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  1. waff

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    @LynnieB your hair looks so moisturized and juicy! it's giving me life :amen:do you DC regularly or at all? and if so, do you have any favs?
     
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    Yes ma'am.
    Thanks! Yes ma'am, it is dense.
     
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    I didn't like Briogeo when I tried it either. Let us know when you give it another try. Sometimes things go better the second time around. I just had a sample size though.
     
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    Yes. Tangles are another thing. I lose a lot more hair if I wait. But I know I'm probably way too rough.

    Another thing I want to work on is making my hair touchable.
    So I went to a comic con in January and a "tv star" told me really liked my hair asked to touch it. He's not from the US; should I have been offended? I don't know. But anyway, when I travel I just do any old thing with my hair, and I think it was a little crunchy. So my goal is to someday meet up with him again and let him cop another feel, but this time I'd be at my best.

    So how are ya'll at that? Is your hair soft? Like I said, I think I'm not good with product at all.
     
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    It's hard to know. But I've seen my aunt's hair... and it's soooo whispy! So I think that's definitely fine. So I guess mine is medium? I've heard that coarse hair is actually pretty strong and can be maintained easier if you take care of it. I think the people with loooong 4B hair are probably coarse. I don't think my hair is very coarse at all.
     
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    Culture definitely plays a role. For me I think it depends on how the person asks. Out of pure admiration or in a "weird" "zoo" kinda of fascination and curiosity. You can definitely tell from the person's body language where their intentions come from and their energy when making such request. Also how comfortable are you in that situation, if you are uncomfortable than no way.

    For me when using a gel/gelee, first day hair is always crunchy. It takes to get to day 2 for all the cast to break off and than my hair is very touchable and soft. For curling creams and even a mousse like the Doux, my hair is touchable even in day 1.
     
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    It was one of those comic con situations. I was just freaked out meeting him. First it was a quick photo opportunity. He said, "I really like your hair."

    So later, when we did the auto/photo thing, I found my tongue and I told him, "I like your hair too." (And I do!!!!)
    So that's when he asked if he could touch my hair. It didn't feel weird at all. Like I said, he's not American and he's just as lovely as pie. I thought at the time, I'd asked to touch HIS hair too... but I didn't want to cause a riot with all those other women around! (hee hee)

    If I ever get to meet him again. I'll attempt to have second-day hair! Thanks for the strategy tip!
     
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    This was my second try. Every time I’ve tried it has been after using the Briogeo DC. Next time I will try it after my normal conditioner.
     
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    awwe that's a cute story! get it girl :clap:
     
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    Thank you my dear ladies :kiss:
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    Your encouragement means a lot to me!
     
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    Hehe I love this! Go for it girl!

    Me too I dislike having hair that is dry to the touch. And unfortunately my hair is naturally dry. I would like to have hair that is invariably touchable because I want to wear my hair out and I know that people can't help reaching out to touch coily hair since it's rather uncommon around here. Plus when you are in a relationship, there is just no way to prevent the other person from constantly having their hands in your hair.

    The things I have discovered to help:

    -Scrunching out the crunch. I dry my hair first, then separate any fat clumps then coat my hair with a shine spray. I let that soak in then SOTC the hell out of my hair. I have thin hair and SOTCing also enhances my volume.

    -Deep conditioning with heat before styling

    -Using a moisturising leave-in under the gel, as much as possible. On my hair moisture is inversely proportional to definition and directly proportional to frizz unfortunately :cry:

    -Applying just enough gel to produce hold. An excessive amount of gel is almost impossible to SOTC out satisfactorily.

    -When I was texlaxed, it helped tremendously to LOC my hair under the gel with a thin layer of oil and grease. Now as I am fully natural, oil, butter, and grease also result in frizz and disruption of definition, same as moisture.

    I'm fact it's strange with my hair but I have noticed that drying agents give me definition, for example shampoo, drying leave-ins and drying gels. But I just can't make peace with dry hair. So nowadays I'm trying to compromise definition in order to achieve acceptable levels of moisture and eventually touchability.
     
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    Can't wait to take out these faux locs! I'm going to try sometime this weekend. My scalp is so dry despite the fact I've washed my hair a couple of times. I can't wait to get back to my wash n gos!

    I bought the whole Mane Choice Tropical Moringa line (I already love the spray for my wash n go's). Can't wait to try the rest of the line. If this works I think I will exclusively use this line and Camille Rose which I love and alternate every other month.
     
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    This line smells amazing!! It gave me soft well-defined curls. The only problem is that I got lots of flakes. It's on my to-do list for a second attempt.
     
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    Thank you girl!!

    No. Deep conditioning isn't a really regular part of my regimen. If i feel i need a little extra something i will add a dallop of Camille Rose coconut water deep conditioner and mix with my regular condition, add water and detangle and condition at the same time.
     
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    Okay... yeah. I didn't work out Thursday (when I washed my hair) or Friday. Now it's Saturday morning and I'm getting ready for Body Pump. Working on 3rd-day hair. So this is how the other half lives... shower cap, a little spray conditioner, boom! Nice.
    3rdday.jpg
     
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    I guess this is kind of a compliment, isn't it? Our hair is exceptional. :2inlove:
     
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    I love your hair shape. Is that a Deva cut?
     
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    Wow! Thank you! No. Some lady at Super Cuts just cut it all one length back in May. I live on the frontier. There are no devacuts around here, unfortunately.
     
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    I have mixed feelings on the Wetline Extreme gel.

    On one hand, on application, it clumps my curls together (really it just clumps waves together), so a lot of my hair looks smooth and like it will dry and curl into something glorious. However, at this stage, it is not enough to keep my undefined roots and mid-length from frizzing, so while the lower length and ends of my hair seem to benefit, the top half of my hair doesn't.

    The more wet my hair, the more gel I have to use. But I think doing my hair on slightly less wet hair is causing it to dry stiffer than if I were to apply the gel on wet hair in the shower.

    I can never get rid of the gel cast that it creates. So maybe I'm using too much gel, but if I use less, it won't clump my hair.

    It feels so sticky before it dries.

    I think the overall dryness of my hair is just creating a catch-22 effect where the gel is both giving me results but also causing problems.

    On another note, my hair is still not actually drying into curls (like springs/coils). It just dries into sort of wavy sort of coily not really one or the other type of shapes. And the roots and mid length are just atrocious frizzy crinkles...

    Perhaps the gel is too heavy and my hair can't overcome the weight of water, conditioner, and gel to curl. But, I need all of these things in my hair to hydrate it. I think this is just my hair still being too dry overall to curl.

    I assumed coarse hair would be hard to weigh down, but I feel like that's what's happening to my hair. Perhaps because it's low porosity?
     
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    I want so badly to have soft touchable hair. Like I want to be able to lay on my hair and it feels like a pillow of sorts. I touch my hair a lot, both wet and dry, so I'm constantly aware of the level of crunch/dryness/softness/fluff. Recently, I started upping the amount of conditioner I use in the shower (using palmfuls for each section, rather than just like the equivalent of 2 USD quarters) and my hair feels so much softer. I hope over time, my hair just becomes that soft normally.
     
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    Getting a color retouch on Tuesday so just used Briogeo Cool Custard this wash. The top of my ears are starting to get covered. Yay lol

    IMG_20190818_220417_crop_432x406.jpg
     
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    Looks so soft and moisturized!!
     
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    Was it a custard only WNG? Your color pops even more in this lighting, such a beautiful shade
     
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    Thank ya!

    Yup. Just the custard. Thanks :)
     
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    Just in case any ladies are interested in listening to or asking the ladies from Black Girl Curls questions about their WnG methods, how to eliminate chronically dry or dehydrated hair....now is the time.

    They are hosting a webinar at 8pm EDT. It is FREE but you do have to register ahead of time. Be sure to check your spam box for confirmation and the link.

    https://my.demio.com/ref/Fpq2XI6f4n3gXSQW
     
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    So this morning...

    I clarified w/ HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water Shampoo. I used Mielle Rosemary Mint Strengthening Hair Masque as a protein treatment. I followed that up with Mielle Moisture Rx masque as my d/c.

    Skipped leave-in, sectioned my hair into 5s. I smoothed Xtreme Wetline Aloe (green) gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    How do you guys feel about miss jessie's products? Have you tried them before?
     
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    I've tried Miss Jessie's Multicultural Curls Styling Lotion and the Honey Curls.

    They both work best on damp hair. I use them each as a 1 product wash n go.

    The Multi is thinner (almost like a hair milk) and has more slip than the Honey Curls. It doesn't leave a cast; instead, it leaves my curls soft, moisturized and defined.

    The Honey Curls is thicker, and applies more like a gel or cream-gel. It definitely has a gel-cast, but it's easily broken. However, I prefer the cast left intact. My hair still feels moisturized with this product, and my curls are defined.
     
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    Thank you for the review! Very helpful. I have both the multi and the pillow curls lotion, I will try one of them out next WNG and I hope to get similar results. I have been really feeling 1 product WNGs lately, which is why I decided to try them out.
     
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    I've only tried the leave in and Jelly Soft Curls. I thought the leave in was drying and it smelled like fabric softener. Loved the Jelly Soft Curls though. I've been wanting to try the Honey Curls. Friend of mine gets such amazing results with it.
     
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