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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by dicapr, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. ckisland

    ckisland Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @shtow for sharing your regimen! My regimen is really simple, so I this let's me see that I'm on the right track!

    So I washed my hair and didn't straighten. I put my hair into bantu knots and dried under a bonnet dryer. It lasted like a day :rolleyes:. Last night I put my hair in 4 flat twists with rollers. I got so much breakage while setting my hair :cry3: . My hair seems to do so much better when I flatiron it. I'm redoing my hair Saturday and that's what I'm going to do.
     
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  2. ckisland

    ckisland Well-Known Member

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    It takes me about 15 mins to blowdry my hair now. When my hair was more textured, it took like 25 mins. I use my blowdryer with the concentrator attachment and a denman brush.
     
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    Do you have any tips for cleaning the bristles and paddle area of the revlon brush? Normally I wash my brushes in the sink, but since the blowdry brush doesn't detach from the electrical area, it's harder to clean. Just wondering if someone figured out an efficient way to clean it.
     
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    SAPNK Well-Known Member

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    I saw a YouTube video (nappyheadedjojoba) where she mentions using a comb to get the hairs out and then a wet wipe to clean it. Hope that helps.
     
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    Okay, thanks! That's a good idea. I've been using a q tip dipped in alcohol, but it takes forever. A wet wipe sounds more efficient.
     
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  7. ckisland

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    I dc'd last night with Aphogee 2 min and followed up with my ORS dc, which I never do. I straighten, and my hair came out very soft and light. I wrapped it for bed. When I took it down, I looked like one of those women on the relaxer boxes :lachen:. Only thing is whenever I love my head my hair moves too. . .right into my face and gets stuck in my lip gloss :cry2:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I’m enjoying this straight hair life... I may just do a blow dried braid out next time though...
     
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    Got my hair done (roller set) yesterday, and I love it! This is my second time this year having straight hair (first was February, I believe)

    I plan on using hemp seed oil every other night to ‘soften’ and some Chi heat serum at some point during the next week or two.
     
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    Fresh blowout and trim. I’ll be maintaining it for at least three weeks. I apply grapeseed oil when my ends are dry and pin curl nightly.
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I've been blow-drying my hair because it seems to do a lot better stretched but I've been having problems with reversion. Any tips?
     
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    What leave-in(s) do you use when you blow dry?
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I use the Aussie Miracle Curls leave in. It's the same one I was using from before I started blow drying, do you think I need a new one?
     
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    Yes. Usually really good "curl" products and humectants are better for natural styles. The ingredients(like the hydroxyethylcellulose) that target making your curls pop are the same ingredients that typically attract moisture from the air and yield reversion. Use a really moisturizing deep conditioner and you switch to a heat protectant that is moisturizing instead that will help you to combat reversion.
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Thank you!
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    @Lylddlebit I blow dried again today using a different leave in like you suggested and it came out much better! Thanks!
     
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    Lylddlebit Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful! You're welcome
     

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