|Corkscrew Braidout using
DIY Eco Styler Custard
When I discovered how well my little recipe for Eco Styler Custard worked for my wash n’ go, I never really thought of using it any other way. This was until I recently revisited my Corkscrew Braidout method for an easy no heat style. That’s when I decided it was time to put the custard to the test.
Normally when I do the braidout I start with stretched hair so that I’ll have more length and bounce. This means pulling my hair back and letting it airdry for one whole day before starting the braids. I just didn’t want to be bothered with all that this time so I did the style on damp hair right after I washed, conditioned and detangled.
I pretty much followed the same Corkscrew Braidout method I used in the video (link below). However, this time I decided to use Paul Mitchell’s The Conditioner for my leave-in. Then I applied the custard to each section of my hair before braiding and curling the ends. I didn’t worry about sealing my hair with oil because the custard mixture already has castor, coconut and grapeseed oil in it. I also switched to smaller grey perm rods because they give me more of a spiral effect than the medium size rollers.
I was really surprised with the results. My hair was very soft to the touch and moisturized. I’ve been wearing the style for three whole days without applying any other products. I haven’t seen any weird product build-up and it still feels pretty soft. I re-braided a few sections that started to look a little fuzzy at the end of day two. This was because I just slept on it as is one night. Otherwise, I’ve just been pineappling my hair at night to help keep the curls in tact.
|Small grey rods to roll the ends vs. the larger pink rods
both from Sally’s
I’m really thinking about wearing my hair like this more often. I get to have the big, curly hair I love while keeping my hair stretched. The bonus is that my ends stay smooth which means fewer single strand knots. It’s a win, win if you ask me.
|3 days later still lots of curls and softness