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Old 01-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #3041
 
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Is being a product junkie good for your hair?
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It is for my hair. I still style it the same, the product is what's different. Don't ask me though I'm a die hard PJ

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I think the hair goes into product shock when you change things up. Sometimes its good and sometimes...not so good. But when you know the properties of your hair and take logical product risks I think it pays off.
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Is being a product junkie good for your hair?
It depends. It could be bad for your hair if you know your hair hates a lot of stuff and you keep trying stuff. That can overwhelm your hair.

But it could be good for your hair if you're a pj that knows what works and if it doesn't work you know how to make it work. It can also be good if you're a pj that just hoards the products that work for your hair.
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Being a product junkie is good for my soul. Like chicken noodle soup. I just feel relaxed when I'm trying new hair products. And my hair hasn't suffered for it.
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Is being a product junkie good for your hair?
In my opinion: It's not good or bad for the hair.

What's good for the hair is a good routine that one maintains and follows properly for their particular hair properties. Doesn't matter how many products or what products one uses. You can be a total product junkie but if you know what products work for your hair porosity and texture...then you can use a bevy of products and your hair will absolutely thrive. You just have to know what ingredients to look for and the proper application. That's it. You can also be a minimalist and use the same old products all the time and have fantastic hair. Same idea applies.

I think product junkies in general often get a bad rap because many product junkies actually don't know much about their hair. Hence why they are jumping from product to product in the first place because they are looking for that perfect product that make their hair do what they think it should. And when it doesn't..they move on..and so on and so on. To people that do have a set routine and maintain their hair well with less products it looks erratic and like they (product junkies) don't know what they are doing. And the truth is often many product junkies do have hair that doesn't look all that fantastic.

But there are also some product junkies out there that have fabulous hair because they understand that products don't make the hair.. them using the right products and maintaining a healthy hair routine reguardless of what products they use is essential.
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Is being a product junkie good for your hair?
It depends. It could be bad for your hair if you know your hair hates a lot of stuff and you keep trying stuff. That can overwhelm your hair.

But it could be good for your hair if you're a pj that knows what works and if it doesn't work you know how to make it work. It can also be good if you're a pj that just hoards the products that work for your hair.
I hoard but my stash is low so I'm about to go bananas in the next month and try new products. I'm terrible. Been that way all my life. Confessions of a pj.
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What Marah said.



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Um..is this a racist video ? Or am I just trippin because they way he said these things were odd ?

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Um..is this a racist video ? Or am I just trippin because they way he said these things were odd ?

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He was slick complementing black women, with hella jokes in between.

I thought it was funny.

ETA: He could have left off the b*tch references though. I see he's heavy on that.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #3052
 
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@marah.

I have heard that sticking to a routine is what can make or break the hair. My own routine is pretty consistent and I have seen progress in the health of my hair but I struggle with daily moisture. I continually look for products to prefect my moisture balance. I thought I had that when I went SM mad. But I am finding out what works in that line and whats so so.

On another note I haven't discovered if my hair is protein craving or protein sensitive. Can someone point in a direction for that?
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i think he's just joking. he has a bunch of those "benefits of" vids. i think ppl take him too seriously sometimes.

i think it's funny how black men act like they don't have the same hair as black women, though. just a general thought.
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@marah.

I have heard that sticking to a routine is what can make or break the hair. My own routine is pretty consistent and I have seen progress in the health of my hair but I struggle with daily moisture. I continually look for products to prefect my moisture balance. I thought I had that when I went SM mad. But I am finding out what works in that line and whats so so.

On another note I haven't discovered if my hair is protein craving or protein sensitive. Can someone point in a direction for that?
Basically if when using protein base products it causes your hair to be dry, brittle, and prone to breakage even after you know you've moisturized your hair very well is how you know that you have "protein sensitivity". Like your hair will just feel hard and had a lot less movement than usual..stiff even.

If your hair feels moisturized but it's very elastic like and kind of feels mushy at times..like it doesn't want to really hold structure..then your hair is craving a bit of protein.

Usually hair that is coarse and not damaged doesn't need as much protein as fine hair.

If "SM" means Shea Moisture..I'd suggest being careful with those products. Some Shea Moisture products contain some form of protein or contain ingredients that make protein bind even more to the hair. And that can leave the hair eventually feeling like it needs more moisture. If you are struggling with daily moisture issues..chances are you don't need a bunch of protein laced products and it's best to err on the side of moisturizing products.
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Um..is this a racist video ? Or am I just trippin because they way he said these things were odd ?

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i think he's just joking. he has a bunch of those "benefits of" vids. i think ppl take him too seriously sometimes.

i think it's funny how black men act like they don't have the same hair as black women, though. just a general thought.
Yeah.. I knew he was joking.. I watched a few of his other videos but I was like.. dang.. I don't know if I should laugh at this stuff or not. Cause I caught myself chuckling and I was like.. "Wait is this wrong ? " LOL!

You know I kind of notice that too...that some black men act like black women have a different hair than their own.. but I guess it's because a lot of black men keep their hair cropped close and so it can seem like it is somewhat different in a way.
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It was lighthearted and funny yet awkward at times for me but I think it was supposed to be a positive thing.
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yeah... i'm not spending my fridays and saturdays watching someone's bad ass child. and you don't even know how much theyre paying? nope. shady. not unless i'm getting like $200 a week. on time.

i guess she wasn't that cool w/ this person, b/c she wasn't all up in my ear about taking it once i said no.

i wouldn't mind doing it, but i'm owed ATLEAST $1000 from babysitting her various friends' babies. no way i'm giving up my weekend nights to end up chasing folks down for money. nope. not after i planned my schedule so that i've have as much free time as possible (even w/ a job... a real job). idk what about me makes ppl think i like working at night. morning and afternoon shifts only please... preferably afternoon.
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@marah.

I have heard that sticking to a routine is what can make or break the hair. My own routine is pretty consistent and I have seen progress in the health of my hair but I struggle with daily moisture. I continually look for products to prefect my moisture balance. I thought I had that when I went SM mad. But I am finding out what works in that line and whats so so.

On another note I haven't discovered if my hair is protein craving or protein sensitive. Can someone point in a direction for that?
Basically if when using protein base products it causes your hair to be dry, brittle, and prone to breakage even after you know you've moisturized your hair very well is how you know that you have "protein sensitivity". Like your hair will just feel hard and had a lot less movement than usual..stiff even.

If your hair feels moisturized but it's very elastic like and kind of feels mushy at times..like it doesn't want to really hold structure..then your hair is craving a bit of protein.

Usually hair that is coarse and not damaged doesn't need as much protein as fine hair.

If "SM" means Shea Moisture..I'd suggest being careful with those products. Some Shea Moisture products contain some form of protein or contain ingredients that make protein bind even more to the hair. And that can leave the hair eventually feeling like it needs more moisture. If you are struggling with daily moisture issues..chances are you don't need a bunch of protein laced products and it's best to err on the side of moisturizing products.
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The shea moisture coconut & hibiscus line has too much protein for me to use their products on a daily basis. My hair wouldnt react the same and after a little research i realized the protein was the culprit. The raw restorative line ( i think thats what its called) does much better on my hair. I use the c& h line sparingly now.
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Why do we have 2 threads on bangs???

Anyway, this has me a little peeved or maybe I'm the one in the wrong, I don't know.

So me and 4 other people are supposed to go to Paris for the weekend in 2 weeks. Everyone is more a less around me age and we go to the same language school so we thought it would be cool. Bought the same train tickets except me because I live outside of the city and the train to my town stops running earlier than everything else. They wanted to live in a hostel but I suggested and apartment and found one that was going to cost everyone a bit less than living in a hostel and the cost per night was going to be about 17. While I found the apartment, I asked if any of the girls had a credit card because the site says that they hold onto the cash until you check in so that if you get there and the place doesn't exist or you hate it you can get a full refund.

So here is where it gets messy for me. The woman I'm living with just gave me her plans for 3 weeks and the day I'm supposed to leave for Paris is the day she needs me to stay at home late with the kids. I can't get out that night so I won't be sleeping in the apartment for 1 night. I emailed the group and explained the situation, whereas the ask me what I'm going to do about it and that they had already decided on the price etc. It would cost an extra 9 for everyone else if I only pay for 1 night.

So I suggested that the reservation be changed from the site since it gives you the option of making changes or cancellations up to 1 week before you arrive. Also, because you are not supposed to have been charged you get a refund when they do charge you or change the revised amount.

Well I got an email for the group and the girl who's credit card we used said we got charged and it's too complicated to change the reservation on her end. I also have to contact the owner and see if she can get a refund in cash when she gets there. Someone else suggested the same thing and I replied that I can't do anything more than email the guy and ask for a refund because it's supposed to be done electronically and I'm not the one who paid so I can't change it from my end.

Right now I'm kinda miffed, not only because I miss out on a day in Paris but because I'm supposed to come up with a solution so these folks won't lose out on 9, but when I suggest the course of action I'm supposed to change a reservation that I have no access to!

Now I don't even want to go anymore.
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