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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sarumoki, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Girl, do you know how many people wish they were eating good? Enjoy them rolls your got. You'll get rid of them when the time is right.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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    :lachen:Bless you, sis. :kiss:
     
  3. Bountiful7788

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    I would like to join this. I usually wear a phony pony over my bun and it gives my hair a break. I plan to do this for maybe another year or two.
     
  4. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Come on in!
     
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    Prettyeyes Well-Known Member

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  6. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Since this *just* happened to me yesterday :cry2: I thought I'd share some ways to repair torn lace. I wish I had known about this the last time it happened to me. I had to throw away a wig that I loved.

    Video 1: She sewed it back together. It wasn't noticeable, but it wouldn't really work closer to the part or if the thread color didn't match the hair or with less density, I'd imagine.



    Video 2: She used fabric adhesive and a tan-colored t-shirt. Skip to about 4:30 because she talks too much imo. I'm not crazy about her finished product but I think with some tweaking this method would be great.

     
  7. tashboog

    tashboog I'm on Instagram

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    How did you like the beautiful texture treatment? Do you recommend it for other naturals? Did it get your hair super straight?
     
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  8. tashboog

    tashboog I'm on Instagram

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    That’s the one I have too & it’s high quality. I have a black and tan one. It really helps protect your hairline too.
     
  9. lushlady

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    I'm currently wearing a random old wig that I don't recall the name of. However, I am prepping the wig in the photos to be my go to. Hope it holds up well for its price point.

    I'm not happy about the amount of shedding I got from just running my fingers through it and putting conditioner in it. Especially because I haven't cut the lace yet. On the plus side. The part looks pretty good, and I only have to tweeze very little in that area and the hairline. 20180110_120555.jpg
     
  10. Pygmy_puff

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    I loved it. It got my hair SO straight. My results were similar to how my hair looks after I get a silk press at the salon and I still have enough of the product to do about two more applications! My profile photo is my hair after using the TMS. Now that I have my Split Ender and had success with the TMS, I’m starting to feel like I won’t need to visit the salon for years to come. I’m really pleased!

    One thing I should note, I do not know what temperature I used to flat iron. I used my mom’s Chi which only has an on/off switch.
     
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  11. TopShelf

    TopShelf Sewing & Growing Gamma Gal

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    1. Like this post. Completed

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it? I plan on wigging it from January to May, then October to December

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony? My hair will be braided underneath in cornrows and I will wash, dep condition and protein treat my hair every 3-4 weeks. I will moisturize my hair on a daily basis with plain water or rose water or liquid MSM and liquid silica (that I put in a liquid leave in) and then follow up with my shea butter mixture or another shea butter based leave in like qhemet biologics burdock root butter cream

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning: 4a/5 natural with some dye

    5. Current Hair Length: shoulder/collar bone

    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal: APL

    7. Starting Photo:

    This is the 1st of 2 wigs that I plan on alternating. It's from hergiven hair. I have not laid it down with gel, just yet. It's called the kinky blowout, 16 inches. I decided not to color this one and keep the natural color. The black always washes my skin out.

     

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  12. Pygmy_puff

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    @TopShelf your cornrows look sooo nice! Do you do your own? I wish I could braid like that. My plaits are so janky! Haha

    @lushlady that sure is some purty lookin’ hair! I love curly wigs. They are so easy to blend and look too cute!
     
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  13. TopShelf

    TopShelf Sewing & Growing Gamma Gal

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    Thank you!....
    I get my braids professionally done becaue when she does them they last for 4 weeks, when I do them they only last a week, they are not as flat and uniformed and I can't wear mine w/o a head covering because they are ooogly. it's worth the $20.
     
  14. Prettyeyes

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  15. keranikki

    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    The first one is my work wig and I have had it for roughly 5 years. I do not remember the name of it. The next two are Charlie and Hania respectively. Someone up thread mentioned the Hania, so I decided to try it. I really like it. I will add heat to both wigs to get some of the volume out.
     

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    I want to join this challenge so badly...but my head is too big.:cry3::(

    Every time i try on a wig, I can't wait to take it off after a few minutes. My head is hurting.

    Are y'all small-headed unicorns?:lachen: Please what's the secret to avoiding headaches?
     
  17. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I have a big head and I can wear most wigs comfortably. How do you wear your hair underneath? That's the biggest factor for me when my head starts to hurt.
     
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    I've usually tried a wig with my hair in a tight bun. Let me try the cornrows and see if that helps.
    Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  19. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Yeah, that's probably it. Cornrows should help. I don't know how to cornrow, so what I do it put my hair in loose braids as if I were doing a braid out and that works for me. It might also be the combs pressing against your head that's causing a headache. Try cutting them out.
     
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  20. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I really tried to straighten my hair for this starting pic and it's really not happening, so when I get home I'll have to redo my braids extra neat and post that.
     
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    I always check YouTube reviews to make sure the wigs are big head friendly :lachen::lachen:

    It’s real when you start to get that headache from the tightness and you start seeing spots.
     
  22. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    Still rocking my GLS64. I'm gonna rock it for all of Jan and Feb.
     
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    Well, well, well.
    I cornrowed my hair and wore my Outre Donna wig a couple of times, just for running errands...and it was great!
    I've ordered a couple more under $50 wigs and I'll see how the various styles fit me before maybe taking the plunge towards a high end wig.

    So, I'm officially in this challenge.
    I'll edit this post later with answers to the OP!
     
  25. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I used to have Charlie in purple. I kinda miss her.
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Donna is my bae, and I don't usually like curly wigs.
     
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    Meet this week’s selection....Tina in 1B

    She was $25 at local bss.
     
  28. uofmpanther

    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I want to join! I always wig periodically, but my poor hair is not loving winter, so I am going to hide it until it gets warmer.

    How long do you plan on wigging it?
    Winter and possibly fall

    How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony? Wash & deep condition weekly with protein, moisturize at least bi-weekly

    Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning: Natural

    Current Hair Length: I think MBL in back and APL in front. I cut it this summer after I got to WL.

    2018 Hair Length Goal: None really, just healthy growth. I cut it because it gets heavy and more time-consuming when it gets long.

    Starting Photo: Back later with this.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I like Nina, Freetress and Outre for my big head. I also look for adjustable straps. I stay away from Bobbi Boss. There is another one that is always small on me, but I forget at the moment.
     
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    Who wears a wig cap? What else are people wearing under their wigs? I want to keep all my moisture in my hair.
     

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