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  1. NJoy's Avatar
    It looks really good, Girl. Very natural.

    What causes damage with weaves. Is it getting it sewn in too tight or something about the edges? I think I may try a weave too but I'm not sure what to watch out for.
  2. Sweet_Intent's Avatar
    I did the hair strand test yday... 24hours later and that strand of hair is still floating. Which equals lo-porosity, tightly closed cuticles that doesnt let much water in or out. I did clarify with my ORS aloe rid poo last night... I might have had product buildup but this has always been an issue. And since I hardly do any protein treatment... yday I pre-poo with Giovanni smooth as silk xtreme condi and my hair feels great. Soy protein is not much a problem for protein-sensitive heads.
  3. NJoy's Avatar
    I always thought that if your hair was overly porous it would dry quickly. And since yours takes all day to dry, maybe this isn't your issue. Maybe you're experiencing product build up that's keeping moisture from reaching the shaft. When's the last time you've clarified your hair?

    I think I'd try clarifying and then doing a good DC (with steam, if possible) and see if that helps.
  4. NJoy's Avatar
    I do hear some say that blowing out the ng helps. I don't do it because I'm paranoid about that line of demarcation.

    For me, cowashing more often helped during the early part of a stretch. I can get in there with my conditioner and finger detangle to break up any tangles before they really set in. Oil rinsing helps and dc'g with my steamer helps.

    Shoot, I was cowashing daily when I was bonelaxed and having no problems at all. It's when I slow up on cowashing deep in a stretch (trying to lower manipulation) that I start running into problems. Also, deep in a stretch, I twist or braid my ng to stretch it while it airdries. I don't even attempt twistouts or braidouts. I just don't want to give my ng a chance to act up. I wore a braidout once. It was pretty but, it was only for 1 day. I guess I could do a twistout but leave the ng twisted. Maybe I'll try that one day.

    Anywho, that's my two cents.
  5. Sweet_Intent's Avatar
    Question for any relax heads: Would doing a light blow-out of my NewGrowths help with that problem? I lost alot of hair because the NG was matted and knotted all with each other and I was just defeated so im thinking maybe to help me stretch to 10 weeks I can do a slight blow-out?
  6. Tink's Avatar
    Ooo I know what you mean! I was used to getting a relaxer every 6-8 weeks and when I started my hair journey I did a 12 week stretch without knowing how to handle that new growth. I had to cut back to 10 weeks. I'm 12 weeks this week and I really need to schedule my appt. *sigh*
  7. admin's Avatar
    On a good note, it looks like your relaxer took nicely.
  8. NJoy's Avatar
    Yes!!!! Awesome! Girl, I know how good it feels to conquer the tangles. I'm glad it worked out for you.
  9. jlissa's Avatar
    I'm glad to hear it worked for you. I just permed my haid last month, but I'm going to try this when my hair starts to tangle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet_Intent
    Thanks... My NG growth seems to be under-control. I tried the aloe vera juice after a moisturizing co-wash; (I did ORS Mayo protein just a few days ago and my head is protein-sensitive) and followed through with the oil rinse. My hair was still wet from the night before so this morning I blow-dry just the roots on cool air. No tangles, No tangles... oh Yea
  10. Sweet_Intent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NJoy
    Girl, before you give up, have you tried other alternatives to dealing with your ng? I spray a mixture of milk, honey, coconut cream and aloe juice on my ng and let it sit with a plastic cap on my head for an hour and then rinse it out. It temporarily loosens the curl pattern in my ng. Then I follow that up with an oil rinse and run a wide tooth comb thru my ng during the conditioner part of the oil rinse. Works VERY well for me.

    The milk mix spray loosens the ng. The aloe juice helps to lay the cuticles down. I use the oil rinse after that to sort of coat the smoothed cuticles. It seals in moisture too and works very well. Milk and coconut both loosen the curl pattern so, I suppose both are not needed. I did both...just in case, and have been doing that since.

    As for the shedding, I take garlic supplements regularly. Another thing that helps me is a black tea rinse. It's a little drying so, I'd do that before any conditioning treatments.

    I hope you get things under control and whatever you choose to do, I support you!

    Thanks... My NG growth seems to be under-control. I tried the aloe vera juice after a moisturizing co-wash; (I did ORS Mayo protein just a few days ago and my head is protein-sensitive) and followed through with the oil rinse. My hair was still wet from the night before so this morning I blow-dry just the roots on cool air. No tangles, No tangles... oh Yea
  11. Tink's Avatar
    Aww so sorry to hear that. I hope you get it under control.
  12. NJoy's Avatar
    Girl, before you give up, have you tried other alternatives to dealing with your ng? I spray a mixture of milk, honey, coconut cream and aloe juice on my ng and let it sit with a plastic cap on my head for an hour and then rinse it out. It temporarily loosens the curl pattern in my ng. Then I follow that up with an oil rinse and run a wide tooth comb thru my ng during the conditioner part of the oil rinse. Works VERY well for me.

    The milk mix spray loosens the ng. The aloe juice helps to lay the cuticles down. I use the oil rinse after that to sort of coat the smoothed cuticles. It seals in moisture too and works very well. Milk and coconut both loosen the curl pattern so, I suppose both are not needed. I did both...just in case, and have been doing that since.

    As for the shedding, I take garlic supplements regularly. Another thing that helps me is a black tea rinse. It's a little drying so, I'd do that before any conditioning treatments.

    I hope you get things under control and whatever you choose to do, I support you!
  13. NJoy's Avatar
    LOL. Too cute. Gotta give your boyfriend credit for getting that far. Hope you enjoyed your relaxation. Sounds great.