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sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Do any of you ladies trim your own hair to not only take off the bad ends but maintain the shape? My hair is longer in the middle and I want to keep it that way but don't know if I can since trimming the back is the most difficult part. I don't want to cut strait across. I may just hold my breath and go to my mom's stylist to get a quick trim after I relax my hair again at the end of March.
I've trimmed my own hair since finding this site.

Let me see if I can find the trimming instructions I posted years ago.
 

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
Do any of you ladies trim your own hair to not only take off the bad ends but maintain the shape? My hair is longer in the middle and I want to keep it that way but don't know if I can since trimming the back is the most difficult part. I don't want to cut strait across. I may just hold my breath and go to my mom's stylist to get a quick trim after I relax my hair again at the end of March.
I will have to do mine as we are in full lock down til end of January possibly longer salons are closed. That link is no good to me I have short hair I will just have to go with it. If it's messed up so be it at least split ends will be gone.
 
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secretdiamond

In Love Again
About 5 days ago, I blow dried with my Dyson supersonic and flat ironed with the Corrale, so I could trim. I last trimmed 8.5 weeks before that. I was planning on keeping a strict 8 wk trim schedule (since stylists recommend 6-8 wks), but I think that may be too soon. I'm thinking of extending it out to 10 weeks or even 12.

I have always tried to trim on a schedule, both for preventative measure and also because by then, I think I need it. IMO, ends inevitably unravel.
I also do a S&D whenever I see random strands that need to be snipped.
 

LushLox

Well-Known Member
About 5 days ago, I blow dried with my Dyson supersonic and flat ironed with the Corrale, so I could trim. I last trimmed 8.5 weeks before that. I was planning on keeping a strict 8 wk trim schedule (since stylists recommend 6-8 wks), but I think that may be too soon. I'm thinking of extending it out to 10 weeks or even 12.

I have always tried to trim on a schedule, both for preventative measure and also because by then, I think I need it. IMO, ends inevitably unravel.
I also do a S&D whenever I see random strands that need to be snipped.

Ohh another Corrale user; I didn’t think that many ladies own it on here given its crazy price! How do you find it? I like mine, it gives me very decent results and I only have to do one pass. It’s a much better and healthier option for me compared to my GHD irons.

Yeah good point re the trimming, it’s best not to be too complacent. And every 12 weeks sounds like the sweet spot for me; thankfully I won’t need to take too much off.
 

GraceandJoy

Butterfly
Do you guys trim as a preventative measure, like on a schedule or do you only trim if you can see you need it?
Over the last 10 years, I've tended to trim as needed instead of following a regular schedule. I really don't know if that's good or bad. When my hair starts to tangle really bad, it's usually an indication that I need to trim and I do at that point. I really want that TBL braid but I also know that I need to keep my ends healthy/in- check to get it.
 

secretdiamond

In Love Again
Ohh another Corrale user; I didn’t think that many ladies own it on here given its crazy price! How do you find it? I like mine, it gives me very decent results and I only have to do one pass. It’s a much better and healthier option for me compared to my GHD irons.

Yeah good point re the trimming, it’s best not to be too complacent. And every 12 weeks sounds like the sweet spot for me; thankfully I won’t need to take too much off.
I love it. I'm about 12 weeks post and got my roots and ends straight on only 330 degrees! My hair was bone straight, soft and moisturized. Almost bought a pencil thin flat iron on Amazon to do my roots for trimming. So glad I didn't.
ETA: I definitely returned the GHD after I got the Corrale.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Welp, another OG product has been discontinued. :(

I wrote to Neutrogena asking why it's been so hard to find my beloved Triple Moisture Silk Touch. Here's their response:

Thanks for reaching out to us about Neutrogena® Triple Moisture™ Silk Touch Leave in Cream.

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue this product and apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may have caused you. Product discontinuations can occur through the product’s lifecycle, for a variety of business reasons. Please be assured that your interest will be shared with the appropriate teams.

We appreciate your loyalty to our brand and invite you to visit our website to learn more about the other products we offer. There you will find an abundance of information that will help you to determine which products may best fit your needs.

So glad I stocked up on it. I have time to find a replacement. Ugh! My hair loves this stuff so much!!! :cry:
 

demlew

Well-Known Member
Welp, another OG product has been discontinued. :(

I wrote to Neutrogena asking why it's been so hard to find my beloved Triple Moisture Silk Touch. Here's their response:

Thanks for reaching out to us about Neutrogena® Triple Moisture™ Silk Touch Leave in Cream.

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue this product and apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may have caused you. Product discontinuations can occur through the product’s lifecycle, for a variety of business reasons. Please be assured that your interest will be shared with the appropriate teams.

We appreciate your loyalty to our brand and invite you to visit our website to learn more about the other products we offer. There you will find an abundance of information that will help you to determine which products may best fit your needs.

So glad I stocked up on it. I have time to find a replacement. Ugh! My hair loves this stuff so much!!! :cry:

Noooo I love this leave-in! Thanks for the info. I'm about to hunt for it like I did for the original Wetline gel lol
I'll leave a comment with Neutrogena too. Maybe they'll reconsider if enough ppl ask.
 
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sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Noooo I love this leave-in! Thanks for the info. I'm about to hunt for it like I did for the original Wetline gel lol
I'll leave a comment with Neutrogena too. Maybe they'll reconsider if enough ppl ask.
The only good thing is that if you find some, it'll probably be on clearance at a great price. I posted how I found some at CVS and cleared the shelf. I have plenty to get me through for a while.

Don't do Amazon if you can help it. Prices have already shot up over the past few days.

I remember Wetline! :drunk:

Good luck!
 

Queensheba88

Well-Known Member
Welp, another OG product has been discontinued. :(

I wrote to Neutrogena asking why it's been so hard to find my beloved Triple Moisture Silk Touch. Here's their response:

Thanks for reaching out to us about Neutrogena® Triple Moisture™ Silk Touch Leave in Cream.

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue this product and apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may have caused you. Product discontinuations can occur through the product’s lifecycle, for a variety of business reasons. Please be assured that your interest will be shared with the appropriate teams.

We appreciate your loyalty to our brand and invite you to visit our website to learn more about the other products we offer. There you will find an abundance of information that will help you to determine which products may best fit your needs.

So glad I stocked up on it. I have time to find a replacement. Ugh! My hair loves this stuff so much!!! :cry:
So sad to hear this..Ive been using this since 2010 and my hair loves it...i did notice it was harder to find i just figured it was becoming more popular. I hope they arn't discontinuing the whole line. That daily deep conditioner is sooo moisturizing.
 

demlew

Well-Known Member
The only good thing is that if you find some, it'll probably be on clearance at a great price. I posted how I found some at CVS and cleared the shelf. I have plenty to get me through for a while.

Don't do Amazon if you can help it. Prices have already shot up over the past few days.

I remember Wetline! :drunk:

Good luck!

How much was your clearance price? I love hearing about good deals lol
And thx for the tip about Amazon, but my brain won't let me pay their prices for this product. I'll just have to start using something else. I like Elasta QP Mango, but sometimes it's too heavy.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
How much was your clearance price? I love hearing about good deals lol
And thx for the tip about Amazon, but my brain won't let me pay their prices for this product. I'll just have to start using something else. I like Elasta QP Mango, but sometimes it's too heavy.

Think I ended up paying around $4.50 per bottle. I bought the 4 bottles they had on the shelf.

Amazon wants to charge dang near $15 per bottle!

I've been looking at Biosilk Silk Therapy as a possible replacement. It's expensive, but if it's available at CVS or Walgreens, I can catch it on sale. Haven't looked for it that hard yet.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
So sad to hear this..Ive been using this since 2010 and my hair loves it...i did notice it was harder to find i just figured it was becoming more popular. I hope they arn't discontinuing the whole line. That daily deep conditioner is sooo moisturizing.
I think they might be doing away with the whole Triple Moisture line. Their products used to be everywhere! Now it's lucky to find 1 or 2 on the shelf anywhere.
 

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
Think I ended up paying around $4.50 per bottle. I bought the 4 bottles they had on the shelf.

Amazon wants to charge dang near $15 per bottle!

I've been looking at Biosilk Silk Therapy as a possible replacement. It's expensive, but if it's available at CVS or Walgreens, I can catch it on sale. Haven't looked for it that hard yet.
I've used that in the past it's nice stuff silk protein in it.
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
I try to wash weekly, if im feeling lazy i may co wash instead of washing cause it's quicker

anyone have any moisturizer recs? One thats light for flat ironed hair? And a heavy one for airdried hair? I hate the smell of elasta qp mango butter, skeptical about the ORS hair lotion and the Motions one too.
 
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