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Sl 2016 Challenge

faithVA

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I'm still playing with my flat twist out. Last night I used Alikay Naturals Creme Brulee and Karen's Body Beautiful Pomade and put in 9 flat twist with blue perm rods on the end The left side and the back turned out nicely. The right side was wavy but not real hold. I realized I needed to make my flat twist smaller on that side.

Today I used the Creme Brulee again but without the pomade. I put in 12 flat twist instead of 9. The Creme Brulee doesn't have glycerin so I'm hoping it gives me better hold.

I need to go through all of my products to see what has glycerin and what doesn't. Glycerin is in too many things. I looked at my Nubian Heritage Foam Wrap and that has glyerin. No wonder my curlformer set poofed :nono:

This is giving me a good idea of what my hair will look like in the future. When I set wet I have a lot of definition but when I set on stretched hair, my hair has more soft waves than anything.
 

LdyKamz

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Blow dried my hair tonight with a comb attachment. The difference in results from the concentrator nozzle is crazy. And I really love how much progress I've made this year. No closer to SL to me but my hair is much thicker and looks more even since my nape and crown grew in.

Overall I'm happy with the progress. I focused a lot on getting my hair healthier this year hoping length would come. And I know it will but my hair needed to go through some changes first. It had to get the moisture/protein balance back in check for one. After I got that in order my hair told me it didn't need shampoo every week. With that came a more detailed regimen with styles that my hair could maintain longer than 2 days. After that my sparse spots filled in quickly.

Somehow my hair is easier to manage. I don't know if it really is or me knowing what my hair likes/needs makes it easier. It was really fun seeing the changes especially since sometimes you think there's no progress at all and you start to get discouraged.

Anyway, think this might be my last update since I'm not straightening again. I am still having a hard time uploading pics so that's disappointing. If I get it together I'm post again. Otherwise I'll just poke my head in to see everyone else's last updates.
 
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faithVA

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This was the flat twist with perm rods? It looks really soft. I've been thinking of trying some more items from Karen's body beautiful. Just don't know what to pick yet.
Yes this is the flat twist with perm rods. It is fairly soft. Not sure if it's 5he products or something else. By this point I have a lot of products in my hair due to trial and error.

I can't really recommend the products. I got them on clearance but I wouldn't purchase them full price. I only used the grease on my ends and to seal. I'm trying out the Alikay Creme Brulee which is what I used to twist with.
 

Evolving78

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I've been sick, so I haven't done much to my hair. I washed it Saturday and didn't rinse out the conditioner! Lol no protein in it, so I'm good. Im feeling a little better today, but I need to save my energy for my daughter's hair this evening.
I will cowash my hair tomorrow and style. Got my rollers, so my style can last in between washing.
 

faithVA

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I've been sick, so I haven't done much to my hair. I washed it Saturday and didn't rinse out the conditioner! Lol no protein in it, so I'm good. Im feeling a little better today, but I need to save my energy for my daughter's hair this evening.
I will cowash my hair tomorrow and style. Got my rollers, so my style can last in between washing.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
 

Evolving78

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I may stretch my relaxer 4 months totally if I use a TMS kit, or see how blow drying straightens my hair. Just gotta make sure I wash and detangle in sections. I'm seven weeks post, so I have 9 more to go.
 

Evolving78

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Hope you are feeling better soon.
Thank you so much! Friday I stayed in bed all day. I believe I had a fever too. I kept going in and out of it, and I would start to sweat and my head would feel better for an hour, or so. Then it would start back up again with feeling hot, faint, and having a headache. My throat glands were swollen too.
 

faithVA

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Last week I did all of that trial and error to get my hair ready for the xmas party. But I'm tired of fooling with my hair. I decided I'm not going to wear curls. I didn't feel like washing it. I just threw some Marley hair in and retwisted my hair and threw the extra in a top not.

I will wash this weekend. I just needed a little break.
 

faithVA

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Took out my flat twist one at a time. Spritzed my hair with Good Morning Goddess and twisted back p with Terra Veda Organix Twist Creme.

When I took it down it felt better than I expected. I'm going to moisturize every few days and wash at the end of next week.
 

Evolving78

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I already wanna wash and blow dry my hair! lol my roots are just too thick for my taste. I will hold out until Saturday. I have my hair curled today and pinned up my nape so it wouldn't snag on my scarf.
 

Evolving78

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I snipped my bangs again. The ends were a bit rough and frizzy. They were very porous from the bleach and not taking care of that part of my hair. I had to strip the purple out and that was a lot of stress on the strands. I should be good now.
 

LdyKamz

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I'll wash and blow dry my hair next weekend and then try to get a ending pic up. I'm not blow drying this week because I want to do a protein treatment and my hair is always stiff(er) with heat after I use my protein conditioners.
 

Evolving78

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I'm gonna have to do some type of comb over or something, since my bangs are so short again. I just can't hold on to bad looking ends. If it needs to be cut, so be it. I thought about getting or making a clip on extension? It's cheaper to make one. I just don't like them when the wind blows.
 

gvin89

Active Member
Went to the salon yesterday....got a flat twisted bun. It's different. I feel like I'm in this funky in between stage...like I'm transitioning again. I can't do anything with my hair! I don't like how styles look. I really need my hair to thicken up again....it's thin. rant over
 

faithVA

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I'm trying to psych myself out to wash my hair. I wasn't going to wash this week but my scalp is feeling a bit dry because of the weather. I took my twist out so I'm committed. But I'm being lazy about it.

I'm going to do it soon.
 

Evolving78

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I'm trying to psych myself out to wash my hair. I wasn't going to wash this week but my scalp is feeling a bit dry because of the weather. I took my twist out so I'm committed. But I'm being lazy about it.

I'm going to do it soon.
I'm washing my hair tomorrow or Tuesday.
 

faithVA

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I finally finished my wash. I'm just realizing I didn't condition. I just spritzed with diluted leave-in. :ohwell:

I will straighten this weekend. The last weekend I think I will put in strand twists to see where my hair is and have a check point for next year.
 
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