curlshave been looking A HOT MESS. I tried washing it and styling it with some Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie a few days ago and it looked horrendous. I decided that I needed to either try something new, or revisit some other products/techniques.
I decided to make some use of my full jar of coconut oil and do a
pre-pootreatment (I pretty much only use it as a finger detangler on my daughter, makeup remover, and to rub on my nails prior to painting them). I've never done a coconut oil
pre-pootreatment before, but like I said, I felt like I needed to try something new on this crazy hair of mine.
Then, I also decided to use a new deep conditioner that I bought at CVS last weekend — it's called IT'S A 10's
Miracle Hair Maskand so far, I absolutely LOVE this stuff! I left it sitting on my hair under a cap overnight because it was actually super late when I decided to do all of this and ended up falling asleep LOL. My hair felt so soft as soon as I washed it out in the morning (but that could have been due to the pre-poo treatment... hmmm).
As far as styling products, I wanted to revisit something old. I actually used some stuff I complained about a couple of entries ago, Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In and the Curling Custard. THat's it. Didn't combine anything else. And honestly... my curls were on point. WTF!? How come the last couple of times I used those products, they made my hair so crusty and flaky and flat!?? I'm confused folks. This is what you call #CurlyHairProblems SMH.
Before... a hot, stretched out, dry mess.
After washing and styling with KCKT/KCCC, still damp and kind of flat.
Fully dry, voluminous, semi-frizzy (but that's OK because it was at the end of the day), poppin curls.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who goes through these types of things *emoji prayer hands*.