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Post by jamaicacurl on 12th November 2009, 9:59 pm

Ok so I have no recollection of what I said in my original post so.....

I will start by saying that I have never had a relaxer but always blow dried and used curling/flat irons on my hair for as long as I can remember. Whenever I wore my hair curly it was only for 2 or 3 days and it was most often pulled back. I tried way back when to like my curls and bought so many products in an attempt to tame the frizz and make it look good but got too frustrated and discouraged.

Until August of this year! I was googling a product I had heard of and came across the naturallycurly.com site and discovered a whole world of curlies like me! I was on the computer for hours that night reading all the info on how to care for curls, ingredient do's and don'ts, texture, hair type, etc. and realized that if I just educated myself enough, I too could rock my curls just like those ladies. And of course from there I found out about curlynikki.com (which is my new addiction Smile )

So since then I've been embracing my curls and haven't looked back. Ok, well maybe I glanced back in times of frustration but I would just get on the forums and get encouraged all over again Smile The first month was rough but I got through it and I've gone this whole time without subjecting my tresses to all that heat.

I don't have an online album so I think this will be a cool way to track my progress and growth. I am still learning my hair's likes and dislikes and I'm aiming for growth. Up until last year August, my hair was down to the middle of my back. After I had my 2nd son, I got fed up with having to do my hair and chopped it off to a chin length bob. Now I'm growing it back out and it's already 2-3 inches past my collar bone!
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Post by Blackbeauty on 12th November 2009, 11:27 pm

I love naturallycurly.com too. Congrats on coming to love & understand ur curls without having to torture them with heat!!
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Post by jamaicacurl on 13th November 2009, 12:16 pm

Blackbeauty wrote:I love naturallycurly.com too. Congrats on coming to love & understand ur curls without having to torture them with heat!!

Thank you!
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Post by jamaicacurl on 13th November 2009, 12:32 pm

So last night I decided to try a braid out. I co-washed w/Suave cherry blossom condish, rinsed out with GF Triple Nutrition. Then put in some more GF TN as leave in.

As I sectioned my hair, I put in a pump of Taliah Waajid Crinkles & Curls in each section before starting each braid and combed it through. I sealed the ends with shea butter. After braiding this is what it looked like:


I put a silk scarf on and went to bed. This morning I woke up and it was still damp but I had no time to sit under a dryer or whip out the blow dryer. So I saved taking out the braids for the last thing I did before I left the house. Maybe it's because it wasn't fully dry, idk but I wasn't thrilled with the results. But since I had to go to work I had to make it work lol! I should've waited until tonight to do it so that I'd have more time to let it dry tomorrow....but I was just too anxious!




It was definitely too flat to wear all out so I had to pin up the front and sides. There was a bit of frizz on the right side but so is life! I would maybe try this again...on a weekend.

In other news, last night I also tried Frizzcurl's oil cleansing method. I didn't use the castor oil because I was scared it might dry out my already dry skin so I just used EVOO. I did use the hot washcloth on my face afterwards for a few seconds. I was actually very impressed at the results. I was waiting to feel dry so I could moisturize like I usually do but I didn't have to. My face still felt moisturized this morning too. Instead of washing my face this morning with my usual cleanser, I just used water and applied my aloe vera gel and a drop of EVOO for moisturizer. I will be doing this oil cleansing method for a few more days to see if the results continue to be great!
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Post by nmoultry on 13th November 2009, 4:59 pm

Hi there,

Did you want me to send you the mixed chicks samples?

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Post by jamaicacurl on 13th November 2009, 6:02 pm

nmoultry wrote:Hi there,

Did you want me to send you the mixed chicks samples?

Hey! Yes I did! I replied last night I think in the swap post. Did you want the Lock & Twist gel?
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Post by nmoultry on 13th November 2009, 6:05 pm

Yeah I replied back and I didn't think you replied. No I don't really use twisting gel but I will send you the samples. It should be enought for 2 applications and that way you can determine if you like it and want to purchase it

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Post by jamaicacurl on 13th November 2009, 6:11 pm

I just PM'd you my address. Thanks!
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Post by jamaicacurl on 15th November 2009, 11:49 am

Hola!

Yesterday I did a modified coconut milk DT (thanks to Breezybaby). I used a whole can of coconut milk and a tablespoon of Braggs Liquid Aminos (taken from Cherry lola treatment).


I mixed it up and saturated my hair with it, put on a plastic cap, wrapped a towel around it and left it in for 30 minutes. It was extremely messy as it kept dripping from under the cap!

After rinsing it out I noticed my hair was shiny...not incredibly smooth feeling but shiny. I co-washed with GF Triple Nutrition and used a GVP volumizing conditioner as a leave in and scrunched in a golf ball size of HE Totally Twisted mousse.


Then, I plopped for about 25 minutes and air dried. Once it dried I noticed my hair was curlier, had more shine and was soft. And thanks to the volumizing condish, my hair had more body yay! Overall, I liked this treatment and I would do it again (not looking forward to the mess though).

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Post by nmoultry on 15th November 2009, 12:11 pm

Hi Jamaica curl Love the hair!!! You are going to love mixed chicks. I have it packaged and mailing tomorrow!!!

Question: The HE totally twisted mousse, does it make hair crunchy?

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Post by jamaicacurl on 15th November 2009, 12:13 pm

nmoultry wrote:Hi Jamaica curl Love the hair!!! You are going to love mixed chicks. I have it packaged and mailing tomorrow!!!

Question: The HE totally twisted mousse, does it make hair crunchy?

Thanks girl! I actually do like the HE TT mousse because it doesn't make my hair too crunchy at all. If I put too much it will be cruncy but I just scrunch it out and my hair is soft again. It has a softer hold compared to other mousses I've tried. And the smell isn't too strong. It's def one that I will buy again.
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 15th November 2009, 12:31 pm

Can you go to the products folder and leave a review on your experience with Taliah Waajid products? I already started a thread for it but no one has replied and I saw that you used them.

I can say pretty certainly that your braidout probably didn't come out how you expected because it was still wet. I hate when that happens lol. It still looked good though.

Your going to make me look into that Coconut Milk & Liquid Aminos treatment you did.
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Post by jamaicacurl on 15th November 2009, 12:41 pm

There's so much info on here I didn't see the products thread! Sure I'll post my experience with it!!
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Post by AfrikanLatina on 15th November 2009, 12:49 pm

Gracias!
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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 15th November 2009, 8:42 pm

Based on the pictures you posted, the coconut milk and amino acids treatment helped. Your hair looks more curly and full. It looks awesome!

You mentioned your hair didn't feel smooth after the treatment. Can you describe how it felt?
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Post by jamaicacurl on 15th November 2009, 9:02 pm

When I said it didn't feel smooth, I guess I was expecting like a silky feeling but that didn't happen. It didn't feel rough or like straw but it didn't feel slippery either. I guess somewhere in betweeen. Now I'm wondering if I should add EVOO or coconut oil to it next time. But even still, it felt and appeared moisturized in the end anyway.

Did that help?
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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 15th November 2009, 10:30 pm

Yes, it helped, thank you.
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Post by jamaicacurl on 16th November 2009, 1:48 pm

Well today was confirmation that I need to just wait until the weekend to try out a hairstyle that requires drying before I take the twists or braids out!

I wet my hair last night and put it in 6 twists. In my spray bottle was water, GVP Conditioning Balm and coconut oil. This morning my hair was still wet and I had no time to pull out the blow dryer (I'm so not a morning person so I'm always rushing). I took the twists out and it was wavy but of course not like I wanted it to be. Either way, I pinned the front back (as usual) and wore it like that. It's wavy/curly and has no body....but it sure is soft lol!
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Post by Enchantment on 16th November 2009, 2:30 pm

I had to sit under the dryer last night for almost 2 hours and my hair was still damp this morning.
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Post by jamaicacurl on 16th November 2009, 3:30 pm

Enchantment wrote:I had to sit under the dryer last night for almost 2 hours and my hair was still damp this morning.

Ugh! I know that was frustrating!
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Post by nmoultry on 16th November 2009, 3:53 pm

I mailed your conditioner

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Post by jamaicacurl on 16th November 2009, 4:13 pm

nmoultry wrote:I mailed your conditioner

Oooh thank you! I can't wait to try it!!
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Post by Free2009 on 16th November 2009, 4:16 pm

jamaicacurl wrote:Well today was confirmation that I need to just wait until the weekend to try out a hairstyle that requires drying before I take the twists or braids out!

I wet my hair last night and put it in 6 twists. In my spray bottle was water, GVP Conditioning Balm and coconut oil. This morning my hair was still wet and I had no time to pull out the blow dryer (I'm so not a morning person so I'm always rushing). I took the twists out and it was wavy but of course not like I wanted it to be. Either way, I pinned the front back (as usual) and wore it like that. It's wavy/curly and has no body....but it sure is soft lol!

hey... i dont know if u have an overhead dryer, or how u feel about them, but i read somewhere that if u dont have alot of time in the morning, when u do ur twists or braids or whatnot at night, sit under the dryer for like 15-30 min.... it wont be completely dry, but whoever it was said it helped, and in the morning, their hair was dry.... ive never tried this, but thought i would offer the suggestion anyways... i hope it helps! Smile btw, ur hair is beautiful! Smile
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Post by Blackbeauty on 17th November 2009, 2:19 am

You hair was GORGOUS after that treatment...Ive always been iffy about trying amino acids or any kind of protein, i always think itll make my hair hard. But after seeing this Ill have 2 give it a try one of these days!
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Post by jamaicacurl on 17th November 2009, 11:10 pm

Go for it Blackbeauty!

Today I just stuck with my tried and true co-wash with Suave Naturals Cherry Blossom, rinse out with GF Triple Nutrition, and leave in was my GVP version of Matrix Amplify volumizing condish with HE TT mousse scrunched in the ends. I plopped for 15-20 mins and air dried the rest of the way.

Soft curls all day! Smile

We are supposed to be taking family pics soon for our Christmas cards and I'm debating whether I should straighten my hair for the pic or not. I haven't straightened it since August but I don't have a variety of styles, esp not a dressy style! So frustrating! Any ideas are welcomed!!
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