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

  1. longhairdreaming

    longhairdreaming New Member

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    Congrats SkySurfer!!

    I took down my twist and did box braids, washed and conditioned now I'm sitting here feeling my scalp tingle from my peppermint, tea tree and emu oil mixture.
     
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    Lol I rock my celies faithfully every night still. If it weren't so hot here I'd leave them in and wear a wig! It's a pain to re-do them every night.
     
  3. lamaria211

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    Congrats SkySurfer your hair is beautiful
     
  4. NikkiQ

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    That's what I used to do when I was back in the states. Celies under wigs DAILY and I loved it. Now that I'm out here... wigs ain't cuttin it. I'll be at the beach and that sucker would fly clean off my head. No bueno :nono:
     
  5. lamaria211

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    NikkyQ hows the MN working for you? Any shedding any amazing growth?
     
  6. NikkiQ

    NikkiQ Well-Known Member

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    ^^I haven't used it since 2 weeks after we got here. my mix got really REALLY low and I can't find anymore MN here so I have to order some. Haven't gotten around to it yet. Been spending money on everything else but myself lately :lol: But when I do get a chance to make an order on Amazon, I think I'm gonna go hard in the paint and get a lot of products that I need.

    As far as shedding, I haven't dealt with anything out of the ordinary since using the MN. I've seen a few of the ladies dealing with excessive shedding and I'm not entirely sure what caused it to happen to them and not me. Maybe b/c the products I mixed it with. Idk. The growth that I got from it within the first like 9 days of using it was pretty shocking. I think I got about an inch of growth from using it the short period of time that I did use it. I think that's how I was able to reach APL by pulling my hair to the front and a little closer to APL in the back. I'm hoping that once I order more MN and more hair vitamins that I'll be back on track with growing my hair out.
     
  7. NikkiQ

    NikkiQ Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about blowing out my hair and giving myself a trim. I gots nothing else to do and it has been 6 months since my last one

    *whispers* that damn SHS
     
  8. NikkiQ

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    Cowashed instead. First time cowashing and putting it in a ponytail. Detangled in the shower and slapped on a little KCKT.



    View attachment 2012-07-07 19.34.38.jpg

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  9. lamaria211

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    my hair was still a little wet after rinsing out my Dc so I used a lil 613 Replenishing Mist and sealed with grease:lick:
     
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    I love your texture!
     
  11. lamaria211

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    Me to.... *jealous*:)
     
  12. NikkiQ

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    Lol thanks ladies. Hopefully cowashing up to 5 times a week will help my hair stay moisturized and the ponytail will just have to do since I can't bun lol

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    Congrats skysurfer!

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    Hello Ladies: I took down my twists.. a way to go to get to APL
     

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    Why can't you bun?
     
  16. NikkiQ

    NikkiQ Well-Known Member

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    I've tried a million different ways at this length to bun and I just can't :(

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  17. NikkiQ

    NikkiQ Well-Known Member

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    You don't look that far to me felic1. Maybe another 2 inches and you're there in the back.

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  18. MrsMelodyV

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    Hi ladies! I've been trolling LHCF and this challenge. I finally need to put in my stats.

    ~Current hair length
    neck length
    ~Relaxed/Natura/Texlaxed/Loc'd
    relaxed
    ~APL goal month
    I'm really hoping for December 2012. It'll be a stretch but i know it's possible.
    ~Current Reggie and styling choices
    I am finally learning that i don't need to use my flat irons to look decent enough to leave the house! Talk about a break through. I basically started my HHJ in early June. Since then i've been doing twistouts almost daily. I had 1 experiment with bantu knots that was a HAM (hot *** mess). I learned the hard way it takes forever for those to dry! This last week I've been doing a combo of bantu knots in the back of my head and a twistout in the front with the ends coiled. I have been getting the most compliments.
    ~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to APL?
    Continue dc 2x per week using heat and washing 1-2x per week. i also cowash 2-3x per week. I've been using HE LTR for washes, HE hydralicious for cowashes, NTM and KeraPro for DC, NTM leave in or ORS olice oil moisturizer for daily moisturizing, and EVCO for sealing. I also started prepooing a couple weeks ago with a mixture of EVOO and EVCO. This is ALL way more stuff that I've ever done to my hair in my life.
    ~Post a beginning picture
    As soon as I figure this out I'm on it! My picture was taken a few days after my last relaxer on 5/23/12. I'll take an updated pic on 7/22/12 when I do my next relaxer and then I should be on the same schedule as everyone else for the Sept update. I also used to perm monthly ( i know, shame on me!) I never knew you weren't supposed to do that! This stretch will be 10 weeks, then my next stretch will another 10 weeks so i can have a fresh style for my SIL's wedding, then i will start shooting for stretching 14-16 weeks. I now know my hair can make it! Sorry this took so long guys. Thanks for the thread!
     
  19. lamaria211

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    :wave: :bounceline: Welcome to the group MrsMelodyV!!! I'll add you to the list. Can't wait to see you progress in this challenge with all the ladies. Great built in support system the minute you step foot in this challenge. Even the APL ninjas chime in with great advice :lol:
     
  21. NikkiQ

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    Took the pony down, moisturized and slicked it right back into a pony. So simple. I'm loving it already lol
     
  22. RayRayFurious

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    I'm rocking dual buns. Going to moisturize these puppies and put them back up. I need to step up my styling techniques.
     
  24. NikkiQ

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    Great progress RayRayFurious!! What made you cut back to SL if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    I went to blow dry my hair this morning but when I opened my blowdryer box I was quickly reminded that I broke my comb attachments on my niece's hair a few weeks ago. Ohwell I guess im in celies til mon or tuesday:( I might try a pony but my edges......
     
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    Well ladies I finally decided to stop being lazy and post my update. I was hesitant if I should post the pics or not. My hair did not turn out how I wanted to, it was not completely straight and frizzy. I also cut about 1 inch off last week. I don't think I did ok with this check in. So from now till next check it I will be braiding up my hair and wigging it.

    First pic is when I cut off about 6 inches of hair
    Second pic is from march check in.
    third and fourth pics was taken July 1, 2012
     

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    My ends were rough. I hadn't trimmed my hair in probably a year and a half...so I needed to cut!
     
  28. lamaria211

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    Pretty hair but I cant tell if your apl because your arms are up in all your pics:)
     
  29. NikkiQ

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    ITA. You look APL in the pic with the black top on,but I can't tell for sure.

    Sent by me from my Android phone.Boom
     
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    As of late my hair has actually been behaving, I'm really focusing on keeping to my regimen and getting the short spots near my crown (a la a bad cornrow job) to catch up to the rest of my hairline. So far so good.
     

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