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Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
Wetline surprisingly. Don't know if I used too much gel for the wash and go but..
Wetline surprisingly. Don't know if I used too much gel for the wash and go but...
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I’m feeling some type of way. I’m sick of hair, but I don’t wanna be bald or shorter then what I am. I’m tired of transitioning but I don’t wanna cut my hair off nor do I want any type of hair extensions. I wanna straighten but I don’t wanna straighten.

maybe I should go to bed :lol:
maybe have it done at a salon? A roller set with a blow out. Deep conditioner. Steam. Etc.
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I might be eating my words about co-washing. I rinsed my hair with hot water, then used Shea Moisture Almond Milk and Argan Oil to co-wash and just t shirt dried cause I was running behind. I just took my t shirt off and my hair was still soft surprisingly. I haven’t added anything extra besides what was on my hair already
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
I haven't used this particular rinse but I did used to put cayenne pepper in my ACV (+ water) rinse, and clay mixes. It did make my scalp tingly but is no joke when that mess gets in your eyes. I left it in the field of trials.
I’ve been using the onion/garlic and cayenne(a very small amount) faithfully since last winter. I have noticed a difference in my scalp. And my hair is thicker. And yes. That cayenne is painful. Must be careful. Ugh!!

In terms of ginger. I was reading here that ginger is another root that people use for scalp. I added it to my leftover onion/garlic juice. And will use it tomorrow.
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I might be eating my words about co-washing. I rinsed my hair with hot water, then used Shea Moisture Almond Milk and Argan Oil to co-wash and just t shirt dried cause I was running behind. I just took my t shirt off and my hair was still soft surprisingly. I haven’t added anything extra besides what was on my hair already
Update: Hair is still soft but scalp is getting itchy so I guess I’ll moisturize tomorrow.
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
My hair is thriving after babying it for a little bit, it's amazing what consistency does for your hair lol. I'm happy to report no hair loss after my self relax! This morning I woke up and put my hair in a jumbo braid using braiding hair and I'm loving the look. With this VA heat I can't stand my wigs right now.
Please expound on the babying part. What’s your routine?
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I don’t know why I didn’t think to use bundle hair sooner for braids. It’s a bit more work because you have to cut the hair off the weft but it’s easier (and sometimes cheaper) to get a hold of. And the way I’m doing it, I might be able to reuse the hair, at least some of it lol I’m trying faux locs again:drunk::abducted: lol only smaller and shorter. It’s so light, and now I have to see how it performs wet. It’s great for giving my hair some integrity and it solves the pesky half natural, half relaxed hair that doesn’t wanna stay braided lol. I can only speak for the curly hair though. I’m trying to make my life easier lmao.
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I’ve never heard of oil rinse? Which oils do you use? And do you do the oil rinse before of after the co wash?
I thought I replied to this. Maybe it didn’t send. Oil rinsing is a technique used for added slip and shine. I use whatever I have on hand. I’ve been using avocado oil a lot. I may use the rest of my Brahmi oil…

I’ve been oiling daily with avocado oil or coconut oil. I’ll most likely put more oil on 30 minutes before I plan to wash and then I’ll just add conditioner to the mix, lather and rinse well. I hope this helps
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
I thought I replied to this. Maybe it didn’t send. Oil rinsing is a technique used for added slip and shine. I use whatever I have on hand. I’ve been using avocado oil a lot. I may use the rest of my Brahmi oil…

I’ve been oiling daily with avocado oil or coconut oil. I’ll most likely put more oil on 30 minutes before I plan to wash and then I’ll just add conditioner to the mix, lather and rinse well. I hope this helps
Thank you! So it’s like a hot oil treatment? But daily?
 
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