Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by AlliCat, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Anaisin

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    I loved the feeling of my hair down my back in the shower. Now it barely grazes my shoulders. At least I know it can grow back.
     
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    I just straightened my hair for the first time since my BC in Feb. I should be APL by the end of the year.
     
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    I straightened my hair for a special occasion last week and I made sure to use both the redken heat protectant and the chi serum. I washed this week and noticed I have MAJOR heat damage all along my ends. Like 3 inches of just completely straight hair on my ends. I have to cut all of that off and I'm so heartbroken. Been growing my hair for 4 years and it's still not as long or as full as so many others I've seen who've been growing their hair out that long. I'm just so frustrated with 4a/4b black hair.
     
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    I hope I don't regret putting this fenugreek on my scalp. I'm having flashbacks of almost passing out in the shower.
     
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    I aways get a lot of compliments on my hair and people assume It's a texture thing. Let me just say this, it doesn't matter what texture you have, if you keep your hair moistured and SHAPED it will be fly. I've seen it a thousand times and I'm can testify to my own. It's not half way as cute when it's not shaped up.
     
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  6. Sally.

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    Can you link to the oil rinse thread?? As well as sharpened's advice? My computer died recently and searching on my phone on LHCF is so frustrating.
     
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    Oil Rinsing

    Advice
     
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  8. KinksAndInk

    KinksAndInk Antisocial Makeup Hoarder

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    I've been so hair lazy lately. I need to get back on track. I usually have my fall regimen worked out by now but I have no idea what I'm doing.
     
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  9. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky I'm hungry, get in my belly.

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    I need some good scissors. Those cheap bss scissors don't seem to trim good on my hair. Problem is, I don't know what kind of scissors to get.

    Also I tried leaving conditioner on my ends (not bad, gotta try again) . That was once like three or four weeks ago. I've been wearing two buns (top of my head like Mickey Mouse, sides of my head by my ears, and low buns) with a tendril on each side. This style has become my relaxed hair's equivalent of a "puff" aka my go-to style when I don't do anything else to my hair. But now I need to find another go-to style because I don't wanna stress my ends out too much. I'm spoiled by my 2 minute hairstyle though.
     
  10. Dayjoy

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    Have you tried a hard protein treatment, Olaplex, or the Sally version of Olaplex-Ion Absolute Perfection? Sometimes it takes a few washes and/ or treatments to get your texture back.
     
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    What do you use to get rid of beeswax? Will a simple clarifying shampoo do it? I was thinking about buying some beeswax but it sounds like it'll be a headache to wash out.
     
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    I just used regular shampoo to get it out
     
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    what vitamins is everyone taking these days? i want to start taking hair vitamins again
     
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    <rant> Why did Mizani do away with Fiberfyl? :cry3: Now I have to find a worthy substitute! <\rant>
     
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    im this -><- close to relaxing my hair. I feel like i cant do anything but a wash n go. i tried some wigs and i dont like how fake they look. i tried to press my hair and my hair got all puffy. im really frustrated.
     
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    Do it! Grab my hand and let's jump together!
     
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    SlimPickinz Summer where are you?

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    I have decided that I will be washing my hair twice a week and then doing either two braids or two flat twists. I will do this until I hit HL. I decided if I'm gonna keep it long might as well go for the gold. My hair is currently WL but I will be trimming this weekend, hopefully I don't take off too much. I think I'm gonna use castor oil on my hair more regularly too. I current;y have some JBCO but I'm going back to regular CO I can't stand the scent of the JBCO.
     
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    I think Im in love with Alove vera gel prepoo.
     
  19. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the grow and keeping it simple

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    This is pretty much my regimen now too. What products are you using?
     
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    I bought some equinox hair shears and they are amazing. They're under 20 on amazon and are super sharp. They are so sharp that you have to be careful with washing them(you need to to remove the oil) the first time you use them. Just running my index and thumb along the width not actual blade cut both my fingers.
     
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    SlimPickinz Summer where are you?

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    Diluted ACV on the scalp for 20 mins once a week, shampoo bar from Chagrin Valley(but I will be trying others), condition with Ultimate Conditioning Souffle from APB. Towel dry with the turbie twist then apply the spray leave-in from APB, put on the CO focusing on the edges, scalp and ends. Then I'll be removing more water from my hair with a T shirt, apply some simple hair creme from APB and then braid or twist, detangling and applying my hair creme as I need it.

    I like my hair after the twistout better than the braidout so I'll probably do twists on Wednesdays/Thursday so my hair can be laid for the weekends. I do know that I need to stop doing buns though. It's making the hair along my crown break and that area already grows slower than the back.
     
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    SlimPickinz Summer where are you?

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    I also need to get back into my vitamins.
     
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  23. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky I'm hungry, get in my belly.

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    Ooh, thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    No problem
     
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    Yes! That's why I just stopped lying to myself about not purchasing anymore oils or butters. I'm actually mad that I waited so late in life to go natural and live a healthier lifestyle. I could've BEEN spent all my money on oils and butters :drunk:
     
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    Ever used Red Roobios tea or know someone that has? I keep reading that it does really well as a rinse but can't find anyone personally that has used it. I drink it everyday and it certainly has improved my skin and digestion so I'm sure it probably has great effects on hair but want a users opinion.........
     
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    JEALOUS!!! Butter heaven......
     
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    IDareT'sHair Haulaxing

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    I have and it's GREAT! Please join us in the Tea Challenge.
     
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    Thank you!! I will.
     
  30. Sharpened

    Sharpened A fleck on His Sword

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    Rooibos was astringent on my hair, but I have some mixed with guava leaf so I can get the benefits of rooibos without the dryness. Supposedly, rooibos can help with hair growth. I need to get back to using it to see if I can get a growth spurt.

    I hear you on discovering oils and butters sooner. I wish I would have taken a chance and dropped conditioners and shampoo when I saw how well oil rinsing was treating my hair. I think the exotic oil train started in 2008-9 with argan and Ojon. I should have hopped it on then... *sigh*
     

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