Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

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

  1. AHeadOfCoils

    AHeadOfCoils Well-Known Member

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    My bestie and I are going to Vegas tomorrow for a weekend of FUN. My hair will be in the tightest and neatest puff ever.... Shoooot, my eyes are going to be chinking. :yep: It won't hurt though because I will be so drunk that I can't feel my face. :lol:
     
  2. divachyk

    divachyk Instagram: adaybyjay

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    Myjourney2009 - is it the listed as for relaxed hair? If so, it gets a thumbs up from me. I like that one.

    winona - I have not. I have some that are roughly 3 inches and my hair started to get twisted up in the hinge. I've upgraded to some clips that are slightly larger. Think they are 5 inches.
     
  3. Myjourney2009

    Myjourney2009 Ready to be APL

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    mourning the breakup of the Black eye peas!!!
  4. Myjourney2009

    Myjourney2009 Ready to be APL

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    mourning the breakup of the Black eye peas!!!

    Nope its the one listed as creme conditioning shampoo; its milder than the one you mentioned. Its the old formula not the new formula, the wording is only black and white.

    Its in this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS1w9E8S1ls

    I only plan on using it when I am "9-when I relax" weeks post so I will have it for a loooonnnng time. It doesnt lather a whole lot but its still very good. I do a more cleansing shampoo with my Paul Mitchell 3 shampoo first to make sure all residue is off my hair prior to using the Elasta QP creme shampoo.

    The Africas best conditioner did not leave my relaxed hair super moisturized because of the collagen but it left my NG incredibly moist and seperated once dry. After my hair was fairly dried I applied my beloved Jessicurl Aloeba conditioner to my relaxed and ng my feels fab today, and NO breakage.
     
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  5. Nix08

    Nix08 Relaxed, 4B

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    winona, @Myjourney2009 is right...I have fine hair and the 3 1/2" banana clips work best for me.
     
  6. SheenaVee

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    When I get people asking me questions about my regimen and what products I use I feel like such a disappointment! lol. Because I just use any random shampoo that my mum buys, I rarely deep condition, I don't use oils because they do nothing for my hair except make it feel greasy, I don't even use a leave in. :ohwell:

    So I'm just like, Um... err... uh... well, I um, co wash, leave a bit of conditioner in my hair and then style with gel. I shampoo once a week. :look:
     
  7. Myjourney2009

    Myjourney2009 Ready to be APL

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    mourning the breakup of the Black eye peas!!!
    In order for an AA woman to have fantastic hair many think there is a magic pill.
     
  8. tapioca_pudding

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    I hate when I get my hair looking how I want it, then I add alil gel to my edges and it makes those little white beads :wallbash: SO freaking frustrating.
     
  9. SheenaVee

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    tapioca_pudding Get a damp wash cloth and wipe off the extra product on your edges before you put the gel on. Or, if you've already put the gel and it's white, wipe the white off with the washcloth, and if you need to apply more gel after then you can and it won't turn white again. That happens to me sometimes and that's what I do and it works. Hope that helps! :)
     
  10. halee_J

    halee_J Don't worry be happy

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    Sooo, when my hair is wet I can feel it tickling the top of my armpit...does that mean APL or just some strands touching? :look: I won't know 'cause I'm too chicken to do a length check. I'll probably do one in Dec.
     
  11. ms.blue

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    I'm flatironing my hair next month to do a length check and a 1" trim and I'm so nervous about it. I haven't flatironed my whole head since November and unsure if I should do it myself or go to my stylist/friend to do it. The way I'm acting about this like if this decision is going to change my life forever:lachen:. Well I have two more weeks to make my decision.
     
  12. shasha8685

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    Did it take anyone else forever to reach BSL? I mean dang.....
     
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    YES! I'm just touching it, took like a friggin' year. LOL, ridiculous!
     
  14. shasha8685

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    Girl, it has been 9 months and I'm grazing BSL but not quite there yet. I was worried about the SL-APL hump (which was cake for me) but no one tells you about the APL-BSL hump lol
     
  15. Evolving78

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    washing and retwisting today. the great thing about locs is that all i will need is two products(my shampoo and my loc'ing pomade) and some clips!
     
  16. PPGbubbles

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    *rant* why are recent BC'ers posting in these Tailbonlength 2015 threads????

    come on!!!! I cant find the current year challenges to lurk in cuz ladies stay bumping threads that dont end till the next decade!!!

    *rant over*
     
  17. Nix08

    Nix08 Relaxed, 4B

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    Great, so I better mentally prepare myself from now:sad: Hope I'll still be able to make WL for early 2013:perplexed
     
  18. Nix08

    Nix08 Relaxed, 4B

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    So I decided to relax tonight, guess who's itchy all of a sudden:nono:
     
  19. NikkiQ

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    Gotta love those Jedi mind tricks your scalp plays on you when it's time for a TU
     
  20. ms.blue

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    shasha8685, yes it is taking me forever...well I had a lot trims last yr that it seems whenever I was at apl, I would have to trim voluntarily and unvoluntarily back to below shoulder length. Right now I'm grazing bsl but next month I'm not sure where I will be at.
     
  21. melissa-bee

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    My nape looks atrocious. Why must I pull it out?
     
  22. NIN4eva

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    My ponytails are too tight. I really need to get some small banana clips. I am my own worst enemy.
     
  23. ms.tatiana

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    I need to go to Sallys today and buy some hair clips and glue to make a few clip in pieces. My Bob is short in the front I want it a little longer.
     
  24. winona

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    Dang it I was hoping it was like a large banana clip but round:spinning:. As if I needed anymore banana clips:look: Pretty soon I think I will need a bigger storage space for al my hair stuff:grin:
     
  25. Angelicus

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    that garlic-infused avocado oil I have is SOOOO boss! :love:
    I made an organic shealoe butter that is to "dye" for! I love how my air-dried hair feels.
     
  26. divachyk

    divachyk Instagram: adaybyjay

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    I'm really considering a non-LHCF blog. But then again, I rarely visit other forums so truthfully speaking, my LHCF blog is all that I need.

    winona - check out my LHCF blog and see some of the tools that I use to bun.
     
  27. youwillrise

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    i'm probably about 3 inches to brastrap (although that's not an official measurement)

    ...well my nape anyway lol. no so much the other parts of my hair

    but at least SOME part of my hair is making it's way there.

    i was just messing with it and did a pull down. last i checked, which wasnt that long ago...it didnt even seem like it had reached my armpit yet, but now, it's moving past it.

    i was in the bathroom doing a dumb song and dance "my hair is growwing dun dun dun dunnnn dun" haha

    anyway...i always get to this point (around apl) and end up cutting my hair. not this time, though! i'm actually going to let it grow past that and see how long it takes...and see if i can get the other parts of my hair there with it...
     
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    I might try a twist out next week. I don't know if I want to try the Beautiful Curls products I got from my supervisor this weekend or next.

    I need to measure my hair for the '2 inches and 4 months' challenge :yay:
     
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    I love TenRen! The first one was just a plain ol' black milk tea. The second was lavendar flavor. :)
     
  30. LifeafterLHCF

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    Oh I want my hair my natural growing from scalp hair to just look nice for once.It may not grow but can it at least look healthy once it gets relaxed.I'm tired of blending weaves into my bun.
     

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