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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flat Twist Out, Part Deux? Or Part D'Oh!?

Howdy, Beauties!

This is the update on my 2nd attempt at a flat twist out. This time I baggied my hair and used my new whipped Shea butter cream. For info on my homemade whipped shea butter cream, see here. Ok, so here's what we did (we as in me and my hair, Claudette. We're a team!) I got the idea for this method from Naptural85. You can visit her site, , and it will give you hair advice and links to her YouTube vids.

So, first put my hair in three mini puffs on each side for a total of six.
The hair is damp from the baggy  method.

While hair is damp, I put my whipped shea butter in and the wide tooth comb slid through it.  Then  I separated each mini puff into sections, flat twisting each individual section. I ended up with twelve sections. Make sense?

Here is the front of my head, flat twisted. Notice i have two on each side. 

The next morning, my hair was soooo soft and plush and lush! You can 't tell from this pic, though.......  

How 'bout this one? Look at that texture and sheen!

Even Hubby liked it. I got home that afternoon and he's like, "That whipped cream stuff makes your hair do that?! I like that ."  Smh at 'whipped cream stuff '.

Day 2 of the twist out. It kept very well, because I pineappled it before I went to bed.  This just means that i gathered my hair into a high, not-too-tight puff the night before and slept with my satin scarf and bonnet. I make sure not to disturb the pattern and  it actually stretched it and gave it more volume. 

Me thinks I'm in love- with the twist out and the whipped shea butter!

Chile, shoot. You could not tell me I wasn't cute!!!!!!

Soooo, I think my flat twist out part deux, along with the whipped shea butter mix, was a success! I think that the reason my hair hated butters before was because I used store bought ones that had other ingredients in them that my hair did not like. For instance, my hair does not like coconut oil, I know that it's supposed to work wonders, but Claudette is not havin it. So, the homemade shea butter was made with real, organic, raw, unrefined shea butter and oils that my hair knows and likes. So I will not go back. Personalized homemade whipped shea butter and flat twist out (and accessories, of course) FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!

Hey, beauties! What style have you tried to pull off? Did you get it right the first time? If not, what did you do?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's Here! It's Here!!!

Yesterday I was super pumped, because the Shea Butter I ordered finally got here! Here's the rap on how I made whipped Shea butter cream for my hair. 

Here is the Raw, Unrefined, organic, grade A Shea butter. This is 1/2 a pound or 8 ounces. I ordered it from an Etsy  retailer called GreenPlanetOrganics. 
I used this hand mixer ( which is my mother in laws and thus as old as my husband, lol) and this  1 and 1/2 quart bowl for mixing. 

I used about 2 ounces of olive oil.......

....and about 1 ounce of jojoba oil and 2-3 ounces of Avocado oil. The Avocado oil is one of my new favorite oils, with its monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E. A curls dream!

This is how it looked after I beat it, then whipped it with the mixer. Hubby thought it was food!

The finished product. The consistency was soooo lush! The container is actually bigger than it looks, I'm just awful at taking pics, smh.

Soooo..... Now that I have this Shea butter cream, I'm gonna try a flat twist out again! For my first attempt, see here.

I'll update my Flat Twist out Update (update) soon! Toodles!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jumping in with both feet....

So, I  am by no means a natural hair nazi, or "Napzi" as one person called it. I am open to new things and techniques and I do not believe that everything works for everyone. I also don't believe that regimens stay constant. I think that over time, peoples bodies change and their hair may also change.
In my own regimen, I have noticed that my hair, although quite thick, prefers medium, all natural oils to butters. However, the butters that I have used have always been store bought, pre-mixed concoctions. Perhaps my hair would like pure butters? Say, for instance, if I bought some pure african shea butter and made it myself? Well, Beauties, my curiosity has gotten the better of me, so I'm gonna order some Shea butter off of Amazon, and try it, and tell ya how it goes. Let me know what experience you have had with shea butter. Talk to you soon!

Heeere We Go.........