Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. GettingKinky

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    It’s so easy to slip back into the bun life. They are quick and easy to do, I always know that it will turn out well, and they flatter my face.

    Coily hair is an entirely different story.
     
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    Still low key miss my locs sometimes (especially the low maintenance).
     
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    Straightened my hair for the first time in a long time yesterday. My hair is coming back. I can officially claim full apl. This time next year, I should be back at mbl. :bouncy:
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I’m taking my mini braids down :lachen:
     
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    @ItsMeLilLucky Thank you,that warms my heart.:rose:
    :bdance:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I was just thinking about going back to buns 2-3 weeks in the summer since it's such low maintenance
     
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    @GettingKinky :rose:Thank you :cool:..
    I’m being optimistic.
    :D

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  8. GettingKinky

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    Today is Deva cut day!!!

    I’m so nervous, I think with all my shrinkage and volume I’m not going to get a cut I like. And I hate that I have to wear my shrunken, no gel hair out of the house.

    And I wish I could have found a black woman to do it.

    Oh well. Wish me luck. If it doesn’t turn out, I’m going back to buns and maybe ponytails.
     
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    @GettingKinky I wish you all the luck in the world & I hope your hair turns out perfect :D

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Can anybody recommend something a little stronger than Aphogee 2 Step? My hair stays stretchy/overmoisturized and i’ve never done an Aphogee Treatment 2 wash days in a row. I know that my hair will feel strong once dry, but styling wet stretchy hair can be problem.
     
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    Happy Mothers Day to everyone.

    I pray you have a wonderful blessed day today. Good thoughts and fond memories of those that may not be here anymore but standing strong in faith , remembering how she may have influenced you in life thus far.

    To God be all the glory. I'm very thankful to have made it this far in life with my mother even though shes not perfect and nor am I.

    Love yall!!! :2inlove:
     
  14. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I've never used the 2-step but I hear it's pretty strong.
    When I was natural, full fat yogurt and henna did a good job strengthening my hair. Brahmi is also good stuff. Megatek is a great protein when I've used it to DC, even though we primarily use it for growth purposes on here. I guess Mane and Tail would fall into that category as well. I used it once MANY years ago and my hair felt like straw! As a texlaxer, I use Joico K-pak Reconstructor for protein after my chemical tx and it sometimes overstrengthens my hair.

    I prefer to do gradual strengthening so Infusium 23 protein leave in is something that I incorporate when M&Sing at night or in my braid spray mixes for my extensions since protein helps the hair to absorb moisture.

    Do you clarify before doing your protein tx? Maybe that will help?
     
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    I've been using the Neocell collagen powder since August which has worked well for my body but the last 3 containers (from Amazon) hasn't been the same. Usually I could taste the collagen in my coffee but figured that I just go used to the collagen taste hence why I stopped tasting the powder.
    Recently I bought the Sport Research collagen peptides and I could definitely taste the collagen and it made my coffee slightly thicker just like how the Neocell collagen used to. I'm starting to feel that either the Neocell collagen I bought from Amazon are old or just counterfeit.
     
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    Why did I wait so long to get a Deva cut? I’m happy with the results. A good haircut makes a big difference.
     
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    I used the Neutrogena T Sal Shampoo before the Aphogee Rx. My hair is definitely strengthened but the wispy/weathered ends that I can’t trim (cuz they are shorter than my longer lengths) keep breaking off when I apply product. Joico K Pak sounds like a good alternative. Or maybe olaplex?
     
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  18. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Ever since I deep conditioned my hair for all those hours while running errands, my scalp has gone HAM. It has been so itchy :cry3:Like oh my gawd ... I’ve been moisturizing and sealing it, and just washed and deep conditioned it (with my hot head for my regular time today) this morning, the whole nine yards...still itchy:wallbash:
    Sybil hates me now, but I hope she’ll get over it soon :whyme:
     
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    That happens to me a lot too. Doesn’t even matter what kind of deep conditioner or just conditioner in general. My scalp does not like anything on it. Leave-ins, gels, moisturizers, oils..nothing. It’ll tolerate Butters, but just the slightest bit, and even then after a day or two I end up having to cleanse my scalp again. I just have to REALLY concentrate when I apply product and use like 2 different mirrors to see exactly where I’m putting product.
     
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    I knew my hair didn’t like it, but since it wasn’t itchy while I was outside, I kept it moving. But when I got home, all bets were off :lachen: It’s been itching ever since.
     
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    I have had box braids in my hair for the past 5 weeks and have exclusively moisturized my hair with Bonner Brothers braid spray. I have more new growth this time than usual and I am not sure if its the braid spray or the fact the braid have slipped down over time. My roots had nice and soft this entire time and I am giving myself one more week before I take them out.
     
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    I was in the break room at work and some random Asian guy looked at my hair and asked if my hair is natural. When I said yes he got this big smile on his face and said “that’s wonderful!”

    I found the whole exchange really weird, so I asked him why he asked. He said “I’ve seen hair like yours before and I thought they had to curl it that way, but then I learned that the curls are natural”. So I said yep and then he said “super curly”

    I don’t even know what to think about it.
     
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    I’m just now finding out after all these years that I have fine strands but high density hair. I always thought my hair was medium strands high density. Guess I was wrong.
     
  28. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Aww, he’s too cute :lachen:
    I had a black woman ask me if I use tiny rods lol.
     
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    I’m tired of twisting my hair, I’m about to wear puff balls with two temple braids.:lachen:
     
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    Through the years I've always seen Nature's Blessings pomade recommended when someone asked about a natural and/or non-petroleum grease. It's just regular ol' petroleum and herbs like every other hair grease o_O
     

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