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Forum: 4 05-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I hope this helps...

Without knowing with what you need help, I will recommend: handling dense hair in sections, steaming low porosity hair to gently lift cuticles of low porosity hair, using the praying hands method to...
Forum: 4 05-14-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Hair steaming is great

I also have a q-redew and it is great for moisturizing hair or even stretching curls. It depends on the technique used with it.
Forum: Growing out 04-26-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Between a rock and a hard place...

There are not many options but there are a variety ideas within the available options. For example, you can stretch the hair and pin it up any way you like. You can use hair toys like those foam buns...
Forum: Growing out 04-26-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Two options...

1. Embrace the shrinkage. Shrinkage never hurt anyone…unless you get bad knots…that hurts (a lot)

2. Stretch the hair. There are plenty of heat and heatless methods to lengthen locs and avoid...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-10-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I find the best braidouts require properly...

I find the best braidouts require properly moisturized strands. Hair must also be sealed to keep moisture balance. If the sealant has holding properties then it's even better. I work with damp hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-10-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Hmm, If you have different textures from root to...

Hmm, If you have different textures from root to tip I would wonder about a few things...

...Product application: are you applying enough moisturizing and holding products to the roots as well as...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-10-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Aliciamelena87
If you are referring to the image of the lady...

If you are referring to the image of the lady with the dark hair, then I would say that that look can be obtained with hair rollers and strategic brushing after the rollers are out. No perm needed.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-10-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,283
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Protein treatments: coconut milk, henna, cassia,...

Protein treatments: coconut milk, henna, cassia, milk & honey (honey should not be sticky in hair if it is combined with another ingredient) can loosen hair texture but be careful because too much...
Forum: Parents of curlies 11-10-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Have you tried (a) clarifying hair, (b) using...

Have you tried (a) clarifying hair, (b) using gentle heat during deep conditioning settings to gently lift hair cuticles to temporarily increase porosity?
Forum: Parents of curlies 10-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,218
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Meh, blow dryers are overrated. If you like to...

Meh, blow dryers are overrated. If you like to wear your curls then I suggest not disrupting the curl pattern with combs or brushes after rinsing out conditioner. If your curl pattern is a little to...
Forum: Parents of curlies 10-04-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I recommend a great leave-in and compatible...

I recommend a great leave-in and compatible sealant with hold. For example, wash, condition (detangle), apply leave-in, then smooth in curling custard. I don't comb hair after detangling. I...
Forum: Curly Teens 10-04-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By Aliciamelena87
To define hair I recommend a great leave-in...

To define hair I recommend a great leave-in conditioner and a compatible sealant with hold (eg gel or custard). It is also important not to comb or brush hair after the leave-in has been applied.
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Forum: Curly Teens 10-04-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I used to have a frizz problem. I recommend...

I used to have a frizz problem. I recommend washing hair with come clean, conditioning with knot today (detangle before rinsing), add fresh coat of knot today as a leave-in, and smooth curling...
Forum: Curly Teens 10-04-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I find the tighter the curl pattern, the less it...

I find the tighter the curl pattern, the less it tolerates brushes and combs. I would comb through and detangle while conditioning hair, rinse, add moisturizer, and sealant with holding power. Notice...
Forum: 4 10-04-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Your hair may be like mine. This is what...

Your hair may be like mine.

This is what has worked for me: wash as normal, condition, detangle, rinse, apply conditioner to soaking wet hair (important: do not comb or brush, it will kill the...
Forum: 4 10-04-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Aliciamelena87
If low porosity is an issue then gentle heat or...

If low porosity is an issue then gentle heat or steam treatments can help moisturize your hair. Then seal in moisture with a sealing product like a heavy oil or butter.
Forum: 4 10-04-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,111
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Comb-free is the way to be! I avoid combs and...

Comb-free is the way to be! I avoid combs and brushes. My hair has always tangled like it was its job and going comb-free hasn't made it worse. I found that my hair likes to be left alone. I just use...
Forum: 4 09-08-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I wonder how long you are keeping your protective...

I wonder how long you are keeping your protective styles in? Putting up and taking down twists is a great deal of manipulation and can lead to hair trauma, especially if done too often. I found that...
Forum: 4 09-08-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,764
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already but it may be seborrhea dermatitis. If you find that washing more frequently helps, then there is some kind of bacterial-like overgrowth causing...
Forum: 4 09-04-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By Aliciamelena87
I think I used to get what you're talking about....

I think I used to get what you're talking about. It's like the coils get smaller and tighter until they form a lil balls. I try to smooth products down the hair using the praying hands method and not...
Forum: Growing out 09-03-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By Aliciamelena87
It may help to keep your hair up and moisturize...

It may help to keep your hair up and moisturize your ends more often than the rest of your hair. Good luck.
Forum: 4 08-14-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Okay, let's start from the beginning: you...

Okay, let's start from the beginning: you normally lose 50-100 strands of hair a day but if you put your hair in protective styles then the accumulated shed hairs will seem like so much more during...
Forum: Growing out 08-14-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Aliciamelena87
Okay, so I just re-read the posts and have some...

Okay, so I just re-read the posts and have some stuff to add. Don't shoot me but: You gotta wash your hair more often, actually you should concentrate on the scalp and let the shampoo run down the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-14-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Aliciamelena87
To put it simply: If it ain't broken, don't fix...

To put it simply: If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

If your hair is responding well to co-washing then why do something else? If, on the other hand, products just sits on your hair or it feels...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-14-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Aliciamelena87
If your are only trimming, then you can do it...

If your are only trimming, then you can do it yourself. I've heard of twisting or braiding small sections of hair and inspecting the pieces that stick out along the twist/braid. These are most likely...
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