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

  1. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I'm back on the board after months of being away. My hair is doing okay despite the long break from LHCF.

    I joined Black Girl Curls for a couple months this summer. Just long enough to get the gist of their philosophy. A lot of what they discuss were thing I already do/learned, so for the most part they just confirmed why some practices worked for me vs the ones that didnt.

    I'm not a WnG girl yet, since my hair is too long and needs shaping before I'm comfortable enough to where it loose. Once I feel comfortable enough, I'll go to a salon to get my hair shaped. Until then, I'll continue wearing quick updos and braided ponytails.
     
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    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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    I deep conditioned overnight with Obia Naturals Babassu dc. The difference in application and results between this and the Girl+Hair Curl Cloud dc is like night and day.
    Definitely want to repurchase the Obia Naturals.
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    Oh My!:eek:

    How was this? I have Girl + Hair Curl Cloud in my Stash.:ohwell:
     
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    MilkChocolateOne Well-Known Member

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    Is lexi84 from fotki and lhcf the owner of Uniqurl?
     
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    nyeredzi Well-Known Member

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    I had never even heard of black girl curls. Interesting. Their vibe comes off as obnoxious, but is good for business, I'm sure.
     
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    movingforward13 I do what I want...

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  8. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I just shaved my hair off in March and already I’m considering relaxing it because I never had short relaxed hair, only short natural hair....

    At least I haven’t shaved it off :duck:
     
  9. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Now that I think about it, I must’ve had a hair bucket list lol. I’m trying to think of something I haven’t done.
     
  10. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Anyone know of glycerin free leave in conditioners? I’d prefer something I can find on the ground, however I’m open to Internet shopping.
     
  11. Meritamen

    Meritamen Mermaiden

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    Took my mini twists out to do a good detangling on my hair. Very happy with my new growth that is coming in. Not sure if my hair grew at the average rate but it's way more length then I thought I would have by now in 10 months. My hair has always grown so slowly but finally picked up in speed this year. Makes me tempted to cut, but I like being able to put my hair up in a bun so I will leave it alone for... maybe a year more? No rush.
    Watched Beyoncé's Black is King and I really want to try out some of the braided styles from there.
     
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  12. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    So my hair was itching before my relaxer and STILL is itching? The culprit? My head is hot. I think lol. I was wearing my head wraps, and Sybil was not feeling it.
     
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    Sweet relief. My head was so itchy. How did I forget that dandruff shampoo solves this problem for me? I guess it was because I didn't have dandruff this time, but the shampoo still works for whatever makes me itch. I had tried fenugreek and tea tree and blah blah. Forget all that homeopathic stuff, the actual medicated shampoo works the best. I took Head and Shoulders quiz and it recommended a line called Royal Oils, which seems targeted towards black people. Bought it straight away and used it that night. My head feels so much better. I bought the shampoo, conditioner, and a scalp cream you can apply between washes. I used the shampoo and conditioner, but not the cream yet.
     
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    I used the entire 8oz jar of curl cloud without noticing- my hair is high porosity and it was barely damp (got sidetracked after shampooing). It had very little slip, did not seem to even help with detangling after heat; if it’s possible for a moisturizing dc to feel dry, then this was dry.
    If I purchased it again, I’d try it on dry hair just to see if that makes any difference.
     
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    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    I can’t find kinky curly knot today anywhere. Sally’s said they had it, but after I placed my order they emailed me to say they can’t fill it. Target doesn’t have it and amazon is charging an arm and a leg.

    what’s going on?????
     
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    I don’t know. the owner is not being transparent on instagram.
     
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    I just placed an order directly on the kinky curly website, even though their shipping prices are outrageous. I’ll see what happens.
     
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    My mom was reminiscing about the pink Queen Helene shampoo that came in a jar. I remember loving it when she used to use it on me when I was a kid. That smell, I used to open the jar just to sniff it... :blush2: the pearlescent pink swirls from scooping some out... she told me that it was so moisturizing that if time was tight she’d just rinse us out & move on.
    Just some hair memories...
     
  20. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I did the dumbest thing the other day and I had to cowash again lol. I call myself blow drying and using a heat protectant but I grabbed a keratin leave in instead of a heat protectant and I wonder why my hair was hard :drunk: :rofl:
     
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    WHAT!? That is crazy. I picked up some on Friday from my local CVS. I might have to go back and stock up if there is a shortage online...I hope there isn't a formula change or anything I would be devastated!
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Ummm, where is the vendor thread?
     
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    I swear anti-dandruff shampoos are a life saver. T-sal has changed the game for me and seborrheic dermatitis (scalp eczema). Like you I had tried to go the all natural way, and while I know that works beautifully for some people...it was just not all that effective for me. The cream sounds interesting...I might have to try it out.

    On the same topic, I really would love it if more black owned companies began making medicated shampoos. So far I've only found two (Dudley's and Design Essentials) and they both use the same ingredient- zinc pyrithione (same thing Head and Shoulders). I feel like someone could make a black owned version of Neutrogena's T-sal (which is 3% salicylic acid), I would snatch it up in a heart beat!
     
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    good question
     
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    TGIN Green Tea Leave-in is my fave because of it
     
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    @Bette Davis Eyes
    It's in the Business Forum.
     
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    I love that one! It’s the C in my LCO method, but if I’m honest it’s LC most times. I was looking for a spray because I’m almost out of my APB leave in. I should’ve specified that lol smh. I think I found one. It’s not glycerin free but glycerin is 14th from the bottom. It’s TGIN Rose Water Curl Refresher? I think that’s the name.
     
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    Meritamen Mermaiden

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    I ended up started doing mini twists again. If it ain't broke.... hopefully, I can keep this in till January. I have gotten great results from keeping the twists in since the lockdown started. I'm still shocked how much new growth I have retained even before using any growth aids. I just started drinking smoothies again and drinking a herbal tea.
     
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    What do you use when you lc?
     
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    Since I have an appt with a new stylist is coming up, I am collecting pictures of what I want..... you know whose hair I really like? Wanda Sykes. I have several pics of her that I plan to show the stylist for my really overdue cut.
     
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