Monday, September 6, 2010

Hair Chronicles - (Part 1)

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Hey all! -- So, I've been on this natural journey of mine for some years now, however I've recently decided to truly take the bull by the horn, so to speak, and embrace MY hair! -- It has truly been a rewarding experience.  I've been asked what I use in my hair to give it the shine, bounce and structure that it has. -- ONE of the hair regimens that I use is what I like to call the "Trescorn" -- It consists of the following:

You'll need:
An empty water bottle
Tresemme Conditioner (any type)
Corn oil (YES, the cooking kind)

In the water bottle, mix:
1/2 cup of Tresemme
1 1/2 tablespoons of corn oil
water (tap or distilled)

Mix it all together (shake the bottle)!! Voila -- DONE!

"Trescorn" ingredients (w/rollers)

Now, in order to get this style:
Beautiful curly twist out
You'll need the Trescorn mix and approximately 25-30 small (black) foam rollers.
Twist your hair into approximately 50 twists, using the Trescorn on each twist (simply separate your hair, spray the Trescorn on it, rub it in, detangle it with your fingers (if possible), twist it up! --
Separate and twist -- Try NOT to use a comb -- Only use it when necessary
After it's all twisted up, put the rollers on 2 of the twists at a time (put it on each twist around the front of your face in order to get that special curl). I tend to get kinda sloppy with my twists at the end (in the back), so the rollers HELP with the overall look! :) Let it air dry (or, if you would like to get a nice hot oil treatment going, sit under a hair dryer (on warm) and let your hair get an 'extra' conditioning treatment that way -- while also drying your hair!

The overall look is gorgeous, bouncy, shiny and lasts for about 5 days!
To cover my hair, I simply use a bandana (to lay down the front), net cap or sweater cap AND I cover it all with a pillow case -- Satin or cotton.  Why? Well, it doesn't harm my hair.  It's soft and it keeps the hair moisturized.

Sure, it's not the most flattering, but my hair sure is! :)
I hope that this helps you all on your journey.  Questions, don't hesitate to ask! Comments are also welcome!

Thanks and Keep Watching,



Kristina said...

I'm definitely going to try this one!

Charlotte said...

Kristina * LOVELY!! Let me know how it works out for you! :)

Anonymous said...

Is your Trescorn mix used on hair that has just been shampooed or is the hair dry?
I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the great hair information.

Charlotte said...

Leni * Thank you for the great question! -- The Trescorn mix can be used on either wet or dry hair. The end result will be the same! :)

Also, thank you for following! -- I hope to keep you intrigued Leni!! :)

UntrainedHairMom said...

beautiful style and a gorgeous head wrap too :)

Charlotte's Avenue said...

UntrainedHairMom * Awwwww!! Hehe!! Thanks, ma!


Tav @ Goldilocks*n*Me said...

Oooo that curly twistout is the business!

Chars Ave said...

Tav * Thank you!!! Something about my hair and that Trescorn that just makes it happy!! :)