Originally Posted by BraunSugar
The ladies have given great advice already. I will throw in my 2 cent:
After washing my hair, I apply my curling cream. It's aloe vera gel, crisco. castor oil, and grapeseed oil. I don't use a leave-in because I don't need one with the cream. It also makes SSKs non existant. Since it has been especially hot this summer, I decided to start using gel so that I could get multi day hair. I make flaxseed gel. My recipe is 1 1/2 cups of water, 1/4 cup flaxseeds, 1 tbsp castor oil, 1/2 tsp honey. That recipe is for medium hold gel.
I apply the gel to wet hair. I do the smooth and rake technique. After that, I will let my hair air dry for about an hour to two hours, then I will do one of 2 things: put 5 big braids in my hair, braiding only about 75% of my length, secure the end with an elastic band and go to sleep or I will band my hair in two ponytails and go to sleep. My hair is more stretched with the first method, but the second one is less work. In the morning I take down my hair, shake and go on my way.
Each night I will apply a little moisturizer to my ends, and either band or put my hair in a few big braids. In the morning I will spray a little water on my ends and shake. That's pretty much it. My hair gets a little bigger and fluffier as the week progresses.
thank you, I will try the cream recipe! as soon as i get a decent wash and go I will post a picture!
thanks so much for the advice!