January Hits and Misses

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miss: bare minerals (allergic!)
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
Hits
Trader Joe's tea tree shampoo and conditioner. The conditioner is a great detangler. And my scalp is so much happier.

Trader Joe's nourishing spa conditioner as a leave in. Amazing. .. I have thick hair and I only use about a quarter size amount for each for section and seal with olive oil. My hair is soo soft and moisturized.

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Hit
Karen's Body Beautiful Butter Love
Not new to this product at all, but it continues to amaze me. I used it yesterday and even though I used a little too much, it was amazing. It restored my hair back to how it felt after I big chopped. It just infuses moisture into my hair like nothing else. The ingredients are so simple but it just works for me. I really wish it was still available in coco lime. And I really wish I could haul some jars of it right now.

There's no other butter like this for me.
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Miss: That Loreal new Moisturizing Conditioner, sucked monkey toes

Miss: From Nature with Love herbs, grit factor is the worst, messed up my henna gloss

Hit: Dr Miracle Curl Care Line ( leave in, serum and soft hold curl creme) sans the smell
Hit: SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Co-Wash. I think i'll get 4 uses out of this 8oz bottle, which is pretty good for me. Smells great, left my hair super soft, and hair felt cleansed. Will alternate this occasionally with my twice monthly washing schedule, this is my gentle wash day cleanser, then wash with something a tiny bit stronger like Elucence Moisture Retention shampoo, Bobeam bar, or a SM 'poo, etc.

Hit: Trimming my hair while it was straight, I could really see what needed to go. I like trimming while my hair is in twists as well, so I will do that the majority of the time, and just trim straight whenever, just to even things up a little, maybe once a year.
Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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Mega Miss:
NaturelleGrow
Silky Strands cleansing conditioner. ABSOLUTELY no slip. Did nothing for my hair.

Slippery Elm conditioner. Not enough slip. Managed to get it on my hair. But after I rinsed it out my hair seized up. I mean it started shrinking up before my eyes. Got back in the shower. Clarified and used MJRR and sitting under a heating cap. Hair still feels dry and hard. Rats..

I have the coconut water conditioner sample. Don't want to try it. Everything is going in the garbage.

I should have known better. I looked at the ingredients and didn't see any PH adjuster ingredients. I bet the PH was too high. Oh well. $17 down the drain.
Hit - coco & cream raspberry and rice pudding poo bar (received in january curlkit)...first poo bar i've tried & i love it! hair was soft and it rinsed out well and lathered so nicely. i'll wait awhile to order from this company though.

Hit and Miss: Honey I'm Strong condish softened my hair and made detangling so much easier...but the smell is not for me
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.



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
Originally Posted by hippychic
To the bolded: THIS!!!! I was just wondering about this today!! I have always had high porosity hair. Always! I cut off about 5-6 stretched inches in November (although this was not the majority of my hair, so I wonder if this would have made a difference as the rest is not "new" growth). Now my hair takes forever to get wet and to dry. I'll sit under the steamer with conditioner in my hair, and the conditioner won't soak in. It is SO bizarre. On the plus side, my moisture retention has improved dramatically.
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:
Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair Butter
Murumuru Moisture Milk...this combo is dangerous, I'm in LOVE! Hair felt soft, shiny & airy...made it to STAPLES.

Won't say 100% MISS but:
Pura Body Naturals Chocolate Hair Smoothie...this thing smells awesome #yumm...felt great going on, left hair soft but...it didn't provide the disgusting slip that I love from a treatment during the detangling/rinse process. I don't believe I'd repurchase, I have 3 tubs left so that'll keep me busy for a while.
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*Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
Hit - Prepooing with b.a.sk. deep conditioner. Loves it!
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

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