March Hits, Misses & Goals

SweetRellieSweetRellie Registered Users Posts: 468 Curl Neophyte
List products that worked for you, were complete disasters, as well as any goals (length, moisture retention, etc) and challenges (castor oil, protective styles, etc.) you are working towards this month.
Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
Modified Curly Girl Method

Current Staples
Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil

Comments

  • honeysweet20honeysweet20 Registered Users Posts: 362 Curl Novice
    HIT!- totally liked the Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
    been using it as my only styler lately. no need to refresh for the whole week. People have been asking me if my hair was done recently. LOL using this. So sad that this was recently rediscovered in my stash.
    -Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In- this is the best leave-in ever! So moisturizing and smells so good.
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Registered Users Posts: 405
    Well,...

    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner was definitely a big fat miss for my 4c hair. Worked wonders for my 4a/3c friend, but not me. :-( Which sucks because I LOVE the nice, affordable price of $2.49 each.

    A Hit was wearing my hair in kinky twists since the third week of January. Didn't have to do anything for February but moisturizing spray and scalp gel/grease/etc... I took them out but don't have the 7 hours time to put them back in. :wink:
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    Disaster: my current haircut. The sides and ends are a 70s shag, while my bangs are thick and shaped. One of the shag sides is feathering and has to grow out, while the other is already too long and has lost shape and just looks limp. And, my stylist just had a baby last week and will not be back until sometime in May, so.........I will have the pleasure of enjoying this idiocy for weeks to come.

    Yay, me!
  • SweetRellieSweetRellie Registered Users Posts: 468 Curl Neophyte
    Disaster: my current haircut. The sides and ends are a 70s shag, while my bangs are thick and shaped. One of the shag sides is feathering and has to grow out, while the other is already too long and has lost shape and just looks limp. And, my stylist just had a baby last week and will not be back until sometime in May, so.........I will have the pleasure of enjoying this idiocy for weeks to come.

    Yay, me!

    Oh gosh, I instantly felt sorry for you once I read "70s shag" lol. I really hope it grows out for you or that maybe you can find a temp fix like roller sets or another stylist.
    Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
    Modified Curly Girl Method

    Current Staples
    Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
    Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
    DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
    Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
    Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
    Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
    Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil
  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    Hit: Umbererto Gianni Curl Friends create a curl

    The ingredients indicated it would work. I also needed something I could take on a flight in hand luggage, this was the right size and all that I could find. The only thing is the full size bottle is £7 (approx $10.50) so I won't be buying it for everyday use.
  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    Disaster: my current haircut. The sides and ends are a 70s shag, while my bangs are thick and shaped. One of the shag sides is feathering and has to grow out, while the other is already too long and has lost shape and just looks limp. And, my stylist just had a baby last week and will not be back until sometime in May, so.........I will have the pleasure of enjoying this idiocy for weeks to come.

    Yay, me!

    Oh gosh, I instantly felt sorry for you once I read "70s shag" lol. I really hope it grows out for you or that maybe you can find a temp fix like roller sets or another stylist.

    Thanks, Sweet Rellie. I actually don't mind a shag, if all the other parts fit together. It's the wth? quality that's annoying, like a puzzle with the wrong pieces.

    Also Miss:
    Kenra strong hold 25 hairspray: even a small can is not cheap, and mine is blocked after just a few months. :sad8:
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Registered Users Posts: 405
    Apfeltorte wrote: »
    Miss: I tried a flexi rod set with 'Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Gel from John Frieda' because a friend of mine swore by it. I did not use a lot of product and watered it down quite a bit, but it still came out like a crunchy mess.

    Hit: I started with hair banding after every washing. My curls stay longer defined now don't tangle up that fast and I can style them more easily. Which is awesome for so little work.

    Goal: I should probably trim my ends again. I have seen a few split hairs.angry9:

    I have a q: My ends are not split, but they feel rough. Should I be trimming them now because maybe they're about to split?

    Thnx.
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    Miss: that premenstrual need to cut my own bangs.

    Hit: having them fixed afterward by a nice stylist.

    Still deciding: Kiss Curl Wand, for those of us who cannot manage a curling iron no matter what; A/G Hair Putty, to define well-cut bangs.

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