I decided to use a gel with hold. I love Long Aid, but it is so wet and the curls are only a one day thing. I guess If I baggie my hair will still be moist and curly, but I found out the hard way that I HAVE to apply more product. I can’t just go. There was no such thing as multi day hair really because I had to reapply the Long Aid and be sticky everyday!!!
So I decided to give my Smooth n Shine one more try. And I must say, my curls were popping!! I layered it on top of- Actually I changed my leave in to Aussie Moist. My Vo5 was just not working like it should and I just said screw it! If Aussie is too heavy I’ll just rinse it out. It was PERFECT! From now on Aussie is my co-washer, deep conditioner, detangler, AND leave in!! It is really a miracle product!! For me anyway.. Anyway, I shingled Long Aid and Smooth n Shine Gellations styling gel through my hair in pretty small sections. I didn’t worry about rewetting except where it had gotten BONE dry. And the curls were beautiful. My hair actually had movement. Though it was my bad because I wear my hair more fro like than bob like and after shingling it was just a hot mess of a STYLE, but the curls were awesome. Next time I’ll “place” my hair likeI want it to be in the end… Anyway, i took pictures but they don’t do it justice!! It was PURTY!
OK, so multi day hair, right? Ummm… Not exactly… I decided that baggying would put too much water in the curls and they’d fall out… So I slept in my satin bonnet… And when I woke up… DESERT dry hair!! Curls were more waves.. But not those beautiful beach waves everyone clammers about.. Just… Frizzy, dry, dull hair.. The same as if I don’t baggy with Long Aid.. Boo!!
There was no crunch, so that was good. And I think the style would have been actually MORE preserved if I HAD baggied! Plus the moisture would have off set some of that wheat protein in BOTH products. Next time I’m going for blue label Long Aid and try to find a protein free/light styling gel.. But this gave me a little hope for hold type gels. Like Eco Styler. Which mean as soon as I can get around some, I’m SURELY buying! LoL!
As for my quest for multi day hair… I’m not sure it there is such a thing for Rebel. Maybe she just has to be arranged on a daily basis to be happy. I don’t know. Then what IS multi day hair exactly? In my opinion Multi day hair is just that. I wash today, and I really don’t have to do anything to it for MULTIPLE days.. Just fluff and go! MAYBE around day 3 you’d have to apply something to refresh.. MAYBE!! I think I’ll have more multi day luck when Rebel is longer and can be pinned up instead of just rollin’ in a bonnet all night.
Well, this was a short post. I just wanted to let yall know that even though this blog has become a little Afrocentric and Freedom Figher-esque, it’s still the blog of a Naturalista and she is still on a quest for great LONG LASTING hair.. Hmm.. Maybe I should post a holy grail list.. I think I will. Why not? It’s short but might help someone.. 😀