January 2019: Hits & Misses

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  1. curlyhersheygirl

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    Happy New Year divas
    May this year bring continued blessings for us all.

    List what's working and what's not for this month.
     
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    Adding Banyan Botanicals Bhringraj oil to any conditioner for cowashing with. I have been getting amazingly soft and shiny hair results.
     
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    Hit-Being able to stock up for most of 2019

    Miss-The cost to stock up :biggrin:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Herbal hair rinses and ayurveda hair rinses are all helping to improve the overall health and shine of my hair.
     
  5. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    I heard that!:amen:
     
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    Miss: MO Pomegranate and honey moisturizing detangling shampoo. That mess isn't moisturizing nor detangling. My hair felt so stripped of any type of moisture. Second shampoo I've used from this line that was a miss.

    Tentative Hit: MO Pomegranate and honey leave in. By itself, it does pretty much nothing but paired with a moisturizer, my hair stays moisturized.

    Hit: Oyin handmade frank juice. I forgot how much I really liked the product as a refresher spray.

    OG Hit: APB Honey and Molasses deep treatment. My hair liked this conditioner when I lived up north but now that I live down south, my hair LOVES this conditioner. My hair looks sooo good after rinsing the treatment out.

    Hit turned Miss: Revlon paddle brush. I sang the praises of this blowdryer but realized it was causing my crown to break off a lot (the hair on crown is fine unlike the rest of my hair). It didn't click to me until I used silverbird blowdryer and lost way less hair.
     
  7. IDareT'sHair

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    ST'icals Marula Muru

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    Consistency issues with the ST'icals Marula Muru (it's loose like lotion - although I think I've had it 'thicker' like a Creme before?).

    Initial Hit:
    Curls Dynasty Pumpkin & Mint DC'er

    Initial Miss:
    Curls & Potions Rice Water and Bamboo Rinse (Definitely "USER" Error:eek:) Will try it the intended way, next Wash Day.:look:
     
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    Unfortunately Adwoa Beauty was a miss for me. Heard great things so I bought the sample pack which includes the shampoo, DC, Leave In, styling cream, oil and gel. Was excited to try it, but it something about it didn't agree with my hair.

    Spent an hour carefully detangling in small sections then shampoo'd in twists like I usually do. Hair felt nice enough at this point. Then I applied the DC all over the twists and went to do a more thorough DC application taking down the twists one at at time.

    Between the shampoo and DC, not sure, my hair was getting a bit tangled and I wasn't getting much slip from the DC at all. Wasn't feeling it. Rinsed it out and applied my tried and true TGIN Honey Miracle Mask instead and didn't bother trying the rest of the line. Oh well.
     
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    1. Using whipped Shea butter on my hair. It's been a couple years since I've used shea butter. I revisited it this week and it's been a game changer. My hair seems really happy and moisturized since I've been using it.

    2. Using regular shampoo. I've been using natural shampoos the past few years. I noticed that over time my hair seemed dull. I never thought to look into the shampoo I was using. I thought surely it was getting everything clean. Nope. Used a regular shampoo and I was amazed how much cleaner my hair felt. I learned that if I do use natural shampoos, I will have to make a point to clarify regularly which I wasn't doing before. Or just use a regular old shampoo once a month to get out any extra buildup.
     
  11. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    MHC Type 3 Cream

    Moisturizing , light weight , sinks right in on the little ones hair. Works for me too. Type 4 is too heavy for me us.

    MHC Sophia's old fashioned grease

    Sealed all that goodness in. I haven't been using a styler on him, just the cream and grease. Soft, touchable hair.
     
  12. IDareT'sHair

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    @syrk
    Hate to hear this.:mad:

    I bought x2 of the 8oz DC'ers. Wasn't planning on getting anything else from this Line, but this is good to know.:ohwell:

    Glad you got the "Sample Pack" too.:nono:
     
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    Him Curlz Stay Popped!:babyb:

    OT: Is he still getting his Hair Cut?:mad:
     
  14. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    His birthday is in less than 2 weeks. His dad has been hinting at it. So I dunno, lol.


    @IDareT'sHair
     
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    Adding ayurveda powders to conditioners I am trying to use up that are not working on my hair as well as they used to. The powders and oils make the conditioners work well on my hair again.
     
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    Leaving Hennasooq Cocoveda conditioner in overnight. Don't do this. Just don't. My hair was hard as heck. Too much protein, I guess.
     
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    Don't have it, but (just in case I ever get it) Thanks for the Tip!:up:
     
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    Revlon one step dryer. Sleek, smooth, and quick results at an affordable price.
     
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    Mega hit


    Texture Me Natural Milk and Berries Buttercream on the little one.


    His hair is sooooooooo pretty. It’s soft and boingy. I added it to slightly damp hair and smoothed in. Then added a little more water while continuing to smooth. Lovely. Smells yummy too.
     
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    Hit&Miss: 5+ inch haircut to even out my hair and get rid of some damage. I haven’t been this short in years (lots of trimming to maintain MBL or WL), so it’s such a rude awakening for me!! Hoping to have the fullest MBL hair I’ve ever had in 4 months!:cry3:
    Hit: BTZ Smooth Criminal trio: primer spray, blowout balm, and thermal protect spray
    Left my hair super light and fluffy and I got full reversion too! Also smells really nice, kinda faintly like cotton candy perfume.
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    Mega Hit: KISS Comb Straightener. It gave me the perfect amount of straightness I look for, kind of a sleek blowout, without the drama of the brush straighteners or blow dryers.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Continued Hit-
    My hair is still responding very well to rice water..

    Hit-
    Putting rollers on the ends of braids & twists is keeping the single knots away..

    Hit-Whipped Shea Butter mixtures on length/ends

    Miss-Still waiting for packages from December..Come on companies..:(

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Neocell Keratin Vitamins
    BlueRoze Beauty's Pumpkin Hair Whip (Original)
    Curls Blueberry & Mint Scalp Tea
    Soultanicals Knot Glide
    XCel21 Spritz (so far, so good)
     
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    Shikakai Powder - I really don't like this powder - it leaves my hair feeling too stripped. I need to figure out a way to use it for the benefits but remove the stripping feeling on my hair. If not, I'll just chuck them.
     
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    Shescentit Royal Honey and Argan buttercream, great at reducing the bulk of kinky hair when applying to dry hair. It smoothed the hair down and defined it. Im using the sample I have to remove shed hair as Im taking down my box braids. I guess this is the reformulated Honey buttercream. It has avocado oil high up so today the hair that is out, is harder than I would like but its still a nice product. Might be better in the summer due to the honey.

    Devacurl Buildup Buster

    Im taking down my box braids and losing hair where the buildup is after removing the braided hair. Thought about this and its working great. Take a little, apply to the spot where the buildup has the hair tangled, and keep smoothing in. It detangled the hair and removed the build up with minimal loss. I'll keep using this for the next two days to get all the braids out.


    Miss

    Buildup when wearing box braids

    Ive only used a light leave in once, but the oils and xcel I spritz daily built up a lot in the back. I'll have to stick to ACV to keep my hair/scalp clean in the next protective style.
     
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    What a great idea! Which powders are the most moisturizing? Or strengthening? Or effective in other ways?

    Also do you add the powders right before you deep condition or do you let the powders sit in the deep conditioner so that they can infuse over time? If so, how long do you suggest to let the powders infuse?
     
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    Super HIT:
    the 8 oil moisturizing gelee by Up North Naturals.
    It's basically a strong, soft gel that has given me the best wash n go ever, soft fluffy curls and i'm on day 5.
    It was used on me at the hair salon, and now I have to find it and purchase it for myself.
    I've heard the whole brand is great.
     
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    Soultanicals hair sorrell kink drink moisturizing my hair and my scalp feels amazing!
    Oyin burnt sugar pomade-- excellent sealer! Not sure why I ever stopped using it.
     
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    Firstly, read through this thread https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...ce-excerpt-from-cherie-ayurveda-vol-1.194049/ - it will help answer many of your questions plus bookmark it to access easily later.

    I add my powders directly to my conditioner with a few drops of essential oil (peppermint, lavender, rosemary and maybe some tea tree). I like the tingle on my scalp.

    If you have any leftover, it's fine because the essential oils help to preserve the mix for a couple of weeks. You may also refrigerate it for the 2 weeks. I just finish up the jar or just mix enough to use on wash day and deep condition as usual with it.

    HTH
     
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    My honey child is the bomb!
     
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    Honey baby conditioner
    Bourne beautiful deep conditioner
    Camille rose twisting creme
    Taliah waajid mist

    Cont hit:
    Oyin hair dew
    Lush solid shampoo honey I washed the kids

    Miss :
    Mielle cowash . Did Not clean jack s. It left my hair feeling dirty smelling dirty and had to wash it the next day . Awful.
     
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