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  1. ItsMeLilLucky

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    @MzSwift It’s okay, I totally understand where you’re coming from. My kid is a high needs child as well. Sometimes you need some adult conversation :lachen:

    Now to make this more hair related: When I have protective styles in, I tend to be more neglectful. I need to do more low manipulation styles so I can stop being so lazy :laugh:
     
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    Aww sis, you too??!!

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    My little man has been demanding since he was born! People dread the Terrible Twos, well we've been living that since he was born. LOL, SMH. It's been so draining and my hair has definitely suffered from neglect and laziness. After my first son, I was back in shape and primping my hair within months, he was (and still is) so laid back. With this one, I couldn't even wear my hair exposed because he went through a hair pulling stage and I had to have him wrapped on me at all times.
     
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    @MzSwift Yes :laugh: My kid is a little older but I still have to keep my eyes on him like he’s younger. I’m still tired boss :lachen:

    My kid is/was one of top contributors to my hair laziness. And he liked to snatch my earrings out my ears.
     
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    @MzSwift thank you! That sounds like a modified cherry lola. I always have the liquid aminos on hand since I’m gluten free and can’t use soy sauce.
    Girl, your hair is gorg! And at twelve weeks, can’t tell you didn’t just relax!
    Thanks for the Korean amino product. I love SK beauty products but never tried hair products. Going to go look this one up.
    And I look forward to reading your posts. So informative. It’s good to have a little outlet when you’re at home. I was a SAHM for two years and I swear I lost all social skills and vocabulary.
     
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    Yes, cherry lola, I couldn't remember if that was the name of it. I tried it once about 4 years ago to see if I could stretch my relaxer a little longer. And then I tried it as my post relaxer DC and had the smoothest flat iron ever! We went to a Christmas party where I was chasing after kids and sweating while wearing a Santa hat and my flat iron was still silky! I just hate when it gets that straight so I stopped doing it.

    And, OMG, you're right - vocabulary skills definitely take a hit being a SAHM. Lol. Sometimes I'm too tired to even form complete sentences.
     
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    I really like those Chunky Twists @MzSwift
     
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    I’ll have to try it a couple of more times and especially on my new growth but S-Curl is not half bad. And that Aunt Jackie’s deep conditioner too. Might be my on the ground staples.
     
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    I bought the moremo on HSN today. That’s my last product purchase!! @MzSwift hope I love it.
     
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    LOL, I hope you do too! If nothing else, it smells good and it's a quick shot of protein.
    I find it to be amazing on my fine strands.
     
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    Awesome :). I have fine strands too but super density so hairstylists think my hair is thick and tough and it’s the absolute opposite.
     
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    Oh my gosh, Yes! I got to work the other day and asked my adult patient if he needed to potty. Smh!
    He didn't seem to notice though.
     
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    From what I'm reading on here I might need to try the Joico K-pak next.
     
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    You're so close yet so far away from me. I would say you could come over and try it out at my house first before buying but DMV traffic does not permit this. LOL. That Joico makes my hair feel so weird but I've been using it as my protein tx for the last few years just to have something easy to throw on. And I'm trying to use up the big bottles I bought.

    @sunnieb and @Wenbev are pushing ( :p ) this one to me as a replacement reconstructor for Joico and Motions CPR.

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    Redken CAT extreme antisnap reconstructor something-or-another. I'm probably gonna get this from Sally's.


    But naaawwww, Sis. THIS is the golden stuff right here. LOL. Imma give it another year before I start preaching sermons. I'll have to pictures too.




    https://thebeautyspy.com/products/moremo-water-treatment-miracle-10#description
     
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    @MzSwift

    How I would have loved for traffic to not be an issue Lol.
    I would have definitely come to try it out first. I know you say it makes your hair feel weird, but does it stop your breakage?
    I have that issue with Nexxus reconstructor. It leaves my hair entirely too soft. I think in my case I need a different kind of protein most of the time.

    Are you using the Moremo strictly before flat ironing, in addition to other proteins?

    I recommend the Redken Anti-snap too. I have been using it for months now. I discovered it after googling "anti breakage leave ins".
     
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    Dangit, you three!!

    OK then yeah, you may like the K-Pak. When I say "weird," I mean that my hair doesn't feel soft but strong. It feels coated and strong and it doesn't seem to improve with any moisturizing DC I use afterwards.
     
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    Magic words to me.
    I'm going to definitely try it :)
     
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    Are you using the Moremo strictly before flat ironing, and at no other time?
     
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    ETA: I only plan to flat iron after my length check relaxer - so only at the EOTY. I *may* flat iron for a special occasion (funeral or wedding) during my stretch. If I do, I will stick with the DIY amino acid tx because it works on my new growth. I don't use the Moremo tx on my new growth.

    I've been using the Moremo as a weekly protein tx since I've received it. However, I plan to use it as my protein after relaxing. I also plan to use it as a shot of protein whenever I'm doing frequent water rinsing/cowashing in order to balance all of the moisture.

    I would like to use a reconstructor as my weekly tx and whenever I blow out and before I install a long term PS (3+ weeks). So I'm interested to see how that Redken makes my hair feel.
     
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    @Sosoothing

    I've been thinking about your shedding/breakage.
    I remember you writing a while back (I think) about your hair doing better with shorter stretches. How long have you been stretching your relaxers?

    Also, if you're ok using food items, I used to love using plain, FULL FAT yogurt on my hair for protein. I stopped because it was only sold in the big tubs and I don't eat yogurt so it would go to waste. You can also do an egg and oil tx on your hair to strengthen it. That's been used for decades/centuries. No heat. Be sure to rinse with cool water! Lol. Some ladies swear by coffee or tea rinses but I've never tried one. If you have ayurveda powders sitting in your cabinet, some of them are very effective at stopping "hair fall"/shedding and breakage.

    Have you changed up the way you style your hair recently? Or maybe your diet? Increase in stress?
     
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    My hair generally seems to needs lots of protein. I'm talking using a medium protein weekly type of need.
    And I realized this only a few months ago. I'm finally headed to HL as proof. Before my epiphany, I was stuck at BSL. Post partum shedding is what I was dealing with the last time I wrote about my breakage. I got so frustrated, I ended up cutting from WL to BSL. But I'm back at WL again. Luckily, my hair grows fast.

    If I'm not wearing a long term protective style like braids, I have to relax any where from 8 to 12 weeks if I don't want to lose hair to lots of breakage.

    I have tried using egg treatments. They weren't strong enough. But I'm I'm thinking if I was washing every 3 days I could do egg treatments and that would be strong enough.

    My little guy doesn't drink milk so he eats a good amount of yogurt in a week. We have lots in the fridge right now so I'm actually excited about trying it as a protein source.

    Also I recently bought several wigs and have been PSing consistently.

    Thank you for taking the time to ask about me sis :)
     
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    If you try it, be sure to use the full fat yogurt instead of low-fat. The low-fat doesn't work very well.
    Sounds like you're doing great though! How awesome to be back to WL so quickly after your cut! I see you're over there sitting on beautiful hair. I hope you'll share another pic with us someday. :grinwink: :eyebrows2:
     
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    It smells great
    @Sosoothing im with you on needing lots of protein.took me a long time to realize it. I’d like to suggest when you use egg in your diys, use only the yolk rather than the whites. The protein and oils are in the yolks. The whites are used if you have an oily scalp. I usually put them in the fridge for breakfast the next day or as a facial. I’ve also done the full fat yogurt with an egg and my hair felt very strong. I follow any protein with aphogee balancing conditioner.
     
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    My hair is so thicc :drool:. I kinda love it cause I thought I was gonna lose my thickness lol
     
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    I did a yogurt and honey DC. Used about 200mls of whole milk yogurt and added a teaspoon of honey. Kept it in for an hour. I'm really impressed with the results :)
     
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    Yayyyy!! I hope it produces good long term effects for you too!

    I may end up going back to mixing my DCs from the kitchen because I can't seem to find an off the shelf reconstructor that makes my hair feel the same way.
     
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    @MzSwift I got the moremo in the mail today and don’t you know I used it already too! It had a warming sensation to it. Did you experience that too?
    And my hair feels mad strong tho. I’m going to flat iron today, haven’t done that in a while.
     
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    Yes, it warms! That's why I'm sure to only leave it on for 10 seconds. :lachen:I part my hair down the middle and apply it to one half of my head, rub it in while counting to 10, rinse it out and then do the same on the other side. I do it in the shower and it's so easy. I used it weekly when my hair was loose. I'm in a full PS now so I don't have access to my hair. I love it! And I can't wait to try it as my post-relaxer protein. And it smells good so I'm hoping it'll help with the post relaxer chemical smell. :rolleyes:

    I did a more thorough review in the Moremo thread about it. I'll try to find it and paste it here in case anyone is interested.

    ETA: Here's the thread.

    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/moremo-water-treatment.845429/

    This is my review after my first use:

    OK, so I washed my hair in the shower, parted my hair in two halves and applied the Moremo tx. Overall, I liked that my hair felt stronger immediately after applying it. It says to apply to "damaged" hair and my hair is texlaxed so I am always looking for convenient ways to incorporate protein.

    Immediate Pros:
    -only have to leave on the hair for 10 seconds
    -easy to apply in the shower
    -hair felt stronger
    -smells great
    -possible to use in relaxing process to infuse protein back into the strands

    Immediate Cons:
    -it warms as it is left on and rubbed into the hair. I'm not sure about the science of it all but it definitely makes me want to quickly rinse it out, Lol.
    -may not be able to be used during the relaxer/coloring process


    I definitely want to use it more consistently before I give a good "review" on it. I am happy enough with how it went and how my hair felt afterwards to continue to use it.
     
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    Thank you!
    Girl when I was massaging and it starting heating up, I was let me wash this stuff out ASAP!!! I do like your method, do one half at a time. I’ll give it a try next week. My hair definitely feels stronger, but I’m still seeing some breakage :(
    Because of the heating, I think I’ll stick with the redken cat or the aphogee 2min on relaxer day.
     
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    LOL, yeah, I don't know why I'm willing to take a chance at this point in the game by using it after a relaxer but I'm gonna try. I think because it makes my hair feel soft and strong similar to CPR. I considered CPR to be a mild protein and this feels the same.

    How did your flat iron turn out? I'm not quite sure what kind of protein this is (lite, mild, strong). Maybe that's why it wasn't strong enough to stop your breakage. Or maybe... did you follow it with moisture? You know how protein can cause the hair to snap off not followed with enough moisture. Just brainstorming. Sorry to hear about your breakage. That's so annoying!
     
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