Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. movingforward

    movingforward Moving forward and onward

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    I love the Braidless crochet hair styles. I’m currently rocking some braidless faux Locs.

    I thought I wanted real locs, but I don’t. I’m going to go make me some wigs today, as soon as the beauty supply store opens up.
     
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    This forum is truly a golden nugget. Seriously the info that I find here is light years ahead of the info on YouTube and social media platforms. Stuff ladies here knew in 2009 is just being discovered by everyone else. I'm in awe. No wonder there are so many long hair unicorns around here!
     
  3. imaginary

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    no wonder my scalp has been outa wack, I've been forgetting to do my scalp treatments :spinning:
     
  4. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Bwahaha I like the idea of the color called Alma! You know I've for song been contemplating dying a lock of my hair just to keep track of my growth rate. But I also want to try dying a lock to see how it will affect the health of my hair. I'd love to get highlights either golden blonde or golden red...

    So I'll try to tuck my hair away. Actually the back of my hair is already tucked away usually. It's the front part that I need to stop messing with so frequently.

    And I'm glad that my needle tip has proved useful to you. I have two in my bathroom lol
     
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    Yea it’s hilarious to me that cowashing is such a huge thing with companies selling pricey products now, when ladies here were cowashing back in 2007 with $1 V05.
     
  8. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Yes we're the unicorns hidden deep within the forest of social media. Gold is always hidden.
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I really want that Soultanicals box but not for $49.99:confused:
     
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  10. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    LOL yes Alma does have a nice ring to it! And i have also been toying with the idea of doing one dye streak (a clump of four strands). It would only take a few minutes with bleach.

    It would be nice to see "new growth" again as a natural.
     
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  11. silverlotus

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    I think I’m just gonna cut my losses and throw out all the DCs I bought last year during my PJ phase. I realized I don’t like options. I want one shampoo, one DC & one cowash product and that’s it. Right now I have a hell of a time trying to figure out what to use on wash day and then I get annoyed when something doesn’t work.
     
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  12. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Throw out all of them? What did you buy?
     
  13. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I don’t know how they do it, but stylists can always get my edges to lay down even if I’m 20 weeks post:thud:
     
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  14. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Hey CONGRATULATIONS on being being 20 weeks!
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Thanks love lol
     
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    Ok. I'm sold. I was very skeptical at first because I wasn't sure how my scalp would react but I read and re-read the ingredients like 5 times in the store to see if any irritants stood out. None. Got home, begged hubby to help, and when we finished I was all smiles!! Cantu's Root Rinse is my new FAV!! My scalp felt so clean. I didn't get all the tingles that reviewers mentioned but my scalp certainly felt refreshed. The smell wasn't as bad as I expected either. Cantu's Root Rinse is a scalp saver for anyone with box braids.
     
  18. YvetteWithJoy

    YvetteWithJoy On break

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    Yayyyy! Agreed!

    I'm glad you made this find.

    It has a lot of ingredients, though, iirc.
     
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    If you have a lot consider selling them on the exchange forum. You can at least recoup some of your expense.
     
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    Hi @YvetteWithJoy!!! The Root Rinse does have a lot of ingredients - I hate when manufacturers overload their products with extra. We Hair Care aficionados like to keep it simple.
     
  21. I Am So Blessed

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    I can never remember when i last washed my hair. Seriously this has been happening lately. I think I'm 3 weeks post wash :scratchchin:.

    :think:let me see ah, today is.....
     
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    In October I may blow dry my hair and do a Bantu knot out. It's going to be 21" at least. Probably more. That's going to be crazy satisfying.

    On that night I'm going to the Casinos. Walk on the boardwalk. Let the wind blow it all around, over my head, under my armpits, around my neck and all over me.
     
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  23. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Is it bad that I already wanna take this sew in out? I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself :wallbash:
     
  24. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I need a clear glaze. My hair looks dull.
     
  25. Bad&Bougee

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    Do you know how lucky you are?!! By day 6 my scalp begins sending me notes that it is time to wash.
     
  26. ItsMeLilLucky

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    My new growth always looks like that. I should probably do that too.
     
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    I tried to finger detangle one of my celie Plats last night. I don't see how people do it. My arms were so over it in less than 5 minutes. I moisturized with my s curl spray, slapped some whipped Shea butter on my hair and put the braid back in. Finger detangling is an arm killer.
     
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    LOL I guess I am "lucky" than. I once went 5 weeks and my hair still felt and smelled the same. I also cover my head all the time. As soon as I get in the house I put a scarf on out of habit. On the weekends if I don't go out the scarf won't budge from Friday after work until Monday morning. Even when company comes over they will always see my head wrapped. I don't know if this is what's doing it for me.
     
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    You will get better. It will just happen out of the blue too. I am so use to it now that I haven't used my pick in about two months. I am also faster at it now. Its one of those things you have to keep doing and after a few tries your fingers will just know were to go and what to do. Like learning to flat twist. It becomes second nature.

    "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest til your Good is Better and your Better is Best."
     
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    That's a good habit to have. The environment has so many nasty pollutants floating around that covering our hair is probably something we should do more often than not (when possible). I'm sure it helps to prolong your washes.
     
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