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Old 04-03-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Bad hair week - DT disaster - when will I learn?

I had been doing really well for two weeks with ACV rinses twice a week and just cowashing. Best hair ever...more compliments than ever...what did I do? DT with honey, olive oil, and bananas (babyfood...no residue at least). My hair was horrible, my scalp burning and itching, and my hair feels so rough and dry. I tried ACV, shampooing, and what not. I've been wearing my hair in a french twist all week. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
 
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The only thing I can think of is you had an allergic reaction. Thats the only thing I can think would cause the itching and scratching. Try not to scratch though, it leaves scratches on yoru head that make scratching worse. Try and massage the spot until the itch goes away.

Also I know that when I did an olive oil and honey dt, my hair immidately turned stringy and knotted and HATED it. it took me 45 minutes to get the knots out.

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Old 04-04-2009, 08:25 AM   #3
 
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Oh poor baby!! Sounds like an allergic reaction for sure. It's hard to say I know you've used Honey before and you didn't like the results but it didn't leave you itching? Could be the combination of all those ingredients just doesn't agree with you. Your hair didn't feel dry and rough before the DT?? I'm thinking you're overusing ACV rinses. There is some debate on how often is "safe" but Struttswife says once a month is plenty and it really does make sense. You're putting Acid on your hair on a regular basis and that's not going to help you with retaining moisture that is essential for curly hair.

You need to bear in mind that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an acid -- over 100 times more acidic than your hair -- and it needs to be respected as such. Acids can and will start to degrade your hair shaft with overuse, so you must be cautious and pay strict attention to your hair's reaction to frequent ACV rinse use.

Depending on your hair texture and porosity, you may be able to support a greater amount/frequency of usage than others can, but you must be careful to judge yours accordingly. If you are doing frequent ACV rinses and are seeing positive results, then your dilution ratio is most likely suited to your hair type.

If, however, you begin to notice degradation in your hair shaft -- breakage, frayed ends, dryness, brittleness, or more porous hair -- then you need to revisit your proportions and make adjustments accordingly.


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Old 04-04-2009, 09:03 AM   #4
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Actually, my hair felt better and was shinier than ever with the ACV and cowashing. I just wanted to try the DT that I read about on another board. My hair felt silky and very thick before. The dry, rough, and itchy feelings happened *after* the DT. I can eat all those ingredients with no problem. My hair doesn't like honey...but it's one of those things that I guess I thought I could make work *if* I had the right mixture.

The upside is that I'm learning some new up
do's and how to use forks.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
 
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forks? your putting forks in you hair spekla? have you gone off the deep end?
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This is a hair fork.

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hehehe ohhhh. sorry, i thought it was a little weird you were putting forks in your hair.
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I though people were nuts too the first time I read about forks. I thought forks? Ouch...spoons maybe, but forks?
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My hair doesn't like honey either. Maybe just do the DT without it and see.
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Speckla, Speckla, Speckla, when will you ever learn? You were doing so well. :-P
Yeah, I'm sure it's just an allergic reaction. Hopefully, you'll feel better soon.
With all the "food" curlies put in their hair, it makes sense to add a fork to your hair, as well. LOL
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Speckla, Speckla, Speckla, when will you ever learn? You were doing so well. :-P
Yeah, I'm sure it's just an allergic reaction. Hopefully, you'll feel better soon.
With all the "food" curlies put in their hair, it makes sense to add a fork to your hair, as well. LOL
Oh well, it happens and will probably happen again. I'm no longer growing out my grey either. I'm going to become a henna-head now. (see other thread) Never go to Sally's in desperation!
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What, you're covering the gray!? But, but you've been one of my inspirations for going gray, too.
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What, you're covering the gray!? But, but you've been one of my inspirations for going gray, too.
I'm sorry. I went to Sally's with the intention of buying a conditioner. I walked past all the hair dye to get to the sales lady....the 'henna' part of the name jumped out and I started asking her questions...she said it'd add strength to my hair. I feel like a bit of a hypocrite, to be totally honest. It last 6-8 weeks and totally washes out.
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