Random 4A thoughts

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Just because a product doesn't say " For Type 4" doesnt mean you cant use it.
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
I think you are right. I have to keep that in mind and stop limiting myself.
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SL
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WL

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Used henna for the first time. Quite pleased with the results, hair is conditioned and soft. It helped with clumping and stretching of my coils, strangely enough. What's that about?
I have to shower in order to wake up properly in the mornings
Didnt out my hair in 2 ponytails last night so this morning I woke up to a mes. Had to get my son to preschool early so I decided to try a bun...it worked!,, my hair can be pulled into a center ponytail dry! I just ping the puff down and bam....bun....too happy.
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
I need to step up my moisture pronto. I'll definitely go back to moisturizing an baggying at least three times a week. I did that when I first decided to transition in early 2008 and my growth was ridiculous. Gonna try out the Scurl spray and maybe purchase more HS 14-n-1 spray.

And I need to figure our why the left side of my hair grows slower than the right. It's crazy, if you ask me.

Flat ironed my hair at the end of February. I have a high waist, so I'm hoping to be waist length in a year or so. I just need to work on my protein/moisture balance and length retention.

Length check photo attached. Yay! Random 4A thoughts-imageuploadedbycurltalk1364877895.907471.jpg
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I really dislike how some products don't rinse out clean. I had to shampoo twice last week. Thank Goodness for Bobeam.
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I really dislike how some products don't rinse out clean. I had to shampoo twice last week. Thank Goodness for Bobeam.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I have tried some deep conditioners that felt that way. Granted I should have known better because is one case it was a DC that had mineral oil in it. I ended up throwing it away. Yes my hair felt soft but whats the point if it feels filmy too. For that it could have stayed dirty.
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WL

You never stop learning...
Watch my kinky hair arrive before my sprangz!
My aunt has been recovering from surgery and unable to go to the salon for retouches so she is 4 months post. She has been calling me because she is having trouble combing it and it locking up. I gave her some suggestions but wasn't sure what she was doing since she lives in another part of the state. Anyway, my mom and I went to stay a few days with her and I offered to do her hair. OMG!! The breakage was horrible and it would shed all over my hand every time I touched it. I had her buy some things and I did a hot oil with EVOO, shampooed, dc'ed with a little protein, then did a curly twist. her hair detangled easily with little hair coming out. she said last time she detangled she had a small furry cat. the end style was cute. the roots were in great shape but her ends were thin, weak and unhealthy and hella damaged. My mind was saying "you need cut this crap off and start over." but she was just talking about cutting just a little of it off. I kept quiet. I mean she says she can't really roll it anymore because of her injury. If my hair looked like that I would have a twa before you could say twa. But that's me.
All these 3/5/6 year naturals popping ip everywhere are very encouraging.
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WL

You never stop learning...


Well I dont have staple lines, I usually have staple items from different lines.


I like Sarenzo Beads Argan & Burdock root cream for moisturizing dry hair.

I like Reve Essentials Moisturizer, Creme, and Deep Treatment

I like Curl Junkie Conditioners and Smoothing lotion

I like Hairvedas Red tea moisturizer and gel, vatika frosting and cocasta oil

I like Sheamoisture Souffle, and purification masque

I like Oyins burnt sugar pomade

I like Sweet Nature by Eddies Protein masque and dream moisturizer

I like UFD Curly Magic, Kinky Curly KCCC, Xtreme Wetline gel for WnGs

There are some other items from different lines as well but for the most part I dont have one company that I buy the entire line from.

Henna, rhassoul, hesh ayurvedic herbs, and clay are a must. I consider those my true staples.
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
Ive always seen you talk about ur clays, how often do u use em?
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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 =)



Well I dont have staple lines, I usually have staple items from different lines.


I like Sarenzo Beads Argan & Burdock root cream for moisturizing dry hair.

I like Reve Essentials Moisturizer, Creme, and Deep Treatment

I like Curl Junkie Conditioners and Smoothing lotion

I like Hairvedas Red tea moisturizer and gel, vatika frosting and cocasta oil

I like Sheamoisture Souffle, and purification masque

I like Oyins burnt sugar pomade

I like Sweet Nature by Eddies Protein masque and dream moisturizer

I like UFD Curly Magic, Kinky Curly KCCC, Xtreme Wetline gel for WnGs

There are some other items from different lines as well but for the most part I dont have one company that I buy the entire line from.

Henna, rhassoul, hesh ayurvedic herbs, and clay are a must. I consider those my true staples.
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
Ive always seen you talk about ur clays, how often do u use em?
Originally Posted by Reeky
usually I like to do rhassoul one week, bentonite the next week, amla&hesh ayurvedic mix next week and then henna the other week but a sister has been slacking for a bit


so what i usually do to make up is do weekly clay washes to get me back on track.


When I come out of a protective style, my hair is very stretched and doesnt like to revert back so what I do is back to back clay washes.


usually does the trick for me
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usually I like to do rhassoul one week, bentonite the next week, amla&hesh ayurvedic mix next week and then henna the other week but a sister has been slacking for a bit


so what i usually do to make up is do weekly clay washes to get me back on track.


When I come out of a protective style, my hair is very stretched and doesnt like to revert back so what I do is back to back clay washes.


usually does the trick for me
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
Nice, ill have to try that rotation. I dont think im going to repurchase the ground herbs or rhassoul clay. just bentonite & this will be a good way to phase them out. im going to just get whole amla berries and brahmi and infuse my coconut oil.
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so mad, just checked tracking for my sprangz and usps left a notice, so that means i cant do my hair until tomorrow
I really believe people who say hair grows faster when the weather is warmer. At least that is definitely the case with my hair
Tired of this "Shedding"...idk! How much is toooooooo much? I deep condition once a week, moisture/protein balance (alt). Drink plenty of water...
I'd like to think that I'm gentle while detangling and in just the basic handling of my hair! Washed on thursday, followed up with a black tea rinse & deep cond. Uuuuuugggghhhhh still random shedding (long strands) during basic handling...I know they say 100 strands a day, but why does it seem too much even AFTER proper detangling?...OVER IT!!!
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method

Last edited by MrsComboCurlz; 04-12-2013 at 06:19 PM.
Honestly I'm trying to be on a NO BUY till the Fall, Lord knows I don't NEED anything else/got enuff but...that "Curl Collection" bi-monthly FULL size subscription is sooooo calling me! *sigh*




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*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
I am in the middle of trying new deep conditions. Trying to finalize products in that category.
Yesterday a lady (non-natural) told me she liked my hair and asked me how long it too me to do my strawset. I guess she saw the look of confusion on my face because she then added oh, you must be natural. Keep in mind my hair is mostly a massive amount of 4a. I would have to be out of my mind to do a straw set to create this. I told her it was natural and she said "you're luckey you don't have to spend hours in beauty parlors like the rest of us do."
Yesterday a lady (non-natural) told me she liked my hair and asked me how long it too me to do my strawset. I guess she saw the look of confusion on my face because she then added oh, you must be natural. Keep in mind my hair is mostly a massive amount of 4a. I would have to be out of my mind to do a straw set to create this. I told her it was natural and she said "you're luckey you don't have to spend hours in beauty parlors like the rest of us do."
Originally Posted by adthomas
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texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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Well I guess it is time to test the online indie hair company water and see what all the buzzing has been about...

SL
~APL~BSB~BSL~MBL~
WL

You never stop learning...

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