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Post by DreamMerchant on 12th December 2010, 7:04 am

I did not know where to post this so I figured since my hair has grown some then I will post it here. I started my natural hair journey FOR REAL THIS TIME back in November 2009. I took this picture outside. I could not believe that I forgot about these pictures. I took these at the start of my healthy hair journey to document how far I have come. I was experimenting with the TST but was frustrated at the time because they did not look like Rustic Beauty's twists. She was the first person I ran across on youtube when I went searching for natural hair. Again, these pictures are from November of 2009. My hair looks so dry and damaged. I do not have a routine so I do not know what I was doing to it during that time.
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Here is my hair with a picture taken from September 2010. Some of you probably remember this picture. I think this was the Hawaiian Silky Twist-n-curl. It was dry in this pic and not greasy despite the sheen. I developed a routine in January of this year. I can tell a huge difference. All of this time I am thinking that my hair has not grown and looking at the pics I can actually tell a difference. TAKE THOSE PICTURES LADIES!

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My Routine:
-Wash whenever I feel it needs it. There is no set time that I have to wash my hair. When it is dirty then I will know. Sometimes it will be more, sometimes it will be less. For me, it does not have to be once a week. That set day that I had to wash my hair when my hair was not ready to be washed dried it out despite adding moisture to it. I will cowash one week and shampoo the next.
-I massage my scalp like crazy. I think that scalp massage promote the blood flow to the scalp hence bringing more vitamins and minerals to your follicles therefore promoting healthy scalp, hair and growth.
-I left my hair alone. LEAVE IT ALONE! No finger twirling. Stop in the "hand in hair" syndrome. That was hard one day that I had that great twistout from the flaxseed gel. I was all up in my hair. I find that when I am frustrated with my hair, I try to do more to it. I manipulate it more. Just let it rest. Wash it, then style it, then leave it alone for a while.
-I moisturize alot more. I lightly spritz my hair with 1 part Garnier Sleek and Shine Leave-in to 25 parts distilled water. Then I put my hair sack on and go to bed. I just started this for winter since I am keeping my twist in until it gets warmer.
-I trim when necessary. Even though I had to cut about 2.5 inches this year and had plenty of search and destroys. I was cutting my hair because I thought it all had to be even. My hair is not an even growth type of hair. I was cutting off hair for no reason at all.
-I use henna regulary.
-I always condition after a shampoo.
-I do not comb or brush anymore.

My products:
-Conditioner
-Shampoo
-Henna
-oils
-aloe vera juice
-flaxseed gel

I may have actually gotten more than the average 6 inches per year since this was taken in September and I had to cut some off. I should have measured my length at the start Mad
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Post by misskris on 12th December 2010, 1:54 pm

Hey DreamMerchant!!! WOW!! That's impressive!!! And I would say you probably DID get more than the 6". That's awesome!!!! That's what I am striving for. afro
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Post by DreamMerchant on 12th December 2010, 6:47 pm

I cannot believe how much my hair has changed from dry, brittle and damaged to soft, moisturized hair. Thank you for looking!
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Post by FalconTress on 12th December 2010, 7:44 pm

Only thing missing is the soundtrack to the Kia commercial: How You LIke Me Now!
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Post by misskris on 12th December 2010, 8:02 pm

HAHAHA @ FalconTress.....who sings that anyway???? I like the "Sho Did..." part!!! LOL
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Post by misskris on 12th December 2010, 8:20 pm

OH!! Worng song. I'm thinking about the Kia commercial with Michelle Wie (the Asian Golf player) and she has the little red Kia. lol!
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Post by FalconTress on 12th December 2010, 8:50 pm


Got it! Let it play beyond the intro to get to the part that is sed in the commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Ztb43Qu6Q

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Post by DreamMerchant on 12th December 2010, 10:34 pm

I looove that song! Cars should come with soundtracks already in them!
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Post by misskris on 12th December 2010, 10:54 pm

OHMY GOSH!!!!! LMAO--- FalconTress that is HILARIOUS!!!! "Got her toes done up with her finger nails matchin!!" lol! lol! lol! That is probably THE lowest budget video Kanye has ever done!!!!!
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