Curly Up-Do with Jane Carters Solution!

This year I plan to experiment more with my hair to see how creative I can get with heat free hair styles. Our curly hair responds very well to perm rods (if achieved correctly), so I decided to do one with a new product that I picked up from Target.

Note to self: NEVER let your natural hair arsenal get low. Things will add up.

I wanted to try a few new moisturizers for my hair and I of course gravitated towards the Jane Carter’s Solution Curls to Go! Curl Cocktail Conditioning Cream. My overall opinion of the product: I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the line. For my hair, 90% of the time, if the deep conditioner or the moisturizer works well on my hair, then the rest of the line will (FINGERS CROSSED).

This product is very hydrating and I feel like it will do well in a twist out or a braid out. My curls felt soft and bouncy and I like how this product can be used on its own, meaning that you don’t have to cocktail it to make it effective. This product does not leave a white cast or flaky residue and has a creamy consistency, with a floral, fresh smell.

One thing I will mention, is if you’re looking for a longer lasting style, you will need a holding product.

Styling Process

Take a look at my first Youtube video of the year to see how I created his lovely curly updo using old hair! Please comment and subscribe! I would appreciate it!

 

 

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Natural Hair: Big Curly Hair on Day 1-2

As a fellow natural, I think it’s safe to say that majority of us like big hair with lots of volume, right? No shade to the pixi cut gals, because I’ll rock a short cut in a minute, big head and all! Since I’m on a journey to long, thick, beautiful healthy hair, I love to wear my hair big. It goes with my head shape, lol. Sometimes, after wash day, when you unravel those fresh twists or braids, your hair is looking kinda flat. Even though you fluff the roots and separate until there’s no tomorrow, its still not big enough. As time progress and your twist out gets a little older, your hair gets a little bigger. Sometimes I can’t wait until day 3 or 4; I want this on day 1 or 2. So let’s try it! Here are a few tips that you can try to get these results!

Make sure you use a great styling product that yields great definition. My favorite product to use right now alone is the Cantu Curl Activator Cream. It has a thick consistency and I can use this on its own. I wait until my hair is about 75% dry, after I worked my leave-in conditioner in.

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Do medium size braids or twists. The smaller, the more definition. Make sure to twist or braid a little tighter than normal, but now to where it is difficult to unravel. Also, make sure the ends are saturated with product and that the ends are coiled to perfection!  Adding rods to the ends help too.

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Leave the twist/braid in for a day. You can skip this step, but if you’re not doing anything the next day, or you don’t have any events worth showing your amazing curls, don’t unravel them. I did my hair on Friday and on Saturday, I went to work with the twists in, not caring, because there’s only like 10 people in the building. Who ‘gon check me?

Unravel the twist and separate a couple times. When I took my twists down, the definition came through like BAM! This product had my hair moisturized to the Gawds! Not only that, the definition was real. Who knew this one product could do that alone? Normally, I have to cocktail stuff or use another product. After unraveling the twists, the definition was there and the curls were on point.

Separate your hair in 4 quadrants and grab your pick or a wide tooth comb. I used my wide tooth comb for a better grip. After sectioning, I started to comb out my curls, but making sure that I stop about an inch down. The key is to NOT comb the curls all the way out. By leaving the coiled ends in tact, this is help with keeping the ends in tact, plus less worries about breakage. Take your time on this part! There’s no rush. I ran the comb through my hair a couple times, still making sure I kept definition. Minimal frizz is okay, after all, day 3-4 hair has a little frizz.

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Big, voluminous hair!

 

 

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