It’s been a rough week with work. I’ve had my hair in a bun all week. *yawn* That’s a first! I’m contemplating if I should do a dry twistout for tomorrow (prob not). I usually like to have a style for the weekend and a plain bun is sooooo the opposite of cute. The only thing is that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Blah!
On Wednesday I missed my relaxed hair. I was looking at some pics from 2005 and beyond and loving my hair. I don’t know if it’s so much the straightness that I miss, or if I miss the length more.
Yesterday I looked up the YouTube video of KimmayTube talking about the pH of hair and hair products. I previously doused my hair in Castor oil and I realized that my hair is only curly when I’m washing it and it’s under the running water. I remembered in her video she stated that products that are a certain pH cause the hair to curl more and that products that are a higher pH cause the hair to be more straight and bushy, which is good for stretching the hair. I mostly use oils, so I never get that curl effect. In addition, she said that oils don’t add moisture, they just seal in moisture. Hummmm…
After I looked at the video and washed my hair, I decided to mix a new batch of the KimmayTube leave in and give it another shot. It actually worked out pretty well. I put some additional Aloe Vera Gel in my hair to hold the front down. I think I haven’t been using enough product when I’ve tried it before. I can’t say that my hair curled more, but it felt more moisturized. Then back into a bun it went.
I have no idea what I’m doing differently, but this wasn’t the texture of my hair before. I’m on a quest to find the right product to bring out the curl and shine that I know is there.