Thursday, May 24

Miss Jessie's.

I decided to revisit Miss Jessie's Curly Buttercreme because I only have a little bit left and quite honestly, I'm trying to get rid of products so I can make room for new products. I really don't know if I make a post about this before, but it was sent to me from a friend and it was like a 1/4 of the jar left so I was like what the hey, I'll try it out. Long story short, I ended up not really liking how it made my hair felt so I put it away and continued to use the products that I knew worked well for me. This time, however, is a completely different story.

I've realized that with that product, I can't put anything on top of it. It's just water and the buttercreme when I decide to use it. When I used it before, I would put a little EVOO and castor oil on the ends. My hair obviously hated that and that is why I decided to throw it back in the drawer. It definitely does leave my hair "moisturized" for days but it kind of gives me a greasy feeling. I tend to be heavy handed with products so that's probably why I've gotten the greasy feeling. With that being said, a little goes a long way! I would have no problem with buying another jar..if they weren't like 30 something bucks for an 8 oz jar. No sir, it works well for my hair, but I don't think it's really that worth it.

Besides using this product, I've decided to do 4 flat twists in the front of my head so I don't have to deal with ALL of my heat damage at once. Since my heat damage is in the front (my old bangs), I thought flat twists would be good for a "different" look and to only deal with a small amount of heat damage. Good choice. The only thing I have to be careful about is my edges on my right side. I want the flat twists defined so I kind of have to pull a little tightly, and I just have to be SUPER careful when it comes to tension in that area.

I have pictures up on Instagram ( tyeshee ) of how my hair turned out with the Miss Jessie's. Here's an up close look of the flat twists I did. They aren't super perfect and the parts definitely aren't straight lol but they're covered up for the most part anyway because I wear my hair on top of my head now mostly. I took each one of them down and retwisted them because they were starting to get fuzzy around the edges.


Saturday, May 12

Experiment.

I was bored one evening last week (as usual) and decided I was going to try a flat twist out. I always thought I was pretty good at doing flat twists until I tried to do my whole head LOL. I used the same products that I used for my two strand twist outs and bantu knotted the ends. The only issue I really had was my heat damaged front. It frizzed up and just wouldn't behave correctly. I had a cute little "curly" fro though to say the least! I'm going to search YouTube and see how I can fix that issues that I had. Of course pictures are included :)

I usually don't have an issue with frizz when I do my 2 strand twist outs because I don't want them to be too defined, but with my flat twist outs, I think I would want the curls more defined with a little less frizz. I need to find some type of anti frizz creme or something.