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Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
My color conditioner turned out great! My hair was super soft and easy to straighten. Let me see if I can find a pic. My ends have been lifted (balayage a while back) but most of the bleached part has grown out. The red can be seen on the ends indoors and throughout my whole head in the sun. I don’t have any pics yet but I’ll take one when I go out later.
 

imaginary

Well-Known Member
I really should've trimmed my hair last year, but tbh it'd probably still be damaged from all the blowdrying and flat-ironing I kept up with last year. I guess my only concern about loccing my hair now would be in colouring my hair. Too damaged to get the highlights I want right now, can't henna anymore so that when I can it won't just be red, and then my greys are loud and proud. Also waffling between 2 sisterlock consultants. Giving myself until September to make a hard-line decision.
 

LavenderMint

Well-Known Member
I found a gray hair... but it’s only a third gray. The lower six-ish inches are black and the few inches closer to my head are BRIGHT gray. I never really thought about this being a thing but it’s pretty. I always wanted a thick gray streak in my hair & now I finally get to see if that’s going to happen. :)
 

ClassyJSP

Well-Known Member
I had my hair blown out by the Dominicans and I doubt I'll be back anytime soon. My hair is LAID but I don't like that much heat (I skipped the flat iron). We also kept going back and forth over their comb choices. I haven't had a relaxer since December that small tooth comb was not about to detangle my hair, yet she kept trying to sneak and pick it up while I was on the phone.

Now back to babying my hair.
 

icsonia22

Well-Known Member
does anyone else experience friction when cornrowing their hair? I've tried moisturizing with scurl and whipped shea butter first but that just causes my hair to tangle. I blow dry at the highest level with the revair but i can still feel the resistance and friction as im cornrowing. I'm trying to install some crochet braids since the normal individual braids that i do with my own hair keep getting knots on the ends. Idk what i should be doing differently.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
does anyone else experience friction when cornrowing their hair? I've tried moisturizing with scurl and whipped shea butter first but that just causes my hair to tangle. I blow dry at the highest level with the revair but i can still feel the resistance and friction as im cornrowing. I'm trying to install some crochet braids since the normal individual braids that i do with my own hair keep getting knots on the ends. Idk what i should be doing differently.
This happened to me all of the time -- especially as my hair grew longer. My hair would always tangle so badly when I took down my cornrows. So I started installing my crochets using the "Lazy Girl" method. I did plaits instead of cornrows and used a weaving net over that to lay my plaits down and to be able to attach the hair more easily. Once I started doing it this way, my hair would feel much better upon take down. She demonstrates it well in this video. Her also has longer hair so that helps when you're trying to envision how it will look. HTH! :)

 
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icsonia22

Well-Known Member
This happened to me all of the time -- especially as my hair grew longer. My hair would always tangle so badly when I took down my cornrows. So I started installing my crochets using the "Lazy Girl" method. I did plaits instead of cornrows and used a weaving net over that to lay my plaits down and to be able to attach the hair more easily. Once I started doing it this way, my hair would feel much better upon take down. She demonstrates it well in this video. Her also has longer hair so that helps when you're trying to envision how it will look. HTH! :)

WHAT!!!!?!?!? I'm sitting over here with a tender head for nothing lol. Thank you so much for posting this video. I do celie plats all the time so this is right up my alley
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I’m trying to buy some chebe oil. I saw an ad on Facebook or Instagram and it was $10 a bottle. Now I can’t find the ad again
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
Bump... I had to search for pages to find this one. I just got off. I’m bout to shower and cook dinner for my boo. Just threw my wig on the nightstand. I’m glad I’m comfortable with him:laugh:

Tomorrow if I get up early I’ll wash and straighten it.
 

kxlot79

Kitchen Mixtress
I haven’t “enjoyed” my hair at all this year.:cry3:

My big styling debut of 9”+ of growth with a bunch of hair-tossin stylin was a total flop thanks to Uncle Rona. I don’t have anywhere to go and nothing to do that inspires getting dolled up.

So, to capitalize on the complete lack of motivation to get girly 99% of the time, I’ve entered myself into a 4-month (aggressively) PSing challenge. Which primarily relies on cornrows. :ohwell:

I love my results so far. :spinning:

But I miss my hair. :perplexed:

But I have no motivation to do anything more than the basic to it for styling nor desire to have someone else do it for me. :sad:

Ugh. What do you do when the silver lining needs a silver lining??? :drunk:
 

toaster

Well-Known Member
Welcome back! I hope you’re well. Which acronyms are new to you?
It took me much longer than it should have to realize ICH is Innersense I Create Hold. And then I head to read because Innersense isn’t even a brand I was aware of!

I’ll learn again. I’ve been natural since... 2009? 2010? My hair is still long but I just wear it up and I’m bored. Time to try actually wearing it curly for a bit.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
It took me much longer than it should have to realize ICH is Innersense I Create Hold. And then I head to read because Innersense isn’t even a brand I was aware of!

I’ll learn again. I’ve been natural since... 2009? 2010? My hair is still long but I just wear it up and I’m bored. Time to try actually wearing it curly for a bit.
I love I create hold. I’ve been wearing my hair curly for the last year and a half and this has become one of my staple products. It smooths my hair really well and has a nice soft hold.
 
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