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My heart breaks. I've been breaking out in hives at random times for the last 7 months or so. The allergist determined I'm allergic to walnuts and pecans and thus should avoid all nuts and nut oils because of the high probability of cross contamination. That leaves me without two of my favorite leave-ins...Camille Rose Moisture Milk and Sheamoisture Kids Curling Buttercream, because both contain nut oils.

My feelings are really hurt.
Originally Posted by myhairDOTcom
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I love my hair
I'm not trying to sound like a saseme street song but I do. So full and curly and big and sexy. Rarely tangled or dry. I just adore it. People can keep coveting type 3 hair but I'm more than pleased with my 4a with splashes of 4b and 3c. It's so beautiful, everything I ever wanted as a girl. <3

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Originally Posted by naturaldoll
I find beauty in all curls but my 4a 3c fits my personality. I absolutely love big hair and i dont have to work hard to get volume in the crown . I am considering a bun challenge for the summer but not going to be easy for me.
Using a tip I read here on NC I did simething I dont usually do which is seal the length of my hair with butter. It helped sooo much in keeping my hair moisturized is this awful heat. I usually only use butter on my ends because it tends to weigh my hair down but I used Natural Me Whipped Shea which goes on lighter.
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Im pretty vocal I dont think curl type determines what will work for your hair. I know others disagree. I bought the 4 Naturals custard that is supposed to be for 2s and 3s and Im 4a 3c. My hair loved it because it is light weight. I did my hair with it last night using the custard for some twists and heavier gels for other. I even watered down the other gels but the custard worked better. I went back to Sally for more bc this custard was reduced and being discontinued at least at that store. I opened the product 4 naturals has for kinky hair. It was a super thick cream close to butter. No way my hair would be down with that. I'm just saying just because a product says it is not for you doesnt mean it wont work for you. I am for the first time doing the LOC method and finally got back to my usual 3 days before needing to wash because my hair maintaining moisture better for first time since heat humidity hit.
People will get on youtube and say any damn thing. The best way to combat oily skin is "not to wash it with warm water because it will open your pores and release more oil" seriously? Like theres just a pool of oil under the skin waiting to flow out.
Cold water doesnt clean a thing better than warm water. Clothes, hair, skin.. got to be the dumbest thing ive seen/heard in a while, and its got 500 likes. Le sigh.
Im pretty vocal I dont think curl type determines what will work for your hair. I know others disagree. I bought the 4 Naturals custard that is supposed to be for 2s and 3s and Im 4a 3c. My hair loved it because it is light weight. I did my hair with it last night using the custard for some twists and heavier gels for other. I even watered down the other gels but the custard worked better. I went back to Sally for more bc this custard was reduced and being discontinued at least at that store. I opened the product 4 naturals has for kinky hair. It was a super thick cream close to butter. No way my hair would be down with that. I'm just saying just because a product says it is not for you doesnt mean it wont work for you. I am for the first time doing the LOC method and finally got back to my usual 3 days before needing to wash because my hair maintaining moisture better for first time since heat humidity hit.
Originally Posted by adthomas
This is true.

Most of our most beloved products were never marketed towards us. Or curlies in general. Well, now there are products for curly hair, but mostly companies market to straight haired white women.

But Aussie works. Tresemme works. All these gels work pretty well.

We have to do what works for us. Not what people say we should be using.
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People will get on youtube and say any damn thing. The best way to combat oily skin is "not to wash it with warm water because it will open your pores and release more oil" seriously? Like theres just a pool of oil under the skin waiting to flow out.
Cold water doesnt clean a thing better than warm water. Clothes, hair, skin.. got to be the dumbest thing ive seen/heard in a while, and its got 500 likes. Le sigh.
Originally Posted by Reeky
ITA just because someone has a camera and a laptop and uploads a video doesnt mean the person know what they are talking about. The "growing black hair" videos are the worst offenders. Some of it is nonsense. Im especially leery of the ones trying to sell me some magic oil or mix some suspect ingredients together to drink or put on my scalp.

Here is my tip for people that works for my growth: Stop abusing your hair then complaining because it is breaking off.
The back of my hair (stretched) is almost bra strap length (like an inch n a half away) in the front its past my shoulder yet I cannot put my hair in a bun lol.
I guess I have good length for 3yrs natural. I started from about 2in of hair. I cut off about and inch, maybe less n Dec. So I'm not doing anymore cutting! My goal is for my hair to my bra strap n past my shoulders while unstretched. Then when I do twistouts it will be really long

How can I say goodbye P.L.G.
Who's My Hair?
3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
BC- May 16, 2010
Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
LUVVV my natural hair!!!
Sealing is so important, I refreshed my KCCC with my water/KCKT leave in, added a little more KCCC and sealed with Shea moisture's finishing elixir...my twafro is butter soft and defined.
Last Perm: August 2007
BC: June 21st 2008,
3C/4A Thick Curly/Kinky texture, low porosity

Products:
Pre-Poo - EVOO
Poo- Creme of Nature (Red Label), KCCC
Cowash - HEHH & HENOYF, Aussie Moist
DT- Herbal Essence Hydraliscious Reconditioning Conditioner
Leave in-KCKT, KBBHM (EM)
Moisturizer: OHM Frank Juice, KBBHB (VL)
Oil: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil
Styling: KCCC, QBOHHB.

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I have been experimenting with the LOC method.

pro - my hair is staying moisturized better in the heat and humidity

con - my hair seems a little more greasy than usual.

but since I plan to wear my hair mostly in updos this summer I don't care if it's a little greasy.
I think my post pardum shedding has finally stopped. Thank god! I can finally go back to protective styling. I love the braid outs but I would like to retain some length this year.

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Last Relaxer: February 14, 2011
BC: March 17, 2012
Porosity: Low to Normal
Curl Type: 4a/3c
Texture: Coarse
Density: Thick
Length:shoulder

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Using a tip I read here on NC I did simething I dont usually do which is seal the length of my hair with butter. It helped sooo much in keeping my hair moisturized is this awful heat. I usually only use butter on my ends because it tends to weigh my hair down but I used Natural Me Whipped Shea which goes on lighter.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Started doing this on a whim after I dyed my hair and my ish was DRY and have been doing it ever since. I make my whipped butters lighter (heavier on the oils) to use this way and now I put a lil extra castor on the ends the way I used to use the butter. The castor oil smooths my ends and makes them coil in a way the butter doesnt.
Doing that, spraying aloe juice on top of my LI and deep conditioning with only protein conditioners has drastically changed my moisture retention. I havent had to tweak my regimen since..
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The tears. My cousin put a texturizer in her six year olds hair. Her hair was thick long curly beautiful like my own. Now it is super dry and unhealthy looking. Her mom said she did it because it was so thick she could no longer comb it. I have explained to her before to comb with wide tooth while wet with lots of conditioner. I was the same age when my mom started chemicals on me. I took my cuz some TW kids products like natural hair not realizing she has texturized her hair. I hope she transitions her because I suspect it is going to start breaking from dryness. My cousin told me she cant use grease or heavy products on her daughter's scalp because it clogs her pours. I told her mine is the same way and told her she could use EVOO as a hot oil preepoo and that would help get moisture. Maybe she will listen.
The tears. My cousin put a texturizer in her six year olds hair. Her hair was thick long curly beautiful like my own. Now it is super dry and unhealthy looking. Her mom said she did it because it was so thick she could no longer comb it. I have explained to her before to comb with wide tooth while wet with lots of conditioner. I was the same age when my mom started chemicals on me. I took my cuz some TW kids products like natural hair not realizing she has texturized her hair. I hope she transitions her because I suspect it is going to start breaking from dryness. My cousin told me she cant use grease or heavy products on her daughter's scalp because it clogs her pours. I told her mine is the same way and told her she could use EVOO as a hot oil preepoo and that would help get moisture. Maybe she will listen.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Six years old!!! Smh.

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
.




The tears. My cousin put a texturizer in her six year olds hair. Her hair was thick long curly beautiful like my own. Now it is super dry and unhealthy looking. Her mom said she did it because it was so thick she could no longer comb it. I have explained to her before to comb with wide tooth while wet with lots of conditioner. I was the same age when my mom started chemicals on me. I took my cuz some TW kids products like natural hair not realizing she has texturized her hair. I hope she transitions her because I suspect it is going to start breaking from dryness. My cousin told me she cant use grease or heavy products on her daughter's scalp because it clogs her pours. I told her mine is the same way and told her she could use EVOO as a hot oil preepoo and that would help get moisture. Maybe she will listen.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Six years old!!! Smh.
Originally Posted by juanab
It gets worse.my aunt told me my cousin texturized her four year old too. My aunt said she has been putting Glovers Mane where the too textures meet to keep it from breaking. I hope it works. Before I left town I picked up some products I could find in that small town. And Thing is my cuz'shair is badly broken so Id think she wouldnt want to damage their hair. I really had to bite my tongue because I am completely against using chemicals on children.
But since the deed is done Im looking for advice on caring for texturized hair.
The tears. My cousin put a texturizer in her six year olds hair. Her hair was thick long curly beautiful like my own. Now it is super dry and unhealthy looking. Her mom said she did it because it was so thick she could no longer comb it. I have explained to her before to comb with wide tooth while wet with lots of conditioner. I was the same age when my mom started chemicals on me. I took my cuz some TW kids products like natural hair not realizing she has texturized her hair. I hope she transitions her because I suspect it is going to start breaking from dryness. My cousin told me she cant use grease or heavy products on her daughter's scalp because it clogs her pours. I told her mine is the same way and told her she could use EVOO as a hot oil preepoo and that would help get moisture. Maybe she will listen.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Six years old!!! Smh.
Originally Posted by juanab
It gets worse.my aunt told me my cousin texturized her four year old too. My aunt said she has been putting Glovers Mane where the too textures meet to keep it from breaking. I hope it works. Before I left town I picked up some products I could find in that small town. And Thing is my cuz'shair is badly broken so Id think she wouldnt want to damage their hair. I really had to bite my tongue because I am completely against using chemicals on children.
But since the deed is done Im looking for advice on caring for texturized hair.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I'm like that I have to bite my younger around my relaxer friends I just want to take them away from the dark side!!
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Six years old!!! Smh.
Originally Posted by juanab
It gets worse.my aunt told me my cousin texturized her four year old too. My aunt said she has been putting Glovers Mane where the too textures meet to keep it from breaking. I hope it works. Before I left town I picked up some products I could find in that small town. And Thing is my cuz'shair is badly broken so Id think she wouldnt want to damage their hair. I really had to bite my tongue because I am completely against using chemicals on children.
But since the deed is done Im looking for advice on caring for texturized hair.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I'm like that I have to bite my younger around my relaxer friends I just want to take them away from the dark side!!
Originally Posted by curlylifestyle
The adults I only have to bite when they talk about "goodhair" whch my cuz did in a discussion about Keisha Cole. Or they ask how I made my hair curly, how they cant go natural because they have Kunta Kinte hair or some other absurd comment. If they complain about their hair breaking I dont say anything against relaxers. I advise them to stretch their relaxers three months to prevent over processing. Some people get retouch every 5 6 weeks so that is a start.
The tears. My cousin put a texturizer in her six year olds hair. Her hair was thick long curly beautiful like my own. Now it is super dry and unhealthy looking. Her mom said she did it because it was so thick she could no longer comb it. I have explained to her before to comb with wide tooth while wet with lots of conditioner. I was the same age when my mom started chemicals on me. I took my cuz some TW kids products like natural hair not realizing she has texturized her hair. I hope she transitions her because I suspect it is going to start breaking from dryness. My cousin told me she cant use grease or heavy products on her daughter's scalp because it clogs her pours. I told her mine is the same way and told her she could use EVOO as a hot oil preepoo and that would help get moisture. Maybe she will listen.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Six years old!!! Smh.
Originally Posted by juanab
It gets worse.my aunt told me my cousin texturized her four year old too. My aunt said she has been putting Glovers Mane where the too textures meet to keep it from breaking. I hope it works. Before I left town I picked up some products I could find in that small town. And Thing is my cuz'shair is badly broken so Id think she wouldnt want to damage their hair. I really had to bite my tongue because I am completely against using chemicals on children.
But since the deed is done Im looking for advice on caring for texturized hair.
Originally Posted by adthomas
A four year old with chemicals on her head! I am speechless!

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
.





Six years old!!! Smh.
Originally Posted by juanab
It gets worse.my aunt told me my cousin texturized her four year old too. My aunt said she has been putting Glovers Mane where the too textures meet to keep it from breaking. I hope it works. Before I left town I picked up some products I could find in that small town. And Thing is my cuz'shair is badly broken so Id think she wouldnt want to damage their hair. I really had to bite my tongue because I am completely against using chemicals on children.
But since the deed is done Im looking for advice on caring for texturized hair.
Originally Posted by adthomas
A four year old with chemicals on her head! I am speechless!
Originally Posted by juanab
On Tyra there was a lady relaxing her kid at 3. And while in a bss a lady told me she had a friend who relaxes a 2 year old. No lie. I saw an infant who could barely crawl with braid extensions on what little hair she had. And I have seen 4 and 5 yr olds with what looked like several bags of hair braided in..i thought on girl was going to fall over from so much weight. But what do we expect when people like myself were relaxed so early we dont remember our natural hair then we have to care for our children's hair in ignorance.

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