Check out Nicole Ari Parker, Anthea Butler, Joan Morgan, and Curly Nikki on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC. Yes, I was quite excited to see black hair being discussed on tv this morning!
If they ever have this in your area, you can't miss it! It was great! Thanks NaturallyCurly.com! Check out the pics from Orlando, Florida:
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How'd I do it? I blow dried my hair! And without pain or torture! Yesss! You see, I usually have to pull and tug to get the blow dryer through my hair, but this time I used the tension method with hair that was already detangled and put into large twists for deep conditioning. I rinsed my deep conditioner out with the twists in and then proceeded to blow dry my hair, unraveling one twist at a time. All I put on my hair prior to blow drying was some Shea Moisture hair milk and some Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum. (I was out of leave-in conditioner so I just used what I had.)
Oh, this was he best blow drying session ever! Thank you to conditioning in twists and thank you tension method! I used my Yellowbird dryer with the comb attachment that came with it. I just stretched out my hair and dried while holding my hair as stretched as possible---so much easier than trying to pick it out with the comb to dry it.
After each section was dried, I braided it up to keep it out of the way until I decided what I was going to do with it. By the time I finished with the back, I was like, forget this I'll just wear a braidout tomorrow. Then I added a little more of the hair milk to the braids and rolled the ends with perm rods.
I loved the results the next morning!
Oh, and that anti-frizz serum ain't anti-nothing! I applied some before I took the braids down and my hair poofed all up before lunchtime! Thank you Florida humidity. :-/
I've been wearing my hair natural for six years now and I've just made my first shea butter purchase. Isn't that like illegal in the natural hair world? I feel like if the natural hair police pulled me over and asked to see my shea butter, I'd be outta luck until now.
I know that a lot of people use shea butter, but I never bought it because about 5 years ago, I helped someone take their twists down for a twistout and the hair just felt so greasy to me. I didn't care for the smell either.
What made me buy it now? Well, I really liked what Taliah Waajid's Curly Curl Cream did to my hair. It made my curls clump together really well. So I'm like, what is in this stuff that my hair likes so much? I looked at the first ingredient and it was shea butter. Since then I've been debating in my head for months whether to buy the curl cream again or just buy some shea butter.
As you can see, I bought some shea butter, but I probably will end up buying the Taliah Curly Curl Cream again (now that I know how to use it). Many folks in the hair boards hated it. I figure it's because it can dry dull-looking and have that buildup feeling, from my own experience. But, when I tried putting grape seed oil on top, all of that went away and I had the most perfect, frizz-free, smooth curls.
Anywho, so now that I have my Shea butter, I've been googling all kinds of ways to use it. So far, I've just melted it under hot water and tested it on a few strands of hair. I've put some on my skin, too. I still don't like the smell.
How do you use shea butter?