Tried the Cherry Lola Again and IT ROCKED!

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Where are the cherries?
Originally Posted by Phoenix

LOL!!!

Cherry Lola is the name of the member who formulated the treatment. She has a blog too.
Originally Posted by Torimom
Oh, hee!
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I did my Cherry Lola and I loved how my curls looked. The thing was my hair felt dry. I've used yogurt before in DCs so I'm thinking my hair didn't like the baking soda. I read some people add oil or conditioner. Is dryness the reason?
I did my Cherry Lola and I loved how my curls looked. The thing was my hair felt dry. I've used yogurt before in DCs so I'm thinking my hair didn't like the baking soda. I read some people add oil or conditioner. Is dryness the reason?
Originally Posted by adthomas
Yes the treatment can be drying. I normally add my fav conditioner and use a little less baking soda and still get great results.
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Here's a stupid question:
I have never tried yogurt to condition with but I have some expired (by like 4 days) vanilla yogurt in the fridge. Can I dump this in my DT?
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Here's a stupid question:
I have never tried yogurt to condition with but I have some expired (by like 4 days) vanilla yogurt in the fridge. Can I dump this in my DT?
Originally Posted by NubianCoils
heck yes - don't waste that good stuff. I have done that when I found an old plain or vanilla yogurt in the fridge as well and it turned out fine. As long as it's within a week of the expiration date you should be good to go. Just make sure it hasn't separated.
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Here's a stupid question:
I have never tried yogurt to condition with but I have some expired (by like 4 days) vanilla yogurt in the fridge. Can I dump this in my DT?
Originally Posted by NubianCoils
heck yes - don't waste that good stuff. I have done that when I found an old plain or vanilla yogurt in the fridge as well and it turned out fine. As long as it's within a week of the expiration date you should be good to go. Just make sure it hasn't separated.
Originally Posted by sagehen
LOL, HOT! That's just what I'm going to do. Will that be considered a protein conditioner with the yogurt in it? If my hair likes this, I'll graduate to trying the Cherry Lola Treatment
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Where are the cherries?
Originally Posted by Phoenix

LOL!!!

Cherry Lola is the name of the member who formulated the treatment. She has a blog too.
Originally Posted by Torimom
OMG! I was going to ask the same thing. LOL
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LOL, HOT! That's just what I'm going to do. Will that be considered a protein conditioner with the yogurt in it? If my hair likes this, I'll graduate to trying the Cherry Lola Treatment
Originally Posted by NubianCoils

Yep! Its a protein condish, especially with the amino acids in it. I also recommend adding some real conditioner to the mix to counter act the potential drying caused by the baking soda.
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I did my Cherry Lola and I loved how my curls looked. The thing was my hair felt dry. I've used yogurt before in DCs so I'm thinking my hair didn't like the baking soda. I read some people add oil or conditioner. Is dryness the reason?
Originally Posted by adthomas
I read that the treatment will leave your hair feeling hard and dry if you're protein sensitive. Maybe the amino acids were too much protein for you?

I just did my first cherry lola treatment this morning and, although my hair feels soft, it hasn't reduced the frizz much. Maybe my ratios were off.
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I tried this treatment like, over a year ago. The smell of this made me scared because to me, it was reminiscent of perm. It looked good, but I nervous about what lasting effect this would have on my hair. plus it was bubbly and fizzy.
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I tried this treatment like, over a year ago. The smell of this made me scared because to me, it was reminiscent of perm. It looked good, but I nervous about what lasting effect this would have on my hair. plus it was bubbly and fizzy.
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Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin
Hakim I hear you on that. I tried baking soda to clean my scalp and my hair turned out really dry. I guess I got more on my hair then I should have but it was hard to get it moisturized and balanced again. My curls pop with ecostyler gel and that's good enough for me.
Adding conditioner to the treatment counteracts the dryness. When I started adding condish my hair was great, not dry at all. I need to go to the store and get the ingreds to do another one...

I will say though, I am not keen on using baking soda on my hair so I just make a batch every few months and when the batch is gone use the amino acids in food.
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I tried this treatment like, over a year ago. The smell of this made me scared because to me, it was reminiscent of perm. It looked good, but I nervous about what lasting effect this would have on my hair. plus it was bubbly and fizzy.
Just call me Worrying Wanda. *Kanye shrug*
Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin
Yep...smelled like ammonia. I tried it last year...made my hair hard.
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Adding conditioner to the treatment counteracts the dryness. When I started adding condish my hair was great, not dry at all. I need to go to the store and get the ingreds to do another one...

I will say though, I am not keen on using baking soda on my hair so I just make a batch every few months and when the batch is gone use the amino acids in food.
Originally Posted by ellepixie

+1 on using it in food! that stuff is delish!

but yes, I agree, overall the smell is kinda funky and if you're protein sensitive this is probably not the best deep conditioner for you. But if you have fine hair (like me) then it will probably do wonders. If you're still experiencing dryness, ease up on the baking soda. I think the results are more about the protein than the baking soda...
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How exactly does this work and what does it do??? And do you do a moisturizing DC afterwards?
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How exactly does this work and what does it do??? And do you do a moisturizing DC afterwards?
Originally Posted by pretebrowneyes
It is a protein treatment that for me aids in frizz control and makes my curls clump and act right. I can tell, when My hair is all stretched out and not springing back that I need one. Takes no time to prepare and has ingreds already in my kitchen. I use a bit less baking soda than is called for, then after it expands and is ready, I add conditioner and honey to counteract whatever drying effects there may be. I usually use a moisturizing deep treatment afterward just because I fear dry hair.
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How exactly does this work and what does it do??? And do you do a moisturizing DC afterwards?
Originally Posted by pretebrowneyes
basically its a defrizzing treatment that clumps hair together with a burst of protein. Add a little bit of conditioner to it to get some more moisture, this way you dont have to do a DC after! Leave it on for 10-20 minutes and rinse by pouring H20 over your head to keep curls in tact! HTH!
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How exactly does this work and what does it do??? And do you do a moisturizing DC afterwards?
Originally Posted by pretebrowneyes
basically its a defrizzing treatment that clumps hair together with a burst of protein. Add a little bit of conditioner to it to get some more moisture, this way you dont have to do a DC after! Leave it on for 10-20 minutes and rinse by pouring H20 over your head to keep curls in tact! HTH!
Originally Posted by cassadie3
Hmmm, I've been using my ayurvedic paste as my protein. But this does sound interesting. Maybe next summer if I have enough wash n go length...I'll give this a try. Thank you!

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Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
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I don't use the Cherry Lola..but the reason it smells "permy" (meaning ammonia like or even like certain lyes) is because it's a type of "naturalaxer".

It basically messes with the cuticle of the hair thus reducing frizz and depending on how porous the hair is.. you'll get better or worse results reguarding frizz reduction and softness..plus it depends on the measurements you use.

All a lot of relaxers are is an acid and alkaline system... that's all the Cherry Lola formulation is... it's just "natural" and not as caustic as actual relaxer chemicals.

To each his or her own though.
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I don't use the Cherry Lola..but the reason it smells "permy" (meaning ammonia like or even like certain lyes) is because it's a type of "naturalaxer".

It basically messes with the cuticle of the hair thus reducing frizz and depending on how porous the hair is.. you'll get better or worse results reguarding frizz reduction and softness..plus it depends on the measurements you use.

All a lot of relaxers are is an acid and alkaline system... that's all the Cherry Lola formulation is... it's just "natural" and not as caustic as actual relaxer chemicals.

To each his or her own though.
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
Marah, I love you, but this is kind of incorrect. I initially became weary about using the CL b/c of people saying it smelled "permy" - to me, it doesn't smell permy AT ALL, it smells like stir fry. I've eaten it. Tastes like salty soy sauce - yuck. I honestly have no idea WTH those people are putting in it to make it smell like a perm; I permed my hair for about 20 years and I never remember perm smelling like that...

Therefore, I did a lot of research on the cuticle of the hair shaft with acids and alkalines, especially since people were also scared to use shampoo bars b/c they contained castile soap, which is an alkaline as well. Based on research from the Natural Haven (she cites the studies too), there is no significant change to the hair shaft applying a pH of 4-9 to it. A lot of baking sodas have a pH of 7-8, some report pure BS as having a pH of 9, but often there is some corn starch mixed in. There is actually another thread on using baking soda in the general section and someone had microscopic pics of their hair before and after using baking soda, and there was no change (it was pretty cool).

She also did a post on the myth of the baking soda "relaxer" here: http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/...a-relaxer.html

Personally, I have never seen loosened curls from doing a cherry - I think it really just gives you a shot of protein and decreases frizz, but it's not hardcore protein (like wheat or soy protein) so it doesn't make your hair brittle. If there is any loosening it's most likely b/c your hair is more moisturized and weighs more.

I personally would be careful with doing a CL more than once a week b/c of the sodium in it, as sodium can dry hair out with frequent use. There are plenty of alkaline foods that we put in our hair all the time, such as coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, hemp seed oil, etc...so I think the main concern with BS is the salt.

Just my 2 cents!
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