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Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

DVAntDany

Well-Known Member
I wish hair companies offered consumers an interactive display comparing fine hair, medium hair and coarse hair. All it needs to be is a sample thingy like they do with hair color that a person can touch. This way people can accurately asses their hair texture size by feeling the sample. For a very long time, I thought my hair was coarse because I was comparing it to my mom's.

"They" say that coarse hair starts at the size of 120 microns. That's roughly the size of 2 sheets of copy paper or average sewing thread. Fine hair's average size is about 50 microns. The average sheet of copy paper is 70 microns. Regular thread is not sold in microns. The mm conversion would be 0.05mm for fine and 0.12mm for coarse. So I'm going to purchase some spools of thread and make little bundles to feel it.

The only reason I'm even concerned is because many products especially conditioners are geared towards strand size. My hair can be easily weighed down, but I also like a little weight depending on the product. My stylist said I have medium to fine hair. I just want to know for myself what I feel my strands are. I'm interested in trying some companies that offer basic conditioners for fine hair and masks for medium to coarse hair. Pattern Beauty made it very clear that most of their conditioners are too heavy for me. Even their lightweight conditioner has some substantial weight.
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I got another closure sew in and I have definitely decided I don't like it. Howeverrrr, I figured out isopropyl alcohol and this is good to get off if you don't have any lace adhesive remover. It removed 95% of the glue

My mama had this in her cabinet btw

Also forgot to add that I sprayed this until the ancestors told me it was enough and it was almost rolling down my forehead. Had a nice tingly feeling too
 

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ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I'm starting to regret the fact that I dyed my hair. I'm really a 1b person, and if my hair had came when it was supposed to, I would not have dyed it to begin with. The color is cute, but idk.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
Between these wigs and headwraps I'm going to buy I don't plan on seeing my hair again until the summer if that. I'm not mad at that at all. I like popping on a wig or wrap and going and only having to moisturize my cornrows and tie my hair at night.
 

imaginary

Well-Known Member
Still not at the hair stick/fork stage. Might be another year before I have the length for that, but I'm ready to maybe try some claw clips for low buns. I have never gone this long without a high bun and I kinda regret not having the urge to loc when my hair was longer, as ridiculous as that is. Timing etc.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I need to get me a slap cap for lounging too! Its on my Black Friday list but the Yougonatural wraps look so pretty and easy to tie.
Did you get either. I have both. I like my slap cap better but I only wear it when it is cold. The Yougonatural wraps I wear all year round when I just want to run out. I find the slap cap more comfortable but the wrap looks so much better when I have on something decent. I wouldn't lounge in the wrap but it does look dressier to me.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
Did you get either. I have both. I like my slap cap better but I only wear it when it is cold. The Yougonatural wraps I wear all year round when I just want to run out. I find the slap cap more comfortable but the wrap looks so much better when I have on something decent. I wouldn't lounge in the wrap but it does look dressier to me.
I ended up getting the you go natural wraps. I love them! I think i will wear them more in the summer though because I have so many wigs
 

Meritamen

Mermaiden
Checked my hair length and I think I'm close to where I left off 2 years ago when I got a relaxer. Almost APL for the umpteenth time. This will be my second time making it to APL if I make it. I just have to keep my hands out of my head.
Debating whether I want to try to install a full weave or knotless braids. But I will have to practice either first.
 
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