So... 4a/b's What did you do to your hair today?

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-co-washed with suave lavender
-conditioned with trader joe's vitamin C
-applied cantu shea butter leave-in
-put my hair in a bunnytail an accessorized with goody elastic headband
natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

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I co-washed my coils today with Tigi MM (since I ran out of my normal conditioner), and used Cantu leave in(since it's cooler).

I wore an awesome puff today. I always have great looking curls after either washing my twist outs or coils.
A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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I feel so boring....I basically do the same thing everyday because I workout a lot...

At night...
1. Rinse or cowash with HE Dangerously Straight and rinse that out
2. Add about a heaping unmelted tablespoon of coconut oil to my soaking wet hair.
3. Mix Qhemet BRBC or ASHC with a little Devacurl Set it Free in my hands and apply to 5-10 sections.
4) In the AM, release and shake and allow it to finish air drying.

I'm planning to do some twists or straighten soon though.
Currently using:

Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond
Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
I'm pretty boring too, between washes. Dry styled using a smidge of this and mixed in my palms and scrunced in -- mostly Set it Free, Jessicurl WDT, KBB Hair nectar. I'm getting a trim tomorrow and want this to last another day.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
This thread is so helpful for a n00b like me! Thank you ladies!
-Co-wash with V05 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie (still not convinced that I'm protein sensitive at this point)
-used GF Sleek and Shine on each section mixed with HB Tea Tree Oil
-Put hair in two large twists going back (french twist?) and wrapped with scarf
-Keep covered and oil scalp and ends when needed until Hair Day Wednesday!
Confusion in the front/4a in the back and around the sides
Transitioning Natural since March 2005
Complete natural (Last of permed hair trimmed out) May 2008 (1 1/2 inches left)

Regimen:
Co-Wash: (Anything on hand atm)
Leave ins: Aussie Moist
Shampoo: Aussie Moist (only if I end up using gel or something out of the ordinary)
Keeping it krazy simple

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I'm so lazy when it comes to my daily routine. I co-wash with Sunsilk Captivating curls conditioner and use a wide tooth comb to detangle. After rinsing, I get out of the shower and apply a little bit as a leave in along with Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave-In Conditioner. Its left to air dry and do its thing.

Last edited by Choqlatqt; 10-27-2008 at 04:52 PM.
I had my first bad hair day with my Elucence + glycerin + oil leave-in combo with KCCC a few days ago. I had very dry hair brittle hair which has never happened with KCCC as my gel.

I guess that means my Elucence days are over now that dry winter air is here. So after playing around with BWC leave-in for a few days I went back to Curl Friends (a thicker, heavier leave-in) today. Today I....
  • washed w/ MOP Pear
  • conditioned w/ All Soft
  • spread jojoba butter on my wet hair (I want to seal in moisture)
  • added Curl Friends leave-in on top of that
  • finished with KCCC
My hair has been moist & shiny looking all day so I'll stick with this.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL

Last edited by afrosheenqueen; 10-27-2008 at 05:32 PM.
This thread is so helpful for a n00b like me! Thank you ladies!
Originally Posted by mycolorfulheart
I second that! Their advice really helps a new girl out. Its hard getting a routine down. I thought I may have had a good one, and then it got wicked cold up here! No more wetting in the morning. Here was me today:

Last night, I dampened my hair with a spritz (aloe vera juice, castor oil, a little conditioner). I did 6 sections, smoothed GDLI in to them, then homeade shea/coconut butter and braided the sections. Put on a satin scarf and went to bed.

Woke up, un braided, finger combed with some AOHR, put brushed some eco-styler on the front and edges, did a modified puff with a goody headband, then a regular scarf to lay down the edges. After 15minutes(enough time to give the kids breakfast), took the scarf off and done! Not my best hair, but I looked halfway decent. I almost slid down the icy stairs trying to look at it in the window reflection.
Last perm 8/07, big chop 5/08, several mini chops since
Fine, medium density, low porosity. PJ in recovery
Current loves:Tressemme Nats, AO GPB, One and Only Argan Oil Hydrating Mask, Alba Botanicals Leave-in, KCKT, Qhemet BRBC & OHHB, Terresentials Mud Wash, Trader Joes Nourish Spa
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I did my first "Shake & Go" this morning. I used TreSemme conditioner as a co-wash, along with a mixture of leave-in/gel/oil. It looks pretty cute (i.e., curls/coils pretty well defined) to my dismay.
My Niece's Wedding. It rained and rain was forecast in DC last weekend so I traveled to the East Coast with a strawset using lottobody 50-50 diluted with water. Kept the curls unseparated until the night of the wedding and then separated them. It looked cute although I looked a littled tired and had jet lag.
Fully Natural.Last Relaxer August 2003. Fav Conditioners HE LTR, Elucence
and Henna/Alma/Indigo. I'm finding out less product is better for me. Photo shows me at my house in SoCal with picked out dry hair w/ a little leave-in cond.
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Last edited by diamond48; 10-28-2008 at 12:27 PM. Reason: Left out Event
I had some straight pieces intheback that were drinving me crazy for the longest and I just could not wait until I had the money to go to the salon so I cut them my self. No more straight pieces!!!!! today I co washed with TJ Nourish then styled with my homemade moisturizing spritz, Giovanni direct leave in, Curl junkie curl creme, homemade flaxseed gel and I tried set if free. I dont think I really need it. My hair does not look any better or worse. Well I can drop that from my routine.
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I used Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Nectar as a rinse out. Then I applied Aloe Vera Gel. I tied on a bandanna until I finished getting dressed. I don't think that counts as plopping my curls, but it did absorb some of the excess water on my hair. It came out pretty good today.

henna!!!!
Originally Posted by curlynikki
Curlynikki,

I have to revisit henna, I just have to be more patient.
Also just wanted to say that I love your blog and I plan to read all 154 pages of it.
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Generic matrix conditioning balm for co-wash and detangle
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine
KBB Hair Nectar, then a maybe a tsp of KT
Plopped for 15 minutes
Gelled with a mix if Theraneem and KCCC
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
--co-wash with suave lavender
--applied sweet almond oil for an oil rinse
--conditioned with TJ refresh
--moisturized with cantu shea butter leave in

this was my first oil rinse, and my hair is soOo soft. it's better than pre-pooing, IMO.
natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

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Let's see, I got up this morning, took my scarf off, spritzed my twists with some Frank Juice and was out the door

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Last nite I oiled scalp and hair with Vatika oil. Cowashed and Conditioned with TJ Nourish (down to my last bottle I have to re up today). Use Giovanni direct leave in with a little mop top. Used SMSB leave in and some home made flax seed gel. i used a little KCCC on the front ( it is the only thing that really works for my very frizzy front) Sealed it all with a little homemade shea/cocoa aloe. I am so glad they started selling the KCCC at my whole foods I have to go hair product shopping at whole foods today
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Currently rocking a coilset that's 3-days old...just gelled up the sides and added a few barrettes to secure them.
I think I might do a mayo treatment sometime this week. It's been a month. It just takes so long to do... *sigh*

-Condition with V05 Passionfruit + Aubrey Organics
-Detangle in shower (detangle three times month, usually, pretty lazy about that so it's good I did it last night)
-Spritz with H2O+tea tree+clove after drying

Running low on Giovanni-direct *cries*
I'm "TechKnockout" now.

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