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NEWBIE MANUAL: Links to Useful/Important Threads


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I've been lurking for a month but, after seeing this thread, I couldn't stand to be a lurker anymore. I officially subscribed to LHCF.

This is incredible information. You ladies are amazing!

Thank you so much.


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Thank you for this post. I'm also relatively new and I appreciate how organized and thorough this welcome list is.


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tHanks for the bizzump! lol..this is great info for newbies and the not-so-newbies.
This is such a great reference thread--soooooooooo SUBBING!


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Bumping for newbies/lurkers that are overwhelmed and need all the help they can get (waving)

:thankyou: really appreciate this - I've just this week tried to get serious about moisturising and understanding porosity etc. This is perfect I can't wait to get stuck into all this info and see what works for my hair :grin:


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I haven't bumped this in a few weeks, so..........

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can we bump this daily. Or make it a sticky please.

There alot of new posters who need this start.

I know it helped me when I first joined.


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Something happened to the other thread...so here's a new one. These are all the links that I find important, though there are many more out there. But these should help you get started (if you're a newbie) or brush up on your haircare knowledge (if you're a veteran).

Favorite threads/stickies
Newcomer's guide to starting out
Regimen Building for Newbies

Mane and Chic 101-Beginner's Guide to Hair

Now that you've learned a little something, you're probably itching to go buy some new shiny products. STOP. Sit down. Read this first!

Hair Breakage 101
Doing Everything Right and Your Hair is Still Breaking

Protein/Moisture Balance
To Clear the Air About Protein
Protein in the Ingredients Does Not Necessarily Mean it's a Protein Conditioner

Why do a lot of hydrating products have keratin protein in them?
Please please please read the articles on protein!

Gymfreak's Porosity Blog Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
CurlChemist:porosity and Curly Hair
Porosity: The Forgotten Step
Porosity: The Uses of Baking Soda and ACV

What is a cowash?
Prepoo vs. Cowash vs. DC
Definition of Deep Condition
Not All Conditioners Can Deep Condition!!!
Dr. Ali Syed (Chemist): The Right Way to Condition Series
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

How do you moisturize/seal?
How do you moisturize?

How often do you moisturize?
What is the best, most moisturizing natural oil?

Ayurveda Support Thread
Do y'all henna?
A new henna thread

Braids 101
New to weaves, here are some definite don'ts!



Best pics of relaxed heads.

Lye V. No Lye, Protein v. Ceramides (Everyone should read this, relaxed or not).


Inspiration (for natural & relaxed): Waistlength & Beyond: Names and Regimens
Blogs (These are just the ones I could remember off the top of my head and definitely not a full list.)

If there are other links, please please add them to this thread. That way we can have it all in one place!

Happy Hair Growing!

Hello. Thank you very much for putting all this info together in one place! And thank you guys for bumping it for the newbies! Really looking forward to reading these!



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JeterCrazed - it's ok to feel nervous in the beginning, I know I did.

Don't jump on bandwagons, just take it one day at a time.

Nix08 - yee haaa! We got another relaxed head on the board!

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JeterCrazed - it's ok to feel nervous in the beginning, I know I did.

Don't jump on bandwagons, just take it one day at a time.

Nix08 - yee haaa! We got another relaxed head on the board!

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Thanks so much! :fairy: I'm gonna follow that advice and work on one thing at a time. 1st stop: moisture/protein balance. Next stop, clay masks. I'm already a product junkie. I don't need any enablers :lol:

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