I'm obsessed!!! I henna'ed my hair, again! Since my 5 week experiment this summer, I now apply henna to my hair once a month. This time, I used my cheap henna from my local Indian Store which cost me $1.99 for the box, and I swear that henna is amazing! Good, cheap and quick henna fix! NEW HENNA TIP: I purchased a conditioning cap from Sally's Beauty Supply Store which I normally use when I put in a deep conditioner. The cap locks in heat for maximum penetration of the conditioner. Well last night, in an effort to speed up the henna process, I covered my head with a plastic cap then placed the conditioning cap over my head to keep the henna warm and to speed up the henna process. It worked wonderfully. The cap was apx. $2.00 and I will be sure to go back and purchase another! One cap for henna treatments and one for deep conditioner treatments. Back to Curlformers!!!! I decided to try Curlformers in my hair which I have been wanting to try for months! I finally purchased the Curlformers kit from Sally's which included 40 long and narrow and 6 short and wide curlers and a styling hooks.(I will purchase the long and wide curlformers for bigger curls option soon.)
For All my NATURAL HAIR LADIES: I was truly amazed at the results with Curlformers. My hair is natural and this REALLY gave my curls an amazing finish. The process is really easy once you get the hang of it. My hair was freshly washed, henna'ed and deep conditioned. I put the curlformers in my hair while MY HAIR WAS WET. I used Jane Carter Solution leave-in-conditioner to detangle and Shea Moisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Style Conditioning Milk for setting, body and shine and Living Proof Straight Making (No Frizz) Styling Cream for my roots. I then took small to medium sections of WET hair and curled away, following the instructions in the box. I parted in the front in the angle that I wanted my curls to set. This process took me about 45 minutes. This was my first attempt so about 15 minutes of that was trial and error! After all the curls where in, I covered my head with a satin cap and went to bed. NO HEAT REQUIRED!!!! The next morning, I took the curlformers out and was TRULY amazed at the amazing curls I achieved with no heat. I think this will be one of my staple styles. I love the results.
What would I do differently? Next time, in addition to the products I used mentioned above, I will use a SETTING LOTION to LOCK in LONG LASTING curls.
Here are some pics of my final do! What do you think?