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Update!!!!!!!

hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
Well, it's been a VERY long time since I posted!! I've actually only just been coming back to read the forums in the last few weeks and I decided to post again. I had spent the last 7 months not wearing my hair wavy. I wasn't straightening it with brushes and/or flat iron; I would just comb it out after a shower and either let it air dry or just finger brush it with my hair dryer on the cold shot button.

I just got a hair cut/trim a couple weeks ago which was the first one I got since early last March. And my hair needed it desperately!! Now that I have my layers back I wanted to start wearing it wavy again since I did miss them. I've noticed that since my hair has gotten longer, my waves have popped out again. They're still not super strong but they are more visible which is nice.

I decided for now that I'm not going to be CG in that I would avoid sulfates and 'cones. I tried that for almost a year and didn't really notice any kind of difference in my waves. I also think because the water in my house is hard, I need the sulfates in my shampoo. I switched over to Herbal Essences Color Me Happy and I like it so far.

My scalp is also doing a LOT better. For awhile, it was pretty bad. Even in the warmer weather, it would be itching like crazy. I'd pull my hair back to look at my scalp and there'd be giant patches of flakes. I couldn't take it anymore so last month I started a regimen of doing a weekly brown sugar scrub sometimes with tea tree or rosemary oil added to them. It has made a giant difference. I may have a couple flakes now but those horrible patches that were stuck to my scalp have gone away, thank goodness. I've also been very careful about washing and rinsing my hair in lukewarm to cool water temps as well as doing scalp massages a few times a week before bed. We'll see how bad this winter will be (I live in North Carolina so the weather can be mild sometimes even in the dead of winter) but I can always add an extra scrub if need be.

Thanks for reading my update and hope all is well with everyone!!!:cyclopsani:
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

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Comments

  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    Hey Hippiechic, nice to hear -uh, read- from you again!

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    2B med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Doing whatever works for you is great. The scrubs sound heavenly, although my skin can't take any scrubbing (except for my feet).

    Glad you checked in.
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    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
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  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    Glad to be back around! I can definitely see where someone with a sensitive scalp can be irritated by a scrub. Hopefully, you can find something that will work for you!! I have noticed since the weather turned cooler, my waves are starting to die again but I'm really hoping if I keep styling my hair wavy, they'll start to go that way more. Anybody have some cold-weather tips?? Thanks y'all!:toothy8:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fbalancedbeauty.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    Nice to see u again! I have posted very infrequently myself lately. I'm not really CG either anymore. I use sulfates if i feel like it because my hair feels best after I do. I avoid most cones but I love curls rock amplifier. I stopped obsessing over it. I'm down to 3 or 4 products I rotate and a lot of days just put my hair up. It's easier & less stressful & I am happier. Welcome back! Do what works for you :)
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    I think I need to start adding a more intense PT again. The colder weather is making already weak waves even weaker!!!! I know a lot of people need to do more DTs in the fall/winter but I think that makes my waves worse. I'm getting frustrated again which led to me taking a 7 month break of my waves and I don't wanna do that again!! :eye:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fbalancedbeauty.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • sweety10189110sweety10189110 Posts: 129Registered Users
    Hey Hippiechic81! I had dropped off the face of curltalk for a long time and decided this morning I wanted my waves back and decided to pop back on here. It's nice seeing someone from when I was on :).
    Mod CG since 4/10
    Products being used ATM
    Wash: KCCC, CJDF, AOGPB
    Rinseout:: Tresemme Naturals
    Moisturizing and Volume, Yes to Cucumbers
    LI: Giovanni DLI, KCKT
    DT: CJH&BDF, CJCR
    Every Day Stylers: KCCC, AOMM, Biotera Curl Cream, CJCCCC-Lite, CJCIAB, CJCQ, LALGs
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    It's definitely nice to see some familiar faces!!!!
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fbalancedbeauty.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    PM'd you

    Can you do the gelatin PT? I've been adding aloe, shea butter and jojoba to my version of it with even more gelatin added for extra protein.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    I did get your message!! I haven't tried the gelatin PT but I did pick up a couple packets of the Ion Effective Care. It worked pretty well in the past so hopefully it does the trick again!
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fbalancedbeauty.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup