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Old 08-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
 
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So I had this idea for a thread where curlies can leave tips on washing, moisturizing, styling ect. that they've developed over the years that might help someone else have an easier time.

My tip comes from me not being able to go more than 3 days without washing or cowashing but I got tired having to reapply all my products each time. This saves me time and money.

Tip 1 - I run my hair under the showerhead and get a good thorough rinse. This "reawakens" my gel. I run conditioner all through my hair. I DON'T PUT MY HAIR BACK UNDER THE WATER. For me at least, the water isn't strong enough to rinse the product out but the conditoner will. A little later I'll do my twists and the twistouts come out just as good as with the first product application. I don't even need to add any oil the second time.

* for me this method works good with gel but not always with curl cremes. sometimes I have to reapply cc but not as much as first time.

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
 
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Find the best product that works for you. It may be a boutique brand or a drugstore brand. The best curl defining products for me has been Salon Selectives Loosely Defining Creme (discontinued) and Black and Sassy Creamy Set. Good curl definition. Get out of the shower, apply products to wet hair and go get dressed.

I find that clarifying my hair one a week is a good base to start the week. For me stripping my hair is not bad since I use moisturizers (Qhemet AOHC or BRBC) all week. I go for a soft and frizzy bun vs a defined but crunchy wash and go. AOHC and BRBC gives me soft but frizzy hair.

I don't like hair types (too subjective) but for a 4ab in a high humidity area (70%) with high porosity cottony hair, I find that conditioner plus gel works better than moisturizer plus gel.

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when you have so many products from trying this and that, try them in different ways before you say it didnt work

That pomade too greasy, well use it as a prepoo before you shampoo your hair.

That Curl Creme didnt give you a great WnG, well use it for twists and seal with an oil based product to calm some of the frizzes

That Conditioner didnt moisturize too well , add it to some left over henna or ayurvedic treatment to make a gloss

That shampoo was too stripping , add a deep conditioner after instead of a rinse out conditioner
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That shampoo was too stripping , add a deep conditioner after instead of a rinse out conditioner
What I also do is add conditioner to my hair with the shampoo. It makes a creamy low poo. It also helps get rid of conditioners you're not interested in anymore.
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A lot of these products double as great body washes, lotions/butters, or shaving creams. Think on this when attempting to use up a product that didn't work for your hair. If you really can't use it, swap it out or donate it to a shelter for those in need.
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OH MY GAAAAAAWD finally someone created this thread because I am forever having moments where I stumble upon something that works and I want to share but I don't want to clog the boards with a billion brand new threads started by me. AWESOME!!!!

My tip: I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner as my base condtioner when I'm trying to get rid of other conditioners that don't work as well or don't spread as easily, or don't have much slip. I use that to soften up my hair after the shampoo, and then when my hair feels "right" I add the other conditioner.

I dunno, maybe a lame tip, but I just really wanted to be a part of this thread!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:59 PM   #7
 
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I section my hair into 6 bantu knots or something that looks alot like bantu knots. I undo one section and shampoo rinse then apply conditioner then rinse and move on to the next section.
I like it better b/c the product isn't just sitting on my hair until I get to the next section. And my hair isn't shrinking more and more b/c it's in a bantu knot.
I think I got this from Lisa Akbari's yt channel.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #8
 
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When you find something that works for you stick with it always thinking the next product will be better just adds aggravation and costs to much money.

Also if you have 4a or 4b hair learn to detangle with your fingers and use the hair tools at a minimum. I love my denman and we do business about twice a month when I twist my hair, but I have noticed that without the comb and brushes and my hair has less knots and better curl definition.
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don't be like me...finish the WHOLE bottle before you decided to stock up on 4 more, you may not like it as much in a month...lmao
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #10
 
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For the moderate or hard core product junkies, make a spreadsheet of all your products: opened and unopened to keep track of clutter, force you to use what you have and save money not accidentally buying duplicates (especially perishable ones).

Go on periodic no-buys (I need to do that for clutter control).
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don't be like me...finish the WHOLE bottle before you decided to stock up on 4 more, you may not like it as much in a month...lmao
I'm so guilty of this.
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Ebonyrose, thats how I wash and conditioner my hair except I use ponytail holders instead of the bantu knots



another tip, JUST because your hair doesnt grow or look like some "famous" person you Stan for on a blog or YT doesnt mean your hair isnt GREAT.

Work what you have and believe me the grass is not greener on the other side.


People love my thick hair but sometimes when its 48 hours and my hair still isnt dry I want to chuck it across the room if I could
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People love my thick hair but sometimes when its 48 hours and my hair still isnt dry I want to chuck it across the room if I could
lmao that is me...I'm jealous of my BF hair, that can magically dry in 10 mins flat...if my hair could do that, I would have gone natural MUCH sooner.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:50 AM   #14
 
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If you remember nothing else, just know that oils do NOT moisturize your hair. If you use them by themselves, you'll only end up sealing in dryness. Which you don't want. You need to moisturize first, then seal with an oil. You can use plain water, a leave-in, or a product designed as a moisturizer to moisturize with.
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Don't shampoo like they do in tv adverts... It only makes your hair tangle more

Try detangling in sections, it could improve your routine and reduce detangling time.

Start and master the basics of your hair (clean, moisturise, keep the moisture and strengthen) before branching into other things including various methods, techniques e.t.c


That's what I've learnt anyway
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Don't shampoo like they do in tv adverts... It only makes your hair tangle more

Try detangling in sections, it could improve your routine and reduce detangling time.

Start and master the basics of your hair (clean, moisturise, keep the moisture and strengthen) before branching into other things including various methods, techniques e.t.c


That's what I've learnt anyway
+1000 This!!!! Everything in sections, it will save you alot of heart ache.
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OH MY GAAAAAAWD finally someone created this thread because I am forever having moments where I stumble upon something that works and I want to share but I don't want to clog the boards with a billion brand new threads started by me. AWESOME!!!!

My tip: I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner as my base condtioner when I'm trying to get rid of other conditioners that don't work as well or don't spread as easily, or don't have much slip. I use that to soften up my hair after the shampoo, and then when my hair feels "right" I add the other conditioner.

I dunno, maybe a lame tip, but I just really wanted to be a part of this thread!
No this is so not lame! This is what I do. I am trying to get rid of some conditioners that do not detangle well, but don't suck, so I add my TN, finger detangle, and the add the other condish and get it thoroughly into my hair because the TN has paved the way. SOOOO not lame.

Um, my only tip is not to make your hair the center of your world and don't take every new "thing" as gospel. While being natural may be new to some, it is not new to everyone and every "new" thing does not excite old heads. But don't let that stop you from doing you. And don't let that feed into some notion that old naturals don't like you. We don't care. And I don't mean that in a bad way. For some of us it's just hair and doesn't warrant the conversation or overthinking that some tend toward.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #18
 
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here's another tip:

don't write off products because they are not marketed towards your hair type. I've found plenty of staple products, that are more marketed towards hair of different ethnicity's or texture. There's nothing wrong with using "white girl" product or "black girl" product as long as they work for YOU.

also...this thread should be a sticky, I think it would clear up some newbie advice threads that are all the same topic. And help new members from having to sift through hundreds of threads to find out the basics.
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Ebonyrose, thats how I wash and conditioner my hair except I use ponytail holders instead of the bantu knots



another tip, JUST because your hair doesnt grow or look like some "famous" person you Stan for on a blog or YT doesnt mean your hair isnt GREAT.

Work what you have and believe me the grass is not greener on the other side.


People love my thick hair but sometimes when its 48 hours and my hair still isnt dry I want to chuck it across the room if I could
My hair is thick and will dry in 15 minutes if I'm not careful, LOL. That brings me to my next tip:

How you care for your hair and the products you use all depends on your hair texture, density, and porosity, not curl pattern. Pay more attention to the characteristics of your hair and less on the curl size or definition.
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#1 - cover your hair at night or at least pull it up (this can be done in a cute way).

#2 - massage your scalp with the tips of your fingers often.

#3 - don't get down about a bad hair day or even a bad hair phase, everybody has them! bobby pins, head bands and even scarves can be your best friend. this too shall pass and for every problem there is a solution!

#3 - this one is just my pet peeve having been natural over 12 years, don't talk bad about your own hair!! saying stuff like "girl my hair bad", "my hair looks a fool" and "i'd trade my hair for yours", etc is just bad energy. nice to admire others hair, okay to realize you're having a bad hair day (see above) but nothing good can come of you bashing yourself, bad karmic energy.

#4 - oh and one more tip, everybody does not want or is not receptive to natural hair education. in those cases, don't take it personal, come here or go to other blogs/boards to talk hair with those that are of like mind.
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