Pulled back one side with 2 side combs. Pulled out some of the spiral curls left over from my flexi-rod set more and picked the roots.
Put some SheaMoisture Yucca Thickening Milk throughout, some African Formula Super Grow Gel on the pulled back side and finished with SM Reconstructive Elixir.
My cousin put me onto the gel last summer, but I haven't used it for more than my edges and nape since it's a growth gel. There is no hold whatsoever. I plan to use it more for twist-outs and stuff, my hair is thin and I can use all the help I can get. That's how my cousin uses it (twist-outs) and her hair looks so healthy! It gives the most awesome shine and the smell reminds me of Let's Jam from back in the day :) Perhaps this in conjunction with the Deity Plant Shampoo that I use will be a good combo. I use this shampoo almost everytime I wash my hair, but I don't mention it as much. Not sure why :/
Here's some more info about the gel from the link above:
"African Formula Super Grow Hair Gel with Biotin & Placenta Extracts Stimulates Hair Growth, Thickens Thinning Hair, Prevents Hair Loss & Super Conditions the Hair. African Formula Super Grow Hair Gel is a companion to our Super Grow Shampoo and Moisturizing Creme Rinse. It is an advaced formulation of natural plants, oils, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal extracts that work together to stimulate natural hair growth, prevent hair loss or thinning and give hair a new inner strength that makes it grow thicker, richer and healthier.
Direction: Part hair and apply (very thinly) directed to scalp, especially to the areas that are thinning or need growth. Massage in and comb."