January Hits and Misses

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Miss: DevaCare one conditioner. Too light for the CG method( I stopped applying after doing several handfuls and my hair still didn't feel like a jellyfish) and THEN it didn't play nice with my UFDCM.
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
Major hit:NjoiCreations hibiscus cream. I love this product so much! It definitely has a learning curve since a little goes a very long way and using too much can make your hair greasy. This week I tried it without a leave-in and I really loved the results. Love the smell and my hair looks and feels better since I started using it. It's also an awesome refresher
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

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Hit: Koils by Nature Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner (got it as a sample in my Curlkit). I used it as a moisturizer before putting my 4 fat braids in ...I forgot that I used it...was wondering why my hair was so moisturized and soft today...then had an "OMG! My hair likes something other than water, olive oil and Garnier Fructis"-moment...lol!
last relaxer: june 2010. bc: october 2010.
properties: mix of 3 & 4, high density!!, medium-coarse, protein sensitive, low-normal porosity, cottony, daughter S
hair likes: garnier pure clean conditioner, v05, water & olive oil...that's literally it. so far...
four fat braids every night; moisturize or spray w/ water, seal w/ EVOO every other night.




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Misses:

SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque as a styler...dried filmy
SheaMoisture Detangler...didn't detangle a thing
SheaMoisture Transitioning Milk...Not a lick of slip...period.
Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Creme...my hair was a tangly hot mess by the end of the 2nd day. Horrible.

I have never returned so much product in my life...lol.

Hit: HE Honey I'm Strong conditioner as a rinse out...excellent slip and my hair was soft after using this.
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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
Hit: Using Curls Whipped Cream to moisturize and sealing with Grapeseed oil.
Type: 4a Fine Texture
CG since 2008 - Life long natural
Holy Grails
Co-wash: v05 Moisture Milks
Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
Leave-ins: Cantu Shea Butter Repair Cream, Camille Rose Moisture Milk
D/T: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Treatment
Protein: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Butters: Qhemet Amla & Olive, Bask Condensed Custard
Oils: Coconut & Grapeseed
Hit:
Komaza Hair lengthening serum. I don't know about growing hair, but this has stopped my shedding. It smells like grapefruits and a little stinky. But the scent fades quickly. AND I'm not allergic to it!!
*Chicoro's hair washing method!
*And afterwards applied jbco to dripping wet hair - finally got the hang of "sealing in moisture!"

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huge hit: wow i did a twist out on this twa and don't look scalp-y for the first time evah in all my years of being natchel

hit: aloe vera juice (keep revisting because it's a hot and heavy love affair)

hit: mac candy yum yum lippie

hit: mac hue lippie

hit: virgin pumpkinseed oil on my hair and in hair products

hit: black tea rinses

hit: v05 pomegranate shampoo

hit: weekly hairstyles vs daily styling

hit: iphone 5

miss: my hair's porosity changing . i had high porosity hair for as long as i could remember. i'm used to my hair starting to dry while i'm toweling off. now my hair remains wet for a good while and drips down my back.

miss: my hair being angry with shea butter because my porosity is changing

miss: peanut oil for my hair (feels like nothing on hair) but my skin loves it
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Hit: Curlformers, I love the way they made my hair look.

Miss: Installing the curlformers was a little hard. It took a while, but with time I am sure I will get better.
Last texturizer-9/18/08
BC-12/30/09


Prelim Hit: tastikiss ayurvedic butter. Got a small sample, it smells just like bubble TAPE! Its thicker/denser than I like to work w but thats not really a negative cause that means its not watered down w oils or air (if i buy a butter, I want butter!) first application my hair was soft, shinyband moisturized for almost a WEEK and I didnt have to wet it at all or apply product.
Redid my hair, not as great results but I thinned it w grapeseed oil to make it spreadable so that could be the cause. Didnt thin out the smell though, my coworker followed me around ALL DAY on Wed. Not even exaggerating. She kept coming to my area just to smell me lol.

Another Prelim hit: that may be responsible for the great first time results is the EO Chamomile & Honey condish. This is the only product I used diff last time, rinse outs dont usually affect my hair that drastically though so idk. The slip was great and it conditioned my hair well!
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dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

Miss Miss Misss
VO5 Split Ends - I'm protein sensitive and this was my rinse out yesterday. It made my roots tangle which my roots hardly ever tangle. I had to do another cowash today to get my softness and balance back.. I'm wondering if I just use it on my ends would okay but not sure I want to try it.
Miss: this combo: as I am cowash, tresemme detangler, curl junkie smoothing lotion left in, coily head chick hair perfection. My hair feels like straw. I noticed the smoothing lotion was kinda sudsy this time too. Not sure what is going on but I don't like it.
Hit: mixing tresemme naturals radiant volume with coconut and castor oil. My curls are poppin and my hair luuuuvvvvveeessss this combo
Hit: detangling with Suave Professionals Rosemary and Mint conditioner.

Miss: bagging

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Curl Routine
Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
Sealer: EVCO, EVOO


3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
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Miss
- Lush Curly Wurly. I spent 30 extra minutes washing pieces of coconut out of my hair. I was not amused!
Type: 4a Fine Texture
CG since 2008 - Life long natural
Holy Grails
Co-wash: v05 Moisture Milks
Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
Leave-ins: Cantu Shea Butter Repair Cream, Camille Rose Moisture Milk
D/T: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Treatment
Protein: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Butters: Qhemet Amla & Olive, Bask Condensed Custard
Oils: Coconut & Grapeseed
Hit- Shea Moisture Conditioning Cowash. Kept my hair extra soft.

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Hit---> Bee Mine Luscious Cream Balance Moisturizer; my hair, esp the color treated areas suck this stuff up and makes my hair feel delish.

Hit---> Incorporating more oils into my haircare and skincare routine.

Hit--> Honey Curls Silky Honey Deep Conditioner; when left on hair for a few hours it made my curls feel really nice and smooth. Very soft and detangling was easy.

Miss---> Trying to use up DevaCurl One C...I finally just gave it my dad. I've had it for a long time and it sucked when I first got it, sucks now. Hard, weird tangly straw-like hair and I felt like it was sucking my color out.

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hit: ordered hair from fingercomber and installed my own version of havana twists rather than paying $200. need more practice but they worked and i was told they look cute (even tho it's in a bun)

this protective styling stuff is addictive (for a hair lazy person like me)
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LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Hit: revisiting Qhemet Biologics cocoa tree detangling ghee as a leave-in, moisturizing styler for my wash n go. I had no clue it has hold but this and sealing with oil is all I've done for the past few days...I love simplicity.January Hits and Misses-imageuploadedbycurltalk1359396135.208173.jpg
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Miss: Bioluxe polishing Shampoo. Gave my hair a plastic feel. Must be all those polyquats
not styling my hair after the wash.

Neutral: TJ Tea Tingle Shampoo, didn't give me lather this time around.
Neutral/Hit: Oyin Hair Dew, the scent isn't too strong in winter weather. Prob would be better in the spring time. The twistout lasted for about a week, with no touch up.

Hit: Donning a high ponytail twistout puff, nice!
Hot Oil 6: This stuff is pretty good, added a boost of sheen, great for prepoos.
Shea Moisture: followed up a wash, with the Shea moisture culr & shine shampoo. great lather without the drying sulfates.

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