A few months ago my dear friend and "adopted" sister Hannah told me about the Got Curl? method of hair care featured on the YLCF website. I had gotten a perm not long before and wasn't very pleased with the big "poof" of sticky curls my hair became after I used mousse. Soooo...I decided to try the more natural approach, especially since I've always had plenty of natural waves in my hair. NOW I'm almost sure most of my perm is gone (there is still a trace of it though,) and more of my natural wave is coming through.
I'm very pleased with the results! :)
Note that I do not follow the 'Got Curl' guidelines *exactly* - I wash my hair with conditioner many more times then is recommended, but for me the little schedule I've fallen into is perfect. I use zero hot water, no shampoo, and I never comb or brush my hair! And the method REALLY works - I was wary since my hair tends to become oily, but I don't seem to have that problem very often anymore.
Below are the "products" I use. And YES those are eggs you see! o.O The springy waves and curls they produce are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
I normally follow a pattern of: wash with conditioner - sometimes I let it sit for a few minutes before giving it a light rinse (that leaves most of the conditioner still in my hair.) Then I scrunch dry it and apply gel. As the gel dries I continue to scrunch it, and after a couple of hours...lovely waves!
I'll then only rinse my hair with cool/cold water for the next 2-3 days before using conditioner and/or egg again.
I wash with two eggs yoke occasionally.
Brown sugar (fondly known by some as "Boy-Bait,") added to a few tablespoons of conditioner smells SO lovely. Yum. I always have to remind myself the mixture isn't edible. hehe