Friday, October 29

Twistout results later in the week

I decided I needed to retwist on Wednesday to help keep my hair together; I also had a Saturday night outing and didn't want to have to start over with a wash & restyle.  I just misted my hair with rose water & put a touch of castor oil on the length of the twist.  This worked out great & my hair lasted thru to Sunday :)

I even found a hat big enough for my big head & big twistout hair!! Yea!!

Monday, October 25

Twists on Blowdried Hair with Devacurl Set It Free

This week I blowdried my hair & did chunky twists for twistouts. 
  • Sealed with Castor oil & applied Giovanni Straightening Gel
  • I completed each section before moving to next section, I did 16 sections/twists.
  • Blowdried section to 80% dry, applied Devacurl Set It Free, & twisted.

    Here are the next day results:

Saturday, October 23

Fall also = Cognac Martini

In addition to using pumpkin in everything I can think of in the fall, I am like a darker beverage to sip on, some brandy, cognac, Jack or Myers.  I pulled out my cognac & decided to make myself a nice chilled warming martini.  This is a serious drink, you will taste the alcohol.

Yak Martini
2 1/2 oz cognac (I like De Marsy XO)
1 oz limoncello ( I love Caravella)
1 oz Cointreau ( I used Controy, purchased in Mexico)
1/2 oz simple syrup (always have a batch in the fridge)
juice of half a lime (sadly I didn't have fresh which is the best)

Fill your shaker 1/2 full with ice, add all above ingredients.  Shake it like a Polaroid picture.  Pour into chilled martini glass & use a maraschino cherry for decoration.  Gaze at the ice crystals floating on the top!  ENJOY!

Sunday, October 17

Simplicity In Twists

This fall, it is taking some transitioning to get re-accustomed to the chill in the air, the mornings being darker, the days being shorter....And a newer experience for me, having to venture outside with still damp hair from twists done the day before.  This same chill that allows me to rock my suede boots, glazed leathers & cashmere scarves is not so nice for damp hair.
My regimen this week:
  • Pre-poo overnight with Aubrey
  • Shampoo with Giovanni 50/50
  • DC with a mix of Na-PCA & Hair Rules Quench Conditioner
  • BWC Leave-in Conditioner
  • Sealed with Castor Oil & Monoi Tiki Tahiti Oil
  • Hair Rules Curly Whip on each section
  • Twisted & placed on rollers
I wore my hair in twists all my work week:

I took them down on Saturday & seperated the sections for a wild woman look ;)

Saturday, October 9

Indian Summer Hair Day

So today, the temperature is over 80 degrees!!! In October in Chicago, it is so unbelievable & NICE!!!  Since I figured it is the last day this warm for over 5 months or so, I decided it would be nice to do my hair early today & let it just air dry, hoping it will be dry by this evening. 
  1. I started off by shampooing with Giovanni Tea Tree ( still my fav!)
  2. DC with a mix of Joico Moisture Recovery & Ojon Tawaka Rejuvenating Conditioner with heat for 30 minutes
  3. Rinsed & spritzed with Na-Pca, massaged into hair
  4. Rinsed & sectioned hair into quarters
  5. Applied BWC leave-in
  6. Sealed with Castor oil
  7. Applied a dab of Fantasia Frizz Buster Serum to each section before twisting
  8. Twisted and allowed to air dry while sitting outside on deck :)

This was probably the last time this year I will be able to go outside with uncovered wet hair.  I miss summer already!

Tuesday, October 5

Lazy Daisy, Rockin Twistout For More Than A Week

So, Sunday is supposed to be hair day....BUT I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT!  I know I should, but my hair still is soft & moisturized, I haven't used a bunch of different products on my hair this week, so I was thinking....maybe, just maybe, I can make this work another 4 days for work this week.  To help with definition, I decide to spritz with Aloe Vera gel & re-twist my hair into about 12-15 chunky twists, put rollers on them to keep them stretched out while drying & rock a twistout, if I have to retwist on Wednesday so be it, at least I don't have to spend hours on my hair today. 
Here are my results:

Looks like my 2 or 3 day twistout, which is a-OK with me for the time saved!