For those wanting long hair...

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Allandra, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. nathansgirl1908

    nathansgirl1908 Well-Known Member

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    Found a protective style I think will work.

    After thinking about it some more I realized that I had the most growth when I co-washed daily. As my hair got longer I stopped co-washing and I haven't had nearly as much growth as I did that first year.


    Soooo I'm going to make my regimen much more simple. Daily co-washing and protective styling. DC once a week.
     
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  2. Blessedwithabundance14

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    I am having issues with ssks. What works for you ladies to prevent or at least decrease the occurrence?
     
  3. coyacoy

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    ShawnC....oil rinsing has been the single best thing for me in combatting ssk's ...there is a thread somewhere around here on it too...oil rinsing has helped a lot of ladies control ssk's
     
  4. Blessedwithabundance14

    Blessedwithabundance14 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much! How often do you oil rinse?
     
  5. kurlllz

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    Years ago, I was addicted to washing my hair and washed pretty much everyday. During that time my hair was its longest.
     
  6. Funmiloves

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    I find that I am co-washing more in this cold weather
     
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    I have considered cowashing daily but was unsure if the manipulation of my hair would have the reverse effect. I thought if I washed to frequently I might see breakage occur.
     
  8. Allandra

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    I went to my fabulous hair stylist yesterday to get my hair done (flat ironed) (seems like it's been forever since getting it flat ironed). I had one inch trimmed off. I'll wear my hair straight for 7 to 14 days, and then it's back to curls / waves. I love being natural and having the option to wear my hair straight once in a while.

    I hope everyone is having an awesome holiday season.

    Updated pic in my avatar and siggy.

    ps. Even though the scale shows that I've lost weight, I can REALLY see it in this pic. When I looked at it, I was like 'oh my, I'm starting to actually look smaller now[SIZE=2]' lol.[/SIZE]
     
  9. Rossy2010

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    Allandra your hair is beautiful..
    Has your hair been always long and thick?
     
  10. Allandra

    Allandra Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yes, but this is the longest I've ever let it grow out
     
  11. Aggie

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    Congratulations Allandra on your weight-loss. You are looking awesome. Keep us updated on your progress. I like to see people reach all their goals. Keep it up.
     
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    Allandra Well-Known Member

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    Aww thanks dear.

    I try to do fun things to keep my mind off of food (when I'm just sitting around not doing much or a bit bored - like now). I want to give into a carb load, but my progress has been so good, and I'd hate to ruin all of my hard work. Sigh. Let me keep on hanging out at the LHCF tonight. Besides, I just brushed my teeth and put my Invisalign aligners back in.


     
  13. coyacoy

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    ShawnC....sorry just now seeing ur question ....i try and oil rinse every wash which is every weekend
     
  14. GeorginaSparks

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    what's oil rinsing?
     
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    anyone know what oil rinsing is? :sad: board search isnt bringing up any thread results on it.
     
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    Leaving my hair alone. I do a good job at it since I have no time to fuss with my hair. LOL ;-)
     
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    GWtheVoice, I cowash daily but detangle every 3 days with conditioner in my hair and it still looks wonderful and I don't have much detangling to do. When I waited a whole week to detangle, it was a horrific experience - every 3 days was much much better.

    Now the days I decide to detangle, the process went much better when I added heated oil to my conditioner, then detangle. Oil rinsing really does make the detangling a whole lot easier and control ssks at the same time as well. I use evoo, evco, sunflower, or grapeseed oil. Chicoro's, moisture-drenched pre-poo is awesome for this as well.
     
  19. newgrowth15

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    Allandra, your hair is :drool::drool::drool: Need I say more?
     
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    Allandra do you have any tips on transitioning? what was your regiment?
     
  22. Allandra

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    OMG, my (transitioning) regimen is in this thread some where (not sure which post). I basically kept my hair straight (to match my relaxed hair) and wore it like that for 7 to 14 days then wash and deep condition and repeat. I transitioned from October 2007 to October 2009. I didn't do a lot to my hair then (because back then, I believed in less is more, just like I do now). Keeping it simple has been a life saver for me.
     
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    I know my hair is still short, but to help with my length is moisture. Since I have been moisturizing my scalp and ends my hair has been growing faster and my ends have been gradually looking better.
     
  24. MyCoilsGoBoing

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    I've made my regimen even simpler this year since i have a lot going on. I used to wash my hair in four sections. I've cut it down to two. My protective style is a bun that I take down only on wash day. I've *finally* found my staples and I'm sticking to them. Simple really is better. :yep:
     
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    Allandra Your hair looks beautiful, I love it :yep:

    MyCoilsGoBoing That's right where I want to be, simplified with my staples locked down. I think the main reason I'm having trouble locking down my staples is because, now I'm relaxed products work differently to what they did when I was natural and even texlaxed. There are so many products I want to try, I just feel like I need to make sure I have the best available products for my hair and I'm not even trying to be jumping on every product bandwagon, I need a set back like a hole in the head! I also have many products I need to use up too :ohwell:
     
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    Great news, I took a hair test, and my hair has gotten so thick, it is considered thick hair! The strands are strong now, so I think I might be able to finally go for more length! I am so happy. Love this thread.
     
  27. newgrowth15

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    Congrats Seamonster on getting thicker hair. What kind of hair test did you take?
     
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    Put your hair in a ponytail with as much hair as possible in it. Don't bother with the way it looks - the goal is to have most/all of your hair in there. If it means it sits smack dab on top of your head, put it there.

    Measure the circumference of the ponytail. If you have bangs and/or you can't get all of your hair in there adjust according to how much of your hair you have measured.

    i - thin (less than 2 inches/5 centimeters)
    ii - normal (between 2-4 inches or 5-10 centimeters)
    iii - thick (more than 4 inches/10 centimeters)
     
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    Does this count if you have natural hair as well?
     
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    Hi all,

    i completely forgot about this amazing thread.
    I started my hair regimen in january 2011 with EL/NL hair, by october I was APL my regimen then was:
    -wednesday: DC on dry hair with Aubrey GPB
    cowash and style.
    -Saturday: prepoo with coconut oil, Dc with steamer, cowash and style.
    Henna once a month.
    My hair is highly porous, fine with medium density ( suffered from severe post partum shedding in november 2010). My go style was twist out
    dusted regurlary.
    that year my hair thrived.

    now in 2012, i decided to try new techniques:

    -cowashing daily
    -using brush
    -no more henna
    -once a month a hardcore protein
    -baggy method 3Xa week
    -Dc once a week (overnight).

    from february 2012 I started noticing mid shaft splits, splits ends all over, i stopped using the brush, but still the same.
    i made it to BSB in May.
    But since february I have been trimming every month ( sometimes more) to get rid of the damage on my hair.
    in december I read an article on how the baggy method can cause hygral fatigue on high porosity hair.

    now for 2013, I am switching back to my original reggie (with a little tweak):
    -wed: overnight prepoo with coconut oil, in the morning I apply an ayuverdic mask ( brhami, amla, aloe vera powder, makka...), cowash, moisturizing DC (under steamer), style (2 strands twist/bun)
    -Saturday: overnight prepoo with coconut oil, dc on dry hair with GPB, cowash, style.
    -henna once a month.

    so far, so good!:yep:

    I moisturize my ends everyday, using loc method.
    i also drink at least 2 ltr of water daily, my diet consist of majority raw food. Still need to work on the "exercice"bit:look:.

    Please feel fee to criticise my reggie:rolleyes:
     

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