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May Hits & Misses

adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
And when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May.:alien:

Ok, curlies my hit is almond oil. I don't know how it took me four years of naturalness to try this but I absolutely love it. The best sealer I've ever used. Not too heavy.

I have a question. I bought an 8 oz bottle from WF. It was the largest they had but seems like I've seen bigger on YT. anyone buy bigger? Also this is almond oil. What's the difference with sweet almond oil? They didn't have that. Thanks.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
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  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: oyin honey hemp conditioner and blue xtreme wetline gel as a wash and go.
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    Miss: random looser curls (ends) on the top/shortest layer of my hair, wtf. Ive only straightened twice in the past 8 mos and cut it a million times since then. Either way my longer layers were straightened too they curl perfectly. Watev, i just randomly chopped about an inch off some annoying pieces, so hopefully next wash if they dont at least curl up they may fall better.

    Hit: stretching my roots w a blowdryer. Def helps give 1st day hair a better shape. Normally i have to throw it in a bun to stretch it out.
    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 =)
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    HIT: III Sisters of Nature...
    Once a week nourishing treatment

    Goodness this thing did what it says, hair was left totally hydrated, soft and SHINE-ty. Left on a total 1hr but spent 45min under a heat hooded dryer. Curls poppin allover the place. My 1st time using a product from this company. Would definitely repurchase again... :^)
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • Braelynn_BlueBraelynn_Blue Posts: 24Registered Users
    Coily Head Chick Fabulous Style Frosting and Hair Martini
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Hits:

    Obia Curl Enhancing Custard
    Obia Curl Moisture Cream

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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Hit: CoilyHeadChick hair treat as a moisturizer on dry hair. Haven't used it as a leave in yet because I had washed the day before when it got here but it's the bomb.com as a refresher.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Miss: Is it me or oyinhandmade has lost mind? They raised their prices! WoW! I not sure if I am going to repurchase from them anytime soon.
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Hit:

    QB Honeybush Tea Soft Gel

    I had one of the best twist outs ever!!!!

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Hit: naturellegrow marshmallow root and slippery elm DC. Holy crap, I love this stuff. It smells so nice and this stuff it's the business for detangling. I couldn't believe how soft my hair was when I was braiding it. I only left it on my hair for about 5 mins while i showered. i imagine it being even more amazing if i deep conditioned for a longer time. I think I'll buy a 16oz before sale is over
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • honeysweet20honeysweet20 Posts: 361Registered Users
    HITS:
    [HTML][/HTML]Argan Oil Eco Styler mixed with oils to make a custard....very vice nice defined soft curls and coils without the crunch. someone called me pretty today lol. and the 32 oz tub was 4.99 had to get it!
    -=Also got some shea moisture smoothie from the clearance for 5.00:binky: Is this line going out of business?!
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    Major Miss:
    Creme of Nature - Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment ...
    Thank God I purchased the pillow pack vs the full size. This thing made my hair a dry hay stack mess! Lord help me, what a set back!
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: yes to carrot conditioner as a rinse out. My hair is very soft and sleek.
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Major Miss:
    Creme of Nature - Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment ...
    Thank God I purchased the pillow pack vs the full size. This thing made my hair a dry hay stack mess! Lord help me, what a set back!
    +1 did the same thing to me.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • applesandafrosapplesandafros Posts: 328Registered Users
    Hit!
    Making my flax seed gel thicker. I boiled the flax seeds for a little bit longer and the thicker gel gave me more hold and definition.
    Almost MBL Coils
    spongy, low porosity, dense awesomeness

    Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
    Sealer: Grape seed oil
    Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
    Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
  • KankydudeKankydude Posts: 50Registered Users
    Hit: Zenia brand Henna from amazon. It was 3.99 for 100g including shipping and the seller I purchase it from (Herbal Beauty Supply) ships super fast. This stuff had dye release in an hour! I didn't trust it so I let it set for a bit longer LOL It stains a nice reddish brown. Very pleased with it.
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Coily Head Chick Fabulous Style Frosting and Hair Martini

    Can you give me some deets on the frosting please?
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • KankydudeKankydude Posts: 50Registered Users
    Miss: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk. I use it as a leave in, crunchy hair. Use a spoonful in my DC, crunchy hair. They may as well call it Crunch and Crunch Milk. I'll give it to my mom and see if she can make it work for her.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Hit - watering down my hair products for my fine dense hair

    Hit AO B5 design gel
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: koils by nature leave in with pink ecco styler gel. Also, I used a little of the alma heavy cream under it.

    Semi miss: this weekend I used SM purification mask ( my usual prepoo) and afterwards I cleansed with As I Am Coconut Co-wash. I don't think this was a good combo because the ends of my hair felt rough. This is a testament to both products because they cleanse so well, but I should of known better. Lol
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Miss:

    Mizani Coconut Souffle

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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • CwmarieCwmarie Posts: 32Registered Users
    Hit: koils by nature leave in with pink ecco styler gel. Also, I used a little of the alma heavy cream under it.

    Semi miss: this weekend I used SM purification mask ( my usual prepoo) and afterwards I cleansed with As I Am Coconut Co-wash. I don't think this was a good combo because the ends of my hair felt rough. This is a testament to both products because they cleanse so well, but I should of known better. Lol

    I had a similar effect with that mask and cowash. I stopped using the mask for a while and finally used up the last of it by prepooing and doing a light shampoo with a shampoo bar. Only way I'll use it in the future.

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  • AGrlCanMACAGrlCanMAC Posts: 157Registered Users
    Hits:
    • Airdrying with only castor oil: OMG, my hair loves it. I used to think this oil was too heavy for my fine, medium density hair but the key for me is to use it sparingly on damp (not sopping wet) hair. The softness and moisture lasts for days! I'm sold
    • V05 Moisture Milk conditioners: The ingredients aren't as natural as I'd like but the slip is amazing and I like that it's a light product. I may co-wash between washes using this one till I find a more natural and effective option.
    • LOC moisturizing method adapted to my fine, medium density hair: I thought this method would leave me with weighed down, stringy and greasy hair but I found that I just had to use lighter products (lighter oils and lighter creams or a hair lotion instead) and it works fabulously for me. I only have to remoisturize my hair twice, at most, a week now. Pure bliss!
    • Protein conditioning more frequently: I'm learning that my hair thrives off of protein, like A LOT. I heard it loud and clear. I will be implementing it into my regimen more frequently. I will monitor my results but I really think that I could use Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner every other week and my hair would flourish.
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    I used the As I Am coconut cowash by itself yesterday it was ok.

    Pros: my hair felt clean afterwards
    It detangled my hair
    It is economical
    My hair had a lot of volume

    Cons: my hair felt slightly stripped especially to the ends
    My didn't feel as moisturize afterwards
    This product is not fully natural

    Overall the product is not bad, but I don't think that I will repurchase. I got better results cowashing with VO5.
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Mega Miss:
    Ouidad Melt down mask. OMG this is the worst conditioner I have ever used. Putting it on my hair felt like sandpaper. I left it on for 10 minutes and my scalp started to burn. Rinsed it out and my hair felt like I had just rinsed it with bleach. I had to clarify and re condition my hair. That's it I'm done with Ouidad. I don't think they pH test their products. I bet the pH was too low. Sending everything back for a refund. Hate that I have to pay for shipping.

    BTW, the oil cleansing shampoo didn't clean my scalp and made my hair feel moisturized but not soft. Not my cup of tea.

    Curl Recovery curl prep. An ok product going on wet, but when my hair dries, it's a gummy frizzy mess.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Miss:

    Bel Nouvo Macabassu Hair Milk

    Moisture doesn't last long

    Hit:

    Bel Nouvo Coco Castor Nectar

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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • evelynnalfredevelynnalfred Posts: 324Registered Users
    Hit: Swimming with a swimming cap while my hair is twisted underneath.

    After I was finished swimming, I rinsed my hair and co-washed with the twists still in, then added a moisturizer and let it air dry overnight. My twist-out was just fine in the morning. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1369666698.803341.jpg
  • CurlPlayCurlPlay Posts: 37Registered Users
    Hit: Swimming with a swimming cap while my hair is twisted underneath.

    After I was finished swimming, I rinsed my hair and co-washed with the twists still in, then added a moisturizer and let it air dry overnight. My twist-out was just fine in the morning. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1369666698.803341.jpg

    Love your hair :toothy7::toothy7::toothy7:
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Hit: Soultanicals wrapper's delight hydrating kink drink. I love this so much more than the juices and berries. This actually hydrates my hair. Other refreshers leave my hair sticky but I don't have this problem with this one. Leaves my hair soft and moist and the smell is very pretty. I got a sample but seriously considering purchasing a full size bottle of it.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hit

    Well stranger things have happened. I like the Ouidad moisture lock leave-in and the Hydrafusion Curl cream. Nice soft shiny curls. I think this will be my summer combo.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
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