Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 1 TC Challenge How - To

I achieved these curls by the following:
  • I RINSED MY HAIR IN THE SHOWER:  I soaked it just like I had shampooed but I
    did a no-poo.
  • RINSING CONDITIONER:   I applied my trusty Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture very lightly.  I didn't "rinse" it out per se...I splashed handfuls of water onto my hair and that rinsed out SOME of the Tresemme.  I intentionally wanted to leave some of my rinsing conditioner in.
  • COMBING CONDITIONER: - I applied my Revised Kimmay Tube Leave-In  all over my hair.  See blog post here for basic recipe.  I used different conditioners, however, in this leave in.  I used 1 tblsp. TRESEMME NATURALS NOURISHING MOISTURE                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and 2 tblsp TIGI BED HEAD MOISTURE MANIAC Tigi Bed Head Moisture Maniac Conditioner 25.36 Oz.(this is a heavier, non-silicone conditioner..found it in my closet...had forgotten about it!) along with 1 1/2 tblsp aloe vera juice and 3 tsp of jojoba oil.
  • DETANGLE AND DEFINE CURLS WITH FINGERS AND DENMAN BRUSH: - I put my hair in small-medium ponytail sections (about 12-15) for my hair length and I would take a SMALL SECTION OF EACH SECTION and smooth and rake a little more homemade leave-in on each small section and then detangle with the denman(first time using this brush successfully.  First time I used it 8 months ago it made my hair frizzy...I guess I didn't understand how to use it...now I do..yea!!)
  • SEPARATE CURLS: - After each section was detangled and curls defined I separated each curl according to how most of the curls were already separated out.  See here for detailed information/instructions on how to define and separate curls.   Some curls I had to separate myself.
  • AIR DRY: - I let my hair air dry.
This entire process(RINSING HAIR - SEPARATE CURLS) took me about 1 1/2 hours.  The detangling, defining, and separating curls took a little over 1 hour.  That's not too bad if I can have 4-5+ day hair using this technique.
Tonight's bedtime regimen involves protecting my curls by braiding or twisting or banding.  I really don't know what I'm going to do tonight b/c every time I handle my curls once my hair dries, the next day my hair is a curly poof.  Since this is an experiment maybe what I'll do is band one side and tie the other side down and just sleep on my curls and see which one works out.  I'll also have to experiment with my morning refresh since I haven't had much success with that either in dealing with my curls.
More updates to follow!
p.s. Open-mouthed smileRed heart I LOVE my curls!!!!!! Red heartOpen-mouthed smile


  1. thank u!! This 2nd attempt at TC curls look soooooooo much better than that first attempt. First attempt I just "rake and shake" but 2nd attempt I took the time to separate each curl. I see the difference!

  2. Hi! Your curls are amazing. My first try was a combo rake n shake with a bit of brush coiling. It was cute and more defined than ever. Second attempt revealed that I suck at the fine manipulation required to separate and doodle my short, short hair. I am going to keep practicing while it grows. The ones I did correctly were gorgeous but would have been too short to band.
    Do you use your leave-in instead of the combing conditioners?
    Hair Love!

    1. Sharon, that is such good news!!!! Congrats on learning this TC method and I'm so glad you are able to see it working on your hair. Yes, keep practicing and soon you'll see a head full of beautiful curls!! To answer your question: my combing conditioner IS my leave-in.


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