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Old 05-01-2008, 08:22 AM   #61
 
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o.k. so is this why I have to wet or damn near wet my hair everyday for a wash and go...because it's short? New to the natural curly thing and I couldn't understand why I wasn't getting 2nd day hair! LOL Hair is 4-5 inches stretched after the big chop!
my hair is apl stretched and i still cant get 2nd day hair. if i do its usually a fluke.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:47 AM   #62
 
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Unless its slapped in a ponytail, second hair day is as common as seeing unicorns. I would have to wet my hair every day. Not soaking wet mind you, but wet enough to make my hair not looked matted.
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I will definately buy her book. I think we only know half of what she does to her hair.
Who else will get the book?
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:53 AM   #64
 
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I'm getting the book!
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I mean come on. She says there will be 100 bw photos and 20 illustrations.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:29 AM   #66
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #67
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I tried just the condish thing today but it didn't work! ...I think I threw my Denman away though (didn't like it). My curls weren't as defined or shiny as I like. And the condish left white stuff at the tips of my hair.

That looked real good at work today.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:20 AM   #68
 
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I tried just the condish thing today but it didn't work! ...I think I threw my Denman away though (didn't like it). My curls weren't as defined or shiny as I like. And the condish left white stuff at the tips of my hair.

That looked real good at work today.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:49 AM   #69
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I tried just the condish thing today but it didn't work! ...I think I threw my Denman away though (didn't like it). My curls weren't as defined or shiny as I like. And the condish left white stuff at the tips of my hair.

That looked real good at work today.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #70
 
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I took a few things from her site that have made my life easier. One is squeezing the conditioner out first before detangling (lifesaver). I already had the denman. The other thing was smoothing the curls after detangling. Now I don't get crazy and do separate curls...I just don't have that kinda time. But I will smooth each section after I'm done detangling it.

Before, I used to detangle with my hair soaked in conditioner but i'd loose a lot more hair and it took way more time. I won't buy her book cause I've gotten what I need from her site. Having a different perspective on how to do something has been very helpful to me so hopefully I won't have a hair meltdown like I had a couple months ago that led me to chopping 4+ inches out of sheer frustration...
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:43 PM   #71
 
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I loved her site and her information was so practical. Initially I was put off by her choice of products but I'm a huge herbal Essence fan and decided to give it a try. I loved the fact that she wasn't pushing super expensive products. I also loved that her ideal on detangling ones hair. To NOT part it forcably, but to let it seperate naturally. It didn't make sense to me until I tried it and then I kicked myself in the butt for not thinking of it myself.

I take very small sections and apply more conditioner add olive oil to the ends and brush until smooth( not a big fan of Denman though). This process normally takes me 30mins to complete. My hair has major shrinkage issues and I often have a white 'haze' from the conditioner afterwards. But once my hair completely dries, the haze fades to nothing and I defeat the shrinkage by putting my hair in two big braids for 20 mins. My hair has never looked better and my curls are very uniform with very little frizz. I normally do this on a day I don't have to go to work or go out and can normally keep the style for 3-4 days. I take a shower at night( no really..I shower..) and I let the mist from the shower 'wet' my hair. I then put a little conditioner/oil in my hair especially my ends. I then put my hair back in my two braids( small braid up front and big braid in the back) every night. Every morning I wake up take out the braids and pull it up in a super loose ponytail. Once I'm done getting dressed I take the ponytail out and shake. Works everytime! I love the fact that I don't have to re-wet my hair everyday.

I've been doing her routine for about 3 weeks and I just love it. My bad hair days are becoming a thing of the past. Just wanted to share. Oh, yeah, as a thank you to her, I will be buying the book

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:25 AM   #72
 
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I tried it too. My hair is so thin that it works best if I wrap my hair in a turban so my roots stay lifted. My hair has never ever ever in my life looked so defined. I use the Herbal Essences conditioners for that.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:05 AM   #73
 
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I have to admit, the conditioner thing is the best thing since sliced bread for me. Humidity is no longer an issue and I'm able to get shiny, defined yet fluffy ringlets without a drying gel. I use a mix of Deva One C and WDT and seal with SIF. Sweet. )
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:55 AM   #74
 
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I am new to this. Have only been totally curly since May of this year. I have spent 38 years trying to combat my curls and must admit I feel freer already about trying to embrace them. The no-poo, no-cones, etc. is also a new concept to me. I have used hundreds of different products over the years, but have never looked at the ingredients. I will agree that I was glad to see that the info from the biracial hair site didn't endorse super expensive products, though.(I'd say that she figured out what works for her and the transition she's made-well, I felt really happy for her). I don't want to have to spend tons of money trying out a million different high-priced products. At the same time, I am not confident that any old drugstore product is right for curly hair either. Big problem! I live in a very small community where many of the products I read about are not available and finding someone who understands curly hair is almost mission impossible. I haven't had much luck with second day hair, I get the best results when I condish everyday, but do not have time to let my hair dry naturally everyday and even when I've tried to a diffuser, I am not happy with the results. Anyway, everyone on here seems really genuine about wanting to help...it is reassuring to hear that others share my struggle!
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Nice site to refer to.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #76
 
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Her hair is pretty.

That much length is not what I aspire to myself. Probably anything longer than BSL would be too long for me.

Her techniques are similar to other techniques I've seen here and elsewhere. Her hair "poofy" is actually not that bad to me?

I cannot put all that conditioner on my scalp, my scalp would really freak out...
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:54 PM   #77
 
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She has INCREDIBLE hair, and a book due out this fall. I am in awe. I read an interview where she said it took 5-6 years to grow her hair to this length.

http://biracialhair.org/Welcome.html
much of her advice is the same as ubh website info
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:10 PM   #78
 
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I tried to do that last week when I washed. My scalp paid me back by itching all week!!! That's the last time I do that!

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Her hair is pretty.

That much length is not what I aspire to myself. Probably anything longer than BSL would be too long for me.

Her techniques are similar to other techniques I've seen here and elsewhere. Her hair "poofy" is actually not that bad to me?

I cannot put all that conditioner on my scalp, my scalp would really freak out...
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:40 AM   #79
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That chick's hair is too long for my taste. I agree with HN a few pages back...upper-back length tops.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:22 AM   #80
 
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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. .

i get that when i leave condish in my hair I thought it was the brand that I was leaving
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