Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. waff

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    One way to use up conditioners I don't like is to stretch the prefered conditioner with them. That's how I used up many of my stash last year. Mix 3:1 with the prefered condish as the main part.
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I had an itchy piece of scalp and put some tea tree on it. ITCHINESS BE GONE!
     
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    Have you tried regular soap bars on the ground? There's a lot of natural ones in Whole Foods and similar stores. Frankly they seem the same or very alike to me.
     
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    I still love squish to condish, but it definitely works better with SM conditioner than with Kenra conditioner. I don’t know if it’s the ingredients or because SM is much thicker.
     
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    Good.

    Or give them away to make room for products that you want. This assumes that you can't return said product, which is always my first choice :look:.
     
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    Ya'll aint never experiened the level of struggledom my hair has put me through. Privately and in public. o_O I won't go into detail.

    Oh, but I did notice that the top of my head now is at shoulder length, and the rest (that hasn't fallen out) is past it. I will never cut all my hair off again. took too long. But I am happy :)
     
  8. tiffers

    tiffers Whisper "bleep boop" to yourself when you're sad.

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    Thank you, honey bun! :kiss:
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Thats the only thing on there I have tried. It is indeed good @Nightingale
     
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    I want to self trim without relying on having my hair on a straight state so bad. I hate uneven ends (did that before), so I want a trim but without butchering the shape. I am still recovering from heat damage by staying off the flat iron and wearing my hair in a curly state all the time. I do not want to risk making the damaged areas even worst.

    I was thinking of maybe attempting Naptural85's bolwdry trim method:

    but her hair is so even already, which makes me doubt if it would work for me as well.
     
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    Do you straighten your hair often? If not you could trim it while it’s curly. Just trim each individual curl.
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    toinette Tricking the president

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    I’ve been natural since 2011. Today I decided that I'm going back to relaxers. I already paid my deposit for braids later this month once those braids are out, I'm back to relaxers. I can't deal with the knots, the split ends, the hours long wash day and twist sessions, etc. I may big chop again down the line but for now, Im just over natural hair. If anyone knows someone who is skilled at doing virgin relaxers in Nassau County or even Suffolk County, NY please let me know.
     
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    I love how my hair looks when my braid outs start to lose definition
    00100sPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190714222625253_COVER-612x816.jpg
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I really wanna try that new Garnier in shower product. It’s called sleek shot I think. You mix it with your shampoo and it gives you a super sleek blowout. It says no iron needed, but the way my texture is set up...I’ll keep the iron on stand by :lachen:
     
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    Yup. The one I felt came closest to my favorite shampoo bar was discontinued earlier this year :nono:. Only just found out yesterday, womp womp.
     
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    I realize that shampoo was the cause of my tangling and knots. Back to cowashing using shampoo to clarify.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    09CEBA42-6045-4B52-B1F3-2074DA2EC81E.jpeg I got this garnier stuff today
     
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    I used henna and Dudley's drc 28 treatment on the same day and there's still hair on my head. I hope it stays that way. I can't say that it stopped breakage in it's tracks. Hopefully I didn't make it worse.

    On another note, I need to find a way to shorten wash day without cutting my hair. Relaxing and texlaxing are out of the question because my hair is fragile and I like big hair. I've gone the heat training/bkt route before and the heat damage eventually led to breakage. Growing longer hair is becoming a pain in the butt.
     
  25. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Ooh, very interested to see what you think about it.
     
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    I’m not a product junkie, but these hair companies really have me trying everything. The ingredients of ANOTHER staple has changed :angry2:. I feel like I have to have 3 back up staples for each step in my regimen now. This is not sustainable.

    The techniques thread talks about the importance of consistency, so I’m just going to continue being consistent with what I do until I can also be *comfortably* consistent with what I use.
     
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    i know.... I'm the kinda person that when i find a product my hair loves I'm faithful. My fave longtime dc has been discontinued. I don't know what to do now. I think ima try making my own stuff to keep this from happening again. It takes more work but whatev. I do still need to get a back up of something for those lazy days.
     
  29. Prettymetty

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    It was great. My hair is super sleek and soft. I’m looking forward to using it with a different shampoo next time.
     
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    Before I had my mom put these braids in I ended up trimming one side of my hair a little too short. I'm ok with that since it was my first time doing it by myself and I did rush towards the end. Still debating on what i'm going to do with my hair when I take these braids out.
     
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