May 23, 2010

Finger Coils

I decided to try a style I have been drooling over forever - finger coils. I saw so many pics of naturals wearing them in blogs and albums and always said I would give them a try one day and finally did them myself.

I decided to use KCurly's (of Newly Natural) technique - check out her tutorial here. I love the way hers turn out. Instead of using gel I decided to use Curls Nurture Cream from Boutique de Fleurzty. I did them on freshly washed hair (I actually did an avocado/coconut milk deep condition as well - pics coming soon). After I washed my hair I added the Curls Nurture Creme and a little Hydrating Hair Butter.

I started from the back and worked my way up using KCurly's finger coil technique. As I got to the middle of my head, my hair began to dry and I just re-wet and added a dab of the Nurture Cream to each section. It took about 4 hours to complete - and KCurly is right about one thing you need lots of patience because I had to do several over because I was getting tired and starting doing them all types of sizes and ended up having to redo some.
Check out my results...

Looks a little flat to me - but I'm sure they will plump-up overtime. KCurly rinses hers and separates for a coil-out and I may try that as well.
Side view...

Back - I like that there aren't too many spaces.
The combo of using the Curls Nurture Cream and Hydrating Hair Butter worked so well, when my hair dried it stayed really shiny, soft and movable not at all hard or sticky :o)
Well, that's it for now. I will return with more product reviews and pics.
Peace and Blessings...

May 16, 2010

Hair Pics and Product Reviews Coming Soon

I have been super -busy at work, but things should be slowing down soon and I'll be back to posting more often. My hair has been pretty much the same since my last post. I'm still taking my hair vitamins. I've been wearing two-strand twists. I did break out of my same-old ponytail though - lol. I did a few updos and just unraveled for a twist-out. I will post pics soon.

I also tried out some new products and I have been looking for some new natural hair t-shirts. My favorite of the new products so far are Darcy Botanical's Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme and Peace Love and Sunshine's Cutie Juice. I will also post reviews on both as well.

My latest new Tee comes from Lady Kinnks of Kinnks Online Directory. I got the distressed Tee which is super comfortable. I got it in black but it comes in various other colors as well.

Check it out :o)

You can see a preview of my twist updo in the pics.
More pics and reviews coming soon....
Peace and Blessings