Sunday, May 27, 2012

Detangling Experiment!

I am currently 6 weeks post relaxer, so right about now is when detangling starts to become more of a chore. Last week I had some epic tangles after a wash (slight problem from protein overload :/). Although I was able to detangle my hair using aussie moist and some patience, I still feel that generally my detangling technique could use some work. I frequently find tangles in the middle of my head after washing and since I only use a comb on wash days, sometimes the shed hair + tangle issue can really make styling more difficult than it should be. Yesterday I opted to try something new, in all honesty it's just a spin on Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion kit. Here's what I did:

  1. I mixed sweet almond oil and Hairveda's Vatika Frosting in a bowl. It was hot yesterday so everything was liquid (yay!). 
  2. I parted my hair into 4 sections.
  3. In each of the 4 sections, I applied the oil mix to smaller sections and twisted each of them after application. While applying the oil I gently finger detangled.
  4. After oiling and twisting all of my hair, I then applied Carol's Daughter Tui moisturizing hair smoothie to each of the twisted sections and let that sit for 30 minutes with a plastic cap on my head. I detangled again while applying the conditioner.
  5. I shampooed as usual with my Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioned briefly with Aussie Moist.
I have to say, that was probably one of the best ideas I've ever had lol. I think I will now add this to my regimen and do this on my wash day at the end of the week to aid in thorough detangling, especially when I'm stretching my relaxer. My hair turned out soft, yet strong (because of the henna in the vatika frosting and the soy protein in the tui hair smoothie) and it was marvelously detangled. I even got a comb through it outside of the shower! Also to aid in this detangling kick I've been on I ordered a seamless comb that should be here sometime next week :).

After all of that detangling fun, I air-dryed my hair until it was about 60% dry and then started rollersetting with small rollers using the techniques mentioned in Alraines youtube videos (click here for the set and here for the results). It actually took me less time to set with smaller rollers, but due to the heat and humidity today the curls fell into loose waves anyway (which i kind of like :).


I decided to make some funny faces :). These were a little later in the morning 
after the curls fell, but they came out pretty tight at first.

Next time I'll use some kind of styling product, although I must admit, I do shy away from them they tend to dry my hair out.

So ladies, do you have any detangling secrets or perhaps a favorite setting/styling lotion? Do leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading :),


  1. Love the curls! Your hair looks so thick and healthy :-)


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