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Post by xtremelyperfect on 7th November 2009, 12:41 pm

I did my bc on July 17, 2009 and although my hair normally grew pretty fast relaxed I think it's doubled it's rate of growth lol. I have no complaints though! Very Happy

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All I've done is keep it super moisturized. I make "Aloe Grow" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pdINFrPqm0 and use that daily, deep condition once a week, shampoo once a week and co-wash 3-4 times a week!
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Post by *CurlyNikki* on 7th November 2009, 12:58 pm

WOWZER! Get it chica!!! What the hell are you doing?! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
That is some amazing growth...dish!
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Post by AfroButtafly on 8th November 2009, 1:33 pm

YES! Please tell. That is awesome progress. *hides jealousy* [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by gammainme on 8th November 2009, 2:01 pm

i love it perfect! inspiring!
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Post by Sunni J on 12th November 2009, 2:49 pm

Healthy growth is inspiring. Are you using henna? I see a bit of color. Nice!
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Post by Ms.Dre20 on 12th November 2009, 3:01 pm

Hi Ladies...I'm a newbie to the site....and I completely love...I've did my big chop 7 months ago and have had some really great growth also...I am still new to the "natural" lingo though so can u guys tell me what a "co wash" is? [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] lol I'm feelin a bit slow here.

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Post by Cygnet on 12th November 2009, 10:01 pm

Hi, Ms. Dre! A "co-wash" is cleaning your hair using conditioner the way you would use shampoo. Many shampoos can be drying to the hair, and it is felt that a good conditioner will clean your hair without stripping it to the same extent that shampooing would do. Some good conditioners you can get for your co-wash from the drugstore include Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Totally Twisted from the same line, pretty much any of the Suave conditioners (a favorite seems to be the Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut), Aussie Moist, Organics with either shea or coconut milk, and some of the Garnier Fructis conditioners. If you have a little more to spend, some people like to use products from Aubrey and Giovanni lines, as well as DevaCare, Jessiecurl, and a rather long laundry list of others.

Whatever you use, keep in mind a couple things: 1. It's the vigorous rubbing of your scalp that does the most to get the clean you're looking for. Use your fingertips, not your fingernails, and gently but definitely rub them over your scalp to dislodge the built-up oils and dirt that may be there. 2. Rather than rubbing your hair together as you see people do on shampoo commercials, it's better to squeeze and smooth the product through your soaking wet hair. This will get the product between all the strands without making detangling more of a nightmare than it has to be.

Hope this helps :-).

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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 12th November 2009, 10:43 pm

@Cygnet, thank you. I learned something new. I will now squeeze and smooth my shampoo and conditioner.
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Post by Ms.Dre20 on 13th November 2009, 5:41 pm

Thank you Cygnet for all the info!!!! I was "co-washing" and didn't even know it! lol
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 13th November 2009, 7:20 pm

Hey everyone! Thanks for the supportive comments.

I don't think I really do anything special. Like I said I co-wash everyday (thanks cygnet for all the great info) and I use KBB Hair Milk as my leave in. Then I add coconut oil and do castor oil on my edges. I spray my hair constantly with the aloe grow I mentioned and linked. It's basically Aloe Vera Juice, water and peppermint oil. I love peppermint oil because it stimulates my scalp. I'm also going to do protective styling all winter. I put my hair in twists today and will take them out probably next Friday. Oh and I deep condition once a week. I'm still trying to find a good deep conditioner. I used henna n placenta this week and it made my hair hard. Maybe because I left it on longer than recommended (i lost track of time) because I don't think my hair is protein sensitive.

Also the color is not henna. It's Garnier Nutrisse in Chocolate Cherry I believe. Either that or Pomegranate. I can't remember lol. But it left my hair very soft and I would use it again. I am definitely going to try henna or amla at some point though! Very Happy

Anyway my 4 month nappiversary is on Tuesday so w00t! dance And I'm going to Haiti for 10 days for the holidays with my mom and dad so I'm gonna get really good castor oil as well. I already told my mom to find me some hehe. Hope this info helps.
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Post by labon10 on 18th November 2009, 4:15 pm

@xtremelyperfect...take me with you!! Do you have family there? Have fun for all of us [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Post by beAutiFul.jOuRnee on 25th November 2009, 5:49 am

Hey, xtremelyperfect, where do you get the aloe vera from? Like vitamin shoppe or whole foods?
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 25th November 2009, 3:49 pm

@labon10 my mom and dad retired there 3 years ago. This is the first Christmas I'm spending with them since then! I'm sooo excited! And it's going to be in the 90s everyday. Woohoo!

@beautiful.journee i just bought some more aloe vera today. I got it at Vitamin Shoppe and I bought the inner fillet Lily of the Desert aloe vera gel for $8.29. It's on sale right now actually! It was a pretty big bottle too. Hope that helps! Very Happy
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Post by beAutiFul.jOuRnee on 29th November 2009, 7:39 pm

xtremelyperfect wrote:
@beautiful.journee i just bought some more aloe vera today. I got it at Vitamin Shoppe and I bought the inner fillet Lily of the Desert aloe vera gel for $8.29. It's on sale right now actually! It was a pretty big bottle too. Hope that helps! Very Happy

Thanks!! I bought my aloe vera today and the eucalyptus and tea tree/lavender oil from vitamin shoppe and i made my aloe gro!! I did my first session as soon as i got back and my scalp already feels refreshing!! thanks for sharing!
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 29th November 2009, 10:46 pm

awesome! hope it works for you as well! i just started taking biotin so we'll see how that goes! Wink
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Post by Peggy on 2nd December 2009, 3:59 pm

@xtremelyperfect ... ah haiti. i miss it there. have fun.

can you believe i JUST found out that lwil maskiti ( i know i murdered that) is actually castor oil in america?! i so shocked when my mom told me that. so all these years i've been using castor oil.
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 2nd December 2009, 6:21 pm

i know right?! i didn't find out til one of the bloggers who happens to be Haitian mentioned it on her blog. I was like what?! That's great. I called my mom and was like get it ready! I'll be there soon lol. Wink
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Post by Oldine on 3rd December 2009, 12:01 pm

Peggy wrote:@xtremelyperfect ... ah haiti. i miss it there. have fun.

can you believe i JUST found out that lwil maskiti ( i know i murdered that) is actually castor oil in america?! i so shocked when my mom told me that. so all these years i've been using castor oil.

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Post by curlyscot on 4th December 2009, 1:07 am

I just created my 1st pikistrip of my hair growth. I stopped wearing my weave and did the BC in August. I had a TWA but it wasn't super short because I had not relaxed my hair for a year. I am still loving the growth though. My hair definitely grows faster in its natural state. url=http://www.pikistrips.com/clicked/33185688][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][/url]
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 4th December 2009, 3:04 am

your pictures are lovely curlyscot! congrats on your BC! Very Happy
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Post by socialitedreams on 5th December 2009, 8:54 pm

wow, you girls are awesome...I have to try the aloe gro!
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Post by wild_honey on 9th December 2009, 2:56 am

I really want to try the aloe gro! I BC'd for the third time this past May and I think I've gotten great growth. I cut it down to a twa about an inch long and now its about 4-5. My avatar picture was taken in November. It doesn't feel all that moisturized though. I think I'll try some of the deep conditioning suggestions from this forum.
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Post by CurlyMo on 18th January 2010, 8:08 pm

@extreamlyperfect~

I have LOTD Aloe Gel but mine is the Whole Leaf (Filtered) would that be ok as well?

I had a really hard time finding the one in the youtube video you posted
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Post by xtremelyperfect on 20th January 2010, 8:04 pm

CurlyMo wrote:@extreamlyperfect~

I have LOTD Aloe Gel but mine is the Whole Leaf (Filtered) would that be ok as well?

I had a really hard time finding the one in the youtube video you posted

I believe that should work fine also. I'm pretty sure that's what I used to use actually because I didn't realize there was a difference. As long as it's aloe gel it should work. Good luck! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by CurlyMo on 20th January 2010, 8:23 pm

What is the differance? and why did you change to that one
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