Yesterday I washed my hair with a simple herbal mix of aritha and yucca root. I’m out of marshmallow root or I would have added that too. I opted for two cleansing herbs because my hair seriously needed it. You can see how to create your own DIY Herbal Hair Cleanser here.
I used grapeseed oil as my leave-in/heat protectant as it is much lighter than shea butter, used a seamless comb to detangle, blow dried my hair, and followed up with a really good trim. I didn’t trim off more than a half inch, possibly less in some areas, but it always makes a big difference overall. I then set my curls using 7/8″ flexi rods with a very light spritz of water and a tiny bit of castor oil mainly on the ends of my hair. I used 18 flexi rods total.
The last time I used a blow dryer was last spring in April for this simple hair trimming method. I hardly ever use heat on my hair because my strands are fine and can be damaged easily. Regardless it’s nice to have a change and I’m looking forward to seeing how these soft fluffy curls hold up over the next few days.
I’m also going to try a wet set with these same flexi rods in a week or two so hopefully I’ll have another way of setting my curls to prevent single strand knots. If any of you have been following Minimalist Beauty for awhile you know how much I love wearing my natural curl pattern. I’ve known for years that setting my curls in braids or twists helps prevent single strand knots and tangles, yet I really like just letting my hair do its thing. The problem is I end up having to do micro trims more often and spend much more time detangling.
Also check these meadow picked flowers from the hubby! He didn’t actually pick them from a meadow but I love that they look that way.
Happy Valentine’s Day Beauties!
(Images by Dawn Michelle)