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Forum: 4 09-11-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By cocobean
I always detangle starting from ends, with loads...

I always detangle starting from ends, with loads of slippy conditioner (trader joe's). I always dry in twists, it's never free-form. I believe it's due to the teeny diameter of the coil, the...
Forum: 4 09-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By cocobean
Yes, this is exactly what l mean- the coils...

Yes, this is exactly what l mean- the coils compact tightly at the ends, even with regular trims and all. I even have a hard time with curlformers cos the ends get all tangly. I'll try braiding the...
Forum: 4 08-21-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By cocobean
Coils forming into balls at hair end

Hi, does anyone have similar experiences? My last professional trim was 6 wks ago and yet I still have this problem. I look at other 4b/c styling videos and their ends seem to stay detangled or at...
Forum: 4 06-15-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By cocobean
Oil-free moisturizer? Or coconut oil-free?

Hi, everyone. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? Oils make my fine strands greasy and stiff.
Forum: 4 02-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By cocobean
Epiphany: my hair doesn't like oils

Yep. I've accepted it. Tried argan, coconut, hempseed, grapeseed, even the mother of all oils; olive. Castor oil is too heavy and feels tacky. No matter how I apply it- sparingly on the ends, or a...
Forum: 4 01-26-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By cocobean
Help! Ends won't stay twisted

:angry1:
Hi, y'all. So I got my hair trimmed; chopped off approx 1 inch. I dry my hair in twists in order to stretch and decrease tangles. Now when I twist a section, it literally untwists all the...
Forum: 4 11-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cocobean
Did it dry your hair out?

Did it dry your hair out?
Forum: 4 11-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cocobean
Curl Prep line

Hi,
wondering if anyone has used this line. I'm particularly interested in the Sweet Buttah for twist-outs.
Buy Curl Prep...
Forum: 4 10-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
Anyone used aphogee 2 minute? I believe it...

Anyone used aphogee 2 minute? I believe it contains mineral oil, is that ok?
Forum: 4 10-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
I'm definitely going to do a weekly protein...

I'm definitely going to do a weekly protein treatment. I was under the impression that natural hair does not necessary need extra protein, hence I kinda shied away from it.
Forum: 4 10-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
Ok, I'll try the hard protein treatments....

Ok, I'll try the hard protein treatments. Honestly, I think maybe there is such a thing as terminal length, 'cos this ish is harder than it should be...
(venting)
Forum: 4 10-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
Which protein leave-in condish do you use or...

Which protein leave-in condish do you use or you'd recommend? Thanx
Forum: 4 10-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
The shed hairs in protective styles give me knots...

The shed hairs in protective styles give me knots and tangles too. I left some twists in for 4 days recently and it was so bad I had to get my scissors out. For my hair under manipulation is more of...
Forum: 4 09-21-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By cocobean
Extreme poor length retention

I guess I've figured out why my hair growth seems stunted at shoulder length. I did a henna treatment a whole back and I see the color demarcation. The hair's definitely growing, but it it's as if...
Forum: 4 06-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By cocobean
Twisting vs banding damp hair

Hi,
wondering what your opinions are on this. For those that stretch hair after washing, which method do you think causes less damage? I twist mine, but I'm wondering if this might be causing me...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By cocobean
Question about Shea moisture shampoo

Also posted in the 4a forum
I recently decided to try Aussie Moist conditioner, which contains bis-aminopropyl dimethicone. Was wondering if the surfactant Decyl Glucoside in the Shea moisture...
Forum: 4 03-24-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By cocobean
question about Shea moisture shampoo

I recently decided to try Aussie Moist conditioner, which contains bis-aminopropyl dimethicone. Was wondering if the surfactant Decyl Glucoside in the Shea moisture shampoo would be able to remove...
Forum: 4 02-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By cocobean
:wave:Thanks.

:wave:Thanks.
Forum: 4 02-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By cocobean
off topic- anyone ever notice twists may cause...

off topic-
anyone ever notice twists may cause more breakage than plaits?
Forum: 4 02-26-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By cocobean
Girl, I woudn't cut it myself :lol: Now, I have...

Girl, I woudn't cut it myself :lol:
Now, I have considered weaves, but, um.........
Forum: 4 02-26-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By cocobean
My hair is barely grazing the shoulders. To be...

My hair is barely grazing the shoulders. To be honest, I need it to be cut and shaped; it kinda looks like a mullet :-? The nape grows fastest. I'm just apprehensive about finding a good hair stylist...
Forum: 4 02-26-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By cocobean
Hairstyles for very fine 4a hair

Hi, wondering if anyone has any style pics for very fine hair. I'm tired of twists (they look very limp with scalp showing). Same problem goes for twist-outs.
Forum: 4 02-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By cocobean
Ponytails and retention

Hi,
wondering what your take on this is. I wear my twists in a ponytail daily because it is at that (perpetually?) awkward length and also because I wear a surgical cap at work. Well, my hair seems...
Forum: 4 09-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By cocobean
thanks, :wave: anyone know where silk amino...

thanks, :wave:
anyone know where silk amino acids can be purchased (liquid/powder form) or a product that contains it?
(bumping)
Forum: 4 09-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By cocobean
silk protein recommendations, please

Hi ladies,
can anyone recommend a good silk protein conditioner. I have very fine strands and I'm trying to increase the protein treatments. Thanks
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