I am so thankful for finding this video. I guess hours of looking at youtube videos has paid off! I'm on my third day of doing this, and I still really like it.
I also started using Aussie Moist conditioner to co-wash, which is great. I didn't like it on my relaxed hair, but it really moisturizes my natural hair. I went to the beach on Saturday, and with the hot sun on top of my already dry hair, my kinks were CRISPY. That night, I shampoo'd, henna'd, and deep conditioned overnight with ORS Replenishing (not sure if I like it on my natural hair- maybe I need to stay away from protein). The next day I used the brush to define my curls and I was in shock how fast the curls came! I used leave-in, Shea Moisture Curling Smoothie, and Eco Styler gel. My hair was still not as moist as I wanted it, but I loved the curls. The next day, I used Aussie Moist to co-wash, skipped the leave-in, and just applied castor oil and Eco Styler Gel with olive oil. Loved it. My hair stayed moist all day- a first since my big chop! I went out with a couple of friends, and they gave me so many compliments on my hair.
Since starting my hair journey, I have always been on the fence about leave-in conditioners. Unless I use the Kimmaytube method with oil and aloe vera juice, I've never really seen a difference. Lately, I've felt like the leave-ins I've been using have been making my hair feel harder and drier, not softer and moist.
I also realized that I have heat damage! Right on top in the front- the most visible place to have it! I'm just going to keep scrunching it up with gel to mask it.