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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by NikkiQ, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Carmelella

    Carmelella Well-Known Member

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    Mjon912. Thanks

    I went back to relaxed because natural hair was no fun for me. When it was short I refused to wear it out and only wore weaves. When it got longer u could style it into ok looking styles, but nothing with wow factor. Washing, drying, and attempting to style ( uz failures) was an all day process and required lots and lots of heat. Currently with relaxed hair my dry time is cut in half and I can blow dry on medium and flat iron on 270 compared to blow drying on high and flat ironing on 420 and it still be poofy. In the end i was in weaves 99 percent of the time which always looked on point, lol, but got boring, not to mention costly.

    Others on this board have lovely natural hair, mine wasn't. I will try not to relax bone straight though so that I still have body in my hair.
     
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    I just started using suave humectant conditioner and I like it. It was surprisingly thick and leaves my hair moisturizers. It was 3 or 4 dollars I think and u dont have to use a lot. Before I wud never touch suave because I thought it was too cheap to work but after hearing that a lot of ppl like it I gave it a try.

    Happy 4th!!
     
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    Carmelella Well-Known Member

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    2x post oops
     
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    2nd the rec for the Aussie 2 min
     
  5. livinthevida

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    WOW! MsSonya that is really good growth since January! If I could go from SL to APL since January you can make it to SL too ;)
     
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    Congratulations @texasqt! You look full APL here! are you hoping to have all hair front/back at APL? it all looks pretty even :yep:
     
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    Your hair looks very healthy @Meritamen! I think you may already be at APL since May! you look very close to APL here ;)

    Welcome @Carmelella!

    @Mjon912 & @Missdelicious1 I second that! @NikkiQ & @faithVA are running a great thread here! Thankfully we're still in good company on both ends with APL graduates here and there :grin:

    Congratulations on your growth @KaramelKutie803!
     
  9. Onhergrind09

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    This is my OFFICIAL claiming APL post!!!:yay:

    I started on my hair journey a little over 2 years ago and I am just now getting into the swing of things and my hair is just now starting to cooperate, I'm excited about this milestone and all those to follow. :grin:

    The first pict (May 2009) is when I got tired of my multilayered & damaged hair and just decided to cut it the shortest it has ever been.

    The following picts are of me yesterday after many cuts, trims, setbacks & successes later :).

    BTW Happy 4th Everyone!!!
     

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    itsjusthair88 I applied Organic Coconut Oil (OCO) from ears to ends since starting my HHJ this January and was very happy with the results of a healthy scalp, moisture, and shine! I stopped using Shampoos in December 2011 and still experience good scalp and hair growth. My latest length check available here :wink2:

    I am currently using Wild Growth Hair Oil (WGHO) with coconut oil as an ingredient and am getting use to roller-setting with a new oil. With more practice I think I'll get better at the results ;)
     
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    Congratulations @Onhergrind09! Amazing progress since 2009! You have very healthy & thick hair!
     
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    NO length checks for me but just giving words of encouragement! Keep up the good work ladies! I'm 3 months post BC
     
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    claud-uk How did I miss that post?? Wonderful progress!! 3 inches, girl bye!
    I can only get 3 inches in 6 months :nono: And yes I thought you were trying to slip under the radar there for a second LOL

    Onhergrind09 Well done! Your pony :notworthy

    livinthevida I use WGO on my scalp im experimenting with that and castor oil + scalp massages every other day...Does the smell not bother you on your fresh rollerset? I'm one to talk I put garlic and onion oil in my oil mix :lachen:

    HighAspirations Wow 3 months BC! Did you transtition?
     
  15. livinthevida

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    @Fyne I really like the smell ;) it reminds me of when I applied indian hemp to my scalp way back in college :lol:

    Plus I always wait for my hair to air dry before a roller-set. In the beginning when I started to use OCO I applied it right after a cool rinse on wet hair. With more practice I noticed my roller-sets were lasting much longer if I applied OCO on dry hair! :yep: Now that I've started applying WGHO the results are just as good on my dry hair, it is much lighter and has great bounce all day. OCO had the same results yet there was a whole lotta shine - definitely with both using very very little goes a long way!
     
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    claud-uk. WOOOWEEEE. That's a lot of changes. Congratulations on your sticking to your guns and seeing that growth. You've got me thinking about stopping smoking. If the trade off is that kind of growth, I may just have to do it. Hmmmmm.....:scratchch.
     
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    Hello ladies, I hope you all are enjoying the holiday. Whew, I haven't been in here in a minute and I have to get caught up with err'thang. I have several pages to read but I first wanted to give a shout out to livinthevida for making it to APL! It's nice to see your progess girl, you were missed, and I am happy you're back. Congrats to the other ladies who've made it to APL since check-in too! Okay, I have a grip of pages to catch up on … enjoy your day ladies. {{Deuces}}
     
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    polished07 ~ I have not trimmed my hair since late, late last year or super early this year. I go on S&D missions but I do not trim on a routine basis. I receive Chicoro's emails (beautifybitbybit.com) and she sent one out that discussed length based trimming versus time based trimming. She states that if one is trying to maintain a style/length then trimming every six to eight weeks is desirable. However, if one is growing their hair out trimming on a time table is not necessary. I keep my hair in PS, so I don't have the urge to even my length up … I probably won't trim until I hit my goal but I will continue to S&D/dust when necessary. I hope this helps. ;)
     
  20. NikkiQ

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    Bout time you claimed APL woman! I marked you as a graduate the day you posted your other pics :lachen:
     
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    Hey, I just noticed im not on the challenger list and I been in this challenge since march. I wanted to know if I could be added to the list?

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  22. NikkiQ

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    ^^^Oh snap! Sorry I didn't add you. I'll do it now.
     
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    Ok thanks so much.

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    Today has been a very trying day. My poor baby girl, Nola (my dog), had to be taken to the vet hospital today. She has a virus that has been going around that has her completely dehydrated. I've been a bubblin mess all day. I had to run out the house this morning so I just threw a beanie on over my twists and left. Had it like that all day. I was in no state of mind to deal with my hair. Tomorrow I have to go back with DH to pick her up from the hospital since she had to be left overnight to receive antibiotics via IV. You guys have no idea how much I miss her right now :cry2:
     
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    Thx! And yes, once it's all APL then I will truly believe its there. Right now for some reasonI'm just not seeing it but I know it's getting close.
     
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    Aww I hope she gets better. Im sorry you're going through this. Just focus on it dog, she's much more important than hair.
     
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    Thanks. I hope she comes out of this better than ever.

    Just more stress that's making me want to shave my head and call it a day.

    Sent by me from my Android phone.Boom
     
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    NikkiQ I hope your dog feels better soon also. I don't even want to think about not having my dog around so I know actually having the experience is hard. :hug:
     
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    Sorry about nola:( what kind of dog is she?
     
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    NikkiQ :bighug: I hope she feels better soon.
     

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