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

  1. Prisangela

    Prisangela Well-Known Member

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    thank you! I'm trying, shift by shift
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    @Prisangela

    I see you, sis!! :clap: Your hair looks good! I'm gonna live vicariously through you with that wrapping. I nearly had to cut a good chunk of hair last time and I sweated out my press :( Lol. And you rollerset too?!?! OK, hair master! :notworthy:

    Yes, please stay safe at work!

    That's what I did this time and it took me so long to apply! I think I've just grown accustomed to applying it horizontally all over. Lol. I can usually apply in 5 min or less, this time it took about 10!
     
  3. danysedai

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    I had to switch to a demi permanent colour as Bigen made me lose a lot of hair at the end of last year. I also watched several videos of women with hair loss after Bigen. My hair is basically all gray so a semi permanent did nothing to my grays, we'll see how it goes with a demi permanent. I bought Ion demipermanent at Sallys as they were doing curbside pickup. But once things get better a stylist friend is going to sell me some Redken EQ shades demi permanent.
     
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  4. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I was so excited to finally be able to find some Neutrogena Triple Moisture at CVS today. Haven't found any in there in over a year!

    Then tried to reorder some Rusk Smoother from Amazon and they are out. As in out out. It's available on a few unknown websites, but I'm over it. Time to find a new leave in. That stuff had old lady smell anyway. :look:
     
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    My new growth needs heat, can someone recommend a hair dryer? I rollerset so I don’t even have one and I go to my stylist for relaxers. I’m not used to my hair being so poofy. Would a hair dryer or a hair dryer brush work best?
     
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    IA about new growth needing heat. I've been using a hot air brush to blow out my hair. But I'm thinking of just trying the tension method when I begin to have a lot of new growth, in order to limit damage/manipulation. I bought this blow dryer many years ago after watching an OG on heat training (Domin/LHDC2011, R.I.P.) do a video blow drying her hair. I like it so much better than the standard shaped blow dryers and it's easier to hold and easier to concentrate it on my new growth. HTH! :) And GL to you!


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  8. starfish

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    Thank you! I think this is the kind I’m looking for. The dryers with the long nozzle and comb attachment seem hard to use. I think I saw one like this in Target.
    Thanks! I think a hair dryer would work better than a hot air brush because I want the hot air directly on my roots. I think I saw one of these in Target
     
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  9. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I've been keeping my hair crookedly finger parted down the middle and in two braids for the past 1.5 weeks since my relaxer. I just clip them up most of the time to keep them off of my shoulders.

    Been using my DIY lemon and peppermint EO ayurveda mix to cleanse every 2-3 days and then slathering a conditioning ayurveda gloss that I seal in with a ceramide oil mix of safflower, grapeseed oil, EVOO, sweet orange EO and lavendar EO. Then I braid it up and clip them up once they dry. I leave it that way until the next time I cleanse, just wrapping with a satin scarf at night. Trying to KISS. Still pulling my last layer down slightly past WL even though I trimmed , a lot I think :look:, on 4/16.

    I've let my hair stay in clumps instead of combing it out. I primarily finger detangle but I usually also comb out my clumps after a relaxer. I didn't do that this time. The only time I plan to use a comb to detangle will be whenever I flat iron, which is about 1-3 times a year. I'm still debating whether or not I want to do a full, sleek flat iron anymore. I don't like how flat my hair looks but it's the only way to see my true length.
     
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  10. MzSwift

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    I've been thinking about trying some smallish braids with beads on the ends. I still don't have a lot of new growth so I think it'll look okay.
     
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    Sounds pretty :)
     
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    I'm trying a salt DC today. I'm pretty sure I'm experiencing protein overload :cry3:
     
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  13. MzSwift

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    Oh no! Bake it in good, sis. GL!
     
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    The salt DC worked so well! My goodness!:toocool:
    Now I get why you frequently add salt to your DCs @MzSwift

    My hair is soft, tangle free and swinging.
    I'm about to put in some small/medium braids and hope they can last for 8 weeks at least.
     
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    So did Nexxus discontinue Emergencee and Polymedic? I can't find either anywhere! The ones I find are ridiculously priced :cry3:
     
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    bajandoc86 Lipstick Lover

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    12 weeks post today.

    Between S-Curl and KeraCare Overnight Moisturizing Treatment my hair is glossy and laying flat, and my roots are soft and moisturised.

    Will aim to go to at least 16 weeks. I’ve identified a salon I will try when things get going again. If 16 weeks arrives with lockdown still in progress, we’ll move the goal post to 20 weeks post lol.
     
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    It sucks when you can't find your product, right! This is exactly why I started mixing my own hair tx's using cheapies and stuff from the kitchen or ayurveda. I got tired on products being discontinued or the companies kept changing the formulas. So annoying! GL, I hope your find your reconstructor!

    Isn't it amazing?!! :2inlove: Protein overload is one of the scariest hair issues, to me. I'm so glad it worked out for you!!:D
     
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    I'll be so happy! I'll look it up
     
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    Can someone recommend a good cream rinse? Instead of putting heat to my roots I’ve been wet bunning and need something light that I can use daily or at least every other day. Something that gives me good slip. I use Silicon Mix Moroccan argon oil conditioner once a week and I don’t even need to use a comb to detangle I can just run my fingers through all this new growth.

    I’m looking for something with the same slip but not as heavy as a conditioner.
     
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    The GOAT Hair Dryer!!

     
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    14 weeks post tomorrow and y’all, while airdrying under a scarf helps to lay my hair flat, DESE ROOTZ!!!!! :eek::lachen:They are soft but I still get some tangling. I have seen others talking about blowdrying roots when deep in a stretch so I’m thinking of trying that to reduce tangling. I’m worried about causing breakage at the demarcation line while blow drying tho. So I’ll go look for tips to reduce that.

    All in all...we’ll see.
     
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    I am 17 weeks post on Sunday.

    I will be relaxing then. I knew it was time because I want to cut all my hair off due to frustration. HAHA
     
  27. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I feel you. I’m always ready to cut my hair off, just to grow it back and wack it off again :lachen:
     
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    It always around this time Im like, my ends are so thin, why are they so thin? I need to cut my hair, My hair wont hold moisture, I need to just start over.

    Then I relax

    and Im good, LMAO

     
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    I don’t even know what my problem is. I guess I get bored of the texture and just be ready for a change lol
     
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    I don't really use too many OTC products because I like to mix my cheapie with ayurveda powders to make my products. BUT, I often just rub in my cheapie as a leave in and then oil over that when I don't use my mixes. And finger detangling is how I roll, 90-95% of the time! Lol
     

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