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ALL 8+ Week Stretchers..What 3-5 Products Help You Stretch A LONG, LONG Time?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by IDareT'sHair, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. NappiShawti

    NappiShawti New Member

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    im about 21 wks post... (4b relaxd/texlaxd)

    1) deep conditioning under my steamer w/ Lustrasilk shea butter+mango, honey & coconut oil

    2)washing & detangling once a week (Roux Porosity Cont, Aphoghee 4 Damaged hair or ORS creamy Aloe shampoo, VO5 or Herbal Essence cond)

    3)protective styling & low manipulation 8+wks post (weaves, half-wigs, buns & braidouts)

    4) keep newgrowth soft w/ moisturizer (s-curl, hollywood beauty carrot cream, ors moisturising lotion)

    5) seal ends & oil scalp w/ JBCO & coconut oil mix
     
  2. sunnieb

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    Wow! When I posted in this thread over a year ago, I was in week 6 of my very first 8 week stretch! My how times have changed! As of right now, I'm 12 weeks post going for my usual 14 week stretch and I don't even bat an eye now! :lol:

    Here's what's helped me get to this point:

    • Mane 'n Tail Detangler
    • Lacio Lacio Leave In
    • Cowashing a minimum of 2x weekly
    • Low maintenance styles (buns mostly)
    • Deep conditioning 2x a week (and do NOT skimp on the conditioner, really soak your NG with it!)

    Great thread! I'm picking up more tips that I can use. I have all of the tools needed to rollerset, I just need to do it. Maybe tonight......
     
  3. bbdgirl

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    I am 18 weeks post and the products that have been most helpful during this stretch are:
    Hollywood beauty argan oil serum on my ends
    NTM leave in on my damp hair
    Hempseed, olive, on the length
    coconut for prepooing and detangling
    castor oil for my scalp and softening my NG
    Elasta QP mango butter for my edges
     
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    AO White Camelia and HSR, Pantene Relaxed-Natural, Natures Gate Hemp seed conditioners work great on new growth
    Nu-Gro, NTM, or Alba leave-in conditioners
    Chi Silk infusion, Argan Oil as serums
    Vatika Frosting for sealing
    Hairveda Amala Shampoo
    Hemp seed oil :yep:

    I have tried different techniques to stretch my hair past 8 weeks. I'm not big on "protective" :nono: styles because they just have not worked for my hair. With the exception of wigging it everything else results in breakage for my fine strands. :ohwell:
    I have come up with a routine that is fail-proof for me:

    Alter Ego Garlic conditioner mixed with oil (I like hemp oil) as a pre-poo
    Shampoo Hair with diluted moisturizing shampoo and Hairveda Amala Rinse
    Aphogee 2 min conditioner only as needed
    Deep condition with AO White Camelia and Pantene R/N with heat
    Use Paul Mitchell The Detangler as a final rinse to fully detangle
    Apply Nu Gro leave-in cond and Chi Silk infusions serum :lick:
    Roller set with water spritz (with a small amount of moisturizing conditioner)

    This leaves my relaxed hair shiny,smooth and bouncy, and my new growth soft and moist. :drunk: It may seem like a lot but I only do this once a week. I wrap my hair carfully every night. I also only shampoo if I feel my hair has build up because I find that it is drying for me. If I see my hair is not going to make it a whole week I deep condition on dry hair and wrap it and let it air dry. This combo of products allows me to wrap my hair past 5 weeks and get decent results. I rarely use my flat iron anymore.
    For my hair I find that I need to deep condition with heat and pay attention to my leave in. I have literally had to wash my hair over because the leave-in I used tangled or dried my hair up.
     
  5. sunnieb

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    Bumping......
     
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    1) Mane and Tail Detangler
    2) a wide tooth comb
    3) Fantasia IC gel
    4) a scarf for laying my edges down

    these things work wonders especially after 12+ weeks
     
  7. SailorSuccess

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    I don't think there are any particular products but instead regimen.

    Wash once a week (usually Sunday)
    DC twice a week
    Rollerset weekly or wrap nightly

    DCing really keeps my NG soft and manageable
     
  8. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    For Me: The Tangle Teezer is Definitely a Plus for Stretching. It really helps to detangle and smooth NG.

    It's a good little tool for Relaxed Heads
     
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    great thread IDareT'sHair!

    bumping to remember to read every single page!
     
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    Any PS that doesn't allow me to see what my hair looks like and during the course of my week. Weekly detangling and washing, OCT/MT/JBCO/MTG.
     
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    - Motions Neutralizing Shampoo
    - Motions CPR Protein Reconstructor
    - Aussie Moist Conditioner/Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner
    - Combing gently with a wide tooth comb
     
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    Bump.....

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    Nix08 Relaxed, 4B

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    Although I don't plan on stretching much more than 10 weeks...co washing (daily or so) really helped in the past:yep:
     
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    My personal mixture (shea butter, mango butter, EVOO, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, and glycerin) helps a lot. It makes my ng super soft and manageable. Bunning and using head wraps helps too. So far I've made it 13 weeks. Lets hope I can reach my goal of 30!
     
  16. divachyk

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    Bump -

    I only stretch to 10-12 weeks right now. I just recently started cowashing and it is helping tame the ng nicely. It might just help me stretch longer. I will gradually increase my weeks though.

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    6 month+ stretcher here:
    Silken Child Leave- In Detangler
    CON moisturizing and detangling shampoo
    HE Hello Hydration and other cheap (Suave, White Rain) conditioners
    Oils
     
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    Dee_33 Live, Laugh, Love

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    Another 6 month stretcher checking in:

    1. GVP Conditioning Balm
    2. Shea Moisture leave-in with Aloe Vera Juice added
    3. Ponytail rollersets (not a product but it helps tremendously)
    4. Unrefined coconut oil
     
  19. Incrediblehairgirl

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    I am typically a 6month stretcher...my last stretch was at 28 weeks:) I am currently 16wks post. Products getting me thru the long haul:

    1. Rusk Smoother leave in-- ng would be poofy & miserable w/out this stuff after around 13wks

    2. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Vittamin Shoppe brand)-- for Pre-poo'ing & detangling ng/hair b/f washing

    Can't live w/out these 2 products!!

    Hope this helps...good luck :)



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  20. Poopiedo

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    Coconut Oil
    Shea Moisture Conditioner (leave in)
    Cheapie conditioners or conditioners I don't like in my stash for cowashing
    AO Honeysuckle Rose and GPB
     
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    havilland Magical Mythical Princess

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    6 month + stretcher checking in

    texlaxing with a low lye relaxer: Design Essentials low lye-- keeps the difference between the two textures from being so harsh

    rosewater and glycerin --- softens my new growth on wash day

    co- washing with a clarifying conditioner instead of using shampoo: VO5 clarifying condish
     
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    S Curl
    Shea Butter
    Coconut Oil
     
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    Bump bump bump

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    I'm at 14 weeks right now and I'm aiming for around 18 weeks. I've done 6 months in the past but I don't remember how I got through that!

    I need as much help as I can get!
     
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    Two words~~~~Dominican Blowouts!
     
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    How do you use your S curl?
     
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    I ended an 18 week stretch Tuesday. That is the longest stretch I have ever done and I was able to get through it using Care Free Curl Gold and Alter Ego Garlic Treatment. I used the CFCG to baggy my ponytail every night. The Alter Ego made combing through the new growth a breeze. These have become my deep stretch go to products.
     
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    ^^^ Puts Alter Ego in my shopping cart :look: (13 weeks post and struggling!)
     
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    IDareT'sHair is the one who introduced me to this product. I didn't want to pay $30 for a deep conditioner, but it is worth every penny for me. AND I find fewer shed hairs in my comb! I don't have that thick stuff like you, so I have to account for all of my hairs. :lol:
     
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    Americka

    Did you purchase the conditioner or the hot oil treatment?
     

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