Curlyproverbz-inspired Regimen Challenge

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  1. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy New name, Who Dis?! Formerly lulu97

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    I make sure to always include vitamin E oil in my oil and butter mixes. I read somewhere that it could help preserve the life. However since I'm not adding water to it, I don't stress about preserving it. I assume that it will last until the expiration date of the oils/butters/herbs. I make sure to not dip my fingers in my buttercream and instead keep a plastic spoon nearby to dip out what I need. This makes me feel better about not transferring moisture from my fingers into the butter.
     
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    ElevatedEnergy New name, Who Dis?! Formerly lulu97

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    Awwwww thank you for the kind words!
     
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  3. YvetteWithJoy

    YvetteWithJoy CurlyProverbz, twist-outs, & wigs for retention

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    Many thanks!

    I'm so excited to try it. Before seeing your post, I just ordered 4 boxes from Henna Sooq. Glad for the affirmation. Cool. :up:

    NOTE: I've read a few alarming things about fake Jamila henna. :nono:
     
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    I love Henna Sooq....I've been satisfied with all the powders I've tried from them. Solid company!
     
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    @ElevatedEnergy do you prefer the vatika frosting to the regular vatika oil? How do the two compare?
     
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    I think they are both good oils however I prefer the smell of Hairveda's Vatika frosting over the smell of the Dabur Vatika oil. Hairveda's version is more expensive though and I would never buy it at full price, so that's why I'm waiting to grab it during her Black Friday sale. I might pick up 2 or 3 depending on what the sale is looking like. @Britt
     
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    @ElevatedEnergy Thank you! The scent seems to be the selling point. In that case I'll try it out. It looks like she only sells it during cold weather though. I hope shipping doesn't take too long during her bf sale.
     
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    @Britt Me too! She's been closed for a few weeks preparing for the Black Friday sale so I'm hoping this means shipping times will be fast! LOL
     
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    Ohhhhhh ok bc I noticed her site down and was like :look: lol...
     
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    I am eagerly awaiting this sale for sure :yep:. I want the methi set and vatika frosting. Those are the only two items I have a real interest in but I am also considering getting the hydra-silica tea rinse as well. Not sure if I'm getting it yet though.
     
  11. YvetteWithJoy

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    I'm sitting in the drive thru. Thought I'd seek you guys' input.

    I'm designing my CurlyProverbz-inspired regimen and am trying to reduce the number of products. Besides strong hair, I'm aiming to loosen my curls.

    So far my design includes the following products:
    1. GreenBeauty natural relaxer recipe every 6 weeks
    2. Alternate between protein treatment and henna treatment every week???
    3. Wash day (spread over an evening and morning):
      1. Chicoro's prepoo recipe
      2. Scalp exfoliator
      3. Ayurvedic poo bar for scalp and strands
      4. Ayurvedic hair tea for strength, hydration, and nourishment
      5. Cream or gel for styling
      6. Ayurvedic grease for ends care
    4. Ayurvedic scalp massage oil for growth and thickness
    My issue is: When do I detangle and with what? Must I use another product (a detangler or conditioner)? Also, do you think I could skip DCing if I washed with rhassoul clay? (A few folks in another thread said they do.)
     
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    So I’ve been back and forth with officially joining and I think I’m just going to join. I hate challenges because I tend to forget about them, but since this is like a couple of other challenges I am in, which consists of things I already do/use, it works.

    Right now, outside of monthly henna treatments/paste, I’m adding herbs into my conditioners, I made a henna oil and am making a fenugreek oil. I’ll figure out washing at a later time.
     
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    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I detangle when I prepoo and with my DC before steaming. I don't see a conditioner step in your plan. If you skip DCing, you should at least prepoo, IMO. How slippery is the ayurvedic shampoo bar? Could you detangle with it?
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, the poo bar is slippery enough for de-webbing, but I don't think I'd want to pull a brush through.

    Maybe I can apply detangler on top of the overnight prepoo the next morning and detangle at the sink.

    I'm thinking about using the ayurvedic poo bar on just my scalp and rhassoul clay on my strands, no DC. (I'm trying hard to cut out SOMETHING.)
     
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    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    Why do you have to cut something out?

    The baking soda relaxer + alternating weekly protein & henna, seems like it could dry your hair out. If you cut out anything, I don't think it should be conditioner.
     
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    I don't think this is a good idea (bolded). Henna can act as a protein treatment. I didn't realize that when I was using it and was still doing monthly henna treatments and protein treatments. My hair was a dry tangled mess! Even with overnight moisturizing dc treatments. But this happened slowly over time.
     
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    Thanks so much @Nightingale and @naturalagain2.

    Phew! I feel like you guys are saving me! I so appreciate it! :kiss:

    Hmm. Lemme rethink, then. I feel like with adding prepooing, henna treatments, and texture loosening treatments, this regimen is busy. I was hoping that if I cleansed with rhassoul clay on a regular basis, that would be a sort of DC. (I read this somewhere and thought, "Worth a test/try.") I'd love to stop buying DC and I'd love to shave that 30-60 minutes off of wash day.

    It's hard for me to overproteinate my hipo hair, but I see your point: I didn't realize the regimen design was drying. Thank you for your insight!

    I'll rethink and post/try again.
     
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    And be careful with overdoing it with the baking soda too. I watched greenbeauty's videos on this and I feel like it can make hi porosity hair even more porous. How has it worked for you so far? I soooo close to giving in and texturizing.
     
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    :yep:

    Yes, I'm being careful with it. Agreed!

    I've applied only one treatment so far. So far, so good.

    To be totally honest, I've reached the point of being willing to risk damage in pursuit of SOME tangling shrinkage relief.

    I don't like the texture of straight hair. If I did, I might get a Japanese straightening treatment.

    So, I'm in total and free exploration mode and am going to push it a little: I hope the baking soda treatments needed will be few aside from maintaining the roots periodically. I hope they work and yield minimal damage. If not, I'll start again natural, I guess. It's like that right now! Lol! The tangling and knots have me throwing my hands up. :yep:
     
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    I don't want to get hooked on salons again, I won't be applying chemicals on my own head, and I feel that over time a texturizer will result in some hair too loosened.

    Otherwise, I might have considered it. One lady told me her texturized shrinkage was less but tangling just as severe if not worse. I was like "And that's a no." Lol!
     
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    Question for the group. Has anyone made the Curly Proverb's henna tea and have used it with success? If so, what are your results? Has it dried out your hair? How often to do you spritz?

    I plan to make the tea, but incorporate into my regimen by spritzing in between my tracks and massaging it on my scalp, while using my fenugreek infused growth oil. Your thoughts?
     
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    So far I have the following on my list:
    2 Salon Sized Moist 24/7 conditioners to use as a base for my DIY DC's
    2 Vatika Frostings
    2 Jardin oils

    Hoping the sale will be at least 40% off like in the past.

    I already have the shampoo, 2 Methi tea sets and 3 deluxe sized conditioners that I purchased before she closed. All of this plus what I want for BF should be enough to get me through for BF next year. Trying to only buy in bulk once or twice a year from here on out.

    I really wanted to get in on that sale you posted on the Banyan site but I need to get through the powders I have now as some will be expiring within the next 6 months. Once I use those up, I'll revisit Banyan and buy a few pounds of all my favorites.
     
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    Thinking about doing a henna gloss tonight then stretching my hair in braids for a braidout updo for the rest of the week. My current flat twists are ready to die, so I need to do something.

    ETA - I actually might wait because I don't want color release but I don't have any indigo at home to counter act the henna. I guess I could add black coffee though. I'll see.
     
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    I have made and use the henna tea 3-4 times a week with a moisturizer over it each time I use the tea on my strands. I use the fenugreek growth oil on my scalp of course. This is working pretty well since it is reducing hair breakage.

    You have to use some type of moisturizer or moisturizing leave-in right over the henna tea. If you don't, your hair will feel a little hard because of the protein-like feeling from the henna.

    By the way @ThatJerseyGirl, I added some rose petal and kalpi tone powders for a heavenly scent to my tea with some essential oils. I also keep it in the fridge to keep it from going rancid on me. I use it up in about 10-14 days. But I live in the tropics so heat is a concern for me.
     
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    The front half of my hair is loose curls with no tangling. The back half is striaght pen spring sized coils with 80% shrinkage! I can't with that section. Lol.

    On a good note I straightened my hair today! I think the week of ayervedic made a huge difference. It's really filled in the gaps and strengthened my hair and allowed my cuticles to lay down nice and flat (I'm super high porosity). My relaxed hair didn't even lay like this.
     
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    More good from my ayervedic process.

    I only lost a pea sized amount of hair when detangling today.

    I have been using my homemade oil (Henna, alma, Brahmi, shikai powders, evoo, evco, castor oil, and some essential oils) on my scalp daily and it's keeping my scalp moisturized and super clean. I no longer get that gunk on my scalp that used to build up no matter how well I scrubbed my scalp on washday.
     
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    Made my ayurvedic black soap shampoo tonight and put it in a container to set......I can't wait to wash my hair with all the goodness infused in it!
     
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    Hi ladies, I have a question. I touch up my gray hairs with demi permanent hair color. I read somewhere that it's not wise to do a henna treatment on hair that's already been colored with demi permanent hair color. Do you guys think it will be wise to use henna oil instead of henna paste? TIA
     
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    Wow, nice. :yep:
     
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    What? Nice!!!

    Deets?
     
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