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

  1. ScorpioBeauty09

    ScorpioBeauty09 Well-Known Member

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    I finally took my braids out last night and washed my hair. I'm glad I trusted my instinct to condition with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition (my hair loves Garnier :lick:) left the conditioner in overnight because my hair was so dry and rough. :( Had I not been so tired when I went to sleep, I'd have been in tears because my hair was one big mess. I rinsed in the shower and my hair was so soft! :afro: Finger detangling was super easy too. Thank goodness...
     
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  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I need to find the time to wash and dc my hair soon. I haven’t decided if I was going to do some more braids or wear a quick weave to my family reunion next weekend
     
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    I have the large “Puff Cuff” & a few medium size knock-offs because the other sizes were never in stock when I was looking to buy. I think the “worth” depends on your intended use & hair type. The actual PuffCuff I have is really big & the joint is an exposed metal circle; it also has a curve, which means you can only wear it one way. I found my hair would always slide up in that metal thing no matter what. The knockoffs are one thick, solid piece of plastic with no metal parts. It’s thicker & not as pretty but doesn’t rip my hair out at its joint so...
    Length put weight on my loose natural hair & it doesn’t just sit there, it hangs. So I like the smaller ones to hold small buns on the top of my head; the bigger one was better when I had locs because it’s so big but now I only use it for holding back chunky twists.
     

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    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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    Oh my! You have my deepest condolences and are in my thoughts & prayers.
     
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    kxlot79 Kitchen Mixtress

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    This summer has been full of “growth itchies.”

    It’s been about a year since I ramped up a bunch of growth techniques at once.

    Interestingly, I am a promoter and enthusiast of various “growth aides.” Recently, I watched a YT video denouncing the efficacy of growth aides because people don’t keep up with them “long term.”
    Currently, I’m a size 10/12 (trying to get back to my normal 4/6). Diet, exercise, high water intake, and good regular sleep can deliver me to my goal within 3 months... yet I’ve been on this weight loss journey for over a year. It’s not because those methods don’t work that I don’t use them as regularly as I need to for them to be effective....:drunk:
    **rant over** I guess I feel that growth challenges using various methods aren’t really a “lifestyle” installation, more occasional for boosts.:look:
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    While delays are certainly expected right now, it's extremely annoying to get a shipping notice on a package for which merely the label has been created. Day 4 of the status saying 'pre-shipment'.
     
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    My hair is telling me that I need some product with more hold for my twist outs- light hold isn't cutting it anymore. I'm getting good definition but it doesn't stay long.
    Let's see how this foam mousse does for hold.
     
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    So, I guess I have to stalk the Qhemet site for the products I want? The moringa leave in (conditioning ghee) and the balm?

    Forget about getting them on sale either.
     
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    this quarantine has me toying with the idea of transitioning again even though it was so traumatic last time
    i havent had a relaxer since march and i've had a lot of breakage , so part of me wants to keep on going but on the other hand my hair is driving me nuts and i would love to just get it done again
     
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    So I've been thinking about it for a while and I think I want to do sisterlocs for real real. I've been coming back again and again to faux locs to delay but I think I'm ready. I also really want to dye my hair. Not sure if I can even achieve the blonde I want with all the henna in my hair but it's something to think about. I can't imagine a summer without beaches, rivers and pools so I'm going to wait and do the consultation in September. But I do need to figure out if I can even dye my hair before then with my hair in its not so stellar shape.
     
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  11. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I sprayed my hair with aloe and removed the shed strands even rebraided it. Lastly I put some long term relationship leave in on my ends and put on my bonnet. I’ll straighten Thursday with my hair Botox
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    I usually never go more than 7 days without washing my hair, but I have this week off and I got lazy. But by day 9 my scalp wasn’t having it anymore.
    I washed this morning and I feel so much better now.
     
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    If you had of told me that there was a hair product out there that could:
    - Grease my scalp to help control my scalp eczema
    -Define my coils for both a twist-out and wash-and-go
    -Provide a lasting soft hold for a twistout
    -Minimize frizzing in this humid NC weather
    -Seal the moisture for 2-3 days at a time

    ...I would've called you a liar. But apparently Sunny Isle's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Pure Butter does all of that. Just took out 4 different products in one go (tea seed oil, Camille Rose Natural's Coconut Water Elixir, Kinky Curly Curling Custard, and my regular JBCO). I am so shook with this product's performance.
     
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    Just went to the Afroveda website and they are closed permanently, no more SheaAmla. :crybaby: I was wondering why Hattache hadn't restocked more of her products, now I know.
     
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    Hey there, I pray you’re doing well.
     
  17. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Dayjoy Old School Member

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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Holding on by the Grace of God. Really praying I dont lose it randomly on some YT folks at work @MCMLXXXIV
     
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    Has anyone order from Camden-Grey recently? Last mention I found about the site was from 2018. Anyone have any problems ordering from them. I'm interested in rhassoul clay possibly in bulk.

    TIA.
     
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    Last night I used the Girl+Hair water to foam shampoo and the leave-in. I have the mask (Curl cloud) but didn’t get to use that. The shampoo was really light but somehow left my scalp feeling Clean-clean without making my hair feel stripped. I used the leave-in on my hair after giving each section a generous dollop of aloe gel. It feels quite light but was very spreadable and smells very fresh. What surprised me most is that I used far less of both than I expected.
    I’m already considering buying a backup of the shampoo.
     
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    I’ve noticed since I increased my zinc (for the Rona) my hair shedding has decreased. I didn’t make the connection until this doctor on you tube said if she takes less than 60 mg of zinc she experiences hair shedding. I’m glad, because I had clumps of hair coming out, weekly. :up:
     
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  23. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Ver "Good Hair" en YouTube
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I lost about 5 or 6 braids cause (1. My hair is too short 2. When I moisturize about every other day, I spray the bajeezus out of it with my Surge Jr or APB Leave In and add TGIN Green Tea Moisturizer +I submerge myself in the tub about every 3 days cause it just feels good lol. Good-ish thing this is human hair. I’m kinda mad, but eh *shrugs*

    They cha-chaing real smooth out my head:lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    According to my calendar it’s only been 19 days :spinning:
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    WhoisSugar’s back with another video baybeh. And she had another baby :blush2:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    E2D403F9-9C23-4D70-8797-AD685482F381.jpeg This hair botox (prismax) is the truth! I did the treatment Friday morning before I went out of town. It got extremely frizzy with the treatment still in. When I washed today the softness, shine and smoothness was revealed. I must’ve known it would be good, because I ordered more yesterday lol. Get you some. 1 treatment lasts about a month and it’s 12.99

    This is not a keratin treatment. It’s a moisturizing and repairing treatment that I absolutely adore. I’m sure I’ll order the 3 pack next time
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    085B9EB9-20E0-4581-999A-2A79D73D5BC3.jpeg C8EE7FD4-C15C-4241-987B-49A72A9F11B2.jpeg 7AEAD464-3BCD-4791-89CF-AB597ECB320C.jpeg First pic is a braid out experiment before I ironed my hair post botox.

    Second pic was the before. Freshly washed hair no product

    Third pic is from today. Still frizz free and sleek
     
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    Co-washing might be the move to easily get my hair up into a bun. Everything is more elongated.
     
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