4b/ 4c Naturals Growth Thread

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by SAPNK, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. oneastrocurlie

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    Apply products while my hair is soaking wet really helps define my wash and gos. If I can get my sides to cooperate I'd be more satisfied. NYC Curls has been the best.
     
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    Got some hair perfume so now I can start applying the oil again everyday without worrying about my hair stinking. I don't want to have to wet my hair every other day just because I want to get rid of the smell. And this stuff smells yummy. It's called Black Opium hair mist by Yves Saint Laurent
     
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    ^I'll include the girls names and info after work.
     
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    I hate my sides. Tis is all.
     
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    My hair doesnt seem to be growing. .. I know im a slow grower but... good grief
     
  8. Maracujá

    Maracujá Hair type: 4B - 11 years natural!!!

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    I've outgrown my semi-long hair (pun not intended). I'm seriously considering this look:

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    This is how I feel. My friend just cut her hair and I'm almost certain her hair will be back to SL before I get out of this phase. I'm trying to be grateful and just love my hair where it is and be nice to it but some days man...
     
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    Do you mean slow growth or breakage?
     
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    Could be a combo.. i know i am def a slow grower due to anemia
     
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    Okay so I just watched a video that I think might change the game for me. It's called Moisturizing Technique for Extremely DRY Natural Hair by Carefree Akua. Her hair always has a beautiful sheen. Basically, in the video, she says that she moisturizes with a minimal amount of water (from a water-based leave-in) on 95% dry hair, followed by a butter, and that gives her lasting moisture and softness. But when she adds a lot of water from her leave in or moisturizes on wet hair, her hair responds by becoming dry again right away. I noticed that my hair does that too. It will feel alright when its wet, but feel crispy and look dull once it dries, and it only gets worse the more moisturizer I add.

    The only thing that has ever worked differently for me is my glycerin spray, but glycerin doesn't work with blow drying for me (makes my hair feel horrible), so I have to start trying other moisturizers with my new regimen.

    I think that what I'll do is detangle on wet/damp hair like I find works best for me, then wait until my hair is dry or virtually dry to apply my leave-in and butter. That way I'm not detangling dry hair with a comb. Any further detangling needed until my next wash day will be done with my fingers only. I'll basically be following her technique, just detangling at a different step.
     
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    My hair is the same way. Please let me know how it goes.

    What leave-in and butter are you using?
     
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    :bighug: I feel you.
     
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    I needed to do a quick protective style since I've been wearing my hair out too often so I put it in a puff and twisted it up.
     

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    Really cute. Are you using anything to slick down your hair?
     
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    What are you using to hold your puff/bun.
     
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    For me I think it could be both. I'm a slow grower but when I cut I can definitely see the hair grow back to where it was. It's slow going but once it gets to a certain length I can't tell what's going on. Breakage would make sense but my hair is healthy and not much comes out when I wash, styleor touch my hair. But I'm gonna make this time...I hope.
     
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    I used Scurl and shea butter and put a scarf around the front part while I got ready in the morning but that's it. I used scurl and a leave in, sealed with castor oil on the twists.
    Its an old pony tail holder. Its just really stretched out, I put it around my head and push back to wear I want it.
     
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    Thank you. I'm still trying to find a combo that doesn't make my hair super frizzy and smooths out some.
     
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    I trimmed one and a half inches last night. It hurt a little. My hair feels great!
     
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    How do you self trim?
     
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    That's a very cute look. I think I would rock that one too if I was ready for long-term short hair. I suppose I can do it now though since my hair is short enough for it. Make sure you really are ready for it @Maracujá or wear a short cut wig first just to see if you are ready for it now.
     
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    Wow...So pretty. I love it @NowIAmNappy
     
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  27. Maracujá

    Maracujá Hair type: 4B - 11 years natural!!!

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    Thank you @Aggie Quite honestly, I am aiming for long term short hair, for my entire 30s. Would like to then rock locs from 40-50s (my hair plans are better strategized than my financial life:look:). Someone here once said that if Black women paid as much attention to their body, as they do their hair, we wouldn't have the Black obesity epidemic within our communities.

    Have rocked long hair now for over a decade, I feel like I've seen and done all I could do with it and am ready to move on. Been thinking about it for 5 years now, because the time I used to allocate to hair care, will be better spent in working out (swimming, walking, running, biking) and honing my crafts.

    Am I ready for it? Somewhat. But given the cruel world in which we live, I'm bracing myself for the comments that will ensue. @Southernbella. spoke about this once and said that one really does need to grow thick skin:nono:. My own mom has already said that it will make me look ugly. Yes, she literally used that particular word.

    Any pointers you'd care to share? How'd you take the leap? And what has been your experience so far?
     
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    Maracujá Hair type: 4B - 11 years natural!!!

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    Just on time:



    The concept she introduces here, is what I've been pondering for the past few years.
     
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    I slip my hair into 8 sections and cut each one the same. It's turns out good each time.
     
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    She reminds me of a member here. I can't remember whom.
     
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