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Apl 2018

sunflora

Flowah Powah
How to you all keep your hair moisturized in the winter? I cowash daily in the summer so I have no issues. But now I don't cowash, I find by the second or third day after washing my hair feels so crispy.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
How to you all keep your hair moisturized in the winter? I cowash daily in the summer so I have no issues. But now I don't cowash, I find by the second or third day after washing my hair feels so crispy.
Last night I mixed a leave in and moisturizer together and moisturized my hair. Followed that with a shea butter mix. If I dont care about the style I just it with a glycerin spray.

If you dont mind it just cowash every 3 days.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I want to flat iron my hair so bad but I dont feel like washing it. Lol. So I'm safe for a while and should be able to wait until the 22nd.

I had thought about straightening for xmas parties but way too lazy for all of that. I think I'm putting in 2 strand twist this weekend . Maybe I can make them last for 2 weeks.
 

sunflora

Flowah Powah
Last night I mixed a leave in and moisturizer together and moisturized my hair. Followed that with a shea butter mix. If I dont care about the style I just it with a glycerin spray.

If you dont mind it just cowash every 3 days.

The reason I've been trying to stretch for a week is that (1.) It's SOOOO cold this winter I can't go outside with wet hair and (2.) I've been doing a lot of travelling, which makes it even harder to do my hair. When I was in Orlando the shower water at the hotel was either hard or soft, but I had so much hair snapping off in the sink while I braided it. Next week I have to go to TN which is colder than VA. Then a after the holiday will be CA which will be warm, I'm just assuming. :/ So basically I'm trying to keep my hair moisturized in these extreme environments without having to touch them while in the hotel, just because of how stressful it is to try to pack all the hair products and worry about the state of the water.

Maybe box braids would be a good idea at this point?
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
How to you all keep your hair moisturized in the winter? I cowash daily in the summer so I have no issues. But now I don't cowash, I find by the second or third day after washing my hair feels so crispy.
I long term protective style in winter. Once the hair is contained together it moisturizes better. Put some mini box braids in with your own hair. cowash heaven. Or get some kinky twists and a good braid spray ( Oyins frank juice) and seal with heavier oils.

@sunf
 

sunflora

Flowah Powah
I long term protective style in winter. Once the hair is contained together it moisturizes better. Put some mini box braids in with your own hair. cowash heaven. Or get some kinky twists and a good braid spray ( Oyins frank juice) and seal with heavier oils.

hmmm... braids w/o extensions don't work for my hair type, they look scraggly. I've tried twists before years ago so I'll try that again. Even if I can only get 2 weeks at a time out of them it'll still be totally worth it.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
hmmm... braids w/o extensions don't work for my hair type, they look scraggly. I've tried twists before years ago so I'll try that again. Even if I can only get 2 weeks at a time out of them it'll still be totally worth it.


You have to make them smaller. Its a pain in the butt to take out but they last 2-3 months. However with cowashing and moisturizing daily its an amazing thing. I just don't have the patience anymore to braid my own hair. I used to do it all the time. Leave an inch out on the ends, and they would curl up and look so cute.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
  1. You have to make them smaller. Its a pain in the butt to take out but they last 2-3 months. However with cowashing and moisturizing daily its an amazing thing. I just don't have the patience anymore to braid my own hair. I used to do it all the time. Leave an inch out on the ends, and they would curl up and look so cute.
    I want to do this. I'm just waiting for my hair to get a bit longer so they look better. I will probably have someone else install them for me.
 

sunflora

Flowah Powah
@shawnyblazes how small is small? How long did it take you to do them? And do you have any pics?

I'm VERY impatient with doing my hair. Like I physically cannot sit still so I doubt i'll be able to do this. And I did mess around with twisting my hair today and I look like a spider so that's not working out LOL
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
@shawnyblazes how small is small? How long did it take you to do them? And do you have any pics?

I'm VERY impatient with doing my hair. Like I physically cannot sit still so I doubt i'll be able to do this. And I did mess around with twisting my hair today and I look like a spider so that's not working out LOL
Go back a few pages. I posted a picture. Took me 2 -3 hours. On thin hair you gotta cowash them a few times. It starts to plump up and fill in with the fuzzies. After each cowash you smooth castor oil on them and it lays them right back down. @sunflora
 

caribeandiva

Human being
I wonder if my twist will be long enough for this by the end of the year. It's already the style I wear, Just have to get my twist long enough to wrap together and hang.

You are gorgeous!!
 

sunflora

Flowah Powah
Almost at 12 weeks again already! To straighten and get a salon trim, or to self-dust using the twist method? Hmmmm!!!

Think I'll try self trim and continue s&d... that way I can wait another three months to straighten. I'll be through the roof if I make it 6 whole monhts! :toocool:
 

sunflora

Flowah Powah
Had a long day, time for a fun wash day. Sunday evening I'll put in my dutch braids - the goal is to leave them in for my business trip and not take them down until I get home Thursday evening - or Friday morning since I'll be tired. If I can do that, it'll be a game-changer. I found that wrapping the hair overnight helps, then gently teasing it in the morning sot hat it doesn't look 'smushed'. It lasted me from last night to this evening, which is longer than I've done before, so I'll really be putting it to the test.

I'm working on really babying my trouble area, where the texture is more tangly. AVJ + rose water makes an incredible detangler - I added the rose water after seeing Lita post about using it. The scent is so nice since I wear so many rose scented things.

2019 will be the year of using up all of my products too. I only want to be left with two shampoos (one sulfate free, one not), two conditioners (one moisture, one light protein), one leave-in cream and one oil (impossible! I love oils lol). And two masks (one protein, one moisture).The less I'm confused at what to put in my hair, the easier wash days will be.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
Me and my mini braids under a wig are rolling along. I've had to redo a couple of braids here and there but I'm pretty sure my hair can last until the end of the month. I think I'll be taking out the braids and straightening on 12/30.
 
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