LOOK #1 - The first style is a wash and go with another curl enhancing product: As I Am - Curl Defining Jelly. It behaves similar to the Kinky Curly curling custard. The main difference was that it dried within 4-5 hours - but left a white crunchy residue on my curls. State of mind that day: tired...just needed a quick, presentable look.
|Ingredients: water, aloe extract, beet root extract, glycerin, hydroxyethlycellulose, xanthan gum, pectin, acid, potassium sorbate, diazolidiny Urea (who?), Iodopropynyl butylcaramate (say what?) fragrance and limonene....|
|The texture is like jelly...goopy like the Kinky Curly custard|
|Right after application. The instructions said to apply while dripping wet.|
|2 hours after application....still wet......but curls are cute|
|8 hours after application....not wet.....but it looks wet....the curls were defined, but crunchy to the touch|
|Not too pleased with the crunch...yes that is smudged eye make up....It was a LONG day!|
|Crunch and white residue...yes....it's dry....maybe I used too much? But the curls were well defined. Any less and I would have been looking like Django again...not sure if this product is for me.....|
LOOK #2 - The second style is an updo....yes...you heard me I pinned these curls up! :) Check it out! State of mind that day: "I need something new and different!"
|Front view of the up do (check out my rhyming skills)|
|Other side again...with a peek of the fro on top...|
|Back/top view - nope...it's not too short to pin up! :)|
|View from the top|
|Another back view...the flat twists in the back were challenging due to the various lengths of hair. I had to redo them twice. In total it took about 25 minutes to complete this look.|
LOOK #3 - This third look is my Flo Fro that has been washed, buttered (shea butter) picked and patted smooth while still damp (damp hair conforms better than dry - plus I can pick it out easier and prevent damage/breakage). State of mind that day: easy freedom!
|The smooth Flo Fro!|