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Old 12-18-2009, 04:45 AM   #1
 
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This thread is the offspring of the same thread on the nh board. Sometimes I have questions that don't seem to merit a whole new thread, and I would ask it on the nh board but I'd prefer to ask it of 4As only.

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What are you doing with your hair for the winter? Anything in particular?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:02 AM   #2
 
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This thread is the offspring of the same thread on the nh board. Sometimes I have questions that don't seem to merit a whole new thread, and I would ask it on the nh board but I'd prefer to ask it of 4As only.

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What are you doing with your hair for the winter? Anything in particular?
Protective styling and lots of deep conditionering

Did you BC? If so, why or why not?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
 
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Did you BC? If so, why or why not?
I did. I didn't see the point in hanging on to hair that I wasn't going to keep anyway. Although I love long hair... it just seemed silly to me. So I just chopped it all off one day


In what order do you apply your products for a wash n go? (conditioners, oils, gels, etc)
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In what order do you apply your products for a wash n go? (conditioners, oils, gels, etc)
I co-wash first. Then I apply gel. I always have to apply the gel first or else I get these little white balls like cottege cheese in my hair. UGH! Then, if I want I'll apply a butter of some type - but it must be done in that order or I'm jacked up!

If you have really thick hair, how do you prep you hair for a bun or updo style to keep the hair from pouffing everywhere?
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:48 AM   #5
 
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I have been wearing buns lately--I pull it back in a ponytail holder (it's not a high or low bun, it's right in the middle) and I split the ponytail into two sections. I twist each section and wind them together so it looks like one piece and I secure that with another ponytail holder (but hair pins will work too). This is great if your hair isn't long enough to take the ponytail and wrap into one section, but even when my hair is long enough, my hair is so thick that it looks more balanced if I break it into two sections and then wind it into place.

For product--I only use aloe vera gel on the outside of my hair once its up in a bun. I don't put styling products throughout if I'm wearing a bun.

If you can achieve second day or third day hair, what's your secret?

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If you can achieve second day or third day hair, what's your secret?
Being that I have fine hair, my 2nd and 3rd hair look much better than I 1st day hair. To be honest, I have no secret. I may put it a high pony, but not always. I wake up in the morning and spritz it with water and put in my shea butter/olive oil mix or cantu shea butter leave-in conditioner and keep it moving?

For my fine-haired ladies, what are your go-to style (other than the wash-n-go)?
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For my fine-haired ladies, what are your go-to style (other than the wash-n-go)?

I have been bunning for the last couple of months to give my hair a break from all the manipulation necessary to maintain a w&g. I am trying to give my hair a break for the winter too. I can't do the twist thing, my hair looks crazy! Just too much scalp showing...

Tell me about your most difficult hair moment.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #8
 
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My most difficult hair moment was when I had little white spots all in my hair from my leave-in. I had to stick my head under the faucet and plop some curl-activator gel in my hair and jet to work. I know I looked a hot mess that day with dripping wet hair!
Am I the only one who see's little ragedy ends that need to be trimmed when they do two-stranded twist?
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No you're not. Since I'm newly natural I have done that at least twice so far and I'm sure I will have to do it occasionally.


How often do you cleanse your hair?
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Oh wow...I just trimmed my endz this past Monday night, I was tired of feeling those annoying knots on the endz, plus they were feeling super rough to the touch, so it was Def time to let em go...now they feel soft & smooth again!!! Are u interested in Poo bars for hair washing...if u are, what brands are u interested in/tried?
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Oh wow...I just trimmed my endz this past Monday night, I was tired of feeling those annoying knots on the endz, plus they were feeling super rough to the touch, so it was Def time to let em go...now they feel soft & smooth again!!! Are u interested in Poo bars for hair washing...if u are, what brands are u interested in/tried?
No interest as of now but maybe at some point. I don't know too much about them.

What products have you tried on your natural hair that didn't fare too well but have gotten rave reviews from others w/ naturals?
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:59 PM   #12
 
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What products have you tried on your natural hair that didn't fare too well but have gotten rave reviews from others w/ naturals?
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner. It was ok, nothing spectacular.



About how much money did you spend on hair products the first 6 months of being natural?
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Oh wow...I just trimmed my endz this past Monday night, I was tired of feeling those annoying knots on the endz, plus they were feeling super rough to the touch, so it was Def time to let em go...now they feel soft & smooth again!!! Are u interested in Poo bars for hair washing...if u are, what brands are u interested in/tried?
No interest as of now but maybe at some point. I don't know too much about them.

What products have you tried on your natural hair that didn't fare too well but have gotten rave reviews from others w/ naturals?
Qhemets AOHC. It wasnt nearly as moisturizing to my hair as others made it seem. I still had to apply it to my hair every day and it caused major frizz.

How does your SO feel about your natural hair?
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #14
 
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He loves it and hopes I never straighten mine or our daughters hair.

how many bottles of conditioner do you REALLY own?
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #15
 
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Had to go count....20!

What are your favorite and least favorite things about your natural hair process/jouney?
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Favorite things about my journey are the hair experiments and gaining the self confidence to wear out my natural hair. I loved buying new hair products.

The least favorite was trying to figure out how to manage a bad hair day. Justifying why I am natural was hard at first until I did not give a care any longer. The long detangle process is frustrating sometimes.

How often do you go to a salon, if ever?
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How often do you go to a salon, if ever?

I haven't been back to the salon since my last relaxer/hair wash in Feb '08. I even did my own BC in April '08. I still laugh at that since I was a serious "salon girl" while relaxed.


What kind of hair accessories do you use to decorate your hair and where do you buy them?
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:42 AM   #18
 
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Of course I use my Goody Ouchless bands to make my puffs. I also use scarves, headbands and ,my new love, flowers. I bought my flowers from Claire's when their had their BOGO half off sale. I get my other accessories from Target.

Question: Have you received more positive or negative feedback from your family/friends since going natural?
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:12 AM   #19
 
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Of course I use my Goody Ouchless bands to make my puffs. I also use scarves, headbands and ,my new love, flowers. I bought my flowers from Claire's when their had their BOGO half off sale. I get my other accessories from Target.

Question: Have you received more positive or negative feedback from your family/friends since going natural?
I have gotten overwhelming positive feedback from everyone. (Should have done this sooner)
If you could get any product or line of products for Christmas, what would it be?
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Curl Junkie or Oyin. I would freeeak if I got that for Christmas. It all looks so good and nostril-tantalizing. Going back to school with perfect, dessert-reminiscent hair? Oh hail yes.

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When you BC'd (or whatever your naturally curly embracing point was!), how long did it take for you to really "love" your hair-- as in, was it love at first sight or did it take major adjusting?
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