I'm really wanting to get some more product for my hair...I think I'm becoming a product junky, right now I'm using the "Motions" line of conditioner, shampoo and hair sheen, and Optimum's creamy hair oil to moisturize. I heard that mineral oil is not good for our hair because it dries our hair out and I know that the Optimum that I'm using has mineral oil in it. I'm also using Organic Root Olive Oil Pudding as a styling gel to set my curls. These products seem to be working just fine but I'd like to try some different ones to see what results I get. I'd like to Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding and other products but found out that they cost WAAAYYY too much...35 - $55 for one tub of curly pudding? When I paid $3.99 for the Organic Root and it does pretty much the same thing? I don't think so. Guess I'll just stick with what I've got for now.
Anyway, I washed and conditioned my hair this weekend and flat twisted it in about 8 braids then rolled the very ends with satin covered foam rollers. I loved the result. Not as uniform as a "twist and curl" like the pic of me that I put on my first post, but the curls are more defined. I was also able to just wear a satin bonnet at night and add moisture cream in the morning and fluff and go (massaging out the part lines at my scalp, of course), I think it looks pretty good. I'm going to rock this look for awhile. I was worried at first that the people at work might be a little "uncomfortable" with my new look, I do like my hair big and kinda wild. Always have. But, I'm discovering that as long as I'm confident about it, I can rock any look I want and dont' care what other folk think. I don't have to hide or apologize for having Nappy hair. (nappy... the other "N" word, LOL!) It's mine and I'm going to roll with it!!
I May try to do the twists in different directions for multiple styling options. We'll see. I still gotta get my husband to take some pics of me so I can post them here. Maybe I'll have some to post by tomorrow. ;)
Also, I just found out what the different hair grades mean (4a, 3c, etc.). I'm not sure about mine because I still have so much relaxer still in my hair but I'm guessing it's probably 4a, the tightest, kinkiest curl. Mabye a bit 3c on top, but for the most part 4a. I'll have a better idea once I grow more of my natural hair out.
I found these great pics of Barbies that look like "us". Love them! I wish they had Barbies like this when I was growing up. Especially lovin the natural hair: