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Old 01-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #21
 
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Hit: homemade flax seed
Gel, Hawaiian silky curl activator, Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothing used as a deep conditioner, trader joe tea tree tingle conditioner
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #22
 
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Hit: Participating in an Oyin Handmade Bottling Party.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #23
 
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hit (revisit) : qhemet's burdock root butter cream. apply a glob every morning before my shower to dry hair. seems to give my hair new life

i think i've had this at least 3 years and it still smells great. i need to commit to finishing this darn jar.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #24
 
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Miss: Shea mix. Added too much aloe Vera juice so it's watery. Hair is soft.

Hit: castor oil mix- castor argan sweet almond vitamin e peppermint eo
Rosemary eo tea tree eo
Eucalyptus eo olive oil coconut oil
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #25
 
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Hit: grape seed oil and curl junkie repair me.
Miss: my hair clogging the drain in my tub so much I needed to use a bottle and a half of draino.
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Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
Sealer: Grape seed oil
Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #26
 
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Miss: my hair clogging the drain in my tub so much I needed to use a bottle and a half of draino.
as a preventive measure, i use 1 box of arm and hammer baking soda and 1 gal of cheapie vinegar to clear my tub drains every 3 months. i pour a little at a time of the baking soda straight down into the drain, then pour the vinegar on top of that... it creates a chemical reaction to clear your drains naturally.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #27
 
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This weekend I got major hits with several products:

Hit 1: dc with curl rehab for the second time. (Can't wait to purchase the big on container)

Hit 2: washing my hair with kinky curly come clean.

Hit 3: db pumpkin seed conditioner as a leave in

Hit 4: mixing original moxie loc lux and qb olive and honey balm

Hit 5: using my denman to detangling

My twist out is very soft and moisturize. Also, my curls are very define and bouncy.

No misses thus far.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #28
 
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Miss: my hair clogging the drain in my tub so much I needed to use a bottle and a half of draino.
as a preventive measure, i use 1 box of arm and hammer baking soda and 1 gal of cheapie vinegar to clear my tub drains every 3 months. i pour a little at a time of the baking soda straight down into the drain, then pour the vinegar on top of that... it creates a chemical reaction to clear your drains naturally.
I have used bs and vinegar to get rid of funky smells in my kitchen sink. Works well.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #29
 
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Hi ladies, Happy New Year!!! Here's to a year of happy,healthy, sexy hair!

Hit: V05 Shea Cashmere moisturizing condish-great detangling condish, great smell, my second fave behind the Calming Chamomile

Miss: (even though it happened last month I'm still mad about it) My CoCo Curls Curl Cream sprouting massive mold after only a few months. I saw the thread about it happening to others AFTER I purchased, *Le Sigh*


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Oh Lawdy. Definitely never repurchasing this. I too read about this happening to other people after I'd bought. Now every time I approach the jar, it is with trepidation.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #30
 
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Have tried looooooads of new stuff lately and the majority have been hits. Some were from December, but hey. Here's what I can remember so far:

1/ Curl Junkie Daily Smoothing Condish as a leave-in
2/ All the soaps in the Bobeam Butters & Bars set I got at Thanksgiving. And the ACV sample she sent. And the mini candy cane. Which I am so grateful she included because it took everything in me not to at least taste the shampoo bars, they smell delicious! I haven't tried the butters yet, but will do at my next wash.
3/ Bee Mine Deep Conditioner. Thanks so much to everyone who recommended this as a substitute for Curl Rehab. I have to admit I wasn't really expecting much, but it truly is amazing!
4/ The Bootleg Curl Detangling brush as recommended by Cerendipity
5/ KBB Butter Love to twist my parched hair in a relatively harsh london winter
6/ Using a steamer. I started in November and have definitely seen improvements over time
7/ Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle to detangle. Found a whole bottle of this left over from one of my not-so-recent trips to the States. Had forgotten I had it, I used to use it as a cowash. Decided to detangle with it after pre-pooing with Bee Mine and my steamer and then washing with Bobeam Honey and Oats, and the brush went through my hair like butter.

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1/ Being carried away by the slip of the Trader Joe's TTT, and deciding to leave it in and not seal adequately. A day later and my hair felt like straw. Have had to cowash to rectify. Other than that, a great month so far.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #31
 
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I love Trader joe Tea tree Conditioner for its detangling ability. It is not a leave in so do not use it for that purpose. But as a detangling conditioner, it is the best.

I hate Shea Moisture Conditioners. Poor detangling ability, at least for me. I love their curl enhancing smoothie but not as a styler but deep Conditioner.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #32
 
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I'm on the fence about TJ Ttt conditioner. It can be awesome. But Sometimes it's drying. I don't use it as a li. I haven't figured out what is making it work better sometimes and not others.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #33
 
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I love Trader joe Tea tree Conditioner for its detangling ability. It is not a leave in so do not use it for that purpose. But as a detangling conditioner, it is the best.

I hate Shea Moisture Conditioners. Poor detangling ability, at least for me. I love their curl enhancing smoothie but not as a styler but deep Conditioner.
I realise it's not a leave-in, but several other conditioners are not, and I still use them for that purpose... and they generally work better for me than any conditioners specifically marketed as LIs. I decided to try the TJTTT based on how it felt detangling my hair (and the fact that it retained moisture twisting my whole head without me having to spritz, which I very rarely experience), but now I know not to leave it in. It's all about trial and error.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #34
 
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I'm on the fence about TJ Ttt conditioner. It can be awesome. But Sometimes it's drying. I don't use it as a li. I haven't figured out what is making it work better sometimes and not others.
Yeah I did wonder if it was a combo of the other things that made it work so well, after all, I HAD previously shelved it for a couple of years.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #35
 
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Preliminary Hit:
Cush Cosmetics Moisturize Me (new formula)
Creme de Palm hair conditioner (hair cream)
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:00 AM   #36
 
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Hit: Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner with olive, avocado oil, honey as a prepoo or deep conditioner. So much slip, softness, and moisture.

Hit: using simple Shea butter mixes to seal with after my mid week moisturizing routine.

Continued Hit: Haitian Black Castor Oil- still great for scalp massage, in my sealing mix, and for adding shine which nothing else does. Soft, moisturized, shiny hair.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #37
 
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Hit: Natures gate herbal conditioner and Barleans pure coconut oil as a prepoo. WOWSERS! Great slip and moisture
Hit 2: LOC method using water spritzer ( water, tresseme natural condish, vegetable glycerin & oil), sealed with mix of JBCO & coconut oil, and followed up with Shea moisture smoothie




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Old 01-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #38
 
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Miss:
Soultanicals Knot Sauce, Marula moisture and Curlicious conditioner.

Yes they have great slip. But gave my hair absolutely no moisture. I tried the Knot Sauce as a leave-in and the scent was so strong it made me sneeze, made my scalp itch and just made my hair greasy. The Marula moisture left my hair dry as a desert after an hour. I used the Curlicious conditioner under a heating cap and while it has great slip, my hair was not soft.

I also tried the Knot sauce as a rinse out conditioner and no luck. Rough feeling hair.

Glad I only got samples of the conditioner and the marula moisture. Think I will put the Knot sauce up for swap. Not the products for my hair.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #39
 
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Major hit: using xtreme blue gel for a wash and go along with CJ smoothing lotion as the leave in.
Next time I will try it with KBB Hair Nectar.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #40
 
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Bunning for 3 straight weeks, I'm bored already

Hit
Winning charyjay's curlformers contest
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