September Hits & Misses

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Jamila henna gave me the frizziest hair. I noticed some loosening and the bright red dye was just a bit too much over for me over time.

The Rajasthani mixed with some cheap conditioner gave me the best color and soft hair. Too bad I'm lazy or I would start using henna again.

...i'm supersonic
Originally Posted by Chicago Kinks
Thank you both! :-) I'm still suffering though, I mixed the henna with coconut oil olive oil coconut milk and tresemme naturals conditioner ... After that I DC-ed with KBB luscious locks hair mask and then co washes and oil rinsed and still frizz city ... The color pay off is good and my hair feels strong but I mean I've neverrrr experienced such frizz. Right now I have it pulled back in a low loose bun with one of those donut things...

Anything else you all have tried or should I just wait it out? maybe steaming?

In other news : big hit this Shea moisture BOGO sale (I needed consoling) :-)
Originally Posted by Sunlit Curls
Hmmm. My hair doesn't like strong protein. Henna acts like a protein treatment. And Coconut milk treatments make my hair feel like pure straw. It took my hair weeks of dcing to recover the three times I tried coconut milk before I hung it up. If I mixed the two and added coconut oil I would be singing the protein overload blues. I suggest you cowash every day with something that doesn't have protein. That is the only way my hair bounces back.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Thanks! I'm glad I'm not experiencing straw-like dry hair, post henna my hair hasn't been it's usual softness, yet still soft. The only issue I'm having a problem with post henna is frizz. Someone else suggested a Cherry Lola treatment and perhaps I'll give that a go. I've also been using "finishers" such as CJ Curls in a Bottle to help combat the frizz which is an added step but has been somewhat beneficial ...

Hit: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner, when I initially tried this back when I first BCed it was rather thick and i don't think my hair liked it as much as the Hibiscus line... super happy I revisited this with the BOGO sale. As a leave in my hair was soft and retained moisture nicely
Hit and Miss:
Cush Cosmetics Buriti lotion, butter. Creme de Palm cream and serum.

Hit: My hair only loves them in dry super hot southwest weather.
Miss: But as soon as I got back to the northeast, none of their products worked on my hair. I don't think I have ever used a product line that was so weather dependent. I have the hair lotion in my hair now and it is dry and hard. When I used them in NM my hair was as soft as silk. Go figure. I even tried adding glycerin, honey and agave to the products. Nope, no good. (sign)
Hit: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
So I have been pretty busy this month so far and haven't been able to do my hair as much. Needless to say, I had major HIH syndrome and dry city with leaving my hair all out for days...without a satin cap at nights! YIKES! This product gave me soft moisturized hair, that smoothly went into medium sized twists.

Hit: Sample of Kiss My Face UM gel that everyone raves about on this board. tried a bit on a tendril of dry untouched hair and the product absorbed immediately and that piece of hair changed into a well defined moisturized full curl. nooiiccce. gotta get this in the future. still will play with this to decide.

Hit: Head & Shoulders shampoo-forever faithful and true watered down shampoo. just great touchably soft hair and beats those pesky dry scalp flakes away.

Neutral: At a hotel, I tried shampooing with their bath and body works, Coconut Lime Verbana product and this was a non-lathering non stripping poo. It felt like there was nothing being added to my hair. Hair was decent. A leave-in after would've did the trick for a touch of moisture, but was too lazy.

Neutral: Went to wholepaycheck and was shamefacedly browsing the hair section and came upon BROO! These are products made with beer. Yes you heard me right, BEER is the very first ingredient. Then my hair and my eyes began to twitch, exploiting my pj sensibilities. Instead of purchasing this I asked for a sample of their conditioner. think it was the Citrus Pale Ale fragrance. Used some of it as a rinse out. Didn't do much of anything. didn't care for the fragrance. Very happy I didn't break my no buy for this 14.00 nothingness. Will try the remainder again to see if its a possible purchase.

Nonhair hit: Getting a nice discount massage at a local clinic. *heaven*

Miss: Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab -wth! this went from neutral to oh no no *with a neck roll added for emphasis*. In the past with a cowash conditioner, this dc would spread better, and would give the hair a richness that was necessary. I wanted to see what it would do alone. big mistake. Alone, this dc is a mess imho. Doesn't spread at all, just clumps pitifully to parts of your hair. A drag to rinse out. Takes a while for hair to settle after washing it out. Don't know what to do with the remainder.
Hit: Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer used it for my twistouts and it had my hair soft with lots of curl definition to my twists. I picked this up BOGO free at Walgreens for $6.99

Hit: As I Am Coconut CoWash I never thought I'd cowash my hair after having so many bad results until this product. It left my hair very moisturized and detangling was a breeze. It's on sale now at Walgreens for $6.99

Miss: Queen Helene All Curl Moisture Rich conditioner Did nothing but make my hair dry and feel hard. I threw it in the garbage.
Hit and Miss:
Cush Cosmetics Buriti lotion, butter. Creme de Palm cream and serum.

Hit: My hair only loves them in dry super hot southwest weather.
Miss: But as soon as I got back to the northeast, none of their products worked on my hair. I don't think I have ever used a product line that was so weather dependent. I have the hair lotion in my hair now and it is dry and hard. When I used them in NM my hair was as soft as silk. Go figure. I even tried adding glycerin, honey and agave to the products. Nope, no good. (sign)
Originally Posted by naturalyogini
Hmmm, I haven't had any issues with the Buriti lotion or the Buriti Butter. I'm slowly falling in love with how soft it is leaving my hair.
I wonder why it isn't working now, the weather here over the past 2 weeks has ranged from rainy to sunny with pretty good dew points AND even inside the icebox office of mine, my hair has been soft.

...i'm supersonic
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Hit and Miss:
Cush Cosmetics Buriti lotion, butter. Creme de Palm cream and serum.

Hit: My hair only loves them in dry super hot southwest weather.
Miss: But as soon as I got back to the northeast, none of their products worked on my hair. I don't think I have ever used a product line that was so weather dependent. I have the hair lotion in my hair now and it is dry and hard. When I used them in NM my hair was as soft as silk. Go figure. I even tried adding glycerin, honey and agave to the products. Nope, no good. (sign)
Originally Posted by naturalyogini
Hmmm, I haven't had any issues with the Buriti lotion or the Buriti Butter. I'm slowly falling in love with how soft it is leaving my hair.
I wonder why it isn't working now, the weather here over the past 2 weeks has ranged from rainy to sunny with pretty good dew points AND even inside the icebox office of mine, my hair has been soft.

...i'm supersonic
Originally Posted by Chicago Kinks
Yep it's depressing that they don't work anymore because I love, love the slip. I gave them away.
Hit:

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp. Smells like angels, feels like the richest silk in my hair, and gives my hair multiple orgasms.
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Hit: Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie
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Hit:

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp. Smells like angels, feels like the richest silk in my hair, and gives my hair multiple orgasms.
Originally Posted by soleilmoncur
Oooh! Sounds like I need summa that for the bedroo...erm, I mean bathroom!
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My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!
Hit:

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp. Smells like angels, feels like the richest silk in my hair, and gives my hair multiple orgasms.
Originally Posted by soleilmoncur
Oooh! Sounds like I need summa that for the bedroo...erm, I mean bathroom!
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
I already have the 16oz in my sights for Black Friday.
3c/4aish, high porosity, fine strands,medium density cottony curls.

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Hit: V05 Moisture milk Conditioner as a Cowash and styler. Hawaiian Silky curl activator (pink) as a styler. Curls Curl Creme Brle as a styler.

To try again: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner for both conditioning and styling (Tight curly girl method)

Misses: Shea Moisture Souffle and Smoothie. Smoothie is a great moisturizer but not a styler. Leaves hair whitish for too long. Shea Moisture Deep treatment.
Hit:

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp. Smells like angels, feels like the richest silk in my hair, and gives my hair multiple orgasms.
Originally Posted by soleilmoncur
Oooh! Sounds like I need summa that for the bedroo...erm, I mean bathroom!
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
I already have the 16oz in my sights for Black Friday.
Originally Posted by soleilmoncur
Be careful with getting huge quantities of this unless you're totally sure you're going to use it all up within 3-6 months. I used some 7 month old Oyin HH once and the smell had gone completely rancid. Had to rewash my hair and have now gone off HH completely. Sigh.
Products in current rotation:

Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
Hit:
Botanical Spirits
*Kinky Coils pudding. Not really a pudding but a thick butter cream. Lots of moisture and soft hold.
*Milk and Honey Curls Quencher- makes my hair super soft.

More and more this brand is taking up all of the space in my bathroom. Just wish their conditioners worked on my hair.
Hit: Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer used it for my twistouts and it had my hair soft with lots of curl definition to my twists. I picked this up BOGO free at Walgreens for $6.99

Hit: As I Am Coconut CoWash I never thought I'd cowash my hair after having so many bad results until this product. It left my hair very moisturized and detangling was a breeze. It's on sale now at Walgreens for $6.99

Miss: Queen Helene All Curl Moisture Rich conditioner Did nothing but make my hair dry and feel hard. I threw it in the garbage.
Originally Posted by GoldenBlaze
Yea I tried that conditioner by it self and it does nothing. It's better with their curl cream/gel as a styler.
Nonhair hit: Homemade butter: I had this stashed somewheres and whipped it out one day to put on my skin...melts on your body not in your hands. Can't wait to try this in my hair.

Neutral: Giovanni Magnetic Shampoo- Sulfate free. It's alright. Just using it up.
OH Juices & Berries- although this leave-in came in handy as a refresher to extend my wash.

Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme- Looks like a butter, feels like Playdough, and has a fragrance like vanilla extract. It's an acquired taste. Works better as a styler. Managed to figure that out towards the end. So far I wonder if people are lying about Darcy's because I tried 2 products from that line and they were both blah. and I want to like them so much.

Hit: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In- Love this stuff. Once I styled my whole hair with this. It's a creamy leave in, that melts into your hair. You can skip on a r/o with this and use this alone.

Suave Everlasting Shine Conditioner- Yes! I love this stuff. OMG it smells so delicious like vanilla floral pudding pie. talk about slip! and moisture! Can use this as a r/o, co-wash, leave-in, dc, in a mix...awesome...I am treating this like fine silk. And it's affordable about 2.99. Can't beat that!

Neutral/Miss: Curlformers! All that work for some rusty dusty shirley temple curls? Please...and the curlformers get stuck in your hair? It's combo of technique and product. So I used small sections, damp to wet hair, used garnier as a setting lotion and took it from there. Only the front two that used smaller curlers came out nice. The rest looked like cheese puffs.
Ok.

Hits: L'Oreal EverCreme Shampoo
TRESemme Naturals
EcoStyler (I got Krystal, can't wait to try the others!!)
Sof n Free Milk Protein & Olive Oil Creme.

Miss: Cantu Curling Cream.. Just couldn't make it happen.
FroZen
Hit: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Conditioner. My hair felt soft and manageable after using this for 30 mins.
My hair: thick, medium/coarse, high porosity in the crown naturally, normal porosity everywhere else.

Currently using...
Poo: Any sulfate free or low sulfate poo
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Camille Rose Moisture Milk
DC: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea DC
Stylers: Xtreme Wetline gel
Oils: EVCO
Moisturizer: Oyin Hair Dew/watered down CR Moisture Milk
Sealant: Oyin pomades or JC Nourish and Shine
Nonhair hit: Homemade butter: I had this stashed somewheres and whipped it out one day to put on my skin...melts on your body not in your hands. Can't wait to try this in my hair.

Neutral: Giovanni Magnetic Shampoo- Sulfate free. It's alright. Just using it up.
OH Juices & Berries- although this leave-in came in handy as a refresher to extend my wash.

Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme- Looks like a butter, feels like Playdough, and has a fragrance like vanilla extract. It's an acquired taste. Works better as a styler. Managed to figure that out towards the end. So far I wonder if people are lying about Darcy's because I tried 2 products from that line and they were both blah. and I want to like them so much.

Hit: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In- Love this stuff. Once I styled my whole hair with this. It's a creamy leave in, that melts into your hair. You can skip on a r/o with this and use this alone.

Suave Everlasting Shine Conditioner- Yes! I love this stuff. OMG it smells so delicious like vanilla floral pudding pie. talk about slip! and moisture! Can use this as a r/o, co-wash, leave-in, dc, in a mix...awesome...I am treating this like fine silk. And it's affordable about 2.99. Can't beat that!

Neutral/Miss: Curlformers! All that work for some rusty dusty shirley temple curls? Please...and the curlformers get stuck in your hair? It's combo of technique and product. So I used small sections, damp to wet hair, used garnier as a setting lotion and took it from there. Only the front two that used smaller curlers came out nice. The rest looked like cheese puffs.
Originally Posted by honeysweet20
I hated CF at first. Almost took them back. I would experiment with techniques and products. I get my best results with li, avg and a little oil. But then I don't really wear the curls but maybe a day then I do a braid out because the stretch is awesome.
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MISS: As I Am Twisting cream- had no slip unless hair was wet. Did not leave hair moisturized when it dried.

As I am leave in- ok slip. A bit too watery for my liking. It is a liquid. Did not perform well on damp hair.
Neutral/Miss: Curlformers! All that work for some rusty dusty shirley temple curls? Please...and the curlformers get stuck in your hair? It's combo of technique and product. So I used small sections, damp to wet hair, used garnier as a setting lotion and took it from there. Only the front two that used smaller curlers came out nice. The rest looked like cheese puffs.
Originally Posted by honeysweet20
I hated CF at first. Almost took them back. I would experiment with techniques and products. I get my best results with li, avg and a little oil. But then I don't really wear the curls but maybe a day then I do a braid out because the stretch is awesome.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Exactly the curlformers don't do much for all that work. If you have time on your hands, and want to try something then sure go for it. You get amazing stretch like you said and the cuticle smooths out nicely without using heat. i might try it your way next.

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