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You Feel Like You're Doing Everything Right, But It's Still Breaking--CLICK NOW!

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Supergirl, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Chocsmile

    Chocsmile New Member

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    This is such an informative thread. Definitely helpful. I will save this and adhere. I am determined to combat my constant breakage.
     
  2. Chevelure618

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    I just posted a new thread one minute before you regarding this exact issue that I am having with my hair.

    What I did differently regarding inconsistency with my reg is rollersetting and also using the Megatek which is a strong protein...you can really feel the protein on the hair shaft despite moisturizing.

    Clarify I will! I've read with interest your suggestions about clarifying before and I do agree that CON is a nice shampoo but on my hair only works when my hair is absolutely stripped (oops, clarified) of all product. Mizani Botanifying is good, but overpriced. The best shampoo hands down is Joico Moisture in the Blue bottle.

    Thank you, I was starting to get depressed again. I think the depression over getting trimmed back to APL is what made me start using the Megatek again. I'm sticking to UBH....works great for my hair. Thanks.
     
  3. Supergirl

    Supergirl With Love & Silk

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    Which UBH product? The conditioner?
     
  4. Denise11

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    Supergirl,

    Thanks so much! My hair doesn't break, but it's always been kind of dry. Since using the right shampoo for the protein conditioner and cutting out the blowdrying and moisturizing twice a day, and yeah, no shampooing, my hair has been feeling softer than it ever has!

    It's only been a week but it's already soft enough, I can't wait to see what it's gonna feel like at 2 weeks!

    Thanks Girl!!!
     
  5. Chevelure618

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    I use both the UBH conditioner and the Lotion Creme Moisturizer, but when I feel I'm getting protein overloaded, I skip the UBH conditioner and use something milder like the Aphogee Green Tea Restructurizer. But I think what I have to do in the bitter cold winter like this is err on the side of moisture

    P.S. Just clarified and suds up 4 times and the ends of my hair still felt like they had protein on them....proof that what you are saying was probably why I had some breakage. I moisturized with UBH LCM and THAT's IT until next time...hopefully next week. I'm gonna do moisture and oil until I can't stand it and need to wash again. Thanks so much. Any other comments or instructions welcomed. Thanks.
     
  6. MrsHdrLe

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    Great thread, I wish I'd read it two hours ago when I tried mayo, ors dc, and silk amino acid conditioner. I'm still breaking,:wallbash: but I think it has more to do with prior damage and a needed trim. My stylist took off 1/2 inch two weeks ago, but I guess I should have let her take more. Oh well, I go next week and I'll just tell her to take what she needs to. (my OCT just arrived anyway):yay::yay::yay:
     
  7. melodies815

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    I have been using the "C" remedy for the last week, and my breakage has absolutely STOPPED. I saw two shedded strands today and was soooooo happy!!! :yay::yay:

    Shedding is normal.
    Breakage is a hot mess.

    My "ceramide" product is L'Oreal Professional Intense Repair Cuti Liss Masque. I just don't know if you can get it in the US.

    cj
     
  8. Blessed2bless

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    Bumping....
     
  9. Supergirl

    Supergirl With Love & Silk

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    That sounds like a yummy product.
     
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    Ummm...well...all I can say is...

    My product would beat your product for President. lol :lachen::lachen:

    Thanks for this thread...it's been a hair-saver.

    Bless you,
    cj
     
  11. Mleah

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    This definitely a must read for everyone!
     
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    Thanks soooo much
     
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    There is great information in this thread. Suscribing
     
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    Question...everytime I use a heavy protein (for instance Emergencee Nexxus or the Aphogee) I loose more hair than what I was initially loosing from breakage and this is while it is still wet. Is protein just not my friend??:wallbash:
     
  15. Aggie

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    Hmmm, looks like I may be needing to get me some Mizani H20 Night time Treatment for my future texlaxer stretches, starting now:yep:. Thanks SG.
     
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    I just want to say THANK YOU to Supergirl for this wonderful thread! I've only been following your suggestions for a week, but the difference in my hair is incredible!

    I decided to try Solution C first, because I needed to order a "real" clarifying shampoo, and I didn't want to wait for it to arrive before I started repairing my hair. I bought the Mizani Rose H20 Intense from Target, and I'm really impressed with it. Smells great, I love the creamy consistency, and it's done a really nice job of moisturizing my hair. I don't need to add a second moisturizer over it--I just lightly wet my hair, use the Mizani, and wake up with soft, smooth hair.

    I've also been moisturizing twice a day as she suggested. At first I thought this would be too much for my fine hair, but I stick to my light lotion moisturizer (Afroveda Miss Bhree) and my hair feels great.

    The no-poo regime is working out really well for me so far. I'm co-washing every 3 days (might increase to every other day if I feel I need it), and my hair has been holding on to the moisture really well. Previously, I was washing every four days, alternating shampoo and co-wash, but this method is doing a much better job of keeping my hair hydrated. Thanks again, Supergirl...this information is changing my relationship with my hair!
     
  17. longhairlover

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    even though I use heat at times that's not my problem, it's my thyroid, I think alot of the times we have underlying issues that may affect our hair at some point, I didn't know I had a thyroid issue til' the beginning of this year and it all made sense as to why my hair was acting up, I will def. try those moisturizing shampoos you noted and the regimens too.
     
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    Thanks so much Supergirl! Many of products you listed I already owned but was not knowing how to put them to use. I just need to get one of those protein conditioners. Your thread (the last 19 pages which I read everyone of them) has motivated me to get on track! Also the posts of the others have been helpful. I need to put my satin pillow case on and put some H20 in my hair before going to bed tonight! Do you apply the H20 to the scalp all the hair to prevent the breakage.
     
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    Thanks Super very understandable, helpful, and well written post!
     
  20. Aggie

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    I apply it to my hair every other night. It feels so good on my 9 months old new growth hairs too:yep:.
     
  21. Serenity_Peace

    Serenity_Peace Genius never dies!

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    I just think it's so important to clarify. Generally speaking, that is the first step in any treatment regimen.
     
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    Okay I did my moisturizing session this morning with Alba Botanica Leave In conditioner. Since my last clarifying wash was 2 weeks agao, I will be clarifying my hair this coming weekend and doing Solution B for a while. Reason being, I just took my extension braids down last weekend and is due for some much needed strengthening treatments.

    Bumping for the Newbies....
     
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    This thread is right on time for me. Bumping for others. Thanks Supergirl!
     
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    This is a great thread. I have this printed off and put into my binder among other threads.
     
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    Why do you recommend no shampoo?
     
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    modems :lachen: this problem seems forever ago
     
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    I ran to my BSS and bought the Mizani Rose H2O and some Elasta QP leave-in H2...I love :love4: them both...thank you thank you
    THIS helped me tremendously & INSTANTLY I might add!
     
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    So are you a chemist? I am asking because i am looking for one to ask a question
     
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    Wow this thread has resurfaced. I love it! Thanks for bumping ladies. These methods really work to stop breakage. I never dreamed I would love Mizani H2O Intense Night-Time Treatment especially since it has mineral oil in it but, I reeeaally love it.

    It leaves my hair feeling super soft and moisturized, yet strong all at the same time. It's a staple of mine now and I get it for a pretty good price here in the Bahamas.
     
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    NJoy Here I grow again!

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    Awesome post, Supergirl! Thanks and congrats on getting to WL! :yep:
     

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