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Old 11-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #61
 
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I like to spritz and rebraid or retwist my hair at night. The problem is I tend to get carried away and spray too much and then my hair is still wet in the morning.

My tip comes from Naptural85. I saw her spritz water in her hand then run it over the section of hair she was about twist. I tried this and it works GREAT! It gave me way move control over how much water got into my hair and I didn't lose a lot of elongation by making my hair so wet. The only thing I did differently was once I twisted to the last half inch, I spritzed because my ends are a lot more needy.
Twist out came out soft and beautiful and very long.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #62
 
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Try out a product to the end, cuz your hair change.

This is really true. It's why I don't throw anything away much. Maybe it's a PH thing? Sometimes if I'm trying a lot of different things my trusty regular products seem to stop working for a bit.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:15 PM   #63
 
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Don't jump on bandwagons. Just because certain products/ingredients/techniques work for one person, does NOT mean it will work for you!

You don't have to avoid those "bad" ingredients (mineral oil, silicones, etc.) They could work fine for you. It isn't a sin to use products with these ingredients. Hair is just hair, after all.

Natural hair care does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Don't think that the more expensive the products are, the better they will work. Drugstore products can work wonders too.

Rome wasn't built in a day, and your hair care regimen won't be either. Creating a hair care routine and finding products that work for your hair takes lots of trial-and-error. It took me a year and a half to figure out mine.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #64
 
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Be patient with your hair. I'm still learning this. Sometimes its hard to go easy when detangling. I figure the more I respect my hair and listen to it, the better it will look & feel. & everyone has bad hair days, not just curly girls.

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #65
 
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Dudleys PCA ROCKS. It's good for all hair types especially naturally curly styles.Go to their website, hard to find- GREAT PRODUCT!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #66
 
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1. Remember that if youve been protective styling for a month or more, you will need to deep condition to get your moisture protein back in balance


2. If your hair is out of the moisture protein balance, trying new products might not work , and you might think its the product.

Shelf the product and try again later.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:44 PM   #67
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I've learned not to braid hair all the way to the ends with a braid out. I leave the last inch of the ends out. If the section is too big I'll put a band around it to hold it, otherwise, it stays on its own. Makes for the best braid outs and no unpredictable ends. Gives great stretched out hair and such a natural wash and go look.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:09 PM   #68
 
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I've learned not to braid hair all the way to the ends with a braid out. I leave the last inch of the ends out. If the section is too big I'll put a band around it to hold it, otherwise, it stays on its own. Makes for the best braid outs and no unpredictable ends. Gives great stretched out hair and such a natural wash and go look.
Definitely dont braid the ends but u can twist if u want to protect your ends better. I like to use butter on my ends the finger curl. Makes my ends look more polished.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:24 PM   #69
 
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I wanted to try this out a few times before making it a tip. I tend to not like first day twist outs as well. They look good and I get compliments but my hair isnt as big and full as I like it. I rarely use direct heat so blow dryer is out for stretching. At the same time im been practicing rollersets. Im getting better but my hair is super dense and i always miss some hair. since i usually dont miss hair when I twist I decided to combine the two. Ive been two strand twisting using leavein and fsg mixed with oils. I then spritz with Jane carter leave in which is a heat protectant. Then I rolled twists 2 or 3 at time on extra large rollers(red and gray). Sat under dryer. I got amazing elongation. My first day twist out is amazing now. I dont usually let my hair fully dry because I go to bed and let it dry over night but that is an option. Also since it isnt exactly like a rollerset in the coming days I can use a water based moisturizer no problem.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #71
 
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Patience is virtue when it comes to natural hair. Take time to take care of your hair.

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #72
 
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When my hair needs cowashing and Im too busy or too lazy then I lightly spritz a section, reapply a slight bit of my li by smoothing it the lenght of the hair and then braid it up. I do my whole head. Next day i take it down and my hair looks great. Buys me at least a day before cowashing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #73
 
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seal, seal, seal!!! I used to be faithful when I was a new natural, then I fell off, and now I'm on it again (partly because I made the perfect sealing balm!) but my hair is thanking me today!!!!!!! My braidout is on point and so soft!
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Don't eat pop-tarts.

The sugar won't make you feel good.
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seal, seal, seal!!! I used to be faithful when I was a new natural, then I fell off, and now I'm on it again (partly because I made the perfect sealing balm!) but my hair is thanking me today!!!!!!! My braidout is on point and so soft!
CN, what's in your perfect sealing balm? I love balms, but good ones that don't just sit on my hair are hard to find.

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seal, seal, seal!!! I used to be faithful when I was a new natural, then I fell off, and now I'm on it again (partly because I made the perfect sealing balm!) but my hair is thanking me today!!!!!!! My braidout is on point and so soft!
CN, what's in your perfect sealing balm? I love balms, but good ones that don't just sit on my hair are hard to find.

...tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor...
vIa tHiS rAgEdY aSs pHoNe
girl, that's on the hush hush for right now...but soon my child, soon
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^ I've been waiting for a long time.
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seal, seal, seal!!! I used to be faithful when I was a new natural, then I fell off, and now I'm on it again (partly because I made the perfect sealing balm!) but my hair is thanking me today!!!!!!! My braidout is on point and so soft!
CN, what's in your perfect sealing balm? I love balms, but good ones that don't just sit on my hair are hard to find.

...tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor...
vIa tHiS rAgEdY aSs pHoNe
girl, that's on the hush hush for right now...but soon my child, soon
Ooooo I knew it, yayyyy!!! Please make sure I'm notified!

...tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor...
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^ I've been waiting for a long time.
Shawny, this stuff takes time to do it right...I'm not trying to be out and have a NC (really just 4a) disaster like some folks....
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Oh I know, you ain't got to tell me, just umm lemme be your tester.
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