Recipe of the Week 1
The purpose of the recipe is to stretch out your curls. If you have very coily hair, this recipe could help loosen up the curls. As said on Black Hair Information, "the end result is softer shiner hair and better definition of curls that hang down instead of sticking outwards. If you want to read more about this recipe, please feel free to check out those websites.
Now the recipe was said to use yogurt, baking soda and liquid amino acids. I, however did not use those ingredients. I decided to use yogurt, baking soda and an oil of choice. Disclaimer: I am not a professional hairstylist or dermatologist. Recipes/tips and hairstyles will be from my experience.
7 oz of Greek yogurt 2% fat
1 tbs of baking soda
2 tbs of my oil mixture (avocado oil, grapeseed oil, soybean oil, olive oil and vitamin E oil)
Mix all the ingredients together very well.
My hair had been fully washed earlier that day and air dried with no products. I spritz my hair with water and conditioner mix to get my hair damp. I then proceeded to saturate my hair with the mixture. After it was fully applied to my hair, I put on a plastic cap. I left the Texturizer on my hair for 30 minutes. It is said you can leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour or even longer. However, I would advise that you do some research before leaving it on your hair longer than a hour because baking soda is a high alkaline and it is often used as a cleaning source.
When my 30 minutes were up, I rinsed it and quickly followed it with a deep condition. The conditioner I used was herbal essence totally twisted and I added some of my oil mixture to it. I let the conditioner and oil sit on my hair for at least 15 to 30 minutes, like I was doing a deep conditioner. Rinsed with cool water. Since baking soda was used, I used ApHogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner to help with the pH balance and the protein. I detangled and put my hair in some big twist. I sat under the dryer for 10 minutes because it was late at night and I was ready for bed. My hair was still a little wet but wasn't soaked, so I put on my satin bonnet and let it dry overnight. In the morning, I took the twists down and comb through my hair again.
As seen in the pictures, I do feel that it did stretched out my curls. My curls was softer and hung downward. I also feel that it helped prepare my hair for the mini twist hairstyle. I know some of you are probably like, "your hair seems dry in the after picture". I can say it was a little dry but that was because I did not properly moisturize my hair before letting it fully air dry. In the next blog, I will tell you all about it and the mini twist hairstyle.
I'm not 100% sure how often you should do this Texturizer, but I'm pretty sure it's not too often because of the baking soda. Maybe one day I will try the recipe out with the liquid amino acids to see if I get a different results.
There you have it ladies, I hope this helped someone or was just an interesting read. If you do try this recipe please give me some feedback on your results. I would really love to hear from you ladies.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional hairstylist or dermatologist. Recipes/tips and hairstyles will be from my experience.