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Forum: 4 09-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
I have considered trimming my ends. I also engage...

I have considered trimming my ends. I also engage in finger detangling nowadays instead of using wide tooth combs. I shed way less hair and see less breakage. I love how each day I figure out what...
Forum: 4 08-28-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
Not necessarily, some of my best moisturizers...

Not necessarily, some of my best moisturizers (without cones or polyquats) do this and I can still apply more of them or another product and have it penetrate. I think when products no longer perform...
Forum: 4 08-28-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Chi
also instead of castor oil and water, try jojoba...

also instead of castor oil and water, try jojoba oil. The castor oil may be causing your scalp to itch and for most curlies deep conditioning is essential, so you need a conditioner that will...
Forum: 4 08-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Chi
First off I will say, stick in there! Learning to...

First off I will say, stick in there! Learning to deal with your natural is a learning, sometimes shocking experience but once you go through the bad days, so-so days, eventually you learn what works...
Forum: 4 08-17-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
First off I'd like to thank everyone for their...

First off I'd like to thank everyone for their advice and responses it is greatly appreciated. I guess I should post an update on my hair. Since this incident I've come to determine it was the...
Forum: 4 08-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
Yes I desperately need to clarify. I decided to...

Yes I desperately need to clarify. I decided to try shampooing every month which means basically now. If anyone has suggestions of good shampoos that won't dry my hair out, no sulfates or alcohol...
Forum: 4 07-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
Definitely will stay away lol

Definitely will stay away lol
Forum: 4 07-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
I drink A LOT of water considering I don't drink...

I drink A LOT of water considering I don't drink juice or soda just water and tea. My hair needs a little heat to absorb oils and moisturizers because as said before I have low porosity hair. I don't...
Forum: 4 07-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By Chi
Breakage: A Cry For Help

Its been exactly a month since I've been dealing with my hair (it's been in protective styles such as braids, weaves, etc. for years). I've tried to learn more about my hair and determined I have low...
Forum: 4 07-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Chi
I LOVE Portland. Congrats!! I don't even know you...

I LOVE Portland. Congrats!! I don't even know you personally and I'm incredibly happy for you lol. Cantu I found works when my hair is wet but I am right now on Shea Moisture I need to try something...
Forum: 4 07-16-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
I've also become paranoid over shedding vs....

I've also become paranoid over shedding vs. breakage. I get a tiny amount maybe a little bigger than a dime sized ball of hair that comes out with every twist out I do when I comb through my hair...
Forum: 4 07-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
Sadly I've been wearing wigs until I get my hair...

Sadly I've been wearing wigs until I get my hair to a comfortable length. It allows me to experiment with twist outs, wash n go's, bantu knots, etc. I have been on the look out for thinning edges...
Forum: 4 07-09-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Chi
you can't completely tell most of the time with a...

you can't completely tell most of the time with a strand of hair. How your hair is when wet and also when it dries is usually an indicator. The strand does look like the elusive "z" shape according...
Forum: 4 07-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
I want to wear my twists out but my hair is in...

I want to wear my twists out but my hair is in that awkward stage where its 2 inches from being APL and whenever I do my twists I find it hard to style them as is, like pinning them up or putting it...
Forum: 4 07-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
Thanks so much for the advice! I live in an area...

Thanks so much for the advice! I live in an area where it is humid and a heat wave has just passed. I guess that answered my question about the fuzzing. I also will try to keep my hands out of my...
Forum: 4 07-04-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
Wash-- Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner ...

Wash-- Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Moisturize-- Jojoba Oil, Shea Moisture organic Yucca &
Aloe Thickening Growth Milk

Curl Definition-- Cantu Shea Butter hair...
Forum: 4 07-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Chi
First Official Twist Out!!

So I finally took my braids out and did a twist out. I didn't keep the twists in long (a day or so) which I think resulted in my hair fuzzing up in the third pic? Or maybe thats how my hair will...
Forum: 4 05-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Chi
I also make it part of my regimen to braid my...

I also make it part of my regimen to braid my hair before washing because I have such crazy shrinkage and the detangling process is much easier. I also learned I may have low porosity because it...
Forum: 4 05-31-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Chi
Thanks for the solid advice! I've followed much...

Thanks for the solid advice! I've followed much of what you suggested before and have noticed a difference. I also had no idea the photos weren't working so I reposted them. I've heard many people...
Forum: 4 05-28-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Chi
please excuse the crazy hot mess in the last pics...

please excuse the crazy hot mess in the last pics I was getting the front of my hair rebraided
Forum: 4 05-28-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Chi
Newbie needs help determining hair type

Hey I am new to the site, I have however been natural
for 5 years but worn my hair in protective styles such as braids. The categorizing system has not helped or seems confusing. At first I thought...
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