4b/ 4c Naturals Growth Thread

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  1. Maracujá

    Maracujá November 2019 --> 13 years natural!!!

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    Thank you kindly ma'am :D. No I do not have a fashion blog, but I do plan to blog about my 'conquer your closet' journey on my regular blog (on my siggy). This comment is very encouraging, once more: thank you very much ;).
     
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  2. NowIAmNappy

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    Thank you hair twin, have you posted any hair pics recently?
     
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    Kinda random: The salon I went to for my curly cut and going back to in a few weeks is very serious about their methods of doing hair. No shampoos. No oils. No heavy butters. No silicone. Highly recommending to use only what they use. Their IG comments can get tense. I take what I need from their recommendations and don't get offended if they are anti something I typically do. But I must say this is the best my hair has felt. Cowashing often, just using a leave in and gel to style. No oil. They might be on to something lol.
     
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  4. faithVA

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    What do they use?
     
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  5. oneastrocurlie

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    Briogeo, Devacurl, AG Hair and NYC Curls. All expensive lol. I do love the NYC Curls Conditioner. I just ran out and will buy more when I go in.
     
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  6. LdyKamz

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  7. oneastrocurlie

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    I wish! Regular Degular Ohio.
     
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    @oneastrocurlie whats their IG?
     
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    Thank you for sharing that. I will try the NY Curl. I've been wanting to use less shampoo but needed something to replace it. I know Devacurl doesn't work for me. I've not tried them rest.

    I may be in Columbus next year so may try to get an appointment.
     
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  11. oneastrocurlie

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    You should book now and cancel if you can't make it. No joke I think next available for the 2 main stylists is July lol.

    ETA: OK the girl I go to has 2 spots available in April but yeah... Long way out
     
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  12. faithVA

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    You are probably right but since I don't know my travel dates I can't plan it yet. But thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Since it's getting colder and my hair is a little longer now I'm wondering if now is the time to start my 2 braids routine for the next couple of months and see how much progress I can make. I have been wanting to find a new way to wear my hair that is still easy and low maintenance. If anything my 2 braids routine is so low maintenance it's practically no maintenance. I don't have much to do at work today so maybe I'll start jotting down some notes for a winter hair regimen.
     
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  14. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    No....I have not. But I promise to tag you when I do. I just cut my hair 1 1/2 inches this month. I won't even call it a trim because I may have cut 2".
     
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    Did you cut it for fun or removing damage?
     
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    So I tried it out this weekend. Friday I washed my hair, deep conditioned, moisturized and sealed then blow dried. I then spritzed my hair lightly again with my leave in and sealed again with shea butter. Friday my hair felt really good. Saturday it felt pretty good too but by the end of the day it felt and looked a little dry. Yesterday I felt like I needed to do the braids over so I added a little more shea butter to my ends and then braided. It was really cold yesterday and I noticed that by the time I get home my hair felt dry again. Today my hair also feels a little dry but it looks moisturized and shiny. I actually have to wash my hair tonight anyway so I'm thinking about what modifications I can make to help my hair stay moisturized in these low temps.
     
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  17. oneastrocurlie

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    I did a wash and go without gel. I was curious how my hair would look. It's less defined but very soft. I'll continue to use gel in the future but nice to know I can cowash, condition and keep it moving if need be.

    Gel or no gel my shrinkage is a trip.
     
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  18. Queensheba88

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    IMG_20181025_184310.jpg My last relaxer Dec (2015) vs 1yr 8mo Natural Oct(2018)

    My first (and last) attempt at a flat iron and trim...my hair was light and airy...then started to revert :rolleyes: its all good i got the all over trim i wanted and really needed...next time im going to a professional it was too much work lol
     
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  19. FadingDelilah

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    I'm officially a moisture addict. I use my glycerin spray every other day even though I could go a week, because I'm addicted to having jet black, superrrr buttery and smooth and greasy hair. My twists look so luscious, oh my gosh!!! I'm not stopping either. :look: My hair is so moisturized that I need to start using a hair spray or something for my twist outs to take. My hair won't even get defined anymore. LOL.
     
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  20. snoop

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    Do you mind me asking how you make yours?
     
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    I went to salon today for a trim and color. Came out great. My curls are defined perfectly. I really want that dyson blow dryer they use but aint no way. Went ahead and reupped on the nyc curls conditioner I already like and bought the nyc gel they used with the conditioner.

    Coloring has reduced my itch to cut.....for now.
     
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    Its super easy. :D I just put about 1 part glycerin to 3 parts water. Works like a charm. My hair reaches levels of softness I never imagined using it. Like, I don't even know how to explain. It's all that I use btw. No other creams or butters. But warning: it does leave your hair very greasy. I wouldn't want anyone touching my hair. You can try using less glycerin so it won't be as sticky. :)

    Edit: it also gives me amazing slip during detangling.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  24. NowIAmNappy

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    Thought I'd leave this here, for anyone looking for a protective style.
     
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    I made some and used it a couple of times last week. Wow! Thank you for this! I remember trying glycerin at the start of my journey but have up right away because my hair felt mushy and I didn't know how to counteract it.

    After reading that post that mentioned that Giovanni Direct Leave In was a protein conditioner, I've been following up with my regular mix of super diluted Giovanni, then moisturizing and sealing as normal. I like that my hair hasn't been webbing as badly. I've also been reading up on the Jheri Juice thread for some additional tips.

    I think I'll play around with the ratios a bit. Can't wait to try it on mini twists!
     
  26. FadingDelilah

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    You're welcome! Good luck with the ratios. If your hair feels mushy you might want to lessen the glycerin down. Glycerin is the master humectant. My hair loves it and can't curvive with out it, whereas protein is my enemy, so I could see how protein loving hair might respond differently. Its cool how every ones hair is so different.
     
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    Im going to try this...my hair loves glycerin!!!
     
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    Did a BC and I now think that I'm more 4b than 4a. The curl diameter is definitely smaller than it initially appeared to be when I was transitioning.
     
  29. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Hair is growing in nicely. I make sure to compliment her everyday lol. There’s a picture in the “show me your nape” thread.
     
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    I am a 4A/B/C
    4a in front, 4b in back and sides and 4c at my nape

    I have a 1 year growth update pic:
    This is including a 2" cut in May.
    1yearofhairgrowth2018.jpeg
     

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