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Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-15-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,120
Posted By naturalnewb
Just wanted to echo what was said earlier about...

Just wanted to echo what was said earlier about your insurance: they might cover (or partially cover) the cost of the breast pump. Pumps + parts can add up if you're on a budget.

Also, the...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-15-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,429
Posted By naturalnewb
I am 5'7 and weighed about 150 when I got...

I am 5'7 and weighed about 150 when I got pregnant. I had two OB-GYNs during my pregnancy and both advised that I gain 15 -25 (suggestion was likely due to my weight and family history of...
Forum: 4 11-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,280
Posted By naturalnewb
I wash n go pretty infrequently during the colder...

I wash n go pretty infrequently during the colder months; this summer, I'd generally rock a wash n go for about 3 days and then do twist outs to end the week. I'm close to BSL, but with shrinkage,...
Forum: 3 09-29-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By naturalnewb
KMF Replacement

Does anyone know of a gel that would be comparable to the old formulation of KMF Upper Mgmt Gel? With the addition of glycerin, I don't think the new version will work for me in the harsh MI winter....
Forum: 4 07-09-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By naturalnewb
Oh, thanks for the info on PM; I might give it a...

Oh, thanks for the info on PM; I might give it a try then.

Under KCCC/Ecostyler, I've used:

Knot Today (Didn't turn white, but wasn't heavy enough for my hair)
Giovanni Direct Leave in (not...
Forum: 4 07-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By naturalnewb
Looking for leave-in w/ UFC Curly Magic

Both KCCC and Ecostyler have been leaving me w/ whitehead during my wash n gos...so I'm thinking it's just time to try a different gel altogether.

Anyone know what leave-ins work well with UFD...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 04-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 127,606
Posted By naturalnewb
Not 100% certain of her ethnicity, but Rahnuma...

Not 100% certain of her ethnicity, but Rahnuma Panthaky plays a role on one of my current tv obsessions "Being Human". I frigging love her hair:


...
Forum: Over 40 03-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,825
Posted By naturalnewb
My mother used to use Roman pink fabric softener...

My mother used to use Roman pink fabric softener (mixed with water) on her hair. She switched back to conditioner sometime in the 80s.
Forum: Curly Fitness 03-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,301
Posted By naturalnewb
Um, I haven't heard of anything you can eat to...

Um, I haven't heard of anything you can eat to attain a bubble booty, but you can do squats/lunges to shape it up a bit.
Forum: Curly Fitness 03-30-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,819
Posted By naturalnewb
I haven't checked in lately, but I have finally...

I haven't checked in lately, but I have finally committed to losing weight. I've been working out/eating better for about 3 weeks and I'm down 5 pounds. I'd like to shed about 15 more, so I'm going...
Forum: Transitioning 03-30-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,529
Posted By naturalnewb
You might want to try a different combination of...

You might want to try a different combination of products. I tried Organic Root Stimulator hair pudding when I first transitioned and it tended to dry my hair out really quickly--it would be...
Forum: Transitioning 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By naturalnewb
I relaxed once every 8-10 weeks. A lot of my...

I relaxed once every 8-10 weeks. A lot of my friends relaxed more often than that--probably every 4-6 weeks. That always seemed like overkill to me.
Forum: 4 03-22-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,995
Views: 487,574
Posted By naturalnewb
3 day old twistout pulled up into a curly pony...

3 day old twistout pulled up into a curly pony puff. Some days I love the ease of styling natural hair :walk:
Forum: Transitioning 03-22-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By naturalnewb
I had intended to book an appointment with my...

I had intended to book an appointment with my stylist, but I eventually got frustrated with the different textures and just BCed myself. I wet my hair and applied conditioner because it really...
Forum: 4 03-22-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By naturalnewb
I only diffuse if I'm in a rush. I haven't...

I only diffuse if I'm in a rush. I haven't noticed any differences in the way my hair feels or in the look of the actual coil in my hair--BUT it does tend to give me a little more shrinkage. I...
Forum: 4 03-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,503
Posted By naturalnewb
The texturizer question has only come up a few...

The texturizer question has only come up a few times for me. Usually the questioner is a new/ish natural who is looking for advice on styling their hair so it doesn't offend me.
Forum: 4 02-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By naturalnewb
I have never been much of a weave wearer, but I...

I have never been much of a weave wearer, but I was a long-term transitioner so I can kind of relate to your anxiety. When I did my big chop, it took me a couple of weeks to feel completely...
Forum: 3 02-06-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By naturalnewb
Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony...

Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?[/QUOTE]

Either way.. If I let it dry all the way it takes longer but has more stretch. If I dry it halfway in the pony it...
Forum: 3 02-03-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By naturalnewb
Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony...

Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?
Forum: 3 02-03-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By naturalnewb
Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony...

Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?
Forum: 3 02-03-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 32,660
Posted By naturalnewb
I agree that Vatika doesn't really stink. It...

I agree that Vatika doesn't really stink. It smells a bit like lemon Pledge--not a scent I'd associate with a hair product, but I can live with it. If I use it as a prepoo or oil treatment, the...
Forum: Recipes — for hair and body 01-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By naturalnewb
Essential Oil tips

Hello mixtresses,

I recently won a $10 certificate to a local grocery store that sells a plethora of essential oils. I am wondering, which essential oils would you suggest for a newish mixstress?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By naturalnewb
Free sample of Dove Leave-in

I think there is a thread for discount codes and promotions...but I have no idea where that is. So, I'll just post this here:

DOVE® NOURISHING OIL CARE LEAVE-IN SMOOTHING CREAM SAMPLE...
Forum: 4 01-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By naturalnewb
Essential Oils

I just won a $10 gift certificate to a local specialty grocery store. I could use it on food, but I noticed that they sell a variety of essential oils as well. I'd like to experiment with making...
Forum: Transitioning 01-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By naturalnewb
Are you oiling your scalp with grapeseed oil or...

Are you oiling your scalp with grapeseed oil or just using it on your hair? I believe that while grapeseed oil is great for sealing moisture into your hair, it can be comedogenic (clog pores, cause...
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