Ok. Thanks for that. Y’all are always so helpful.The notification system is odd. If you miss the original notification about two times it stops notifying you. Now that you've checked this thread, you'll probably get notified again. I think the system prioritizes based on your habits -- i.e. if you don't check, it thinks that you are not interested anymore.
Had my curly cut appointment today and got my ends clipped. It is so much nicer when someone else does it. Now I have a fresh starlove th
Looking good!! And that color!Had my curly cut appointment today and got my ends clipped. It is so much nicer when someone else does it. Now I have a fresh start.
I sew. I believe satin is polyester/man made. Silk is a natural fiber. Do some research. I may be wrong.Sealed with influance and my ayurvedic blend oil last night. Its too early to tell but I'm thinking the oil may be too light. I also massaged my scalp with influance growth cream and another ayurvedic oil....that went pretty well (and felt amazing). I'm trying a new head scarf --- but I just realized that it's polyester and not satin/silk so may need to change that.
I sew. I believe satin is polyester/man made. Silk is a natural fiber. Do some research. I may be wrong.
Silk is a weave? Wonder if that is applicable to flax and cotton?Satin is actually a weave, so you can have silk satin, but most of the satin we get is polyester. If you get the silk-like polyester scarf it shouldn't be bad. But a habutai silk scarf feels so wonderful on the hair.
I use a mixture of leave ins that I’ve added DIY herb oil to.Do you guys use products that are specific for the ends. I noticed a couple of companies have serums, creams and oils that are targeted toward making your ends healthy.
This head of hair is absolutely magnificent. Wow. I began using Shea butter but it can be so hard. Is melting is in a double boiler an acceptable practice for getting it to a softer consistory to make applying it easier? Did that make sense?View attachment 475385
I do not know how to make these photos little.
Regarding my hair: What's old for me is now new! Meaning coating my hair ends with Shea butter every time I re-braid helps stop my ends from tangling. I was sort of doing this before. I used to coat from root to ends with Shea butter. I still do, but I put extra extra on the ends each time I re-braid, now.
I used to HATE when my ends curled up like this because that meant tangles and loss of length for sure. But, what I have started doing is caking the ends of my braids with Shea butter. Then, I wrap my braids around my head, secure the ends and stretch the hair. The hair semi- dries in a stretched mode and is lubricated. Most of the time, I am able to take out my braids without any tangles or hair loss. I wore my hair mostly in a protected ponytail, with the braids pulled up, but I wore it like this lots of times during the summer in July and August.
I have not trimmed my hair since August 2020. I prefer to trim my hair in a straightened state. I hope to be able to do my hair and straighten it between December 2021 and February 2022, so I can trim the ends.
I rarely wear my hair out, and prefer to trim when I fully attentive to the process. I am still traumatized from when I butchered my own hair in 2012. So, I tread very carefully when it comes to trimming my own hair.
I had no S-curl and was in Mexico! My process for my hair:
-Wet with water from root to tip.
-Used a leave in from Mexico from the pharmacy.
-Tapped roots with Xtreme Gel (made in Mexico and easy to find).
-Coated the last six (6) inches of hair with my Shea butter mix.
My hair does not drop in length, the longer it gets. One can only see the length when I straighten it. Hopefully, when I straighten it, I will have gained some more length and retained some healthy hair. I love this braided style. I've been wearing it since December 2016. I am a creature of habit. But if it ain't broke...