Easy Protective style Bun
Just For Me Products
Wash day had once again arrived, it was Sunday July 23rd, 2017. We had just returned from a long weekend up north. The girls loved spending time and playing with their younger cousins. They swam every day in both the pool and the lakes, we boated and fished. Now we were home, after the long drive back, Sundays are often a day for us to be productive. A combination of cleaning up from weekend activities and preparing for the upcoming weeks agenda. I had the daunting task of unpacking and doing laundry, and getting the girls ready for summer camp activities.
While we adhere to most of the techniques in the “curly girl method” one of the main components is minimizing the frequency of shampooing hair, which prevents drying out the locks. I make an exception for chlorine. If we swim in a chlorinated pool, I shampoo every time. This may require an additional hydration treatment for that week, such as deep conditioning with a cap or even doing a protein treatment. I will incorporate a moisturizing method like that as much as I can, during our peak summer swimming season.
For this wash, we stuck to our regular wash routine we are currently using Crème of Nature Detangling Shampoo and Hello Hydration conditioner. I have not done a post yet on our wash routine, we are open to using different product lines. If it doesn’t work for one of our curls it usually will for another person’s hair in this house because we all have different curl patterns.
We stay consistent with our maintenance routine and techniques, we try different product lines as long as their ingredients line up with our goals. When a product stops working for us, we move on to a new line.
For setting the curls for the week, we tried a new product line, Just for me. I got a feeling of nostalgia when I saw this reformulated line. My mom used to use Just for me relaxers on me and my sisters when we were growing up.
I noticed that the reformulation packaging was boasting some of the key ingredients I look for in my natural hair products; Coconut Milk, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil. The bottle also noted on the seal that it had no sulfates, DEA, alcohol or parabens. That was music to my ears.
After I washed and conditioned the girl’s hair during their bath, we did an easy protective styled bun.
We have now used the product for 3 weeks. I like the smell of both the lotion and the curl smoother. Both products are lightweight so they don’t weigh the curls down. Even though they are light products they left the hair soft and moisturized and even provided a lot of sheen. I have never used a product with soy milk in it I like the silky feel of the lotion.