For those wanting long hair...

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

  1. HappyAtLast

    HappyAtLast 2018 Simplicity & Peacefulness

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    I'm a January and June/July texlaxer also. I decided to texlax after being a heat-trained natural was doing more harm than good and led me to a big cut. :cry3:
    I am really enjoying my texlaxed hair. My texlaxed hair looks like my natural hair when blown out. I'm so happy it's not as susceptible to the humidity anymore.

    It's time to go back under wigs for simplicity's sake (recent car accident messed up my arm so I'm in therapy), so I'm looking forward to wig shopping soon.

     
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  2. Aggie

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    Welcome back @HappyAtLast. Glad to hear you're feeling good enough to reboot your hair journey.
     
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    I was the same way. Just clarify your hair, follow up with a moisturizing dc, use a heat protectant and start on the lowest heat setting.
     
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    Hi yall.:bighug: I was a memeber of this site about 5years ago. Am back again. for good:)
    -I texlax every 4months
    -No heat at all
    -Massage my scalp with casto oil 2-3times a week
    -Having positive thoughs/images about my hair,how healthy it already is and how much healthier its gonna be in the near future.
    -Just enjoying the whole idea of taking care of my own hair...embracing my hair, loving it, learning to know it, apreciating it, admiring it:2inlove:
     
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  5. NCHairDiva

    NCHairDiva WAIST LENGTH WEDDING 2018

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    Right now Im on a lace frontal wig kick. I make the wig myself and I sew it down for2 to 4 weeks at a time...
    Im about to do a protein treatment with eggs and oil tomorrow then every time I take down my hair. I am also going ro deep condition my hair with heat. ACV rinse as well.... I am also thinking about doing an onion rinse. I want my hait as helpfhy as I can make it. M
    I am currently BSL and would like to reach MBL and WL very quickly. (Wondering how long it should take?)
    But Im going to try and dust my ends (first time) tomorrow and let tomorrow ne my starting day for getting it to the length I want it.
     
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    What heat protectant do you use?
     
  7. Tefnut

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    I'm doing more protective styles. Very cute, funky things like chic braided updos. I moisturize daily and use growth stimulants like Liquid Gold products. Depending on the style, I may wash daily, weekly or monthly.
     
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  8. happycakes

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    I can't wait to see your progress girlie!

     
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    Me too!

    I know what works and am in a better position to be more consistent. I was born with a head full of hair but by the time I was 2, it seemed to be gone. :cry3:

    My mom started keeping my hair in cornrows and other protectives styles. It was past my shoulders when I was 5. My cousin came crying to my mom about her daughter's hair and my mom told her to do the same thing. Her hair was always MLB when she was a kid. Perm and all.

    The first time I grew my hair between MLB and WL, protective styling along with vitamins, good deep conditioning and keeping my hair/ends moisturized played a major role.
     
  10. sweet_silvia88

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    Hey dear!!!! welcome!!! Good to see another Ghanaian YouTuber :)!!! Lovely hair!!
     
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  11. KenyafromCT

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    Is it possible to grow hair without PS's? my hair is past my shoulders and I would love WL someday. I'm attempting to stretch my relaxer. I usually relax every 5 -6 weeks. I'm at the 8 week mark. I'm not sure if I can last. My hair is looking untidy in my basic pony tails.
     
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    Yes it is possible...I don't wear wigs, weaves or braids. My protective style of choice is bunning or wearing a single french braid with the ends tucked. I've gone from BSB to grazing WL with this regimen and limited heat.
     
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    How long did it take you to go from BSB to grazing WL?
     
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    @Pygmy_puff, I joined LHCF in Nov 15 and I'm grazing WL now. The below pic shows where I started in 15 and the 2nd pic was from my length check in December. My camera takes dark pictures but if I were to stretch my "V" in the middle it's right at my waist. It's longer now but I won't use heat again till next month for my official length check.
     

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    Wow!! ok please give us all the deets! Your products, your regime! Please and thank you!!
     
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    Pygmy_puff Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow! Your growth is amazing for such a short period of time. Thank you for the photo inspiration! :)
     
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    No problem, I don't know how to paste a link but I just listed my regimen, products and supplements in the Grow It Long Challenge 2015 and Growing On thread.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I haven't used heat in my hair in years not even in my texlaxed days & feel no need or desire to do so so I'm continuing that as well as long term protective styling. In my 14 years of being texlaxed I would only use products in my hair on wash day & oils on my scalp only but never sealant oils. Towards the end of being texlaxed I stopped using products altogether & my hair loved it, so that's something I'm also continuing as less is more for my hair & my hair thrives off of my complete DIY regimen.
     
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    My hair has been shedding for 1.5 years now. Finally I got it to stop. I needed more protein. I also used a new protein treatment. Now shedding doesn't happen a lot.
     
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    Madison France Miss Crain

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    I use minimal low heat on my hair, only brush it when it's dry and not wet, use hair masks weekly to retain my moisture on my ends, scalp massages for 4 minutes with essential oils and working out daily and maintaining a healthy diet (although I do indulge in sugary things because I have a massive sweet tooth) :p
     
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    I haven't posted in quit some time! I went natural for a about 2 years,but found it just wasn't for me! I relaxed my hair on in April 2014 (?). I relaxe every 17-20 weeks and have been PS in a wet bun with a creamy conditioner. When I do decide to wear my hair down I go the Dominican beauty shop for a rollerset (no blow dryer or flat iron). My hair is a little below shoulder length now. I Plan on PS for the entire winter and the relaxer in May or June! I have a habit of getting bored and then cutting my hair prematurely before I reach my goal!
     
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    Sounds like your hair has been breaking off. Shedding is something that happens daily but if protein helped to fix your condition somewhat, I would say it was breaking off. This condition keeps the hair short. Shedding, especially excessive shedding would thin the hair really badly but it may still have some good length - it would just be very thin.
     
  24. NatrulyMe

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    Hi :)

    I am new here @ LHC forum, but I have been natural for almost 2 years. I big chopped in 2015, 28, October. My regimen and or routine use to be simple . Meanwhile, I decided to change my regimen and routine last month since my hair started to shed more than usual. I realized that I have not had a real protein (accept the DIY eggs, mayo, etc) and continuous steady deep conditioning treatment, so I decided to add it to my routine more often since my hair is in a TWA awkward stage. Here's what I've been doing since becoming natural and recently added:

    1. Wash my hair in sections
    2. I finger detangle while hair is wet & condition (rarely use a wide tooth comb)
    3. I trim my ends every six months (also search and destroy for single strand knots)
    4. I moisturize and seal my ends
    5. I wear a satin bonnet or scarf at bedtime
    6. I invested in a silicone scalp & shampoo massage massager brush (to give my hair a little TLC while shampooing and increase blood circulation)
    7. I choose to do low-maintenance hairstyles (avoiding too-tight styles)
     
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    @Pygmy_puff
    I noticed that you BC'd in October of 2015. This is my month and year too, but I did it on the 28th. It will be my 2nd anniversary. :afro:
     
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    Heyyyyyyy we're BC sisters :) :) :)
     
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    YvetteWithJoy On break

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    Oh no! You wrote that "being a heat-trained natural was doing more harm than good and led me to a big cut."

    I'm considering become a straight-haired natural.

    What was your regimen? How often were you straightening? What do you think caused the problems that made you need to big chop? How would you advised me to avoid needing to be chop and still be a straight-haired natural? TIA!
     
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    man aint that the truth!!!
     
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    I wash my hair weekly do a rollet set. I never ever blow out or flat iron my hair. I dont use products that have mineral oil or petroleum.
     
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    I completely eliminated using heat on my hair.
     
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