Ask The Next Person Anything (jr)

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...
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
Naw, girl! Post on ANY topic you want! Be a rebel!

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.
Originally Posted by taltal
Please share how you use shea butter to get those great results.

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.
Originally Posted by sobecurl
Where do you get your powders? How is your hair thriving? Growth? Shine? Strength? Something else?

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.
Originally Posted by Windflower
Thanks! I tried to do it this morning, but no go. What I ended up with wouldn't even qualify as a bun.

Question: Who makes the best burgers? And don't say, "Mom." I'm craving a burger and fries tonight. I was a bad, bad girl today (danged Girl Scout Cookies...1 box down, 2 to go!). But I was pretty good the rest of this week. I want a burger...
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Question: Who makes the best burgers? And don't say, "Mom." I'm craving a burger and fries tonight. I was a bad, bad girl today (danged Girl Scout Cookies...1 box down, 2 to go!). But I was pretty good the rest of this week. I want a burger...
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I don't know where you live but I really like Whataburger, which I haven't had in quite some time. We have only one in Tampa and it is on the other side of town so it is not often I get to eat it (which is probably for the better), or I'd be there for all times of day and night (which is the best time to eat it).

Are there any Floridians who straighten their hair often? If so, how do you combat the frizzies and your hair trying to revert back to its natural state?
Not from Fla, sorry... But I think I heard Chi makes a good product to prevent reversion.

If I wash/DT my hair at night, what can I do with it to make sure my hair isn't a mangled mess in the AM? Or should I just wait until I can DT in the day?
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Not from Fla, sorry... But I think I heard Chi makes a good product to prevent reversion.

If I wash/DT my hair at night, what can I do with it to make sure my hair isn't a mangled mess in the AM? Or should I just wait until I can DT in the day?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I wash my hair at night and pineapple it with 2 ponytails. I mainly do this to combat shrinkage but also b/c if not, Idk what I'd do with my hair. If I braid it, it will change the texure and leaving it lose under the bonnet, stretches out my curl (in a bad way).

If you do oil rinses or oil massages, when do you do them? And what kind of oil do you use?


If you do oil rinses or oil massages, when do you do them? And what kind of oil do you use?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
I'm not sure what you mean by oil rinses, but I usually apply oil after washing my hair and before styling. Usually I use castor oil.

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html
I'm not sure what you mean by oil rinses, but I usually apply oil after washing my hair and before styling. Usually I use castor oil.
Originally Posted by taltal
Som people do oil rinses as pre-poo and some do oil massages to increase growth. I was curious about both and/or when else someone would do an oil rinse. I haven't done one in awhile but I think I'm going to start!
I'm not sure what you mean by oil rinses, but I usually apply oil after washing my hair and before styling. Usually I use castor oil.
Originally Posted by taltal
Som people do oil rinses as pre-poo and some do oil massages to increase growth. I was curious about both and/or when else someone would do an oil rinse. I haven't done one in awhile but I think I'm going to start!
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
I try to do a massage with castor oil after washing my hair, (just before styling), which is about once a week. Haven't done that for a while now since I ran out of castor oil.
How is an oil rinse done ?

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

Last edited by taltal; 01-28-2010 at 01:21 AM.
Oh ok I gotcha. When I used to do mine, I would wet my hair, put the oil on and leave it on overnight. Then I would shampoo and condish but my hair would be like butta lol. Keep in mind, I was using (sulfate free) shampoon EVERY wash at that time so I needed all the help I could get! I only use shampoo when I need it now. Otherwise I low poo or no poo.

From what I read when I was newbie, I think people tend to leave the oil on for a few hours or don't even wash it out at all. But I would think that is basically sealing. I can't remember. Maybe I'll hunt down that old thread lol!
hmmm isnt an oil rinse technically a way of prepooing?? since you are rinsing it out????


I do my prepoos's on dry hair with my oil mixture and a topping of honey but I do use regular shampoo weekly, my hair jus does better when its clean...

but I was just wondering something...am I the only one who uses dry shampoo here???

Before I rinse out the prepoo I literally apply the shampoo straight , and then rinse everything out....it gives defined soft curls all the time!!!
Niké (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
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Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
hmmm isnt an oil rinse technically a way of prepooing?? since you are rinsing it out????

I do my prepoos's on dry hair with my oil mixture and a topping of honey but I do use regular shampoo weekly, my hair jus does better when its clean...

but I was just wondering something...am I the only one who uses dry shampoo here???

Before I rinse out the prepoo I literally apply the shampoo straight , and then rinse everything out....it gives defined soft curls all the time!!!
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké
I always thought so...I just wanted to get some more feedback on that! Hmmm...dry shampoo, huh? never even thought about it. What made you start that?
hmmm isnt an oil rinse technically a way of prepooing?? since you are rinsing it out????

I do my prepoos's on dry hair with my oil mixture and a topping of honey but I do use regular shampoo weekly, my hair jus does better when its clean...

but I was just wondering something...am I the only one who uses dry shampoo here???

Before I rinse out the prepoo I literally apply the shampoo straight , and then rinse everything out....it gives defined soft curls all the time!!!
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké
I always thought so...I just wanted to get some more feedback on that! Hmmm...dry shampoo, huh? never even thought about it. What made you start that?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
Think about it...oil and water dont mix...

Since I prepoo on my hair dry,and leave it in for a while the oils will already have been absorbed. Putting water on before the shampoo will cause the shampoo to lather up, which means that it will removing the oil that is coating strands PLUS the oils that have been absorbed, which really defeats the whole purpose of prepooing...

Do low no poo shampoos have as much lather as regular shampoo?....nope..and thats the reason why....


Doing this also makes detangling a breeze, when time to DC...

Sometimes after rinsing the shampoo out, all I have to do is just smooth in my regular leave in or conditioner instead of cowasing and rinsing because my curls are already super moisturized, soft, and defined...


I asked about dry shampooing here because, on another forum , a member made a thread about how good it made her hair feel , some members knew about it, but alot more never even heard it...and this woman was a 4b hair type praising it...
Niké (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
So how exactly do you do a dry shampoo ?
Do you apply oil, leave it on for a few hours, apply shampoo without water, leave it on and lather, and afterwards apply water ? Or do you use a powder cleanser which you apply to your oiled hair before wetting it, and only afterwards put water on your hair to wash it all out ?

hmmm isnt an oil rinse technically a way of prepooing?? since you are rinsing it out????

I do my prepoos's on dry hair with my oil mixture and a topping of honey but I do use regular shampoo weekly, my hair jus does better when its clean...

but I was just wondering something...am I the only one who uses dry shampoo here???

Before I rinse out the prepoo I literally apply the shampoo straight , and then rinse everything out....it gives defined soft curls all the time!!!
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké
I always thought so...I just wanted to get some more feedback on that! Hmmm...dry shampoo, huh? never even thought about it. What made you start that?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
Think about it...oil and water dont mix...

Since I prepoo on my hair dry,and leave it in for a while the oils will already have been absorbed. Putting water on before the shampoo will cause the shampoo to lather up, which means that it will removing the oil that is coating strands PLUS the oils that have been absorbed, which really defeats the whole purpose of prepooing...

Do low no poo shampoos have as much lather as regular shampoo?....nope..and thats the reason why....


Doing this also makes detangling a breeze, when time to DC...

Sometimes after rinsing the shampoo out, all I have to do is just smooth in my regular leave in or conditioner instead of cowasing and rinsing because my curls are already super moisturized, soft, and defined...


I asked about dry shampooing here because, on another forum , a member made a thread about how good it made her hair feel , some members knew about it, but alot more never even heard it...and this woman was a 4b hair type praising it...
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html
I do what you said first...I oil my hair, leave it on (the longer the better of course) apply regular shampoo dry, message my roots, and rinse ..

and of course I only do this if I dont have build up which is most of the time since I simpled up my regimen....


So how exactly do you do a dry shampoo ?
Do you apply oil, leave it on for a few hours, apply shampoo without water, leave it on and lather, and afterwards apply water ? Or do you use a powder cleanser which you apply to your oiled hair before wetting it, and only afterwards put water on your hair to wash it all out ?


I always thought so...I just wanted to get some more feedback on that! Hmmm...dry shampoo, huh? never even thought about it. What made you start that?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
Think about it...oil and water dont mix...

Since I prepoo on my hair dry,and leave it in for a while the oils will already have been absorbed. Putting water on before the shampoo will cause the shampoo to lather up, which means that it will removing the oil that is coating strands PLUS the oils that have been absorbed, which really defeats the whole purpose of prepooing...

Do low no poo shampoos have as much lather as regular shampoo?....nope..and thats the reason why....


Doing this also makes detangling a breeze, when time to DC...

Sometimes after rinsing the shampoo out, all I have to do is just smooth in my regular leave in or conditioner instead of cowasing and rinsing because my curls are already super moisturized, soft, and defined...


I asked about dry shampooing here because, on another forum , a member made a thread about how good it made her hair feel , some members knew about it, but alot more never even heard it...and this woman was a 4b hair type praising it...
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké
Originally Posted by taltal
Niké (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
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Last edited by Windflower; 09-20-2010 at 12:14 AM.
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Think about it...oil and water dont mix...

Since I prepoo on my hair dry,and leave it in for a while the oils will already have been absorbed. Putting water on before the shampoo will cause the shampoo to lather up, which means that it will removing the oil that is coating strands PLUS the oils that have been absorbed, which really defeats the whole purpose of prepooing...

Do low no poo shampoos have as much lather as regular shampoo?....nope..and thats the reason why....


Doing this also makes detangling a breeze, when time to DC...

Sometimes after rinsing the shampoo out, all I have to do is just smooth in my regular leave in or conditioner instead of cowasing and rinsing because my curls are already super moisturized, soft, and defined...


I asked about dry shampooing here because, on another forum , a member made a thread about how good it made her hair feel , some members knew about it, but alot more never even heard it...and this woman was a 4b hair type praising it...
Originally Posted by NaturallyNiké
Interesting...I used oil as pre poo b/c it helped to make my hair feel less tangled when I shampoo. I don't do it to try to leave the oil on (granted a small amount probably stadoes stay on/in). The only oil I want to be left is the sebum from my scalp. I *want* the shampoo to wash off the oil b/c my hair does not absorb oil! If I didnt wash it off, it would just sit on my hair like grease. It makes sense for me b/c my hair is really sensitive to shampoo. Even the most natural poos cause my hair to feel a little hard or tangly and they don't even have much of a lather. When I was doing oil first, I noticed a HUGE difference. So it works for me. I've just been lazy about doing it. But anyway, it works for you so do your thing! Thanks for explaining about that!
MicedUPCurly, have you tried using very small amounts of olive oil or coconut oil (about one teaspoon or less for your whole hair) ? These oils are known to actually penetrate the hair shaft, and when used in small amounts shouldn't create that greasy feeling of oil on the hair.

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html
MicedUPCurly, have you tried using very small amounts of olive oil or coconut oil (about one teaspoon or less for your whole hair) ? These oils are known to actually penetrate the hair shaft, and when used in small amounts shouldn't create that greasy feeling of oil on the hair.
Originally Posted by taltal
Olive oil was one of the worst ones for me. I did try extra virgin coconut last night though...the verdict is still out on that one lol. Idk if I used too much or melted it enough. I think I have to work with it a little more, but so far I think I like it! The consistency is very different from non virgin CO. I had no idea! And I Loooooooooooove the smell! Hopefully this one will be a keeper!
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Last edited by Windflower; 09-20-2010 at 12:12 AM.
I think this Oil Rinsing Video is an excellent tutorial. I'm more of a visual learner so it helps to see her go through the process - plus, her little girl is just darling, and the daughter/daddy moment at the end is absolutely precious.
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