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Question: If you knew then what you know now about taking better care of your hair, would you still relax your hair?
Originally Posted by Booker Ts Mama
No, because it would still be thin and I did not like getting relaxed hair to begin with. Perhaps if I knew then what I know now minus what to do with natural hair....

Would you pay to join a hair site like LHCF? Why or why not?
4, fine, low-medium density, low porosity





"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius
I've honestly thought about it (especially when I can't see certain members progress photos) and I am a lurker, but I just can't see paying for something when I can get it for free from sites like naturallycurly.com

How often do you use direct heat and what is your routine for prepping your hair for direct heat?
Hair Type: 4a/3c on most, 3b nape, 4b very front
Prepoo: Lustrasilk Cholesterol, Suave Humectant, Honey and Coconut or JBCO (mixed)
Poo: Gio Smooth as Silk
Co-Wash: Pantene Pro-V Curls Conditioner (BEST EVER!)
Deep Conditioner: AOHSR, JBCO, Gio Smooth as Silk, and MT (mixed) OR Shescentit Conditioners
Leave-Ins: V0-5 Moisture Milks Strawberries & Cream
Moisturizers: Ultra Moisturizer, Oyin J&Bs, Cantu Shea Butter
Oils: Coconut Oil & JBCO
*True PJ over here, but these are my staples.*
I've honestly thought about it (especially when I can't see certain members progress photos) and I am a lurker, but I just can't see paying for something when I can get it for free from sites like naturallycurly.com

How often do you use direct heat and what is your routine for prepping your hair for direct heat?
Originally Posted by Legally Natural
Once or twice a month I use heat in my hair. I am starting use conditioners that will give me slip and help smooth my hair curl pattern, so it will be easy to blow-dry and flat iron my hair. Plus, I love Giovanni Direct Leave-In to blow out my hair.

What is your favorite low-poo or conditioner wash?
I've honestly thought about it (especially when I can't see certain members progress photos) and I am a lurker, but I just can't see paying for something when I can get it for free from sites like naturallycurly.com

How often do you use direct heat and what is your routine for prepping your hair for direct heat?
Originally Posted by Legally Natural
Once or twice a month I use heat in my hair. I am starting use conditioners that will give me slip and help smooth my hair curl pattern, so it will be easy to blow-dry and flat iron my hair. Plus, I love Giovanni Direct Leave-In to blow out my hair.

What is your favorite low-poo or conditioner wash?
Originally Posted by blueberry2118
I find myself switching back and forth between Cream of Nature and Kinky Curly Come Clean. For Washing Conditoners I like Herbal Essence (the type depends on the weather!), Aussie Moist, and Suave Tropical Coconut when I need a little protein!

What are you hair health goals for 2010?
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.

http://public.fotki.com/ShiraLaCocolita/


Last edited by IrisChacon1984; 01-06-2010 at 04:11 PM.
I've honestly thought about it (especially when I can't see certain members progress photos) and I am a lurker, but I just can't see paying for something when I can get it for free from sites like naturallycurly.com

How often do you use direct heat and what is your routine for prepping your hair for direct heat?
Originally Posted by Legally Natural
Once or twice a month I use heat in my hair. I am starting use conditioners that will give me slip and help smooth my hair curl pattern, so it will be easy to blow-dry and flat iron my hair. Plus, I love Giovanni Direct Leave-In to blow out my hair.

What is your favorite low-poo or conditioner wash?
Originally Posted by blueberry2118
I find myself switching back and forth between Cream of Nature and Kinky Curly Come Clean. For Washing Conditoners I like Herbal Essence (the type depends on the weather!), Aussie Moist, and Suave Tropical Coconut when I need a little protein!

What are you hair health goals for 2010?
Originally Posted by IrisChacon1984
My hair goals for 2010 are to take better care of my hair, do more protective styling, and retain length.

What hairstyles do you recommend for twa's, besides wash and go's?
Its been a long time since i had aTWA, but when i did have one, i used to do lots of diffrent creative things with scarfs, headwraps and clips.

Sometimes i would even part my hair on the side or in the middle and smooth it down with gel if i wanted a sleek look. I would also comb it out and do something jazzy with the front.

What's the best way to prevent single strand knots caused by two strand twists?
hair type - definately 4a

wash - any baby shampoo

conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=84285
for me castor oil & rolling my ends with satin covered rollers is the shiznit!!!! it doesnt prevent them totally, but sessens the occurrence.

do you think protein treaments really help?
for me castor oil & rolling my ends with satin covered rollers is the shiznit!!!! it doesnt prevent them totally, but sessens the occurrence.

do you think protein treaments really help?
Originally Posted by msjaim
I don't mean to interrupt the line of questioning lol...BUT how do u use the satin rollers? I bought them once on a hair shopping spree at sallys. I wasn't sure if ppl use them to straighten their hair or stretch their ends? Do u use them on wet hair? What does it look like when it dries?

I hope I'm not breaking any rules here, but I've been dying to ask this question of someone lol.
for me castor oil & rolling my ends with satin covered rollers is the shiznit!!!! it doesnt prevent them totally, but sessens the occurrence.

do you think protein treaments really help?
Originally Posted by msjaim
In general I don't think they help anymore than other conditioning ingredients that are designed to stick to the hair for a period of time (silicones, polyquats, etc. etc.).

But, they do serve a purpose, especially if a person's hair is really damaged it can help.


I don't mean to interrupt the line of questioning lol...BUT how do u use the satin rollers? I bought them once on a hair shopping spree at sallys. I wasn't sure if ppl use them to straighten their hair or stretch their ends? Do u use them on wet hair? What does it look like when it dries?

I hope I'm not breaking any rules here, but I've been dying to ask this question of someone lol.
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
I always use my satin rollers on blow dried hair. Basically I just would roll my hair every night and then take the rollers out in the morning. It made a big fluffy curly fro, super cute actually.


How long do you normally spend in the haircare aisle reading the backs of bottles and smelling products?

i normally spend about 20 minutes or so reading labels; not too long b/c I end up aggravated @ the fact I cant use 85% of the stuff available @ the drugstores.

@ MixedUpCurlyChick, i just use them for my ends. it takes away the need to use end papers.
How long do you normally spend in the haircare aisle reading the backs of bottles and smelling products?
Originally Posted by maysay
I don't spend a lot of time reading labels. I have been lucky to get good advice here, plus my hair plays well with a lot of different products. I am not CG and I don't avoid cones or anything like that. If my hair likes it, I buy it - PERIOD!

The only labels I read are the ones for gels that I use as stylers. I don't want something that has a lot of alcohol in it - that's why I opted for using curl activator gel instead of styling gels.




How do you know when it's time to trim your ends? Do you trim yourself or go to a salon? Do you straighten your hair first or leave it curly?
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Aloe Vera Gel
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If I get a trim, at my current length, I straighten first. But I haven't trimmed in a while and don't plan to. Some say trimming isn't needed.

What could be causing the big balls/clumps of hair forming at my ends? Ever since I got highlights my hair started shedding more than ever (about 3 months ago). And I've noticed that it's not just coming out in strands, but I will also see actual hair balls hanging from my hair. My hair doesn't seem any thinner or shorter though. I kept my hair in 2-strand twists for about a week or so and when I untwisted them I still got hair balls.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

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Last edited by Windflower; 09-19-2010 at 10:24 PM.
They should have about 3 1/2 inches. Hair generally grows about a hald an inch, but some say it could be 1/4 an inch to a whole inch. Several stylists have told me that "everyone's hair grows a half an inch." However, some ppl believe that type 4 hair grows less or slower. I don't believe that but I won't tell someone they're lying if they say that's the rate their hair grows lol. I guess anything's possible.


I thought this thread was supposed to be about *anything* but ppl seem to be only asking questions about hair so I won't be the oddball. Ummm...

What hair product has done wonders for your lovely locks?
It terms of curl definition, EcoStyler. Sad but true. Re: anything else (softness, growth, moisture, overall health), the jury's still out.

How long should one's hair be to do a nice Southern Tease Bun? My hair (curled) is just at the back of my neck but of course it could be stretched longer. Will a STB look dumb on my length?
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
They should have about 3 1/2 inches. Hair generally grows about a hald an inch, but some say it could be 1/4 an inch to a whole inch. Several stylists have told me that "everyone's hair grows a half an inch." However, some ppl believe that type 4 hair grows less or slower. I don't believe that but I won't tell someone they're lying if they say that's the rate their hair grows lol. I guess anything's possible.


I thought this thread was supposed to be about *anything* but ppl seem to be only asking questions about hair so I won't be the oddball. Ummm...

What hair product has done wonders for your lovely locks?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
answer :

Shea butter. 100% pure shea butter. This is the best styler I've come to know, however it takes time to learn how to use it to get good results .
After using it many times without satisfactory results, I decided it doesn't work well for my hair, and stopped using shea butter.
It took me some time, but since I learned how to get the great results I'm getting now (beautiful curl defintion, less shrinkage, softness and moisture), shea butter is all I'm using as a styler, and I only have to apply it about two or three times a week.

question :

Which ayurvedic powders do you use to promote hair growth and to get more defined curls, and how do you use them? (How do you make the paste and how long do you leave it on your hair)

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html

Last edited by taltal; 01-15-2010 at 06:14 AM.
I LOVE ayurvedic powders. I use a combination of Amla, brahmi and maka powders (2-1-1 ratio). I mix with either hibiscus or camamile tea and let it sit in my hair for an hour. Rinsing is a B-I, but it is so worth it. My hair has been thriving since I added this to my routine.


Do you do the CG routine and if so what benefits have you seen for your hair? Was it difficult for your hair to adjust to?
Over 10 years natural and still growing...

Last edited by sobecurl; 01-15-2010 at 07:26 AM. Reason: spelling
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Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin

Last edited by Windflower; 09-19-2010 at 10:39 PM.
It terms of curl definition, EcoStyler. Sad but true. Re: anything else (softness, growth, moisture, overall health), the jury's still out.

How long should one's hair be to do a nice Southern Tease Bun? My hair (curled) is just at the back of my neck but of course it could be stretched longer. Will a STB look dumb on my length?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I think making sure the sides of your hair are long enough will make a nice southern tease bun. My back is long enough, but the top and sides of my hair are still a tad too short for a southern tease bun. I can't wait to try again...it is such a cute style.

What type of weekend plans do you have?
Originally Posted by Windflower

I hate that question because I never have any seeing how my only friend lives 5 hours away and my roommates leave every single weekend.

Heres what I plan to do:

Go on a hunt for someone to cut my hair, I'm fearing they will try to persuade me to let them cut my hair anyway, But I shall ask around to see if any salons have someone speciallizing with curly hair (I've already look on this website and no one has listed any for my area)

Then I'm going to get some ink for my computer maybe go to target and get a gym bag and maybe go to old navy for work out pants.

then saturday I'm going swimming and cleaning out my car and then who knows. I spend alot of time by myself


How did you find your current hair salon? Or do you cut your hair yourself?
I LOVE ayurvedic powders. I use a combination of Amla, brahmi and maka powders (2-1-1 ratio). I mix with either hibiscus or camamile tea and let it sit in my hair for an hour. Rinsing is a B-I, but it is so worth it. My hair has been thriving since I added this to my routine.


Do you do the CG routine and if so what benefits have you seen for your hair? Was it difficult for your hair to adjust to?
Originally Posted by sobecurl
I tried co-washing for a few months but didn't like it. My scalp was always itchy, which is why I decided to go back to using soap to wash my hair.
I now use either a home made 100% natural shampoo or Dr. Bronner's baby pure castile soap to which I add a few tbsp. of melted shea butter.

question :

If youve used JBCO, what did it do for your hair and is it really much better than regular castor oil ?
Did you use it for other things apart from hair benefits ?

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html

Last edited by taltal; 01-15-2010 at 03:42 PM.

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