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

  1. VictoriousBrownFlower

    VictoriousBrownFlower Well-Known Member

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    since moving i've had to change up my routine a few times because of the water and other things. It took a bit of trial and error but i've finally found the perfect routine for my hair.
    I actually dc on dry hair b4 washing with a combo of:
    1 tbsp aztec healing clay
    1 tsp henna blend
    1 tbsp honey
    aloe vera juice
    1 tsp each of jojoba, hemp seed, safflower, castor, and avocado oil
    neutral protein filler
    and 1 tbsp of camille rose algae renew dc..

    use my hot head until i'm ready to get in the shower.

    rinse and shampoo hair

    apply rinse out put on plastic cap and wash body

    rinse out conditioner and style

    i also take viviscal along with my liquid multi liquid collagen w/ biotin and saw palmetto for growth,,,, my hair has really thickened up... no more need for rogaine. With the combo of taking great care of my hair, vitamins, and taking care of my pcos my hair is flourishing.
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  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I want to try that Hollywood hair bar growth serum. It looks great. Has anyone used it? I saw an ad on Facebook
     
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    I made the grave mistake of rinsing out my Camille Rose deep conditioner with cool water as per the instructions...

    I have low priority hair....

    all that softness I felt immediately went away with that cold water.

    The first time I used it I rinsed with hot water and the followed up with my leave in. My hair was moisturized all week.

    Lesson learned to trust my instincts and free style even if it goes against what's written on the bottle.
     
  4. syrk

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    Can someone help me out? What is the cleansing agent in this Mane Choice 3 in 1 Co-wash/detangler/leave-in? Is there one or would I just basically be rubbing a conditioner on my scalp?

    Aqua (Purified Water), Cetyl Alcohol (Derived From Coconut), Sodium PCA (Derived From Amino Acid), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Non- Sulfate Derived From Rapeseed Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Biotin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tussilago Tarfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioca (Nettle) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Slippery Elm (Organic), Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) Root Extract (Organic), Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)

    Does anyone still co-wash anyway? Was thinking about trying out alternating weeks with my full shampoo/DC routine one week and a co-wash the next because my wash day is so long. Had this cowash on the list to try.
     
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  5. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Probably the sodium or behentrimonium Methosulfate
     
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  6. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I ordered some more headwraps from YouGoNatural. Hopefully it doesn’t take as long this time as it did the last time. This time I got white ones and a cranberry colored one. They’re satin lined and pretied for the laziness (I prefer energy-efficient :lachen:) in me.
     
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  7. syrk

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    Thanks, those two stood out to me as well. I googled them beforehand and Sodium PCA is mostly a humectant. I know of Behentrimonium Methosulfate because I often see it in conditioners and leave-ins. I've always read that it's not a sulfate, its used for it's detangling and conditioning properties, but I just looked it up again and naturally curly mentions its a light surfactant so maybe that's it. Most other sources only mention or focus on the detangling, softening and conditioning properties though, which is a bit confusing.
     
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    Two thoughts:

    Shea Butter

    I tried for years to love shea butter but it was just too waxy and made me itch, even when whipped with other oils and aloe. Then, I learned that palm oil is added to give it that deep yellow color and that was causing my problem. Ivory or nilotic shea butter is great and it even relieves my scalp, leaving everything well-moisturized. DC Foot Doctor even uses shea for his patient and they have some crazy feet.

    Amber Ansah

    I watched one of her recents on her birth experience and realized that she is the victim of medical racism. Has anybody watched that video? She needs to report that doctor.
     
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  9. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I need a new cowash
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I ended up cowashing with Kerastase Therapiste and Ion keratin conditioner
     
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  11. ItsMeLilLucky

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    So...
    I’m thinking I’m gonna make more Surge Jr.
    When I got my micros installed, she barely could grip my hair. Now I have enough to do tiny twists.
    March 7th when I shaved it off
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    Two weeks before I got my hair done 06/04
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    Tonight 07/14
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    Please excuse the weird nails. They look so sad.
     
  12. ItsMeLilLucky

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    It’s only been 4 months roughly. I’m excited lol. I do have to say that I’m not as diligent with moisturizing and washing. Sometimes it’s every 3 days, sometimes it’s once a week.
     
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    This came up in my recommended videos today. Very interesting and now I know why the ONE time I got my hair braided the woman wanted to put relaxer in my hair first. I said no and she was so irked I was worried for the safety of my scalp lol
     
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    Costco has these for $20. Thought it was a pretty decent deal. 034B825E-7669-4E23-8116-ADB5EF20D31C.jpeg
     
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  15. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I caught enough rainwater to fill an 8oz spray bottle.
     
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    @Prettymetty Hello! I have used it & noticed my roots are more silky,it’s not much in the bottle and if you use it as directed it can become pricey.

    *She does have good customer service

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  17. Lita

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    I need my ends trimmed,but I’m scared to make that trip into Harlem right now o_O

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    That's ridiculous and scary. I don't understand why the owner of Mielle Organics (and her husband) is so pressed over her review? Not every product is going to be a "holy grail" or even a "just okay" item for people. And it's not like Mielle Organics doesn't have multiple lines. I could almost see where someone might be a little over protective of their products if that's their only set of products and it was getting negative reviews (still doesn't excuse that type of behavior AT ALL). Any time you sell a product or service, expect not everyone to like and expect that some people will publicly state their dislike.

    I've never tried any Mielle Organics products but after seeing that...I'm good. I don't want to support a business that goes after customers like that.
     
  20. shasha8685

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    I love day 3 of a good twist out....the balance if definition and fullness/frizz is just perfect!
     
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    This postpartum shedding is driving me nuts. :( But I’m glad my hair is still pretty dense, even though I’m losing a tribble every week.
     
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    I’m getting all the hair strengthening items together,I have a feeling fall/winter is going to be bizarre and I want to be ready.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Knowing 2020, anything is possible with the weather.
     
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    I mainly cowash. Shampoo or clarify about once a month.
     
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    Little mini-rant, but I really wish more brands catered to our hair offered trial/travel sizes of their products. Sometimes I'm browsing around various sites and see a DC that looks absolutely fabulous but then I see it's $15+ for the full size and no travel size. Even though it wouldn't hurt my pockets if I dropped $15+ on a DC and it failed...I'd rather not. Plus I think it's just a huge waste to by 8 oz worth of product only for it to not work...when I could have bought 2 oz instead.
     
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    I've been saying this for years. Travel sizes, sample sizes, something. Sucks to spend a lot of money for something not to work.
     
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    Gonna straighten my hair soon for my first trim/length check of the year then i'm thinking i'll stay in twists for the rest of the year. Hopefully I can stick to that. #waistlength2020
     
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    *copied and pasted from the Surge thread*

    I made another batch of Surge Jr, but tbh i liked the last batch better. This time I was rushing and didn’t really pay attention to the little notes I did have.

    *to add: it does spray clear, and it’s kinda on the watery side, but I think I’m gonna edit the amount of powders I use. I only used 3 but I think the amount was too much cause I done messed up 2 spray bottles ugh :laugh:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I just washed and blow dried my hair. I may make my boyfriend iron it for me tonight. I’ll teach him :laugh:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I just straightened my hair and put it in 2 ponytails. One above the other for the illusion of fuller/longer hair. I put a flexirod on the ends to have a nice wave tomorrow. Kinda looks like this A8639FB0-AD20-494C-82F6-D02ED8B56BCC.jpeg
     

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