February 2018: Hits & Misses

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  1. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    New Hit:
    JMonique Naturals Activated Charcoal Deep Conditioning Treatment

    Continued Hits (in no particular order):
    Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locs Hair Mask
    Sarenzo's Quinoa & Bamboo Protein Treatment
    Cantu's ACV Root Rinse
    DIY Shea Mix
     
  2. NaturallyATLPCH

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    Continued hit: APB Hair Cream
    New Hit: Cleansing frequently. I cleanse three days a week and have seen rapid growth with my short hair than my long hair. I did not get this much growth twist bunning and cleansing once a week.
    So protective styling and not cleansing my hair frequently was doing nothing for my hair. Go figure lol...
     
  3. Aggie

    Aggie Reducing My Credit Card Debt

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    JMonique's Dead Sea Hair Wash - I really love this stuff and how it really softens my hair and gives my hair super coils that are very pretty. I need to use this again soon.
     
  4. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I could wash my hair every day if I didn’t have to deal with tangles. My hair loves it. Only way I can get away with it is mini box braids. The take down is hell though.
     
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  5. mzteaze

    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    New hits:
    - Acupuncture for thinning hair. I'm 9 treatments in & the proof is in the pictures. I've received more growth in a month than I had all year using other methods.

    - Onion juice. Three weeks in with a smell but it's proven to be very effective. It will be the stink I will live with.

    - Henna Sooq Sweet Honey conditioner. My hair loves this product and I love the smell. This week I think I found the perfect way to use this product. Fully saturate your hair with CP tea and warm the product between your hands before applying to hair.
     
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  6. Ayesha81

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    Hit: Biolage conditioning hydrating balm the best conditioner I have used ever!!!! so soft shiny and volume
     
  7. Aggie

    Aggie Reducing My Credit Card Debt

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    Donna Marie Super Butter Creme - this butter still does not disappoint me. I have tried others after using this one and I still go back to it because it really leaves my hair super moisturized.

    She Butter - I like this whipped with other beneficial oils for sealing my hair and ends. It really keeps my ends from coiling around itself into single strand knots. It's a keeper.
     
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  8. Aggie

    Aggie Reducing My Credit Card Debt

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    Yaaaaasssss! I really love this conditioner as well. I am out of it but it is a replenishable (I just made this up) deep conditioner for sure. I even like it as a conditioner to mix with my prepoo oil - yum yum :lick:.
     
  9. gorgeoushair

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    Love it too but the Sally's version! Is it really a DC cause the ingredients say leave on for 1-3 minutes and rinse. It's funny cause I have loved this conditioner for years and never read the directions until this past weekend. I always used it as a DC until this past weekend.
     
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  10. shortdub78

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    Hit
    Eden’s Bodyworks co-wash cutting down to using shampoo 1-2 weeks, so using this in between.

    DE express almond butter conditioner works as soon as you put it in.

    QB morniga tree detangling ghee (great leave-in, dc/rinse out conditioner, moisturizer)

    Taliah WJ kinky wavy natural herbal style and shine (use it as a pomade or twist cream) downside it has nothing but glycerin based ingredients in it.

    Somewhat of a Miss
    Mane Choice Egyptian 14k gold gel. That stuff is super sticky. Have to use a lot of water with this product, but it works good twisting. I was using it to lay my hair down. It caused dryness and flakes the next day.
     
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    Alba Botanica Hawaiian Conditioner - my hair was feeling a bit drier than I liked after the protein treatment I did on Saturday so I decided to try this out. Love the fact that I can find it easily in stores and hair is soft and moisturized after using it.

    Miss
    I've been using Curls Blueberry Hair Mask and it doesn't seem to do much for my hair. The only time my hair has been ok after using it had been when I use one of my rinse out conditioners before it and even then it doesn't add to the results. My hair always ends up feeling dry when I use it as my sole conditioner. I'll be really glad when I finish using it up.
     
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    It is a deep conditioner. Mine is pretty thick so I would not call it a rinse out conditioner. I do use it mixed with my oils to prepoo with sometimes though because it gives good slip :yep:.
     
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  13. ms.blue

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    Hit: Layering Olaplex no 3 then applying a deep conditioner (tried with two different DCs and both times it worked perfectly)

    Miss: Olaplex being $28 for 3.3ozs which equals to about 3 uses.
     
  14. gorgeoushair

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    Miss- Jessicurl's shipping!! Like really!
     
  15. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Miss

    SM Marshmallow & Blueberries kids 2n1 Shampoo/Conditioner, it cleansed J's hair but it felt really waxy but creamy on his hair strands. I'll use it up but its not a repurchase. Might use it as body wash for him.

    Sorta Hit

    SM Marshmallow & Blueberries kids 2n1 Detangling leave in conditioner, on wet soaking wet hair ( in the tub), it was not detangling AT ALL. Im thinking its going to slide thru his strands and boom, NOPE! . It works best for him on hair that's been dampened with water first and then massaged it, Its a kinda thick creamy type lotion almost but hard to get out of the bottle. not a repurchase but I do like it on his hair dry/dampish
     
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  16. blackeyes31626

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    Dang!
    This gel has been in my cart for like two weeks. smh
    What did you use under it?
     
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    Water. You are suppose to use it with water. If you don’t respray, it will get sticky. It says it on the directions.
     
  18. YvetteWithJoy

    YvetteWithJoy Dream body in 2018 https://goo.gl/p2Dc9Q

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    I didn't use enough water with it I guess, so I had a setback. So now it just sits in my hair drawer smelling nice. It's super sticky. But, I'm glad it's HG for so many folks.
     
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    Yeah it give you a lot of shine, but it will turn on you without water! Lol i will keep it though. I might used it right after I wash my hair and left it wet, or use it on my DD. I bought it for her anyway.
     
  20. YvetteWithJoy

    YvetteWithJoy Dream body in 2018 https://goo.gl/p2Dc9Q

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    Initial impression hit:
    Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel

    Best at-home wng ever. Details, ingredients, and photos here: https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/bronner-brothers-firm-hold-curling-gel.831349/#post-24573765

    Surprise hit:
    Super simple and relatively QUICK wash and style day with very few products, tangles, or shed hair!!!

    Pre-detangle (at sink): SM hipo masque and Magic Star Jumbo Rake
    Detangle (at sink): Re-wet SM hipo masque and KareCo Tangle Buster Brush
    Shampoo (in shower): Malibu C Hard Water Shampoo
    DC/RO/LI (in shower): DevaCurl Decadence One Condition (defined my curls . . . major, major one-step timesaver)
    Gel: Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel
    Styling: Air dried wash and go, tension blow dried at roots once fully dry (for some elongation)
     
  21. gorgeoushair

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    The biggest miss of 2018- Silk Dreams closing up shop!!!!
     
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    On the fence: Flaxseed gel for re-twisting my locs. It seems to hold well, my locs aren't stiff, and there isn't any flaking but I guess I was expecting more shine. I'll use it again for my next retwist to see if I will have a different result.
     
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    Miss: Olaplex used the proper way. You are supposed to use it before you shampoo. It sucks.
     
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    I only done the three steps once...never again. I just stick to doing no. 3 my own way which works for me. I hate overly complicated wash day routine and will figure out how streamline the process as much as I can.
     
  25. IDareT'sHair

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    How's your Hair & Scalp doing?
     
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    I agree. This is why I stopped fooling with her. If I want her deep treatment, I will order from Naturally Curly during a sale.
     
  27. gorgeoushair

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    Chile I thought I got lucky on that deal! I was strolling on instagram and saw the sale. I thought this might be a replacement/dupe for vanilla silk. Girl, I was happy until I saw that darn shipping! Like really?
     
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    My scalp is doing fine and my shedding seem to have slowed down a bit. The crown (the left side) is still kinda thin. I'm hoping that the area will thicken up in time.
     
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    Yes it has gotten worse over the years but the USPS shipping hike made it worse.
    It is an excellent DC though. Grab it from NC when they have a sale, at least you can combine it with other things to get free shipping or reasonable shipping.
     
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    Scurl... the softest twist out. My natural hair feels so flipping soft. Going stock up on it again.
     
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