My Hair: Fro'th of July

Maaaad late, I know, but better late (and still in the month of July) than never right? So I rocked my fro for the 4th. This was a 2 or 3 day old braid out.

A few days before the day approached, I conditioned and cleansed my hair. I then used Shea Moisture Conditioning Milk as a leave in and set my hair in braids with Eco-Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel. To keep it stretched at the roots, I loosely banded it in 3 pigtails (2 in the front and 1 in the back) every night before bed. If my hair felt dry, I lightly added some SHCM to my hair to soften and moisturize. I think I'm going to do a post on how to maintain a braid out using banding. I liked the technique, it worked really well.

My overall thoughts on using the Eco for setting my hair: I probably won't do that again. While it did give good hold and definition, it really started to dry my hair out over time. Maybe I needed a richer leave in underneath but after a while I didn't like how my hair felt. My hair never felt hard or crunchy though. You could touch it and not be weirded or grossed out but, eh..... I just like my hair to feel a certain kind of way, even if it gives hold, and I didn't like how this felt after a while. I dunno. It looked good and all and everyone thought it was fine. It's just me. Lol. So maybe I'll try it again but with a richer moisturizer and see how that fares. #hairexperiments

P.S. (If you like my earrings, there are for purchase at my Etsy shop: Stop by and visit! I've got some new designs I'll be adding this week.)


1xellus1 said…
Loves it! Thanks for sharing
~EssenseVibez~ said…
it turned out beautiful--i too, use ECO GEL and it left my haiur feeling the same way--i think the next time i use it, i will dampen it and see how it turned out then--i also participated on FRO'DAY--here is my link to my blog so you can see it"

i'm also a member of NATURAL SUNSHINE:

naturallady said…
Cute, your hair has grown a lot. I tried using a little eco styler on twists for a twist out one time, and I agree it is not a good product when used that way. Have you ever tried Jessicurl Confident Styling Solution? So far I haven't tried anything else that gives me as good as a twist out as that product does, I need to order some more.
Todra Payne said…
Hey girl,

It's been a while. Your hair looks awesome. It's growing so much.

remember last year I was stressing because I really wanted to do a beauty blog with video but didn't have the means to pull it together? My boyfriend helps me produce videos that we shoot at organic spas and salons all over the country.We're still editing a lot of them, so the coolest ones aren't up yet. Please stop in and check it

Also, I'll be in NYC next week on a makeup job. Want to hang out one evening for dinner or a drink? email me and I'll give you my cell.
Milan said…
Todra! Yes, it has been a while. That sounds so coo. I will def check out the website and I will def be shooting you an email; I would love to hang out with you. :D