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Post by tiashaunteé on 9th January 2010, 10:42 pm

I'm glad it worked for your daughter. I guess the oil rinses' effectiveness has a lot to do with hair texture and thickness.
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Post by oooop2 on 10th January 2010, 11:23 pm

tiashauntee wrote:I'm glad it worked for your daughter. I guess the oil rinses' effectiveness has a lot to do with hair texture and thickness.

I'll try it again and this time use about 1/4 of the oil. But even today, I applied nothing onto her hair and it still is shiny and so soft.
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Post by Offandrunning on 13th January 2010, 2:28 pm

Your hair is beautiful. I am just starting to transition, and I think my hair will be the same texture as yours, my sister is natural and her hair is like yours so probably me too!!!!!!!!!... You give me inspiration.

I have a question, my hair is dry and doesnt hold moisture well. Your hair looks shiny and healthy, besides your homemade shea butter mix is there anything else you put on your hair daily to keep it moist and shinny? Also do you have any suggestion for working out, my friends have convinced me to do a 5k which i cant believe i agreeed to since i am so out of shape, but we are training (hehe) and I have alot of perm still in my havent done the bc so i wash it more than normal and that is making it dryer, any tips on how to wear it since its short and on how to battle the dryness?

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Post by oooop2 on 15th January 2010, 12:32 am

Offandrunning wrote:Your hair is beautiful. I am just starting to transition, and I think my hair will be the same texture as yours, my sister is natural and her hair is like yours so probably me too!!!!!!!!!... You give me inspiration.

I have a question, my hair is dry and doesnt hold moisture well. Your hair looks shiny and healthy, besides your homemade shea butter mix is there anything else you put on your hair daily to keep it moist and shinny? Also do you have any suggestion for working out, my friends have convinced me to do a 5k which i cant believe i agreeed to since i am so out of shape, but we are training (hehe) and I have alot of perm still in my havent done the bc so i wash it more than normal and that is making it dryer, any tips on how to wear it since its short and on how to battle the dryness?

Thanks

Hey...Thanks for the compliment.

Regarding your hair, it sounds like you definitely need to amp up the moisture. How long is your current length and do you plan on doing a BC anytime soon? How do you normally style your hair?

My shea mix is basically the only thing I put on my hair.

My suggestion to you would be to cowash at least 3x/week (especially on the days you work out a lot).

Find a moisturizing cream that your hair likes and apply it daily.

Spritz your hair and seal ends w/ oil or moisturizing cream on a daily basis.

Increase your water intake.

Since you have 2 textures, play around with styles like braidouts/twistouts or updos/buns that require low manipulation.

HTHs......
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Post by Offandrunning on 15th January 2010, 12:47 am

Hey Oooop

im so excited, i henna today for the first time ever, so far so good. Im sitting with my conditioner in, but my hair was so soft after the henna i probably didnt need to, but i do need moisture, my hair as i said is dry dry dry.

Right now the top of my hair is probably 8in with about 2in of new growth, sides are mayb 3in with an inch of new growth...the lower back was tapered so what is growing in is all natural to short to do anything with ...mid back/crown about 5inches 2 inches of new grow, so as you can see i am all over the place... I have a bag on with conditioner and i just checked my sides and they are dry...see thats how my dry my hair is..lol

I wanna do the BC maybe in July for my birthday, depending on how much new growth i get, I dont want a TWA....so i may try to make it 1 year transitioning...

I am going to sleep in my deep conditioner tonight and try to do a twist tomorrow and then do a twist out on sat...im a little nervous, ive never did much to my own hair in the past...

Im going to try your shea combo...i love all natural products, one of my reason for going natural, I trying to make a lifestyle change in all areas

Any further advice and tips you can give me I would appreciate, I would also love if you could be my BIG Sister, you hair is my dream hair.....Thanks for you help

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Post by Offandrunning on 15th January 2010, 12:49 am

Oh my normal style is weekly wash blowdry/or sit under the dryer and flat iron, but i dont want to put anymore heat on my hair sooooo here goes

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Post by Phoenix on 15th January 2010, 12:27 pm

At what stage of your wash process are you detangling?
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Post by oooop2 on 15th January 2010, 1:49 pm

Offandrunning wrote:Hey Oooop

im so excited, i henna today for the first time ever, so far so good. Im sitting with my conditioner in, but my hair was so soft after the henna i probably didnt need to, but i do need moisture, my hair as i said is dry dry dry.

Right now the top of my hair is probably 8in with about 2in of new growth, sides are mayb 3in with an inch of new growth...the lower back was tapered so what is growing in is all natural to short to do anything with ...mid back/crown about 5inches 2 inches of new grow, so as you can see i am all over the place... I have a bag on with conditioner and i just checked my sides and they are dry...see thats how my dry my hair is..lol

I wanna do the BC maybe in July for my birthday, depending on how much new growth i get, I dont want a TWA....so i may try to make it 1 year transitioning...

I am going to sleep in my deep conditioner tonight and try to do a twist tomorrow and then do a twist out on sat...im a little nervous, ive never did much to my own hair in the past...

Im going to try your shea combo...i love all natural products, one of my reason for going natural, I trying to make a lifestyle change in all areas

Any further advice and tips you can give me I would appreciate, I would also love if you could be my BIG Sister, you hair is my dream hair.....Thanks for you help

Oh my normal style is weekly wash blowdry/or sit under the dryer and flat iron, but i dont want to put anymore heat on my hair sooooo here goes

I think you are using way too much heat. Hence why your hair is so dry. Are you using heat protectant before you apply heat. Take a break from the heat for at least 2 weeks, to give your hair a break. During that time, amp up the cowashing/deep conditioning. What did you mix your henna with? Henna can be VERY drying, so make sure to watch out for that as you use henna.

With your twistouts, add some rollers to you ends, for a more fluffed out look. You may also want to try bantu knots. I like to do them for a defined fro:

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Phoenix wrote:At what stage of your wash process are you detangling?

1. I place hair into about 10 chunky twist.
2. Saturate twist with water.
3. I apply condish to each twist 1 at a time and detangle with hands in a downward motion. Removing all loose strands, separating to make sure no knots are noted. Then I retwist.
4. Rinse, but not all of the condish.
5. Blot dry.
6. Undo 1 twist at a time, and apply my shea mix. In a downward motion, I massage in my mix and make sure any additional loose strands are removed. I rarely use a comb/brush.
7. Then I style.

So I would say I detangle in steps 3 and 6.

HTHs.....
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Post by Offandrunning on 15th January 2010, 2:25 pm

Hey Ooop

I did some two stand twist and put them on rollers, i tried to do bantu knots on the little tiny piece that i had that are two short to roll....wasnt sure what to do with them suckers...

I mixed my henna with yogurt and honey, since i heard everyone talking about how drying it could be,so i searched high and low for a reciepe to work with my hair i think that worked well my hair was not dry at all, it was really soft too..

Im laying off the heat, hopefully for a very long time but i may have a moment of weakness lets hope not..

Im searching now for a good moisturizer, because when i say dry i mean my hair is very very dry, its amazing to me that its dried out so quickly after rinsing out the conditioner

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Post by Phoenix on 16th January 2010, 8:41 am

Thanks oooop2 (It's so hard for me not to write it as OO-OOP! lol)
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Post by oooop2 on 17th January 2010, 12:44 am

Offandrunning wrote:Hey Ooop

I did some two stand twist and put them on rollers, i tried to do bantu knots on the little tiny piece that i had that are two short to roll....wasnt sure what to do with them suckers...

I mixed my henna with yogurt and honey, since i heard everyone talking about how drying it could be,so i searched high and low for a reciepe to work with my hair i think that worked well my hair was not dry at all, it was really soft too..

Im laying off the heat, hopefully for a very long time but i may have a moment of weakness lets hope not..

Im searching now for a good moisturizer, because when i say dry i mean my hair is very very dry, its amazing to me that its dried out so quickly after rinsing out the conditioner

You should check out Qhemet products if you don't feel like making your own. You should start to see a difference in your hair the more you start cowashing/deep conditioning.

Phoenix wrote:Thanks oooop2 (It's so hard for me not to write it as OO-OOP! lol)

LOL....I understand Wink
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Post by Offandrunning on 17th January 2010, 2:14 am

i will check out the Qhemet products...thanks Ooop

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Post by Offandrunning on 17th January 2010, 2:51 am

Oh I forgot, i did a twist out, and for my first try i think it came out pretty cute, not great, but it was okay. I think this will be my go to style for a very long time....thanks

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Post by Offandrunning on 20th January 2010, 1:15 am

how do wash you hair with baking soda and how do you clarify with ACV?...thanks

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Post by oooop2 on 20th January 2010, 1:22 am

Offandrunning wrote:Oh I forgot, i did a twist out, and for my first try i think it came out pretty cute, not great, but it was okay. I think this will be my go to style for a very long time....thanks

Yeah..I love twist. On another forum, I do a twisting challenge. It's so much fun seeing all of the growth people have been able to achieve wearing twist.

Offandrunning wrote:how do wash you hair with baking soda and how do you clarify with ACV?...thanks


A lot of time, I just add the baking soda to my condish. I put my hair into chunky twist. Wet with water. Then 1 twist at a time, I add the baking soda-condish mix to hair, massage my scalp and do a downward motion on my hair, then retwist. Once all twist are done. I rinse, undoing 1 twist at a time to make sure everything is removed, then retwist.

I dilute the ACV in water, wet hair. Slowly pour the ACV solution over hair. Massage in. Let it sit for about 5min, then rinse. I then apply my condish. Rinse out some, not all. Then style as normal.
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Post by Offandrunning on 27th January 2010, 4:43 pm

Hey Ooop

Just wanted to give you an update, i have been cowashing with v05 and deep conditioning overnight with different stuff to see whats gonna do the best, so far im like HE HH. I was going to try aussie moist, but it had more cones. Speaking of cones, i need some clarification, is okay to use conditioners that have only a couple just for cowashing or can they be used for deep conditioning as well? My hair feels better and i can believe how easy it is to still get a comb through, of course i only comb my hair when its wet, but with about 2.5 in of new growth i expected the challenge to start but so far, its been a breeze.

Still having styling challenges becuase that is not my area of expertise, but i am getting better.

I do have one big challange, because the back of my hair is already natural and only about a inch long, it is always matted when i get up in the morning, how should i handle it this? Right now im just spraying in with some water and conditoner in a bottle and the shea butter mixture, but im not sure thats the best way to handle it. Any suggestions?

Im still pretty dry, not a bad but havent conquered that, i am about to order the Qhemets Amla see if that helps.

Thanks Oooop for your help.

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Post by oooop2 on 28th January 2010, 11:23 pm

Offandrunning wrote:Hey Ooop

Just wanted to give you an update, i have been cowashing with v05 and deep conditioning overnight with different stuff to see whats gonna do the best, so far im like HE HH. I was going to try aussie moist, but it had more cones. Speaking of cones, i need some clarification, is okay to use conditioners that have only a couple just for cowashing or can they be used for deep conditioning as well? My hair feels better and i can believe how easy it is to still get a comb through, of course i only comb my hair when its wet, but with about 2.5 in of new growth i expected the challenge to start but so far, its been a breeze.

My suggestion has always been to use whatever feels best on your hair. I know a lot of people stay don't use this/that, but the truth is, your hair "MIGHT" actually like some of those products. I tend prefer to make my own stuff or use products that are not to complex. But my main focus is how does the product make my hair feel. I've had much success using HE, Aubreys, and Suave. So those are my staple conditioners.

Still having styling challenges becuase that is not my area of expertise, but i am getting better.

I do have one big challange, because the back of my hair is already natural and only about a inch long, it is always matted when i get up in the morning, how should i handle it this? Right now im just spraying in with some water and conditoner in a bottle and the shea butter mixture, but im not sure thats the best way to handle it. Any suggestions?

I would suggest spritzing that area at night, then coiling to avoid it getting matted. Also, I would suggest sleeping on a satin pillowcase/with hair covered in silk scarf. In the morning, undo the coils for a nice curly look. But the most important thing is to keep that area properly moisturized.

Im still pretty dry, not a bad but havent conquered that, i am about to order the Qhemets Amla see if that helps.

I like Qhemet products. My favorites are:

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOHC

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AONP

Also tip would be to add EVOO to your condish. Then when you cowash, don't wash all of the condish out. Blot dry and style. This will help you retain moisture.


Thanks Oooop for your help.

BTW, I found this link for those twisting challenged Wink

http://tinyurl.com/yah9slb (Just scroll down and click on the #1 to see all the steps)
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Post by Offandrunning on 29th January 2010, 12:22 am

oooop2 wrote:
Offandrunning wrote:Hey Ooop

Just wanted to give you an update, i have been cowashing with v05 and deep conditioning overnight with different stuff to see whats gonna do the best, so far im like HE HH. I was going to try aussie moist, but it had more cones. Speaking of cones, i need some clarification, is okay to use conditioners that have only a couple just for cowashing or can they be used for deep conditioning as well? My hair feels better and i can believe how easy it is to still get a comb through, of course i only comb my hair when its wet, but with about 2.5 in of new growth i expected the challenge to start but so far, its been a breeze.

My suggestion has always been to use whatever feels best on your hair. I know a lot of people stay don't use this/that, but the truth is, your hair "MIGHT" actually like some of those products. I tend prefer to make my own stuff or use products that are not to complex. But my main focus is how does the product make my hair feel. I've had much success using HE, Aubreys, and Suave. So those are my staple conditioners.

Still having styling challenges becuase that is not my area of expertise, but i am getting better.

I do have one big challange, because the back of my hair is already natural and only about a inch long, it is always matted when i get up in the morning, how should i handle it this? Right now im just spraying in with some water and conditoner in a bottle and the shea butter mixture, but im not sure thats the best way to handle it. Any suggestions?

I would suggest spritzing that area at night, then coiling to avoid it getting matted. Also, I would suggest sleeping on a satin pillowcase/with hair covered in silk scarf. In the morning, undo the coils for a nice curly look. But the most important thing is to keep that area properly moisturized.

Im still pretty dry, not a bad but havent conquered that, i am about to order the Qhemets Amla see if that helps.

I like Qhemet products. My favorites are:

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOHC

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AONP

Also tip would be to add EVOO to your condish. Then when you cowash, don't wash all of the condish out. Blot dry and style. This will help you retain moisture.


Thanks Oooop for your help.

BTW, I found this link for those twisting challenged Wink

http://tinyurl.com/yah9slb (Just scroll down and click on the #1 to see all the steps)

the tutorial was great thanks, i will stick with what is working right now, i want to try Aubrey's also ive heard good stuff about that as well....now i hope i dont sound too uninformed, but what is a coil? No

i am ordering my qhemets tonight and like you i like to make my own stuff but im in the mist of moving so i havent bee mixing it up lately, but i will get back to it next week...

as usual great info Oooop

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Post by oooop2 on 29th January 2010, 12:31 am

Here is an example of coils from someone fotki album:

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Post by Hollis on 31st January 2010, 10:26 pm

Hey oooop2,

I tried your olive oil rinsing method but mixed it with the HH Hello Hydration because my kids are so impatient and it worked wonders on my both of my boys hair. My 4 year old's hair texture looks similar to yours so I thought it would work, but I didn't know how good. My son screams everytime I detangle his hair but not after putting the olive oil in his hair. I usually have to separate his hair in about ten sections to detangle. I only did two! Thanks for the tip!

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Post by oooop2 on 1st February 2010, 11:06 pm

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oooop2 wrote:
Offandrunning wrote:Hey Ooop

Just wanted to give you an update, i have been cowashing with v05 and deep conditioning overnight with different stuff to see whats gonna do the best, so far im like HE HH. I was going to try aussie moist, but it had more cones. Speaking of cones, i need some clarification, is okay to use conditioners that have only a couple just for cowashing or can they be used for deep conditioning as well? My hair feels better and i can believe how easy it is to still get a comb through, of course i only comb my hair when its wet, but with about 2.5 in of new growth i expected the challenge to start but so far, its been a breeze.

My suggestion has always been to use whatever feels best on your hair. I know a lot of people stay don't use this/that, but the truth is, your hair "MIGHT" actually like some of those products. I tend prefer to make my own stuff or use products that are not to complex. But my main focus is how does the product make my hair feel. I've had much success using HE, Aubreys, and Suave. So those are my staple conditioners.

Still having styling challenges becuase that is not my area of expertise, but i am getting better.

I do have one big challange, because the back of my hair is already natural and only about a inch long, it is always matted when i get up in the morning, how should i handle it this? Right now im just spraying in with some water and conditoner in a bottle and the shea butter mixture, but im not sure thats the best way to handle it. Any suggestions?

I would suggest spritzing that area at night, then coiling to avoid it getting matted. Also, I would suggest sleeping on a satin pillowcase/with hair covered in silk scarf. In the morning, undo the coils for a nice curly look. But the most important thing is to keep that area properly moisturized.

Im still pretty dry, not a bad but havent conquered that, i am about to order the Qhemets Amla see if that helps.

I like Qhemet products. My favorites are:

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOHC

http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AONP

Also tip would be to add EVOO to your condish. Then when you cowash, don't wash all of the condish out. Blot dry and style. This will help you retain moisture.


Thanks Oooop for your help.

BTW, I found this link for those twisting challenged Wink

http://tinyurl.com/yah9slb (Just scroll down and click on the #1 to see all the steps)

the tutorial was great thanks, i will stick with what is working right now, i want to try Aubrey's also ive heard good stuff about that as well....now i hope i dont sound too uninformed, but what is a coil? No

i am ordering my qhemets tonight and like you i like to make my own stuff but im in the mist of moving so i havent bee mixing it up lately, but i will get back to it next week...

as usual great info Oooop

No prob Smile

Hollis wrote:Hey oooop2,

I tried your olive oil rinsing method but mixed it with the HH Hello Hydration because my kids are so impatient and it worked wonders on my both of my boys hair. My 4 year old's hair texture looks similar to yours so I thought it would work, but I didn't know how good. My son screams everytime I detangle his hair but not after putting the olive oil in his hair. I usually have to separate his hair in about ten sections to detangle. I only did two! Thanks for the tip!

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He's a cutie!! Glad the tip worked. I've been doing it on my girls hair and it really makes a difference.
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Post by Intelligentbeauty on 6th February 2010, 11:31 am

Hello, I am so amazed by your hair. I have questions for you:
Do you have a true curl pattern (distinctive) with or without product?
What is your hair type?
When you wash and go, is it a curly afro or a regular afro (I hope you understand what I mean)?
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Post by oooop2 on 6th February 2010, 4:38 pm

Intelligentbeauty wrote:Hello, I am so amazed by your hair. I have questions for you:
Do you have a true curl pattern (distinctive) with or without product?
What is your hair type?
When you wash and go, is it a curly afro or a regular afro (I hope you understand what I mean)?

Thanks for the compliment. Here are some pics of my hair.

This is my hair freshly washed without product:

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This is my hair dried without product:

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This is my fro with product:

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Post by Intelligentbeauty on 6th February 2010, 9:44 pm

This was extremely helpful. Thank you. I just get a little confused sometimes. I look at someone's hair and I think I know but then they do another style and I get confused. The beauty of natural hair [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] . So how would you describe your curls when wet?
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Post by oooop2 on 7th February 2010, 10:57 pm

Intelligentbeauty wrote:This was extremely helpful. Thank you. I just get a little confused sometimes. I look at someone's hair and I think I know but then they do another style and I get confused. The beauty of natural hair [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] . So how would you describe your curls when wet?

I would say loose, defined curls starting at the bottom, then when you get to my roots, it's more frizzy and undefined.
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