Well congratulations on your progress, melahnee! I'll make sure to stick to my supplements too then since I take silica & MSM as well.
Deep conditioning my hair right now. I know it's late but if I don't do it now, I will be too lazy to do it later. I touched up just my edges because they get so unruly and break when I don't while stretching so I made sure to apply extra product to that area. Applied apricot oil before applying the relaxer, neutralized, applied extra layers of conditioner to the area, then added drops of avocado oil on top.
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Aireen I love my secura steamer it's not too hot and it's big enough for me to pile my hair on top of my head and fit in the hood I also like the ease of use for the price it's worth it and it's small enough to put away in my closet Yes I have had a bit of a growth spurt I actually see that it's longer thicker while still curly so I know there's some good growth there. I've been using my own oil and getting mad growth results I have yet to straighten but I did try curl formers and I will take some pics and post in fotki. HHGLucia, I think the Secura was the better choice, a lot of people have it and I feel like my steamer gets way too hot so it's a bit of a struggle to stay under for a full DC. How did you like yours though? How did your hair turn out? Your hair definitely looks like you got a bit of a growth spurt, melahnee. Do you know what caused that? LaVgirl, loving the stretched out result! I'm drooling over all that hair!
Yes this is too true somehow we have to break this long wait cycleChocolatePie777 Dont feel discouraged. I swear the time from WL to TLB or HL takes THE LONGEST to achieve!!! At least thats how it was for me and several of the ladies who were growing while I was still that length. I honestly had to stop doing length checks for 3-6mos in order to see progress. And as soon as I made it I shaved off my hair. Enjoy the journey to HL. Its a marathon, not a race. Take in the awesomeness that is your hair and enjoy the ride. You'll make it We all do. Now I do wonder if I'll ever make it again. I know that I can, its about want. I long for my big buns. But I also miss my spunky fro I had going last year. My hair seems so boring right now. Nothing special. Just there on top of my head. lol
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Avocado oil, I'm still playing around with so I'll definitely have to post about it later; apricot oil, I do love though and more than EVOO and EVCO.
EVOO can be really heavy on my hair and doesn't smell good, I use it if I have super dry hair and nothing else is working, like if I went on vacation and the water/climate/SOMETHING is screwing my hair up? Emergency treatment oil, if you will.
EVCO smells lovely but it's basically the same deal... I have to have a very light hand with it otherwise my hair is an oil slick. When I use the right amount – almost never – I get super soft, shiny hair though. I like to use it more to seal conditioner so it adds shine but the risk of weighed down hair is lower.
All that to say apricot oil is my favourite, I'm still playing with it but it's an oil I will keep. It's super light so I can make the mistake of applying extra and not have to worry. I mix it in my serum and get a super frizz-free result, gives my hair that smooth flat-iron finish. It doesn't have a smell initially so you can apply it and go but it does have a smell – nothing bad – after a day or two, I would say that's its only downside thus far. When I used it for my edges before relaxer, my hair came out smooth and soft without breakage or brittleness, like it provided a layer of protection. Skin wise, lovely! I applied it mixed with my vitamin-e cream and my skin was glistening. I feel like it makes a good combo with what you pair it with by boosting the effects. LOOOOOOOOVE ITTTTT!