Aw, thanks for the compliments

Napp, can you tell me about the laying technique, too?

Because this is a PRIME example of what her hair's looking like now. Just yesterday I put her hair into 6 plaits and I used the following:

--homemade spray with water, leave-in, African oil blend (you know, like Hot Sixx) and a touch of veg. glycerin

---a whipped mix of pure shea butter (unrefined), African oil blend, and pure coconut oil

This is what her hair looks like today, and to tell you the truth, it looked much like this right after I braided it yesterday. Is this breakage?? What am I doing wrong???
Originally Posted by sinistral55
she is so cute!

sorry if i missed the post where you listed all of the products you used on her hair, but could you post all of the products you use on her hair?

i wonder if those oils don't agree with hair? and perhaps the shea butter too? my hair doesn't like straight oils, and definitely doesn't like shea butter or coconut oil.

if you are using the african royale brand, that oil has a cone:
Olive Oil , Canola Oil , Wheat Germ Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Safflower Oil , Castor Oil , Sesame Oil , Vitamins E , Vitamins A , Vitamins D , Cyclomethicone , Sheep Sorrell , Yarrow , Wheat Germ , Slippery Elm Bark , Sage , Henna , Comfrey , Burdock Root , Goldenseal , Cherry Bark , Black Walnut , Chamomile , Alfalfa , Hyssop , Fragrance.
Originally Posted by Windflower
Hmm, let's see---

---homemade spray consists of water, dab of vegetable glycerin, dab of Africa's Best oil (ingredients at bottom) and Cream of Nature Herba-Rich Leave-In Strand Remoisturizing Treatment in a spray bottle.

The Cream of Nature is a new addition to my homemade spray; normally my spray consists of mostly water and Africa's Best oil and/or glycerin. The C of M is the consistency of water and it's clear. I haven't bought this in a while, and the ingredient list back then was almost completely herbal. Looking at it now, I see at least one -cone, and less herbal ingredients. I use this homemade spray to moisten her sections before detangling.

---Elasta QP hair lotion

---Motions hair lotion

---pure unrefined shea butter mixed w/pure coconut oil and dollop of Africa's best oil.

---large shower comb, and soft boar's bristle brush (to smooth only, not brush the entire head)

**Mind you, I don't use all of these products at one time. Most times I use the homemade spray and one of the hair lotions.**


Here are the ingredients for the Africa's Best Oil:

Soy Bean Oil , Walnut Seed Oil , Kiwi Fruit Extract , Olive Fruit Oil , Castor Seed Oil , Sesame Seed Oil , Jojoba Seed Oil , Carrot Seed Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , Safflower Oil , Calendula Extract , Yarrow Extract , Cucumber Extract , Carrageenan Extract , Ginseng Extract , Sage Extract , Comfrey Extract , Aloe Extract , Fragrance

Is the underlined a 'cone?

Of the above list, I don't think any of these products have petrolatum or mineral oil.

Last edited by sinistral55; 10-26-2009 at 10:28 AM.