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  1. Good morning. See I have to learn the acronyms. 🙂 So what is your acronym for DT? I used to do plaits (type of braid if I am spelling it right) for several years before I knew it could have considered a type of style for getting curls. Braiding will be difficult because my hair is shorter in the back and longer in the front. I will try this and also try to wash/cond first. Then do the two strand twists. To see if there is a difference to do the twists while the hair is rather still fresh. I did the two strand twists last night just to try to keep some curl. I may play around a bit today with my hair to see if I can still get the same desired effect.

      1. Ah I thought it meant Deep Treatment but I wanted to be absolute and not to assume. Thanks. I’ve tried the cornrow look back in the day too. I am going to try and work on my hair site and try to find older pictures of my hair. Will send a link once I’ve started. Happy Hair or Product Hunting! 🙂

  2. I forgot to add that I do like Mixed Chicks Products. At first it can feel slight crunch but it smooth out as it dries. THE CURLS are definitely there. You let it air dry. I had my boyfriend feel my hair which he said it feels soft. Maybe it’s just me. haha I wonder how the Mixed Chicks would work on your short crop. I get shrinkage naturally. I tend to do not mind it. Maybe I should start blogging as well since I feel I have tried everything under the sun (concoction methods “mixtures of different things to achieve a curly look”). There are a few things that tends to work for me. I hate feeling like a product junkie. I’m on this more natural organic feel with all MOISTURIZING products. Just wished Mixed Chicks was natural products. Then it would be tip top perfect. 🙂

  3. Hi. I saw your Youtube video and thought I would post a comment here. I do not have a YouTube account. First your hair is quite beautiful and the short crop looks really good on you. It’s interesting as women we tend to try out a lot of products to find the right effect on our hair. With my hair, I feel it has a mind of its own. I’ve been natural for over 10 years. I just decided to let the perm grow out without doing a transitioning cut. I tried to keep it trim on my own until I cut it last summer. I went and bought some Eco Styler Gel today with in mind to get Olive Oil version. The sales consultant talked me into buying the Krystal Clear. Now mind you I check the shelves to see what is high in demand and selling quickly. The Krystal Clear did not appear so. Olive Oil version yes. I have not tried it on my hair yet because I used the Mixed Chicks (shamp, deep conditioner, leave-in cond) on my hair today. Defines the curl, but my hair takes long time to dry. Then as it dries it has a crunchy feel. I have a bob styled cut but go in between natural curl and straight hair look. Sorry for the story rant.

    Is there any difference between the Olive Oil and Krystal Clear? I am all about the natural products, organic as well. I have a beat up with Mixed Chicks products due to the paraben and sulfates. Have you ever tried any Cantu products?

    1. Hi, thanks for checking out the blog (and for the compliment :))! Yes, there is a difference between the Olive Oil and Krystal gels – the OO has a softer hold, just a bit, and my hair is softer after it is when I use the Krystal. However, the Krystal is better at controlling frizz on my TWA, so I just use another moisturizer under the Krystal. I haven’t tried Mixed Chicks because of the ingredients, but a lot of my friends use it and like it. Perhaps I’ll buy it on a whim sometime, because I really want to try it. I also haven’t tried Cantu…I can’t remember what it was, but there was something in their products that I didn’t like. I usually just order products offline. Have you tried any natural lines?

      1. Hi HB. Thanks for commenting back. 🙂 See I do not want a super hold or hardness to my hair. So I went back today and exchanged for the Olive Oil version. haha The African American consultant was like “Why did you buy the Krystal one? Didn’t you ask me 5 times about it?” haha I was like well I was listening to someone else instead of my own judgement. So I am gonna try over the weekend or a day off to see how it truly works. I’m not a big fan of gels. I’ve never tried the KCC which you said has a vanilla scent and natural products. I would like to try this in the future. I have so much stuff!! I need to haul perhaps. Then I hate to get rid of anything because I spent a great deal of money. You know that feeling? You really have to try the Mixed Chicks. It’s amazing!! Now I wished I never cut my hair which I was trying to grow it out. Then I got entirely frustrated with my hair and went for a style cut. It’s OK. I think your hair needs a good hair cut after you’ve not had one for some time.

        The Mixed Chick shampoo has these ingredients that are concerning for me: *side note I just brought over a few products from my hallway closet* Have you ever heard that looking at a few ingredients at the beginning indicate the majority of this ingredient in the bottle?
        Mixed Chick Leave-In Conditioner-Glycerin, Amodimethicone (don’t care for cones or anes), Hydrolyzed wheat protein, and 3 different types of parabens (Methyl, Propyl, and Butyl). I don’t care for parabens either.

        Mixed Chick Deep Conditioner (YOUTUBERS love this product)-Sodium Chloride but it’s towards the end list on ingredients (probably not much), Glycerin, Cone and Anes (this is a long word so I did not type it out).

        Mixed Chicks Shamp-Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate; Tea Lauryl Sulfate; Sodium Chloride.
        With these ingredients there are natural oils such as Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Primrose Oil, Avocado Oil, Ginger Extract, and Borage Seed Oil (never heard of this) which I think helps balance out. If they could rework on the Parabens, Sulfates, Cones, Anes….I think it will be fine.

        Tonight I did a two strand twist for the first time to see how it will be in the morning. Put on a Satin Bonnet. I hope it looks nice. If not, I will have to do a wash n go. Even with my hair in shorter to medium length because my bob is like angled style, it takes awhile for it to dry. So I go do my thing with damp hair. :/ The two strand twist was done with using the Mixed Chicks today. I am trying to see if this will be a good night routine while I am sporting the natural curls. I hate this bonnet already makes me feel like I am going to bed in a shower cap. LOL

        In regards to the Cantu, I was looking at one of our local beauty store. I know Youtubers have commented on using the Cantu Shea Butter. So I bought a 16 oz size (the only size in it) to test. I put some of this on my two strand twists tonight. The Cantu is a leave in conditioning repair cream for severely damaged, dry, or coarse hair, stops and mends breakage, and produce more shine, soft, and manageable. I like because the Shea Butter is the 2nd ingredient on the list. It has one Cone ingredient. No Sulfates, Parabens, Glycerin, or Anes. Cantu has also the shampoos, conditioners in moisturizing, Shea Butter (dressing oil).

        I want to really try some pure forms of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. Not crazy on Olive Oil though some of our sisters have sworn by it (Extra Virgin Oil).

        I will answer the natural line question on your latest post. 🙂

      2. Yeah, if your hair likes a softer hold, I’d go with the OO one. Only reason I like the Krystal better is because of the frizz control.

        And that’s right about ingreds, the higher they are on the list, the more of that ingred in the product. I don’t like that Mixed Chicks is so expensive and has cones and parabens, when I can get all natural products for the same price. Also, the glycerin is out until summer. I think the cone is why I didn’t use Cantu. Shea butter and coconut oil are both awesome, as is EVOO. I like to put EVOO in my deep conditioning mixes with mayo, or avocado and conditioner.

        Anyway, I hope your twists came out well! My hair is still too short to style, but I saw some posts on Curly Nikki and they were saying it took four hours to do their twists…not for me! I’m way too lazy.

      3. But see I also worry about frizz because I HATE FRIZZ!! haha I will try and see how it goes. I am not a gel person though. I like to try just to say I have about some of these products. I am going to continue with my research on natural hair products good for the hair includes vitamins and moisturizer in their ingredient.

        Yes I agree with you on the Mixed Chicks’ price along can be said for Miss Jessie as well. The ingredients are not pure enough to be considered 100% good for the hair. Esp. if you have to use daily. What is EVOO? See I am learning so many different new products from being in contact with you and looking at hair reviews on Youtube. Sad the stuff I love don’t have the perfect solution in a bottle or jar/container.

        The twists were more loose than tighter. Like I watched Mahogany Curls on Youtube the other day about her two strand twists. My hair did not look anything like this. It’s too late at night to do wash/cond and two strand it before bed. Not trying to have a soggy pillow. Though back in the day I used to wash my hair like 4-5 hours before bed. So it would not be as damp to do a braid up at night. See my hair shorter. It did not take long maybe 30 minutes (If I was doing everything right). Is Curly Nikki hair longer? I will have to check it out.

      4. EVOO is extra virgin olive oil, I add some to my conditioner for DTs or prepoo/seal with it. If your two strand twists turned out looser than you wanted them to, maybe try a braid out? I would think that you’d get tighter definition from that…

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