(Blank) saved my hair....

JDMeltonJDMelton Posts: 26Registered Users
Hello all :wave:

I'm fairly new here and am enjoying the reading and knowledge.

With so many products, methods, mixes amongst us, I want to know what 1 or 2 things "saved" your hair. (Hope this wasn't already done too recently!)

For me...

Coconut oil and sleeping with a plastic cap saved my hair.

My hair is dry, coarse and color treated; the more moisture I keep, the softer and more manageable my hair is.


  • cassadie3cassadie3 Posts: 506Registered Users
    1. always having a spritz bottle of water handy!
    2. cheap conditioner
    3. satin night cap
    :::::::joie de vivre:::::::
    last relaxer: November 2008
    big chop: November 2009
    4a, fine, dense, teeny weeny coils with low porosity

  • SummerRubySummerRuby Posts: 468Registered Users
    1. Kimmaytube leave-in mix (this must be #1!)

    2. Twists/protective styles

    3. Realizing my hair was fine, not coarse

  • lady1gryphonlady1gryphon Posts: 85Registered Users
    1. Conditioning Washes

    2. Oil Rinsing

    3. A Seamless Comb
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    1. Sealing
    2. Satin night cap
    3. Good oils
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

  • Kinky RhonnieKinky Rhonnie Posts: 1,166Registered Users
    I can never follow the rules and list only two. lol

    1 - Elucence Moisturize Balancing Conditioner

    2 - [buylink=]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink] Leave-in Conditioner

    3 - Qhemet Biologics Amla Olive Heavy Cream mixed with Olive Honey Hydrating Balm
  • Sweet_dreams11Sweet_dreams11 Posts: 103Registered Users
    1) [buylink=]Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner[/buylink]. It is probably THE best conditioner I have ever used. Very moisturizing and excellent detangler.
    2) Qhemet moisturizers! I still cannot believe how soft and moisturized my hair is with the BRBC and AOHC. It's been so difficult for to find that one perfect leave-in until now!
    Mostly 3C with a dash of 3b and 4A
    Low Poo: Elucence Moisture Benefits
    Conditioner: Elucence Moisture Balance
    Leave-in: Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana
    Moisturizer: Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream
    QB Amla and Olive Heavy Cream

  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    1. Quitting relaxers (lol)
    2. Satin nightcap
    3. No heat!
    BC'ed: 26 Dec 09
    Grand Duchess Fierce Freckles, Mistress of the Mighty Snap and Doyenne of the Potent Products Pavane in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • KeiLaniKoilsKeiLaniKoils Posts: 439Registered Users
    Dang, only two?? =-C
    1. Oiling my scalp EVERYDAY
    2. Aphogees 2 Step Treatment
    Smacked with a head full of Dreamy tight Coils that refuse to have it any other way... :D
    Finally maintaining a clean, moisturized scalp!
    I'm really getting into my Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil now :love7:
    Here we embrace the disorder of hair product buying

    :happy6: GROW NAPS GROW! :happy6:
    Why would I relax all the fabulousness?!
    Inspired by Keenylicious
    I swear the things that catch on in our society...
    never anything with meaning

    Inspired by LeeLee
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    1. Curl Junkie/Shescentit Conditioners (knocked my hair into balance fast)

    2. My poo brush (can't distribute without it)
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

  • stargazer613stargazer613 Posts: 103Registered Users
    sealing my ends
    protein treatments
    Loves: EMB, QB, Shea Moisture Style Milk, AO cons, Evoo, honey, jojoba oil, castor oil, shea butter, acv
    /herb rinses, henna

    /home/leaving?" class="Popup
  • curlyhersheygirlcurlyhersheygirl Posts: 475Registered Users
    Keeping my hair stretched
    Qhemet moisturizers
    Washing my hair weekly
  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    Olive oil
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock:
  • straightkinkystraightkinky Posts: 119Registered Users
    Henna and co-washing definately saved this head. :sunny:
    See that thing sleeping in the corner? That's my GoGo Dancer and the source of all the white hair on my head... I am not going gray, dammit!
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    cowashing and unrefined shea butter
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    1. good detangling conditioners
    2. seamless combs
    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • ElectrumElectrum Posts: 62Registered Users
    Without a doubt...

    1. Detangling brushes with largely spaced bristles i.e. Denman and another generic (all plastic) brush I have {found here: /home/leaving?" class="Popup }

    That's about it, the rest of my hair care routine has been pretty solid. But without those I had unbearable breakage, matting, and often times I gave up on detangling all together.
    Name: Amber
    4 spectrum, fine/med strands, dense, low porosity, dark hair
    Decision to go natural: mid-February 2010
    Big Chop: August 22 2010
    :cat: Newly Natural :cat:
  • mouseymousey Posts: 120Registered Users
    really understanding pH balance and humectants....since i've gotten the hang of both my hair has been MUCH happier
    i cannot live without my aviators, my boston terrier, biology and black tights.:love7:
  • maysaymaysay Posts: 218Registered Users
    Being really gentle and patient.

  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    just two?

    #1 satin bonnet! (believe it or not, i JUST purchased one of these this year, ive always wrapped my hair but my scarf would always be on the ground by morning.. THIS, magically stays on LOL)

    #2 good oils! sealing with them.. & adding them to conditioners has helped tons !
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    1. Keeping my hair detangled (seriously!!)
    2. Sealing with oil
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!

  • HennaRoHennaRo Posts: 520Registered Users
    1. Keeping my hair detangled (seriously!!)
    2. Sealing with oil

    Nana your hair is fab!!

    As for me...
    1. Bed Head moisture maniac...detangling miracle!
    2. Castor oil
    Last relaxer: January 08

    BC: December 08

    First and only time going natural:wav:
    Holy Grails:love10:
    *Terressential Pure Earth Hair Wash*Curl Junkie Deep Fix* Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion* Tresemme Naturals(Moisture)* Vo5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Poo/Elucence Moisture Balancing Poo* Komaza Care Jojoba Hemp* Oyin Burnt Sugar:love10:


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  • .patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
    1. Protective styles
    2. Sealing my ends with oil
    3. Co-washing
  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Going natural & protein treatments
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    lisa6 wrote: »
    1. good detangling conditioners
    2. seamless combs

    +1 and Qhemet's Burdock Root Butter Cream
  • c234everc234ever Posts: 19Registered Users
    1) Denman brush
    2) Olive oil pre poo
    3) Washing in 16 two strand twists vs separated in 4 sections. (major cut down on tangling)
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    HennaRo wrote: »
    1. Keeping my hair detangled (seriously!!)
    2. Sealing with oil

    Nana your hair is fab!!

    Thanks! It took me about five years to get it to where it is now. :)
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!

  • imlaimla Posts: 163Registered Users
    1. Aloe vera juice.
    2. Shea butter mixes.
    Hair Type: 4a/b dense, fine, coily hair. Natural 13 years.

    Staples: Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil S & C, aloe vera, almond oil mix, black soap shampoo and bentonite clay.
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    Since I'm seeing detangling a lot...can I share my #2. This cute little detangling comb I brought. I must admit I initially grabbed it because it because it was cute...but as I examined it and realized it was seemless I thought it might be a good buy...


    I would have never thought using a comb that had teeth this close would dentangle well. Plus it's making my ends feel smooth and less tangled. My ends never felt right when I was using a wide tooth comb. Oh an it's made by Conair.
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    That's a cute comb! I want it!
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!

  • ............ Posts: 102Registered Users
    (before sites and blogs like this i knew NOTHING about natural hair)