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Old 03-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #21
 
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She definitely is an inspiration! I screeched at the pantene conditioner, not necessarily for the cones. I just always scrunch my nose at Pantene!

I love the denman. I just dont like it to style my hair curly.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #22
 
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This is so true! I have a friend with beautiful hair. I'm always complimenting her on it. She told me that she used Pantene and that I needed to go out and get some. It's not something I want to try. But it works well on her. More power to the people who use Pantene. I won't be one of them!

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She definitely is an inspiration! I screeched at the pantene conditioner, not necessarily for the cones. I just always scrunch my nose at Pantene!

I love the denman. I just dont like it to style my hair curly.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #23
 
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Pantene was the only shampoo/conditioner I used when I was relaxed. I thought it was great. I wouldn't dare touch it now!
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:28 AM   #24
 
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She does have beautiful curls. She could be my twin.
But her hair care program seems to be a liiittle too time consuming and expensive. She uses a palmful of conditioner for half of her hair. I mean ,yes she does have very long hair ,but that would be too much for my taste. And I also wouldn't rake each individual curl. It'd take too long. Nonetheless, she hs good tipsand pictures on her homepage and she truly is an inspiration.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:21 AM   #25
 
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Seeing where she started from, the struggle with her hair, compared to where she is now... amazing journey and a true inspiration for others with heavy curls. It's so beautiful at that length! Might save lots of people from the grip of a chemical relaxer, give them courage and an alternative... Yes, there *is* something you can do with your hair even without chemicals.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #26
 
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That quote you got SBB is great. You should get a Denman. Just be warned it gives great culrs but you do get shrinkage!
Well I got the Denman and tried detangling with it, but didn't like the hair I was seeing in the brush. Back to my rigid seamless comb! Brushing my hair wet doesn't seem to be in the cards for my hair.

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-her product listing was...an eye opener to say the least. but everyone's hair is different. my hair laughs at the idea of not getting a trim for 10 yrs. but if she can handle it, more power to her. her hair is gorgeous
Yes, her products were "what ???" But she shampoos so that makes a difference I guess; she can wash all that crap out. As to trim, I'm inspired to stretch another month or 2.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:07 AM   #27
 
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I wish I could use the Denman brush, it just makes my hair frizzy and poofy. My curls are practically gone when I use this bush.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:07 PM   #28
 
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Y'all. . .I felt inspired to try her method (slightly adapted) after seeing her link in midgi's sig. Here's what I did:

2 step co-washed with coconut oil-something conditioner (didn't bother to shampoo as I just did last week and don't like to 'poo more than 2x a month)

Added motions weightless detangling conditioner in big handfuls to wet hair, squeezing it in. So far, so good.

I then started to comb out with Denman D4 in little sections, fingersmoothing and separating as directed. That Motions conditioner created so much drag on my hair. I was detangling for over an hour.

By the time I was finished, most of the clumpy conditioner-fused curls were well and truly separated. My hair was huge, but not in a cute fluffy cloud-kinda way; some of the hair was, but there were all these weird, frizzy straightish bits sticking out of it.

Worse still, from all the conditioner I left in my hair, by the time it dried, it was greyish and each time I touched my hair a light layer of snow covered my clothes. My hair was also superstiff in most parts.

That said, I am still so floored by her story that I will probably try again later this week (sans the Motions WDC, plus a bunch of other variations).

I think, tweaked, her method can probably work for a lot of people, but with all the different permutations of curl patterns (or complete lack thereof-some will have straight hair) and textures in "biracial hair", she will definitely have to diversify come the book.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:25 PM   #29
 
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maybe you have to use another conditioner or not use that much of it..

but i see, you probably need a lot of conditioner to be able to brush your hair..

this is what i do sometimes: brush my hair with a lot of conditioner, then wash it out a little bit, but not everything..then i use a little bit conditioner or a leave-in to
to smooth it down...i tried this with different conditioner and no all of them gave me good results.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:32 AM   #30
 
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OMG, she is such an inspiration. I like her ideas about setting the hair with the conditioner. I need to go back to using my denman in small sections like I used to then, pull it back into a light ponytail for a while and let it go. My hair was alot more loose and would hang better. Sometimes I'm so anxious to try new things, that I forget that the basics work the best for me.

Thanks for that link!!!!!!
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maybe you have to use another conditioner or not use that much of it..

but i see, you probably need a lot of conditioner to be able to brush your hair..

this is what i do sometimes: brush my hair with a lot of conditioner, then wash it out a little bit, but not everything..then i use a little bit conditioner or a leave-in to
to smooth it down...i tried this with different conditioner and no all of them gave me good results.
Funny you should say that, 'cause the things you mentioned are Pretty much what I was planning to do:

Drop the Motions (I've used this successfully as a leave in applied on slightly damp/dry hair, but it is useless on my wet hair, even as used as a regular rinse out).

I was planning on rinsing once I'd gone through it with the Denman, and then just scrunching some more condish in. I'll try rinsing partway like you suggest. Thanks!
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I wish I could use the Denman brush, it just makes my hair frizzy and poofy. My curls are practically gone when I use this bush.
I tried detangling on conditioner-soaked hair with my Mason Pearson junior. Worked like a charm. I don't need it to clump my hair, but it was easy to detangle.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:58 AM   #33
 
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Wonder what the book is going to be like, because when I looked at her idea of a good hair product I cringed.
As did I...I also cringed at her "no trim" philosphy...

Her hair is so beautiful, but in my humble opinion, her ends look like they could use a small trim...
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:13 AM   #34
 
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I emailed the woman and she actually responded yesterday. I told her I wished her luck with her upcoming book.

I know somebody that didn't trim for 4 yrs and her hair looked gorgeous. If I could go 10 yrs I honestly would do the same LOL
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:41 AM   #35
 
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I read her story and hair tips and they honestly remind me of the "shingling" method from Curve. Instead of using a finishing product, she is using a cheap conditioner.

I use my Denman brush faithfully and my hair seems to love Pantene's Daily Moisture Renewal conditioner. (I guess I am one of the few)

I switch my conditioner between the Pantene and Suave's Tropical Coconut, sometimes I mix the two. If I could get good results with just using a bottle of $1 conditioner I am all for it.

In the long run it seems like it would save you money instead of buying the expensive finishing products.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:45 AM   #36
 
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her hair routine is similar to mines. the d4 brush works miracles.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:09 AM   #37
 
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The denman left my hair majorly poofy(although I like to detangle with it weekly). My hair curls itself and I think the denman just seperates them causing frizz. I would like to know from the people who love it, what would your curls look like if you put products in with your fingers instead?
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #38
 
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I'm trying her technique with Elucence. This is day one but it seems to be working pretty well. I didn't leave all of the Elucence in my hair though just it case I got flakes.
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The denman left my hair majorly poofy(although I like to detangle with it weekly). My hair curls itself and I think the denman just seperates them causing frizz. I would like to know from the people who love it, what would your curls look like if you put products in with your fingers instead?
When I don't use my denman my curls look the same but they don't clump together as much.
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The denman left my hair majorly poofy(although I like to detangle with it weekly). My hair curls itself and I think the denman just seperates them causing frizz. I would like to know from the people who love it, what would your curls look like if you put products in with your fingers instead?

I love using the denman for slicking my hair back into ponytails and for combing conditioner through before I rinse it out. I tried using the denman to style my hair when I wore it out/down but it turned extremely poofy. I get my best curls by finger combing.

I tried the woman's method of styling w/ cond. but it was a DISASTER!!! On the contrary, it did inspire me to go back to using Hollywood Beauty Carrot Conditioner (mixed w/ the HB carrot oil). I had been using it for years and it worked wonders, but stopped using it about 6 months ago when I found out that it had mineral oil in it. I guess sometimes what you don't know won't hurt you. I think I'll use some old and new products/strategies to maintain some type of consistency.

I'm still wondering how the woman's hair transitioned dramatically!!!!! Perhaps she is leaving some mystery and curiousity so that we can read the book when it hits the shelves!!! I know I wanna read it or @ least skim it!!!
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