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pureityhairbeauty 03-21-2013 05:44 PM

What is the one thing you’ve done that has brought results for your hair?
Hi everyone,

A lot of people go through stages of hair problems where all we have to do is a minor or major adjustment that turns everything around and brings us results. Where there’s a hair problem, there’s a solution. Please share with me an experience you had where you made one adjustment to bring positive results for your hair. If you can also mention your hair type plus the problem you had that’d be great. I look forward to reading everyone’s answers.


claudine19 03-21-2013 05:48 PM

Having Type 2 hair, I would say that more than any product, learning to leave my layers long enough to twist into their natural S curve made all the difference. Previously I would chop my layers in order to control the way they'd fly out into feathers before forming a true "S".

curry curls 03-21-2013 07:44 PM

I have 3b hair. Stopping the shampoo has made all the difference in the world for my hair. I haven't shampooed in 4&1/2 years. :-). My hair is not so dry anymore and does not straighten out in the winter months. My hair would always get straight in the winter when I used shampoo.

omgstopit 03-21-2013 07:58 PM

For me it's putting any product whatsoever on dripping wet hair.

Luuuuucy 03-21-2013 09:11 PM

Ditto the products in soaking wet hair. Next up, soft bonnet dryer. It's not exactly easy to use but gives a much better result than diffusing.

Hootenanny 03-21-2013 10:00 PM

I don't want to hijack this thread, but Luuuucy, what brand of soft bonnet dryer did you purchase? I'm in the market for one myself with the hopes that it'll be what turns things around for me! :)

Jessiebanana 03-21-2013 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by omgstopit (Post 2141785)
For me it's putting any product whatsoever on dripping wet hair.

Ditto, game changer.

Houseofcurls 03-22-2013 01:55 AM

Leave in! My hair wouldn't clump and was dry dry dry until one day in early quadrupled the amount of leave in I was using. Everything changed. I still use the same one...just more!
I have type3a curls, dense but fine, high porosity.

Luuuuucy 03-22-2013 06:18 AM

Hootenanny- the Gold n Hot from Sally Beauty. It's not ideal, like I said. Lots of readjusting but for me, the results are worth it. :)

SweetVintageCurls 03-22-2013 06:20 AM

Quit brushing my hair a year or 2 ago. I was CG for years in terms of no cones, no shampoo, no blow dryer, but I thought I didn't have time to finger detangle. I continued to (dry) brush my hair with my Denman to get the knots out before getting into the shower and co-washing (I had a deepseated belief that hair shouldn't be brushed wet, too). I don't remember why I finally started finger detangling. Maybe it was when my hair was falling out and I wanted to minimise that. Or maybe I couldn't find my brush :)

I had chronic split ends for over 20 years, even straight after a trim. Lately, I have none, even though all I trim is SSKs. None (except for a rare couple of splits today from some non-brush related damage that won't be repeated).

My hair finally got down to my waist this January, when it never used to grow past my armpits.

Aqua_Lily 03-22-2013 06:33 AM

Quitting shampoo and quitting brushing. That was the best thing that ever happened to my hair.

sKorpio1190 03-22-2013 06:54 AM

Not brushing anymore

curlypearl 03-22-2013 06:57 AM

Excellent thread. I think twirling my curls may be my big breakthrough but I have to try that out more.

joseybird 03-22-2013 08:31 AM

Eliminating sulfates, only detangling when my hair is soaked with shampoo/conditioner, no longer brushing my hair, and washing/conditioning at night and re-wetting and styling in the morning

CurlyIndianGirl 03-22-2013 08:51 AM

I second twirling! Best thing happened to my hair

MCoons91 03-22-2013 09:06 AM

I also agree with applying product to soaking wet hair and NO brushing.

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Curlsnswirls 03-22-2013 09:21 AM

Cutting out harsh sulfates and silicones. Really the whole CG method has taught me how to take care of my curls. :queen:

bosanbo 03-22-2013 12:24 PM

CG friendly low-poo and co-washing. I was CG all through 2010, and now I'm CG again, and both times I saw immediate results just from ditching the "bad" shampoo/conditioner and co-washing instead. I still low-poo once a week with a CG friendly shampoo bar to keep build-up off my fine/low-po hair. But even without products, even on the first few days of doing CG again, it's like... wow, much better!

Fmasuhr 03-22-2013 12:29 PM

i agree with no brushing! major fizz attack here! and also i do herbal acv rinses. my hair LOVES it. gives me so much shine and definition. i use a number different herbs my faves are marshamallow root, nettle and sage.

sexyspirals 03-22-2013 12:33 PM

Totally agree with the soaking wet application and going CG - completely changed my hair.

Also I think finding two HG products and really sticking with them - my Suave with aloe and BRHG bring me consistently great results, and any time I try a new CO or gel it never works out nearly as well. So not fiddling with what works was definitely a (somewhat obvious lol) breakthrough for me!

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