scarf.
I went under the dryer for about an hour (my hair was only about 85% dry but I had to get out from under that thing!) I applied Safflower Oil to my fingers and carefully pulled apart the finger twirls. I absolutely LOVE this hairdo. Not only is my hair bouncy and full, the curls are nicely defined and have a great shine to them. My only complaint is with the Lusti Organics Olive Oil Styling gel. It left my hair feeling crunchy and stiff, but once I used the oil and whipped my hair a bit it started to loosen up. When I do this again I will try some different gels that won’t leave my hair as crunchy.