Taking care of varying curl patterns is a challenge and a gift. A challenge because finding just the right product combination took a long time (around 9 months post BC for me), but in the end it is so worth it. All the trial and error finally paid off and though shrinkage is a major part of my hair journey, Katie Kaboom’s health and growth are awesome. A gift because it is so versatile and the arrangement of the different curl patterns and associated shrinkage on my head makes for a shaped wash and go, no stylist or scissors involved. Though the shrinkage does require me to remind myself: (1) a lot of youtube naturals transitioned before the BC; and (2) hair grows at different rates for different people.
Grid 1 is a second day wash n go using the LCOG method (yup, I made up another acronym as if we need anymore!). Leave-in: TJ’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. Creme: my revised Naptural85′s shea butter creme mix. Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil.
Grid 2 is a montage of my hair over the past two months (except for the bottom). Top left: wet and freshly out of the shower with TJ’s TTT conditioner only. Top right: LCOG method. Bottom left: 5th day wash and go. Bottom right: 10.5 month shrinkage/length check.
Until next time, happy hair care!