Large Soft Spike Curlers - looser curl. Not as comfortable to sleep in as the small ones. They may take longer to soften because they're thicker, or I'm not rolling them right. Time will tell. Remember how sponge rollers become softer with use? Same thing... Someone on LockItUp questioned if she should toss them after use. Despite their look, they are quite durable and reuseable - just like the old sponge rollers. Brunsli's (see December 14 post) in love with them and wears the style well.
Caruso Steam Curlers
- My first one just stopped working one day. Rather than saving $3 and waiting for mail order, I went to Sally's and picked up a new one. This time I purchased the $5.99 insurance which covers it for 3 yrs. I figured a smart thing to do since my first had such a short life. And if it mysteriously starts to work again, cool. I'll have two.
I do enjoy having two sets of curlers (see results in this pic, although the set immediately fell after I got this shot...lol) The curlers themselves have a much shorter life than the old sponge rollers we used to use. Maybe the steam makes them deterioate faster. Be sure and toss them when they began to tear or you'll be picking small pieces of red foam from your locks.
I love the Caruso look, but it doesn't hold as well as my locks become longer. B and Leighann had the same issue with Carusos as their locks grew. Which is why I hope the jumbo ssc become a good alternative.
Sisterlocks Herbal Spray Moisturizer - I wanted to try something for my occassional itchy scalp and see how I liked using a moisturizer once in a while. My scalp and locks felt better after it's use, but I didn't necessarily like the "feel" of having something on my locks. Perhaps it's the mineral oil that's in the hsm, which isn't recommended for natural hair or our scalp. It's important to me to remain as natural as possible and product free. Besides the natural shampoos and conditioners I use, my only product concession has been Lottabody setting lotion. Gigi, my consultant said it was ok for use.
Sisterlocks Moisture Treatment - I use once a month for a deep moisture treatment. Recommend diluting with water for even distribution because it has a cream consistency and a little works well and rinses out easier. Cut the tip off of a color applicator and use to apply or use a spray bottle. I got this suggestion from the "How to wash your Sisterlocks" video. I'm going to go to an every-other-month treatment because it works so well.
Turbie Twist - Recommended by B. I finally got around to buying one. It's inexpensive at Sally's. Maybe $4.99. Works great for drying your locks after a shampoo, wraps easily.
Look for more post soon. I'm iced in on a three day weekend and in a writing mood...