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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Blairx0, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. toaster

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    coilyhaircutie

    My usual wash day:
    Apply coconut oil and lightly finger detangle: 10 minutes
    Shampoo: 10 minutes
    Apply DC and detangle: 30 minutes
    Steam: 45 minutes
    Rinse and roller set: 30-40
    Dry: 1 hour, 40 minutes

    Total: 3 hours, 55 minutes

    Oh cool! I was going to estimate about 4 hours! Once a month I do a protein Prepoo, so that adds about 1 hour to wash day.
     
  2. Lilmama1011

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    It would have been much better on damp to wet hair. I did. It on dry hair once and it barely had a curl
     
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    I'm so happy to hear you and the baby are ok! Get some rest and take care!
     
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    Sorry about your wrist lulu97. Please be cAreful honey and I look forward to yoUr protective styles! I'm starting to think setting every week might be too much with a newborn but I leArned early on that those few minutes to focus on you kind of resets and refreshes your mind.
     
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    That's the thing. Im a dry styler. That's why i think they're arent really for me. Im honestly just a bit salty that's the ga humidity got me. It was kind of cute this morning.

    How long did it take you to install? It took me a hour and thirty minutes
     
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  6. Lilmama1011

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    40 min to an hr because im so scared of them. I have ripped hair out and didn't feel a thing smh
     
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    When i removed them this morning I seen hair in a few of them.i couldn't even imagine doing it on wet hair.....LAWd
     
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    I have the ones mentioned. I may try them out.
     
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    MileHighDiva A+ Hair Care Queen

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    I'm sorry you didn't like the results of your curlformer set. I have never tried it on dry hair.

    Sent from my Speak & Spell using LHCF
     
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    Its ok. I'm pretty curl challenged, so....lol

    I can't even imagine using those things on wet hair...smh. It would be a nightmare for me.
     
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    Going to relax and set tmrw! Sooo excited! I'm going to use Salerm 21 and lottabody. Pray for me y'all! Lol!
     
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    MileHighDiva A+ Hair Care Queen

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    We want pix!

    Sent from my Speak & Spell using LHCF
     
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    Babygrowth I'm a Salerm 21 fan for years but one thing that a Dominican stylist (who introduced me to it) said was, don't use too much -- it's a protein product, not your typical leave-in cream (e.g., like Lacio or Palmers which are way more moisturizing). I am always much happier w/ my results when I follow that advice.
     
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    Glad to know that there are others who aren't getting the desired results with Curlformers or Rods -- I probably have $100 worth in my closet. They look colorful and pretty. That's about it. Can't use these things and always feel (w/ Curlformers) that I am yanking out my hair. For the more adventurous who still want to keep trying to use them despite results, I remember someone on this thread (or maybe an actual "Curlformer" thread) saying that they used the Olive Oil Gel (Eon brand?) and always got good results. If I have to use gel to set my hair? Uh-uh -- goes against my HHJ principles.
     
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  16. uofmpanther

    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    Sorry it didn't work out. Your pics look cute though. I've never tried in on dry hair, but it seems like it would be more difficult.

    My speed depends on the size of the curlformer (I have wide and extra wide). I can usually get it done in an hour or less.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I tried to use gel once. I got about two curlformers in. It was a hot mess. I usually stick with leave-in, though I'm trying to test out using setting lotion for more hold
     
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    This is a curlformer set I did a few months ago, I used what I had left over of the herbal essence long term relationship leave in, aloe Vera gel, and some grape seed oil. I'm so mad herbal essence doesn't make the herbal essence long term relationship leave in anymore because my hair felt amazing!

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  19. Babygrowth

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    Thank you for saying that because I was wondering about that. So I need to make sure to use moisture under it.
     
  20. Lilmama1011

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    I saw it at biglots mz.rae
     
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    Thank you I'm going to check out the big lots in my area.
     
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    hahaha I love this:

    thanks for responding with such an in-depth answer, I appreciate it. It's good to have a reference for how long my hair will take to wash once it gets longer. I thought I had a long wash day -- clearly I have it easier than I thought.
     
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    thanks! toaster

     
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    Hey girls,
    Here's how I wore my hair today. It's a ragged 2-day-old rollerset. I was soooo pissed on Tuesday. I did a fresh set Monday night, but it rained Tuesday morning. Even though I had my hood up and an umbrella, the wind was crazy, so the rain got to my hair and it puffed up into a frizz ball. :\ So today, I french braided the front of my hair, and tucked that away. Then I made a fishtail braid down the back of my hair to wear it like a bob.

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    As you can tell, my hair is hella dry tonight. I have no idea why it's so thirsty. I may need to do a clarifying treatment this weekend. I'm going to spritz with water tonight, apply vatika oil, then KCKT to do the LOC method. Afterwards, I'll do a scalp massage, then apply satin rollers.

    Happy hump day! Friday is a heartbeat away x
     
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    I wasn't able to set yesterday so I ended up flat ironing instead. Will set next week.
     
  26. Blairx0

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    I'm thinking tomorrow or Saturday will be me and my curl formers
     
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    Hello ladies- I haven't set in forever but I got my hair colored, flat ironed and cut yesterday (2-3 inches). I slept with a couple of bantu knots and my hair was wavy this morning, but the waves have already fallen.

    Even after my cut I'm still BSL.
     

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    Beautiful hair and decadent ends!

    Sent from my Speak & Spell using LHCF
     
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    HairPleezeGrow Natural.MediumFine.3c.

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    Gorgeous! And your ends look great.

    Sent from my iPad using LHCF
     
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    Going to set today!
     

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