HELP!!! Transitioning While BROKE

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Knot Today is the best detangler ever! For me, it is easier to do the braidout vs. the twistout. When I braid it, it comes out great! Also, you may need to trim your ends. When you do a braid out, put a roller or rod at the ends to make sure it has a nice curly end.
Originally Posted by georgiagirl4
Thanks Georgia! The braid out worked a lot better. I'm gonna trim when they are in the braids I guess once a month
Hey ladies!! Thanks for suggestions and tips so far!

Anna and Hippee I will look for those products over the weekend and make a decision.

Now I wanted to show you all what I meant by my F'd up twist out. I do a normal twist and this is what turns out. My first flat twists weren't much better.




Does anyone know where to get detailed instructions for either method? I think I am parting wrong with the flat twist. And well you see my hanging twist results lol
Originally Posted by TheFabuliste

wow this is exactly what my hair looks like.
Hey! How are you? I had the same question as you about instructions; the ladies of this forum, directed me to you tube! You tube has now become my new best friend. Not only do you get detailed instructions, you get a visual, also. So put in a search for the style you are looking for and then you will be good to go.

I hope you find it helpful too. Also here is a suggestion of products that I get that has helped tremendously, first & foremost I get majority of my hair products from walmart and the health food store. My shampoo is whatever I can afford and with some extra hours at work I got me some porosity control, it is worth it, but not cheap. Afterwards I rinse with rosemay tea - $3. 49, to strengthen the hair, I deep condition with coconut milk $1.24 and raw honey $5.99 - it lasts me a month when using for my hair and face, and whatever deep conditioner I am using at the time. Elasta QP Mango & olive oil moisturizer - $ 5 - it is the best moisturizer for me. I seal my moisturizer in with grape seed oil - $3, coconut oil $5 - lasts a month or two, and jojoba oil , $9- my hair loves it and it lasts a long time. I let my hair air dry so I use the eco -styler gel and a nice size tub costs like $3 bucks, it goes a long way though. Matter of fact, I use it on my braid clients too, and still have plenty to last me the whole month. So when you do the math this method minus the porosity control ( by the way this could be why your twist outs are not working well, check out the posts on hair porosity), costs me a little over a dollar a day for like a month and a half. If I don't go to the vending machine at work or go get some mcdonalds nuggets, I have extra for my hair and less to work off in the gym... l.o.l. I hope this helps.

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Last edited by beas2; 10-11-2011 at 12:29 AM.
Hey ladies!! Thanks for suggestions and tips so far!

Anna and Hippee I will look for those products over the weekend and make a decision.

Now I wanted to show you all what I meant by my F'd up twist out. I do a normal twist and this is what turns out. My first flat twists weren't much better.




Does anyone know where to get detailed instructions for either method? I think I am parting wrong with the flat twist. And well you see my hanging twist results lol
Originally Posted by TheFabuliste

wow this is exactly what my hair looks like.
Originally Posted by Prototype_K
Hair twins!! v(^_^v)♪
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Hey! How are you? I had the same question as you about instructions; the ladies of this forum, directed me to you tube! You tube has now become my new best friend. Not only do you get detailed instructions, you get a visual, also. So put in a search for the style you are looking for and then you will be good to go.

I hope you find it helpful too. Also here is a suggestion of products that I get that has helped tremendously, first & foremost I get majority of my hair products from walmart and the health food store. My shampoo is whatever I can afford and with some extra hours at work I got me some porosity control, it is worth it, but not cheap. Afterwards I rinse with rosemay tea - $3. 49, to strengthen the hair, I deep condition with coconut milk $1.24 and raw honey $5.99 - it lasts me a month when using for my hair and face, and whatever deep conditioner I am using at the time. Elasta QP Mango & olive oil moisturizer - $ 5 - it is the best moisturizer for me. I seal my moisturizer in with grape seed oil - $3, coconut oil $5 - lasts a month or two, and jojoba oil , $9- my hair loves it and it lasts a long time. I let my hair air dry so I use the eco -styler gel and a nice size tub costs like $3 bucks, it goes a long way though. Matter of fact, I use it on my braid clients too, and still have plenty to last me the whole month. So when you do the math this method minus the porosity control ( by the way this could be why your twist outs are not working well, check out the posts on hair porosity), costs me a little over a dollar a day for like a month and a half. If I don't go to the vending machine at work or go get some mcdonalds nuggets, I have extra for my hair and less to work off in the gym... l.o.l. I hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by beas2
Wow girl! Those are a lot of product ideas in my price range! Thanks for the ideas!

I did in fact discover you tube as a great style learning source. I am a big fan of KinkyCurlyQueen
I want to grow my hair out big and fluffy like hers I remember mine was that big when I was bitty.
I am slowly getting the hang of a flat twist.

Anyway, I deep conditioned last night with some olive oil cholesterol $2.99, I got from target. I had melted in some raw Shea butter and some jojoba oil as well in there. It did pretty well after leaving it on 1 Hr. It has mineral oil in it though, and my hair hates that stuff but it did alright!

However, there is this one stubborn parch in the front edges. It seems no matter what I do it's still dry! I think the only time it was semi-moist was last week when it was sopping wet, I slathered it in KKNT, then smothered it in jojoba and wrapped my head overnight! Lol

Do any of you get stubbornly dry patches? My crown isn't even this difficult!
My Saviour was and still is Vegetable glycerin... put it in a spray bottle with some conditioner (any kind) and the glycerin and you'll end up with retardedly soft hair... I mean really... the stuff is simply amazing and it lets me have good second to third day hair. A big bottle goes a long way and you get it for less than ten bucks ( I <3 Amazon)

Getting there slowly but surely!

Natural Since the Beginning of January 2011!
Current: Full Collar Bone
Texture: 3B/C & 4A
Goal: APL by New Years 2013

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Current Favs<3 Taaliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream, Vegetable Glycerin and Pure Argan Oil!!!
So the glycerin is like a leave in conditioner? I was looking at some this weekend. Does it make the hair oily & soft?

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