7-Day Hair...and SO much more...

Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Registered Users Posts: 400 Curl Neophyte
Hi, Curlies, Coilies, and Kinkies...

It's been a while, I have been very busy however I did want to give you-all an update...

I have achieved 7 day hair!!! This means that I co-wash my hair once a week, just as I used to wash my hair once a week when I had a perm.:cheers:

I have never been a "product junkie" tried a few new things, [Pantene Co-Wash-not!], and decided to stick with what I was using, [if it aint broke, don't fix it], and work it a little differently, [re-arranged some things, went back to SM Gel Souffle]...and viola!!! It is working wonderfully!!!

All the products are listed in my siggy, in the order I use them. The only additional item not listed, [because no more room], is I have an "oil combo" that I massage into my scalp BEFORE the SM ABS Hair Masque, [EVOO, OCO, JBCO, Emu Oil, Argan Oil, and Avocado Oil], all of which absorb into the hair shaft.

Also, I alternate the conditioner that I leave-in for 15-20 minutes AFTER I co-wash; I use the deep conditioner listed and the lite conditioner - SM CH Curl and Shine Conditioner. Doesn't take long at all...and it works!:toothy8:

Secondly, I have become sort of a "parking lot/beauty supply store/college campus" natural guru!!! I get stopped in all those places and asked what and how do I do my hair...smh! It has gotten to where I am printing up little instruction slips so I can just give them out! :laughing9:

Thirdly, I am graduating with my AA in Journalism with a transfer in December!!! Yes!!!:wav:

And last, but definitely NOT least...I am transferring to a university in Paris, France!!!!!!!!!!!!:wav::wav::wav::wav:

I thank and praise the Lord who has blessed me sooooooooo much!!!
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Hydration - SM CH
Curl & Style Milk
LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

Comments

  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Banned Users Posts: 1,114 Curl Neophyte
    Praise God and Congrats!!!

    I'm a 7-day hair girl too!
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Registered Users Posts: 400 Curl Neophyte
    Praise God and Congrats!!!

    I'm a 7-day hair girl too!

    ...and a "grandma"??? Me, too!!!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • frcklsfrckls Registered Users Posts: 528 Curl Neophyte
    I love reading success story like yours! Congrats and more luck for your hair and studying journey!
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • nana_banananana_banana Registered Users Posts: 735
    I've been natural for nearly ten years and I still can't master nice second day hair. I'm jealous, haha!
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • robynmprobynmp Registered Users Posts: 75
    You will be so chic in Paris and fit right in!! Congrats!!!
    Fine, 2c-3a, high porosity, high density, bleached ends.


    Hair hates glycerin
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Registered Users Posts: 400 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you-all so much!!!

    PS...since they changed the page I see I have "notifications" however when I click on the link I don't see anything...Help!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Registered Users Posts: 400 Curl Neophyte
    robynmp wrote: »
    You will be so chic in Paris and fit right in!! Congrats!!!

    Thank you so much!

    My french teacher said they will love me there!!! And others who have gone say the same thing, I am so looking forward to it!!!

    Be blessed!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Registered Users Posts: 400 Curl Neophyte
    I've been natural for nearly ten years and I still can't master nice second day hair. I'm jealous, haha!

    Really? What is your hair type? Is your hair oily or dry. thick or thin?

    Are you a "product junkie"? I find that when people are constantly changing products they cannot tell which ones work and which ones do not. Also, if you are using many different products by several different people sometimes that is a hindrance more than a help. I prefer to use one product line, [designed to work together], and maybe 1 or 2 outside items, [my co-wash conditioner-a cheap but excellent one, and my deep conditioner].

    My hair is oily so I don't have to use as much product for hydration and moisture as some or certain products, [like too much shea butter -too heavy for my hair]. When I did, my hair looked horrible.

    My hair is medium lushness [smile], don't need to put a whole lot of products on it.

    Do you know your hair, [not just its type? My daughter says "my hair likes this but doesn't like that"...this is a true saying because the secret is finding what your hair likes!

    Blessings!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Registered Users Posts: 428
    Dang lol I get 5 days max :P that is awesome you can get that far!
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • bookgrdngirlbookgrdngirl Registered Users Posts: 403 Curl Neophyte
    What an AWESOME post! :smilebox:

    A huge congratulations on your university news! That's so wonderful. I hope Paris is fantastic for you! Not just that, but a huge congratulations on your awesome hair news!
    Corkicelli multi-patterned 3B with 3A & 3C sections. High density, low porosity, norm-high elasticity & coarse. 3yrs without straightening. CG since 6/25/15. Methylisothiazolinone allergy. Protein sensitive. Cruelty free. :albino: BLOG :flower:
    • Giovanni: Avocado and Olive Oil (RO), Tea Tree Sham & Con (CW/RO)
    • KC: KT, CC, CC
    • CR: CM, GR, AWB, Balm
    • CJ: DF, CIAB, SL, CR
    • CURLS: Souffle
    • AV Juice
    • EVOO

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