Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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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.
     
  2. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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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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    Bad&Bougee Well-Known Member

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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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  4. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Have you used one before ?
     
  5. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    No lol
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Me either. We need help finding a good one, lol
     
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    I trimmed my ends on Sunday. I was temped to cut all the remaining relaxed ends off, but I told myself I would wait until the end of June. I want my hair to at least have another inch before cutting.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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  9. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I lost my favorite comb, and the site where I bought the set no longer exists.

    RIP Magic Rake Comb :cry3::crybaby:

    I have the sads...
     
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    My strands are so coarse and sharp that they start to give me tiny cuts because finger detangling takes so long and my hands start getting soft from water and conditioner (which makes it easy for the cuts to form). I’d rather just brush my hair.
     
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    But the hotcombs dot net site is still up when I check it?
     
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    Angel1881 Lurker '01; Member '08; First post '17

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    I stopped using my Denman at the end of 2017 due to concerns re: breakage. I thought the rubber base was rubbing my thin, fine hair away. In January 2018 I started using the Felicia Leatherwood brush. So far, it works well to detangle shed hair. I don't think it has caused any breakage.

    Because my hair is voluminous in density, but also fine and fragile, I've started trimming my hair more often than in the past. My hair seems to be retaining length a lot more (plus I've been keeping it in updos). In January, I started out BSL. I've trimmed my hair twice since then - the first time in mid-January to BSB and the second on March 28 about an inch above BSL. Now, my hair is nearly touching my bra strap.

    My goal is thick, blunt, even ends.

    I remember that many years ago Nonie (sp?) used to talk all the time about trimming regularly - before your hair has a chance to split. My next trim will likly be around May 9, which is 6 weeks from my last.
     
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    Angel1881 Lurker '01; Member '08; First post '17

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    I think she cut off enough. Her ends looked pretty tangly. She probably needs to trim more often to avoid having to cut off as much as she needed to this time. LOL, I 100% believe that she did the right thing. Her ends looked fantastic afterwards. I could see a huge difference.
     
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    It looks good.
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I don’t know what happened, when I typed it in, it said the website was no longer in service. But then I followed a link from an old post on here and it worked. I don’t know what that was about lol.
     
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    LOL. It did look nice.
     
  17. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Thank you. It looked like smoke clouds billowing over.
     
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    Whoa! When I use to braid a certain persons hair, those strands did feel like cuts! My finger tips would hurt after. Wow you just made me remember that.Ok this type of hair can withstand a comb then.
     
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    You know, I think my morning protein smoothies were doing way more good for my hair than I realized. When I think about it, that is the only thing I have changed that could account for the "extra strong" feeling my strands had. They aren't bad now but I can definitely tell the difference. I'm going to start my protein smoothies again in a couple of weeks and see if that's it :yep:

    Nothing like Mr. T hair to help maintain length!
     
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    I really want to give finger detangling a serious chance for a while but I'm scared I won't do it thoroughly enough. I don't want to end up with a knotted matted mess that has to be cut out. Plus this crap takes forever. I've grown accustomed to 15 minute detangling sessions in the shower with a shower comb and slip providing products
     
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    I'm so tired all the time. I have definitely fallen off the hair train. I need a whole plan for May. Yes I will get my ish together for May.
     
  22. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    I felt like that until...
    I've been having more energy since taking the Eve Vitamins. I came home from work and cooked my butt off. Hush puppies, BBq, cabbage, potato salad....

    I woke up and jump out of bed this morning and danced to the coffee machine. These vitamins LOL. My 6th day on them.
     
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    I feel you! It feels like a waste but see it as narrowing down your staples.
     
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    Or if you don't want to bother with the hassle of selling, just give them away to charity or someone else. I hate throwing things away...
     
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    Omg CRN is having a $10 everything sale right now, and Curl Maker is already sold out! If I didn’t already have so much, I’d totally pick up a Coconut Water Treatment & the Moroccan Pear Custard.
     
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    I finally found the right scarf for my head so it doesn't slip off at night. At first I was tying it in the back, but it would right up at night. So I starting tying in the front and it does move at all during the night, even when tied loosely.

     
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    Oh I completely forgot vitamins were a thing I should be taking :lachen:. Especially considering I've started working out again. Thanks for the rec and the memory jog!
     
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    When this little one gets here I think I will start to wear my hair out and give it a break from the braids. Thing is it's so short and the only style I really 'mastered' while natural before was a twist out lol. Twist outs look much better with some length. Right now I have a twa underneath by braids. MissKenK on Youtube is a beast with styling her short natural hair, but I'm not as great with styling and that was an issue when I was natural before I wore my hair in a twist out like 90% of the time and it started to look much better the longer it got. I think perm rod sets look really cute on shorter natural hair, just wondering if I'll have the time and interest to do that when I have a newborn... ehhh, most likely not lol.
     
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    I'm back! I'm surprised you remembered me lol. I was in the hospital but my health is back in order now. Thank you! :2inlove:
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Question: which of you ladies do your own kinky twists, has 8-9 inches or less of hair growth, and does this styles often on yourself?
     

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