January 12, 2014

Wash & Go with Beautiful Textures

I've had my eye on the Beautiful Textures natural hair care line since it first came out a couple of years ago. I finally decided to pick up a couple of things and give the line a try. So I purchased the Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, Tangle Taming Leave In Conditioner, and the Curl Control Defining Pudding. I've recently decided to go back to my plan from months ago to do more wash and goes. I can probably count on one hand how many I've done and that's a bit sad because that means I rarely get to show my own curls.

My process for doing wash and goes is pretty damn simple. I washed my hair with my ultimate favorite shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Control Shampoo, then I used the BT deep conditioner. I usually don't buy DCs because I'm perfectly fine making my own. This deep conditioner felt alright, nothing spectacular though. I'm used to my DCs having slip and this one didn't have enough for me. Next time I use it I'll probably add honey and olive oil to see if that helps. After rinsing out the DC I used the leave in, raking it through small sections. Then I raked in a bit of coconut oil, followed by the pudding. I was a bit worried because I liked the leave in and pudding but I wasn't convinced that I'd have a nice wash and go. Turns out, I was right.

Here's my hair with the product in it. I was a bit scared of how it would come out because I'm not used to seeing a product look white on my hair. And my curls didn't look as happy as they could've.

Here's my hair dry the next day. I wasn't impressed. Yeah my hair was kinda soft and it had a little shine to it but as far as definition goes? My curls weren't popping like I knew they could. My hair looked kinda...wiry? Yeah, idk...

 Kinda blurry...sorry lol

That night I decided a twistout would solve all my problems lol. So I dampened my hair and added more of the pudding. I ended up with maybe 20-30 twists...way more than I thought I'd do lol. I pinned them down like Naptural85/MahoganyKnots to give me a bit more length. The next day I took down my twists and I was sooo in love! :)

This twistout lasted 4 days. Yeah, 4 days of no re-moisturizing or re-twisting! That's something very beautiful lol. 

I've decided not to give up on the pudding for a wash and go because it might come out great with some gel. I'll give it another try. As far as twistouts go? I've found a great product. Can't wait to try it on a braidout next! :)

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