Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by AlliCat, Apr 27, 2011.
Think the girls and I will go into protective style mode for a little while.
I'm beginning to miss my hair. Probably give these faux locs 2 more weeks mayybeee. But I really like how they turned out so going to put them back in sometime in June. Doing them myself this time. Too easy not too.
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Yes! I just put in crochet goddess locs last night and I am in absolute love with the ease of install and the style. They are so lightweight! I've had the hair for over a year but was worried that they would be heavy. How long have you had yours in? Have you washed your hair in them? I feel like they're gonna look better as they get older, has that been your experience?
Sorry for all of the questions. Lol.
Lol. You're good! I have them crotcheted too with singles around the perimeter. I'm on week three. I typically get antsy after a month on a protective style. I've been using SM No Rinse Foam on my scalp every week (Saturday). Daily I spray with a water, aloe Vera juice, tea tree and lemon grass oil mix. I apply grapeseed oil to my hair line and nape occasionally.
I got wavy hair pieces added throughout. Bad idea. They looked bad after a week and a half. I cut those all out. I do find the locs look better as time goes on. I might try to wash and reuse these for next time.
Cool, thanks so much! I was gonna do the boho locs too - I'm glad you mentioned how the loose hair acted.
I think I'll just stick with doing different colors instead.
Practiced cornrows on my mom today. They are starting to look more cornrowy. Put some flat twists in my hair so I can attempt a crochet style but I’m kind of intimidated. Maybe I’ll do it tonight.
Yyy’aaaaalllll I finally FINALLY found a store near me that carries all the natural hair care products of my dreams - even some I thought were smaller brands like urban hydration’s. You can’t tell me nothing!!!! I bought the protein free conditioner by mielle organics - going to try it this weekend.
(I was so happy I *almost* didn’t notice the owner following me smh )
I was doing my mini braids (yes really lmao) standing up in the bathroom, and I could have sworn up and down somebody kinda patted my upper back, between the shoulder blades. I turned around, but the only two people who were in the house with me, were in the living room watching tv. My apartment is loud AND small, there’s no way someone could sneak up on me. I was, “well thanks.” I guess I needed that.
Ugh, the CVS pharmacy (it’s like a drug store)I used to go to every other day did that to me. I’m in here, almost every other day BUYING stuff. Y’all really think I’m gonna [email protected]$%* steal? You may as well just stand in the freakin aisle with me.
I’ve beem searching for pictures of haircuts I like so that when I find a stylist I can show them to her. All the styles I like are about shoulder length curly, but my hair shrinks to chin length. I’m starting to think I’ll never find a style I like that will work with my shrinkage.
I got the Garnier Fructis line to try (shampoo, conditioner and leave-in) because my hair is too dirty to use my normal diy shampoo this time. I hope this goes well.
Bah. I didn’t install them last night. I think I should wait until after the weekend is over. I have a Girl Scouts event at a campsite tomorrow and if I go swimming, I don’t know how the hair would hold up. Argh.
Thank You @shawnyblazes
Thats one hundred percent messed up. And I hate when I feel like I HAVE to patronize a business BECAUSE they’re following me around (it’s not logical).
I live near few CVS’s, but the problem I run into is that they’ll carry a line I like but notthe specific product I’m looking for (it’s so much better than even just a few years ago tho so I can’t complain). I go to them for the basics.
I'm glad I decided to be active on here vs continuing to lurk. I feel like I stay more grounded with hair care vs with youtube and IG. The latter is more tempting to buy, try, and stray from things that work or will/could work.
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I need a EAP flat iron.
Anyone else tried the Curly Kids line at Walmart? No? Just me . I was searching high and low for a potential creamy leave-in for my SM gel, and stumbled across a lone bottle of Curly Chic Your Mane Moisturizer. I absolutely hate that it says Mixed Hair Hair care in big ole letters, but I went with it anyway because it has coconut oil high on the list and no butters.
I used it to refresh my wash n'go and it gave me very very good results . I had used the Curly Kids Custard before and loved it! I totally forgot about it though. I would have taken this $12 SM gel right back to the store if I did!
As someone who has had many professional irons, hair art irons are the best for natural hair imo...
I bought the gel for the adult line because of good reviews. It was good but not as good as the Salerm gel. After using Salerm I find it very difficult to go back to regular gel
I called my normal stylist to see if I could get an appt and he informed me of the price increase. $95 for a relaxer NOPE I personally feel like that's too much especially since I've been a loyal customer for 10+ years. Looks like i'll be picking up two box relaxers and having my mother put my relaxer in hopefully sometime this weekend.
How thoughtful of your coworkers to do this for you and pretty cake by the way.
I’m getting a Deva Cut on 5/11!!! I’m so excited and nervous.
The woman doing it is Latina with straight hair, but she assures me that she has lots of experience with tightly curly hair and she has excellent reviews on yelp.
I hope you'll absolutely love it.
I think for some protective styles, i’ll need to wash and redo them once a week vs every 2 weeks. My twists never seem to last longer than once a week before looking old and no amount of retwisting makes them look any better for longer than a day or two. Does anybody have this problem?