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Forum: All-natural hair care 10-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By aubin
bump. I'm wondering about this too. In a...

bump.

I'm wondering about this too. In a pinch, I used cocoa butter to seal my ends a couple days ago. My hair has retained much more moisture than normal. I'm thinking about using the cocoa...
Forum: 4 10-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By aubin
what a difference a trim makes!

I've been so scissor happy since my last BC in September 2008 that I had to get rid of my shears if I was going to retain any length. My last trim/cut was in February 2011 and I was determined to cut...
Forum: 4 10-11-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By aubin
My hair typically dries in about 12 hours (in...

My hair typically dries in about 12 hours (in twists), unless I use KCCC -- then it's 15-18 hours.
Forum: 3 06-16-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,067
Posted By aubin
Length: SL stretched, between ear and chin length...

Length: SL stretched, between ear and chin length curly

Density: Medium

Texture: Medium to coarse with fine strands around the edges.

Porosity: Normal (I think)

Likes: cold water, shea...
Forum: 4 06-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By aubin
My thoughts exactly! So refreshing to see a...

My thoughts exactly! So refreshing to see a positive piece about black women and hair. :headbang:
Forum: 4 05-31-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,018
Posted By aubin
I hear you. I need someone to talk me down from...

I hear you. I need someone to talk me down from the BC ledge sometimes. :-(
Forum: 4 05-31-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,018
Posted By aubin
I have this problem too. I've known for years...

I have this problem too. I've known for years that unless my hair is locked, it's very difficult to get it past shoulder length. For me, the problem is that at that length, my hair is just long...
Forum: 3 05-25-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,488
Posted By aubin
I'm in too! I'll be doing French rolls/twists...

I'm in too! I'll be doing French rolls/twists though instead of buns.
Forum: 3 05-24-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By aubin
Good to know. I thought my hair was just being...

Good to know. I thought my hair was just being weird! I was worried I might be losing my curl as my hair gets longer.
Forum: 3 05-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By aubin
Is it okay to blow dry on the cool setting?

Now that my hair has grown out a little longer, air drying just takes forever. When I wash at night and air dry overnight, I sometimes wake up with wet hair. :angry2: Lately, I've started washing in...
Forum: 3 03-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By aubin
I should have added that I apply a moisturizing...

I should have added that I apply a moisturizing conditioner to my hair while dry, put on a plastic cap, then wrap my head in a towel for 10 minutes minimum (sometimes as long as an hour if I'm doing...
Forum: 3 03-12-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By aubin
Cold water wash and rinse are better for my hair...

Cold water wash and rinse are better for my hair than I think anything else. My hair feels much more moisturize, is smooth and has virtually no frizz when I wash with cold water. I co-wash with...
Forum: 4 12-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By aubin
I do all the things everyone else has mentioned...

I do all the things everyone else has mentioned so far. But I have the most significant growth and retention when I:

1. Exercise daily for 45-60 minutes.
2. Drink tons of water (up to 1 gallon...
Forum: 3 12-13-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By aubin
I also get my shea from Mountain Rose Herbs. I...

I also get my shea from Mountain Rose Herbs. I whip it with equal parts olive oil. A few added drops of lemongrass oil or your favorite essential oil covers the smell right up.

In a pinch, I've...
Forum: 3 12-13-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,429
Posted By aubin
V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing condish is cone-free.

V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing condish is cone-free.
Forum: 3 12-05-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By aubin
So the product has great slip?[/QUOTE] It...

So the product has great slip?[/QUOTE]

It seems like it would have good slip but I've never used it for detangling. I just smooth it on my ends w/o combing through. I would count it as a holy...
Forum: 3 12-05-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By aubin
AO White Camellia would be a holy grail product...

AO White Camellia would be a holy grail product for me if it weren't for the pungent scent. If you're sensitive to odors, you might want to stay away from this one. I haven't had any success in...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 12-01-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,321
Posted By aubin
Yes, exactly -- and it's not just the majority of...

Yes, exactly -- and it's not just the majority of movies, it's media culture in general. I totally agree with the OP and admire her resolve. It's not easy to raise a child is this media laden culture...
Forum: 4 12-01-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,337
Posted By aubin
A woman I work with has that funky relaxed hair...

A woman I work with has that funky relaxed hair smell too. I try not to stand too close to her because of it. I agree that many natural hair products smell so good. My fav scent right now is Jane...
Forum: 3 12-01-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,318
Posted By aubin
Based on the various henna threads here and...

Based on the various henna threads here and elsewhere (like on Curly Nikki and HennaforHair) it seems like people with finer hair have more dramatic curl loosening from henna. Also, you need to take...
Forum: 3 11-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,062
Posted By aubin
I've always used oil over the gel, not under, to...

I've always used oil over the gel, not under, to get rid of the crunch.
Forum: 4 11-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By aubin
Are you twisting dry, damp or wet? For me, wet...

Are you twisting dry, damp or wet? For me, wet twists stay better at the root but also tend to shrink more. You can also clip the twists at the root with bobby pins or duck bill clips while the hair...
Forum: 4 11-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,210
Views: 391,049
Posted By aubin
Bought a Denman D6 shower brush a few weeks ago....

Bought a Denman D6 shower brush a few weeks ago. It's now my favorite hair tool ever! :thumbleft:
Forum: 3 11-16-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 130,806
Posted By aubin
Wearing my first wash n go in almost two years....

Wearing my first wash n go in almost two years. Results are not terrible, not fabulous, just okay. I'm trying to cut down on the manipulation so I'm giving up the daily twist outs. But I'm happy to...
Forum: 3 11-16-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By aubin
I trim once or twice per year. And usually at...

I trim once or twice per year. And usually at least one of those times I get a little scissor happy and my trim turns into a cut. :p Although I probably never need a trim when I get one, my hair...
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