Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by AlliCat, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    It happens. My hair hates shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera and avocado in the first five ingredients of any product that is left in.
     
  2. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Instead of taking my braids out i'm just going to stop and get the front redone. I've been keeping my scalp clean and moisturizing so i'm sure my hair is doing good underneath. I realized it was pointless to take my braids down and then head out on vacation in the heat/sun.
     
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    I miss the ease of having braids. But I hated how quickly the braids would look messy. Definitely need to work out a balance.
     
  5. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Today I sectioned my hair in braids and pre pood with Keracare Humecto. I let that sit about 20 minutes. Then I cleansed with Kerastase Curl ideal cleansing conditioner. I just blow dried my hair and it’s soooo soft. I’m about to straighten it
     
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  6. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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  7. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    If you live in Illinois, and you need to update your address ID you will need to take a new picture. I learned that the hard way. These chicken heads made me take a new photo. I wasn’t prepared :cry3: I look like a totally different person.
     
  8. water_n_oil

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    Brands on IG back to shaming DIYers. DIY, store bought...who cares?? I don't get what's with all the controversy. No one's forcing anyone to do anything.
     
  9. faithVA

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    My hair definitely doesn't like the 1st 3. I'm not sure about avocado oil. What does it do to your hair?
     
  10. shawnyblazes

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    It’s like a protein for me. Those ingredients must be last in the product if I’m leaving it in. I avoid them in my leave ins though for the most part.
    Funny if it has aloe vera extract it’s not too bad. @faithVA
     
  11. ckisland

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    That is too cute!!!

    I was getting ready and I could feel my hair laying against my back. It's such a wonderful feeling :blush:
     
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  12. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Saw a lady on YT using a mini denman to detangle. I think I want one.
     
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    money, DIY = less revenue for them
     
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    Eh, plenty of people still buying. Most don't even like doing DIY because of the inconvenience.
     
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    I was supposed to retwist my locs last night. I shampoo'd, conditioned, and deep conditioned. Unfortunately, I fell asleep with a head full of creamy DC.:wallbash:

    DC+ locs=lots of rinsing. :nono:
     
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    I get my hair BC this upcoming Saturday and I’m ready. I’m so tired to dealing with two textures.

    I also watched a video on how to cornrow, because I want to do a crochet mini twist install after I take my jumbo twist out. I think I finally understand how to do it.
     
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    Why do I keep coloring my gray streaks? Ughh!!!:pullhair:

    I see so many others with beautiful gray streaks. I'm having trouble embracing mine. I need to stop the madness!:freakout:
     
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    I have a good number of gray hairs in the front (especially considering that I'm only 31). I think that they're cool and look like Christmas tinsel! I got a compliment from someone younger who thought that my hair was so pretty with the gray streaks. She assumed that they were dyed though :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I'm encouraged by your post.
     
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    I’ll try a different technique this wash day. I’ll prepoo, wash and finish with an ace rinse. If that doesn’t help with shine Idk what will. I greased my scalp with Monistat last night. I’m on the grow. We only have a few more weeks this year to make something happen.
     
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    I love the way my hair smells on wash day.
     
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    I want to try new products, but I also really really don't want to rock the boat. Progress has been slow but steady and I'm getting the familiar itch for braids or something (but done by somebody else). Probably best to ignore those urges until I can settle on something concrete in my head.
     
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    QueenAmaka Live, Love, Laugh :)

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    Sitting here with DC in my hair and debating on going to bed. I’m soo tired, I had henna in for 4 hours and indigo for 3. I’m really contemplating shaving it off again. I’ll update in the AM:look:
     
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    I ran out of my usual DC, Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Walmart didn’t have any left, so I got Eden’s Jojoba Monoi DC. My hair loves it. Three days after wash day and my hair is still super moisturized.

    And I have three more days until my big chop. I think I’m going to cut most of it off myself and then go to the salon and have them shape it.
     
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    So I washed out the dc but didn’t moisturize :mad:
    About to moisturize and put it in 5 braids
     
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    AFter a month of straight hair my hair was really trying to act like it didn't want to revert. I was like not today honey and slap it with a ton of deva curl conditioner. Let me tell you that stuff has some act right juice the curls were just popping.
     
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    I'm on a personal challenge to let my hair grow as long as I can handle. With my shrinkage, using nl, sl, bsl, etc as measuring points is futile. When it gets to the point where I'm happy with the shape and wash day isn't 3 and 4 hours, I'll keep it there.

    I think wash and gos and occasional protective styles will get me there.
     

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