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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sweetpeadst, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Washed and used the Moremo tx in the shower. It didn't warm up this time. I think I didn't apply enough. It can be used daily but I think I'll use it again in 2-3 days.

    Soooo happy to have my lazy hair back! Jump in the shower, wash/rinse, slather on condish and throw it back into a ponytail. DONE! I still get to enjoy my length and wear my hair out without dealing with styling or detangling. KISS!!
     
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    Wash day tomor. Manipulated my hair waaay too much trying to get a good twistout. Will prepoo with oils and conditioner on hand, dc with a moisturizing conditioner and flat iron.
     
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    Also, now that I have photo evidence, just for kicks. This is how much I shed in one wash day.
    [​IMG]

    So I could really only imagine how much hair could come out In two weeks. Lol
     
  4. Wenbev

    Wenbev Well-Known Member

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    Wash day was soo easy today. And I used salt in the DC again. Didn’t use it last week and well, last week was a mess with all the twist out fails.
    I’m hooked.
     
  5. SpiceUpMyHair

    SpiceUpMyHair Well-Known Member

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    Any ladies use design essentials regular or lo lye relaxer? Reviews/ thoughts
     
  6. Wenbev

    Wenbev Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I’m a no-lye ORS girl
     
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  7. Wenbev

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    Wash day tomorrow. seven weeks post. I wish I could wear wigs like some of you ladies. But I have a big head. :lachen:
     
  8. divachyk

    divachyk Instagram: adaybyjay

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    I just wanted to say hello to you all. I'm not on LHCF as much any more but stop in to say hello when I'm on for any length of time. I'm still natural but will always love relaxed hair. Nothing will ever change that. Happy Hair Growing!
     
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  9. Loving

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    @divachyk my mind runs on you ever so often! Hope you are doing well.
     
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    Hey ladies. What are we using to make styles last/ for hold?

    I'm considering wearing my hair out this weekend. Not sure how yet. I know back in the day hair spray with lots of alcohol was the way to go...Lol But it's been years since I really wore my hair out like that. What do people use now?

    ETA I have decided on a fluffy braid out.
     
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  11. ItsMeLilLucky

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    New growth seems to be holding up. I finally washed my hair with actual shampoo yesterday, I had to keep both the bathroom and the bedroom door closed, but as soon as I started my wash day everyone had to do something to interrupt. They had all :censored: day before I even started washing my hair, but *shrugs shoulders*
    I used:
    Sulfur 8 Shampoo
    Aphogee 2 minute for protein
    Mielle Mongongo Oil d/c with Hot Head for deep conditioning

    For leave ins I’m just using X21, TGIN Green Tea leave in, and a sealant I’m still testing out.

    I must say, before adding my leave ins my hair was not as crunchy as I expected.
     
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  12. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I forgot to mention that I lost less hair than I expected this time around even though I had those braids up for maybe a month? I need to keep better track of things lmao. It might be due the sealant I’m testing out.
     
  13. toinette

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    Ive been natural 10 years and I’ve decided I’m going back to relaxers. Just got my natural hair straightened and had to cut off 4 inches due to splits. I’m OVER it!! I’ll keep my hair straight 3 weeks, then I’m getting it relaxed
     
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  14. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    :eek: :thud:
    I am so sorry to hear this.

    You know what? Honestly I should have relaxed my hair the first time I was sick of it instead of neglecting it or cutting it off. I was just stuck in my natural mindset. My hair probably would have been to my booty :lol:
     
  15. Wenbev

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    Relaxed at eight weeks this weekend.
     
  16. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I wonder if I’ll get the same results the next wash day as I did the previous one. If I do. I’ll let y’all in on the sealant I’ve been using. Actually I probably need to do 2 more wash days to really see my results.
     
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  17. sunnieb

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    I use Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp and love it.

    It doesn't dry out my hair and gets it straight without a long processing time.
     
  18. SpiceUpMyHair

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    Thank you
     
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    How do you create twist outs with relaxed hair? I have no skills when it comes to styling my hair lol.
     
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  20. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    My twistouts aren't successful because my twists get flat when I lay on them. :( But based on a few YT vids, ladies tend to do them on wet hair with mousse and rollers on the ends. A lot of them do flat twists.

    Like this:

    [​IMG]



    Because of my fine strands, when I want pretty heatless curls, I prefer bantu knots and braidouts with plaits. I like to do them on damp hair with leave in condish and I use aloe vera gel for some hold (the cheap one from the beauty aisle. Yes, I know I should be using the food grade one but :oops:). For looser waves I do 1-3 bantu knots or braids and for tighter curls, I do 4-8.

    upload_2019-10-29_18-46-43.jpeg

    [​IMG]
     
  21. 11228

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    Sharing this great bargain with my relaxed ladies

     
  22. Wenbev

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    Wowowow!! Love that scrunchies are back in style. Lol. That’s a great price! Have how bought it? I wonder about the size...
     
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    My relaxed hair behaves like blown out natural. I love it. I only relax for manageability anyway.
     
  24. 11228

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    I just recieved my stash. I have to tie it twice for a good hold. I prefer less ties/twist, it lessens breakage when you go to take it out

    Such pretty colors too!
     
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    The amount of shedding I’ve been experiencing since the fall season started is ridiculous. However I’m also kind of speculating that whatever percentage of hairs that have hit the shedding phase, have now all synced up and are coming out. I suppose it just looks alarming to me because it’s been about 5 1/2 years since I’ve seen shedding like this. But I suppose it’s right on schedule to the typical 6-10 year anagen phase cycles. It just seems like a lot to me.
     
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    Y'all I swear it's like 2 steps forward and 3 steps back with my hair!!! :(

    I found more evidence of breakage!!! :fistshake:

    Not a ton, but way more than I would like to see. And I have been on my haircare like a mug too! I started a new medication a few months ago and looked up the possible side effects. Hair loss isn't listed. I'm just frustrated. I'll keep pushing though.

    One good thing is that I have enough hair for a decent bun. I'll keep it tucked away and get through this phase.

    Today's bun:

    20191109_110836_resized.jpg
     
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  27. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Currently taking down my mini braid twists. They've been in for 5 weeks to the day and I re-did them once. I'm happy to be getting back the length I lost from neglect, experimenting and cuts. I'm very happy with my retention. And my hair is very shiny, healthy looking because of the brahmi/bhringraj/hibiscus tea I've been using as my daily spray.

    Can't decide whether or not to relax now. I really want to put in some crochet twists and wait another month so that I can get a good EOTY length check pic. But I'll be so busy next month that I may not have time to do my hair. My last relaxer was in June so I guess it's time for another one.

    If I relax, I'll do my length check now and then rock phony ponies to bun my hair for the next few weeks. If not, I'll cornrow and rock crochet twists for about 4-6 weeks. Decisions, decisions.
     
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  28. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    So the sealant I’ve been experimenting with is Blue Magic Castor Oil. Yup, good ole grease lol. I don’t use a lot at all, barely a fingertip full. I don’t use it on my scalp, just near the line of demarcation, and on the length. I put my leave ins on first, and then I seal with grease.
     
  29. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Forgot to add, I’m experiencing way less breakage then what I was expecting 3 months post.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    That sounds like a winner! I've always thought grease would make a good sealant. Especially since one of my texlax idols used to seal with Vaseline.

    Keep it up! I'm interested to see how much it helps you with retention.
     
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