My least favorite part about curlformer sets is the need to carefully detangle hair and loosen the curls. I started off by spraying my hair the water + glycerin (60%/40%) and then applied Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner on top. The conditioner provided lots of slip and made it easy to unwind the curls. I pre-pooed with the conditioner for 2 hours, then hopped in the shower to co-wash with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash, which also provides tons of slip. I really love this co-wash cleanser. It cleanses without stripping, moisturizes, detangles, and doesn’t cling to my scalp.
After co-washing I applied Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner and sat under my steamer for 15 minutes. Once I let my hair cool down, I rinsed out the conditioner with cool water. Rinsing with cool water helps reduce frizz, locks in moisture, and adds shine. I haven’t rinsed my hair with cool/cold water in about 3 years but I’ll be doing my final rinse with cool water this month to report back on what differences/benefits/improvements I experience.
After wrapping my hair in a t-shirt to soak up excess water, I applied my leave-ins (Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In Conditioner, Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum to seal in the leave-in, and Entwine Naturalle Couture Creme Jelle Styler) and then twisted my hair for a twist out.
I let my hair dry overnight and unraveled the twists in the morning.
To fluff out the twists, I pulled the sections down to separate them a bit without having to pull out the sections (pulling apart/separating my unraveled twists only leads to heartache and failed twist outs).
Twist outs have replaced high puffs as my new go-to style. I used to dread taking out my twists in the morning, wondering if I’d pull off a successful twist out or end up with a fuzzy head of fluff. You have no idea how relieved I am that my twist outs have fallen into place. I guess it’s time to try another style… perm rods still intimidate me… I guess it’s time to woman up and dust off the ones I have, although I do think they might be too big.