Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. Meritamen

    Meritamen Mermaiden

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    I can't decide if I want to dye my hair jet black or not. I love having jet black hair but I have a grey hair coming in and I don't want to dye it. *sigh*
     
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    Gray hairs are dye resistant. Depending on what type of color you use the gray may stay gray.
     
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    Think imma just kick it here with y’all for forever. I really keep trying to be patient and understanding on these other hair sites, but like gosh. Everyone thinks their hair type is like THE hair type to have, with like no regards to any other hair type that’s legit kinky/color/chemically treated.

    Once upon I legit received this comment on another site:
    “Conditioning too much is gonna make your hair oily. Maybe you need to clarify.”

    Uhhh gurl?!

    Have you not read my Bio? I could keep a bag filled with conditioner on my head, and my hair will still eventually get dry again.

    So I tried y’all. I tried to be patient. I’m done lol
     
  4. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I peeked at that other site and they have great general hair care tips, but they don't understand tightly curled or kinky hair. It just doesn't compute for them.
     
  5. PlanetCybertron

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    Yeah I definitely agree. I learned quite a few good practices that I still keep in my regimen, but as you’ve said, it’s like 1 and 1 equals anything but 2. So for the most part I’ll probably just PM my few buddies on there and just bombard you guys all the time lol
     
  6. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I have totally neglected my hair. Sybil probably hates me right now lol. But I’ve been super focused on packing my stuff up, and I’m really tired most of the time because they’re remodeling in my building with its crappy walls. At barely past 7am. And it’s legal, I checked :cry3:I’m gonna do a proper wash day routine tomorrow if I’m not totally knackered. I just barely added some shampoo and didn’t even condition the other day.
     
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    I've had these minitwists in for who knows how long. I want to try something new with my hair next week, but I'm scared of what that initial detangling session is gonna be like. o_O No regrets tho. Going long periods without doing my hair is the only way I can survive. :lachen:
     
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    From now on, I’m not gonna focus on length, just the health of my hair and enjoying the process of taking care of it.
     
  9. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Yesterday morning I made it to the post office for packages that were never attempted to be delivered and it was a lot of complaints about the fill in delivery people once the senior people are on vacation.

    Its a mess.
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I forgot to make the rose water. I'll do it when I get home today.


    Rhassoul, fenugreek, little slippery elm and ACV. ( Wondering if I should add some moringa powder)
     
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  12. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I can’t post it with the Link showing cursing.


    Smh. These YT women kill me.
     
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    Hey guys... I've been complaining (often and loudly) about getting a lot of my hair cut off by an evil stylist. But you know what? I have also always dreamed of having hair all the same length. I never actually asked for it because I knew I have to have too much cut off.

    Well here I am. Now I have hair all the same length. What do you think about that? It looks REALLY cute straight. Unfortunately, I don't wear my hair straight.

    Do you think it's worth the risk of triangle hair? Would you have someone (not evil) go in and add some layers? Or if you had the opportunity to have hair all the same length, would you keep it?
     
  14. GGsKin

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    @LadyRaider if I had the opportunity of hair all the same length, I would keep it that way with a U hemline. My hair is layered throughout and it has been bugging me trying to grow it out. At some point I should probably cut it to make it even- it could probably get me to longer lengths quicker but I dont want to cut to my shortest point. I want my hair to look and feel thicker and one length adds to that. I too, mainly wear my hair coily and the layers add shape to my loose hair so I'm mostly ok with taking what I believe to be the slower route for me.
     
  15. GettingKinky

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    For years I have wanted shiny, bouncy natural curly hair. I’ve tried so many things to get it: LOC, MHM, shea butter, oil rinsing, curl cream, refresh spray and none of it gave me the hair I wanted. I had finally given up and accepted that my natural hair wasn’t meant to be shiny and bouncy.


    I read about squish to condish a month or so ago and I started incorporating that into my wash days, but it didn’t really seem to make a huge difference . For whatever reason, probably because it’s quick and easy, I kept doing it. Then one day the pump stopped working on my conditioner so I had to take the top off to get the conditioner out. I ended up using waaay more than usual and then squish to condish started working. My hair absorbed sooooo much water. And the water stays in my hair. Even though my hair is soaking wet, it doesn’t drip.


    After squish to condish, I add my leave in and gel as usual and voila my hair is bouncy and shiny.


    All this time I thought I needed my hair to be “heavy” to swing so I added lots of product to try and get there. It turns out that it needs to be full of water. When I get out of the shower, and for hours afterward my hair feels heavy. But after it dries it’s actually very light. And it bounces and shines.


    There are a few other small changes I made that might have contributed .to my results, but I really think squish to condish was the main game changer.

    • I use shampoo EVERY time I wash (2-3 times a week) a shampoo that makes my hair squeaky clean
    • I apply my gel in at least 10 sections usually 15

    I’m am soooo happy with my hair that I want to sing it from the mountain tops and become a squish to condish evangelist.


    Here are a few things that I read about the technique and it makes so much sense to me.


    http://www.thereoncewasacurl.com/blog/squish-to-condish


    http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/conditioning-technique-squish-to.html?m=1
     
  16. rileypak

    rileypak Wash Week™ Queen & Product Enthusiast

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    Recently, I came to the realization that I don’t use enough conditioner when I do my hair. Couple this with only recently realizing I wasn’t getting enough water in my hair...it’s no wonder my hair was always dry.

    Increasing the amount of conditioner I use to cowash and then leave in has already yielded results of softer hair.

    I need to REMEMBER that I need to use a lot of conditioner or else I’ll fall back into using less than enough.
     
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  22. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    My work wife (a Caucasian woman) kinda hurt my feelings a bit when she said that our hair usually grows slower. Then I tried to prove her wrong by showing her pics and she said “That’s long hair for a black girl.” So we’re getting divorced :lachen:I can’t be in a work marriage with someone so close minded. The point I was trying to make was that everyone’s hair grows at different rates... there are exceptions to every rule too.

    Basically in my life I have noticed that mixed hair grows faster/longer than black hair. In our defense, we don’t have super long hair because of the texture. I’ve kept my hair between ball/mbl for years... Any longer and I would need a private stylist. However, some of us break all those rules and have hair to our bums. Carry on y’all. I’m a little bit buzzed right now. If you read this to the end bless you. I hope you get that Summer growth spurt too.
     
  23. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I'm working on getting buzzed too. Happy hair growing!
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I need to make time to pamper my hair today. Prepoo , shampoo, dc and a fierce blowout. No iron necessary
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I just liquid oil creamed my hair with aloe juice, avocado oil and garnier sleek and shine cream.
     
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes @shawnyblazes ! Last week, I dyed my hair a reddish brown. It was time for the greys to go on vacation. Today, I am thinking of applying a rinse over it, but I don’t know what color. Probably something in the reds family.
     
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    My hair is liking Camille Rose stylers right now. On top of the Obia rose hair spray. I'm also using cowash instead of shampoo lately. Hair is softer and less dry. I'm tired of trying new stuff and wasting money!
     
  29. shawnyblazes

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    I have to items in my cart and shipping is $17.50!!!!!!

    What the sand hill Sirod???
     
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    I'll give my first curly clip ins install a B-. I should not have tried to dye and install them knowing I had to be somewhere within a few hours. I had to improvise a bit but overall the style came out cute. The hair however dyed well and shockingly not much shedding. I think I'll enjoy playing around with them.
     

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