Smaller braids = a more defined braid out = Jen can’t keep her hands out of her hair = Jen’s braid out only lasts 4 days
Between rolling around like a madwoman in my sleep because I’ve been having nightmares about spiders (I’m ridiculously terrified of spiders), my work outs causing my roots to shrink up, and my full-blown hand-in-hair tendencies, by day 4 my hair was like ‘ nope, We the Collective Strands are tired. Do something.’
For the time being, my go-to bad hair day saver is the ever reliable high puff, so after grabbing the items I needed (listed and pictured below) I popped into my bathroom and set in on taming my tresses.
1 — Misted my hair with water and separated my hair for more fluffage
2 — Applied Kurlee Belle Kurl Defining Creme to my hair in sections. For defining texture, I’ve found that Kurlee Belle Defining Creme works best on freshly washed and conditioned damp/wet hair, like in this post.
3 — Misted my edges and nape, applied The Mane Choice Crystal Orchid Biotin Infused Styling Gel, and gently brushed it into my hair with a soft bristle brush.
I’ve been using this gel since the beginning of January and when I tell you I love this gel and that it banished all the other gels I have to the Forgotten Product Wasteland, better known as the bottom drawer of the product cubby in my closet . . . It. Did.
Light-weight? ✓ Doesn’t build up with use? ✓ Doesn’t flake? ✓ Has this kinda weird but cool texture that causes it to retake shape so that it looks like a brand new jar (and like I didn’t stick my finger straight through to the bottom of the jar for kicks and giggles)? ✓ Is my favorite color? ✓✓
In summary, it rocks.
4 — I pulled my hair up into a high puff with a Goody Ouchless headband that I loop twice around (it’s the black band around my neck in the photo above). And to get my edges smooth, I tied my hair down with my trusty silk scarf. I bought this silk scarf maybe 3, 4 years ago on eBay.
Roughly 30 minutes later and viola, hello sleek edges.
And hey there soft puff.