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hippiechic81 10-21-2012 01:08 PM

Update!!!!!!!
 
Well, it's been a VERY long time since I posted!! I've actually only just been coming back to read the forums in the last few weeks and I decided to post again. I had spent the last 7 months not wearing my hair wavy. I wasn't straightening it with brushes and/or flat iron; I would just comb it out after a shower and either let it air dry or just finger brush it with my hair dryer on the cold shot button.

I just got a hair cut/trim a couple weeks ago which was the first one I got since early last March. And my hair needed it desperately!! Now that I have my layers back I wanted to start wearing it wavy again since I did miss them. I've noticed that since my hair has gotten longer, my waves have popped out again. They're still not super strong but they are more visible which is nice.

I decided for now that I'm not going to be CG in that I would avoid sulfates and 'cones. I tried that for almost a year and didn't really notice any kind of difference in my waves. I also think because the water in my house is hard, I need the sulfates in my shampoo. I switched over to Herbal Essences Color Me Happy and I like it so far.

My scalp is also doing a LOT better. For awhile, it was pretty bad. Even in the warmer weather, it would be itching like crazy. I'd pull my hair back to look at my scalp and there'd be giant patches of flakes. I couldn't take it anymore so last month I started a regimen of doing a weekly brown sugar scrub sometimes with tea tree or rosemary oil added to them. It has made a giant difference. I may have a couple flakes now but those horrible patches that were stuck to my scalp have gone away, thank goodness. I've also been very careful about washing and rinsing my hair in lukewarm to cool water temps as well as doing scalp massages a few times a week before bed. We'll see how bad this winter will be (I live in North Carolina so the weather can be mild sometimes even in the dead of winter) but I can always add an extra scrub if need be.

Thanks for reading my update and hope all is well with everyone!!!:cyclopsani:

rapunzel4ever 11-01-2012 03:46 PM

Hey Hippiechic, nice to hear -uh, read- from you again!

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2B med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL

claudine19 11-01-2012 04:21 PM

Doing whatever works for you is great. The scrubs sound heavenly, although my skin can't take any scrubbing (except for my feet).

Glad you checked in.

hippiechic81 11-01-2012 06:54 PM

Glad to be back around! I can definitely see where someone with a sensitive scalp can be irritated by a scrub. Hopefully, you can find something that will work for you!! I have noticed since the weather turned cooler, my waves are starting to die again but I'm really hoping if I keep styling my hair wavy, they'll start to go that way more. Anybody have some cold-weather tips?? Thanks y'all!:toothy8:

lcl0706 11-03-2012 03:37 PM

Nice to see u again! I have posted very infrequently myself lately. I'm not really CG either anymore. I use sulfates if i feel like it because my hair feels best after I do. I avoid most cones but I love curls rock amplifier. I stopped obsessing over it. I'm down to 3 or 4 products I rotate and a lot of days just put my hair up. It's easier & less stressful & I am happier. Welcome back! Do what works for you :)

hippiechic81 11-04-2012 10:18 AM

I think I need to start adding a more intense PT again. The colder weather is making already weak waves even weaker!!!! I know a lot of people need to do more DTs in the fall/winter but I think that makes my waves worse. I'm getting frustrated again which led to me taking a 7 month break of my waves and I don't wanna do that again!! :eye:

sweety10189110 11-05-2012 10:09 AM

Hey Hippiechic81! I had dropped off the face of curltalk for a long time and decided this morning I wanted my waves back and decided to pop back on here. It's nice seeing someone from when I was on :).

hippiechic81 11-05-2012 05:40 PM

It's definitely nice to see some familiar faces!!!!

pedaheh 11-07-2012 09:03 PM

PM'd you

Can you do the gelatin PT? I've been adding aloe, shea butter and jojoba to my version of it with even more gelatin added for extra protein.

hippiechic81 11-09-2012 06:56 AM

I did get your message!! I haven't tried the gelatin PT but I did pick up a couple packets of the Ion Effective Care. It worked pretty well in the past so hopefully it does the trick again!


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