That covered my Mothers Day post that BHM wouldn't post,
now for today's post...
Ok so I finally purchased a few gels again yesterday(I literally kept forgetting to get them or figured I'd do it another time and then forgot again.... lol... but anyway...)
I found out that sometimes you just have to stick with what you know.
My hair loves the gel and though it's a pain in the butt where hand washing is concerned, I have decided to go back to gel where moisturizing is concerned.
My hair is totally weatherproof(Ok not totally, but it comes close) with it and semi-frizz free if I leave it alone...
I'll just have to rinse the conditioner out instead of leaving it in when I am using gel as I recall having major issues with that from time to time.
Went to a local black hair shop (yay my town has one again lol...too bad the girls have absolutely no clue about some things though the language barrier could be the thing...but yea when you open up shop somewhere you need to at least be able to help the customer properly, but I digress....she tried... plus she seemed very young and the other one in the background as well.).
Anyway, so I was able to purchase a replacement for my goody Denman style brush for some brush called Ashana of which I will be getting a second one today or a third, you know to be sure I always have one handy in case that shop goes away. And though it's sold at the local Chinese shop I figured I might as well pick up the dark&lovely super hold gel there(Which I will probably blend with a softer gel to get that ecostyler effect.) since I was going to head back in to town after that(shop is located in a bit more remote area with some other shops, but just not in the general shopping center area, basically you think you've reached the end of the shops and then that street begins, so yea I went out of my way for the two main items I went there for.)
So after an awkward moment of trying to explain to the girl what I meant (including her pulling out a wigcap, which hopefully wasn't a secret side eye to my answer when she asked me if that was my real hair when I walked through the door
, when I clearly stated it was to sleep in) I found a dream du rag thingy which has a man on the package, but I don't care because that's what I have used on my hair to sleep in. It's a pity that there wasn't any sleeping scarf for women there but then again it's not like I've got that fairy tale hair going on in it's curly state.
The first gel I got yesterday was a really cheap gel which I have used before, but mainly for buns, so I used it on my hair loose yesterday and there was no flaking at the end of the day and it is now day two and after removing the ...well I will call it sleeping scarf from now on hahaha, I have no flaking going on and all my hair needs is a little refreshing so I spritzed it.
So it's going to be gel or lotion with a gel touch, so I will be mainly washing out conditioners unless I'm in a hurry and it's a hot day, or unless I want my hair to smell a certain way.
I now know for sure that my hair needs a heavy hand to hold the moisture. I literally felt the difference, because now my hair did not let go of the moisture and a gush of wind did not blow my strands apart much at all.
Oh and I will be stocking up on those cheap gel jars as they are big and you never know with the regular drugstores here, they usually end up downsizing products...even the cheap ones.
I've gone through many trial and errors but you live and you learn.
Sometimes you just have to go back to something you've used from the start and get over the discomfort of not being able to wash it off your hands as easily as the other products and I now realize that perhaps my hands were trying to tell me something from the get go hahahahaha.
So now my hair stays the way it is after I've moisturized it, about time...
I don't regret trying other things though, I can keep those as different styling options while now know that they will evaporate from my hair by noon
, but that's fine if I am going for bigger hair.
Now that my hair stays the way I have it when I first moisturize it(minus the shrinkage factor) I will be able to reduce knots and I won't have to rely on people having certain gels in stock(I used the Scurl gel in the beginning of my back to natural hair journey but they don't sell that one in my town anymore, they do have the texturizer, which is a gel I discovered after the girl at the black hair shop opened it for me to see , it's just that at the drugstore it was right next to the straightening cream, plus even now that I know, that small jar...on my hair? Nah...my hair laughs at that and will say "Thank you sir, can I have another, sir!"
So I am glad I found a big jar of gel that not only can provide me with second day hair without snowing on my clothes but is cheap too, because big hair often means big bucks and big bags of products.
So for now I've found that less frizz and hopefully less knots thing, for me, that I won't be running out of too soon, that is fully in stock so it's not like I buy one jar and the shelf is empty and that will not make my hair tangle(word to my conditioners that turned on me lol) and doesn't keep it stiff or leaves my hands greasy after I touch it once it's dried, I can lay my head down where ever I please.
Sure I might have to schedule a sooner wash day, but that's ok, especially now I have back my tool that will limit the detangling time.
*Holds up brush like a pokeball combined with an 80's frame pause* "YEA!"