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

  1. Angel of the North

    Angel of the North Well-Known Member

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    I think I just need to start making my own hair products now, I've been around the block a few times with trying different brands, using natural products etc.... There are two natural brands that I'd like to try but I pretty much know what my hair likes based on ingredients and how they work for my hair, I never really found my HG moisturiser/leave in/DC but was fortunate enough to have more hits than misses and stumble upon many products that worked well for me and there are a number of products I can say I like. I've spent some time today sourcing ingredients and looking at some of the old recipe threads, I'll also check out YT at some point for inspiration. I have in mind what I want to make, a shea butter and oil whipped moisturiser, melted mango and avocado butter with oil, a scalp butter with msm/silk AA/essential oils/babassu/monoi. I need to figure out a leave in spray that will be moisturising, non greasy, will likely need to workout one for curly hair days and one for non curly days. I will continue to buy shampoo and conditioners to cowash and DC for now but I can really see myself making my own conditioners and shampoos soon too.....


    ETA: I need to update my signature:drunk:
     
  2. Neomorph

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    Ladies, I'm happy to announce that my natural hair is at BSB Length! :afro::afro:

    That's actually been my target goal since that was my hairlength as a child a before I got a relaxer. I've had setbacks due to scissor-happy-stylists, scalp eczema and my own PJism, but I'm pretty confident in my low-maintenance, minimal product regimen

    I'm going to aim for Midback Length now and then try to keep my hair around that length. As much as waist length hair sounds appealing, I think given my lifestyle and how much time I want to dedicate to my hair, MBL is about as far as I should go.
     
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  3. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I think next time I make my Surge Jr spray, I’ll use a little less oil and maybe add some other goodies. Y’all know I didn’t end up using the sodium polyacrylate? :lachen: I couldn’t find any safe measurements.
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Getting a closure weave put in this weekend. I’ve been working braids since this whole pandemic started. Guess I will do a length check at the time.
     
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    6:00am hair appointment! Long overdue for a treatment and trim.
     
  7. MCMLXXXIV

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  8. Bette Davis Eyes

    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Hey all.

    just wanted to come wish today’s birthday folks a happy birthday. I won’t be around much in the next few weeks. Unfortunately , the Lord called my mom home and I’m a little overwhelmed.
    I wish you all the strength and blessings to endure in these coming days. If you have some time, pray my strength in the Lord that I remain encouraged.

    until we meet again. God bless.
     
  12. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Oh no! ((BIG HUG))
    Take all of the time you need. We're here with love and e-hugs whenever you need those too.
    I'm praying for you and your family, dear sis.
     
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    Prayers for you and your family!
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    @Bette Davis Eyes I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts will be with you. :bighug:
     
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    So sorry to hear that. Sending condolences.
     
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    My condolences to your family ❤️
     
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    I’m so sorry to read this. You will be missed. I pray for comfort and healing for you and your family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Omgness,
    :bighug:
    Just know we care about you.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    My new braid hair is here! It’s ombré gray and absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to try a new braid style. Let me go search for ideas right now
     
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    whosthatgurl here.... but i'm not here

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    whosthatgurl here.... but i'm not here

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    Bless you. Keeping you in prayer.
     
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    so sorry to hear about your mom. I will definitely be keeping you in my prayers. Sending hugs, love, and strength your way.
     
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    I’m itching to do something different with my hair.

    I’ve been experimenting with kccc with braids outs for a wash go like look for my 4b/a hair. My hair is roughly WL, fine, medium to low density.

    Today I spent 2 hours researching blond APL wigs to satisfy my urge for a change.

    Maybe I’ll henna my hair. It just takes so long for the dye to set. I want a two hour or less wash day. Basically I want fabulous, effortless, cheap hair!
     
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  26. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I really want to do this style with my ombré hair. Jumbo box braids
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I took my braids down tonight. I kept them 2 weeks this time. Better than the week I kept them last time :lachen:
     
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    I just tried my sample of Qhemet’s Olive & Honey hydrating balm. Omg, this company does no wrong!
     
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    @Bette Davis Eyes My condolences to you & your family..I’m so sorry for your loss.My prayers that our Heavenly Father will lay his hand on your heart and wrap you up in his spirit
    :bighug:
     
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