I was checking out YouTube for some inspiring hair videos when I noticed a challenge from one the ladies I subscribe to. It was the channel of CoilyHeadChick and she was challenging her viewers to go back to basics. I was interested and watched the part 1 & 2 of her video of a water and hair grease challenge...Yes, Grease...petroleum, mineral oil containing GREASE! There was no way her hair would avoid looking like a Hot Mess..so I thought???? Her hair was beautiful and she claimed it wasn't greasy at all. CoilyHeadChick was calling for us to re-evaluate our product junkie status and go old school...Hmm..maybe i should try it but for some reason I was scared. I decided to tweet: "I need to put my big girl panties on and give this water & grease twist out challenge a try" and to my surprise she replied "yes put them on"...so it was official, I had to give this challenge a try.
In CoilyHeadChick's challenge she used an old favorite of Royal Crown hair grease but I decided to use the green Ultra Sheen Soft Touch I had in my bathroom.
The smell of the hair grease had me instantly reminiscing about sitting on an old milk crate getting my hair pressed by my mother or grandmother. I was smiling for a while but them I remembered the countless hot comb burns on my ear LOL, back to reality!
I raked the grease in with my fingers and did two strand twists all over.
I was surprised that my twists didn't feel greasy...the Ultra Sheen had did a great job (so far) of sealing the water in and creating a lot of moisture. I decided to let my hair air dry over night with a satin bonnet on.
The next day I was pleasantly surprised, my curls were the bomb! My curl pattern was amazingly defined and full of sheen. Touching my hair there was a slight amount of glistening on my hands but not enough to classify it as greasy. I was impressed.
CoilyHeadChick is doing the challenge for 30 days but I decided 3 days would be my assessment. The first night I covered my hair with my satin bonnet without re-twisting and my hair was just as curly in the morning. Night 2 I re-twisted and Night 3 I mist again with water and added grease only to the back of my hair. My hair had all the same curls and definition I had on Day 1.
When it comes to the appearance and results of the twist out with grease and water I will say Thumbs Up, however for the overall health and growth from continuous use I will have to stay tune to my YouTube friend, the jury is still out...I think this is a challenge worth watching, with hair care products being so costly, we need to have all the options we can. I am a product junkie and love giving different products a try but I need to make sure I'm not falling for hype!
Thanks for reading & please leave a comment! Check out CoilyHeadChick on YouTube and see if this is a challenge you would like to try...