Since I haven't found my curls yet (hey, maybe I'll never have defined curls), I decided to do a twist out. The day before that, I co-washed, and left some of the VO5 conditioner in my hair. It looked like my hair was curly! However, when I woke up, I looked like Florida Evans, lol. I co-washed again that night, left some of the conditioner in my hair, applied some oil, and used Taliah Waajid Curly Curly Curl Cream to do 6 flat twists from front to back. It still takes me a long time to do flat twists. I'm so used to cornrows (3 strands), that flat twists seem weird for me to do. In the morning, I rubbed some coconut oil on my hands and took the strands out.
I definitely liked this better than the "hairstyle" I had the day before. Even though I tried to get rid of all of the relaxed ends, I still had some spiky ends popping up. The next time I do it, I won't do twists all the way back. The middle was not as defined, so I think I need to start new twists in the middle of my head. That night, I slept with a satin bonnet on. When I woke up, I applied a little shea butter/coconut oil, sprayed with a little water, fluffed and went to work. I'll be happy if it lasts me 3 days!
I've been buying all of these products, but I'm going to slow down. It hasn't even been 2 weeks since my big chop and I want to get my hair used to being in it's natural state! Just because I don't like how a product works now doesn't mean I won't like it in 2/6/8/12 weeks. I'm going to stay with a product for a week before I try another. I was using the clear Ecostyler gel, and I finally got the one with olive oil. It seems a lot more moisturizing. I did a few coils on dry hair last night, and I loved how moist and smooth my hair was this morning.