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Old 07-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
 
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Default Thank you so much Helloitsio!

I'm not sure if helloitstio still frequents the boards but I thought it may be helpful to post in case someone else is having similar issues as me. I have been struggling with my routine lately and while searching Curl Talk for wavy routines I came by the following thread.

What's your after shower routine?

Helloitsio seemed to have a similar curl pattern to mine (though different properties) so I decided to give the routine a try (except I low pood and conditioned-- no soap bar or acv rinse) and got EXCELLENT results. Far better than anything else I've gotten... Moderately clumpy waves with root curl. I never get root curl.

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
 
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Natural soap bars were the RAGE that summer and continued for some time. Then, they feel out of favor. I still use them. Attribute them to some of the improvement to my curls--tighter curls and more volume.

I've used them for almost five years. Cowashed for six months and my hair wasn't anything special. Started using these and it was WOW! I take really good care of my hair. Get frequent haircuts (every six weeks.) They are really gentle. A little "more" than cowashing. They remove any residual ingredients from the really rich products I use. Haven't had any damage from using an alkaline product (I figure that my hair's pH balance is restored by the products that I use.)
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
 
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TY for the heads up; I'm subscribing to read later!
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
 
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Natural soap bars were the RAGE that summer and continued for some time. Then, they feel out of favor. I still use them. Attribute them to some of the improvement to my curls--tighter curls and more volume.

I've used them for almost five years. Cowashed for six months and my hair wasn't anything special. Started using these and it was WOW! I take really good care of my hair. Get frequent haircuts (every six weeks.) They are really gentle. A little "more" than cowashing. They remove any residual ingredients from the really rich products I use. Haven't had any damage from using an alkaline product (I figure that my hair's pH balance is restored by the products that I use.)
I need to look into these! I cowashed for 2-3 months and found it to kind of weigh my hair down.... I seem to do much better with low poo'ing. What bars do you use?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
 
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Update... I did the same method again today but modified it (quite a bit, actually) to suit my needs and got good results again! So far, this technique is giving me root curl (which I never get!) and nice, medium clumps.





-low poo: Amika
-RO: PM ginger combed through then rinsed out upright
-lightly ran fingers through my hair. Tilted head left, then right, then back and applied LI (used the RO)... Then did the same with KCCC.
-flipped head upside down and scrunched with microfiber towel.
-plopped in a flour sack towel ~15 min.
-diffused medium heat and air ~5 min.
-air dried and SOTC.

I am starting to realize that the weird roots I was getting wasn't from plopping... It was from rinsing upside down.
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