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Post by *CurlyNikki* on 12th November 2009, 9:31 pm

Autumn is taking all of your styling questions here! This girl's got it!


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Post by loveself247 on 12th November 2009, 9:36 pm

Autum, HELP! I'm tabbing back and fourth from Nikki's forum to your Youtube tutorial on Two Strand Twist Out. I have been wearing Bantu Knots and I have grown a bit tired of them. I wanted to give my scalp a break. I wanted to try your style but I am not sure how it will turn out on my hair considering I have two textures. We exchanged some emails on Youtube, my user name is neck4life (don't laugh at the nick name, its a long story..lol myself)

Anyway, do you have any suggestions? This is how I have been wearing my hair.

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Post by Curlychronicles on 13th November 2009, 1:08 am

Hey! I remember neck4life, I never thought about it til now but that's an interesting name lol. Are you speaking of natural hair that's air dried or natural hair that's straightened?

Have you worn your hair in a twist out before? The best way to get the best style is practice. Because it can be disastrous trying a whole new style on a work day, I recommend a Friday night when you know you'll be able to have enough time to restyle it if you don't like it Saturday morning.

Think about the products you use that give you some hold but still leave your hair feeling light and moisturized. That's what may work best for a twist out. Also make sure your hair isn't soaking wet, that'll result in damp twists in the morning and frizz when you take them apart. Allow your hair to air dry a little before you start twisting. If your twists are completely dry in the morning, you should be good! Try to only separate the twists into no more than 4 pieces.

To keep the style fresh, pile it on the top of your head in a pony tail and tie on a satin scarf.

Hope that helps! Post a photo! Very Happy
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Post by Curlychronicles on 13th November 2009, 1:09 am

Thanks Nikki! It's an honor to be apart of CurlyNikki Very Happy *bows* thank you, thank you very much! lol
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Post by loveself247 on 13th November 2009, 1:13 am

@Autum...yeah its "Neck4life" I will tell you later why I grew up with that nick name...I have two textures going on....
So anyway..I just tried the two strand twist after watching your tutorial over and over. and here is what I did but I have no idea how it will look tomorrow..lol

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Post by MahoganyCurls on 13th November 2009, 3:00 am

I just want to say: Hey Autumn!!!!!!!!! Love your youtube videos and spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by Curlychronicles on 13th November 2009, 11:40 am

Thanks for the luv MahoganyCurls!


Neck4life, I'm still trying to figure out if you are transitioning or if your hair is natural but just straightened? I hope the twist out turns out right for you!
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Post by loveself247 on 13th November 2009, 1:29 pm

@Autumn,,,,my hair is natural at the roots and I have relaxed ends. So I am working with two textures. I got nervous about the outcome of the two strand twist so I took my hair down and resorted back to my bantu knots. I said I would try the twist again tonight cause I need to go purchase some perm rods
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Post by Curlychronicles on 13th November 2009, 4:15 pm

Ahh I see. I hope my information helps a bit but I never truly had both relaxed and natural textures. My perm grew out on its own over time and I never got another one but I straightened and colored my hair. My hair was damaged by heat so it appeared stringy and loose. In those days, I did a lot of roller sets and I didn't really venture out towards the twist out until I cut off the colored/damaged ends.

Let me know how it goes!!
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Post by Lynnieluve on 14th November 2009, 12:03 am

Hey Autumn! I just wanted to say I love [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] your videos. You have great spirit!
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Post by NubieNatty on 14th November 2009, 12:12 am

loveself's bantu knot outs are cute!
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Post by sweetdrk1 on 15th November 2009, 4:08 pm

No question, I am like the others! Love your channel and your HAIR!!!
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Re: Ask Autumn of CurlyChronicles!

Post by Curlychronicles on 15th November 2009, 6:48 pm

Hey lynnieluv, nubynatytwin and sweetdrk1!

thanks for the luv ya'll!! Very Happy
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Re: Ask Autumn of CurlyChronicles!

Post by BajanPrincess82 on 16th November 2009, 9:33 am

My question is this, Autumn, why are you so fly?

Seriously though, I love your videos and your hair is on point!
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Re: Ask Autumn of CurlyChronicles!

Post by Curlychronicles on 19th November 2009, 2:25 pm

BajanPrincess, LOL

I just do my thing Smile my hair says thank you! I enjoy my own sense of flyness and let it do what it do! Very Happy
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Re: Ask Autumn of CurlyChronicles!

Post by TerraD on 22nd November 2009, 9:15 pm

Hey girl, It's TheModelNurse, from Youtube, LOL. I'm stoked that you're on here!
I did your flat- twist out, and rolled the ends. Do you have any tips for reducing shrinkage with the flat-twist out?
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Post by Curlychronicles on 23rd November 2009, 1:08 pm

TerraD wrote:Hey girl, It's TheModelNurse, from Youtube, LOL. I'm stoked that you're on here!
I did your flat- twist out, and rolled the ends. Do you have any tips for reducing shrinkage with the flat-twist out?

Hey ModelNurse!

Yeap..I've hoped on! Very Happy

When I don't want shrinkage I blow dry my hair out and then start flat twisting. I do that for special occasions mainly. Otherwise, I just allow my hair to dry a bit after washing it - almost to the point of it being more damp than wet. Then start twisting. Coconut oil on the ends helps the ends shine A LOT! That tends to be my best lil secret weapon.

Hope that helps!

~Curlychronicles
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 25th November 2009, 4:26 pm

Curlychronicles wrote:
TerraD wrote:Hey girl, It's TheModelNurse, from Youtube, LOL. I'm stoked that you're on here!
I did your flat- twist out, and rolled the ends. Do you have any tips for reducing shrinkage with the flat-twist out?

Hey ModelNurse!

Yeap..I've hoped on! Very Happy

When I don't want shrinkage I blow dry my hair out and then start flat twisting. I do that for special occasions mainly. Otherwise, I just allow my hair to dry a bit after washing it - almost to the point of it being more damp than wet. Then start twisting. Coconut oil on the ends helps the ends shine A LOT! That tends to be my best lil secret weapon.

Hope that helps!

~Curlychronicles

I had the same question. Thanks! Oh and your video on how to crochet a hat/beanie was GREAT!! Smile
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Post by curlyq145 on 26th November 2009, 9:04 pm

@ autumn LOVE your videos! do you know what your hair type is?
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Post by savvybrown on 29th November 2009, 2:22 am

Hey Autumn. I love your videos and your great personality! I also LOVE the fact that you don't put "icky stuff" in your hair. Keep up the good work! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by naturalkc on 1st December 2009, 5:48 pm

Hello Autumn...I love love love your youtube vids!!!!

Question: I am into using natural products and from your vids, you are too. What products are you currently using? I air dry my hair 99% of the time, and I am looking for a conditioner and leavin that will leave my hair moisturized once it is completely dryed.

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Post by xoxoKev31 on 2nd December 2009, 8:47 am

Hey Autumn! I just want to say I love your YouTube Channel! It was actually the FIRST channel I saw during my transition, and you inspired me to continue my journey. It's now been 2yrs since my last relaxer!

QUESTION:
I love wearing my hair the way you did in your "Extravagant Big Hair" video,(no heat used, I blow dry on a cool setting) but it never lasts because my hair gets so greasy and stiff. I like to moisturize my hair EVERYDAY and I use Cantu Shea butter Leave-in or Coconut oil. What am I doing wrong?
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Post by Curlychronicles on 2nd December 2009, 5:47 pm

@ AfrikanLatina - I'm glad you liked the tutorial! I hope to post more in the future!

@ curlyq145 - I believe my hair would fall under 4a. My hair is finer in some areas, like the sides and front. The crown and back is very thick and slightly coarser.

@ savvybrown - thank you for the support! I hate how far I have to go sometimes for the better products but it's definitely worth it!
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Post by Curlychronicles on 2nd December 2009, 5:47 pm

@ naturalkc - I use Giovanni's Direct Leave In currently as my leave
in. It's not bad on the wallet and if you put in a little coconut oil
after putting that in, you should be golden. Let me know how you like
it! I use it mainly when I start twisting my hair up at night. Smile
here's a breakdown of the products I have in heavy rotation:

Giovanni's Direct Leave in Conditioner (mix with water for a moisturizing spritz)
Coconut oil
Coconut milk (deep conditioning)
Olive oil (deep conditioning)
Vegetable glycerin + water
Shea butter
Regular conditioner (different brands, Shikai, Giovanni, Alba Botanical, Aubrey Organics)
Apple cider vinegar + water
Donna Marie's twist/lock pudding - I use this sparingly cause I'm almost out!
Kinky Curly Curling Custard - not so often but more in the summer
Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz - not so often, more for refreshing curls than a styler for me.
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Post by Curlychronicles on 2nd December 2009, 5:56 pm

xoxoKev31 wrote:Hey Autumn! I just want to say I love your YouTube Channel! It was actually the FIRST channel I saw during my transition, and you inspired me to continue my journey. It's now been 2yrs since my last relaxer!

QUESTION:
I love wearing my hair the way you did in your "Extravagant Big Hair" video,(no heat used, I blow dry on a cool setting) but it never lasts because my hair gets so greasy and stiff. I like to moisturize my hair EVERYDAY and I use Cantu Shea butter Leave-in or Coconut oil. What am I doing wrong?

Hey xoxoKev31,

Thank you so much for the love!! Congrats on hitting the 2 year mark!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I think it may be the daily addition of cantu shea butter leave in/coconut oil. If I put coconut oil on after my leave in conditioner, I'll be good for that day and normally that night I'll start twisting my hair up again and I'll have to add a little more. But if I put too much coconut oil on -- even on day 1 -- my hair will feel greasy until I wash it again lol. I've been heavy handed and made that mistake a few times!

Try applying one of the two moisturizing products on day 1 and day 2. On day 3, just spritz with water + tiny bit of vegetable glycerin + few drops of essential oil. Then do the extravagant big hair style and cover with a satin scarf. Take it down the next morning and see if you notice less of the greasy feeling. I think the Cantu and coconut oil are both great but not necessarily together. They would both serve the same purpose for me, sealing the moisture in. So if you do that times 2, you get way too much and then the grease monster attacks! Twisting the hair up at night for a fresh do in the morning is the best way to go for this style, IMHO Smile Hope this helps!

Let me know how it goes!

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