Natural Hair Twistout Using Palmer’s Coconut Oil+Review

I’ve been using Palmer’s cocoa butter for the better part of my entire life and it’s a staple in my body care regimen. Fast forward to today and I found out they have several hair care lines! I dabbled in their protein pack and loved it.

I wanted to see if the hair styling products lived up to my expectations. I picked up the Coconut Oil curl styler cream pudding from the coconut oil formula line. This is great for dry, damaged, and color treated hair, so it’s great for me.

Lets start with the consistency of this pudding. This is a water based product with a creamy texture and you can feel the oils. I recommend using it on wet hair as I did in my video below.

It has coconut oil (obviously, lol) that moisturizes and adds shine, monoi oil for hydration, avocado oil that kills frizz, jojoba oil for definition and sweet almond oil for nourishment. Sometimes it’s hard to find a styler that has all these amazing oils in one container and they really get the job done.

I did a basic twist out on freshly washed hair and it was the only styling product I used. I wanted my hair to shrink up as much as possible so the style produces an illusion of a haircut. Needless to say, my hair was so soft and SHINY. My curls were defined and  moisturized. I’m definitely looking to trying out more products but check out my YouTube demo and you’ll be amazed with the results.

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Hair Care Routine: Taking out my braids

Box braids are my favorite protective style to do. Well, braids in general. I’ve been braiding for 20 years and I love how quick I can do them. One thing that you don’t see everyday is how to care for your hair after you take a protective style down. There are levels to it, okay?

The key thing to know about a protective style is to make sure you are taking care of your hair so that means scalp massages, and keeping it moisturized. I love to massage Castor Oil in my hair and to use a spray leave in for moisture. I leave braids in my hair for about 2 months and I MAY wash my hair once. You don’t want to leave a protective style in longer than 3 months because your hair can mold due to sweat, dust particles and lack of proper care.

Did you also know that hair sheds everyday? So imagine how much dead hair you’ve accumulated in a few months.

Step One: Preliminary “de-shedding” process.

I literally made this up. Basically, what i do, is I take my favorite oil and I detangle my hair with my fingers, trying to get as much dead hair out as I can. You can also use a wide tooth comb, but I don’t recommend it if your hair is dry and brittle. One thing I always get with braids are those little dust balls between the new growth and where the braid originally started. Be very careful because you can easily pull your hair out. Check out the video on how I handle those.

Step Two: Protein Treatment

I use a protein treatment to revive my curls because I’ve noticed how limp they can get in a protective style. My two favorite protein treatments are the Aphogee Protein Treatment and my DIY eggs and oil. In the video, I opted for my DIY concoction, although it can be very messy. When applying a protein treatment, make sure you coat each strand and do not manipulate it. Once the products dries the hair is very vulnerable to breakage.

Step Three: Wash and Deep Condition

Depending on how much buildup you have, use a clarifying shampoo. This type of shampoo is not something you want to use in your normal regimen because it can strip your hair especially if you aren’t prone to build up. My favorite brand to use is the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line. For this routine, I used the shampoo for cleansing and the treatment masque for deep conditioning. This is my favorite line and hair feels so soft and clean when I use them.

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One thing I always run into when washing is the missed dead hair I didn’t catch during step one. Do not be alarmed if you see more hair coming out. This always happens to me and my hair is still thick and full. Please watch my YouTube video on how I care for my hair and please subscribe for more videos!

Wash + Style with Optimum Amla Legend Hair Care Products

Wash day. Great. So exciting. LOL! Just kidding! I love wash days! It’s nothing like clean hair. Today will be much more special because I’m doing a protein treatment! My hair has been dry and brittle and also popping. Ugh, I hate that! I decided to make my own concoction, which is olive oil and eggs. Because my hair is so long, I used 3 eggs and I winged about 1/4 cup of olive oil. I started on dry, shrunken hair (see below) and I decided to use my fingers for this process.

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Okay, brace yourselves, this party got a little messy. I took small pieces of hair and coated each piece with the mix until completely soaked. Unfortunately, I didn’t record that part in my video, but its only one way to do this. 🙂 While coating each piece, I made sure to slightly detangle just by pulling the strands gently when I ran the mix down the hair. This is what it looked like when it was finished!

I made sure to concentrate on the middle to the ends because that’s where I needed it the  most. I let the egg/olive oil mix sit until it was about 65% dry. At this point, when drying, I made sure to be careful because one wrong tug could tear the hair. So what did I use for the cleansing process?

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I’ve been a fan of this brand since my “creamy crack” days, so I was excited when this came in one of my monthly Curlkit subscriptions.  Here’s what I thought about the products. First and foremost, the smell is amazing. I already talked about the shampoo in an earlier post so I won’t rant there. The conditioner kept my hair moisturized after shampooing and the detangling process was great. I didn’t have to use a comb for the washing process. I used the combing cream as a leave in which left my hair completely soft and moisturized. The rejuvenating oil provided a great shine to my hair afterwards. I’m excited to show you my first YouTube video on this process, down to the rod style I chose!  I’m still new at this! Enjoy!