For those wanting long hair...

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

  1. tapioca_pudding

    tapioca_pudding Well-Known Member

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    I think I've FINALLY learned, after being only SL after BC'ing 3 years ago, that heat is not my friend. It's taken me a long time to accept it, but my strands cannot take weekly heat. I shed a big ol thug tear but if I want to see length, I have got to let go of the flat iron. *sniffle*

    Hopefully I'll see results quickly enough to keep me motivated lol.
     
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    The length of you hair in just a year is very encouraging to me. Thank you for saying it!
     
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    Using Nu-Gro Naturals look at the web site Nu-Gro Naturals .com
     
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    YAY!!! Been lurking for years!! 1st post!!

    - deep conditioning weekly
    - shampoo weekly
    - moisturize twice daily
    (was using IC polisher but switched to a leave in for more moisture and curls)
    - protective styling
     
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    What deep conditioner do you tend to use?
     
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    Normally ors replenishing pak it gives lots of slip. I need it especially since my hair is thin and I tend to comb in the shower.
     
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    I know sometimes it gets kind of touch following through with hair styles myself. I have been wearing protective hair styles and still want to maintain healthy hair and scalp. There is a great protective style all natural hair growth kit from Nu-Gro Natrurals.
     
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    I like wearing protective styles also. Keeping hair conditioned is a must. You should check out Nu-Gro naturals protective style hair moisturizing kit from Nu-Gro Naturals.
     
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    can you please stop spamming????????????:ohwell:
     
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    I have been maintaining length for two years now. Along the way, I came across tricks to keep my length. I try to stand by my secrets. So I have this video to help other women maintain length as much as possible. I hope this is helpful! :yep:

    http://youtu.be/BpIo3hlod6A
     
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    Staying away from direct heat and doing protective styling. i have stopped using regular brushes and switched to using baby brushes and i have noticed less breakage.
     
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    One of the things that I've had to stop using was the Denman brush---it was causing mid-shaft splits. I went to the stylist not too long ago and she whipped out her Denman brush to rip it through my fragile freshly shampooed wet hair. When I asked her to use a different brush, she looked at me like I was crazy and said "child please…" and proceeded to brush my hair. I finally stood up and looked at her and was like: …"no seriously, can you use a different brush, that causes my hair to break." Her response to me was a turned up nose. I'm so sick of stylists who are just there to collect a paycheck…I mean what happened to stylist who actually cared about hair??!!

    :cry3:
     
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    @ Jace03200 i know right! i always went to older stylists but they either passed away or retired. :ohwell: And i am talking old where they focused more on deep conditioning/hot oil treatments then styling my hair in the latest trends.

    The last stylist i went to told me how badly damaged my hair was and how i need to see her every 2 weeks to get treatments. Now keep in mind i deep condition 2x week, do protective styling 24/7, and trim my own hair. :nono: It would just be nice to hear something nice and positive from a stylist.

    Then i just figured i can save a whole bunch of money by maintaining my hair myself thanks to LHCF. :yep:
     
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    sugaplum you know it was the older stylist who always had the long beautiful gray hair. Most of the stylist I see today either wear weaves or are rocking bone straight broken hair. I know there are good stylist out there…but they are few and far between. Doesn't help that I live in Alaska…messed up hair…don't care…. as long as they can get a dollar and out of the cold lol.
     
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    Oh yes please preach the word! :clapping:

     
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    It's nice to see this thread still going strong. :)

    I had my hair shaved in the back (ear to ear about an inch and a half up) on February 25 because I wanted something different and was itching to get it cut.

    I had my hair cut in my favorite hair style (asymmetric Bob) almost four weeks ago (by Reniece of course).

    Last night, I had more of my hair shaved in the back (ear to ear about three inches up). I had fun watching it grow in, but it was time to go.

    I have been having so much fun with my new hair cut. :grin: I love it (so classy and chic). Right now, I definitely can't see going back to tailbone length hair, but I will certainly continue to keep my hair nice and healthy. I love that it takes me way less time to do (whether it's a wash n go or a blow dry and flat iron - and I'm finally getting some use out of my FHI Runway flat iron).

    I'm going to continue to have fun with my hair. :woot:
     
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    Amazing cut Allandra! It looks good on you:)
    What deep conditioning do you do to maintain your hair?
    Also do you use a heat protectant and if so what heat protectant do you use? I am in search of one.
    And thank you for starting this thread it is so informative :kiss:
     
  18. Allandra

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    sugaplum

    Thx.

    I've been using Aubrey Organics GPB since 1999. I do my deep conditioning (on dry hair) prior to shampooing my hair.

    I always use a heat protectant (currently using Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray or KeraCare Heat Protectant).

    You're welcome hun.
     
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    Allandra Oh now i have heard WONDERS about the GPB. I love the AOHSR.
    Will give the Tresemme heat protectant a try. :) Does it make the flat iron sizzle? I am having that issue unless I am applying wrong.IDK
    Thank you for sharing this:)
     
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    No, it doesn't sizzle when I use it. If you spray a section and flat iron it immediately, it would definitely sizzle, and I don't do that.
     
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    There is no magic bullet. Everyone's hair is different. I am a very kinky head (probably 4C with z patterned hair in the crown and back), and those of you who have this type of hair know that it's the hardest figure out.
     
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    I've achieved significant growth "improvement" with prenatal vitamins too.

    I've also used a homemade misting solution that includes basil oil and clary sage (EOs).

    Keeping my hair moisturized, in good condition and a recent "dusting"/search and destroy type trim has left me with hair that doesn't feel as dry as usual.
    I'm not doing too much protective styling and I still used heat; however I either blow dry or flat iron, I won't do both the same week.

    My strands are fine and naturally dry, use of fingers instead of combs and proper moisture are IMPORTANT.
    (ETA the SonicGlide flat iron saved my unhealthy ends until I decided to trim them; I guess the steaming made them feel much, much, softer and healtheir)
     
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    1) Low to no heat
    2) Protective styles- I wear braids
    3) Protein Condition and use Moisturizing conditioner after
    4) Vitamin supplements for hair
    5) Gentle hand when handling hair
     
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    1) Low to no heat
    2) Protective styles- I wear braids
    3) Protein Condition and use Moisturizing conditioner after
    4) Vitamin supplements for hair
    5) Gentle hand when handling hair:look:
     
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    My hair is frustrating me, it grows fast enough but retention... I rarely use heat now, and low manipulation/finger-combing. I do get lazy with moisturising and deep conditioning, so I think that's where I went wrong, along with a not-so-great diet and not being very gentle.

    I think I also need to learn how to de-stress too...
     
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    @Jace032000 - ^^^ this <bolded> I saw a lady recently who called herself a "weavologist". The mess she had in her head was tangled, matted and was an extreme poor quality of red/brown/orange/black hair.:eek: Even if she did do great installs - how she expects someone to want her to do their hair with hers looking like a "super size Brillo pad", is a mystery to me. SMH
     
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    Wish I could make the trip ^^^ for you with my hair. :yep:
     
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    Conditioner wash; moisturizing and sealing my ends; taking biotin
     
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    The only heat protector that doesn't have water in it (which is what I believe makes it sizzle) is Silk Elements Mega Silk. You can only get it at Sally's Beauty Supply or online. That's what I use and it works great!
     
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