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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,644
Posted By principessa1984
I'm not a coconut oil fan. It leaves my hair...

I'm not a coconut oil fan. It leaves my hair crunchy. I prefer olive or avocado oils.
Forum: 4 06-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By principessa1984
Braid damp and do more braids. I'm texlaxed to...

Braid damp and do more braids. I'm texlaxed to some kind of type 3, but naturally I'm 4a. With about 12-14 braids, I can mimic my natural hair to a "T". Also roll the ends. I like those Goody...
Forum: 4 06-18-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By principessa1984
I couldn't open the second link

I couldn't open the second link
Forum: 4 06-18-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6,031
Views: 502,211
Posted By principessa1984
NUTHIN'... Tomorrow, however, is a...

NUTHIN'...
Tomorrow, however, is a rollersetting day!
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 06-18-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,776
Posted By principessa1984
I straightened my hair too-straight as well. ...

I straightened my hair too-straight as well. Always slather your already treated hair with Vaseline. It provides a buffer btwn that hair and the chemical. Really, just be patient. Eat well and...
Forum: 4 06-09-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By principessa1984
co-sign! And Natural Chica is a PhD material...

co-sign!
And Natural Chica is a PhD material scientist, too? Love, love, love it!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974
Posted By principessa1984
based on your profile pic, it looks like you're...

based on your profile pic, it looks like you're waist length already. My routine is pretty simple. I wash my scalp and roots (w/ shampoo) and coat the hair shaft with VO5 conditioner. After...
Forum: 4 06-04-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By principessa1984
I just treated my grandma to a hair salon...

I just treated my grandma to a hair salon treatment (for her b-day) and, honestly, I remember why I'm a DIY-er. Yes, her hair is thin...but, that didn't excuse the botched color job. She got...
Forum: 4 06-02-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By principessa1984
I used to do what nan-banana was talking about...

I used to do what nan-banana was talking about (only I used my forefinger and thumb) to my hairline. The cure, for me, was lightly blow drying or pressing my hair (or at least the edges). When the...
Forum: 4 06-02-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 296
Posted By principessa1984
Well, I know nothing about your hair. Are the...

Well, I know nothing about your hair. Are the strands fine/thick/medium? Are you protein sensitive? Low porosity/high porosity? High density? I think you'll have to answer these questions before...
Forum: High Porosity 05-31-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By principessa1984
My hair is porous (I double process). Internally,...

My hair is porous (I double process). Internally, B vitamins and lecithin make my hair grow faster. Adhering to my regimen keeps my hair from breaking. I am a fan of both.
Forum: Transitioning 05-31-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By principessa1984
I'm not natural, but I stretch my texlax (mild...

I'm not natural, but I stretch my texlax (mild relaxer) for 5 months. At 5 weeks you have very little new growth. So, treat your hair as though it's permed...b/c that's really what it is.
Like...
Forum: 4 05-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,681
Posted By principessa1984
Errr, I went to Sephora.com and fell off the...

Errr, I went to Sephora.com and fell off the chair when I saw the dry shampoo's price. I'll just suck it up and keep washing 2x/wk. I used to wash my hair in braids. If I go back to that, I'll...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-31-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By principessa1984
A lot of ppl say that their family members were...

A lot of ppl say that their family members were unsupportive. But, once everyone sees the new cut, people tend to come around- some right away, others later on. But, from what I've heard- at the...
Forum: 4 05-31-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,763
Posted By principessa1984
Oh wow...I'm so glad you posted this. Henna...

Oh wow...I'm so glad you posted this. Henna doesn't work for me, but I had a similar experience w/ both a relaxer and a conditioner (2 different brands). So, these fake products are definitely...
Forum: 4 05-31-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,681
Posted By principessa1984
Yeah, I figured it had to do w/ the perm. I...

Yeah, I figured it had to do w/ the perm. I wonder why, though. ugh
Forum: 3 05-30-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By principessa1984
Oh wow...thanks for the info. Have your curls...

Oh wow...thanks for the info. Have your curls returned yet? Hope you're feeling better.
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 05-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By principessa1984
Rather than hide bad ends, you should really get...

Rather than hide bad ends, you should really get a trim. To keep frizz away, keep your hair super moisturized. I use a conditioner from the healthfood store, but a really good, drugstore condish is...
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 05-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By principessa1984
Oh nooo, don't get a curly perm! I saw a vid...

Oh nooo, don't get a curly perm!
I saw a vid on Ouidad's youtube page where this girl w/ a messed up/frizzy bkt got it fixed at that salon. After checking out Ouidad's site, it seems like she can...
Forum: 4 05-30-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,681
Posted By principessa1984
@ilikeit- I thought about that...when I was a...

@ilikeit- I thought about that...when I was a kid, my mom had my hair in about 20 braids. It smelled like petunias all the time :) I guess it doesn't get the chance to air out like it used to.
...
Forum: 4 05-30-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,162
Posted By principessa1984
@Chicago- well, that's what I do. Some/most ppl...

@Chicago- well, that's what I do. Some/most ppl do the whole head.
@Coco- I was a dandruff girl too. This is what I do. Get some castor oil (hexane free and cold pressed) from the health food store....
Forum: 4 05-30-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,681
Posted By principessa1984
How many days/weeks after washing does your hair/scalp start to smell sour?

I ask b/c I think my hair smells sweaty WAY too soon. At this point, I have to wash my scalp twice a week instead of once with an SLS shampoo (co-washing/diluted shampoo/sulfate-free shampoo are all...
Forum: 4 05-30-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,162
Posted By principessa1984
Something similar has happened to me. My sitch...

Something similar has happened to me. My sitch was a little different, but hear me out. As a natural (4a), I was BSL. When I got a relaxer, over time I went to SL. I stayed there for two years...
Forum: 4 05-29-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,319
Posted By principessa1984
@ moodydove- I meant reduced to that...

@ moodydove- I meant reduced to that caricature... the "nonsense" caricature (that you initially quoted me on) that was created during the 18th century. No group I know of was ACTUALLY like that...
Forum: 4 05-29-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,319
Posted By principessa1984
I get what you're saying. Slavery def. can be...

I get what you're saying. Slavery def. can be blamed for a lot... from the crap in the trailer we just watched to so much more.

I think reinforcing the positive (and looking at the negative in...
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