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Post by dajewel on 15th November 2009, 5:17 pm

i love the new avator of you and Taj!!!!! lovely!!!
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 15th November 2009, 11:57 pm

Oh thank you jewel. Smile
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 15th November 2009, 11:59 pm

So I thought I would find something super cute to do with my hair tonight. I just rocked another flat twist out..nothing special, nothing new. I'll come up with something this week.
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 16th November 2009, 4:41 pm

Today is shampoo day. I have decided to shampoo once a month making sure to focus on my scalp and not my hair for the cleansing. I will deep condition and then follow up with ACV rinse. I shampoo with a Shikakai bar that I got from the Indian grocery store. I went in the other day and saw that they had a Neem bar. I've seen that word around here a few times but am not sure what it does. I'll have to look into it. Not sure if I'll do some more flat twists or mini braids. I guess it all depends on how I feel. Smile
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Post by Blackbeauty on 17th November 2009, 2:30 am

AfrikanLatina wrote:No Ma'am...I purchase it locally at an Indian Grocery store. They only carry two brands though so I may resort to buying online if I ever decide to use another brand. Have you henna'd before?

No not yet...im a chicken!!

Im planning on trying cassia first after a few more months of being natural, so i can tell if it feels or make a difference. Then after cassia I plan trying Henna. Then maybe Ill move upward to Brahmi, Alma, Shikikai. There's so many auyerdic (maybe mispelled) powders out there, I have to try them 1 at a time 2 see if my hair likes it.
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 17th November 2009, 6:11 pm

Product Review:
Elasta QP H-TWO Leave-in Moisture Sealing Conditioner


Elasta Qp H Two Sealing Conditioner

  • Softens
  • Detangles
  • Moisturizes

    QP
    H-Two adds lightweight moisture to give incredible luster and body to
    hair. Silk protein strengthens hair fibers while botanical extracts
    protect hair from thermal styling tools. Sunscreen protects against UV
    rays that fade color.

    Directions: Shampoo with your favorite QP
    Shampoo. Spray liberal amount of QP H-Two into hair. Comb blend for
    even coverage. Do not rinse from hair. Continue styling as usual.



  • Last night I washed my hair with my Shikakai bar soap. I parted my hair into two sections, cleansed, and detangled each section making sure to massage my scalp with the pads of fingers. After rinsing I did an ACV rinse and let that sit for the duration of Musiq's song Don't Change. I then rinsed with lukewarm water. For my deep conditioner I mixed:


    • Lekair Cholestorol Conditioner
    • Lustrasilk Oive Oil Hair Mayonise
    • Giovanii Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor
    • Honey
    • Olive Oil
    I allowed this mix to warm up by filling the sink with hot water and placing the container in the water while I showered and washed my hair. I slathered this on my hair, combed it through and put a baggie on my hair and a scarf on top of that. I slept in the mix and rinsed out this morning with ice cold water. MY HAIR WAS SUPER SOFT!! I used Curly Nikkis idea of using an old tshirt instead of a towel to squeeze out some of the excess water.

    I parted my hair down the middle so I had two sections. I gently pulled the left side back into a ponytail so I could do the right side. I sprayed the H-Two Sealing Conditioner onto my damp hair and combed it through. I followed that up with coconut oil making sure to not just put it on the hair on top but all over. Lastly I applied castor oil to the length of my hair but being sure to focus on the ends. I combed that through as well. I finished up by putting my hair into flat twists.

    End Result:

    I don't have to clip the hair but I think its just habit and it helps me not pull hair from one twists while I'm doing another.


    I'm shedding less and less hair these days! I'll take a comparison pic of my edges and post later.

    I was going to do a pros and cons of the Elasta QP H-Two Leave In Conditioner but I really don't have any cons. The pros are:

    It smells great.
    It makes the hair noticeably softer(after using it on dry hair the other day)
    My twists feel juicy like I like em Smile

    I'll be able to tell if there are any cons when I take the twists down some time later this week Smile But for now it gets an A+ from me.
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 17th November 2009, 6:12 pm

    Blackbeauty wrote:
    AfrikanLatina wrote:No Ma'am...I purchase it locally at an Indian Grocery store. They only carry two brands though so I may resort to buying online if I ever decide to use another brand. Have you henna'd before?

    No not yet...im a chicken!!

    Im planning on trying cassia first after a few more months of being natural, so i can tell if it feels or make a difference. Then after cassia I plan trying Henna. Then maybe Ill move upward to Brahmi, Alma, Shikikai. There's so many auyerdic (maybe mispelled) powders out there, I have to try them 1 at a time 2 see if my hair likes it.

    I think thats a great idea if your a little apprehensive about taking the plunge. Baby steps are a good idea. I haven't tried cassia yet so I'd love to hear how it works for you. Any idea when you'll give it a go?
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 17th November 2009, 9:09 pm

    My hair dried and it still feels juicy! My camera does nothing for a visual. Its juicier than the pic lets on lol. The H-Two is in good standing as of now.
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 18th November 2009, 5:22 pm


    September 26, 2009--Here my hair basically starts near my ear. Sad That's oil that I had just applied that's dripping not sweat lol.


    November 16, 2009--Here my hair has started to thicken back up a little. Not sure if YOU can tell but I can lol and I'm super happy about this.

    Over the course of about 7 1/2 weeks I am able to see a difference in my edges. I believe I've done 2 henna treatments within that time so one could assume that the henna is helping in addition to trying not to manipulate my hair so much. If its not broke, don't fix it right? Well I think I'll be doing another henna treatment either tomorrow or Friday!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 12:35 pm

    I'm going to be mixing my henna in a little while to apply either tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm going to head over to the henna thread to see what others are mixing their henna with...maybe I'll switch mine up a bit since this is a brand of henna I haven't used before.
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    Post by dajewel on 19th November 2009, 1:08 pm

    am so happy to hear that your edges are coming back!!! yay!!!
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    Post by SheeTacular on 19th November 2009, 1:11 pm

    I'm happy to see your improvement on your edges.
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    Post by MeekMonique on 19th November 2009, 4:39 pm

    Your son is too cute!
    Have you tried using castor oil to grow back your edges?
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    Post by jamaicacurl on 19th November 2009, 5:04 pm

    I can definitely see the difference with your edges! Yay!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 5:54 pm

    dajewel wrote:am so happy to hear that your edges are coming back!!! yay!!!

    ME TOO!!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 5:55 pm

    SheeTacular_Napps wrote:I'm happy to see your improvement on your edges.

    I'm so happy. I realized that it was going to take some patience to see results and now I'm seeing them.
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 5:57 pm

    MeekMonique wrote:Your son is too cute!
    Have you tried using castor oil to grow back your edges?

    I have been applying castor oil so I can assume that it is also helping even though I havent been using it as much as I should have. I have a hard time being consistent with it for some reason. But seeing my edges coming back even this much is motivation to get consistent so I can see more results.
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 5:58 pm

    jamaicacurl wrote:I can definitely see the difference with your edges! Yay!
    Im super excited!
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    Post by naturalmommyGA on 19th November 2009, 6:54 pm

    Your rocking my favorite hair style! I love the flat twist b/c that was actually the first style I did myself that I liked!! Smile I can see the difference on ur edges!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 7:36 pm

    naturalmommyGA wrote:Your rocking my favorite hair style! I love the flat twist b/c that was actually the first style I did myself that I liked!! Smile I can see the difference on ur edges!
    This has become my 2nd favorite hairstyle by far. My first one is when I twist the sides/edges of my hair back on both sides and rock a faux hawk. So now I have 2 signature styles. I cant rock the faux hawk until my hair comes back and even then I wont rock it often because I don't want to put too much stress on my edges. Thanks for noticing the difference in my edges.
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 19th November 2009, 9:18 pm

    Thank goodness for GOODWILL. I took a chance and went to Goodwill today looking for an electric handmixer. Well I found it daggonit! $5 is all I had to kick out for it too. I've been saying I was going to get one so I could start whipping some stuff up particular a shea butter mix. I'll probably get around to mixing it up tomorrow so I'll be sure to post the results and the recipe.
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    Post by steppinOUT on 19th November 2009, 9:58 pm

    hi, I also had postpartum shedding with my daughter. it was one of the reasons I went natural...just didn't want to put chemicals into already fragile hair...check out my journey on this challenge thread! good luck and congrats on the baby!
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    Post by jamaicacurl on 19th November 2009, 10:19 pm

    AfrikanLatina wrote: Thank goodness for GOODWILL. I took a chance and went to Goodwill today looking for an electric handmixer. Well I found it daggonit! $5 is all I had to kick out for it too. I've been saying I was going to get one so I could start whipping some stuff up particular a shea butter mix. I'll probably get around to mixing it up tomorrow so I'll be sure to post the results and the recipe.

    Ooh yeah! Have fun mixing. Idk if you saw the post on what I mixed up for my son on the November challenge. It's great!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 20th November 2009, 12:01 am

    Steppinout...thanks for the congrats. Its wonderful being a mommy. This postpartum shedding is definitely no joke but I'm getting through it and I'm so happy. I'd do it all over again for my pumpkin!


    Jamaica...I'm going to check out your shea mix!
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    Post by AfrikanLatina on 20th November 2009, 2:14 pm

    So I thought I would henna today but its such a lovely day outside and I'd much rather take Taj out to get some Vitamin D(sun) and go hang out with my sistagirl. Decisions, decisions! The henna will be here when I get back...
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