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Old 10-22-2010, 06:24 AM   #1
 
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As someone in "Say It" suggested, this is a thread for random question which you feel doesn't warrant their own thread.

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Do you have anything special that you do to you hair the night before wash day?

Do you still moisturize and seal? Or do you just leave your hair as is?
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I usually add an oil to my hair before wash day so that way if im doing extra washing, my hair doesnt dry out
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As someone in "Say It" suggested, this is a thread for random question which you feel doesn't warrant their own thread.

I'll start.

Do you have anything special that you do to you hair the night before wash day?

Do you still moisturize and seal? Or do you just leave your hair as is?
I don't do anything special except try to amp myself up for the battle - LOL.

I seal most of the time, I find I have the best results sealing with castor oil.

Yay, I'm glad both my suggestions were made into threads!
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
 
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I don't do anything special the night before. Sometimes, I'd put oil or conditioner on it, but I didn't see the benefit of it, so I stopped.

Hmmm, I dunno. I think all hair-related questions deserve their own thread. Sometimes what one considers a small, insignificant question becomes a full-blown thread. I'm just sayin'. This might become the gobbledygook thread LOL! OOooooh, I might ask a "quick" question about styling tips. I seem to have become more interested in my wardrobe these days.
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Thanks guys. I was just feeling lazy and looking for an excuse to not twist my hair last night

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How do you style thin hair? My coworker told me today "I'd wear my hair natural but my hair is too thin." Funny thing is, her hair IS natural (chemical free). She just had it slicked back wit a fony pony. I really wanted to give her some styling ideas or advice but I was afraid she'd say "Well you have full thick hair."

So what are some styling tips for thin haired naturals?
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When y'all use butters, do you...

A.) Apply butter, like a leave in with oil after

B.) Just use butter and no oil

C.) insert your response here.
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I don't do anything special before wash day unless I'm doing a treatment a few minutes before i wash. Like I have tried the Jane Carter Exfoliation Serum before I washed and I have tried the JBCO Red Pimento Oil on a clean scalp.

Yes I still moisturize and seal. Some night I spray my hair with a greg juice and water mix the add a lil moisturizer and end off with a light oil. For me, keeping my hair clean, moist, and sealing has let me retain growth.
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Cali: Is it visibly thin? Or just...normal?


My grandma has visibly thick hair, and she has been natural all her life. she usually does plaits or cornrows. When she does cornrows she'll add extensions to them so they have a little thickness. BUt cornrows where the first thing that came to mind, because they offer so much variety. Or maybe French braids, those are kinda cute, and you can mix them up.


Turtles: (c) I use a leave in conditioner, add the butter and then the oil. I know this is kinda defeating the purpose, but the butter I use (:cough:: CD ::cough: is kinda useless so I feel like I need more moisture.

I think you can use butters as both moisterizers and sealers depending on what works for your hair.
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b4 i wash i massage my scalp with my cayenne/fenugreek oil mix. then i saturate my hair with coconut oil. next morning wash, and definitely seal.

as a thin haired person, i find that castor oil and kccc add tons of volume (not necessarily together). i wear twists, twist outs, puffs, afro, wash n gos..i guess that's it. i'm not really interested in lots of manipulation. i stay away form cornrows cuz i only have enough hair for 4. cornrows make my hair look it's thinnest.
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When y'all use butters, do you...

A.) Apply butter, like a leave in with oil after

B.) Just use butter and no oil

C.) insert your response here.
c) i spray my hair w/ water mixed w/ conditioner and oil and then seal that moisture in w/ the butter.
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Cali: Is it visibly thin? Or just...normal?


My grandma has visibly thick hair, and she has been natural all her life. she usually does plaits or cornrows. When she does cornrows she'll add extensions to them so they have a little thickness. BUt cornrows where the first thing that came to mind, because they offer so much variety. Or maybe French braids, those are kinda cute, and you can mix them up.


Turtles: (c) I use a leave in conditioner, add the butter and then the oil. I know this is kinda defeating the purpose, but the butter I use (:cough:: CD ::cough: is kinda useless so I feel like I need more moisture.

I think you can use butters as both moisterizers and sealers depending on what works for your hair.
It looks normal to me but I can't really tell cuz her hair is always hidden. her edges are really thin tho for sure.
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How do you style thin hair? My coworker told me today "I'd wear my hair natural but my hair is too thin." Funny thing is, her hair IS natural (chemical free). She just had it slicked back wit a fony pony. I really wanted to give her some styling ideas or advice but I was afraid she'd say "Well you have full thick hair."

So what are some styling tips for thin haired naturals?
I have yet to see a thin looking WnG. She should try to rock that. To add to what kayb and BugEyeZ said...for braidouts/twistouts, make random parts, or they'll look "piecy", and don't make them too small (thin hair doesn't require many). I like flat twistouts, myself. The biggest thing is patience. She'll probably have to experiment a few times with each style before she likes what she sees. Now, if she's rocking the phony pony to cover up a patch of short/broken off/"thinned-out" hair, she may be reluctant change up.

ETA: Is her phony pony real long and/or thick? And she wears it everyday? That could explain the thin edges. Hopefully, she'll be open to wearing some tension-free styles.
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A.) Apply butter, like a leave in with oil after

B.) Just use butter and no oil

C.) insert your response here.
When I used butters, I applied leave-in then butter then styler. I put oil on top of the butter once, and it was a 'lil greasy. Sometimes, I used oil after the styler dried, but I wasn't intentionally trying to seal. I was just trying to SOTC.
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Turtles: (c) I use a leave in conditioner, add the butter and then the oil. I know this is kinda defeating the purpose, but the butter I use (:cough:: CD ::cough: is kinda useless so I feel like I need more moisture.

I think you can use butters as both moisterizers and sealers depending on what works for your hair.
Laughing at the bolded. I use CD Hair Milk...I ain't shame LOL! It jives well with my Aloe Fix. I use it as a leave-in/moisturizer, and since it contains oil, I don't need a separate butter or oil. I have her butter also...can't recall the last time I used it.
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I read different methods on using this product. Is it supposed to be used before or after you deep condition?
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is shea butter more of a moisturizer or a sealer??
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As someone in "Say It" suggested, this is a thread for random question which you feel doesn't warrant their own thread.

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Do you have anything special that you do to you hair the night before wash day?

Do you still moisturize and seal? Or do you just leave your hair as is?
It depends on when I plan on washing my hair (usually depend on when I want to go the the gym - morning or night). If its morning, I sometimes seal with oil put on a plastic cap and put on a scarf over it and remove in the morning before gym. If I plan on washing at night, then I put my hair away like I normally do depending on how I plan on wearing my hair the next day - WnG or some sort of "out".
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is shea butter more of a moisturizer or a sealer??
Sealer.

Things that are water based are moisturizers.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #18
 
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I don't do anything special the night before washing & DC'ing my hair, but I do doctor up my conditioner with herbs and several oils.
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B.) Just use butter and no oil

C.) insert your response here.
if the butter is oil based then its my sealant

if the butter is water based but oil is in the 4-5 ingredient then i dont need to seal because its a moisturizer and a sealant

if the butter is water based and no oil at all in it , then i seal with an oil or oil based product
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Hello

I'm thinking of coloring my hair (permanent) to make it porous... Do you think that's a bad idea?

I had auburn streaks when I was relaxed and my hair was breaking left and right due to improper upkeep. The stylist tells me " oh lightening hair is the most damaging thing you can do.." << while in the process of applying the color. *forehead slap*

Anyway, if I dye my hair my natural color or darker would that be less damaging?
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