Blow Out’s + Buns


I have been on a relentless search to find a product to give my hair some necessary moisture. My hair has not retained moisture the same since I colored my hair. However, I believe that the search is over!  I received an email from Carol's Daughter about a sale, and started to browse their different lines.  Since I was pressed for time, I did not have a chance to order the products online.  I went into Ulta, who had a promotion going on (spend $35 and get a free shampoo + conditioner sample [they were out of shampoo so I got 2 conditioners #winning]), and purchased the products you see, above.

Tui Color Care Moisturizing Hair Oil – Calendula purifies.  Chamomile Softens.  Safflower oil moisturizes.

Cupuaçu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Blow Dry Cream – Cupuaçu Butter smoothes from the inside out for lasting frizz control.  Vegetable Protein forties hair to end frizz-causing porosity.  Soy Protein repairs porosity to help control frizz

Cupuaçu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Conditioner  - Cupuaçu Butter smoothes from the inside out for lasting frizz control.  Vegetable Protein forties hair to end frizz-causing porosity.  Moringa Seed Butter replenishes moisture for a natural shine

So this is how it went down :
1. Starting with the Tui Color Care Moisturizing Hair Oil. I heated a cup of water in the microwave for 3 minutes.  I placed the entire bottle of oil in the cup (make sure the lid is closed).  After another 3 minutes, I shook the bottle to make sure that the heat was evenly distributed.  I parted my hair in sections, and began to work the oil into my dry strands.  I divided my hair into 6 sections and twisted each section.  I placed a plastic cap (well a plastic bag) over my head and went about my evening.  Now the bottle says to leave it on for three minutes, but since my hair was soooo dry, I left it on for 20 minutes.  Okay, maybe 25 minutes.  My hair was so soft, and I am not even over exaggerating! I could not stop touching it.
2. Next, I shampooed each section of my hair with Shea Moisture’s Organic Coconut + Hibiscus Curl + Shine Shampoo, and rinsed.
3. Up next from the Carol’s Daughter line was the Cupuaçu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Conditioner.  I lathered the product on each section of hair. After working it in, I retwisted, and placed the plastic bag and my bonnet over my hair.  The two of these together locked in heat, and really allowed the product to penetrate the hair.  Again, the product recommends 3-5 minutes, I left it on a little bit longer.  I rinsed each section out and my hair still felt pretty amazing.
4. Now for the challenge of tackling my hair with a blow dryer! I generously used the Cupuaçu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Blow Dry Cream to moisturize my hair before using the tension method to straighten my hair.  I made sure that I focused on the ends of my hair. I dried my hair in sections to increase manageability and it is more time effective than doing the entire head of hair at once.  Once finished, I decided against doing a style such as a braid/twist/bantu knot out on my freshly stretched hair, and opted for a bun.  You’re probably thinking, "a bun, after all of that work?!" Yes! A bun! My initial plan was to wear a braid out, but honestly, it’s been so hot that I could not fathom wearing it.

I will definitely be keeping these anti-frizz products in rotation for my sporadic at home blow outs, and other styling.  The products are light, amazingly scented, and totally worth every penny! You may have noticed that I didn't mention a heat protector. On top of its other properties, the blow dry creme serves as a heat protectant! Talk about a winning combination!  The oil is by far my favorite of the three products that I tried and will be used weekly in my hair washing regimen!  Since the Tui line specifies that it is great for color treated hair, I will be trying out the entire line, soon.

I wore this bun all week, moving its placement on my head to detangle and prevent breakage.

To achieve this bun:
1. Pull your hair to the top your head, as high as you like. I love a good high bun. Put your hair into a ponytail.
2. Split the hair in half.
3. Loosely two strand twist each half.
4. Tuck and secure both twists with a bob pin, and fluff to your desired fullness!
Simple as 1, 2, 3...4!!!

Antoinette