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Old 07-10-2008, 11:48 PM   #1
 
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I just bc'd a couple days ago and i need a new routine to keep my hair in shape. Please help! can you sudejst vitamins and oils to? I need a full routine.







thanks for the help and sorry about the horrid pics, i hope it gives some idea of my hair needs.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
 
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Congrats on your BC!! I'm still so new to all this that I find it difficult to make suggestions on good routines - I'm still trying to find one that works for me, LOL. Hopefully a guru will get in here and make some good suggestions for you. My guess is they'll say you need moisture, moisture, moisture, which is what I try to implement into my routine. Products I like are Tigi Moisture Maniac, Aubrey Organics White Camellia, and Fantansia IC gel for stying. I think though, that it really is a work in progress, and no matter what anyone suggests to you, you will still have to find the products that work best for you and your hair. Any way, good luck and lookin' good gurl!!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
 
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Thanks, I started a couple months ago and i'm still trying to find my routine.

I found a gel I like, and i'm trying Doo Gro. I'm also using a tea tree leave in.

I would appreciate if you could recomend any things that you found you liked.

My hair is 3c/4a coarse, short, and medium thickness if that helps.
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Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
DT- Still working on that
Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

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Congratulations! At that length you can keep it simple. Condition wash and/or use very gentle shampoos, and condition. A lot! And deep condition a lot. There are lots of suggestion in the 4a forum and elsewhere.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
 
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I can't offer any suggestions, as I will be bcing myself next month. But I wanted to tell you what beautiful hair I think you have. Good luck on your journey girl! I can't wait to be there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
 
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Oh! Another product I really like is Qhemets Olive and Honey Hydrating Balm - I like the softness it gives - I've got hair like wire, LOL! All the things I've suggested above and here are from suggestions made by other folks, particularly, CurlyNikki and Empressri. If you look in the 4a thread - there is a lot of information on really good products to try.
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Congrats to you and just as many of the other curlies have said, moisturizing is the key. There are tons of leave-ins, co-wash type conditioners, deep conditioners, oils, butters, and creams to help your hair stay moisturized. Use caution with some of the products, though since many of them contain harmful and toxic chemicals that aren't healthy for the hair. My suggestion to you would be to read labels and try different products to see what works for your hair type and texture. You may even notice that your hair may in fact like a certain product that you yourself don't really like, but keep trying different ones and I guarantee you'll find your hair's love. Your hair looks beautiful and good luck to you on your natural hair journey.
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