Using any polish of your choice pour onto a flat surface, take one of those spongy eyeshadow applicators and dip into the polish, dab the polish on your nail concentrating at the tip I like this technique and moving slightly upward. Repeat until you get the desired effect. Put a topcoat over the entire nail.
You will need scissors, a nail polish color pale, with a varnish base
newspaper, alcohol (like vodka, etc.) and a top coat.
Varnish your nails by applying a base coat and two coats of varnish.
Put alcohol in a glass.
Cut small pieces of newspaper large enough to cover your nails.
When your nails are dry, soak them in alcohol.
Cover your nails with small pieces of newspaper.
Remove the small pieces of newsprint slowly.
Let dry and apply a coat of top coat.
How to Do a Homemade Hot Oil Treatment
- 3 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. honey
- Shower cap
Combine the olive oil and honey in a saucepan and heat the mixture over high heat until it boils.
Take the saucepan away from the heat and allow the mixture to cool down. Stir the olive oil and honey so they’re well blended.
Put the honey and olive oil mix onto your hair. Comb it through for best results. Wrap your hair in a towel or put it up in a plastic shower cap and leave the treatment on for between 15 and 30 minutes.
Shampoo your hair as normal.
The Curly Girl Method
Here are the basics of what I did:
- Get a haircut. I needed a trim, badly. It had been about a year since my last haircut.
- Quit using shampoo – cold turkey. Evidently sulfates are a big no-no for curly girls.
- Use a light conditioner – I used Suave Naturals Conditioner – just on my fingertips, and vigorously massage my scalp with it. This is supposed to remove all the oils, dirt, hair product, dead skin, etc.
- Rinse hair thoroughly, starting to detangle with my fingers.
- Apply a deeper moisturizing conditioner – I used Giovanni Conditioner – from the bottom up covering the ends first and moving upward in a scrunching motion.
- Comb through with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles and loose hairs.
- Scrunch again and let conditioner sit on your hair for a couple of minutes.
- Rinse hair gently, but not completely, leaving much of the conditioner in it.
- Squeeze hair dry in the shower as much as possible, still using that scrunching motion.
- Use a t-shirt to scrunch the curls dry, squeezing out more water. According to the book, terry cloth towels can cause a lot of breakage, but cotton doesn’t.
- Apply gel (lots of gel) from the bottom up in a scrunching motion (curly girls REALLY like the scrunching) – I started off using Suave Naturals Gel, but later switched to LA Looks (about week 4) and liked it much better.
- Let hair finish air drying.
- About an hour later, I would turn my head upside down and shake my hair out, scrunching the curls to “release the gel cast” from the gel.