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Post by yldthng on 1st March 2011, 12:59 pm

For the first time, I actually just used one styling product on my hair today, instead of a little of this and a little of that.

I washed & conditioned in the shower, put on my Kinky Curly Leave in, sealed with a bit of the Qhemets Balm, and finished with the Eco-Styler gel. And that was it. That is huge for me, because normally I'll wash and condition and by the time I'm done, I've got 7 or 8 products in my hair trying to get my curls right.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]I guess less is more.
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Post by NylaCoils on 1st March 2011, 1:15 pm

Sounds like a plan!!
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Post by CarlaAR on 1st March 2011, 3:10 pm

Sounds great! When I first read the title, I thought you mean just one product which is hard for me though I try it sometimes depending on how I wear my hair.
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Post by Sebastain13 on 1st March 2011, 6:58 pm

I was thinking the same thing as well I also use several products on my hair especially when its wash day but I dont apply a product to my hair daily
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Post by MsRosieVelt on 1st March 2011, 7:13 pm

I was like you when I first discovered all the natural hair care help online. I started using a ton of products and soon realized that my hair simply didn't like all the products on my hair. I started using only the necessary products and my hair flourished. For me, less in definitely best!

Thanks for sharing!!
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Post by Duchess52 on 1st March 2011, 10:31 pm

Less is more...definitly...
I co-washed and only put Infusium23 and ORS Replenishing Conditioner in my hair and did the accordion style to define my curls.
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Post by MissyCee on 2nd March 2011, 12:16 am

Duchess what is accordian style?
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Post by Jo Somebody on 2nd March 2011, 1:25 pm

But it's soooo hard! If you've got a lot of products, it feels like they're going to waste! I feel sorry for them and used them to make them feel wanted! Embarassed
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Post by Emartini04 on 2nd March 2011, 2:17 pm

Congrats. Keep up the good results!!!
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Post by sydnisd183 on 2nd March 2011, 4:27 pm

Jo Somebody wrote:But it's soooo hard! If you've got a lot of products, it feels like they're going to waste! I feel sorry for them and used them to make them feel wanted! Embarassed

lol....i feel like that too sometimes...thank goodness i have a newly natural chica that i work with. i made a big goodie bag of all my unused/half used stuff and gave it to her.

now i use castor oil, water, kimmaytube leave in and flaxseed gel. i had to go on the PJ journey though to find out what worked for me.

woot!

edit: and yldthng, i love your piece-y chunky curls...when i had my twa i always tried to do mine like that but it never did pale
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Post by QueenSheba on 2nd March 2011, 4:44 pm

Less is more!!!!! I co-wash with whatever is laying around, use sheamoisture smoothie, and coconut oil to seal.

@MissyCee accordian method is the curly girl method to encourage your curls to form. you scrunch up your hair from tip to root. google it or yt it.
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Post by yldthng on 2nd March 2011, 5:33 pm

Thanks for replying ladies!!

@sydnisd183 - Thank you! The KCCC makes it do that the best. I really like it - i just wish my hair were thicker so it wasn't "scalpy".

I was proud of myself again today - this morning, I didn't wash or co-wash. I just misted it with my water/EVOO spritz, added tiny bit of KCKT leave in, and added a little SheaMoisture Curling Smoothie.

So less works just fine - I've just got to practice restraint when I'm reaching for product after product. My problem is that I still don't really know "what" my hair likes.
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Post by MissyCee on 3rd March 2011, 1:41 am

Thanks QueenSheba!!! I got it now.....
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Post by yldthng on 3rd March 2011, 12:39 pm

In my quest to use just one styling product/curl definer per day, today I used my Curls Curl Creme Brule. This is the first time I've used it alone. When I say alone, that doesn't count my leave in and sealers.

So I washed/conditioned in the shower, added a bit of the Qhemets balm, added the Curls Curl Cream Brule, and finished with a little herbal oil.

I like really like the curls - they are similar to the Kinky Curly curls, but not quite. I like how they feel - when I run my hand over them, they pop up as i pass over them. They are not hard at all - they're kinda springy. As I was typing this, I realized I forgot to use my Knot Today leave in. It would probably be better if I had used that as well.

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Post by MissyCee on 3rd March 2011, 2:07 pm

Cute cute cute!!!
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Post by yldthng on 6th March 2011, 12:39 am

OK, so after washing today, I used two products - about a quarter-sized dollop of my Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner as a leave-in, followed by about a dime-sized dollop of the Qhemets OHHB.

*wonders to self why I've bought all this other stuff with the curls this gave me*
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Post by arhandy on 6th March 2011, 1:32 am

This is too funny....lol (things are always most funny when you can relate huh??) lol

Jo Somebody wrote:But it's soooo hard! If you've got a lot of products, it feels like they're going to waste! I feel sorry for them and used them to make them feel wanted! Embarassed
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Post by arhandy on 6th March 2011, 1:34 am

yldthng wrote:
*wonders to self why I've bought all this other stuff with the curls this gave me*

I'm afraid we just can't help it....lol We are seduced by the products.
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Post by JazmineB on 9th March 2011, 4:17 am

Jo Somebody wrote:But it's soooo hard! If you've got a lot of products, it feels like they're going to waste! I feel sorry for them and used them to make them feel wanted! Embarassed

I have like 3 products in my cabinet that I bougth last year and STILL haven't tried. I just know whatever I bu isn't going to be as good as my favorite product, so I don't even know why I keep buying/looking for more.
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