I s it just me or are other 4a/3c girls doing this too?

I wash and deep condition my hair every 7-10 days and apply curly pudding as instructed on the jar. I then allow my hair to dry naturally. (currently waiting for my curly custard to arrive to give it a try) And then nightly I section my hair in approximately 10-12 sections and lightly spritz each section with a 1:1 mixture of water and liquidy leave in (I happen to like KMS daily treatement). I then finger comb each section until the curls clump together; I then smooth a dab of water rich moisturizer on each section (Nexxus makes an organic one which I absolutely love! it's called Luxxtress. It moisturizes without being greasy.)I then two strand twist the sections and tie my hair up for the night. The next morning I simply undo the twists and apply a little Curly buttercreme and loosen the curls with a blast of warm (not hot) air from the blowdryer for approximately 20 to 30 seconds while gently pulling the curls down.
Again, I repeat this routine nightly. It sounds like a lot, but it only takes about 15 minutes total. Honestly, for me, my curls don't hit their stride until about day 4or 5 and with each day the curls get looser and looser and my hair is more moisture rich as the days pass.
Best of all, I loose maybe 5 hairs per day! :P
I would be very interested to know what you all think.
By the way, I'm new to this sight, and I'd like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing all of your wonderful hair care tips!!!
That sounds like a whole lot .
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I wash and deep condition my hair every 7-10 days and apply curly pudding as instructed on the jar. I then allow my hair to dry naturally. (currently waiting for my curly custard to arrive to give it a try) And then nightly I section my hair in approximately 10-12 sections and lightly spritz each section with a 1:1 mixture of water and liquidy leave in (I happen to like KMS daily treatement). I then finger comb each section until the curls clump together; I then smooth a dab of water rich moisturizer on each section (Nexxus makes an organic one which I absolutely love! it's called Luxxtress. It moisturizes without being greasy.)I then two strand twist the sections and tie my hair up for the night. The next morning I simply undo the twists and apply a little Curly buttercreme and loosen the curls with a blast of warm (not hot) air from the blowdryer for approximately 20 to 30 seconds while gently pulling the curls down.
Again, I repeat this routine nightly. It sounds like a lot, but it only takes about 15 minutes total. Honestly, for me, my curls don't hit their stride until about day 4or 5 and with each day the curls get looser and looser and my hair is more moisture rich as the days pass.
Best of all, I loose maybe 5 hairs per day! :P
I would be very interested to know what you all think.
By the way, I'm new to this sight, and I'd like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing all of your wonderful hair care tips!!!
Originally Posted by DOC
I don't do this routine exactly, since I'm transitioning, but it makes sense. I probably won't use the curly pudding or buttercream though, because I love my Qhemet products so much.

What ingredients are in the KMS treatment and the Luxxtress? I have not heard of Luxxtress. Where can you get these products? I like the idea of using the spritz with 1:1 water and leave in. I use 1:4 oil and water mixture, but it still leaves my hair oily. Maybe I need to try that nightly?

This sounds like a good routine. I am going to have to try it. I think that if it's working for you, you don't get crazy buildup, and your hair isn't shedding that you must be doing something right
Thanks for your reply bubbles76.
You wrote:
What ingredients are in the KMS treatment and the Luxxtress? I have not heard of Luxxtress. Where can you get these products? I like the idea of using the spritz with 1:1 water and leave in. I use 1:4 oil and water mixture, but it still leaves my hair oily. Maybe I need to try that nightly?
My reply:
The KMS has:Water,Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans,Pathenol , Sorbitol, Acetaide MEA(Ihave no idea what that is ), Hydrolyzed Wheat proteins, Hydrolyzed soy proteins, Pollen extract, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, Arachidonic acid, Polyquaternium 10, Jojoba oil Wheat germ oil, sulfur, and a few other reallylong ingredients none of which are cones

The Luxxtress has alot of stuff so I'll list the first 5 only: Water, Pathenol, Cetyl alcohol, Hhydrolyzed Quinoa protein, Indian vanilla extract There is one cone in this product, but it's way down on the list and it's Dimethicone. This product feels wonderful on my hair. It has the consistency of a mousse but slightly thicker.

I get both of these products at Trade Secret which I believe is a national chaain and can be found in most malls. I've also seen the KMS Daily repair in some grocery stores.
I hope this helps.
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Hmmm...the KMS may have too many proteins in it for me. It may be good to try for strengthening treatments. I am going to check out that Luxxtress. Thanks!
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thanks for the luxxtress heads up. i checked the nexxus website and i found it. ill be giving this a try
Wow that does sound like alot - wish I was that dedicated. I just wash deep condition and apply curly pudding or my new love curly custard, air dry and then I don't touch it for another 3-4 days except for fluffing in the morning. Feel like such a slacker compared to you lol
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Thanks for the reply Imara. Don't feel like a slacker! It's whatever works for you. By the way, I tried Curling Custard a couple of days ago, and I love it too!
Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
I wash and deep condition my hair every 7-10 days and apply curly pudding as instructed on the jar. I then allow my hair to dry naturally. (currently waiting for my curly custard to arrive to give it a try) And then nightly I section my hair in approximately 10-12 sections and lightly spritz each section with a 1:1 mixture of water and liquidy leave in (I happen to like KMS daily treatement). I then finger comb each section until the curls clump together; I then smooth a dab of water rich moisturizer on each section (Nexxus makes an organic one which I absolutely love! it's called Luxxtress. It moisturizes without being greasy.)I then two strand twist the sections and tie my hair up for the night. The next morning I simply undo the twists and apply a little Curly buttercreme and loosen the curls with a blast of warm (not hot) air from the blowdryer for approximately 20 to 30 seconds while gently pulling the curls down.
Again, I repeat this routine nightly. It sounds like a lot, but it only takes about 15 minutes total. Honestly, for me, my curls don't hit their stride until about day 4or 5 and with each day the curls get looser and looser and my hair is more moisture rich as the days pass.
Best of all, I loose maybe 5 hairs per day! :P
I would be very interested to know what you all think.
By the way, I'm new to this sight, and I'd like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing all of your wonderful hair care tips!!!
Originally Posted by Doc
Doc:
1) What do you deep condition with??
2) How long does a jar of Curly Pudding last you??
I just received a jar from the swap board (EXCELLENT swap!)
2b)How long does as an application of Culy Pudding take you?
Asja
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Asja wrote:

1) What do you deep condition with??
2) How long does a jar of Curly Pudding last you??
I just received a jar from the swap board (EXCELLENT swap!)
2b)How long does as an application of Culy Pudding take you?


I deep condition with a 50:50 mixture of Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm and Aveda's Cherry Almond Bark to which I add 2 to 3 Huge dollops of honey (my hair literally drinks it up).

One jar of the Curly Pudding lasted me about 3 months, but I only use it once a week. (A couple of days ago, I tried Curling Custard together with knot today, and I have to say I like it better than the Curly Pudding. I felt it held my hair a little better that the curly pudding without the overpowering smell. But I apply both identically.

My application takes longer than most because, I apply it differently.
It takes me about an hour total BUT this is the ONLY day that I will have
soaking wet hair until I wash again.
If you think about the way you used to press and curl your hair, you'll have an idea of how I apply my CP (now CC). First I apply a leave in conditioner to my hair, I have several and I use any of them depending on the mood I'm in. They all work equally well for me because with my deep conditioners, the goal is moisture and not shrinkage reduction. I don't think a leave in has been created which will significantly reduce my shrinkage. After applying my leave in, I section my hair in small sections clipping up all of the other hair except the section I'm working on. I then loosen as many of the tangles as I can with my fingers, next I spritz with a detangler( the absolute best detangler out there for me is Mane and Tail detangler, and believe me, I've tried a lot of them.)
Now I liberally apply the CP or CC to the section of hair and use my Denman D4 think of how you used the straightening comb in your hair and you'll know exactly how I use my D4. i reapeat this process until all of my hair is done. It takes an hour. Then allow my hair to dry completely. I used to twist immediatley at this point, but recently I've found that if I allow the hair to dry out and then mist section and do big twists after it's dry, the curls are looser the next day.
It takes an hour on washday, but I gain time the rest of the week, because by twisting at night, I don't have to do the wetting everyday,
also as far as shrinkage is concerned, for me the only thing that reduces it is to give my hair time to fall and for me, that means moiturinzing lightly and applying some type of holding product nightly. I tried Fantasia IC hair polisher pomade for the first time yesterday, and when I undid a twist,( I haven't yet released them all yet) I loved the feel, nice and weighed down.
A very lengthy response, but I hope it answered your question.
Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
Doc:

WOW....Thanks for the awesome reply! Lengthy but HIGHLY informational and I like highly informational. I'll be PMing in a minute as not to totally hijack the thread.

I REALLY would love to see photos of your hair...10-12 inches!! I need inspiration like that in my world ^_^
Asja
Hair:
4A (some 3C-ish in front)
Thick, coarse, & UTTERLY unruly
Hair Album: http://public.fotki.com/asjachyld
Password: ncgirl Latest Pics: Nov 05

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